Summary

She was the kind of girl his parents had warned him about. The kind that could seduce a man with a swish of her hips and a come hither glance. The kind that was as tough as nails and wouldn't take crap from anyone. Takashi Morinozuka couldn't help but fall desperately for Kagome Higurashi. The question was, would she let the stoic Host into her heart?

Mori/Kag

A/N: This is not your typical 'Kagome goes to Ouran disguised as a boy and joins the Host Club' story. I like the idea, but it's been overused. I hope that this can be a deviation from the norm. Told in a series of One-Shots/Drabbles. Inspiration goes out to several different songs. I also want to thank BloodCherry for help and ideas. You are awesome and please don't give up on your own writing. I hope you guys enjoy! (Listening to 'Tough Guys' by REO Speedwagon)

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It was inevitable that she would change once the well closed. She learned the hard way that being battle-worn and torn by the atrocities of a time long since passed would harden the naive little girl she'd once been. She knew the realities of life and what foolishness and stupidity could get her.

Trouble.

But then, it wasn't like she was making things better for herself nowadays either.

'Sometimes, I wonder if being around Inuyasha so much has caused me to channel some of his less-than-commendable tendencies,' Kagome Higurashi thought somewhat sullenly as she tuned out the screaming fit her newest principal was having in her face.

"-third time this month, Higurashi! You have been warned about getting into fights!" the man shouted. Kagome continued to ignore the authority figure in front of her until her record was slammed onto the desk with the word EXPELLED stamped across it in accusing red ink. The former miko winced inwardly. Her mother wasn't going to be happy about that.

It was her fourth school this year; which brought the total count up to eight. Her family was running out of excuses for her and places that would take her despite her violent reputation.

Kagome couldn't help it though! The minute that stupid boy opened his mouth to sneer down at the girl he'd been demeaning, she'd lost it and beaten him to a bloody pulp. Not to mention the multiple other people she'd sent to the hospital over the course of her high school career. She was sick of the chauvanism and the catty remarks. The sheep-like mindset of the other students around her to conform to 'correct society'.

'Please. As if they understand.' Sighing quietly, she picked up her record and left the office, not bothering to listen to the tirade that followed her out the door. Wiping a smudge of dirt from her school skirt, she stopped short when the girl she'd defended stood suddenly from the bench outside the principal's domain. Kagome blinked when her former classmate, Aiko, if she remembered correctly, bowed to her.

"Higurashi-sempai?"

"Yes?"

"You're being expelled, aren't you?" she girl stated more than asked, her doe-like brown eyes staring at her imploringly.

"... Yeah. Sorry about the mess," Kagome murmured, shifting her feet sheepishly.

"No, I want to thank you for standing up to Kaionji for me. What you did was really brave," Aiko countered, giving the other girl a strained smile. "I understand what kind of person he really is now, so I won't let your efforts go to waste."

"Good. Don't let some asshole tell you you're not beautiful or good enough." With those parting words, she left the younger girl and walked out the door, oblivious to the dreamy expression that crossed Aiko's face.

"So brave..." Aiko sighed, feeling her face flush.

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A/N: These aren't going to be all that long, so stop freaking out, okay? I hope you guys enjoy! On another note, these will probably be updated anywhere from bi-weekly to monthly. So, yay for starting something new and I'm so crazy, right?

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