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Oneshot: Jump

Amazing.  I still have fic in me.  IY family fic, post manga of course.


Jump


Kaede and Kagome walked out of the older miko’s hut.  “Oh my,” said the older miko, looking up at the fence not far from her door.  “Is that . . . ”

Kagome turned and saw a flash of silver and a young voice giggling to a couple of children walking by.  Her eyes grew wide as she hurried to stand by the fence.  Once there, she stood in front of the fence post, looking at her three year old, sitting in a crouch on its top.  The boy, silver-haired and with triangular puppy ears, was sitting there quite comfortably, seemingly in perfect balance.

“Atae, how did you get up there,” she said, trying not to let any anxiety sneak into her voice,  lifting him off the wood and into her arms.  He seemed quite proud of himself.

“Jumped,” he said.  Wiggling out of his mother’s arms, he stood before the fence post, looked at it carefully, then, pulling back his arms and squatting a little, leaped up onto the post and resumed his position.  “See?”

“Where’d you learn to do that?”

“Daddy showed me,” he said, wrapping his arms around her neck, and letting him once again lift him off the post.

“Where’s Daddy?” she said, looking around for her husband.  “He was supposed to be watching you.”

The boy pointed up to the roof of Kaede’s house, where a shape in red, topped with silver sat  watching the two of them.  Kaede looked up, and said something Kagome couldn’t hear, but InuYasha could.  He leaped easily off of the roof, and began to walk to the two of them.

“Where’s my little guy?” he said, taking the boy out of Kagome’s arms, and almost effortlessly, his back to it, leaped up onto the fence post.  “Did you make Mama proud?”

“Yeah!” the little boy said, looking at his father who was all smiles. 

“That’s my boy,” he said, then looked at Kagome, who was not nearly as pleased.  His right ear twitched as he thought of something to say.  “Uh . . . I was doing that at his age,” he finally muttered.  “He’s hanyou.  Jumping up on this is just kind of natural,” he continued, handing his son back to his wife.  “No way doing that is going to get him hurt.”

“Mama mad?” Atae asked, frowning.

“No, no, Atae-chan.  Mama was just . . . surprised,” she said, tousling his hair. Looking up at her husband, she said, “Atae told me you showed him how.”

“Not really.  All I did was jump on the post like usual.  He walked down to the other post and leaped up himself.”

Kagome took a deep breath.  “Should you be encouraging him?  What if he falls?”

“It’s part of who he is.  Who I am.  How do you think I learned to jump the way I do?” He knew she felt bothered by this development, but couldn’t quite understand why it upset her.

She started moving down the path that lead to their home.  “If you say so, InuYasha, but when he gets stuck in a tree or jumps up on the roof, you’re going to be the one who gets him down.”

“Keh,” he said softly.  He was suddenly glad he didn’t mention finding his son on the roof of their storage shed the day before.


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Thanks and a hat tip to KrisCynical for the idea that lead to this story
 

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landofthekwt
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Like Father, like son
knittingknots
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Exactly. He is his father's son.
takadai_no_tora
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
He's just being a good dad...in his own, slightly peculiar fashion.
knittingknots
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
True, true.
psyco_chick32
Nov. 10th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
*snickers* A chip off the old block. Wise man to keep his mouth shut in the end ^_^
knittingknots
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yes he was. When you got a daddy who can leap like daddy, and even, it seems at times, do short bouts of flight (like when he stays in the air long enough to have conversations with Sango and Miroku who are riding on Kirara's back), you can't expect kiddie to be as earthbound as a normal kid.

They will be having more fun with son as he gets a little older, no doubt....
sakura_kyoshi
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
She should have known.
knittingknots
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but she probably never thought of it.
sakura_kyoshi
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
That's possible, too.
sunsingergirl
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. Goofy fathers are the best. This reminded me of Dan from "Roseanne" - who reminds me of my father.

It also made me wonder how Izayoi had felt about Inuyasha jumping up onto posts and doing dangerous things. I mean, surely he'd started doing that before she died?
knittingknots
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
That is a good question...You know he had to have started doing some of this naturally as a little kid.
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