Last chapter. Hope you enjoy it!

Last day. I'll be over in half an hour.

Rin was as confused now as she was when the text arrived. Sesshomaru was stood on her doorstep in a full black suit and white shirt, looking as sharp as a knife and as cool as ice, holding out a large white box and telling her to get dressed.

The box turned out to have a long halter neck midnight blue dress with matching purse and shoes. She would have confronted him on it but it was his day. She put it on, put some makeup on her face and did her hair up, even finding some jewellery to match it.

He took her to his Volkswagen Jetta Sedan and drove her across the city to a small high quality restaurant where they sat, ate, talked… the air of discomfort around them faded slightly as time passed and they found themselves laughing and enjoying their meal.

After a four course dinner, Sesshomaru took her to the theatre where he collected two very good seats and they watched the show with honest interest until the interval when they stood against a wall with some drinks.

Rin finally blinked away from his gaze. "What are you doing Sesshomaru?"

"What do you mean?"

"Dinner? Theatre? What are you playing at?"

He sighed and put his glass down on the side. "Today is my last day with you. I want this to be something… I can look back on in the future. This one… perfect day in my life. The one I shared with you."

Rin blinked and put her drink down. "Sesshomaru, if this is some… hope… of making me love you…"

"I do love you Rin. And I will always love you, even if I never see you again."

"Which you won't."

"So be it then. I will remember today and hold it to my heart. I just want tonight to be perfect."

She stared at him for a moment then sighed and turned her head away, picking up her glass. "If that's what you want."

He almost knocked over the glass in grabbing her and holding her into him, leaning on her neck and kissing her there. "I love you."

"Don't start that again." She shook her head and sighed, holding onto him loosely.

"You're the one I want."

"That's Grease, this is Les Misérables."

-(-)-Left In The Dust-(-)-

Sesshomaru sighed as the moonlight crossed his face, using the light to look over at Rin as she slept on his side. The air was thick and sweet and his body exhausted. But his happiness was hollow and almost meaningless. Closing his eyes against the light, his hand ran over her back. "Rin…"

She shifted for a moment then her eyes cracked in the strong light from outside. "Yes?"

He stared at her for a while, watching her eyes for a while then shifting to be closer to her. "This is probably the last time I'll see you… isn't it?"


He closed his eyes and sighed. "Then let me say this… I will always love you. You can take what every you wish Rin, I don't care anymore. All I ask… is that if you ever find yourself back here… you stay away from me. Because… to see you with someone else… it… it will probably destroy me."

Rin face was still for a while then she sighed and lay her head back down on him.

Accepting his fate, The Champion put his head in her hair, closing his eyes and loosening his grip so she could get out easily, drifting off slowly. The pain was cold and bitter and he really hated it but he loved it at the same time.

He relived his days with her in his mind, remembering each moment and each glance at her. He had no doubt without her he'd go insane but right now he'd welcome it. Insanity was better than loss.

Finally his memories ended, ending with her falling asleep on his arm. Steadily he opened his eyes and looked up at the celling. The whole world felt darker and duller already.

He closed his eyes and sighed. "Rin."

What am I doing? As if I expect a response.

Letting out another deep breath, getting out of bed and heading off to find what she'd taken. Bet it was the Jag.

He stopped at the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. He blinked at the sight before him. Rin sat on the countertop, her head lowered into a cup.

The sight of her, sat there, in one of his shirts, almost made him angry. "Rin?" He snapped at her.

She looked up and he saw her eyes were red and tear tracks ran down her face. "Sesshomaru."

"What are you still doing here?"


"You should be gone. You should have just taken a car and gone."

She smiled sadly at her drink, rubbing her finger over the edge. "I know. And… and I had my hand on the keys. I picked the Jag. You know I like them."

"Then take it and go. I don't want to see you. Don't… tease me anymore."

"Sesshomaru… I can't do it." She slid off the counter and walked over to him, looking up at him. "I can't… take something else from you."

"Something else?"

She nodded and tears fell from her eyes. "I took…." her voice cracked. "I took your heart." The tears flowed down her cheeks and she began to sob, covering her face with her hands. "I… I can't leave you."

He stared at her for a while then closed his eyes, wrapping his arms around her and pressing his head into her neck, inhaling the smell and feeling. She felt so much warmer than before.

I… finally have….

"I love you Sesshomaru."

He almost lost control of himself in happiness, keeping a tighter grip. He just let out a soft breath and closed his eyes. "I love you too Rin."

"Never leave me. Please. Never leave me."

"I won't. I'll never leave you Rin."

A/N: Sorry it's so short but I just wanted to tease you a little :')

Well, there you go, Left in the Dust.

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