Home by Uhsaw
Summary: "InuYasha’s heart caught in his throat. This was it. The most important moment in his life. And honestly, he wasn’t sure if he was completely ready for it."

A songfic inspired by Christina Perri's "Arms"
Categories: Fables Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Fluff, Oneshot, Post-Manga, Romance, Songfic
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1491 Read: 500 Published: May 05, 2012 Updated: May 05, 2012
Story Notes:
InuYasha and company are not mine. No money is made from this story. It's purely for entertainment purposes. I also do not own the lyrics to Christina Perri's "Arms"

1. Be mine by Uhsaw

Be mine by Uhsaw
Author's Notes:
A request from a friend on deviant art. She asked that I do a story in which our favorite couple get married. I had wanted to use this song in a story for a while now, but just couldn't get the plot right. I think this worked out though. Let me know what you think.
InuYasha’s heart caught in his throat. This was it. The most important moment in his life. And honestly, he wasn’t sure if he was completely ready for it.

I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart
But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start

His mind took him back to the beginning. Pinned to a tree as a centipede crushed him was not how he imagined he would die. And to have a Kikyo look alike pressed up against him did not make the situation any better. Only when he realized that she was not Kikyo did he really notice her as her own person. When he asked if she was prepared to die, he was taken aback by her show of strength and will to live.

He was hooked from the start.

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go
You put your arms around me and I'm home

Kikyo never really let him touch her. She would say that it wouldn’t look right for a miko of her caliber to be caught being intimate in any fashion with the presumed enemy. Of course when he used the jewel to free her of responsibility and became human, then she would be his wife. Then and only then would she touch him. They hugged once, but she was falling and he supposed he took advantage of the situation.

But Kagome.

Kagome was completely different. She would ride his back. She would hug him. He would never forget the first time they hugged. Her arms around him felt so right he almost kissed her right then.

But he couldn’t seem to understand why she was like that. Would she turn her back one day on him like Kikyo did? He could spend eternity with her arms around him. And would do so very happily. But could she spend her life in his arms?

How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around?
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown

And then Kikyo was brought back to the world of living by a cruel twist of fate. InuYasha understood that she was a clay replica of his first love. But seeing her always managed to surface emotions that he thought were long gone and buried. He thought he had died that day he was pinned to the Goshinboku. While he tried to make himself believe that she betrayed him, deep down he knew that he would always love her.

Traveling with Kagome, he realized that he could move on from his previous love. Kagome never saw him for what he was but who he was. The more time he spent with her, the harder he fell. Seeing Kikyo alive, or at least as alive as she would get, confused his healing heart.

Rather than confront his feelings head on, he decided that his honor should take precedence over his love. He wasn’t stupid. He knew that his visits to Kikyo hurt Kagome more than he would have ever liked or admit.

If he would just let her, he knew that Kagome would be able to save him from the cycle he seemed to get himself into.

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

When Kikyo died again, InuYasha was a suffering man. He wanted nothing more than to cry his broken heart away and hold Kagome close to him for comfort. But he didn’t know how to approach her and admit he needed her help. All he could hope for was that she saw what his needs were and reached out to him on her own.

He could tell he was pushing her away with his actions. Every time she went to her home in the future, InuYasha was lost. Without her, life was nothing. He remembered her promise to always remain by his side, and wanted nothing more than to pull her into his arms once more.

His fear of rejection stopped him.

The world is coming down on me and I can't find a reason to be loved
I never wanna leave you but I can't make you bleed if I'm alone

Sesshomaru had an amazing talent of appearing when InuYasha’s confidence was at his lowest. Constantly being reminded of his race as a hanyou only reinforced his self-loathing feelings. It wasn’t just his half-brother either. Most villages feared him, or outright hated him on sight once they saw his ears.

And if he were to be with Kagome, she would also be a target. He loved her too much to do that to her. Her whole life would be spent running. Their children would have the same lives. Never to live in peace. Always fearing what was around the corner.

No. He couldn’t subject his soul mate to that torture.

He wouldn’t.

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go...

“InuYasha?”

He looked down and saw the object of his affection at the bottom of the tree. He gracefully leaped down from his perch and landed next to her. Crossing his arms inside of his large sleeves, he glanced at her face, silently asking her to continue.

“Will you marry me?”

InuYasha could feel his face turn the color of his fire rat haori. “Wh-What?!” he managed to stutter finally.

“Will you marry me?” she repeated with the utmost care.

Composing himself and turning his head away from her, InuYasha scoffed. “FEH! What kind of question is that wench?!”

“Do you love me?”

Ears flattening to his skull, InuYasha was at a loss for words. Rather than open his mouth and admit to anything, he kept his mouth shut and closed his eyes. This was best for her. She deserved better than what he could give. His eyes snapped open when he felt her wrap her arms around him from behind and rested her head on his back.

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling

“Marry me InuYasha. I love you so much. I know everything that you are going to say and I don’t care. With you by my side, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish. I believe in you.”

I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

InuYasha uncrossed his arms and rested his hands over hers, relishing in the feel of her hands beneath his own.

“Kagome….. it wouldn’t be easy…..”

I tried my best to never let you in to see the truth
And I've never opened up

“I know.”

InuYasha turned around and looked down into Kagome’s face. He could never let her go. Right then and there, he realized that he had to be with her, by her side, always and forever.

I've never truly loved 'til you put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go

Any feelings that he had for Kikyo simply could not compare. This feeling that he held towards the woman that was now walking towards him came from deep inside his soul. He was ready for this. How could he ever doubt it?

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

“InuYasha, do you take Kagome for your lawful wedded wife, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall live?”

“I do.”

“And do you Kagome take InuYasha for your lawful wedded husband, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as you both shall live?”

“I do.”

“I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.”

InuYasha kissed Kagome with all of the passion he felt, all the love that was in his heart, happy that she saw through his walls and saw straight into his soul. He knew from the start that she was it. The one. It just took a question from her to realize his mistake in trying to keep his feelings inside.

This kind of love was eternal.

You put your arms around me and I'm home
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