*I do not own Inuyasha or its characters*
"Hey Kagome!" Inuyasha yelled from downstairs. "Hurry up or we'll be late!"
"Sorry! I'm coming!" she yelled back, taking a quick once over at her appearance in the mirror before grabbing her teal bridesmaid dress and heading down stairs.
"Geez, took you long enough," Inuyasha grumbled holding the front door open for Kagome. "All you had to do was put on makeup and do your hair.
"Stop complaining," she replied and made her way to the car. "And hurry up Inuyasha! We're going to be late!" she mocked when she was inside the car and he was still locking the front door.
"Oi! I've been saying that for the past 20 minutes woman!" he seethed.
Kagome giggled as he got in the car scowling. "You look nice in your suit," she commented. "It took foreeevvver to find that thing though."
He started the car and backed out of the driveway before commenting. "You're the one who asked me to go with you to this wedding."
"Hey! You were invited as well! And you're a groomsmen for crying out loud!"
"Doesn't mean I wanted to go though! You know that me and Koga don't get along and-"
"You get along fine. You were just mad in the past because Koga hit on me so much in high school...and up until he met Ayame."
"-not to mention my bastard brother is going to be there..." His ears flattened to his head.
I looked at him wide-eyed and surprised. "Sesshomaru? Why would he be attending?"
"Business. With Kouga being the leader of his families corporation now, he and the bastard will be business partners. The bastard makes sure to keep up with his partners and keep up his appearance, I'll give him that much."
"Ya know, I've never really met your brother. I've only seen pictures in magazines and the newspaper. He's a full demon right?"
"Yeah," was his only response.
Wow, a full demon, Kagome thought. There aren't many of those around anymore.
Demon's had in fact made themselves known too humans but not without the help of deception and magic. Under the pressure and possibility of extinction they came out claiming they had special abilities but were not a danger. Most demons used magic or their abilities to change their appearance so they looked more human. This all happened before Kagome was even born. The human race eventually got used to them Kagome supposed because they lived in the closest thing to harmony there is now. There were humans and demons that didn't trust or like either race. But that was probably normal.
As for Kagome she didn't hate demons. Inuyasha, her best friend, was half demon after all! Not to mention she had several other demon friends, including Koga, among her human friends.
"We're here," Inuyasha said glumly, as if he was approaching his death.
"Oh cheer up! You got me with you after all!" She nudged him with her elbow smiling.
When they were parked they got out and walked to the front door of the hotel that was being rented out for the ceremony and reception. They went ahead of the line that was being made who must have been people who were not on the list and just wanted to get glimpses of celebrities.
"Invitation, names, and identification," asked a man with a security guard to his left.
"Bridesmaid Higurashi Kagome and groomsmen Inuyasha Taisho," Kagome answered while Inuyasha and Kagome both pulled out their ID's for the man.
After verifying both he smiled warmly and opened the door. "Please come in. Someone will lead you to the dressing rooms."
"Thank you," Kagome answered with a smile while Inuyasha mumbled his thanks.
"Wooow, it's so pretty in here," she said out loud. Looking around the place confirmed it was a place for only the highest members of society. Golden chandeliers with shining crystals. Shining tiled floors that looked clean enough to eat on.
"Right this way," a hotel employee said, she escorted them to where the wedding was to start.
After knocking on the door and entering, they were greeted by the bride. "Kagome! Inuyasha!" The female wolf demon Ayame screamed as they entered the dressing room, and enveloped Kagome in a hug.
"Hey! Sorry we're a little late. You look so gorgeous! And you don't even have your dress on yet," she replied as she hugged the bride.
Ayame released her grip and blushed. "You think?"
"Of course! Koga's tongue might just roll out of his little wolf demon mouth when he sees you," Kagome gave a wink.
Inuyasha snorted. "His mouth is anything but small. Ow!" he winced as Kagome elbowed him.
The bride laughed. "Oh I'm so glad you guys are here!"
"You better go to the groomsmen dressing room. I'll see you soon," Kagome smile to Inuyasha.
"Yeah I'll go find that mangy wolf," he replied and gave a slight wave to both women before making his exit.
"Alright ladies!" yelled Ayame's maid of honor. "Let's finish getting ready and help the bride!"
If it weren't for business Sesshomaru wouldn't even be here. He had much better things to do. Regardless he stood as everyone else when the music started playing and a pair of wooden doors opened. First came the Maid of honor and the Man of honor. Then the first pair of bridesmaids and groomsmen came next. Then another. Then another. Sesshomaru was completely bored out of his mind but hid it very well. He was relieved when the last pair came out only to notice it was his half-brother Inuyasha. Sesshomaru had smelt him but wasn't informed he was a groomsman. Sesshomaru took note of the human female next to him.
With his keen senses he caught the female squeezing Inuyasha lightly with her arm and smiling brightly at him which made Inuyasha in turn smile slightly. Sesshomaru wouldn't admit it but he was curious whether his brother was dating this female, and a human female at that. It wasn't uncommon for demons and humans to date, court, or even mate, but most demons and humans were against it. The bride came down the aisle and was glowing with happiness and he could smell how nervous she was. The groom was the same.
The wedding was very much like a human one so present and future human business partners would see at as proper and official. There was even a priest. Although this one was specially trained in demon marriages, and because these types of priest were hard to find their payment sum was much larger.
"Please be seated," the priest's voice boomed as the bride faced the groom and the music stopped.
Normal human ritual things were said and the couple exchanged vows first and before the I do's came the priest called for both pair of alphas from each family to step forward.
The priest turned to Koga's parents first. "Do you, alpha male and female of Koga's pack; give your blessing to this couple?
Koga's parents nodded. "We give our blessing," they said in union.
The Priest acknowledged their answer with a nod and turned to Ayame's parents and repeated the same question and received the same answer.
"If anyone objects please stand now or forever hold you peace." Silence. "Then I pronounce you two husband and wife and mates. Koga, you may kiss your bride and mate."
Koga diligently lifted Ayame's veil and as he kissed her. Claps and howls rang throughout the crowd.
Later at the reception party Shesshomaru found himself stuck talking with Mr. Jirga, a taiyoukai like Sesshomaru's linage, who introduced his daughter, Himeko. Sesshomaru made conversation with the female taiyoukai before looking for an excuse to leave her. Luckily he caught sight of his brother; for once he wasn't all that displeased with seeing the half breed.
"Excuse me," Sesshomaru interrupted Mr. Jirga's daughter. "I hate to interrupt but I must greet my brother and his date. It was nice talking to you."
"You too, I hope to see you again soon," she replied smiling and shook his hand.
Sesshomaru left and made his way to Inuyasha. When he came close enough he noticed a peculiar smell that he couldn't quite place. All he knew for sure was that it was coming from the human female with dark raven hair.
Inuyasha growled quietly, making Kagome look curiously at him. "What's wrong?"
He didn't offer a response, only glared. She followed the direction of the glare and saw a tall taiyoukai male with long white, silver-ish hair that had been put into a tight sleek ponytail with eyes the color and shine of pure gold that had a predatory sense to them. She immediately knew it was Sesshomaru. Kagome got the sense of danger even though the silver haired, golden eyed male smiled kindly as he approached.
"Hello Inuyasha," Sesshomaru greeted.
"What do you want bastard?" Inuyasha asked bitterly.
"Is that anyway to act in front of a lady?" Sesshomaru looked at Kagome. "I'm Sesshomaru, this rude person's half-brother." He held out a hand and she took it.
Kagome gave a nervous smile. "Hi I'm Higurashi, Kagome. Nice to meet you. I've heard a little about you from Inuyasha."
"I'm sure they were not compliments," he smirked.
"Your damn straight they weren't!" Inuyasha interjected. "Come on Kagome," he took hold of her hand and started walking, "let's go."
Usually when Inuyasha ordered her around she'd set him straight the way she always did but feeling how uncomfortable he was she let him this one time. She turned her head back to Sesshomaru with a smile. "Nice meeting you!"
His response was a small wave. She turned her head back to Inuyasha. "Slow down! You're wearing my heels out!"
He stopped and mumbled a sorry. "I just don't want you around him. He's bad news."
"Don't worry about me, I'm fine," she smiled reassuringly. "I probably won't even see him again."
Inuyasha relaxed at the idea. "Your right."
"Now let's go dance!" Kagome exclaimed.
"I think Koga called us," Inuyasha replied walking away from the dance floor.
"Liar!" Kagome pouted.
AN: First chapter. Yay! R&R please =)