Chapter Seven- Night

Inuyasha stood by the door, carefully surveying the shadowed forest. The night was cool and quiet, a light wind shaking the bare branches of the trees.

A faint smell of youkai was on the air, but he decided to ignore it, folding his arms while his ears picked up every sound.

Behind him, Kagome tossed restlessly in her sleep, and he walked back over to the low futon, slipping between the blankets as quietly as he could. She immediately rolled towards him, head on his shoulder.

"Mmm... Inuyasha..." Kagome mumbled sleepily, tucking cold toes around his leg. "You're so warm..."