Violet Vixen by Sereia

Chapter 1

"Must you wear that colour?"

Kagome frowned at her reflection. "What's wrong with it?" The plum shade of her kimono was very flattering, contrasting nicely against the pale blue blossoms adorning the sleeves.

"There is nothing wrong with it—"

"Your mother likes it."

"That is precisely the reason why you should not wear it."

Hiding her smirk, Kagome did a slow spin. "But the colour looks so good on me."

Sesshoumaru sighed, then forced her to face the mirror again, delicate claws pulling her hair up into a complicated twist before fastening it with a crescent moon. He freed a few locks, allowing the dark waves to frame her face.

"Everything looks good on you, mate."

"Then it shouldn't matter what I wear," she argued, meeting his gaze in the mirror.

"It does when it encourages unbecoming behaviour."

She laughed, turning back around and kissing the underside of his jaw. "A little teasing never hurt anyone."

"I shall remind you of that, mate, when she takes it too far, and you are the one complaining of her lack of personal space."

Kagome waved him off. She wasn't worried about it. It was just a fun little game that his mother liked to play to get under his skin.


Sesshoumaru was adorable when he was jealous.

His mother was conniving at the best of times, but she was also extremely protective of her only son, so the fact that the matriarch was a little handsy with her didn't bother Kagome at all.

Especially when it was to get under Sesshoumaru's skin.

"Kagome! My little songbird, how wonderful you look today." Inukimi grabbed Kagome's hands and pulled her close, kissing both of her cheeks before twirling her around.

"Thank you, Inukimi-sama. I wore it just for you."

Golden eyes gleamed with intrigue as the older inuyoukai looked her over. "Did you now?"

A growl of warning escaped Sesshoumaru's lips, and Kagome had to bite her own to keep the laughter from escaping.

He was so easy.

She didn't usually enjoy torturing her mate, but the look on his face when his own mother hit on her was too enticing to pass up.

"You are so lovely to think of me, dear."

"It wasn't that hard, especially since you bought this one for me in the first place."

"Indeed. I knew at soon as I saw it that no one would look better in it save you." She gave Kagome a sultry smile before her eyes met those of her son. Inukimi's fingers trailed down the front fold of her kimono, managing to get to the top of her obi before Sesshoumaru yanked Kagome away.

"You go too far, Mother."

"I would argue that I have not even begun, dear son. Especially when your little miko insists on wearing my colours."

Kagome feigned innocence, watching the interaction with glee as the edge of Sesshoumaru's eyes turned red.

Inukimi promptly smacked him on the head with her fan. "Do not take that tone with me, pup. If you were truly worried about it, you would not have mated her in the first place."

Sesshoumaru's eyes narrowed, his arm tightening around Kagome's waist. "It is because I am so secure in the mating that you are even allowed around her in the first place."

His voice never wavered, and Kagome felt her heart swell. She turned in his arms and laid a hand on his chest, the touch distracting him long enough for her to pull him down into a soft but promising kiss. He was cute when he was jealous, but the little tells that showed how confident he was in their relationship were even better.

"I love you too," she said, smiling against his lips. She felt him relax, his eyes returning to their normal amber hue when she pulled back.

Inukimi snorted. "You are no fun, Kagome. You should have let him stew a little longer. He deserved it for being so insolent."

Sesshoumaru pursed his lips, glaring at his mother before reluctantly stepping away. "I will procure us some tea. Behave yourself."

Kagome wasn't sure which one of them he was talking to, but she blew him a kiss nonetheless.

Sighing heavily, Inukimi lay down on a pile of plush pillows. "I do wish he had a sense of humour."

"He hasn't threatened not to visit in a while. That's something at least," Kagome said with a giggle.

"That is because you have him on such a tight leash." The inuyoukai motioned to another set of pillows, and Kagome joined her.

She snorted. "He just needs to realize that you're kidding—" Perfectly manicured claws snagged one of her loose waves. Blue eyes widened as it was lifted to crimson-painted lips.

"Inuyoukai do not know how to 'kid', little miko," Inukimi said with a smirk. "Though I will say, I am sure you look as good in this shade as you do when wearing nothing at all."

Kagome made a mental note never to wear that particular kimono around Sesshoumaru's mother again.


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