Reviewer: Dragon Ashes Signed
October 28, 2009
Chapter 37: Sangeki
Hey! Cool story.
Just one little thing: if Kagome was only in her fourth day of pregnancy, her unborn child would not yet have even implanted in her womb. Thus, he or she would be very safe from disruption, unless destroyed by direct contact. Kagome's body would have safely buffered the child from the blow; additionally, at this age, there would be little to no blood from a miscarriage, because the child is less than the size of a pinhead. Truly fascinating biology, no?
So, yeah. You could totally throw this out the window by claiming that hanyou babies grow at ten times the normal human rate or something. Author's Response:
I searched for a good half hour on the internet trying to find information on this, but to no avail. I justify what I wrote because I said the blow would have killed a normal human instantly, "pulverizing bones and liquefying internal organs." So in a sense, the child was destroyed by direct contact. Maybe the blood came loose from the walls of the womb at impact? The website I'm looking at now says the embryo implants in the womb 5-14 days after conception, so 4 isn't that much of a stretch. I imagine pregnancy would be a little different for hanyou anyway.
Thanks for the biology lesson, but I think I justified what happened faily well. The only important thing about this is that Inuyasha could tell what had happened, anyway.