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This Sesshoumaru Doesn't Do Christmas by SunsetMiko

When a Challenge is Issued

I do not own Inuyasha and Company, no matter how happy it would make me. Rumiko Takahashi is the lucky one there. I do not profit from these stories, unless sweet reviews, supportive emails, and shiny banners count. I think they’re worth more far than money though, so let just go with I do not profit financially from these stories.

 

This Sesshoumaru Doesn’t Do Christmas

Chapter 1 – When a Challenge is Issued

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The group sat around a jumbled dining room table, each wishing they had eaten just a few bites less, but otherwise enjoying themselves. Sesshoumaru, of course, had demanded to sit at the head of the table, and no one had objected, except Inuyasha, who bitched and moaned mainly because it was expected of him. There were two ends of the table after all, and the brothers had spent a good deal of dinner giving each other death glares just for the hell of it.

“Oh, Sango! Did you see the ads?” Kagome asked in an excited voice, nearly bouncing up and down in her chair.

“Yes! I couldn’t believe some of the deals this year! It’s gonna be great!” Sango squealed in reply. “So, same as last year? You’re picking us all up?” Kagome nodded. “Is Sesshoumaru going to come along?”

Inuyasha’s amused snort was so loud it nearly echoed, drawing everyone’s eyes to him. “Like that bastard would be caught bargain hunting! Who gives a shit anyway? Kaggie’s got me to go with her like always. She don’t need him.”

“I know that,” Sango growled in frustration. “I just thought since he was her boyfriend and since all her other boyfriends…”

“This Sesshoumaru does not know why you are even bothering with such a ridiculous excursion. I have given you access to more than enough money to purchase your Christmas gifts. There is no reason to fight the crowds before dawn to save a few dollars.” The tone of his voice made it very clear that he was not a fan of the upcoming holiday, and Kagome frowned.

 

“I don’t want to use your money to buy presents for my friends. And what’s your problem with Christmas, anyway? What’s not to like?”

Miroku chuckled, drawing the attention of the group. “I had forgotten that this is your first Christmas being acquainted with our dear friend’s older brother. Sesshoumaru is, putting it mildly, a Grinch.”

It was Sesshoumaru’s turn to growl, and he was much better at it than Sango, her being human and all.

“This Sesshoumaru does not see the point in participating in such a pathetic commercial attempt at prying people’s hard-earned monies from their unsuspecting pockets. Thanksgiving has not even passed, and they have already begun hanging tacky decorations and nick-knacks while trying to sell outlandishly overpriced and unnecessary trinkets and trimmings. The holidays no longer hold any significance other than to give people a reason to spend frivolously, buying things their family and friends neither want nor need in an effort to prove themselves the better gift givers. The entire holiday is simply prepos…ter…ous.” Sesshoumaru’s spite-filled rant lost momentum and his voice trailed off as he noticed the very displeased look on his sweet Kagome’s face.

“I can’t believe you! How in the hell did I end up with Scrooge on Christmas? No, no, this won’t work at all.”

There was panic visible in glowing golden eyes for a moment before he managed to hide it away. She wouldn’t leave him just because he didn’t like Christmas, would she?

“It really isn’t all that bad! There are lots of wonderful things about Christmas! It’s absolutely my favorite time of the year. That’s it! I’ll just have to show you, that’s all.”

Inuyasha laughed. “Show him? You honestly believe that you can change his mind? He’s hated everything to do with Christmas for as long as I can remember, even when we were kids!”

“I wouldn’t be so quick to judge, my friend,” Miroku said sagely. “If there is anyone on this earth that could convince Sesshoumaru to change his views on anything, it would be Kagome.”

“Yeah, she got him to come to Thanksgiving dinner with us, didn’t she?” Sango chimed in supportively. “I think she has a chance. Not a huge chance, but still a chance.”

“Then it’s settled! I bet that by Christmas morning you’ll have to admit that there are good things about Christmas and that the entire thing isn’t ‘simply preposterous’,” she quoted in a playfully mocking tone.

“It is very unlikely that there is anything you can say or do to alter this Sesshoumaru’s opinion, Kagome,” he said tonelessly before cracking a sexy smirk at her, “but you are more than welcome to try.”

 

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