|Our Lady of Aggressive Indifference (scathachdhu) wrote in oya_ajere,|
@ 2008-02-18 17:18:00
|Entry tags:||hakkai, saiyuki, yaone|
[Saiyuki] Marathon, Hakkai/Yaone
Word Count: ~1000
A/N: Try not to take this seriously; I didn't. Thanks to andmydog for the beta; any remaining mistakes are my own.
Prompt: Saiyuki, Hakkai/Yaone: Aphrodisiacs - Seducing the enemy
"I do apologize, Hakkai-dono." Yaone scanned the forest clearing before turning back to him. "But I'm afraid I can't let you interfere with Kougaiji-sama's mission."
"No, no, Yaone-san," Hakkai assured her. "I certainly understand. Indeed, your attention to your duty is to be commended." He shifted, settling himself more comfortably against the tree trunk.
Yaone eyed him a moment, but his expression was as pleasant as ever. She relaxed, looping the rope around his wrists. This tree turned out to be ideal; its sturdy branches were at the right height to secure his arms above his head, keeping them in view.
"And I must say, that newest mixture of yours is quite potent. I wasn't expecting to be affected, much less to such an extent."
"I am rather pleased with the results," she admitted. "Although it didn't last as long as I had hoped."
"You shouldn't belittle yourself, Yaone-san," Hakkai said gently. "It gave you enough time to achieve your goal." He tested the strength of the bonds around his wrists. "As you can see, I'm quite firmly restrained."
Yaone kept her doubts from her face. Hakkai had never been anything less than a gentleman with her, but she knew he was a formidable fighter, and could not help being wary of how easily he had been subdued.
"Are you quite alright, Yaone-san?"
"I--yes, Hakkai-dono," Yaone replied. "Thank you for asking." Although, even if she tried to catch up to her comrades right now, there was no guarantee that Hakkai wouldn't be right behind her. She would have to stay here and monitor him, and while he would no longer be a threat, it also meant that Yaone would not be there to help if she was needed.
Yaone blinked, roused from her musings to see that one of the ropes binding Hakkai had loosened. "Oh no," she murmured, stepping forward. "I apologize, Hakkai-dono; I'm going to have to do this again."
He let out a long sigh. "Of course. I quite understand, Yaone-san," he replied.
His breath brushed hot against her thighs, and Yaone squeaked, locking her legs to keep them from trembling.
"Are you sure there's nothing wrong?"
Yaone looked down, blushing at the sight of his head between her legs. "I--" she swallowed and began again. "I didn't want to make the bonds too tight; this isn't supposed to be painful for you."
"Ah. You've been more than accommodating, given that I'm essentially at your mercy," Hakkai said gravely.
"I know this must be uncomfortable, but I do appreciate your cooperating; it really is much easier on us both." She finally finished, giving the ropes a quick tug to test them.
"Well, there are certainly worse situations to be in." Hakkai paused, then raised his voice slightly. "Ah, Gojyo! Is it time to leave?"
Yaone froze, then turned around slowly. "Gojyo-san," she whispered.
Gojyo stared from the edge of the small clearing, then looked away, scratching the back of his head. "Yeeeeah. Hey, uh, look...if you guys need another few minutes, I can go stall Sanzo..."
"No!" Yaone cried. "That's not--it isn't--" She spun back around and began to work on Hakkai's bindings.
Gojyo whistled. "Man, that looks pretty professional."
"Yes, Yaone-san was quite thorough," Hakkai said, beaming. "As a matter of fact, I believe my hands are going numb."
"Hakkai-dono!" Yaone cried. "You should have--I wasn't--" She plucked at the ropes, her embarrassment making her clumsy.
"You're slipping, Hakkai."
Yaone's head shot up at Sanzo's voice, her flush growing even deeper as she saw him standing near Gojyo.
"Now, Sanzo, Yaone-san's latest mixture is quite potent," Hakkai replied. "For a few seconds, I couldn't move my limbs at all."
"Oh, really?" Gojyo grinned.
"I was completely helpless."
"Man," Gojyo muttered, shoving his hands in his pockets. "I wanna switch enemies next time."
Hakkai chuckled. "She is a much more agreeable captor than most."
"I don't give a shit about what gets you off," Sanzo said, sounding bored. "But next time you want a woman to drug you and tie you up, do it on your own time."
Yaone stifled a mortified wail; Hakkai just laughed again. She was beginning to wonder if he was quite sane.
Somehow, she thought, every time Hakkai-dono opens his mouth, he just makes the situation worse.
"Hey, where's the monkey?" Gojyo asked.
"Looking for him," Sanzo replied, gesturing to Hakkai.
"Ahaha. You really wanna have to explain this?"
Sanzo went very still, then turned away. "Hurry it up, Hakkai," he called, making his way back through the trees. "We don't have all day."
"We'll meet you back at the road," Gojyo said, turning to follow Sanzo. "And Yaone, your buddies are over on the other side of the stream."
Yaone barely heard him, feeling close to tears as she worked on the ropes. They finally gave, and she stepped back as Hakkai lowered his arms.
"I should be on my way, Hakkai-dono," she said, her voice as steady as she could make it.
"Yaone-san," he said, rising to his feet. "Until next time."
"Please take care," she replied. She gave him a small bow, then turned and slipped through the trees.
As she headed back towards her comrades, she tried to pinpoint exactly how the situation had gotten so far out of her control. A tiny voice insisted that she had never been in control in the first place--but the idea that Cho Hakkai would be so duplicitous was absurd.
Absolutely absurd, she thought, smoothing her hands down the front of her thighs.
...nevertheless, better precautions were certainly in order for the next time they met.