Silent Reflection

Inuyasha is the most wanted male in all of his high school. The ladies crave him and the guys idolize him. They, however, do not know that he is dating the quietest of the students in Shikon High, Higurashi Kagome. In fact, nobody knows they're dating.

Disclaimer: Rumiko Takahashi owns Inuyasha, I hold no rights; they belong to the masterful mind that is Takahashi-san.

Silently, the wind blows; a reflection, cast upon a still bed of water, like a mirror. Silently, the reflection sings, her voice unheard, her heart unspoken- her eyes, the very windows to her shattering soul…

- Higurashi Kagome

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Her head bowed as she walked silently towards her school, the first day of the last year of her days in high school. The cool September wind blew past her face as she tightened the dull red scarf around her shoulders, her hair dancing amongst the wind. She was turning seventeen in the next month and to put it frankly, she really didn't care.

She hardly cared about self-satisfaction anymore. The only things that mattered were her younger brother, Souta Higurashi, her two best friends, Sango Yue and Miroku Lin and of course, the captor of her heart… her boyfriend, Inuyasha Takahashi.

The girl, Higurashi Kagome, looked over her shoulder to find her best friend, Sango Yue, run after her, Sango lacking the warmth of a jacket, and her skin seemingly reddening due to the cool whip of the air.

"Kagome!" Sango cried as she stopped beside her friend, panting heavily. Kagome frowned as she saw the hairs on her friends body stand on end.

"Why aren't you wearing a jacket?" Kagome asked, really sternly. Sango laughed, coldly, her body wracking in shivers.

"Kohaku accidentally left his jacket at your house last night and he took my jacket since mine is an original out of the boys wrack. He said it looked enough like his jacket and jacket-napped it for the day, so here I am, stuck without a jacket, whining and groaning like the world is ending."

Kagome frowned. "You could've called me and said that you forgot your jacket."

"Meh!" Sango waved her hand as they continued walking. Kagome unraveled the scarf and gave it to her friend, without so much of a word, and Sango knew it was in good intention so she took the scarf and wrapped it around her shoulders.

"So, excited?" Sango raised a brow and Kagome merely shrugged and Sango shook it off. Her friend was like that. Kagome talked, but not as much as she used to.

Not as much as Sango wanted her to…

"I am," Sango smiled softly, "I have two out of five periods with you; and one of them is lunch!"

Kagome smiled over at her friend before looking back at the ground and continued walking. Sango smiled wanly and silently strode beside her friend, not complaining at all…


Kagome and Sango arrived at school in time to see Miroku and Inuyasha pull up in Inuyasha's new deep red sports car, with overly tinted windows. Sango snorted as she continued walking with her friend, right past the other two boys. Miroku noticed and ran over to them, grinning like a child who just found a stash of chocolate.

Inuyasha rolled his eyes and walked towards them too, his eyes set on just one girl- his girlfriend.

When they hooked up, just before they started high school, Kagome made it clear that she didn't want to be known as his girlfriend. He was the hotshot of the school; most wanted male; most sexiest male; most manliest male Shikon High ever had to offer and Kagome didn't want to be known as HIS woman.

They were poles apart. He was the South Pole, she was the North Pole… he was outgoing, funny, smart, athletic, cute, handsome, flirty… everything she wasn't. Kagome was only books smart and she didn't even live up to the name she was supposed to…

Deceased model, Higurashi Korari.

Kagome was her silent reflection. The image of her mother, except in a forlorn state. Where her mother was beautiful, smart, funny and cheerful, Kagome was, beautiful yes, but she kept reserved, mostly to herself.

And nobody knew the reason. Not Sango, not Miroku… however, Inuyasha did. He was the only one who knew she was like that; and he loved her, nonetheless.

"Sango," Inuyasha nodded, glancing at his friend, before putting his sights onto the most beautiful woman the world had to offer. Though she was cold, her cheeks rosy, her lips red and puffed, her breathing coming in shortcomings and her body hunched together, she was beautiful, even still.

"Kagome," He murmured as she smiled up at him, as subtle as possible. Not even Miroku and Sango knew they were going out.

Nobody knew.

"Inuyasha," Sango said impatiently, "your schedule please!"

Inuyasha glanced at her before reciting his schedule by heart. He was quite glad he had, amazingly enough, four out of five periods with Kagome, one with Miroku and one with Sango.

"Business management," He said, he had that first period, with Kagome and Sango.

"Me too!" Sango squealed. "Continue!"

"World Politics, Phys Ed with Miroku," The single class he didn't have with Kagome, "Lunch and spare."

"Spare last! Oh how lucky!" Sango grinned, "Your schedule almost matches Kagome, except she has Travel and Tourism instead of phys ed."

Inuyasha nodded, subtly glancing at Kagome who was straining to keep her backpack on. He wanted, just so badly, to take it from her- but that was blow their cover, which was something she didn't want.

She hated attention. After what happened five years ago, Kagome ultimately disliked attention.

"INU-YA-SHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" Sango cringed as she heard the voice screaming. Kagome frowned as she brushed to move past them and Inuyasha felt her walk past him, her small body brushing against his. His heart raced as he wanted to run after her, but that deemed impossible.

"Inu-ya-shaaa!" Hiromi Kikyo grinned, her tiny mini-skirt riding higher. Sango glared at her in disgust, wondering how she contained her body head in her skimpy wear. Everybody knew Inuyasha had a girlfriend, but not once, in the four years, had they figured out who she was. They were hoping that they would find out before they all graduate.

However Kikyo didn't seem to care, or chose to ignore the face that Inuyasha was taken by another being of the female species, and Sango despised her for that. Only a slut would have the guts to flirt with another girl's man.

But then again, Kikyo doubted she existed.

"You know what sucks," Kikyo pouted, "I only have business management with you!"

Sango grinned. "Score, you have it with me too."

Kikyo shot her an ugly and dangerous look. "Can it ugly."

"At least you can label my looks," Sango snorted, "there isn't even a word to explain what you look like. Now excuse me, I have my best friend to talk to. You know? A friend who knows everything and anything about you; something you lack Miss. Kinky Ho."

Kikyo glowered at her in disgust as Sango walked off, leaving Miroku and Inuyasha, both of them staring at Kikyo, Miroku disgusted to the ultimate and Inuyasha wanting to hug his girlfriend.

"She is such a bitch, you know?" Kikyo giggled rather stupidly, "So, Inu-kins." She moved to place a kiss on his cheek but he moved out of the way and Miroku snickered.

"Sorry," Inuyasha said, in a not-so-apologetic tone, "I have to go meet my girlfriend."

Kikyo snarled as he walked off, leaving a close-to-laughter Miroku to fend for himself against a nasty Kikyo.

"I doubt she exists! He's just doing that to play hard-to-get, you know?" She said, to no-one in particular, however, since Miroku was there…

"Nah," Miroku shook his head, "by the way he talks about her, I'd say she's way to real to pull off as fake."

And he walked off, leaving a more than ever pissed off Kikyo to seethe in anger.


Kagome found her locker and put her stuff in it, placing her jacket in first and then her sling-over backpack. The halls were quite empty, seeing as it was half an hour before warning bell rung. She sighed in fatigue as she closed her locker, spun the dial and headed towards the east stair-well, that took her right down to the main entrance, where she hoped she could sit and think for a while.

No such luck…

Actually, luck had nothing to do with it at all. Kagome felt herself being pushed against the wall, her lips instantly covered with a hot craving of somebody else's. At first she was shocked, but those lips were familiar…

Really, really familiar.

She closed her eyes and wrapped her arms around his shoulder, allowing him to press his body right up against hers, pinning her tightly against the wall.

"Dammit," Inuyasha cursed as he pulled back, "why? It's our last year- I want to be able to do that to you in public, not under a fucking nasty stairwell."

Kagome, only ever with him, giggled slightly, "I know. Maybe this year may be the year I let you tell everybody who your girl is."

Inuyasha's eyes shone with delight. "Really?"


"Thank the lord, damn," He traced her jaw with his finger, "I really hate the fact that so many whores climb onto me, in front of you. I can tell they hurt you, babe."

Kagome shook her head. "No, not really."

"You're never good at lying," He grinned as he dipped in for another kiss, his silver hair caressing her face, "or maybe it's just the demon senses."

Kagome's hand reached up and caressed his soft ears hiding beneath his giant silver mane. She loved him, she loved him so much it was maddening. He was her anchor in the world, the only thing she had to look forward daily.

After the incident five years ago, only Inuyasha was there to comfort her…

And she would die, literally die if he ever left her.

But he wouldn't.

He loved her, and she loved him back.

But sometimes, a boy wants more from his girlfriend. Sometimes, the fact that she wants to remain a secret gets annoying…

And he leaves.

But that'll never happen, and Kagome was sure of it. Inuyasha loved her, as she loved him back. And nothing would tear them apart.



It was a short first chapter yes, but I had to introduce a few things before I start the actual story. It'll be short, 10 chapters at most, give or take, but I have it planned for that much. The next chapters WILL be longer, but you guys know my first chapters are, usually, short.

So what did you think?