Title: Operation: New Mommy
Rating: PG-13 or T
Summary: AU. Kagome is an elementary teacher. Shippou is one of her students. Inuyasha is his father. What happens when Shippou gets a bright idea? InuKag MirSan SessRin
Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha and company. The wonderfully talented Rumiko Takahashi does.
Wow! I am so sorry you all! It's been way too long and I apologize! I want to thank you all for being so faithful even though this story has basically been on hiatus for almost nine months! I do truly appreciate you.
My explanation for my absence is just one thing after another; after I recovered from my injury, I had school to deal with, in December I had surgery to correct a torn ligament in my knee and was on some pretty heavy duty pain killers, and classes this semester have been extremely rough with a lot of papers due and me doing teaching placements. (I am a Secondary Science Education major, and we had to observe a teacher and create lesson plans; its not as easy as you think!)
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Chapter Twelve: Plans in Motion
Kikyo had an evil grin plastered on her face. This whole plot was going to work in her favor and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it from going her way.
"You know the plan, right, Naraku?" she asked as she leaned on his desk.
"Yeah, I understand. I still don't see why we don't simplify this and just kidnap the kid!"
"Because," Kikyo smirked, "I want the money and the man…"
Naraku interrupted her, "But what if the 'man' doesn't want you. You are a slut after all…"
Kikyo sent a death glare at Naraku, "I'm not a slut! I can't help it if all these men lust after me. And what kind of woman would I be if I denied them what they want from me?"
"Do you really want me to answer that? Now, if we do this, I want to do it my way. Understood?"
Kikyo though on it for a moment, "Fine, we'll do it your way."
Inuyasha had picked up Kagome for New Year's Eve and they had just entered a classy French-style restaurant.
Kagome's eyes lit up at the beautiful surroundings, "Inuyasha, this is amazing!"
Inuyasha smiled at her; she looked like a kid in a candy shop, "I was hoping you would like it."
"Like it? Inuyasha," she flashed a brilliant smile at him, "I love it!"
Inuyasha walked up to the person at the desk, "Reservation for two, under the name Takahashi."
The hostess grabbed the menus, "Your table is ready. Just follow me." She brought the two to their table, a little table for two in the corner of the restaurant out-looking a beautiful scene of the city at night.
"Inuyasha," Kagome breathed as she sat down, "I can't believe you did all this!"
"Well, I wanted to do something special for you," Inuyasha said as he felt the small box in his pocket. He was trying not to show how nervous he really was, "Kagome, there's something I want to ask you –"
All of a sudden, Inuyasha's cell phone rang. He glared at his phone. It read "Rin Takahashi, answer?" He looked back up at Kagome, "It's Rin…I'll be right back…"
He walked over towards the entrance and answered the phone, "Rin, this better be important!"
"Oh, it is," it wasn't Rin's voice on the phone; it was a man's voice.
Inuyasha was immediately concerned; this most definitely wasn't a voice he recognized. "Who is this?" Inuyasha tried to keep is voice calm.
"Its no concern of you to know who I am, all you need to know is that I have your son…" said the voice, with a noticeable laugh at the end.
"Where is he? Why did you kidnap him?" Inuyasha tried desperately to keep the emotion in his voice under control; he couldn't let this person get to him.
"He's here with me and my 'assistant', along with that pesky human woman he was with," the voice said with disgust tracing his voice, "If you want to see your son ever again, come to the park at corner of 12th Street and Hikari Avenue."
Inuyasha stared at his phone, the flashing words "Call ended" displayed on the screen.
He calmly walked back to the table where Kagome sat with a look of both curiosity and concern etched across her face, "Is everything okay with Shippou and Rin?"
Inuyasha shook his head, "I'm sorry, but we need to go."
Kagome stood up and grabbed her purse, "What is going on?"
"I'll tell you in the car."
Inuyasha told the waitress that an emergency came up and both he and Kagome ran to the car. Inuyasha stuck the keys in the ignition, "Someone kidnapped Shippou."
Kagome could do nothing but blink, "Who would do such a thing?"
Inuyasha glared into the night as he started the car's engine, "I have a pretty good idea. Remember how I told you about how Shippou's mom left him with me?" Kagome nodded. "Well, she called me a week or so ago and said she wanted him back…"
"Why didn't you tell me about this beforehand?"
"I didn't want to worry you over what I thought was nothing. I never expected Kikyo to kidnap Shippou! What was she thinking?!" Inuyasha drove over the speed limit racing to the park. Inuyasha quickly called Sesshoumaru and gave him the information.
Inuyasha pulled up to the familiar park where he took Shippou so often. It was so warm and friendly in the afternoon sun, but in the light of the full moon it appeared like something out of a horror movie.
"Shippou!" Inuyasha yelled out.
Kagome joined in, "Shippou! Where are you?"
A voice came from the shadows and out stepped Kikyo, "Oh, Inuyasha, there you are! I got a phone call that Shippou was kidnapped and to come here immediately!"
Inuyasha walked up to her, "Cut the crap Kikyo, I know you were the one who kidnapped him!"
"Why would I kidnap him when he's my own son?"
"He's not your son, Kikyo! He's mine! You gave up everything to do with Shippou the day you left him with me in the hospital!" Inuyasha's anger was showing; he was yelling at Kikyo now.
Kikyo yelled back, "Who cares?! He's still blood related to me and that's why he's my kid!"
"Both of you! STOP!" Kagome yelled. Both Kikyo and Inuyasha turned around to look at her, "You both are being ridiculous! We need to find Shippou and Rin!"
Suddenly, a maniacal laugh was heard; it seemed to come not from one place but from everywhere around them. Out stepped another figure from the shadows; this time it was a man.
"You want the little brat?" The man asked smoothly.
"Give Shippou back to me, NOW!" Inuyasha was past angry, his demon blood was starting to boil.
The man gave a twisted smile, "If you want your stupid kid, there's something I need from you first…"
Inuyasha narrowed his eyes; he wasn't about to play games with this guy, "Just give me back my son."
"No," the man replied, "not until you hand over a hefty sum."
"We're not bargaining here!" Inuyasha growled.
"Write me a check for 750,000 dollars and we'll call it even."
"Fine," while Inuyasha wrote the check, no one realized that Kagome had seemingly disappeared.
She quietly walked a bit further into the park, where she came upon a large Goshinboku tree. There she found Rin and Shippou, bound to the tree with duct tape around their mouths. Kagome breathed a sigh of relief, "Thank goodness I found you two! Now, when I untie you, you have to be quiet, they can probably hear us."
Rin and Shippou both nodded. Kagome untied them and removed the duct tape gently, "You both okay?"
Shippou leapt into Kagome's arms, "Kagome! I was so scared!"
Kagome smiled softly at the kitsune hanyou, "Everything is fine now. You are safe. Rin, are you alright? They didn't do anything that could have hurt the baby?"
Rin shook her head, "No, I'm fine. I want Sesshoumaru…" Rin sniffed and leaned onto Kagome's shoulder.
"I'm right here," Sesshoumaru walked through the trees and into the sight of the three.
Rin got up and ran to Sesshoumaru, hugging him tightly, "I was so scared. I didn't want them to do anything to Shippou or to the baby."
Kagome stood up, holding Shippou in her arms, "Did you come here alone?"
Sesshoumaru shook his head, "No, the police are already here. They were right behind me, headed for where Inuyasha is."
A policeman walked towards them, "Are both victims okay?" Both Rin and Shippou nodded. "Follow me then, we've got the perpetrator in the squad car."
The four followed the cop back to where Inuyasha and Kikyo were. They saw five police cars and one of the cars had the man in the back. Inuyasha ran over to Kagome and Shippou, plucking Shippou out of her arms and holding his son close, "Shippou! Are you alright? Did they hurt you?"
Shippou cried as Inuyasha held him, "I was so scared, dad! I thought I'd never see you or Kagome again!"
Inuyasha pulled back so he could see Shippou's face, "We're here now and know that I will always be there to protect you."
"You!" Rin yelled out as she walked past Kikyo, "You were in on this too!"
Kikyo held up her hands in self-defense, "I most certainly was not!"
"Yes, you were! I remember seeing you in the truck we were in because I thought you looked like Kagome!"
One of the police officers walked up to Rin, "Are you sure you saw her?"
Rin nodded, "I'm positive!"
The police officer looked at Shippou, "Did you see her too?"
Shippou nodded and then hugged Inuyasha again.
"You little brat! How dare you! I am your mother! Why would I kidnap you?" screamed Kikyo.
"She's your mother?" The police officer asked Shippou.
Shippou shook his head, "No, my mommy is right there!" He said as he pointed to Kagome.
Kagome blushed and Kikyo fumed, "She is not your mother you half-breed! I AM! I gave birth to you! Not her!"
"Kikyo, I've told you this before. Shippou is not your son. You haven't ever been in his life since he was not even a day old. You left him with me; I am his father and as far as me and Shippou are concerned, Kagome is his mother, not you. You never have and never will be!" Inuyasha kept a calm demeanor, "The only reason you wanted Shippou was for child support!"
"ARGH!" Kikyo screamed in frustration.
The police officer suddenly pulled her hands behind her back, "We are placing you under arrest under conspiracy and kidnapping charges. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…"
The police officer dragged Kikyo off to another squad car. She screamed as she hit her head on the squad car door, "This isn't over Inuyasha!"
Inuyasha sighed in relief as the police cars drove off. "Yes, it is over. Thank goodness," he said as he pulled Kagome into a hug with Shippou still in his arms.
Shippou leaned back, breaking the hug, "Did you ask her yet, dad?"
"I was going to, but this kind of happened…" Inuyasha replied.
"Ask me what?" Kagome gave Inuyasha a quizzical look.
He set Shippou down on the ground and got on one knee, "Kagome Higurashi, will you marry me?" He pulled out the small box from his pocket, revealing a simple diamond ring.
Kagome's mouth nearly dropped to the ground. She beamed at him as she nodded her head, "Yes…I will marry you." She bent down and threw her arms around his neck and he put the ring on her finger.
Shippou was jumping up and down excitedly, singing, "I get a new mommy! I get a new mommy!"
Kagome laughed as Inuyasha ruffled Shippou's hair, "Yes, you get a mommy, Shippou. And I am happy its me!" She pulled Inuyasha into a kiss and then hugged Shippou again.
The END! No, just kidding; this is not the end. I'll put one more chapter in which will cover their wedding and kind of be a epilogue I guess. So, this story is almost over and I'm still sorry for making you all wait SOOOO long! Thanks for putting up with me!
PS: If anyone would be willing to beta a Naruto fanfic for me, let me know!