Lessons Learned?

"Okay, close your eyes." Kagome stood before Sesshomaru for a final time. Reaching into the old pouch that she had been carrying around for the past week, she took a handful of dust out and threw it on her. In an instant, the 'her' became a him.

Sesshomaru opened his eyes, looked down at himself, then gave a celebratory leap. Though, because he didn't know his own strength, he went through the ceiling and cracked his head on the bottom of the bathtub. In turn, the tub went through the floor. A naked Miroku sat in the middle of the living room. "Well, ladies, if you wanted to see me with my clothes off, why didn't you just ask?" Sango and Kagome rolled their eyes, then completely averted them when the monk stepped out the tub, no towel or clothes to cover himself.

"Boy, it's good to be a man! I walk with confidence knowing I got my swing back." And here, Miroku looked pointedly down at himself. He walked back upstairs, smiling.

Sesshomaru was about to head outside when Inuyasha stopped him. "What's this I hear about you and Kikyou?"

Sesshomaru shrugged. "It was just a booty call."

He tried to walk past his brother, but Inuyasha pushed his shoulder back. "Naw, Kagome is just a booty call. Sango is just a booty call. Hell, if you become desperate, Kagura, Princess Abi, and Sara are all booty calls. But Kikyou? That's a real woman there who deserves real respect. Now, I know I haven't been real faithful to her, going back and forth between her, Kagome, and Kagura-"

"What!" Kagome screamed.

"Nothing," Inuyasha said. "But anyways, all I'm saying is, she deserves better than either of us."

Just then, the phone rang. Inuyasha answered it. "Uh-huh. Uh-huh. You don't say? You don't say? What the hell are you saying? Oh. Wait a minute! You're joking, right? Oh, hell no!" He slammed the receiver down.

"Well, isn't that about right? It looks like Kikyou found someone better than both of us."

"Who?" Sesshomaru asked him.

"Kouga."

"What?!" everyone in the room screamed.

"Yep. She said something about how after she got a strange letter from Sesshomaru saying that he was a woman, she decided she needed someone who knew a woman's worth. She remembered how nice he'd been to Kagome and figured that since she wasn't using him, she would. They're set to get married in a month."

"Damn, and I was planning to hook up with her again," Sesshomaru muttered. "Oh, well! Now let's see who might be available." He pulled a little black book from his pocket and started flipping through it. "Hm...Yuki, no. Too thin. Akira? Uh-uh, her hair was too bushy. Mikaru? Definitely not, she was too much of a freak for me. Then who?" He had reached the end of the book. He held it up and stared at it. "You, my Guide to Getting Women, have failed." He turned to Inuyasha. "Little bro, having run out of purpose to use this, I now give it to you. Use it wisely. Let the pimping be with you."

Inuyasha's face lit up. "Really? You mean, it's really, really mine?" He started laughing, a few chuckles here and there, until it escalated to a hysterical roar. "Ha...ha ha...ha ha ha! Ah-ha ha! Finally, I have the power!" And he held the book high above his head as though it were a sacred object. Kagome plucked it from his fingers.

"Didn't you learn anything from this whole experience? Or maybe you need to spend a few more days as a woman-"

"No, I'm okay! So, um, any of you ladies up to...damn, what is it that women did again? Oh, yeah, um, anyone want to watch Sex and the City?"

Kagome and Sango held their smiles in check. "No, that's okay. You go on and watch it without us." Strangely enough, he did just that.

"I really think this whole thing has bettered them," Sango said.

Kagome nodded. "They're not perfect, but this wasn't really something that could be completed in a week. Maybe we can't change all the men in the world, but at least we've been able to change three. I have to say, that's quite an achievement."

Sango smiled. "Amen."


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