Title: Attraction Distraction.
Rated: ‘E’ for Everybody
Word Count: 500. Oh God, I made it! (Though, not really for the deadline. Hahaha!)
Universe: Alternate Feudal Universe.
Summary: Sesshoumaru desperately wants a new maid. Or to disappear with a cup of tea. That would be nice, too.
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He knew she was bad news the moment he laid eyes on his new maid.
It didn’t matter if she had a pretty face, or an interesting personality. Kagome was clumsy, dropping herself everywhere and always getting in his way.
“What’re you doing?” she asked curiously, kneeling next to him at the table and peering at the missive, the top of her head almost brushing his nose.
“Something not of your business or interest,” he replied snippily, turning his head, pretending to eye the impressive pile of reports awaiting him.
“That’s nice,” she replied without missing a beat. “It’s so boring being your maid. All I get to do is pour you tea, keep silent when company comes, listen to your moodiness. You do everything else yourself or someone else does it for me. It’s so boring,” she repeated.
He reached out to riffle the pile a bit, wishing she’d move back already. “Your sole responsibility is to ensure I’ve what I require; cleaning and other duties fall to others.”
“‘What you require’…” she pondered, finally sitting back on her heels again and letting him breath properly. “Tea, tea, and someone to talk to?”
“Tea, peace, and quiet,” he corrected.
“What?” she asked, turning to look at him. “Did you say something?”
“Tea, please,” he said, sighing mentally.
“Ah, yes. I thought that might be it,” she grinned, putting one hand to the floor to push herself up.
And being the clumsy girl that she was, managed to step on the hem of her own kimono, and to drop herself into his lap.
She tasted like the red bean filling of her dessert, with a touch of fragrant almond.
“Ah, ah, forgive me, my Lord,” the page suddenly at the door stuttered, hurriedly sliding the study door closed again, as Sesshoumaru tore himself away from Kagome and opened his mouth to explain their rather compromising scene, feeling the blood clawing up his neck, into his cheeks.
This troublesome girl! She trips all over the place! Who the hell is in charge of assignments?! How could he send such a clumsy girl for my maid?? Remove her at once!
But the snap of the closed door was also the lid on his opportunity to explain. He could hear the gossip beginning to buzz already.
Defeated, he looked at his maid. She stared back at him with a light blush dusting her cheeks, eyes wide. She licked her lips (and he wanted to kiss her all over again), then swallowed.
“Um, you wanted tea?”
He sighed, audibly this time. “No, peace and quiet. Can you get me that?”
“Lord Sesshoumaru’s precious cup of tea, coming right up,” she said, scurrying out of his lap, ignoring him in favor of making her get-away.
He sighed again. What a selfish girl, he thought, laying his head on the table in hopes the cool wood would help to cool his head. Running away by yourself --- why didn’t you think to take me with you??
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