The Feudal Era Across the Street

Epilogue: It's Not Good Bye, It's See Ya Later

"...and furthermore, you all will be made honorary Spirit Detectives," announced Koenma.

A couple days had passed since Naraku had been defeated. The jewel had been shattered once again, but that was a minor set back. Koenma even came to the feudal era to congratulate everyone on a job well done, well, after yelling about the jewel being shattered again.

They had been celebrating for days for Naraku's end. Currently, they were lounging about in Kaede's village, resting. A few of them had bad hangovers, namely Yusuke and Miroku. Kohaku rolled his eyes at the two. Sango stood next to him, smiling sweetly.

After the battle, Naraku's spell over Kohaku was broken. He remembered everything, even how the demon slayers died. He was quite broken up about that, but as long as he had Sango, he could get through it. Kilala jumped onto his shoulder. He petted her affectionately.

"Now, about the jewel," began Koenma, "I'm leaving you-" he pointed to Inuyasha and Kagome "-in charge of making sure the jewel doesn't fall into the wrong hands again. I trust that won't be too hard. I'll have a grim reaper check up on you every once in awhile." He smiled mischievously. Botan rolled her eyes. She knew exactly who it was, and it wasn't her.

Koenma turned around to face his 'employees' from the present. "You are no longer needed in the past. It's time for you to go back. Everything here is in very capable hands."

"Do we really have to go?" complained Yusuke. "I like it here."

Koenma rolled his eyes. "Yes, you have to go. Say your good byes."

Yusuke and the rest really didn't want to leave. They had gotten used to the past, and hanging out with their new friends. They weren't so different after all. They reluctantly began their good byes, and that brought upon a whole wave of memories and good times.

"Remember Hiei's uniform," chuckled Kagome as she gave Kurama a hug good bye.

Hiei glowered. It was not the high point of the mission.

"The uniform is too big," Hiei mumbled.

Yusuke and Kuwabara began laughing hysterically. Genkai held the uniform in front of him. The sleeves were longer by about four inches and the pants were longer by five. The two laughed harder. Hiei gave then a glare so horrible that his Jagan began glowing underneath his bandana.

"All we have to do is roll it up," Kurama said, trying to supress his laughter.

"He's right. Besides I don't know how to sew," Genkai said.

"Very funny," mumbled Hiei, sending death glares at everyone. Everyone that was not in the future was completely lost.

"How about that whole fiasco when they just arrived," said Sango, smiling brightly.

Inuyasha glowered. That was not a very happy memory.

"WHY, I HAVE NEVER MET ANOTHER HUMAN OR DEMON AS STUBBORN OR ARROGANT AS YOU!" Sango shouted. "SIT!" Kagome shouted. "YOU HAVE NO MANNERS WHATSOEVER!" Miroku shouted. "SIT! AND YOU ARE PUSHY AND IMPOSSIBLE TO TALK TO!" Kagome shouted. Inuyasha tried to climb out of the hole, until there was another "SIT!"

"But," Inuyasha tried saying. "SIT!"

"That was priceless," said Yusuke, wiping his eyes. He was laughing so much that tears were forming. "What about the time when Kagome yelled at binky breath? That was hilarious!"

Koenma groaned. Kagome blushed a little, suddenly becoming interested with her shoes.

"YOU ARE THE INCOMPETENT ONE! YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT NARAKU CAN REALLY DO! HE HAS DESTROYED COUNTLESS LIVES THROUGH HIS TRICKERY AND RUTHLESSNESS!" Koenma was taken back by this outburst from Kagome. No one had ever yelled at him like this, except maybe his father. This girl had guts. "AND NARAKU ENJOYS HURTING PEOPLE EMOTIONALLY! AND WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO FIND HIM!" Koenma gave a great shudder. Kagome has a good set of lungs.

Yusuke clapped for Kagome. "Bravo, Kagome, bravo. I didn't know you had it in you. You actually yelled worse than Keiko, and longer," he said. Kagome blushed from embarassment. Botan hit him upside the head.

"Oh, what about the time when Kurama transformed? That was awesome!" exclaimed Shippo, bouncing up and down next to Kurama. Those two foxes had become very close. Kurama taught Shippo things more valuable than a few techniques and attacks. He taught him that friends were more important than anything, and messing with their minds every once in awhile could prove to be very entertaining. Like the time Shippo transformed into Kurama, making it seem like there were two of him, or when Shippo transformed into Kagura.

"That was cool," agreed Inuyasha. "I did have my doubts about you being some great fox demon, but you proved me wrong. You are strong."

Kurama's claws grew out. His silver tail and ears came out gradually. His hair was now completely silver and he was taller. He had transformed into Youko Kurama. He was wearing his usual white outfit that consisted of the white sleeveless shirt and the white pants.

"Well, my favorite memory is when we finally defeated Naraku," smiled Miroku, glancing at his right hand.

Everyone voiced in their agreement. That was one of the reasons why they were here. Now that he was gone, there was no reason to stay. Inuyasha and the others could easily gather the shards without their help. It saddened them. The past had grown on them.

They frowned. They had managed to put off their good byes for just a little bit, but now the time had come.

"Well, I guess this is good bye," said Inuyasha, holding his hand out for a shake.

"No, it's not good bye, it's see ya later," said Yusuke, shaking his hand.

"Definitely. See ya later guys," said Kuwabara.

And so, two great teams parted ways. They watched as Yusuke and company climbed into the well and disappeared. It had been an incredible journey that none of them would ever forget. They all learned something from one another.

"Friends no matter?" said Yusuke before leaving.

"Yeah, friends," agreed Inuyasha, smiling.

"Come visit me at the shrine," said Kagome.

"Of course," replied Yusuke and left.

Inuyasha and the rest walked back to Kaede's hut in silence. It had been a very happy and depressing day. They entered, not making a sound. They say down quietly, enjoying each other's company.

"So, what are you three going to do now that Naraku's dead?" asked Kagome, addressing Sango, Miroku, and Kohaku.

They looked at her, thoughtfully. Sango was the first to answer. "Well, I want to take Kohaku back to the demon slayers village."

Sadness flickered in Kagome's eyes. Sango had become a sister to her. Without her, she would be stuck with two crazy men, that is if Miroku didn't leave.

"You didn't let me finish," said Sango, placing her hand on Kagome's shoulder. Kagome looked up at her with hope filled eyes. "After our visit, we're going to come back and help you and Inuyasha find the other shards." She smiled.

Kagome's face brightened up. She jumped up and gave Sango a bone crushing hug. She suddenly pulled away, looking distraught. "You don't have to. I mean, you finally got Kohaku back. You two should spend some time together."

Sango chuckled. Kohaku answered for her. "We talked it over last night, and we both agreed that helping you would be the best way to spend time together, and we would stop other demons from using the shards for evil purposes."

Tears formed in Kagome's eyes. "Thank you," she murmured.

Inuyasha turned to Miroku. "What about you, monk? What are you going to do?"

"Well..." he said, looking thoughtful. "If Sango is joining you, then I will, too."

Sango turned red. She slapped Miroku with as much as strength she could muster up, which was usually more than enough to kill a demon. Miroku fell to the ground with a dazed look on his face. Kohaku blushed.

"Does he do that all the time?" asked Kohaku.

"That's not even the worst of it," Sango muttered.

Inuyasha exited the hut. Kagome followed him, leaving the rest behind to most likely hurt Miroku. She almost felt sorry for him, almost. I wonder where he's going, thought Kagome. Inuyasha was aimlessly walking away from the village. She saw Inuyasha stop at the Bone Eater's Well. He peered down.

"Inuyasha," she said, interrupting his thoughts.


"When we collect the shards again, are you going to use the jewel to become a full demon?"

Inuyasha didn't answer. He turned around to face her, deep in thought. "I can't necessarily use the jewel as long as Kohaku needs a shard to live, now can I?" he said, and smiled.

Kagome smiled and ran up to him. She gave him a tight hug. Inuyasha blushed and hugged her back.

She sighed as she watched Inuyasha and Kagome embrace each other. They belonged together, after all, she was dead. She flew off into the sky without a look back. But why did Koenma have to make everything so hard? She had to keep coming back to see them, and old feelings stirred up inside of her; jealousy, love, hate, and acceptance.

She would figure out a way to see them without being spotted or the need to speak to them. After all, she could see the shards as well. It wouldn't be too hard to figure out their progress. She sighed and looked up into cloudless sky.

Koenma was quite generous with the 'punishment.' He even gave her a temporary body to be able to do this. It won't be too bad, hopefully. Only another 500 years to go, and I'm in the past, she thought. She noticed a lone ghost wandering aimlessly in the sky. A grim reaper's job was never done.

"Who are you?" the frightened spirit asked.

"I am the pilot of the River Styx. You may call me Kikyo."

There was a third choice. Kikyo smiled and escorted the spirit to the afterlife.

Kagura leaned against a tree, glaring angrily at a certain dog demon. "Why did you save me? I could have gotten out myself," she said angrily to Sesshomaru.

Sesshomaru didn't answer right away. He glanced at Rin, Kanna, and Jaken. Rin was trying everything to get Kanna to play with her. The pale child just stared at her with a blank expression. Jaken was mumbling angrily about the whole situation.

He didn't even face Kagura when he answered. "Tell me, what are you going to do now that Naraku is dead?"

Kagura was shocked. "Is that why you brought me here? To find out what I'm going to do?"

No response. Kagura scowled. "If you must know, I really have no idea what I'm going to do. Now that I'm free, I have nothing else to look forward. I'm my own master. I was expecting to feel much better, ecstatic maybe, but I feel nothing."

"Strange. The one thing you looked forward to is now what you are dreading," said Sesshomaru indifferently.

"Well, if you put it that way, you can even make an abused slave stay with their master," replied Kagura.

"Clearly you have nothing to do, so why don't you join us until you think of something. I'm sure it'll keep you out of trouble for a little while."

Kagura tried her best to hide her surprise, but it was useless. She stared at him for a few seconds, making sure those words came out of his mouth. She didn't know if she should be flattered or insulted. But without a moment's hesitation, she agreed.

In the present time, Yusuke and the rest had just climbed out of the well. Koenma and Botan left them to go to Spirit World. The rest began walking to their home across the street. On the way, they saw Sota, and Kagome's mother and granfather. They bid them good bye.

They stopped at their doorstep. "Feels good to be back," said Kuwabara.

"It sure does. I can't wait to see my mother," said Kurama.

"I wonder how Keiko's holding up," wondered Yusuke.

Little did he know that Keiko was waiting for him right behind the door, ready to give him the beating of a lifetime. He opened the door, expecting to just see Genkai, but he saw three other women.

Keiko was glaring at him, arms crossed. Shizuru was standing behind her, smoking. Her expression was indifferent, but her actions proved otherwise. She punched Kuwabara right on the nose, and went back to her spot behind Keiko. Yukina glanced nervously at Shizuru, and rushed towards Kuwabara to see if he was alright.

Hiei was seething. Yusuke and Kurama chuckled quietly, but that was cut short from Keiko's slap. A red handprint was left on his cheek. She huffed and turned back inside.

"Oh, come on, Keiko! Whatever I did, I'm sorry!" yelled Yusuke.

"You don't even know what you're apologizing for!" Keiko yelled back.

"Women," muttered Yusuke angrily. "Oh, hey, Grandma." He rubbed his cheek.

"Dimwit," said Genkai, acknowledging his presence.

"So, how did living across the street from that old man go?" Kurama asked Genkai.

"Since those three came, it was more bearable. Keiki lied to him, telling him that I was either not home or sick; Yukina was in the background, smiling her innocent smile with those big, puppy dog eyes, and Shizuru was right next to her, smoking and cracking her knuckles. It was a wonderful sight," replied Genkai blissfully, remembering all those times that he went home screaming. She chuckled darkly.

Kurama smiled nervously and backed away a little.

Everything was back to normal again, but how long would it last? With Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei, something always came up that's out of the ordinary. They only hoped that this time it would last long enough to live their lives without much interruption.

The four friends ran inside to enjoy the luxuries of the future, and thus, ended another mission.

CrazyDreamerGirl: I'm so depressed now. This story is probably the only reason I kept coming back to fanfiction and not just deleting my account. I had an awesome time typing this story. I let my imagination run wild, and I would spend tons of time during the day trying to figure how each character would act in each scene. Now, I'll have to occupy myself with something else.

I'm hoping to make a sequel, yes, a sequel. I'm not ready to part with this story just yet, but it's still a maybe. Be patient, because I haven't thought of a storyline for the sequel. I'm hoping I'll post it by the end of summer, but it depends if I come up with a good idea. If any of you have any suggestions, I'll be more than happy to receive them. I always like to have my readers have some sort say in my stories. If it's not posted by the end of August, please check out my profile under upcoming stories. There will be some sort of explanation.

Now, I want to thank all my reviews and readers! Even if you didn't review, it's alright. As long as you stuck with me and my random updates, I want to thank you. I especially want to thank the reviewers of the last chapter: JoannaKuwabara, kahuffstix, astricjaster, loveanime18, Mitsukia-No-Hane.

Since there won't be another chapter after this, I want to give any reviewers a thank you ahead of time. So... THANK YOU!

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