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To Dream Again
"Hey, sleeping beauty. Wake up."
I blinked open my eyes and stretched my arms over my head. Satisfied after hearing a few pops and cracks I sat upright in bed and looked around the room, spotting Inuyasha leaning in the doorway of the bathroom with only a pair of jeans on, smiling at me.
My mind ran away with the picture and I saw him right where he was in my mind's eye, in the same clothing but the only difference was that on his left hand was a wedding band. In my mind's eye I also heard the little patter of tiny feet racing to the bedroom. Two beautiful children, around the age of four pounced into my bed with smiles saying, "Good Morning Mommy!" and falling on top of me, bombarding me with little kisses. I smiled along with them and returned the millions of kisses. I looked at them when we had all calmed down. There was a girl and a boy. The girl had silver hair with two furry ears atop her head, light brown eyes, a cute nose, my fair skin and a radiant smile that warmed my heart. The boy had dark hair like mine with two furry ears atop his head also, golden eyes, an arrogant nose, golden sun kissed skin and a smirk that was very familiar. And these two beautiful were mine, all mines. Well no, scratch that. I looked over my shoulder at the wonderful man still in the bathroom doorway love shining deep in his golden eyes. These children were ours, ours alone.
I felt a tap on my shoulder and it snapped me out of my daydream.
"You okay?" Inuyasha asked me, concern laced in his voice.
I closed my eyes against the tears that threatened to fall and nodded my head. "Yeah I'm fine."
He kissed my forehead. I must not have been believable when I answered because he hugged me and whispered to me, "When you want to talk about it, I'm here."
I just nodded and hugged him back. After a while he picked me up out of bed and stood me up in the bathroom, stripped me and then placed me in the bath that I assumed he had ran before waking me, because the water was nice and warm. "When you're done we'll go down for breakfast."
I smiled, he was just so sweet. "Okay."
With a brief nod he left the bathroom but not before I caught the desire in his golden depths as he looked over my body. I smirked knowingly and plunged my head underneath the warm water.
Twenty minutes later she was seated at a table in the dining room with Inuyasha, dressed in a white, long sleeved, button up blouse and a pair of dark blue denims. Inuyasha wore a button up navy blue shirt n khaki shorts. The couple looked great together and envious stares were given by women and men alike as they spotted the couple.
"Ready to go home?" Inuyasha asked with a quirk of his brow.
Kagome sighed and shrugged. "Yeah I guess, but I'm not really looking forward to going back to that empty house. It'll be okay I guess."
"I have to go back to Tokyo for a couple days, but I can visit with you after that. Or better yet, how about you come with me to Tokyo?" Inuyasha suggested as he dug into his ramen he ordered.
"Thanks but I think I should go to Kyoto to the house and wait for you, I have to straighten up and develop more pictures for the gallery." Kagome declined gently.
His shoulders lifted in a shrug. "If you really want to no problem. It's good to keep yourself busy."
Kagome needed a day or two to come to terms with her rapidly returning feelings for Inuyasha. She had to be careful because she didn't want to lose Inuyasha again now that they were back to friendly terms. So Kagome nodded and finished eating her food, a companionable silence settled between them as they ate.
After eating breakfast the two went upstairs and prepared to leave for their flight back to Tokyo. As they exited the elevator on the ground floor Inuyasha spotted Kikyo lounging in one of the couches in the lobby. She was seated next to Oharu all snug and warm with a smirk on her face.
"Don't look now but Kikyo and Oharu are watching us." Inuyasha whispered softly.
"Yeah, I see them. They're perfect for each other if you ask me." Kagome muttered steadily keeping her pace toward the doors of the hotel.
Inuyasha shrugged. "I guess so."
"Hello Kagome." Miroku smiled as Kagome and Inuyasha walked through the doors. He was standing outside the door waiting on them.
Kagome smiled warmly. "Hello Miroku, come to tell me bye?"
Two arms hugged her tightly. "Sure did, and so did Sango." He smiled above her head nodding his head in the direction of the resort door she just exited. She looked over and smiled at Sango who stood by Inuyasha in a crisp business suit looking formidable and unapproachable.
That didn't deter Kagome however. Sango was gripped in a big friendly hug much to her surprise. "Thanks for coming to see us off, I hope to see you again soon!"
Sango patted the girl on the back. "You don't know that I'm going with you guys do you?"
Kagome and Miroku shouted at the same time, Kagome with excitement and Miroku with disbelief.
Sango's mouth turned up into a little smile. "Yes, I'm going with you guys to Tokyo and then to Kyoto to keep you company Kagome. It was Inuyasha's idea." "And to you Miroku yes I am going and you're not."
Kagome quirked her brows at the hanyou mentioned and shook her head with a smile when said hanyou just shrugged in an offhand manner. "What? You could use the company."
"Thank you Inuyasha." Kagome beamed a moment later.
"Wait, wait, wait a minute!" Miroku interrupted moving to stand in front of Inuyasha. "Why am I not going? Sango gets to go and I don't?"
Inuyasha nodded sharply. "Precisely and because you have work to do."
"And I don't need you to tag along; you'd only get on my damn nerves." Sango added quickly.
"My dear Sango I could think of a way to help alleviate the stress you're hinting at. You'll enjoy it, in fact…"
"Shut up you damn pervert!" Sango glared heatedly, a blush staining her cheeks.
Inuyasha raised a brow at Kagome, who was chuckling at Sango hitting at Miroku who had dreamy unfocused eyes. Kagome, seeing the look, shrugged.
Kagome sighed and looked away from the plane window and the dark sky lit with stars, to glance over at Inuyasha in the seat across from her typing away on his laptop as Sango discussed something with him in a hushed tone. He must have felt her gazing at him, for he looked at her and smiled.
"Bored?" he asked lightly, Sango turning to look at her too.
Kagome shrugged and nodded. "A bit."
Inuyasha looked at Sango. "Do you mind if I finish this later?"
Sango kept a straight face and shrugged. "Sure, it's about time you paid some attention to her. You've been working since we took off and that was six hours ago." she packed up the papers and walked to the front of the plane, giving the two some privacy.
Inuyasha closed down his laptop and packed it away before turning to face Kagome. "Want to talk?"
Her head tilted to the side. "What do you want to talk about?"
Inuyasha folded his hands and put them behind his head. "How about you tell me why you left me, Kagome."
Her breath caught in her throat. "D-don't you want to talk about something else?"
He stared at her with a straight, no-nonsense face. "No Kagome. I want to know the reason why you left."
With a sigh she curled her legs up into the chair and rested her chin on her knees. "What did you think that you could get away with it? I left because you were seeing Kikyo behind my back."
"How did you come to that conclusion?" he asked calmly—although he felt anything but—neither confirming nor denying it.
Kagome scoffed. "I guess I sort of suspected it at first. If you were with me and Kikyo called, you'd go rushing off to her the next minute. You two always spent so much time together."
Inuyasha growled. "She was my damn PA and I was trying to run the damn business and make it a success, for us!"
"Well, you did it. It only caused you our relationship!" Kagome retorted. "I felt lonely sometimes, and I guess Kikyo caught on to it. On the day I left you I had walked into your office that morning to see you since I know you got in late from your business trip, the night before." Kagome sighed sadly, and continued her answer.
Inuyasha quirked an eyebrow and his mouth compressed into a line.
"I saw Kikyo at her desk as I walked pass to head into your office but she stopped me. She told me that you were busy with a client and that I was to return later. I told her that it would only take a second. She told me that I wasn't allowed in the office and I said that I was sure that you would want to see me since you haven't seen me in three days."
"I didn't know that you had come to see me that morning!" Inuyasha growled darkly. "That little conniving bitch! Of course I would have wanted to see you!"
Kagome shrugged and continued her explanation. "She scoffed and told me that you didn't want to see me. Of course I didn't believe that and called her a liar and a bitch, she got angry and this is what she told me."
'You're a stupid, ignorant woman if you haven't figured it out yet. Don't you get lonely sometimes Kagome? Does it upset you that Inuyasha is always running off to meet me? Do you know why Kagome? It's because Inuyasha has taken me as his lover. Whenever he runs off it's to me and my bed, why do you think he that stays at the office so late?' Kagome finished quoting, her voice heavy with anger.
She brushed away the stray tear that had fallen onto her cheek with the back of her hand and laid her head back against the seat to look up at the ceiling of the plane.
Inuyasha stood up and knelt down in front of Kagome's seat. "And you believed her?"
Kagome looked down in a flash and pushed at his shoulder. "What she said was true so why shouldn't I have? You didn't come after me when I left, so I knew she was right and that's what hurt me the most Inuyasha! All of those times you told me that you loved me and yet you never came to get me."
Inuyasha looked up at her a pleading look in his eyes. "I swear to you Kagome that I did not sleep with her, ever. I only wanted you, you have to believe me. You were all I ever wanted. Kikyo tried her best to get me into bed but I didn't want her and I guess that upset her real bad for her to tell you those lies about me."
He brushed a hand over her cheek. "I wanted to come and get you, so many times I found myself wanting to jump onto a plane or whatever It took to get to you to bring you home. Kikyo had told me that you had left with Oharu and that you were having an affair with him behind my back! She fed me garbage about how she was sorry she didn't tell me about it sooner and at first I didn't believe her. Then when I went home and saw that all of your clothes were gone I had believed her." Inuyasha pushed up onto his feet in a flash and paced up and down the plane, his shoulders tense with anger. "Do you know how I felt walking into our room and seeing the closet empty of your clothes and your things gone? I was furious! I wanted to kill Oharu for taking you away from me and then I wanted to hurt you for hurting me."
"I-I believe you, Inuyasha. So much time was wasted because of her jealousy and mine. I'm sorry for not having more faith in you." Kagome sighed heavily, done with all of the drama and lies. She just wanted to live her life in peace.
Inuyasha dropped heavily into his seat and rested his head in his hands. "I'm as much to blame too Kagome, I should have known that my sweet little kitten wouldn't have had an affair behind my back. I should have spent more time with you, seen that you were getting lonely and miserable. I apologize and I want to start over with you." He finished softly, grabbing a hold of her hand and brushing his thumb over her knuckles gently.
Kagome sat with her mouth open and her heart swelling. She didn't know what to say. Of course she wanted to be with him, her heart knew that already. "O-okay, I'll give us another chance." She smiled hesitantly.
A triumphant grin spread across Inuyasha's face and he lifted her into his arms, reigning sweet butterfly kisses over her face and mouth, earning giggles from the woman he loved above all else. Inuyasha couldn't believe that they were going to get a second chance at happiness together. "I'll do better this time Kagome. You'll see. I've changed in the past years." He whispered promises in her ear.
He sat down with Kagome in his lap and wrapped his arms around her small frame lovingly and kissed her senseless. Kagome's cheeks were rosy and her eyes were brilliant with happiness. The two lovebirds settled down and talked about everything and nothing for nearly the remainder of the flight.
Sango, who had watched from the cockpit door, sighed and smiled a genuinely happy smile. She turned away from the door, pulled out her cell and called Miroku; regardless that it was three in the morning. He had better pick up if he knew what was good for him.
"H'llo?" came a groggy voice on the line.
"It's Sango." She replied.
The voice brightened up. "Sango darling, to what do I owe the pleasure of hearing your voice?"
"Oh cut the crap you rat!" Sango hissed, her cheeks bright red with a blush. "They made up."
"Who? Oh! They did? Great now Inuyasha can stop being a big grouch now that he's got his woman back." Miroku grumbled tiredly.
"Yes, bye now." Sango finalized quickly.
"Wait! Sango?" Miroku piped up.
Sango rolled her eyes. "What?"
"I love you." Miroku replied, his voice betraying the fact that he was smiling.
Sango gasped and her mask fell. Her big brown eyes filled with tears. "You mean that?" she asked softly, her voice filled with hope.
Miroku chuckled. "Of course I do darling. I know we've been seeing each other on and off for the past two years but I really do love you. I know you may not feel the same way but I just had to tell you—"
"I love you too you idiot." Sango interrupted his ranting with a smile.
A deep sigh was heard and a choked up Miroku replied. "I never thought I'd hear those words from you."
Sango smiled. "Are you crying Houshi?"
Miroku cleared his throat. "No, no, I'm not.
Sango chuckled. "Big softie."
"Only when it comes to you Sango." He replied back.
"Goodnight." Sango sighed with a smile.
"Goodnight love." Miroku answered.
Sango ended the call and pressed a hand to her cheek. Surprised to find it wet, she brushed away the tears and took out her work, sitting in a nearby chair and cracking down on it. she would try to get as much as she could done, that way Inuyasha would be able to return to Kagome in Kyoto sooner.
She smiled knowingly when she saw the couple walk into the cabin room hand in hand.
"Well here we are." Kagome smiled as she led the way into one of the spare rooms, Sango following behind her with her small case.
Sango looked around the room absently noticing the cream walls, wood floor, brown dresser and furniture, a chair close to the glass doors that would open on to the balcony, the bed clothed in light blue and green sheets that tied in with the sparse blue and green nick-knacks around the room. "It's beautiful, thank you." She looked at her host let a small smile grace her face.
Kagome noticed and beamed. "You're welcome; I'll let you get settled while I go make us some lunch. Is a turkey sandwich okay?"
With a nod Sango set her case on the bed. "That's fine."
Kagome walked out of the room and into the kitchen, since the guest room was on the bottom floor she didn't have to walk far. As she made herself busy taking the needed ingredient out of the fridge for the turkey sandwiches, her mind turned onto Inuyasha and a smile found its way on her face. She knew that her feelings for Inuyasha had never completely died but the force in which they returned showed her that they hadn't died at all, but were shut out, pushed back deep in her heart.
She hoped that things would work out this time around, for if it didn't she would be devastated. She would do everything in her power to ensure that this time around their relationship would work.
Finishing up with the sandwiches she placed them onto a place and went to grab one but found she wasn't hungry anymore. With a shrug she grabbed her camera and went to inform Sango that she was going to be outside.
She met her in the hall walking toward the kitchen, wearing a blue summer dress, sandals on her feet and her hair hanging down around her shoulders.
"Wow." Kagome breathed with a smile. "You look relaxed."
Sango blushed. "I'm on vacation, I should be relaxed." Noticing the camera, Sango nodded her head at it. "Going to take pictures?"
A flash was the answer to the question, as Kagome snapped three photos of the woman in front of her.
Sango frowned, "Not of me."
Head tilted to the side Kagome questioned her. "Why not? Tell you what let's have a fashion shoot!"
Sango shrugged. "I guess…"
"Oh come on!" Kagome piped excitedly. "You're on vacation!"
Sango shrugged. "Sure why not."
Kagome clapped. "Yes! I'll make copies of yours for Miroku."
The other woman's cheeks burned a bright red.
"Aha! I knew it. Come on, let's go!" Kagome ushered Sango to the back of the house into a small connecting hallway and into her studio.
Once in the studio Kagome walked over to a closet she had built in and opened the doors to reveal pretty dresses, blouses, skirts and the like hung up in the closet. "Here are some clothes we can change into; I think you're the same size as me."
It turns out that Sango was the same size and the two spent the next two hours snapping pictures.
After that the two girls walked around the house and the grounds surrounding it, chatting about themselves and men, getting to know each other better they found that they had a lot in common and liked each other. It was unspoken knowledge that they would be great friends.
On Tuesday afternoon, which was the next day, they went shopping but came home early because Kagome had gotten a bad headache. So they spent the rest of the day and night watching movies and talking on the phone to their respective lover.
Wednesday, Kagome developed the pictures from their shoot and then they went bike riding that afternoon. Pizza was ordered that night as they watched Lifetime and to Kagome's surprise she wolfed down nearly the whole box. Sango had pouted when she had reached for a third slice only to find the box empty. They laughed and Sango grabbed a banana from the kitchen.
Thursday, Inuyasha called to say that he would be coming on Saturday and Kagome was excited. She missed him so much. Sango had grumbled about Miroku and his 'stupid self' for most of the afternoon because he hadn't called her yet. After putting a pint of chocolate ice cream into her body Kagome had dragged the sulking Sango out of the house and drove them to the Maruyama Park to relax.
On Friday Sango spent the day on the phone cursing out and making up with Miroku much to Kagome's relief. She had woken in a bad mood, her body was painful and she didn't sleep too good last night. When she had seen Sango this morning the woman had told her that she was going to stay in today and talk to Miroku, if that was alright with Kagome. Kagome had agreed and went back into her room to be a grump by herself. Her breasts were sore and her back hurt. She pinned it down to PMS and lazed the day away in bed, while Sango had checked in on her, bringing her some snacks when she had found out that Kagome was having PMS, and spent the night with her. Wasn't Sango an awesome friend? You girls should get you one of those if you don't already have one.
Very early Saturday morning as the two women slept on in bed, the front door to the house was opened by two males trying their best to be quiet as they snuck up the stairs looking for their respective lady.
"Yasha!" Miroku hissed quietly. "She's not in this room."
Inuyasha motioned for Miroku to follow him as he walked over to Kagome's room door. "Let me check Kagome first, then we'll look for her." As quietly as he could Inuyasha opened the door to Kagome's bedroom peeked in and smiled. "I found her." Inuyasha whispered to Miroku.
There on the bed were the two ladies, an empty bag of chips, half eaten bowl of grapes and a box of half eaten pizza between them as they slept peacefully.
Miroku sighed. "Aww…aren't they cute?"
Inuyasha slapped the fool in back of his head and scoffed. "So what."
Miroku rubbed at his head and glared. "Ouch."
Inuyasha rolled his eyes and treaded silently over to the side of the bed where Kagome slept and brushed a hand along her cheek to gently wake her. Miroku walked over to where Sango slept and smiled. Placing a kiss on her mouth, he gently called her name.
The two women stirred and blinked open their eyes.
Sango looked at Miroku through sleepy eyes and frowned. "Miroku go away, I'm sleeping." She murmured and turned away from him.
Miroku shook his head and sighed, waiting.
Sango's head snapped up and she turned a smiling face to her lover. "Miroku!" she smiled and stumbled out of the bed into his arms and tackled him onto the floor.
Kagome came to consciousness slowly, her back still aching. She blinked sleepy eyes at Inuyasha and after a few seconds to process she beamed up at him and lifted her arms around his neck as he picked her up into his arms and walked toward the shower, leaving the other two on the floor, and closed the door behind him. He set her down and stripped them both naked, ran a bath in the Jacuzzi tub and lifted her in with him.
"God, how I missed you. I was miserable without you." He breathed against her forehead as he placed kisses over her cheeks, nose and finally mouth.
"I missed you too. I've been counting the minutes." Kagome smiled lovingly at him. She knew what her heart has been trying to tell her, she still loved Inuyasha and would always love him.
Inuyasha brushed a thumb over her nipple and when Kagome winced he frowned. "What's wrong?"
She buried her nose into his neck and kissed his pulse. "Pre-menstrual symptoms, that's all."
Inuyasha wrapped his arms around her and kissed the top of her head. "Gotcha."
Kagome hummed and snuggled into his arms, letting the warm fragrant water of the bath calm her. "So what do you have planned for today?" she mumbled. She could feel Inuyasha's shoulder rise and fall in a shrug. "I was thinking of going to visit my parents later, my mom has been hounding me to come and visit for a while now." He said a moment later.
"That's nice you should go and visit your parents, do they still live nearby?" when he nodded she frowned. "Why haven't you gone earlier? Your mother should ring your ear when she sees you." Kagome smiled in mirth, all the while slowly rubbing her palms over his slick chest soothingly.
"I bet you would like to see that wouldn't you?" he whispered into her ear. "I haven't gone because Sesshomaru, Mother and Father insist on letting me know how much I screwed up with you, like didn't already know. When they found out you left they were disappointed. Mother even cried a little, then she rung my ear." Inuyasha chuckled at the memory. "Boy does she have a tight grip for such a gentle woman."
Kagome looked up at him and smiled. "Serves you right. Do you really think they miss me? I know I miss them."
Inuyasha nodded and pecked her on the lips. "I know they do. So how bout' it? Are we going to go visit them?"
Kagome quirked an eyebrow and Inuyasha swooped in and kissed her sweetly. "You didn't think I was going to go without you? I'm going because you're with me Kagome. I want to tell them that you've given us another chance."
"And what…if I hadn't…agreed to…give us…another chance?" Kagome said in between kisses.
Inuyasha hugged her close and kissed her neck. "Then I would have visited on a holiday, maybe Thanksgiving."
"Ouch!" Inuyasha yelped when Kagome pinched his chest.
Kagome chuckled and kissed the spot she pinched, earning a groan from the half demon under her. "We'll visit your parents."