Title: A Simple Kiss

Summary: 3x9 (SanzoxGoku) - Neither one could explain why it happened, but they all knew that this could change everything.

Disclaimer: Saiyuki and its characters don't belong to me. Can't blame a girl for wishing though!

Warnings: PG-13 Shounen ai, 3x9 yaoi, Probably major OOC-ness, especially for Sanzo. Minor bad language, again especially for Sanzo.

It was like a cheap fairy tale. Gold met violet accidentally across a room, and time itself seemed to still. Never mind that they were both tired, that it had been a long day in the Jeep, that they hadn't been able to get away from each other in what seemed like days. When Gold met Violet, none of that mattered. They stared at each other for what seemed like an eternity. Time seemed to stretch out into nothingness, each of them seeing nothing but the opposing color.

It was Hakkai who noticed it. It was kind of surprising that Gojyo hadn't noticed the sudden quiet, except he had just ducked out the door to bother the innkeeper about supper. Expecting to hear Goku's happy babbling about the upcoming food, he noticed the complete absence of sound from the young man rather quickly.

He glanced up at Goku standing beside him and noticed that he seemed to be watching something intently. Following the line of his gaze, he was not too surprised to find that it was the monk sitting on the windowsill that he was watching. What was surprising was that said monk was watching him right back.

Hakkai glanced between the two, becoming uncomfortably aware of the charged atmosphere that was building. Now this was a surprise. It was easy to see Goku's love and devotion for his friend and master, but Sanzo had never responded to his pet with anything but curses and smacks. Which was why it was so very surprising to find them gazing at each other as if they were the only two in the room.

Hakkai suddenly realized that the room felt warmer, and that his face was flushed from the heat. He couldn't help but feel that he was intruding on a private moment; a very private moment. He wasn't sure if he would have been more embarrassed if he had walked in on them in bed. Not that such an occurrence ever would have been imaginable before, but at this point he wasn't too sure.

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He had been watching Goku, but movement out of the corner of his eye brought his attention back to Sanzo. Though both had been still as statues just a moment ago, Sanzo was now slowly getting up, maintaining that unbroken connection. He took the few steps that would bring him to Goku unhurriedly, stopping when he was directly in front of the young man.

With the two of them so close to him – He was sitting at the table right next to where Goku was standing – Hakkai could feel the heat coming off both of them in waves. They had both obviously forgotten he was there, and neither had looked away from the other for even a split second.

As he watched, frozen in astonishment at the scene playing out in front of him, Sanzo lifted his hand and placed it on Goku's cheek, stroking his face with his thumb. Goku leaned almost imperceptibly into that touch, and brought his own hand up to cover Sanzo's. It almost seemed to Hakkai that he could hear whispers in the room, though no one was speaking. He thought he heard murmuring, faint noises he could hardly identify, though he did snatch the word 'sun' out of the swirling wind of words.

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Both of the actors in this play of emotions had stilled themselves again, as if frozen with this small measure of contact. Then suddenly, they both moved at the same time, Goku stretching up a little, and Sanzo leaning down a little, and their lips met. For the first time in what seemed hours, both sets of eyes closed.

Hakkai couldn't take it anymore, he felt like a voyeur of the basest level. He shifted away from the pair, and as if he had shouted, the spell broke. Sanzo and Goku leapt apart, both flushing to the roots of their hair in the deepest red Hakkai had ever seen on either of them. It was especially startling to see the normally pale monk flushed with so much color.

They were both breathing deeply, gasping for more air than the simple kiss could have robbed them of. Hakkai, glancing away from them in embarrassment, found that he was breathing deeply as well, and his heart seemed to be beating twice its normal speed.

When he calmed himself, he glanced back at the two. Sanzo had retreated back to the window, and Goku had distanced himself across to the other side of the room, settling himself on the other windowsill there. Hakkai was surprised that while Sanzo had settled himself in his own window seat, his eyes had snapped back onto Goku.

Hakkai caught his breath at the emotions displayed in those normally impervious violet eyes. He could see hunger, lust, love, and overlying them all, a deep and intense longing. If he hadn't just watched the little scene in front of him, he wouldn't have believed that these emotions were showing from Sanzo.

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The door was thrown open at that moment, and all three heads snapped around to see Gojyo stumbling in, weighed down with enough food to feed an army. He kicked the door shut with one foot, then barely made it to the table before dumping his parcels. "Anyone hungry?" He asked, glancing around with a grin. His grin slowly faded off his face as he took in the remains of the charged atmosphere still lingering in the room.

He glanced at Goku, who had turned back to the window, then at Sanzo, who was still watching Goku when he realized the kappa was watching him. Sanzo's head snapped back towards the window as if he had never been looking anywhere else.

Gojyo then looked down at Hakkai, a questioning and confused look on his face. He opened his mouth to ask, but Hakkai silenced him with a quick shake of his head. A puzzled frown appeared on his face for a second, but he shrugged it off and began to unload the bags, letting the smell of hot food fill the room.

It didn't take long after that for Goku to drift towards the table, then Sanzo. Just a few minutes longer and everything seemed back to normal; Goku and Gojyo fighting over the food, Sanzo hitting them with his fan, and Hakkai playing the peacemaker. Everything seemed normal, but Hakkai watched his friends closely, and noticed the little looks Goku and Sanzo threw at each other when they thought no one was watching. 'Oh my,' thought Hakkai, 'this could get… interesting.'

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AN: This the first fan fiction that I have posted, so I would love to hear what you have to say about it. I know I am bad about reading stories and then not reviewing, so I know what a pain it can be. That being said, I need your enthusiasm to help me figure out where this is going. So all comments are welcome and desired!