The One Year Anniversary
Kagome woke up to feeling of something warm and wet tracing the curves of her neck. She rolled her head to the side, unconsciously seeking out more of the delicious contact.
"Hmm...Inuyasha I have morning breath." She said groggily, if they were gonna continue down this path then she really wanted to brush her teeth.
"Don't worry, I just wanted to wake you up. Happy Anniversary Kagome." Kagome blinked open her eyes to find Inuyasha smiling down at her. She grinned from ear to ear, sitting up so she could wrap her arms around his neck.
"You remembered!" She stated excitedly. Kagome didn't have any unrealistic expectations for the day. She knew how men could be, then she knew how Inuyasha could be. He wasn't really much for romantic gestures, so when he placed a full continental breakfast in her lap she almost cried.
"Did you make this for me?" Inuyasha blushed at that, scratching the back of his neck in embarrassment.
"No, I ordered it from that cafè down the street that you like. I tried to make a real breakfast, but I didn't think burning down your apartment was the best way to start the day." Swallowing a piece of pancake, Kagome gave him a sweet kiss on the cheek.
After finishing her breakfast, Inuyasha instructed her to shower and get dressed. They went to the movies, where they were playing a special viewing of Kagome's all time favorite movie: Titanic. She usually let Inuyasha pick the movie, not wanting hear him complain about the fact that she always wanted to see a "chick flick". But he sat through almost three hours of emotional turmoil for her and she appreciated it.
They walked back to her apartment, with it almost being dinner time. Kagome was giddy thinking about the surprise she had in store for Inuyasha. He wasn't the only one capable of dishing out unexpected romantic gestures. She immediately darted to the kitchen and set to work, every so often shooing Inuyasha out.
"Okay, it's ready!" She called. She set the steaming bowl of noodles in front of her boyfriend. He stared at her quizzically, as if to say 'this is my surprise? We have ramen all the time.' But that didn't deter her in the slightest. Urging him to try it, he gave his noodles an experimental slurp and the look on his face was priceless.
"Is this what I think it is?!" He said excitedly.
"Yup! All the way from Tokyo, Japan, the famous Menya Mushashi ramen! It took many weeks of convincing to get my hands on the recipe, but I knew you'd enjoy the product of my efforts." She laughed as she watched Inuyasha devour 3 bowls of ramen in quick succession. It was a good thing she'd decided to make a big batch. He burped and rubbed his belly in appreciation.
"I haven't had Menya Mushashi since I was a kid, back when I lived in Tokyo with my folks."
"I know." She said giving him a quick kiss on the cheek. He turned his head to plant his lips on hers. She in turn wrapped her arms around his neck, flicking her tongue against his lips to deepen the kiss. He pulled away before things could turn hot, he still had one last surprise for her.
He returned from her room with a black box, large enough to fit a necklace into. "You didn't have to get me anything." She said truly grateful.
"Of course I did, now hurry up and open it." Gently sliding the ribbon from around the box, Kagome opened it gingerly. She gasped at the contents inside, tears of happiness pooling in her eyes. Removing the object from the box she stared at it in amazement.
When she was a little girl her grandfather used to tell her stories of about a mystical jewel, a brave hanyou, and a beautiful human girl, who traveled time to help her friends save the world. It had been her favorite fairytale as a child. Her grandfather had given her a necklace with a replica of the jewel attached when she was ten. She wore it faithfully for years until the chain broke during recess, shattering the glass orb on the concrete.
"I was so sad when I broke my necklace. I never even told Gramps about it. I was scared he'd be upset with me."
"Well, I have faith that you'll take better care of this one." Inuyasha said with a smile. She kissed him then, long and slow to show him how much she loved and appreciated him. He groaned into her mouth and lifting her at the waist, coaxing her legs to wrap around his torso. She giggled as he carried her back towards her bedroom and tossed her on the bed.
And as they laid in each others arms, sleep slowly pulling their eyelids closed, they couldn't imagine any other place they'd rather be.