Disclaimer: Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi.

A/N: Written for the "Smell" drabble theme at IYIssekiwa.

A Malodorous Dilemma

Totosai was leaning against his cave wall. Things were a lot duller now that he didn't have to run around helping out his deceased master's idiot sons.

Suddenly he sniffed the air and a foul stench hit him as though Inuyasha had smacked his head.

"Good gracious! What is that horrid stink? And where is it coming from?"

The volcanic land that Totosai inhabited was always full of noxious vapors, but this was something else entirely.

He went outside and looked around. Momo, his companion and mode of transportation, was grazing.

"Momo!" he cried. "When was the last time you took a bath...? Has two thousand years passed already?! To the lake with you!"

Totosai shooed Momo toward the nearest lake. When they reached it, Momo stopped at the water's edge and refused to step further.

"Go on, Momo!" Totosai yelled, shoving him. "Get in, I say!"

Momo turned back towards the cave.

"You insubordinant cow!" Totosai tried to pull Momo back by the tail. "Get in, confound you!"

Momo let out a loud "Moooo!" and kicked out his hind legs.

Kersplash! Totosai fell into the lake!

He spluttered, and stood up, dripping from head to toe.

Suddenly the scowl faded from his face.

"Why, Momo, I do believe I owe you an apology. I think your antics have rid us of our malodorous dilemma."

Momo snorted haughtily. It was about time the old geezer had a bath. After all, Momo was the one who had to carry him everywhere!