Fate by sesshomarusama33
This was originally posted on FF.net, but I wanted to post it on here.
NOTE: There will be slight changes to this story. Nothing major to the plot line, but if you've read it on FF.net, then you will notice the difference.
Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha
Chapter One: Chance Meetings
"You insolent man. I thought I told you not to disturb me while I'm at work." He growled over the phone reciever, his temper increasing. His day had gone entirely wrong. The files on one of the main computers had crashed, his secretary had spilt coffee all over his suit, and his father had been calling him each hour to check up on him.
Did his father not trust his own son to run their company?
The man over the phone chuckled lightly and he heard a slurping sound. He sighed. This man was going to drive him insane.
"Father, if you're not going to speak, then there is nothing we have to discuss." He said, waiting a moment. The other man sighed and he heard a clanging sound.
"I swear, Sesshomaru... You can be so cold-hearted." His father reprimanded. Sesshomaru sighed and rolled his eyes.
"The temperature of my heart is of none of your concern." Sesshomaru said sarcastically. He had better things to do than argue with his father. He growled quietly, but he knew his father heard him. His father growled, showing who was the more dominant one.
"Sesshomaru, quit acting so childish. We have things that need to be discussed." His father said. Sesshomaru leaned back in his chair, running a clawed hand through his silver tresses. He switched the receiver to his other ear and sighed.
"Fine. Speak," He muttered. The other man was getting annoyed, he could tell.
"Look, Sesshomaru. You're not the only one who's irritated. So quit acting so foolish. Since I see you're not interested in what I have to say, I'll wait until you come home tonight. But know this, you are NOT getting out of this. You understand me?" His father growled. Sesshomaru pressed the urge to yell, but calmly answered,
"Do as you please." He hung up the phone and leaned further in the chair. He glanced over at the clock and groaned.
6 more hours to go, then all hell would break loose.
Kagome was in the little coffee shop she owned, sipping her caramel latte. She smiled and watched the steam roll off the hot beverage; she had just ran from the blizzard outside, and this latte hit the spot.
She had been in a fairly good mood. Aside from owning the little cafe, she was a wedding planner. She loved watching the enthusiasm that the brides had planning weddings; and she loved to be a part of making them happy.
Before she had left her house for work, her cousin had called her with amazing news. She was getting married; and she wanted Kagome to plan her wedding. Kagome had been overjoyed, and immediately agreed. She told her cousin she'd meet her at her house later that evening to start planning.
She and her cousin, Kikyo, looked almost just alike. Minus the slight eye difference, you would easily mistake them for twins. They both had long, black hair, and beautiful brown eyes. Kagome's eyes were a bit brighter, while Kikyo's somewhat duller.
Kagome downed the rest of her latte and made another one; smelling the sweet coffee aroma. She inhaled it deeply and put the finishing touches on it. She stood and sipped it carefully as to not burn her tongue. She smiled as it crept down her throat, warming her insides. She went to take another sip when a rather irritated man walked in.
"Hello, welcome to Higurashi Cafe. Can I interest you in a Vanilla Frappe today?" She asked the customer. He snorted in irritance. Kagome repressed the urge to glare and sipped her latte carefully. The man looked to her and raised his brow.
"I would think your manager wouldn't approve of you slacking off." He inquired, ordering a large coffee. Kagome chuckled and poured him a cup.
"You're right; but that wouldn't be the case, as I'm the manager and the owner." She stated. The man said nothing and gave her his money, smirking.
Kagome finished the coffee and placed a sleeve around it, handing it to her. The man took the coffee, smelling the aroma and raised an eyebrow. Kagome shook her head and went to give him his change.
"Then you lack the skills to be a leader, and are therefore unable to run this little shop." He said suddenly. Kagome looked to him furiously and was about to tell him to leave when he held his hand up and said, "You can keep the change."
Kagome looked to the change in her hand and saw just how much of it he had. The man snorted and walked towards the door, opening it and said, "It is nothing but pocket change." With that, he walked out into the snowy streets.
Kagome watched as the strange man walked out of the door and sipped his coffee, his eyes widening.
"Oh no, he found out I put arsenic into it..." She sarcastically muttered. The man must have heard her, because the moment she said that, he glared to her. Kagome chuckled and waved, the man not noticing and walking off.
"Arrogant prick." She said to herself while finishing her latte. Her good mood was now ruined; was this man insinuating that she was poor? Honestly, she hated rich people. They were so snooty. Going to their fancy opera's and wiping their tears with their numerous amounts of money.
She took her cup and threw it away, deciding to close shop early. It seemed the blizzard wasn't causing many customers to come in today. They probably decided to stay home. She decided she'd call her best friend, Sango, and invite her shopping.
She picked her phone out of her pocket and dialed her third speed-dial. She pressed the phone to her ear, listening to it ring. She smiled when she heard laughter on the other end.
"Moshi moshi! Miroku quit-" Sango called. Kagome chuckled and answered.
"Hey, let's go shopping. I've got a lot to tell you." Kagome said as she locked the doors of her cafe. She tucked the keys in her pocket and started walking down the street to house.
Sango giggled and shrieked; Miroku had been tickling her the last half an hour.
"Okay, sounds fun! The usual?" She asked. Kagome smiled and answered,
"Yeah, the usual. See you there in an hour?" She asked. Sango agreed and hung up the phone. Kagome turned the phone off and smiled, stopping at a cross walk. They really hadn't changed much from high school.
Kagome was sitting in the food court, slurping her drink. Sango was late; about 20 minutes late. Kagome looked to her watch and sighed. Just as she was about to dial her number, one of her old high school friends, and ironically, her cousins fiance, walked over to her, smiling profusely.
"Inuyasha! What are you doing here?" Kagome asked, standing up to give him a hug. Inuyasha hugged her back and stuck his hands in his pockets, leaning against the trash bin.
"Eh, my brother's got a really big ice-cicle shoved up his ass; I figured I'd better leave before he decided to spread the love." Inuyasha snorted. Kagome giggled and threw her drink away.
"Oh, Inuyasha. Such colorful language." Kagome commented. Inuyasha laughed and they started walking around.
"Well, I can't take all the credit. Living with such an asshole has really opened my horizon." Kagome rolled her eyes as they walked into one of the shops.
"Yeah, right. You've been talking that way forever. Your brother is just an excuse for your horrid habit." Inuyasha scoffed and picked up a pack of sweets.
"Feh. You've never met him. He can be a real..." Inuyasha pondered the word he was looking for. Kagome smiled and remembered the man from earlier.
"Arrogant prick?" She asked. Inuyasha's ears twitched and he nodded his head.
"Yeah! That's it. Heh, maybe you already met him." Inuyasha grabbed a few more things and placed them on the counter. He looked and saw Kagome hadn't grabbed a thing.
"Go grab something." He ordered. Kagome tilted her head to the side.
"Why?" She asked. Inuyasha shrugged his shoulders and payed for his stuff.
"I dunno. Just go get something." Kagome sighed and looked around. She spotted some candy and picked it up, throwing it on the counter. Inuyasha gave the man the money for the candy and handed it to Kagome.
"Why'd you get this for me, Inuyasha?" She asked. They walked out of the store and headed back to the food court. Inuyasha put his hands behind his head and scoffed.
"With all the crap you've gotten me over the years, it's the least I can do." He admitted. Kagome couldn't help the blush that adorned her cheeks.
"Thank you, Inuyasha." Kagome hid her face and looked away. Inuyasha said nothing and nodded, before growling in anger. Kagome looked to Inuyasha curiously.
"What's wrong, Inuyasha?" She asked. Inuyasha's fist clenched and his growl got even louder.
"Sesshomaru!" He yelled pointing to a man with long, sliver hair. Kagome's eyes widened and she became infuriated.
"You! You jerk!" Kagome yelled. Inuyasha quieted and watched Kagome with a curious statement.
"You know my brother?" Inuyasha asked. Kagome's lips twitched as she recalled their last conversation.
The man, now identified as Sesshomaru, smirked. He stood up and walked to the couple. He looked to Kagome and his lips twitched up, smiling.
"So, you decided to use that pocket money and buy something useful." He snorted. Kagome nodded her head angrily.
"Well you know, to us poor people, your pocket money is a lifetime fortune." She was getting angrier by the moment. "Wish that arsenic worked." She added. Sesshomaru smirked.
"As you can see, I can overpower arsenic." He replied. Kagome snorted and sat down at one of the tables.
"Too bad. I was hoping you had a weak immune system." Inuyasha stared back and forth at them, unsure of what to think.
"How do you two know each other?" He asked. Sesshomaru smirked and looked to his half brother, before sitting down across from Kagome.
"Little brother, my business is none of your concern." He replied, not looking to either one of them. Inuyasha scoffed and sat down as well.
"Well, it is whenever it's my best friend." Inuyasha said. Sesshomaru looked to him, and then to Kagome. He placed his hand in his cheek, cupping it.
"He came into my shop today." Kagome said, surprising everyone. She looked both of them and said, "What? Close your mouth, Inuyasha. It's like a welcome invitation." She joked. Sesshomaru chuckled and looked to the girl. Kagome looked to him and rolled her eyes.
"What are you looking at? It'll cost you." She said. Sesshomaru smirked. This girl was rather amusing.
"Yes, well I hear that it's not as good as it looks." Kagome's eyes widened and she growled at him.
"Bastard." She replied. Sesshomaru looked to the woman and said nothing. Inuyasha barked and stood up. Sesshomaru glanced at him, not saying a word.
"Well, Kagome, I've got to get home and help Kikyo. We'll see you later, right?" He asked. Kagome nodded and hugged her friend.
"You bet. We'll go over the wedding stuff then, okay?" She asked. Inuyasha nodded and walked out of the mall. Sesshomaru watched his brother leave and then turned his attention to the girl, who had seemed to be elsewhere.
Kagome walked over to one of the food stands and got a drink and something to snack on. Sango was about an hour and a half late. Kagome hadn't even noticed how fast the time had went by. She'd have to kill Sango later. She turned to see if Sesshomaru was still there. She sighed a breath of relief when she saw he had left.
"Looking for something?" Someone breathed down her back. Kagome gasped, goosebumps running down her spine. She growled lightly and clenched her fists.
"Get away from me." She demanded. This man was irritating her on a high level. Sesshomaru almost smiled. Torturing this woman was the most fun he'd had.
"Aww, what's that matter? Cat got your tongue?" He asked. Kagome said nothing and walked away.
"More like the dog." She muttered. Sesshomaru caught this and followed her.
"Come on now, you can't be mad at me." He said. Kagome ignored him and took a bite. Where the hell was Sango? Sesshomaru looked to her and took some of her food.
"Prick! Get your own food!" Kagome yelled, reaching for the rice ball he took.
"Glutton much?" He asked. Kagome stuck her tongue at him and turned her head.
"I thought you were all high and mighty; I guess I was wrong, seeing as you have to take food from the poor." She said. Sesshomaru growled, making Kagome smile.
"What's the matter, puppy? Strike a nerve?" Kagome asked. Sesshomaru leaned back in his chair, staring at her. She had the back bone to stand up to him. The nerve of this woman. He was going to get his revenge.
"Look, as fun as this was, I'm leaving." Kagome stood up and threw her trash away. She went to walk away when Sesshomaru grabbed her arm.
"What do you want?" She asked, turning around to him. Sesshomaru smirked and gave her a card. Kagome blinked and read it, laughing.
"Sesshomaru Tenshi, C.E.O." Kagome tucked it in her pocket and released her arm. "You're so rich, you can afford fancy paper. I half expected it to say, 'Sesshomaru Tenshi, prick at law."
Sesshomaru almost laughed. This woman was oddly amusing.
"Why would you expect that?" He asked. He watched as Kagome walked away.
"Because you're a blood sucking parasite." She mumbled, making her way out of the mall. Sesshomaru smirked and leaned his head on his arm.
"And you're a heinous bitch." He said to no one in particular.
Sango hid in the corner; the wrath that was Kagome would be approaching soon. She had been held captive by Miroku. While she had been dressing to leave, Miroku kept insisting she stay in bed.
For every article of clothing she put on, he pulled it right back off. After half an hour of trying to get dressed, she gave up. She layed in bed and watched movies all day.
Kagome was already on her way to the apartment. She was so mad at Sango. If Sango had shown up on time, she wouldn't have seen Sesshomaru. She wouldn't have been so mad, and she wouldn't have his card in her pocket.
Temptation kicked in. She wanted to call the number and just yell at him. She had never met someone as frustrating ashe was. She now understood what Inuyasha was talking about. He was the most insufferable man in the planet. She wondered if she herself would get a potty mouth like Inuyasha.
She pulled into the drive of Sango's 2 bedroom house and put the car in park. She decided on what kind of entry she wanted. She could either go in, blazing in the flames, or she could enter cool and calm; that would really freak her out.
She exited her car, and walked up the driveway. She heard Sango yelling and smiled.
'At least I'll know she's home.' She thought to herself. Kagome walked to the door and rapped on it. She heard feet shuffeling and a muffled voice.
"Nobody's home!" It called out. Kagome rolled her eyes and turned the knob; of course she had it locked. She fished for her keys and pulled the spare key Sango gave her.
Kagome unlocked the door and grinned. She was going to get it.
"Sango? I brought you some cake." She bribed. She heard more feet shuffeling and smiled brighter. The girl was a sucker for sweets. She saw Sango run towards her and sidestepped. Sango fell to the floor and rubbed her head.
"Ow! Kagome!" She cried, making Kagome laugh. Kagome gave her her hand and picked her up.
"Oh, shut up you big cry baby. You are in so much trouble." Kagome said, helping her up. Sango grinned and rubbed her head.
"Yeah... um... about that..." She said. Kagome raised her eyebrow and shook her head.
"Never mind. I need to talk to you. Seriously." Kagome drug her to the bedroom and picked out an outfit for Sango. Sango sighed and changed into the clothes.
"You always know how to make me submit to you." Sango sighed again, throwing her hair up in a high pony tail. Miroku walked in the room and sighed.
"Now, if only I could do that..." He mused. Kagome threw a pillow at him and laughed.
"You pervert." She said. Miroku shrugged his shoulders and laid down on the bed. Once Sango had her clothes on, they made their way towards the car. Kagome got in and started the engine. Sango entered and shut her door, buckling her seatbelt.
"Where are we going?" Sango asked. Kagome smiled and reversed out of the drive way.
"To the cafe, duh." Kagome said, putting the car in 'forward' and exiting the lot. Sango smiled. She loved Kagome's little coffee house. It was a good place for relaxing.
"So, what did you need to talk to me about?" Sango asked. Kagome looked towards the road, quickly taking a glance at Sango.
"There's this guy..." Kagome started, knowing exactly what Sango was going to say.
"You like him!" Sango blurted. Kagome rolled her eyes; her friend was so predictable.
"No, the exact opposite. I was in the cafe this morning, just drinking a latte, and he came in all pissed off. When I greeted him, he snorted at me and then insulted me. He commented and said my manager would be upset because I'm a lazy worker." Kagome said. Sango looked at her and shook her head.
"But you're the manager; and the owner." Sango said. Kagome loved Sango; they were so alike it wasn't even funny.
"That's what I told him. Then he told me I was a lack of a leader and that I was incapable of being the manager." She said. Sango's face went from upset to angry.
"That asshole!" Sango yelled. Kagome nodded.
"That's why I needed to talk to you. But, guess what else happened." Kagome said. Sango sat up in her seat.
"Kikyo and Inuyasha are getting married; they want me to be their planner." Kagome smiled. Sango cheered and giggled.
"That's great!" Sango knew how much she loved both of her jobs, and supported whatever she did.
Kagome pulled onto the curb and exited the car. They walked to the cafe door and Kagome unlocked it. Sango immediatly ran to the counter, mouth watering. Kagome smiled and went behind the counter, fixing her and Sango a drink.
"I swear, Sango. Sweets and Coffee. You're addicted." Kagome smiled and handed Sango her drink and a sweet cake. Sango grinned happily and sipped her drink, loving the flavor.
"It doesn't help that you own this awesome shop." Sango muttered. Kagome rolled her eyes and they found a place to sit. Kagome made sure to keep the "closed" sign up and lock the door.
"So tell me more about the guy." Sango enthused. Kagome sipped her drink and looked to Sango.
"Well, I went to the mall to meet someone, who never showed up..." She glared at Sango, who rubbed her head shakily, and continued. "And Inuyasha was there. So we hung out for a little bit, and then we went back to the food court and he saw his brother and got all mad. Then I realized, the man who came in earlier, was his brother!" Kagome groaned. Sango shook her head and ate her cake.
"You have really bad luck, you know." Sango added. Kagome nodded and looked out the window.
"He gave me his card..." Kagome said out of nowhere. Sango's eyes widened and she held out her hand. Kagome sighed and handed her the card. Sango's eyes got even bigger when she saw the name on the card.
"Sesshomaru Tenshi?" She yelled. Kagome placed her hands over her ears.
"What's so special about him? He's just a stupid jerk." Kagome said. Sango hit her head.
"Their one of the most wealthiest families in Japan!" Sango yelled. Kagome shrugged her shoulders.
"I knew that. Inuyasha's my best friend, remember?" Kagome said. Sango rolled her eyes.
"But Inuyasha doesn't work at the company! Sesshomaru is the C.E.O! If he wanted your shop to close, he has connections." Sango added. Kagome still sat there, unfazed.
"I don't care. It's not like he would do something like that. He has no interest in my little shop, or me for that matter. He'll sleep easy knowing the feeling's mutual." Kagome took another drink and stood up, making another one. Sango followed her and gave her her cup as well.
"I'm just saying, watch your back with him. He's pretty cold-hearted." Sango said. Kagome put whipped cream on her drink and sipped it, getting a little mustache in the process.
"Yeah, I hadn't noticed." She rolled her eyes and looked to her watch. "Crap, I gotta go." She sighed as she downed her drink. Sango threw her empty cup away and followed Kagome out the door and to the car.
"Does Inuyasha's brother live with him?" Sango suddenly asked. Kagome nodded and continued driving.
"Yes, unfortunately. Not looking forward to it." Kagome admitted. Sango chuckled and looked out her window. Kagome glared at her.
"Just try not kill each other." Sango said as they pulled into her driveway.
She opened the door and looked to Kagome. "Call me later."
Kagome nodded and reversed out of the driveway; dreading the conversations later.
"Bastard!" Inuyasha yelled at Sesshomaru. Sesshomaru glided past him and sat gracefully on the chair.
"This is also my house, little brother. I can sit wherever I choose to." He said, crossing his legs. Inuyasha growled; this bastard was just trying to annoy him. He knew that Inuyasha and Kikyo were having Kagome over for dinner to discuss the wedding preparations, and his brother was trying to make him angry by deciding to grace them with his presence.
Sesshomaru placed a clawed finger to his chin, looking at him with a curious expression.
"Oh, come now, Inuyasha. You can't be that upset at me." He said, not looking to him. Inuyasha growled and yelled at him.
"You know how much this means to me! You asshole! Why are you doing this?" Inuyasha yelled at him. Sesshomaru chuckled and uncrossed his legs.
"Well? Are you gonna answer me or not?" Inuyasha yelled.
Inutaisho entered the room, aggravated from earlier. He walked into the living room, Izayoi on his arm, and growled in an irritable fashion.
"Enough!" He barked, earning his attention from his sons. They both looked to him; Inuyasha looked mortified, while Sesshomaru looked unfazed. He growled lightly.
"You two better behave while the girls are here. I will not have you acting up in the company of guests." He ordered. Inuyasha nodded his head and sat quietly on the couch, crossing his arms and sticking his tongue out at Sesshomaru.
"Such maturity, little brother." Sesshomaru replied, glaring at him. Inutaisho pressed a clawed finger to his forehead.
"Sesshomaru, don't forget our little talk later." He said. Sesshomaru hadn't even spared him a glance. Inutaisho growled to get his attention.
"Yes, father." Sesshomaru growled lowly. This was going to be a horrid night, he though.
Kagome had called Kikyo to tell her she was on her way. Kikyo answered and had asked Kagome to pick her up from her house; her car had somehow died and she couldn't start it. Kagome swung by her house and picked her up. Kikyo looked relieved as she crawled into the car.
"Thank you so much, Kagome. It was so cold outside; I didn't want to have to walk all the way to Inuyasha's house." Kikyo said as she buckled her belt. Kagome nodded and started towards the house.
"No problem." She said, concentrating on the road. The blizzard seemed to have only gotten worse. Kagome had a dreaded feeling in her stomach. Kikyo looked to Kagome and smiled.
"I can't believe I'm getting married!" She giggled, holding her hand over her mouth. Kagome smiled and giggled with her.
"How does it feel? To be in love?" Kagome asked her, not moving her gaze. Kikyo smiled and put her hand on her leg.
"It's the most amazing feeling in the world!" She said. Kagome nodded and smiled.
"Maybe one day, I'll have that feeling." She said. Kikyo nodded and looked to the storm.
"You will." Kikyo smiled as they pulled into the drive to Inuyasha's house. Kagome's eyes widened.
"I forgot how big Inuyasha's house was..." Kagome thought to herself. She used to go over to Inuyasha's house while they were in high school; thankfully, Sesshomaru was never home, so she never had the pleasure of meeting him. He was in college at the moment and stayed in a dorm at the school.
Kikyo giggled as the car turned off. She unbuckled her seat belt and ran towards the door. Kagome smiled and followed her, putting her keys in her jacket. They knocked on the door and gasped when a little green imp opened the door.
"What do you want?" The toad yelled, causing Kagome to get angry. She back-handed the little imp and yelled.
"You jerk! We were invited here!" She yelled. Kikyo giggled and looked to Kagome.
"I never really liked that thing." Kikyo admitted quietly. The toad was knocked unconscious. Kagome sighed and stepped over it and into the house, Kikyo following. They took off their jackets and hung them on the coat stand to their left. They removed layer after layer of scarfs, hats, and their outer jacket. They took their boots off and walked through the house, looking for anybody. Kagome groaned as she tried to dry herself; they were soaked head to toe from the blizzard.
"Hello! Inuyasha!" Kikyo called. In a flash, Inuyasha was by her side.
"Kikyo! Kagome! Glad you could make it." He said, giving Kagome a hug and Kikyo a kiss. Kagome blushed and turned away. Kikyo giggled and held Inuyasha's hand.
"Come on, let's go find your parents." Kikyo said. Inuyasha nodded and Kagome followed them. A few minutes later, they made their way back to the living room. Inutaisho smiled and walked to Kikyo, giving her a light embrace, not seeming to care that she was soaking wet.
"Ah, Kikyo. Nice to see you again." He said, letting her go. Kikyo smiled and nodded.
"Pop, you remember Kagome, don't you?" He asked. Inutaisho looked to Kagome and smiled.
"Ah, I remember you! It's been years; how's your mother?" He asked. Kagome smiled and hugged him.
"She's alright. She's living with my aunt in Osaka." She said. He nodded and motioned for them to have a seat.
"So, what have you been doing since high school? We missed you here." Izayoi said, looking to Kagome. Kagome sat down, ignoring the look Sesshomaru was giving her.
"Nothing, really. Moved out, started my cafe, and became a wedding planner."
Inutaisho chuckled and sat down next to his wife.
"Short, sweet, and to the point." Kagome blushed and looked to Izayoi.
"Wow, you look even more pretty than I remember." Kagome admitted. Izayoi smiled and looked to Kagome.
"Look at you! You've grown into such a beautiful woman. Any man would be lucky to have you." She cooed. Kagome blushed deeper and bowed her head.
"Thank you." She said. Sesshomaru scoffed and looked to Inuyasha. Kikyo held Inuyasha's hand and smiled.
"Well, I suppose we should get down to business." She said. Kagome nodded and took out a little folder she had in her purse.
"Here, this is something I composed for you. It's a bunch of color schemes; I thought I'd bring it to you so we can get an idea of what you want." Kikyo nodded and looked to the colors. Kagome continued and said, "When did you want to have the wedding?" Kagome asked. Kikyo looked to Inuyasha and smiled.
"Well, as soon as possible. We want an outdoor wedding, so we'd have to wait for the snow to go." Kikyo said. Kagome nodded and took out her calendar.
"Let me see... we can do spring or summer. Spring would be good with light blue's, purples, greens and yellows. Summers are better for red, orange, and more bolder colors." Kagome said. Kikyo nodded and looked over the folder.
"I think spring would be a pretty time." Izayoi chimed in. Kagome nodded.
"Yes, it's one of the more popular wedding time choices." She said. Inutaisho looked to Kagome, then to Sesshomaru.
"Would you be able to find someone to do it in time." He asked. Kagome nodded.
"Of course. My best friends boyfriend is a priest, and so I can get him to do it. Or, if he can't, I could do it." She said. Sesshomaru raised his brow.
"You're a priestess?" He asked. Inuyasha looked to him and shook his head.
"Duh; she lived on a shrine, stupid." He said. Inutaisho cleared his throat and looked to his sons with a warning. Kagome rolled her eyes at their immaturity.
"My grandfather said that I was descended from the priestess Midoriko." She said, earning a gaze from Inutaisho. Inutaisho looked stunned.
"Really, now? That's quite impressive." He said. Kagome shrugged her shoulders.
"Yeah, I guess." She said. She looked to Kikyo and said, "So? Spring or Summer?" She asked. Kikyo looked to Inuyasha, who nodded to her.
"Spring." She said. Kagome smiled and jotted that down in her notebook.
"Alright, sounds like a plan. Tomorrow we'll go and get you fitted so we can start shopping for dresses. Who's going to be in the wedding?" She asked.
"Well, Rin was going to be our flower girl; I was going to ask your brother Sota to be the ring bearer. I was hoping you'd be my maid of honor..." She said. Kagome's smiled brightened and nodded. Kikyo nodded and continued, "Inuyasha, who's your best man?" She asked. Inuyasha shrugged his shoulders.
"I don't know; I don't really know anybody." Inuyasha looked to Kagome. Inutaisho took this as his opportunity to give in his two cents.
"Sesshomaru will be his best man." Inutaisho said. Inuyasha busted into fits of laughter.
"Ha! That ass wouldn't do that in a million years! He'd rather-"
"I'll do it." He said, earning a look from everyone. Inuyasha looked to him suspiciously.
"You'll do it?" He said. Sesshomaru nodded to him. "What's in it for you?" Sesshomaru shrugged his shoulders and looked to Kagome. Inuyasha got the picture and grinned evilly.
"You bastard. You wanna walk with Kagome." He said. Sesshomaru glared at him.
"Absurd." He stated calmly. Kagome felt her anger boiling over; she had to keep her cool. Sesshomaru saw she was on the edge and pushed her.
"This Sesshomaru wouldn't dare be caught with such a woman." He said. Kagome stood up and yelled at him.
"You jerk! Why are you such a..." She growled, not wanting to say the word. Sesshomaru stood up, his face an inch from hers.
"Say it." He demanded. She shook her head.
"No. I'm not going to let you get the better of me. I'm going to be the better person and walk away." She said. Sesshomaru raised his brow.
"That seems more of a cowardly thing to do." He said. Kagome glared at him evilly.
"Why are you tormenting me? You've been aggravating me all day! What have I done to make you so angry at me?" She yelled.
Inutaisho watched and almost smiled. His son had found a woman with the guts to stand up to him. Most of the woman he brought home with him had been easily submitted. He would make the most out of this situation. He looked outside and noticed the blizzard had gotten worse.
"Kagome, Kikyo, seeing as how the storm has gotten worse," He interrupted, causing Kagome to look to him, "I'd like for you two to stay the night. You shouldn't be driving in such weather." He said. The girls looked outside and saw that the blizzard had, indeed, gotten worse. Kagome sighed and sat back down.
"Where are we going to sleep?" She asked. Inutaisho grinned.
"Kikyo will be staying in Inuyasha's room, and you will be with..." He looked to Sesshomaru. Kagome shook her head.
"You've got to be kidding me." She rolled her eyes. Sesshomaru had a gleam in his eyes.
"Don't get any ideas, you pervert." Kagome warned. He smirked and made his way to his room.
"Don't flatter yourself." He said. Kagome glared at him; this was a horrible day in her opinion. Inutaisho clapped his hands and stood up, offering his arm to his wife.
"Sesshomaru, my boy, offer the young lady something dry to wear!" He smiled and looked to Inuyasha, winking at him. "You know what to do!"
She layed there, angry. She had no clothes with her, and she wasn't going to wear her soggy clothes. Besides, Inutaisho refused to let her wear them. She had to ask Sesshomaru for one of his shirts. She was so angry. The shirt was big and went right above her knees; the sleeves were past her hands. Sesshomaru liked the shirt on her; he wouldn't ever admit it, though.
Sesshomaru had a really nice room; and of course, he had a king sized bed right in the middle of his room. Kagome wasn't going to sleep on the floor, but she wasn't sleeping with him. He had insisted that she sleep on the floor, since he was not giving up his bed to her. She had finally decided to just share the bed, though she wasn't happy about it.
She layed at the far end of the bed, Sesshomaru on the other. She had her back turned to him. She couldn't fall alseep, though. She turned over and saw Sesshomaru staring at her.
"What?" She asked, glaring at him. He chuckled and layed on his back.
"Oh, nothing." He said. Kagome sneered at him.
"You know, you're the biggest jerk I've ever met." She said. He shrugged his shoulders and looked at the ceiling.
"Not my problem." He said. Kagome rolled her eyes and layed on her other side, shivering. Her legs were freezing. Even being under the comforter, she was still really, really cold. Sesshomaru heard her shivering and sighed.
"Woman, if you're cold, put some more clothes on." He replied smoothly, turning over. Kagome scoffed.
"Yeah, that's a good idea, Sesshomaru." She said. He looked to her and rose his eyebrow. "I'll just go and get my wet jeans and stick them on; making myself more cold and making your bed all damp." She said. Sesshomaru smirked at her.
"I thought you knew better than to wet the bed." He joked. Kagome sneered and walked over to his dresser.
"God, you're an idiot." She opened his dressers and started throwing his clothes around. Sesshomaru growled at her. The nerve of that woman.
"What are you doing?" He demanded. She found a pair of sweat pants and put them on.
"Looking for something to wear." She said as she slipped them on, giving him a glance of her butt. He rose his eyebrow and commented,
"Bunny undies? Are you 5?" He asked. Kagome 'eeped' and blushed.
"You pervert! Quit looking at my underwear!" She yelled, jumping into bed. Sesshomaru snorted and closed his eyes.
"You were changing in front of me and I'm the pervert? I fail to see how that works." He said. Kagome said nothing and pulled the covers up to her shoulders and muttered.
"Goodnight, jerk." Sesshomaru smirked and rolled over, watching her.
"Goodnight, insufferable woman." With that, he fell asleep.
Kagome woke up, sighing contently. She hadn't slept this good in awhile. She was so nice and cozy, wrapped around warm blankets. She looked layed her head back on her pillow and sighed again. She jumped when her pillow moved.
"What the hell?" She screamed, seeing Sesshomaru beneath her. Somehow during their sleep, she had moved right next to him, and his arms had wrapped around her. She jumped out of his hold and went to the other side of the bed. She heard Sesshomaru growl and crawl next to her. She went to yell at him when she felt him nuzzling her neck.
"What are you doing?" She said, trying to get away from him. He hadn't said a word. She listened to him and groaned when she heard his deep breathing; he was still asleep. She moaned and gave up.
"Prick." She said softly, hoping he'd wake up and let go of her. But to her surprise, he chuckled.
"You jerk! Are you awake! Sesshomaru!" She yelled. Sesshomaru let her go and scooted to his side of the bed. She groaned and stood up, yawning. She walked over to his bathroom and undressed, turning on the shower. She jumped in and looked for some shampoo. She sighed and moved the shower head, wrapped a towel around her, and went back into his room.
"Sesshomaru, do you have any shampoo?" She asked. Sesshomaru sat up from bed and looked to her, staring. What was this woman trying to accomplish? He got out of bed and strode over to the bathroom, glaring. Kagome looked away and moved, letting him inside. He opened up a duffell bag that laid next to the shower and handed her some shampoo, conditioner, and soap.
"Now, cease your pesky problems and let me sleep." He growled, walking back into his room.
"Why was it in a bag?" She asked. Sesshomaru groaned and asnwered tiredly.
"I just got home from a business trip. Not that it's any of your concern." He walked to his dresser and picked out some clothes. Kagome sighed angrily and dropped her towel, entering the shower. Sesshomaru walked right in with a change of clothes and immediatly turned his head. Kagome screamed and hid herself in the shower curtain.
"You pervert! Get out!" She screamed, throwing stuff at him. He growled and walked up to her.
"How dare you talk to me like that!" He yelled, inching towards her face. She dropped in the shower and tried to cover herself as best she could.
"Fine! Please get out!" She yelled again. Sesshomaru huffed and threw the clothes ontop of the toilet, slamming the door on his way out. Kagome sighed and finished her shower.
This was going to be a horrible morning.
Sesshomaru sat in his room and held his head with his hands, trying to calm down. That woman... how dare she yell at him in such a manner! It was his house, not hers. It was HIS room! The nerve of that woman! He would have to show her who was the dominant one.
He heard the shower water still running. That girl sure loved her morning showers. He sighed and decided it was time to get out of bed; his sleep being disturbed. He walked to his dresser and blinked. The girl had put his clothes back in his drawer; and exactly where everything was before. He didn't expect her to do such a thing. He shrugged and picked out an outfit, discarding the clothes he had on. He heard the shower water stop and sighed. The moment he needed personal time, she always got in the way. He dressed quickly, able to put his boxers and jeans on before she came into the room.
Kagome, feeling a bit better after her 'relaxing' shower, came out of the bathroom; her hair was wrapped in the tower she had on earlier and she had put on the oversized t-shirt and boxers he had given her. Kagome blushed; she thought about the fact of where those boxers had been. She had never been in this sort of situation... Having to stay at a mans house, no clothes, having to wear his... It felt pretty awkward. But, then again, she could be naked. Her blush got even bigger as she recalled the shower incident. Had he seen her naked? There was the brief glance before her turned his head.
'At least he's somewhat of a gentleman.' She thought, before internally smirking. He was a jerk, that was for sure, but a jerk with manners. She turned her head and gasped at the sight before her. Sesshomaru, clad in dark blue jeans, shirtless, and staring at her.
"Quit gawking." He commanded. Kagome shook her head and walked over to him. She had almost thought he was attractive. Physically, yes. But when he spoke, she lost the attraction for him. Seriously, how could someone be so mean as he was? She ignored her question and sat on the bed.
"Thank you." She said, suddenly. He looked to her and continued dressing.
"I do not need your thanks." He said. Kagome bit her lip, trying not to make a sarcastic remark. Sesshomaru turned and saw she was holding her anger. He smirked at her.
"That's a better look for you..." He started. Kagome looked at him and tilted her head. "At least now you are covered." He slipped on some socks and waited for a response. When he found she hadn't said anything, he turned to face her. Her face was redder than a tomato.
"Shut up." She said, turning her head. Sesshomaru smirked and crept closer to her.
"What's wrong? You're not embarrased, are you?" He asked, though he knew the question. She hid her from from him completely by hiding under the covers. Sesshomaru stood up and said, "You're not the first woman I've seen naked, you know. Definitely not the prettiest, either." He lied, trying to get her attention. She flew from under the covers and yelled at him.
"What the hell is the matter with you? You're the most unstandable man I've ever met! I hate you!" She yelled, running out of the room. Sesshomaru sat there, puzzled.
"Was it something I said?
Kagome ran down to the kitchen, pissed. God! That man was so infuriating. She couldn't believe that Inuyasha hadn't already killed him; she knew how short of a temper he had. Kagome growled. 'Not the prettiest, either.' She ran back in her mind. The never of that man! Saying she wasn't pretty! Such a jerk! Sure, she wasn't saying that she was prettier than his other girls, but she wasn't ugly!
Kagome sat down at the table and pouted. She wanted to go home and get away from him. She put her knees to her chin and sighed. She heard footsteps come in and prayed it wasn't Sesshomaru. She sighed in content when she saw it was Inutaisho and Izayoi, who both gave her an incredulous look.
"Kagome? What are you wearing?" Inutaisho asked with an all knowing voice. Kagome noticed and blushed deeply.
"I didn't have any clean clothes and mine were soaked..." She said, turning her head. Inutaisho smiled smugly at her and said,
"Oh, I see. Damn, I was hoping that..." Izayoi smacked him over the head, making Kagome giggle. She walked over to her and held out her hand.
"Come on, we'll go get you something from my closet." She said. Kagome thanked the gods and followed her, leaving a crying Inutaisho behind.
"He's never going to give me grandkids!" He sobbed dramatically. At that time, Inuyasha had walked in and looked to his father quizzically.
"What are you doing?" He asked, pouring some cereal. Inutaisho sniffled and sighed.
"Your brother is never going to give me grandchildren." He said, starting up again. Inuyasha blinked and snorted.
"Feh, I think he's gay." He admitted. Inutaisho glared at him and sighed. Inuyasha patted his dad on the back.
"Will you give me grandchildren, Inuyasha?" He asked, bearing puppy eyes. Inuyasha groaned and shrug his shoulders.
"I don't know, pop. Not now, at least..." Inuyasha blushed, took his bowl of cereal, and went back to his room. Inutaisho sighed and stood up, going to the fridge. He was getting old; he needed grandkids! He wanted to hold it, and squeeze it, and love it and spoil it rotten. He smiled, thinking about taking the little booger and running into the sun, rejoycing.
He was going to have his way, one way or another.
Kagome exited the bathroom and emerged, wearing a pretty white turtle neck and some black jeans. She sighed contently.
"Better than those boxers." She said, blushing again. She couldn't believe that she was wearing his clothes. When he came into the coffee shop yesterday, she never expected to be sleeping in his bed, wearing his clothes, showering in his shower, or definitly being attracted to him. She sighed and went to find Izayoi. She found her looking at a photo album, smiling. Kagome went next to her and sat down, looking at the book Izayoi looked to her and smiled.
"You look lovely, Kagome. Do you need anything else?" She asked. Kagome smiled and nodded her head.
"A brush and some make-up, if you have any." She said. Izayoi nodded and went to her vanity, tossing her a brush and handing her a small red bag. "Here you go, dear." She said, sitting back down on the bed. Kagome stood up and thanked her, walking to the vanity. She brushed her long hair and placed it in a high ponytail. She opened the bag and took out some concealer, blending it into her face. Good thing she and Izayoi were the same skin tone, she though to herself. She applied some powder to her face and added a bit of blush to her cheek bones. She reached in and grabbed some eyeliner, carefully putting in on. After, she put on some dark blue eyeshadow and some mascara. Blue went well with her brown eyes. She smiled, content, and turned to Izayoi; she still had that photo album.
"What's that?" She asked, putting the make-up back in the bag. She zipped it and sat down next to Izayoi. She looked to her and smiled.
"Oh, it's a photo album I made of the boys'." She said, looking at some of the pictures. She placed the album between her and the girl and shared the book. Kagome laughed when she saw a picture of Inuyasha and her in high school; Inuyasha ate too much at lunch and wasn't feeling good, and Kagome was pushing him away, afraid he'd barf on her.
"Oh, I remember that!" She said, laughing to herself. Izayoi laughed as well, flipping the page. Kagome saw a picture of Sesshomaru and a beautiful woman.
"Who's that? One of his sleezy girfriends?" She joked. Izayoi chuckled and shook her head.
"No, it's his mother." Kagome paled. She laughed nervously and tried to cover up her embarassment.
"I'm sorry! I didn't know that was his mother!" She said, rubbing her head. Izayoi placed a hand to her mouth and chuckled. Kagome looked to her oddly.
"It's alright; she was really beautiful, but always so mean." She said, not looking to Kagome. Kagome looked to her and stared.
"Was?" She asked. Izayoi nodded, closing the album.
"She died a long time ago from some terminal disease." She said. Kagome felt horrible for calling her a sleezy woman. She stood up and bowed to Izayoi.
"Thank you for the change of clothes, and for the make-up." She said, trying not to press the urge to talk about his mother. Izayoi understood and stood up, leading Kagome to the living room.
"It's alright. Don't worry about it." She smiled. Kagome nodded and followed her.
Sesshomaru sat in his room, going over some documents. He heard a knock on the door and called for them to enter. When he saw it was his father, he shut his computer closed and sat it aside.
"Father." He said, standing. His father ushered him to sit down. He did and sat, waiting for his father to sit down. When he sat down, he spoke. "What brings you here?" Inutaisho crossed his legs and sighed.
"Are you ever going to get married?" He asked. Sesshomaru blinked, not expecting this. He sighed and laid on his bed.
"Why does this concern you?" He asked, rubbing his temple. Inutaisho looked to his son, then out the window. Sesshomaru noticed the concern on his face and turned to look at him. Inutaisho smirked and looked to his son.
"I'm not forcing you to; I just wish you'd meet a nice girl." He said. Sesshomaru shook his head. His father was a strange man.
"I don't see them worthy of my time." He replied, looking out the window to the snowy streets. He sighed and saw his fathers anger.
"It's high time you got over yourself; you see those other women worthy of your time, as you put it." He argued. Sesshomaru growled at his father and sat up.
"I'm not discussing this with you." He said, walking to his room. His father grabbed his wrists and stood up.
"I'm not forcing you to discuss this, and I'm not forcing you to find a girl; I'm just concerned as a father. I want you to be happy." He said. Sesshomaru yanked his wrists from his father and left the room.
"I do not wish to be happy."
Hope you enjoy this chapter! Most of the chapters are already written, I just need to edit them!