23. through the Forest of InuYasha

Three years later...

"Big sister..." Sota shouted at me pulling me by the hand outside. "Come on were going to be late," He shouted again, impatiently kicking his feet. "Okay, okay be patient." I whispered slipping on my shoes. I walked following Sota, to Miroko's home. Haku was going to have a baby the first born of our family. He would be the first grandchild for Sango and Miroko, and my very first niece or nephew.

I was so excited, I hoped for Inuko to have a son. It was something I've longed for myself, I too had wed I married Akagne myself. But had not yet bared children, it was definitely something I wanted.

I slid in to Sango and Miroko's home, a baby had cried, Sota dropped my hand and ran over to Haku. "Sis look it looks like me," he shouted smiling a big smile and pointing to his ears. My brother had a son a half-demon boy, we named him after father. InuYasha...

It had been three years since mother left this world. Father had not returned since, I knew he had followed behind her. Inuko and I went about our days normally, living amongst the villagers as one. Rin and Kohaku had visited us every so often with their youngest girl along with them, they named her Kagome after mother. This always brought a smile to my face when she came to the village to play with the children. Sesshomaru had visited the village often, visiting Rin and bringing her and her girl lots of clothes. He would pass by our home often, but never enter, but I knew he was there. He always visited, regardless of his differences with my father, he still cared...

I had visited mother's world twice within these years, great grandmother had too passed on, and Uncle Sota had found himself a lovely lady to live with him at the shrine. Grandmother became sick after she found out of mother's parting... she wanted to join her she said. Since then the well remained open... only when it wanted to be.

Shippou found himself a pretty fox demon girl he had meet at the demon school... he kept her as his of course. He ended up living in the village his small home next to ours. Inuko and I, well we still lived together in our home. But now it would include a new addition.

What about me? Well I've married, and too live in our home with Akagne, I now take care of Sota. At night Inuko and I would slip out of our home quietly, and disappear to 'the forest of InuYasha' where we had placed a small shrine dedicated to mother and father.

We'd visit them every night... This was my life... how I grew up to become a Shinto priestess, carrying a lifelong legacy... and a deep love for my family, 'through the forest of InuYasha'...

The End...