posted: 6-26-2004

word count: 99


Kagome shook her head as she walked out of the well house across the shrine courtyard. She nodded politely to the tourist following her grandfather. How was she going to tell her mother? She could see the look of disappointment already. Swallowing she entered the house. "I'm home."

"How was your trip, dear?" her mother asked smiling.

"Fine, we found several jewel shards."

"That's nice dear. Anything else?" the elder Higurashi asked leadingly.

"Mom... Inuyasha and I were ... and well... before... it was an accident but I lost..."

"Yes, dear I know, archeologists found your bike last week."