|The Blanket Scenario 2: Saito & Kaoru
Author: Kitsanken PM
Kaoru is searching for mushrooms and gets caught in a rainstorm! Add in a man with a relentless drive to eradicate all evil from Japan! Throw in a group of desperate criminals and what do you get? The Blanket Scenario:Saito & Kaoru. COMPLETERated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Kaoru & Saitou - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,810 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-09-02 - Published: 12-01-02 - Status: Complete - id: 1096833
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Rurouni Kenshin Fanfic
Summary: Kaoru is searching for mushrooms and gets caught in a rainstorm! Add in a man with a relentless drive to eradicate all evil from Japan! Throw in a group of desperate criminals and what do you get? The Blanket Scenario: Saito Kaoru. Not alternate pairing!
- PG - English –Humour – Multi-Chapter - Status: Complete –
Rurouni Kenshin Samurai X Original Japanese Version © N.Watsuki/Shueisha Fuji-TV SME Visual Works Inc. Sony Pictures Entertainment
All Fanfics created by Chiruken (me) were written for the sole purpose of shared entertainment and not intended for publication or sale.
The Blanket Scenario: Saito Kaoru
Kaoru sighed and pulled her haori closed tighter against the chill wind with a shiver. She was glad that she'd had the forethought to bring the haori though the day began bright and hot. After that episode in Otsu with Aoshi, she'd learned her lesson about being prepared. She was glad for it now.
She frowned at the rapidly darkening sky glimpsed through the treetops and clutched her basket tightly. "Not good." Her voice was drowned out by a loud crack of thunder. She jumped despite herself, eyes wide with alarm and turned to hurry back the way she'd come. She'd seen an old, dilapidated building while gathering mushrooms. It couldn't be that far away.
Lightening flashed, illuminating the dim forest followed by rain. Kaoru scowled and quickened her pace until she was running. These sudden summer showers were always a nuisance, but today most of all. She had to get these mushroom home. Kenshin needed them for dinner.
Kaoru shook her head in an attempt to clear wet hair from her eyes and failed to see a tree root directly in front of her. The root caught her foot and held tightly. Kaoru cried out in pain and alarm as her ankle twisted painfully to the side and she fell, face first into the mud. She pushed herself slowly to her knees, wiping the muck from her face. Suddenly, she stiffened with a cry of outrage. "My mushrooms!"
She looked around frantically for the basket and blinked in surprise when she spotted a pair of mud covered western-style boots. She followed the boots up to dark blue uniform-trouser clad long legs. With a sinking heart she just knew whom they belonged to. Her eyes continued upwards and she winced at the voice that spoke, so familiar in its obnoxious and arrogant tones. "Graceful as ever, I see. Are you in need of assistance, Kaoru-chan?"
"Saito." She acknowledged him through gritted teeth. "Don't call me 'chan'."
"Is this what you're looking for?" He held out her basket, dangling it from one finger. He acknowledged inwardly that the girl looked positively pathetic in her current state. She was drenched and covered in mud from the top of her bow-tied ponytail to the tip of her tabi-clad toes.
Kaoru nodded and pushed herself to her feet only to fall over with a cry of pain as her ankle protested her weight. "Ow ow ow!" Tears filled her eyes as her ankle throbbed.
Saito frowned, concerned despite himself. The girl was annoying at the best of times and downright aggravating the rest of the time, but still, she was obviously in need of his assistance. He sighed inwardly. He could do no other than to help regardless of his personal dislike of the irritating girl. He reached down and lifted her by her arms, somewhat surprised at how small she was. "Come. There is shelter nearby."
Kaoru yelped when he set her on her feet. "Um…Saito…I don't think I can walk." She ducked her head to hide her flushed face. It was embarrassing to have to admit to any weakness…especially to this man.
Saito rolled his eyes. "Obviously." The next instant he lifted her and tossed her over his shoulder, turning to stride towards the house he'd passed earlier. He ignored her muffled but strident protests as he scooped up the basket of mushrooms again.
"S-Saito!" Kaoru protested breathlessly as the air was forced out of her lungs. "Put me down!"
Saito snorted derisively. "What's the point? You couldn't walk two steps without falling, tanuki girl. Unless, of course, you enjoy wallowing in the mud. In which case perhaps I should call you buta girl."
Kaoru felt her temperature rise as her anger grew. How dare he insult her in that mocking tone of his? Sure, she knew he was right. She couldn't walk, not with a twisted ankle. But did he have to be such an obnoxious jerk about it?
haori short jacket worn over kimono
Kaoru-chan: little Kaoru -chan is used after a person's given name to express intimacy and affection; -chan is also used as a diminutive for children and pets
tabi Japanese-style socks (split-toed socks)
tanuki raccoon-like animal indigenous to Japan
buta 1. pig; swine. 2. despicable person