Prologue

Sesshoumaru's P.O.V.

Sesshomaru sighed, and looked around his now nearly empty room one last time. He moved into the dorms today, and started college the next Monday. Originally, college was supposed to be a chance to get away from his family, but it was becoming apparent that it wouldn't happen. His younger half brother had somehow managed to graduate early, and would be following him to college. If that wasn't bad enough, their father had also taken a position as the new Dean of the school. What had originally sounded like heaven was quickly sounding like hell.

His brother and father wouldn't be arriving until later in the week, so he would still have some measure of time away from them. He gathered the rest of his things and began the journey to the dorms.

Mori's P.O.V.

Mori groaned as her mother nearly suffocated her with yet another hug, "Mom! It's just college! I'll only be on the other side of the city! Really, there's no need to be so upset about this when I won't actually be that far away!"

"I'm sorry Mori," Her mother sniffled, " It's just that my little girl has grown up so fast! Soon you'll be mated with little children scampering around…" Her mother let out another loud sob.

Mori rolled her eyes, mating was a long way off for the inu youkai. She doubted any male would ever want her for a mate, and she'd told her mother as much over the years. Not that it mattered. She wasn't in any hurry for a mate…and certainly not for children!

"Whatever mom, look, I need to get going so I can get settled into my dorm. Look, I'll call you later, after I'm all settled in. And besides, I'll have plenty of friends with me! Kagome and Sango are going there too. So's Rin and Shippou. Hell, even Miroku will be there…not that that's a large comfort." Mori trailed off, and quickly hugged her mom and kissed her on the forehead before making her escape.

Sesshoumaru's P.O.V.

Sesshomaru was on his way to his new room, after picking up the key from registration. He had a room in the new co-ed dorms, though he had assumed that the co-ed meant only that girls would also have rooms there, but not actually share rooms with boys. Though, the new dorms had been an idea of his fathers, so who knew? Sesshomaru frowned at the thought of his father, he wasn't sure how the bastard had managed to get the position of Dean, but he sincerely hoped he was sacked.

Sesshomaru opened the door to his room and blinked. He'd originally toured the old dorms, and they were nothing like this new dorm. The room had a full bathroom, a small kitchenette, a small common area, and then off to the side there were two medium sized beds. Well, at least he wouldn't have a cramped one room dorm room. Hopefully his roommate would be acceptable.

He claimed the bed on the right side of the room, and then made his way back down to begin bringing the rest of his things up to his room.

Mori's P.O.V.

Mori smiled in thanks to the woman at the registration desk and made her way in the direction of her room. She was on the second floor, so she only had one flight of stairs to go up to get to her room. She was mildly surprised at the expanse of her room, but pleasantly so. She noticed that her roommate had already been in, as there were bags littering the right side of the 'bedroom'.

She quickly set her bags on the left bed, and was getting ready to open the door when it opened from the other side. She stared, wide eyed, at the inu youkai on the other side of the door. He looked faintly familiar, with long silver hair and golden eyes. "Um, hi, I suppose you're my roommate then?" She asked quietly, quickly stepping out of his way.

Sesshomaru's P.O.V.

Sesshomaru blinked at the girl before him. She was obviously inu youkai, much like himself, but she had black hair with red highlights and silver/green eyes. He moved into the room quickly and set his things down. He held out his hand, "I guess I am, at that. My name is Sesshomaru, and you are…?"

She took his hand gently, shaking it firmly, "Mori. I'm Mori. I kind of thought they were kidding about the co-ed thing."

Sesshomaru gave a bitter laugh. "I had originally thought so as well. No matter. We could try to get it changed if you wish, though I doubt it will do any good."

Mori raised one eyebrow, "Oh, why's that?"

"I strongly suspect that my father is behind it. He has taken up the position of Dean, and has apparently attempted to maneuver me into the position that he so chooses. It is not unlike him to do such a thing." Sesshomaru shrugged his shoulders.

Mori blinked, "That would explain why I though you looked familiar. Your dad would really do that?"

Sesshomaru nodded, "Somehow, I believe this will be only the beginning. For once, I actually feel bad for my half-brother. I believe he will get the worst of father's attention. On the other hand, it may be fun to watch him suffer…"