A.N. So how did yall like my last chapter? I got a couple of good reviews, literally two. I'm okay with that because it means exactly two people have read my chapter, and one of those two has been with me since I started writing again :)

Enjoy! I'm gonna try and knock out a long one again!


'It is two o'clock in the morning. I need to sleep!' Kagome thought to herself. She was having some major problems sleeping in a different room, other than Sesshoumaru's. She had tried camping out on Rin's floor, the spare room bed, the living room couch, the lounge chair in the den, as well as the bathtub in the downstairs bathroom. Nothing was working for her, and she wasn't sure why. 'Maybe I should just go in there...'

"Kagome," she all of a sudden heard her name be called. "Come to bed, you clearly are distraught, I promise to not bother you."

"I can't," she said. "It's the principle. We are fighting, so we shouldn't be sleeping in the same bed right now."

"Then you sleep in the bed," he told her. "And I will sleep in the recliner."

"I'm fine here," she replied. Kagome was snuggling down into the bathtub, in a attempt to get comfortable, but Sesshoumaru wouldn't allow it. "Put me down!"

"It is a bathtub," Sesshoumaru said. "You cannot sleep in a bathtub."

"Why not?" she asked. "It's not too uncomfortable, just a bit moist."

"Which is exactly why you do not sleep in a bathtub," he remarked; dumping her on his bed when they reached the room. "You will sleep here, and I will sleep there."

Kagome sighed and nodded, "fine. We still need to talk in the morning."

"Of course," he said; kissing her forehead before settling into the recliner on the other side of the room.


At nine o' clock in the morning, Kagome woke to the sound of sniffles. She wasn't sure what was going on, but when she opened her eyes, she saw Rin sitting on the foot of her bed. Sobbing.

"What's wrong, Rin?" she asked. "Why are you crying?"

"You and Sesshoumaru had a fight," the child sobbed, crawling back from Kagome when she tried to hug her.

"No we didn't," Kagome lied. "We just fell asleep in different spots tonight."

"I heard you guys talking because you were sleeping in the bathtub," Rin argued. "You sounded mad."

"That happens sometimes," Kagome told her, looking over to see if Sesshoumaru was awake or not. He was.

"One time you fought before, you left us," Rin cried. "I don't want you to leave again!"

"I'm not going anywhere," Kagome told her, trying very hard not to laugh. "You have nothing to worry about. Sometimes parent's fight with eachother, you don't need to worry."

"We will not let Kagome leave a second time," Sesshoumaru interrupted. "Will we Rin?"

"Are we going to lock her in here so she doesn't leave?" Rin asked, remembering stories her grandfather would tell her of how when he was young, a demon would lock his intended in dungeons to keep them from getting away.

"If we have to," Sesshoumaru said. That made Kagome smile. She knew he wouldn't lock her away, but she knew he would do something akin to locking her up.

"Rin," Kagome started. "Why don't you go help the cooks with breakfast, we need someone with skills to make sure they don't ruin anything." Rin nodded and raced down the stairs to help with their meal .

"Kagome," he said. "Are you ready to get this out of the way?"

"What is there to get out of the way?" Kagome asked. "You got paranoid, did something about it, I got mad. It happens, although I don't think THAT extreme. We move on. Problem solved."

"It's not that simple," he sighed. "I worry for your well being. He is not well. Kagura said..."

"KAGURA!" Kagome exploded. "She will say anything to get on your good side! She hates me!"

"She does not hate you," Sesshoumaru told her. "She hates me. That is beside the point. Your ex-'boyfriend' is obsessed with you. According to Kagura, he has hired a man to follow and get any information on you and I as possible. The only person she hasn't heard anything about is Rin, but she says that we should keep a eye on her as well."

"As if we don't already," Kagome spat. "I can't believe you believe that. Kagura is crazy. She is on how many different behavioral meds? She makes shit up Sesshoumaru! Kagura has been deemed a pathological liar. You may not know, or even care, but I do. I have known that, and her, for much longer than you have! She is just trying to get you back in her life."

"She is not," Sesshoumaru said. "She has given up, found a new hobby, she just wishes that you are safe from her brother."

"Don't give me that bullshit," Kagome argued. "Kagura doesn't care for me. We stopped being friends years ago. When she tried accusing me of being with her brother for their fathers money..."

"It has nothing to do with that Kagome!" Sesshoumaru exclaimed, surprising her. "Kagura was paranoid then, and by the time she was in her right mind you two had already drifted. Kagura cares, she truly does. She won't show it, but there is no need for any of that. Get this through your head. Naraku is following you. He know's your schedule. He was planning on taking you last night. Why won't you believe me?"

"If you had gotten your information from anybody else," Kagome said. "I would. But she is hardly a reliable source. Now. Let's go to breakfast, Rin should be expecting us by now."


"Kagura," he asked. "What did you tell him?"

"Nothing of your concern," Kagura said. "I was just checking up on my ex-boyfriend. Is that not acceptable? You like to 'keep tabs' on Kagome..."

"Kagome is none of your concern," he snarled.

"And Sesshoumaru is none of yours," she countered. "For all you know, Sesshoumaru and I are messing around behind Kagome's back. There could be several reasons to why we have been in contact."

"I will figure out what you are doing," Naraku spat. "I will not let you get in my way."

"Sure," Kagura said. "I won't get in the way. Promise."


"I think you're blowing this way out of proportion," Sesshoumaru said.

"Say's the man who is acting like a totally different person because his ex girlfriend told him something beyond far fetched," Kagome argued.

"How is it far fetched?"

"Why would Kagura claim all of this, because she truly cares?" Kagome asked. "I know you say she changed, but someone that messed up in the head isn't going to change. Kagura wants you to believe she cares so she can get you right back into her good graces. That's the type of person she is. It'll never change. She may be saying she cares, but she'll sooner keep me safe to make you happy, than let anything happen and see you fully let her out of her life."

"That made no sense," Sesshoumaru said.

"It made sense to me," she said. "And if you would stop letting your head float in the clouds, it would to you as well."

Sesshoumaru and Kagome sat there for a good while, just staring at eachother. Unsure what to do or say next, when Jaken burst into the room.

"Sir. It's Rin..."

Before he could finish his sentence, Sesshoumaru and Kagome were both out of the room and racing downstairs.