April 01, 2022
05/20/2022 02:14 PM
The moment Kaede had confirmed what Kagome suspected, Inuyasha’s stomach had dropped. His eyes widened and all he wanted to do was run. His heart thundered in his ears, beating a rapid rhythm that should be reserved for fighting alone! He couldn’t get away though. That would have broken Kagome’s heart and the last thing he wanted was to see tears in her eyes at what should be a joyful time. She stood opposite him, waiting for his reaction. A light breeze tugged her black hair away from her face, her large brown eyes boring into him. He sucked in a breath and nodded. “That’s great,” he said. He knew it sounded hollow, but what more could he do?
He was going to be a father! How did that happen? Well, he knew how it happened but that didn’t matter right now. They had been careful! Had they not spoken about this and decided to wait a while? They’d been married three months now, which was no time at all. There was so much to do! So many things to sort out before they even considered children, and now this?
Running a hand over the back of his neck, he pressed his lips together and shuffled a bit. On top of all that, he had no idea how to be a father! He’d never had one of his own to look up to while growing up, and now that he was an adult, it didn’t seem to matter all that much. A single brief meeting was all he’d had, and that had been over in less than a heartbeat. How was he going to learn to do it? And do it well for that matter! There were no books on it!
“Are you alright?” Kaede asked, “You’ve gone very pale all of a sudden, Inuyasha”
“I’m fine, quit asking,” he barked without thinking.
“Can you give us a minute?” Kagome asked. The elder woman inclined her head, smiled and then stepped away. Kagome approached and took his hands in hers. “You’re freaking out aren’t you?” she whispered.
“No,” Inuyasha lied. She let go of one hand and gently led him away from the village. Without people watching, it might be easier for him to come to terms with what had happened. Or at least freak out a little easier.
He let her take him away from people, where he could process this news a little easier. The hill behind their house was the perfect spot. When they had both settled on the soft grass, Kagome smiled. For a while, they didn’t speak. Inuyasha let his thoughts run riot in his head. Several times, he opened his mouth to ask something before closing it again. Where did you even begin with something as large as this. It was almost like the first time he had told her he loved her; it felt as big!
“It’s alright if you are unsure,” she said. He was glad she was the one to break the silence. “I’m a little freaked out by it too. I hadn’t expected that to happen quite so quickly.”
“Yeah,” he replied softly. He tore his eyes away from her and looked out over the landscape. The sun was out, some of the villagers were working in the paddy fields, the conical hats keeping their eyes shielded from the bright light. It was a peaceful place now, that made it safe. No other demons had come to harass anyone since Kagome’s return, and life was easy. It was the perfect place to raise a family and yet… “Were you not taking that medicine to prevent this from happening?” he asked.
He thought he saw a flash of irritation on Kagome’s face, but couldn’t be sure if it was there, it was gone so fast, “I can’t get more, and they ran out!” she said. Yes, definite irritation.
“I’m not angry,” he said. “I just… I have no idea how to be a father! I can’t fight a child and that’s all I know how to do!” He pictured trying to fight his way out of dirty nappies and shuddered.
“I’ve never been a mother before either,” Kagome said.
“But you’re a woman, all women know how to look after babies,” Inuyasha said. How hard could it be? Sango seemed to be managing just fine with it. Kagome looked even more irritated now. “What?” he asked.
“Why don’t we just try and work it out together? I’ve never had a baby of my own before you know.” The irritation died when he smiled, and she snuggled into his shoulder. Shifting, he let her into his warmth. He tucked her head under his chin, his heart calmed and he drew in a breath.
“That should work,” he said. “I’m sure there is going to be more panic before he gets here…”
“He?” Kagome asked.
“Yeah, just a feeling I have,” he whispered.
“It might be a girl you know,” Kagome said. Inuyasha finally smiled. Maybe it would be alright after all. If she was there beside him, then he was sure this would work out for the best. They were a great team, why shouldn’t they be great parents?
04/06/2022 05:37 PM
Wanted Plot's/Story Ideas
I love writing stories - it is why we are here after all! I thought I would throw up some stories that I am looking forward to writing. It might also help kick off some discussions with people. So, here we are:
1 - Modern Day AU - Instead of Kagome going back in time, Inuyasha comes forward to the modern era. He is not the brightest, and pretty hot headed so working out how he would cope in the modern age would be a lot of fun.
2 - Fight the Evil - A new threat (this could be anything - vampires, aliens, evil necromancer overlord etc) has arrived in feudal Japan and Inuyasha and friends have to work out what that is - and get rid of it. Plenty of room for adventures and distractions along the way.
3 - Actually a demon now - Inuyasha fulfilled his wish and is now a demon. How is he going to cope with that? How will his friends deal with him?
4 - Pirate AU - Inuyasha but at sea. Plunder, pillage, raid and go on quests, on the high seas!
5 - Starcrossed lovers - This one will take a bit more plotting out, but the two characters are destined to unite to save their respective people. Only thing is, they start off hating one another and have to work together to find out what evil is destroying the world in the first place.
6 - Apocalypse AU - I love apoc writing, and having characters try to survive in a wasteland. This can take place in ay time setting, though seeing characters trying to survive in feudal Japan is tough enough as it is without an apocalypse to deal with!
04/06/2022 04:49 PM
Obligatory Rules Post!
I hate rules, but we got to have some boundaries to make sure we are all comfortable!
Disregarding these will get you deleted without question.
Let's keep it simple though - so we are all on a level.
1 - no god modding. I write Inuyasha in my own way, you write your character as you see fit.
2 - Para at the minimum please, one liners bore me to tears, they're not enough to get the creative juice flowing.
3 - Discussion is better than random starters. I like to at least have a rough idea where things are going.
4 - Romance. Yes, I write it. Yes, I enjoy it. No, I am not here for wish fulfillment or for ero. I will write those themes but only in the context of a story and if the characters get along well. I prefer these themes to develop organically rather than force.
4a - Shipping. Who doesn't love a good ship!? Emphasis on good. I'm not looking for anything in particular. I will probably wind up being multiship so please be aware of that. I treat every story as seperate from one another so there is no cross over etc.
5 - I am friendly OOC, I like to talk and get to know people. I am not looking for romance OOC. If I feel my writing partner is getting too attached, I will call things to a halt.
6 - Themes I will NOT explore. Vore, Non-Consensual ero, body horror. This is not an exhaustive list and if something is making me feel uncomfortable I will say so.
7 - Don't pester me - soube replying to get my attention is super annoying. I am a busy person IRL, please do me a favour and respect that.
8 - Discord. I am not convinced I need this yet. Convince me otherwise.
Think that is it for rules, good enough for me at least.
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