EOTB — Chapter 7: The Introduction Challenge

Chapter Seven: The Introduction Challenge

Disclaimer: If I owned Inuyasha then I wouldn’t be writing fan fiction. I’d be making lots of money making new mangas. I also do not own these songs:

Faint – Linkin’ Park

Gimme That – Chris Brown

Autobiography – Ashlee Simpson

One Kiss – B2K

Is You Feelin’ Me – 3LW

Kagome sat in her last class of the day awaiting the bell to bring an end to this man’s extremely boring lecture. Today was the day of her very first performance for the battle. As the day got closer the butterflies in her stomach increased. The week had gone rather smoothly. Sango gave her the cold shoulder until Wednesday and Sesshomaru hadn’t kidnapped her again. Actually, he’s been missing all week or just not coming to study hall. He probably uses his study halls to practice with his band in the music room. History class had become unbearable with Inuyasha sitting next her pretending to play the keyboard through the entire class. It seemed as if the entire school had become tense by the coming of the battle.

The bell finally rang and everyone in Kagome’s class raced for the door. Kagome took her time and headed for the girls’ locker room to get ready for her performance. As she entered the locker room there was only one other person in there. She was a couple inches shorter than her with long white hair and eyes the color of amethyst. She was busy curling her snowy locks in front of the only mirror. Drumsticks were poking out of a pocket of her green cargo pants near her feet. If Kagome remembered correctly, her name was Shiori.

Shiori looked over at Kagome and gave her a brief smile. Kagome smiled back and went to change her clothes. While Kagome was in the midst of changing three girls came in the locker room. All of them were trying to talk over the other two. Sango and Akari followed them. Sango just sat on one of the benches and Akari changed out of her skirt into a pair of jeans that she had brought with her.

“Sango you’re not changing?” Kagome asked as she came out wearing a white T-shirt that had horizontal rips down the front, a black tank top underneath and skinny black jeans with a studded belt around her hips. To complete the look she had on fingerless gloves and studded bracelets on each wrist and black, bowless ballet flats. She headed for the mirror Shiori had just deserted to do her make-up. Sango stood and followed her to the mirror and took the make-up away from her.

“I’m a drummer. No one is going to be looking at me. It’s you they want to see.” She began to give Kagome’s eyes a smoky look. Then she applied a light pink gloss to Kagome’s lips and gave her hair a fresh out of bed look.

Kagome looked in the mirror and commented, “Too much bed.” And ran her fingers through the mass of hair sticking up on her head. Once she decided that she was ready they all headed to the gym.

Naraku and the guys were waiting for the girls as they all filed out of the locker room. Naraku smiled as everyone was finally present. ” ‘Ello my duckies. I ‘ope you’re doing well. I want you to remember that it is not only the audience that you ‘ave to impress, but me as well, because whatever the audience says can be overruled if you fail to follow the challenge. People who cannot follow rules will not win this battle. Understood?”

With a chorus of “yes” he led the way to the stage that was set-up in the lecture hall. All the bands waited backstage as Naraku went up to talk to the awaiting students. “Good afternoon Nobunaga ‘igh. I am Naraku the Stage Master for this year’s battle. It is your job to vote for the band that best represents the challenge of introducing themselves. Now that the rules are out of the way to start off today’s performances we have the Dead Witches.”

There was a round of applause as Kikyo, Kagura, and Kanna made their way on stage. “The Dead Witches will be singing “Is You Feelin’ Me”. Take it away, girls.”

The lights abruptly shut off leaving everyone in the dark then the music began and as the light faded in the audience heard, “Boy you know you got me really feelin’ you. I don’t know what you doing to me, but keep it up, keep it up what you doing to me. Boy you know you got me really feelin’ you. I don’t know what you doing to me, but keep it up, keep it up what you doing to me.”

Kagura separated from the group and sang, “I see him almost every day. I wonder if he has a girl, but it really don’t matter to me. ‘Cause I’ve been waiting all this time waiting for the day when I could finally make him mine.”

The two girls in back jumped in with, “He’s mine, he’s mine.”

And Kagura finished with, “All mine so fine, in due time. I’ll be rollin’ with him shotgun. Listening to him tell me baby you’re the one, yeah.”

They all sang together for the chorus: (tell me is you feelin’ me? I like what you do. Hope you can feel me like I feel you. Boy you know you really got me going crazy. Forget about them other girls. Come and get with me. tell me is you feelin’ me? I like what you do. Hope you can feel me like I feel you. Boy you know you really got me going crazy. Forget about them other girls. Come and get with me).

Kagome was a bit surprised by Kagura’s performance. You couldn’t tell that she could sing by her audition. She distinctly remembered Kagura being the girl who’s voice sounded like a cat being bashed with a crowbar.

Kikyo took Kagura’s place up front as Kagura fell back. “Now baby tell me what’s the deal? Put the games aside I’m just tryna keep it real. Ready to put in work on a relationship trying to end this love search. You’re the one for me. Can’t you see, baby? I ain’t trying to sing a little episode. I just want you body, mind, and soul!”

They all sang together again for the chorus: (tell me is you feelin’ me? I like what you do. Hope you can feel me like I feel you. Boy you know you really got me going crazy. Forget about them other girls. Come and get with me. tell me is you feelin’ me? I like what you do. Hope you can feel me like I feel you. Boy you know you really got me going crazy. Forget about them other girls. Come and get with me).

“All the guys I could have, but I’m checkin’ for you. So don’t let me slip away. You ain’t never had good love ’til you’ve had some of my love. So I’m hoping that you’re feelin’ me like I’m feelin’ you!”

They received a generous applause as they finished their song. “Thank you ladies. Next up is a group of young men called Speed Demons. They will be singing “One Kiss”.

Ginta and his group went up on stage. Ginta went to the lead microphone and as the music started he sang, “She was so sincere, the way she grabbed my hand and introduced herself like no one else has done before.

And I can’t lie I was hypnotized by the smile, and the talk and the style of the walk. And when she tried to kiss me I just sighed.”

“Said to myself this can’t be (real). Lied to my mind but my heart it could (feel) something was wrong. (Don’t worry) that’s what she said. (Now I) think back on the night that changed my (life). I remember the things that made me (call that night). And to think I betrayed me for one kiss.”

(One kiss for all my trust. One kiss for all my love. One kiss caused me to break. One kiss, I just hate it. One kiss, one kiss, one kiss. That’s when I started feeling. One kiss felt so good, but I never should’ve had that kiss).

“I was so far gone. She could do no wrong ’til I caught her in the act. Down right getting it on. How could I not see that eventually she would break my heart? Where’d it all start? It started with a little bitty kiss!”

(One kiss for all my trust. One kiss for all my love. One kiss caused me to break. One kiss, I just hate it. One kiss, one kiss, one kiss. That’s when I started feeling. One kiss felt so good, but I never should’ve had that kiss).

“Mistake that kiss for kindness. How could I be so blinded? Should of ran, instead I made it easy, oh! But I won’t let my heart get hurt. It was all about a lesson learned. And the lesson that I learned was taught to me by one kiss!”

(One kiss for all my trust. One kiss for all my love. One kiss caused me to break. One kiss, I just hate it. One kiss, one kiss, one kiss. That’s when I started feeling. One kiss felt so good, but I never should’ve had that kiss. One kiss for all my trust. One kiss for all my love. One kiss caused me to break. One kiss, I just hate it. One kiss, one kiss, one kiss. That’s when I started feeling. One kiss felt so good, but I never should’ve had that kiss. One kiss for all my trust. One kiss for all my love. One kiss caused me to break. One kiss, I just hate it. One kiss, one kiss, one kiss. That’s when I started feeling. One kiss felt so good, but I never should’ve had that kiss).

They also received applause for their song. For the third time that night Naraku made his way on stage to announce the next act. “Thank you for that wonderful song. Up next is TANK with “Autobiography”.”

Kagome was so nervous that she couldn’t move. She heard the announcement and froze. ‘What if I’m horrible?’ kept going through her mind over and over. Suddenly she was in front of the mic and couldn’t remember how she got there. She closed her eyes and took a couple deep breaths. The music started playing and it was like being in Sango’s garage during practice. She opened her mouth and sang, “You think you know me? Word on the street is that you do. You want my history? What others tell you won’t be true!” She opened her eyes and looked at the crowd. “I walked a thousand miles while everyone was asleep. Nobody’s really seen my million subtleties!”

She began to jump up and down as she sang, “Got stains on my T-shirt and I’m the biggest flirt. Right now I’m solo, but that will be changing eventually. Oh! Got bruises on my heart and sometimes I get dark. If you want my auto, want my autobiography. Baby, just ask me.”

“I hear you talking. Well, it’s my turn now I’m talking back. Look in my eyes, so you can see just where I’m at! I walked a thousand miles to find one river of peace. I’ll walk a million more to find what mission means!”

“Got stains on my T-shirt and I’m the biggest flirt. Right now I’m solo, but that will be changing eventually. Oh! Got bruises on my heart and sometimes I get dark. If you want my auto, want my autobiography. Baby, just ask me.”

“I’m a bad ass girl in this messed up world. I’m a sexy girl in this crazy world. I’m a simple girl in a complex world. A nasty girl, you wanna get with me? You wanna mess with me?”

“Got stains on my T-shirt and I’m the biggest flirt. Right now I’m solo, but that will be changing eventually. Oh! Got bruises on my heart and sometimes I get dark. If you want my auto, want my autobiography. Baby, just ask me.”

Kagome smiled as she tried to catch her breath. The crowd was cheering. That had to be a good sign. Once again Naraku made his appearance he said, “Blimey, that was spirited. Well done, well done. Er… next up is Perverted Dogs. I’m sure half of you have been waiting anxiously for this performance. Here they are with “Faint”.

The music started and this little red-haired boy went up to the mic. Inuyasha was in the back with his keyboard and a mic for him. Surprisingly it was Inuyasha that sang first.

“I am. Little bit of loneliness a little bit of disregard. A handful of complaints, but I can’t help the fact, that everyone can see these scars.”

I am. What I want you to want, what I want you to feel, but it’s like no matter what I do, I can’t convince you, to just believe this is real. So I let go. Watching you turn your back like you always do. Face away and pretend that I’m not, but I’ll be here ’cause you’re all I got.”

(I can’t feel the way I did before. Don’t turn your back on me I won’t be ignored. Time won’t heal this damage anymore. Don’t turn your back on me. I won’t be ignored!)

“I am. A little bit insecure, a little unconfident. ‘Cause you don’t understand, I do what I can, but sometimes I don’t make sense. I am. What you never wanna say, but I’ve never had a doubt. It’s like no matter what I do, I can’t convince you, for once just to hear me out. So I let go. Watching you, turn your back like you always do. Face away and pretend that I’m not, but I’ll be here ’cause you’re all I got.”

(I can’t feel the way I did before. Don’t turn your back on me I won’t be ignored. Time won’t heal this damage anymore. Don’t turn your back on me. I won’t be ignored!)(No! Hear me out now! You’re gonna listen to me, like it or not, right now! Hear me out now! You’re gonna listen to me, like it or not, right now!)

(I can’t feel the way I did before. Don’t turn your back on me I won’t be ignored!! I can’t feel the way I did before. Don’t turn your back on me I won’t be ignored. Time won’t heal this damage anymore. Don’t turn your back on me. I won’t be ignored! I can’t feel the way I did before. Don’t turn your back on me I won’t be ignored. Time won’t heal this damage anymore. Don’t turn your back on me. I won’t be ignored!)

The shock that was left by the fact that the skinny redhead had such a powerful voice during the chorus was the reason for the delayed applause and screams. Naraku came on stage and said, “Well, that was interesting. Well now it’s time for the winners of last year’s battle, Gods of Tokyo. Here they are with “Gimme That”.” The crowd erupted in screams, cheers and applause.

Sesshomaru made a stunning entrance once the music started by dancing his way to the center of the stage. He didn’t need the stage mic because he had one clipped to him. “Young boy just turned eighteen and I got six fours and hot bikes that I rock. Keep 3 or 4 sweeties on my clock, but all that swingin’ in that bikini just make ’em dizzy. ‘Cause you speaking that slang that I talk. That sassy tempo with that walk. Maybe the reason that all these teenies may never see me.”

“Momma you might be 3 years older, but you hot (gimme that). You be talking like you like what I got (gimme that). I know you like it how I lean in the ‘lac, you could be in the back saying (gimme, gimme, gimme).”

“Ma, take a break, let me explain to you, what ya body got a young boy ready to do. If you take a chance to let me put them things on you, I could show you why I make them straight A’s in school. I’m a hustla, trust my frame and age. Got you thinking that I’m just too young to turn your page. I can picture us switching lanes in a coupe with you on the phone screaming my name.”

“Momma you might be 3 years older, but you hot (gimme that). You be talking like you like what I got (gimme that). I know you like it how I lean in the ‘lac, you could be in the back saying (gimme, gimme, gimme). Momma you might be 3 years older, but you hot (gimme that). You be talking like you like what I got (gimme that). I know you like it how lean in the ‘lac, you could be in the back saying (gimme, gimme, gimme).”

The crowd erupted in screams and cheers double the volume of the ones before. A couple of girls actually fainted. Naraku made his way to center stage. “Well, that concludes today’s battle. As the years previous you, the audience, have to vote for the winner of the challenge. The challenge was to introduce the band. Rate the groups on a scale of 1 to 5. Five being the best of how well they represented the challenge. The winners will be announced on Monday during the morning announcements. Thank you and goodnight.”

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