Inuyasha
Crouches,
His back
To you
In some
Abandoned
Farmhouse
After a battle,
Hitoe and Kosode
Hanging loose
About
His waist,
Fast-healing
Wound
Exposed…

Shippo
Chatters on,
Stuffing
His face,
Kirara dozes
As Sango
Fends off
Miroku's
Hands while
Tending to
His wounds-
Both
Shoot you
Knowing
Looks...

Had you
Not seen
Your latest
Enemy casually
Punch through
Inuyasha's chest,
You'd listen
To him brag
About being
Different-
But you hate
Thinking of
Him in pain-
So you insist
On helping…

Only to pause,
Face hot
At the feel
Of his skin-
Warm silk
Over steel,
Sango
Hides her mouth
With one hand,
Averting
Her face,
Shippo chatters,
Oblivious,
(Did Miroku
Just wink?)

Inuyasha
Glares over
His shoulder
At you,
Amber eyes
Glinting-
"What?"
"Ohhhh,
Nothing."
You reply,
Spraying
Antiseptic
On his wound–
Followed by
Gauze and
Tape…

He smells
Of sandalwood,
Sweat and steel-
Your face
Grows
Warmer-
Miroku smirks.
Sango giggles.
Shippo pauses-
Kirara stares.
Again,
Inuyasha
Glares over
His shoulder
"What?"

Now Sango's
Giggling
Uncontrollably
Miroku's all
But slapping
The floor,
Shippo
Grins wickedly
Around a
Lollipop you
Gave him
This morning,
Kirara's got
Both ears forward.
"What??"

"Nothing!"
You reply,
Face burning,
As you
Gently ease
Inuyasha's
Hitoe and Kosode
Back over his
Bandaged
Shoulder,
When what
You really
Want to do
Is kiss
Him…

Grumbling,
Inuyasha stands,
Sango rolls
Her eyes-
Miroku takes
Interest in
His rosary,
While Shippo
Rediscovers
His lollipop,
Kirara on his lap.
Inuyasha
Stomps off-
"You people
Are all insane!"