A/N: Nominated for best AU fic and Romance fic on A Single Spark! Thanks to whoever nominated it...you've made me seriously happy! :D
Kagome sat on her couch in her family's living room silently praying that she was having a nightmare. Her mother had just informed her that she would be attending a military school for the rest of the school year.
"You can't do this!" Kagome cried.
"I can and have," Her mother answered calmly. "The bus will be here in the morning to pick you up."
Kagome tried to process the horrible realization that her mother wasn't just trying to scare her this time, she was serious.
"You have no one but yourself to blame Kagome. I've had it with the way to treat us, the way you talk to us, your grades have been slipping, and having you brought home the other night at one in the morning by the police was the last straw. I…I just can't take this anymore. This is my last resort to help you."
"By sending me away to military school?!"
Her mother nodded. "You need more structure then you're getting here."
Kagome stood and started for her room, slamming the door once she was through it. She yelled in frustration and slumped onto her bed. This was the worst day ever. Nothing would ever top this, she felt betrayed by her family. So what if she had been a little out of control lately? That didn't mean that they needed to ship her off to be tortured by the military.
'Oh God. I can't do this!' Kagome thought as she waited for the bus that was to pick her up and take her to hell.
She felt like crying when it finally arrived and a man in a uniform stepped out of it. He walked up to where she was sitting on the front steps of her house.
"Kagome Higurashi?" He asked formally.
She nodded, her voice caught in her throat. He reached for her duffel bag and started back towards the bus. He threw her bag into a compartment on the side and turned to see her still sitting on the steps.
"Come on! We've got others to pick up."
Something about the way he said it made her jump up immediately and walk quickly to the bus. He stepped to the side of the door so she could get on first. She slowly moved up the three steps and looked over the first seat to see row upon row of guys looking back at her with amused looks on their faces. She stopped, then was shoved forward by the man as he stepped up behind her.
"Take a seat," He said as he climbed behind the wheel and closed the door.
Kagome slowly made her way down the aisle, doing her best to ignore the stares.
"I said sit down, now!"
She turned around to see a pair of angry looking eyes looking back at her in the rear view mirror. She started to panic, there were no open seats, then someone grabbed her arm. She looked down to a guy with long dark hair pulled into a low pony tail smiling at her. He moved closer to the window and patted the seat next to him. Kagome sat down thankfully. Still smiling, the guy held his hand out.
"Hi, I'm Miroku."
Kagome took his hand, shaking it. "I'm Kagome."
"We were all surprised when we pulled up and saw a girl waiting."
"Yeah, I bet."
"You look nervous."
"That's an understatement," She sighed.
"It's not going to be that bad. Hey, what the hell did you do for your parents to send you?"
He raised an eyebrow. "That's a little hard to believe."
'Okay, at least I have a friend.'
"Apparently the cops escorting me home in hand cuffs the other night was the straw that broke the camel's back."
He laughed. "You're kidding? That's awesome."
Kagome laughed at his reaction. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad.
"Laying the charm on a little thick don't you think Miroku?"
Kagome turned around and was face to face with what had to be the most striking amber eyes she'd ever seen. After she talked herself into not looking at his eyes and his long white hair, she noticed the dog ears. She so badly wanted to squeal and grab them. It took all of her will power not to.
"Kagome," Miroku started. "This is Inuyasha."
"H…hi," She stammered.
"Hey. So, you're fairly unlucky I'd say," She turned her head looking at him questioningly. He smiled. "Getting picked up by the cops and now you're highly outnumbered by the opposite sex."
Kagome smiled looking around for a second. "I'll agree with the cops part, but as far as being outnumbered…it could go either way."
Miroku smiled. "My kind of girl."
"If it wears a bra, it's your kind of girl," Inuyasha said rolling his eyes.
Kagome looked back to Inuyasha. "So what did you do?"
"Not a damn thing other then be born into the wrong family," Inuyasha answered.
"Both his father and brother are in the military," Miroku explained.
"My brother's a drill sergeant."
"Great, and you Miroku?"
"Oh, our old school was far to boring."
"Neither of you did anything? I thought only delinquent trouble makers got sent to military school."
"Like you?" Miroku asked laughing. Kagome smiled.
Inuyasha pointed over his shoulder. "Kouga here's a delinquent like you. He's got a thing for grand theft auto."
The guy Inuyasha had pointed to looked away from the window smiling. He also had long dark hair and incredible blue eyes. She recognized him immediately as a demon.
"I wouldn't call it a thing. I just like nice cars."
"Who doesn't?" Kagome asked shrugging.
She suddenly felt that this may have not been the nightmare she thought it would be.
A/N: Hmm…Kagome on a bus full of guys? Sounds like fun. Mwahahahaha! Okay then, I had this idea and it wouldn't go away, so I started putting it to paper. I've got big plans for our little Kagome at military school. :3