this is an awzam story. can you find it in your heart to finished it???? please prety please
[“She is pack,” Sesshoumaru stated simply.
“You know, you still haven't told me what that means,” Kagome said impishly, trying to forget Sango's anger and the sudden loss of her home. She refused to break down in front of everyone. Naraku was gone, the jewel was whole, and the world was safe. Everyone had reasons to be happy, and more than anyone, the people seated around the fire deserved it.
“I will explain when we get back to the shiro,” He rumbled, sparing her a glance from the corner of his eye. She laughed.
“So, when are you and Sango going to get married?” Kagome asked cheerfully, forcing a bright smile.
“After the village is built,” Miroku responded, slightly off kilter by the sudden subject change.
“Wow. I didn't think you guys would want to wait after all this,” Kagome said, waving her hand in a general manner.
“We've waited three years. A few more months won't matter. Besides, by then she'll be cooled down enough that you and Shippou can come. Sesshoumaru-sama is invited as well.”
“This Sesshoumaru will be unable to make it,” He intoned.]
I can't tell you why this hit my funny bone so hard, but it did. I laughed hysterically. And I actually reread the section 2 more times just to laugh again with the context >_>
So stoically, passive-aggressively supportive. :D
I've been reading Inuyasha fanfic for so long, but I can't believe I've not encountered this fic until now. I've never reacted to a story so strongly. In the last 12 chapters, I've ached, I've laughed, I've cried, I've loved. Over and over again! Hitting harder every time, too. Kagome's experience is so real, and growing with Sesshoumaru in learning that just makes it all the more heartbreaking. Everyone has their own experiences and interpretations that influence how they react to things, but this completely factual, logical view of Sesshoumaru's, along with the faintest hint of emotion on his part that you begin to sense, and then Kagome's utter, desolate grief (and depression, PTSD, a whole host of reasons for why she shouldn't even be coherent anymore), all of the things that she's doing her damndest to fight - makes it so much more personal. Which, you notice/realize that he's beginning to notice/realize!
And then, two minutes after reading that, you're laughing because Sesshoumaru acts in a way or says something that is so Sesshoumaru, and you can't help but love him like you know Kagome will. And I'm sure that will be what helps her heal in future chapters. That always-reliable, pure strength and care (and eventually love? :)
And then it gets serious again. I just love how you incorporate all that real emotion and true emotional development, all in the same paragraph, all while providing a bit of comic relief here and there.
Btw, your portrayal of their characters is spot-on, and I love them! I can't believe how true to the canon-Sesshoumaru he is after so much time and events! Most fics to seem to have him so much more influenced and malleable, usually far before this point, and yet in this you know - while he might be beginning to feel something - he's not malleable in the least and is still the same perfectly composed Sesshoumaru. At least he still thinks he is. And I love it. Same with Kagome! Your psychological breakdown and intimate description of their experiences and growth and thoughts and feelings is amazing.
There's such an empathetic understanding of emotions (and their irrationalities!) and the effects of them, and yet also an understanding of how someone might TRY to reign those emotions and developments in through logic. This story is one of the most incredible stories I've ever read. Not that I'm an expert, but, I think it is so perfectly developed, perfectly explored, perfectly written. I'm going to be so sad when it ends, I just know it, especially considering it's probably not a true ending with the hiatus.
I am still so happy to be reading it now, though!! THANK YOU. So much love <3
Please update soon!!!!! I'm hooked on this story... Its a good one!!!!
Oohhh nooo is are you to finish it at any point? I hope all is well in your life but this story is one of the best so please come back and finish!
(Chapter 42) - Tue 31 Dec 2013
Please continue!!!!! :'( I love ittttt!!!
I miss this! I miss YEW. Come back to us soon!
(Chapter 26) - Sat 08 Jun 2013
So far one of the best stories I have read. So far I think I have cried 4 times in this story. the way you write evokes imagery and emotion. I usually skip storles labeled angst. But your work I will reby because it has depth. Something that I rarely find in other works. Thank you for your talent.
(Chapter 42) - Fri 07 Sep 2012
I know who Kagome's relations are!!!!!!!!
I absolutely love this fic =] it's amazing. But, I'm confused..it can't be complete, right? That isn't the end of this story? I hope not! Either way, it's fantastic and I hope there are a few more chapters coming!
This chapter explains many things...
I was wondering when Inuyasha was going to show up again.
I think this is the best explanation of the backstory I've ever read. Everything seems to fit and it just feels right. Especially Yuugao's role.
"You are already playing the part of the bride" ...that was adorable.
I've been kind of stuck on this chapter and I keep re-writing this comment. So I'm just going to be straight with you and hope it doesn't come off too harsh.
The kids are feeling like an afterthought. They seem to pop-up randomly and I'm not sure what their purpose is anymore. All I'm sure of is that they aren't getting that bedtime story.
I don't understand the purpose of Kagome meeting the family and the challenge. It feels really out of place, when I got to that part I almost thought I was reading the wrong fic. It just didn't seem to fit.
Coming back to this fandom after a long absence, the changes in fanon sometimes shocks me (especially since I remember reading many of the fics that birthed certain tropes in this fandom while they were still in progress). And the fandom has changed a lot too. I blame it mostly on a number of mistranslations combined with the influx of English dub fans that have never read the manga (or anything not translated by VIZ for that matter). It makes some things seem really wrong to me, but I'm very good at suspending disbelief, especially for well-written fics. But still, fanon has really overwhelmed this fandom and it is even more acute in this pairing.
So where am I going with all this... what happens in this pairing is that after a while, readers expect certain things to happen and when they don't they get mad or upset. Then what happens is that authors start writing towards those expectations and the fanon is reinforced, thus continuing a vicious cycle that can make writing in this pairing feel stale.
For the most part, you have impressively and refreshingly, avoided this trap. It's one of the many reasons why I like this story so much (you've managed this in Convivial also, btw, but more on that another time). I get what you're doing with it, keeping the pacing realistic, and not rushing or forcing certain developments. So when I say that part of this chapter feels out of place, I mean that it feels like you stumbled a little into that trap. It's the kind of scene that can feel obligatory in this fandom. It's not a fall into the pit by any means, I think you just got a little sidetracked.
So that was a really long explanation trying to explain something relatively simple... yeah, I need to work on that...
Wow... Yuugao... wow... she went there...
So... Yuugao and Shinzuru... hmm... hmm...
Oh my god! This chapter! I LOVE when authors do this, you are so awesome. I had to go back and find the quote, it's chapter 8 when they just get Miroku back and Sango is snapping at Kagome and Sesshoumaru tells her, "It is not unusual for one to keep everyone away from a fallen mate, even if it is detrimental." That is SO what he's doing now. I love when stuff comes back around like that! Okay, I'll stop fangirling now.
Blue fire? Aosagibi? Ao-sagi-bi. Blue heron fire... lol I get it. Clever.
I know there wasn't a treaty with Touran, but I would think he would have some consequences for her too. Shunran really seemed to be stalling him. It seems implausible that she wouldn't be in on it also.
Everything that night was the spirit... hmm... the way he said that... seems more like he didn't want to believe it was all the spirit...
Wow... ok wow... this chapter... there is Stuff in this chapter, isn't there? It has me all excited but probably not for the reasons you'd think. Yuugao... there is Yuugao Stuff here. First the obvious, I was sure she was testing Kagome in the spar earlier, but that bit about the trial... she wants to see if she would pass... but does that mean what I think? And that person that did not attempt the trial... I have a vague suspicion about that, but I think I'm going to keep it to myself for now so I don't make a fool of myself if I'm wrong...
Now, the part that REALLY intrigues me... that part about, "Do not forget who and what I am, and what I represent." I really want to know what THAT means. I cannot read this fic fast enough!
Was it a draw? Didn't Kagome kinda cheat pulling that knife? Yuugao said no weapons, but I think I see what she's doing here.
Enenra... wonder what exactly is going through Sesshoumaru's head right now. And the kids all upset, aww!
Oh... the painting... paintings... oh... I don't have photoshop anymore... hm... *thinks*
So Yuugao... we see so little of her in the manga or anime and yet it's like you nailed her. Your characterization of her is amazing.
So how DID he turn his hand into a heating pad? Do I even want to know?
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