For: Littleduchess

Pairing: Sango/Miroku

Theme: Pride

Words: 147

Stronger Than Pride

Miroku's playful behavior confounded Sango from the moment they met.

She had never encountered such a lecherous, manipulative man in all her life, and she'd be damned if she was going to let herself fall victim to his charms.

He'd swindle people for food—and she'd bop him on the head.

He'd make passes at other women—and she'd bop him on the head.

He'd try to caress her bottom—and she'd bop him on the head, although perhaps with a bit less ferocity.

And still she'd repeat to herself, "Like hell I'm going to fall for that stupid, lecherous monk!"

But when he risked his life to save hers, and asked her to live together with him, Sango did the hardest thing she'd ever have to do. She swallowed her pride, and said yes. Because there was one thing stronger than pride, and that was love.