Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this bit of whimsy... especially for the one who's riled up. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 486: Pressing Matters

Kagome knew Sesshoumaru too well to believe his deadly calm, but she wasn't sure what emotion he was hiding. And she really needed to be sure.

"What did Mother say?" he demanded.

"You have an excellent sense of smell."


"I'm sorry, Sesshoumaru-sama. I don't know how to fix this."

"Reparations can wait. There are more pressing matters."

With a whispered apology, she reached for his obi, but he caught her hand and set it against his cheek. "Calm me."

Kagome laughed nervously. "Everything I do riles you up."

"Then do nothing." Taking a slow breath, he whispered, "Hold still."

Original Posting Date: December 21, 2013
Prompt: N/A
Words: 100