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Reduce Reuse Recycle by Lady Nefertiti

It's Earth Day at School!

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Lady Nefertiti

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Summary: Lying on top of him and hands underneath her chin now---a playful look---Kagome grinned down into his amber eyes. "I caught you so I win. So Sesshomaru, do you want to reduce my pain so I can reuse a method and then we can recycle something together?"

Disclaimer: I don’t own Inuyasha or the song ‘it’s raining men’ mentioned in this chapter.

A/N: Kagome will be OOC (out of character) in this chapter but her behavior is for the way the fanfic is going to be like. This is another one of my ‘Sticky Situations’ as usual list can be found on my profile page. Thanks and don’t forget to review :)

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Chapter 1: It's Earth Day at school!

Kagome sat in the auditorium of her junior high school next to her friend Yumi listening to an incredibly boring lecture of earth day and how plants are important. Okay so he was right they were important but 'I see forests and trees every day in the feudal era! It's not as if I need this lecture.' Kagome thought and inwardly wondered what everyone in the feudal era were doing right now. She hadn’t been there in a week so Inuyasha was probably literally fuming that he didn’t even come to get her. Why were the jewel shards so important to him anyway?

He knew very well he couldn’t ever become a full-fledged demon like Sesshomaru. Err…no scratch that----his cute, hot, sexy elder brother with red stripes on his face. Hmm and wondered where else the stripes on Sesshomaru’s body were. Perhaps wondering whether she should maybe check next time?

Seemed like she was really paying close attention to the ‘earth day lecture’ today.

‘……….’   

She sat on the bleachers and pondered whether Sesshomaru would like her if she was a demoness or would she still be a ‘half-breed's wench' Why was he like that? He seemed to say or think he disliked humans but he had Rin so didn't that mean she had a chance?!

And wondered what she was getting all excited over…

‘………’

She'd been thinking about him a lot lately even before she came back home to finish her tests remembering their last encounter and shook her head. What with him telling her to get out of the way so ‘this Sesshomaru’ can finish off the half-breed for good?

She grinned inwardly. Instead of moving as he'd instructed her to do she'd just stood rigid to the spot--- unblinking and stared at him. He had sighed took her in his arms and moved her aside.  

Well what would someone do if a cold-hearted sexy, gorgeous dangerous demon who tried to kill you once or twice just one day said, 'move so you don't get hurt? And held in his arms hmm…lovingly?!'

Err…

‘And Inuyasha's expression? When I hadn't screamed for help or ‘save me’ was priceless. He thought that there was something going on between us…Typical.' Kagome thought and shook her head.

He wouldn't come near her until she had taken a bath because she smelled like his 'bastard half-brother.' And then she'd said that she liked that she smelled like Sesshomaru. His scent was much more pleasing than Inuyasha's…..oops…

For a demon (who already thought she was ‘his’) Inuyasha had turned demon on her thinking that she was betraying him. He would've attacked her had she not started to 'sit' him till kingdom come.

'Baka is probably still sulking and that's probably why he let me come home without yelling that it would waste time.'  Kagome thought.

It had to be fate that she was never destined to love and always be thrown to the side. She was only special because she guarded the shikon-no-tama. Otherwise Inuyasha wouldn't give a damn about her! Of that she was absolutely sure about and inwardly huffed.

'And why can't Inuyasha behave for once and like seriously comb his hair? Well I bet his wench Kikyo likes it like that when they're 'busy.' Kagome thought. Kikyo was probably the one who messed it up, yanking on his hair and screaming in…. Okay she did NOT need to see that image and shuddered.

Huh?

"Kagome! Wake up! This is extra credit girl! Due to your 'constant sickness' this will help your grade." Yumi sighed and wondered how Kagome even managed to get through and actually pass school with her constant absences. 'Hmmm….there's no telling whether she's seeing someone and 'skipping' school to cover it up.' Yumi sighed and looked at Kagome who seemed to be dozing off yet again….

Kagome just nodded to show she was listening to Yumi. ‘Damn, I'm thinking that I should just go live in the Feudal era, mate with someone and never come back. Hmm..so when I mate will I even need to finish school?’ Well then she'd better marry a demon who was well off and could support her. Conscious wondering where these rather odd thoughts from her were coming from.

‘……….’

-Lecture- (Speaker on stage)

"And it is important to understand that since not many of us recycle these days we will not have any space left in the future. It has been tested that if at least half of us reduce our trash…." But then suddenly the speakers lecture was cut short and so were Kagome's thoughts. She practically growled at the speaker for interrupting her daydream/thoughts about Sesshomaru.

Suddenly there was a loud….

CLICK! (Sound of lights turning off) and the entire auditorium went pitch black.

Someone had shut the lights off in the auditorium and people had started to panic and scream. Then it started to rain? No, someone had pulled down the fire alarm and the auditorium's sprinklers went off…

 "Now this is my idea of an Earth day!!" Yumi exclaimed happily and jumped up out of her seat. Seemed like all students were about to ‘make a run for it’ and out of school and there was no one to stop them.

 "We're honoring the rain!!" Kagome and Yumi said in unison and laughed hysterically running out of the school---dripping wet followed by other equally wet students who were cheering like mad as all students ran towards the EXIT sign of the building.

 Both girls decided to stop by Kagome's house to shower and change since it was closer. "Who do you think pulled the alarm Kagome?" Yumi asked trying to shake off some of the drops.

"Who cares? I could tell that no one wanted to stay there and listen to Mr. Earth day and on a Friday too!” Kagome said then sighed inwardly knowing that she had to go to the feudal era and continue shard-hunting with Inuyasha who treated her like the dirt she walked on.

How exciting….

Kikyo would be joining their group as Inuyasha had made it clear but Kagome knew that it was only because he needed to relieve his sexual frustrations with Kikyo. Kagome refused to sleep with Inuyasha.

She had to make sure that Inuyasha was loyal to her and that meant NO Kikyo otherwise Inuyasha would be playing both of them----sleeping with both of them. Kagome shuddered. Was he perhaps getting back at her for making that comment about Sesshomaru?

'Well it's not like I sleep with Sesshomaru' she thought. Her thoughts suddenly went down the gutter but she shook them away. Sesshomaru would kill her if he knew that she thought he was hot.

Life was cruel like that. So Inuyasha looked at Kikyo---She wasn’t his mate. Why couldn't she, Kagome look at other demons like Sesshomaru? He wasn’t her mate. So then they were even?

He had no right! No right to tell her, lay claim on her or tell her who she was allowed to be with. She had even gone as far as to threaten Inuyasha which was odd for her but her patience was hanging by a thread and a woman could only wait for so long.

She wanted a man and she'd make damn sure that she had one as a memory came back to her.

-Flashback-

The Inu-tachi were in a fight with Sesshomaru...once again. Kagome didn't participate in this because she was still highly pissed off at Inuyasha and would be happy if he did decapitate and kill Inuyasha for her sake. In a sing-song voice she said, " Oh Sesshomaru! Do me favor and kill Inuyasha for me Ne?"

Both brothers stopped mid-action---- looked at her and almost dropped their swords and forgot they were fighting each other.

"Of course how could I forget that he is your blasted lover? And the fact that you'd protect him and not me!" Inuyasha yelled in her face raising his sword in emphasis.

"Inuyasha! If you do not start to act your age and respect me I will not travel with you but with him!” Kagome warned. 'What an ass…he still believes that Sesshomaru loves me.' He winced knowing she'd sit him but she didn't.

"You wouldn't dare! Travel with the enemy!" Inuyasha said and did a ‘funny jump’ backwards in shock?

"He's not my Enemy but yours!!" Kagome screeched. Sesshomaru remained silent throughout all of this not believing their behavior. Such children. Even his Rin didn't argue like this and the audacity of Kagome even suggesting that she'd travel with him?

‘But then again why am I not complaining?' he thought.

 ‘…………’

-End Flashback-

Both she and Yumi climbed up the shrine steps as Sota walked out of the front door looking at their incredibly wet clothes that clung to them like a second skin and his face flushed red. He looked at the ground---shuffled his feet and said, "Err…the forecast said it was going to be dry and very sunny the entire week you two didn't accidentally fall in a pool did you?"

Both Kagome and Yumi laughed together saying, "NO! We're honoring Earth day!" and with that said both walked into the house leaving behind a very confused Sota.

Both Yumi and Kagome walked up the stairs to Kagome's room both shivering a little because the air-conditioning was on. Kagome didn't even bother to say hello to anyone because her mom was at work till 7 pm, Sota was on his way to practice basketball with his buddies and Grandpa had passed away last fall.

Yumi was the first one to walk into Kagome's room and saw a picture that was framed by Kagome's bedside table. "Oh Kagome, this guy is so hot! Who is he? Your boyfriend?" As Yumi gushed over Kagome's 'hot' guy and saying how lucky she was. He looked so damn powerful with his sword in his hand. From his gorgeous features, silver hair and amber eyes.

Kagome didn't respond but occasionally nodded her head and then turned towards her closet and started rummaging through it. She'd managed to get a picture of him while he was walking into their camp one day and now she had a keepsake of Sesshomaru in her room.

If he’d caught her taking it he’d probably think she’d stolen his soul or something…

Inuyasha…..no there weren't any 'mementos' of him or pictures in her room at all. Even if he came to the future to visit he wasn't allowed anywhere in her room. So what if he saw Sesshomaru's picture in her room? It wasn't like they were boyfriend-girlfriend and on top of that, Inuyasha had no right to tell her what to do!

"He's just a friend Yumi" she said. In her heart Kagome wished that Sesshomaru were something more. She pulled out a black tank-top dress for Yumi and a navy-blue one for herself figuring it’d match her eyes.

 'I wonder if Sesshomaru likes blue' she thought vaguely.

Suddenly there was a crack of thunder outside and rain started to pour by the bucketful’s. So Sota saying that the forecast would be sunny was wrong? Or maybe it was that she was sad about her ‘Sesshomaru-situation’ that it started to rain? GASP! Was this a sign from the heavens above?!

‘……….’

"HEY KAGOME! IT'S RAINING MEN! Hallelujah! "Yumi giggled and danced around Kagome's room holding the dress Kagome had given to her like she was dancing with a guy instead.

Yumi never realized or noticed the melancholy attitude of Kagome who was just staring outside the window now wondering if Sesshomaru liked to dance wishing it were raining demons and not just any demon but him.

 "I guess we can't go to the Mall now Yumi." Kagome said turning around trying to ‘fix’ her facial expression with a smile.

"No you're right, I'll go change in the bathroom and call my mom to pick me up. I forgot I have to watch my little sister today. Err…return your dress on Monday?" Yumi asked. Kagome just nodded in Yumi's direction knowing that she wouldn't be home on Monday.

She’d be in the lovely feudal era looking for jewel shards, dodging and running away from demons, obeying ‘lord’ Inuyasha's orders and trying to protect her life from sudden danger.

Now calling Sesshomaru ‘lord’ had a rather different delicious taste to her….

"Yeah, that's fine Yumi." Kagome said waving her off. Yumi went to the bathroom humming the 'it's raining men' song and shut the door behind her. Kagome slumped onto her bed and picked up the picture that Yumi was examining. She didn't know why she was feeling so down lately.

She traced her finger over Sesshomaru's red stripes, then his crescent moon, kissed the photo and put it on her desk. She looked up at the pictures she'd drawn which were hanging above her desk and sighed sadly.

They were pictures of Sesshomaru in his human form, his 'true dog demon form,' the western lands, the western palace and the castle at a glance, the sun setting in the horizon. Of course she'd never seen his palace in real life; it was just her imagination making it up. She'd bet it was magnificent and elegant---- just like Sesshomaru was.

She made her way to the bed and sat down again staring out the window. Could anything else go wrong in her life? Was she sad because it was too late to tell Hojo she'd date him? Was it her fault that she did poorly in school? Would no one ever love her? She punched an innocent pillow next to her taking her anger out on the poor thing.

Kagome shook her head as Yumi opened the door saying the dress looked great on her---a ‘smile’ hoping her voice sounded normal. Yumi turned around and started rummaging through her backpack for her cellphone so someone could pick her up.

“Okay sure. Yeah. Bye. ” Yumi said hanging up her cell and grabbed her backpack saying mom was on the way. Kagome smiled saying she’d see her out as they chatted about Monday.

“Okay so see you Monday then Kags? Bye!” Yumi said---walking down the steps of the shrine planning a ‘girl’s day out’ with Eri and the other girls in her mind.

Kagome closed the front door and stared up at the ceiling wondering why everything bad had to happen to her….

1.) She was barely passing school.

2.) Yumi 'nabbed' Hojo for herself (but she asked Kagome if it was okay first, of course.)

3.) She had a large bruise on the side of her stomach.

4.) Inuyasha basically 'spat' in her face saying that Kagome could 'take a hike' as far as he was concerned because again Kikyo was the better one (not saying that he had Kagome as a back-up just in case)

5.) Kouga decided he'd rather be friends and didn't mate anyone against his father's wishes rather slept with Ayame whenever he wanted which she was okay with surprisingly. .

“And who was to thank for all of this? Well like duh, Inuyasha. You're not even worth getting back at Inuyasha….probably come groveling back and this time might kiss my feet too." She said as an afterthought looking down at her feet and giggled despite herself.

“I could've been on my way to a really good high school, I could've had a steady relationship with Hojo, I could've been hanging out at the mall with my friends, eating ice cream, gossiping with friends, talking about the latest fashions and eating parfaits but I'm always off running around in the dirt, in the feudal era, getting my butt kicked, sporting large gashes and bruises and collecting jewel shards that really wasn't in reality---my fault I broke!" Kagome said aloud to no one.

She touched the side of her stomach and winced. It was the latest bruise that she had gotten---a bruise that wouldn't fade. She sighed and walked back to her room looking into her floor-length mirror and lifted her shirt up half-way seeing the gash which was still black in color. 'But at least it's not bleeding.' She said to herself trying to make herself feel better.

'Liar. You don't feel better…..you feel worse.' Her conscious berated her.

She suddenly remembered why she was here in the future to begin with. She sat back on her bed and shivered, hugging herself in fear of what could've happened if Sesshomaru hadn't been there for her.

-Flashback- (Feudal Era/Sengoku Jidai)

It had been a couple of days since Naraku's last attack on the village and Kagome's bruise was slowly healing--- unfortunately the color would hold and the scar would turn black. Kagome had been so upset that she had covered her eyes and started to sob---It had been Inuyasha's fault again. She never noticed that Sango hugged her trying to make her feel better.

She never saw Miroku hit Inuyasha over the head with his staff lecturing him about him being a complete and total idiot and what Kagome-sama would think of him now because the memory would hold forever, in her heart, on her mind and worse on her body…

She never saw Sango viciously attack Inuyasha with her boomerang, yelling insults and whatnot---Miroku not making one move to stop her but just enjoying that Inuyasha was getting hurt by his beloved. After crying for hours she fell into an exhausted sleep and woke when it was about night-time.

Inuyasha was gone and that wasn't a surprise but Miroku wasn't present either saying that he'd ‘lost something and he needed to find it’ well that wasn’t really a surprise either but everyone already knew he was off with Sango these days right?

‘…….’

She wanted to go take a walk and think about what she would do with her future inwardly knowing it wasn't with Inuyasha or anywhere with anyone in the feudal era.

She quietly walked over to the door and stepped out. The wind was cool and she shivered a bit. Her raven hair blew in the wind and her ribbon that Sango had given her fell out of her hair. She bent down to pick it up when she felt a wincing pain on the side of her stomach.

"Ouch!" she said aloud and her hands went immediately to her stomach. Sighing she decided against picking it up. "Fine. Just stay there ribbon. I like my hair down anyway." She knew she was being silly talking to a ribbon and decided she'd walk in the direction of the well---her REAL home.

'It's been so long since I've been here. Two years dodging demons, kicking butt, almost dying….if mom knew what really went on here she'd go berserk and order me that I wasn't allowed to come back here. Trying to close the well and all.' Kagome thought kicking a stone in front of her and frowned.

Suddenly sad that she believed something like that right away without even thinking. She'd made so many memories here good and bad thinking of Sango as a good one and Kikyo as a bad one.

She'd met so many people, good and evil thinking of Kaede as a good one and Naraku as an evil one. She'd met so many strange demons and humans too and err….overly persuasive and obnoxious one's, thinking of Kouga.

And she'd met a sexy one his voice as smooth as silk----.just one---- and his name was Sesshomaru. "But he'll never be mine. Nor I his." She whispered looking down into the well's darkness, feeling a tear fall.

She'd experienced heartache time and time again but she'd never felt one emotion…

Love….

Her thoughts were cut short when she heard a voice behind her. Why did everyone break her out of her ‘Sesshomaru thoughts?’

‘…………’

 "Well look who it is--- Tell me Kagome is it your Miko powers that protect you? I’m sure your mutt or lapdog Sesshomaru isn’t always going to be around.” Inuyasha started rudely.

“Well speak of the devil. Inuyasha I suppose I shouldn't ask what you're doing up so late." She started dully, face expressionless. She meant to move out of his way but he blocked it.

"Inuyasha, get out of my way." Seriously she did NOT have the time to argue with him and then backed away when his eyes turned red on her and inwardly gulped. What? What’d she say?

"Why are you a constant reminder of my real love? Why must I constantly be burdened by your presence Kagome? If you can't just go home or die then I'll do the job myself." He hissed at her and walked closer, cracking his knuckles.

'What the hell?!' and she backed away not bothering to ask questions and ran for her life. While running---not knowing where she was going---- 'Why is he trying to kill me? What did I do? He wasn't under a spell by Kikyo right?' She kept running hitting branches and tripping while she ran.

'Kouga wasn't here so he can't be mad about that! We haven't encountered any male demons for a while. What does he want? Oh no! Would he?' She wasn't going to stop to wonder if he'd get all touchy –feely and actually do something and dishonorable as to rape her but she wasn't taking any chances----not even with him.

She was running out of breath wondering where she could hide to take a break knowing she probably didn't even run this much when she was on track back in school. Her bruise started to burn and she winced in pain. She still heard Inuyasha following her and she panicked inwardly knowing she couldn’t freak out right now and tried not to breathe out loud or make any sudden noise.

Wouldn't someone help her? Finally losing air she fell to the ground on her knees. 'I guess this is where it ends---whatever he wants to do to me--goodbye world' she gasped for breath and she heard someone upon her.

She shut her eyes as the pain in her stomach increased immensely. Suddenly she was lifted off the ground and she heard a loud sound like someone being tossed away in a very painful hard manner.

'Huh?' Kagome opened her eyes and saw that she was indeed off the ground. 'I didn't know I could fly….oh right, I'm floating in the skies because I'm dead. Funny how I didn't feel any pain.'  Turned to hear Inuyasha’s voice.

"WTF? You bastard! Why are you here?!You're interrupting! That's rude! I'm trying to teach Kagome a lesson here!” with that Inuyasha lunged forward.

"You always tend to appear in the most unusual areas whenever SHE needs help (pointing rudely) are you like constantly watching her or something?" Inuyasha held a tinge of jealousy in his voice but that was probably his demon side talking.

"I think the only one dying here today should be you Inuyasha." Sesshomaru replied smoothly stepping to the side easily avoiding Inuyasha's attack. A Sesshomaru smirk and an eyebrow raise saying that he ‘still didn’t know’ how to attack in a calm collected manner.

He placed Kagome on the ground and then picked Inuyasha up by the neck and hissed, "How can you call yourself an honorable demon when in fact you were about to do something unforgivable? You worthless half-breed you do not realize that this brings dishonor on the whole family of Taisho---Dead or alive. It doesn't matter whether she's a human, hanyou or a demoness!" With that he threw him against another tree which broke it in half.

‘Uhh Wow?’ Kagome thought inwardly. She had never seen him so utterly pissed off before and that tone of his---she didn’t want to be at the receiving end of it.

Inuyasha coughed and looked up to see his brother walking up to him. "You are sadly mistaken if you think that this Sesshomaru will allow you to continue to do so." Sesshomaru said looking down at him, eyes tinged a bit pink.

Sesshomaru turned around and looked back at Kagome who seemed to be in shock that he had saved her from certain doom. She sat on her knees, totally dumbfounded, confused and looked so unbelievingly damn sexy in that skimpy skirt of hers wondering how far her long legs went….

‘……….’

He shook his head then turned back around to face his half-breed brother and then said, "A human Kagome might be---but as selfless as she is---you will be losing quite a bit." Sesshomaru said to Inuyasha as if he was a complete idiot and didn't see it for himself.

"Ha-ha you ass. Keh? You want her then? Make her lady of the western lands?" Inuyasha said glaring up at his brother almost mocking him.

Sesshomaru could've killed Inuyasha right there for his insulting manner of speech but he didn't.

"Ha! What do you know anyway Sesshomaru!? It's not like you can keep an eye on her all the time. I can get to her whenever I want." Inuyasha said to him and jumped up in a funny manner.

Kagome shrieked but was sitting paralyzed with fear and shut her eyes thinking that she really was going to die today. Sesshomaru sighed not believing his brother's constant foolishness and grabbed Inuyasha by the neck and threw him back but this time Inuyasha didn't fall and tried yet again to reach for Kagome.

Sesshomaru picked Kagome up in his arms and whispered into her ear. "Go home, Kagome. You'll know when the time is right to come back. Oh and seal the well from him as well." that said he gently dropped her into the bone-eaters well and Kagome fell 500 years into the future again.

'Err…what in the exact HELL just happened here?' she thought sitting on the ground of the well looking up to a brown ceiling of the well house. She was back home. Sighing she climbed out muttering something about getting leashes for the both ‘puppy-dogs’ next time.

Still she didn't waste time and sealed the well just as Sesshomaru had told her to do and walked towards her house.

-End Sengoku Jidai/Feudal Era-

-Back to the Future- (Kagome’s Time)

-Kagome’s room (After Earth Day and Yumi just went home)-

'And that was that. I probably would've died if it hadn't been for him.' She thought looking outside her window to see that it was still raining.

She'd been here in the future for about two weeks now and was still mulling over as to what exactly Sesshomaru meant by saying that ‘she’d know when the time is right to come back to the feudal era’ seriously that demon was as vague as ever. He said something and did another. So should she go back to the past now? Or next week? She didn't know and started pacing.

She touched the scar on her stomach---a small smile on her face picked up the photo saying inwardly, ‘Sesshomaru...’

'Oh I'll go back and make things right this time.' and that was a promise she meant to keep. She brainstormed and started planning what to take back and what she was going to do now. Things were definitely going to change as she grabbed her yellow backpack and rummaged through her closet.

“I wonder if Sesshomaru is still at camp or maybe the tachi are all at the village. He wouldn’t wait for me would he?” Kagome said aloud.

But perhaps this was just her wishful thinking….

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Lady Nefertiti: I wrote this fanfic back in 2008 so (if any remember reading this) a few things have been changed around. So this would be somewhat of a re-write. Thanks and don’t forget to review!

 

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