InuYasha Fan Fiction ❯ Overindulgence ( Chapter 6 )

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Chapter 6: Overindulgence

Series: Inuyasha

Universe: Ninja AU (NOT Naruto-verse, mind you! Sorry!
Traditional ninjas only).

Pairing: Eventual SessKag

Rating: PG-13 ( For now, suscepticble to change).

Disclaimer: Inuyasha and its characters are the intellectual
property of one Rumiko Takahashi. I only make bad fanfiction about
it.

Overindulgence

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She had expected Kaede to be at the other side.
Instead, Kagome stared in disbelief at the solemn, white figure of
Lord Sesshoumaru.

And he did not seem pleased.

Kagome, hoping to make a better impression this
time, quickly curved her body into the deepest bow she had ever
made.

« Lord Sesshoumaru! » she began, her eyes closed
tight. « Please forgive my attitude before. I meant no disrespect to
you or the House of the Moon-« 

« Quit your simpering at once. » He commanded,
interrupting her in true Sesshoumaru fashion. Kagome’s mouth
clamped shut with an audible snap. « I am not interested in your
pleading or apologies. » He eyed her with obvious dislike, his
yellow eyes flashing dangerously. « Be grateful that you have such a
clever master, otherwise I would have thrown you out by now.
Or 
worse.« 

Sesshoumaru saw the young girl’s eyes widen
momentarily, then narrow, anger flashing in her eyes. She was not
easy to frighten, he had to give her that. Most ninja would wilt
under the threat of execution, but this woman-child only seemed to
rise to the challenge. Just as the old woman had said she
would.

« Kagome is a tough ninja. Thou should not
underestimate her, Lord Sesshoumaru. » The old ninja had warned him
as she sipped hot tea. « She will surprise thee yet. » Sesshoumaru
highly doubted that, since nothing had ever managed to surprise him
in his twenty-five years of existence.

« Oh don’t make that face, Lord Sesshoumaru. I
promise thee that Kagome has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. » Kaede
laughed, obviously guessing his thoughts. Sesshoumaru only frowned
further; it infuriated him how easily she could read him. He hoped
his new pupil was not as good at reading him as this old woman
was.

« Where is my master? She is not here. » Kagome
asked, interrupting his thoughts, noting the absence of the
weathered old face she had come to care and love. ‘Perceptive,
aren’t we?’, Sesshoumaru thought mockingly.

Out loud though, he said, « Lady Kaede has
already left the House of the Moon. As the leader of her clan, she
wished to hasten to her home as quick as possible. »

« Oh. » Kagome breathed, unreasonably feeling
disappointed. She had hoped that after all these years, the old
woman could at least offer a farewell. Her distress did not escape
Sesshoumaru, who was quick to notice the glassy coat over her
eyes.

« Do not look so discontent about her departure,
welp. She is head of her clan and it is only natural that she
leaves as soon as business is over. If her overindulgence of you is
not evidence enough of her love, than you are a fool to believe
that she did not care for you at all. » He reached inside his kimono
sleeve and pulled out a letter. « She left you a note, the
sentimental old fool. » Sesshoumaru grimaced, finding the sentiment
not fitting for a ninja. He held out the letter to the smaller,
younger woman before him.

With trembling fingers, Kagome reached forward
and took the paper in her hands. She drew the letter closer to her
chest, a small smile blossoming on her pink lips.

Sesshoumaru had expected the young woman to
explode at him like she had before when he had callously
disrespected her master. But instead, Kagome looked up at him and
flashed him a smile as bright as the moonflowers in his
garden.

« Thank you, my Lord. » She whispered, eyes
glinting with unshed tears.

Her eyes were incredibly blue.

Sesshoumaru grunted, averting his eyes from the
girl and turning towards the exit. Before leaving, he shot the
raven one last glance.

« You are my pupil now, and I expect nothing but
perfection from you, girl. Lessons start tomorrow at sunrise.
Tardiness is not accepted, neither is slacking off, and either is
met with the termination of our contract. » He warned dangerously,
making it clear what would happen if she disobeyed.

Kagome nodded in understanding. « Of course, my
Lord. I look forward to our lessons. » She bowed humbly once
more.

Sesshoumaru slammed the shoji door in her face
and walked down the corridor as fast as was socially acceptable,
trying to put as much space between himself and the rebellious
ninja with the strange blue eyes and the smile like
moonflowers.

In the distance, he heard the sound of thunder,
and it sounded like the heavens laughing.

I tried writing up a proper goodbye between
Kaede and Kagome, but i figured the old woman was not for such
vulnerable sentimentalities and instead would write Kagome a
heartfelt farewell without exposing herself as a woman with actual
feelings. This is the last chapter written thus far. Do you like
the story? Should I continute it? R&R please! Let me know what
you’re thinking in that pretty little head of yours!:) And if you
have any prompts to suggest, than by all means do so!

Petrichor
Disarm