Kagome slept and slept. Days passed and Kouga was beginning to worry that she was going into Acoma. She wouldn't move and her breathing would stay even. Kouga had many sleepless night's worrying about his mate. And a lot of the time he never left her bedside. Hikoni was of great use, she would bath Kagome and change her bandages. Kouga was depressed and didn't talk much unless he was giving orders. Kouga thought that Kagome would never awake until one day when he was in the main den. Shippou came running out of Kouga's chamber with tears in his eyes. He ran straight up to Kouoga shouting and jumping around.

"KOUGA, COME QUICK, IT'S KAGOME!! SHE'S FINALLY WOKEN UP!!"

Kouga's heart skipped a beat upon hearing the young fox demon's words. He ran into his room and ran to his bed. Kagome was sitting up looking at the doorway as if she waiting for someone to come through it with Hikoni by her side. Her face looked confused yet happy when Kouga came in. he ran up to the other side of the bed and grabbed Kagome's hand.

"Oh, Kagome, thank the gods. You're awake! I'm so glad to see that you're okay. I was beginning to think you wouldn't ever open your beautiful eyes again."

Hikoni saw the two were having a moment so she backed out quietly leaving them alone. Kagome leaned her forehead against Kouga's and smiled.

"Kouga, I can't believe I slept this whole time. I'm sorry for worrying you, I guess I was so exhausted from the whole thing with Ayame. How long was I out?"

"Yes, Kagome, you slept for 3 days, but I understand that you used all of your powers on that barrier. Don't be sorry, I just wanted you to be alright. I feel horrible, this is all my fault, if I would've sensed Ayame, you wouldn't have been taken away from me. And then, you wouldn't be hurt. And the way you were afraid of me, when I was out of control, it made me furious. I wanted to grab you and hold you in my arms so badly, it made me feel like I lost you. I'm sorry. I was afraid."

Kouga tilted his head down. He stroked her hand. Kagome put a finger under his chin and made him look at her.

"Kouga, what are you talking about? I was never afraid of you. I was just afraid that I wouldn't be able to get you back. That I would never again see that cocky loving smile that I love so much. And if you're saying that It' your fault I got hurt then shut the heck up, cuz it's not. Nothings your fault, got that. And you ain't got nothing to be afraid of cuz that demon is gone, Kouga."

Kouga looked up with red eyes. Tears were being held back by pride as he spoke.

"But Kagome,… FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I WA AFRAID. I WASN'T AFRAID OF THAT WEAKLING MONSTER! I WAS AFRAID THAT I MIGHT HURT YOU, THAT I WOULD NEER GET TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS AGAIN. I WAS AFRAID THAT MAYBE YOU WOULD BE SCARED OFF BY WHAT I HAD DONE, AND WHAT WAITS INSIDE ME TO COME OUT WHEN I GET ANGRY. I WAS AFRAID OF LOSING YOU! YOU KAGOME. KAGOME I COULDN'T STAND LOSING YOU. IF I DID I WOULD DIE TOO. BUT THEN AGAIN I WOULD WELCOME DEATH, BECAUSE A LIFE WITHOUT YOU WOULDN'T BE LIVING. IT WOULD BE POINTLESS AND DULL. KAGOME DON'T YOU SEE? YOU ARE MY LIFE."

Kouga's tears escaped from their place then, and flowed freely down his cheeks. Kagome saw that this was hard for him. Hard to cry, hard to tell her his feelings. Kagome move mover to him until she was in his lap. Kagome threw her arms around Kouga's neck and brought him down into a loving, and white hot kiss. She moaned and pulled away reluctantly. Kouga's tears kept flowing though. Kagome put her head into the crook of his neck and then pulled her self up a little bit. She whispered as if she were a breeze just so he could barely hear her.

"But, Kouga, don't you remember I'm blind when it comes to stuff like that. You don't have to be afraid anymore. I'm right here and I always will be. It's okay let it out. You need to get this out, Kouga, it will make you feel better. Please, I love you, and I don't wanna see you in pain anymore."

Kouga hugged her to his body and closed his eyes. She rocked back in for humming as she did. He laid down with her in his arms. And eventually he calmed. His tears were gone and his sniffs were the only thing that could be heard inside the room. Kagome molded her body to his and snuggled up to his chest.

"So, Kouga, my prince, do you feel any better?"

Kouga chuckled and kissed the top of her head.

"Yes, Kagome, my Princess. Thank you for asking. I have never had anything like that happen to me before. It was the first time that I have ever shed tears. Even as a boy I never did. My father was strict and wouldn't have anything to do with me if I did."

Kagome frowned.

"I'm sorry, that must've been hard on you, since you were a child and all. But don't worry now, because it doesn't matter if you cry with me. You can let yourself go. But it's okay f you choose not to. I understand that growing up it influenced not to show feelings. Heck I do it enough for the both of us anyway."

Kouga gave he a throaty laugh and then set her free of his hold. Kagome took his hand and put her feet of the bed. She then realized that she was in a kimono.

"Uh, Kouga, where is my armor?"

Kouga remembered that Hikoni put it back in the wardrobe. He dropped Kagome's hand and walked over to the wardrobe. Just like before he got out the armor and skirt. He gave them to Kagome. And went to go leave but was stopped by her hand.

"Uh Kouga…. I cant put this on by myself. My leg remember?"

Kouga blushed and then carried her to the doorway that led to the main den.

"HIKONI CAN YOU PLEASE COME HERE?"

Hikoni came running up immediately and stopped with a bow.

"Yes Prince Kouga?"

"Hikoni, will you help Kagome get changed back into her armor? I have to go hunting."

As if on cue Kagome's stomach growled and Kouga laughed. Hikoni smiled at the two and then nodded. She picked Kagome up and brought her back into the room. After about 5 minutes Kagome and Hikoni came back out, Kagome dressed in her armor. Shippou came in from playing and ran into her arms, with tears in his eyes.

"Oooooo, Kagome, your able to walk around. I'm glad. Me and Kouga got worried after the first day. Do you feel alright?"

Kagom giggled and hugged her "son" closer to her neck.

"Oh, Shippou, yeah I feel a lot better now!! I'm glad I can walk too."

Kagome kissed Shippou on the cheek and set him down to be with his friends. Then Ginta and Hakakku came running up to her. They picked her up in a double bear hug and hopped around.

"Hey there Sister Kagome, how do you feel?" asked Ginta.

"We're so happy to see you out and about again. We thought you'd never wake up." said Hakakku.

Kagome giggled and managed to get them to put her down. (people were starting to stare) Then she gave each a hug and sat down.

"Well, I feel a lot better, but hungry now. Kouga went to go hunt, so I'll get to eat soon. And thank you, I'm happy to be awake finally. My leg is the only bad thing cuz I cant walk."

Ginta looked at her leg and then scratched his head.

"Uh, Kagome what actually happened to make you break your leg like that. Kouga told us it was Ayame, but he didn't say how it happened. He didn't tell any of us."

Kagome sighed and then began her story of what happened. She told them of how Ayame attacked her and how she kept up the barrier for so long. And how she had to get Kouga back. The two listened with open ears and concentrated looks.

"So that's why you were so tired and slept so long?"

"Mhm."

"And that's why Kouga asked Hikoni to do so much these past couple of days?"

"Mhm."

"OOOOOOOOOOO!" The two said at the same time.

"Mhm." Kagome said triumphantly.

"So, guys, what happened while I was asleep? Anything good?"

Hakakku put his hand on his chin and looked up.

"Well, I don't think anything interesting happened. It was pretty normal actually. Kouga just told everybody, not to be to loud because you were sleeping. But other that that, it was an average 3 days."

Kagome sighed a sigh of relief that she hadn't missed anything, and leaned on Hakakku for support as she walked (more like hobbled) outside. It was a beautiful day and the wolf cubs were playing along with Shippou. Just as she walked out Kouga came in from the woods, he was carrying an 8 point buck on his back. Kagome watched as he said hi to the cubs and playfully pushed them around, causing them to laugh. Then the thought hit her.

"Oh no, the week is up and Kouga and Kouga and I still haven't mated! What's gonna happen?"

Kagome walked over to Kouga and kissed him on the cheek. He pulled her into a hug and let her smell drift up to his nose.

"Jasmine and orange blossoms."

Kouga whispered.

"What Kouga?"

"Jasmine and orange blossoms, that's what you smell like. I love that smell."

Kagome smiled and put her head on his chest.

"Thank you, Kouga. Can I ask you a question?"

"But love, you just asked me a question about asking me a question so really. You already have."

Kagome's forehead wrinkled.

"Fine then may I ask you 2 questions."

Kouga smirked, "Why yes, love, what is it?"

"Well Kouga, I got to thinking and then I thought about our week that we had. It's over and we still haven't mated. What's going to happen now?"

Kouga's smirk turned into a frown and her stroked her hair.

"Don't worry Kagome, I already talked to the elders, they said that the rule could be lifted until you were better. It's probably cuz it was his granddaughter who caused your injuries. But anyway they said that you bare my mark so it still means that you are mine anyway."

Kagome giggled and then hopped backwards on her good foot so that she could look Kouga in the eyes.

"Their right, I am yours and always will be. Even when my heart stops beating. That will be true."

Kouga smiled and scooped Kagome u running into the cave for some much needed food, growling playfully as he did. He couldn't wait until she was better. What fun they could have.

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