Ah yes, it is a sad thing that this is the last chapter but I'm SO happy that it got such wonderful feedback! Without further ado, the finale!
Miroku & Sango: The Ecchi & the Furious
Written & Edited by: Yoshida Saori & Taijioku Christina
~:~ Epilogue ~:~
Kohaku shifted nervously as he looked at the bouquet in his hand and his reflection in the mirror. His white dress shirt and black pants were as neat as they could be, hair slicked back into a low ponytail. He almost looked like Miroku, only more refined.
Sango beamed with pride, elated beyond words. "Kohaku's first date…I never thought I'd see the day."
Kohaku immediately went red. "Ane-ue!"
"You're embarrassing the boy, Sango." Miroku gave him a comforting smile, easing Kohaku's high strung nerves. "Just remember what I told you and you'll be fine."
With a nod, Kohaku opened the door. "I'll be back by eleven, Ane-ue."
Before Sango could voice her rising question, Kohaku was out the door. Turning towards Miroku, she narrowed her eyes at him accusingly. "What did you tell him?"
His face radiated with an innocence that made Sango nervous. "Nothing, Sango dearest, I simply told him to do what I did on our first date."
"Oh." Turned on her heel and was about to walk into the kitchen when realization hit her like a load of bricks. "WHAT!?"
And that was how Miroku found himself trailing Kohaku and Rin for their first date. Right now they were settling in a few rows behind the two teens, Sango glaring at him murderously. "I swear, Miroku, if Kohaku does anything like what you did to me I will make you PAY."
"If anything Rin might LIKE it!"
"SHE may," Sango allowed, though she was still glaring at him, "But THEY won't."
Miroku followed Sango's finger and sweat-dropped. Off to the far right and a few more rows back was Sesshomaru, glaring at Kohaku and watching every move he made. Jaken was by his side, munching on some popcorn.
"Well…Kohaku's a good kid…he'll be OK."
"YOU gave him some tips though!"
Miroku simply cringed in answer. Hopefully, Kohaku wouldn't listen otherwise they'd BOTH be in deep trouble.
* * * * * *
Mizuki sighed as she sat in the back with her date, the poor boy shifting uneasily with her head on his shoulder. "Koushiro-kun, you're not nervous, are you?"
"Not at all!" He was sweating bullets, looking around to see if her father had tailed them. Apparently, his boss was even worse then his date's other father who owned the apartment complex she ran. Hatori had all but threatened him outright when he picked her up.
Mizuki smirked, her grip on his arm relaxing. He was way too tense because of his run in with her two fathers, though he couldn't be blamed. Hatori WAS quite scary when he needed to be and the father she had since birth…well…he wasn't a loan shark for no reason. When it came to scaring and threatening, he was the KING and people knew he never made empty threats. "Relax…Chichi-ue didn't mean all his threats." He actually did, she thought nervously to herself, but Koushiro-kun doesn't need to know that.
That seemed to ease the black haired boy, his rich brown eyes shifting from his date to the movie screen. A chill ran down when he spotted Miroku a few rose up, the boys glare trained on him. "Not your brother too…"
"Hmm?" Following his gaze, Mizuki groaned in utter annoyance. Walking down the rows, she squatted by Miroku's seat and hissed, "What the hell are you doing here and why are you scaring my date?!"
Miroku pointed towards Kohaku and Rin a few seats up. "Sango got worried that Kohaku may try to follow my tips I gave him and chichi-ue told me how fun it is to scare him so I wanted to try."
Mizuki smacked his head before giggling as Kohaku shifted nervously in his seat. "Cute…" Glaring at the grinning young man once, she hissed, "Stop scaring him!" before walking back to her date.
Miroku merely shrugged, watching in mild fascination as Kohaku put an arm around the back of Rin's chair. The boy had hope for him yet.
* * * * * *
"I think we're being followed," Rin giggled as they walked out of the theatre. Much to her delight, Kohaku's arm was still around her shoulder, though his blush refused to go away.
Kohaku glanced over his shoulder, sighing when he spotted his sister and a piece of Sesshomaru's white hair. That meant Jaken and Miroku were following too. "I knew Sesshomaru-sama would follow…but Ane-ue?"
"She's worried you might do something Miroku said." Mizuki smiled when the two teens nearly jumped out of their skin. "Would you like to join Koushiro-kun and I? We're just heading out for dinner at the Peony."
"Sugoi! I love the Peony! Sesshomaru-sama takes me there all the time for my birthday!" Rin looked ecstatic, stars sparkling in her eyes.
Kohaku tugged at the older girls arm, standing on his tiptoes and whispering, "I don't have enough money for the Peony…"
Mizuki shoved a roll of bills into his hand from her skirt pocket. "Now you do. Trust me, we'll give them something to spy on, Kohaku-kun."
Kohaku really didn't like the sound of that.
* * * * * *
The Peony was a four star restaurant with tables setup up in clusters of four, separated by walls with plants on top. Mizuki sweet talked the host into giving them the best table by the windows with a full view of the now dark sky and the lighted garden down below, various fountains adding a nice touch. It would have truly been a romantic atmosphere, had the quartet not known Sango, Miroku, Sesshomaru and Jaken were at the tables adjacent to theirs.
"Jaken, what are they doing?"
"Sesshomaru-sama, the boy is feeding Rin some salad. The Houshi woman is gushing how cute they are….OH!" His beady eyes widened. "The boy wiped her mouth with the napkin and is very close!"
Sesshomaru bit down his primal urge to dart around and rip the boys arm off.
"He's moving in…" A tick of Sesshomaru's brow marred his otherwise stoic features. "Closer…closer…"
"Enough." Sesshomaru smacked Jaken in the head with the staff he always carried around, drawing his attention to the food their waitress put down for him and the bread and water for Jaken.
Meanwhile, on the other side…
"What are they doing?" Sango hissed to Miroku who was peaking at the through the plants. He waved a hand for her to be quiet, watching them with an appraising eye.
"They're feeding each other salad," he said with a grin, "He's learned some good stuff. I'll bet Zuki-chan told him to do it though; for show. She turned her head and shot me a dirty look before so I'm sure she knows were here."
Sango slumped in her chair, letting out a long sigh. "Well, I suppose I feel better knowing she's there to keep an eye on them. She won't let Kohaku do anything you would do…"
"I wouldn't say that," he muttered under his breathe.
Sango arched an eyebrow. "What?"
Miroku merely brushed it off with a smile. "It's nothing, dearest. Now why don't we enjoy a nice dinner? The sweet and sour pork here is great."
* * * * * *
"I can practically see them holding their breath," Mizuki muttered to Kohaku who was in the seat beside her. Koushiro was on the other side, shaking his head in light amusement. "Why don't you feed Rin some of her food?"
"Better yet, why don't you eat the same noodle to make it look romantic?" Three sets of eyes darted towards Koushiro who blinked in confusion. "What?"
"Is that a trace of deviousness I see?" Mizuki couldn't contain her giggles as Koushiro merely grinned sheepishly. With a kiss to his cheek she smiled and said, "I knew going out with you would be worth it.
Koushiro merely blushed in return.
"Sesshomaru-sama might get really angry then…." Rin looked behind her slightly towards where she KNEW Jaken was watching them. "I don't want him to hurt Kohaku-kun…"
"They won't; Miroku and Sango are here to protect him and so am I," Mizuki reassured, though she doubted the possibilities of beating Sesshomaru. The doctor was known for healing AND hurting if need be; he never thought twice of hurting if it was for his surrogate daughter Rin. It was common knowledge that Sesshomaru would go ballistic on anyone who harmed one hair on her head.
Reluctantly, Rin shrugged, looking at Kohaku who was about ready to sink through the floor and die from too much blood to his brain. "Kohaku-kun?"
"Can we just eat dinner?" he piped up, uncomfortable. He hadn't planned on their first date going anything like this and as amusing as it probably would be to see the normally stoic doctor show some emotion, Kohaku just wanted to end the decidedly bad evening. Rin will never agree if I ask her out again…
* * * * * *
The evening was winding down to a close and Rin frowned in worry as Kohaku seemingly sulked all the way to her house to drop her off. He seemed to be like this ever since the restaurant and it was worrying her. "Kohaku-kun, is something wrong?"
"Tonight was horrible…" he sighed, his hands shoved into his pockets.
Rin was shocked to say the least. "Why…why would you say that?"
Her eyes were brimming with tears before Kohaku even realized his blunder. "I didn't mean it like that!" He waved his hands emphatically and began sweating bullets. "I loved going out with you but our date didn't go like I wanted it to…"
Rin seemed pacified but asked cautiously, "So you weren't upset because you went out with me?"
"No!" Kohaku mentally smacked himself for giving her that impression as they walked up to her door. "I wanted to ask you if you'd go out with me again actually…"
"When?" Any trace of her former fear was completely erased from her features.
Kohaku blinked mindlessly. "You mean you would go out with me again?"
Rin nodded with a bright smile. "Of course."
"How about next Saturday then?" Kohaku asked with a tiny blush creeping to his cheeks. I don't believe it! She still wants to go out!
Rin nodded her agreement. "I guess I should go inside then before Sesshomaru-sama decides to come out and chase you away with his rifle."
Kohaku nodded nervously, positive he WOULD do that. "OK…well…oyasumi nasai, Rin-chan." He turned to walk away but no sooner had he turned his back did he get whirled around again by his date and find her lips pressed against his. It wasn't explosive like Miroku often said but it DID send any thoughts he had out of his head. Kohaku couldn't think, nor could he pick up the undignified choking noise Sesshomaru made as he looked out the window.
When Rin pulled away, her cheeks were stained with a pretty pink blush. Kohaku opened and closed his mouth, searching for something to say.
"Kisama…" Sesshomaru stood in the doorway looking unhappy to say the least, hunting rifle in hand as he glared at Kohaku. "Get away from Rin you…"
With a rushed goodbye and a stark white face, Kohaku bolted from the home faster then Sesshomaru could blink.
Well, that's it. I'm going away for a week or two today so I won't be able to update anything for awhile. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I had fun writing it! R&R!