The Sounds of Being by SakuraRyuu
Summary: Written for the At First Tweak Sound AFX challenge.
Categories: Fairy Tales Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kirara, Kouga, Miroku, Sango, Shippou
Genres: Angst, Divergence, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense
Warnings: Language
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes Word count: 6261 Read: 36079 Published: April 08, 2010 Updated: April 08, 2010
From Bad to Worse by SakuraRyuu
Author's Notes:
Prompt: SFX Challenge - Basa basa (rustle, rummage)

The group settles in for the storm.

While Kouga led the way to the cave, Kagome followed behind him walking alone, Miroku, Sango, Shippou and Kirara walked together in the middle and InuYasha brought up the rear. He noticed the wolf was keeping a more respectable distance from Kagome. "Probably afraid to get zapped again," InuYasha thought, grinning evilly. The grin immediately fell when he remembered he had been zapped as well. His heart felt like it was clinching in his chest, skipping a beat every time he thought of the feeling to his skin. His mind was in complete turmoil. He was still shocked Kagome had used her spiritual powers to zap him and it brought the memory of Kikyou sealing him to Goshinboku. Kagome had never caused him to not trust her, but if she was willing to zap him over that mangy wolf, she might be willing to seal him to a tree as well. Maybe even purify him. The familiar feeling of betrayal was beginning to seep into his heart, clouding his judgment, making him doubt her.

Once inside the cave the group set about making camp. The cave provided enough room for everyone to fit comfortably and the opening was pointed away from the chilled wind. Kagome had been lucky enough to find some dry brush and wood just outside the opening and Kouga had started making the fire pit. InuYasha sulked quietly in the farthest, darkest corner of the cave, scowling deeply at Kagome. Just as Kouga was about to leave the sky let loose and the rain began to fall. As if it had been waiting for this moment all day, the rain poured down, trapping InuYasha, his small group and Kouga in the cave together.

Standing at the opening of the cave holding her pot in the downpour to gather water for their supper, Kagome wondered idly what happened to Hakaku and Ginta. She hoped they had found shelter from the rain. She turned and walked toward the fire to set the pot on to boil and started rummaging in her backpack for ramen. She thought it would be a good piece offering to InuYasha for zapping her earlier. As she looked around the cave she saw him sitting quietly by himself, his face set in a fierce scowl. It seemed his mood was extra foul thanks to Kouga being stuck in the cave with them due to the rain.

InuYasha had his back against the wall, his right leg stretched out in front of him, his left bent at the knee and brought up to his chest. Tetsaiga was leaned against his left shoulder and his arms were crossed over it with his hands tucked in his sleeves. As Kagome walked toward him she noticed his eyes didn't shift in her direction making her realize he had already been looking at her, yet the scowl didn't ease. To her dismay, it grew darker. As she kneeled down next to his right leg he shifted away, trying to stay out of her reach.

"InuYasha?" Kagome questioned, sounding confused.

"Don't touch me, Kagome," InuYasha warned, his voice cold and flat.

Kagome reached to touch InuYasha's shoulder and he growled, a low, threatening rumble in his chest. Everyone in the cave turned to look at them as she stared at him in shock.

"I will only say this once, Kagome, so listen good. You will not touch me again." With that InuYasha got up and walked away, leaving Kagome staring after him with her mouth hanging open.

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