Princess Mononoke

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Chapter 4 Dedicated to WingBlade818 and PickyPinay for keeping me motivated. ^^ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

"Toki!!!" Ashitaka shouted as he pounded on the door, shifting San in his arms. "Dammit, open up!"

"Who the hell could that be. urgh its way past midnight. Doesn't anyone sleep anymore?" Toki grumbled. Adjusting her robe, she opened the door. There in front of her stood Ashitaka. "Nani? Ashitaka your back so soon?!"

He shoved past her and went to place San down on the futon. "Help her Toki.please." He whispered as he knelt beside the unconscious girl. Toki stared at the site before her.

". Quick! Boil water and get towels. I'm gone to find the healer." She shouted as she ran out on the street, the door sliding shut after her.

As the minutes pasted, the water boiled. Toki appeared soon after. "Shit, the healer went to another village. Shove over!" She grabbed the cloth from his hand. Stripping San of her clothing, Toki cleaned her wounds. With the wet cloth, she wiped away the red sticky blood.

Brows furrowed together in thought, Toki gently prodded at the open wounds. "We're going to cauterize them." She stated. "Grab her dagger and hold it in the fire until it's hot. She's lost too much blood, we can't wait for it to heal over."

"Nani?! We can't do that. Are you crazy? You haven't even done this before, have you?" He said in disbelief. Toki ignored him and handed him the blade.

He stared at the sharp weapon, grasped in his hand. 'Damn her! She always sounds so confident in herself. Does she honestly know what she's going to do?' Ashitaka pondered silently as he obeyed her whim.

Soon after, the metal was glowing. "Hold her steady for me while I do this." Toki said.

Ashitaka gathered up her naked limp form. He couldn't help the blush that came to his face as he cradled her in his arms, turning her slightly so that the wound on her side was visible. He placed his hand in her mouth so that she wouldn't cry out in pain. Blood from the cuts on her face pooled on his skin.

Toki approached with the dagger in her hands. Beads of sweat covered her forehead. She quickly pressed the flat of the blade against the wound. Ashitaka held San steady as she jerked in pain. Her teeth clenched down hard in his hand leaving deep cuts and marks. Her breathing became ragged as her skin seared together. The smell of the burning flesh was nauseating. Toki pulled away leaving behind an ugly red mark. Ashitaka gently turned San over. There was one more on her shoulder blade. They repeated the process over again. Luckily San remained unconscious through it all.

Toki stood up and washed the dagger off of burnt flesh. Ashitaka looked down at the woman before him. She continued to whimper as a tear escaped her closed lids and rolled down her cheek. He pulled out his cut hand from her mouth. Blood dripped off her face and fell on his hand. Her blood mingled with his. Ashitaka gently brushed her tears away with his fingers as Toki reappeared.

"Here it is!" She exclaimed as she held up a weird shaped plant. Kneeling beside San, she broke off a part of the plant. Using the inside of the plant, she rubbed it on the wounds. "Its aloe." She said quietly, "It will help with the burn." After applying the plant medicine, she wrapped San in many blankets and laid her on the futon to rest. "Now that that's done, let's get some sleep." Toki said to Ashitaka.

Too tired to argue, Ashitaka agreed. 'What can tomorrow possibly bring?' Ashitaka thought. Without another word said, they both fell asleep.

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A/N- Yeah! I finally finished another chapter. Sorry for the wait though, I crashed my computer and I've been busy. It was going to be shorter but I was like, "Naw, now that would really piss people off." So I didn't. It still is really short, but I tried to make it long. I think it sucks too. I dunno, just wasn't in the mood that's all. Oh and if your thinking, "Where's the conflict and all that stuff?" I'm getting to it! I have it all plotted out. it will just take a while to get there. Be patient. ok not 4 months patient, but the plot will get rolling soon enough. Its mostly fluff for now, sorry. Well in regards to your reviews here's what I have to say:

Wingblade818- Gomenasai. I don't mean to piss people off, well ok.not ff.net people anyway. ^^ But if I'm being too slow, just review and say, "Damn it hurry up and write. Were sick of tired of waiting!" Or something like that. Usually when someone swears at me or is angry with me to continue it gives me motivation. Thanks for reviewing!

PickyPinay- Arigatou! ^^ Your review helped me write this chapter. I honestly didn't think that people would like my fic.I guess I thought wrong. Oh and if you see any more grammatical errors, tell me please. It would help me out a lot. Thanks!

Nigel- Was that a good cliffie?! Lol ^^ I guess it was. Well that was Chapter 4. I hope you liked it. Chapter 5 will be out soon. Thanks so much for your support!

AmmoVixen- Yes I do understand what you said. I hope this chapter was long enough though. Oh and I think ill take you up on that offer of yours. Since you're an expert on the movie. Could you answer my question? What is that guys name. You know the short one that wears those high heal sandals? I think he has a red nose. Lol. I can't remember and I can't find the movie anywhere since we moved. If you could help me out that would be great! Thanks a lot!

FantasyGirl- Thank you so much. Your opinion means a lot to me. Thanks!

Sparkling Cyanide- lol. Nee-chan you really do know how to keep me motivated. Sniff sniff you were right.as always. It was collecting dust!!! Hahaha Talk to ya later! Bye!

Thank you everyone! Oh and I already started Chapter 5. Expect it soon. ^^ Special Thanks to Leala for editing my chapter. You go girl! Ja ne!