Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha or any characters associated with it. This story is rated for a mature audience.
The last bit to the story. Kind of weird maybe, I don't know.
Kagome often wondered where time had gone. Twenty years had passed like a blink of an eye. The troubles that plagued her in her youth seemed to pale in comparison to being a parent. The fear of destroying your life was nothing in the light of destroying the life of your child. Everything was second-guessed. Was this school good enough? Will they be able to learn here? Can they make friends? Can they make the right friends? What if they are bullied? Parenting brought its own special hell. A hell that she loved every second of – well, mostly loved.
It had been rough getting to where they were now. Kagome was sure her mother was going to die when she told her she was breaking off the marriage to Hojo. She was sure her mother was going to kill her when she told her she was breaking it off to go back to the man who originally destroyed her life. But, after a year engaged – properly – she married Inuyasha. Her mother hated Inuyasha. Thought time had weathered it some, there would always be a lingering dislike.
However, she loved their children. Their son Kenta was sixteen now and took after his father. His hair was a platinum white, and his eyes were a perfect mirror to his fathers. Where his shyness came from, stumped her since neither her nor Inuyasha were shy people. Luckily, he seemed to be breaking out of his shell more with the gentle guidance of his girlfriend.
Their eldest was Rika who was turning eighteen soon. She was the trouble child in the family, always getting herself into trouble and making life as difficult as possible for her mother. As much as Kagome tried to bring out her feminine side, Rika was dedicated to follow in her mother's footsteps of being a tomboy. She also managed to sink her claws into Inuyasha. Every time Kagome would try to discipline her, she would simply run to her dad for safety, who, to Kagome's great frustration, would usually side with their daughter. Kagome knew she was harder on Rika than Kenta. Watching her grow up was a mixture of joy and terror. She saw so much of herself in her daughter that it kept her up some nights.
Kagome had always been open about sex. When Rika was born, she promised herself she wouldn't be her mother in that department. Today, she wondered if that had been the correct decision. She knew her daughter was sexually active, and had been for at least a few years. Kagome had found enough condom wrappers to know her daughter wasn't the virgin her father believed she was. She let it go, satisfied that she was at least protecting herself. Never in a million years did she expect to actually catch her in the act.
After forgetting her cell phone, she returned to the house to get it, only to hear noises coming from Rika's room. It was nothing sexual, or she would have never opened the door. Recognized the voices of Miroku and Sango's boys and decided to say hello before leaving again. Opening her daughter's door, she found them on Rika's bed, one on each end of her as she was on all fours, naked between them.
Her voice was eerily calm. "Get dressed. Now." And closed the door.
The twins came out first, red faced, eyes never leaving the floor. Rika followed them out, head high in defiance.
"S-sorry Mrs. –"
"I think it's time you two head home."
"Y-you aren't going to tell our parents… are you?" one of them asked. Kagome wasn't sure if it was Eiji or Shin. It was always hard telling the two apart.
"I haven't decided. Now off with you."
"Bye guys. I'll see you tomorrow."
"Maybe," Kagome said, staring the two boys down as they scurried off towards the door. It was dead silent as the front door opened and closed.
"Mom, I can explain—"
"Save it, I don't really want to know."
"It's not what it looks like!"
"I'm trying to forget what it looks like honestly," Kagome said, rubbing the bridge of her nose.
"Y-you're not going to tell Dad are you?" she asked, her defiant look breaking down. Kagome realized she had been putting up a brave front. The terror she was feeling was starting to bleed through.
Kagome was having trouble wrapping her head around the situation. She had always feared something like this would happen. She did know that Inuyasha would not be hearing of this. The last thing she wanted was losing her husband because he murdered their best friend's kids. With a sigh, Kagome took a seat on the couch. "Come on," she said, patting the seat beside her. "I think it's time we had a chat."
Slowly, Rika moved over, sinking into the spot beside her mother. She was quivering. God, am I that scary? "Just for the record, I'm not mad."
"Y-you're not?" She seemed surprised.
"Of course not. Surprised, yes, mad? No." She paused for a few seconds. "You were using protection, right?"
"Of course! We always do! Ah!" She clamped her hands to her mouth as her eyes widened.
"I take it this isn't the first time then."
"N-no… We've been doing it for a while now… The three of us. Please, please don't tell Dad."
"Don't worry, I won't. This will be our secret, okay?" Rika let out a sigh of relief, nodding. "Just… please don't do it here anymore. And don't do it at their house either. If Miroku found out, your father would most certainly find out. If you need money for a hotel, let me know."
Rika blinked at her in surprise. "A-are you… serious? You aren't going to tell me to stop?"
Kagome was taken aback by her daughter's disbelief. "Why would I?"
"I don't know… Maybe because it's wrong?" she said, lowering her head.
"Being with two guys…"
"Honey, I've done a lot worse than that," Kagome said, smiling warmly as she rested her hand on her daughters shoulder.
Kagome's smile turned into a grin. "Believe it or not, I was young once too."
Rika scooted closer to her. "So… what did you do?" she asked, rubbing tears from her eyes.
"Woh now, I never said I'd share."
"Come on Mom!"
"No way! I think that is entirely inappropriate." She stuck her lower lip out in a pout. "No means no!"
"Please Mom! No matter what you say, it won't be as embarrassing as what I feel now."
Rolling her eyes, Kagome let out a sigh. "Fine, fine. Before your father and I were married, we used to have foursomes with Miroku and Sango."
Rika seemed disappointed. "Oh that? I already knew that."
Kagome was shaken by the revelation. "What? How!"
"Eiji and Shin told me. They overheard their parents talking about it."
Suddenly, Kagome felt incredibly embarrassed. She did her best to keep her past a secret. The last thing she wanted her kids to do was find out their mother was a complete slut when she was younger. "I… I see."
"So that's it?"
"No, but that's all you'll be getting from me."
"You're no fun Mom," Rika said, crossing her arms.
Kagome sighed. "Do you really want to know?"
Rika shrugged. "You were the one always telling me to ask you anything."
"Yeah but… this is a little inappropriate, don't you agree? The word 'traumatizing' comes to mind."
"I'm not a little coward like Kenta. I'm actually interested."
You are definitely my daughter. Kagome wasn't sure how to feel about that. "Last chance."
Rika repositioned herself to face her mother. "No way I'm going to back out."
"Okay then, did you know your father and I met at an orgy?"
"Seriously!" Kagome nodded. "Wow! That is disgusting. You were right; I didn't want to know that."
Kagome laughed. "I warned you."
Despite her daughters response she continued to ask questions. The situation was weird for Kagome. On one hand, she didn't like sharing such personal information with her daughter. On the other, it felt like they were really bonding as mother and daughter. Besides, it brought some excitement, remembering older days – even if it was with her daughter. They talked for hours. Kagome sharing tales of her younger days, making sure to keep it light on the details. Rika seemed fascinated by this new side of her mother.
"Wow Mom, I never thought you were so wild. I always imagined you as a hard ass."
Kagome sighed. "I'm sorry I've been so hard on you. To be honest, I've always worried you would follow in my footsteps…"
"And after today…" Rika said, her voice lowering.
"I'm terrified you are."
"Didn't you have fun though? It sounded like you did."
"I… I did. But I almost lost your father because of it. I lost a lot of things…"
There was a long silence. "Mom?"
"Should… Should I break up with them?"
"Do you want to?"
She shook her head. "I love them… both of them. And they love me." She paused. "I think they are a little pissed at sharing, but I can't pick between them."
"You really are okay with me continuing… with both of them?"
"If it makes you happy."
"What about Dad?"
"That… will need to be handled gracefully. For now, why don't we keep this a secret."
"Good," Kagome said, giving her daughter's leg a squeeze. "Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go shopping or Dad will wonder why there's no dinner."
"Yeah?" Kagome asked, looking back.
"Thanks… for telling me all that stuff."
Smiling, Kagome nodded. "Sure thing."
"I promise, I'll keep it at two."
Kagome laughed. "Please do."
Rika was twenty-four when she finally broke the news to Inuyasha that she was seeing two men. Kagome was surprised how well he took it. The boys ended up with only a bruised jaw and a split lip. She was proud see her daughter had fallen for two wonderful men. Inuyasha's blows had set them on their ass. They simply stood up, hands behind their back, heads up, ready for another blow. After a few minutes of Inuyasha pacing red-faced before them, he finally grabbed them by the shoulder, made them swear they would take care of her, then let them go. Kagome made sure to properly reward his restraint that night.
Sango and Miroku never did properly get married. Their relationship never really changed either. The only time they really had a 'monogamous' relationship was when they decided to have kids. As much as Sango loved being with other men, she only wanted Miroku's children. Once she discovered she was pregnant with the twins, she celebrated by having a wild night alone with several other men.
Kagome and Kikyo had become close, especially after Kikyo and Maiko had their first child with the help of Miroku. After helping Maiko through her pregnancy, Kikyo decided she wanted one as well. Miroku granted her that wish, as well as another one a few years later.
It wasn't always easy, especially with the temptation of Sango and Miroku. Several times, she and Inuyasha discussed having a foursome with them, just like old times. Usually, these conversations happened around their anniversary. It usually was a see-saw between them. One year, Kagome would really push for it with Inuyasha ultimately saying no. The next, it would be Inuyasha begging for them to go through with it. In the end, it never materialized.
Through all the mistakes, all the mess-ups, the bad times that inevitably came to be, Kagome was happy with who she was. No regrets.
Done! Yay! Hope everyone enjoyed this story. I have some ideas for other stories. I am probably going to do some one-shots before I start on my next multi-chapter story. Still deciding if I want to write it or not. It's pretty dark and lots of messed up.
Anyways, hope to see you in other stories!