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Teardrops on My Guitar

Teardrops on My Guitar

By: Sandreline

Hi everyone! I thought that it might be fun to do a one-shot on one of my favorite new country songs.

I hope this idea hasn't been done yet, but if it has, I am sorry! Someone said it had, but I haven't seen it...

Anyway, this is my FIRST FIC IN THE MODERN ERA with KAGOME/SESSHOMARU!

If you like the idea, let me know.

If not... oh well.

Enjoy!

Teardrops on My Guitar

"Drew looks at me.

I fake a smile so he won't see,

That I want, and I need,

Everything that we should be.

I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about.

And she's got everything that I have to live without."

Kagome slammed her locker shut; her blue eyes glazed in hurt and self-anger as she high-tailed it out of her school. It was her freshman year of college, and she still couldn't tell her only and true love how she felt. Why? Why did it have to be like this? Why did it have to hurt so badly? She was almost 19, and she fell for her best friend when she was ten.

And now, 20 year old Sesshomaru, who was the school's hottest bachelor, was talking about a woman who he loved.

Kagome had been very close to the Taisho family since he was a toddler, and was best friends with InuYasha and Sesshomaru both. However, since Sesshomaru was older, she spent most of her time with InuYasha when they were younger. In fact, only InuYasha knew how she felt about Sesshomaru. And for that fact alone he was very protective over her.

Well, that's putting it mildly currently her friend was in lock up at the principle's office for breaking the jaw of an over-bearing wolf demon who tried to put the moves on her. Of course, because of who he was, he would only get a lecture and slap on the hand.

However, that wasn't the current reason for her distress. It was because all during their last hour which happened to be a free period because their teacher was absent all he could do was talk about some woman. He talked about her in a way that would put Shakespeare to share. He spoke of her unimaginable beauty, her witty charm, her blinding smile, and how she was only his. It tore Kagome's heart apart, to hear his devotion to such a creature that surely was heaven sent and those were his words, too.

Kagome was power walking through the halls, and then the courtyards of Tokyo U. She was trying to make it out to her car without being stopped by any of her friends. She just knew that if she was stopped, they would know something was wrong, and she was having trouble holding the tears at bay as it was.

Freedom was in sight as she spotted her black Pontiac Solstice and not a single person whether they were youkai, hanyou, or ningen was around it. She prayed to Kami for the luck that he graced her with and quickly put her top down and drove home. The wind whipping through her long raven locks helped to comfort her tears and keep them back. She just wanted to flop down on her large lavish bed and eat a tub of ice cream.

"Drew talks to me.

I laugh 'cuz it's just so funny.

That I can't even see,

Anyone when he's with me.

He says he so in love,

He's finally got it right.

I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night."

Since it was just past noon, only the servants were at home when Kagome arrived. She was grateful for that her kid brother Souta had an annoying habit of knowing if something was wrong with her, and then another annoying habit of always making her smile and laugh and forget about it. Right now, she just wanted to feel the hurt. After all, wasn't the first step to recovery having to deal with the pain and accept it?

So that's what she did. Kagome closed her eyes and sprawled out on her bed. Her phone rang several times, but each time she did she ignored it, and finally turned the ignorant contraption off. She laid there for a few hours, just staring up at the ceiling and letting her tears flow down her cheeks. Sesshomaru's words of worship about the mysterious love of his life kept replaying in her mind like a horrible nightmare. She finally got off her large bed and walked out to her balcony of her parent's large mansion, which was next to the Taisho's. Surprise there, right? And, of course, who happens to have a room across from her own, but Sesshomaru. She closed the doors and the drapes, and then walked over to her guitar in the corner of her room. There, she plopped down on one of the few bean bag chairs and mats that were used when friends visited, and just began to play her heart out. The tears just wouldn't stop crying.

"Cuz he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar.

The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.

He's the song, in the car, I keep singing; don't know why I do."

The next day at school Kagome's puffy eyes had returned to normal and alb eight the fact that she was a bit pale; she put a smile on her face and carried on as if nothing had changed.

InuYasha came up to her with a bright smile, waving one of his arms over his head like an idiot, while the other was around the waist of her cousin, Kikyo. Kagome smiled at them, and was so glad that she made them get together. Honestly, why did Kikyo think that Kagome had a crush on him, anyway?

"Key, Kagome? Where the hell were you last night? I was getting worried." InuYasha half accused, using his free arm to give her a lazy hug before pulling Kikyo closer to his side.

"Aunty said that you were in your room, but wouldn't come down. Are you fairing well?" Kikyo asked.

Kagome smiled and nodded. "Don't worry. I was just in a... inspiring mood last night."

InuYasha smirked. "That means she wrote another song. Bet she forgot to eat again, too." He added, his ears peaking out of his silver hair as his golden eyes sparkled.

"You can say that." Kagome said, turning around and walking with them to their first class. Thankfully, this class didn't have Sesshomaru in it, so she was able to relax and build up a shield for later in the day.

"You know, Kags..." InuYasha said in their discussion group, "Sesshomaru said something at dinner last night about-"

"Don't wanna hear it." She cut him off, skimming over the article.

InuYasha's mouth hung open for a moment, but before he could continue, his girlfriend cut in. "InuYasha, this is a literature discussion group, not the 'Sesshomaru's love life Chat Club'." Kikyo told him. InuYasha pouted, crossing his arms over his chest as he huffed. Kikyo shook her head; however Kagome didn't miss the smirk at the corner of her lips. Neither of them, however, noticed the heartache in Kagome's eyes.

When their class was dismissed, Kagome felt a sinking feeling in her gut. Her next class was Chemistry, and she had Sesshomaru as a lab partner. She could only hope that today they wouldn't have a lab to do.

About twenty minutes later, Kagome sat on her stool at the counter muttering and cursing everything she could think of as to why she had the worse karma.

"Such foul language from you today, my little Miko. Is there something wrong, Kaggie?" Sesshomaru whispered to her, using his special endearment and nickname just for her.

Kagome blinked back a tear. "Shut it, Sess." She snapped back.

However, the TaiYoukai could smell the scent of salt coming from Kagome, and was wondering why her aura seemed so unhappy. It was radiating distress, and all night last night he could smell her tears.

Sesshomaru turned back to the beaker and the open flame, concentrating on adding the right amount of zinc to the mixture. Sesshomaru had been worried over the Miko woman beside him, and had last night make the simple leap that he had made countless times before and stood outside her glass doors for most of the night. He had heard her tears. He had heard her sobs, her cries of anguish, and her song.

He gave a mental sigh, and turned his attention once more to the assignment at hand.

Once again, Kagome flew through the parking lot, intent to get home. However, Kami and Karma just weren't on her side today.

"Kagome!" Came Sango's cry as she waved her arm happily over her head, leaning against Kagome's Solstice with her own BMW in the parking spot beside it. Kagome mentally cursed once more, before giving a genuine smile. Sango could always make her feel better, even if she didn't know what was wrong.

"Hey, Kags! You're looking pale... are you ok?" Sango asked.

Kagome gave off a strange combination of a laugh and a un-lady like snort that caused Sango to raise an eyebrow. "Don't worry. I'm hungry, though. Want to go grab a bite?"

Sango's eyes flashed with deviousness. "I was about to ask you the same thing. Olive Garden or Chili's?" She asked, twirling her car keys around her finger.

"That's too difficult a choice!"

A while later, the girls decided on a compromise Bucca di Beppo. It was a new Italian restaurant that opened up near Tokyo U, and had giant servings.

But of course, where part of a group of friends go, the other show up eventually.

And sure enough, soon InuYasha and Kikyo, Sango's boyfriend Miroku, and Sesshomaru arrived. They simply slid into the booth with Sango and Kagome, not caring at all that it was clearing meant for four and not six. Kagome mentally groaned as it was Sesshomaru who sat beside her.

What did she do in a past life to deserve this torture and heartache? As far as she was concerned, she better have been someone famous at the least or this was all a load of shit!

"Drew walks by me.

Can't he tell that I can't breathe?

And there he goes, so perfectly;

The kind of flawless I wish I could be.

She better hold him tight,

Give him all her love,

Look in those beautiful eyes, and know she's lucky 'cuz:"

Kagome found herself falling in love with Sesshomaru all over again, despite the warning bells in her head. For dinner, they were the only ones that wanted the chicken parmesan, and so they split the dish. The whole time, Kagome was entertained by the fact that Sesshomaru didn't know how to twirl the spaghetti around his fork. And when she touched his hand to show him, a jolt of electricity ran up her arm and to her quickly beating heart. The other couples were so entwined with themselves that it was only natural that Kagome and Sesshomaru communicate to each other... and she knew she was setting herself up for heartache.

"Kagome, I've been meaning to ask you all day. You're complexion is pale. Are you getting ill?" He asked, his voice a touch warmer in concern.

"No. I've just been going through something, that's all." She added, looked down at the large plate of only half-eaten spaghetti. She twirled more of the angel hair pasta around her fork and popped it in her mouth, a slip of marinara sauce dripping from the corner of her mouth.

Sesshomaru was tempted to lick it off, but stopped himself. "You slob, you're dripping." He pointed out playfully.

Kagome scowled and swallowed her food, before scowling again. She stuck her red-stained tongue out at the in youkai, and licked it away. "I'm fine, and I'm not a slob." She said, before she accidentally dropped her fork on the white table cloth.

"No, of course you're not." He replied with amusement in his voice as she moaned in embarrassment.

Sesshomaru walked Kagome to her front door after dinner, despite her many protests. He simply would not have it. Kagome could hear InuYasha's snickers as he went inside his home, but not before grinning like a mad man at Kagome.

"Sesshomaru, you really don't have to do this. I'm fine you can watch me from your bedroom or something!" Kagome protested, walking up the few stairs to her large front doors.

"And this Sesshomaru told you that he doesn't care. I am escorting you home. You've never had a problem with it before." The TaiYoukai noted.

(I've never had my heart broken before.) She thought with a trace of bitterness, thought mostly sorrow. "Well, I'm home. Good night, Sesshomaru. Thank you for dinner." She said, giving a bright smile. (Just leave so I can cry in peace!) She thought dejectedly.

Sesshomaru concealed a frown down at his best friend. She was usually so bubbly and cheerful, yet for the past few days she seemed really depressed. Couldn't she see what was right there? He had been dropping hint after hint. He had already waited so long; he didn't want to have to wait much longer...

Sesshomaru took a step closer to Kagome, bringing him but inches from her chest. Kagome had to tilt her head back even more to keep eye contact, thought she found herself having trouble breathing. He was so close that she could feel his warm breath on her lips, and her skin was crawling and tingling. Her eyes widened as she looked into his piercing gold depths. "Sess?" She asked.

"Get some rest. I don't like my Miko looking so pale." He said, standing straight once again. "Sweet dreams, Kaggie." He added, before turning around and walking away.

"Night..." Kagome breathed, before her eyes weld with tears. She spun around and raced to her room, throwing her self down on her bed and crying hard.

"Why? Why do I love him so much? Why does he rant about his love and adoration about some other woman, who is most likely a beautiful and graceful youkai, and then be all sweet and romantic like that?" She screamed into one of her pillows, letting out her pain in one large sound.

"He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar.

The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.

He's the song, in the car, I keep singing; don't know why I do."

Sesshomaru's head spun to the left, looking out his balcony windows and across to Kagome's. Her doors were open and the drapes pulled to the side. However, he couldn't see her. He heard her scream of pain and anguish, and immediately leapt the distance in one fluid motion, fear gripping his heart.

However, when he landed, he heard her loud sobs, hard and painful. He had never heard such a cry. His heart clenched. What was she crying for? Had someone hurt her? Salt water hung heavy in the air. And then he heard her strangled voice cry out:

"Sesshomaru, why? Why don't you love me?"

Sesshomaru's heart stopped as his lung froze painfully. His eyes widened slightly. She loved him? Then why was she...

Sesshomaru, the calm, collected, prideful TaiYoukai literally smacked himself on his forehead. He thought that an intelligent woman like Kagome would be able to figure it out!

Sesshomaru decided to put an end to this. He literally stormed into her room, his eyes lowered in a stern glare. He found Kagome on her stomach, crying out into the pillows of her bed. When he entered, her noticed her powers flare as they sensed his approach. She rolled to her side, sitting up and covering her face as she tried to wipe her tears away.

"Sesshomaru, what are you doing here? I'm not in the mood to go out, please just leave me alone." Kagome tried to keep her voice strong, but she choked on a word or two as she tried to keep back the sobs.

Sesshomaru wouldn't have it, and continued across the room.

Kagome sent him a glare with tear-stained eyes. "Sesshomaru, I'm serious. Get out." She was beginning to get annoyed. She just wanted to cry her heart out and get over it. He was the last person she wanted to see at the moment.

"So I drive home alone.

As I turn out the light,

I'll put his picture down and maybe get some sleep tonight."

Sesshomaru ignored her still, and reached her bed with two more powerful strides. He kept his strong gaze on Kagome's wavering blue eyes, and crawled onto the bed.

Kagome's eyes widened as he crawled onto her bed, moving over to her. Kagome leaned back down to try and get away, but Sesshomaru moved on top of her, staring her down as his silver hair fell over his shoulder to mix with hers. The look in his eyes had her frozen, her mouth parted slightly in a silent gasp.

Sesshomaru didn't stop his movements. The second he was looking directly down at her he swooped down and captured her lips with his, caressing the smooth skin with possessiveness and the passion that he has kept locked away for a long time.

Kagome moaned, her eyes fluttering shut as her arms worked on their own accord and wrapped around the youkai's neck. He pressed down on her as she arched up into him, giving a breathy moan as she surrendered to his kiss. She had wanted this for so long, and she was half tempted to stop and pinch herself to make sure that it was real.

Sesshomaru rolled onto his back, Kagome propped on his chest with her hips beside his as their legs became tangled. One of his arms wrapped around her lower back while the other held the back of her neck, keeping her from escaping. She molded to him, not fighting at all and it pleased him greatly. Her soft moan urged him on, and he felt his pants grow tight.

Kagome had never felt such bliss before in her life. Her lower stomach grew warm and wet, and her body felt like it was on fire. She wanted something, needed something, but didn't know what. But she knew that Sesshomaru was the only one who could give it to her.

"Kagome..." He moaned between kisses.

She pulled away slightly, her eyes glazed. "What are you doing?" She looked down into his pink-tinted eyes.

He saw the tint of sadness in her orbs, and brought up a clawed hand to run through her hair. "Don't you get it, Kagome? The woman that I love is you. I thought you would get the hints when I talked about you, put the pieces together..."

"Me? You were talking about me?" She asked with her eyes wide in confusion.

Sesshomaru gave her a mocking glare. "You know that I do not repeat myself."

Kagome scowled at him. "You're a jerk, you know that? I thought that you had met someone else! Do you know hard I cried? That today was the first time I had eaten in two days? Did you know that-"

Sesshomaru growled at her, his eyes soft. "I am sorry, Kagome."

Kagome's eyes softened. "You never say sorry..." She cooed.

Sesshomaru's glare returned, and Kagome gave a laugh, a few tears leaking out of her eyes. "It was me... You..."

Sesshomaru's eyes softened and he reached over to wipe her tears away tenderly. "Yes. I love you, Kaggie, my Miko."

Kagome choked on another sob as she fell onto Sesshomaru again, their lips meeting once more.

"Cuz he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar.

The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.

He's the song, in the car, I keep singing; don't know why I do."

InuYasha and Kikyo watched from InuYasha's room, who had a clear view into Kagome's window onto her bed. "It's about damn time." The hanyou muttered, though a smile was on his face.

"Yes, indeed." Kikyo smiled, happy for her cousin. She turned to her boyfriend with a devious glint in her eye. "I believe it is time for something else, Inu." Kikyo whispered, reaching up a hand to play with his ear.

InuYasha wrapped an arm around her waist and placed a kiss on her lips.

"He's the time, taken up,

But there's never enough,

And he's all that I need to fall into."

Kagome lay pressed against Sesshomaru, who had an arm around her waist and another running over her hair. She looked into the golden eyes that she would never want to live without and smiled. "Sesshomaru, I love you."

Sesshomaru grinned. "And how could you not?"

Kagome scowled and rolled on top of her boyfriend. "You know, you owe me a new guitar." She said.

"And why should this Sesshomaru do that?" He asked, raising a silver eyebrow.

"Because you're the reason for the teardrops on my guitar."

"Drew looks at me. I fake a smile so he won't see."

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What do you all think? Is 9 pages enough?

Was it well written?

It's my first Kag/Sess in the modern era, was it nice?

I need feedback please review!

Thank you so much, everyone!

This is for all of you that have ever had your hearts broken.

May you always find your true love!

~Sandreline

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