No character I use from Inuyasha belongs to me.

Their meeting was inevitable. He worked there, and she was in search of a job.

Their fates were unavoidable. In that café, they worked together and co-operated.

Their destiny was inescapable. The more she ignored him, the more he wanted her.

Day 1

The sounds of the door opening and the ringing of the bell indicated the arrival of a customer.

As the young girl walked in, she was greeted with a warm smile and a "welcome".

And because she was a cheerful person, she returned the greeting with a smile of her own.

"Hello, I'm looking for a job right now and I'm wondering if you need part-time help?"

"I'm sorry, the manager's not here right now. Would you like to leave your contact information so that we can get back to you?"

"Sure." Reaching into her bag, she pulled out a pen and a piece of paper.

"This is my name, phone number, and email address."

"I'll be sure to inform the manager."

"Thank you. Now, while I'm here, why not enjoy a cup of hot chocolate?"

The waitress was still smiling when she said, "please enjoy your stay here."

Walking to the counter, she asked for a cup of hot chocolate.

"It will be ready in a moment."

"Excuse me, but is the café always this full?"

Laughing, he told her, "no, only recently, because of the new guy."

And he pointed behind her, where someone was taking orders from a table of giggling girls.

He was tall, and had the physique of a model. With long flowing platinum hair, he was undoubtedly welcomed by women.

"Hn," the girl replied, an eyebrow raised disbelievingly.

"Ah, your hot chocolate is ready."

"Thank you." After paying, she went to look for an available seat.

It felt like only 2 minutes after she had sat down when someone came up to her.

"Miss Kagome Higurashi, I presume?"

"Yes. And you are...?"

"Ah, I am the manager and I was informed by that waitress over there that you wished to work part-time here?"

"Yes! I would like that very much!"

"If that's the case, then would you mind coming with me for some details?"


"Wow! I didn't know you had a reading room back here. Isn't that alittle strange for a café?"

"Yes, well, Sesshoumaru enjoys reading back here, so we brought in some books."


"Yes. He will become your co-worker soon."

"Have a seat. Now, since this is quite a popular café, for a part-timer, you will still need to work at least 5 hours a day and will be paid $20 an hour. You are expected to greet all customers with politeness. Which reminds me, do you have any experience?"

"Ah, yes, I've worked as a waitress in a restaurant before."

"Very good. That will be all."

"Umm... I don't need to do an interview?"

"Oh, no. There's no such thing here. Although it seems like a very fancy café, we actually don't have rules you need to worry too much about and we're not as unapproachable as we look on the outside. No interview is necessary for this type of place. Would you like to accept the job?"

"I would love to. The conditions are better than what I aimed for. Thank you, I will do my best."

Kagome left the room, feeling quite satisfied with the result. Before she knew it, she had walked right into someone.

There was a clatter, but no dishes fell.

"I'm so sorry! I should have been watching where I was going!" she said, bowing over and over again in apology.

"Yes, you should have."

Not expecting this reply, Kagome lifted her head and looked into eyes the color of amber. Because he was so tall, she had to strain her neck and step back to see his face clearly.

When he saw how she remained silent, Sesshoumaru walked around her and brought the tray of drinks over to a couple.

Silently fuming, Kagome walked out of the café. "Arrogant ass." she muttered.