Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha. It's no joke.
Songs featured this chapter: Belle's Song and Belle (Reprise) from Beauty and the Beast, Girl, a song by the Beatles, but to the version from Across the Universe and Your Eyes from Rent. The first two songs were tweaked to fit the story, but the last two are with the original words. With variations of songs from mostly Disney songs and a small handful of songs from Hairspray, Beatles songs (Ala Across the universe), Buffy the Musical and so much more I shall bring you The Mermaid's Musical!
This sequel will be much different, darker, and more fleshed out than The Mermaid's Game so I hope you guys will still like it! Though the genre is Humor/Romance it's also a mix of sight horror, action, adventure and parody.
So this story will be a musical and it will begin silly enough, but the plot shall thicken. My character Sereene will return and seem all the more menacing and vengeful. Mizuko and Atsuo will of course return for meddling and comic relief…but that's a little later…
For now just sit back and enjoy!
Kagome's Song/Girl/Your Eyes
It's such a beautiful day. Kagome skipped out of her with a basket in her hands.
She closed her eyes and basked in the sunlight that shined on her face.
She began to sing.
"A little shrine…it's my quiet home
Everyday like the one before
A little shrine, full of strange people
Waking up to say…"
"Kagome!" Souta ran outside with Kagome's oversized yellow back.
"Kagome!" Her eccentric, old grandfather ran out of his shop to give her random charms to take with her to the feudal era.
"Kagome! Kagome!!" Her mother climbed up the shrine's stairs with a whole bunch of groceries for Kagome to bring back to the feudal era.
"There goes my mother with those bags like always,
The same old yummy foods to eat…every morning just the same,
Since the morning that I came to live this crazy double life."
"Good morning Kagome!"
"Where are you off too?"
"The school library…I had to borrow a textbook…I lost mine somewhere in the feudal era…there was this demon…"
"That's nice…Souta get ready for school! Hurry up!"
Kagome shrugged and ran down the stairs. Her friends were waiting for her. She simply started walking with them and they began to sing themselves.
"There's goes our friend who is strange no question!
Dazed and distracted can't you tell!
Kagome looked up to the sky, seeming to be in deep thought.
Probably thinking about her strange crowd Yuka sang
Now her head's upon some cloud Eri remarked.
No denying she's a funny girl, our Kagome!" Ayumi chirped.
Kagome and her friends walked past other classmates, all waved to Kagome who was always out for some sort of disease. Her absence somehow made her more popular.
"Hello Kagome!" Sang a girl excitedly.
"How's you're family?"
"Hey Kagome!" Another girl waved, before Kagome could even asnwer the other girl.
"Oh hey Eriko!"
"How's your back?"
"Do you need assistance?"
"No, no I'm fine…" She smiled nervously and walked away, continuing to sing.
"There must be more than this crazy double life!" She sighed and headed into the library.
The nice, old librarian greeted her right away.
"Good morning…I've come to return the book I borrowed."
"Yes…I couldn't really understand it anyway. Anything new and simpler?" She frowned.
"Not since yesterday." He laughed softly
"That's alright…I'll borrow this one…" She pulled a dusty, old history book out. It was all about the Feudal Era, she was always hoping to find some hint about the past, or even to see if she changed anything, but nothing yet. Besides, she needed to review history for her exam and hse had lost the book in the feudal era.
"That one! You've taken it out twice!"
"I know, but uh…I lost my other one and I have an exam."
"If you need it all that much it's yours!"
She smiled. "Thank you! Thank you very much!"
She ran out reading the book and dogding through students. A group of guys stared at her and began singing as well.
"Look there she goes that girl is so peculiar
I wonder if she's feeling well
With a dreamy far-off look
And her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Kagome…"
Kagome sat by a fountain and her friends joined her. She began to sing her woes about school.
"Oh, isn't this embarrassing
This is the worst part because you'll see…
I've studied this book for hours…
But I can't remember anything past chapter three!"
Her friends sighed.
The boys from before stared at Kagome and her friends.
"Now it's a wonder how she keeps passing..." One of the boys remarked.
"Maybe it's her looks that get her through…" One boy joked.
"But behind that fair façade
I'm afraid she's rather odd" The two boys sang together.
Kagome got up and went over to her bike to go home. She told her friends she wasn't feeling well and just decided to leave early.
"Yes, different from the rest of us is Kagome…"
Hojo was somewhere near by with his friend Tetsu. They were talking about an exam they took the day before.
"Wow you never miss a question Hojo! You're the smartest, coolest guy in the whole world!"
"I know." He beamed.
"No test stands a chance against you! And no girl for that matter hahaha!"
"It's true Tetsu! And I have my sights set on that one!" He pointed to Kagome.
"The weird girl who's always out sick with old people diseases?"
"That's her! The lucky girl I'm asking to the movies this weekend!"
"The most beautiful girl in school!"
"I know, but…"
"And that makes her the best!" His smile turned into a menacing...smile. He grabbed his friend. "And don't I deserve the best?"
"Well, duh…I mean you do, but…"
Hojo cut him off with a song.
"Right from the moment when I met her saw her,
I said 'She's Gorgeous!' and I fell.
In school there's only she, who's beautiful as me! He checked himself out in the fountains reflection.
So I'm making plans to ask Kagome out…again." He sighed.
Meanwhile Kagome's friends, Ayumi, Yuka and Eri took notice of Hojo and went starry-eyed.
"Look there he goes! Isn't he dreamy?
That guy Hojo…Oh he's so cute!
Be still my heart
I'm hardly breathing
He such a tall, dark, smart and handsome guy!" They all fell over.
Kagome walked as other students filed into the building and heard various snippets of conversations again through song. Hojo began to follow after her.
"You call this salmon!" A boy frowned looking at the lunch his mother back.
"What lovely jewelry!" A girl commented of her friend.
"I ran ten yards!"
"I gained a pound!"
"Excuse me!" Yelled Hojo as he tried to get to Kagome.
"I hate my life!"
"Please let me through!" Hojo sang in a polite baritone voice.
"…it's too long!" A girl pouted
"You are mistaken!" A guy grinned and in a Miroku like fashion reached for her bottom, following a loud slap.
"There must be more than this crazy double life!" Kagome sang.
"Just watch I'm going to make Kagome my wife!"
Everyone stopped and stared at Hojo.
"Er…it rhymes?" Hojo smiled nervously and continued to follow the oblivious Kagome.
Everyone continued singing and followed Hojo and Kagome.
"Look there she goes a girl who's strange but special
A most peculiar teenage girl
It's a pity and a sin
She doesn't quite fit in
'Cause she really is a funny girl
A beauty but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl
"Huh?" Kagome turned around at the harmonic sound of her name. Every dispersed quickly. She sighed and shrugged and headed back to the shrine.
Kagome got home and right away went through the well and met her friends in the village.
"Hey Kagome!" Sango ran over to her friend.
"Hey Sango anything exciting happen while I was gone?"
"No…it's pretty boring since you left actually."
"I guess the action wait for me then. Ha." She winked.
"Kagome!" Shippou and Miroku ran up to her. "Finally you're back!" Shippou jumped into her arms.
"It's only been a few days." She gave Shippou a hug.
"Well it's about time." Kagome her the voice and growl behind her causing her to jump and squeal.
When Inuyasha got up he yelled at Kagome.
"What the hell?"
"You scared me." She smiled nervously. "Come on…I brought tons of food!"
In the hut everyone was eating happily and ravenously.
"Hey guys…" Kagome started looking down at her food.
"Yeah Kagome?" Inuyasha continued stuffing his face.
"Well something strange happened to me this morning and I was wondering…"
Her friends looked up at her expectantly.
"Well…er…" She wasn't sure how to say it. I'll just spit it out. "Did any of you uh…break into song?"
Everyone looked at each other then at Kagome blinking. Maybe this is it...I'm finally cracking under the pressure...I'm crazy...I'm going to have to enter a mental institution!
"Then it was real…" Miroku said.
Kagome sighed in relief.
"I thought it was only me!" Shippou gaped.
"So I'm not going crazy!" Sango added. "I sang about demon slaying…"
"I sang about…" Miroku started and noticed Sango looking at him. "On second thought I'll keep that to myself…it's not worth the pain."
Sango growled at him.
"I sang about my fun and courageous adventures!" Shippou grinned.
"What did you sing about Inuyasha?"
"Eh?" He looked up nervously. I don't want to share that…too personal…er I need to think of something simple, but believable.
"Ramen." He crossed his arms looking satisfied.
They all fell.
"Oh no!" Kagome suddenly cried.
"I forgot one of my books…I'll be right back!"
She ran out toward the well before Inuyasha could say anything.
"I'll go get her if she takes to long." Inuyasha grunted.
How could I forget it! Especially when I made effort to get it in the first place. Ugh! She thought as she climbed out of the well.
Kagome was about to head into her house when Hojo ran up to her.
"Oh hey Hojo…" She smiled nervously. What's he doing here?
"I brought this to improve your estrogen levels." He handed her a gift-wrapped box.
Kagome blinked. "Uh thanks Hojo…I think…"
"So Kagome…wanna go to the movies with me this weekend?"
"Uh…I'm sorry Hojo. I'm busy."
"Busy? Kagome sometimes I feel like you're trying to avoid me…"
"No it's not that it's just…"
"Look Kagome I don't know why you're denying me." He took her hands.
"Hojo…" Well he's being awfully foward today...
"Just think of how good we'd be together. We'd be the premier couple at school! Admired by all! We could be king and queen of all the dances…maybe even prom if we're lucky."
"Prom…that's years away!"
"Look Hojo don't waste your time on me."
"I want to! I like you Kagome you're the prettiest girl in the whole school!"
"What other things do you like about me?"
"Do you only pursue me because of how pretty I am?" Kagome was getting upset. I never knew he was that concieted!
"Huh?" He looked confused.
"Ugh…never mind Hojo. Look forget about me." She opened the door and went in. "It's just…you're too good for me you know!" She smiled and slammed the door in his face.
Hojo walked down the steps upset. How could SHE turn ME down…again!
"Congrats Hojo!" Tetsu ran toward his friend. "You got Kagome I bet!"
"No." He grunted. "She turned me down."
"Uh…don't worry Hojo! You'll get her next time!"
"I better! No one turns me down! No one!" He whined and sulked off with his little friend following after him.
Kagome peeked out of her door, clutching her book.
"Is he gone?" She sighed to herself. "I can't believe it! He asked me out again! Me! The girlfriend of that conceited, brainless…
Can you just see it?
His little queen
I guarantee it!
I want much more than this crazy double life!"
Kagome went through the well. When she emerged from the well she ran out into the clearing by the well and belted out…
"I need the adventure in the great wide somewhere
I need it more than I can tell
She sat down and began playing with a flower.
And for once it might be grand
That everyone back there could understand
I am so much more than what they planned…"
She let the flower disperse in the wind.
"Kagome!" A strong male voice called out her name.
"Huh?" She turned around to see Inuyasha.
"Finally you're back! I was ready to go get you!"
"I was only gone for a few minutes…gosh!" She stalked away.
Inuyasha sighed and watched after her and thought about what he had sung the night before.
Inuyasha sat up in his favorite tree looking at the moon. To his surprise he began to sing about a girl who came to his mind.
"Is there anybody going to listen to my story,
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry,
Still you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl, girl.
When I think of all the times I tried so hard to leave her,
She will turn to me and start to cry,
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her,
After all this time, I don't know why.
Ah girl, girl."
Inuyasha sighed and followed after her.
A pretty, young girl stood over an equally handsome, though sick man who was clearly on the verge of death.
"Oh Saburo…" She put a wet towel on his head. "You're burning up…" She frowned.
The man looked into her eyes and began to sing, albeit very weakly.
As We Said Our Goodbyes
Can't Get Them Out Of My Mind
And I Find I Can't Hide (From)
The Ones That Took Me By Surprise
The Night You Came Into My Life
Where There's Moonlight
I See Your Eyes"
"That's…beautiful. Oh Saburo." She began to cry.
When I Looked Into Your Eyes
Why Does Distance Make Us Wise?
You Were The Song All Along
And Before The Song Dies
I Should Tell You I Should Tell You
I Have Always Loved You
You Can See It In My Eyes
"No…" She looked down sadly. "Please don't die…I love you too…"
And with that the man eyes closed peacefully, but for only a moment. The man's eyes flew open and he began screaming in pain.
The girl backed away and the screams grew louder, then the body burst into flames.
"NO!!" She cried and ran outside to get help.
Another girl, a redhead who watched from the shadows smirked at the flames grew brighter.
"This should work perfectly…" She said quietly.
That was the longest chapter I wrote…ever!
So it took me forever to decide who would play Gaston…Hojo or Kouga. Ultimately I decided on Hojo as it made more sense in the long run for Belle's Song to take place in the present time…I may make a little joke about it later though…
I hope you all enjoyed. I'll be away for the whole weekend so I wont be posting the next chapter until on Monday or Tuesday!