Author's Note: Okay, this is another little mini-parody (in the tradition of "Yeowie," "A Few Minor Details," and "The Limit") that came to mind sometime awhile ago (no idea when). As I was sifting through my "random inspirations" file looking for something to spark my imagination, I ran across it and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd post it.

Good Grief

"Inuyasha!! Noooooo!!!!!!" Kagome cried out, her entire body racked with grief as she saw her precious hanyou pulverized into a million pieces like a horse going through a wood-chipper. She sank to her knees, sobbing uncontrollably. "Inuyasha! Oh dear god, what am I ever going to do?! I can't liiiiive without Inuyasha…"

Just then, she heard quiet, even footsteps approach her from behind, coming to a halt mere feet away. She whirled around to see Sesshoumaru standing there, looking impassively at her. Her head cocked to the side, and her eyes traced his lean, elegant form from top to bottom.

White hair…

golden eyes…

gorgeous features…

and he's got two cool swords…

Hm…

Casting a glance back over to where Inuyasha's minced remains were scattered, still oozing sickly, she gave a determined nod and stood up. "Oh Sesshy…" she chirped sweetly, "You know, we've never really gotten a chance to talk…"

Sesshoumaru offered her an elbow, and a slight curving of the mouth—his version of a jaunty smile—and the two of them strolled off into the sunset while Naraku finished wiping out the entire cast of the series on the battlefield behind them…


A/N: In case you haven't gathered this already, I am not a fan of Sess/Kag (—grin—). I know some people just live and die for it, but I am not one of those people. And to be fair, I'm sure there are stories out there that successfully complete the Herculean task of gradually developing a relationship between these two characters without compromising the integrity of either one—but anytime I hear mention of a Sess/Kag pairing, a scene like this one is what comes to mind… (—grin—)