Her head was throbbing and she knows her eyes aren't even open yet. Luckily, she no longer felt the floor underneath her. It was replaced by a soft leather. The air around her was cool but she could hear voices. However, she did not even want to wake up. The last thing she wanted to do was open her eyes.
"mama!" However Shiori's voice made her shoot up remembering she had her kids with her. As soon as she found two sets of silver hair she could figure out where she was.
Crap, she thought.
She was in a limo. Her daughter was on the floor of the car kneeling next to her. No doubt she sensed when her mother woke up, as did her son who was sitting next to her head playing with her hair. The car was moving, that much was obvious. The window nearest her was cracked open. Enough for air but not enough to see inside the car. Looking at the end of the seat she saw Rin sitting with water in her hand. Next to her was Sesshomaru.
"Morning" he said looking at her. His face was unreadable.
She nodded to him as the car came to a stop. Sesshomaru opened the door and helped Rin out before helping Shiori and Takumi. Kagome came out on her own and stepped next to her kids. The park. They were at the park. Right in front of an entrance to Central park on the west side.
fantastic, she sarcastically thought.
"mama, what are we gonna do?" shiori asked from her side grabbing Kagome's hand. From the corner of her eye she noticed an ice cream vender and sent her kids with some money while keeping an eye on them.
"I smell him" was all Sesshomaru said.
"And they smell you." Kagome shot back with a glare.
"Great to have you back" He snorted.
"Right back at ya" Kagome rolled her eyes.
"ooooookay, no need for the hostility with kids around!" Rin stated as the kids came back.
"Mom, can I take Shiori to the zoo?" Takumi asked obviously realizing Kagome needed grownup time.
"Splendid idea" Sesshomaru said digging in his wallet and sending the kids to buy tickets for everyone. They skipped like never before with Shiori tailing Takumi. Kagome watched every step of their way.
"So.." Rin said
"So.." Sesshomaru added.
"So." Kagome put in.
"At least tell me they were conceived together?" Rin blurted out.
"Rin!" Kagome yelled as the kids came back.
"What?!" she yelled back
"Aaron, will you please accompany these two children throughout the zoo. Do not let your eyes off of them for a second. Anything happens to them and it's your life on the line, got it?" Sesshomaru ordered one of the men following them. Shiori took a little convincing before Takumi was able to pull her off of Kagome and into the zoo.
"Well?" Rin asked getting a glare from Kagome.
"Yes, they were."
"How old are they?" Sesshomaru asked.
"turning four" she answered
"So Shiori and Takumi?" Rin asked.
"Yes" Kagome answered.
"Both half demons?" Sesshomaru raised a brow.
"What do you think?" Kagome shot back.
"I presume they are my brother's?" Sesshomaru asked sensing the mixed emotions in Kagome at the mention of him.
"Yes." she managed to say watching her kids around the seals.
"But when?" Rin nearly whispered.
"The gala, the night before I left..."
"Come on!" he said.
"We can't just leave!" she hissed back trying not to get caught.
"Everyones in the ballroom, no one will catch us." He said before pulling her to him and pressing his lips to hers.
"what are you doing!" she hissed trying to push him away.
"Trying to kiss you" he smirked in the darkness.
"We have to get back." she said trying to walk the way they came before he pulled her back to his chest again and whispering into her ear.
"But you look too Beautiful to just let go of" he whispered huskily. She just stared back at him starting to feel what he was feeling as well. He leaned in and kissed her again. This time with less force and more loving passion then she has felt from him before. He pulled back first and just stared at her still closed lids as he pressed his forehead to hers.
"Be with me?" He asked
"I am with you" She managed to answer.
"No, I mean.. be with me. Tonight?" He stared staring into her eyes with unwavering emotions.
She knew what he meant at that moment. She could see it in his eyes. It was a scary moment for her. To decide whether or not she wanted to give her self up for the first time to him. In her heart she knew she would spend the rest of her life with him so why not let him be her first. And that she did. She nodded and he finally opened the door to his room pulling her in with him. He took her to the bed and took off his own button down before reaching behind her and beginning to unzip her dress all the while staring into her eyes with that same emotion. Both of their clothes had been shed and he pulled her into the large bed. He was hovering over her, still looking into her eyes. The eyes that told her that she would always be in love with him. The eyes that showed her just how much he loved her.
"Kagome.. I love you" He said to her.
"I love you too…"
"Kagome!" Rin yelled pulling her out of the memory. Rin was pressing her hands against her face before Kagome realized that she was actually crying. She hadn't noticed. Shiori started running over to her having smelled the tears with Takumi right after her. She stopped them before they could speak.
"It's alright baby, go on. Takumi take your sister to see the birds. I'm alright." She reassured them with a smile before Shiori was forcefully pulled by Takumi into the bird building. Kagome looked around and couldn't find Sesshomaru. She sent Rin a look and Rin pointed in the opposite direction. Sesshomaru was pretending to look at some animal behind the glass. She knew he paying attention to them. She choked a laugh.
"You okay?" Rin asked.
"Yes." She said firmly wiping away any last tears looking straight at Rin.
"They're beautiful, ya' know?" Rin smiled.
"I know" Kagome smiled proudly.
"Probably giving Aaron a trip aren't they?" Rin laughed
"Most likely Takumi" Kagome laughed back.
"Shiori's attached to you tho?" Rin looked at her.
"Always has been, but Takumi takes good care of her too. She's just really shy." Kagome said.
"Why?" Rin asked
"I had to."
"When I found out I was pregnant, I was already in New York. And for the reason I left I- I couldn't put my own child back in that." Kagome said thinking of when she left.
"And why did you leave? You never told anyone." That was a lie. She had told Sango and Jakotsu but that's it. Not even her own mother knows because she knew she would just go on and tell Izayoi.
"I tried." Kagome blurted out holding back more tears.
"I tried but she " Kagome stopped herself.
"Who's she and what did she do?" Rin asked in seriousness. Kagome didn't answer
"Kikyo, Rin. Kikyo." Kagome finally said.
"What did Kikyo do?" Rin looked at her with fuming eyes. She never liked her either but she thought that Inuyasha got with Kikyo after Kagome left.
"The morning when I woke up, he wasn't next to me. I got up and was confused when I heard something from outside the door. I was about to open the door when I heard voices. I heard him but then I heard her…
She was creaking towards the door as the voices got louder. She held the sheets tight against her body putting her towards the doorframe.
"But inuyasha!" someone whimpered.
"Seriously Kikyo, you cannot be here right now." Inuyasha hissed low
"It never mattered before when I came in" Kikyo said seductively.
"It matters right now."
"Why because that girls in there?" she asked
"Yes as a matter of fact, my girlfriend is in there." he hissed back.
"She finally give it up to you?" Kikyo laughed
"Poor girl." she added
"Just get out of here!" he said.
"Oh but I'll be back." she said.
"yea yea whatever" he said before opening the door and finding his girlfriend staring at him.
She couldn't move. She didn't want to look at him but she couldn't look away either. His face was unreadable and she hated it. She wanted nothing but to slap him but again, she couldn't move. It took a few minutes but finally she managed words.
"her?" she choked out stepping away from him. He tried to step towards her but she moved away again, not wanting him to touch her. Hell she didn't want him to even look at her. She felt so ashamed. After what she did for him, after what she gave him. This is what she get from that?
"Kagome" he said stepping closer.
"NO!" she screamed.
"Don't you dare come near me. Don't you EVER come near me again." She said hardly as tears fell. She didn't even care that she was crying because she knew even with the tears that she still wanted him dead and gone right now. She looked at him and his mouth was open, he was in shock. Of course. She finds he's been cheating on her and he's the one in shock?
"Get out of the way" she said seeing him in front of the door.
"No, Kago " He said trying to get to her.
"I said get OUT of the WAY!" she yelled cutting him off.
Without giving him the chance to fight back she ran past him and out the door. She ran to the room that's been used as hers since she could remember walking and locked the doors. She made sure even the shared bathroom to the room next to her was locked before finally dropping the sheets covering her naked body and frantically pulling on clothes. She heard pounding on each door after the other but ignored it. There was no way in hell she was ever going to speak to him. Not after this. She said nothing just got dressed, grabbed her things and opted for going out the second story window. The pipes and vines helping her travel, she quickly got down and ran across the yard towards her car and started it. Tears were still coming down but she didn't care. She needed to get away and it needed to happen now. She was halfway out of the drivepath before she heard her name and looked in the rearview. Inuyasha was on the second story porch yelling after her. She didn't care, just kept driving.
"I'm going to kill him!" Rin yelled standing up from their bench.
"As am I" Sesshomaru stated walking back to them.
Of course, hes was listening. Kagome thought.
"But you said you tried? Tried what?" Rin asked looking back at Kagome.
"I found out I was pregnant, two months later. I was already in New York living in Sango and Jakotsu's spare room. One month later I was three months and I finally decided to call him and tell him. I did. I called his cell but she picked up. " she heard Rin suck in air next to her, she continued. "I told her I wanted to speak to him and she said over her dead body. I told her it was serious and I didn't have time for her crap. Then she said through a joke 'oh don't tell me your first got you pregnant? I mean I know he's not a fan of condoms but really?' I was stunned and didn't say anything and then she said 'oh my god you are! this is rich!' then I begged her to put him on the phone and she still wouldn't and started telling me about how now he was with her and he couldn't care less about me so I lost it and hung up to delete and block his number." Kagome finished with one last tear falling and this time Sesshomaru wiped it away before hugging her tightly. It's been years since she's seen him and had to admit that it felt great to again be with someone she always saw as an older brother.
"I told myself that I would never let my child become a part of the life of someone who didn't even care about their mother. They may be his pups but with what he did and how she acted about me it was obvious the way he felt about us and our life and I wasn't going to throw my child into that mess. When I found out I was having twins it only affirmed my own decision. I wasn't going to put them through it so I stayed here and started working and here I am today with two very lovely and smart kids and a happy home." Kagome finished as her kids trotted back having gone through the whole zoo already.
"Mama! we saw bears and big cats! sis didn't like them very much" Takumi said as Shiori scrunched up her face at the mention of the mountain lions.
"Obviously" Sesshomaru muttered to no one in particular. Rin and Kagome laughed at him while the kids were confused.
"Mama.." Shiori tried to speak up.
"Yes baby?" Kagome said attending to her girl while Rin and even Sesshomaru gave adorning looks of pride.
"Who are these people?" she said shyly pointing at Sesshomaru as he raised his eyebrow.
"Shiori, Takumi.. this is Rin and Sesshomaru.. Your aunt and uncle." Both Sesshomaru and Rin just stared at Kagome shocked that she just did that.
"Really?" Shiori beamed looking up at Sesshomaru.
"Cool, finally some family." Takumi smiled.
"Takumi!" Kagome scolded.
"Sorry, ma" He lowered his head before she messed up his hair and everyone laughed.
Kagome opened the door to her condo and let everyone in. After the zoo and that tiring confession they decided to go back to her place instead of the hotel so no one would see them. Kagome was thankful that Jakotsu's eye helped her home while he was here last night so it didn't look like a house with three year old twins.
"Kids!" Kagome yelled as they ran up to her from Sesshomaru's back.
"Go wash up before dinner okay?" and with that they ran up the stairs.
"Make yourself comfortable" She said heading into the kitchen to pull some stuff out of the fridge for dinner.
"You honestly cannot expect me to be here, meet my niece and nephew and let you cook, did you?" Sesshomaru asked standing up from the couch.
"Uh yes?" Kagome said while Rin giggled and shook her head.
"Honestly.." He shook his head as he pulled out his phone to call a reservation and a car.
20 minutes later, the kids were dressed in nice clothes after Kagome went to change as well. The car was downstairs and they all climbed in. Just as Rin said Sesshomaru had big plans for dinner tonight in celebration of the promising additions to the family. Everything was going great. They were even having debates over the kids schooling because he felt they needed better and she assured him that they were in private school already and he still didn't approve. They were enjoying themselves when Sesshomaru's phone rang. The moment he answered it and gave an annoyed expression Rin knew who it was but Kagome needed a little more catching on. Eventually it was obvious to everyone except the kids that it was Inuyasha. while he was on the phone Rin took the time to talk to Kagome while the kids were happily eating a fat chocolate dessert that Kagome knew they'd regret later on.
"So, I spoke to Bonkotsu while you were knocked out." she said.
"You're coming back with us on Tuesday." She simply said sipping on wine.
"mh- I'M SORRY, WHAT?"