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Hi everyone! I'm back with my second AU multi-chapter story! "Inuyasha: Professor at Shikon High" is drawing to an end and now I've started a new fanfic idea of mine:

Presenting: Bitter or Sweet? (haha, corny title, I know! But I couldn't think of anything better)

Summary: Inuyasha was popular. Kagome was not. They were two totally opposite beings. When Inuyasha reappears after a disappearance of 3 years, he is even more popular at school than ever, so naturally, unpopular Kagome ignores his existence and vice versa…Too bad for them that it's not exactly easy to ignore someone who lives right next door... Not your typical InuKag/MirSan/KogAya/SesRin!

Hope you guys like it! =)


Bitter or Sweet?

Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha

Prologue: Kagome Who?

Out of our heads

into our hearts

Close to the edge

Ready to start!

~Bratz: So Good

KAGOME'S POV

"But Sango-" I protest.

"Nuh uh- I won't hear of it! C'mon Kags-why not?"

"Let's see… because he's an arrogant, obnoxious, egomaniac?" I stare at her pointedly.

She rolls her eyes. "Alright, so that may be true. But he's really hot isn't he?"

"Depending on how good your eyes are… and seeing as mine are twenty-twenty…"

"Kagome, admit it- he's really cute!"

"He's not my type."

Sango gives me her best puppy-dog look that I almost always fall for… almost. Key word. She sees that her trick didn't work this time. "But he's totally into you! Just give him a chance, will you?"

"And this is coming from my best friend, who refuses to date the guy who has solemnly pledged his heart and soul to you since kindergarten?"

"KA-GO-ME!" she yelled, cheeks flushing with more embarrassment than anger. I also got the same reaction whenever I mentioned Miroku- the sweet, yet perverted, not-so-secret- admirer of Sango. "That's different!"

"How so?" I ask, amused.

"Stop trying to change the subject!"

"What subject?"

"AHHH!" she cries out, frustrated. Oh, how I love torturing Sango so. A wicked grin uplifts my lips.

"Kagome, don't smirk at me! I'm just trying to add some flavor to your love life!"

I blink. "What love life?" I ask.

She grins triumphantly. "Exactly!"

"Okay fine. So what if I do ask him out? Then what?"

"I don't know. You guys go on your date, I guess. Then go steady after he pledges his undying love for you. Then you guys go to university or college together and then after getting awesome jobs, you get married, have babies, and live in a perfect-white-picket-fence house."

I scowl at the idea. "That's sounds more like your life story than mine, Sango."

"KA-GO-ME!"

I laugh.

"Oh, hey there Kagome," a voice says, abruptly stopping my laughter. "What'ya laughing about? Something funny you'd like to share with me?"

"Not really…"

Sango nudges me. "Here's your chance, Kagome! Go on, ask him out."

I look at my feet for a second, then look up. "Say… um, would you like to come over to my house for a scary movie… Koga?" (AN: Did any of you think it was going to be Inu? XP)

Koga blinks his ice-blue eyes. "A scary movie? Like a date?"

"Not really. Just a… a get-together. Yeah, that's it. So what do you say? Wanna watch the Relic?"

He flashes me his set of sparkling, pearly teeth. "Sure. When?"

"So how'd it go?" Sango says, jumping up and down on my bed eagerly. "Did you guys kiss? Hug? Make out? Touch fingers accidentally while both of you reached for popcorn at the same time?"

"Sango, that's totally cheesy!" I laugh. "And actually, it went okay! He's awesome at watching the scary stuff and didn't make fun of me when I screamed or hid behind a pillow. And no, we didn't kiss! We're only in the sixth grade Sango!" I throw a pillow at her.

"True. Elementary life sucks." Sango lies down on my sheets and plays with my calico cat, Buyo.

"You may say that now, but wait until you're in high school and all the drama starts! You'll be cursing yourself for not relishing the days of recess and playgrounds."

Sango smiled. "You sound like a middle-aged woman."

"Do not!"

"Do too!"

"DO NOT!"

"DO TOO!"

I try to think of a better comeback, and when I do, my eyes light up. "Oh yeah? Well take this: MIROKU!"

She flushes and sputters, not having anything else to say.

I smirk. Kagome: One. Sango: Zero.

The next day at school, Sango pesters me some more. "So do you admit it now? That Koga's good-looking?"

"Yeah, I suppose."

"The only one who's probably better looking is Inuyasha."

Inuyasha: popular dude. One year older than me with a 'B' average. Has an older brother and is rich. Everyone loves him. I couldn't care less.

"Yeah."

"What, you're actually agreeing with the entire student body this time?"

I shrug. "Sure, he's pretty 'good-looking.' Doesn't mean I give a heck about him."

She pretends to flinch. "Ouch. That was cold."

"Sorry, I'm not really trying to be. It's just that I'm not fond of people like him."

Sango nods. "I get you. But I think that maybe you should talk to him."

"Sango, first it was Koga, and now it's Inuyasha? Do you enjoy match-making that much?"

"Yeah, well, if Koga's into you, there has to be a reason right? I love you like a sister, Kagome. You may not be popular but people can relate to you. And you're pretty and smart. Once you give Inuyasha some kind of signal that you acknowledge him, he'll be head over heels for you."

I shake my head. "I don't think so, Sango."

"Pwease? For your Sango-chan?" she asks in a baby voice.

"You know, it's funny how you're trying to talk me into boys since you're not into them at all. With the exception of Miroku, of course."

"KA-GO-ME!"

A pause.

"Wait here a moment, will you? I'll be right back." Then she darts out of sight. And, being the curious cat I am, I follow.

And she's talking to… oh Gods, no.

"Hey, Inuyasha! Wait up!"

He turns around."Do I know you?" he asks Sango rudely.

"Probably not. But, um, you know Kagome? The one that Koga's had a crush on since the dinosaurs roamed the earth? Well, she kinda sucks at badminton and she feels pretty self-conscious about it since she wants to learn and she was wondering if you could teach her."

I crack my knuckles when I hear this and prepare to strangle her. She knows that I'm good at badminton! In fact, I beat her all the time!

That's when I hear Inuyasha's puzzled response."Kagome who?"

Sango blinks."Um, Kagome Higurashi?" she replies uncertainly, not expecting this answer.

Inuyasha tilts his head. "Never heard of her," he mutters and walks away. His group of friends surrounds him, making him unreachable to Sango.

"See! What did I tell you?" I tell her. "And for your information, I followed you to listen to what you were up to."

She purses her lips and ignores my latter statement. "Well, that was odd."

"Not really."

"Whatever. He's moving anyway so you probably won't ever see him again. Ignore his rudeness Kagome."

I shrug. "Like I said, I don't really care about him and he doesn't care about me. End of story."

"Point for you."

"Yay," I laugh, rolling my eyes. "Let's go to class now, Sango."

"Sure."

So we do. And like Sango says, he does move away. And for a while nobody sees him, nobody hears of him.

He became more of an unimportant memory to me than anything else.

Which is why I never expected to see him again... but boy, was I wrong.


AN: A special thank you and shout-out to my beta reader Daichilover for editing this chappie! Thanks a bunch ;)

Please review if you want to see more updates and I'll talk to you soon!

Hugs,

~Nyony


Hey, this is Daichilover, the ever-loving beta of Nyony! I think this a great story so if you guys don't review, watch me come for you tonight.

I'm so serious. (lol)