Read Between the Lines

Sesshomaru didn't so much as flinch when the large tree shattered into a thousand pieces in front of him. He looked down to see the pieces of wood littered about and drew his lips in a fine line. Another large burst of wind streamed by him and mauled another defenseless tree. Followed by a large list of less than polite speech with just as much force as the blustery blast. He sent an eye down to look at Jaken and the toad demon quickly covered Rin's ears.

When the cursing continued, Sesshomaru pushed forward closer to the source and waved his hand at the other two to keep their distance. The continued shouts became louder as he approached. Soon he was able to discern sentences from the mass of mutterings and his suspicions were proven. There was only one demon female that he knew that was that loud when angered.

"Why that…gonna…rip out…not worthless….beat…" Kagura growled and swung her fan again, this time to take out a much larger tree. It refused to go down so she continued to batter it with wave of wind after wind. Slowly she began to feel better, but she would have preferred a different target. She smacked the tree with a thinner slice for good measure and laughed when it cut cleanly in half.

"Hardly the behavior of a lady." Sesshomaru scoffed at the damage. "May I ask what the trees did to offend you?"

"The trees were in the wrong place at the wrong time." Kagura pulled her fan up in front of her face, geisha fashion. Though the hand on her hip ruined the graceful image. "And I'm hardly a lady."

"As I can see." Sesshomaru smiled softly and listened for Jaken and Rin behind him. They were apparently playing a game to occupy themselves, which was fine. Rin didn't need to pick up any bad habits from the other women, anyway. "Who may I ask are the trees acting in place of?"

"None of your business." Kagura huffed and held the fan up higher to hide her blush. He didn't need to know that she had yet again failed in trying to get the jewel shards from Inuyasha. Or that Naraku had called her out in front of the others. It was eating up at her and she was ready to snap. In fact, if Sesshomaru asked her again what was wrong she'd gladly tell him everything.

Just to get it off her chest, of course.

Sesshomaru started to turn and walk away with a slight shrug. "Alright, then."

"Hey!" Kagura shouted while pulling the fan down from her mouth revealing her snarling face. Where was he going? He was supposed to ask 'of course it's my business' or something! Had he no curiosity? Surely he'd at least want to know what happened to gloat, right? "That's it?"

"What's it?" Sesshomaru looked over his shoulder and rose an eyebrow. The woman had gotten strangely angry in the last few moments. He didn't know why: she told him to leave, he was leaving. She should consider it an honor Sesshomaru was even considering her wishes.

"You're not even going to try and drag it out of me?"

"Why should I? You said it was none of my business."

"You don't care at all, do you?"

"Where did that come from?"

"Oh." Kagura huffed and yanked her feather from her head and threw it to the ground. There was no point; the man was clueless. She didn't know why she even bothered sometimes. "MEN!"

"Lord Sesshomaru, is something the matter?" Jaken started to trot forward to stand near his master who had the oddest look on his face. He had waited patiently for Kagura to leave and rejoin with Sesshomaru, but the man was just standing there. He looked, well confused. "Are you alright?"

"Women are odd creatures."

With that one clipped statement. Jacket watched his master turn and start walking towards the woods where Rin resided. The brief moment of confusion was replaced yet again with his stony façade and Jaken let out a breath. Ah well, him and Ms. Kagura fighting was nothing new. "Wait for me!"