It had been four months since Izayoi and Taisho had been born. Inuyasha couldn't be happier. He had the mate and family he'd always wanted. Even though the twins were only four months old, they were very smart and strong. They could both crawl and sit up. Taisho loved to pick on his sister and they both loved to pull on Inuyasha's ears.
Kagome and Inuyasha sat under a shade tree one day and watched the twins playing in the grass. Kagome giggled when a butterfly landed on Izayoi's nose. She wiggled her nose and sneezed. Taisho looked at her when she accidently bumped him. She giggled as he just stared at her before pushing her over.
"Taisho!" Kagome yelled. He looked over at her and smiled.
"You don't hit or push girls!" She yelled. He looked down at the ground as his little puppy ears drooped. Just then Izayoi sat back up and bopped him in the head.
Inuyasha laughed. "Leave them be Kagome. They're fine. They ain't even bawlin."
Kagome glared at him. "I blame you for this you know! They see you being mean to Shippo all the time and now they're copying you!"
"Relax babe. This is normal play for inu pups. Now come here." He smirked before pulling her into his arms in a sweet gentle kiss. They were brought out of their kiss when they felt two giggling pups hop in their laps.
Inuyasha looked at them and laughed. "Well I see someone else wants attention too huh?" They giggled as he began tickling them.
Kagome smiled. She loved watching him playing with their pups. She still couldn't beleive how fast they were growing up. Inuyasha had explained to her that because they were hanyou, they'd grow faster than a human child. He'd told her that by the time they were a year old they'd look and act like they were three. Kagome was brought out of her thoughts when she saw Inuyasha stiffen. He jumped up and pulled out his sword and began growling.
"What is it Inuyasha?"
"Sesshomaru's coming." He growled. Taisho and Izayoi just looked back and forth at their parents quietly. They knew something was wrong when their father started growling. Just then they saw a man who looked a lot like their father step into the clearing.
"What the hell do you want bastard?"
Sesshomaru growled. "Watch your mouth. There are pups around. Put your sword away Inuyasha, I'm not here to fight."
"Then what do you want?"
"I came to see if the rumors were true and I can see that they are."
"What rumors?" Inuyasha asked.
"That you'd taken a mate and had pups."
Nobody had noticed that the twins had quietly crawled over to Sesshomaru. He looked down and raised a brow when he felt a tug at his pant legs. He looked into two pairs of curious golden eyes and smiled. Inuyasha watched with fear in his eyes as Sesshomaru knelt down to their level.
"You'd better not hurt them." Inuyasha growled.
Sesshomaru snorted. "Why would I harm my own neice and nephew?"
"Huh? But I thought you hated hanyou's?" Inuyasha asked.
Sesshomaru smirked. "Now why would I hate them when my own child will be a hanyou?"
Inuyasha's eyes widened. "You're with a human?"
Sesshomaru shrugged."Rin is eighteen now so I took her as my mate."
"Wow. Who would have thought that my human hating brother would actually mate one."
"People change Inuyasha." He said. During their conversation, the pups were checking out this new person who looked and smelled similar to their father. Izayoi touched the moon and stripes on his face in awe. Taisho was giggling as he busied himself with playing with the boa that rested on his shoulder.
He smiled. "They're beautiful pups. What are their names?"
Kagome smiled. "We named her Izayoi after Inuyasha's mother and we named him Taisho after your father."
"They are good names and they suit them well."
"Thanks." Kagome said.
Sesshomaru smiled at the twins. "I have something for your pups. It is customary for the alpha of the pack to bestow gifts to any pups born within the pack. If father were still alive it would be his duty." He said as he grabbed something from a hidden pocket in his haori. He placed a necklace on both of them. They both had crescent moons but they were different in color. Izayoi's had pink diamonds while Taisho's had blue diamonds. Pleased with their new 'toy', they gave their uncle a hug and licked his chin.
He chuckled. "I'm glad you like them pups." He said as they sat back on the ground inspecting their necklaces.
"Thank you Sesshomaru." Kagome said.
"You're welcome. Just so you know, those are not just ordinary necklaces. I infused them with some of my youki. If they are ever lost or in danger a barrier will surround them until you or I can find them."
"Thank you Sesshomaru! That was very thoughtful, wasn't it Inuyasha?"
"Keh. Who gives a damn! I don't need that assholes help protecting my family!" Inuyasha yelled.
"Inuyasha! Sit! You don't talk like that around kids!" Kagome yelled. When the twins saw their father slam into the ground they crawled over to him.
Taisho smiled. "Sit!" He said pointing to Inuyasha.
"Sit!" Izayoi said giggling as she pulled on his ears.
"They just said their first word!" Kagome said smiling.
Inuyasha moaned. "It figures that their first word would be the one I hate the most."
Sesshomaru laughed. "Well I need to be going. I don't want to leave Rin alone for too long."
"Ok. Wave bye to uncle Sesshomaru." Kagome said. Taisho and Izayoi smiled and waved goodbye.
"Well that was...interresting." Inuyasha mumbled.
Kagome smiled. "I'm glad he's changing. Maybe now you two can be the brothers you should be and not mortal enemies."
"Keh. No thanks. I don't wanna hang around that bastard."
Kagome glared. "Sit! I told you not to talk like that around the pups!"
Taisho and Izayoi giggled. "Sit!" They said pointing at him.
Inuyasha couldn't help but smile at them. "You know as much as I hate that word, it actually sounds cute when you two say it." He said. Izayoi and Taisho were happy that they'd pleased their father. The rest of the day they kept pointing at him and saying sit.
That night as Kagome was getting Taisho ready for bed, he kept showing her his necklace that he'd become fond of in the short amount of time he'd had it.
Kagome smiled. "Yes I see. It's very pretty. It was very nice for uncle Sesshomaru to give that to you."
Taisho smiled. "Unca Sissy." He said.
Kagome squeeled and hugged him. "Inuyasha! Come here!"
He came in the room with Izayoi. "What?"
"Listen to this! Taisho, tell daddy who gave you that pretty necklace."
Taisho smiled. "Unca Sissy!"
Inuyasha laughed. "Sissy? Oh that's hilarious! Wait until Sesshomaru hears his nephew callin him Sissy!"
Kagome glared. "Shut up! He can't say Sesshomaru yet! He's just now learning to talk!"
"It's still funny though."
Izayoi decided that she'd been ignored long enough and showed Inuyasha her necklace. "Unca Sisso!"
Inuyasha smirked. "Yeah, Sisso gave it to you." She clapped her hands and hugged him before licking his cheek.
He chuckled. "I love you too pup."
After they put the kids to bed they headed to bed themselves. They were woke up the next morning to crying. When they got to the pup's room, they saw Izayoi crying and Taisho was rubbing his head.
"What's wrong Izayoi?" Kagome asked hugging her.
Izayoi pointed to her brother. "Sho."
"What did Taisho do?" Kagome asked. Izayoi showed Kagome her favorite doll. It had chew marks all over it.
Kagome sighed. "Taisho, did you do this?"
He pointed to Izayoi. "Iza hit!" He said rubbing his head.
"Izayoi, you don't hit people. As for you Taisho, stay out of your sisters things. If your teeth hurt and you need something to chew on you need to tell me or daddy."
"Tee huwt." He said.
"Your teeth hurt?" She asked. He nodded.
"Here pup." Inuyasha said handing him a strip of leather. As soon as it was in his tiny hands he began chewing it.
"Leather?" Kagome asked.
Inuyasha shrugged. "It's what my mom gave me when I went through this stage. My old man kinda got tired of me chewin his shoes up." He said smiling. Just then he felt a tug on his pants. When he saw Izayoi standing there with her doll, he smiled.
"What's wrong pup?" He asked.
She held up her doll. "Boo boo." She said showing him the chew marks.
"How about I take you to get a new one?" He asked. He laughed when she clapped her hands.
"Sho go?" Izayoi asked.
"We'll all go." He said as he lifted them both into his arms. Kagome giggled as they started to pull on his ears. When they got to town he sent Kagome with the pups to the toy shop.
"Where are you going?"
Inuyasha smiled. "I gotta go get somethin real quick."
"Ok." She said as she started to look around the shop with the pups. Kagome was paying for her things when Inuyasha came in.
"So what did ya get?" He asked. Izayoi got a teddy bear and Taisho had a little red ball.
Inuyasha smiled sadly. "I used to have a red ball just like that when I was a pup. It was the first thing my father ever gave me."
"Oh Inuyasha." Kagome said. She felt bad for him. She knew he didn't have too many memories of his father and that he missed him dearly.
"Don't worry about it babe. As long as I got you and the pups I'm happy." He said kissing her cheek. When they got back home Inuyasha handed Kagome a package.
He smiled. "It's for you. Open it." He watched as she opened it and smiled.
"My own robe of the fire rat! Thank you Inuyasha!"
"Well what are ya waitin for? Try it on." He said. He smiled when she put it on. "It looks good on ya babe. Now since you're wearin my colors everyone will know that you are mine." He said before kissing her.
"Did I come at a bad time?" Said a voice that Inuyasha did not want to hear.
"What do you want Sesshomaru? You were just here yesterday!" Inuyasha growled.
"Unca! Unca!" The twins squeeled as they crawled over to Sesshomaru.
Sesshomaru smiled. "I see that they are learning to talk a lot quicker than most pups."
Inuyasha smiled. "Yeah they are. They're even learning to say your name."
"Are they now?"
Inuyasha smirked. "Why don't you guys tell him. What's his name pups?"
"Unca Sisso!" Izayoi said.
"Unca Sissy!" Taisho said.
Sesshomaru lifted his brow when Inuyasha laughed. "I don't know why you're laughing. At least they don't tell me to sit." Sesshomaru said smirking.
Inuyasha growled. "What do you want?"
"I'd like for you and your family to come to the castle. I'd like to have a small celebration in honor of your pups."
"Why the hell would you do that?" Inuyasha asked in suspicion.
Sesshomaru sighed. "I'm trying to make amends for my mistakes. I missed out on my little brother's childhood. Please don't make me miss out on my neice and nephew's." He pleaded. Inuyasha was shocked. In all his life he'd never heard Sesshomaru beg. That's when he knew that Sesshomaru was serious.
Inuyasha sighed. "Fine."
Sesshomaru smiled. "Thank you brother." He paused and looked at Kagome. "That's not the only reason I'm here though."
"Well what is it?" Inuyasha asked.
"I need to do something but I need for you BOTH to remain calm."
"Ok." They said.
Kagome gasped when Sesshomaru pulled her into his arms. Her eyes widened when he kissed her softly. Just when she began to respond, a metallic taste entered her mouth. When he pulled away she saw blood at the corner of his mouth.
"Uh...wh-what was that for?" Kagome asked blushing.
"What gives Sesshomaru! She's MY mate! Why'd you kiss her?" Inuyasha growled as his eyes flickered red.
"Relax Inuyasha. You shall see in a moment." Right after he said that, Kagome began to feel strange.
"I feel weird. I'm all tingly. What's happening?"
Sesshomaru smirked. "You're transforming."
"What do you mean?" She asked.
"Since I gave you some of my blood, you'll turn into a hanyou. It wouldn't have worked if Inuyasha did it because he's a half demon." He said smiling. A few seconds later, Inuyasha looked at Kagome with wide eyes and gasped.
"K-Kagome, you're beautiful." Inuyasha whispered.
"Wh-what do I look like?"
Sesshomaru smiled. "Take a look." He said as he held out a handheld mirror. When she looked into the mirror she gasped. Her blue eyes now had flecks of gold. Her hair now had streaks of white and on top of her head rested two black puppy ears. She smiled as she threw her arms around Sesshomaru.
"Thank you Sesshomaru!" She said.
He chuckled and hugged her back. "You're very welcome Kagome. Now gather your things and I'll take us back to the castle."
"Unca Sisso!" Izayoi said as she crawled over to him.
"What is it pup?"
"Pway me?" She asked tilting her head.
"You wish for this Sesshomaru to play with you?"
She nodded. "Pway Sho. Pway Sho ball!" She said pointing to Taisho who was holding his ball out.
Sesshomaru smiled. "I'll play ball with you and Taisho." The twins clapped their hands when he sat down with them and rolled the ball back and forth.
"Hey guys! How come you're playing with your uncle and not me?" Inuyasha asked smiling.
Taisho smiled. "Da pway!" He said throwing the ball at him. He threw the ball so hard that it hit Inuyasha in the head and knocked him over.
"Ow! Damn Taisho! That's one hell of an arm you got there." Inuyasha said sitting up and rubbing his head.
Taisho giggled. "Da sit!"
Inuyasha smiled. "Yeah you made me sit."
"It's too bad you can't make him sit all the time like your mother can." Sesshomaru said smirking.
"Aw shut it Sesshomaru!"
Sesshomaru chuckled. "Are you ready?"
"Yeah. Let's go pups." Inuyasha said picking them up.
"Uh uh! Wan unca!" Taisho said trying to wriggle out of his father's arms.
Sesshomaru smiled. "I'll carry him." He said as he took Taisho from him. He laughed when Taisho licked his cheek. Kagome and Inuyasha smiled at the attention Sesshomaru was giving Taisho. When they got to the castle it was late so Sesshomaru showed them to their rooms. He put the twins in his and Inuyasha's old nursery. Kagome and Inuyasha's room was right next to Sesshomaru's.
"I'm glad that Sesshomaru has changed. It's good to see him happy. He's so good with the pups. I can tell he's going to be a good dad." Kagome said as her and Inuyasha got into bed.
"I guess so. It's kinda weird seein him nice but I'll get used to it."
"Yeah you're right." Kagome said as he pulled her into his arms.
"We better get to sleep. It's hard tellin what he's got planned for tomorrow."
"Ok. Goodnight Inuyasha. I love you."
"I love you too babe." He said before giving her a quick kiss.