Well, folks, this fanfic is still in creation. It's also posted on FanFiction.net, but I'd like to see what you guys think of it. Be kind, give me ideas, whatever!
Chapter One - A Sign of Things to Come
Kagome sat uneasily in her seat in the cab, fiddling with the skirt of her new school uniform. Her twin, Kikyo, gave her a disgusted look before turning to stare back out of her window at the passing scenery. Kagome stuck her tongue out at Kikyo's turned head and tried once again to simply look out the window.
It had been a little over a month since her sister had received the invitation...
Kagome was sitting in bed reading when she heard the shriek from downstairs. Moments later, her twin had burst through their bedroom door and pounced on the bed, causing the still-ill Kagome to loose her spot. She grumbled for a moment while Kikyo tore open her letter and gave another ear-piercing shriek.
"LOOK!" she waved the letter in Kagome's face. "They've accepted me!"
Kagome forced a smile and took the letter from Kikyo's shaking hands to read it over herself. Yes, she admitted grudgingly, they HAD accepted her. The Academy. She scowled to herself, mentally cursing this illness that had kept her bedridden for so long. They'd never accept her, even if she did get better. She had missed so much school...she snapped out of her musings as she realized that Kikyo had fallen silent and was watching her with a confused frown.
She looked up and replaced the forced smile. "I'm sorry, what?"
"Aren't you happy for me? I just got accepted to the greatest school ever!"
And didn't she know it. "Of course I'm happy for you, you're my twin!" She allowed her smile to falter. "I...I just wish I was going with you..." she mumbled.
Kikyo sighed and locked her twin into a warm hug. "You know I'd take you with me in a heartbeat if I could." she whispered. "I'm sorry."
Two days later, an identical envelope arrived, addressed to none other than Kagome. She was shocked, to say the least, and a little more than pleased. But when she tried to share her joy with her twin, she was met with angry glares and emotional outbursts to their mother about how Kagome had missed too much school and that she was still sick and on and on. She had confined herself to the sunroom for the rest of the day, listening to their heated arguments and trying to figure out why her sister didn't want to share this experience with her.
Kagome snapped back into reality when the car bumped softly to a stop. She glanced out the window and received the second greatest shock in her life. They were here. As the car passed through the gate, she rolled down her window and stuck her head out, ignoring another dirty look shot from her twin. But her awe held a hint of fear as she beheld the grand estate, though she couldn't place what caused it.
The first building looked more like a chapel than a school, with its tall spires and large, circular stained-glass window facing the tree-lined drive. It certainly had a foreboding affect, yet Kagome found it hard to look away to check out the rest of the school. But once she dragged her eyes away, she found the rest of the school as interesting. She saw an archery range, a swimming pool, a stable, and quite a few more buildings that she couldn't place the use of, though none were near so grand as the first.
She sat back in her seat with a plop, taking everything in. Kikyo hadn't moved from where she sat primly on the seat, her uniform still as pressed and perfect as when she put it on this morning. She was staring at the first building much like Kagome had done, and was subconsciously smoothing her plaid skirt and white blouse as she did. Kagome chuckled softly, glad to see her sister nervous at something. But she found herself smoothing her own ruffled skirt and clenched her hands together to stop their trembling. She knew as well as Kikyo did what would happen as soon as they passed through those foreboding doors. This was a boarding school, and there wouldn't be any turning back.
When the cab crunched to a halt again, each twin took a deep breath and stepped out into the slightly chilly air, the breeze ruffling their skirts. Though they hadn't been close the past month, Kikyo moved around to Kagome's side and took her cold hand. Then, both girls holding their heads high, they stepped together up the steps and pushed open the heavy doors.
"...hello?" Two soft and frightened voices said in the empty entrance hall.
"Well hello there, girls, we've been expecting you." A soft, but incredibly commanding masculine voice said. Both girls jumped and turned to find the source of the sound. The man chuckled and stood, moving into the light to get a good look at his two newest pupils.
They were both of moderate height, with the same deep brown eyes and slightly pale skin. But that was where the similarities ended. The taller of the two had her shoulder length hair pulled back into a tight bun, and her face had the look of one who knew how to get her way. She had a bit of make-up on to accent her sharp features, and her eyes, though fearful and nervous, held a haughty sort of pride that he found he liked. Her twin seemed much softer around the edges, slightly shorter and smaller over all. Her hair was down and rather mussed from hanging out the car window, and her eyes, though proud, were calm and almost shy from the going over they were getting. He chuckled again and rested a hand on each of their shoulders.
"Welcome to The Academy, my dears. My name is Naraku."
The Academy is a finishing school, the time frame is modern. I'm not revealing the location though. I ain't saying anything else, and the reaction of the readers here will decide if I post any more of it. If I don't, I'll just link to my FanFiction.net account. Be kind! >^..^<
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