Kagome sat mesmerized by the stars in the sky. The night sky in Tokyo was washed out from the bright city lights, leaving only darkness. In the feudal era, the stars shone like diamonds, their sparkle never-ending. Quiet moments like this allowed Kagome time to think. Her life had change so much in the past few days: graduation, leaving home and her return to Inuyasha. He had come into her life unexpectantly and she learned over the past three years that there was no life for her without him. She missed home and her family but she knew her life was here with Inuyasha and she did not regret her decision.
Inuyasha followed her path to the quiet hilltop. Seeing her wrapped in the moonlight made his heart swell. Over the last several days, he wondered if this had been a dream and he would awaken to find himself alone again. Sitting next to her, he let the warmth from her body and her unique scent reassure him. Wrapping his arm around her, Inuyasha pulled her close and Kagome relaxed against him. As far as he was concerned, his world was perfect now.
They sat quietly, both watching the night sky. After a while, Kagome began to speak.
“Back in my time, I used to sit under Goshinboku and watch the sky. I would imagine you were here doing the same thing. Sometimes, I would even wish on a shooting star for us to be together again. Those were the times I felt closest to you.”
Bowing her head, Kagome tried to hide the blush that was creeping up her face. She hadn’t planned to admit something so personal. The change in their relationship was still new to her and suddenly, she felt shy. Inuyasha smiled at her blush but said nothing. Instead, he pulled her into his lap and held her close, content to be close to her. The silence again spread in the little clearing, broken only by the sound of the night. Kagome gasped, breaking the quiet. Inuyasha tensed, prepared to face whatever startled her. Once he saw where she was pointing, he relaxed. A particularly bright star rocketed across the heavens, leaving behind a glittery trail. Returning his gaze to Kagome’s face, he noticed her eyes were watching him.
“Did you make a wish?” He asked his golden eyes gentle and filled with love. Kagome returned his gaze and gave a beautiful smile. “Not this time. Everything I’ve been wishing for is holding me right now.”
It was Inuyasha’s turn to blush as he read the sincerity and love shining in Kagome’s eyes. Cuddling her closer, he marveled at the blessing the kamis had restored to him. Looking back up at the sky, he watched the lingering trail left behind by the star. One day soon, he, too, would share his wish on the shooting stars, too.