Chapter 5:

Inuyasha and Kagome went into the restroom. They were the only two in there. Kagome had her purse on the sink counter in there, looking through, trying to find her make-up remover.

"Thanks for helping me with this." Inuyasha said.

"Don't thank me." Kagome said. "Like I said before, no one deserves to be marked like this. Enemy or not, I can still show simpathy." She said as she wet a tissue and took out an alcohol pad and started to scrub Inuyasha's cheek.

"Ouch!" He exclaimed. "That stuff burns!" He exclaimed.

"Do you want to walk around school with a kiss print?" Kagome asked, looking at him with a sarcastic look on her face.

"Whatever." Inuyasha said. "Just hurry up."

"I really don't have to do this for you, you know." Kagome said. "So don't tell me to hurry or anything. Do you think I wanna be stuck in here with you?"

"Feh." Inuyasha said.

Then Kagome scrubbed harder. This lip gloss was really hard to get off, so she wasn't trying to hurt Inuyasha on purpose. "This stuff really is a bitch to get off." Kagome stated. "Wonder what brand she used." Kagome wondered.

Then it was off. "Done." Kagome said as he cleaned up her stuff, putting everything back in her purse.

"Thanks." Inuyasha said.

"Don't thank me." Kagome told him.

"Fine." Inuyasha said. He smiled at her.

For some reason, that smile really made Kagome's knees weak. Why was this happening to her? Then she couldn't stand, and stumbled when she tried to take a step past Inuyasha. And he caught her in his arms. "You OK?" He asked her, that sexy smile still on his face.

"Yeah." Kagome said, hoping that she didn't sound like an idiot, but she really said it in this squeaky voice.

"You sure?" Inuyasha asked, now his face showed some concern.

"Look. I can take care of myself." Kagome said as she pulled away from Inuyasha. There was a crimson blush on her face. She wouldn't look up from the floor. She stomped past him, and out of the bathroom, heading to the auditorium for try outs for the talent show.

Inuyasha came out after her, following her down the hall. He jogged up until he reached her, then fell into step with her. "What's the rush?" He asked.

"I don't wanna be late for the try outs." Kagome said.

"You're not going to be late." Inuyasha reassured her. "There's an hour until tryouts are over." Inuyasha said. "And Rin probably signed you guys up."

Then Kagome stopped. She turned and looked at Inuyasha. "You know? Why are you doing this?" Kagome asked.

"Doing what?" Inuyasha asked, a smile forming on his face.

"This!" Kagome yelled. Her voice could be heard echoing through the empty hallway. "Following me! Bugging me! Saving me! What the hell is up with all this?" She yelled.

"Nothing." Inuyasha said. "You're different from most girls." Inuyasha started. "All cheerleaders are stuck-ups, other girls constantly flirt with me, it really gets annoying." Inuyasha informed Kagome. "You, Rin, and Sango are the only girls I know that don't cling to us jocks or pass us notes all the time, or heave heavy sighs when we walk by. It's refreshing."

"Well refresh this idiot." Kagome said. "I don't like you or your kind. OK? All you jocks are all cool and annoying. That's why me and my friends don't like you or the bitch-leaders. OK? So fuck off." Kagome told Inuyasha, then she turned on her heals and stomped down the hall, heading for the auditorium.

In the auditorium...

Kagome walked in, and Sango immediately rushed up to her. "Kagome!" She exclaimed, her face filled with worry. "Kagome!" She exclaimed.

"What is it Sango?" Kagome asked.

"Rin." Sango said. "She had to go to the nurse. She wasn't feeling well."

"Is she OK?" Kagome asked.

"The nurse says she has a fever." Sango informed Kagome. "But Rin told me to tell you to try out for the talent show alone and that she'll be OK."

"Are you sure?" Kagome asked. "I really don't want to stay here if Rin's at the nurse." Kagome said. "I feel so sorry for her. I mean, that nurse is a bitch."

"I know. But she doesn't want you coming to see her unless you've already tried out for the talent show." Sango said.

"What happened?" Inuyasha asked.

"Rin had to go to the nurse." Kagome said curtly.

"Will she be OK?" He asked.

"She'll be fine." Kagome said. "Now go away." Kagome told Inuyasha as she and Sango went back to their seats, where Sango was sitting next to Miroku, since they were singing together. But Inuyasha followed them anyway, but sat next to Miroku.

Then a woman stood in front of the group of kids that had signed up. There were quite a few people there. "Excuse me everyone!" She yelled over all the commotion. "Can I have your attention?" She called.

Everyone got quiet and looked at her. She looked to be about middle aged. She had glasses covering her eyes, so you couldn't see what color they were, and her hair looked to have a bit of gray in it.

"Thank you." She said with a smile. "Now. We will be starting the tryouts with Kikyo."

Kagome only rolled her eyes. This was going to be interesting, that's for sure.

Kikyojumped up on the stage. She grabbed the microphone and started to talk into it. "OK. I just want to donate this song to my ex-boyfriend, Naraku." She said into the microphone as she pointed Naraku, who was sitting in the second row. Then Kikyo started to sing.

When I, thought I knew you
Thinking, that you were true
I guess I, I couldn't trust
Called your bluff, time is up
'Cause I've had enough
You were, there by my side
Always, down for the ride
But your, joy ride just came down in flames
'Cause your greed sold me out of shame, mmhmm

After all of the stealing and cheating
You probably think that I hold resentment for you
But, uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do
I wouldn't know just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Oh, ohh

Never, saw it coming
All of, your backstabbing
Just so, you could cash in
On a good thing before I realized your game
I heard, you're going around
Playing, the victim now
But don't, even begin
Feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave, uh huh

After all of the fights and the lies
Yes you wanted to harm me but that won't work anymore
Uh, no more, oh no, it's over
'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
I wouldn't know how to be this way now, and never back down
So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
Makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
It makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Everyone clapped for Kikyo. She really was pretty good for a cheerleader. Kagome was so amazed.

"That bitch-leader is almost as good as me!" Kagome exclaimed. But soon quieted down. She hoped she hadn't said that too loud. But Kikyo didn't seem to notice her, so she didn't think she said it too loud. But it didn't take too long for Kagome to realize that kikyo had just stolen the song that Kagome was going to sing. "That bitch!" She exclaimed again. "She stole my song!" She said to Sango.

"It's not like tou can do anything about it." Sango said. "Just pick another song."

Kagome heaved a heavy sigh. What song was she going to sing now? Maybe she could sing 'I Wanna Be Bad' by Willa Ford. That would work. Yeah, she would sing that.

Then the woman came back on stage. "OK. Next we have the Leaders."

"Wonder who that is." Sango said sarcastically to Kagome.

Kagome let out a slight chuckle as she watchedKagura, Kanna, and Yurawalk onto the stage and each one grab a microphone. She wondered if they would sound any good. Then they started to sing, and sounded pretty good, for cheerleaders.

I wanna be bad with you baby,
I-I-I-I- I wanna be bad with you baby...

Do you
Understand what I need babe
From you
Just let me be the girl to show you-you
Everything that you can be
Is everything that I can be,
My turn
Let me let you know that I can
Promise that I won't do that
So boy
Say the time and place
Cuz you make me wanna misbehave

I wanna be bad
You make bad look so good
I got things on my mind
I never thought I would.
I, I wanna be bad
You make bad feel so good
I'm losing all my cool
I'm about to break the rules
I, I wanna be bad

I wanna be bad with you baby
I-I-I-I--I wanna be bad baby...

What's up
Tell me what you do
How to be
Teach me
All your words from A-Z
But I
Don't want your other girl to see
That you're messin' around with me
Should I boy
Tell me what I got is what you want
Tell, tell me do I, I turn ya on
I don't want no one judging me...

I wanna be bad
You make bad look so good
I got things on my mind
I never thought I would.
I, I wanna be bad
You make bad feel so good
I'm losing all my cool
I'm about to break the rules
I, I wanna be bad

I wanna be bad with you baby,
I-I-I-I- I wanna be bad with you baby...
I-I-I-I- I wanna be bad with you baby...
I-I-I-I- I wanna be bad with you baby...
I-I

I wanna be bad
You make bad look so good
I got things on my mind
I never thought I would.
I, I wanna be bad
You make bad feel so good
I'm losing all my cool
I'm about to break the rules
I, I wanna be bad

Kagome stared at them wide eyed. That was the song she just chose to sing not even a minute before they started singing. What did she do to deserve this? Let me guess, She thought. Every song I think of to sing is going to be sung before I even get a chance to try out.

Then the woman came back on stage. "Now will Kagome please come on stage?" She asked into the microphone, and Kagome stood up and headed to the stage. What was she going to sing.

Think. Kagome thought to herself. Then she figured out a song to sing as she walked onto the stage and grabbed the microphone. She might not be able to hit all the notes exactly, but she really wanted to show off to Kikyo. She chose a Celine Dion song. Her notes were hard to hit if you pick the right song. But Kagome felt confident enough to do it. Then the music started and she sang.

"Can you keep a secret?" She asked into the microphone.

These walls keep a secret
That only we knew
But how long can they keep it?
'Cause we're two lovers who lose control

We're two shadows chasing rainbows
Behind closed windows
Behind closed doors

If walls could talk, Oh
They would say 'I want you more'
They would say 'hey, never felt like this before'
And that you'll always be
The one for me

Just two people making memories
Just too good to tell
And these arms are never empty
When we're lying where we fall
We're painting pictures, making magic,
Taking chances, making love

If walls could talk, Oh
They would say 'I want you more'
They would say 'hey, never felt like this before'
And that you'll always be
The one for me
If walls had eyes, my
They would see the love inside
They would see, me
In your arms in ecstasy
And with every move they'd know
I love you so

When I'm feeling weak
You give me wings
When the fire has no heat
You light it up again
When I hear no violins
You play my every string

So stop the press
Hold the news
The secret's safe between me and you
Walls,

"Can you keep a secret?" She asked into the microphone.

If walls could talk, Oh
They would say 'I want you more'
They would say 'hey, never felt like this before'
And that you'll always be
The one for me
If walls had eyes, my
They would see the love inside
They would see, me
In your arms in ecstasy
And with every move they'd know
I love you so

Then she walked off stage aseveryone clapped more loudly for her than anyone who had gone before her, except for Kikyo and the rest of the cheerleaders. They only glared as kagome walked back and sat next to Sango.

Then the woman walked back onto the stage. "Now for Miroku and Sango. Please come onto the stage."

"Here we go." Miroku said as he took Sango's hand and they walked onto the stage together. Once they got on stage, the music started and each of them held a microphone before they started to sing.

Miroku:

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel light when you're gone away

Sango:

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

Sango and Miroku:

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel light when you're gone away

Everyone clapped for Miroku and Sango. Miroku took a bow, being used to it because of being in the drama club before they retreated from the stage and headed back to their seats.

Then the woman came back on the stage. "OK. Last but not least, we have Inuyasha. Please come to the stage."

Inuyasha stood from his seat, letting out a light sigh as he stood and heard Kikyo scream his name, wishing him luck. he sent a smile her way, but that was it, before he turned back to the stage and walked onto it. He grabbed the microphone and smiled at the cheerleaders who were screaming his name. He smiled and slightly lifted his hand to them before the music started and he sang.

He called her on the road
From a lonely cold hotel room
Just to hear her say I love you one more time
And when he heard the sound
Of the kids laughing in the background
He had to wipe away a tear from his eye
A little voice came on the phone
And said "Daddy when you coming home"
He said the first thing that came to his mind

I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
I'm your imaginary friend
And I know I'm in your prayers
Oh I'm already there

She got back on the phone
Said I really miss you darling
Don't worry about the kids they'll be alright
Wish I was in your arms
Lying right there beside you
But I know that I'll be in your dreams tonight
And I'll gently kiss your lips
Touch you with my fingertips
So turn out the light and close your eyes

I'm already there
Don't make a sound
I'm the beat in your heart
I'm the moonlight shining down
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there until the end
Can you feel the love that we share
Oh I'm already there

We may be a thousand miles apart
But I'll be with you wherever you are

I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there until the end
Can you feel the love that we share
Oh I'm already there
Oh I'm already
There

Kagome was mezmerized by his voice. He had so much talent, and, and his voice was so beautiful that Kagome couldn't help but stare at him as he sang. She continued to stare at him as he walked back to his seat, cheerleaders still screaming his name.

"Thank you everyone." The woman who had been announcing everything to everyone said. "We will be putting up a list of who made it tommorrow morning by the main office."

It was over. Try outs were done, and Kagome knew she wouldn't be able to sleep tonight as she went from class to class knowing that Inuyasha was definitely going to make it into the talent show with that beautiful boice of his. She still couldn't help but think about it. How could a jock, an idiotic jock have sucha beautiful voice and such talent? but whatever the answer was to that, she still had school to deal with before she worried about the competition.

AN- OK. This was a long chapter. So I'm stopping here. Sorry it took so long. I just got out of school, so I'll be updating more often. OK? I just had SAT class and finals and all that jazz to deal with. but don't worry. i'll be updatig more often now. Cya!