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Categories: Fables Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Challenge Response
Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
Word count: 44437 Read: 6000
Published: December 25, 2013 Updated: December 26, 2013
For RainFlame07 by ED Staff
Recipient's name: RainFlame07
Story title: Sweet Snow
"Sometimes I don't think you use that brain of yours. What the heck were you thinking, not packing any pants for this time of year. Do you even know how much time we're wasting having to go back so you can get appropriate clothing?"
Kagome sighed and didn't even answer him this time. She had been listening to him yell at her for over two hours now about how stupid she was. Normally she would have sat him for calling her names, but she was riding on his back as he jumped through the trees, and the snow on the ground was approaching a foot.
She really didn't want to walk in that.
Besides, he was right. Not that she would tell him that, but he was right. She didn't know what she was thinking when she packed on her last trip home. Usually her mother would have packed her bag for her while she took a shower and a nap, but her mother was gone that day and she had to pack it herself. She didn't know why she didn't realize it would start getting cold soon. And now here she was, riding on the back of an angry hanyou in her school skirt, wrapped in his robe to keep from freezing to death.
Again, she sighed. "I'm sorry, Inuyasha. I don't know how many times I can say it, but I'm sorry."
They traveled in silence for another fifteen minutes before the well finally came into sight. Inuyasha wasted no time jumping right in.
"You don't have to come with me, you know. I know the scents bother your nose, and they're probably going to be worse now with the pine tree and the cinnamon brooms in the house."
“I'm coming with you to make sure you change, pack and we get the hell back without wasting more time, my nose be damned." He jumped out of the well the second his feet touched solid ground and put her back on her feet. They opened the door to the well house and found that the snow wasn't nearly as deep here, maybe an inch or so of it. Kagome and her legs were grateful for that.
As they walked into the house she could smell her mothers cooking, her mouth started watering, and she heard Inuyasha's stomach growl behind her. She turned around and looked at him with a smile on her face.
"…..Ten extra minutes. That. Is. It."
“Works for me."
30 minutes later, their bellies were full, her bag was packed, she was in appropriate winter attire and they had a care package of food for the rest of their group back in the feudal era. Inuyasha was waiting at the door as Kagome said goodbye to her family.
"Be safe, try to get home for Christmas ok? And bring Inuyasha with you." Her mother said as she hugged her. Kagome nodded her head as she let her go.
"I'll try my hardest."
“Keh." Kagome ignored him; she knew with all the food her mom was going to make she could get Inuyasha to come back here for Christmas.
He never turned down food, especially if her mother cooked it.
She said goodbye once more and followed Inuyasha into the well house. She got on his back and they jumped into the well together. Once they got to the other side she saw it was snowing lightly and laughed a bit. She loved snow.
“Oh great, more snow."
“Don't be such a sour puss, Inuyasha. Enjoy the snow while we have it! It makes everything looks so much brighter!"
“It's annoying, that's what it is. It'll slow us down, and it makes it harder to camp for the night with you damn humans. Too weak for your own good, I say. A little cold and boom, dead within a few hours, what kinda-“ His tirade was cut short by a snowball to the back of the head.
“What the, what the heck did you do that for?"
"To shut you up!" She said with a laugh as she rolled another snowball between her hands."You're too stuffy, you need to relax and loosen up a bit!" She launched another snowball at him, but he dodged it effortlessly.
“Kagome we don't have time for you to act childish-" He didn't dodge the third snowball that hit him squarely in the face."That's it."
She squealed as he launched himself at her, missing her by a foot. She threw another snowball she had been forming behind her as she ran, but he dodged it once more. It gave her just enough time to duck behind the well and starting rolling more snow between her hands.
Inuyasha, meanwhile, decided that she needed to be taught a lesion, and started rolling a giant snowball on the ground. When it reached his waist, he was satisfied. Kagome was so busy trying to get as many snowballs together as she could, she never saw him sneak up behind her. She looked up just in time to see the mischievous glint in his eye and the almost evil look on his face as he dropped the snow ball right on her.
"Ha! That'll teach ya to throw snow balls at someone's face!" He laughed, waiting to see her face when she popped up out of the snow pile. He was sure she was going to be furious with him, but it would be worth it.
He stood there waiting for a minute, but when she didn't come out, he started to get worried."Kagome? Kagome, quite messin' around, come outa there." Nothing."Kagome? Kagome!" He started digging through the snow as fast as he could, and got rewarded with another face full of snow.
Kagome had to hold her stomach as she laughed."Oh I-Inuyasha, I'm freezing, but that was so worth it!"
"You idiot! I thought I hurt you!" he picked up a hand full of snow, but he only half-heartedly threw it towards her. He was just glad she was alright. Mostly. He noticed her skin was tinged blue and she was shaking, she really was freezing."Come here, you moron he said as he pulled her close to him. His temperature ran a bit higher then humans, so he figured his body heat would help warm her up.
He really didn't mind having to hold her though.
Not that he would tell her that.
Kagome stopped laughing as she felt his arms go around her. She could feel heat returning to her cheeks, but it had nothing to do with warming up. But after a few seconds she smiled and leaned into him wrapping her arms around his waist.
Suddenly Inuyasha thought that maybe snow wasn't such a bad thing.
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