Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha. This is a brand new story inspired by The Boys Next Door. I plan to have fun with this, and I hope you all have fun reading it. First few chappies will be more like introductions. This is Kagome's introduction. Enjoy!
Kagome looked in the mirror and tried to smile, but didn't like how it looked. She looked like shit today! Oh, Buddha, and that bruise! It covered a good part of her face. There was no way she could leave her room today looking like this.
She felt herself get sucked inside again. Time to rest in the blackness of her mind. Her reflection smirked and began applying loads of make up on the bruise.
"Really, Kagome. You're such a girl!" it said. But that wasn't her voice. No. It was deeper and much more confident-sounding. Suddenly the reflection's face looked like it was struggling.
"No, Agomek! I was just kidding. Calm down."
The tension in their single body relaxed. And Gomeka finished getting ready. Kagome watched as they descended the stairs into the living room. She saw her favorite book next to the couch. Oh, how she longed to read it again.
"You'll get your turn, Kagome. Hold your horses." Gomeka said in a bratty tone.
They continued on down the hallway until they reached a door with a glass window. They opened the door and saw a man with long white hair and beautiful amber eyes. He was wearing a doctor's coat and a stethoscope around his neck. He looked up at them as they took their seat.
"Ah. Gomeka, you're looking well today." he said, his voice deep and cautious.
"Always, Dr. Sesshomaru." Gomeka corrected.
"Yes. Forgive me. How did you sleep?" he asked.
"Could've slept better, in all honesty."
"And why's that?"
"Kagome kept having those stupid nightmares. None of us really got any decent sleep."
"I see. So Agomek was affected as well?"
"Duh. You know how protective she gets over Kagome."
"Indeed. Would it be all right if I spoke with one of the others now?"
Gomeka sighed. "I guess. Need to catch upon some beauty sleep anyway."
Dr. Sesshomaru watched as Gomeka closed her eyes. In a moment, they were open again, but this time it was Agomek's eyes he saw. He could tell from the hostility that suddenly seeped from the girl's features.
"Good morning, Agomek." he greeted.
Agomek snorted and crossed her arms. She said nothing.
"Cheerful as ever, I see." Sesshomaru said sarcastically. She rolled her eyes.
"Whatever." she grunted.
"How are you?"
"I'm here, aren't I?"
"Yes, and I'm glad. Tell me about last night."
"What about it?"
"The dreams." he answered.
Agomek's eyes narrowed. He'd struck a nerve. "Gomeka couldn't keep her mouth shut."
Sesshomaru nodded. "She said Kagome had nightmares again. Is this true?"
Agomek glared at him, but reluctantly nodded. "Yeah. Kagome couldn't stop them. I couldn't stop them. It's been six months...but it's still so fresh on her mind. I was eventually able to take over so she could calm down."
"Don't you think it's about time that Kagome started to deal with it on her own?" asked Sesshomaru.
Agomek growled. "I have to protect her!"
"But maybe that's why she can't get better. You jump in every time she's in pain or upset instead of letting her handle it."
"She doesn't want to! Don't you get that? I'm here for a reason, and that's to keep her safe!" Agomek yelled.
"Calm down. Let's not make Kagome worry."
Agomek was seething, but she took a deep breath and relaxed in the seat once more.
"Might I have a word with her?"
"If she wants to talk to you, she'll come."
Agomek blinked and Sesshomaru watched as the primary personality took over.
"Kagome. Good to see you."
"Likewise, doctor." Kagome said.
"How have you been feeling lately?"
"I've been okay. In fact, I think I'm getting better."
"Oh, you do?" He quickly scribbled down some notes. "How so?"
"Gomeka's not as strong as she used to be. I feel like I'm gaining more control, little by little."
"Ah. And you're still not a huge fan of her, are you?"
Kagome shook her head no.
"I've been told that your dreams are coming back again."
Kagome froze and looked uneasy. "Uh...just last night. I don't know why. I felt like I was going through it again. I was so scared."
"Then Agomek stepped in."
Kagome smiled fondly at the name. "Yes. It was because of her that I was able to sleep."
Sesshomaru scribbled some more before laying his pen down. He clasped his hands together and looked straight into her eyes.
"Kagome, it's been six months. And from what I've been seeing over the past month or so, you were starting to make some progress. You came into my office every morning as yourself and your interactions with the other attendants appeared stable with no shifts of personality. I really think that the reason why you suddenly had that dream again is that it's time to face what happened on your own. But, seeing as you were dreaming and couldn't confirm this revelation in your mind logically, Agomek stepped in to stop your distress."
"But...Agomek...she only came because I wanted her to."
"And that, Kagome, is my point. You need to stop crying out for her when you're afraid. Otherwise, you'll never be in control. That's what you want, isn't it?"
Kagome looked unsure.
"Think about that today. We'll talk again tomorrow." Sesshomaru nodded dismissively. Kagome nodded and stood. "Thank you, doctor." Then she left the room.
A knock came at the door and his assistant, also his wife, walked into his office. She smiled brilliantly and set a mug of coffee on his desk.
"Black, just how you like it."she said.
He took a sip and sighed. "I feel like I'm on the edge of a breakthrough, Rin."
"With Kagome?" she asked. He nodded.
"She's getting stronger. Gomeka has become less dominant."
"And Gomeka is the side born from the rape. She's more sexy and confident." Rin clarified.
"The only problem is Agomek. Kagome lets her take over every time she gets scared." he continued.
"Agomek is protective over Kagome, born because no one was there to save Kagome, so she invented a hero."
"An attack by that haunting dream all of a sudden means, I believe, that it's time for Kagome to protect herself."
Rin nodded. "It makes sense. Then the real question is if Kagome will accept it and actually do it."
"Exactly." Sesshomaru smirked. "I'm thankful that I married you. I couldn't babble on about all this with anyone else."
Rin leaned over his desk and planted a loving kiss on his lips. She pulled away after a moment.
"I love you. I know you can help Kagome." she turned and walked toward the door, her hips swaying in a sensual way.
"Thanks. I'll see you at lunch.' he smirked, his eyebrows rising suggestively. Rin winked and closed the door.
AN: Like? Kags has multiple personality disorder. She was raped and this was her coping method. R&R if you definitely wanna see what's up with the other characters!