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Cross-posted from Koinuchaos

Title: In the Studio
Author: kira
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Kagura, Kouga, Bankotsu & an unnamed audio engineer
Genre: slice of life
Warnings: none
Word Count: 608
Summary: Set in my modern AU, Kagura lends hand to her husband’s band, by laying down some backup vocal tracks…

Kagura, who had often sang backup for Youkai, listened to the music playing in her headphones. Looking up, she cued the audio engineer to replay the song. Pushing one of the earpads off her ear, she sang along with it. Kagura had them replayed the song again, this time reading the music as she figured out the backup vocals. When she had them down to her satisfaction, Kagura looked back up at the sound engineer and Bankotsu, who was producing the album, and nodded. Her husband, Kouga, who had been sitting with them, gave her a thumbs-up as he grinned at her.

Taking a deep breath, and letting it out, Kagura waited for them to cue the music. She counted the beats silently to herself, before the music began to play in her ear. Taking another deep breath as she closed her eyes, she sang, “Oooh….” When the chorus came up she harmonized along with Sesshomaru whose voice she heard in her ear. “Hey, hey, heeey…”

The song finished, she took off her headphones. “How’s that?”

Bankotsu played it back. He made a face and pressing a button on the console, he said, “I want to do another take. You sounded a little sharp compared to Sessh.”

She snorted. “Maybe he sounds a lil flat compared to me.”

She heard her husband say to him, “Maybe it’d sound better if we had more than one person singing back up.”

Bankotsu nodded. “Kagura, I do a couple more takes. Let’s try overdubbing her a few times, before I call Jakotsu see if he’ll do it on Saturday and Sessh too.”

“Sounds like a plan, Ban.” She smirked and repeated the recording process several times during the afternoon until Bankotsu was happy with the sound. When they called a day, she left the recording booth and headed over to where they sat at the mixing board. “Play it again, Sam,” she teased and Bankotsu hit the playback button. Kagura listened to herself singing, nodding to herself. “Can we add in the rest of the tracks?”

Bankotsu nodded and cueing the song again, he replayed it, starting with the guitar track. He quickly added the rest of the tracks. They sat there, listening to various permutations of the song, before a huge grin spilled across Bankotsu’s face. “I think we’ve got it.”

“I think so too, Ban,” Kouga said. “Well done, Babe.” He kissed his wife.

“Well then, if you guys are done with me, I’d like to go get some lunch,” Kagura said.

“I think so and thanks, Kagura,” Bankotsu said.

“No problem. I’m glad I could help.”


“Well, we’d better get going, right, Babe?” Kouga said as he put his arm around his wife.

“Yup.” Kagura said as she and her husband left.

“Later, Ban!”

“Bye,” he said as he went back to mixing the song with the audio engineer. He had an album to produce and with a bit of luck, it would be another hit for Youkai.

“Thanks for helping out, Babe,” Kouga said as they left Lucky 7 Records. “Sessh wanted to use Jaki, but I thought you’d better and you were.”

Kagura snorted. “I bet you say that to all the girls,” she teased.

“Nope. I only say that to really hot ones.” Kouga gave her hand a gentle squeeze. They laughed as she shook her head at him. The two of them had been together for more years than they cared to remember and they were just as much in love now as they were back then. It showed as they headed, hand in hand, to the train station for the ride home.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 3rd, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's really cute, Kira. Glad to see something from this universe again.
Sep. 3rd, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks, Kat! I haven't for it in a while & it was fun writing it for koinuchaos. :D
Nov. 5th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, Kira! :D
Nov. 6th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
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