Title: Ingenuity

Author: paws-bells

Beta-ed by: MelissaRose85

Characters/Pairing: Higurashi Kagome and Sesshoumaru

Type: Drabble (Complete)

Genre: General/Humor

Word Count: 466

Theme: LJ Community, ebony_silks Week 72: Drabble theme – Ingenuity

Rating: K (Content suitable for most ages)

Disclaimer: Inuyasha belongs to Takahashi Rumiko-san.

AU/Canon: Canon

Summary: Nobody ever said that Inuyasha was a genius, not even his own mama. Third place winner for ebony_silks Week 72 drabble challenge.

Created on: 25/11/08

Completed on: 25/11/08

Chapter Last Revised on: 02/04/09


Kagome was not appreciating the circumstances of her current situation. Not that she was to blame; she sincerely doubted that anyone who happened to be in her shoes would appreciate having animal guts slathered all over themselves as if it was some sort of morbid body lotion. Just the smell of the raw offal made her want to gag miserably, and whose bloody (literally) idea was it to offer liver-flavored miko as bait to draw out the resident evil, shikon shard-hoarding youkai that seemed to be terrorizing every village that they entered?

Oh wait, it was Inuyasha.

The Inu hanyou wasn't very thrilled by his decision either, but then again, it wasn't as if he had a choice. This particular youkai that they were tracking had a most vexing ability to turn invisible at will, and it didn't help matters at all that it seemed to relish in bloodletting and feasting upon the internal organs of the hapless villagers that had been at his mercy.

Kagome did not even want to ruminate on certain parts of the experience—like if she was being decorated with the remains of an animal…or human.

To make the long story short, she was the one elected to be the lure because apparently, she was the 'most useless' human amongst their group. Three sittings and a pissed off Inuyasha later, here she was, being doused with blood like some sacrificial victim whereas Inuyasha lectured her on the plan. For the fifteenth time. In half an hour.

The poor miko was very close to losing her temper, and then Sesshoumaru just had to stroll into the clearing, and as always, was picture perfect. Kagome felt about as attractive as a butchered pig as those impassive golden eyes landed upon her briefly, before shifting away to study the rest of the surprised Inu Tachi.

For a moment, no one spoke.

However, before Inuyasha could recover enough to bristly demand answers for this abrupt visit, the silver-haired Taiyoukai turned soundlessly and exited as gracefully and as swiftly as he had first appeared, no doubt uninterested in antagonizing his half-sibling this time around.

"What was that about?" Sango asked, bewildered.

"I believe that Sesshoumaru-sama may have sensed our presence and was merely curious about the scent of blood that permeated the area, Lady Sango." Miroku replied.

Inuyasha snorted loudly. "It's none of his goddamn business."

But it made sense, since the Inu youkai had left immediately once his curiosity was assuaged. Unfortunately, that didn't keep Kagome from feeling like the complete idiot she must have appeared to be. Face streaked with drying blood, the miko glowered fiercely at her oblivious hanyou companion.

Inuyasha's 'ingenious' idea had better work, or that brother of his was going to be the furthest thing he had to worry about.


::owari::


Questions That I Would Like To Answer Before You Ask:

This may appear like a random shot, I know, but that's what this drabble collection is about. It will look messy and disjointed in the beginning, but be assured that the various pieces of Sesshoumaru/Kagome interaction will form a complete picture in the end. Also, for those who are curious, all drabbles will be in canon-verse.

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--paws