A/N: i do not own the characters of this story. all mistakes are mine alone.

originally posted exclusively on the 53 comm at LJ way back in nov. so i thought it was about time to post it other places now.

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Bad friends

Gojyo grunted loudly as his back hit the wall. "What the…" he started.

"You prick." Hissed the angry Sanzo priest. "You're lucky I don't just kill you right now." Sanzo edged in closer to the still slightly wheezing redhead, wedging a knee between Gojyo's long legs. "Can't you keep your pants zipped just once?"

"Listen princess, what's got you so pissed? Miss me?"

"Quiet."

Gojyo gave a pained hiss as Sanzo's knee made contact with his crotch. "Hey watch the jewels asshole." His head rocked backwards as Sanzo's clenched fist made contact with his jaw. "Shit Sanzo, what the hell's wrong with you?" he swung his arm out and his own fist made contact with the blonde's stomach. "You're acting jealous. Is that what it is?"

It was Sanzo's turn to wheeze. "What the hell would I be jealous of? You fucking some whore? Or where you the whore this time?"

"What? Look I told you…"

"Lies." Sanzo stood up straight. "It's all lies."

"What's got your panties in such a twist?"

"Which one of those sluts was it?"

"What the hell are you talking about?" Gojyo blinked several times. "I was playing cards, you saw me."

"Yeah I did. Which one of the five that were hanging all over you did you go with?"

"None of them."

Sanzo narrowed his eyes. "You expect me to believe that you spent all this time gambling?"

"Yeah I did."

"'Ch." Sanzo turned toward the window and lit a cigarette. He was trying hard to ignore that the water sprite was walking up behind him.

Gojyo slowly slid his arms around the slender waist of the man standing in front of him. "Sanzo you've got to get over this insecurity, I'm not gonna cheat on you or leave you…ever. I love you." He began to tenderly kiss the pale neck. "Grumpy dumpling."

Sanzo sighed. "I just can't seem to help it. I know I should trust you…"

"But?" Gojyo's hands skimmed the plains of Sanzo's stomach. "I know, I know it's just hard for you to trust anyone." He held out his hand. "Come on lets go to bed. I'll show you how much I love you."

"Sex doesn't equal love."

"Yeah I know but other than holding your hand and doing all that affectionate stuff you hate it's what I've got for now." He began to cautiously undress the slightly resisting blond. "Relax baby."

Sanzo sighed deeply. "I love you too." Then chuckled lightly. "I'll try to remember about trusting you."

In the morning as Gojyo was getting ready for the beginning of the day he noticed that Sanzo was still face down on the bed, sound asleep. Dropping his razor and towel he slowly peeled back the blanket and stood admiring the soft flesh of Sanzo's backside.

Temptation got the best of him. He just had to find out how it felt against the stubble of his unshaven cheeks.

Sanzo's eyes slammed open at the unusual feeling of roughness against the softness of his ass. "WHAT THE HELL? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?" He bounded from the bed and yanked his jeans on quickly. "You asshole." He grabbed the towel and threw it at the giggling redhead.

"But you have such a sweet ass Sanzo."

"Shut up, moron."

"Love you baby."

Sanzo grumbled angrily. "That's why I never sleep naked." Pushing the towel down around the half breed's shoulders and leaning in close he kissed the smiling face in front of him. "Don't you dare do that again. And I love you too."