The Beach House
Chapter One: Unnamed Roommate #8
By: OhJoy

Her head was kissed in sunlight. Her senses began to waken. She slowly stretched and didn't even try to stifle the big yawn. Muffled voices drifted into her ears.

"Yash! 'Roku! You guys! Get out of here already. Please go get ice and stuff to drink. Everyone will be here soon."

"Lighten up, wench."

"My lovely butterfly, we are departing after you grace me with a kiss."

SMACK

"PERVERT! Get off my ass! GO!"

Laughter flooded the air.

Kagome flipped the light blue cotton sheet off, and yawned again. "Things haven't changed." Dressed in a pair of baby blue cotton shorts and a white tank top, she meandered into the kitchen.

"Hey, Sango." Yawned again and ran a hand through her obsidian tresses.

"EEEEP! KAGOME!" Sango squealed and hugged her friend. "Oh, did I wake you?" Kagome shook her head once. "Want a soda or some coffee?"

Kagome managed to get out, "Coffee. Good."

Her friend was dressed in a khaki cargo skirt with a pink shirt that said "GODDESS," black flip flops, and had her hair pulled up her signature high ponytail. She smiled warmly, "How was your flight?" She moved to the fridge, pulled out a container of Blue Mountain Kona coffee and made quick work of preparing a half-pot of coffee for her jet-lagged friend.

"Long." She leaned heavily on the counter.

"Mmm, I bet. Well, I'm glad you got home ok and slept. We're having a party to celebrate the end of summer. Classes start Monday. Did you get the classes you wanted?" She retrieved two mugs from a cabinet on Kagome's left, set them down, then turned to the opposite counter and pulled out a spoon from a drawer.

"Yeah. Did in July. Online." Kagome stifled another yawn.

Sango knew her friend well. Coffee was really important to Kagome to function and she was still on Paris time. Even though it was 5pm Pacific Time, it's 2am in Paris. And as soon as the coffee finished brewing, she poured a cup and added Kagome's favorite creamer.

"Here, K-Girl. Are you up for a party?" Sango asked as she handed her best friend the cup, concern washed over her eyes. "Maybe we should've waited another day. She looks beat."

Kagome took a long sip from the mug. "Yes, yes, caffeine... "She felt the effects almost instantaneously and smiled warmly to her closest friend in the world.

"Abso-fucking-lutely." The girls giggled.

"Right on. Well, you better get dressed. I sent the guys to the store. They'll be back soon. And everyone else will be --"

The front door slammed. "HELLO!?"

"In the kitchen!" Sango yelled in response and took a sip of her coffee. "Mmm, Kona's some good shit."

"Mmm..." Kagome agreed.

"KAGOME!" A red-haired boy with the brightest green eyes ever rushed in the kitchen and hugged her.

"Hi, Shippou." She placed her mug down on the counter behind her and returned the hug.

"I'm so glad you're back home. I loved that joke you e-mailed yesterday!" Remembering the silly "Top 10" joke, they all laughed. "What time did you get in?"

"4 AM," she took another sip of the delicious brew.

"Shipps-dude, you get the dip and stuff?" Sango asked inspecting the grocery bag he abandoned as soon as he saw Kagome. "Wow, you went to town..."

"You know it, Boomerang Babe." He counted off his fingers, "I got two things of guacamole. Corn tortilla chips, blue corn chips. Mild, medium, and hot salsa. French onion dip. Ruffles, BBQ chips, Salt & Vinegar chips.... I think that's it."

"Nice," the girls said in unison.

"K-Girl, go take a shower before everyone gets here." Sango gave her friend a soft push, shoulder to shoulder.

"Yep, yep. I'm on it." Kagome gathered her coffee mug and went back to her room. Her room was joined to another room by a bathroom. She went straight to the bathtub and turned on the water for a shower. She walked to the opposite door and instead of immediately locking the door, as was her original intention, she peeked in and saw various boxes strewn about, an unmade bed with red and black sheets, a desk with a PowerBook on it, a task chair and noted the large trainers underneath the chair. "I'm sharing my bathroom with a guy? Hope he's cute..."

She reentered the bathroom and locked the door, went back to her room and grabbed her toiletries from a luggage piece. She still had yet to tour the house. But what she had seen so far, thought it was impressive. Located on the Strand in Manhattan Beach, she was literally steps from the sand.

The house was three stories and had six bedrooms and four and a half baths. A gorgeous sunlit kitchen with a nice dining space, a garage that ran the length of the house, and from what she saw in the dark last night, a great big living room that was lined with only glass - two sets of sliding glass doors and some fixed windows that ran from ceiling to floor. Glazed ceramic tile swept throughout the expanse of the floor. On the far wall of the living room, opposite the front door, was a beautiful wooden staircase that led up to the other bedrooms. Underneath the staircase was the half-bath, a modest toilet and sink, great for guests. From her bedroom window, she saw that they had a much coveted yard with a stretch of lawn.

She knew all of her roommates except for the guy living in the room next to hers. He was Miroku's friend from childhood that moved to Los Angeles from Seattle, just after she left for Paris, to attend college with the gang. "Well, as long as he's not a lech like 'Roku..."

Sango e-mailed her with the details of the rooms claimed. On the top floor, was a small deck and the "master bedroom" (a ridiculously large room) that Eri and Arimi shared. The top floor was smaller than the other floors, it didn't run the entire length of the house.

The second floor had four bedrooms, two on each side of the hallway. The side that faced the ocean was an open space they dubbed "The Library" since the walls were lined with shelves and brimmed with everyone's books. A small sofa and two comfy chairs surrounded a square coffee table. Sango and Ayame had the two bedrooms on the north side while Shippou and Miroku had the rooms on the south side.

From what Sango wrote, all the bedrooms were like Kagome's and unnamed roommate #8, connected by a bathroom that could only be entered from a bedroom with closets on the wall that had the entrance to the bathroom. "I guess, as a courteous noise buffer." She cringed at the thought. "Eeewww... what if her dude roommate was a lech like Miroku? Or worse, a player that brought home a new girl each week? Am I gonna have to hear him banging a chick?... Oh, well... the price I pay for living on the beach."

The bathroom was a generous size. Two sinks, two medicine cabinets and plenty of cabinets underneath the counter that ran the length of the wall. At the top of the wall, just above the medicine cabinets were glass blocks that also ran along the wall, they let in the warm sunlight. It was a great bathroom. The sink closest to unnamed dude's room had a razor, a red toothbrush and a hand towel flung over the ring on the wall next to the door. She looked inside his medicine cabinet: Toothpaste, deodorant, a bottle of Alfred Sung's Paradise cologne and after shave, Advil, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lotion and sun block. She thought approvingly, "Simple guy with good taste in cologne."

She grabbed a towel and a wash cloth from a cabinet underneath the sink, stripped and entered her shower. The water was warm, pulsating on her tired muscles. She had been cramped in a business class seat for the 10-hour flight. She lingered a bit longer under the relaxing rain after she completed her cleansing ritual.

She exited the shower wrapped in a towel and immediately walked over to unnamed dude's door, unlocked it, and left it slightly ajar to allow the steam to escape. In her room, she made sure that she completely closed her bathroom door and started hunting through her luggage. "What am I going to wear? Something fun? Something sexy? Comfortable?.... hmmmm..."

Forty-five minutes later, she emerged from her room clad in a pair of dark blue hip huggers, black flip flops, and a navy blue camisole tank top with lace edges. People were thumping to the sounds of Britney Spears' The Hook Up

"He was lookin
Said he wanna hook up
But she don't wanna hook up
Told him, just go
And then she looked and said she wanna hook up
He really wanna hook up
Told him, let's go"

She danced through the kitchen, bopping her head and swinging her hips. She smiled to the faces, both familiar and unknown. She grabbed a Heineken and twirled for the dance floor, also known as the living room. All the doors and windows were open to the cool twilight air. There were a lot of people at the party. Quickly, she scanned the room. She noted the cute surfer boys and a really, really hot guy with silver hair down to his waist talking to Miroku who raised his beer to her in greeting. She did the same and smiled. Miroku was in khaki cargo pants with a purple Billabong t-shirt sporting black flip flops. The silver haired HOTTY wore a red tight fitting bitch t-shirt and a pair of faded blue jeans, frayed hems flew over his black flip flops. "Nice... I want to talk to him..."

Kagome took a large swig and placed it down when she saw her gorgeous auburn haired roommate, Ayame, next to Miroku but talking to some guys Kagome didn't know either. Ayame wore a short denim miniskirt that showed off her lean and muscular legs topped with a sleeveless printed V-neck peasant blouse. She too was wearing black flip flops. Kagome smirked, "Ah, the ubiquitous black flip flops."

"Baby, I can't believe everything
Your body makes me wanna do
And the way that you move on the floor
Now I think I'm in love with you
Grab my waist
Wanna get with the rhythm and that move you do
Switch my hips on the floor
Baby slow to keep up with you"

When their eyes met, Ayame squealed, "KAGOME!" Greeted each other with a tight hug. They started to groove against each other in their hug. Ayame placed one leg between Kagome's and grabbed her hips. Kagome kept her arms around her friend's neck until Ayame rubbed her cheek on Kagome's cheek, "You look awesome!"

"Back it up, na
Bump ya rump, na
Grab my waist, na
Work it out, na
Grab my shoulder
Pick it up, na
Take it lower
To the floor, na"

"Thanks! Who are all these people?" Kagome breathed in her ear, moved a hand to Ayame's waist and the other through the auburn mane, twirled a lock around her fingers.

"Get up, baby
We can drop a little somethin'
Ride it, baby
We can do a little somethin'
Take out, baby
Wanna get a little somethin'
You know, baby
Let's hook up a little somethin'"

"Aren't there just oodles of hot guys?" Ayame whispered back. They both giggled. The girls were completely oblivious to the image of erotic sensuality they were presenting... a small circle formed around them.

"Baby, I can't believe everything
That I feel when I dance with you
From the small of my back to the breath on my neck
To the move you do
Put your body
Gotta get my body up right next to you
Move the party
Gotta rock the party until they're over you"

Kagome felt a pair of breasts press against her back, she threw her head back and landed her face next to Sango's neck. She gave the tall girl a quick peck there and moved the hand that was in Ayame's hair down to Sango's thigh, rubbed up and smacked her on the ass.

"Back it up, na
Bump ya rump, na
Grab my waist, na
Work it out, na
Grab my shoulder
Pick it up, na
Take it lower
To the floor, na"

"K-Girl! We missed you!" Sango gushed in her ear and tried to wrap her arms around both girls. Kagome just laughed and her smile grew. She saw Miroku and his silver-haired friend. "What an intense pair of amber eyes. Hotty..." Kagome mused and returned their smiles. The girls continued to grind on each other. All guys and chicks were entranced at the blatant sexual energy.

A strong, masculine voice was heard over the music, "KAGOME!!!"

"Boy, I can't explain
What you do to me
My whole world has changed
I live in a fantasy
Tonight, I'm in the mood
Please take me by your hand
I wanna get in your groove
So, baby, take me there"

She looked up at the direction of the voice, near the front door, and shrieked, "KOGA!" She broke out of the grind sandwich and ran to Koga. He braced himself, "Surely she's gonna stop." He felt the thud of her when she jumped ON him and wrapped her legs around his waist. They laughed and he carried her over to Ayame and Sango, who were locked in a tight grind. He leaned his head down to Ayame and whispered, "You are sexy. Pure sex tonight, babe!" Taking her lips with a full mouth kiss, all the while holding Kagome up by her ass.

"The bodies keep shaking
(Wanna get) My body keeps shaking
Better get your butt out here baby
Come on lets go
So do how you do it
(Drop it down) Bend over get to it
(Make it pop) Back down to the ground
Pick it up, let's go"

Kagome slid down and started to grind on Sango as Ayame took Koga into her warm embrace. With Kagome's back smacked up against Koga's, he reached back and held onto her thigh. Everyone moved to the beat of the music. Miroku couldn't hold back any more, handed his beer to the silver-haired guy and made a beeline to Sango.

"Don't stop
Just get, get on the floor
Butt drops
Hips pop, poppin' for sure
Who's got, got it
Get it some more
One time, two time, three time we go"

Miroku stood behind Sango, held her close and ground his hips into hers, his face next to hers, he breathed, "Hey, Boomerang Babe!"

"Hey yourself!" Sango smiled back.

"Back it up, na
Bump ya rump, na
Grab my waist, na
Work it out, na
Grab my shoulder
Pick it up, na
Take it lower
To the floor, na"

The silver haired guy was mesmerized by the dark haired beauty that instigated the dancing orgy. "Holy shit! What the hell did I get myself into? Who the hell is she? This is gonna be one fun party!" He took a long drink from his bottle and placed both bottles on a table behind him. He went straight to the temptress.

He pulled her out of the latest grind sandwich she created without any protest and wrapped his arms around her waist. Kagome's breath caught at the strength she felt in them. His hold was not forceful as he fit her curves to his own, as if they had been made to be this close.

"Back it up, na
Bump ya rump, na
Grab my waist, na
Work it out, na
Grab my shoulder
Pick it up, na
Take it lower
To the floor, na"

He lowered his head so that his cheek just brushed against her own. "Hey, my name is InuYasha," he said softly. He moved them to the rhythmic seductive beat of the music. Kagome soon found herself lost in the moment. She had never been one to believe in love at first sight, but there's always a first time!

"Get up, baby
We can drop a little somethin'
Ride it, baby
We can do a little somethin'
Take out, baby
Wanna get a little somethin'
You know, baby
Let's hook up a little somethin'"

She breathed into his ear, "I'm Kagome." She felt him shiver at her words. She reached up through his soft silver hair and wrapped her arms around his neck.

He didn't pay attention to what she said. Her breath on his skin was like a promise, a promise of unspoken dreams. He wrapped his arms around her waist just a little tighter and took in her intoxicating scent. She smelled of honey and jasmine, and something so sweet his mouth began to water.

"Back it up, na
Bump ya rump, na
Grab my waist, na
Work it out, na
Grab my shoulder
Pick it up, na
Take it lower
To the floor, na"

He moved his head slightly to see her eyes. Amber gaze met gray-blue lust. He almost gasped at the desire he saw there. He dipped his head and brushed his lips against hers. Her lips were like silk against his. He instinctively deepened the kiss, her mouth opening without any hesitation. She softly stroked his face, he moved a hand from her hip to stroke her back, gently tugged her hair to settle behind her neck. She nipped his lower lip, he groaned into her mouth. His cock harden and he ground into her thigh so she would know exactly how she excited him.

His tongue began the slow exploration of her mouth. He felt her weaken against him and held her closer, he smirked with arrogant pride. "She tastes so damn good... Gods!" Her tongue was soft and submissive to his as he ran it along her teeth, tasted her cheeks only to return to caress her tongue once again.

Miroku nudged Sango, and nodded his head over at Kagome and InuYasha. She smirked, "This is going to be fun."

"HEY, EVERYONE! THE SUN IS SETTING!" The music softly lowered and the DJ played, Matchbox Twenty's Bright Lights at an easily talk-over level. People began to move towards the glass windows and outside to the front deck.

InuYasha and Kagome broke their soul-searing kiss, both slightly panting. He rested his forehead on hers and sighed, "Wow. I haven't had a kiss like that since... since..." He ran his hands gently up and down her back, still locked in her tight embrace.

She smiled, pulled back enough to take in his amber gaze, "Since...?"

He softly moaned, "Mmm... I... don't know..." And he pulled her closer, buried his head in her hair. "C'mon, let's watch the sunset." He broke their embrace and held her hand as they worked their way through the crowd to find Miroku's arm around Sango's waist, her head on his shoulder. Next to them, Ayame stood with Koga standing behind her, arms encircled about her waist. All stared out towards the beach, watched dreamily as the sun began its slow descent.

InuYasha brought Kagome in front him, she melted into his arms. He began to nuzzle her neck. His tongue ran from her neck to her shoulder back up to behind her ear. "Gods! She tastes and feels so good. It's like her body was made for mine." Her arms rested on his, hugging herself. She let out a soft moan and pressed her body closer to his. Neither were paying attention to the golden sunset.

"Glad to see that you guys are getting to know each other," Miroku leered at the couple to his right. They ignored him or maybe they just couldn't hear anything over their hearts beating wildly.

"K-Girl! You slut!" A pert, bouncy petite woman peeped. She was dressed in short jean shorts, a tiny yellow t-shirt that had "BABE MAGNET" on it and the ever present black flip flops.

Inebriated by his warmth and touch, Kagome looked up through heavy lidded eyes, "Hey, Eri."

"I see you've already staked your claim on our new roommate!" A tinge of jealousy salted her tone.

Kagome and InuYasha exclaimed in unison, "Roommate!" "Fuck..." And quickly jumped out of their embrace. A few snickers and laughter were heard, mostly from their roommates surrounding them.

Kagome spun around, her eyes ablaze with an unhidden fury. "Why didn't you tell me who you were?"

"What?! I did! You never even said your name!"

"What?! I did to! Plus, all my friends were yelling my name before we even started dancing!"

"Did not."

"Did to."

"Did not."

"Did to."

"Not."

"To."

"Uptight wench."

"Dick head."

"Bitch."

"Jackass."

"Freak."

"Shit head."

"Priss."

She couldn't think of anything else, then she caught a flash in his amber eyes... "He's laughing?!" She quirked an eyebrow. And they both burst into loud laughter along with most everyone around them.

Brushed a tear from laughing so hard out of a corner of her eye, "Hi, I'm Kagome. Your roommate and make-out partner for the evening." She extended her hand and laughed again.

"InuYasha. Damn glad to meet ya." He took her hand and quickly wrapped his arms around her, hugged her close. She melted against him. "This complicates things..." She turned in his arms, sighed softly, leaned into him and together they watched the sun say its goodbye to the day. He heard her contented sigh and hugged her closer. "What's a kiss between friends?" He nuzzled her hair, "Then again that just wasn't any kiss..."