Kagome smiled happily as she gazed up at her sleeping mate, the morning sun streaming through the windows. Kagome and Inuyasha had been mated for a few months; Sango and Miroku had gotten married about two months after them. Kagome stroked Inuyasha's ears gently, laughing quietly as it twitched closer to her hand. 'And to think he spent so many years telling me not to touch his ears,' she thought as he suddenly wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her closer to him. She sighed happily as Inuyasha began to slowly lick her mate mark, pressing a soft kiss to it.

"Morning mate," Inuyasha said softly, nuzzling her neck gently.

"Good morning love," she replied, running her fingers through his silky hair. Next to rubbing Inuyasha's ears, this was Kagome's favorite thing to do. "Did you sleep well?"

"Course I did," he replied, nipping at her neck. "Who wouldn't sleep well with their head on your chest? It's so comfy," he said mischievously.

"Inuyasha," Kagome laughed, swatting at his arm gently. She moaned throatily as he began sucking gently at her neck, his hands gripping her waist tightly.

"Kagome," he growled softly, looking into her eyes. Inuyasha's eyes slowly changed to red as he pulled her body tight against his. "I need you."

Kagome smiled up at her mate, wrapping her arms around his neck. "I'm yours," she said as Inuyasha pulled a blanket over them. After all, she could never refuse Inuyasha anything.

Kagome tidied up her hut as she prepared to head into the village. She was perfectly happy living in her home with Inuyasha. 'Having a few modern connivances didn't hurt things,' she thought as she packed away her metal pots. Her house for the most part looked like any other hut you would find in the Feudal Era. Only a few differences were noticeable on the inside: her metal cooking pots, the instant ramen she always brought for Inuyasha, her bath essentials, and the few pictures that hung around her house. She had pictures of her parents, of her Grandfather and Sota, of the whole Inuyasha gang and her personal favorite, a picture of her and Inuyasha kissing in the karaoke club the night of her bachelorette party. Kagome adjusted her skirt before she left her hut; she bought a ton of extra school outfits before she graduated. After all, that's what most people recognized her in. 'Life couldn't get any better,' Kagome thought as she walked out of her hut.

Inuyasha smirked slightly as he walked down the village path, returning from a slaying with Miroku. He could smell Kagome's scent drifting in the wind. Ever since they had gotten mated, Inuyasha could smell Kagome's scent from greater distances; maybe it was because of his mark on her. Inu demons were supposed to protect his mate, being able to smell them from far away was pretty handy. He walked toward the center of the village where he smelled Kagome's scent from, saying good-bye to Miroku as he headed to his and Sango's hut. Why Sango ever married the lecher he would never know but at least the monk stopped asking random women to bear his children.

'Speaking of children,' Inuyasha thought as he found his mate surrounded by a crowd of children in a field just off the village path. He watched her from a distance as she laughed along with the children, picking up a little boy and spinning him in a circle before picking up another child. Kagome turned toward the path as she set the child down, smiling as her eyes landed on Inuyasha. She had gotten better at sensing Inuyasha since their mating, something Inuyasha pinned on the mate mark. He loved the way she looked at him as he walked toward her, like he made her entire year just by walking toward her. "Hey wench," he said, wrapping an arm around her waist.

"Hello mate," she replied, kissing his neck softly. "Do you want to play with me and the kids? Come on, it'll be fun," she said as Inuyasha made a face. "You can help me spin them around."

Inuyasha sighed; it was so hard for him to refuse to give his mate something. Especially when she looked at him with her big brown eyes, pleading. "Fine, but your way is stupid. I have a better idea." Inuyasha crouched down, allowing the kids to wrap their arms around his biceps. 'That's another thing mate has done,' he thought as he stood up, the kids hanging off his arms. Ever since Kagome had come to the Feudal Era, the kids and villagers became less and less afraid of him; no longer thinking of him as a demon Kikyo pinned to the Goshinboku and more as Inuyasha, the half-demon who protected the village. Inuyasha began to slowly spin in a circle, listening to the laughter of the children, but focusing mostly on the laughter of his beloved mate. Inuyasha had finally found the peace he had spent his lifetime searching for embodied in Kagome. Things were perfect.

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