Agent Under Fire


Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha & Co. they are the sole property of Rumiko Takahashi!

Warning: Lemony goodness midway!

Chapter 19

Kagome's phone rang shrilly in her apartment. She was placing the finishing touches for her private picnic with Inuyasha in a basket when she turned to answer the call.

"Hello? Inuyasha! I was just about to bring the picnic over… oh? An hour! I can't possibly be ready for a formal dinner in an hour, Inuyasha!" Kagome was now frowning and frantically pulling things out of her basket.

What am I doing, she thought, and ran into her bedroom to attack her closet.

"No, Inuyasha, I want to be there for you, of course. I'll be ready on time. Okay, see you then."

She hung up the phone and tossed it over her head onto a pile of clothes already piling up on the bed.

" 'Can you get ready for a dinner with statesmen in an hour?' he says! Oh sure, Inuyasha! I just have a ball gown lying around the closet!" she mumbled angrily while pulling more clothes out. After she pulled out nearly every decent outfit she had she turned to the bed to assess the damage.

"I can't wear anything that's here!" she sighed. She was about to collapse onto the clothes when an idea struck her. "Sango! I'll call Sango and ask for her help!"

Looking around the room she nearly cried, "Where's the phone!"

After much digging and a frantic phone call later, Kagome grabbed her car keys and dashed out of her apartment, makeup bag in hand.

"Thanks for helping me, Sango. I really appreciate it!" she smiled to her friend in the mirror.

"Nff prfflm," Sango mumbled around hairpins she had tucked into her mouth. She had somehow tamed Kagome's mane of hair into an elegant French twist with several tendrils spiraling down to frame her face delicately.

"And I don't know how to repay you for loaning me this gown. What is it from?" Kagome wondered, smoothing her hands down the skirt of the gown.

Finally done with Kagome's hair and able to spit out hairpins Sango smiled, "Well, Kags, some of us female agents like to go to the annual ball the bureau throws every year!"

"The bureau throws a ball?" Kagome asked.

"Every summer, Kagome! Where have you been? Under a rock?" Sango joked.

Kagome frowned a bit, "I guess I've always just focused so much on work I never even knew we functioned as a bureau outside of the office."

Sango laughed, "Oh, Kagome! Only you! There! Hair's done, your makeup looks amazing, let's just get you up in that gown so it doesn't wrinkle on you."

Kagome stood and swished around Sango's bedroom, "Well?"

Sango clapped her hands and smiled, "You look amazing!"

The girls hugged briefly before Kagome thanked Sango one more time and headed for the living room. She was reaching for a small handbag she had borrowed from Sango when she heard coughing. Sango rushed over to Miroku who was sitting on the couch staring wide eyed at Kagome.

"Are you okay, Miroku?" Kagome asked worriedly.

"Swallowed… wrong pipe…" he barely made out pointing to a soda can. One harsh slap from Sango on his back did the trick though and he found his voice. "You look… wow, Kagome!"

She blushed deeply, "Thank you. Oh! Were you able to get in touch with Inuyasha to let him know I was here?"

Miroku could only nod as he continued staring at her.

"Houshi, if you don't stop staring I swear I'm going to knock you into next week," Sango threatened.

"I apologize my sweet, Sango. But it is only at your talent that I stare. You have exquisite taste my dear," he said sweetly.

Sango turned to Kagome and rolled her eyes, "How is it he can turn everything around so I believe him?"

Kagome shrugged as she heard a light knock on the door.

As she started for the door Sango exclaimed, "Oh no, Kagome! Let me get it! It'll have more effect if you come out of the bedroom!"

Kagome shook her head at her friend's antics but smiled and walked towards the bedroom.

Sango opened the door and found a scowling Inuyasha dressed in an expensive looking tuxedo. As he stepped into the apartment Sango could see his hair was neatly braided for the occasion.

"Hello to you too, Taisho," Sango mumbled sarcastically.

"Sorry, Sango. I just hate the fact that my brother has done this to Kagome and I. Last minute bullshit. Is Kagome ready or does she need more time?" he asked.

"I'm ready," she called softly before stepping into the living room.

Inuyasha's jaw dropped at her appearance. The gown she had borrowed from Sango was a floor length number the deep hue of a ruby. It shimmered slightly as she moved and appeared to be strapless although there was a filmy fabric that fastened at the center of the bodice and draped over her shoulders to rest down the back of the gown. The gown strategically covered any sign of scarring from their mission such a short while ago.

"I'll take your lack of speech as a compliment," Kagome joked. Inuyasha merely nodded.

"Gloves!" Sango nearly shouted causing everyone in the room to jump slightly. "I almost forgot your gloves!" She ran into the bedroom and came back out with formal length white gloves for Kagome.

"You know it's just a dinner, Sango," Kagome berated.

"With every major media guru there!" Sango reminded.

Kagome paled at the thought of having her image all over the news later that evening.

"You'll be fine, Kagome," Inuyasha finally said, taking her elbow and leading her towards the door.

"Thank you, Sango," Kagome said one last time.

"Stop thanking me. You'd do the same for me," her friend said waving them out the door.

Kagome turned to Inuyasha on the way out of the building, "Oh yeah, you look nice too."

"Gee, thanks Kags," he laughed.

"No, really I mean it," she stopped on the sidewalk and looked him in the eye. "You look great, Inuyasha."

"Thanks, Kagome. I'll be fine tonight," he said moving towards the limo Sesshoumaru had sent once more. "And besides, as a last resort I'll just show off my beautiful escort for the evening and everyone will forget about me."

Kagome giggled and slapped him on the arm lightly, "Come on, Inuyasha. Your public awaits."

"Announcing Miss Kagome Higurashi and Master Inuyasha Taisho!"

"Master?" Kagome whispered as they descended the stairs into the room.

"I have no fucking idea," Inuyasha mumbled through clenched teeth, which oddly resembled a smile. Flashes from cameras nearly blinded them as they entered the room.

Kagura welcomed them warmly when they reached the bottom of the stairs. She gave Kagome a small embrace and smiled at Inuyasha.

"I'm so glad you were able to make it tonight. I'm sorry it was such short notice," she apologized. Lowering her voice she added, "You know how Sesshoumaru can be."

"Thank you, Kagura and it was no trouble," Kagome responded. At Inuyasha's 'keh' she continued, "I just hope the senator can forgive our past transgressions in his home."

"Kagome!" Inuyasha whispered harshly.

"Oh no!" Kagura shook her head. "Please know that everything you said was warranted by Sesshoumaru's behavior and that he deeply regrets anything he may have said to offend you."

Kagura leaned towards Kagome and whispered, "And I wanted to let you know that it took every ounce of my energy not to stand up and applaud you that evening!"

Kagome flushed, "I was out of line."

Kagura placed a hand on her arm, "You put Sesshoumaru back IN line, and for that I thank you. He may have been upset by the ordeal with Rin but it gave him no right to say the things he did."

Kagome just nodded as they were approaching the senator. Kagura left her side and moved to Sesshoumaru's side, linking her arm through his. Kagome watched as Sesshoumaru looked down at the woman at his side, a strange expression on his face, before returning to the conversation.

"Excuse me, gentlemen but I would like to introduce my brother, Inuyasha Taisho," Sesshoumaru said.

Two older gentlemen turned to greet Inuyasha and one extended his hand solemnly, "Fine work, Taisho. Your brother has been telling us about your success with finding his daughter."

"Sesshoumaru's been telling you that?" Inuyasha asked incredulously.

"Inuyasha," Sesshoumaru said moving next to his brother and placing a hand on his shoulder tightly, "Of course I would tell the Congressmen about your success in the bureau."

"Really, Senator Taisho? I heard rumors of several agents being removed from the bureau because of their behavior," the second gentleman said.

"Inuyasha, Agent Higurashi, allow me to introduce Congressman Shirakawa," Sesshoumaru said stiffly.

"Shirakawa… Daughter Congressman," Kagome gasped.

The congressman turned towards her, "Yes Agent… Higurashi was it? I apologize if I am less than enthusiastic about the bureau."

"Sir, I'm sorry for your loss," Kagome offered.

"Your words do nothing to comfort me," the congressman spat before turning to walk away.

"Hey," Inuyasha started but Sesshoumaru held his hand out to stop him.

"He's not worth it, brother. He will cool off in time," Sesshoumaru said.

The remaining man turned towards Inuyasha and Kagome, "You must forgive him. He has not yet healed from losing his daughter. His wife is not doing well either."

"Well that will do for unpleasant topics for this evening," Kagura interrupted. "Tonight is to be an enjoyable night."

"You are right, Kagura," Sesshoumaru agreed. "If you will excuse us I must have a word with my brother before I address our guests."

"Kagome and I will go sample the champagne while the boys talk business," Kagura said placing a hand on Kagome's arm.

Kagome smiled at the gentleman kindly, "It was very nice meeting you." She leaned towards Inuyasha and placed a small kiss on his cheek before whispering, "Be nice."

Inuyasha turned to Sesshoumaru, "Well? Where do we go for the verbal beating?"

"The senators lounge," Sesshoumaru answered stoically.

"At least your honest," Inuyasha grumbled.

They entered a room lined with bookshelves and smelled slightly like old cigars. Sesshoumaru pointed to an old leather chair for Inuyasha to sit in.

"I'll stand thanks," Inuyasha said.

"Sit!" Sesshoumaru commanded.

He sat.

"You know, I used to only fear Kagome when she'd scream that but you're kinda scary too," Inuyasha smirked.

"You will listen," Sesshoumaru stated. "I must say it doesn't surprise me that the bureau has demoted you, after everything you have done."

"I have no regrets," Inuyasha ground out.

"I do not doubt it, Inuyasha. A fool never has any regrets."

Inuyasha scowled and started to return the comment when Sesshoumaru turned his back, "Inuyasha you are rash, impetuous, and at times ignorant in your actions. You let your emotions best you in times that logic should rule."

Inuyasha stood, his face red with rage, "Is this what you brought me here for tonight?"

"And for that I am grateful," Sesshoumaru finished.

"Wait… what?"

"For the first time I have been able to see what you are able to accomplish, little brother, when your heart rules over your head," Sesshoumaru said coolly.

"Where are you going with this?" Inuyasha asked raising an eyebrow.

Sesshoumaru turned around and Inuyasha could have sworn he saw a ghost of a smile cross his features.

"You saved my Rin from that monster because you were able to follow your heart and do what was right," Sesshoumaru said staring at the floor. "I was never able to do that because father wanted me to use my head."

"Sess," Inuyasha started.

"No. I have not been the ideal picture of justice a senator should be, even to my own family. That is why you are here this evening, Inuyasha," he looked up at his brother who was looking at him quite comically. "I owe you a place in the family. A place you have been denied for far too long. You are my brother and I acknowledge you as such."

He held his hand out to Inuyasha who shook it silently.

"Now let's get you out there," Sesshoumaru said. "The sooner we get you out there the sooner I can stop being so nice to you."

Inuyasha smirked, "I wondered how long it would last."

Sesshoumaru stopped before they reached the door, "Inuyasha."


"My home will be open to you from now on."

Inuyasha shook his head, "Things really have changed haven't they?"

"I beg your pardon?" Sesshoumaru turned to him.

"Never mind, let's go," Inuyasha responded patting Sesshoumaru lightly on the back. "And thanks, Sess, I appreciate it."

"I figure this will at least stop Rin from talking about you," he said as they headed back to the party.

"I'm the big hero, huh?"

"You have no idea. If I hear one more thing about how cool 'Uncle Inu' is while I'm eating," Sesshoumaru said a smirk gracing his face.

"Yeah, yeah. I get it," Inuyasha mumbled as they re-entered the main room. He spotted Kagome standing with Kagura across the room. They were laughing at something and Kagome was twirling a strand of her hair. Inuyasha's heart tugged.

"You're going to miss her, aren't you?" Sesshoumaru asked quietly.

"You have no idea," Inuyasha sighed. They walked towards the women and as they neared Kagome turned to him and smiled.

"You okay?" she asked.

"Yeah, I think I am," he answered, nuzzling her quickly on the cheek.

"Come Inuyasha. It is time," Sesshoumaru signaled for him to follow to a small stage where a string quartet was playing. Sesshoumaru approached a microphone that was set at center stage.

"Ladies and gentlemen," he began. "I welcome you to my home on this special occasion. As many of you may know, my daughter Rin has been returned safely to our home recently. If it weren't through the cooperation of proper officials I fear the worst could have happened." At this the crowd began to murmur their sad agreement with Sesshoumaru. Only Senator Shirakawa had a surly look on his face when Sesshoumaru mentioned the officials.

"Before he returns to shape the new minds of the F.B.I., I want to introduce you to the agent in charge of finding my daughter. He is not only an agent but he is also my brother, please welcome Inuyasha Taisho," Sesshoumaru signaled for Inuyasha to step forward as the attendants began their applause.

"Do I have to say anything?" Inuyasha asked through a tight smile.

"No, just wave. I wouldn't want your mouth ruining what I just presented," Sesshoumaru whispered back.

"See, and I was worried the real Sess was lost to us all," Inuyasha replied sarcastically before giving a final nod to the crowd. He returned to Kagome's side as Sesshoumaru continued.

"Now I invite you to dine with me this evening and enjoy the festivities," he concluded and left the stage to gather Kagura and lead the guests to the dining hall.

"Ugh! My feet are killing me!" Kagome complained as she relaxed in the limo.

"Well, no wonder," Inuyasha laughed. "Look at the heels you've got on!"

"I had to look my best for your coming out party," she said demurely.

"Oi wench! You make it sound so girly," he scolded.

"If the shoe fits," she teased.

"Which yours doesn't," he stuck his tongue out at her.

"I can't believe how well you can dance, Inu," she sighed. "You should do it all the time. You'd have women floating after you."

"And this is something that you want, Kagome?"

"Well, no. But I'd love to see it so I could say, 'Hands off, he's mine!'" she giggled.

"Speaking of hands off," he whispered before scooping her into his arms.

She giggled as his mouth assaulted her neck, "Be careful with the gown, Inu. You know it's not mine."

"Then you shouldn't have worn red, Kags. You know how I like red," he groaned while grabbing one of her breasts roughly. Her head fell back shaking a few curls loose from the perfect hairstyle.

"Let's go home," she sighed.

He sobered at her utterance, "It's not my home anymore, Kagome."

He looked at her, his amber eyes burning with emotions he couldn't show. Her heart pulled to tell him but she stayed quiet. She placed her hands on the sides of his face and kissed his forehead lightly.

"It will all work out, Inu," she sighed.

"How can I live away from you? I finally found you again," he whispered.

"You won't be so far away," she soothed. "We'll be together more than you'll know."

"I love you, Kagome."

Before she could respond the car stopped in front of Inuyasha's apartment building and they stepped out. They walked silently into his apartment hand in hand and were greeted by an antsy Fang and a candlelit living room.

"What the hell?" Inuyasha started.

Blankets and soft cushions covered a part of the living room floor and candles were strewn around the room. In the candlelight Kagome could see the entire apartment had been repacked into the few boxes that Inuyasha had kept in the main rooms.

"Who did this?" Kagome wondered. Fang ran over to the cushions and gave a sharp bark. Moving over to the "bed" provided for the couple they saw a note lying in the middle of the blankets. Inuyasha retrieved it and read it aloud:

"Dear Inuyasha and Kagome, We hope you enjoyed the dinner. Sorry we won't be able to say goodbye properly, Taisho, but we thought this would be a nice way to see you off. Good luck in Virginia! Sango and Miroku

P.S. Kagome I packed a few things for you! Sango"

As Inuyasha read she looked down to find her duffle bag lying next to the cushions.

"How did she…" she began.

"She's a federal agent, Kagome. She could break into the White House if she wanted to," he reminded.

"Wow, they really don't waste time getting to the bedroom do they?" Inuyasha smirked.

" 'Fraid not," Kagome answered. "I'm going to go change and save this gown from you." She grabbed her bag and disappeared towards the bathroom as Inuyasha began loosening his bowtie.

"Come on, Fang. Let's give the lady her privacy," he called to the dog that retrieved his leash.

Kagome stood in the bathroom staring into her duffle bag.

"Where in the seven hells did she find this?" she asked her reflection. She pulled a satiny red nightgown from the bag that was barely enough material to cover her hands. "Of course it's red," she whispered rolling her eyes at Sango's choice.

I don't know if I'm ready, she thought. I'm still recovering from that monster.

She shuddered involuntarily at memories of the attack they all survived barely a month ago.

"I've barely let Inuyasha touch me since then," she sighed. She undressed slowly, removing the gown carefully and trying to fold it to minimize the effect any wrinkles might have. After folding her gloves and placing them on the gown, Kagome turned toward her reflection and grimaced at the harsh pink scar that traveled diagonally across her skin. Running her fingers along the scarred tissue she had to force the tears back that were rising in her throat. She put the nightgown on and started removing her hairpins, allowing her hair to fall in soft waves. She opened the bathroom door and started shyly back into the living room.

When she entered the room Inuyasha had already returned with Fang, now sleeping on his own cushion in the corner. Inuyasha had his back turned towards her and was working on removing his tuxedo shirt, his hair now hanging loosely down his back. She could see his own scars, harsh and shining in the candlelight.

We've all been affected by Naraku, she thought.

Fang made a soft whine when he saw her enter the room causing Inuyasha to turn around, his breath catching in his throat at the sight of Kagome in the soft light. He walked towards her slowly, now wearing only his tuxedo pants.

"You look beautiful," he said, his voice filled with awe.

She had her hand lying across her scar and looked at the floor. Inuyasha hooked a finger under her chin and forced her to look at him.

"Kagome? If you're not ready for this we can just sleep tonight," he said quietly.

Her eyes were filled with tears but none fell, "I just don't feel beautiful yet."

Inuyasha's hand traveled down her throat and rested on the top of her scar, "Because of this?"

At her nod he leaned down slightly and placed a soft kiss where his fingers had touched, "Kagome you are so beautiful."

When he straightened and she saw the sincerity in his gaze she gave a soft smile and nodded. She placed her hands on his shoulders and traveled her delicate touch down his chest touching each and every one of his own scars.

"We make quite a pair don't we?" she giggled softly.

"Just proof that we were made for each other," he smiled down at her. He took her hand and led her over to the blankets and cushions. He kissed her softly, placing a hand at the nape of her neck. Tilting her head slightly he deepened the kiss and felt her start to respond to him. She raised her hands and rested them on his hips, leaving feather light touches on his body.

She moved her hands to the front of his pants and began to undo the button. She giggled in his arms.

"What?" he asked.

"My hands are shaking. I can't get your pants undone," she laughed.

"Is that all?" he laughed, practically ripping the button off his pants and shimmying out of both them and his boxers at once.

Kagome placed her hands on his shoulders and pushed him gently so he sank to the floor on his knees.

"Sit," she said softly.

He smirked, "What is with people ordering me to 'sit' tonight?"

He sat Indian-style on the floor and looked back up at her. Because of the candlelight she had shadows playing across her features. He reached for her hand to pull her down as well and she slowly straddled his legs, lowering herself teasingly over his growing erection, but never touching him.

He groaned in frustration as her hands explored his body, her touch like fire. He hooked his thumbs into the straps of her nightgown and lowered them over her shoulders, his lips placing kisses along her collarbone.

"I told you what red does to me," he murmured against her skin.

A moan escaped her lips as he lowered the nightgown further and took a pert nipple into his warm mouth. She wrapped her arms around his neck to keep him at her breast.

"Kagome, I don't want to lose you," he looked up at her.

Her response was a soft kiss that he returned eagerly. She reached down between their bodies and grasped him lightly, stroking his member softly.

Inuyasha grasped her wrist to stay her touch and helped her stand in front of him. She frowned in confusion before he reached up and helped her step out of the nightgown. Standing in the soft light she became self-conscious and moved to cover her scar once more.

He shook his head and kissed her palm lightly. Inuyasha rose up on his knees and began placing tender kisses along her hip, moving his way across her body towards her core.

"Inuyasha," she sighed, her fingers tangling in his hair. He placed a hard kiss on her aching center and pulled back to look at her flushed face. He rocked back against the cushions and pulled her down on top of him lowering her down slowly onto his shaft.

She made a soft mewling sound as she sank down, pulling him in to the hilt.

"Wrap your legs around my waist," he instructed her. She could only nod, her eyes closed and her mouth slightly parted allowing a few pants to escape.

When Inuyasha slowly rocked inside her she gasped and her eyes flew open to look at him. His bangs were beginning to stick to his forehead as he fought to stay in control, and his eyes glowed with an intensity that sent shivers down her spine.

Inuyasha fisted his hand into Kagome's hair at the back of her neck and tilted her head slightly so her neck was exposed and pressed his lips to where her pulse beat strong. When he snaked his tongue out to taste her skin Kagome cried out.

"I'm sayin' you should shut up so I can protect you!"

Kagome closed her eyes against the images that were assaulting her mind. She barely registered the light nips Inuyasha was leaving along her skin as he thrust carefully into her body.

"I'll stay a half-demon a little longer for you, Kagome."

Tears ran down her cheeks at the feelings coursing inside of her, memories pulsing from somewhere deep inside of her. She clung to Inuyasha, her body moving in a rhythm with his, trying desperately to reach that peak.

"Don't you know by now that I need you, Kagome?"

I know, Inuyasha, she thought as the memories subsided. She blinked down at him and when he saw her tears he kissed them gently away, never losing the motion between them.

"I won't break, Inuyasha," she gasped. "Please?"

He needed no coaxing as he quickly rocked them so that her back was against several of the cushions and he was nestled tightly between her legs. He began thrusting harder inside her warmth; his jaw clenched so tightly that Kagome reached up to stroke his cheek.

He bent his head down and slowly licked one pink nipple, nipping lightly around it and pulling it into his mouth. She cried out and panted faster with every thrust he made. She felt the familiar warmth spiraling throughout her body and with the next thrust she cried out and fell over that cliff of ecstasy, clutching Inuyasha tightly to her.

He felt the searing walls of her core tighten around him and he felt his control slipping, when he heard her cry out he felt his member spasm and spilled his seed deep within her womb. After a few short thrusts he collapsed above her, careful to not put too much weight on her delicate form.

They lay in each other's arms simply enjoying the feel of each other when Inuyasha heard Kagome sigh something.

He lifted his head to look at her questioningly, "What did you say?"

"I said, 'I miss your ears'," she sighed again, her eyes still closed.

When she opened her eyes she saw Inuyasha gawking at her.

"You know?" he whispered.

"Yeah," she nodded. "I know."

He closed his eyes and hung his head, "Then you know what I did. I let you die."

She touched his cheek gently, "No, Inuyasha… you let me live. I just don't know how."

"I told you I would use the jewel," he smirked.

"You made an unselfish wish, Inuyasha. You allowed all of us to be together again. Does anyone else know?"

He shook his head, "And it wasn't purely unselfish. I couldn't live without you. I think that's why I'm human this time around."

"Oh, I don't even care how we're here. The point is that we're together," she smiled.

He took a lock of her hair in his hand, "Not for long. I leave tomorrow and you'll still be here."

"We'll find a way, Inuyasha," she gave him her best smile.

He nodded and disengaged from her, moving to pull a blanket over the two of them. He pulled her body against his and they snuggled down for their last evening in his apartment.

"Marry me," he whispered.

"What!" she squealed.

"Marry me," he repeated when she turned to stare at him.

"I…" she began.

"No, don't answer me right away. Think about it?" he asked.

She nodded and they settled down once more.

They made love several more times that night. No longer needing sleep but needing the feel of each other; to heal the wounds that scarred them inside. When daylight broke the couple got up and showered, packed the last few things away, and finished loading the moving truck Inuyasha had rented the day before.

He leaned down and kissed Kagome deeply before opening the passenger door for Fang to jump in.

"Don't worry, Inuyasha, it will all work out. Take this weekend to get unpacked and I'll be down to visit next weekend," Kagome said cheerfully.

"Right," he sighed. "And in the meantime think about what I asked you."

She nodded and he climbed into the truck, waved to her one last time and started off for Virginia.

"Well, Fang, what do you think?" Inuyasha asked the dog. Fang gave a short whine and then barked.

"Yeah, I know. About as homey as the last place, huh?" Inuyasha looked around the apartment, if that's what you could call it. The rooms were so small that Inuyasha was surprised the shower wasn't in the kitchen. It was already Monday morning and boxes still stood in every corner and once again he had only unpacked the basics.

"Okay, boy. Back to the Academy I go," Inuyasha sighed.

He arrived at the Academy quickly, ready to get the teasing from the guys out of the way. After getting past security he headed towards the administrative offices to fill out his paperwork.

"Taisho!" one of the instructors greeted from behind the main desk. "Man is the P.T. Unit gonna be glad to have you back."

Inuyasha raised an eyebrow, "Really?"

"Yeah," the instructor continued. "You won't believe the new rookies. They're pathetic! We really needed someone like you."

"Hey, thanks man," Inuyasha gave a small smile. "Listen, I need to get my paperwork done so I can get to early training."

"No problem, we'll get your paperwork run through quickly, and then we'll have one of the Fitness Advisors bring you down to the training facilities."

Inuyasha was sitting filling out his paperwork to be placed back in the system when someone walked up to him, "Taisho. Bad news for HQ that they lost you."

Inuyasha looked up at a man not much younger than himself with dark black hair and a playful expression on his face.

"Bankotsu," Inuyasha stood to shake the man's hand.

"Let's leave this stuff to the desk jockeys and get you down to the P.T. unit," Bankotsu said grabbing the papers and shoving them on an administrative assistant's desk.

"I have to say that since you left the Academy I've had my chance to shape young bodies of future agents," Bankotsu grinned as they passed two young female trainees.

"You know you can't man," Inuyasha scowled.

"Yeah, yeah, I know. But still, it's fun to watch," he smirked. "Oh, and listen, I know you're worried about everyone here rubbing it in that your back here, but to be honest we know what happened up at Headquarters. Well, more or less anyway, and your cool in our book."

"Why are you telling me this?" Inuyasha asked.

"Well, let's just say one of our new director's gave us the heads up to be cool with you," Bankotsu admitted.

"No way. No special treatment," Inuyasha frowned.

"It's not your call. Sorry dude," Bankotsu said. "The new director's a hard ass and I have to tell you kind of scary."

"So who's this new director? Do I know him? Where was he transferred from?" he asked.

"Who said it was a guy, Taisho?"

"There's a woman director? For what department?" Inuyasha questioned clearly surprised.

"Investigative Training Unit," Bankotsu replied. "Apparently, she was some hot shot up in Washington. Maybe you knew her."

"I doubt it," Inuyasha shook his head. "I met some good people up there but no one like you described."

"We'll see, you're about to meet her. She insisted on meeting our new physical training advisor," Bankotsu said. They turned a corner and walked towards a conference room. Bankotsu opened the door and ushered Inuyasha inside. The conference room had huge windows that overlooked Hogan's Alley, the city especially designed for training young agents. The director stood with her back to the two men, her dark hair pulled into a severe bun, and wearing a dark skirt suit.

"Director, this is the Academy's Physical Training Advisor and Instructor, Inuyasha Taisho," Bankotsu said.

"Thank you, Bankotsu," the director said turning around. "But Taisho and I need no introduction."

"Kagome!" Inuyasha exclaimed. "What are you… you're the new director of the Investigative Unit?"

Bankotsu smirked at their familiarity.

"Thank you, Bankotsu. I'll escort Taisho to the P.T. unit when we're through here. You're dismissed," Kagome said sternly.

After Bankotsu left the room Kagome rushed over to Inuyasha and flung her arms around his neck.


She looked up at him, "I'm sorry Inuyasha. I wanted to tell you that day you came out of your hearing."

"So, you weren't sent to research then?" Inuyasha frowned.

"The exact opposite! The board saw how well we worked on our case and they were actually quite impressed with the program that Houjou and I created for investigative purposes," she smiled. "So, I was assigned the Investigative Training Unit!"

At his shocked expression she giggled and kissed him soundly on the mouth, "Don't you see, Inuyasha? We'll be together. I told you it would work out!"

He finally smiled down at her and kissed her gently, "I still can't believe you didn't tell me."

A frown creased her brow, "I wanted to, I really did. But there was never really the right moment. But I have time to tell you now. Yes."

"Yes, what?" he looked at her questioningly.

"Yes, I'll marry you dummy!" she pinched his side and moved out of his arms.

"Ow! Oh yeah, right. Well, you're here now anyway so no rush right?" he joked.

"Inuyasha!" she scowled, placing her hands on her hips.

"I'm joking, Kagome!" he grabbed for her but she moved away giggling. He caught her before she moved again and he kissed her, "I'll ask you properly this time. Kagome Higurashi, will you do me the honor of being my wife?"

"Yes," she breathed before kissing him.

When they broke apart he laughed, "You know Bankotsu was right. The new director can be kind of scary."

She pouted and he grabbed her hand and led her to the door, "So, you're supposed to escort me to the field remember?"

"Right, and later you can help me unpack in your apartment," she smiled as she headed into the hallway.

"Umm, maybe we should find a bigger apartment," he said scratching the back of his neck.


"You'll see later," he laughed.

Inuyasha suddenly stopped walking, "So how are you a director? I'm not even a director!"

"Don't tell me your jealous, Inuyasha," she smirked.

"Of course not!" he scoffed. "I'm not jealous of an Investigative Director."

"What's that supposed to mean?" she demanded.

"Nothing, nothing," he held up his hands innocently in front of him.

She stood in the hallway glaring at him when he laughed, rolled his eyes and grabbed her hand.

"Come on, Spitfire, our future awaits."

The End

A/N: Well, there's the final chapter to Agent Under Fire. I appreciate everyone who enjoyed this story. It was fun writing and actually became a big part of me. R & R if you have time. Thanks again to all the readers and everyone who reviewed. Well, I guess this is my farewell to Agent Under Fire.