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Mending a broken heart by cassandra

Chapter 1

Kagome had been so excited and never felt so happy. Inuyasha had just asked her to be his mate and she'd said yes. She told him that she'd be right back because she had a surprise for him. Little did she know she was in for a surprise herself. She ran to her hut that Inuyasha had built for her since she could no longer go home. When she got inside she walked over to a shelf and took down a small velvet box. She sighed  when she opened it and stared at the beautiful pink jewel in her hand. The jewel had finally been put back together and Naraku had finally been defeated. She decided she was going to give it to Inuyasha so he could make a wish.

"He's going to be so excited!" She said to herself as she ran back to where she'd left Inuyasha. That's when she heard a strange noise. Frowning she continued on. What she saw tore her heart in two. Inuyasha had Kikyo pinned against a tree kissing her. They were obviously about to have some 'fun' because he had no shirt on and was fondling her breasts.

"Kikyo I love you so much. Will you be my mate?"

"But what about Kagome? I thought you wanted her?"

"Kikyo, didn't you know that a demon can have two mates? I want both of you." He said. That's when he caught the scent of tears and realized they had an audience. He turned around and saw a crying Kagome with a small box in her hands.

"Inuyasha you bastard! How could you! You said you loved me! You said you wanted me to be your mate!"

"Kagome it's not what you think!" He said begining to panic.

"Oh really? It sure the hell looked like you were having fun to me!"

"I love both of you. I'm going to mate you both." He said with a nervous smile.

"Oh hell no! I don't share my men. Especially with dead whores!" She said glaring at Kikyo.

His ears drooped. "I'm sorry Kagome."

"Well sorry isn't good enough!" She yelled.

Kikyo to a step towards her. "Kagome listen to him." She said with a guilty look on her face.

Kagome pointed at Kikyo and glared. "You stay the hell away from me! I ought to take back the rest of my soul from you and purify his ass right now! You know what, you two deserve each other. Go ahead and mate your dead whore! I don't ever want to see your face again you filthy half breed!" She yelled before running away from the two of them.

Inuyasha was shocked. She'd called him a half breed! His Kagome! When she said that, he knew he didn't stand a chance in hell in getting her back.

"I'm so sorry Inuyasha. I know you loved her dearly and I know you loved her more than me but I will never leave your side." Kikyo said feeling guilty.

"Yeah I know Kikyo, I know." He said sadly.

Kagome continued running through the forest until she came to the well. She knew the well no longer worked but for some strange reason it made her feel closer to her family. She sank to the ground next to the well crying.

'Why? How could this happen? He said he loved me. ME! Not that bitch! How could he be so heartless? He knew I was trapped in this time. Now the only man I've ever loved has chosen HER. Now I'm all alone. Who will love me now?' These thoughts ran through her mind as she continued crying. She was crying so hard that she didn't notice someone standing there.

"Miko, why do you weep?"

Kagome's head shot up. "Se...Sess...Sesshomaru?"

Sesshomaru could sense her fear. "You have nothing to fear from this Sesshomaru. Now tell me why do you weep?" She turned her face away and remained silent. That was all it took for him to know what happened.

"Ah. I see. The whelp chose her." He sighed. Surprising Kagome he knelt in front of her. Gently grabbing her chin he turned her face towards him. She looked down at the ground refusing to look at him.

"Look at me." He said gently. She lifted her head in shame. She never cried in front of anyone. It made her feel weak. He wiped away her tears.

"Don't cry over that whelp. He's a fool to let a precious jewel like you go." He smiled at her shocked expression. "What? Can't a man be attracted to a beautiful kind woman? Beleive it or not little miko, I wanted you the first time I saw you but it was clear you wanted that sorry excuse of a brother of mine." He said snarling at the last part.

"But I thought you hated humans?" She asked.

"Some, but not all. Especially not you." He said caressing her face making her blush.

"Forget about him. You need someone to trust, someone who's loyal, a protector, a companion, a friend, a lover...a mate. I can be all of these things for you if you will let me."

Kagome was so shocked that she didn't know what to say. Here was the cold ice prince himself practicaly proposing to her. He tucked her hair behind her ear and leaned forward to kiss her forehead.

"At least let me take you home to my castle and be your friend and protector if nothing else."

"Thank you. I guess it wouldn't hurt. I could use a friend right now."

He smiled. "Then come with me miko." He said holding out his hand to help her up.

"Can we stop by my hut? There are some things I need."

"I don't mind." He said. It didn't take long to get to her hut since she lived so close to the well. When Sesshomaru saw her home he was surprised at the size and the way it was built. It looked like a master carpenter had built it. Normally these huts were crudely made. Following her inside he noticed how big it was inside and how many rooms there were.

"This is a rather nice home. May I ask why you have so much space for just one person?"

Kagome blushed. "Inuyasha wanted me to have the best I could have in this era." She told him. He already knew that she was from the future.

"But why all the extra rooms though?"

Kagome blushed even more. "Well...he said...he said that...if we ever became mates we'd need the extra rooms for any pups we'd have."

When he heard her say this he growled in jelousy. When she heard him growl she looked up at him and saw that his eyes were red. Scared, she backed up against the wall. When he saw her back up his eyes returned to normal. Stepping up to her he caressed her face.

"Calm down. This Sesshomaru would never hurt you."

"Then why are you mad at me?"

"I'm not angry at you. I'm just a little jealous is all." He said as he continued to caress her face.

"Jealous? Of what?" She asked confussed.

"Of the thought of you having pups with that whelp. I want to be the one to bless you with pups if we were to ever become more than friends." He whispered. If his words hadn't shocked her enough, what he did next blew her away. Slowly his face lowered to hers. Ever so gently he kissed her lips. He smiled at her reaction when he pulled away.

"Pack the things you wished to take with us." He said leaving the room.

She touched her lips as he walked away. 'Oh my god! He just kissed me! Sesshomaru the most feared demon in all of Japan kissed me! Maybe he does care after all.' She thought to herself smiling.

Sesshomaru was waiting for her in the next room. He could sense all of her emotions. He smiled as he sensed her shock, amazement and happiness. 'Maybe she'll come around faster than I expected.' He thought chuckling to himself. He looked around the room as he waited for her. He looked at all the photos of his brother and Kagome and sighed.

"Brother you are a fool." He said out loud. He continued looking around and saw strange things he'd never seen before. He saw pictures of all her friends and family. One photo caught his eye and he picked it up and smiled. It was a picture that had all of her fuedal era friends. The monk was smiling with a red handprint on his face. The demon slayer was standing beside him giving him a death glare. Beside them stood his idiot brother. He couldn't help but laugh when he saw the kitsune on top of his head biting his dog ears. It was clear Inuyasha was not happy. The only one who appeared normal in the picture, was the wolf prince Kouga. He stood in front of them all with his arms crossed and a cocky grin on his face.

"That one's my favorite." Kagome said coming into the room.

He chuckled. "I can see why. They're a comical bunch aren't they? How are all of them doing by the way?"

"Sango and Miroku got married. They have twin girls and are expecting another baby any day now. Shippo stays with them to help out with the babies. He was living with me but he wanted to help them out. Kouga gave up trying to claim me as his woman. He still brings me gifts from time to time in friendship. He found a mate and they have four pups and they are all little hellions! It's like having four little Kouga's running around! They run me ragged when I babysit them." Sesshomaru laughed at the thought of her chasing around four energetic pups.

"I don't know how Ayame puts up with them plus Kouga. She said he can't keep his hands to himself. He wants more pups but she wants to wait a while. I just can't beleive she had four at the same time! How the hell she survived nine months like that I'll never know."

Sesshomaru laughed at her. "Miko didn't anyone explain to you?"

"Explain what?"

"Wolve's have more than one at a time as do us inu's. It's rare for only one pup to be born at a time. Inuyasha and I are one of those rare inu's. Also, demon pregnancies only last two months." He said looking at her.

"WHAT!!!" She yelled.

"It's true."

"You mean to tell me that I would carry our pups for only two months and I could have more than one!" Sesshomaru lifted a brow at what she said.

"OUR pups?" He asked smiling.

She blushed as she realized what she said. "I mean...uh...I uh...um...well you see..."

He chuckled. "Don't worry about it. We'll worry about that WHEN and IF the time comes. Now go ahead and finish packing."

"Actually besides that picture I'm done." She sighed before looking around. "I'm gonna miss this place. It's the only thing I've ever owned on my own."

He placed his hand on her shoulder. "Kagome, you don't have to give this place up. We can use this place for when we need to get away and take a break from the castle. You could have your friends come over too." He paused and chuckled. "Or, you could come here when we get into an arguement and you need a break from me." She looked at him in shock.

"What is it love?" He asked confussed at her shocked face.

"You...you said my name." She whispered.

He smiled and pulled her close. "It is your name is it not?" She felt her heart speed up as he looked at her with soft golden eyes filled with love.

"It's just that you've never called me by my name before. You've always called me miko."

"Well get used to hearing it my Kagome. My sweet sweet Kagome." He said caressing her face as he leaned down to give her a sweet kiss. This time she returned the kiss. He closed his eyes and rested his forehead against hers when it ended.

"Your lips are so soft and sweet." He whispered.

She blushed. "Yours are too."

"Hm..." He paused before giving her a gentle kiss. "Maybe this will work out after all."

"Maybe." She responded.

"Gather your bags and I'll put them on Ah-Un. I'll send him ahead of us along with Jaken to tell the castle you're coming."

"Ok." She said. A few minuets later she came out with her bags and saw the massive dragon waiting for her. Sesshomaru took her bags and put them on Ah-Un. He smiled and walked over to her and pulled her into his arms.

"Hold on to me." He told her. She did as he told her to and he formed his demonic cloud.

"Eeep!" She shrieked.

He chuckled. "Don't worry love. This Sesshomaru would never allow harm to come to you. You mean too much to me my Kagome." He said kissing her nose. She blushed at all the attention he was giving her.

"Kagome love, look around at our lands. We own all of this." He said. She had her head buried in his chest too afraid to look down.

"Do not fear my love. I will not let you fall trust me." She lifted her head to peek out over the cloud.

"Wow! It's beautiful! You own all of this?" She asked in awe as she looked at the scene below them.

"WE own all of this. I knew you woul like it. Just wait until you see the castle." He whispered in her ear sending shivers down her spine. He smiled knowing that he had that affect on her.

"I know today's events must have tired you out. I will hold you if you like." He said nuzzling her neck.

"I'd like that very much." She said. He smiled and lifted her bridal style. "Thank you." She said snuggling into him.

"Anything for you love. Now rest." She did as he told her to. She was asleep in minuets.

He smiled down at her. "She looks like an angel when she sleeps." He said out loud. He held her closer as he continued home. When he was about ten minuets away from the castle he woke her up.

"Wake up love and see your new home." He said nuzzling her neck.

She opened her eyes and looked down and gasped. She saw the most beautiful white castle. She couldn't beleive she was actually going to live in this place. It was like a fairy tale, a girls dream come true.

"It's beautiful." She said.

"It will be even more beautiful with you inside." He chuckled when she blushed. "I had Jaken tell everyone you were coming and I'm sure they are curious to see who has captured their lords heart."

"Do they know that I'm human?"

"Yes. They all know that you are the powerful hot tempered miko that traveled with my brother."

"Oh man! That's just great! Now everyone's gonna think I'm some hot headed nutcase who explodes at every little thing!"

"Well you are." Sesshomaru teased.

"Hey! Look who's talking Mr. ice prince!" She said playfully smacking his chest.

He chuckled. "What am I going to do with you woman?"

She smiled. "Always be kind to me and never hurt me."

"This Sesshomaru swears to always be good to you. I will NEVER treat you the way HE did." To assure her that he meant it, he kissed her with all the love he felt for her before they landed in front of the castle.

"Welcome home my lord." A guard said bowing as he opened the gate.

"Thank you. Allow me to introduce you to my...friend." He said hesitating. He wasn't sure how Kagome wanted to be adressed.

"Ah yes. The miko Kagome I beleive it is?"

"Yep that's me!" She said smiling.

"Welcome to your new home my lady."

"Thank you." She said nervously. Sesshomaru could tell how nervous she was and nuzzled her neck.

"Don't be so nervous love."

"But what if the people here don't like me? What if I do something to make you look bad? What if they hate me and don't want me here because I'm just a lowly human?"

He growled at her last remark. "You forget I am lord here and I rule these lands. This is OUR home. If they have a problem with it then they can leave. I want you to tell me if ANYONE treats you badly. I will not allow anyone to disrespect or dishonor what is mine." He growled. Suddenly she came to an abrupt hault.

"What's wrong Kagome?" He asked in concern. He felt her anger spike as she sent him a death glare.

"What do you mean 'what is yours'? I belong to nobody but me! Nobody owns me! I'm not just some thing for people to use! I wouldn't tolorate being Inuyasha's posession and I REFUSE to be yours! This Kagome is her own woman got that?!" She yelled hands on her hips.

"Kagome..." He never got to finish what he was going to say.

"I'm warning you." She said begining to glow pink. "Now if you don't mind I'm still tired and would like to go to bed."

Sesshomaru sighed. "As you wish." She followed him inside the castle and despite her outburst she looked around in awe.

"Do you like what you see?" He asked smirking at the look on her face.

"Yes. It's beautiful!"

"Come, I'll show you to your room." He told her. She followed him silently. They stopped in front of a large white door.

"I hope it's to your liking." He said as he opened the door.

"It's beautiful." She whispered. The walls were cream colored and the lush carpet was white. The furniture was all made of mahogany. The bed had crimson silk sheets, pillows and blankets. There was also a balcony.

He smiled. "I take it you like it then?" She instantly snapped out of her good mood when she remembered that she was mad at him.

"Yeah I like it. Now go away." She said turning her back to him and crossing her arms.

"I would like it if you joined me for dinner later."

"No thanks. Not hungry. Now if you would kindly leave me alone, I. Want. To. Go. To. Bed!" She yelled making her point clear.

He felt insulted and rejected. "Fine! This Sesshomaru shall leave you alone!" He yelled back and turned to walk away. He didn't mean for it to come out as angry as he said it. When he heard her slam her door from down the hall he couldn't help but smile.

"We've only been here less than ten minuets and we're already having our first fight." He said to himself. His amusement left just as quickly as it came and pity took it's place.

"Who can blame her for being upset though? After all she's been through today she has a right to lash out, even if it is at the wrong person. I'd like to get ahold of that stupid brother of mine and rip his heart out and stomp all over it like he did with hers. She didn't deserve what he's done to her. No woman does."

Back in her room, Kagome sat feeling guilty. "I shouldn't have snapped at Sesshomaru like that. He's only looking out for me and he's been so kind to me. I can't take my anger out on him. It's not his fault that Inuyasha's such an idiot." She said flopping down on her bed and staring at the ceiling. Her bed was so soft and comfortable that she soon found herself drifting off.

 

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