Kagome meets an intriguing man one night and they hit it off immediately. She is shocked to find that when she goes to school…her newest beau is her math teacher.

A series of intertwining one-shots. I know I'm not in a position to be posting anything else, but I really really wanted you all to read this. Don't kill me please! It won't take any of my focus from my other stories!

Oh! Btw, I got a fic request from someone named SessKag.718. She gave me the first chapter and the story is called 'Gentle Embrace'. It's a really good story…but it's up to you guys, as my readers, to tell me to say yes or no. Now normally, I do my own thing, but I feel that if I take on another story, all of you will be affected.

Installment #1: They Meet

Rating: T

Genre: Romance

Word Count: 1,229

Kagome sighed again as she studied the questions on her paper. She loved history, but this was too much homework! A sudden vibration on her desk caused her to jump. Kagome grabbed her phone and saw that she had a text message from her best friend Sango.

Call me! Good news!

Kagome laughed at her friend's antics. Why was it that Sango could text someone to call her, but while the phone was in her hand, she never called them herself. She rolled her eyes and dialed her best friend's number.

"Omigosh Kagome guess what!" Sango answered the phone excitedly.

Kagome laughed. "What?"

"We're getting a new history teacher! And I hear he's hot!"

Kagome had stopped hearing Sango at new history teacher. "Are you serious?" It was no secret that everyone hated their current…or old history teacher, Mr. Jones. He assigned homework just to assign it. He hated children, which is why his students wondered why he chose the profession he was in. "Sang, please tell me you're serious."

"Of course I am! I wouldn't play about anything like this!" Sango was still excited.

Kagome was ecstatic! She would finally get another teacher, who, hopefully, loved history and students. "That's great Sango!"

"Yep. And he's gonna be there Monday."

"Kagome!" Her mother called. "Go pick up Sota!"

"Ok!" She answered. "Hey Sang, I gotta go. I'm about to go pick Sota up from practice."

"Alright. I'll see you in class…" She said smiling.

Kagome laughed. "Ok." They hung up. Kagome grabbed the keys to her car and raced down the stairs. Sota would nag her all day if she was late.

"Hey Squirt." Kagome ruffled his hair as she saw him approach the car.

"Don't do that." He mumbled, then ran his fingers through his hair.

"Who are you trying to look good for?" Kagome knew that with the way he was acting, Sota Higurashi had a crush.

"Her name is Kanna. She's a demon." He looked over at the girl dressed in all white, waiting on her older brother to get finished with practice.

"Whoa. What's with the all white?"

"I dunno." Sota shrugged. "Let's go home. I'm hungry."

"We can stop to get something to eat. Mom didn't cook." She said. "So where do you want to go?"

"Um…how about…Dad's favorite spot?"

Kagome gave a small smile. Sota remembered little of their father, but what he did surprised her sometimes. "Alright." They loved to eat at the restaurant their father proposed to their mother at. Even though, she'd said no the first time.

They were seated and Sota looked around with a smile. They always came here on the anniversary of their father's death. Sometimes it was just Kagome and Sota, sometimes their mother joined them, when she wasn't drowning herself in work.

Sota saw a few of his friends come into the restaurant and looked back at Kagome. She smiled at him. "You can go. Just don't beg for stuff."

"Thanks sis." He leaned over and kissed her on the jaw, then ran to sit with his friends. Kagome sipped her soda and looked around. She noticed a rather exotic looking demon sitting at the bar, looking at her. She smiled shyly, then blushed. He gestured to the seat beside him, and Kagome stared with wide eyes. He wanted her to sit by him?

Kagome rose gracefully and sat beside the demon. Say something stupid! She mentally scolded herself. "H-hi." 'Oh brilliant.'

But the demon didn't seem to mind that she seemed like a social mute. He actually smirked. "Hello. You are here with your brother?"

"Yes. I picked him up from soccer practice and brought him out to eat."

"How nice. What is your name?"

"Higurashi Kagome."

"It is very nice to meet you Higurashi Kagome. My name is Taisho Sesshomaru." The demon bowed his head in greeting.

"It is very nice to meet you." Kagome casually glanced at his hand for a ring. When she didn't see one, she was pleased. This man was really hot! "Are you new in town?" Kagome had to ask. She'd never seen this man before. She was sure she'd remember if she had.

"No. I've lived here for years now, but I just got a new job and I am out celebrating."

"Oh that's nice. Where do you work…if you don't mind me asking."

"I am a teacher."

"Oh? I think that's what I want to be. I'm not sure yet."

Sesshomaru smiled. "It is quite an interesting job."

"How long have you been teaching?"

"This year marks my second year as a teacher."

"So do you like it?" Kagome was curious.

"It gets the bills paid." Sesshomaru joked. "But no, I enjoy my profession. I enjoy teaching because I myself enjoy knowledge, and being taught."

'I've got a few things I'd like to teach him.' Kagome thought, then scolded herself in her mind.

"Let me buy you something to eat." Sesshomaru offered.

"That would be…nice." Kagome smiled.

Over dinner, they talked about interests and friends and love, an embarrassing subject for Kagome. She'd only had one boyfriend her entire life, and he wasn't much of one. He wasn't a nerd, but he was weird, and she broke it off when he tried to cure her of her fascination with math, obviously thinking that the young girl was possessed because she was able to answer the questions so quickly, sometimes without having to study. Sesshomaru was single too, and Kagome beamed when he told her. He hadn't gone through any nasty break-ups, like most men his age.

"What do you study in school? You said you are a student, correct?" Sesshomaru asked.

"You're gonna think I'm just saying this, but I love history. That's my major." Kagome blushed.

"Are you good in it?"

"The best!" Kagome exclaimed. She looked at the time. "Omigosh! I can't believe I let the time slip away from me! I've got to get going." She stood to leave, when Sesshomaru grabbed her hand and pulled her into a heated kiss. Kagome moaned into the kiss and shivered when Sesshomaru ran his tongue along her bottom lip.

"I normally don't do that." Sesshomaru breathed against her mouth. "But I really like you Kagome. I would like to see you again."

"I feel the same way." Kagome's breathing was ragged. "Umm…" Kagome bit her lip sexily.

Sesshomaru growled at the way she bit her lip. Such a small gesture turned him on. Kagome smiled and tucked her hair behind her ear. "Here's my number." She jotted her number down on a napkin. Then leaned in hesitantly and kissed him.

In the car, Sota was going on and on about what was being said at the table he was sitting at, while Kagome could hear her heart beating in her ears.

Sitting at her desk, Kagome finished her history homework, even though it may not have even needed to be done, when her phone vibrated.

I had a great time tonite. –Sesshomaru

Kagome smiled and held the phone to her chest. Me too. She replied.

I can't wait to see you again. Goodnite.

Kagome smiled as she replied. Goodnite.

He wanted to see her again! Not that that was a surprise, you just don't kiss a person like that for no reason unless you felt something for them. And Kagome definitely felt something for Sesshomaru.


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