Obscured Past

I got this idea a while back, and didn't get inspired to write it until just recently. I decided to go ahead and introduce another work in progress. I hope you enjoy.

Summary- Kagome is a young miko in the present day with no memories of her past, only of her name. She's never really dared sought answers, and has tried to live like normal with her only know 'family' -- Hojo. Things are normal, until she transfers schools. No Tama High is a great school. However…there are a few people who seem all too familiar to Kagome, and her once obscured past is starting to come back into focus.

Disclaimer- I'm telling you right now, I do NOT own Inuyasha. (Much to my chagrin.)


ONE

Familiar Faces

Kagome squinted, blinded by the sunlight that shone above the rooftops of the buildings surrounding her as she patiently waited for the bus. Even though she was starting at a new school during a whole new year, she wasn't all that nervous. She heard that mostly demons and priestesses attended the school, but there were a few humans here and there, and she could fit in just fine…as long as she avoided the demons as much as possible. She didn't hate demons, really, but they made her feel uneasy.

She sighed as she remembered Hojo's last words before she left home -- well, the place she now called home -- to go to the bus stop, "Everything will be fine, I promise. Just don't mouth off to someone who is much larger than you."

She laughed mentally. She used to mouth off at her old school whenever someone really made her mad. Sometimes they were about two times her size.

She finally saw the big, yellow bus come rolling up the hill down the road. When it made it to where she was at, mingling with other students, she climbed on, and found a good seat near the front. She watched the people who went past her seat, examining them closely so she could attempt to memorize their faces -- even though she was horrible at matching names with faces.

One guy was tall, broad-shouldered, and muscular. He was definitely a demon. His long, black hair was pulled back into a ponytail and he had piercing blue eyes.

Behind him was a girl with red pigtails and green eyes that were glowing with vitality. She, too, was a demon. Kagome could tell by her fangs that caught some sunlight when she smiled.

Next was a girl who had long hair that was pulled into a very loose ponytail and the hair on the side of her face was shorter than the rest. Her eyes were a beautiful, deep brown. It was strange…this girl seemed to be a mere human.

Directly behind that girl was a boy who had violet eyes and his brownish-black hair was pulled back into a small, tight ponytail. He appeared to be a human, as well.

They were the only people at the bus stop and the bus rolled on slowly, stopping only once more before reaching the school. At this stop, there were three people. The first two who got on were both demons and seemed to be the same type of demon as the girl with pigtails and the demon with the ponytail.

The next one, however, was the one who astonished her the most. He had long silver hair, and he had cute, triangular dog ears atop his head. When he stepped onto the bus and his gaze locked with Kagome's, she noticed his eyes. Such beautiful, amber eyes…

A flashback suddenly hit her:


Rain…it was raining. She was alone in a room, looking out of a window. Her door busted down. A guy…? Screams…blood…fear…it all felt so real…
"Hey, wench," the boy said, standing beside the seat she was currently occupying, snapping her out of her memory.

She dared to gaze up into his eyes once again. "I have a name, you know."

"Whatever," he growled. "Just move over or get out of the seat."

Kagome slid over to the window to give him enough room to sit down. After he had done so, she examined him up close. What was it about him that just made her senses tingle and her heart race?

He turned and their eyes locked. "Wench," he hissed, "you got a staring problem?"

Kagome merely turned away nonchalantly and said, "Kagome."

"What?" He asked.

"Kagome -- that's my name. Learn to use it."

"Feh," was all he said in response. The bus came to a stop at the school and everyone got off, buzzing about which classes they had, who they had it with, and who they wanted to see.

-----

Inuyasha escaped the crowd and went into the school, risking a glance back at the Kagome girl. She seemed so…vaguely familiar. Psh. Whatever. How could some human seem familiar to him? He didn't make many friends, especially not with humans. So how could he possibly know her?

That was just it. He didn't. He wouldn't. He would avoid her.

However, there was a part of him that was urging him to stay near her. Why, though? She meant nothing to him, never had meant anything. What was the point of wasting his time hanging around a stinking human?

That was it…there was no point.

-----

Kagome watched as the silver-haired boy vanished within the multitude of students. After he had disappeared, Kagome couldn't help but notice that her heart rate decreased and she relaxed again. Why had she felt so strange around him…especially since they had just met? She didn't even know his name!

She sighed and, with her composure gathered, she headed into the school to see if she could try to figure out where she was going.

Just as she entered the school, someone bumped into her. She whipped her head around to apologize, but the other girl beat her to it.

"Oh! I'm sorry!" It was the same human girl with the loose ponytail that she had saw on the bus.

"It's all right," Kagome assured her.

"Hmm," the girl said. "I haven't seen you around before. You're new, aren't you?"

Kagome nodded and extended her hand. "I'm Kagome."

"Sango -- nice to meet you."

"You, too."

"You're going to need some help getting around, aren't you?" Sango asked as they both began walking down a crowded hallway. "Let me se your schedule."

Kagome handed her the small slip of paper and Sango examined it closely. "Wow, this is great! You have the same classes I do! Well, except for Journalism." Sango looked at Kagome questioningly. "You like to write?"

Kagome nodded. "Yep. Always have…" her voice sounded distant.

"What's the matter?" Sango asked, giving her a curious stare.

"Oh, nothing." Kagome said, smiling. "Just thinking."

"Oh yeah! I have to introduce you to everyone!" Sango exclaimed jubilantly. She pointed to the girl with red pigtails. "That's Ayame. She's a wolf demon -- with a wicked temper. She's drooling all over this guy" -- Sango pointed to the broad-shouldered guy with the black ponytail -- "His name's Koga. Again, another wolf demon. His friends are Ginta and Hakkaku." Sango looked around for someone else, and soon found him. "This guy is Miroku." She pointed to the human with the short ponytail. "He's the school's pervert. He hits on anything that's beautiful with two legs."

Kagome nodded, trying to memorize it all. She soon spotted the silver-haired demon and her senses ran wild again. "Who is he?"

Sango scowled. "That's Inuyasha."

Kagome looked at Sango. "You act like you despise him."

Sango shrugged. "I don't hate the guy…it's just that he's an egomaniac with a smart mouth a horrible temper."

Kagome examined Inuyasha as he slammed his locker shut. He looked up and their eyes locked once more. Kagome felt a flurry of butterflies in her stomach as those golden eyes stared into hers.


Why was he here? Who was screaming? Whose blood was on the floor? What was going on…?
"Kagome! Yoo-hoo!" Sango was waving a hand in front of Kagome's face in an attempt to bring her back to reality.

Kagome shook her head, erasing the last images of her flashback, and noticed that Inuyasha had disappeared. "Huh?"

"Come on! We'll be late if we don't hurry!" Sango grabbed Kagome's arm and pulled her toward their first class: Computer Applications.

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'That wench was staring at me…again,' Inuyasha thought, ignoring the strange sensation within his chest. 'I don't know her! She doesn't know me! I'm not even attracted to her! I need to stop getting so distracted over a human wench!'

"Inuyasha!" Miroku said, casually walking up to him. They began heading toward their first class. "Have you seen Sango?"

"Yeah, I saw her." Inuyasha muttered.

"Isn't she looking lovely as always?" Miroku asked.

"Sure." Inuyasha said lowly, not really into the whole conversation. "Whatever."

Miroku scrutinized his best friend inquiringly for a few moments. "You seem…different. Is something wrong?"

"No. Nothing's wrong." Inuyasha lied. There was something wrong. It was the fact that he felt he knew that Kagome girl from somewhere…he just didn't know where. And he didn't like it at all.

"All right." Miroku said, seemingly satisfied by the answer Inuyasha supplied him with. They headed into their class -- Computer Applications -- and Inuyasha saw, much to his astonishment, that Kagome and Sango were in there, as well.

"Ah, Sango!" Miroku said, obviously overjoyed by the fact that he got to share a class with Sango. He took the seat next to her and she simply rolled her eyes. Inuyasha took the seat next to Miroku, taking up the entire row since Kagome sat on the other end.

Miroku caught a glimpse of Kagome and said, "My, my, what do we have here? Who are you?"

Kagome, knowing full-well that he was a pervert, only said, "Kagome."

"And we must be new, right?" Miroku asked, rising to his feet.

'Oh, no,' Sango thought. She slapped him in the head, causing him to fall back down into his seat. "Don't touch her!" Sango commanded. "You do this to every pretty girl you see!"

Miroku just rubbed the lump on his head, smiling, and this told Kagome that he was accustomed to receiving these blows from Sango.

Kagome peeked at Inuyasha from behind Sango and Miroku. He was glaring at the computer screen, obviously bored, and wasn't paying any attention whatsoever to anyone. She had to admit that he had the most beautiful and stunning eyes she had ever saw…


"You won't leave me…will you?"

His voice was soft as he asked, "No…why?"

"I just thought that…you know, since you found out…you would…"

He embraced her. "Never."


Kagome shook her head roughly. Why were these flashbacks coming to her all of a sudden? She had never had flashbacks of her past, so why now? Why, after just seeing some demon boy at her new school?

"All right, class!" The teacher -- Mrs. Yura -- said, grabbing the students' attention. "We will begin today by making up email addresses for class use. After this class is over next semester, however, you can keep these emails for personal use. Now -- let's begin."

As Mrs. Yura went through explaining how to set an email address up -- everyone already knew how to and were done, but she continued on, anyway -- Kagome noticed a guy across the room with dark, wavy hair. He appeared to be human, but his only dead giveaway that made her realize he was a demon was his piercing red eyes.

Her senses ran wild suddenly, just like they had when she first laid eyes on Inuyasha, and her mind was screaming. What was it about this guy…that made her feel sick? He seemed so familiar, but why couldn't she place his name.

"Sango," she whispered. "Who is that?"

Sango followed her gaze and said, "That's Naraku. He's an asshole."

Kagome stared at him for a few more moments before she couldn't handle it any longer and looked away. He seemed so familiar that she couldn't stand it.

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Since she was a junior this year, Kagome's second class was English 3 honors. She had been recommended to honors because she was skilled in English, and loved to write. She shared that class with only Sango.

She had first lunch, along with Sango, Miroku, Inuyasha, and Koga. She enjoyed hanging out with Sango because she was an interesting girl -- and beautiful, too. She also found that she didn't mind hanging out with Miroku, either. It was funny to watch him flirt with Sango, resulting in another lump on his head. Inuyasha, however, was a different story. They hardly talked and whenever she looked at him, she felt that eccentric surge of vigor rise up within her once again. And, every time she looked at him for too long, he always seemed to fly off the handle and get a massive attitude, which caused her to fly hot, as well, and there would be some nasty exchange of words between them.

She hadn't yet met Koga, and she wasn't sure if she wished to or not. She wasn't that great around demons, but she could hold her own.

All in all, hanging out with those three was actually pretty fun. And, like all fun, it had to come to an end. In this case, it came to an end with the end of first lunch and the start of her next class.

Journalism was her third period, and she shared it with Ayame and Naraku.

She entered the room and saw them sitting their, Ayame checking her make-up, Naraku looking around the room. Their eyes met…her heart rate rapidly increased…her breathing quickened…

She took a seat as far away from him as she could, consciously taking notice of his eyes on her back. She sat next to Ayame, who put away her make-up and turned to examine her. "Hi," she said. "I'm Ayame."

"I know," Kagome said. "I'm Kagome."

Ayame's emerald eyes lit up with interest. "How do you know me?" She asked conversationally.

"Someone showed me to you." Kagome answered simply.

"And who was that someone?" Ayame wanted to know. "Was it Koga?"

Kagome shook her head. "No. Her name is Sango."

Ayame's smile faded and she seemed disappointed. "Oh," she said flatly. "Okay."

Kagome decided not to say anything more and turned to gaze out the window. She saw that rain clouds were closing in and she felt that same bizarre sense coming over her.


Dark clouds…her quiet room…the trees getting blown by the wind…the eerie whistling of the breeze…a sudden commotion…
Her thoughts were shaken away when the teacher came up and introduced himself. Myoga, he liked to be called. She sighed…this was going to be a long class…

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Fourth period eventually rolled around. P.E 3. Oh, boy, Kagome was going to have so much fun…

Not.

She loved P.E., but she wasn't all that into sports. To make matters worse, it seemed like everyone she knew had to be in there. Sango, Miroku, Inuyasha, Ayame, Naraku, Koga, Ginta, and Hakkaku.

Kagome sighed as she changed into her tank top and shorts in the girls' locker room.

"Why so glum, Kagome?" Sango asked, slipping on her shirt. "You seem…I don't know. Depressed or something."

"I'm not depressed." Kagome said. "Just tired."

"Ah," Sango said understandingly. They walked out of the locker room and into the big gym. "I hear ya. I want to go home and take a nap."

Kagome smiled lightly and noticed Inuyasha shooting hoops with Miroku and couldn't help but perceive the fully tones muscles beneath his shirt -- a white tank top -- and felt that same feeling coming over her again.

The teacher -- Mrs. Kagura -- said that they would have a free day and could do whatever while she gathered the roll of every person in the class and got everything together. This is fine by Kagome. More than fine, actually. She just sat with Sango on the bleachers and watched people play basketball.

She wasn't sure about who Sango was watching -- which was probably either the whole gym or just Miroku -- but Kagome found herself observing Inuyasha. He tossed the ball up and it went into the net. Swoosh. He was good at basketball. She inspected him as he lifted up the bottom of his shirt and wiped away the sweat across his brow with it, revealing very toned, and very sexy abs. Her heart rate jumped.


A sweet embrace…a warm, gentle kiss…was this heaven? It sure seemed like it. "I love you."

"I love you, too."


"Kagome," Sango said, snapping the girl out of her reverie.

"Huh?" Kagome whirled her head around to look at Sango. "What?"

Sango smirked. "You were staring…" she said in a sing-song voice.

Kagome's cheeks grew hot, which was a sure sign that she was blushing. "No I wasn't."

"Yes you were. I caught you red-handed. You were looking at Inuyasha's chest." Sango continued smirking.

"No I wasn't!" Kagome protested, knowing that it was a futile attempt.

"Uh-huh. Sure." Sango said, clearly not believing her.

Kagome laughed and said. "All right. I was. Jeez."

Sango gave Kagome and gentle push and said, "It's ok, Kagome. It's not like you're in love with the guy or anything. Are you?"

Kagome shook her head. "No, don't be ridiculous." She gazed down at him. He looked up at her. Their eyes locked. "I just feel…some sort of attraction to him, is all."

"What kind of an attraction?" Sango asked, taking note of Kagome and Inuyasha staring at one another.

Kagome finally tore her gaze away. "I don't know. Just some sort of an attraction."

Sango just laughed and, soon, Kagome was laughing, too.


Note- There! How was it? Was it good enough for the first chapter? You'll begin to understand more about the flashbacks and stuff later (of course). Please review and tell me what you thought! Thanks a lot.