a/n: this goes with the AU that kagome went to college and med school after defeating naraku and has her own apartment and inuyasha is still able to travel through the well; but the fools still haven’t confessed their feelings for one another.
Kagome purposely changed the date of her birthday party to a moonless night, specifically so that Inuyasha wouldn’t need to worry about hats.
He did however have to worry about her friends pointedly expressing their confusion when they noticed the color of his hair though.
“He hasn’t had a chance to dye it back to silver,” Kagome excused cleanly, like she had been rehearsing the line all week. Her gaggle of friends nodded with echoing ‘ohh’s’ and moved back to the designated dance floor.
“Dye…it?” Inuyasha mumbled quietly and turned to look at Kagome for answers. He’s learned to wait for her explanation before jumping to any conclusions- although sometimes he’ll still jump to the conclusions anyway.
Kagome winked at him and he felt her hand tap his chest, “Don’t worry about it.”
When she pulled away she got another chance to inspect him from the bottom of his jeans to the top of his black polo collar, and felt a balloon of pride inflate in her chest. “You look good.”