Funny How That Works
The sky was star-spangled and breathtakingly clear, and it was still hours before moonrise. The air was warm with a soft, late summer breeze wrapping around them. Kagome lay looking up at the sky, her head comfortably pillowed on her husband’s tummy.
“Oh! There! Look!” she said, pointing at a shooting star. “That makes number seven.”
“Keh,” InuYasha replied. “That’s got to be good luck. Maybe you should stop counting.”
They hadn’t really planned on an evening of star gazing, but Kagome had wanted to go to the meadow after supper to pick some herbs she had just seen coming into bloom, and they got caught up in watching the sunset. Soon the stars began to show and Kagome had wanted to stay, and he couldn’t think of any good reason to tell her no, so he took off his suikan, and laying it on the ground, they had stretched out on it to watch the heavenly show.
The Milky Way blazed across the heavens. Kagome reached up her hand and rested it on InuYasha’s shoulder. “You know, for a while, when we were apart, I’d look at the stars in summer and see Orihime shining, and I’d feel almost jealous. At least she got to see her lover once a year when the magpies flew across the heavenly river.”
She sat up and turned to InuYasha who was smiling gently at her. “But now I feel sorry for her, because she only gets to be with her lover once a year. Funny how that works.” Leaning over, she kissed him gently on the lips, a kiss that started gently, but as InuYasha’s arms wrapped around her, grew in intensity.
They pulled apart, and InuYasha’s eyes gazed into his wife’s eyes, warm, wanting, and content. He brushed her cheek with his knuckle. “Works for me,” he replied, and pulled her back down for another kiss.
A/N: Orihime (Weaving Princess?), daughter of the Tentei (Sky King), wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Amanogawa (Milky Way, lit. "heavenly river").She married Hikoboshi (Cow Herder Star) who lived and worked on the other side of the Amanogawa. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month once a year. The first time they tried to meet, however, they found that they could not cross the river because there was no bridge. Orihime cried so much that a flock of magpies came and promised to make a bridge with their wings so that she could cross the river. (Source Wikipedia, text modified)