Usagi's family is killed and she ends up staying with the Higurashi family, but weird things keep happening, this strange guy with silver hair and golden eyes kidnaps her and demands she give him the Shikon no Tama. But what is it?
"Ready to go, Kagome-chan?" Usagi called up the stairs. Sango and Miroku had enrolled at their school even if Miroku looked too old for high school. If anything happened, they needed to be there to protect to two girls and the Shikon no Tama. They just said he had been in a terrible accident so he was behind the other students. Usagi had to admit that he looked nice in his school uniform, though.
"We're going to be late!" Sango called up the steps after she glanced down at her watch.
"I'm coming!" Kagome called down the stairs to her waiting companions. After a minute or two more, they were someone thumping down the steps. After the first few steps, the thunks were louder and faster and were accompanied by a shrill 'Itai!' as a heavy object hit the floor.
"Hey Kagome! Did you fall down the steps again?" Souta called to his sister from the kitchen where they waited for her.
"Oi, Souta-kun," Usagi said while a frowned graced her face. "That's not very nice!" Souta's face turned bright red with embarrassment as he nodded his head slightly. Usagi was oblivious to the change in color of his face, though.
"Itai… that really hurt…" Kagome grumbled as she came into the kitchen rubbing her sore backside.
"Don't worry about it, Kagome," Usagi said as a sweatdrop appeared on her forehead. "I did it earlier…" A large sweatdrop appeared on Miroku, Sango, and Souta's heads before they all three fell to the ground.
"Those two are something else." Sango said in amusement. She hadn't known the two girls for very long, but they had a way of making all of the people around them grow attached.
"I don't know what else." Souta said as he stuck out his tongue and pulled down the lower lid of his eye. He turned around, grabbed a piece of toast, and ran out the door.
"Kagome, make sure you get something to eat before you leave." Her mother said as she walked into the room with Kagome's grandfather in tow.
"Hai, mama!" Kagome said as she grabbed a piece of toast and jammed it into her mouth.
"I'm so glad you're finally taking an interest in becoming a Miko!" Her grandfather said as a stream of tears flowed from both eyes. The previous day, Kagome had asked him to put some charms around the house to keep the youkai out. It had been Kaede's idea to put up the charms to keep away evil spirits so they wouldn't have any incidents like the previous days when Usagi had been taken during her sleep. Kaede had even given her the papers to put around the house, Kagome had merely asked her grandfather permission to glue them all over the houses, fences, and trees.
"Nani!?" Kagome cried as she grabbed another piece of toast. "I never said that!"
"Kids these days…" Her grandfather mumbled as he put his arm up to his eyes that still had streams of tears from them. "… don't care about tradition… our families secrets will be lost…"
"Come on Kagome-chan! Or we'll be late again!" Usagi said as she grabbed the girl's arm and dragged her out of the house after their two companions.
"Do you run to school every day?" Miroku asked as he jogged along behind the three girls [A.N. We all know why he's behind them… -_-' hentai…].
"Hai, normally it's Usagi's fault, though!" Kagome accused as she smirked at the blond girl running beside her.
"Is not! You're the one that slept in!" Usagi shot back as she stuck her tongue out at the dark-haired girl.
Inuyasha limped across the ground as he headed for his "den". His boss had been furious to see that Inuyasha had failed in his mission again. It shouldn't have been so hard to kidnap a simple human girl with no supernatural powers besides the healing power. Inuyasha knew he had broken ribs and perhaps a broken arm and ankle. He cursed quietly as he pushed open a crude door, which was nothing more than a few wooden planks anchored to the wall with some strips of worn leather. He slowly walked over to the corner where was dripped from a crack in the stone above into a small, but deep, hole in the ground. The room was dimly lit by a few torches that had been lit by a weaker youkai that didn't have much to do with the fighting.
Inuyasha lowered himself to the ground next to the small water hole and thrust his hands into the water. He splashed the water on his aching face and let its coolness seep into his skin. After he reveled in the feeling for a few minutes when the water started to warm up to match the temperature of his skin, he reached his hand across the floor next to him and grabbed a dirty rag. He plunged it into the water and rinsed it as thoroughly as he could in the dim light. He pulled it out and rung the extra water out before he took his shirt off and tossed the bloodied remains of it behind him [A.N. Yum!]. The sound of blood dripping onto the stone floor joined in with the sound of dripping water as he began to bathe his wounds.
"Stupid girl!" He growled to himself as he grabbed for a roll of grubby bandages that lay on the floor to his side. The wounds that were bleeding now would be healed, or almost healed, in a few days. The broken bones, however, would take several days or even a few weeks to heal depending on how back the fractures were.
He silently cursed himself for coming back at all. If he chose not to return, someone would have come after him to kill him, though. He wasn't ready to die just yet. He had to get back at that blond girl for her trick. He winced slightly as he pressed too hard against his chest and slumped forward in pain. 'Kuso…' He thought to himself as the pain and loss of blood began to catch up with him. He crossed his arms over his chest and struggled to pull arm into his lungs before he fell to the ground into unconsciousness.
"Aren't you a little old to be a high school student?" A girl with raven-black hair asked Miroku during homeroom.
"He was in an accident during middle school and was able to attend so he's a little behind." Sango said indignantly to the nosy dark-haired girl.
"Hino-san! That was really rude!" Kagome scolded as she narrowed her eyes on the other dark-haired girl. Rei just shrugged her shoulders and turned to the girl on her other side with brown hair up in a ponytail [A.N. This is AU so I'm having Rei go to the same high school].
"Settle down!" The teacher said as she entered the room. Behind her stood three familiar figures. "I'd like to introduce three more transfer students." She said as she motioned to the three behind her. There was whispering all around as the three stood at the front of the classroom. "Seiya, Yaten, and Taiki will be attending classes with you from now on. It's very odd to have this many transfer students during the school year, let alone five in the same day. Even so, please do your best to welcome them to the school."
"Yaten! Sit here!" A girl with long blond hair with a red bow said as she slapped the top of the desk in front of her. She was very excited and seemed really pushy.
"Is this seat taken?" Taiki asked a girl with really short blue hair. She blushed and shook her head 'no' as the tallest took the seat next to her.
"Oh? It's you again, odango!" Seiya called as he plopped down in the desk behind Usagi, leaned back, and put his hands behind his head and feet up on the desk.
"Baka! Don't call me that! My name is Tsukino Usagi!" She growled as a vein throbbed in her forehead. "U-sa-gi! "
"Quiet down, class! It's time to begin!" She nearly yelled over the murmur of whispers.
"So, would you mind showing me around, odango?" Seiya whispered quietly as he leaned forward in his desk. Usagi went rigid at the nickname and growled audibly.
"It told you my name is Usagi!" She yelled as she stood up and turned to face Seiya.
"Tsukino-san! Is there something you would like to share with that class?" The teacher demanded. "Or do you want to continue yelling something we all already know?" Usagi's faced turned bright red as she slowly turned around and sat down.
"All right, Usagi. Will you show me around?" Seiya whispered to her again.
"I'm showing Miroku and Sango around already." Usagi said a-matter-of-factly. She didn't like this guy already. Sure he was cute, but he seemed kind of arrogant and annoying.
"Then you won't mind if I tag along." He said as he leaned back in his seat again with a smirk on his face. Usagi's mouth dropped open as she turned and put her finger in the air.
"Is there something else you'd like to share with us, Tsukino-san?" The teacher said close behind Usagi. Usagi jumped and turned around to face the fuming teacher. "You can get his autograph after class!" Usagi nodded and looked at her desktop with her cheeks flaming red.
"Lunch time!" Usagi called as she walked down the hallway with her three friends and one extra. For some reason, the long-haired guy just bugged Usagi. He picked on her as if he knew her or worse… wanted to get to know her better. Usagi frowned at the thought. Heh… As if he'd go for me anyway. Usagi told herself as a smile played across her face. The group of five walked outside into the sun with their lunches and settled down on the grass under a tree.
"It's so pretty out today." Sango said as she leaned back in the shade and took in a deep breath. She was about to sit up when she felt something on her leg creeping upward. She flew up and slapped Miroku hard enough across the face to send him to the ground. He lay there with a red mark in the shape of a hand on his face and swirls in his eyes as he lay in a daze.
Seiya seemed a little surprised and nearly dropped his sandwich, but the girls didn't even seem to notice as they ate in silence with their eyes closed. Sango shot a glare over her shoulder at Miroku, but when she turned around, a small smirk covered her face. She had started to enjoy picking on him… even if it did get violent more often than not. Miroku slowly sat up and picked up his sandwich and began to eat in silence.
"Was it worth it?" Seiya asked as he raised an eyebrow at the other guy sitting across from him. Miroku grinned and gave him a thumbs up.
"Definitely worth it!" Miroku said with the same goofy grin on his face. In a half a second flat, Miroku was on the ground again and three annoyed girls held little mallets in their hands [A.N. I know it's getting a lil goofy, but I have to pick on the pervert a lil bit ~.^ It'll get serious again, I promise^^].
"Ne, odango. Does he do stuff like that a lot?" He questioned as a grin spread across his face. Usagi nodded with a sweatdrop on her forehead.
"Hai, he's such an ecchi." She said as she looked over at Miroku.
Unbeknownst to them, there was a pair of golden eyes on them the whole time during their lunch. Inuyasha had hidden himself in a tree near where the group was sitting to watch the blond girl. There had to be a moment when she was alone, even if it was just a few minutes, it would be long enough to grab her. He cursed himself for letting her go before. If he had grabbed her then, none of this would be happening now. He frowned slightly as he caught a new scent. 'What the hell is he doing here?!' Inuyasha wondered to himself as his frown turned into a scowl.
"Is this a comfortable tree, Inukoro?" An arrogant voice asked from the side. Inuyasha turned to face Kouga and growled deep in the back of his throat.
"What the hell do you want this time, Yaseokami? Were you sent to check up on me again?" Inuyasha growled as he looked over at the blue-eyed wolf.
"Iie, this is a personal reason," Kouga said as he smirked to himself and looked down toward the group of people under a nearby tree. "I see you haven't made any progress in your mission, though."
"That isn't any of your business." Inuyasha growled as he turned his attention back to the group. He winced slightly as he leaned on his arm against the tree. He had nearly forgotten the throbbing pain in his arm because he had gotten used to it.
"Well, I'll see to my business right now." Kouga said confidently as he jumped down from the tree and began to stroll toward Usagi's group.
"Nani!? What the hell are you doing, baka!" Inuyasha growled down at the wolf. Kouga just waved a hand over his shoulder at the dog demon as he approached the group.
"Does that mean you're failing English?" Kagome was saying to the blond girl as she took another bit of her pudding.
"Well-" Usagi stopped before she could answer and her eyes widened in shock and fear.
"What's wrong, Usagi-chan?" Sango asked as she saw the sudden look of fear streak across her face. "You can't be doing that bad, can you?" Usagi shook her head and pointed at who was walking across the grounds toward them. Everyone turned in the direction Usagi was pointing and was immediately on alert, even Seiya.
"Oi, you," Kouga said as he pointed at Kagome. "You're coming with me, you're my woman now." Kagome's eyes widened in surprise, then narrowed in anger.
"Wait a minute, baka." She started but was cut off when Miroku stepped in front of her.
"What do you want with her?" He demanded as he narrowed his eyes on the approaching demon.
"It's like I said, she's my woman." He said confidently as he stopped in front of Miroku.
"Iie." Miroku said calmly. Seiya stepped up next to the dark-haired priest with his normal grin on his face.
"Come on boys, what's with this tension?" Seiya asked as he put an arm around both of them. Kouga growled in the back of his throat. He grabbed Seiya's arm and flipped him over, then slammed him into the ground.
"Don't touch me, human." He snarled at a startled Seiya. How could that small guy be so strong?
"This is out of your league, Seiya. Get out of here." Miroku said calmly. Seiya stood up and walked next to Miroku.
"Come on Kagome, Usagi," Sango said as she gathered the two girls together. Both girls followed Usagi's lead as they ran across the yard toward the school building. They would be a lot safer inside because the amount of people would most likely dissuade the youkai from following. "Keep an eye out, you guys. Wolves hunt in packs, there's bound to be more around here."
Inuyasha followed the girls and concealed himself as best as he could. He could smell more wolves around. 'Damn cowards…' Inuyasha thought as he followed the females. 'They can't do anything alone…' He stopped when he saw two wolves come out of the bushes and head straight for the girls. Of course since they are humans, they can't outrun wolves. Inuyasha smirked to himself as his opportunity to grab the blond girl came. While the priest was taking care of Yaseokami and the youkai exterminator was taking care of the other wolves, the blond would be vulnerable. He watched as the one with the Shikon no Tama and the healer headed into the building and followed without gathering the attention of the youkai exterminator.
"We have to hide, Kagome-chan!" Usagi cried as the two girls ran at full speed through the building. Classes were going on, but neither girl cared, they just had to find a place to hide and fast.
"Can't they smell us, though?" Kagome questioned as they skidded to a stop in front of the stairs.
"If we head to the basement we might be able to find a door that will close more securely." Usagi said as the two girls burst through the door and headed down the stairs. When they reached the bottom of the first flight, Kagome tripped and fell against the wall. She hit her head hard on the wall and slumped to the ground. "Kagome-chan?!" Usagi cried as she saw her friend fall. "Daijoubu ka?" Usagi asked as she shook the girl. "Kagome-chan!!" She heard the door open and close almost silently above and held her breath. She could hear sniffing on the floor above and grabbed Kagome under the arms to drag her across the floor. Usagi found a closet big enough for one person and put Kagome inside. She didn't have time to look Kagome over right yet, not with some youkai after her.
She walked silently into the dark basement and found a broom lying against the wall. She picked it up and raised it like a baseball bat as she continued to back into the room. She bumped into something hard and jumped until she realized it was only a wall. Then she thought about it… If it was a wall… Why were their curtains? She reached behind her without turning around and touched the wall. It was shaped funny; it had curves and bends. She gulped and slowly turned around to face a boy with dog-ears and golden eyes. She took a step back and swung the broom as hard as she could. He caught it and crushed the handle with ease.
"This time you won't get away, human," He growled as he advanced on her. Usagi started to walk slowly backward and tripped over a chair that had been toppled. "This time you're going with me." Usagi was scared this time. His eyes were glowing like she hadn't seen before with something she couldn't quite decipher… Was he in pain? That's when she remembered her last encounter with him.
"O… Oswari!" She cried at the top of her lungs. The beads around Inuyasha's neck glowed pink and then he fell to the ground with a loud crash… and didn't get up… "N… nani?! Did I kill him?!?" She cried as she started to panic. "Oh my god, I killed him! I killed him!!" She said as she started to dance around frantically.
"Uhn…" A groan came from behind her and made Usagi jump. She had forgotten about stuffing Kagome in the closet a few minutes before. She turned to leave him and check on Kagome when a hand clamped around her ankle. She screamed in alarm and jumped back.
"Oswari!!" She cried again as she scrambled away from the dog-eared guy on the floor. He groaned in pain, but Usagi was already opening the door to the small closet to let Kagome out. "Daijoubu ka?"
"Usagi-chan?" Kagome questioned as she blinked up at her best friend. "Why does my head hurt so much?"
"Erm… You fell down the stairs again… This time you hit your head on the wall, though," Usagi said with a sweatdrop on her forehead. "Here, let me heal you and it'll go away, ne?" Kagome nodded her head and Usagi placed a hand on Kagome's head. She closed her eyes briefly and a dull silver glow emanated from her hands to heal the bump on Kagome's head.
"Arigato, Usagi-chan." Kagome said as she stood up and faced the blond. She jumped when she heard a groan coming from across the room and ran her hand along the wall to find a light switch. She found one and flicked the light on. Light spilled through the room and illuminated a figure in red on the ground. He was lying in a puddle of some dark, almost black, liquid that surrounded him.
"Eh?! He's hurt!" Usagi cried as she ran to his side.
"Demo, he's a demon! If you heal him, he'll try to kill you again!" Kagome argued as she grabbed Usagi by the shoulder and pulled her back.
"But he's hurt! He could be dying!" Usagi argued as she kneeled at his side.
"Baka human! I don't need your goddamn help!" He growled as blood dripped from the corner of his mouth. All of his wounds had been sealed that morning, but after two sit commands, all of them had ripped open and the pain began anew.
"I don't care! I can't let you die here! I've already let people die that shouldn't have so I have to make up for it!" Usagi cried as she put one hand on each of his shoulders. She closed her eyes and her hands began to glow silver once again as she healed her enemy.
"Usagi-chan! Don't!" A voice from the doorway shouted. Too late, though.
Inuyasha smirked as he sat up and shoved Usagi away violently. She flew backward against a nearby wall and slumped slowly to the ground. She was still conscious but she was confused. She had just saved his life and he was going to kill her now. She didn't know why, but she felt that there was some good in him. Maybe because he had let her go that one time. But maybe that was really just a one-time thing; maybe he was really serious about killing her.
"That was really stupid, human," He said as he walked toward her with a confident smirk on his face. "I've never met someone quite as dumb as you."
"Leave her alone, baka!" Miroku shouted from the other side of the room. Inuyasha approached Usagi slowly flexing his claws the whole way. "Use the command! Usagi-sama!"
"Having compassion for the enemy is a sign of weakness," Inuyasha continued as he walked. "Stupid human and your compassion. You'll die-"
"I always have people calling me dumb." Usagi interrupted as a look of contentment crossed her face. "I know I'm not smart or strong. That's why I wasn't there to save my family. I'm tired of people dying. I'm not going to sit back and watch someone die again!" Inuyasha took a step back when she shouted the last line and looked up at the same time. She had tears streaming down her face as she looked up at him. He didn't quite know how to take it… Why was she crying?
"Eh? Are you crying?" He asked as he took another step back. He had a look of uncertainty as he edged closer to her. "You are crying? Are you that weak?" He was confused. She seemed really brave that was certain. She stood up to him when he threatened to kill her. Even the look of terror on her face had lessened with each encounter. If she was that brave, why was she weak? It didn't make sense to him.
"Kazaana!" Miroku shouted as he pulled the prayer beads off of his hand and aimed it in Inuyasha's direction.
"Stop!" Usagi cried as she stood up and jumped in front of the silver-haired boy. "Stop fighting! I'm sick of it! O-negai!" She felt the wind that had been pulling at her stop abruptly as Miroku wrapped the beads around his hand once again.
"Usagi, he's going to kill you!" Sango said as she burst in the room. She didn't have her boomerang but she was still about to fight.
"So, did I miss anything?" An arrogant voice asked from behind them.
"Nani?!?" Sango and Miroku said together as they turned toward the new voice.
"How did you get away?!" Miroku demanded as he dropped into a fighting stance. "Those sailor-people were supposed to keep you busy!"
"Heh! They were no match for a youkai. Baka humans!" Kouga said as the smirk spread across his face. "You ready to go, woman?" He called across the room to Kagome.
"Nande?!" Kagome cried as she looked at the demon. Her cheek puffed up and her eyes became red with anger as she glared at him. "I'm not your woman, baka!" She growled across the room at him.
"Eh? Inukoro, you're here too? Wow, it's just turning into a party isn't it." Kouga said as he crossed the room and draped and arm lazily around Usagi's shoulders. Usagi went rigid but made no move to remove the arm from her shoulder. "So, are you saying this human is your woman, then?" Kouga asked with the normal smirk on his face.
"Nani!?" Inuyasha growled at the wolf. "Keh! She's just a stupid human. Unlike you, my taste doesn't run toward humans. Especially weaklings like her."
"Inuyasha, oswari!" Usagi yelled in anger. The beads around his neck began to glow and he crashed to the ground. "Oswari, oswari, oswari!" He hit the ground three more times and was absolutely furious when he stood up.
"I'll kill you, human!" He growled. Usagi shoved Kouga away and raised a finger at Inuyasha.
"Will you now?" Usagi asked as a small smile spread across her face. "You talk really big considering all I have to do is say 'oswari' and you have to listen." He crashed to the ground and Usagi blushed slightly. "Oops?" Inuyasha stood up and growled deep in his throat.
"Eh?" Kouga looked back and forth between the two people with confusion written across his face. "She has control over you?" A smile spread across his face at the realization. "The boss will have you killed for sure. And I'll be the one to do it. Ja na, Inukoro." He turned around and headed toward the exit nonchalantly. Sango and Miroku didn't do anything to stop him because they didn't have their weapons on them. "I'll be back to get you later, woman."
"Kuso!" Inuyasha shouted in anger as he turned and punched a hole in the wall.
"Ne, Inuyasha," Usagi said to get his attention. He looked at the blond and frowned as he saw the smile on her face. "Why don't you join us?"
"Eh?" Inuyasha said as he took in the earnest smile on her face. He crossed his arms over his chest, "Keh! I don't need any of you bakas. You're on your own." He crossed the room and headed for the doorway. They let him go because they had won this time.
"Matte!" Usagi said as she ran after him. She ran up the stairs after him and caught him just before he would have gone out the door. The rest of the group came running up behind her. "You can't go back."
"Nande?" He asked as he raised and eyebrow at the blond girl.
"Because of what they'll do to you," Usagi said in earnest. "They'll hurt you again."
"Why would you care, human?" He asked skeptically.
"Because I just healed you a minute ago and you're going to go get yourself hurt again!" Usagi argued. "I'm tired of people getting hurt when they don't have to!"
"You're naïve. When I come back, you're dead." Inuyasha said with a scowl.
"You won't be able to get close enough to kill me," Usagi said as her eyes narrowed in determination. "Remember, I have an advantage over you. You'll never be able to get those beads off, so get used to it." He just glared at her and, for once, didn't say anything in reply. "Tell me, why does your boss want me? Is it because of my powers?"
"Hmph!" Inuyasha turned around and crossed his arms over his chest. "I'm done answering questions. Ja na."
"Baka! I'm not done!" Usagi yelled as he disappeared down the hallway and around a corner.
"Don't worry about it, Usagi-chan. He's not a threat anymore." Sango said as she put a hand on Usagi's shoulder.
"Odango!" A voice called from the other end of the hallway. Usagi turned to see Seiya running at full speed toward them. He stopped in front of the group of people and leaned over to catch his breath. "Daijoubu ka?" He asked as he checked her over briefly for injuries.
"Hai, I'm all right," Usagi said as a smile spread across her face. "Those guys didn't hurt you, did they?"
"Iie, Miroku held him off and I went after you guys. I didn't know where you went, though. I've been looking for you," Seiya said as a look of relief crossed his face. "Why were those guys after you?" He asked as he turned to Kagome.
"He thinks I'm his woman or something." Kagome said as an indignant look appeared on her face and she crossed her arms over her chest. Seiya smiled and reached into his bag. He pulled out some pieces of paper that were long and relatively thing.
"Here, you should come to our concert tonight," Seiya said as he thrust the tickets into Usagi's hands.
"Concert? But, it's been sold out for months!" Usagi said as she looked down at the tickets in her hands. "Ahh! They're real!!" She squealed. "Minna, look!!"
"Yatta!" Kagome and Sango said in unison as they danced around in happiness. Seiya and Usagi laughed and Miroku just stood there with a sweatdrop on his forehead. He was going to have to see through hours of listening to the girls gab about the concert, then how every many hours of listening to the actual concert. He took a deep breath and sighed. This was going to be a long night.
"Make sure you stop by afterward to see us, ne?" Seiya said as he winked at Usagi and began to walk down the hallway toward class. "Ja na!"
"We're going to the Three Lights concert!" Usagi squealed in anticipation.
"Ahem!" A loud cough caught their attention. Usagi and the other turned slowly to see the principal standing next to them. "Why aren't you students in class? Do you have hall passes?"
"Erm…" Usagi said and scratched the back of her head as a sweatdrop appeared.
"Detention, all of you!"
 This refers to the part in Inuyasha when Inuyasha thinks Kagome is Kikyou (when he first sees her) and she says, "My name is Kagome! Ka-go-me!" I just switched the name and person saying it^^
Nani?! = What? Huh?
Nande? = What?
Daijoubu ka? = Are you all right?
Demo = But
Oi = Hey
Itai = Ouch!