|Priestess Protection Program
Author: Selfless-Ki PM
Kagome had been kicked out of her old life, and had just recently started a new one until the new girl Bella Swan showed up, and things started to get out of control.. Well, not if she has anything to say about it, especially when she can still make herself useful? Yeah, she's definitely going to make sure no one dies here in Forks, Washington.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Kagome H. & Seth - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,186 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 04-02-13 - Published: 12-16-12 - id: 8801855
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"So, we're going to go to La Push tonight, right?" Jessica was saying to Kagome and Bella as they were outside sitting on one of the various picnick tables surfaces, soaking up what little sun that they were given after they had eaten their respective lunches outdoors.
The initial offer was that they go camping with a group at La Push with some of the guys there. And it had been suggested nearly two days ago when Mike had insisted that Jessica invited Bella, & Bella invited Kagome to come as well, even though Jessica wasn't entirely excited about the idea of the girls tagging along.
"I guess so," Bella sighed, turning over and looking listlessly up at that sun which was still completely covered in gloomy gray clouds. It was actually supposed to snow that afternoon, much to the girl's displeasure.
"Of course," Kagome commented, letting her gaze fall upon Bella's frowning face with slight annoyance. "And Bella, don't you be a wet blanket!"
Bella rolled her eyes, but smiled at the girl in slight mockery.
It's been an exact week since Edward had stopped coming to school, and Bella wasn't sure if he had decided to show today or not. Which, is why she was acting the way she was now. The way Edward had treated her before was off putting and she couldn't think of a single thing she had done before. But now, she couldn't help but feel a bit nervous that she might have to see him today-if he does show.
"Great," Jessica enthused. "Don't forget to pick Bella up, Kagome."
With that she turned and started to walk away as the bell rang without so much as a backward glance towards the girls that she now considered competition. I hope they decide not to come at all, she thought honestly.
Kagome reached on the table for her book bag and tugged Bella up with her as she sighed a long sigh. "I think we're doing blood types next week; and today, Angela has informed me that we're doing some kind of labwork."
Bella wasn't paying much attention to her until she said 'labwork'. And she looked to Kagome with sharp, demanding eyes. "With partners?"
Kagome nodded absently. "Yeah."
"Is that the person that we sit with, then?"
"Yepp!" Kagome grinned. "And since Edward hasn't been here lately, maybe I'll be your lab partner!"
Bella frowned a bit before smiling back at the outgoing girl with slight disappointment, but she shook it off.
"To Mr. Banner's class!" Kagome muttered half-determinedly, and she marched the both of them straight to his room with surprising strength for such a small girl.
They had passed a few of the guys throwing snowballs their direction, but Kagome decidedly didn't pay attention to them since they weren't aiming the frosted mini canonballs her way. Might as well let them have their fun, the snow is due to melt in a few days, she thought.
All the while, as they were walking, she kept pacing over possible thoughts in her mind, trying to think of a possible solution for her issue with failing Biology, knowing that Bella had a passing grade since she had told her before-which is why she hoped to be Bella's partner.
Even though she doesn't have to go to the feudal era anymore, she still couldn't seem to stay focused on her schoolwork because she was still hoping for some kind of excitement in her life-like she was expected for more, something outlandish, or out-of-this-world, hence, she's growing bored with the normal life. And that was probably even the reason why she was searching for a formidable aura that wasn't there last week-but that was over with. She's already convinced herself that it was nothing. At least, that's what she thinks that she convinced herself.
They made it to Biology in Mr. Banner's class, surprisingly with how much attention Kagome didn't pay to where or how slow or fast she was walking, and both girls were surprised to see that there was only one student in the class room, which happened to be Cullen, Edward, and no one else.
Kagome frowned in disappointment. "Why me?" she muttered out loud.
Bella, who had been staring cautiously at Edward, moved her gaze to her friend confusedly. "What?"
"Sorry," Kagome muttered. "I think out loud sometimes," and she walked off in the direction of her seat, watching as she headed off toward her seat as well. Now I'm definitely going to fail Biology for sure, she frowned deeply.
"Hello, I'm Edward Cullen," Kagome heard him speak to Bella, and she was all for tuning their conversation out to give them privacy, but the next words he said startled her. "You must be Bella Swan, I probably came off rude last week..."
Kagome smiled at his politeness, having never before actually heard him talk except for when he was speaking to Mr. Banner. At least he's not an asshole, she looked toward the class as people started filing in, easily tuning out the two across the aisle from her.
Once the class was effectively filled and the tardy bell had already rang, Mr. Banner stood ahead of the class with a stack of papers held in his hand. "Good afternoon, class," he greeted with a good natured smile, capturing everyone's attention, well-nearly everyone.
"Today, we're doing a lab project on cellular anatomy with the person you're sitting next to," he continued though his smile started to fade as he looked at the class sternly as he started visiting every desk to hand each table a single paper. "Oh and pay attention, since I'm sure not one of you may have paid attention to last week's lesson when I was teaching it," he coincidentally sent Kagome a look, and she ducked her head with a slight blush.
Once he gave Edward and Bella a paper, he finally reached her desk and instead of handing her a paper, he turned toward Edward, who was sitting tensely in his desk, and looked back to the blue-eyed priestess that stared back at him.
"Kagome, since your partner is indisposed, you can either work with Edward and Bella, or you can work on your own..." the way he trailed off made it obvious that he wanted her to work with them, since he wanted her to pass his class. "If that's okay with you, and Miss Swan?"
"It's fine," Bella murmured.
"Of course," Edward's amber gaze met Kagome's jeweled blue ones, just as Bella looked over to her with a slight smile.
Kagome grinned lifting up her chair and putting it down affectively in between Edward and Bella, not realizing that Bella wanted to sit by him, or noticing the half-grateful look that Edward shot her way from the corner of his eyes.
Now, he could concentrate on something other than the tantalizing scent that Bella was shoving into his senses. He glanced down at their work paper as Mr. Banner walked away, but Kagome was the first to speak.
"If you guys are worried about your grades, then I won't do anything," she told them, actually hoping that they would do all the complicated work, albeit a little guiltily.
Mr. Banner walked around placing the microscopes on the desks, and after he placed the scope on their desk, Edward went to work on plugging it in semi-swiftly and Bella wrote both hers and Kagome's names on the paper in her chicken-scratch handwriting, sliding the paper over to Edward so that he could sign his own name.
They didn't really care if she worked or not as they rattled off whether the specimen each of the three had looked at was prophase, anaphase, or metaphase, and not much to Kagome's surprise, Bella had named three of the five subjects they were to look at, while Kagome did her best to pay attention.
Edward and Bella flew through the project easily and they let Kagome write down their answers on the paper. They were easily the first group to get done, and Kagome was already pulling her chair back, lifting it to go back to her table as Mr. Banner slowly made his way back to their table with an upset look on his face.
"Couldn't you have at least given Kagome and Bella a try, Edward?" he frowned.
"Actually, Bella named three out of the five," Edward commented before looking Kagome's way apologetically, absently adding, "Kagome named the rest."
Mr. Banner narrowed his eyes at the last tidbit that Edward had lied about but he turned to Bella with impressed eyes. "Really? Have you done this lab before then, Bella?"
"Yeah, but not with onion root," she answered easily faintly smiling up at the biology teacher.
Mr. Banner nodded in understanding. "Whitefish blastula?"
"Well," Mr. Banner sighed. "I guess the three of you are free for this period," and he walked away. "Busy yourselves quietly."
The second he was finally out of hearing reach Kagome instantly turned to Edward smiling gratefully at him. "Thanks, Edward; I think he was probably going to make me do it on my own..." she shuddered in displeasure.
"No problem," Edward let a faintly crooked smile out her way and Bella frowned slightly at their exchange.
Kagome went to minding her own business, though. She pulled out her Trig book, and sighed heavily as she opened it immediately to the section that they had assigned homework in, trying to understand the words that seemed to be succeeding in freaking her out.
"Math," she murmured quietly to herself. "Is going to be the death of me. I can feel myself slowly dying right... now." and she lowered her head to her desk, feeling her raven locks fan out around her body as she heard a girl's nasal induced giggle from the front of the room.
There's just no way she can concentrate!
Out of the recesses of her mind, she heard Edward and Bella begin to converse, and she vaguely listened to what they were saying as they started to get familiar with each other.
"So, why did you move here to Forks, then?"
Bella had been looking forward adamantly before she sighed, and turned to meet his gaze as she spoke, "My mother... got remarried to Phil two years ago."
Edward didn't seem to understand what Bella was saying, and with a confused lilt to his voice he asked, "And you don't like Phil." Though, it came out more as a statement than a question.
"That's not it," Bella sounded a little agitated, though with control of her anger.
"Oh..." Edward paused for a moment before trying again, seemingly trying to pry into Bella's mind.
"I actually moved here because my mom and Phil needed time alone, and even though they wouldn't ask for it I still decided to give them their due time since they hardly ever spent time together... and I haven't visited Charlie in a long time... so I'm killing two birds with one stone," she made up for her attitude that she gave Edward by speaking fondly of her parents, giving both Kagome and Edward the impression that she was the caretaker of her family.
Having heard enough, Kagome tuned her out and began to do her Trigonometry homework instantly remembering why she had stopped in the first place as she slammed her head down on her lab table.
"Stupid, Stupid, Stupid," she repeated numerously.
It was after class, the bell had rung and Kagome had lagged a little behind Angela on her way out of the door, though exiting before Bella. Edward was actually the first one out of the class, and at that Kagome felt a small tremor of energy going down her spine in anticipation. Anticipation for what, though?
Kagome had decided to stay for her last hour class today, French II with Mlle. Basten, since she was actually here today. Go figure.
As soon as she made it to her class, she walked in without a slightest care about the actual class itself, instead dreading over her trigonometry homework which she was to turn in by the end of the day to Mr. Varner since it was actually due earlier in the day.
She made her way to her desk, and sat down as the class began to fill up, and was quickly full with a bunch of juniors and sophomores before the teacher actually walked in. She looked expectantly at the students, and every single last one of them knew that she was expecting them to greet her... in French.
"Bonjour, Mlle. Basten," the class said as a whole.
"How are you?" she answered in the same tongue with a pleased smile on her face. (Sa va?)
"Sa va bien," they answered. (We're fine.)
And the rest of the class was spent like that, since they were working on speaking french for this week, since they were writing in french the other few weeks. Though, everyone still didn't understand what they were writing the few weeks before, they were pretty close to speaking the language correctly.
The class ended fairly soon, though, and Kagome walked out, feeling somewhat dazed as her gut started twisting some more. She was always one to trust her gut feeling, so she preceded to leave her classroom with full caution as she felt out for something to happen.
She made it to the parking lot with nothing happening though, but she still didn't let go of her apprehension. And as she glanced around the people-filled car lot, she saw Bella standing by her car, and Edward by his as they stared at each other without a single word passing between them. Kagome frowned confusedly, seeing as they were getting along just fine this earlier, and didn't seem to have any type of animosity while she caught him glaring at her in frustration, but Kagome couldn't concentrate on that right now.
The feeling was back again. She felt it, and this time it made her freak out in distress as she knew whatever she was anticipating was coming at her fast.
Her heart sped up in something she could only describe as adrenaline as she searched the parking lot wildly, looking for whatever it was and as quick as she could.
She found nothing.
She tried to calm her nerves, letting her senses dull everywhere while trying to find the threat, and instantaneously her hearing advanced and she could hear tires screeching across the frozen parking lot from nearly a mile away; and as she turned her head in that direction, she was surprised to see that the car was some sort of silvery-white van driven by Tyler Crowley, and it wasn't coming her way. By the angle that she was trying to decipher it from, it was going Bella's way...
I don't think I have time to make it to her, she thought desperately, but she attempted anyways.
Using the adrenaline she had, she pumped her legs to move as fast as she willed them to, and soon enough, as Tyler's van made a loud screeching sound she felt the tremors of the vehicle getting closer and she reached Bella's side quickly enough. Arigato, Kami-sama, she thought as she pulled the girl with her, ducking the both of them out of the way and a little underneath Bella's rusted old truck.
But, to hers, and Bella's surprise, she found that the van was coming at them for more - she reached her hand out, praying to the deity of her existence as an invisible force held the van off for a moment, and in another instant, a pale white blur flashed into existence before her, taking place of the invisible barrier melded away.
Kagome's eyes widened at the male that saved her and Kagome's life at the same time that Edward looked at her weirdly.
Both with the same thought coming to mind.
'What just happened?'
Though Edward's thoughts took a more dubious turn as he thought disbelievingly, 'Is she an Angel?'
Authoress: I hope that was okay! :o It sounded okay while I was writing it... -shrugs-
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