Inspired by Book 23, page 99, where Kagome has a lot of shading on her skin…


Eri glared at Kagome's empty seat.

"Don't tell me she's 'back in the hospital' already! She was here yesterday - she looked fine! I thought she was finally over that… um…"

"Beriberi," supplied Yuka, rolling her eyes. "Yeah, this is getting old, isn't it?"

"Be nice, you guys! She's sick!" The other stared in disbelief. Ayumi had always been a little gullible.

"Oh please!" snorted Eri.

"What, you guys don't believe her?"

Eri pulled out some photos, one taken a few days before, the other from a year ago.

"Tell me– how does a sick girl get that tan?"