River of Love

By: Chibi Silver Neko

Summary: First attempt at Shigure x Tohru. Shigure has always been fond Tohru, whom he calls his 'little flower'. But what happens when his brotherly instincts slowly turn into love? How will our favorite dog tell his beloved Riceball how he feels? Will she return his love? Shigure x Tohru fluff.


Silver: I'm feeling kind of bored and I've always wanted to try a new pairing out. Shigure x Tohru! Lol. Well, I hope all you Shigure x Tohru fans like it. Please, no flaming . . . -hides behind a curtain- And Tohru is at a decent age, like 18, just so it won't be a minor being kissed by an adult. -hides behind the curtains more-
Disclaimer: I don't own Fruits Basket or the song, River of Love. River of Love belongs to LeAnn Rimes. Fruits Basket belongs to Natsuki Takuya-sama! No suing.
" . . . " - talking

' . . . ' - thinking

italics - song


"Aaah, breakfast time!" The dark haired man smiled as the brown haired girl set a plate of steaming food in front of him, "Tohru-kun, did I mention that your food is the best, my sweet little flower?" He smiled more as Tohru giggled with a smile.

"Hai, you did, Shigure-san." Tohru replied quietly, blushing as she sat across from him.

Before putting the food to his lips, the Inu looked around for his two cousins, "Where are Kyo-kun and Yuki-kun, I can't eat all this delicious food by myself."

"Oh, that's right, Kyo-kun is at Kazuma-san's and Yuki-kun is visiting his parents for the weekend, with Ayame-san." Tohru answered as she lifted her chopsticks to her lips.

"Well, I guess it's just you and me, ne, my little flower?" Shigure smiled, winking at her.

My heart's been thirsty

My spirit's runnin' dry

And I think I feel a drop of rain

I see the lightning

Strikin' the sky

Sometimes a stone can bring a change

Now your love comin' back

Like the water all around me

This feelin' here inside

Is rising like a tide to the sea

Tohru let out a giggle once more, almost dropping her tea. The sound of Tohru's laughter was comforting to Shigure, making his heart swell up with pride. The Inu has always been fond of her. Everytime she was down or in trouble, he would try to make her laugh, before getting thumped by Kyo or Yuki, who were just as protective of her as he was. Tohru gasped as she spilled the tea all over the table.

Take me away on the river of love

I wanna go where you go

Take me away on the river of love

Just let me roll with the flow

On the river of love

"Oh, I'm so sorry, Shigure-san! I am so clumsy!" Tohru chirped, spazzing out.

Shigure laughed and quickly walked over to her, taking his hand in hers, "Tohru-kun, don't worry about the tea."

"But . . . I spilled it . . . "

Now I don't worry 'bout what's round the bends

As long as you're by my side

My destination is right where I am

I'm just enjoyin' the ride

When I needed your love

It rained down from above me

Now I'm over my head

And i can feel it set me free

Before she could say anything else, Shigure's lips were over hers, silencing her in a gentle kiss. Tohru's cheeks turned dark, becoming hot as her heart fluttered. Shigure released her hands, slipping an arm around her waist, drawing her few inches closer. He nipped her lips affectionately as his free hand ran through her brown locks, earning a kiss from the onigiri. Tohru blushed more as Shigure broke the kiss, turning his gaze away from her.

Take me away on the river of love

I wanna go where you go

Take me away on the river of love

Just let me roll with the flow

On the river of love

Shigure hesitated, nervously running his hand through his hair, "Gomen, Tohru-kun, I didn't know what came over me . . . " He replied, quickly standing.

Before he walked away, Tohru grabbed the sleeve of his gray robe, "No, It's ok, Shigure-san! I actually enjoyed it!" She blurted.

Ooooh yeah, on the river of love

Ooooh yeah, on the river of love

The dark haired Sohma immediately froze, his eyes widening as she blushed more in embarrassment.

My heart's been thirsty

My spirit's runnin' dry

And I think I feel a drop of rain

I see the lightning

Strikin' the sky

Sometimes a stone can bring a change

Now your love comin' back

Like the water all around me

This feelin' here inside

Is rising like a tide to the sea

Shigure glanced back at her, "You enjoyed it?"

Tohru's face now turned red as she nodded, looking at the floor, "I don't know why, but I did."

Shigure chuckled and knelt down beside her once more, cupping her cheek in his hand, "Tohru-kun, I'm glad . . . I'm glad that you enjoyed that kiss. Because you know why?"

Take me away on the river of love

I wanna go where you go

Take me away on the river of love

Just let me roll with the flow

On the river of love

The onigiri shook her head, confusion written in her eyes. Shigure leaned in close to her and planted a kiss on her nose.

Now I don't worry 'bout
what's round the bends
As long as you're by my side
My destination is right where I am
I'm just enjoyin' the ride
When I needed your love
It rained down from above me
Now I'm over my head
And i can feel it set me free

"Because I love you . . . " He whispered in her ear before standing and walking away.

Take me away on the river of love
I wanna go where you go
Take me away on the river of love
Just let me roll with the flow
On the river of love

Tohru blushed deeply as she watched her guardian walk into his office. Her face softened as a river of love flooded into her heart and she smiled.

Ooooh yeah, on the river of love
Ooooh yeah, on the river of love

I love you too, Shigure-san . . . She whispered in her heart.

Ooooh yeah, on the river of love
Ooooh yeah, on the river of love


Japanese Words

Hai - yes

-san - used at the end of one's name in respect

-kun - used at the end of a boy's name

Ne - right?

Gomen - sorry


Silver: Well, that's my Shigure x Tohru fic. I hoped you all enjoyed it. Leave a review on your way out.
June 30, 2006 - I fixed this chapter up. I will fix up all of others too. I've gotten some reviews about some errors.