Disclaimer - I don't own Inuyasha or Myspace.

Title - Flawless

Summary - He didn't ask for this! He was forced to stay at his shrink's house. And worst of all, he hates her 'perfect' daughter. So why does he feel attracted to her?

Genre - Romance/Humor

Chapter 40: Flawless





"Hey, loser!"

Inuyasha chuckled when he heard his girl's voice. "Hey, babe," he said, "What's up?" He wiped some grease of his forehead with a cloth. He was at the auto shop, working.


Inuyasha furrowed his brows. "Huh?"

"Magenta is the color," you could hear Kagome smile through the phone.

"Color for what?" Inuyasha placed a wrench on a table.

"For my prom dress, silly," she said like it was the most obvious thing.

Inuyasha closed his eyes and his lips curved. He opened his amber eyes again. "Magenta?"


"Alright, I could work with that."

"You'll like it."

"So it's see through?" Inuyasha joked.

"No! You pervert! You've been hanging out with Miroku to much!"

Inuyasha chuckled. "I'm joking, babe." He sighed. "Alright then, I talk to you later. I have to finish some work."

"Alright. Later!"

"Bye," and he hung up.

A month later . . .

"Finally!" Miroku cheered as he got out of class. "I'm done with finals!"

"Yes!" Kouga cheered along with him.

Sango sighed. "I can't believe Ayame isn't here to share my pain in watching this bullshit!"

"Get used to it," Inuyasha chuckled. "I live with one of them."

Sango rubbed his back sympathetically. "It must really suck to be you," she laughed.

"Thanks for making me feel better," Inuyasha rolled his eyes.

"Hey, guys!" Kagome came over to them, panting slightly. "Sorry, the teacher wouldn't let us out until she collected all the borrowed pencils," she laughed lightly.

Inuyasha snickered. He wrapped his arm around her. "Glad that we got finals over?" he asked.

"Hell yeah!" Kagome exclaimed.

"Inuyasha, I think she's hanging to much with you," Sango commented with a smirk.

Kagome pouted. "Am not!"

"You see!"

Kagome huffed and Inuyasha just chuckled.

The next day . . .

It was a Friday, and any senior would be an idiot if they went to school for it was the day of the prom.

The guys would hang out.

And the girls would spend the whole day fixing themselves.

"I don't see why we had to set an appointment to a salon if we can do it ourselves," Kagome muttered.

"We shouldn't even lift a finger on this day," Ayame said.

"I agree," Sango spoke, "I rather be pampered than to do everything myself."

They entered the salon and the stylists already asked to attend them.

"I think we should start with a pedicure, don't you think?" Sango said.

Ayame shrugged. "I don't care."

"I think I want my toes to be silver," Kagome said, looking at the nail polishes.

"That's sexy color," Ayame wiggled her brows. "Sure reminds me of a certain silver haired hunk, don't it, Kagome?"

Kagome blushed.

'I'm gonna be flawless, tonight, just for him.'

The guys were at Kouga and Inuyasha's place watching television. Eating chips . . . wasting time . . .

"Man, why do the girls have to spend the whole day doing stuff and we don't?" Miroku whined from boredom.

"Well I could think of a couple of things to pass the time," Kouga said slyly as he winked at Miroku.

"Dude, I don't roll that way!"

Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "I'm goin' to kick both your asses if you don't shut the fuck up!"

Kouga shrugged. "Just teasing," he burped as he scratched his head.

Miroku eyed his hanyou friend. Inuyasha was fidgeting. "You okay, Inu?"

"I'm fine," he said uneasy, trying to focus on the television screen.

"He's nervous about tonight 'cause he thinks he might bang Kagome," Kouga said bluntly.

Inuyasha's eyes bulged out and glared at the wolf demon. "I am not!"

Miroku thoughtfully rubbed his chin. "Ah, yes, it's believed that on prom night us teens have sex," he chuckled, "Bullshit."

"I am not thinking about having sex with Kagome!" Inuyasha crossed his arms.

Kouga raised a brow. "I was joking, dude. You're the one making a fucking big deal about this shit," he said casually.

Miroku eyed the hanyou again. "Dude, so why are you nervous?"

Kouga rubbed the bridge of his nose. "He's not nervous, he's just excited about tonight."

Miroku furrowed his brows. "What a fucking girl . . ."

"Shut up!"

"Oh my goodness! You look beautiful!"

Kagome smiled sweetly. "You really think so?" she asked, looking at herself in the mirror.

Dr. Higurashi nodded. "Absolutely." She gazed at her daughter's reflection. "Inuyasha must feel really lucky."

Kagome smiled even more. "I'm the lucky one to have him," she said quietly.

Dr. Higurashi smiled softly. "I guess I was wrong about him," she whispered.

Kagome sighed happily and furrowed her brows. "Is it normal to feel like this about someone, mother?"

The doctor couldn't help but smile widely. "It is."

Kagome wrapped her arms around herself. "I love him," she whispered.

"Have you told him that?" her mother asked.

Kagome shook her head. "I'm not sure how to. I mean, there were moments, but I think it's just too soon to say something so strong."



Kagome's eyes beamed. "It's him!" she squealed.

Dr. Higurashi laughed lightly. "Calm yourself," she said, "I will go get the door."

Kagome bit her lips to stop smiling like an idiot.

'I'm flawless . . .'

"Hello, Dr. Higurashi!" Inuyasha greeted when she opened the door for him.

"Hello, Inuyasha," she said, eyeing his attire. "You look handsome tonight."

"Thank you!" He was wearing the usual black tuxedo, and wore a magenta tie and inside vest.

"Please come in," she made way for to pass, "Kagome is just getting prepared to leave." She looked at the little plastic box in his hand. "I believe that flower will be beautiful as well."

"Thanks," he said as he entered the house. He looked around. To think he just to live here.

"'Sup Scooby!"

Inuyasha smiled when he saw Souta walk into the hallway. "Hey, kid, how's it going'?"

Souta shrugged. "Can't keep the ladies of me, man," he grinned.

Inuyasha laughed lightly. "Good one!"

"I'm serious!"

Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Yeah, whatever."


"Souta," Dr. Higurashi spoke, "please don't bother Inuyasha."


"And I thought I was suppose to be the center of attention," a soft voice spoke.

Every eye turned to see the girl walking down the stair case.

"Woah . . . sis . . ." Souta's jaw dropped.

Dr. Higurashi smiled at the reactions, especially Inuyasha's.

His eyes bulged out as he saw his girl walk down the stairs and closer to him. Her dress was magenta as she said it would be. It was spaghetti strapped, and it seemed that it had its own support cup for her breasts since the top of it was exposed. Right under the mounds was a belt with a diamond shaped, sparkly buckle. The dress flowed down to the her ankles, and there was a slit from her left knee so she can walk. Then she showed off her silvery heels.

By god, did he love the dress!

By god, did he love her body!

And her hair was wavy and neatly done. Her make-up was simple as always since she doesn't really need any. It just consisted eye liner, hint if blush, and lip gloss.

Kagome smiled widely as she noticed her boyfriend goggling at her. She was satisfied. "You look handsome," she commented, eyeing him.

Inuyasha opened his mouth and closed it and opened it again. He couldn't say anything. She just looked so . . . BEAUTIFUL.

Kagome giggled. "C'mon, Inu, I'm not that pretty."

"Uh . . . um . . . t-this is for you," he stuttered as he gave her the little plastic box.

Kagome thanked him and opened the box to reveal a white lily corsage. Kagome smiled softly and cutely. "It's pretty," she said. She looked at him. "I didn't know guys still give this to girls," she teased.

Inuyasha shook off his shy exterior and smirked. "Well I did say I like doing things old school." He helped her put the corsage on her left wrist. "You look really beautiful tonight, Kagome," he said quietly with a smile.

Kagome felt her face heat up a bit.

"How about a picture of you two?" Dr. Higurashi said, pulling out a camera from her apron pocket. She had it ready.

Inuyasha wrapped his arm around Kagome and pulled her close, kissing her cheek. Kagome smiled.

"Say cheese!"


"Cheese burger!" was what Souta yelled out as he jumped into the picture with a wide smile.

"Is this satin?" Inuyasha asked, touching the dress.

Kagome scrunched her face and swatted his hand away. "Can you stop feeling the dress!" she said annoyed, "You've been doing that since we left my house!" They were walking towards the main hall where the prom was occurring.

Inuyasha smirked as he cupped her cheek. "Maybe I just want to feel you up," he whispered.

Kagome's face exploded with crimson color when those words left his mouth.

"You're really cute, you know?" He kissed her forehead. "When you blush like that."

Kagome sighed as she leaned into him. "Let's just go inside before everyone starts complaining why we're so late," she said.

"Who cares if we're late?" Inuyasha snorted.

Kagome looked at him. "I do. I don't want to miss my prom just because my boyfriend want to make out."

Inuyasha chuckled. "Who said I wanted to make out? All I did was kiss your forehead and that tells you I want to make out?" he teased. "Or is that you thinking like that?"

Kagome blushed a bit, but raised her head up in confidence. "You're the one feeling me up, neh?" she retorted with her own sexy, teasing voice.

Inuyasha raised a brow in amusement. "Look at you. Do you have any idea how hot that sounded?"

Kagome pulled away from and eyed him as she walked towards the entrance. "I probably do," she said in that same tone.

Inuyasha's lips curved as he watched his girl walking away, teasingly, from him.

'She's good.'

"Finally the gay, mushy couple is here!" Kouga threw his arms in the air as if he were waiting forever.

"What took you so long?" Ayame raised a brow. She was wearing a nice green dress for the prom.

"I think they were having a 'moment' if you know what I mean," Sango grinned.

"And I don't mind if you guys know!" Inuyasha exclaimed as he wrapped an arm around Kagome, and kissed her cheek. "She's my woman and I get to kiss her whenever I want!"

Kagome looked at him with a raised brow. "You made it sound like I'm some trophy or somethin'."

"Trophy? No. Somethin'? Probably," he said slyly with a grin.

Kagome rolled her eyes. "Weirdo . . . "

Inuyasha shifted his eyes to the table where Ayame, Kouga, and Sango sat. "Where's Miroku?"

"I'm here!" said the perverted, young man as he came with some punch. He placed them on the table before sitting down next to Sango. "Dude, this prom is soooooo boring!" he complained.

"You're just saying that because you can't get drunk," Sango muttered, taking a sip of her punch. She gave Miroku a stern look. "And you better not get drunk tonight," she warned.

Miroku laughed nervously. If she only knew who spiked the punch after fixing her cup. . .

After a while of chatting with their friends, Inuyasha asked Kagome to dance a slow song that came on.

"Everyone is leaving the dance floor," Kagome said. Well, not everyone, just the single people who were the ones dominating it.

Inuyasha shrugged. "Who cares about everyone else," he pulled her lightly to her feet. "We're going to dance."

"Now you're man handling me?" Kagome rolled her eyes.

Inuyasha lead her to the dance floor. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her close to him with a small tug. She gasped. "I think you like it when I man handle you," he smirked.

"As if!" Kagome wrapped her arms around his neck, and swayed to the music.

Inuyasha sighed as she leaned into him. He held her a bit tighter. She raised her head to look at him, and smiled lovingly. He returned it.

Damn, how he was so crazy about her!

It wasn't long when the slow tune was over and a fast one begun. A juking song, obviously.

Inuyasha looked down at Kagome and she merely shrugged.

"Still wanna dance?" she smirked.

"Fine by me," he laughed, when she turned around and started juking with him.

With deep, slow rotation moves, Kagome leaned her head back on his shoulder, and wrapped and arms around the back of his neck.

Feeling her breath on his neck, Inuyasha bit his lip. "Let's try to keep it PG-13," he whispered in her ear. "Unless you want to finish where we left off at the club?"

Kagome blushed.

He just chuckled.

The whole night, they danced to every song together.

"I had fun!" Kagome said with a huge smile as Inuyasha walked her to the door.

"I'm glad to hear that," Inuyasha grinned. He had to admit it was fun.

Kagome leaned against the door, slightly, staring at him. Another smile appeared on her lips.

"What?" he asked curiously.

She shook her head. "Nothing. Just that," she said softly, "even if I said it like a million times . . . I'm glad that I'm with you."

Then his heart beat started to raise as he smiled stupidly.

Kagome pulled away from the door and took a few steps towards him. Her face was really close to him since he leaned down a bit due to their height difference.

"Isn't this the part where you kiss me goodnight?" she whispered.

Inuyasha bared his white fangs as he smiled. He wrapped his arms around her, and gently and tender he brought his lips to her soft petal ones. He felt her smile in the kiss, and then she sighed. Few seconds later, he pulled away and rested his forehead on the top of her head.

"Flawless . . ." His sensitive ears picked up when Kagome spoke in an inaudible whisper.

"What?" He raised a brow as he pulled back a bit. "What did you say?"

Kagome bit her lip and hesitated a bit. "I said I feel flawless," she said softly.

"Kagome . . ."

"Now listen," she said as she pulled back from him. "I didn't mean perfect flawless like before. This is a new flawless I'm working on."

"A new flawless?" Inuyasha inquired. "Is this going to be like another exterior?"

Kagome shook her head. "Nope. This is a new flawless." A small smile curved her lips. "As long as I'm happy being myself it's flawless."

Inuyasha cocked an eyebrow. "So being happy is your new flawless?"

Kagome shrugged. "I know it sounds strange and all, but . . . I haven't felt so at peace with myself or anyone else so I consider that flawless." She let out a small laugh. "Sounds stupid, right?"

"No! Not at all!" Inuyasha brought her into his arms. "I rather you be yourself and be happy about it than you feeling miserable."

"So it's not a strange thing to think like that?" Kagome asked again.

Inuyasha shook his head. "I don't think so. I mean, there is no mistake in being happy."

"And there's no mistake in being with you either," she said, as she pressed her lips against his.

"I thought I gave you you're goodnight kiss?" Inuyasha panted slightly as he pulled away from the kiss.

"But I didn't give you yours." Kagome pulled him back for another one.

Inuyasha didn't complain.

A few weeks later . . .

"I know pronounce you as Shikon High's 2007 graduates!" the principal declared.

That's when everyone cheered and threw their hats in the air.

"'07 BITCHES!"

"Miroku, get down from the chair!" Sango yelled out.


"Kouga, stop inviting people to the fucking apartment! We're gonna get thrown out!" Inuyasha yelled.

"Dude, the landlord is not here!"

"Oh. . . then . . . PARTY AT MY HOUSE AT NINE!" Inuyasha yelled out.

After walking away in the order lines they practice for two weeks, everyone went to join they're families.

"Congratulations, Kagome!" Dr. Higurashi hugged her daughter. "I'm so proud of you."

"Thanks you, mother," Kagome smiled.

"So sis?" Souta said smoothly. "How about hooking your brother up with that party, huh?"

"You young man are not going to such a party!" Dr. Higurashi scolded.


"Don't worry Dr. Higurashi, I 'll keep it PG-13 and take him home at twelve," Inuyasha said as he approach the family.

Dr. Higurashi pursed her lips. "I don't want my son hanging around with older teens," she said.

"Sango's cousin Rin and Kohaku are coming so Souta I not going to be alone," Kagome said.

Dr. Higurashi looked at her son. He was staring at her with pleading eyes. "Will you behave yourself and come back home at twelve?"

Souta nodded vigorously. "Yes, ma'am!"

The older woman sighed. "I guess you could go." She looked at Kagome. "Keep an eye on him."

"Of course," Kagome agreed. She was about to say she always did, but that would create a depressing argument.


Inuyasha smiled at the kid's enthusiasm, and his attention shifted to his girlfriend. "I guess I'll see you later. I'll pick you and Souta up from your house, okay?"


Inuyasha looked at Dr. Higurashi. "Yes?"

She smiled warmly. "The party won't start in another four hours. Would you like to join us to go out for dinner as a celebration?"

Amber eyes widen a bit. "Um . . . I'm fine really . . . I . . ." He did not expect this.

"I insist," the older woman pressed. "I'm positive your roommate is going out with his girlfriend, am I right?"

Inuyasha nodded.

"And Sango and Miroku are going out with their own families, right?"

Inuyasha nodded again. "Dr. Higurashi , really, you don't have to feel like you have to take me. You should celebrate Kagome's graduation."

"Inuyasha, just come," Kagome nudge him.

"Dude, go!" Souta exclaimed.

The older woman smiled and shrugged. "Seems like everyone wants you to come."

Inuyasha looked at Kagome. He just came to tell Kagome he'll pick her up later. When Dr. Higurashi asked him to come to dinner, he was shocked. He wanted to go, but he didn't want to ruin this family time for his girlfriend.

Noting his hesitance, Dr. Higurashi smiled warmly once again. "Inuyasha," she said calmly, "everyone should spend some time with their family."

Inuyasha just stared at her.

"I was after all your foster mother," she said, "that has to count for something, right?"

A smile appeared on the hanyou's lips. "Okay, I'll come," he finally agreed.

"Good. Let's go," Dr. Higurashi ordered as she and Souta walked to the exit.

Inuyasha sighed and looked at his girlfriend who was smiling at him.


"Why didn't you just agree in the first place?" she asked.

"I didn't want to intrude your family time," he admitted.

Kagome sighed, and grabbed one of his hand, entwining her finger with his. "Silly, you know this is your family, too."

Inuyasha smiled. "Thanks, babe."

At the party . . .

"Damn! Look at those two love birds!" Kouga exclaimed, pointing at Kagome and Inuyasha. "Juke! Juke! Juke!"

"Hey, there's kids here!" Miroku yelled out as he pointed to Souta, Rin, and Kohaku.

Inuyasha smirked as Kagome brought her body back up, and he encircled his rm around her. She was panting. "Tired?"

She nodded against him "A bit."

"Let's get you something to drink." He pulled her out of the crowd and into the kitchen.

"Can I have water?" she said. "I don't think I want to get drunk again."

Inuyasha chuckled. "Don't want you to get drunk either. Your mom would kill me, and then I would kill myself." He paused. "Just stay away from Kouga."

Kagome laughed as she was handed a water bottle. She opened it and gulped down half of it.

"Shit, woman! You were thirsty!" Inuyasha raised his brows to his hair line.

Kagome shrugged. "I'm kind of tired."

"Want to go to my room to get away from the noise?" Inuyasha suggested.

Kagome nodded. "Yeah."

Inuyasha grabbed her hand and lead her to his room which he kept locked. Like hell, that he wanted people fucking in there.

Kagome walked over to the bed and threw herself on it. "I can't believe I just graduated," she muffled into the pillow.

Inuyasha sat next to her. "Me either."

Kagome turned her head to look at Inuyasha. "You never told me what college you're going to," she said softly.

Inuyasha bit his lips and looked away.

"You did get accepted to some of them, right?" she pressed. "I mean, you worked hard in school."

Inuyasha reached to his drawer and pulled out an enveloped. He handed it to her. "Here."

Kagome eyed it before taking it. She opened it slowly. She looked at him before reading it out loud. "Dear Mr. Takahashi, I would like to congratulate you for getting accepted into . . ." she trailed off.

Inuyasha smiled softly. "Surprised?"

Kagome turned on her back and sat up. "University of Tokyo?" she breathed out.

" I was going to accept the one from the Shikon University, but I was actually waiting for that one to arrive. I mean, that is the one Miroku, Sango, Kouga, Ayame are going, right?" he said casually. "And if I remember, I believe you mentioned getting accepted there as well."

Kagome looked at him. "So you mean . . .?"

Inuyasha smiled. "You're not getting ride of me that easily, wench."

Kagome smiled and threw herself at him. Wrapping her arms around him and bringing him closer as humanely possible, she sighed happily. "You're really something, Inuyasha," she mumbled

Inuyasha pulled her away a bit and smiled. "I'm yours," he brushed his lips against hers.

Kagome sighed when he ran his tongue over her bottom lip, and she opened her mouth to let him explore. She ran her fingers through his hair and gripped it lightly, but firmly. She felt her back making contact with the mattress as Inuyasha pulled away and started kissing her neck.

She muffled a moan when he nipped her weak spot. "Inuyasha . . ." she breathed out.

Inuyasha raised his head and stared at her with those intense eyes that make her melt.

"You're beautiful, Kagome," he whispered.

Her delicate hands cupped his soft cheeks and brought his lips to hers into a heated, passionate kiss. They both moan at the sensation of the intimacy. It was just intense that one would feel violated if they were to watch.

Inuyasha pulled away, panting and gasping for air. He has never kissed her like that before. He has never kissed anyone like that before.

Kagome nipped his bottom lip. "I love you," she whispered against them. She felt the hanyou's breath hitch in his throat. She pulled back and laid her head on the mattress, starring at him with loving eyes. "I love you," she repeated.

"Kagome . . ." Inuyasha breathed out. His heart beat was raising and his stomach was in knots.

"You don't have to say anything. I know it was out of nowhere. And you probably don't feel the same-"

Inuyasha kissed her again, passionately. When he pulled back he stared at her with a tender expression. "Do you have any idea how long I've waited to hear those words from you?" he whispered.

Kagome's eyes widen a bit. "You mean . . .?"

Inuyasha kissed her forehead. Kiss her nose. Her cheek. Lightly brushed his lips on hers.

"I love you, Kagome. I been loving you," he whispered.

Kagome's lips parted a bit in shock. He's been in love with her for some time now.

'In a way, I knew,' she thought sadly. 'And I would brush him off.'

But now . . . she has him.

"Kiss me?" she said softly. "Please?"

Inuyasha had to suppress a moan when he heard her say that. How could he deny that?

He kissed her.

"Are you really real and not a dream?" she said when they pulled away.

Inuyasha kissed her chin and nuzzled into her neck, breathing in her rosy scent.

"Why would you say that?" he asked.

"Because you're the kind of guy every girl wishes for."

"You're the kind if girl every guy wishes for."

Kagome smiled softly. "I'm a disaster."

Inuyasha lifted his head and stared at her. "You were a disaster," he kissed her lips, "but you're flawless now."

"Flawless?" Kagome rubbed her fingers on his shoulders.

Rubbing the back of his fingers on her soft cheek, Inuyasha nodded. "You're happy now, right?" He searched for a reaction.

Petal soft lips curved into a smile. "More than happy, actually."

"That good to hear."

Inuyasha smiled one more. "So . . . you're in love with me, neh?" he teased.

Kagome laughed lightly. "Yeah . . ."


Kagome eyed him. "Because," she grabbed his hand and pressed in on her chest, "noone makes me feel like this." Her heart was pounding hard and fast. She lifted his hand, and placed it on her cheek. "Noone touched me like you do." She stared into his eyes. "Noone looked at me like you do." She touched his cheek. "I just never loved someone like I do for you. You're the only one who found me."

"Kagome . . ." He was just expecting a witty remark from her.

"And," she lifted her head slightly, bringing her lips dangerously close to him, "I get to kiss you whenever I want."

Inuyasha smirked. She's really good.


Inuyasha and Kagome looked at each other with wide eyes. They slowly turned to find Kouga and Miroku outside the door. Kouga smirked.

"Can someone say Myspace?" Miroku took a picture of the couple. "This is so going up on my profile. Horny teens caught in the act."

Kouga looked at the picture in the digital. "Nice." He looked at Inuyasha. "Should have locked the door, stupid mutt!"

"What's going on?" Sango asked as she appeared. She looked in the room and her eyes bulged. "Oh . . ."

"Why you . . ." Inuyasha narrowed his eyes.

"Kags, control the puppy!" Miroku ordered.

Kagome narrowed her eyes. "Get them."

"Oh shit!" Kouga and Miroku ran away from the door.

"Run, Miroku, run!" Sango yelled out as Inuyasha ran after them. She sighed and shook her head. She looked at her best friend who now stood. "Everything okay?" she asked.

"Besides your boyfriend and the wolf interrupting my moment with my man," Kagome shrugged, "Everything is fine."

Sango smiled. "That's good to hear."

Kagome got out of the room and walked into the living room. She found her boyfriend wrestling with Kouga and Miroku trying to get him off. She laughed lightly.

Then she reached for something around her neck and gripped the locket. She opened it and took a look at it. She smiled widely. Closing it, but still holding it, she noticed her boyfriend was pinned down the floor by Miroku and Kouga. While he fought to get them off him, he glance at her.

Kagome saw a gorgeous smile appear on his lips. His eyes were focused on her.

Both thinking the same thing as they stared at each other in that moment.

'I love you.'

And that was the end of Flawless . . .

Man, I feel like crying for some reason. LOL Anyway thank you so much for sticking with me and reviewing the story. This has become my second best hit. I love all you guys who've read this story. Thank you so much!

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