A/N - Hey guys! I'm sorry it's been so long, but things have been crazy. My internet connection her is really crappy, so I'm hurrying to post this before it shuts off again! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the chapter!
Mori turned slightly in her seat to look at him. Without missing a beat she said, "As a roommate of course. Just look who Kagome and Sango got stuck with! Anyways, I just remembered, I promised Mom I would call her tonight, so I have to get going…"
Sango and Kagome shook their heads as their friend practically ran out of the coffee shop. Sesshomaru turned to them with a raised eyebrow, "While you have most unfortunate luck with roommates, I do not believe for a second that that was what you were comparing me for. By all means, enlighten me."
Kagome laughed nervously, "Ha ha, well, um, look at the time! Sango can tell you all about it! Bye!"
Sango yelled after her, "Damn it Kagome! Get back here! This so isn't fair!" When Kagome was no longer in hearing range, Sango turned to Sesshomaru nervously.
He stared at her, obviously waiting for an answer. "Well, human, I'm waiting."
Sango gulped, "Ok, well, don't take this the wrong way, but…Kagome and I sort of think you have a thing for Mori. Ok! Now you know, bye!" She had already started backing away, and as soon as she finished talking she rushed off, nearly knocking over several patrons of the coffee shop.
Sesshomaru stared after her in absolute shock. He had no idea humans were even close to that perceptive, and he certainly hadn't thought that his growing affections for the girl were so obvious. Hell, if the humans knew, than the miserable half-breed would have known for certain! And if the half-breed knew, he was almost certain to tell their father! Sesshomaru plopped down in Mori's vacated chair in a most uncharacteristic way. He huffed, letting his head fall into his hands.
Mori stared nervously at the dorm room door. Eventually, Sesshomaru would have to come back to the room. She briefly wondered just what the other two had told him to keep him out of the dorm room this long. Of course, it was barely 1PM, so maybe he was trying to kill Inuyasha. It seemed like he wasn't doing nearly as much of that lately. She fidgeted hopelessly for a moment longer, then jumped when the doorknob turned.
She stared at Sesshomaru like a deer caught in the headlights as he came through the door. He blinked at her mildly as he closed the door gently behind himself. "Problem, Mori?"
Mori blinked rapidly in an attempt to look innocent, "Not at all...I'll just…read my manga…" She scampered quickly over to her side of the 'bedroom' and found a manga to read…upside down.
Sesshomaru snorted in amusement, briefly wondering if he should simply let her be, or comment on it. He waited several moments, trying to discern whether or not the urge to comment on the upside down manga would pass, and finally decided that it wouldn't. "Have you always read your manga upside down, or this a new venture for you?"
Mori's head snapped up to look at him, "Huh?"
Sesshomaru rolled his eyes and strode over to her, taking the manga gently from her hands, turning it right side up, and replacing it in her hands. "I believe you will find it easier to read this way."
Mori's cheeks flushed as she quickly buried her nose back into her manga, murmuring her thanks. She glanced back up from her manga to see where her imposing roommate had gotten off to only to find that he had moved to sit on the couch with his own book. Something told her it was likely to be a long afternoon.
Sango sat with Kagome in Kagome's dorm room, looking guilty. Neither of them had spoken a word since Inuyasha had let Sango into the room, rolling his eyes the entire time. Inuyasha sat on a chair across from the couch where both girls were. Apparently the silence was getting to him, as every few seconds he began fidgeting. Finally he couldn't take it anymore. "Alright! What gives? Why do you both look like you've drowned a dog? Was it Sesshomaru? Because if it was, you really shouldn't look so forlorn. You did the world a favor!"
"Well, see…no, we didn't drown him. Where'd you learn a word like 'forlorn' anyways? I thought that that might be a bit out of your scope of vocabulary." Kagome said, glancing around nervously.
"I didn't graduate early being stupid, ya know. Besides, you make it sound like even though you didn't drown Sesshomaru, you certainly did do something to him. So, out with it!"
Kagome 'hmph'ed at him, "Well I didn't do anything to him! If anyone did, it was Sango!"
"What was I supposed to do? Tell him I didn't know when I did? He would have killed me!" Sango exclaimed, flailing her arms around wildly for a moment.
Kagome glared at her, "Well you didn't have to admit to him that we thought he had a thing for Mori! She has to share a dorm room with him you know!"
Sango had been just about to retort when Inuyasha interrupted, "You did what? I mean, we all know he has a thing for her, but you can't tell me you were actually stupid enough to admit that we knew to him! Do you have any idea what you've done?"
Kagome blinked slowly at him, "You mean, you actually knew?"
Inuyasha rolled his eyes again, "Uh, no shit. I mean, I'd suspected before the Miroku incident, but after that, I was positive. The only other things I've seen Sesshomaru that protective of are his inheritance and his hair. His damned inheritance is probably the only reason I'm still alive. If he didn't think dad would keep his half of the inheritance, I'm pretty sure the bastard would have already killed me!"
Sango stared at him, "So, not only were we right, but now he knows we're right. So the only thing that will keep us alive is that Mori likes us. Well shit."
"Yeah, pretty much. I mean, you should have known that if I hadn't said anything the topic was off limits. The up side is now I don't have to pretend I don't know. Hell, this might actually prod him into doing something about it." Inuyasha shrugged.
Sesshomaru frowned at his book. He could feel Mori's eyes on him, as if she didn't know that he would know that she was watching him. At first, it didn't bother him, but the longer she did it the more he replayed Sango's words. Finally, he couldn't take it anymore, his eye twitching slightly. "Girl, hasn't anyone ever told you that staring is impolite?"
Mori snorted, "Like you don't stare at me when you don't think I'm looking!"
"I never said I didn't."
"Why do you, anyways?" Mori asked, tilting her head to the side curiously.
Sesshomaru feigned innocence, "Why do I what?"
Mori glared at him, "Fine, be that way!" She went back to reading her manga and ignoring him.
Inuyasha glared at everyone he passed in the hallway on his way to his half brother's dorm room. Somehow he had been conned into going to make sure the two of them hadn't killed each other. More like black mailed. Kagome had threatened to tell his father how rude he was, and, while it was probably an idle threat, he did not want Kagome to have any contact with his father.
Inuyasha hesitated outside of the door, and finally knocked, completely certain that he'd rather be just about anywhere but where he currently was.
Mori blinked at the door, then at Sesshomaru, then back at the door. "Are you going to answer that?"
"Why not? You know he won't go away until you talk to him."
"I have no desire to speak to the half-breed at this time. If you do wish to speak to it, you are more than welcome to answer the door yourself."
Mori huffed, getting up to talk to Inuyasha. "What do you want?"
Inuyasha let out a relieved sigh, "Kagome and Sango blackmailed me into making sure you hadn't killed each other."
"What are you talking about?" Mori asked curiously.
Inuyasha looked like he was getting ready to answer, but stopped short when Sesshomaru came to stand behind her. "Half-breed, you may tell Mori's friends that we are both quite well, and they may cease worrying. Now leave."
Inuyasha gulped, nodded, and took off. Mori stared after him for a moment, then turned to Sesshomaru. "And just what was that about?"
"The half-breed is delusional, that is all."
"Right. And why were Sango and Kagome concerned about us killing each other?"
"The matter is…currently under investigation."
Moira stared at him as he wandered back over to read his book. It didn't seem like she was ever going to truly understand her roommate…probably not even close.
A/N - Please, let me know what you think! If I realize there's a lack of interest, I might quite working on this one for awhile.