White Christmas

Note- Since I love Christmas so much, I decided to go ahead and attempt to write a cute, Christmas story. I hope you enjoy.

Disclaimer- I do not own Inuyasha, or any songs used in this fiction. And any similarities this story has with any other work is completely coincidence. Thank you.

Summary- Inuyasha has grown accustomed to getting lots of extravagant gifts from his many admirers. However, after going to a Christmas party with his friend Miroku, will he finally find someone who isn't an admirer, and end up becoming the devotee himself?


One

Inuyasha was leaning back deep into his sofa, closing his eyes and savoring the warmth from the newly installed heater. He could hear his brother's girlfriend Rin in the other room, giggling and singing along with a Christmas song. He scoffed. Sesshomaru and Rin had been together for what had seemed like forever and it didn't appear as if they were planning on separating anytime soon.

They didn't live with him in his shabby apartment, and were only over because he refused to wrap his gifts -- whenever he bothered to purchase any -- and Rin always offered to do it for him. Sesshomaru, of course, was always closely in tow, being the overprotective dog he was.

Rin giggled again and Inuyasha focused his delicate hearing on the song that was currently playing.

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door,
that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

He rolled his eyes. Could Christmas get any weirder?

"Sesshomaru, hand me the tape, please." Rin said.

Inuyasha relaxed once again, pinned his ears back, and decided to grab a bit of sleep. Miroku's phone call would wake him up, undoubtedly. Just as he was dozing, Rin entered the room and said, "Here. Another present from one of your many admirers."

Inuyasha took it from her, gave it a light shake, and handed it back. "I won't open it now. I don't feel like it."

Rin put one hand on her hip while holding the present with the other. "You're not supposed to open it for another week and a half!"

He waved her off. "Whatever. Just stick it under the tree."

Sighing, Rin placed the medium sized, neatly wrapped, box beneath the pathetic excuse for a tree. The tree was an over-used fake one with two or three strings of lights, most of the bulbs blown out, and a couple ornaments here and there. Deciding not to suggest to him that he should think about getting a new tree -- as well as decorate it more -- she left the room, leaving Inuyasha alone.

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Kagome sighed as she finished decorating her white Christmas tree. It was actually quite beautiful, in her opinion. She had always loved Christmas, and it had always been her duty to decorate the Christmas tree. Now that she had a home of her own -- okay, an apartment -- she got to decorate everything if she so desired. This year, she had a stocking -- only one since she was the only one there -- a fully decorated white tree, Christmas lights around the ceiling and on her balcony. She also had a wreath on her door.

Sighing with obvious satisfaction, she collapsed onto her soft couch and closed her eyes. Just as she was beginning to doze, the phone's annoying ring awoke her, and she jumped up with a start. Groaning, she rose to her feet and answered it.

"Hey, girl," Sango, her best friend, said on the other line. "I've been thinking."

Kagome smirked, raising an eyebrow. "Should I be afraid?"

"Of what?" Sango sounded insulted, but she giggled and said, "No, you shouldn't."

Kagome laughed. "All right, what have you been thinking about?"

"There's a Christmas party," Sango began, "at Shiori's. It's tomorrow night. I was wondering if you wanted to go."

"And why would I want to do that?" Kagome asked, making her friends suffer. She fidgeted with an ornament on the Christmas tree, the familiar colors and feeling of the round ball brought back unwanted memories, but she pushed them aside.

"Aw, come on!" Sango begged. "Why wouldn't you want to go?"

"As much as I love Christmas, Sango," Kagome began, "You know how I feel about parties."

"I know," Sango admitted, a sad note echoing in her voice. "And I'm sorry. But can't you just put it behind you?"

Kagome released the ornament, causing it to swing back and forth from the branch on the tree. Sure, she could let it all go. She already had, right? It had been a year and a half, and she had let it all go. So why did she still have the ornament? Why did she still have the little things that reminded her daily? "I already have," Kagome said, smiling. "That's why I'll go with you."

Sango said, "Personally, I don't think you have let it -- wait, you will?"

Kagome chuckled. "Of course I will."

"Thank you, Kagome!" Sango exclaimed. "I love you!"

"I know you do," Kagome said. "Call me tomorrow and let me know what time you're coming to get me."

"Will do," Sango said. "By the way -- wear something cute."

"Like what?"

"Well, I know most of the girls are wearing Santa Claus girl outfits. You know, with the skirt and boots and the Santa hat?" Sango offered. "Go get that."

Kagome sighed. "All right. I go and get it tomorrow."

"Okay. Talk to you then."

"Bye."

"Bye."

Kagome hung up and placed the phone back in the charger. It wasn't going to be that bad…was it?

"Koga, I love you."

"I love you, too, Kagome."

Kagome hung the ornament on the tree that had 'Koga and Kagome, Christmas '04' on it and smiled at him. She was wearing the new outfit that he had bought her, complete with the jewelry, too.

They had met at a Christmas party, and had been together for nearly two years. This was another Christmas that they would spend together. Another Christmas where they'd have fun, enjoying one other's company.

That is until he left her. He just got up and left her, leaving a note saying that he had mixed emotions and that he needed his space…that he'd found someone else. Ayame was her name, and stealing men was her game.

She'd come along and tore down the love that Koga and Kagome had built, had shared, that had once been so strong.

"Apparently, it wasn't as strong as we'd thought." She said to herself. "If it had been so strong, it wouldn't have been so easily broken…would it?"

She exhaled loudly and collapsed onto her bed. She was tired, and besides, she had a shopping trip to go on in the morning.


Note- Yeah, I know it was short. But I hope you liked it so far.