Driver's Blues Part II :: Here comes a miracle.....

Hi!!!!!!!! I'm back with part two of Driver's Blues! ^-~ You know what that means......! I passed my test! (finally). Now I am the proud owner of a driver's license. ^-^ lol, the picture on it was decent, at least I didn't look like a convict....! ^-^

Disclaimer: No. BTW, CDL means "Certified Drivers License". And BMV means "bureau of mother vehicles.

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Here comes a miracle.....

Kagome sat nervously in her last class of the school day. After school, her mother was supposed to take her down to the CDL to try for her driver's test. Endless days of practicing would hopefully pay off.

She'd heard from Yuka that they were going to watch a movie in English. At least, that's that her CP English 11 class had done. Eri was already sitting across from her. Hojo wasn't at school that day, and Ayumi was just walking through the door.

"Hey Kagome," Ayumi said. "I saw your mom down in the office. Why's that?"

"Oh, uh," Kagome stuttered. She wasn't expecting to take her license until after school..... "Maybe she's going to sign me out to take my test."

"What test?" Eri wondered.

"Driving...." Kagome put her hand on an imaginary steering wheel and turned it.

"But if you sign out, it'll ruin your perfect attendance!"

"That's okay...It doesn't matter."

The speakers overhead crackled loudly. "Mrs. Sekei, please send Kagome Higurashi to the office. She'll be signing out...."

Kagome stood up and made her way to the door.

"Good luck!" Ayumi called.

"Yeah, I hope you pass!" Eri waved.

~*~

"Hey mom," Kagome whispered from inside the High School office.

"Is this okay for you?" Mrs. Higurashi asked her daughter.

"Sure mom. My attendance doesn't matter."

The two left the office and made their way to the school parking lot.

"I got an appointment for 2:15 this afternoon. I tried to get one for 3:30 or later, but they were booked up."

Kagome climbed into the passenger side of the vehicle. "That's 'cause everyone's in school, and their parent's are at work still."

The ride home was silent, and a small knot started to work its way into Kagome's stomach. Mrs. Higurashi backed up in the driveway and put the Blazer in park. "You go get your stuff, and I'll get in the passenger side," she told her daughter. "And don't leave any papers."

"I will!" Kagome yelled, running into the house to retrieve her permit packet and drop off her school books. Her backpack landed on the floor with a 'thump', and her books were scattered across the table from where she threw them.

She grabbed up her permit packet and dashed out the door.

~*~

"Hurry up!" Kagome muttered from behind the steering wheel. They'd gotten stuck behind a heavily loaded truck. It decided that going 40 mph on a 55mph highway was okay.

Well, it was okay for the truck driver, but not for the train of 13 or so cars and vans behind it. Kagome wanted to pass, but there was a car coming, and by time the car was gone, the double yellow line would come up.

~*~

"Yes!" Kagome laughed, slamming down hard on the accelerator. "Maybe we'll make it on time."

"Nah, we're already late," Mrs. Higurashi answered, pointing to the digital clock. The green numbers glowed a hearty 2:17.

"Oh man!" Kagome whined, pressing down harder on the pedal, making the Blazer jump to 60mph. Three cars passed her simultaneously; they must have had a destination that they were late to too.

~*~

"Now, the emergency brake's right there, right?" Kagome asked, pointing below her on the left side of the drivers side.

"Yes, and your four-ways are right there," her mother explained, pointing to the hazard lights.

"Mom, call em' hazard lights, since that's what they say on the button......"

"Sure, whatever. Let's go, we're already 10 minutes late...."

"Okay!" Kagome hopped out of the SUV and started towards the CDL building.

"This time you're going up by yourself. All that they'll say to me is, 'go sit back there and wait, alright?'"

"Okay, I think I can handle it."

"Good, just go right up and tell him you want to take your drivers test."

"Yes mom."

Kagome opened the doors and walked back towards the short guy seated in the chair in the back of the office. It was the same guy from last time- he did all of the tests. He wasn't exactly short, but sitting in that low chair, he appeared to be. He was actually really tall.

But he was *creepy* to a fault.

"Um, I'm here to take my driver's test...." She spoke softly.

"Okay," he droned. "I need your blue and red copies, driver's education certificate, 50 hour affidavit, blah blah blah.

He didn't really say blah blah, but to Kagome, it's what it sounded like. She shifted through her packet of papers, face flushing. She'd forgotten her blue-and-white copy. Where was it?!

Oh no......it was in the kitchen cupboard, she was sure of it.

"Where's the blue-and-white copy? You can't drive if you don't have it, you won't be able to take the test, etc."

"Um, I don't know...." Kagome said confusedly. "It's probably at home....oh man...."

"Do you live in Tokyo?"

"Uh, yeah. It's about a fifteen minute drive back home and another 15 minutes back here."

The creepy sheriff guy looked at his schedule. "I'm booked up for the rest of the evening...." He mumbled. "Just be back before 4:30."

"Okay," Kagome answered, grabbing her papers and dashing to where her mother sat. She mumbled an explanation and dashed back the car with the keys.

~*~

"Didya pass sis?!" Sota asked, peering around his glass of juice.

"No Sota, I didn't. I didn't even get to take my test!" she shouted, running around the kitchen frantically, searching for the blue-and-white copy. "AHA!" she screamed, pulling it out of the cabinet. "LET'S GO MOM!" she yelled, dashing back out to the Blazer and starting it up again.

~*~

Kagome walked back into the CDL building, but this time she had all of her papers. A young man sat at a desk on the left side of the room, and a mother with her pregnant daughter was at the counter.

Somehow, the daughter looked familiar. When the girl turned around, Kagome's eyes widened. Krystl! She'd wondered where the girl had gone. She'd gotten pregnant and dropped out of school. She should be in the 10th grade.

When Krystl went out to her vehicle, she stepped up and handed her papers to the sheriff.

"Go ahead and get in your truck. I've got to people that are taking their test ahead of you."

Kagome nodded and went out to the Blazer. She stepped inside the driver's side, pulled on her seatbelt and turned the key just a little bit in the ignition. She didn't start the engine, but rather just turned the key hard enough so that she could turn on the radio and the air conditioning.

She saw the young man get into a large truck beside her. 'He's taking the test in that?!' Kagome thought to herself. The truck had a long bed on it. It looked old too.

Krystl got into a small silver Tracker. It shouldn't be too much trouble for her to pass the maneuverability in THAT. It was tiny.

Kagome watched intently as Krystl passed the maneuverability test. That was good, she rooted for the girl when she left the parking lot to take the driving part of the test.

Kagome got bored after sitting there for one minute, and she rummaged through the glove department for a cassette tape to listen too while she was waiting.

She found a Ray Boltz tape that was just sitting there. She popped it in the tape player in the car, and the strains of Christian music came out.

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I've walked in the garden

The morning after the rain

I've watched in silent wonder

As everything changed

Oh what a gift from the father

Is the water of life

Like a river that flows

Deep in my soul

It's from an endless supply

So where do I go

When I'm thirsty and dry

I go to the river

And I always find

words for my soul

And a peace for my mind

I go to the river

Jesus prayed in the garden

His brow was furrowed with pain

And what appeared to be

Drops of blood

Were falling down like the rain

Oh he found strength for his journey

He found it down on his knees

And where he knelt

A river flows

And it flows for you and me

So where do I go

When I'm thirsty and dry

I go to the river

And I always find

I find words for my soul

And a peace for my mind

I go to the river.....

Oh, and where do I go

When I'm covered with stains

I go to the river

And I wash in the waves

Well everything's new, everything's changed

When I go to the river

It's a river of healing

It's a river of faith

It's a river of gladness

It is a river of grace

Well help me lord now

It's a river of mercy

It is a river of love

Oh it's a river of freedom

CAUSE IT'S A RIVER OF BLOOD

A RIVER OF BLOOD

So where do I go

When I'm thirsty and dry

I go to the river

And I always find

Words for my soul

And a peace for my mind

I go to the river

Oh and what do I do

When I'm covered with stains

I go to the river

And I wash in the waves

Well everything's new,

Everything's changed

When I go to the river

Oh, where do I go

When I'm thirsty and dry

I go to the river

cause I always find

I find words for my soul

And a peace for my mind

Oh it's good to know

There's a place that I can go when I'm covered

Covered with stains

I go to the river

And I wash in the waves

Well everything's new

Everything's changed

I go to the river

I go to the....

I go to the River.....

~*~

Kagome listened carefully. Well, praying probably wouldn't hurt. She folded her hands and prayed that she would pass, that the guy in the truck beside her would pass, and that Krystl would pass. And she ended her prayer with......"Let thine will be mine also...."

Krystl came back, but too early. She'd failed. Next was the guy in the truck. The next song came on, but Kagome didn't pay any attention. She was too busy watching the guy with the big truck do the maneuverability.

"Come on!" she silently cheered. "You can do it!"

He backed up awfully close to a cone, and pulled forward. Well, that was only 5 points off. Better five points off than failing. The next time the guy came backwards, he made it through. It took him awhile, but he passed it. She watched him leave the parking lot to do the driving part of the test.

Her eyes widened as she listened to the next song.

~*~

We don't really know much about her

We don't even know her name

But the way she was treated was a shame

She heard the angry voices

There was nothing that she could say

It wouldn't have mattered anyway....

Cause all, she saw

Were the stones

All she saw

Were the stones

She felt so helpless

So all alone

How she longed for the face of a friend

But oh

All she saw were the stones

They tore her from her lover's arms

Out into the streets

They drug her to the synagogue

And threw her at Christ's feet

"This woman is an adulteress

and our law is very clear"

The Master saw her

Looking down

Her eyes were filled with tears

Cause all

She saw

Were the stones

All she saw

Were the stones

She felt so helpless

So all alone

How she longed for the face of a friend

But oh

All she saw were the stones

Jesus looked up from the ground

And then he said to them

"You be the first to cast a stone

if you have never sinned"

One by one they walked away

They left the stone's behind

I wish I could have seen her face

When she opened up her eyes!

Cause all she saw

Were the stones

All she saw

Were the stones

Jesus said

"I forgive you

Go and sin no more"

She knew she'd never be the same

Oh no

All she saw were the-

All she saw were the stones

All she saw were the stones.....

Jesus said

"If forgive you

Go and sin no more"

She knew she'd never be the same

Oh no

All she saw were the stones.

~*~

The other guy still wasn't back yet. And the next song came on.

She didn't know much of it except for the chorus.

~*~

Here comes a miracle

Here comes a miracle

Oh can't you feel it

In the air

That look is on his face

His glory is in this place

And I know a miracle is near....

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'How ironic,' she thought. It would be a miracle if she passed.

The guy finally pulled in, and he grinned happily when he was informed that he'd passed.

The sheriff got out and she rolled down her window, praying that it would roll back up. The evil window had a bad reputation of rolling down, but not rolling back up.

She applied the brakes and flipped her turn signals for him to check. Then she switched her headlights on while he checked her front turn signals.

She prayed another silent prayer as he got into the passenger side of the car. She hoped that she would pass. Hopefully the weeks and months of practicing would pay off.

Hopefully.

She pulled up to the cones and went through to the right side of the front cone. That was good, her back bumper was at the front of the cone. She pulled the Blazer into reverse and crept backwards, turning the wheel to avoid a cone, and she weaved the wheel again before straightening her wheels and pulling backwards out of the cones.

She'd done it!

"Now, pull back until I tell you to stop," he ordered, and she kept pulling backwards. "Stop," he said. "Now do a left U-Turn and go out the left entrance."

Kagome smiled mentally. Now all she had to do was pass the driving.

~*~

"Now turn right, right here," he ordered, and she pulled lightly into the CDL parking lot. At the yield sign, she looked around to make sure that nobody was there. Nobody was, so she started slowly through the lot.

"Go faster," the sheriff mumbled, and Kagome's eyes widened. But she wasn't about to argue.

Heck no.

She pressed on the accelerator and pulled into a parking spot at the front of the lot.

"Well, you made a wide right turn. But that's all. You got a 95%, which is passing. Take all of these over to the BMV and present it to them to get your license."

Kagome pulled off her seatbelt and headed back into the building. Her mother met her half-way.

"Well, I'd say that you passed!" she smiled. "I was probably more nervous than you!"

~*~

"Wow," Kagome smiled, looking down at her license. The picture wasn't too bad on it. It made her look kind of fat, but who cared?! She had her license. And all of the information on it was correct.

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On the way back to the Blazer, Kagome called a 'good luck' to two girls who were waiting for the sheriff to come out for their driver's tests. They responded with a 'thank you'.

~*~

"So, didja pass Kagome?! Huh?!" Sota asked, jumping up and down beside her.

"Yes!" she grinned, picking up her brother and swinging him around.

"That's good. That means that you have to be my chauffeur!"

"I don't think so."

~*~

Kagome stepped through the well, and was immediately greeted by a kitsuné, a monk, a demon exterminator, a fire cat, and a hanyou.

"Didja pass Kagome?" Shippo asked wonderingly.

"Yeah," she answered with a smile plastered on her face.

"Congratulations Lady Kagome," Miroku smiled, shaking her hand.

"That's good Kagome! I'm so happy for you!" Sango laughed, giving her best friend a hug.

"Yay!" Shippo cheered, jumping up and down. He climbed onto her neck and hugged it. Kagome grabbed him off and pressed him against her chest, squeezing the little kitsuné happily. She spun into a circle, spinning right into Inuyasha.

"What did I tell you?" Inuyasha whispered. "I knew you could do it...."

"Thanks Inuyasha, I couldn't have done it without you!"

"Nah, you just had to believe in yourself," he said, picking her up and swinging both her and Shippo around in a circle. Kagome squeaked and wrapped her arms around Inuyasha's neck, laughing the whole time.

"Okay!" she agreed, and Miroku and Sango exchanged a look. Kirara mewed happily.

'Thank you God, for a miracle- both of them.....'

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^-~ Lol, that's the end. Sorry if I offended anyone with the Christian music stuff. I happen to love those songs. ^-^ Ray Boltz isn't mine, he belongs to himself. But if you like Christian music, you'll love his- I guarantee it. Check his songs out if you get a chance. One of my favorites of his is "Heaven is Counting on You" A very good song.

Anywayz, I know cute lil' Inu was way OOC, but whatever. ^^ I don't care. Criticism is welcomed and stuff like that! ^_^

I PASSED MY TEST!! WOO-HOO! But, unfortunately, my mom won't let me go anywhere unless it's an emergency. *pouts* Oh well. Please review since you've obviously read. ^_^

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