It was a hot, sultry day even up in the mountains, far from the nearest village. As the afternoon grew late, Kagome got out of the cool water of the stream, the water streaming from her hair down her back and across her front as she grabbed for the towel she had laid out ready.
Tossing on her white under-robe, she wrapped the towel around her hair, and walked over to where InuYasha was waiting. She caught her breath after she passed the rock where his jacket was strewn over a pile of clothes, and found him laying out under the dappled shade of a large tree.
She didn't get to see him this way very often. His silver hair was cascaded out behind him as he rested his head on his hands, and his eyes were closed. Sunlight and shadow danced across the golden skin of his chest, the perfect muscles of his runner's legs. An insect drifted by; he wrinkled his nose and flicked his ear as it buzzed him. Naked and sun-drenched, he looked beautiful and tempting. Too tempting.
Suddenly InuYasha's eyes flew open as a wet towel popped across his midsection.
"Hey, what did you do that for?" he asked, frowning.
"Oh, I just wanted to get dinner started, and decided I needed to eat something more than you for supper," she said, handing him his hakama. "You wanna get some firewood?"
Not quite able to decide if he should grin or frown, he grabbed the garment from her hand and began putting them on. "You owe me for this one, woman."
"Oh, I'm sure I'll pay - but not until after we eat." And with a swish, she left her bemused husband and went back to their camp fire.