Miroku and Sango rode on Kilala's
back, searching the ground below for any sign of Riquo. They had heard the
scream she emitted in pain and ran out of Kaede's hut as fast as they could.
"Do you think maybe her and Inuyasha
got into a fight?" Sango asked nervously. She had taken note of how they had
been acting around each other in the hut.
"I'm not sure. All I know is that was
definitely Riquo and that if we don't get there soon she might be in more
trouble than before." Sango nodded in agreement and continued to scan the forest
for any sign of their new friend. They were passing over a clearing in the trees
when they saw Kouga blitz out of the woods with Kagome in his arms. Too high to
shout, Sango patted Kilala's neck for some help. Kilala roared loudly and
started to descend to the ground.
Kouga looked up in time to see Kilala
come down from the sky with Sango and Miroku on her back. When Kagome saw them,
she grinned and waved excitedly. Sango jumped off Kilala and rushed over to
Kagome, as she was let down from Kouga's arms. She could see Sango's concerned
look, "You heard Riquo too didn't you?" Sango nodded as Miroku joined them; "We
need to find her! She may be in trouble again!"
"No!" Kouga shouted.
They stared at him in shock as he was
about to explain, "No one, demon or human is to go near her. She is injured yes
but she is in a demon state of healing. If anyone were to go near her-"
"Her demon instincts for survival
would take over and she would attack regardless," Miroku finished.
"But...I thought only full blooded
demons went through that state. How could a hanyou do the same?" Kagome asked.
Kouga nodded, "Yes, you're right. The
only difference is that she won't be as violent as a demon would be and she
won't show any signs of healing. She'll just be sleeping. But she would still
attack us just to get us away from her while she healed."
Kagome nodded, "Do you know where
Riquo was going?" she asked Sango and Miroku.
Miroku and Sango both glanced at each
other nervously and shook their heads at Kagome, "She just said she was going
for a walk. She may have run into those hunters again."
Kagome gasped, No! Not again!!
Then she looked around the area they were in. It was a large field with tall
grass covering every inch of it. Squinting her eyes, she noticed a red and black
blur in the distance.
"Hey...what's that over there?"
Kouga reared in that direction,
squinting his eyes as well. He sniffed once or twice and then scrunched his nose
at the unpleasant smell.
Sango had her hand over her eyes to
block the sunlight and Miroku had leaned forward to inspect it as well, "I have
no clue. Should we go check it out?"
"Yes. It's blood...and burnt grass,"
Kouga said stiffly and began walking towards it. Kagome shivered in fear of what
she was about to see and hesitantly followed Kouga. Miroku and Sango gave each
other a look of confusion and followed suit.
"Kilala stay near the edge of those
woods in case Riquo comes out," Sango ordered the transformed fire cat. Kilala
growled and sat on her haunches.
Suddenly Kouga stopped in his tracks.
Not paying attention Kagome bumped into him. He turned around and gave her a
look of fear she'd never seen in his eyes before.
"Kouga? What is it?" Kouga stepped
out of her line of vision and Kagome's eyes fell on the scene before her with a
"Kagome? What's wrong-" Sango's words
stopped in her throat as Miroku and she saw what was so unbelievable.
There, on the ground in front of them
was a large pool of blood. Then a few feet away from the pool of blood was an
arrow, its tip covered in dried blood.
"Sango, look at the ground," Miroku
said. Sango glanced down and gasped, "look familiar?" Miroku said. She nodded.
Kagome whirled around, "Inuyasha's wind scar!" They nodded. The ground beneath
them was burnt to a crisp, all the grass that had been in the path of Inuyasha's
wind scar was burned, in the usual lines that Inuyasha's wind scar always left
in the ground.
Kagome seethed in anger, "He attacked
Riquo...he attacked my friend! That bastard!" Sango shifted nervously and Miroku
took a step back. Kagome didn't curse often, if ever. And when she did, she
usually had a bow and arrow in her hand or a wounded Inuyasha. Kouga walked over
to the arrow that was on the ground and sniffed. I thought so.
"Kagome calm down," Kouga ordered.
Kagome glared in his direction and was about to make a retort when Kouga picked
up the arrow and showed it to them, "This belongs to that dead miko that's been
walking around. Her disgusting scent is all over it."
"Kikyo?" Miroku asked, "So Kikyo
and Inuyasha attacked Riquo? But that doesn't make any sense."
"None of this does Miroku," Kagome
said, her voice coated in anger. She turned away from the blood and burnt grass
and returned to where Kilala was sitting. Kilala nuzzled her face and Kagome
petted her muzzle. How dare Inuyasha! And Kikyo...can't she just stay out of
everyone's business? Kagome looked into the forest behind Kilala where Riquo
won't leave her. She'll need someone to lean on when she's done or she'll go
berserk trying to find Kikyo.
She finally spoke up and shouted over
her shoulder, "We'll stay here. Riquo
will be furious when she comes out of there and she'll need us to calm her down.
So we stay by her side and wait," she looked back at Kouga and smiled. He,
Sango and Miroku walked up to her. The other two made themselves comfortable on
a large stump while Kouga wrapped his arms around Kagome. He smiled back, mouthing 'thank you.' Riquo was practically his own
kin, he watched out for her and helped her adapt to the obscure ways of the
Feudal Era that differed so much from the future that was hidden beneath the
dirt in the well.
And so they sat and waited, each of
them contemplating ways on how to calm down a pissed, female panther demon.
Inuyasha stood in front of Kikyo
staring at her. He had that look on his face that he always had whenever he was
near her. It was a look of pain, anger, love, loyalty and utter confusion.
What does she want? Why did she attack Riquo? Does she know her
He decided to voice his thoughts,
"Kikyo, why are you here? Do you know Riquo?"
Kikyo was leaning against a tree,
considering his question even though her facial features kept the same placid,
evil look. She tilted her chin and spoke to him with that same manipulating
"She is an obstacle in my way, she
has kept me from completing the jewel and killing Naraku for some time now. And
now, she is joining your little group and she is only keeping me from taking you
with me to hell."
He narrowed his eyes at her and tried
to stifle a growl from his throat. It's the same thing! Over and
over again, all she wants his me in hell with her. She claims she loves me…but
if you love someone then you want them to be happy, right?
The gray sky had opened up and the
rain had started to fall. It was ironic how the setting matched the mood of the
rut he was in at that moment. Inuyasha tilted his head to the sky, letting the
rain hit his face in a soft caress. He didn't know what to do. This was a woman
he had made a promise to fifty years ago...a promise he vowed to keep.
But she keeps causing more and more trouble for us. She comes to me, I go to
her, and then everything goes to shit because of stupid decisions that I make.
Inuyasha sighed, knowing what had to be done. I'm causing too much
trouble for the rest of the group. We have a goal we have to achieve, and I'm
keeping us from that by clinging to a dead version of Kikyo. But can I
really do this? Inuyasha narrowed his eyes. It's now or
never. I have to do this.
He looked at her, regretting what he
was about to say, "Kikyo, I am truly sorry that you died because of me, whether
you realize that or not. But you have betrayed me so many times since you were
brought back! You've tried to kill my friends as well as myself countless times,
and yet you think you're doing something good. If you love me as you say you do,
you'd want me to be happy. You wouldn't care if I was a human, half demon, or
demon. You wouldn't want me to die, but to live and be happy with my life as I
He looked at her and winced when he
saw anger swim throughout her eyes for a mere second before her face returned to
its normal expression. He was about to apologize but something in
the recesses of his mind told him he had to do this. She is my
past, not my present nor my future. I have to let go of her.
He stepped closer to her, "You had my
heart at one time, and I cannot forget this and I never will. But you don't have
it now. I'm sorry Kikyo, but you need to rest in peace now and let go of your
hatred for me."
Kikyo's eyes widened marginally, the
only sign that she was shocked by his outburst. So he thinks he's
through with me. Desperate to keep him with her for as long as possible,
even if just in this moment, she hastily explained what it was she had to say.
She laughed evilly at him, waving her
hand in a dismissing gesture, "Well, I am not through with you yet Inuyasha, I
still need your help casting Naraku into hell. You see, he is planning another
scheme to torment you with. And I can lead you to him if you are willing to
Inuyasha reared back at her outburst.
That was a little unexpected. Why would Naraku be planning something now?
It's too random."Why would you want to help me?"
Inuyasha was so confused. He didn't know whether to scream or listen intently,
but either way Naraku was an issue he wanted to know about.
"I will send my soul seekers to you
to lead you to him when the time is right," she flicked her wrist. Inuyasha
looked up to see several of those white creepy soul serpents wrap themselves
around her body, "be ready Inuyasha, I will be
Inuyasha stood there and watched her
disappear into the rainy night. He couldn't decide whether or not he should tell
the others about Kikyo's news. What if she's lying and I drag them
into danger again because of her?
Suddenly Inuyasha's eyes widened into
two huge saucers, "Shit! I left Riquo injured!!" He turned around and ran
towards the clearing as fast as he could. Kagome's going to kill
me when she finds out about this.
Inuyasha stopped after running into
the clearing. In the distance he could see Kilala sitting with Kagome, Kouga,
Sango and Miroku around the fire cat. Shit... He knew he was
screwed...why else would they be here? Inuyasha decided to wait and see what
happened. He stepped back into the woods and disappeared.
Kouga jerked to
his left as he caught onto the scent he'd been searching for. He smirked to
himself then turned to the others, "Looks like dog-boy decided to try and join
us, but I think he got lost in the rain."
Kagome peeked out from underneath
Kilala to look around. She had forgotten her backpack which had a couple of
umbrellas and was left unprepared in the rain. So she against the sitting
Kilala's stomach so the fire cats upper body would shield her from the rain.
Luckily for Miroku and Sango, they had their rain hats tucked away with them.
Poor Kouga just dealt with it.
Miroku stood up, grabbing his staff,
"I will go and retrieve him, I sense he is not far and he does have some
explaining to do." The others nodded as he started to walk off.
"That won't be necessary."
Kagome stuck her head out in between
Kilala's front and back leg and cried out,
"Riquo! You're alright!"
Sango and Miroku walked towards her
to see if she was all right
but Kouga beat them to her. He walked around her in circles, looking her up and
down and sniffing at random places. Riquo glared at him, her eyes starting to
"Back off Kouga!" she hissed,
swinging her healed arm at him.
Kouga jumped back next to where Kagome
hid under Kilala.
Miroku and Sango stopped in their tracks and stared at her, waiting for her next move.
Kagome frowned and stepped out from underneath Kilala into the rain, shaking off Kouga's
"Riquo, what happened? What did
Inuyasha and Kikyo do to you?" Riquo growled involuntarily at the sound of their
Kagome stepped closer timidly until
she was right in front of her. Riquo bared her fangs and hissed, "I'm not in the
mood, Kagome! Step away from me and let me find that bastard Inuyasha!"
Back in the forest, Inuyasha winced
at hearing his name used like that coming from Riquo. I guess I deserve that.
Damnit how am I going to get myself out of this one?
Kagome narrowed her eyes and got in
Riquo's face, "Stop it, Riquo! Now! I wasn't scared of you ever back in my
time and I am
sure as hell not scared of you now! I don't know what Inuyasha did to you but
I think he has a right to explain himself before you try and kill him! Now stop
hissing at me, sit down, and tell us what the hell happened between you,
Inuyasha and Kikyo!"
Kouga stared in complete shock and
Miroku and Sango both dropped their jaws. Kagome had just done what they all
thought was going to be impossible.
Inuyasha's jaw practically hit the
ground at what he just saw.
Riquo turned her head away and
I'd rather just kill both of them and get it over with but I guess
that's not their style. O well. She turned her face back to Kagome's glaring face and
grinned, "You're a bitch, Kagome."
Kagome's expression changed from
anger to relief. She smirked at her, "Yea and you're just the same. Now please tell us
Riquo sat next to a relieved Kilala
and told them everything. About Inuyasha
showing her the wind scar, the wound on her foot, the arrow in her
shoulder, Kikyo's sudden appearance, and Inuyasha's abandonment of her. Miroku
sighed and shook his head. Sango kept looking to Kilala, petting her and wishing
for the entire world that she could sick Kilala on Inuyasha's stupid ass. Kagome
had tears falling down her face, she had known Inuyasha would always go to
Kikyo, but he had never left one of them injured. Kouga kept jumping up and
trying to speed off, but Riquo kept grabbing his leg and sitting him back
They were about to discuss how to
deal with Inuyasha and Kikyo, Riquo constantly suggesting killing Kikyo and
beating Inuyasha to a bloody pulp, when Inuyasha's scent caught her and Kouga's
Kouga put his hand
on her forearm, "You said you'd let him explain."
Riquo snorted and crossed her arms.
The others exchanged glances amongst themselves, nervous about what was about to
take place and then turned in surprise as
Inuyasha walked through the trees and into the field. He walked up to Riquo, looking
her over for damage.
Riquo rolled her eyes, "I'm fine
Inuyasha, I healed just fine, no thanks to you. Did you enjoy you're little
tryst with Kikyo?" Inuyasha walked forward, "Riquo let me explain. Kikyo, she-I"
"I know, I know, you and Kikyo had
this thing fifty some-odd years ago and you can't get over her and she wants you
to burn in hell with her, blah blah blah blah, I know." Inuyasha stopped
short. He was hurt inside and his expression betrayed him.
He sighed, "I don't know what else to
say other than I'm sorry. But it's over. I'm leaving her in the past." Riquo
stood and walked up to him. Getting directly in his face and staring him down
she said, "But you left her clay form alive didn't you? I
didn't see a stray soul seep back into Kagome," she waved in Kagome's direction
to prove her point, "so we can assume that although you say you left her in your
past, you still left her undead."
"That's enough Riquo," Kouga stood
and walked over to the two. He said to Inuyasha, "You have
more to say? Then say it."
Inuyasha fidgeted nervously, "Kikyo
told me Naraku was planning something else against us. She said she'd send her
soul snatchers to me when the time was right. She wants me to fight him, and
when they come here, I'm going to fight."
Kagome shot up, anger painted on her
face, "Inuyasha that has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard! How many
times has she gotten us into trouble before? And now you're falling for it
again?! What the hell is the matter with you?"
Sango spoke up as well, "You can't
go, Inuyasha! It's obviously a trap to lure you into hell with her!"
Miroku spoke as well, but his
approach was calmer and a bit more rational, "Perhaps we should consider this.
True, Kikyo wants Inuyasha to go to hell with her, but don't forget, she also
wants Naraku dead as well," his gaze fell down to his cursed hand, "this could very
well be our chance to catch him off guard and defeat him."
They thought about it silently to
themselves. Trap or not, it looks like they were going to follow by Kikyo's
plan. But Riquo had her own plans as well. She glanced at each of them,
remembering the stories they told of Naraku and the problems that he's caused
for each of them.
She stepped forward confidently,
"We'll go. It may be a trap, but if it is then Kikyo's in for a big surprise
when she gets all of us there," she glared at Inuyasha with fire in her eyes,
"but mark my word Inuyasha. I know you don't have the heart to kill her, but
that doesn't mean that I don't. She will die along side Naraku, and you'd be
wise not to get in my way."
Inuyasha looked away, sadness filling
his amber eyes and making his white ears droop, then
nodded. Sango had had enough of this tension and stupidity and decided to take
control of the situation, "We should camp here for the night. Just because Kikyo's going to be
sending for us doesn't mean we can stop searching for jewel shards," Sango said,
"Miroku, search for wood so we can build a fire, please." Miroku nodded and
walked off. Kagome looked around them, searching for a familiar orange ball of
fur. "Sango, where's Shippo? Didn't he come with you?"
Sango shook her head, "He was asleep
when we left. Kaede heard Riquo's scream and decided it wouldn't be the best of
places for a child to be. She said she'd take care of him this time around." Kagome
nodded and they all went to work setting up camp.
Looking around at what everyone was
doing, Inuyasha took off into the field, calling over his shoulder, "I'll be
Riquo and Kagome didn't pay him any
attention, but Kouga and Sango asked, "Where do you think he's going?"
After the days
events everyone was glad for a chance to settle down and relax. The rain had
stopped hours ago and the rich dew that dripped off the leaves left a pleasant
scent that settled around them. The river that was not too far away from where
they camp could be heard as it flowed on and lulled them to sleep. The fire was burning low and cast an eerie glow over the sleeping forms
that surrounded it. The remnants of their dinner littered around the burning embers.
Kouga was leaning against a tree with his eyes closed, his arms around Kagome's
waist protectively. Since Kagome had forgotten her backpack, something she was
beginning to regret, she decided to save herself the backache of lying on the
ground and slept on Kouga.
Sango was sleeping against Miroku's back
while he supported himself with his staff and his feet against the base trunk of
a tree. Sango had claimed she was so close to him for warmth but they knew
otherwise. Riquo had found a hole in a tree that was big enough for her and curled up
into it. Inuyasha, who was still concerned about Riquo and her feelings towards
him was on a limb right next to the hole with his eyes closed, not making Riquo too
happy about that, but she kept quiet.
Riquo kept her breathing even until
she heard everyone fall asleep. Then she opened her eyes and looked around as
they reflected against the moonlight, making them appear to be completely white.
She stealthily worked her way out of the hole, and down the tree, careful not to
wake Inuyasha. She crept past everyone and was just about to past Kouga when his
eyes flew open and fell onto her creeping. She held a clawed finger to her lips
and mouthed that she'd be back soon. He nodded and dozed off again. Riquo
crawled a few feet away and then ran away from the camp.
She ran until she came upon the river
with fresh, clear water. She dipped her hands into it and drank then splashed
some onto her face. She quickly stripped herself of her skirt and top, then
grabbed them and walked silently into the cold water. She washed her clothes
carefully, and meticulously, making sure that the blood from her previous wounds
were completely gone.
Riquo sighed as she dipped her skirt
into the water. I just can't seem to avoid getting injured and bleeding all
over my clothes. Riquo glanced around for something to hang her clothes on
while she bathed herself. Biting her lip she happened to glance up and almost
laughed to herself at the convenient branch that was just a few feet over head
of her. She slid her skirt and top onto the branch after squeezing out the
Sighing with satisfaction, Riquo
lowered herself into the cool water, her body's tense muscle's relax as the
chill of the water expanded through her whole nervous system. Riquo giggled to
herself as she thought of when she used to be forced to wear underwear in the
future came into mind. That's just too much clothing! It's too much to wash
and it just gets uncomfortable as you walk and especially if you fight.
Riquo laughed at herself for thinking of something so random. Deciding that
she'd wasted enough time, she began to wash her body and her hair of the dirt
and grime. She kept her eyes closed as she did so, trying to stay as relaxed as
possible as she went about washing herself. Raking her claws through thick
brown mane, Riquo sighed and enjoyed the feel of how clean her hair felt.
I'll have to thank Kagome for letting me have that shampoo earlier.
Riquo leaned down into the water and
cupped some sand from the bottom of the river into her hands. Starting with her
neck, and moving downward, Riquo used to sand to exfoliate her body and to
further clean herself. She went over her breasts, down to her stomach over her
tattooed navel and her waist. Riquo dropped the sand that she had and reached
down to get some more, this time placing it on her thigh, clearly avoiding the
junction of her legs. When she got to her ankle on her left leg, Riquo's eyes
filled with tears as she felt the absence of her black bangle that had been
shattered. Her mother had given that to her, using her favorite colors and her
favorite flower, the hibiscus, to design it. Swiping away her tears, Riquo
dunked herself into the water to rinse. O well, I still have my other one.
She said looking at her upper arm in the water and touching the silver tribal
markings on the black band.
To anyone looking at her, she looked
like a silhouette of a water nymph. This is exactly what Inuyasha was thinking
as he sat hidden on a perch in the trees downwind of her so she couldn't catch
his scent. He watched her as she continuously dipped into the water, flipping
her hair back and squeezing the water out. His claws in his hands dug into the
bark of the tree he was in as he watched her. She's so beautiful. It seems
almost impossible that a hanyou could possess that much beauty. Inuyasha
felt himself getting hard from watching her naked form in the river. He growled
silently in frustration, not again...
Inuyasha froze, ignoring his hard
length as she walked in his direction with her damp clothes in her hands.
Inuyasha took in a breath when she was completely out of the water.
He clenched his claws into the bark
of the tree even further, trying to remain in control of his arousal. She had the body of a
warrior. Feminine muscle everywhere, not to big or too small, particularly in
her calves, and her abs, which were outlined in shadow against the moonlight.
Her narrow waist led down to her long, beautiful legs and her cute feet. Her breasts,
which Inuyasha had already examined in the hot spring,
were the right size for a fighter and a panther demon. Inuyasha smiled at the
site of her body, she was nothing but curves...delicious curves.
Inuyasha was snapped out of
his daze as he saw Riquo dress herself.
Immediately Inuyasha took note of her bare ankle and her sad expression. He
reached into his shirt and gently fingered the pieces of the black bangle. When
he'd left them while they were setting up camp, he'd spent hours finding every
single piece in the burnt grass. He figured this bracelet meant something to
her, and to make it up to her, he was going to fix it himself. When she turned her back on him, he
patted the pieces in his shirt and crept down the tree and stood at the base
with his arms crossed. When she turned back around and started walking past him
he spoke up, "Nice little trick you pulled back there. I bet getting past
sleeping demons like that comes in handy."
Riquo spun around the moment he started
speaking, claws extended as far as they could go and a look that would scare the
piss out of Naraku himself.
"How dare you spy on me! What kind of
perverted freak are you!?" She bared her fangs at him and itched to swat her
claws at him just once.
Inuyasha smirked at her reaction,
"Funny, after you're little show of guts when I first met you, I didn't think
you were the modest type."
Riquo grimaced. Ok, so
maybe I deserved that. She growled, "You still didn't need to spy on me! And
besides, I'm still peeved from your little display of loyalty before, so just
go." She jumped up into the tree he was just in and sat there with her legs hanging.
Inuyasha jumped up and sat next to
her. Riquo inched away but Inuyasha just grabbed her hand and yanked her towards
him. Riquo was about to protest loudly when Inuyasha pressed a clawed finger to
He spoke to her gently, "Please,
just listen to me. I just
wanted to apologize. You're right. It was wrong of me leaving you there injured.
I'm really sorry. I hope you can find it somewhere in your heart to forgive me.
If we go into battle against Naraku, I want to fight by your side as a friend,
not an enemy." He let go of her and waited for her reaction.
Riquo didn't know what to say. Did he
just apologize? And he wants to be my friend? What the hell?! Riquo reached
forward and pressed a hand to his forehead. Inuyasha leaned away from her
confused, "What the hell are you doing?"
"Are you feeling ok? Do you need me
to get some herbs for you or something? Water?" she felt around his face and
neck feeling for fever. Inuyasha leaned into her touch, hoping she wouldn't
notice. He grabbed her hand and pulled it away from his neck, "I'm serious,
She leaned back and smiled, "Thank
you Inuyasha, I forgive you."
He smiled at her, "Thanks, glad to
have you on our side. I'd hate to have to fight you one day."
"Let's hope it never comes to that,
Inuyasha." He decided he liked the way his name sounded when she said it. Then
something hit him like a brick. Why does she want to kill Kikyo so bad? He
glanced at her then asked, "Riquo, why do you hate Kikyo so much? What did she
ever do to you?"
Riquo looked away, knowing he
wouldn't like hearing this. She looked back at him and he saw the pain of loss
in her eyes. He grabbed her hand, lacing his claws with hers and absently
marveling at how well they fit together, "Tell me please, what did she do to you?"
She told him everything. Everything
that Kikyo had done to her, her mother that she missed dearly.
When she was done explaining everything, she was in Inuyasha's arms, crying on
his shoulder. For once in Inuyasha's life, he actually wanted to make Kikyo pay
for what she'd done. He didn't have too much trouble believing she'd done it
either. After all the crap she's put him through, it didn't surprise him, just
pissed him off. He shifted Riquo in his lap and let her cry some more. He was
startled as her tail went up his sleeve and wrapped around his wrist. He ran his
claws through her hair and down her back. He felt her shiver and hiccup and
pulled her face up towards him. He wiped the tears away from her eyes and looked
into their green depths.
Riquo got lost in his eyes. They were
such a bright, golden yellow she just couldn't stop staring at them. Inuyasha
brought his face closer, stopping only briefly to look into her eyes again
before closing the gap in between them. He ran his tongue lightly over her lips until
she parted them and then he took over her mouth. He kissed her with such passion
she thought their lips would burst into flame. Inuyasha broke the kiss long
enough to pick her up and jump to the ground; he didn't trust his balance now,
especially not when he was kissing her. When he got to the ground he continued his
advances on her mouth. When he sat down, she straddled his waist. Riquo felt his arousal and
pushed her hips down so they grind against his. Inuyasha groaned and bit her lip
gently, "Play nice."
She grinned and he captured her lips
with his again. He moved from her lips down her jaw, placing small kisses all
the way down that left her skin burning. He then moved down to her neck, licking a
particular spot on her
neck that made her start to tremble. He smirked and ran a fang over the same
spot. She finally gave in and moaned out loud. He snickered and caught her hand
as she tried to swat at him. He lied down in the grass against a tree, holding
her against him. Riquo snuggled closer, her black tail twitching back and forth in the
air. Inuyasha watched it go back and forth. Finally, giving in to temptation, he
gently grabbed her tail and began stroking it. Riquo purred loudly and Inuyasha
had to stifle a laugh. Riquo moved closer and cleared her throat, "Keep that up
and I'll give YOU something to purr about."
He laughed again and settled down
next to her, letting her tail wrap once around his waist. She lifted her eyes up
to him, "So….what are we going to say to the others when they wake up and we're
not there?" He looked down at her and kissed her forehead, "Sleep now, we'll
worry about that when morning comes."
She nodded and fell asleep with a
smile on her lips. Inuyasha watched as her breathing evened out, then gave into
the depths of sleep soon after.