A/N: Sorry for the LATE update. Especially to Sunset, as I told her I would update at Christmas. I started on this then, but it took me this long to complete it. . Thanks for all of the reviews!
Chapter 3: A "Chance" Encounter
The Killing Perfection jumped through the window into his very own room. He didn't even pay any attention to Byakuya, who was leaning back in his rocking chair; trying to appear nonchalant.
"Magnificent show, Boss!" Byakuya praised with a couple of claps for the fun it.
The Killing Perfection didn't even turn to his subordinate, but instead got busy getting out of his disguise. "I told you not to doubt."
Byakuya chuckled. "That you did." He then stood up and walked over to his boss and clapped him on the back. "Good job there, Boss, she's completely smitten!"
The Killing Perfection paused as he smirked. "Good."
"So..." Byakuya drawled with a coy smile. "What's the plan now, eh?"
The Killing perfection glared. "Why do you think I would tell you?"
Byakuya chuckled. "Because I'm sure you're going to have me use my abilities to spy on the lass."
"Hn, you guessed right," the Killing Perfection almost reluctantly admitted.
Byakuya laughed. "Sorry, Boss, I've known you too long and too good to not know that."
The Killing Perfection leveled him a look. "Well, this is what you will do..."
A few days later...
In the early morning Rin was lying in bed, thinking of none other than "Sir Montblanc". She blushed as she remembered the way he had held her... Especially by the way he had kissed her... She turned a deep red at the particular memory.
Suddenly she sighed. 'I haven't seen him since, I sure hope I do see him soon...' she thought; forlorn.
Finally she got out of bed and went down to breakfast; one that she knew only her and her father would be present for.
"Good morning, Father!" Rin greeted.
"Good morning, Rin," the Sheriff wished back as he looked up from his coffee.
Rin got herself some food and as she did so, she noticed a rose by the window. "Hm, I've never seen this flower before. It sure is pretty," she mused to herself. She then turned and sat before her father. "So, are you going into town today?"
"Of course, those bandits don't sleep for long. I'm surprised at how quiet they have been lately."
"Hm..." Rin hummed.
"What about you?" the sheriff asked. "Are you going to do anything special today?"
"Well, I was thinking about going out to pick some flowers and have a look around," she mused.
"Well, just be careful and don't go too far," the sheriff warned.
"I won't," Rin replied with a smile.
At the Killing Perfection's hideout...
Byakuya was smiling coyly at the rose in his hand... "Well, well..." he murmured before springing up. He rushed to his boss' room and headed straight to the bed, where the Killing Perfection still slept. "Hey, boss!" he bellowed.
The Killing Perfection opened one eye and glared at him with it. "What is it?" he demanded coldly.
"Look, I know your meeting went late into the night, but I thought you would like to know that your Miss Rin is going to have a nice venture out into the countryside all alone."
At hearing that, the infamous outlaw quickly sat up. "Good work," he murmured as he got out of bed and started to get dressed.
Byakuya looked at his boss' choice of clothes as if he had lost his marbles. "Have you forgotten that you are the regal Sir Montblanc?"
"She knows that I don't often wear what I did, and besides it's impractical for the plans I have," the Killing Perfection passively explained.
"Ah," Byakuya sounded with an amused smile. "Sounds fun and just what are these plans?"
"Why should I tell you?" the infamous outlaw asked coldly.
"Because that's the only way I'll find out! I wouldn't dare follow you two."
"Then you'll just never know," the Killing Perfection replied as he left the room.
"Hmph, that's no fun!" Byakuya pouted.
Rin was in a patch of wild flowers; picking the prettiest she could fine. She was humming contently to herself, enjoying her task.
"Fancy meeting you here," a deep voice spoke behind her.
Rin whirled around to see none other than the one who was always on her mind lately. "Sir Montblanc!"
The Killing Perfection smiled. "How are you, Miss Rin?"
Rin rushed over to him. "I'm fine, how are you? What are you doing out here? Of course I'm happy to see you!"
The Killing Perfection chuckled with amusement in his eyes. "I'm fine and I am out for a ride." Then he leaned forward. "And I'm happy that I ran into you."
Rin blushed prettily and looked down. "I've been wanting to see you..." she shyly mumbled.
"As I have you," the Killing Perfection replied softly and brushed a strand of hair behind her ear, further flustering the girl. He smirked in satisfaction. "I was curious if you would care to join me?"
Rin looked down, suddenly downcast. "I would love to, but I didn't bring a horse."
The Killing Perfection leaned over and put his mouth next to her ear. "Then we can share my horse," he whispered; his lips lightly brushing against her ear.
Rin's face heated up and all she could do was nod her head.
The Killing Perfection leaned back and smirked as he held out a hand to her. She shyly took it and allowed him to lead her over to his white stallion. The Killing Perfection took hold of her by her waist and easily hoisted her up onto the horse's back. He allowed his hands to linger a bit before pulling them back and then easily mounted behind her. Rin blushed as he reached around to take hold of the reins and urged the horse to go.
Rin looked back over her shoulder to try and look at the Killing Perfection's face. "Where are we going?"
The Killing Perfection smirked. "You'll see."
Rin cutely pouted. "Why not tell me?"
The Killing Perfection chuckled in amusement and the leaned over to whisper in her ear. "It's a surprise."
Rin's face heated up instantly at the hot breath on her ear, which effectively caused her to be silent.
The sheriff was riding with his outfit over some rough terrain. Soon the sheriff ordered them to stop, which they all instantly did, except for Kohaku who stopped by his leader.
"Well..." the sheriff muttered while looking around.
Kohaku looked over at the older man. "Do you think the Killing Perfection's hideout is out here?"
"I don't know... But this would be a good place for it," the sheriff replied.
Kohaku turned his gaze back to the countryside. "That's for sure."
The sheriff sighed. "I would love to find it before that gold shipment arrives."
"Yeah, I know what you mean."
"Well, on all accounts, we should start planning on security for the carriage or we'll lose it to some bandit even if it's not the Killing Perfection."
"I can always ask for backup from the government. And if you don't mind me saying so, we could fix a trap for the Killing Perfection as well."
The sheriff looked over at the young man and smiled. "Now, that's an idea! Let's plan a good trap for our "old friend"."
In Sesshomaru's hideout...
Byakuya was gazing at his rose once more. A smile graced his lips and he got a glazed look in his eyes. "A gold shipment? How enticing!" he exclaimed, but soon he frowned. "A trap? Hm, I best warn the Boss of this. Sounds like they're stepping up their game."
Then out of the blue he laughed. "Well, no matter! They are fools if they think they can trap the Killing Perfection. If anything this will make things more interesting!"
Byakuya gazed back at his rose. "Yes, Sheriff, do set that trap of yours! Give some excitement to my life besides my boss's love life." He then frowned as another thought entered his mind. "Speaking of which I wonder where that demon got off to..."
Moments of silence passed by...
"Hm... No fair, Boss," Byakuya pouted.
The Killing Perfection was guiding his horse through a winding trail.
Rin looked back at him. "You're not taking me somewhere dangerous are you?"
He chuckled. "I would never do that to you."
"Then where?" Rin pouted.
"We're almost there," he replied with a smirk.
As they took a sharp turn they went under some thick vines and suddenly they entered the most beautiful flower field Rin had ever seen...
Rin gasped and looked around all around her with sparkly eyes. "It's gorgeous!"
The Killing Perfection smirked. "I'm glad you like it."
The outlaw guided his horse to a stop and gracefully dismounted. He turned to the young lady and slowly lowered her down; the whole time keeping eye contact with her. She blushed prettily under his gaze, which gave him great amusement as always.
"Why do you always do that?" Rin whispered; too shy to speak any louder.
The outlaw smirked. "Do what?" he asked; knowing full well what she was referring to.
"You know..." she trailed off; her blush getting hotter.
"Oh, really? Why don't you tell me?" he asked; bringing his mouth to her ear; causing her blush to go down her neck as she felt his hot breath on the sensitive area. "Cause I might be thinking something different. We don't want to cause any kind of confusion now, do we?"
Rin mutely shook her head; too embarrassed to do anything more.
The outlaw smirked triumphantly and his voice lowered when he spoke again. "Now tell me what it is."
Rin's blush deepened further if that was even possible. "...are ... me..."
The outlaw smirked' enjoying every moment of this. "What was that? I didn't catch it all."
"Stare... at... me..." she was finally able to mumble out.
The outlaw chuckled. "I never stared at you."
Rin quickly looked up at him; confusion in her eyes. "Yes, you do," she pouted.
The outlaw let out another laugh. "I do not stare at you. I gaze at you. There's a difference," he purred.
Rin blushed. "There is?" she asked in a small voice.
"Very much so. A gaze holds far more significance. It holds longing..."
Flustered, Rin looked down; not knowing how to respond.
The outlaw dropped a kiss on her hair and chuckled. "Come, I sure you wish to admire the flowers."
Rin looked over at the flowers; obviously relieved for the distraction. Her expression changed completely as she happily took in the scenery while they walked around.
The outlaw let out another laugh. "How amusing."
Rin looked up at her escort; ready to make a retort, but stopped when she noticed his content expression. 'That's the first time I have seen him so relaxed. Usually he seems on guard for some reason...' she brushed the thought off and smiled back. 'Yes, I have definitely fallen head of heels in love with him...' she thought as they gazed into each other's eyes.