A/N: Yay! Thank you for all the reviews! You guys make me so happy TT /hugs you all/ I'm trying my best to update this more than once a week, but it's hard, so bare with me. I'll at least update once a week. /nods/ Welpz, here is the next chapter!
Disclaimer: Yeah yeah yeah, we all know it, I don't own Inuyasha oo
When Hazel Eyes Meet Golden
By Takari AAF
Chapter 4: Closer to You
Sunlight poured in the open windows of the large room, sending streams of it across the deep crimson sheets of the massive king-sized bed. A slender figure with long raven hair nestled into the covers, shifting slightly. In doing so, one of the rays of light rested on her pale face, causing her eyes to blink open. Kikyou stretched her arms over her head and sighed, a slight smile crossing her face. She pulled the sheets up to her chin. Her eyes shot open when she felt the material. It wasn't the soft cotton of her bed, but a smooth cool silk. She immediately sat up and looked around her.
"Oh my god, where am I?" Kikyou asked out loud, panicking.
"Ah, so Sleeping Beauty is finally awake, hm?" a deep male voice asked.
Kikyou looked towards the door of the room and saw Sesshoumaru standing there looking handsome in a black suit.
"Sesshoumaru!" she exclaimed, never expecting to see him.
He strode across the room and stopped next to the bed. "Are you feeling better?" he asked, his voice cool.
She looked at him puzzled. "Feeling better? What do you me--" she suddenly paused in her sentence and looked down at the bed. What happened the night before flooded into her mind. Getting lost, the man trying to force himself on her, the screams for help, and...
"You saved me," Kikyou said suddenly, looking back up to meet his gaze. His golden eyes were shimmering in the light of the sun, captivating her.
Sesshoumaru smirked. "Well, your memory is good, I see," he said.
Tears sprang to her eyes. "Thank you. Thank you so much," she said, drawing her knees up to her chest and wrapping her arms around them. "If you hadn't come along..." She buried her head in her arms and cried.
Sesshoumaru stared at her for a moment then sighed. "Come on, don't cry. It's okay now. I did come along and you are fine, so that's all that matters, is it not?"
Kikyou nodded, still sobbing into her arms. "It's just... I was so scared. I felt weak, and no one understands just how much I hate that. Like right now, I feel so pathetic because I don't like being this way. I hate crying. I hate being weak," she said, her voice coming out muffled. She looked back up at him, wiping the tears off of her face.
"And what I hate even more is that I still have feelings for Inuyasha," she said bitterly, a tinge of anger in her voice.
Sesshoumaru rolled his eyes. "Now that... that is pathetic," he said coldly.
Kikyou glared at him. "Trust me, Sesshoumaru, I know that already," she growled.
He looked at her, amusement in his golden eyes. "Ah, now there is that firey temper I saw the other night," he said.
Kikyou turned to face the window, her cheeks a light pink.
"Considering what happened last night, you might want to take a shower. I have to go to work now, but I'll be back at 5:00," he said, walking to the door of his room.
She turned suddenly, watching him as he closed the door behind him. She was going to ask him something, but apparently it was too late now.
"What time is it anyway?" Kikyou mumbled to herself. She looked around, spotting a clock on the dresser. 8:47am
She sighed and got out of the bed. Sesshoumaru's last words echoed in her mind, making her pause before she went in search of the bathroom. I'll be back at 5:00.
'Does that mean he expects I'll still be here? Does he want me to be here?' she asked herself in her mind.
Kikyou shook her head, trying to get rid of the questions that plagued it. She was about to walk out of the room when she noticed two other doors. The one near the entrance to the room was probably the closet, but what was the other one? Kikyou walked towards it and turned the knob.
"Wow!" she exclaimed, staring inside. It was a marvelously exquisite bathroom with a jacuzzi size bath tub and a beautifully crafted sink. "I must say, he has good taste..."
Kikyou turned the knobs above the bathtub and let warm water fill it up. After it was at a descent level, she slipped out of her clothes and eased herself into the refreshing water.
'Hmm... maybe I should take him lunch? Gah! Kikyou you don't even know where he works! You fool! Well... then again, I'm sure I could figure it out. I mean, it would be a nice gesture to do that after what he has done for me,' Kikyou thought, arguing it over in her head.
"It's settled. I'll do it!" she exclaimed, rather loudly. She blushed, realizing this. She dipped under the water and finished the rest of her bath.
/30 minutes later/
Kikyou walked out of the bathroom, a towel wrapped around her body.
"One problem... what am I going to put on? I don't want to put on those clothes from last night, but I have no other clothes. This is not a good situation," she said out loud.
"Well, I'm sure he wouldn't mind if I borrowed something of his... I suppose," she reasoned, opening his closet. There was an outfit hanging on the inside of the door with a piece of paper attached to it. Kikyou pulled it off and read it.
I figured you'd look in here. Should have known. I don't want you wearing my clothes, woman. Wear this instead. Don't worry that ugly head of yours, it's not some other woman's leftover garments... I throw those out. Kidding. Anyway, I hope it's to your 'satisfaction'.
Kikyou glared at the piece of paper. "I'm not a wench," she yelled at it. She rolled her eyes and took the outfit out, slamming the door. Kikyou laid it across the bed in the light of the sun and examined it. There was a pair of sandblasted low rise blue jeans with a silver chain through the belt loops and a black halter top that barely touched the top of the jeans and tied at the back of the neck. She slipped the clothes on and looked in the mirror. It fit quite nicely, hugging closely in just the right parts. She put on the black flip-flops she had on earlier and preceeded to the bathroom to dry her hair and put it in a ponytail, tossing the clothes from last night in the garbage can.
Sesshoumaru sighed and walked into his office, closing the door shut behind him. He sat down at his desk and looked over at the clock. 12:36pm
"This Sesshoumaru needs a lunch break," he said exasperatingly. He was pondering what to have when there was a knock at the door.
"Come in," he called out.
The door opened and Inuyasha walked in.
Sesshoumaru rolled his eyes. "To what do I owe the pleasure of your obnoxious prescence?" he asked in his characteristically cold voice.
"I need the briefings from the meeting earlier," he said.
Sesshoumaru laughed coldly. "And why weren't you at the meeting?"
"Look, I don't have to explain that to you," Inuyasha snarled.
"Actually, dear half brother, you do," he said, raising an eyebrow at him.
Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Okay I didn't wake up until late this morning because Kagome forgot to wake me," he said. "Happy? Now give me the briefings."
Sesshoumaru looked at him, disgusted. "You slept with your new wench already? I don't think father would like to know that one of his sons is becoming a male whore," he said rudely.
"Why I outta.." Inuyasha growled, clenching his fist.
Just then, there was another knock on the door, a very hesitant knock.
Inuyasha raised an eyebrow at Sesshoumaru. He went over and opened the door.
"Kikyou!" Inuyasha exclaimed, surprised. "What are you doing here?"
Kikyou looked at him, not expecting to see him there. "I thought this was Sesshoumaru's office..."
"It is," Inuyasha said, dumbfounded. He stared at her, his eyes settling in a certain area. "Daaammmn!"
"Ahem," Sesshoumaru said, clearing his throat. He stood up behind his desk. "Would the two of you come in and please close my door already?"
Inuyasha moved aside, letting Kikyou pass.
Sesshoumaru smirked when he saw her. "I knew you'd go in my closet. So predictable," he said.
Kikyou looked at him dully. "Funny," she said, sarcastically.
Inuyasha looked back and forth between the two of them. "What is going on here? His closet? You were at his place? Even I haven't been to his place!" he exclaimed, confused.
Kikyou blushed slightly. Sesshoumaru answered before she could.
"Stop being nosy, half-brother. It is no concern of yours," he said.
Inuyasha rolled his eyes and turned back to Kikyou. "I can see that you are having a hard time letting go of me, but you need to let go, ya know. I don't love you. I didn't love you to begin with, Kikyou. Like I said last night, you just aren't my type, and it was my mistake for thinking you were. I think it would be best if we just stayed as far away from each other as possible and--" before he could finish, Kikyou cut him off.
"OH and that is going to be REAL EASY with you DATING MY SISTER! You know what! You were right. I'm NOT your type. I can't believe I cried all those tears because my heart ached for you but you just tossed me aside like yesterday's news! Well you know what? I have self-respect and I'd never give myself to a man like you!" she yelled angrily at him. She turned around and stormed out the door, too furious to stay in the same room with him a minute longer. Inuyasha shrugged his shoulders and went back to his office. Sesshoumaru sighed and went after Kikyou.
Kikyou punched the down arrow on the elevator again, waiting for the thing to open so she could get off that floor. Sesshoumaru came up next to her and pulled her away from the elevator and back into his office.
"You didn't have to pull me along like some kid in a grocery store," she huffed once he closed the door.
"Are you always this angry, wench?" he asked, mockingly as sat back down in his chair.
Kikyou strode over next to him and looked him straight in the eyes. "Stop calling me that," she said coldly. "You and Inuyasha are just alike.
Sesshoumaru quickly stood up, becoming dangerously close to Kikyou. He was angry and about to yell at her, when he saw something in her eyes... a look of sadness, as if the fact that she thought Sesshoumaru was like Inuyasha, made her sad and upset her. This quelched any anger that he had inside.
"I am nothing like my brother... Kikyou," he said softly, cupping her right cheek in his hand.
Kikyou unconsciously leaned into the palm of his hand. "Sesshoumaru..."
He leaned down, their lips centimeters apart when..
"Well well well, what is going on in here, hmm?" a voice asked from the doorway of Sesshoumaru's office.
To Be Continued
A/N: yay! 4th chapter is done! I really liked this one o.o Lots of Kikyou x Sesshoumaru moments n.n It took me a long time to write all this because I kept wanting to change stuff x.x This is definitely the longest chapter so far, lol. Well review and tell me what you think, please. I wonder if anyone has any clue as to who the intruder is nn hehehe..