As the day went on Kagome found herself realizing just about how much she has missed the feudal area. She found herself intrigued with the smell, the people, the harmony and the simple way of living. Before she had met Inuyasha this thought would have been completely out of the question! The thought of sleeping in a hut, or on the ground every night; unthinkable! Kagome sighed. Still…sleeping in the warm hut with someone watching over you, and laying underneath the starry sky next to a certain someone, wasn’t so bad. In fact, when she thought about it, it was pretty romantic. She couldn’t think of anyone who wouldn’t mind watching the stars beside a handsome boy, half-demon anyways. Inuyasha….. Just the thought made her cheeks glow red. Kagome turned around by the sound of her name and met compelling amber eyes. “Inuyasha” Kagome stammered, still thinking about her previous daydream. His right hand was suddenly on her forehead. Her face was red like a lobster’s Inuyasha wondered. Is she sick or something? “Are you getting sick Kagome, a fever maybe?” When Kagome’s face reddened again and she looked down he wondered; is she blushing? “You blushing Kagome?” Inuyasha asked curiously.
There was nothing better he could have said to get her attention. For a moment he wondered if he should have just shut up. Of course this was a little bit too late to think now, something her stunned expression was a proof of. “ I-I….well…I” Kagome stammered nervously. Inuyasha had to restrain himself from laughing; her terrible stammering was incredible funny. “Well? I’m waiting Kagome” he said teasing her. He decided not to irritate her more, and kept his mouth shut. After all the prayer beans were still around his neck. Even though she had yet to use them, it didn’t mean that she wouldn’t. “I blushed! Okay!?” was what her outburst sounded like. “What for?” the always curious hanyou asked. She didn’t say anything, but put her hands on her hips. He knew this kind of position; it meant that she had decided to be stubborn. Like that was something new? Kagome has shown him from day one that if she put her mind to something, she wouldn’t let it go. It could be very irritating, especially when she refused to give up on one of their arguments. When he was obviously right, of course, stubborn wench….”Common, tell me! I wanna know!” he urged. After a several more of Inuyasha’s pleas, Kagome had yet to say something. He was just about to ask again, when he noticed the irritated frown. With an elegant (and not to mention very cruel) smirk, she simply said: Inuyasha….please SIT!
That idiot! Why did he have to ask about it? Maybe she shouldn’t have sat him for it, but she couldn’t help it. It was a reflex, and what was she suppose to answer exactly? I was daydreaming about you Inuyasha, only you, like I’ve done for the past three years? Hah, as if that would ever happen! Technically that would be the same as asking him if he had done the same. Had he been dreaming about her? Unfortunately that kind of question wanted only one answer…. And she wasn’t sure that she would have gotten the one she wanted.
Now where had she gone off to? What was it with her and running off so he couldn’t find her? That was so typical Kagome. He sniffed in the air, searching for her scent. As he moved closer to the well, the sweet smell of flowers invaded his nostrils. He’d once told her he hated her scent, but damn, that was quite a lie! As he moved closer to the tree he’d shown her earlier, her scent got stronger. “Kagome! What’s up with the hide and seek?” Inuyasha asked. With quick steps Inuyasha rounded the tree to where Kagome sat. With her chin in her arms, and distant eyes, she was apparently thinking. He quietly sat down on the branch of the tree. He didn’t say anything, but rather studied her features and wondering what she was thinking.
Inside of her head, Kagome was thinking hard on what to say. Every time she thought she knew what to say, she changed her mind and kept her mouth closed. She turned her head to the side to look at Inuyasha, who looked adorable confused. That was Inuyasha, he was so dense. She smiled softly. The last time they had been there, she had made a move. One step closer to tell him how she felt about him. Close, but not close enough…. How did they always come to taking one step back, either because of their pride or their shyness? “Hey, Inuyasha?” she said breaking the silence. He relaxed his shoulders as he replied: “Yeah?” Kagome took a deep breath to steady her voice. “Do you still miss her?” was her question. “Who?” Inuyasha asked confused. “Kikyo”
Her voice had cracked a little bit, and he could tell that it hadn’t been easy for her to ask about it. Kikyo was a subject neither of them talked much about, and when they did so, it always ended with him being sat. Why she sat him would remain a mystery. “Of course I do. She was…” Inuyasha paused and studied her face. “She was my first love, you know”. A tiny smile formed around the curves of her lips, and she nodded. “Yes, I know”. There was a little silence before she continued. “I’m sorry that I wasn’t here. The past three years I mean”. The wind caught Inuyasha long mane as he swiftly moved from where he had been sitting to sitting on his knees in front of her. “You have nothing to be sorry for Kagome! Do you hear me!? Nothing!” he almost shouted. “Now I want you to repeat after me: I have nothing to be sorry for, and I will stop apologizing”. She giggled and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear while she repeated his words. Inuyasha smirked and nodded as if he was pleased. When Inuyasha had fiercely ordered her to stop apologizing, he had taken her hands in his own. She could bet that he hadn’t taken notice of it yet. Her smile faded, and with a serious face she asked him. “Did you miss me?”
Inuyasha was completely taken back by the question. She has asked so boldly, without any hesitation. Her posture was firm, and to anyone else she would look exactly that way, but not to him. She was nervous, and definitely holding her breath, like he could feel himself doing. He wanted to say “keh” and laugh it off, but there was something about her eyes that made suck it up. This was silly! He should just take it like a man, and tell her the truth. “Yes, I did” Inuyasha said quietly, almost like a whisper. Her face lit up and she smiled. “So is it true that you went to the well every third day?” she asked teasingly. “Wha-what, who told you that?” Inuyasha asked as if being caught in doing something naughty. When she didn’t answer, just giggled, he loosened up. “Maybe, maybe not” In one swift move, Kagome had glided down to the ground, next to Inuyasha looking up at him smiling. Kagome felt a little braver, and she decided to let him in on her secret. “At home, I went every second day”.
Nothing could have shocked him more than what she had said. Not quite sure that he was doing it, Inuyasha leaned in closer. His amber eyes searched hers for lies, but when he didn’t find any, they grew softer. Nervously Inuyasha lifted his hand to Kagome’s cheek. His voice trembled, and all he managed to say was her name. “Kagome...” Delicate hands covered his own hands, and with gentle strokes she urged him to continue. This was it he thought. No turning back, this time it was all or nothing. “Kagome…I love you. Please stay with me?” He closed his eyes afraid of being rejected, but the sight that met him surprised him even more. She still held on to his hand, stroking it, and crying softly. Tears fell on his hand, and made it wet. “Kagome? I’m sorry, did I say something wrong?” Inuyasha asked worried. It was hard to make out what she said, but his sensitive ears picked up her hulking of words. He smiled, she had said: “No, you’ve never said anything so right before”. The moment after her lips had uttered the words, they were soft against Inuyasha’s. He could taste the passion in her kiss, and when she whispered the magical words in-between catching her breath, he had never felt happier. I love you, I love you, I love you so much Inuyasha. With one hand entwined in her hair, another around her timid waist, he held her close. This was their now, they both knew that neither would ever let go. Not now that they had found their way to each other.