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One Week by Reira

A Blue Monday

A little note: For 'The Spectrum Challenge' found on dokuga_contest. This will be a seven-chaptered story about how Kagome captivated Sesshomaru in one short week.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the creators or producers of Inuyasha. No profit is made from this.


A Blue Monday

Mondays. Kagome hated Mondays. Annoyed, she stomped her way down the hallway to her classroom, her uniform a mess because she had overslept. A few students gave her odd looks, but she ignored them, for she really did not have the time to pay attention to people who could look so happy on a Monday morning.

"Kagome!" her friends, Yuka, Eri and Ayumi called. Kagome gave them a small wave as she approached them. The three were smiling widely, which Kagome had to admit was very annoying.

"Morning," Kagome muttered, "You look happy."

"It's a beautiful morning, isn't it?" Eri asked.

"Not really," Kagome mumbled as she looked out at the city through the large windows. Her gaze then moved to the group of boys walking towards the school gate. Kagome sighed. Even the gallant Sesshomaru looked comfortable on a Monday morning. Didn't anyone else share her grief?

"What's wrong?" Ayumi asked. Kagome turned to face her friend and mustered a fake smile.

"Nothing," Kagome replied. She just really hated Mondays.


Sesshomaru, like many other youkai in this age, was an expert at ignoring things that humans would consider overstepping the boundaries. He could smell and hear many things with his enhanced senses every day he attended school, but he ignored it and pushed it to the back of his mind.

Today was different. When the scent of blood hit his senses, Sesshomaru was alert. His first thought was that someone had gotten into a fight again, but he soon realised that the blood was far too sweet for such a situation. A girl. The blood belonged to a girl. He told himself to ignore it, but when he turned the corner and came face-to-face with a pair of blue eyes, he froze.

"Oh, sorry," Kagome apologised, "I didn't see you there, Sesshomaru."

"Hn," was his reply. The blood was coming from her.

Kagome's eyebrow twitched. "Is that all you ever say?"

Sesshomaru blinked, surprised at the girl's sudden outburst. Kagome's anger only seemed to intensify.

"You're sickening!" Kagome hissed, "All the girls are all over you and you never even give them one glance!"

A few students stopped what they were doing and turned to look at the commotion. Kagome noticed this and found a blush forming on her cheeks. Kagome quickly averted her gaze and sighed.

"I'm sorry," Kagome whispered, "I'm in a real bad mood today." Kagome bowed, then turned around and scurried away, leaving a dumbstruck Sesshomaru behind. That was the first time a woman ever stood up to him.


The maths test stared at Kagome, not the other way around. A big fat fail sat in the corner of her paper. Kagome looked up at the teacher, who shook his head, then she looked back down at the paper and collapsed on her desk. Her stomach churned and Kagome groaned. Not only was it the worst time of the month for her, she had a stomach ache and she failed the one test she didn't want to fail. The gods must hate her.

She glanced at Sesshomaru, who sat in fornt of her. Her eyes widened at the big fat one-hundred in the corner of his paper. She sighed. Why were the good-looking rich jerks always the smartest? Kagome folded her test and stashed it into her bag, fretting her father's reaction later that day. Her father was not going to be happy.

Sesshomaru could sense Kagome Higurashi's unease. Usually he pushed these feelings away, but today was different. There was something about this human girl that seemed different, he couldn't explain it. Up until now, she was just another girl in his class, but now she was something else. And he was determined to find out.


When the day was finally over, Kagome slouched he way to the gate. Her shoulders were slumped and her bag suddenly felt extremely heavy, despite the fact that she barely had anything in it. Kagome sighed and looked up at the blue sky. How she wished she could be free like the birds flying above her, then she wouldn't have to worry about Mondays.

"Do you always slump?" a voice asked. Kagome jumped and spun around. Two amber eyes were watching her curiously.

"Oh," Kagome breathed, "Sesshomaru, you scared me."

"You didn't answer my question."

Kagome raised an eyebrow. "And I don't remember owing you anything!"

Sesshomaru sighed and shook his head. It was strange. For as long as she could remember, Kagome had always wondered what it was about Sesshomaru and his friends that made them different. Sure, they were all ridiculously handsome, with beautiful shiny hair, gorgeous eyes and masculine builds, but there was something else. Something almost sinister.

"You are upset," Sesshomaru said. It was a statement, not a question. "Why has no one else noticed?"

Kagome smiled weakly. "I guess they don't know me well enough."

"Hn," Sesshomaru hummed, "then they are fools."

"Why are you suddenly interested?" Kagome asked.

"No woman should carry a frown like the one you carried today," was the reply. Kagome's eyes widened. She didn't even notice that she had been frowning through the day. Sesshomaru's amber eyes were watching her, but instead of the usual cold gaze he executed, he seemed concerned. Kagome felt her heart flutter. She had just discovered a side of the Sesshomaru she was unaware even existed. A smile formed on her lips.

"Thank you," she whispered, "it's nice to know someone cares."


Kagome excused herself, and then disappeared to go home. Sesshomaru watched her walk away, and then chuckled to himself. What made the woman think he cared?


Prompt: Spectrum Challenge - Blue


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