Frozen; Epilogue by Silvermane-Eclipse
BLANKET DISCLAIMER; I OWN NOTHING THAT IS FAMILIAR TO YOU. AS A THANK YOU GIFT FOR THOSE WHO LOVED MY STORY, AS WELL AS DUE TO MY LAZINESS ON MY PART TO THINK UP NEW CHARACTERS, THERE WILL SLIGHT AU CROSSOVERS WITH HAKUOKI SHINSENGUMI KITAN, PEACEMAKER KUROGANE, RUROUNI KENSHIN, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE YAKUMO, KIMI NO TODOKE, AND DAIMOU...ENJOY MY SPECIAL SEQUEL TO FROZEN; PROLOGUE...
An alarm rang through the large wooden traditional Japanese shiiro. The sound echoed through the vast space and despite the sheer size of the mansion, hardly anyone lived inside. A figure lying on the bed grunted as he stood and headed for the bathroom, ready to set for the day. Just a few days ago, the doctors at the hospital was satisfied enough to let him go, in which he missed the opening ceremony and his first day of High School. The teachers must have been pretty bummed that their top student can’t come because he was involved in an ‘accident’.
Casts on his arm and leg taken off, he has never been gladder in his life to be walking. By the Kami, how he hate those wheelchairs that the nurses had insisted on him!
Finished with his morning ritual, he combed his hair and walked down the confusing halls of paper sliding doors and wooden walls. Walking down the stairs, he headed for the kitchen. Raiding the fridge, he took out a bar of Mars and bit it as he headed for the entrance, putting his shoes on as he did. Going to the shed, he took out his bicycle. With a kick, he was off for his first day back to school and boring, boring everyday routine.
Yoshio Keisuke yawned, having woken up earlier than usual for morning baseball practice. He rubbed his eyes and was soon joined by the ever active and cheerful Asago Sai. He has never seen the boy feeling down; it made him envious of his abundant of positive energy. Sai grinned at him, “Staying up late again? What did you do anyway? It’s not like you are a good student,”
Keisuke glared at him but say nothing, knowing that will only incite a comeback from Sai. As the turned the corner to their school, they saw their homeroom teacher; Touga Ya walking languidly. Sai greeted the man, “Sensei, good morning!!”
Touga looked behind him, “Oh, it’s you,”
Sai pouted, “That’s not a very nice way to greet someone who prayed you good health,”
Touga very nearly rolled his eyes at the boy, “I don’t want to see your face so early in the morning,”
Keisuke sweat dropped, “You are our homeroom teacher, you still going to end up seeing us first, Touga-sensei,”
Touga just grunted at Keisuke, “Yo, Yoshio,”
Sai whined, “Sensei!! How could you only greet Keisuke and not me?! It’s not fair!”
Touga ignored Sai and continued on his way to school, trying to block out the ever cheerful boy’s voice out when a bicycle passed them by. Keisuke and Sai blinked, noticing the odd hair colour. Keisuke asked, “Sensei? Isn’t that your nephew?”
Touga blinked then cursed, “Oh shit!! I forgot he’s back!!” With that, he sprinted after the cycler, leaving his two students behind. Keisuke and Sai looked at each other and Sai grinned, “This is going to be fun!” Keisuke only groaned, not looking forward to his day at all.
Higurashi Kagome looked up at the school building. It has been exactly five hundred and one years since she last saw the building. Walking up the steps to her shoe locker, it felt almost like an ancient memory. She looked around, the feeling familiar and almost nostalgic. She just returned from Greenland around a week ago, ready to join her family. She had missed them in all the years that they have been separated. The only reason that she could go on was the knowledge that in the far future, her family await her return.
To them, it will only be a mere three days since her disappearance to Sengoku Jidai via the spring at the back of the shrine. But for Kagome, a good five centuries have passed her by. Older, and certainly wiser, she looked on her homeland with a different view. She had lived through two World Wars, she did not blame her country for what they did and neither did she agree. In Kagome’s ancient gaze, human everywhere were as similar as their brethren in the distant land across the Earth.
As she entered her classroom, finally back after her supposed three days absent, she noticed the vase of white peony on her desk. Looking around, she noticed some of the girls snickering. Apparently, her three days absent warranted a pay of respect for her ‘death’. Picking up the vase, she smelled the flower calmly. Smiling, she placed it on the top left corner of her desk, casually ‘decorating’ it. From the quiet disbelieve around the class, it was obvious that it wasn’t a reaction any of the students expected.
Ignoring her bullying classmates as she did five hundred years ago, she took out a paperback novel from her bag and started reading. It was rather confusing for her but Kagome ignored the irony of it all and continued as she would five hundred years ago. She didn’t understand why Inuyasha insisted that she leave Greenland for the last four years. There was the matter of Human Kagome still alive and living with her family. Even knowing the problem of paradox existence, he insisted on her return but Kagome stayed put in Greenland to avoid meeting her younger, naïve self.
Well, she’s back in Japan now, although she returned to her family after making sure that her other self didn’t return from Japan. It was rather interesting to watch her two weeks of schooling before disappearing to Sengoku Jidai via the spring at the back of the shrine. The shrine was placed there by Sango and Miroku’s descendant. After the battle with Naraku, Miroku had to retire due to his ailing health. Although, Kagome must say that despite his weakened body, he was plenty healthy due to Jinenji’s herb. She had stayed with her Uma-Hanyou friend deep in the Forest of Ryukryu Island for a few days before travelling to Hokkaido and settled in one of the hotels.
Her family was shocked to found her three days after disappearance at their doorstep. They had informed the police of the area by then. It was also quite funny to see her Grandfather Kantaro’s face when he found out that she was five hundred years older than him. Since then, she has been living with them and shared her life experience with her family, telling them how much she missed them through her long journey homeward.
The class was soon filled with students. As usual, Yoshio Keisuke was jumped by Tanaka Ayumi, his girlfriend who was then being hassle by Asago Sai, Yoshio’s best friend. Then, the back door of the classroom slid open and the class fell silent. Kagome blinked at the sudden rush of gossips;
“Damn! I had hoped that he had exchanged to a different school!”
“Ugh! There goes all my money!”
“You think he’ll notice me?”
“In your dream. Bastard notice nobody,”
The empty place next to her was suddenly filled with warmth of living body. Kagome looked at her neighbour, eyes curious and widened at the shock of silvery white hair.
“Demon Prince and the Ice Witch sitting next to each other, how fitting!”
“Do you wanna bet on those two?”
The tall boy next to her has an angular face, sharp aristocratic planes and a proud feature. His skin almost as pale as hers, made even paler by the slightly wide black eyes framed by rimless glasses. But the most catching feature on him would be his hair. It was cut short at the back, but left long at the side and cut just above his eyes on the front, well parted in the middle to show his widow peak hairline. But what was startling about him was the slight show of pointy ears almost hidden by his long sides.
Cold black eyes turned to her and glared. But when frozen abyss met with frozen blue, Kagome felt her heart jumped. She frowned at the feeling and placed a pale dainty hand over her chest as she turned her eyes to the front as the front door opened. Their class teacher entered, as usual knocking his head due to his height, Touga Ya called on the students back to their seats with his booming voice. Kagome smiled at the sight before her.
As the class rep called on the students to stand, bow and sit, Kagome kept interested eyes trained on her teacher. It all made sense somehow in a twisted way. Touga-sensei roll-called on each students, turning to the black board as he hid the grin forming on his mouth upon reaching Higurashi Kagome’s name and asking where she’s been the last three day to which she answered of catching the cold.
He then stopped upon reaching a name that was often called but has been absent since school started. He looked at the owner of said name, “Osoroshii Sho! Welcome back to school! Just because you’re out of the hospital doesn’t mean I’m going easy on you! HOMEWORK!” He barked at the end.
The boy next to her grunted, “Hn,” Kagome looked at him in wonder. Five hundred years ago, the seat next to her has been empty and now this enigma of a student sat next to her. For reasons she can’t explain, she wanted to know more about him; the boy named morbidly Osoroshii, Fear.
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