Inuyasha scowled at Kagome disbelievingly as she smiled gently. They sat side by side along a gently slope, overseeing the rolling forest before them lethargically. The summer heat was taking a toll even on the usually boisterous hanyou's energy.
"For what?" Inuyasha asked gruffly, fingering Tetsuaiga.
Kagome just scooted closer to him, a blush spreading lightly across her cheek bones, then she leaned her head against his shoulder. Inuyasha tensed, then relaxed as a warmth, completely unrelated to the temperature, coiled through him.
"For being you," she murmured.
Inuyasha smiled tenderly when she wasn't looking. "Keh," he muttered.