Yay! I'm back! I wasn't able to get back on all summer long because my parents sort of don't know that I'm writing stories of this...nature...and they would frig out completely if they found out about it so I had to wait until I could check out another laptop from the school library. Sad, right? shrugs

Anyhooways, how are y'all? Did y'all like the last chappie? I got the most reviews from that chapter alone. See! I'm not the only one more interested in the fooling around than the plot! Yay! So now I've got lots of responses to hand out to y'all, and remember that you CAN review if you read. They are muchly appreciated :D

Haley: Thanks so much! The name of the song is "Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way", like the story title too. It's by The Calling, who have a new cd out (appropriately titled "Two" (it's their second album...) but borrow it from yer friends because it's only got like one good song on it.).

Mistress Koishi: Thanks for being so faithful! I think you're the only one to ever tell me that! Yay for you! hands over a cookie and a slice of lemon chess pie yeah, I was baking this weekend...

Pearl Sheetara: Hey, it doesn't matter if you're lazy or not (it's been like more than a year since I started this story and there's really not much to show...), just as long as you keep at the writing! Thanks for the story recommendations! I'll get to 'em eventually!

Orion Kohaishu: Thanks for the trashy romance novel suggestion! I'll go read it! Oh! You know what's freaky? I actually know a person named Lynn Hanna...she's my neighbor...hmmm...this is news to think about...Thank you so so so much for all the compliments! They really make my day! You're going to make me so spoiled! You get a whole lemon chess pie as a thank you gift hands over massive pie And, seriously, these are just my favorite songs that I'm putting in here (except for "Lemmings". I've still never listened to that one...someday I will). If you want to see a list of more of my favorite songs, just go to the bottom of my insanely long profile page. There are lots of songs there but I love them all so much!

Moths-Are-Evil: I really love your name. Moths ARE evil. I had this moth try to rape me at camp this summer. (long story...but I'm scarred for life now...) hee hee I think I know what you mean. And that is one of the best compliments I've ever gotten. (the breathless comment). Oh hey, I actually did try to write a trashy romance novel this summer...I'm still working on it...hee hee...

Kitty-Kat-Allie: Lucky you. I have to hide my trashy romance novels FROM my mom. I think she'd freak out if she finds out how many I've read. or that I've bought...my friends and I have our own mini-trashy romance novel black market going on. It's fun. I want to be a romance novel writer too! That or a wedding planner. They just sound like fun jobs to have! Yeah sorry that this chappie was so short. I was trying to get it out fast before my mom found out that I wasn't studying for my exams last year...ooh that was so long ago; I'm so bad at updating! Keep on reading! Hey, if you write something of yer own, I promise I'll read it!

Brekke Rider of Gold Wirenth: Yoo air too paircepteev pour moi! A weezard deed eet! Stop regardaying ze trees and look at ze forest een genayrel! 'Ave fun wiz ze reeveeweeng! Merci boocoop, mah fine frainch amie!

AngelMiko69: Wait, why am I so evil? Like I know that I'm evil and all, but what's the reason this time? And you do know that the cliffies from hell are only signs of my love and adoration for y'all, right? That didn't work out right, but please just pretend it did, okies?

Bazooie: mmmmm cookies...SHIPPO IS MY TAMPON! Hee hee. THAT'S WHY HIS TAIL IS SO FLUFFY! Yay!

Nethira06: I promise I won't stop writing this story till it's done, okies? I just like this plotline too much to quit! Keep reading!

I don't even want to know how many spellcheck errors I have, so SCREW YOU MICROSOFT WORD.

OH HEY GUESS WHAT! I'm on the yearbook staff now! Yay! The whole school will get to read my writing now! Hee hee lucky them...

Okey dokey artichokeys. See, this weekend I went and bought the new Modest Mouse cd (Good News For People who Love Bad News) and the new Franz Ferdinand cd (it's self-titled) and I really really wanted to use this one Franz Ferdinand song but the lyrics don't exactly fit (and NONE of the Modest Mouse songs will fit. 'Float On' is like the only happy-themed song on the whole album. What's with that?) so I'm saving the Franz Ferdinand song till later. But it's good! It's soooo good!

So I was rifling (or is it "riffling"?) through my cd collection and I found my Five for Fighting cd stash and got this chapter song from there. It's called "Something About You", off the America Town album. I got this cd for like 2 bucks in the Reykjavik, Iceland Airport last spring break. It's like the best 2 bucks I've ever spent. I also got "A Very Merry Hanson Christmas" cd and I don't think they made that cd as a joke. It's like the Hanson version of beloved Christmas songs. (Sad, right?). So I gave it to a friend as a gag gift for her birthday. Hee hee.

OH! Disclaimer time!

I do not own inuyasha, the brand or anything else associated with him. I don't even have cable so that I could watch the show. Yes, I know that my life is sad. Most of this is based on hearsay and on taped reruns that I've watched with friends.

I have a really bad snorty cold and this laptop is now contaminated with my germs.

I wish that Miroku were mine. Him and Sirius Black. (but the Sirius from my imagination, not the creepy anorexic guy in the movie. My Sirius is hotter.)

I DO own a French workbook that the teacher made me cut the answers out of the back of (damn her), a cool white rope surfer bracelet that I got at camp this summer, half a large coke ( coca-cola, not the illegal powdery substance. THAT'S BAD, CHILDREN.), and real highlights from the sun this summer. But everyone thinks they're fake and they're calling me a liar when I say they're real.

I also do not own an iPod (but I want one), one of those cool spongey things that you do the dishes with (and you pour the soap into the handle and you never have to squirt from the bottle onto the sponge and get water all over the counter) , or a boyfriend. It's sad how all this flirting isn't paying off.

Alrighty then. Chapter 15- "Something About You", by me with the help of Five For Fighting. Oh, by the way, is the lead singer of Five for Fighting white, black, or hispanic? First person to send me a response gets a cookie! Yer answer doesn't even have to be correct, just an answer! I'll be counting and then whichever one has the most I'll guess as the right one. (His name is John Ondrasik and Google him to see what he looks like. I just realized that his is the first cd I've ever seen where the band doesn't have its own website. Weird.)

I don't know where to begin

I don't know how to get out there to see you

I don't know where to dig in

I don't know how to get in there...to feel you

Kagome woke to the smell of ramen wafting past her nose. 'Mmmm...ramen,' was the first thought in her head. After that one sleepy thought, all the memories of the night before came crashing back down.

'Holy crapoley, did I really do all that with Inuyasha?'

She flicked an eye open to see Inuyasha sitting in a pile of ramen packets with little bits of dry noodle all in his hair. He was staring at a pot of boiling ramen and counting under his breath.

"Two minutes and thirty-one seconds, two minutes and thirty-two seconds..." he mumbled, watching the ramen bubble in the pot.

Kagome propped herself on an elbow as he kept muttering and jumped to pour the powdery flavoring in at exactly three minutes, in a flutter of ramen bits. He stirred the pot intently, desperately trying not to splash any of the ramen over the sides of the pot. Wait, where did that pot come from? And the wooden spoon? And the two bowls half-buried in ramen wrappers? Kagome hadn't brought any of those with her.

Kagome wrapped herself in Inuyasha's haori (he had abandoned it due to the fact that she had wrapped herself in it and growled at him in her sleep when he tried to take it back) and walked over to where Inuyasha was happily pouring the ramen into the two bowls.

"Yay! You're awake! Eat this! I made it all by myself!" he exclaimed, placing the bowl delicately in her hands.

'He's like a puppy that just realized that it was housebroken,' Kagome grinned to herself. They munched ramen silently for a little while, Inuyasha wolfing his down while Kagome tried to think of something to say. By the time Kagome got the courage to look up at Inuyasha, he was staring at her bowl of ramen hungrily. (a/n: there isn't supposed to be an innuendo there. If there was, it would read "her bowlS of ramen". But it still doesn't make much sense if it is an innuendo...)

"Do you, um, want the rest of mine?" Kagome asked, holding out her bowl to him. Inuyasha looked tempted, but resisted, pushing the bowl back to Kagome.

"Eat it all. You're mine now and it's my responsibility to make sure you're fed," he finished happily. Kagome stared at him. Since when did Inuyasha refuse ramen and how was she suddenly his responsibility? But since he was watching her so earnestly, she ate another bite and smiled back at him.

It's been too long and I'm about to be in time for me

It's been too long and I'm in time

Baby, there's something about you that

I can hold on to

I'm going to hold on to that

Baby, there's something about you that

I can hold on to

I'm going to hold onto that

After they had finished the dishes (Inuyasha licked them clean), stealthily returned them to the doorsteps of their owners in the village, and put out the fire that Inuyasha had made in the middle of the floor (he had piled flat rocks on the floor and built the fire on top of them. I don't know how the smoke got out of the hut. Y'all figger that out.), Kagome shyly looked at Inuyasha. He was sitting cross-legged across from her and watching her face. She still hadn't changed out of his haori, so consequently he was bare-chested. She blushed and looked back down at her fingers. She silently berated herself for being so shy. 'Grow up, Kagome! It was just sex; normal people do it all the time. Stop freaking out! He made you breakfast and didn't even try to steal it back from you! That's got to mean something good!' On that thought, she gathered her courage and looked Inuyasha straight in the eyes. "Um, Inuyasha? What did you mean earlier when you said I was yours?" she asked. Inuyasha shook himself out of his memories of the night before and had to think back to remember what she had asked. He grinned and brushed her hair out of her eyes.

"Kagome, you're mine now. My mate. For now and always. What else did you think the mark on your neck means?" he explained.

He pushed back her hair and traced his finger over the scarring mark, right where her neck met her shoulder. She shivered and her eyes closed, only to open again with a warm fire burning deep in their chocolatey depths.

"Oh. Good. Mmmmm..." she whispered as she leaned forward and kissed him, wrapping an arm around his neck and sliding the other up into his hair until she found his ear. The haori fell open as she pushed Inuyasha onto his back and kept on kissing him, having lost all her shyness at the bolt of feeling when his finger slowly stroked the bite mark.

I never thought that I would win

I never thought much about that

(It's been a long time coming)

I never stopped to begin

Thinking about the process

(It's been a long time coming)

Kagome was just getting Inuyasha's pants string undone when the roof broke. Inuyasha immediately flipped over so that Kagome lay underneath him as he sheltered her from the falling shingles, pieces of roof, and startled Kirara, Miroku, and Sango. Kirara immediately turned tiny when she realized she was lying down on Miroku. Sango and Miroku both shot Kirara angry looks and she cowered down on Miroku's chest. Inuyasha shook off the roof pieces covering him and Kagome, began to sit up, and then laid back down on top of her again when he realized that the haori had somehow gotten all the way over on the other side of the hut. And had a beam of wood sitting on top of it. A very large beam of wood.

"Hey Inuyasha, don't squish Kagome. You must be heavy," said Miroku.

"Um, no Miroku, I'm fine. Hey, Sango, could you push all that stuff off my bag and maybe toss me a shirt and shorts, please? Like now?" Kagome squeaked muffledly into Inuyasha's chest.

"Oh, whoa, Kagome. You're naked. Under Inuyasha, who has no shirt on. Which means we interrupted something..." stammered Miroku, turning red.

"Which means, 'You're dead, monk.' What the hell did you three just do?" growled Inuyasha.

Sango grabbed some clothes for Kagome out of the bag and brought them over. "Turn around, monk, and start telling us EXACTLY what happened to make you three break our roof," Inuyasha snarled, carefully getting off Kagome and brushing himself off.

Kagome hurried to get dressed and hopefully stop Inuyasha from tearing Miroku into pieces. In her hurry, she accidentally put the shirt on inside-out but she didn't notice and there were more important things to worry about, like Miroku's life. She jumped to stand between Inuyasha, whose eyes were starting to turn red, and Miroku, whose knees were starting to shake.

"Well, Inuyasha, see, we hadn't seen either of you for so very long that we started to worry. And then Kagome went home but Kirara told Sango that she smelled her back. So we figured that Kagome might get lost by herself and maybe kind of lonely, and we set off to go find her. Kirara was flying us around and she suddenly smelled you, Inuyasha, and so we all got really excited but we got to this village and Kirara got confused because there were so many smells coming from here that smelled sort of like Kagome. So we landed on this roof for her to figure out where exactly Kagome was. And then the roof broke and I saw Kagome's beautiful naked brea...gulp...and I didn't see anything, and um, is that ramen I smell?" Miroku ran out of the hut as fast as he could. Kagome wrapped both arms around Inuyasha to stop him from chasing after the idiot monk.

It's been too long and I'm about to be in time for me

It's been too long and I'm in time

Baby, there's something about you

I can hold on to

I'm going to hold on to that

Baby, there's something about you that

I can hold on to

I'm going to hold onto that

"I'll kill him," Inuyasha mumbled, but he didn't chase after Miroku. Instead he turned to Sango, who was protectively holding Kirara in her arms.

"What do you mean, this whole village smelled like Kagome? I didn't notice that, and I have an even better sense of smell than that cat." Kirara hissed, swiped at Inuyasha, and snarled.

"She doesn't want to talk to you right now, Inuyasha. I suggest we get some lunch and then leave this village. I don't know if you noticed, but there is an evil feeling coming from this area," Sango said nervously. She looked out the door for Miroku.

"Kirara, would you please go get him?" The little cat stared back at Sango.

"Oh, dammit. I'm going to have to convince him that Inuyasha won't kill him, won't I? That idiot. Both of you," she added, looking pointedly at Inuyasha as she went out the door, followed by Kirara.

"Good. We're alone for now. Kiss me," Kagome whispered, pulling Inuyasha's head down.

"But he, he saw you, Kagome! I have to go kill him! Only I get to look at you!" he argued.

"I don't care and if you say one more word concerning Miroku I'll make you S-I-T, get it?" she told him irritably, silencing him more effectively with her lips. She draped both arms around his neck and leaned into the kiss. Inuyasha lifted her up and she wrapped her legs around his hips, slowly grinding into him. Inuyasha moaned and walked over to the nearest wall (there being no room on the debris-covered floor), pushing her against it in order to let his hands roam. Inuyasha trailed kisses down her neck to his bite mark as she arched into him. Inuyasha paused. Kagome heard the pattering of boots running toward the hut. Kagome slid down the wall as Inuyasha said edgily, "Don't worry, it's just Sango. But she's upset about something. I can smell that and fear in her scent."

Sango ran up to the doorjamb and grabbed on to hold herself up.

"It's Miroku! Kirara can't smell him anymore and we saw..." she gasped out before collapsing on the threshold. A greenish spider-shaped mark glowed faintly in the air above her before fading.

And I'm going to be there...be there...alright

It's been a long time coming

I'm going to hold onto that.

And how was that? Nice? Yeah, I brought back the cliffy from hell. I just know how much y'all missed it. Mwahahahahaha :D

Just a side note here: I took liberties with the ramen cooking times. It's been so long since I've had ramen that I don't exactly remember how long it takes to cook or when you're supposed to stir the powder in. So for all y'all who are obsessed with minor details (Brekke), I noticed this plot flaw. I NOTICED. Don't remind me.

Oh, also, why doesn't Kagome's name show up on the spellchecker thing? Everyone else's names show up, but not hers. Is there some English word that I don't know about that is spelled like "Kagome"?

Review if you'd like! I like them and don't understand why some of y'all don't review, but it's all good...and we'll all float on, alright, already, we'll all float on, la la la...