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Kagome smiled as she watched Bankotsu’s limousine pull away from Naraku’s estate from the kitchen window. The anonymous gardener had saved her from his wandering hands in time for his meeting with Naraku; the lecher had been wrong footed and had subsequently forgotten to be affronted by being rebuffed.
But her gardener-saviour had abruptly disappeared and she hadn’t been able to find hide nor hair of him.
Her disgruntled sigh interrupted the silence of the kitchen and Kaede, resident chef, looked up from her pastries in concern.
“The gardener, he helped me out today, but I don’t know how to find him to thank him,” she divulged to the elderly lady.
“Sesshoumaru?” Kaede asked amiably.
“You know him?”
“He has a certain fondness for Mochi,” she mused, handing Kagome a small plate stacked with the sweet treats, “why don’t you take them to him? He’s probably in the greenhouses.”
So that was how Kagome found herself cautiously stepping inside the greenhouse that contained an assortment of beautiful plants. It was sweltering inside; she suddenly understood why he hadn’t been wearing a shirt earlier.
Suddenly she was no longer holding the plate of Mochi, it had been seized by a strong hand. Sesshoumaru disappeared back into the rows of plants once he had snaffled the food and Kagome gulped at his wilfully avoidant nature. Was he angry?
“Thanks for helping me out earlier,” she tried.
“Hn,” he intoned softly, polishing off the last of the Mochi. She couldn’t help but notice how cruelly luscious his lips looked as he licked off the debris of his snack.
“I’m Kagome,” she volunteered again.
“You’re in the way,” he told her, placing a proprietary hand on her elbow and leading her out of the greenhouse, “And I already knew your name.”
Prompt: Wilful ( fanfic bakeoff secret ingredient 04)