She felt his hands snug themselves around her waist. She smiled and reached her hands out to hold around him. Finally, after so long she was back with the person most dear to her. She had gotten teary eyes when she had arrived on the other side of the well, and when a familiar hand reached out, all she could think to herself was: it was fate! When he had pulled her up, she had gazed into his beautiful amber eyes and finally felt at home. Now that she was in his arms, close to him, she never wanted to let go of him. When he said “What have you been up to idiot?” she just smiled. Yes, this was the Inuyasha she knew.
They pulled apart, and for a few seconds they just looked into each other’s eyes. It seemed like they both searched for something in the eyes of their beloved. At the same moment they smiled. It seemed like they had found what they had been looking for. Kagome felt herself tug at his hakama, and just when she was about to remove her hand, she could feel Inuyasha’s hand tighten around her waist. Was this the moment she had been waiting for she thought. Was he finally going to kiss her? Not as Kikyo, but as Kagome? Kagome; with rosy cheeks and Inuyasha; with crimson red cheeks stared at each other. It seemed like Inuyasha was a bit unsure of what to do, but then he carefully pulled her a little bit closer.
Slowly, very slowly they both moved closer. Kagome closed her eyes in perfect bliss, and just when he was about to touch her lips with his own, they heard someone cry: “Kagome, Kagome!” They opened their eyes wide and jumped away from each other. They didn’t get the time to get embarrassed, because Shippo jumped down from the sky and right into Kagome’s arms. “Shippo!” Kagome cried with delight. “Is it really you Kagome!?” Kagome smiled a bright smile and hugged him like she would hug a plushie. “Yes, it’s me. And I’ve decided to stay here now, I won’t leave you anymore.” Inuyasha’s ears twitched by the statement and he couldn’t help, but to smile by the thought of Kagome not leaving anymore. “For real!? I’m so happy!!” the little kitsune cried delightfully. “You heard her, didn’t you dummy?” Inuyasha said arrogantly. Like it hadn’t meant the world to him too that Kagome had decided to stay. Automatic Kagome turned around, and was just about to test if she could still make him kiss the ground. But when she met his gaze, memories of what had almost happened minutes ago made her cheeks warm. Inuyasha’s cheeks turned a little red as well and he just mumbled a “keh!”
Kagome was met with all the familiar faces and a few new ones. She was adored by the children of Miroku and Sango instantly. Sango and Miroku had been married and had just gotten twins. But one thing hadn’t changed much; that was Miroku’s womanizing, and Sango’s slapping. Though there was a little twist; Miroku hadn’t asked any woman to bear his children, he just asked them to marry him. Of course this honored him a slap from Sango and sometimes a knock on the head from Inuyasha. It felt so strange to be back with everyone, but it was good to see them all. She had lived most of her life at home in the present, but she had realized that she had another home, and that was in the feudal area. She thought about when the well had miraculous opened for her, and when she had to say goodbye to her home.
“Kagome, it’s open” mom Higurashi said amazed. Kagome’s eyes lightened up with hope and she felt like crying again, but she didn’t want to meet them all while being a crybaby, so she swallowed her tears. She was about to leap into the well like she had done so many times before, but then it stroke her. She put her left foot down on the ground while the other one was still on the well ready to go. She lowered her head in realization. “If I go, I won’t be able to come back” she said. “I know Kagome” her mom said. Kagome turned her head to face her mother, one of the persons closest to her heart. “Then why, why are you letting me go?” Mama Higurashi smiled the sweetest smile and said: “Because you belong there. I’ve had you in my life for 18 years dear. And I love you more than anything, but… There are others who love you as much as I do.” Kagome looked at her confused and said that she didn’t understand. “Inuyasha loves you, and you love him, she paused before she continued. “And because I love you, I can let you go”.
She had hugged her mom, said goodbye to the place she grew up in and jumped into the past where her future awaited her. It was now night-time and she was once again lying in the cottage with Shippo, Kaede and Inuyasha. She had almost fallen asleep when she felt a movement in the doorframe. She got up as quietly as she could and sneaked out the door. She walked a bit and tried to see in the darkness, but for the moment found her task hopeless. “Inuyasha, Inuyasha, is that you?” she whispered out into the shadows. Just when she was feeling a bit cold and maybe a bit scared she heard something behind her. She swung around just to face a couple of amber eyes staring at her dumb fondly. She jumped back startled and let a little yelp out. “Hey, what’s all the noise for wench?” Inuyasha asked annoyed. “Well I heard you go outside, and I thought I should ask you about something” Kagome said innocently. “Hmph, like what?” he answered in his usual Inuyasha-way. She hadn’t meant to say that she wanted to ask him about something, because she hadn’t just thought of the question, it had been something she had thought about 3 years ago. Still it was better late than never, right?“
"First I want to know if you’re going up in that tree you always sleep in” she demanded. Inuyasha thought she was acting strange today, and couldn’t get where this question came from. But it wasn’t every day you came back into the past 3 years after you had been left out of it, so he guessed that maybe it wasn’t so strange. “Maybe I am, maybe I’m not” Inuyasha answered. A slightly annoyed look in Kagome’s eyes and one glance at his beads told him to be careful of what he said and he finally answered. “Yes, I am. Why’d you wanna know? Kagome inhaled air and let it out before she smiled her most charming smile and said: “Because I wanted to know if I could sleep beside you in the tree.” For a moment Inuyasha just stood there in shock. Never had she asked him such a thing, and never had he thought she would. She wanted to sleep beside him!? He looked at Kagome’s slightly worried eyes and decided he should give her an answer. “Keh, if you want to” he said and folded his hands in his sleeves. “Really!?” Kagome asked surprised. He just nodded and looked away with red cheeks.