Chapter 2: Kagome's Labor, Inuyasha's New Daughter

In the past 9 months, Kagome had just gotten bigger and bigger. Kaede told them that little Ruri was due any day now. Inuyasha had proposed to her a few days ago.

Flashback:

Inuyasha and she were finishing the nursery. When she put the last piece of clothing up, form both her time and his, they walked outside. Kagome had brought all the kimonos she could find. There were her baby outfits and the ones she outgrew over the years. She walked to the sacred tree and carefully sat down. Inuyasha sat down beside her, looking extra nervous. He had something in his hands, small and black.

"K-Kagome, I've had these strange feelings for you lately, but I haven't been able to tell you. I didn't know if you felt the same, but now I know that we feel the same way." Inuyasha nervously got down on one knee and showed Kagome the box. She gasped. "Kagome, I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?" Inuyasha opened the box, revealing a beautiful diamond ring with a gold band.

Kagome shook her head and Inuyasha thought she was going to say no. Instead, she took the ring, slipped it on her left ring finger, and kissed him tenderly. She parted and said, "Yes, I will."

End of Flashback

"Kagome!" a voice yelled, bringing Kagome out of her sky gazing. She looked up to see Kouga, smiling proudly, right in front of her. She cocked her head, confused.

"Well, well, well, look who finally came out of hibernation. Out of all the months I've been here, I've never once seen you. Say, can you help me up?" Kagome asked, struggling to rise up. Kouga grabbed her outstretched hand and carefully helped her up.

"I see you've been busy with that mutt of yours." Kouga teased, smiling. Kagome rolled her eyes and walked towards the hut.

"Kagome, we have wedding plans, so get your butt over here!" Sango cried, her hands on her hips. Kagome quickly hugged Kouga and ran off towards the hut. He just stared in her direction, confused. "Come on!" Sango cried again, tapping her foot.

"I'm coming, I'm coming! Don't have a cow!" Kagome griped, stomping over to her. She huffed and walked past Sango, not even bothering to apologize when she rammed shoulders with her. Sango got worried.

I hope I didn't put her in that foul mood. Inuyasha will have my hide! Sango nervously walked in behind her. Kagome carefully sat down with a huff and scowled at Sango. Sango quickly averted her gaze when she saw the hate in Kagome's eyes.

"So, how do ye want the invitations to look?" Kaede asked, ignoring the death glares from Kagome to Sango.

"Gold with red shimmers. The inside words should be written in elegant handwriting. Here's what I mean." Kagome handed Kaede an envelope and smiled. Kaede nodded and set it down.

"Now, flowers. I was thinking a pretty blue rose theme. Or maybe a white rose. What do you think, Kagome?" Sango perked up when she saw Kagome's warm smile.

"Well, seeing as how blue roses are so hard to find, I'll have to say white roses. Besides, they're more neutral. The blue would look weird next to the gold and red invitations. What do you think, Inuyasha?" Kagome looked up at the hanyou who was playing with the ribbon tying Kagome's hair back. She was in a beautiful white kimono that hit at her knees. She had a gold obi tied around her waist, tying into a big bow in the back. Her belly made it look like a perfect fit.

"Fine by me. You'll look beautiful either way." Kagome giggled and stroked his hand. "So, where exactly are we having this at?" Kagome looked at Kaede. Inuyasha pulled on her new hanyou ears. She smacked his hand, rolling her eyes.

"How about that one little place we found last week?" Kagome was looking at Sango.

"You mean that meadow by the waterfall just up north?" Sango, who was holding Miroku's hand, asked, smiling. Kagome nodded. "That's perfect, Kagome! It's so pretty!" Shippo nodded in approval.

"Yeah, I like it, too. It's almost as pretty as you, mom." Shippo cooed, smiling. Kagome had adopted him about a month ago. She knew that he would love to be her son, so she figured she should go ahead and adopt him. She was planning to do it a long time ago. Kagome giggled and ruffled his hair.

She suddenly felt the floor get wet, followed by a wave of unimaginable pain in her stomach. She screamed, everybody stopping what they were doing. "M-my water just broke. She's coming!" Kagome cried, tears running down her face. Inuyasha blinked and carried her to a bed. She screamed again, grabbing 2 fists full of sheets.

"Inuyasha, go. Ye might not want to see this." Kaede shooed him out, along with Miroku. "Calm down, my dear. Relax." Kagome gave one strained nod and sucked in a deep breath, slowly letting it out. She did this over and over again, then another wave of pain.

"Please tell me I can push!" Kagome screamed. Inuyasha let out a low growl.

"Hai, Kagome. Go ahead. Sango," Kaede replied, Sango getting into position. Inuyasha and Miroku walked in. Kagome, with the help of the two guys, lifted her legs into position.

Two hours and ten pushes later, little Ruri was born. After she was cleaned she was put into one of the red and gold kimonos, a gold obi around her. Kagome, of course, held her before Inuyasha. "Hello, little Ruri. Welcome to the outside world." Kagome stroked one of Ruri's beautiful, white hanyou ears with her finger. Ruri gurgled happily and grabbed Kagome's finger. She started to suck on it, Kagome immediately knowing what she wanted.

Kagome motioned Sango over. "Do you think I should breast feed Ruri or put her straight on formula?" Kagome whispered, eyeing Ruri then Inuyasha and Miroku.

"Yes, of course. I'll take care of Miroku if I catches him staring. As for Inuyasha, he's seen them before, so no worries."

"But what about if she…" Kagome lowered her voice even more, "bites my nipple? I'm afraid InuYasha will get upset." Kagome sighed and pulled her finger out of Ruri's mouth. "I'll just take my chances. She's really hungry." She pulled down her kimono's collar, Inuyasha and Miroku gasping as Ruri planted her mouth right on her left nipple.

"What in the hell is she doing?!?" Inuyasha gasped, Ruri starting to suck.

"What does it look like? Eating. Ow! Careful Ruri. Mommy's sensitive there." Kagome said, smiling down at Ruri. Inuyasha looked at Miroku; his face was bright red.

"Never seen a girl's chest before, have you?" Inuyasha whispered, a slight mock in his voice. Miroku shook his head. Kagome covered herself up, Ruri asleep in her arms.

"How's it feel to be a father?" a voice asked. It was Kouga.

"I don't know. All I know is that it'll be tough," was Inuyasha's response. He was happy. He was finally a father. I'll be a much better father than mine. I'll make sure of it. Inuyasha thought as he picked up Ruri in his arms and set her in her crib in her room. "Sleep well, my little Ruri. I'll be the best father I can possibly be to you. I love you."

Author's Note:

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. My internet had got shut off. How'd ya think? Good? Bad? Undecided? I'm feeling # 3.