Summary (Full): AU. Inuyasha is a normal high school boy. (human) It was safe to say, he was indeed the richest boy in Japan, along with the richest family. His family has seemed to think, he needed a loyal friend, so, they did some research on the internet, and came to find out about a certain orphanage home. They go to the orphanage, and they already read up on the most loyal people there. Their best bet, is with a girl, named Kagome, for reasons unknown. One problem, she's mute. Or, so she seems to be.

Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha and Co. They belong to Rumiko Tahakashi, and if you try and sue me, all you will get is a couple dollars, and if you get lucky, my favorite pair of shoe laces. I am not looking to be sued, so do not follow that threat just to get my couple dollars in my wallet.

Author's Notes: Okay, I'm bored. Your bored. We're all bored. You know what that means? Oh yes. Another story! I will start it off on a good note saying, that I hope this story will turn out as good, (or even BETTER,) than Half-Demon Prep's And Punk Rock Miko's. Yes, I actually do, for once, think that this story WILL go somewhere. I have a lot of faith in it for some reason, so, all reviewers out there, don't let me down!

I'm not exactly sure if I will do Kikyou-bashing in this story, for I don't know if I will even include her. There will not be Naraku-bashing, so don't get your hopes up on that one. He is actually a good guy in this story.

Let me tell you this now, and I will only say it once. If anyone asks me, then I will tell them to refer back to Chapter One. I will not be doing a sequel, nor an epilogue to this story. End discussion. But, if you happen to see this story just pop up again out of nowhere.. that may mean that I decided to put an alternative ending, after the real one. You never know, it all depends on you guys, and you will see later why I said I may do an "alternative ending."

Now, I will warn you now, and I will forever quote myself on this quote, in this fan-fiction, that this will be, I repeat, THIS WILL BE, an angst fan-fiction. So, I suggest people who love nice lovey-dovey endings, this story is not for you. I will only say one thing, someone, or someone's die. Now, for all you Inuyasha lover's out there, I will say its not Inuyasha. I will not give anymore away.

I'm a little wary of putting this story out. Only because of the ending, and the reviews I will get for it.. let me say this, there will not be another ending like this in any other of my fan fictions, (for awhile, anyway.) so, the lovely-dovey-fluff-moment-endings will be back shortly. Just please, don't flame me for the ending. I warned you, and you are now proceeding at your own-risk. It is your own fault.. not mine.

But, actually, wouldn't you think this was an angst story by the title? Grave Of The Fireflies? Hm.. sounds angsty to me. Well, I'm off, and I'll leave it on a light note,


Grave Of The Fireflies

First Shot

Getting To Know The Taishio's

Oh, they were at it again. Wouldn't you believe it? Still, after twelve years, they still wanted him to have a good, honest, loyal, friend. He already did tell them, at least fifty thousand fucking times, he had them. Miroku, Sango, Naraku.. the list could actually go on and on.

Inuyasha Taishio. The richest boy in Japan. Has the richest family in Japan. But, for once, this child wasn't spoiled. But, he was considered to all people he hated, disliked, or didn't like in the least, not a nice person to say the least. A rude, violent, self-centered, arrogant, jerk. Yeah, he was known for that.

But why must they taunt him about his friends? I mean this did have some issues, but just like him too! No one is damn perfect, and no one will ever be. Unless you count God of course, Inuyasha was sort-of religious on that way. He was screwed up in what he believed though. He was like a mix of Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.

For example, he believed, there was a messiah that had come down to the earth. Christianity. But, he also believed another one was coming down, to save the world again, but not the same one. Judaism. He then believed if one was religious enough, and did good deeds, they could enlightened, and head off to Nirvana. Buddhism.

Yes, he was screwed. But back to the friend's issue, he didn't want another friend. He was perfectly content with the one's he had! So what, if Miroku was a little bit of a pervert? Okay, more than a little bit. More like an obsessive stalker, who asks every single beautiful girl, to bear his child and/or children.

And Sango, she was sort of a violent person like himself, but, she could control it when it needed to be. She also had this whole family issue, where her mother and father were killed in the army, and she now lives with her older brother, Kohaku. Along with her two grandparents. Apart from that, nothing was wrong with the girl.

Now, Naraku. Now, he could understand if people had a problem with him. He didn't, but lots of other people did. He was very quiet.. and he always looked like he was going out to kill someone. A plot for death. Who knows what goes through that guy's head during the day. He really didn't want to know. But, the REAL reason, was that about a year ago, he did commit a murder. He was let go, being proven that he killed the guy out of self-defense. But, he still got in a shit-load of trouble to say the least. We'll get into who, how, and why, a little later.

But seriously, his parents have been working all morning, and for the past two weeks to find an honorable, respectable, loyal, kind, and caring friend. Hmph, I guess their not old enough to know that those kind of people only live in fairy-tales.


"Alright, I think you might have found something here, honey!" A tall woman, about the age of forty exclaimed happily. She was intent on finding the right kind of person for Inuyasha, whether it be a boy, girl, dog, or fish! He needed a friend, a LOYAL one, and he needed one right now, damnit!

Of course, Inuyasha's father was in on this little scheme, but didn't take much part as she did. She, was obsessed to say the least. "Yeah, I think I did find something.. click the link." He said, nonchalantly.

She clicked it, and an enormous list came up. All under the name, "Japanese Orphanage Home." A note was under the main title that said, "Adopt a child, and you're life will become heaven."

"Now.. that seems.. promising, I guess." She stated, and looked down the list. The list was very long, and it was all sub-headings for different things, like what it was like there, what kind of activies they did, awards, recommendations, different things. Then, she came across one that said, "Everyone is listed here. A photo and profile are present to show who you're future child may be, to adopt." She clicked that, and read down everyone there.

She was stunned to say the least, not only because there were so many, but, she just came across the PERFECT one. The PERFECT friend. It matched exactly what she wanted, "Hey, come look! I think I found it! The miracle!" She was so happy, now her son would be too!

He came over and looked at the screen, after reading it for a moment, his smile, turned into a frown. "Read there." He pointed to the computer screen, and she read a loud what he was pointing to. Instantly, her happy personality was crushed, "This girl is mute. Or, so she seems to be."

"Hm.. well, maybe that's why no one is adopting her. I think we should give her a chance. You only live once, and she seems to have had a very tough life, so, maybe this environment will be good for her. And for Inuyasha." She still had a little hope. This girl, she was going to change his life, for the better. They left the computer, checking the time. 10:14 AM.

They copied down the address, directions, and phone number, and off they went. They just had told Inuyasha they were going out for errands. But, what he didn't know, that errand, would be the best thing that ever happened to him.


They had left the computer on, and the dim glow shone within the room, showing the world her profile.

There was a picture of a petite girl, with long black raven hair, and beautiful gray/blue eyes. When you looked into them, you could say, 'I see her soul.. her past.. it was painful.' Her eyes were tainted, with the forever grief and sorrow. Not to mention, she was pretty pale, on the count of that the fact she hasn't gone outside for over 4 or 5 years. She was about a normal weight balance, and she had the most angelic, pleasant smile on, you have seen in your life.

The information on the profile went as follows:

Name: Higurashi, Kagome

Age: 16

Sex: Female

Eye Color: Gray/Blue

Hair Color: Raven

Birthday: April 3, 1985

Height/Weight: 5''4'/115 pounds

Hobbies: Writing, drawing, playing the piano, helping people.

Good Traits: Honorable, loyal, friendly, kind, caring.

Flaws: She is mute. Or, so she seems to be.

WARNING: Do not bring up family matters, or ask about her past unless she brings it up herself.


AN: Well, there you go. The new, fresh, start, of a very interesting/angsty fan-fiction. But, did I mention, that this will be romantic also? Very fluffy parts, indeed. A little short, but just wait until the coming chapters! ^^

Please review and tell me if this story is worth continuing, or if I should just start another one. Please don't let me down.. this is really one of my favorite stories I will write! Please.. just the first chapter! *Sniff sniff* Okay, yeah. So, review!