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Savvy Chapter SeventeenSavvy's Christmas Party, One Week Later...
Loud feedback rang through the club that evening, causing everyone who'd shown up early to the Christmas party to wince. Nathan smiled sheepishly before continuing to adjust his amplifier. The band was set up on the stage, nearly ready to start, but Inuyasha had told Miroku he needed to go up to his apartment for something first. Miroku had a feeling the hanyou didn't need anything, except perhaps a moment alone.
Kagome had invited a guy to the party.
She'd also invited a girl, a short, rather elfish looking thing with chunky, black hair and a nose ring, but Miroku and Sango had both seen the look on Inuyasha's face when Kagome had introduced him to Jonathan.
He was jealous.
When Inuyasha returned to the stage, Miroku knew better than to try joking about the situation; the surly look on his friend's face was warning enough. "Did you guys get your shit straight about the new song?" he asked Miroku as he adjusted the microphone stand he r
Savvy Chapter SixteenTwo weeks later...
As Rin navigated her car down the narrow street, she silently hoped Kagome's first acting class was over; there was no place to park at all.
Luck was on her side, and she watched as Kagome exited the door of the narrow brick building, chatting with a small group of people as she walked down the stairs, and waving good-bye before joining Rin in the car.
"Hey, who's the cutie?" Rin asked as she started to pull away.
"What?" Kagome glanced out the window at her classmates. "You mean Jonathan?"
"The tall one?"
"Yeah, that's Jonathan," Kagome replied, smiling. "He's my partner."
"Oh, really?" Rin sang, and Kagome rolled her eyes.
"Yeah, the teacher paired us all up, for when we act out scenes."
"Was it fun?"
"It was great, I can't wait until my next class. Thanks for coming to get me, by the way."
"I just still can't believe Inuyasha let me. He's been like your personal guard dog lately. I figured he'd call off band practice."
Kagome shifted in her seat. "Well, Kou
Savvy Chapter EighteenThe following Friday...
Kagome was miserable.
It wasn't the cramped theatre Jonathan had taken her to, which had smelled faintly of stale popcorn; the play would have been wonderful if she'd been able to concentrate on it. It also wasn't the fact that she'd chosen the wrong shoes, not knowing he'd planned a walk around Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree, and her feet were killing her. It definitely wasn't the restaurant they were now sitting in; the food smelled wonderful, even if all she had been able to do so far was rearrange it on her plate.
It was knowing she should be having a wonderful time, but couldn't because all she could think of was Inuyasha.
After the Christmas party, neither of them had spoken of the song, or how much it had upset her, but that was more her fault than Inuyasha's. When he'd knocked on the door Monday afternoon, it had been clear by the anxious expression on his face that he wanted to speak to her about it. Kagome had been afraid of what h
Savvy Chapter FifteenSunday...
Inuyasha growled as he paced the floor of his living room. He didn't want to be in his bastard brother's wedding, the dress shoes Rin had brought by for him the day before were pinching his feet, and he absolutely hated wearing suits. On top of all that, Kagome was taking an eternity to get ready.
He heard the whisper of his door opening, and stopped his pacing to see Kagome peek her head in. "Finally done, wench?" he asked.
"Sorry, I had trouble with my hair," she told him as she stepped inside.
Inuyasha didn't hear her apology, the grumpy expression on his face quickly fading into one of bemusement as he stared at her. Kami, she looks beautiful.
Kagome hadn't wanted to wear one of her old dresses to the wedding, so she'd convinced Inuyasha to let her leave his protection long enough for her to go shopping with Sango on Friday. (He'd followed in his car.) The sheer, sage green dress she'd purchased was simple enough, with cap sleeves and a flowing empire waist,
Red Riding HoodI want to believe people so badly when they say they won’t bite
that I contemplate climbing into their smiling jaws
thinking that it might be better to be split in two than left hanging.
But always, I draw my red hood and flit back into the forest
running in the shadows of pathways, never stepping into clearings
because I’ve spent my whole life in the wilderness
and I still can’t tell the wolves from the woodsmen.
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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