|The Way Love Works
Author: SilverRose88 PM
InuKag: Kagome and Inuyasha are best friends. Kagome realizes she loves him, but he loves another girl. She leaves to escape the pain. Two years later brings the friends back again. As a friendship is mended...will love begin to bloom? Epilogue left!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 71,077 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10-21-05 - Published: 02-20-05 - id: 2273676
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Disclaimer: If I owned Inuyasha and Company, do you think I'd be writing fanfictions? Yeah, I didn't think so…
Author's Note: ALLRIGHT! SilverRose88 is here with another story!
Inuyasha: Another one?
SilverRose88: Yes! Another one!
Inuyasha: Stop writing so many! Our lives are getting out of hand because of you!
SilverRose88: Hahahaha. Oh well! That's your problem. Anyway. This one's a bit different than my other Inuyasha ones, but it will be a InuyashaKagome fic, not to worry!
Inuyasha: Who's worrying?
SilverRose88: Okay then! Here is chapter one! Please, please, please, read and review!
Inuyasha: Just shut up and let them read!
"Wonderful, Kagome. You got the highest score on the test, good job,"
Kagome gave a modest smile. "Thank you, sensei," she said with a bow. She took her test paper from him, and said, "I should go now,"
"Ah, yes, I see that your boyfriend is waiting for you," her sensei said, nodding at the door, where a boy with raven hair, stood outside the hall, silencing.
Kagome blushed. "That's not my boyfriend!" she exclaimed.
Her teacher laughed and dismissed her.
Kagome stuffed her test into her backpack and walked out of the room, meeting the boy who was waiting for her.
He fell into step beside her and mimicked, "Oh, wonderful Kagome. You got the highest score on the test again. It's just so wonderful. Your name should be posted on the walls in big neon letters,"
Kagome smacked him. "Quite the smart aleck, aren't we?" she said, smiling, however.
He grinned. "So, are they going to give you a trophy or something for being the smartest student in our class?"
"No," Kagome said. "Are they going to give you a trophy for being the most laziest and stupidest student in our class? If they did, it would say, 'Inuyasha Takeshi: The most disgraced student to ever attend Shikon High.'"
Inuyasha gave a sad sob. "Some best friend you are,"
"So, sensei thinks we're together, huh?"
"Yep, another one to add to the list,"
"Why don't we just tell everyone we are together?"
Kagome blushed. "Because we really aren't!"
"Why? I think we'd make such a cute couple!" Inuyasha said, putting an arm around Kagome's shoulders.
"But there's no way I'd want to be with you," Kagome said. "If I ever love someone he'd have to actually be smart!"
"Yeah, and the girl I'd want would need to be stupid," Inuyasha said. "But, we'd still be best friends, right?"
"Of course!" Kagome said. "Come on, lets get to lunch,"
"Hey, Miroku," Kagome said, greeting her friend during lunch.
"Kagome! Inuyasha!" Miroku said happily as they joined him at a table in the back of the cafeteria. "How's my favorite couple?"
"We're not a couple!" Inuyasha said. "I've told you that like twenty times."
"Oooh, you're right." Miroku said. "Then…" he took Kagome's hands and continued, "Dear Kagome, will you bear my child?"
"Miroku!" Inuyasha yelled, hitting his friend on the head. "She is never going to bear your child!"
"Why doesn't Kagome answer herself?" Miroku questioned.
"Because her answer is the same! She is never going to bear your child, you letch!" Inuyasha growled.
"My, my, isn't someone over protective?" Miroku said, childishly.
"Miroku…" Inuyasha began.
"Calm down, Inuyasha," Kagome said, with a smile.
"Hey, Inuyasha," Miroku said. "I met some girls and told them that you'd be coming with me for a double date. You will, right?"
"Yeah, sure," Inuyasha said.
"All right! It'll be a party!" Miroku said.
"Hey, wait! You said you'll help me study for my entrance exams tonight," Kagome said.
"Yeah, but, Kagome, this is so much more fun than helping you study," Inuyasha said.
"Besides, I'm sure you know everything all ready," Miroku said. "Being the best and most popular girl in our senior class."
"I'm not the best student,"
"Yes you are," the boys both said.
"Well, whatever," Kagome said with a sigh. "I'm the smart one, and Miroku, you are the lecherous one, and you, Inuyasha, you're just…you…"
"What's that supposed to mean?" Inuyasha said.
"It means that you're everything, I guess. Popular, stupid, but smart sometimes, athletic, and you're also pretty lecherous too," Kagome said.
"No, I'm not!" Inuyasha said.
"Yes you are," Kagome said. "You go out on dates all the time! But, at least you're not as bad as him,"
Miroku gave her an innocent 'who me?' look.
Kagome shook her head. "Anyway, the point is that-"
"Hey, Kagome!" someone called.
Kagome turned to see a classmate of hers, Hojo, walking towards her. "Hey, Hojo!" she said with a wave.
"How are you?" Hojo asked, taking the seat next to her.
"I'm good," she replied. "What about you?"
"Not bad. Studying hard for the entrance exams?" he said.
"Most definitely," Kagome said. "I honestly think I'm going to fail,"
"Nah, there's no way you could ever fail, Kagome," Hojo said with a genuine smile, which made Kagome blush a little. "Well, I just wanted to say hi. I'll be going now," He got up and was a few feet away when Kagome called him back, having just thought of something.
"Hey, since we're studying for the same tests, do you want to study together?" Kagome asked. "Inuyasha was supposed to help me, but he decided he'd rather go flirt with girls than help his best friend get into college!" Kagome glared at him.
Inuyasha stared back at her. "Hey, I said I was sorry!"
"No you didn't!" Kagome said. Then, she turned back to Hojo and said, "So, want to study together tonight?"
Hojo grinned. "Sure! Let's meet at the public library at seven tonight, okay?" Hojo said.
"Great. See you later then," Kagome said, and Hojo walked off. She turned back to her lunch, smiling.
"What are you so happy about?" Inuyasha inquired, staring at her curiously.
"Well, this way everything works out. Hojo is a really good student too. It'll be fun studying with him. And, this way, you won't have to miss out on your lovely dates," Kagome replied.
"I could have cancelled the date if you really wanted to study with me," Inuyasha said.
"No, no, you have fun. Actually, studying with Hojo would probably be a better idea seeing as how you tend to fall asleep after ten minutes," Kagome said.
"It's not my fault I have a short attention span,"
"Whatever." Kagome said. "Hojo will be like your substitute! Whenever you go out on dates and I need to study, I'll just ask Hojo to help me out,"
"What! You'll just replace your best friend like that?" Inuyasha said.
"Why not? Its not like I'm replacing all of you!" Kagome said with a laugh. She stood up and said, "I'll see you in next class. I want to stop by the library," And then she walked off.
Inuyasha stared after her. He was feeling something somewhere between surprised, deserted, angry and indifferent. It was a very odd feeling.
Miroku watched his friend closely, and then said slyly, "Ohh, is someone jealous?"
Inuyasha turned sharply. "What! Jealous? Of what?"
"Of Hojo being the one to study with Kagome." Miroku said. "The two of you have like always studied together,"
"Well, things…change…" Inuyasha said, staring out of the corner of his eyes at the accursed guy named Hojo.
"Yes, yes, they do," Miroku agreed.
Inuyasha had the feeling that he wasn't just talking about Kagome's study habits.
"Hey, Inuyasha, can you give me a ride to the library tonight?" Kagome asked after school.
"Huh, yeah sure," Inuyasha said absently.
"Good," Kagome said. "The library's too far away from the shrine, and I'd be late meeting Hojo otherwise,"
"Wait. Meeting Hojo?" Inuyasha said quickly.
"Yeeaah…I'm studying with him tonight, remember?" Kagome said, looking at him curiously. "It'll all work out. You're going on your date with Miroku tonight and the library's close to Miroku's place, so you can drop me off and go meet up with him,"
"Never mind. I won't take you. Walk," Inuyasha said, walking off.
"What!" Kagome said, chasing after him.
"I said, walk." he repeated.
"But the library's like five blocks away from my house!" Kagome complained.
"The exercise will do you good," Inuyasha said.
Kagome let out an angry growl. "I hate you!" she exclaimed, and then turned on her heel and walked outside.
I hate you…hate you…hate you… "Hey! Hey! K-Kagome!" Inuyasha said quickly chasing after her as her words hit him hard. Outside, he stopped abruptly when he saw Kagome talking to Hojo.
"Hojo, do you think you can pick me up? I can't get a ride to the library," Kagome said.
"Hey, no problem. I can come and-"
"Hold it! She's got a ride. I'm giving her one," Inuyasha said, appearing at their side and grabbing Kagome's arm. "Come on," he said to her, and dragged Kagome off to his parked car in the senior lot.
"H-Hey! What was that all about?" Kagome inquired.
"What was what about?" Inuyasha said densely.
"That whole 'Walk by yourself. No wait, I'm giving her a ride' thing?" Kagome asked, looking up at her best friend.
Inuyasha stared at her curiously as if he didn't understand what she was saying.
Kagome sighed, shaking her head, and said, "Never mind…"
"You don't need to come get me afterwards. I'll just get a ride from Hojo," Kagome said that night when Inuyasha dropped her off at the library.
"Are you sure? Because if the date's really bad, you could be my excuse for getting away," Inuyasha said.
"Gee, I'm so glad to know that I'm such use to you," Kagome said sarcastically.
Inuyasha grinned. "You know what I mean,"
"Yeah, yeah," Kagome said. "Well, if your date's really bad, then just call my cell phone. I'll leave it on just for you,"
"Glad to know you love me so,"
"Who said anything about love?"
"Don't you love me?"
"As if," Kagome said.
"Oh, well, it was worth a shot," Inuyasha said. "Now I'll just have to find someone else,"
"Oh, poor little you," Kagome cooed. "What happens if you don't find anyone?"
"Then, I guess I'll just trick you into being with me," Inuyasha said with a smile.
Kagome laughed. "Well, that's just-"
Kagome turned around and saw Hojo walking over. "Hi!" she called back. She faced Inuyasha and took her backpack from the back seat. "Well, thanks for the ride. Call me if you need to escape,"
"Call me if you need to escape," Inuyasha said.
"What if I call you and your date is going good?"
"Then, you're on your own,"
"Oh, that hurts,"
"Are you really?"
"Don't you believe me?"
"Hmm, I don't know-"
"Kagome?" Hojo said, getting her attention.
"Oh! Right. Sorry," she said. "Later, Inuyasha,"
"Yeah, later," he said, though eyeing Hojo suspiciously. Once Kagome and Hojo entered the library, Inuyasha drove off to Miroku's house.
"So, you and Inuyasha are very close," Hojo said as he and Kagome walked up the steps and into the library.
"Oh, yeah. We've been best friends for like five years," Kagome replied.
"Just best friends?" Hojo said.
"What? Yeah. Nothing other than best friends," Kagome said. "Why do you ask?"
"Hmm? Oh, no real reason. It's just that he's pretty protective of you, isn't he?" Hojo said. "All of guys want to talk to you, but Inuyasha sort of flips out when someone gets too close. It's freaks people out,"
Kagome gave a nervous laugh. Does he really do that? Got to have a talk with him… "Oh, really?" she said. "Then, what about you? Weren't you freaked out?"
"Me?" Hojo said. "No. When it comes to you, Kagome, there is no reason to be freaked out," He smiled.
Kagome felt herself blush.
Hojo sensed her discomfort and changed the topic. "Come on, let's find a place to sit and we can start studying,"
"Y-Yeah. G-Good idea," Kagome said.
"There you are!" Miroku said when Inuyasha rang the doorbell to his house a few minutes after he had dropped Kagome off. "Took you long enough,"
"I had to drop Kagome off to the library," Inuyasha explained.
"Ahh, yes," Miroku said with comprehension. "For her little study date,"
"It ain't a date!" Inuyasha said angrily. "She's just studying with some guy!"
"Right. A date," Miroku repeated.
"It is not a date!" Inuyasha practically roared.
"Calm down," Miroku said. "Come on, the girls are here." Miroku led Inuyasha into the living room where two girls sat on the couch talking, but looked up when they entered. "Inuyasha, this is Rika, my date, and your date is-"
Kagome? Inuyasha thought as he looked upon the girl that had stood up to face him. She was tall and pale skinned, with long black hair that tied in a ponytail. "K-Kagome?" Inuyasha said without thinking.
The girl blinked and Miroku looked at him curiously. Then, the girl smiled and said, "No, I'm Kikyo. Nice to meet you,"
"Yeah. Nice to meet you, too," Inuyasha said. No, not like Kagome. They do have the same face, but they're different.
"Okay! Formalities are over with! Let's go and eat!" Miroku said, and he led the group outside.
Inuyasha held his hand out for Kikyo, which she took with a smile. She's really pretty. Inuyasha noticed as they got into Miroku's car. As they drove off, Inuyasha felt that he wouldn't need to call for an escape. He felt as though this night would be really nice. He could feel it in his heart.