Author's Note: It's a disease, I tell you! A disease! Oh, and Happy Holidays!
Chapter Summary: So a strange girl appears in the Sengoku Jidai and meets up with the Inu-gumi. Come on, what do you think's going to happen?
Disclaimer: Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi and Shonen Jump. "Anne" belongs to the estate of L.M. Montgomery.
Warning: Rated PG-13 for Inuyasha's potty mouth and Anne's violent temper.
Part 2: In Which Anne has Some Unlikely Adventures and There is a Happy? Ending
"They're giggling again."
Inuyasha only grunted and resumed polishing his sword.
"Why are they giggling? I know that you could hear them if you tried."
Inuyasha just waved a hand at Shippo, who was curled up in a little ball on the ground, whimpering. "Make it stop. Make it stop. Please, please make it stop."
"Think I want to end up like the brat?"
Kouga had finally left after half an hour of ranting, his eyes still slightly glazed over. Ever since then, the three girls had been in a huddle, unholy giggling erupting every couple of minutes. Miroku was dying to know what they were saying. Despite Inuyasha's warnings, he was determined to creep close enough in the bushes to hear the secret thoughts of women.
"...So then Count Leroy von Fitzhaven swept Viola de Bijoux into his arms and branded her with a fiery kiss. 'We may not be able to be together my love because of the evil plans of my cousin twice-removed's gardener, but your beauteous purple orbs will always give me heart palpitations.'... Why are you two laughing so much?"
Kagome was literally rolling on the ground, while Sango was doing a good impression of a fish out of water. Sango recovered first and seemed to be desperately trying to find a way to change the subject. "So the women in your world really wear those uncomfortable kimonos with the huge sleeves?"
"They're puffed sleeves and they're the height of fashion! My beloved guardian got them for me so that I could hold my head up in front of the other girls!"
Kagome, obviously sensing yet another dangerous topic, changed subjects again. "So who is this 'Gilbert' exactly?"
Fifteen minutes later she was able to interrupt long enough to say, "He sounds a lot like Inuyasha."
Sango nodded her agreement.
Anne looked interested. "What manner of person is your traveling companion?"
"He's a jerk."
"And I love him."
"In spite of everything, Inuyasha is one of the most kind, most loyal people I know. He's my best friend."
"Oh." For once, the chatterbox was rendered completely speechless.
Miroku decided that this was as good a time as any to make his escape. He also decided that, in future, he would remember that Inuyasha was probably smarter than he looked.
"We haven't had our daily encounter with Naraku and his evil henchmen yet."
"Wait for it. He'll be here soon enough.... By the way, what the hell is the mangy wolf doing back again?"
"Trust me. You really don't want to know."
"Why is he staring at that red-headed bitch like that?"
"Inuyasha, you really don't want to know."
As if on cue, a large cloud of poisonous insects appeared in front of a diabolically cackling Naraku.
Before anybody had time to react, Naraku released a miasmic cloud... straight in the direction of Anne.
When the cloud cleared away, an apparently unhurt but dusty Anne was standing in the middle of the road, her sleeves in tatters.
"You!" Anne's eyes narrowed dangerously. Everyone in the group took a large step back. "You. Ruined. My. Puffed. Sleeves."
She took a step forward.
"Matthew got me these sleeves. These sleeves are the only memory I have here of my beloved guardian."
She was walking briskly towards him now, a visible aura of menace radiating off of her.
Naraku was obviously confused, and didn't move to stop her. His hesitation proved to be his downfall. Anne was suddenly in front of him and slapped him across the face. Hard.
"You are a very Bad Man!"
To Kagome's complete and utter fascination, where Anne's palm had connected with Naraku's cheek, the flesh had started to sizzle and burn.
"Shit. She's a miko too."
"A powerful miko."
Kagome could practically see the hearts in Kouga's eyes.
Naraku was staring at Anne as if she was a demon from the ninth circle of hell. Without a word, he summoned his insects and beat a 'strategic retreat'. The rest of the group turned to stare at Anne who was busily twirling in the middle of the road. "What a beautiful, glorious day! Hey, now that the bad man's gone- can we have afternoon tea?"
"We have to get her to Kaede, Sango. We have to find a way to send her back."
"What's the big hurry?"
"I think that Kouga left to announce to his pack that he had found his new mate."
"That could be a problem."
"What a gorgeous tail! You know, that reminds me of the time the twins had colic and I had to-"
"Are you sure we can't just let him take her?"
Kaede was sorting through herbs in front of her house when the Inu-gumi arrived.
Shippo immediately latched on to her. "Red... Scary... My tail...Make it stop!... Please make it stop!"
Kaede turned to Kagome. "Would ye explain the meaning of this?"
Kagome waved in the general direction of Anne who was gesturing wildly while acting both parts from some obviously tragic love scene.
"I read a book. I made a stupid wish. The jewel hates me."
"I'm afraid that I'm still a little confused, child."
"I was tired and made a wish and the jewel popped a fictional character from the book I was reading into the middle of a lake."
Kaede didn't even blink.
"Have ye tried taking her back to the source of the troubles?"
"Oh... You mean by taking her back to where she appeared, the jewel may automatically reverse the wish and return her to her world?"
"If that pleases thee. Actually it is more that thy strange friend is giving me a headache."
Kagome was a little taken aback. She was even more taken aback, when, just as she was leaving she overheard Kaede muttering. "Just had to die and leave me to be miko, didn't you Kikyo? Just had to leave me to deal with these idiots, didn't you? One day you'll get yours, onee-sama!"
Anne and Kagome stood together at the edge of the lake. After Inuyasha had started to make some threatening, and extremely non-helpful, comments about other ways to deal with Anne, Kagome had insisted he stay behind with Sango and Miroku watching over him. Shippo had also insisted that he stay behind because- Well, Kagome wasn't exactly sure why but she suspected that it might have something to do with the fact that he started whimpering every time Anne got within ten feet of his tail. In light of all this, Kagome was surprised that she actually wanted to say something nice to Anne before she left.
"Give Gilbert a chance, okay? He may not be as bad as you think."
Anne paused for a second and smiled. Suddenly, Kagome could see what all the fuss was about. When she smiled, Anne was beautiful. "I'll think about it."
"It's- it's been fun." And to Kagome's surprise, she actually meant it. Suddenly, she wanted to warn Anne about all of the trials and heartbreak ahead of her.
Anne looked at her and her eyes were a lot older than Kagome would have expected. "Don't tell me what's going to happen. Part of the excitement of walking a road is not knowing where it ends." With that, Anne laughed and jumped into the lake.
She didn't resurface.
"So she's gone?"
"Well on the positive side, Naraku will probably leave us alone until he figures out that she's left."
"And Kouga's at least temporarily obsessed with someone other than Kagome."
"Personally, I think that Kouga-kun may be a closet masochist."
"What's a 'mass-o-kissed'?"
"Um... never mind, Shippo-chan."
"Since you still have that 'test' to write, did you manage to learn anything useful from this experience, Kagome-sama?"
"Well, I have a whole new respect for 19th century orphan girls. And I learnt how important it is to control one's temper."
"About time, bitch."
Rockstar-groupie: I'm glad that you enjoyed the story and thought that the idea was original. I really love both "Anne" and "Inuyasha" and even so, I'm still not entirely sure where this story came from. Hope you enjoy the conclusion!
The Otaku Duo: I'm happy that you liked the first chapter- I love Anne too and it was a lot of fun trying to write her into the Inuyasha story line. Thank you for taking the time to review!
Tiamath: I'm glad that you think that the story was cute- "disturbing" was the word that immediately came to my mind after I finished writing it, but I'm happy that it didn't come across that way to other people:) I think I can safely say that there probably haven't been any and won't be any more crossovers of this type. I hope that you like the conclusion as well!
: Good call on Anne driving them insane! I probably could have stretched this puppy out a bit more, but I really just wanted to do a short, fluffy two-parter like all those ridiculous cliff-hanger cartoons I used to see when I was little. I hope that you enjoy the conclusion!
Fairy: I really enjoyed writing this and it makes me very happy that other people enjoy my strange sense of humor and really, really strange imagination. Thank you for reviewing!
Kaylana: Yes! Let us hail the Anne-ie goodness! Um...yeah.... I decided that I wanted to keep this short and sweet, because I had an idea that if I tried to do a longer plot, the gods would forget about waiting for me to die to send me to hell and would just smite me on the spot. Thanks for taking the time to review!
Speaker For The Five Year: You know, I think that hell is going to be full of Bad!Fic writers. We can totally form a club and... come up with Bad!Fic plots! Yeah.... I think that might be more of a punishment for the rest of the world though ;) In case it isn't glaringly obvious, I really did enjoy writing this and I hope that you enjoy the conclusion as much as I enjoyed reading your review :)
Arin Ross: I hate to admit it, but I actually stared at "lo amo" for about five minutes trying to figure out what bizarre net-speak abbreviation it was. Yeah. My Spanish has really gone downhill. I am also fairly sure that no one else has attempted this type of travesty... er... "crossover". I'm really happy that you enjoyed it though:) It's always a pleasure to hear from you....
Fornax: Yes! You are the first person to identify the root source of my problems! My brain is fried and the alien hamsters that have taken me over insist that I write "Anne of Green Gables" X "Inuyasha" crossover stories!