AN: This is a new serialization that will be based on prompts at Livejournal communities. This story centers on the budding friendship between Kagome and Sesshoumaru, whether Sesshoumaru likes it or not. THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE. Sometimes the Inuyasha/Kagome pairing will be referenced but not the focus.

Some chapters will have shorter word counts than others. This is due to word count limits at these various communities, which is part of the challenge.

Enjoy! Updates will be sporadic.

Prompt: Lunch, Word Count: 200, from dokuga_contest.

Absurd Distractions

Part One: Premeditated

"Sesshoumaru-sama has been coming to the village a lot," Kagome mused.

Inuyasha snorted. "He brings that kid dresses and checks on her."

"How many dresses does Rin-chan need?" Kagome was still staring at Rin and Sesshoumaru, intrigued at their interaction. She couldn't look away; perhaps she was bored.

"Why do you care?" he asked annoyed, but Kagome ignored him.

"Maybe we should invite him over, you know, to our home for a meal," Kagome asked, and Inuyasha's eyes widened.

"Are you crazy?"

"Well, he seems lonely," she mused sadly.

"Just leave him be." This was Inuyasha's final word, but Kagome didn't let up.

"I wonder if he needs to find someone, you know, a companion?" she asked wistfully.

"Oh, no you don't, woman!" He pointed a finger at her, but Kagome was too stubborn and not interested in his scolding. She grinned with an evil new plan. She snapped her fingers.

"That's it! I'll invite him for lunch!" she said, looking for encouragement. Inuyasha looked withered.

"You're asking for trouble," he said gloomily.

"Oh, be quiet. We could use some excitement in this village once in awhile!" Kagome said, and she took off in a sprint toward the unaware youkai.