Kagome covered her eyes as the sunlight from the window streamed into her room. She stretched her arms overhead, feeling the arms around her waist tighten and pulled her closer to the warm chest.

"Morning," Inuyasha said, nuzzling her neck as he breathed in the new scent of Kagome.

"Morning Inuyasha, did you sleep well?"

"Like a baby," he replied, his hands rubbing her gently rounded stomach. "How about you? Did our pup let you sleep?"

"Yeah, for once he wasn't kicking up a storm," she laughed, rolling over to face him. "The baby must be a fighter like their father," she said, running her fingers through his hair as he blushed slightly.

"Are you hungry?" he asked, kissing her softly. "You and pup need to eat enough to stay strong.

"I am a little hungry," she answered, her stomach growling in agreement.

"Then I'll go make some breakfast for us." He jumped off the bed, kissing her forehead and stomach quickly before leaving the room. Kagome smiled, watching her husband leave the room. 'Mate,' she mentally corrected. She got off her bed, stretching as she remembered the mating ceremony, her hand brushing the mating mark on her next. Almost a year ago, Inuyasha had mated her after they defeated Naraku. Now here she was 5 months pregnant with his pup. 'I never thought it was possible to be this happy,' she thought to herself, wrapping Inuyasha's discarded haori around herself as she walked to the bathroom.

Truthfully everyone was happy. Happy for her and Inuyasha and happy with their own life. Sango and Miroku had gotten married a few weeks after Kagome and Inuyasha; they didn't have any children yet, but Sango had recently learned she was pregnant. In 8 months there would be children for Kagome's baby to play with. Kagome's mother had been overjoyed to hear that Inuyasha and Kagome were mated, muttering possible names for her grandchildren as she began knitting baby booties. She constantly expressed her hope that her grandchildren would have her son-in-law's hair and ears. Sota had been happy to gain a big brother, especially if the big brother was Inuyasha who he worshipped as his hero. Kagome's grandfather wasn't thrilled that she was mating a half demon, but there was no one strong to protect his granddaughter that fiercely so he was getting used to the idea. Shippou was happy to be part of a growing family, excited to have a little brother or sister. Life was finally getting better after so many years of death and destruction trying to defeat Naraku.