Chapter 15: A Great Way to Finish a Story
A/N: HAHAAHA! YOUR FACES! HAHAHA! Come on, did you really think I would end it there?! No way! Well done Curiosity- Or n0t and Taraah (of course you'd see it…) for realising it wasn't the end. Here is the real ending enjoy;
Sesshomaru yawned and stretched loudly while rolling onto his side, arms pulling the creature beside him closer and inhaling the rich and wonderful scent that was her. "Good morning."
"Don't I always?"
He chuckled lightly and nuzzled her affectionately. When he'd finished, her hair was a mess and she was smiling up at him. Rin sighed a little before running a hand back in her hair. "Honestly, why do you always do that?"
"I like it."
"Well… so do I but…." She stopped, looking at her hand with a blink. Then she looked up at the demon in her arms, giving him a small grin. "Sesshomaru? Care to explain this?"
The demon looked at her hand as she held it towards him, showing the solid silver band on her finger. "Humm…" he said, barely keeping the excitement out of his voice. "It would appear to be a lump of precious metal that has been melted and shaped into a band before being placed on your hand."
"I can see that. But why is it there? Is there something you want to tell me?"
He lifted his head and eyes away from her. "Ah… you're talking about the meaning behind it. Well… I do believe that a ring of silver around a woman's… left hand ring finger is meant to show that she is promised to marry another. But I might be mistaken."
Rin frowned and tilted her head to the side. "Sesshomaru…."
"Alright, alright, you twisted my arm! Rin…" his eyes, face, and whole soul turned to her, serious and formal. "Rin… will you marry me?"
A slow smile lit up Rin's face as she nodded and leant in to kiss the demon, holding him tight. The peck turned into a kiss which turned into several more and the two rolled in the sheets until Rin was below with the demon towering over her. Brushing his hair away, Rin shrugged. "But… I thought we already were together."
"We are. I just thought you might want a big fancy event with lots of cake and… a beautiful dress." He shrugged a shoulder casually. "But if you don't…."
"I do too."
"Then by the power invested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride."
Sesshomaru nodded a little as he stepped across the alter to Rin and slowly lifted the violet tinted veil across her face before leaning over and kissing her softly, the church busting into cheers when he did.
Leaning back, he looked at her blushing smiling face and admired the simple beauty of her in the white and purple wedding dress. Holding her hand, they turned to look out at the people. All of their friends from university were there with Kagome as Rin's bride's maid and InuYasha as the best man.
Sesshomaru smiled as he nuzzled into his mate's hair and closed his eyes. Opening them, he looked down into her arms at the small child as they sat in a hospital bed. "She's beautiful." He whispered, reaching over and brushing the child's face.
Rin sighed a little while leaning on him for support. "I've never seen anything as beautiful."
The demon smiled at them both. "Every day I think to myself… this is the best day of my life… but the next always tops it."
Laughing, Rin leant up and kissed his nose. "My puppy."
"Don't start that again."
They both laughed while the baby slept.
"She's so pretty!"
Rin suddenly turned to look at the little boy by her side. "Shush Mamoru, you'll wake your new sister."
"Shush, you too Kanna."
The four smiled, leaving the new little one in the cot while Rin and Sesshomaru ushered their two other children out and into their own bedrooms. "Come on you two, time for bed. It's been a exciting day and now it's time for you to go to bed."
Mamoru and Kanna moaned before saying goodnight, hugging each parent and going to their bedrooms. Once alone, Sesshomaru swept Rin into his arms and carried her to their large double bed and lay her down beside him, smiling at her. "Rin."
She grinned back and shrugged. "We have a wonderful life… don't we?"
"More than I could ask for." He slowly leant forward until his head pressed into hers. "The world is just perfect."
"Yes… yes it is."
He leant back and fought the tears in his eyes, looking at the old and wonderful woman he loved sitting next to him. "We've… we've had such a good life… a whole life together Rin."
Rin smiled back. "Every story has to come to an end Puppy." Her hand reached out slowly and cupped his cheek. "This is the end of ours."
"I… I will always love you Rin."
"And I you Sesshomaru."
The old demon smiled as he reached up and held her hand in his, their skin both old and sagging with age but his eyes locked on the two rings he and Rin both wore, one for their wedding and one for their 60th wedding anniversary, over thirty years ago.
He smiled at her, keeping her in his vision as his eye lids closed and the never ending peace flowed over him.
"Sesshomaru! Sesshomaru! Come on! Come on Sesshomaru!"
Snapping his eyes open, the demon looked up to see Kagome and Sango knelt at his side, worry and tears in their eyes. The demon quickly looked down at his hands and saw they were bare of rings, young and fresh. "A dream?"
"Sesshomaru, you really scared us then! You were really out of it!"
"Look, we need to get you to a hospital."
The demon's mind quickly ran a check of his body. It had been healing itself. That was why he blacked out and in that time he had dreamed of a life with Rin; marrying her, having their first child, putting their others to bed and being with her before dying beside her after a long and happy life together.
But his eyes turned to the side and saw the woman he loved more than life lying, her body growing colder by the second.
And the grief and knowledge that he could have saved her suddenly crashed back on him. HE could have saved Rin.
He could have saved Rin and had that life.
But no… she was gone.
Everyone jumped at the sudden scream and turned to see InuYasha charging up the stairs and into the study. He panted a little as he held up a long stick and smiled. "You're the only one who can use it bro."
Sesshomaru stared at what was being offered to him. "You… you went and got it!"
"Come on, I wasn't going to let Rin die. Now get your sorry ass up and use it!"
Running, Sesshomaru grabbed the item and turned, pulling it apart and looking at the flawless sword. "InuYasha I…"
"JUST SAVE RIN!" The half demon screamed. "You can thank me later!"
Nodding, the demon stepped over to Rin and put all his heart into the blade he now held. Come on… I can do this… for Rin.
He narrowed his eyes, concentrating. Looking. Scanning for them.
But he saw nothing.
I… I'm too late?
Something rolled down his cheek and dripped off his chin…
And landed on one of them.
A minion of the afterlife.
Sesshomaru quickly moved to see the creature as it held a small stone in his hands, Rin's name engraved onto it. The demon swung the sword at the beast and it groaned as it turned to dust. The stone it had been holding glowed and hovered where it was before floating in the air back to Rin and settling down on her heart.
Staring, the demon waited and looked at her.
Koga, InuYasha and Sesshomaru all gasped and half laughed when they heard the beat. The demon ran over to her, kneeling and slowly helping her up. She honestly looked like she'd woken up from a bad dream but when she saw the demon, she smiled and reached out to him for a kiss.
Forcing her back onto the floor, Sesshomaru deepened the kiss and kept her tight. You're alive!
I'm never letting you go again Rin! Never!
Brushing a hair behind her ear, Rin sighed, looking out at the setting sun before it disappeared behind the ocean.
She kept still as the owner of the voice stepped over and held her shoulders. "Hey."
"What are you thinking about?"
"Mom and dad."
"Rin… don't do that to yourself." Sesshomaru sighed a little and kissed her cheek softly. "They will come around… eventually. You are their daughter."
"I know but… I wish they would have swallowed their pride for the wedding."
"I do as well. I might not like them for nearly killing us both but…." He let out a breath then shook his head. "Look, forget about them for a while. You and I are on our honeymoon."
Rin sighed as she turned and looked at a more beautiful sight than the sunset behind her. "Yes… yes we are."
"And it's the beginning of our new life… together."
"I love you Sesshomaru."
"And I love you Rin."
Rin giggled a little all of a sudden. "I guess this is where they say; and they lived… happily ever after.
Ok so maybe I get some death glares after that last chapter but… hehehe. Come on, you must have laughed? Or am I going to get reported for playing a joke on you guys?
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Perhaps I won't tell you that I actually had this chapter finished by 11pm on the 13th which was only 2 hours after the 'fake' ending. Heheh… please don't kill me.
Well… that's the last chapter, this story is wrapped up tighter than a snug bug in a rug on a mug. (Try saying that ten times fast!)
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