InuYasha Fan Fiction ❯ Inuyasha Drabbles ❯ Hot and Cold ( Chapter 50 )

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Originally posted to Inuyasha Fanfiction on August 26, 2012 for Drabble #42 Majestic.

Title: Hot and Cold
Author: ananova
Word Count: 349
Prompt: Majestic
Genre: Introspection/Romance
Rating: T
Warnings: Language
Characters: Kagome, Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru
Summary: Kagome reflects on the differences between the two brothers.


Kagome watched as the two brothers stared each other down, Inuyasha glaring, his hand clenched around the hilt of Tessaiga while Sesshoumaru's face remained impassive, as if they were beneath his notice. Then he simply continued walking, Jaken and the little girl following in his wake.

She shivered slightly as he passed. Not for the first time she couldn't help but compare the two. Sesshoumaru was definitely attractive, beautiful even. There was simply something majestic about him, the way he carried himself, his commanding presence. Next to him, Inuyasha appeared scruffy and uncouth.

And yet, there was an iciness surrounding Sesshoumaru that kept you from getting to close. For all of his beauty, he was not someone she could see herself growing close to. Too aloof, too solemn and cold. You were never quite sure exactly where you stood with him.

Her eyes softened as she turned her gaze to Inuyasha. Where Sesshoumaru was cold, he was warm. He might be hot-tempered, rude and crude, but his actions showed his kindness and gentleness. Protecting her, providing food, carrying her, all of his actions showed how he cared. She watched as he continued to glare at his brother's back before turning to face her, forcing himself to calm down. “Why's he always gotta show up?” he grumbled under his breath.

Kagome shrugged. “Maybe he's checking up on you,” she suggested.

“Keh!” Inuyasha snorted at that idea. “Come on, let's get out of here. It's gonna be a cold night, we should find shelter before you get sick.” He punctuated his statement by slipping off his haori and placing it around her shoulders. “I saw you shivering,” he said with a slight blush when he saw the look she gave him. He turned and started to walk away, pausing only to glance back and make sure she was following.

As she followed him, Kagome couldn't help but reflect that while many women would undoubtedly be attracted to Sesshoumaru for his looks, she was not one of them. She smiled as she glanced at Inuyasha. She preferred warmth to icy cold.