AN: Ooh! Just found out that Kagome DID kiss Inuyasha in the second movie
(whilst he was full demon (goes to show Kagome's taste... it's always the
quiet ones)) AND she saved him - turned him back into a hanyou and then he
kissed back 0.0;; Never expected it to really happen... And Kikyo barely
shows up in the entire thing!!
Not sure what happened after that point though...
Anyway! Here's the last chapter of 28 Days *cue sad music here* and whether
you decide to flame me or thank me at the end... that's up to you (or you
could just NOT review all together like I know a lot of people do ^_^)
Sorry it took so long to get out, but Boyfriend insists he's more important
than my writing and doodling (or so he'd like to think ¬_¬) He's been
trying to divert my attention away from my work - so sorry for the lack of
Whether it's a sad ending or a happy ending...?... depends on your point of
view. It seems a little sad to me... but I could just be feeling sad
because I have to finish off one of my favourite stories... Chapters twice
as long as well as an extra treat ^_^
End a Life, Start Another
Inuyasha entered Kagome's room quietly, key clasped firmly in his right
fist. He shut the door soundly and moved straight to the window to close
the curtains half way so no bright light could interfere with his work.
Kagome roused at once the minute she heard him jangle the key in the lock
beside her bed. "Inuyasha...?" she frowned and tried to twist and see him.
"Afternoon." He greeted, hesitating a moment to reach into the draw to pull
out the syringe.
Kagome looked at his suspicious posture and frowned. "What are you doing?"
He hesitated again... before sighing and reaching inside to pull out the
syringe, holding it up for her to see.
"Xycrophobin?" she guessed.
"Sedatives." He corrected her.
Kagome flicked a startled gaze up at him. "Sedatives... for me?"
He nodded silently.
"Will it... will it ease the pain?" she relaxed slightly with a grimace, as
if to reinforce how much pain she was in.
"It'll take it away completely." He told her gently.
"I thought you weren't going to do this..." she whispered.
"Things have changed." He said simply.
"You seem awfully abrupt all of a sudden." She scowled at him. "Are you
"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't..." She winced. "I am... a little, I
"Don't be..." he smoothed a hand over her hair. "I'll talk you through
"Where is the head nurse, Kikyo?" the police officer asked Doctor Fei as
she arrived before him and a few of his fellow officers.
"She's being held upstairs by the medical board heads." Doctor Fei told
them stoically, not at all pleased by the girl's behaviour. She started to
lead them out of the waiting room, through the masses of patients. "Please,
Kagome Higurashi is this way."
Sango and Miroku watched silently as the police officers passed by the
desk, heading down the hall in the direction of the personal ward rooms.
Miroku was the first to speak. "Looks like somebody did something illegal."
"Wasn't you was it?" She eyed him warily.
"Well... nothing recently illegal." He suddenly looked worried. "Although I
did recently wire up free cable porn in the upstairs recreation room... for
Sango stared at him.
"Ok... just for the staff in the staff room..."
She continued to stare.
"Alright - I wired it to the TV in the boiler room for myself - happy?!"
"You're sick." Sango rolled her eyes.
"That's why I'm in a hospital." He retorted, getting back on with his
"It sounds simple..." Kagome watched as Inuyasha flicked the syringe,
moving all the air bubbles to the top and pushing them out so there was no
risk of getting air into her veins.
"Because it is simple, Kagome." He said stiffly, lowering the syringe near
her arm. "Are you ready?"
Kagome sucked in a steadying breath of air and her hand reached out to grip
his free one. He squeezed back just as tightly as she squeezed his.
"Inuyasha..." she whimpered in a slightly scared tone.
"Don't worry, it won't be painful." He smiled slightly. He had to pull his
hand away from hers for a moment as he carefully inserted the syringe end
into the IV needle in her hand. But the moment he was done he returned to
grip her hand tightly. "I'll be here with you all the way..."
"I know..." she smiled faintly, though a cold sweat had broken out over her
face and bare arms. "You'll take care of me... you always did..."
He smiled and squeezed her hand again. "I love you so much. You're so
"I love you too..." she sighed and closed her eyes. "Everything will be
"Ok?" he waited for her permission to go on.
"Ok..." she nodded slightly.
Inuyasha didn't hesitate like Kikyo had done, he had all the courage he
needed to do this now. He pressed the plunger down and watched as the
liquid in the tube slid down until the syringe was empty.
It would take a few moments.
But a lot could happen in those few moments. The door opened suddenly and
in walked his mother with some of the worst placed people at that moment in
time. Doctor Fei stumbled to a halt, momentarily blocking the men behind
her. She darted a shocked look from her son, to the syringe in his hand,
the empty bottle of sedatives that hadn't been taken away... and at last to
Kagome, just in time to see her slacken on her bed, her head falling limply
to the side.
"What have you done?!" his mother asked in a shrill tone.
The officers were quick to work out what had happened, and at once pushed
past Doctor Fei as they lurched for Inuyasha. He didn't bother struggling
or protesting, as they grabbed his arms and jerked him away from the bed to
hold him steady a metre away from the foot.
"You're too late." He told them with a wry shrug.
Doctor Fei hurried to the bed side and grabbed the syringe he'd dropped. It
was empty... he'd administered a full dosage... she looked back in horror
at her son. "How could you...?" she took in his determined and set
expression before angrily storming over to him to grab him by the front of
his shirt. "You're no better than a murderer!"
"It's not murder! I'm helping her!" Inuyasha yelled back. "You wouldn't
understand - there's no time!"
"What?" she stared at him, frowning in disgusted confusion. "I don't
believe this... this is sick... this is WRONG!"
Inuyasha's lip curled slightly and he struggled slightly, trying to tug his
way out of the police officers grip, but they were all of six full grown
and very strong men.
A sudden loud and raspy gasp sounded from Kagome and everyone looked
sharply back at the bed to see the unconscious girl begin to convulse.
Doctor Fei paid no more heed to her son as she raced over to the bed and
looked around at the fervently beeping machines around her. "Shit -
"Don't touch her!" Inuyasha struggled some more. "Don't interfere!"
"Sorry - it's my job!" she snapped back angrily at her son.
The alarms had already triggered an emergency call up down in reception
moments earlier, and just then a few nurses arrived on the scene, Aki among
"What's happening?" Aki asked, darting a look around the room at the
worrying sight of Doctor Inuyasha being restrained by police.
"Overdose of sedatives." Doctor Fei said shortly, causing the nurses to
cast a frightened look at Inuyasha. "Take her pillows and blankets away,
The youngest nurse complied at once, gently slipping the bedding away from
Kagome's contorting body.
"Leave her!" Inuyasha snapped.
"Take him outside!" Doctor Fei ordered at once, obviously her feelings
towards her son weren't an issue when it came to work and duty.
Inuyasha cursed under his breath as the police began to drag him along to
the door. He really hoped it had all been worth it. As he was pulled out
through the door he heard the beeping machines pick up the pace and looked
back over his shoulder in concern.
"Come on." the police officer on his left arm gave him a tug.
"Hey - the lady said take me outside - not take me away!" Inuyasha
protested. "I'm staying right-"
He snapped his mouth shut when the incessant beeping inside the room
changed from intermittent into a continuous drone. His heart leapt into his
throat and he twisted suddenly to look over his shoulder to see what was
happening. He only heard the faint voice of his mother over the loud din of
the heart monitor. "She's flat lining - start CPR!"
"Get off me!" Inuyasha suddenly ripped free of their grip and slammed back
into the room. He somehow managed to summon the strength to force the door
close behind him against the six men, and secure the large lock that would
keep them out.
"Out Inuyasha!" his mothered yelled as she pushed hard against Kagome's
chest. She paused a moment to allow one of the nurses to blow into the
"This wasn't supposed to happen!" Inuyasha snapped, moving towards the bed.
"What are you on about - this is what you wanted, right?" she snapped
angrily at him.
"Get out of the way!" he all but pushed his mother to the side. "CPR isn't
going to work - get the paddles."
Aki hesitated only a moment before turning to wheel the defibrillator
machine over. Inuyasha took the paddles out and glanced over at his mother.
"Charge three hundred."
She stared at him questioningly. Not understanding his motives anymore.
He'd just effectively killed his patient... and now he was trying to revive
her... it didn't make sense. But she didn't argue - her interest was in
reviving Kagome - asking questions came later. She moved and turned the
knobs on the machine to charge three hundred volts, listening to the whine
it gave off as it began to charge.
"Aki - get the gel pads and move her clothes out the way." Inuyasha glanced
at the nurse, holding the paddles well away from him.
Aki grabbed the pads from under the bed, but hesitated upon removing
Kagome's hospital gown. Inuyasha glared at the young girl impatiently,
"I've never done this before!" she protested, recoiling slightly.
"Now is not the time to get all shy on us!" Inuyasha growled. "Get the gown
Aki flinched at his tone of voice and quickly fumbled for the string behind
Kagome's neck and undid the bow. In a matter of seconds the gown was loose
and she pulled it down to Kagome's waist, bearing her upper body, but not
completely removing the gown to give her some modesty.
"Gel pads down." Inuyasha barked.
Aki quickly placed the pads down between Kagome's breasts after the nurse
beside her smeared some gel over the skin in preparation. Inuyasha lowered
the paddles down on top of the pads without hesitation. "Clear!"
They all stepped back as he snapped the button on both paddles, sending a
jolt through Kagome that nearly made her contort off the bed. It did
nothing to help her heart though. Inuyasha took a deep breath, as if trying
to calm himself. "Again - five hundred this time!"
His mother changed the dials on the defibrillator and charged. Inuyasha
placed the paddles back down. "Clear."
They all stepped back again as a large surge tore through Kagome. She half
lifted off the bed as though she was pushed from below, but soon settled
"Again - six hundred!" the volume of Inuyasha's voice was rising as he grew
It charged and he shocked Kagome again, but once more, it had no effect.
"Again!" he ordered.
His mother hesitated for a moment before charging. Inuyasha placed the
paddles back down but received no more than a spasm of her body.
"Inuyasha-" His mother tried to touch his shoulder but he shrugged her off
"Again!" he snapped.
She drew in a breath and turned to charge the machine one last time. The
defibrillator whined and Inuyasha placed the paddles back down.
But then it all changed. The droning monotone beep in the background broke
up into smaller blips and Aki yelped. "Don't shock her! She's back!"
Inuyasha drew back at once, having been a split second away from pushing
the button and effectively, shorting out Kagome's heart to kill her again.
That wouldn't have been a good move.
He replaced the paddles and turned back to the bed, in time to see Kagome
jolt awake and draw in a laboured breath, eyes looking around wildly.
Nothing could have described how relieved and happy he was to see her
"She's awake..." Aki's amazing talent for stating the obvious.
"Kagome - Kagome!" Inuyasha grabbed one of her flailing hands and pulled it
across her body towards him, so her arm covered her chest to give her some
coverage. "Can you hear me? Do you know me?"
It took her a few moments to calm down before she nodded quickly, various
muscles in her body still twitching after the extreme jolts of electricity
that had been flushed through her.
"Remember where you are?" he asked quickly.
She nodded again. He smiled widely in relief.
"It worked...?" she rasped, almost inaudibly.
"Yeah... it worked..." he brushed her hair.
Kagome looked around at the astounded faces around her before noticing
something different. She looked sharply back at Inuyasha. "I'm naked..."
"You know me... any excuse." He gave her a smirk, even as he pulled up a
blanket to cover her. "You had us worried..."
"I... you said I might die..." she nodded. "Did I?"
"Yeah, just for a moment though and-"
"Hold it!" Doctor Fei suddenly interrupted, marching forward to yank
Inuyasha's ear and drag him away from the bed. "YOU have a lot of
explaining to do! I can't believe you risked her life like this - taking
advantage of her weak state of mind to get her permission to-"
"To what?" he snapped, jerking away. "To cure her?!"
"Baloney!" his mother scoffed. "You tried to kill her!"
"I didn't! And neither did Kikyo!" Inuyasha rubbed his offended ear and
looked back at Kagome. "The bleeding nurse figured it out first - I don't
"What?" Fei barked sharply, not understanding him in the least.
"The reason why the virus reaction so violently to the sedatives was
because they were attacking the virus - though it looked like it was
killing her." Inuyasha went back to Kagome's side who was battling to keep
her eyes open and stay awake. He crouched by her side and smoothed her hair
back from her face and gripped her hand, relieved that she wasn't trembling
anymore. "Kikyo must have discovered what was going on when she saw the
first blood results after we accidentally gave her sedatives..."
"But... why would she keep it to herself?" Doctor Fei.
"That's what I'd like to know..." Inuyasha said absently, squeezing
Kagome's hand. "How ya feeling?"
"Like..." she squinted her eyes. "Like I've touched an electric fence
recently. Is my hair sticking up?"
"That's ok then..." she smiled weakly. "Is it all ok now?"
"Yeah..." he grinned. "You won't die..."
"Will I recover?"
"We'll see..." he wasn't going to hold any promises. The damage to her body
might be irreparable. She might not be able to walk again... she might not
ever be able to think clearly again either.
"Inuyasha... I'm really tired..." Kagome muttered thickly, her eyes closing
"It's alright, you can sleep." He told her gently.
"Thanks..." she passed out promptly, falling into a deep sleep. Inuyasha
straightened and felt his mothers hand on his shoulder. He glanced back at
her slightly perturbed expression. "What?"
"You didn't end it... did you?" She asked, her eyebrows drawing together in
a light frown. She was talking about his relationship with Kagome...
"No... but it doesn't matter anymore." He turned to leave.
"You make less and less sense every day - and where are you going now?" She
asked as he unlocked the door and checked cautiously for police officers.
"Find Kikyo." Inuyasha shrugged and looked back at Aki and the other two
nurses. "Watch her - make sure she's ok. I'll be back in a few minutes."
With that last order he turned and left. But he didn't plan to be gone
"God... they're all idiots..." Kikyo blew out a big sigh and continued to
count ceiling tiles from her position on the staff room couch, on her back
The door suddenly opened and Kikyo sat bolt upright and opened her mouth to
speak, she faltered slightly when she saw it was Inuyasha. No doubt he was
going to be especially mad... yep... he had an unusually calm expression -
an obvious sign that something close to a volcanic eruption was smouldering
under the surface.
"So..." Kikyo started off, seeing as Inuyasha wasn't making any move to
start a conversation. "What happened to your coat?"
"Why'd you do it, Kikyo?" Inuyasha asked bluntly.
"Ah - you see the thing is..." she shifted with a weak smile. "I know this
sounds strange but I wasn't trying to kill Kagome - I was trying to save
"I know." He shrugged. "But why didn't you tell me you'd found the cure?
You could have saved us from all this mess with the police."
Kikyo's smile faded slightly. "What? Was I supposed to tell you about my
discovery and then let you take all the credit Mr big-shot doctor kid?" she
snorted. "I'm not stupid..."
Inuyasha suddenly scowled. "And what if you'd been wrong - what if that
hadn't been the cure after all? What if you'd killed her by accident - you
need MY permission to do things like that, Kikyo!"
Kikyo rose to meet his anger. "I repeat - I am NOT stupid Inuyasha - just
because I'm a nurse doesn't mean I have an academic block that sets my
brain just below those of doctors! I've been a nurse for years! I KNOW a
heck of a lot more than you and I have SEEN a lot more as well! I knew what
I was doing! Besides! I had the brains to be a doctor - it wasn't my fault
that my parents weren't rich enough to fund for the medical school fees! I
know just as much as Miroku or anyone else!"
"You should have told someone!"
"Do you know the definition of a nurse these days?!" Kikyo asked curtly.
"The unappreciated - over worked - underpaid - suckers of the hospital!
Unlike the doctors, we CARE about our patients! We should go on strike to
get better treatment for ourselves - but we don't! Because that would harm
the sick people!"
Inuyasha stared at her for a moment, blinking. "Actually the dictionary
definition of a nurse is a person employed to look after sick-"
"Shut up! Are you even listening to my point?!"
"Do you even have one?"
Kikyo groaned and thrust her fingers into her hair to press against her
head. He was infuriating... "My point is... I would have cured her... and
everyone would be patting me on the back - not you!"
"Hang on - this isn't just you getting your own back on me for rejecting
you after that kiss, is it?" Inuyasha suddenly looked cocky. "Cause I'm
sorry, but if I accepted the affections of every girl who flung themselves
at me then I would be a polygamist. I'd have girls over in Europe if that
"Would you get you head out of your ass for one minute and stop being so
vain. This has nothing to do with that kiss!" Kikyo was blushing anyhow.
"Anyway... I don't see anyone flinging themselves at you..."
"Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it ain't happening." He said
"It ain't happening is it?"
Inuyasha sucked in a breath as though he was about to protest blatantly,
but let it go. "No... not really..."
Kikyo rolled her eyes and sat back down on the coach with her back to him
and the door. "It doesn't matter... you've figured out the cure for
yourself and you've gone and saved her. Everyone will be congratulating you
Inuyasha frowned and shifted uncomfortably. "Well... I wouldn't have
figured it out if you hadn't tried it first..."
"I don't need your pity." Kikyo ground out.
"It isn't pity." He told her shortly. "Don't kid yourself, people know
you're a good nurse. You're nice to the patients... unlike me... people
Kikyo glanced back at him a little hopefully.
"And... you figured out the cure before me." Inuyasha grimaced. "I guess
that makes you smarter than me."
"Yes." Kikyo didn't have to be modest here.
"Really... the only thing you suck at is filing." He told her honestly. "To
tell you the truth, Miroku does the girlie job better here."
"Mm..." she hummed, looking back down at her lap.
"Well, in any case, you're free of the murder charges and blah, blah,
blah." He lightened his tone. "You're free to go back to work and you can
tell everyone you found the cure first if you want."
"You'd let me?" she blinked at him in surprise as she rose.
"Yep. It's not like I care." He shrugged carelessly. "I gotta go see how
Kagome's doing. I only came to tell you she's cured... she'll live thanks
A flattered blush rose to her cheeks again. "Thanks, Doctor."
He stopped half way out the door and grinned back at her. "Just call me
"What?" Kikyo called after him in surprise, but he'd already gone out the
Shortly after he left the nude old gentlemen toddled past the door, winking
at Kikyo in the staff room. She stared as a swarm of guards hurried past a
few moments later...
God... she'd never realised how weird this hospital was...
1 month later...
"There he is!" Miroku dropped the phone back into it's cradle in a flurry
as he spotted Inuyasha coming through the doors into the waiting area.
"I've been trying to reach you on the phone - haven't you got it turned
"Of course I have." Inuyasha rolled his eyes as he made his way through the
mild crowd of patients waiting around.
"Then why can't I reach you - every time I call you some woman speaking
English answers." Miroku scowled.
"That would be because I divert all the calls from the hospital to the
American speaking clock." Inuyasha smiled mildly at his own genius.
"Do you know how much long distance calls cost?" Miroku demanded.
Inuyasha snorted. "Duh, of course I do. That's why I did it."
"I give up..." Miroku rolled his eyes and turned back to what he was doing.
Sango quickly stepped up.
"Did you go down to Matalan like I asked? Did you pick up the blue jumper?"
she asked quickly.
"Didn't go." He answered shortly, as he started selecting pens from the pen
pot on the front desk and stuck them in his pocket. "I wouldn't be seen
dead in Matalan, I do have a reputation to hold."
"But it's the last day of the January sales!" she whined. "Now I'll have to
"Go on - it's not like you have work to go to." Inuyasha said pointedly.
"You're one to talk." Sango shot back and they started a small glaring
"Ladies!" Miroku waved a hand, breaking their eye contact. "Not now, we're
too busy to get into-"
"Miroku - don't open that letter." Inuyasha snatched the mail off him that
he was about to open.
Inuyasha dropped it on the floor and stamped on it before stepping back. A
few moments later the letter went off with a loud bang and a furl of smoke
- many of the residents in the waiting room jumped while the rest ran for
the doors or hit the ground.
Inuyasha smirked. "Letter bomb. Works even better than yelling - Oh my god
it's spewing anthrax everywhere!!"
The patients who hadn't already run out, did so after that.
Inuyasha walked off cackling to himself. Sango slanted Miroku a flat look.
"I don't think we're ever gonna get rid of him are we...?"
"Not any time soon..."
Kagome nearly had a heart attack as someone small grabbed her from behind,
arms squeezing around her waist. She twisted awkwardly to see who it was,
and her face lit up at once. "Souta - you're back from camp already?!"
"Yep!" he loosened his grip slightly so she could turn away from the window
and crouch down to grapple him into a bear hug. "You look so much better."
Kagome laughed and looked him up and down. "Have you shrunk?"
"It only looks that way because you're finally standing." He gave her a
light shove, thrilled that she didn't topple over like a weakling. She was
back to being his sturdy older sister.
"Nope... you've definitely lost an inch or two." She stood and ruffled up
his hair. "Where's Mom and Grandpa?"
"Well Grandpa's in one of the bed's up the hall." Souta told her, as he
went off to investigate the contents of her hospital room.
"Since when?" Kagome gaped at him.
"Since he though mixing Gin and Sake together was a good idea." Souta said
flatly. "He had his stomach pumped. Again. Mom's with him."
"We should start getting a discount for this place, huh?" Kagome turned
back to gaze out the window. "Like frequent flier miles..."
"Kagome?" Souta's disembodied voice called from the bathroom.
"What happened to all the towels, soap, shower caps and complimentary
shaving cream? And those little complimentary sewing kits?"
Kagome grinned to herself. "Must have lost them."
"No, here they are!" Souta said from close behind her, fishing into her
packed up bags for the items. Since when did he move between rooms that
Kagome slapped his hands away and stuffed the stolen goodies back in the
bag. "Well I don't have shower caps-"
"Or facial shaving cream." Inserted Souta.
"-In the new apartment." Kagome continued regardless. "It's not like the
hospital will miss it all."
Souta rolled his eyes and dived onto the hospital bed, promptly messing up
the neatly folded sheets. "So spill the beans Kag! What was it like dying!
"Like..." she struggled for words. "I don't know... I wasn't really there."
"Weren't you scared?" Souta asked.
"Possibly..." Kagome smiled slightly. "Before it happened Inuyasha told me
what might happen if it didn't work... it scared me a little... but now -
it feels like I've been given a fresh new start."
"It seems the only time you start to appreciate how precious life is, is
when death is staring you in the face." Kagome said seriously before
brightening. "I'm ready to go make a fresh start!"
"Well the university said they would still accept you, no matter if you're
two months late." Souta recalled their mother's words. "They said as long
as you make up the missed work you'll be ok."
"But mom says that if you get any debts... you're on your own." Souta told
her slyly. "But then again - with a doctor as a boyfriend you'll hardly
have to worry about paying off debts."
"Inuyasha's not a doctor anymore." Kagome said absently as she began to
rearrange the packed up backs that Souta had messed up.
"Why not?" Souta gaped at her.
"Well... would you be entirely comforted if a guy like Inuyasha was YOUR
doctor?" she pointed out.
"Honestly, it wouldn't bother me."
Of course he would say that. He thought Inuyasha was the best thing
invented since sliced bread.
"Well... doctor and Inuyasha aren't that compatible it seems. So he's
quit." Kagome sat down on the bed beside Souta and slung an arm round his
"You idiot... the whole point dating him was because you can sponge off
him!" Souta told her bluntly.
"I heard that."
Souta jumped off the bed as the door opened and Inuyasha stepped in giving
him a mock sour look. "What are you doing here?"
"Picking up your sister." Inuyasha shrugged blatantly and smirked at
"But I thought Mom was taking her to Kichijoji..." Souta said dubiously.
"Better go tell her otherwise then." Kagome nudged her younger brother with
a smile. "You know where she is, right?"
"Right." Souta hopped off the bed and ran past Inuyasha on his way out,
grinning when the ex-doctor scrubbed his hair. "Everyone keeps doing
Once he was gone Kagome watched Inuyasha with a smile as he moved across
the room and sat on the bed opposite and behind her. With a little sigh she
slumped back against his broad back and rolled her head onto his shoulder.
"God I'm so bored... please tell me you weren't joking about taking me to
"No joke." He touched her head lightly. "Hey..."
"Haven't you forgotten to ask me something?" he asked lightly, a smile
playing on his voice.
Kagome opened her mouth, about to ask what he meant when her eyebrows shot
up and she suddenly jerked around to grab his shoulders. "Did you?" she
shook him. "Did you get it?"
He smiled to himself and reached into his jacket pocket to pull out his
wallet. He took his time opening it and looking around for something while
Kagome gripped his shoulders tightly, almost dancing in nervous
Eventually he found what he was looking for and held up a folded white
envelope over his shoulder for her to take. She accepted it greedily and
pulled it open and took out the card inside. "Dear Mr Inu we write to
determine if you'd like to renew your year membership to our beauty Salon-"
"Oops!" Inuyasha quickly snatched the letter back and stuffed it back in
his wallet. "Wrong one..."
Catching her odd look he shrugged innocently. "What? It's not for me! Why
would I need a beauty salon treatment for my hair... I mean... it may be
tough to handle - but I don't need a SALON to help me out... there... you
"I see." Kagome tried to suppress her smile. "So where is it?"
"Here." Inuyasha handed her a different envelope which she delved into just
as quickly as the last.
She paused a moment to read the contents before crying out and hugging him
tightly from behind, almost causing them both to fall off the bed. "Yes! I
knew you could do it!" she quickly released him and slipped off the bed to
stand beside him. "There weren't any problems were there?"
"Only of being slightly overqualified." He grinned and took back the
letter. "But they couldn't say 'yes' fast enough."
"This is perfect!" Kagome clapped her hands together excitedly. "Ok - maybe
it isn't a lawyer degree - but beggars can't be choosers."
"I got the next best thing though." She leaned in and kissed him gently on
the corner of the mouth. "At least now we'll be attending the same
"Thank Sango for giving me the idea." He placed his hands at her waist and
pulled her closer for a proper kiss. He would have liked to have stayed
longer like that, but Kagome was full of energy that day and was soon
wiggling out of his grip to move away with a grin.
"And that would be kiss number... what... you've given me?" she smiled at
him as she grabbed her bags and started slinging them over her shoulders.
"Lost count. Don't care either." He smirked and began taking a few bags off
her shoulders so she wouldn't get weighed down.
"Stop that!" she started taking the bags he'd nicked. "I can carry them."
"No you can't."
"Yes I can."
"No you can't! You only just got over a very serious illness!"
"I got over that a month ago! Get with the times Inuyasha, that was SO last
month." She started a tug of war over the last bag with him. "Give it!"
"You need to conserve your energy!" he argued, a little perturbed at how
freakishly strong she actually was now.
"For what? Beating you over the head later on for thinking I can't carry my
handbag without collapsing with exhaustion?!" she pinched his hand and
quickly took the bag when he let go with a gasp. "Serves you right."
"Damn... you're a violent bitch..."
Kagome rolled her eyes and started for the door. "Are you coming or are you
just going to stand there all day insulting me?"
"Well only if you stay to be insulted by."
"No, I have lectures to attend - and you have crazy demented students to
help." She held out her hand to him and smiled when he took it. "Maybe I'll
be one of your patients."
"You're certainly crazy enough." He allowed her to lead the way out of the
room and down the hall towards reception. "But seeing as I'll be living
with you - you get a discount."
"Oh goodie." She laughed and twined her fingers in with his as they held
When they reached reception Miroku let out a big sigh and glanced at Sango
who was grinning. "Fine... you win..."
"Win what?" Kagome went over to the desk curiously. "A bet?"
"Miroku said you'd stay another week at least." Sango explained before
turning to the surgeon. "You know the deal - pay up."
"Man..." Miroku dug into his pockets and pulled out various pens of
assorted colours before holding them out to Sango grudgingly. "Pick one..."
Sango took a few moments, making a big deal out of pursing her lips and
'ooh'ing and 'ah'ing before finally picking a pink coloured pen. Inuyasha's
jaw practically dropped and he raised his hand to say something. Kagome
just pushed his hand down discreetly. "Easy boy..."
"But he's got-"
"Let it go." Kagome told him gently before turning back to the nurse and
the surgeon. "Can I sign myself out then?"
"Yep." Sango took over and handed her the forms she had to sign. "You going
back to University now?"
"Yeah - Inuyasha's coming with me too." Kagome glanced at the young man
beside her who was impatiently tapping his foot against the desk.
"Back to school days?" Sango blinked at him in surprise. "Not becoming a
lawyer are you?"
"Nope. He's becoming councillor on campus." Miroku smirked.
"Copy cat." Sango muttered.
"Hey - it's psychiatrist." Inuyasha protested.
"Have you got a psychology degree?" Sango pointed out.
He shifted uneasily. "Who needs one? I get paid a bomb for sitting on my
ass all day just listening to peoples problems."
"I thought you hated that." Miroku said.
"Only when I'm not paid for it." Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Obviously."
"There - all done." Kagome handed her forms back to Sango who took them
with a smile and gave her a quick hug over the counter. Miroku probably
would have liked to have had the same treatment, but Sango shot that idea
down in flames with a hot glare. Inuyasha burst into action and grabbed
Kagome by the shoulders to begin steering her towards the exit.
"Can't get out of here fast enough can you?" Sango called after them.
"Not nearly enough." He said over his shoulder, dodging his way through the
crowd with Kagome.
"See you Sango - Bye Miroku!" Kagome called as they reached the doors. "And
tell Kikyo I said thanks for saving my life - Again!"
"Will do!" Sango waved.
"See you soon, Kagome!" Miroku called.
Inuyasha all but pushed her out the doors. "Not soon - never!" he held up
his hand to his forehead to make the L sign. "Goodbye for good, Losers!"
Inuyasha disappeared out the doors and Sango sighed with satisfaction.
"Finally... it's nice to see people get better again. It's good to actually
have Inuyasha out of our hair."
"He'll be back." Miroku commented smugly as he went back to filing.
"Are you sure?" Sango scoffed.
"Yep. Especially when he's just left the keys to his pimp-mobile." He
picked up the car keys that had been left on top of the register and
dangled them before her nose.
They both looked up as Inuyasha came back in with a scowl on his face as he
headed towards the desk. They both grinned as he snatched his keys from
Miroku's outstretched hand with a grumbled comment they didn't catch. He
started to leave again before he back-stepped quickly and nabbed a few
colourful pens from the pen pot in front of Sango.
Miroku opened his mouth to protest but Sango held up her hand. "Just let it
go, big guy."
Well... it wasn't like Inuyasha was going to be around to nick pens in the
future. Miroku decided to listen to Sango for once.
"Bye Doctor Inu!" Aki waved as she went past. "Taking the day off?"
"Uh... no Aki, I'm retiring."
She nodded absently and walked off. "That's nice. See you tomorrow then."
Inuyasha shook his head in disgust, "From now on I'm only taking public
health service - I'm never coming back to this place again. It's too
"You was what made it crazy, Inuyasha." Miroku pointed out. "Good luck on
your new job... maybe we'll visit some time."
"Please spare me." Inuyasha rolled his eyes but smiled as he headed towards
the exit again. "Bye guys!"
"Bye." They both chorused with big smiles until he was finally gone. Sango
leaned over to Miroku discreetly. "You pop the champagne and I'll get the
"Ok, first things first." Kagome said as Inuyasha approached outside. "We
sell your old apartment and use the money to buy a decent car."
"No, we're keeping the car." He said firmly.
"But - you said you wanted it to be nicked already!" Kagome protested.
"We keep the car and use the apartment money to buy something else." He
shrugged as he opened the drivers door and dropped into the seat. Kagome
followed on the passenger side.
"Like... big mosquito nets for the beds?" Kagome guessed.
Inuyasha stared at her.
"What? So maybe now I have a phobia of biting and stinging insects...
that's understandable..." she rubbed her arm self-consciously.
"Nah - I was thinking we could buy something better like... if we sold your
apartment too we'd-"
"Let me finish!" he scolded her. "I was thinking with that kind of combined
income we could actually buy a house."
Kagome stared at Inuyasha as he casually seemed to start up the engine like
what he'd said was no big deal. "Are you saying... we should move into a
real house... for real?"
"Sure... we're both mature adults..." he thought about that. "Well together
we kind of make one complete mature adult between us..."
"A house? Like - with a real address and phone number and - and a
kitchen?!" Kagome was practically bubbling with excitement.
Inuyasha nodded with relief, glad that she was open to the idea. "Sure." He
smiled at her.
"And if I sue Kikyo's ex boyfriend like she told me to do then we could use
THAT money to buy an extension!" She grinned.
"I hope your joking."
"Not really. I AM gonna be a lawyer."
Inuyasha had to refrain from shuddering and making the sign of evil again.
She saw his wary look and gave him a playful nudge in the arm. "Let's just
go back to our apartment for now."
"Sounds good to me." He started to pull out of the parking space. "Now,
Kagome, as we drive, try not to be too malicious of the bugs that go splat
on the windscreen."
"I'll try." She laughed and turned slightly in her seat so she could watch
him as he drove. It didn't take long for him to see what she was doing.
He darted an amused glance at her. "What? Do I have curry source on my
cheek or something?"
"No... I'm just thinking..." She smiled softly. "That... thanks to you I'll
treasure every day of my life from now on."
He smile softened but he had to keep his eyes on the road. "That's
sweet..." he smirked. "I'd kiss you, but then we'd probably crash and you
won't get many days to treasure after that."
"That's ok." Kagome was content to just sit back and admire her hero. The
man who had saved her life and caused her to take a new outlook on things.
He'd brought her back from the brink of depression...
That day she'd stood on the roof and looked down at the ground... she'd
been serious. She would have stepped off and cut the misery short if she'd
been left to her own devices for a few extra minutes. But he'd been there,
he'd unknowingly talked her out of suicide and saved her life even then,
If she'd really gone through with it, she would never have known what she'd
missed! This! If she'd had a doctor like Kouga from the start, she was sure
that she would be at her own funeral at that very moment... or six feet
Somehow the strangest doctor in history, the guy with the surly attitude
and the disgusting bedside manners had been her perfect doctor... he'd
really saved her.
And she was going to make sure she repaid him for the rest of her life.
AN: There we go, I'm all sad now that it's over. But I laugh at all those
people who flamed me for turning Kikyo 'evil'. Those people should know
better than to take some plot twists of mine at face value. So don't forget
to review! ^_^