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Oneshot: Disapproval

IK.  Takes place not very long after Kagome's return


They walked into the little house, not saying anything.

The sun was getting low, but it was not yet dark, so after Kagome  put up her basket, she opened the shutter to the window to let the last of the light in.  InuYasha sat down next to the fire pit and split some sticks in half to use to bring the fire back to life.  Stirring the coals from the fire earlier that day, he bent over, and blew gently, feeding the glowing embers the small bits of wood.  With a little coaxing, they soon were smoldering and then caught flame.  He sat back up and grabbed a larger piece of wood.

For the moment, Kagome  tended to the lamp, making sure it was ready to light for when the room grew darker.  She looked at her husband concentrating on his fire making and sighed.  “You’re still mad at me, aren’t you?” she said, walking back over to her place at the fire pit.

“I never was mad at you to begin with,” he said, tossing on a final piece of wood.  “The water bucket needs  filling?”

“I guess so,” she said, looking.   “Maybe there’s enough to fix the rice, but there won’t be enough to fix breakfast.”  She poured some of the water into a bowl that she would wash the rice in, and then handed it to him.  “If you’re not mad at me, why’d you look at me like that?” she asked, as she took out the rice to measure.

InuYasha stood up and sighed.  “I dunno.  It just sounded wrong.”

Kagome measured out rice, and poured it into the bowl, and swished the grains around, then carefully poured it off into a tub she used for waste water.  “Why?”she asked as she dumped the rice into the rice pot.

He took a deep breath.  “Look, it’s like he’s always looking at me like he’s never going to approve of me.   It doesn’t matter if I’ve saved his butt in the past.  I’m never good enough, or right enough.   And look at him.  Thinks he’s – ” He clenched his fist “Forget it.  I’m just not good at this explaining stuff.  I’m not mad at you, all right?”

Kagome looked at him quietly for a moment, then let out a breath and stood up. Quickly walking over to him, she brushed his bangs out of his eyes.  “I’m sorry, InuYasha.  I just didn’t think of it that way.”

Her hands slunk through his hair, and his face leaned into her touch.  She reached up and gently kissed him on the lips.  “Go get the water, and I’ll finish dinner,” she said.

He returned her kiss, gently.  “Yeah,” he replied, kissing her forehead, then heading out of the house.

Kagome settled down by her cooking things, and began to laugh.  Shippou had looked rather funny, though, transforming into her hanyou.  “You were rather foxy there, Shippou-InuYasha,” she muttered, thinking about the kitsune’s transformation that afternoon, when he had appeared as a mirror image, almost, of her hanyou, “no matter what my husband says.  InuYasha with a fox-tail.”  Shaking her head, she went on with her work.



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Aug. 18th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
The beginning of this made me think of the times we've come home from wherever we've been, and have been in some sort of argument, and come inside the house without saying anything to each other. That's a bad feeling.

But this turned out to be pretty cute. ^_^
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
She did always have a lot more affection for Shippou than IY did. He never betrayed Kagome like he did IY in the Mujina arc. At Kitsune Inn IY forgave and he still could not keep himself from hitting IY. There is a running gag that he is one making all of the comments about IY and Kikyou. When Kouga says the line in the Spider Web arc, Miroku comments that Kouga has taken Shippou's line. In the parasite arc he intentionally gets back at IY. IY eventually knocks the parasite off his back with some deft swordsmandship. Shippou has basically never shown any respect for IY and it shows. He actually makes more remarks about IY being a half breed than Sesshoumaru.
Aug. 18th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
It's the dog and fox thing, you know. They are never really supposed to get along...It's probably more self-evident in Japan than America, but it would be weird if they did. That's why in my story universe, Shippou basically stays back in the village when he's not hanging with other Kitsunes, rather than coming to the mountain with everybody else....

Kagome, being a human, really doesn't have a built in antipathy to either guy...but she didn't come back to be with Shippou, either...so in the long run, Inu wins the war on who gets Kagome's attention.
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