"Inuyasha," she said, taking a deep breath and looking into his eyes. "I'm pregnant."

Inuyasha felt as if his entire world had been flipped upside down with those three little words. He felt his palms begin to sweat and his mouth go dry, his head swirling. 'Pregnant? Pregnant with my pup?' he thought, dazed. "Y-you're pregnant?" he asked softly.

Kagome nodded, looking carefully at her husband. He hadn't bolted from the room, which was a good sign at least. But he seemed….she didn't even know what he seemed like. He looked like a deer in the headlights, his palms still resting against her cheeks. 'Maybe there was a better way to tell him,' she thought. But she wasn't exactly sure how to tell him anyway; she was in shock at the time.

"You're pregnant," he said again, mostly to himself. 'How could this have happened?' he wondered. He vaguely recalled Kagome saying she forgot her pills when they went to slay the demon, but he hadn't paid much attention to that fact at the time. Then they had spent the whole night together, no wonder she was pregnant. 'Maybe that's why my demon was reacting; it wanted her to have pups.'

"Inuyasha, I'm so sorry," Kagome said, tearing running quickly down her cheeks. The salty scent of her tears pulled Inuyasha out of his mind as he quickly brushed away her tears with her thumb only to be replaced by more tears. "I was stupid, so stupid. I forgot my birth control at the hut when we went to the slaying and then we spent so many nights together and even this morning too and I still forgot about it. I only remembered when I found my pills under one of my skirts this morning; I missed so many pills and now I'm pregnant and I'm so sorry," she said quickly, a sob tearing from her throat.

"Kagome," he said softly, sitting on her bed and pulling her onto his lap. Kagome's eyes went around his neck instinctively, her hot tears soaking his shirt. He rubbed her back slowly, rocking her gently. He understood her explanation, but he couldn't figure out why she kept apologizing to him. 'Did she not want a baby?' he thought. He gently cupped Kagome's chin, tilting her face up so he could look her in the eye. "Kagome, why do you keep saying you're sorry?"

"B-because I didn't even know if you wanted kids and I messed up and now I'm pregnant. I'm so sorry Inuyasha, please forgive me, don't be angry with me," Kagome said, trying to slow her tears.

"Stupid wench," Inuyasha said gently, kissing her forehead. Kagome was surprised by his action. She thought he would be angry, maybe yell or scream at her, at the very least scold her. "There is nothing to forgive. You forgot to take your stupid pill things; it's okay, you don't have to cry so much about it. I'm happy you're going to have our pup," he said, brushing her remaining tears away.

"What?" Kagome said, her mind spinning. This was the exact opposite of what she thought would happen. "You want to have a baby? You're not mad?"

"I'm not mad, but you scared me a lot," he replied. "Kagome, I never even thought I would have people in my life who would even care about me after my mother died. But you came into my life and became my friend and brought all those crazy idiots into my life too," he chuckled as Kagome swatted at his arm gently. "I never dreamed I would have a mate and yet here you are," he said, kissing his mate mark on her neck. "I never thought I would even live long enough to have a pup. I'm not angry with you, I'm just surprised."

Kagome sighed in relief, leaning against Inuyasha's shoulder. "I was so scared you wouldn't want to have a baby; I don't know what we would have done then. But I'm glad you're okay with it."

Inuyasha rubbed his hand in slow circles on Kagome's stomach. 'We're going to have a pup. I'm going to be a father.' "You know Kagome," Inuyasha said hesitantly as she looked up at him. "I don't know how to be a father; I never really had one."

"It's okay Yasha, we can figure this out together," Kagome said, kissing him softly. "I can't believe we're going to have a baby," she said happily.

"I think we should celebrate," Inuyasha said with a wicked glint in his eyes.

"How?" Kagome asked.

"Oh I know a good way," Inuyasha replied, flipping Kagome onto the bed and pulling the blanket over them both. What better way to celebrate the future arrival of a baby than the way it was created.

And they lived happily ever after ^_^ wasn't that a flufftastic story?

Feel free to check out my other Inuyasha stories: i've got a bunch of one-shots and song fics that you guys might like as well as stories that follow Kagome and Inuyasha's relationship. Walk Down the Aisle, which is about Inuyasha and Kagome's journey to the altar, Inuyasha's baby, which is about the first few months of Kagome's pregnancy and how everyone else handles it, It's almost time, which is about the ending of Kagome's pregnancy/the birth of Inuyasha and Kagome's baby, and Stories for my son, which a) gives away the gender of the baby lol and b) is a series of one-shots looking at how different characters handle the new baby. Thanks for reading everyone.

-your favorite writing ninja of the night, Ninjanervana