Chapter 10: No One Saw It Coming…

Five Months Later…

Kagome kneels in the dirt as she picks green peppers from their vines, putting them in the wicker basket next to her. She reaches over her belly with difficulty, its size ridiculously large for a child. Not any child, though. Inuyasha's child. She smiles and pats it lovingly, rubbing it when the child kicks. She picks the ripest of the cucumbers and moves the basket, lifting it from the dirt. Her lower stomach bloats, and she gets up to bring in the food before using the bathroom. With a lunge, she plants her right foot on the ground, struggling to stand upright. Her muscle inside her inner thigh pricks, and a pop follows, loud enough for her to hear. Warm liquid bursts from between her legs and she screams, the water splashing onto the ground.

Inuyasha bounds out of the house, and upon seeing her, his eyes widen considerably. She doubles over and looks up at him.

"Inuyasha…the baby's coming."

He gathers her into his arms and runs into the house, laying her on her back on the bed. He puts several pillows behind her head and back, staring dumbly at her. She heaves a breath and moans, pushing her hands against her thighs. His eyes widen and she screams.

"Inuyasha! Get...SOMEBODY!"

A pressure pushes against her insides and she pants as she spreads her legs, bending them. Inuyasha runs out and runs to Sango's house, throwing the door open.

"Sango! It's coming! Kagome's having the kid!"

Sango jumps up from her daughter, playing with a ball and runs out with him, Miroku grabbing the little girl as she cries. Kaede walks by and Inuyasha looks at he with wide eyes.

"Kagome's having the baby."

Kaede nods and shuffles with them to the house, the women running to Kagome as she pants, throwing her head back as she pushes.

"Aaaah!"

Sango grabs a rag and dabs at Kagome's forehead, Kaede drawing a basin of water over. Sango lifts Kagome's kimono and nods.

"1…2…3…PUSH!"

Inuyasha blanches and his eyes roll to the back of his head before he crumples to the ground in a heap.

Half an Hour Later…

Inuyasha groans and comes to, looking up from the ground at Kagome, sweat rolling down her face and plastering her hair to her face. She pants and pushes, screaming. Sango peeks under her kimono again.

"I see its head, PUSH!"

Kagome pants and screams.

"AAAH!"

She falls back against the bed and Sango laughs.

"Kagome, you did it! It's a girl!"

Inuyasha rushes over and kneels by Kagome as Kaede runs the damp cloth over the babies skin, washing away the blood. Finally, Sango wraps her in a blanket and hands her to Kagome as Inuyasha holds her up. In Kagome's arms rests a little girl, black hair reaching its shoulders in soft waves. Kagome kisses her forehead and gasps when her eyelids flutter and open.

"Oh, Inuyasha…she has your eyes."

The little girl looks around the room, her golden eyes not focusing on anything in particular. Something wet falls on Kagome's shoulder and she looks up into Inuyasha's face, tears falling down his cheeks.

"Inuyasha?"

He smiles, putting his finger in the baby's tiny fist.

"She's beautiful…"

The baby hiccups and whines, her lips puckering. Finally, she begins to wail, her pink tongue trembling in her mouth. Kagome jumps and starts to rock her, whispering a song.

"Hush, little baby, don't say a word, Mama's going to buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird don't sing, Mama's going to buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring turns brass, Mama's going to buy you a looking glass. And if that looking glass gets broke, Mama's going to buy you a billy goat. And if that billy goat won't pull, Mama's going to buy you a cart and bull. And if that cart and bull turn over, Mama's going to buy you a dog named Rover. And if that dog named Rover won't bark, Mama's going to buy you a horse and cart. And if that horse and cart fall down, You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town."

The baby quiets and opens her mouth, something black twitch atop her head. Kagome moves the blanket and squeals.

"She has your ears!"

Inuyasha smiles and the ears lift, twitching at every sound they make. Kagome smiles and looks up at Inuyasha.

"What should we name her?"

He touches the baby's lips with the tip of his finger, grinning as it starts to suck on it.

"Kazue, our little blessing."

Kagome smiles and hands him to her.

"Take her, papa gets to hold his special little girl."

His eyes tear up again and he wiggles his finger, moving her little lips up and down. He then puts his finger in her fist and smiles when she starts pulling on it. Kagome sighs and moves her legs, only to feel something move, really really far down there. Sango's eyes tear away from Inuyasha in his little moment and Kagome pants, leaning back again.

"Kagome?"

Kagome pants and pushes, biting back a scream. Kazue'll start to cry…

Sango jumps and Kaede's eyes widen.

"Kagome! There's another one! Push!"

Kazue starts to wail and Inuyasha bounces her, shushing her quietly. Kagome takes a deep breath and squeezes her thighs, screaming. Sango gasps, and Kaede's eyes widen yet again.

"The child is a reverse of little Kazue…"

Kagome smiles and tears run down her face.

"What is it?"

Sango dabs a wet cloth on it, wrapping it in another blanket.

"A boy."

Kagome takes him and gasps.

"Inuyasha…he…he has your hair and ears…"

The little boy, white hair reaching his shoulders puckers his lips and his white ears swivel atop his little head, to Kagome's delight. She lifts him and kisses his tiny nose, freezing when a something *toots*. She looks at the boy and giggles.

"Well, that's a surprise. I know. Let's name him Hisoka, the little secret."

Inuyasha leans in and the boy opens his eyes, his topaz blue eyes. Kagome leans up and kisses Inuyasha on the cheek.

"He has my eyes."

Inuyasha smiles and touches its nose, smiling wider when Hisoka wiggles it. Kagome looks at her two babies, and smiles.

"Their opposites, see? Kazue has my hair, your ears and eyes; Hisoka has your hair, your ears and my eyes. Inuyasha, they're beautiful."

He leans down and kisses her tenderly on the lips.

"They came from a beautiful mother."

She smiles and looks back down at her baby, bouncing him as Kaede and Sango clean up. Inuyasha sits on the bed and Kagome waits for Sango to clean her up. Finally, the rest of the gang walks in just as Kagome and Inuyasha lay on either side of the bed, the babies next to each other between them. Kagome smiles when Kazue bumps her hand with Hisoka's, who latches on. Together, they swing their hands and make soft baby grunts. Shippo's eyes grow the size of saucers and he pokes Hisoka's arm.

"They're so…squishy."

Kagome smiles.

"Cause they're babies, they need to grow."

"Kagome? Where did they come from?"

She blanches and Inuyasha laughs.

"Shippo, ask Sango and Miroku, they know well enough."

Shippo turns and Sango puts her hands up.

"No way, Shippo. I'm sorry, but you're too young to hear that story yet."

He pouts and crosses his arms over his vested chest.

"I hate being a little kid."

Kagome smiles at Inuyasha over the babies and he smiles back, his eyes quickly sliding down the twins.

"Inuyasha."

He looks up, a smile on his face.

"Yeah?"

She grins.

"You get to change them first."