Title: All That Glitters
Author: Ugly.Beautiful
Genre: Angst / Romance
Rating: T
Pairing: Inuyasha x Kikyo, one-sided Inuyasha x Kagome
Spoilers: None
Summary: Happiness is like glass. It glitters when shattered.
Word Count: 258
Warnings: Obscenely short.

Disclaimer: Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi. If it were mine, Inuyasha wouldn't be such a butthead. Google told me the quote belonged to somebody named Publilius Syrus whoever the heck that is.

It was probably all foreordained to be like this, she mused. After all, if Kikyo and Inuyasha had never fallen in love, Naraku would have never pulled them apart, Inuyasha would have never been pined to that tree, Kikyo never would have burned the Shikon with her body, it never would have been reincarnated inside of Kagome, and Kagome never would come here.

But they had fallen in love and Kagome had come here, and met Inuyasha. She never should have come between them. They were in love generations before she had even been born. It was futile to fall in love with someone who had already given his heart to another.

She had hoped though, the fact that his former lover had become nothing more than an animated corpse would turn Inuyasha's attention to her. But all he saw was Kikyo when he looked at her. And even though she knew it was a lost cause from the start, it still hurt.

But Kagome was the joyful member of their shard-seeking group. So no matter how broken her heart, Kagome had to keep that big, sparkling smile on her face. No mater how many glistening tears she cried when in her own company, during the day, she had to make sure her eyes shined with happiness. Because if she fell into despair, the glowing shards around her neck would become tainted.

No matter how broken and shattered she was, she had to remain shining. Her eyes, her smiles, and her shards, all had to glitter like glass.

A/N: I don't know.