Summary: Sometimes it's the little things in life…KK

A/N: I'm a psycho…that's the only explanation for my starting another collection of oneshots.

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096: Writer's Choice

Kenshin Himura was going to kill Sanosuke Sagara, something that he promptly told him, with a few profanities in between.

But Sano just laughed. "See ya!" he exclaimed with a snicker, but not before tossing a small key on the bed, tantalizingly out of Kenshin's reach.

Kenshin shook his bound hands against his bed frame. "Slow and painful death!"

"Nah, I think you're gonna thank me later," Sano called from outside the bedroom before slamming the front door shut.

"Damn it!" Kenshin hissed before looking up at his handcuffed hands that were attached to his bed frame. At first he was proud of Sano for becoming a police officer, but now he wished that he never even graduated high school.

He stretched his leg out, hoping to slide the key over. Perhaps if he grabbed it with his toes…he would be able to lift his leg to his hands…and then what? There was no way he was going to be able to free himself. Not without help.

"Kenshin? Are you home?"

He first found himself sighing with relief. He wouldn't have to stay in this ridiculous position for long, and then he'd be able to kick Sano's ass. But then he realized that this was Kaoru. There was no way she was going to free him right away. She would probably laugh for about ten minutes and mock him for an even longer amount of time after that.

So, basically, this was going to be degrading.

Perhaps if he kept quiet, she would leave? And maybe then Sano would come back and free him? Of course Kaoru was going to find out either way, but at least if she was told by Sano, she wouldn't have the actual mental image of Kenshin being handcuffed to his bed.

But no such luck. He could hear footsteps getting closer to the bedroom.

He held his breath when she came into his sight. She was carrying a coffee; the purse he had bought for her birthday was swaying a little on her elbow as she stood perfectly still, taking in the sight before her. Her blue eyes started at his bound hands, moving down his lithe frame, making him shiver, before landing on the silver key by his feet, glinting in the sunlight.

She raised an eyebrow at him. "Kinky."

A/N: I love oneshots, they're so great :) Hey all you fellow writers out there: have you guys been having problems uploading documents onto FF? It took me nearly 5 times to upload this.

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