---LAST TIME ON My New Dog?---
“Inuyasha?!” The girl asked louder. “Inuyasha, open the door!” She yelled, doubting that he hadn’t heard her.
With a huff, Kagome set the tray down and reached for the door herself.
Just then she heard a rather loud “WOOF!”
Kagome quickly opened the door and saw sitting there was the dog, that happily wagged his tail, Inuyasha.
My New Dog?
Kagome felt her eye begin to twitch. He’s- he’s- he’s a dog now?
How was that possible?
“Inuyasha? Is that really you?” The girl got on her knees so she was eye level with the animal.
The dog barked again and licked her cheek. How could this be the same creature that she was talking to earlier?
“Okay, Kagome,” she said to herself, “this is nothing that you can’t figure out yourself. You can handle this.”
Kagome sighed as she slipped into the hot soapy hot water of her bath. She really needed some time to think, and what better time than when you’re in the bath?
“Just I don’t get it,” Kagome mused aloud as she rested her chin on the side of the bath, “I mean, one moment he’s my dog, then he’s human, now he’s dog again? I hope this won’t become a regular thing.”
Two bare feet walked quickly down the hallway.
Kagome opened the door with the towel around her small form.
Her brown eyes grew wide at what lay before her.
The young man, claimed to be Inuyasha, now laid on Kagome’s bed, fast asleep.
Kagome almost fainted, she probably would have too, if she hadn’t seen the flicker of one of his little white dog ears.
The young girl walked over to his side and got on her knees. Resting the side of her face in her palm. She thought, ‘Is it just me, or does he look cute when he’s asleep?’
At that very moment, two golden eyes flashed open, as two hands shot out and grabbed the girl, placing her in a comfortable lap.
Inuyasha rested his back against the wall, “Wow, Kagome,” he said as he placed his chin on her shoulder, “you smell really good. Did you take one of those bath things?”
Kagome glared at him, even though he didn’t seem to notice, or he simply didn’t care. ‘I take it all back about him being cute,’ she thought, bitterly. “What on earth happened to you? I thought that you said you weren’t a dog?!”
“Course I’m not a dog,” Inuyasha said matter-of-factly, “I’m a half-demon.”
“Half-demon?” Kagome repeated.
“Yeah,” he nodded, wrapping his arms tighter around her waist, much to Kagome’s dismay. “Half-demon. Ya’ know, half human, half demon… You get the drift… Well, one day, this god-forsaken priestess, whose name escapes me at the moment, placed a curse on me. Sayin’ something like that I was a danger to society, or whatever junk like that. Then the next thing ya’ know, I wake up in an pet store, with a dog’s body. And can you guess what happened after that?”
Kagome, still unhappy with their position, answered, sarcastically, “The fairy godmother came in and saved you.”
Kagome turned to look at him, “What do you mean, ‘Not exactly’?”
“Well, it wasn’t the fairy godmother, whatever that is, but it was something better.” He pecked her on the cheek, making the girl fume, “It was you.”
The fire that was in Kagome’s eyes soon disappeared. “Me?”
He nodded, “Yeah, you. Sweet little, timid Kagome. Oh, you were so cute back then. I-I couldn’t take my eyes off of you.” He then buried his face in her bare shoulder, “I remember that witch… er… priestess told me that when I found the one true person who could love me for me, the spell would be broken. “
Kagome then whispered, “That’s why you change back and forth… Because I loved you as a dog, but never met you as a half-demon…”
“Yup,” was Inuyasha’s simple answer.
“Kagome!” The two went rigid as they heard her mother call her name.
The said girl forcefully ripped herself away from Inuyasha’s grip and took his hand, pushing him in her closet, “Stay in here and stay quiet, okay? I’ll be back as soon as possible.”
Inuyasha’s stomach then growled.
Kagome looked up at him and smiled, “And I’ll bring you some food, too.”
She turned around to leave, but… “Kagome?”
Inuyasha suddenly kissed her on the nose, “Thank you, for everything.”
“Momma,” Kagome said as she walked down the stairs.
The woman smiled at her daughter, “Hello, dear, how are you feeling?”
“Better,” was her simple reply.
“I don’t know,” said Momma as she felt Kagome’s forehead, “You look flushed, I’m afraid that you might have a fever. Maybe you should stay hime tomorrow, as well.”
Kagome reddened as she thought of all the possibilities of why she would be blushing.
The older female then placed both of her hands on her hips, “And you still are in your towel? Maybe you should stay home for the rest of the week.”
Kagome looked down at herself and almost screamed. HE was holding her like THAT the entire time?!
Kagome slowly opened her door, holding a tray of two ramen bowls. She had finally changed into a pair of her pink pajamas. After closing it she looked at the closet, “You can come out now,” the girl said flatly.
Inuyasha had easily wolfed down his food in about five minutes as Kagome took her own sweet time to slurp up the soupy noodles.
The half-demon now watched her with much adoration.
“Can I help you?” Kagome asked as she slurped up another long noodle.
“No,” was the simple answer she received.
“Do you want something?”
Inuyasha was silent for a moment, then looked her dead in the eye. “On any other day, I’d say ‘to be able to hold you,’ but now that I can and had, I feel content enough for the evening.”
Kagome gulped down the rest of her noodles, “I think that I’m going to go to bed.”
“Fine with me,” said the silver haired boy as he lay down on her bed before Kagome could even reach it.
Kagome glared down at him, “What are you doing?”
He looked innocently at her, “Going to bed.”
“But this is my bed,” her voice squeaked.
“And?” An eyebrow was raised.
“And that means, get out so I can sleep in my own bed.”
“Can’t we share? We use too all the time when I was a dog, why can’t we now?”
“This is different,” said Kagome as she still stood above him.
“What do you mean by different?”
“I mean, now that you have that…body…. You have to follow the rules. We should be married, before we share a bed.”
“So, let’s get married. It won’t take too long will it? I’m really tired,” he then yawned, proving his point and slowly closed his eyes.
“No,” huffed Kagome, “Not now! Not ever!”
Inuyasha opened his eyes to look up at her. “I see,” he said quietly and stood up. “I’ll leave then.”
Inuyasha was about to open the door to go who knows where, when Kagome spoke up, “Wait.”
He stopped and slowly turned around.
Kagome smiled at him, gently, “Know what an air mattress is?”
Inuyasha settled on the bouncy thing, comfortably. “Wow,” he said as Kagome got into her bed, “this must have been created by the angels.” Kagome buried half her face in her blankets and turned on her side so she could look at him. Inuyasha now wore a tank top and some shorts that belonged to Kagome’s father. Kagome giggled at his remark then almost burst out laughing when he turned his head to her and asked, “You didn’t create this, did you?”
“No,” Kagome smiled at him, “I’m afraid not. I’m not an angel.”
“But you look like one,” he stated matter-of-factly, not even meaning it to be a complement.
Kagome turned onto her back and looked up at the ceiling, “Well, I don’t know about that… But thank you.” Her arm swung over the side of the bed, but soon felt a larger, warm hand take it.
Kagome looked down at Inuyasha.
He smiled at her warmly.
Kagome’s cheeks heated. This really was him, wasn’t he? This really was Inuyasha. HER Inuyasha.
Kagome slowly closed her fingers around his hand. And as slowly as she closed her hand around his, she did just the same with her eyes.
As did her Inuyasha.
To Be Continued...