It was a typical day for Kikyou, another day working at the science lab. Of course it was only an internship and she was just an assistant. They wouldn't officially hire her until she graduated from college. The main reason why the head scientists offered her the job, was because of her excellent grades. They knew that once she completed college she could join the ranks of all the great scientists.
Kikyou didn't mind her job, although she wanted to be out there with all the action. She wanted to find cures for diseases, make other brilliant discoveries. But it would be a few years until she could actually be called a real scientist. The good thing was that she wasn't the only intern she was with her best friends Miroku and Sango.
Miroku of course wasn't as hard working as she and Sango, but he did make work fun. Their job was to assist the scientists, there was hardly any action involved. Once in a while Professor. Akiyama would ask Kikyou for help. Everyone told her it was because she was brilliant. And although she was young her opinion was highly valued.
Kikyou appreciated their opinions but she didn't feel that she was brilliant. Sure she aced every exam and worked harder than the average person. But she just didn't see herself in the same way as everyone else saw her. In fact she was quite bored with her life, she felt that she wouldn't truly be happy until she graduated. But her life was about to change as soon as she stepped threw the lab door.
"Good morning Kikyou." Miroku said cheerfully.
"Morning." she replied.
It was the same routine say hello to everyone and grab a cup of coffee. After that she was off to assist any scientist who needed help. She found that almost half of the scientist there weren't brilliant at all, just in it for the money.
"Hey Kikyou pass me the sugar please?" Sango asked.
Today was unusually dull, she wanted to do something. Miroku was busy on the computer but she was sure that he wasn't doing work. Sango on the other hand was rewriting her term paper for school. Just as she was about to sit down Professor. Akiyama came over to her.
"Kikyou, I was wondering if I could ask you a favor?"
"Sure what is it Professor?"
"Well we just received a strange specimen, I was hoping you could assist me."
Strange, specimen two words that caught Kikyou's attention. She wanted something to do and now she found it. In the back if her mind she was beginning to wonder what this strange specimen was.
"Sure." she answered.
"Good, you can bring your friends to assist you if you like. Meet me in lab 4 in about 10 minutes." the Professor said.
Then she walked away leaving all their young minds fascinated. Well everyone except for Miroku he didn't really care. As long as he didn't have to do any work, besides Kikyou was the one they really wanted to help. She was known around the lab as the brilliant one, everyone thought so even the older scientists.
"What do you think it is?" Kikyou asked.
"An alien." Miroku said.
"No way, maybe its a two headed creature gone wrong in an experiment." Sango said.
Although she knew that they were kidding it almost sounded believable. Well not so much about the alien she didn't believe in them. Before they could discuss the matter further ten minutes had passed. And they all made their way down the hall to lab 4.
Kikyou felt nothing but anticipation, she really wanted to see what the scientist had. She had a lot of ideas running threw her head.
"Good of you all to come, please have a seat." the professor said.
They took their seats and they all noticed that the room was divided. On the other side of the curtain was the specimen the professor was talking about. Kikyou, Sango, and Miroku were expecting some sort of animal. But when the curtain was drawn back they all saw a boy, who looked to be about their age. The only differences were he had silver hair, claws, and the most striking of all two dog ears on his head.
"Professor Akiyama who is that?" Miroku asked.
"I don't know, apparently he has been asleep for hundreds of years."
They could all see that just by looking at his clothes. Kikyou found him intriguing she couldn't explain why. He was definantly not human, she could tell just by his ears and claws. And if he was asleep there had to be some way to wake him up.
"He isn't human." Kikyou said to no one in particular.
"Your right he isn't, he must be the last of his kind. He's a half demon."
"Your right professor they don't exist anymore." Sango said.
This was definantly something worth seeing. Kikyou had never seen an actual half demon before, no one had seen one in many years. She got up and walked closer to him, and found him even more interesting close up.
"Be careful Kikyou." Professor Akiyama said.
"He isn't scary."
She accidentally spilled the cup of coffee onto the laptop. Which caused the shield covering him to open up. They all moved back slowly and watched as the half demon fell to the floor. And to their surprise he opened his eyes, she saw that they were a beautiful shade of gold.
"Kikyou you awoken the demon." the professor said.
She looked from the professor to the half demon. She had not meant to do that, how was she supposed to know that was going to happen. All of a sudden he got up and grabbed Kikyou holding his claws against her neck.
"No one move, or she dies." he said.
Before Kikyou knew it Inuyasha was dragging her out of the lab. While Miroku, Sango, and the professor came running. She could see that they were scared but the truth was she wasn't at all afraid.
"Kikyou get away from him." Miroku said.
"Don't worry he won't kill me."
They weren't to sure, he did look dangerous. But they trusted Kikyou completely and if she said she would be fine then they trusted her. Kikyou said nothing as he continued out the building and halfway down the block. But he stopped and let her go looking around curiously.
"Where the hell are we?" he asked.
"This is Tokyo, you've been asleep for hundreds of years." she said to him.
He looked at her like she had lost her mind. He didn't know what to say to her, but he could see that she was human.
"Feh!" he replied. "Who the hell are you?" he finally asked her.
"My name is Kikyou, who are you?" she asked him.
"Hey I'm asking the questions around here."
She could see that he was angry, and that he trusted no one. She could only imagine how hard it was for him growing up with people looking down on him. The more she began to think about it, she felt sorry for him. He looked at her and saw her expression he jumped back defensively.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" he asked.
"No reason." she replied.
For a moment there was a very awkward silence. Until the breeze flew by and he jumped up sniffing the air.
"How can you stand this air?" he asked.
She found him more amusing awake than asleep. She started to laugh which he caught quickly. She could see that hardly anything would get passed him. He seemed to have a sharp sense pf hearing and smell.
"Why the hell are you laughing?"
"I find you amusing."
"What, I ain't supposed to be amusing, your a human. You should be running away in fear." he said to her.
She could tell that he was expecting her to be afraid. But she wasn't like any other human, she wasn't easily afraid. He must have been used to humans fearing him, and demons hating him. She could see that he needed someone, even if he wouldn't admit it.
'I don't scare easily." she said calmly.
He raised an eyebrow but didn't reply. She on the other hand was getting restless, since he dragged her from work. She decided to just go home, she began to walk away. But before going any further she called out to him.
"Well aren't you coming?" she asked.
"I don't have to go anywhere with you."
"Yes your right, I hope you enjoy it out here."
He expected her to stay and argue some more, but she continued to walk. Annoyed and knowing that he had no where else to go, he called out to her.
"Hey, um girl." he shouted.
She turned around her gaze intense.
"Alright I'll come with you, but I'm following you from the trees." he said.
She watched as he jumped up quickly and went from tree to tree. She could see that he was very fast he would have no problem finding her.
"If it will make you happy, now will you tell me your name?" she asked.
He didn't trust her enough, but she was only a human what could she possibly do. He decided to tell her so she would get off his back about it.
"Inuyasha." he said in a low growl.
"Okay, Inuyasha I'll remember that." she said.
She turned back around and he continued following her from the tree. He had to admit she was unlike anyone he ever met before. He had many questions, but knew that he shouldn't get to friendly with anyone. He knew to keep a lot of distance between them.
"How come she isn't afraid of me." he thought to himself.