Age of Innocence Stay

By: Patche

Disclaimer: Umm I do not own/am not in any way affiliated with… Inuyasha, the song "Stay" or any songs I think fit the story perfectly.

Without Me

I eyed him as he sat down on the couch in my living room. Luckily, mom and Souta were out grocery shopping so we didn't have to worry about anyone whining to play the Nintendo while we 'talked'.

I was in the kitchen making up any excuse to prolong the conversation awaiting us.

I really did care… I just didn't want to hear it.

"You want anything to drink?" I hollered to him from the counter.

"No, thanks…" I heard him mutter forlornly in response.

I sighed, running my hand through my hair. It was a nervous habit I noticed I'd only picked up after dating him.

I opened up the fridge, hoping I would find my distraction in there somewhere…

Ahh… leftover tuna salad. Perfect.

"How about some food?" I asked, picking the container out of the drawer.

"No. Kagome, will you just come in here? I'm not going to be long."

I sighed, placing the container back in the fridge.

He wouldn't be long? Was that bad? Was he just going to take me out of my misery tonight? Tell me that he and Kikyou were madly in love and running away to Paris together.

I always wanted to go to Paris with some one.

Slouching my shoulders as I always did when I felt horribly defeated, I walked into the living room.

"Yea?" I asked him, sitting down beside him on the already soaked couch.

"I just feel really bad about how we ended things the other night." He started.

I rolled my eyes. Was he going to apologize for hurting me? Like it would make it all better. A simple "I'm sorry".

I took in a deep breath and shrugged. "Well, don't worry about it. Kay? You got what you wanted… no sense saving this bridge."

That might have come out colder than I wanted.

He chuckled softly. "Who the hell said I was happy?"

I furrowed my brow. "Well you are… I mean… now that you have your best friend back and the most perfect girlfriend in the world and everything." I shifted my focus away from him.

"Dumbass, I lost both of those the night I lost you!" He looked almost angry.

"Well it wasn't like you chased after me!" I swear I could have worn holes in him with my glare.

"I was scared!" He shouted in response.

"Of what? Being with me AND having mystery girl return to your life?" I was shouting now.

"What?" I heard him ask as our little excuse race came to a halt.

"You know what. I know why you didn't respond. It was the same thing with Aya… right? You had Kikyou again. Thus, all the feelings for me were suddenly horribly overshadowed by your feelings for her."

A blank stare…

And then a hysterical fit of laughter.

I felt him grab my hand I had set in my lap as he began to calm down. However, a smile remained plastered on his face. On mine, however, a suspicious frown was all I could muster up.

"You're so stupid…" He muttered.

"I am not! You asked me to tutor you!" I shouted in my own defense.

Inuyasha shook his head. "Yea, but you're completely oblivious to a lot…"

I quirked an eyebrow at him.

"Kagome, I've never even spoken to Kikyou before. It was you, stupid! I've loved you since the first time I ever met you. I left Aya to see if I'd have half a shot with you, but then Taro started dating you…"

I was stunned. "…so I was mystery girl?"

He just nodded. "But I don't want you to think that I'm just telling you all of this to be with you again, okay?"

I was mystery girl?

"I mean, I came here hoping we could just be friends… because I can't live another day without you in my life, Kagome…"

How could I have not noticed that?

I shook my head, looking down. "No." I said, looking up at him.

"What? You won't even be my friend?" He asked me.

I smiled and shook my head again. "After all that? How could I just want to be your friend?"

I saw his eyes light up as I said that.

He smirked. "Come here…" He almost commanded.

I smiled and leaned in, kissing him deeply, letting him bring his hands up to my neck, caressing it.

It was just where I always wanted to be.


A/N: Oh, it's over? Yea… everyone who thought Kagome was mystery girl was right… Sorry if it wasn't a grand ending… I don't think any of my stories ever have these spectacular endings. Well anywho, thank you for all of the reviews over the past twenty-something chapters. I greatly appreciate them.

I can post a thank you page sometime soon…

But for now…

A preview of my newest work of fiction…


So, I've seen something similar to this done a billion times… however this is different… and you'll see why.

Inuyasha wasn't a normal 23 year old. He had a daughter named Mayu. Mayu's mom however, left them for another man and a lot of drugs.

Now, Mayu is five and tired of it just being her and Inuyasha. So one night, she makes a wish to the angels for a mom.

The next day, Inuyasha and Mayu run into a peculiar sight. They see, in the middle of a park, a woman fall out of the sky and land completely unharmed on the ground.

Feeling as though somehow their fates are intertwined, Inuyasha and Mayu take the strange woman in and learn that sometimes, miracles do just happen.

So, read it? Yes! Thank you all for reading Stay! I hope you all liked it.