The sun was about to show on the horizon as Kagome and Inu-Yasha watched for signs of light from her window. Normally, such an event might be considered romantic - two human bodies on the girl's bed, watching a sunrise. But the action was tense, and the air between them was thick.
They both remembered what happened on the last new moon. Inu-Yasha's lips moving across her own still ghosted Kagome's senses. Both of them had said nothing about it since, and neither Inu-Yasha or Kagome had made any other advances during the month.
But with the darkness of the moon and sky being slowly replaced by the sun's impending arrival, it seemed to the two of them that time was running out for it to happen. Inu-Yasha waited for just the right moment, before turning to Kagome and reaching out a hand to bring her forward to him.
The kiss was the same as last time. It was soft, and reserved. As Kagome felt Inu-Yasha's human ears disappear, she knew the sun was coming up, and she trailed her fingers upward where she found newly forming dog ears. The nails of his hand formed into claws, lightly scraping against her arms. And as he changed, the kiss changed, to the point where she could feel his canine teeth growing into fangs against her tongue.
They pulled away quickly, gasping for air, and trying to calm down from their flushed states - Kagome more obviously than Inu-Yasha, who hid it well.
"What..what was the difference?" he asked her, looking out of the window.
Kagome looked at him, confused, before the meaning sunk in. 'The kisses...'
"When you kissed me as a human, I felt...loved. And, as a hanyou, I felt almost like...you were claiming me," she said softly, not sure how her words would be taken, "I love being loved..."
A pause came as she looked at him, blushing slightly at what she was about to say.
"And I love being yours."
He smirked, and she could tell he liked it too.
A/N: Eee...just a little something to get my mind off of the new chapter of The Jungle Gym Affair, which I'm rather stuck on. One of those things where I know exactly where I'm going, and I know how to get there, but there's just no gas in the car...Anyway, that was supposed to be uploaded yesterday, which was my four year anniversary to ! Yay! But I had some drama, so...