Move Along

Chapter 002

Walking out the front steps of school, Kagome looked up to see the sky had turned an ugly shade of grey.

Rain was coming.

Sighing, she flipped her hood over her head and was about to take off when the first year was suddenly in front of her.

Blinking owlishly, Kagome bluntly asked, "Why are you still here?"

The brown haired girl didn't answer, and instead said, "You didn't have to do that. I could've handled everything."

Kagome shrugged and muttered, "Okay," before stepping around the shorter girl.

The girl didn't drop the subject though, and followed after the upperclassmen.

"You didn't have to get kicked off because of me," she persisted.

"Don't worry about it. He was just looking for an excuse to get rid of me," Kagome explained, attempting to wave her off.

"Still, that wasn't fair. Those guys were being jerks."

Kagome paused and stopped to really look at the girl. Her blue eyes bore into the girl's brown ones, causing the girl to blush under her intense gaze.

"What's your name," Kagome finally asked, interested.

"Wha, oh, Fujioka Haruhi," she introduced with bow.

Smiling, Kagome returned the sentiment. "Higurashi Kagome."

At that, thunder roared and Haruhi jumped, bumping into Kagome.

"Don't like storms," Kagome assumed.

Haruhi shook her head and said, "Just the thunder."

"C'mon, I'll give you a ride," Kagome said, grabbing her arm. She dragged the younger girl towards the street opposite of the school.

"Eh, but I though vehicles were banned, even at this school," Haruhi spoke.

Kagome's answer was a sly grin and a short reply, "They are."

In seconds they were standing in front of a sleek, blue motorcycle.

"I can just take the bus," Haruhi nervously said, eyeing the bike apprehensively.

"Don't be silly, this will be faster and once it gets going, you won't even hear the thunder," Kagome persuaded as she took the helmet from the handlebars.

"Here, you'll need this more than me," Kagome said as she placed the helmet over Haruhi's head, despite her protests.

Relenting, Haruhi asked, "Are you sure about this?"

"Don't worry. Now I want you to climb on after me. There are pegs for you to place your feet," Kagome instructed before climbing on herself.

Haruhi shakily agreed, and sat on the bike.

"Great, now hold onto my waist."

"What," Haruhi squeaked, eyes wide, and face flushed a bright red.

Kagome laughed. "You don't want to fall off do you?"

Timidly, Haruhi wrapped her arms around Kagome's stomach.

"Alright, so where do you live?"

After the younger girl had finished rattling off the address, Kagome revved up the motor and slowly took off, not wanting to scare her.