Disclaimer: If I owned Inuyasha, him and Kagome would have kids already and Naraku would have died of a mysterious heart attack!
Disclaimer #2: I know absolutely NOTHING!!! about psychology. Anything you read is guess work and probably wrong. Take NOTHING!!! I write as truth.
You guys are the sweetest fans a girl could ask for *blushes in happiness* The story has been discontinued and someone even reported her. She apologized and I'm happy again!:) So in celebration I present for your enjoyment, the final chapter in the beginning of life!
"Inuyasha?" Sango said kneeling next to her friend.
"It can't be." Inuyasha whispered looking forlornly at the body. "I can't have her back?"
"Inuyasha." Sango wrapped her arms around his neck and pressed his head next to her heart offering all the comfort she could.
"Sorry man." Miroku said kneeling on his other side.
"To come so close..." Inuyasha trailed off.
The jewel's darkness had dimmed since Naraku had died but the purple was still tainted and dark.
"It might not be true." Sango suggested. "Naraku is an ass, he might have been lying."
Inuyasha didn't dare hope and why would Naraku lie? He was dying, he had nothing left to gain, and proving him right would only add to Inuyasha's misery which would be exactly what he would have wanted.
He lifted the jewel under his nose and looked at it in despair.
Inuyasha couldn't look at Kagome's face because he knew it had been mutilated by his powerful punch.
How was it fair?
The jewel that granted life, could change almost anything, couldn't bring back the thing he loved most.
Naraku had got everything he wanted but...
Inuyasha's head came up as the idea hit him.
It might work. It just might. And it would give him a chance to try again.
"Sango, Miroku." He said hope, painful hope, growing in his chest.
"What?" Miroku asked.
"Would you mind waiting for your son for a while longer?" he asked holding the gem up to the light and watching the sun's light get broken into rainbows.
"Why?" Sango asked. "What are you going to do?"
"I'm going to do this right." he said.
And made his wish.
"Okay, class. Quiet down." Kagome said walking into the noisy collage classroom. She was dressed simply in a gray skirt and suit jacket with a white undershirt. She had skin colored panty hose and black heels and her hair was in a loose and untidy bun. Her reading glasses were perched delicately on her nose and her make-up was subtle.
"Your reports better be on my desk in the next two minutes or they are not getting graded." She announced and walked behind said desk and grabbed a marker and started writing on the board.
There was a flurry of movement behind her as people who already had their homework out got up to turn it in and the people who had forgotten to get it out scrambled to do so. No one said they didn't have it. They knew Kagome would just stare at them because that wasn't her problem, it was theirs.
Exactly 2 minutes and 14 seconds later, Kagome put the marker down and turned around.
"Any questions about the reports?" she asked.
"Yeah, uh, I got one." a guy on the third row raised his hand.
"Yes, Mr. Gates. What is it?" Kagome asked her hands clasped together in front of her.
"Um...Well..." He looked around and cleared his throat.
"Speak up." Kagome said leaning her hip against her wood desk.
Inuyasha carefully hid his ears, she wasn't ready to see them just yet.
Oh, he couldn't wait to see her again.
"Nervous?" Sango asked her hand happily laying on her son.
"Excited." Inuyasha said his eyes bright.
"Well, you are the psychology professor, right?" he hedged.
"The last time I checked." Kagome answered. "But I'm going to assume that that wasn't your question."
"Well I was uh...thinking of Phantom." he smiled awkwardly.
"Phantom?" Kagome repeated. "That has nothing to do with your report."
"I know ma'am but..."
"Then why are you asking me about him. I asked if anyone had any questions on the report not Phantom." She never took her eyes off of him and it was making him squirm a little.
"Well it's just that...I was wonder if you do a psychoanalysis of him." he smiled sheepishly.
"Mr. Gates I am the psychology teacher I am not a criminal psychologist." Kagome pointed out.
"I know but you're really good. I mean, that psychoanalisis you did on Jack the Ripper was awesome." He looked at his classmates for support and a few nodded.
"Mr. Gates, even a novice psychologist who hasn't finished school yet, like you, could do a psychoanalysis on Jack the Ripper. The information on him and his killings is exponential. And again, this has nothing to do with your report." Kagome said dryly.
"Well actually..." He scratched his head. "This unit is criminal psychology and it is a criminal I asked about."
Kagome sighed and looked at the class who was staring at her with more attention than usual. "I do not know enough about him." Kagome said at last.
"But no one knows Jack the Ripper just what he's done and everything Phantom has done is known." A little girl who dressed as a punk said joining Gates' side.
"Yes but I do not know everything Phantom has done. Besides, the cases are completely different. For one thing, Jack the Ripper was a killer and Phantom is a thief."
"Class is almost over." Miroku said watching his wife's belly like a hawk. "Do you think she'll remember anything?"
"We did." Inuyasha said. "And she was a part of it so she should to."
"But she did die before anything happened." Sango pointed out.
"I guess it's all up to chance." Inuyasha said determined to win her heart again no matter what.
"Yeah, but he's so confusing." Gates said. "I mean this guy goes out and steals all this priceless artwork and things then suddenly the museums wake up to find their missing pieces on their doorstep. What does that even mean?"
Kagome shrugged. "I couldn't tell you. All I can tell you is that I don't know enough about him. Jack the Ripper had many murders contributed to him and Phantom has a handful of thefts. No." She said firmly when Gates opened his mouth again. "We are not discussing this anymore."
Class ran by smoothly after that as they took notes on a man named Walter C. Langer, the inventor of criminal psychology.
"Homework is on page 243, 'Anyone can change. Explain and give examples.' See you tomorrow." Kagome said and there was a flurry of movement as people wrote down the homework assignment and left.
All except one man who walked in.
Kagome smiled as the silver haired biker took off his glasses and looked at her.
And Inuyasha knew that she had been waiting for him and that she remembered everything.
Instead of running into his arms, she opened her mouth and said, "I read an interesting article in today's paper. A man named Naraku was found dead in his mansion this morning with no signs of struggle or breaking and entering."
"Terrible." Inuyasha said smiling.
"I also read that some missing artwork found its way back to its rightfully owner." she leaned casually against her desk.
"Very strange." Inuyasha agreed.
"What do you think that means?" she asked.
Inuyasha shrugged. "Maybe Phantom decided he didn't need them anymore."
"Why is that?" Kagome asked her smile fading. She had to know.
"Maybe he decided that he was fine just the way he was." Inuyasha said still smiling slightly. "Maybe a certain love of his life convinced him that he didn't need to change. That she loved him for who he was and he didn't need anyone else's approval."
Kagome got up and walked calmly over to him.
Without saying a word or looking away from his startlingly gold eyes, she untied to bandanna and slipped it off his head.
His ears twitched as they were revealed to the world after being crushed for so long.
Slowly, cautiously, Kagome reached a hand up.
Inuyasha didn't move. He looked right back into her eyes as her delicate fingers started rubbing his ears.
Kagome smiled as she felt the velvet triangles for the first time.
"What would you do if Phantom got down on his knee and asked you to marry him?" Inuyasha asked freezing her fingers mid-caress.
She was silent for only a second before her lips turned up slightly. "Why don't you asked and see."
Happily, Inuyasha got down on his leg and grabbed her tiny hand and kissed it.
"Will you marry me, Kagome?"
She smiled so bright Inuyasha felt sure the radiance would burn him as she said, very quietly, only loud enough for him to hear, "Yes."
I liked that ending, what do you guys think, I still love reviews and I still love you and I hope to hear from you guys again!:)