CHAPTER 1

SOMEONE NEW

Everyone who knows Rin Okumura never understood his actions, but then again, they didn't really want to...

We find Rin walking down the road silent and content when a girl in a familiar school uniform and long raven hair accidentally bumps into him. She looks like a new student, maybe I'll she her around the academy.

"Oh gosh, I'm so sorry! I wasn't paying attention to where I was going," the girl says rubbing the back of her neck.

"Hey, don't worry about it," he smiles at her warmly. "But, if you want to make it up to me, you could give me your name."

"I'm Kagome Higurashi-Taisho," she answers as she bows slightly. "It's a pleasure to meet you." She straightens her posture smiling kindly at him. Rin, however, couldn't seem to speak as he stands there gawking at her. Her smile widens as she softly laughs; this effectively snaps Rin back to reality.

"Wait," he stutters slightly. "Kagome, as in my Kagome?"

"So you do remember me," she giggles more pulling him into a hug. "I was beginning to think you completely forgot." Rin hugs her tightly still trying to process that it is indeed her. She pulls back slightly and looks into his eyes. "Could you do me a favor, Rin?" A soft blush graces his features as he nods. "Take me to True Cross Academy."

*Time Skip*

AT THE ACADEMY

"Dammit, Yukio! What the hell is taking so long?!" Rin yells. Currently, Yukio was flirting heavily with three girls, but, this isn't much of a surprise. Man, why doesn't he pick one of those damn lunches an call it a day? Rin, as one can tell, was easier to annoy as of late because of the fact he hasn't talked with Kagome for about a week. The solemn expression she constantly had didn't help either. By this time, Yukio had left the girls and walked over to Rin.

"Rin isn't that Kagome over there?" he says looking behind Rin. Rin looks at him briefly before jumping at the sudden contact on his shoulders and a faint 'boo' close to his ear. Laughter erupts from the culprit.

"Who knew the Devil's son was such a pussy."

"How do you know that?!" Rin asks in slight panic.

"Which part? You being a pussy or the other?" Kagome says teasingly.

"The other part!"

"Because I told her," Yukio speaks up. "Seeing how she is trustworthy, I couldn't find a reason now to."

"You could have warned me," Rin sighs.

"But I didn't," Yukio chuckles slightly. "But on a different note, why don't you have your sword?"