This is a one-shot. I normally don't do these, but I'm inspired. Enjoy!

Hiei never thought it possible.

How could he? That he would ever meet someone like her? He never thought he'd feel this way. And for a human! Well...she was...different. Different from every one of thouse bubble-brained human girls. Every move she made, every word she spoke, it all entranced him.

But he had no idea what to do.

He had never tried to romance anyone, let alone a human. But since the moment he laid eyes on her, he knew she was what he wanted. But how? How did he express his feelings? The thought of going to the movies sickened him, and the mere image of chocolate and roses made him want to kill something. How was he supposed to court this maiden? He had no idea.

So he asked the Fox.

"A girl?" Kurama said, turning toward him. "Oh, my. This is a surprise. So what is she? Another fire demon? Or maybe an ice maiden? Oh, I know! She's a water apparition!" Hiei shook his head. "No? Then what?"

"Human," he replied. He could feel his cheeks glowing red as Kurama looked at him in disbelief. "She is beautiful. I don't think...I don't think I can live without her."

Kurama smiled. "I know just the thing, Hiei."

So now here he was, waiting by the tree she walked by every day. He had only talked to her a few times, but she knew him-he felt as if she could see into his heart.

"Oh, Hiei," came the lovely voice he'd been waiting for."What's up? I haven't seen you in a while."

He turned to her, ready to say what Kurama had told him to say. But he couldn't. His words caught in his mouth, tripping over one another in his mind.

"Hello, Machi," was all he could manage. She smiled, and his heart jumped.

"Well, it sure is nice to see you, Hiei. You have no idea how much of a bummer my week's been. But, you're here now, so it's gotta be getting better." Machi laughed. "You know, I've always thought you were-"

Hiei grabbed her and held her close to him, his breath coming unsteadily. She stared at him, first shocked, then mezmerized.

"I've never...done this before. I'm not the sort of guy that puts much of anything before strength. I had a whole line I was going to tell you, but I see no point. As long as you're here, I won't ever be able to think straight."


"Don't talk right now. I just...I wanted...I wanted to tell you..." Hiei stopped. He couldn't say it, something was missing.

He kissed her.

It was the sort of kiss he'd seen in movies, perfectly timed and everything. He was so ecstatic when she didn't fight back, he'd never been this happy...

"I love you, too," she whispered. His kissed her again. And again. And again. No wonder humans used this as a sign of affection, it was so...


There's my one-shot! Tell me if you like it, I need to know if i should write more one-shots.