"No!"

"Please, Kyo, for me?"

"I said no," Kyo snarled.

"Fine. Then I'm just going to carry you anyway." Tohru kneeled over scooping up the obstinate cat.

Kyo bristled against her touch, turning a willful gaze over his feline shoulder, "Damn it Tohru, this wouldn't have happened if you weren't so clumsy.

"I'm sorry Kyo," she replied softly.

Kyo's shoulders drooped, 'damn it, you made her sad again.' twitching his tail in agitation he glanced back at her once more. "I guess, it's not all your fault," he muttered.

"Really?" she brightened, squeezing him a little tighter.

"Yeah, now stop squeezing me, I can't breathe."

"Sorry," she replied cheerily, an extra bounce in her step as they made their way back to the house.

She wouldn't be telling Kyo, she'd run into him on purpose. Just for the chance to spend time with him in cat form. At least not right now at least.


A/N: Originally written for the secret ingredient 'Willful' at the monthly contest community Fanfic_bakeoff