"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fall in love?" she asked him, "I mean like the whole thing? Not just saying it, but to feel like your life would be over if you didn't have this person, and then to feel totally hopeless when your with them."

"I've never thought about it," the boy replied. "I mean love is pretty much non-existent I thought."

"How can you say that?" she asked, sitting up, "you're almost 13 years old and your telling me you don't believe in love."

"Kagome why is this so important?" he asked, sitting up himself.

"Because," she said looking down, "I think I'm in love."Kagome sat up as quick as possible, she hadn't thought about that night in years. She hoped it was just something passing, like a fleeting memory that she would forget in a couple of hours.

"Kagome?" came her mother's voice on the other side of the door, "are you alright?"

"Oh," she said hopping out of bed to open the door, "I'm fine mama. Just a bad dream."

"Okay dear, well get dressed, you have school in a hour."

"Alright," Kagome said before disappearing into the bathroom to brush her teeth.

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Inuyasha woke up after only a few hours of sleep. It was starting to drive him mad, when he heard a knock on the door.

"Inuyasha get up," came his step mother's voice, "you've got school soon, and tonight's the Sesshy's meeting with her. You have to be there."

"I still don't understand why," InuYasha growled as he opened his door, "she's the one who has to marry him. Not me, so why should I meet her?"

"Because," the older woman said, "you're going to be her brother in law."

"Then why can't I know her name?" InuYasha asked, walking downstairs.

"I already told you," came his father's voice, "it's a surprise."

"Right," InuYasha said, grabbing a box of cereal, "because it's so normal for people in the 21st century to still have arranged marriages."

His father shook his head. It was hard enough convincing Sesshoumaru that the marriage wasn't a bad idea, and now he had to convince InuYasha? Life wasn't going easy for the man.

"InuYasha," his father started, "arranged marriages aren't a bad thing. They're a good way to get two people together… to… support… well I don't know, but it's not a bad thing."

"Great speech," InuYasha said as he finished his food, "I'm gonna go get ready for school."

His parent's nodded, and watched InuYasha as he walked upstairs to get ready to leave.

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"Mom," Kagome asked as she walked downstairs, "what's with the fancy dress in my closet?"

Her mother smiled, "well Kagome. You see, a while ago, before he died that is… your father and a old friend had agreed that there would be a arranged wedding for their first born children, granted they were that of the opposite sex."

"Oh god!" Kagome moaned, "Please don't tell me this is still going to happen?"

"I hate to break it to ya dear," her mother said, "but it is. After school I want you home so we can get you ready for the meeting."

Kagome nodded, before walking out the front door to leave for school.

20 minutes later

"What do you mean your getting married?" Kagome's best friend Sango asked when they met at school.

"It was arranged between my father and a old friend," Kagome explained as they walked to their lockers, "I guess the two first born, granted one is a boy and the other a girl, were to marry when they were both of age."

"Do you even know who this guy is?" sango asked as they opened their locker doors.

"Not a clue," Kagome said, "dad had a lot of friends when he was alive. I'm just lucky if it isn't Sesshoumaru Takahashi, he gives me the creeps."

Sango laughed but nodded. Sesshoumaru was the least talkative boy in their school, but it seemed that every girl but them two were completely in love with him and his younger half brother InuYasha.

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"So Sesshy," Kagura asked, wrapping her arms around the boys waist, "what are we doing tonight?"

"Nothing," Sesshoumaru, "because I am forced to break up with you. It wasn't even my idea, although this is better than what I had in mind."

"WHAT!" she shrieked, causing Sesshoumaru to clamp a hand over her mouth.

"Look," he said pushing her against a wall, his hand still over her mouth, "I didn't want it to be this way. We aren't supposed to be together, and well I'm engaged to be married."

Kagura nodded her head, a single tear falling down her cheek.

"I understand," she said, leaning up to give Sesshoumaru a light kiss on the cheek, "I'm happy for you. As long as your doing well."

Sesshoumaru nodded, she must be on drugs again. he thought to himself,

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When Kagome got home, her mother was already dressed.

"WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?!" the woman asked, "I was worried sick that you tried to bail on this."

"Mom," Kagome said as she walked up the stairs to the bathroom, "I wouldn't bail on this. It's for daddy after all."

Her mother smiled, "I'm glad your taking it well."

Kagome nodded, but as soon as her mother was down the stairs and the shower water was on, Kagome was muttering to herself.

"don't worry mama, I'll try my hardest, my hardest to ruin this marriage. If I can."

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"Sesshoumaru," his father said, walking into his son's room, "are you ready?"

The man/boy turned around, a cold look in his eyes, "what was the point of me wearing a jacket?"

"To look sharp son," his father said, "you've got to make a good impression. Besides, your betrothed is absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't want you looking sloppy."

Sesshoumaru sighed,

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Kagome moaned as they walked into the restaurant, silently cursing her mother for making her wear the ankle breaking shoes she was in. All because they suit a dress? It's ridiculous, I have something nice that would go just fine

"Kagome stand up straight please," her mother said as they walked up to the host.

"Hi," she said, "we're here to see… the"

Kagome zoned out again, not paying attention to her mother, but decided to follow her as they walked to the back of the restaurant.

"Honey," her mother said, "I would like you to meet your new fiance. Sesshoumaru Takahashi."

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A.N. This is just a first chapter. I'm not going to add any more unless I get quite a few replies on it, because I really don't know how good it is, or how bad it is. hehehe