The sun was already high in the sky and most of the group was ready to depart, but depart they could not; the most important member was not prepared to go and it did not appear as if she'd be ready any time soon.

"Come on, what's the hold up?" the silver haired Han'yo demanded. "What's with the books?"

Kagome sighed. "InuYasha, I have to study. I have a math test soon, which is why I have the books."

The half dog-demon cocked his head and gave the girl a funny look. "What do ya mean you gotta test? We got more important things to do than your tests."

"Well, like it or not, I have a life beyond this place and hunting for jewel shards."

"Hey, we need you. You're the only one that can see the shards. What do you expect us to do if you stay behind?"

"Sorry, InuYasha, but I've made my decision. I'm going to study."

A quick stab of anger caused the Han'yo to bare his fangs, but an idea came to him. Instead of throwing a tantrum he grabbed Kagome's books and tossed them into a nearby river. "There. Now you don't have to study," he said with a grin.

Kagome, momentarily stunned, quickly jumped to her feet and gave InuYasha a death stare—her right eye twitching. "INUYASHA!!!" she screamed. "I need those books! I want to help find shards, but I can't fail my classes!"

"Sure ya can. If you do, you can stay here with us," he said. "We're more important than some silly classes."

"I can't stay here. I have a life in my own time, what part of that don't you understand?" But InuYasha wasn't listening; he had already started walking away. "Hey, I'm talking to you, InuYasha!"

"Pffft, don't get upset with me," he stated, and then mumbled to himself, though a little louder than he should have. "Must be her bleeding time."

"I heard that!" Kagome yelled. Still InuYasha walked down the road. "SIT BOY!!"

Instantly InuYasha's form was forced into the ground and a loud thud could be heard.