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Hey,

Don't read if you don't want to be spoiled by the end of Inuyasha.

The final chapter is as satisfying an ending as I could have hoped for. I am so glad that I did not spoil myself by reading any of the spoilers this time.

I really loved the art work in this chapter. It was really well done, and there were so many touching images in it.

The three year gap between Inuyasha and Kagome seeing each other doesn't make a whole lot of sense at first, but if you think about it, it does. Throughout the entire series, it's been a huge deal for Kagome to get to and through high school. To have her not complete high school would be leaving a loose end in some ways. I would have been alright with it, but for some, I think it would have nagged people that she got so worked up about school all the time and then didn't continue her education.

I also think it makes sense that her feelings drive the well. Many people think the jewel is what controlled the well, but we've seen Rumiko waffle on this before. Right after the jewel was initally shattered, Yura of the Hair steals Kagome's lone shard and shoves her into the well. When Inyasha comes to collect her, they travel through the well as if nothing happened. then later on, when Inuyasha takes her portion of the jewel and shoves her, she can't get back until Shippo brings that hunk back into the well. Now, we see Kagome go back into the past via the well without any complication and the jewel has been destroyed. I think it's a matter of feeling and her power, but that's getting a little involved for a manga. It's magic, and it's not entirely hard to believe that the well had a mind of its own. It might have thought Kagome wanted to stay in the present, which it seems she did for high school. When she changed her mind, it let her pass. Simple as that.

I'm not surprised that Miroku remains a monk even though he's married to Sango, and with so many babies! And I'm so not surprised that he's still up to his tricks. He's putting them to good use, though! There are a lot of mouths, after all. They make good parents and it's good to see the two of them so happy. It's also good that they stayed in Inuyasha's village. It seems fitting, rather than going back to the slayer village to wallow in sorrow over what was lost. Start fresh.The kids look like nothing but trouble, especially for poor Inuyasha.

Part of me doesn't like the idea of Rin living in the village with everyone, and part of me finds it fitting. I would have rather seen her travel with Sesshomaru, but he's kinda picked Inuyasha's village as a home base so to speak. Why else would he leave her there and come back with gifts? Nice set up if you ask me. He can keep her safe and do his thing, all the while seenig her and still being her protector. And, for those of us like me, there's that hope they'll still get together. Ah, the power of fanfiction.

Seems to me that Shippo's not grown a single bit. He may have done all of this training, but he still acted like the same stupid brat. I suppose it's to be expected. At least Inuyasha got one huge boot kick on the dumb kid without any trouble. And boy did Shippo ask for it if you ask me.

i'm not surprised that Inuyasha checked the well every three days. He must have been so devastated. It shows that his character's grown so much by letting her go. As the saying goes, if you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours. He just proved that and more. Her safety has always been everything to him, so letting her stay in the present made some sense, even if it hurt. To have her come back makes it all that more rewarding.

I loved when Kagome made her decision and her mother seemed to know this was good bye but was happy for her, too. And then when she reemerged from the well, it was pure magic. While a kiss would have been great, it just isn't the style of the series, not really. Seeing them hold each other and that look of pure happiness on their faces that they were together again was perfect. And we know they're married considering Kagome's endearing call to her brother in law, much to said brother in law's irritation. Sesshomaru got one more token glare in! Go Sess! It's funny that Jaken was so excited to see her, considering how cranky he was about humans, but I suppose that's the power of Kagome. If anything, we know that all ends well and that everyone in the story got what they wanted---well the good guys anyways.

Now it's the fanfic writer's job to tell what happens next or do as they please without canon coming along and changing the game anymore. Not that I care----Journey's so far removed from the manga at this point. Speaking of which, I'm on page 7. Yay! Maybe it'll take way less to get you the chapter this time.

Sigh, it'll be strange to have no more new Inuyasha chapters. Now hopefully they'll finish the anime----and not stuff so much silly filler in it.

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes

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yep.... agree with it all.... except I wanted the kiss.

Welllll to tell you the truth, I would have loved a kiss, too, but I'll take the fact that they're married and together for sure if I can't get that. Sigh. Now getting the gumption to concentrate on my stuff.

"Inuyasha . . . When did you become wise?" ~Kaede

I have to say, that was one of the most powerful quotes in the chapter. Yes, our Hanyou really has grown, hasn't he? And he fully deserves the happiness he will surely find with Kagome now. They all deserve their happiness.

But thank goodness all those spoilers were so vegue. The chapter actually cleared up alot of things, and it turned out there were very few loose ends! [I just wish Koga had shown up sometime, is all . . .] Everyone from the main cast got their moment, right down to Myoga-jii! And it was so neat to see Souta in his uniform, lookin' all mature n' stuff. ^_^ What a nice touch!

And of course I'm ecstatic about Rin and Sesshomaru. RT very tactfully handled that one with Inu's explanation, "She's here to learn how to live like a normal person, if that's what she chooses to do with her future." ^o^ Which made me joyously happy. The future's open wide for the whelp and the Taiyoukai - it's actual canon FACT - and to top it off, Sesshomaru's evidently come bearing gifts on a regular basis! It makes me go all warm inside! [and of course I like to think of 'em as early courting gifts, teehee X3]

All in all, I'm pleased with how it all worked out. I probably would've taken the end of the series a little more sadly if I hadn't cried myself out today, because my dog passed away today, but I think I know what you mean . . . It will be strange with it gone. But now we have the possibility of movies and anime to look forward to - Inuyasha may be heading into its second rennaisance! =D

And if you want something to inspire your enthusiasm . . . check my journal. http://litele-one.livejournal.com/12017.html That's all I'm saying. =D

Those that think Sess doesn't give gifts or care is full of bullshit. He's obviously caring for Rin enough to stop by OFTEN and give her gifts.

I have no doubt that Rin's choice will be Sess in the future, but he's letting her make it rather than forcing her. This is good. He might not entirely like it, but it's the right thing for them. It's why I've done what I've done with Rin in the story because she has to be his equal in some way and independent, rather than just being with him because he's kinda convinced her just by being him.

I'm sorry about your dog. That's really hard i hope you feel better soon!

I admit it... I read the spoilers. I couldn't resist. And based on that, I was very worried going into reading this chapter...

And it turned out all that worrying was for naught. I actually liked it a lot, and felt it was a fitting end for the series.

It was a nice ending, and keeping the genre in mind, helps when it comes into the whole they didn't kiss bit. This is manga, so I'd be extremely surprised if they had. And, while it has romance in it, it's not the central focus, so that's another reason I never expected it.

Other than that, it tied everything up rather neatly. I don't really feel like there's something lacking or anything more she can DO here. All the enemies are dead, so there's no adventure. Would you really want to see the gang living everyday life, slaying an annoying demon here, a demon there, and then go home for the day? Not really.

A very satisfying finish indeed. And now we fanfic writers can really play with the "after naraku died bit"

I'm still grumpy that we didn't get a kiss, but the illustration on pg 26 is powerful.

I'm not really. I took into account what genre the manga was and the fact that it was manga into account. I would have been happy, but I didn't expect anything like that simply because of the nature of the beast. For all the cute kiddies running about, Sango and Miroku didn't get a kiss, either. Ah well, we can make up all the kissing scenes we want! It'll be more fun, too!

Hello Again!

(Anonymous)
Very long time since I came here agian, never did make that LJ account (^-^)
Tis' indeed strange that Inuyasha has truly ended. But I'm glad that such author's as yourself and Sueric-san exist. You continue to provide the norusihment neccessary to feed the need for Inuyasha and continueation's of so many great manga/anime/games. I am truly grateful, and love the story ma'am. Very glad that your still at it so many year's in, when other's would of abandoned it from the pressure's of real life. Let alone this story is massive, novel length for sure. Anyway's great work, love it, i've got it on my "update" list so i'll alway's know when there's a new chapter!!

I certainly will try to keep going with it. To come this far and not finish? Not fair to anyone. Now I feel guilty for not writing tonight. As for the massiveness of the story, yes, we're on page 1026 or so---and counting. I hope you'll continue to stick with it, even if the updating cycle isn't as, well, frequent as it once was.

Heya

(Anonymous)
Andy again, day late but Happy 4th of July ma'am

Hey,

I hope you had a good 4th and hopefully by the end of this week or early next week there will be a new chapter to read! We'll see!

I don't like to think that Rin and Sesshomaru end up together, it's kinda of creepy (to me). I see Sesshomaru as a father-figure to Rin. And who wouldn't be? Rin is at the paek of cuteness. The only way she could be cuter is if she held a puppy, kitten, or a kinkajou.

It's my fave alt-pairing in the series, and if one can handle it well and explain it in a way that makes sense, it's as valid as any other pairing in the series. That's just my opinion. It's much like the fact that I don't like Koga and Kagome, yet I let those out there who enjoy it have their fun. Or all the Inucest prevalent in the fandom. I think Rin's a bit more than just "cute." She's got more depth than that, and when you combine her with the foil of Sesshomaru in any manner, you get magic.

Good point. And I'm surprised you didn't ask what kinkajou was.

anyway

Metallica be with you

FREEDOM! FOREVER!

It would be preety F*cked up if it turned out Kagome was her own ancestor. Like how Fry was his own grandpa in Futurama.

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