Hello everyone! I'm here with another Inuyasha x Kagome fic! I haven't done one in a long ass time and I hope you all like it!


Prologue:

After defeating Naraku and with the Shikon Jewel gone, Inuyasha had confessed to Kagome. They had dated for three years before he told her that he had other plans. Kagome was heartbroken. She'd thought that Inuyasha was breaking up with her. After seeing her tears, Inuyasha laughed, called her a stupid wench, and asked her to be his mate. Kagome accepted with tears. They were mated in the Feudal Era. Sango was their "maid of honour," and Miroku was their "best man." Inuyasha had(grudgingly) invited Kouga to the mating ceremony, but warned him that if he so much as laid a hand on Kagome, he'd beat his "scrawny ass" into the next lifetime. Sango and Miroku's twin girls, Misaki and Harumi, were playing with Shippo. Everything was perfect. A couple months later, Kagome told Inuyasha they were having a child. Inuyasha nearly fainted with happiness. Nine months later, Kagome had given birth to a healthy baby girl, Karin. In a few short hours, Karin became the center of Inuyasha's world. Inuyasha and Kagome had the most perfect life possible.


Chapter one: The Fire

Inuyasha and Kagome were in their room sleeping, with Karin in the next room. Inuyasha and Kagome were particularly tired that night. They'd run after Karin the entire day. Kagome reckoned it was Inuyasha's demon blood. Inuyasha demanded to know what was wrong with that. Kagome had started laughing and took his hand. She told him that she loved his half demon side. It was what made Inuyasha, Inuyasha.

In the afternoon, they were finally able to get some peace when Karin started playing with Misaki, Harumi, and Shippo. Inuyasha and Kagome were kept company by Sango and Miroku, when Kouga and his new mate, Miki came over. In the past year, Inuyasha warmed up to Kouga, but only because after Kagome got married, Kouga realised that marrying Kagome wasn't an option anymore. He'd retreated to the mountains and had met a wolf demoness, Miki, with violet eyes, black hair, and a kind heart. Miki wasn't always so kind. The first few months she'd known Kouga weren't easy on her. She had started to like Kouga, but Kouga wasn't looking for a relationship, causing her to occasionally lash out at his indirect rejection. Little did she know that he was actually starting to warm up to her. He'd always loved a girl with a temper. Her occasional tempers really made Kouga want to spend more time with her. He wanted to know what made her happy and what made her mad. Kouga realised that he was starting to love Miki as much as he loved Kagome, if not more.

After setting Karin down for the night, Inuyasha crawled over to his side of the bed and collapsed. Kagome smiled at Inuyasha's sleeping form. She covered him with a blanket and snuggled into bed next to him.

It was hours before Inuyasha noticed a peculiar smell.

"Kagome," he whispered quietly. "Get up."

Kagome flailed her arms wildly and mumbled in her sleep. "Five more minutes, Souta."

Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Stupid wench. Get up!" he hissed.

Kagome nearly jumped out of her skin. She looked around wildly. "What the hell, Inuyasha?" When he didn't answer, she noticed that his ears were twitching. "What's wrong?"

"I-I smell something…" he said carefully.

"Are you serious? You wake me up at god know's what time it is to tell me that you smell something?" she yelled.

Inuyasha pretended that he hadn't heard her. "I smell…ash."

Kagome was worried. If there was a fire near by, their wooden hut wouldn't stand a chance. "Where is it coming from?"

Inuyasha concentrated. "Shit," he muttered dashing out the room. He skidded in front of the kitchen which was ablaze.

"INUYASHA!" shouted Kagome. She also skidded in front of the kitchen at stood there in shock with her mouth agape.

Inuyasha turned to her. "GO AND GET KARIN!"

Kagome nodded and hurried toward Karin's room. Inuyasha barely had two minutes to think when he heard his wife's distressed voice call his name. "WHAT'S WRONG, KAGOME?"

She sounded close to tears. No, she was in tears. Inuyasha could smell the salt mingling with the burnt wood. "Karin's room! It's blocked!" screamed Kagome.

Inuyasha's heart stopped. He ran to Karin's room and the door frame was ablaze, yet Karin was soundly asleep. "Kagome, get yourself out. I'll get Karin."

"I'm not leaving without you!"

Damn her stubbornness. Inuyasha leapt over the flames and swiftly scooped Karin in his arms. "KAGOME! GET THE HELL OUT!"

She nodded, but waited for Inuyasha to be by her side. They were running out when part of the ceiling caved in and collapsed. It fell and landed on Kagome's right leg.

"KAGOME!" shouted Inuyasha. He tried to pull the roof off of Kagome, but it wouldn't budge.

Her eyes were sad. "Take Karin, I'll be fine," she whispered.

"Kagome, don't be stupid!" yelled Inuyasha.

"INUYASHA!"

He saw the fire in her chocolate eyes. He reluctantly sped out of the hut, leaving his wife behind. Once he made it outside, he saw Miroku, Sango, the twins, Kouga, Miki, and Shippo.

"Inuyasha! What the hell happened?" screamed Miroku.

"Where's Kagome?" asked Sango.

Inuyasha nearly threw Karin at Kouga. "Take Karin, you mangy wolf! Kagome's still inside!"

"SHE'S STILL INSIDE?" yelped Miki.

"YES!" shouted Inuyasha. He was about to sprint back into the hut when he felt a hand on his robe. It was Miroku. "LET GO OF ME, YOU FUCKING LECHER!"

"INUYASHA, LISTEN TO ME! Look at Karin! D'you want her to lose her mother and her father in one night?" he asked furiously.

"MIROKU!" screamed Sango.

"SHE'S NOT DEAD, STUPID!" roared Inuyasha. "I have to go save her!"

"It's no use Inuyasha," said Shippo sadly with tears in his emerald eyes. "The hut is in flames."

Inuyasha spun around and saw his hut being burnt down to the ground. With Kagome still inside. "KAGOME!"

His yelling had woken Karin up. She began to wail loudly in Kouga's arms, not knowing that she'd never see her mother again. Kouga gently rocked her back to sleep.

"Shh. Karin, go back to sleep," he whispered.

Inuyasha beat his fists on the ground. "I could've saved her! If I hadn't listened…" he trailed off.

"Hadn't listened to what?" asked Sango bouncing Misaki on her hip.

There were tears in Inuyasha's eyes. He looked at the ground. "The ceiling…crashed," he choked. "It fell on Kagome. I tried to save her, but sh-she told me to get myself out safely with Karin."

Miroku took Harumi in his arms. "It's not your fault, Yash," he said soothingly.

"IT IS MY FAULT!" he shouted with tears. "And because of my stupidity, my daughter will now grow up without a mother."

Miki was at a loss for words. Sango handed Misaki to Miroku and hugged Inuyasha. "No no. It's not your fault. Yes, Karin will grow up without a mother. But she'll know why…why she died," Sango gasped.

Inuyasha looked up. Sango's face was glazed with tears.

"Inuyasha, you have to help Karin through this," said Kouga quietly. "You know what it's like losing a mother. You loved Kagome…as much as Karin would have." He handed Karin to Inuyasha. She was fast asleep again.

Inuyasha looked down at his sleeping daughter's face. She reminded him of Kagome. He didn't think he could do this.

"You can do this, Inuyasha," said Shippo, as if he'd read Inuyasha's mind. "You can do this," he repeated shakily.

Inuyasha held Karin close to him and watched the hut be consumed in flames.


Fires and death...what a wonderful way to start a fic, isn't it? But don't worry, it's an Inuyasha x Kagome fic for a reason. Not gonna say too much here. It has too much to do with the plot. Hope I haven't lost anyone of you, and if I have...well, I don't really know what to say to you guys. Read and Review. Oh what the hell, flame if you want. It doesn't bother me.

PS: For all of you people who are Kouga x Ayame shippers, sorry. I had to create an OC for Kouga. I just don't feel that he was really happy with marrying her in the anime. So if you're going to flame on that, carry on.

Happy Readings!