InuYasha sat high in his favorite tree not Goshinboku, but the dead, bare one from which he could watch the world around him. In the beginning hed used it as a safe haven of sorts. Yes, he could be seen, but he could see anyone that approached from any direction. It was a spot for him to lightly doze out of reach of humans and most youkai. It was a sanctuary that helped insure hed awaken the next morning.
Not long ago Kaede had asked him, When did you become so wise, when hed admitted that he left Kagome with her family and returned alone intentionally. He didnt know when it dawned on him that he had fallen in love with her - he just knew that he was. He knew that he needed her, but once Naraku had been defeated and after all that she had been through in the darkness alone, he realized that he needed her to be happy, too. Her family was so relieved upon her return that they all were crying, so he left her with them and went back to his