AN: Okay, here we go. This song is called "You Know Where to Find Me" by Matthew West. It's a wonderful song, and I hope you all enjoy this story!

Title: You Know Where to Find Me

Summary: It was all I could do. The only piece of comfort I could offer to her broken heart. I felt it sinking in to her once she buried her face in my chest and wept. The first time she ever openly wept in my arms.

Disclaimer: I don't own this song, nor Inuyasha or any of the characters! So don't sue me.

You Know Where to Find Me

By: Mandi-Solo

I saw her eyes drop to the ground as we slowed in our steps. She had seemed so distant lately, something we all knew would one day come. It was exactly one year to date when her village was destroyed by Naraku; how could she forget something like that? She had kept the pain inside of her heart for too long, and I – as well as my comrades: Kagome, Inuyasha, Shippo and Kirara – knew that she would loose herself in the pit of her own despair.

But I prayed that day would never come.

Sango stopped, her shoulders dropping as her hair covered her eyes. Kagome and Inuyasha exchanged a glance with me, and I nodded. They wanted me to talk to her. Lately, I had been the only one to get any word out of her. But, for the past few days, she was becoming even more distant to me than anyone else.

Kagome carried Shippo and Kirara in her bike, and led Inuyasha further down the path as I turned to face her. I dared not step closer to her, knowing she would sniff her tears back into her eyes and walk on with her head held high. Although that was what she didn't want to do. I could see in her soul. She wanted to cry. But she was taught of it as a weakness. I opened my mouth to speak but quickly closed it when I saw her shoulders gently move up and down, and a soft cry leave her pale lips.

I saw your sky fall down today

Suddenly turn from blue to grey

Till one by one the raindrops

Turned to tears upon your face

Pain stung at my heart. I hated to see her cry. It was like watching a death in front of me. With each tear she allowed to drop, she became more vulnerable. And I knew how much she despised being vulnerable. It was something she hardly ever allowed herself to be.

"Sango?" I finally whispered, hearing her sniff her tears back just as I had thought.

"Yes?" She said, turning her head to look away from me.

"Don't cry," I said, taking a step closer to her.

Luckily, she didn't step away. Most times when I tried to comfort her, she would step away from me. It was like she was afraid of my touch; as if it would kill her.

"I… I can't help it…."

"Shh," I hushed softly. And without a second thought in my head, I wrapped my arms around her. It was all I could do. The only piece of comfort I could offer to her broken heart. I felt it sinking in to her once she buried her face in my chest and wept. The first time she ever openly wept in my arms.

Wish there was something I could do

Wish I could ease the pain from you

But I've never felt so helpless

"It's going to be okay," I whispered uselessly to her. I knew that no matter what I said, it wouldn't make a difference. Her family, her friends; they were all dead. All gone to live far beyond this world of our own. And all because of Naraku.

"Don't lie," She whispered back, sniffing softly as she finally wrapped her arms around my waist. "You're not good at it."

I smiled, "You're right. I'm not. Would you like me to do what I am good at?"

Her eyes met mine. They were like looking into a river. Soft, yet rushing with water. There was no stopping the flow of the stream. "Don't even think about it, Monk."

I laughed lightly, rubbing my hand in her hair. You heard me, her hair. Not her butt. I would never touch her if she was in this kind of state. She had stopped crying, yet her silence was killing me. Deep down, I knew she wanted to talk about it, but I dared not push it. I waited there, just holding on to her, until she would finally tell me everything that was on her mind.

It's like you're drowning right in front of me

And I'm reaching out but you can't see

There's something holding on to you so tight

So I guess this is all I'll say to you tonight

"Sango, are you going to be okay?" I asked, thinking it over and over after it left my mouth. Would she answer me? Would she avoid talking to me yet again? Oh, Sango. Please answer.

"I don't know," she whispered, and I felt a new tear sink into my clothes.

"You know, I'm always here for you," I said, once again rubbing my hand through her hair. When she didn't say anything, I lifted her chin with my forefinger and thumb to have her meet my gaze.

"I mean it, Sango. I'm always here."

She nodded, new tears forming in her eyes as she searched through my eyes to my soul. I could tell, she was reading me like a book. But, once I saw in her expression that she had gotten through the perverted thoughts of my mind, she knew what I really thought. She knew what I meant. She knew I wasn't lying to her.

If you ever need me

You know where to find me

I will be waiting

Where I've always been

"Why, though?" She asked, shaking her head softly.

I chuckled softly, "Do I need a reason?"

By the look in her eyes, I could tell she expected one. What could I say to her? Her eyes were looking so innocent…. Oh, Sango, why do you look at me that way? You make me want to confess it all. But I can't. Not here. Not when you're crying for the loss of your village.

"You're my friend," I answered simply. Pushing a strand of hair out of her wet eyes, I smiled down to her. "I care deeply about you, Sango. What else is there to say?"

If you ever need me

You know where to find me

I have never left you

I'm where I've always been

"There has to be more," she whispered, placing her cheek against my chest. I slowed my breathing, not wanting to sound urgent or breathe too quickly to where it lifted her soft face off of my body. It was just a simple touch. There was nothing behind it, I was aware of that. But… why did it send flames through my body? Curse these lustful feelings. Go away!

"What do you mean?" I asked.

"Where will you be when I need you?"

"Right here," I said with no hesitation. "I'll always be right here."

Right by your side

I'm right by your side

She sighed deeply, and I could feel her hot breath brush against my clothes. I bit my lip, shaking my head softly to rid myself of such thoughts. This woman… Sango… was killing me with each second. I didn't know what would happen if I continued to hold her close to me… but I didn't want to stop.

I wanted to hold her until there was no more air left in my lungs.

"It's so hard," she whispered slowly, her voice shaking as new tears formed.

"What is?"

"Today…. I can't believe it's been an entire year. It seems like just yesterday was the day I woke up… and they were all gone."

I pressed her closer to me as she began to tremble. "I know. It's hard to loose so many loved ones in just one night."

"You don't know how hard… it's never happened to you before."

That's true. It hadn't. "I can imagine, though. But I'll never be able to fully understand."

"You're trying," she said, her hands clutching onto my clothes tightly. "I can't ask for more."

So if the whole wide world is on your back

If the strength you need is the strength you lack

If you're in a crowd but all alone

If you can't stay here but you can't go home

I nodded, gently stroking her small back. I didn't bring my hand any lower than the bottom of her back, restraining myself. It was nice. Just holding her and not touching her butt…. I should do it more often.

"I wish I could do more for you, Sango," I managed to whisper before I could stop myself. Maybe she wouldn't think of it anymore than just a simple statement of friendship. Maybe, if I'm lucky, she won't know that I truly love her.

"No, Miroku, you're doing just fine… thank you."

I smiled, "You're very welcome."

If you can't answer all the whys

'Cause you're too tired to reach that high

I want you to remember, yeah.

"I know you're always here for me, Miroku," she began. "And I can't tell you how much I appreciate it."

"I can't tell you how much I want to," I whispered.

She lifted her head out of my arms and looked at me. "Why? What makes me so special?"

"Because," I began. "You're Sango. My friend. My partner. My comrade. My…." I paused. Dare I say it? What would she think? Is it too risky? Darn, why can't I just be honest for once?

If you ever need me

You know where to find me

I will be waiting

Where I've always been

"Your what?" She whispered, her voice sounding anxious. She wanted to hear something… but I just hoped it was what she needed – and wanted – to hear.

"My…" I hesitated, trying to form the right words. "Sango, you are my heart."

If you ever need me

You know where to find me

I have never left you

I'm where I've always been

"Your… your heart?" She asked, blinking as if to wake herself from a dream.

I did the same, trying to remember what had just escaped from my giant mouth. "Yes," I said. No point in denying it now. "You are my heart, Sango. I can't tell you how long I have loved you. How, even just holding you in my arms is killing me because I know I can't do more than just hold you. How you look when you walk, the way your body moves so elegantly. How I can't even begin to describe the thousands of ways…."

She was out of my arms now, and about a foot away. She didn't feel the same way, did she? By the looks of tears in her eyes, I guessed not. I sure picked the wrong time to tell her.

"I'm not asking you to love me in return," I added. "I'm not asking anything. I told you what I felt. I told you I love you. All I want is for you to know that I'm always here. By your side. If you ever need me."

Right by your side

I'm right by your side

AN: I will continue this story. This is not the end. I will make the other chapter another songfic. So, don't worry! This is not over! Next chapter is how she reacts! Thanks for reading!