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"It's nice to meet you too…Kurama." Kagome gave a watery and sincere smile to the man who had promised to fix her broken heart. 'Maybe I will love again,' she thought with a little more hope than before.

Chapter 3

After introducing himself, Kurama bought two more drinks and they sat at the bar talking about simple things. They talked about high school, about their favorite foods, their hobbies and their current living situations. Kagome lived on her own in a small apartment a few blocks away; Kurama downtown.

As the night continued they even spoke about the "illness" Kagome's grandfather had struggled with that prevented her from beginning college until a year ago. Helping out around the shrine took up most of her life for three years or so after high school, she explained lightly. Kurama saw the pain flash in her eyes as she spoke and knew that there was more to the story then she let on. He didn't press the issue though. They had, after all, only met that night.

Kurama seemed to enjoy talking about his newly acquired shop downtown. He was a botanist, he told Kagome, and his new shop sold many types of exotic and beautiful plants. He lived in the apartment above his shop.

They chatted even after their friends decided to leave around midnight. The karaoke had ended an hour or so ago and music was playing softly in the background. Some lights went out in the back of the bar and Kagome and Kurama looked up to see that it was now almost two a.m. and they were two of the five people left in the pub.

Closing time, open all the doors
And let you out into the world
Closing time, turn all of the lights on
Over every boy and every girl
Closing time, one last call for alcohol
So finish your whiskey or beer
Closing time, you don't have to go home
But you can't stay here

"Wow, it's already two," Kagome said as the song played in the background.

I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
Take me home

"I know," Kurama agreed. "I'm not sure want to leave just yet though," he added even more quietly so that Kagome didn't catch it.

Closing time, time for you to go out
To the places you will be from
Closing time, this room won't be open
Till your brothers or your sisters come
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
Closing time, every new beginning
Comes from some other beginning's end

"I guess we should go before they kick us out…" Kagome said slowly, not wanting the night to end.

I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
Take me home

Closing time, time for you to go out
To the places you will be from

"Would you like me to walk you home?" Kurama asked as his handed Kagome her jacket from the back of her chair.


I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
I know who I want to take me home,
Take me home

"I would love that," she told him with a smile. Kurama smiled back and took her hand as they left, the last lights shutting off behind them.


Closing time, every new beginning
Comes from some other beginning's end.


The End.

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