Chapter 1: Inuyasha POV

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these characters, I am only writing a fan fiction!

Author: Ject

"Come on Kagome, don't go!" InuYasha scrambled after her as she headed toward the well.

"It's better if I go now, while Sango is away. This way I can get some stuff we're running low on. Don't worry. I'll take the shards with me. You, Miroku, and Shippo stay here. I'll be back in a few days."

"But Kagome…"

"No, I'm leaving. Just watch Shippo, and watch what supplies we do have." Kagome kissed InuYasha goodbye, handed him a bag with a few supplies, and leapt down the well.

"Well that's just perfect. Tonight was gonna be the night."

InuYasha and Kagome's relationship had been so strange lately. He loved her. They had finally confessed their feelings and had taken their relationship to a new level. He took every chance he could to hold her and kiss her. And InuYasha had thought that he was finally ready to take their relationship to the greatest level. It would be slow and beautiful.

Of course, he had decided this months ago, and all of his advances in that direction had been put off by Kagome. And now, just as he had finally decided that he had waited long enough, she had to up and leave!

And dammit, he wanted her so bad!

He loved her, not for her body, but her mind and personality. But that didn't stop his body from reacting strongly whenever he was around her.

And he didn't want to be left alone with Miroku.

Lately, his feelings for Kagome had gotten very mixed up, and it was all Miroku's fault, and he didn't even know it.

FlashbackTwo Weeks Before

InuYasha walked through the forest. He had left the girls behind with Shippo, to look for Miroku. The monk had left suddenly. He was supposed to be helping InuYasha carry firewood, but it seemed as though he didn't want to be near anyone lately, especially InuYasha. 'Oh well,' the hanyou thought, 'even if he doesn't wanna see me, he's going to.' The girls were busy helping Kaede, and Shippo was entertaining some of the children from the village.

When InuYasha found Miroku, he did a double take. He was kneeling down in the river, and, to InuYasha's surprise and dismay, he was completely naked, save for the cloth on his hand and his beads.

InuYasha's dismay at a naked Miroku faded as he hid in the shadows and spied upon the monk's form. Usually swathed in dark robes, one would never guess at what the hanyou's eyes fell upon.

Miroku, who most women despised for being a pervert, was a sight to behold. 'Those women don't know what they're missing,' thought InuYasha, before he could catch himself. Kneeling how he was, with his back toward InuYasha, the hanyou could only see the monk's back and shoulders, and the nape of his neck. His hair was soaked, as if he had dunked himself before kneeling. It was also out of its usual ponytail. InuYasha's thoughts wandered for a moment, to thoughts of him wandering to thoughts of his hands running through Miroku's hair. 'But wait a minute,' he asked himself, 'what am I thinking?' He shook his head, as if to clear it of dangerous thoughts but he could still not move his eyes from the monk's form.

His shoulders, broad and sturdy, took InuYasha by surprise. InuYasha could see the muscles rippling in Miroku's back. InuYasha felt his face turn red as he realized that if Miroku were to lean away from him, he would have a very clear view of the monk's behind. As it was, the water was clear, but moving, so InuYasha could only see a tantalizing outline of the monk. InuYasha closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Turning away, he heard movement in the water. He looked back just in time to see Miroku rise, and lift his head to the sky. InuYasha now had the finest view anyone had ever had of the monk. InuYasha felt moisture on both his upper lip and chin. 'Great,' he thought, 'a nosebleed and drool.' He started to laugh, but when he realized the implications, he turned around and ran.

End Flashback

Just remembering Miroku's form that day was enough to make the hanyou blush fiercely. Also, his apparent lust for the monk had led him to a theory: that this feeling for Miroku was a passing phase. If he and Kagome made love, then the phase would be out of his system, and gone from his thoughts.

But being left alone with Miroku may be his undoing…