I chanted and prayed and wished and hoped then I woke up and realized that my dream of owning Rurouni Kenshin was nothing more than an odd need top go to the bathroom

In other words.. No own, no sue.

Got this idea after the weather we had here in town tonight. A fallen tree missed my Boyfriend's car by three inches.

A/U Present times

Kenshin - 27, teacher of umm.. stuff.. Kaoru - 22, works at the same school? Maybe? Not planning to get that in depth

Stormy Weather Kenshin sighed as he looked to the sky. A dark line of clouds threatened in the distance moving at an incredible rate of speed towards him. He closed his car door and walked across Kaoru's yard while still watching the clouds. As he was about to knock on the door it was opened with a quick yank. "Oro? Kaoru," he grinned smugly. "Were you watching for me?"

"Of course not, Kenshin," Kaoru answered stepping outside. "I don't have the blinds open. I just heard, we're under a heavy thunderstorm warning. I wanted to see the clouds." She looked up. "I understand completely." With a light step she ran halfway down her front yard's pebbled walkway. "They're moving so fast! Hmmm.." Kaoru pivoted around and smiled. "Would you mind if I stood you up tonight?"

"Uh. Kaoru," Kenshin stepped towards her. "Koishii, I have no problems being stood up by you if you continue to wear that very same robe this entire evening, but don't you think it would be better if you moved inside? I'd hate for your neighbors to get an eyeful." He hooked an arm around her back and pulled her tight up against him. "Have I ever told you how adorable you are in bunny slippers?"

Kaoru giggled and danced out of his arms and back through her front door. "I'd hate to get caught out at a restaurant in this weather. Let's just stay in tonight. I just picked up a new DVD."

Kenshin followed her inside and smiled at the now familiar sight of the inside of her house. "Looks like you were in the process of something here." He picked up one of the pieces of clothing that were scattered over the couch. With a quick blush he sat the small bit of cloth back down. A smack on the back of his head told him that he'd been noticed.

"Kenshin no baka, I was doing laundry." She picked up the same piece he'd just put down. "Did you know that this little piece of cloth had to be hand washed and laid flat to dry just so that particular sheen would stay in the fabric?" She grinned at the blush on his face. "I think I'll wear these next time we go out along with the matching bra." Kaoru laughed aloud as his face went entirely red. She threw her arms around his neck as she continued to laugh. "Kenshin, I love you. You're just too cute."

He sighed and buried his face in her hair. "You're a bad influence on me, Kaoru. How can I continue to be a peaceful teacher when you keep inciting me to do terrible things?"

Kaoru lowered her arms slightly and ran her hands down his back. "Terrible things?"

His violet eyes were sparkling, but she couldn't see. "Terrible, terrible things. Unspeakable acts against all who look at my woman."

"Mou.. So possessive. I'm a modern woman, you know."

Kenshin pulled back slightly and grinned down at her. "Mmmhmm.. A modern woman in bunny slippers." She giggled and smiled at him. "Kaoru?"


"I'm about to commit one of those unspeakable acts."

"A terrible act?"

"It would be considered a sin to any other man."

"That bad?"

He smiled and pulled back slightly. "Yeah, that bad." With a quick smirk and a flash of red hair he bent quickly and scoped her up into his arms.

"Kenshin! Put me do.." He hugged her close to his chest and tickled her face with his bangs. Kaoru laughed softly and twined her arms around his neck. "This doesn't seem so bad. Now what?"

"Now comes the bad part." He began walking further into her house passing the doors that led to the kitchen and dining room. Kaoru just held on as he made a beeline for her bedroom. "Kenshin," she said softly.

He stood beside her bed and looked into her eyes. "So lovely," he whispered. Kaoru sighed as he lowered his head to gently touch his lips to hers. A soft teasing kiss then


Kaoru shrieked as she felt herself fall.. Right into her messy unmade bed covered with a pile of feather pillows and a bunched up comforter. Kenshin laughed loudly as she rolled around waving her arms trying to right herself. "Kenshin!"

He quickstepped out of the room and closed the door behind him. "Put some clothes on Kaoru. I'll clean off the couch. We'll stay in tonight and watch your new movie."

She poked her head out of her bedroom and stuck her tongue out at him. With a quick giggle she pulled her head back inside before his fingers reached her as he reached out a hand to grab her. "Alright, Mou.. What a terrible thing, to scare me like that. I'll get dressed now," she yelled through the door.

Kenshin smiled as he walked back towards the front of the house. "I was actually thinking more of the terrible thing being to tell you to put some clothes on," he said loudly. His smile grew as he heard her laughing. He stepped into the living room and took a better look at the couch.

She had spread her laundry out in what seemed like an attempt to keep it form wrinkling before she could fold it all. Kenshin sighed as he began picking up small scraps of underwear and placing them together in a basket. He loved his Kaoru, but she really did have the worst laundry habits. With a whistling tune he began folding t-shirts and pants while he waited for her to emerge from the bedroom.

Kaoru hummed to herself as she pulled on a tight baby tee and a baggy pair of workout sweatpants. She ran her brush through her hair quickly and tied it into its regular high pony-tail. She grabbed her current favorite ribbon, given to her by her current favorite boyfriend, off her dresser and tied it around the base of her pony-tail to hide the elastic strap. She slid her bunny slippers back on and grinned as she opened walked out of her bedroom and walked out.

She tiptoed down the hallway and had to keep herself from laughing as she poked her head around the corner to spy on Kenshin. He was kneeling on the floor next to the couch happily folding clothes and placing them into little piles all around him. His long red hair sneaking over his shoulders as he bent down, intent on his task. She leaned against the wall with her hands behind her head waiting for him to notice her. She didn't mind watching him while she waited. He was always such a joy to watch; his careful way of moving, so sure yet so quick, the way his hair moved with the slightest air movement. She still saw him in her dreams as he was the first time they'd met, him in a present from his students, she in a formal kimono just after graduating. She'd stepped into her younger brother's kendo classes to threaten him with being left behind, and missing out on the great party afterwards. She was not planning on being late for her commencement.

It was the pink gi that had pulled her eyes to him first, then the red hair, then the violet eyes, then the....


She opened her eyes to find him staring at her, a confused expression on his face. "You were giggling," he said.

Kaoru blushed and ran to her DVD player. "I got Bridget Jones Diary the other day. It might be a bit of a chic flick, but I wanted to see it." She grabbed the case and turned to look at him. "If you want to see something else, though, I understand."

Kenshin looked up from his position on the floor and smiled to himself. She was so adorable when she got shy. "I will be quite pleased to watch your sappy, silly chic flic with you." He stood up and took the DVD case from her. "Hmm.. Renee Zellweger, she looks pretty hot." He looked back up at Kaoru with a silly grin on his face. "Oro? Kaoru, what's wrong?"

She took the case from his hands and smiled sharply. Without a sound she opened it and removed the DVD to place it into the player then turned back to him holding the closed empty case. His explanation to his unanswered question came quickly.

"I didn't want to hurt the DVD," Kaoru explained just before she began hitting him with the now empty case. He laughed and tried to fend off her blows to no avail. She soon had him down on the couch crying mercy as she abandoned the case and fell to tickling him.

"The movie's starting, Koishii," he managed to get out between laughs.

"Well then, sit still and watch." Kaoru sat up and grabbed onto the front of his shirt bringing Kenshin along with her. She pulled back slightly and watched as he settled himself comfortably among the couch cushions. With a happy sigh she moved over next to him as soon as he opened his arms towards her. She giggled as he nuzzled her neck.

"The movie, Kenshin, the movie."

"Aa, Kaoru-Koishii."

To be continued

Author's note

This was supposed to be a quick lights go out waff fic. I don't know what happened. So, tell me how it is and I'll turn out the electricity in the next chapter.