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Everyday and Every Night
"Hey Inuyasha…it's, uh, it's me. I thought I might catch you before you left…but I guess not. I really need to talk to you, so please…call me back. Thanks."
A beep signaled the end of the message and Inuyasha saved it with a smile. Kagome always managed to make him smile these days, when it seemed nothing else did. With a sigh, he loosened his tie around his neck and wandered to the kitchen while the rest of his messages played.
"Inuyasha, my friend! I have a couple of ladies here that are a little lonely that I'm not sure I can handle alone. Get off your grumpy butt and live a little!" Miroku's voice trailed off and then became muffled as he talked to someone else. "Well, duty calls. But please consider going out. You need to get over this…please." With that, he hung up and left Inuyasha scowling at his answering machine.
Stupid nosey ass…I'm perfectly fine, thank you!
Yeah, that's why you haven't left your apartment except for work in two weeks.
Shaking it off with a grumble, he unbuttoned his shirt on his way to the shower, only half listening to the rest of his messages.
"Inuyasha…it's me." He froze in the middle of stripping off his shirt and whipped his head towards his machine. "Listen, I know you don't want to talk to me after what happened, but…I miss you. We really need to talk. I'll be over after work."
His heart leapt into his throat and his golden eyes stared at the innocent machinery as if it had grown arms and legs.
His arms fell limply to his sides as his head bowed and his mind was swept back to that moment two years ago when his world had crumbled around his feet…
"Miroku, for the love of God, remember to fax those reports before you leave or it'll be your ass," Inuyasha called as he grabbed his coat and headed towards the door. The man in question looked up from the computer with an innocent smile.
"Consider it done, my friend. Where are you headed so early?"
Inuyasha smirked. "None of your business. If I hear one complaint from The Bastard, I'll kill you myself. Got it?"
"If I didn't know you so well, I'd almost say you didn't trust me," Miroku claimed with a false sense of hurt.
Inuyasha snorted and shook his head. "Whatever. See you tomorrow."
With an absent nod to the receptionist, he made his way to his parked car inside the garage, looking at his watch as he went and wincing.
Shit, Kikyo's going to kill me. I'm already an hour late.
Cursing, he picked up his speed and peeled out of the garage as if the devil himself were after him. As he neared his apartment, he thought of the small velvet box that lay like a brick in his pocket.
He and Kikyo had been dating for almost a year now and though it scared him shitless, he was almost ready to ask her to marry him. He knew she was the marrying type and she herself had dropped not-so-subtle hints that she wanted to get married but he had always shied away from the idea of marriage until he had met her.
The idea of committing himself to one person for the rest of his life scared him. To give someone that much hold over him had always scared him. But he knew Kikyo wouldn't wait forever and knew she was getting impatient as it was. He loved her so he wanted to make her happy. And if that meant marriage, then he was willing to do it for her.
With a small grin, he pulled up to his apartment and cut the engine quickly, bounding up the stairs in record time. With a nervous frown, he opened his door and stepped inside.
"Kikyo! I'm home. Sorry I'm late…"
He froze mid step as he gazed at the scene before him. Kikyo looked up with a gasp and hurriedly pulled her shirt tails together while the male underneath her simply smirked in Inuyasha's direction. With a strangled roar, he lunged and had the man pinned against the wall with his hand locked around his throat.
"Inuyasha!" Kikyo screamed. "Let him go! You're suffocating him!"
With a growl he tightened his grip and gained a sick pleasure as the other guy's brown eyes began to roll back in his head. Kikyo rushed to his side and tugged frantically on his powerful forearm, with no avail.
"Inuyasha! Let him go! Please!"
Almost against his will, his hand loosened and the man crumbled in a heap on the ground, coughing. Kikyo crouched down next to him protectively.
"Get out," he snarled, stepping back.
"Get out!" he roared. "Get out of my sight before I do something I'm going to regret."
Kikyo looked up at him apprehensively but his bangs covered his eyes. Tension radiated from every part of him and she knew he was holding onto his temper by a thin thread. With frantic movements, she pulled her lover to his feet and had them out the door before she could anger him further.
Inuyasha stood rooted to the spot, staring at where Kikyo had been. His whole body ached, ached like he had never ached before. With a strangled whimper, his muscles acted without his consent and had him sprinting to the window and bounding into the night.
Shaking the memory off with a scowl, Inuyasha tossed his shirt in an untidy pile on the floor and turned the water on scalding hot. Stepping in, he braced his hands on the tiled wall and bowed his head, letting the water run over his back to pool at his feet.
It had taken him two months to get out of his apartment after that and it had taken him almost a year to finally be able to walk into his apartment without seeing Kikyo and her lover tangled on the floor. If it hadn't been for Kagome…
Buildings passed by in a blur as Inuyasha raced down the street, his eyes burning, his legs quivering and his chest clenching. With a strangled roar, he launched into the air further, higher. He didn't know where he was going, he simply ran.
He skidded to a stop outside a three story apartment building, his fists clenched and quivering. He didn't question why he was here of all places. All he knew was he needed her touch, needed her to take away the pain.
He landed soundlessly outside her window and peered in. She lay in a tangle of sheets, one slim arm thrown over her stomach, the other curling by her face. Her eyes were closed and her chest rode and fell peacefully. Though he hadn't made a single noise, she seemed to sense him and jerked awake with a start. Turning her head, her dazed eyes met his and her mouth formed his name silently.
Kagome didn't waste a moment, and got to get feet and opened her window. Stepping back, she waited for him to close the window against the frigid air behind himself. His breathing was ragged and harsh.
"Inuyasha?" she asked quietly, reaching out with a hand to touch his tense shoulder. "Inuyasha, what happened?"
He moved in a blur and she only had time to gasp before she was clutched against his shuddering chest and his strong arms were clinging to her like a lifeline. Her eyes were wide as she raised her arms to clutch him in turn. Her heart pounded in her ears and fear was a bitter taste in her mouth. She had never seen him this out of control before. He had always kept a rigid control over himself and had never gotten past blustering anger.
"Inuyasha," her voice shook. "Inuyasha, you're scaring me. What happened?" He shook his head against her shoulder and shifted his grip so that he sat on the bed with her in his lap, careful to keep his face from her searching gaze.
"Kagome…she." He stopped and took a shuddering breath. "She cheated on me, Kagome. That bitch was with another man!" Gasping, Kagome attempted to pull back, but he tightened his hold on her. Closing her eyes on a wave of tears, she clutched him to her just as tightly and slowly rocked him, murmuring nonsense in his ears.
"Oh, Inuyasha," she murmured, tears breaking free to trail down her face.
"Kagome," he whispered and allowed her to pull back a little, his arms coming to rest loosely around her waist. She placed her palm against his cheek and pulled his face up so she could see it and her breath caught in her throat. Utter defeat were in his eyes, they were naked, everything was bare to her. "Kagome, can I…" he took a breath. "Can I stay?"
She bit her lip and pulled him back against her chest, closing her eyes. "Yes, of course you can. You can stay as long as you want."
Damn you Kikyo. How could you do this to him?
Only the moon bore witness to the tender moment between the two, only the star bore witness to the tears that fell from his eyes.
Inuyasha sighed and turned off the water and wrapped a towel around his waist. If it hadn't been for Kagome, who knows what he would have done? In that one moment of vulnerability, she had been there and Inuyasha couldn't express to her how much it meant to her. It had taken her most of the night to get the story of what had happened out of him and she had been furious.
He chuckled as he remembered the absolute rage on her face.
That-that…bitch! How dare she?
He had smiled slightly at her awkward cursing before he'd pulled her back against him and kissed her forehead. They had fallen asleep like that for the rest of the night and most of the morning.
My little vengeful angel.
Smiling, Inuyasha got dressed in sweats and walked back to the living room and grabbed his phone, Kagome's face fresh on his mind when the doorbell rang. His heart skipped a beat as Kikyo's words echoed in his head.
I'll be by after work today.
"Oh shit," he whispered, swallowing thickly. He hadn't seen her since that night and as he approached the door, it all came rushing back.
His face was set in a furious scowl when he swung open the door, prepared to send her packing on her ass, but he froze. Standing, staring at her feet, two suitcases by her dainty feet, and the smell of tears radiating from her, stood Kagome.
"Kagome?" he murmured. Said girl, jerked her head up and his heart squeezed when he saw the tears on her cheeks. Quickly wiping them away, she sniffled and tried to smile.
"Inuyasha." Her whole body seemed to go soft when she saw his face. The resolve that had kept her together this far crumbled under his concerned gaze. "I tried to call…" she whispered, her lips beginning to quiver. Against her will, more tears slipped out the corner of her eyes. Cursing, Inuyasha pulled her against his chest and her resolve cracked and she sobbed openly against his chest, her hands clutching at him in earnest.
Scooping her into his arms, he nudged her suitcases in with his foot then closed the door. Sitting into the recliner with her in his lap, he brushed her bangs away from her face and waited patiently for her sobs to die down, all the while his mind racing.
When her sobs had stopped, as well as her quivering, she pulled back enough to wipe her face clean. "I'm sorry to come to you like this, Inuyasha," she murmured, refusing to meet his gaze. Sighing, he tipped her face up.
"Stop talking nonsense. What happened?"
She stood from his lap and wrapped her arms around herself. She needed to stand on her own a moment. This was her problem, not Inuyasha's. She rubbed her arms against the sudden chill. "Koga left me," she whispered, knowing he'd hear her. When a string of foul curses lit the air, her lips twitched into a ghost of a smile. "He left about a month ago. He took all the money with him. I…I didn't have enough to pay for the apartment, so I was evicted." She turned to him, her eyes earnest. "I would have gone to my mother's but she's barely making ends meet as it is and…I didn't know where else to go." She bit her lip and waited to see what he'd say.
"Goddamn it, Kagome. Why didn't you tell me? I could have helped you!" She shook her head, frowning.
"It wasn't your problem, it was mine. I thought I could make it work, but he was the one that paid most of the rent and with you so busy, I didn't want to—"
She gasped when he grabbed her arms and shook her a little. "You idiot! Don't you know anything? I would have done whatever it took to help you! I would do anything for you. I thought you knew that by now!"
She stared after him when he paced away, then back again, muttering under his breath. Her heart was jumping uncontrollably and she couldn't seem to catch her breath.
"Inuyasha…I'm sorry. I didn't mean to…" Sighing, she rubbed her hands over her face as weariness settled into her bones and the anger, the sadness that had kept her going had long since drained away, leaving her swaying on her feet.
Inuyasha stopped in front of her and sighed himself. Wiping a stray tear with his thumb, he shook his head. "I'm going to kill that fucking wolf," he said with heat, his eyes flashing. A tremulous smile broke out on her face. Her lips were swollen and red, and Inuyasha had to stop himself from plundering that mouth. He had been trying to keep himself from her in respect of the wolf, but with him gone, nothing stood in his way. "Go put you're things in the bedroom. We'll talk more tomorrow."
With a brilliant smile on her face, she threw her arms around his neck. "Thank you! I promise I'll try and find a place as soon as possible and—" Once again, he cut her off. Cupping the back of her neck, he pulled her forward and silenced her with his lips, unable to stop himself. He had intended at first to simply shut her up and let her know of his intentions. His lips were tender and soft at first as they tried to coax a response from her. Her eyes wide, Kagome stood frozen. But then the scent of pine wood and masculinity wrapped around her and she knew this was Inuyasha. The same Inuyasha she had been fighting her feelings for, for years and the same Inuyasha that she had wanted since she'd met him at the tender age of sixteen. Closing her eyes on a sigh, she met him eagerly and pressed against him. As she opened her mouth to deepen the kiss, his desire that had been building for her for months finally burst and he increased the pace.
Hungry and urgent, he devoured her until there was nothing left but earnest desire. Clutching her against him, he plundered her mouth like he'd wanted to. Without the wolf to get in his way, she was soft and compliant in his arms. And it had never tasted sweeter.
Moaning, he walked her backwards until her back hit the wall. He trailed one hand to grab the back of her knee, he pull her leg up to hook around his hips, grinding eagerly against her heat. She gasped and lifted her hips to meet his. She had been wanting this for years and held none of her desire back. Their mixed breaths grated harshly in the silent air and it thrilled her to her core, heat pooling between her legs. Dragging her mouth away from his, she latched onto the side of his neck with thirsty lips as her frantic hands pulled at the strings holding his sweats onto his narrow hips.
Growling, he grasped her hands and held them against his chest as he rested his forehead against hers. "Kagome," he gasped, his breath harsh. She looked up at him, her cheeks flushed and her lips bruised, but her eyes heady with desire. "God, I've wanted to do that for months."
Her smile grew coy. "I've wanted you to do that for years." He groaned when her fingers pulled away from his to trace patterns against his bare chest.
"I don't want this to be a one night thing, Kagome," he rasped as she dipped her head to lap at his collar bone.
She pulled back and framed his face with her hands. "Inuyasha. I want you, all of you, everyday and every night, for as long as you'll let me."
His heart squeezed and he kissed her tenderly. She kissed him back softly and caressed his cheek with her hand.
"I want you, Kagome. God, I want you more than anything I've wanted my whole life."
She pulled back and pushed gently on his shoulders. When he growled deeply, she simply gave him a coy grin, and pulled out from between him and the wall. "Then come and get me, Inuyasha," she whispered huskily. A feral grin blossomed on his face and his ears twitched. Uttering a small growl, he shot toward her and she ran with a little squeal of excitement, her laughter trailing after her throughout the empty apartment.
(AN: This is just the first installment of a drabble series I've decided to start. There will NOT be regular updates, so please don't expect them. I've finally decided to try my hand at them, and they will most likely be mostly Inuyasha Kagome paring, but there might be others. I hope you enjoyed this one, and look out for my next one! Thanks for reading, I would love to heard your thoughts!)