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"So, I'll be seeing you tomorrow then?" Inuyasha asked.

After the endless question and answer sessions, Kagome called it a night and promised that they continue it by tomorrow. It was also the time when they both figured out that Inuyasha's room was just beside Kagome's room.

Great.

"You are only next door ya know." Kagome said.

"Such language you have." Inuyasha said.

"What's the problem with my words? As far as I can remember, I have not used such words that belonged into your vocabulary."

She's so formal. He thought. "It's just... Well... You can sound so..."

"Casual?"

"Yeah and yet so..."

"Formal?"

"Uh... Yeah."Can she read minds?

It was a normal state for Kagome to enter in such situations involving her and her behavior. It's like every day of her life is meant for these certain things. She's just overly mature for her age. Yes, she's in high school but at the age of fifteen, it's like her whole life have been so mature and focused on what she should and would be. She have known things that isn't right for her age.

Genius?

No. She can't be. That's what she tells herself. All this time, the only thing of what she wanted was to live a happy and free life. She wanted to be normal like everyone else. Though, that can't happen.

Not for now at least.

"Kagome?" She shook her head from her thoughts and looked at Inuyasha. "What?"

He raised an eyebrow. "You spaced out."

"Oh. I see. I guess I'll be going now." She grabbed the door knob and stopped.

"And Inuyasha?" She called to his going-to-my-room stance.

"Yeah?"

She sighed. "I'm sorry." I gotta stop doing this!

"What for?"

"Me being rude to you and your friends." This have to stop!

He gave a small smile. He looks so cute. She thought.

"Forget about it."

A bright and shiny morning was reflected through Kagome's windows. It's gonna be a nice day. She sat up on her bed and stared into nothing as she remembered the events of yesterday's events.

"Inuyasha Takahashi..." She said.

She stretched and left her bed. After doing her morning routines, she dressed up in her uniform and went out to her balcony. She took a cup of coffee and relaxed in morning breeze.

She was in a tranquil moment when...

"Good morning Ms. President!"

She almost dropped her coffee but thanks to her awareness, it didn't fall off. She turned to her left and saw none other than...

Inuyasha Takahashi.

She sighed. "Please don't scare me like that. I almost dropped my coffee. You shouldn't just come out and do something so shocking."

He looks offended. "Well sorry if you're not a morning person. I'm just happy to see you in the morning but I guess it's natural for you to be such a snob."

After that, Inuyasha went back in his room.

Leaving her all alone.

"So, for today's agenda, we shall discuss on the..." And blah, blah, blah.

Kagome was attending another meeting regarding the school's events for the remaining days in November. She was the representative for the High School students. It is the same with the elementary and college divisions.

She was half-listening if ever they question her on something. Yes she was half-listening due to some disturbing thoughts. One of those is her encounter with Inuyasha this morning. She did not mean to be rude.

"Ms. Higurashi, what do you say?" Someone asked her.

She closed her eyes and linked her hands to rest her chin above it.

"I say that I will have to think of that Christmas party." She answered.

Many were in utter shock. "Is that true? You wish to think of it?" A little boy with eyeglasses asked. Kagome took him as the elementary division representative.

"Unfortunately, yes. I know that I'm the one to decide on such things considering that I am the daughter of the owner of this school. But then again, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't require the concerns of the students and teachers about this party you're looking forward to. Of course, I am still against on such happiness. I just want to see if there is really a positive outcome from this event." Kagome said.

Many heads were nodded. "I see that you've changed your mind on this party. The students shall enjoy this." A person Kagome don't know said.

She was about to protest and say something about this happiness but she can't.

And she doesn't know why.

'I guess I'm just tired.'

"Kagome's meeting is about done right?" Sango asked as she stretched.

They were walking outside of the High School building to go to the Dining Area that was like thirty feet away from where they are.

"Yeah she said we should meet her in the dining place. I bet she didn't take her breakfast." Ayame said.

"Again." Rin added.

The girls could only sigh. They were walking in complete silence when...

"Lady Sango!" A familiar voice called.

Sango winced at the formality for she knew whose voice is it. The girls turned around and yep it was Miroku…

and his friends of course.

"Oh Mr. Houshi. May I help you with something?" Sango asked.

Miroku blinked. "Please just call me Miroku. My friends and I were wondering if we can join you in lunch for we do not know anything of this place yet."

Sango could only nod and they continued on their way to the food court as Miroku calls it. Sango and Miroku were chatting out on front while the others remained at the back.

"Those two are getting along." Kouga said.

Ayame nodded. "I agree with that."

When they were almost there, the demons heard some familiar bawling.

"Hey, can you hear that?" Inuyasha asked.

"Hear what?" Rin asked.

"There's someone crying." Sesshoumaru said.

"Yeah I can hear it too." Kouga said.

"It kinda sounds like... Shiori?" Ayame said.

The three girls looked at each other and turned pale.

"SHIORI!" The three girls shouted.

The boys exchanged confused looks and followed the girls to where they were running.

"Ayame! You're the wolf demon! Where the heck is she?" Sango panicked.

"I'm trying! I'm trying!" Ayame exclaimed as they all followed Ayame to where God knows. When Ayame halted, Sango was the first to react.

"Ayame? What's wrong?" She asked.

"The crying stopped." Ayame said curtly.

"Yeah. I can't hear the bawling anymore." Inuyasha said.

"Wait. I think it's by this place." Ayame said as she led them to another place.

There they saw Kagome holding a girl with silver hair on her lap. She's reading her a book. Kagome seemed to notice the arrival of her friends and looked at them.

"Oh, so you're here." Kagome said.

Then the little girl on her lap turned and looked at them. The boys were surprised to see that this girl has the same features as Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru. Except for Inuyasha's dog ears and Sesshoumaru's cold presence. She has golden eyes and silver hair like the brothers.

"Shiori dear, what happened? We heard you crying." Ayame knelt before the little girl.

While Ayame was chatting to the little girl, Kagome left the pair and went to the others.

"So what happened?" Sango asked.

Kagome shrugged. "Bullies."

"Bullies? Did they tease her again?" Rin asked.

"Yep. She told me that they were teasing her or to be more precise, insulting her about her being a half demon. They told her how illegitimate she is and how can't she be accepted in the society. You know the usual." Kagome said.

The two girls frowned and went to the little hanyou girl and were trying to help Ayame cheer the girl up.

"So, she's a half-demon?" Miroku asked.

Kagome nodded. "Ever since she started schooling here, I was the one assigned by her parents to look after her. The same with the other half-demon kids. But since I can't always be there for her, Sango and the girls volunteered to help me with the kids."

"I never thought that the oh-so-mighty will have a soft heart for kids." Kouga teased.

She sighed. "Yeah I know."

"Kagome!" Sango, with Shiori on her shoulders, went back to the group.

"Yes?" Kagome asked.

"Mommy, my three aunties and I want to eat lunch now!" Shiori exclaimed.

Kagome can't help but smile. "Sure. You can go ahead."

"Yey! C'mon three aunties, let's go!" The little girl said.

The three 'aunties' can't help but giggle at the girl. The boys went along with them except for Inuyasha.

"So it's you and me again." Kagome said.

Inuyasha looked at her and smiled. "Lunch?"

She smiled too.

"Sure."


Okay... I'm done... -sigh- wonder what to type for the next chapter?

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