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Categories: Fables Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Challenge Response
Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
Word count: 44437 Read: 6658
Published: December 24, 2013 Updated: December 26, 2013
For Cutiekay182009 by ED Staff
Recipient's name: Cutiekay182009
Story title: Let it Snow
Inuyasha sighed from his spot in the corner, rolling his eyes as Sango squealed at the gift she unwrapped the gift Kagome got her.
"Uncle doggy!" one of Sango's daughters stumbled over and reached for her favorite uncle. She was wearing the outfit that he and Kagome- well Kagome, had given her for this holiday.
Inuyasha gently lifted the little girl onto his lap, keeping a watchful eye to make sure her sister wasn't going to make a sneak attack. She seemed more interested in the discarded wrapping paper she was throwing in the air. "What d'ya want squirt?"
"Pwesents?" the little girl said.
"Keh, go see Aunt Kagome about that," Inuyasha said dismissively.
The girl looked up at the Hanyou, wide-eyed. "Why pwesents?"
"Beats me kid," Inuyasha answered, "some festival from her village."
She blinked her eyes drowsily, and leaned against Inuyasha, using him as an impromptu pillow.
"Tired squirt?" Inuyasha asked.
"Mmmm," she agreed.
Inuyasha smoothly stood up, carefully cradling his friends' child, "Hey wench, it's getting pretty late."
Kagome turned and took in her Hanyou holding the small child. "Oh wow, time sure flew! I didn't even realize."
Inuyasha handed the sleeping child over to Miroku, "I think this belongs to you."
"It is getting late," the monk agreed, carefully taking the precious bundle from his friend.
Kagome gave Sango one last hug, "Merry Christmas everyone!"
"Wow it's gotten c-c-cold," Kagome chattered as a gust of wind came up and cut her to the bone.
"Yeah, we'd better hurry back," Inuyasha agreed as a few snowflakes floated down to the earth. "I can feel a storm coming."
Kagome nodded, and picked up her pace, hugging her cloak tightly to her. They turned a corner, and it was like someone had decided to dump the entire sky's supply of snow on them.
The wind picked up, blowing ice pellets into their eyes. Inuyasha paused and brought his arm up to protect his face, "Looks like we got the start of a blizzard!" he yelled. He held out his hand for Kagome to grab, "Come on, we've still got a ways to go!"
Kagome reached to grab her husband's hand, but slipped on some darkened ice.
"Owww," she moaned, tears prickling at the corners of her eyes.
"Kagome!" Inuyasha cried panicked, "are you okay?"
Kagome took a deep breath and nodded, trying to get to her feet. Her right knee gave out, and she took another tumble to the ice.
"Clumsy wench," Inuyasha sighed as he bent down to pick her up. He held the girl tightly to his chest and shielded her with his sleeves.
The storm was starting to really pick up now, as far as Inuyasha could see the ground was covered. Even with his enhanced eyesight he couldn't see more than a few feet in front of his face. He was starting to get mildly worried. They needed to get back as soon as possible. Kagome needed to have her knee looked at, and at the rate the snow was falling.
"How sore is your leg?" Inuyasha asked.
"It's throbbing pretty badly," Kagome hissed, "why?"
"Cause we need to hurry home and I might have to take to the trees and I don't want to hurt you more," Inuyasha answered.
"In this? Are you nuts?" Kagome protested.
"Keh, I know this forest well enough to run blind," Inuyasha reasoned. "Besides, we're gonna get buried out here if we don't hurry."
A particularly strong gust came up and pelted them harder with ice pellets. Kagome huddled further into Inuyasha's chest. The Hanyou barely heard her muffled answer as she spoke into his chest, "Go, I'll get over it."
He grinned down at the precious bundle in his arms and took a running leap into the trees.
Inuyasha carried his precious bundle across the threshold of their hut. He shook his head, trying to dislodge the ice from his hair. He gently placed Kagome down by their fireplace. Luckily he'd been able to block most of the sleet and freezing rain with his body so she was mostly dry.
Kagome shivered, "I can't believe how suddenly that storm came up."
Inuyasha looked out the door, snow was quickly piling up, "Keh. I told you it was a bad idea to go out tonight."
"But it was worth it!" Kagome protested as she watched Inuyasha gather up some fire wood, "I saw the happy look in your eyes at Sango and her children's reactions to their gifts."
Inuyasha shook his head and concentrated on getting a fire started, "That wasn't happiness. That was pain from the noisy brats' shrieking," he lied.
"No," Kagome replied. "I've seen you in pain from shrieking. That was a happy Inuyasha I saw."
Inuyasha finally managed to light the kindling and soon had a roaring fire. He got up to change out of his wet clothes, "Just shut up and get warm!"
Kagome smiled as she watched her hanyou stripping from his wet clothes. "Hey, bring over the futon! This floor is hard."
"Keh, you got legs woman. Get it yourself," he grumbled.
"I also have an injured knee, man, remember?" Kagome replied sarcastically.
Inuyasha quietly cursed to himself and brought over the futon. He placed it in front of the fireplace and lifted Kagome onto it.
"Alright, let's look at that knee," Inuyasha ordered.
Kagome gingerly removed her pants, trying not to move her leg too much. Inuyasha helped her out and placed the pants off to the side. He closely examined her knee.
"That's a nasty bruise," he winced. He gingerly poked and prodded the injury, whimpering as Kagome hissed in pain. "Sorry. I don't think it's broken, it's swelling like a son of a bitch though."
Kagome sighed and let her head drop back to the ground, "I'm too busy to be laid up and not able to walk! And on Christmas too!"
"Keh," Inuyasha replied, placing a kiss on the bruise, "I don't care what happens, you ain't moving from this bed."
"You'd better get up here and help warm me up then!" Kagome ordered playfully.
"As you wish, my miko," Inuyasha smirked as he crawled up her body. He wrapped his arms tightly around his wife and nuzzled her cheek.
Kagome idly played with a strand of his hair, "Inuyasha, you ever think of having some noisy brats of our own?"
Inuyasha gasped softly, "Keh? You sure you're ready?"
"I don't see why not," Kagome answered, "we have this big hut. It's not like we're travelling all over Japan hunting demons anymore. Besides, I need something to take my mind off the pain in my knee."
Inuyasha grinned; you didn't have to tell him twice. Outside the lovers' hut, the storm raged on. The screams and howls of the hanyou and miko competing with the howls of the wind outside.
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