Did you think I abandoned my story? Never! Sorry for the super long wait though! I vow to conquer this beast and finish it! I also read through it... I can honestly say it's not my best work and I apologize for the mistakes and grammar issues and whatnot. Thank you everyone for being so patient with me though. I plan on doing more stories after this one, mostly Inuyasha and Soul Eater, so yeah. I do not own Inuyasha.

Kai sighed under her blankets as her mind whirled and her stomach clenched. What had she gotten herself into now?


"Umm..." Kai blushed and fumbled with her words as Ginta stared intently at her.

'What do I do? Am I ready for a relationship? Kagome told me that courting is more serious...' Kai's thoughts were a jumble mess, the drug was almost worn off, as she tried to form a coherent sentence. The longer she stayed silent the more anxious Ginta became. She remembered how kind he hd been to her and how handsome he was. He was sweet and would make a good boyfriend probably.

'You hardly know him!' the logical part of her brain yelled at her.

'Well I guess it's like dating...so...' Kai's less rational and more romantic side thought.

"Okay." She blushed.

"Okay?" Ginta titled his head to the side.

"You have my permission." Kai stuttered as she blushed even more.

'I feel like an inexperienced little schoolgirl!' Kai mentally berated herself. Ginta smiled widely and pulled her into a hug.

"Don't look so happy." Ginta chuckled. Kai felt more butterflies in her stomach as his breath danced across her neck. Ginta couldn't help but give a small smirk.

"You'd better go and get some sleep now." He whispered taking extra care to lean toward her neck more. Kai felt goosebumps, as well as a huge blush, form as she stuttered a goodnight and quickly walked back to her sleeping area.

End flashback

Figuring out she wasnt sleeping much anyway Kail slipped out of the room and into the main den area. It was the middle of the night and Kai had only slept a few hours before waking up, so the den area was mostly empty. She saw Kouga sitting by the entrance on guard duty. He smiled at Kai when he saw her.

"Can't sleep?" He chuckled. Kai shook her head and walked over. Her arm had begun to hurt again as it hung at her side in a homemade sling.

"I'm going to have to go home to get this looked at." Kai motioned toward her broken arm. She looked out and saw the half full moon surrounded by the brightest stars she'd ever seen.

"Wow..." Kai whispered in awe. She slowly sat down next to Kouga, mindful of her arm.

"Kagome said the same thing when she saw the night sky for the first time here. She said back home there was too much..." He paused trying to think of the right word.

"Smog?" Kai suggested.

"Yes...so...you and Ginta huh?" He smirked. Kai felt her face heat up.

"Umm...yes. He asked permission to court me and I said yes." Kai mumbled.

"He needs a good women. I think you two are good for each other." Kouga's smirk was replaced by seriousness. Kouga glanced up and saw the very man theywere talking about approaching them.

"Hey glad to see you!" Kouga laughed walking toward Ginta.

"Yeah yeah Kouga." Gina yawned while stretching his arms above his head. He finally looked over and saw Kai and smiled. Kouga reported nothing unusual had happened before walking off to go to sleep. Ginta rubbed his eyes and yawned again as he made his way toward Kai. She remained in place as Ginta sat down next to her.

"Tired?" Kai teased.

"What gave it away?" Ginta chuckled. Kai smiled and looked outside again.

"It's pretty isn't it?" Ginta asked following her gaze.

"Yeah we don't have anything like this back home."
"That's what sister says." Luckily Kai knew he referred to Kagome as sister. There was a quiet pause before Ginta asked a question.

"Will you tell me about your family?"

"Well...what do you want to know?" She asked looking at him.

"Whatever you wish to share." Ginta replied. Kai paused in thought beofore responding.

"Well for a few years I was an only child, then Kagome came. I was really excited to be a big sister." Kai smiled remembering the exact date her parents had told her she was going to have a little sibling. Ginta smiled seeing how important family was to her. Pack loyalty was a huge deal and very important.

"Things were going really well for a while..." Kai's smile faded and she became more serious.

"My dad...well he got demoted. He worked for this huge company and they were laying people off and stuff." Ginta nodded, listening but not really understanding what she meant. He could tell it wasn't good or else she wouldn't seem sad.

"He started blaming me and mom. Whenever I would get sick dad would have to stay home from work because mom would work mornings and afternoons at my grandparents shop. " Ginta didn't like the sadness that came from her at all. He reached over and squeezed her hand. She smiled at him and squeezed it back.

"He started drinking a little. It wasn't bad until Kagome was born. Things started getting worse at work and dad would be late home, so when he finally came home he was so drunk. Sometimes he wouldn't come home until really late at night or the next morning." Kai took a deep calming breathe. She didn't know what motivated her to tell him all this but it felt kind of good to open up for once.

"What happened after that? Did things get better?" Ginta asked softly.

"No they didn't." Kai laughed dryly.

"Turned out he would take this women from work to bars and stuff. He was cheating on mom. By this time Kagome was around 4 or so." Kai paused for a moment and Ginta felt his anger rising. How dare this man abandon his mate and pups like that? It baffled him how a man could purposely do that and bring dishonor upon himself.

'disgusting..' Ginta thought as he clenched his jaw.

"My mom soon found out she was pregnant again.." Kai looked at Ginta and saw his growing irritation. He growled loudly causing Kai to jump.

"What's wrong?"

"That's not right. A man is to never take another when he's mated or married. He's responsible for the safety and well-being of his family. especially when his mate is with child and has young ones already." Ginta shook his head in disgust.

"Yeah... men in my time aren't that honorable sometimes." Kai murmured thinking of the jerks she had dated in her past.

"Kai" She looked up at him "you must understand that it's different here. I would NEVER do that. I wouldn't bring dishonor to myself, my pack, and my family like that. Not to mention I would never do something like that to you. I could never abandon my mate and pups." Ginta spoke fiercely while looking her dead in the eyes. Kai felt butterflies and a warmth spread across her. She knew deep down he was telling the truth. That somehow comforted her.

"I know Ginta. You're an honorable man with a big heart." Kai smiled.

"Plus" he spoke in a gentler tone "wolf demons mate for life. They find that one special person and stay with them for the rest of their life until the day they die." She processed this information as he rubbed his thumb across her hand while looking out at the night sky.

"He ended up running off with that women... he broke up our family when he promised he wouldn't..." Kai whispered looking out at the stars. She had never opened up to a man like this before. It her feel so vulnerable and strange. Talking about her father made tears prick her eyes. Ginta smelled the salt and immediately looked over to see what was wrong. She sniffed trying to hold tem back. Ginta picked her up and put her in his lap and hugged her close.

"I don't know why I'm crying this all happened a lot time ago." Kai sniffed again. Ginta ran a hand through her hair and began growling in an attemt to comfort her. The rumbling from his chest startled Kai for a moment but once she understood what he was doing she calmed down.
After the tears finally went away she spoke.

"Yes?" He answered, his voice muffled by her hair.

"Please be patient with me." She mumbled sleepily. Ginta smiled and kissed her head.

"Of course. Go as slow as you need and take as much time as you need. I can be patient." He continued growling until she finally fell asleep.

Kouga walked into his private den to find Kagome awake and reading a book.

"Why are you still up?" Kouga asked as he began stripping off his armor to prepare for bed.

"I couldn't sleep and I wanted to wait up for you." Kagome replied turning off her book light and setting the thick volume aside. She tried not to stare at his muscled bare chest...and failed miserably. Kouga finished and blew out the torch that hung on the wall. After settling himself under the covers with Kagome she snuggled close to him and put her head on his chest. He sighed in content before something popped into his head.

"Kai came out right before I finished my shift."

"And...?" Kagome replied after a pause, not understanding what he was gettintg at.

"Ginta came out and took the next shift." Kouga clarified.

"Oh! Thats right! He asked to court her!" Kagome smacked her forehead.

"They are so cute together!" Kagome giggled. Kouga smiled and gave his future mate a kiss.

"Goodnight love. Sleep well."

"You too Kouga. Sleep well." Kagome snuggled into him again before drifting off to sleep.

How was it? I hope it turned out okay . sorry again for waiting so long! I promise I wont do that again...to this story..lol. Please review and let me know what you think. Constructive criticism and ideas are welcome.