Disclaimers: I don't own Devil Does Exist or Devil Beside You - the manga and drama that this story is based on.
The Joke's On You
Chapter One: Can't Stand It
The two girls took a single step forward.
"Okay, maybe I'm not too ready." The younger girl squealed.
"Oh come on, Kagome! We've been waiting forever for this day! Let's go!"
"No! You can't make me!"
"Pft, real mature."
Kagome stuck her tongue out at her best friend. Today would be their first day as sophomores, and maybe the pressure was a little too much.
"You can't just show up and tell me you're not ready. 'Roku is waiting for us!"
"Oh sure, you have plenty to look forward to Sango. Life isn't fair, you have a boyfriend and I don't." Sango turned red.
"He isn't my boyfriend," She turned away. "Yet." Kagome let a smile creep onto her face.
"Oooh, so how long have you been not-yet already?"
"None of your concern." Sango blurted, knowing full well that her best friend was mocking her.
"None of your concern!" Kagome repeated in a much higher pitched voice. The two girls laughed.
"Come on, are you ready now?"
"Only if you hold my hand." They laughed again before stepping into the rather large yet familiar building. Halfway down the hallway, they saw a boy standing there. Kagome rolled her eyes when she saw Sango smile, showing her perfect white teeth.
"Miroku," Sango said softly. The said boy turned around and smiled back.
"Hey girls, I've been waiting forever. What took you so long?" When Sango didn't answer, Kagome sighed and answered his question - with a made-up answer.
"Sango woke up late, she was dreaming of you-" Before Kagome could start laughing, Sango's hand was over her mouth. The three friends stood together and shared some laughs before they would decide to go to class. "So what do you guys have first?"
"Ew, gross. You guys suck, you chose all the crappy classes."
But soon, their smiles turned into frowns when a familiar face turned up.
"Hey there, sweetheart, you miss me?" Kagome felt her heart sink at the voice. She wanted to run away when she saw the looks on her friends' faces. The girl turned around and almost screamed when she saw the object of her distress. "I sure did miss you."
"Inuyasha!" She exclaimed, not in a good way.
"Ah, you remembered my name. A good sign, no?"
"How could I forget?" Kagome mumbled.
"Oh come on, admit it, you missed me. I can just tell by the look on your face."
"Ouch," The much older boy cracked a smile. "I have philosophy first, what about you?"
"Philosophy?" Kagome questioned. A guy like Inuyasha taking such a meaningful class was just ... weird. But to make matters worse, she was in that class too. Kagome paled.
"Oh! We're in the same class, aren't we?"
"Damn you to hell." Inuyasha laughed at her comment.
"And I love you too." He grinned as he walked by her. When he disappeared down the hallway, Sango rushed to her friend's side.
"Kagome! That devil is in your class! What are you going to do? He's surely going to torture you to death!"
"Thanks, because that really makes me feel better."
"Don't worry, I don't think he'll do anything too extreme." Miroku placed a hand on the girl's shoulder.
"He'll do anything! What about that time he made me eat glue and told me it was white chocolate?" Sango snickered. "What are you laughing at?"
"You have to admit, that was pretty funny."
"I could've died!"
"Aw, it wasn't that bad!"
"I ate two blocks!" The bickering continued until the first bell. "Well, wish me luck. If I don't come back, we all know why." Kagome's shoulders slumped as she walked in the direction of her first class. Even as she was at the other side of the hall, her sighs and sniffles could be heard.
Sango and Miroku exchanged nervous glances.
"I hope Kagome's alright."
"I'm sure she will be."
"Miroku, has the summer like completely erased your memory? This is Inuyasha we're talking about! Not just any other guy."
"So what, Inuyasha has a thing for her."
"No, Inuyasha doesn't have a thing for her. He's evil. Inuyasha has this huge reputation for picking on girls and whatnot. His dad's the richest guy in the city, and nobody dares to go against him. Even though he's a jerk, girls continue to throw themselves at him. It's disgusting actually."
"Is he really that bad?"
"Haven't you heard? I heard he played around with this girl and totally broke her heart. They had to send her to the mental institute."
"No, I'm serious! I just hope Kagome doesn't fall into his trap." Sango silently prayed for her friend before separating from Miroku and going off to her class.
Kagome found that philosophy class was particularly boring. Except for the fact that Inuyasha and his little gang were hanging out in the back of the classroom. His gang? Yes. You could say Inuyasha's closest friend of the group would be Kouga, although they bickered a lot about little things. The next was Bankotsu, he was more quiet, but he was a real flirt. There was a girl who hung out with them too, but she was actually the sweetest girl Kagome had ever met in her entire life. Her name was Ayame and she was dating Kouga.
"Hey Kagome." Speak of the devil.
"Oh, hi Ayame."
"How was your summer?"
"It was okay, how about you?"
Before the girls could finish their conversation, Kagome found that Inuyasha was slumped over her desk and staring her right in the eye.
"Hey pretty lady."
Kagome rolled her eyes.
"You sure do like to roll your eyes. What is it, like a hobby? Everytime I look at you you're doing it."
"None of your business." Kagome opened her mouth to say something else, but someone caught her eye. "Kouji..."
A rather handsome looking boy walked into the classroom. "Sorry I'm late." He smiled at the professor before taking the empty seat next to Kagome. Kouji was the student council president, and Kagome had had a crush on him ever since she first starting going to this school. "Hey Kagome,"
He knows my name!
Inuyasha looked at the boy sitting next to them. Kagome likes this guy? Come on. Now it was his turn to roll his eyes.
"I didn't know you were interested in philosophy." Kouji shot his charming smile at Kagome's direction.
"Well, actually, I...uh," Kagome was at a loss of words. Great, what do I say? Kouji let out a laugh.
"Actually, I'm not very interested in this class, I just took it because I heard it was easy."
"Oh," She froze when he started inching closer to her. What is he doing? He got closer, and closer, and closer. She was too busy panicking to notice the jealousy in Inuyasha's eyes. Kouji lifted his right hand, and she felt his fingers gently graze the side of her face.
"Sorry, you had a sparkle on your face." Kagome felt as though she couldn't breathe. She looked up, and he was smiling at her. She exhaled slowly.
"Thanks." She smiled nervously as he returned to his seat. She snuck a glance at his charming features.
"Hey, he's a nice guy, ain't he?" Inuyasha whispered.
"You like him, don't you?"
"Mhmm-" Kagome's goofy grin was instantly swept off her face as she turned to face Inuyasha. "What?" It was Inuyasha's turn to grin as he leaned closer to her.
"You like Kouji. You said so."
"Why you little-"
"Inuyasha and Kagome, please pay attention to your lesson." Inuyasha returned to his seat. They didn't talk for the rest of the period, but Kagome could practically feel his mocking smile from behind her as she continued writing her notes.
Sango wasn't going to be happy about this.
"I accidentally told him about Kouji. He's a sneaky little one, I hope you know."
Sango sighed. "He's never going to let you live it down."
"What am I going to do?"
"There's only one thing left to do." Kagome's eyes lit up when Sango spoke those words.
"What? What is it?"
"You have to tell Kouji how you feel." At that moment, Miroku came by and sat down at their table.
"What are you girls talking about now?"
"Inuyasha found out about Kagome's little crush on Kouji." Sango could have sworn she saw disappointment in Miroku's eyes. She sighed, she had always been aware that Miroku had some feelings for Kagome. Kagome used to be the manager of the basketball team, that was the only reason Miroku tried out and became captain of the team.
"Okay!" Kagome's suddenly-cheerful voice snapped them both back into reality. "I'm going to tell him."
"Tell who what today?" Kagome could have ripped out her own hair at the sound of his voice.
"Is it possible for you to shut up for at least five minutes?" She shrieked, she only got angrier when his smug smile never left his face.
"I just saw him a few minutes ago," She froze.
"You didn't tell him anything did you?"
"You were going to tell him anyway, I just did you a favor. But he didn't look too happy." Kagome almost cried on the spot. She knew Inuyasha was bad, but she never knew he was this evil. He's ruining my life! I hate him. I hate Inuyasha! She looked up when she heard Inuyasha laugh. "Ah, I'm just kidding. I didn't tell him, yet."
"Don't you dare!"
"Well, maybe if you do as I say. Then maybe I won't tell him anything."
"You piece of shit." Kagome didn't like it when she swore.
"Come on now, Kagome. None of that."
"You know what? I'm going to tell him right now. So, there's no point in blackmailing me!" She snapped as she stood up at her table, ignoring the confused glances she got from her fellow schoolmates. "So take your little gang and your blackmailing scheme, and shove it up your ass!" Kagome spun on her heel and walked in the direction in which she came. She had the courage to say what she was going to do, now, she just needed the courage to actually do it. But first...
...she needed to find Kouji.
Author's Notes: This story's format is very different from my other stories. My stories usually have a lot of detail and are very descriptive. However, I felt that this format was better for this particular story. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading the first chapter of The Joke's On You. The next chapter will be written very shortly. Stay tuned! And please review.