Title: Heart Attack (Part 12 of Barely Breathing) Chapter 1
Disclaimer: I wish. They're mine only in my daydreams. XD
Summary: Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it. LOL It's a vicious cycle… More SxGxS madness.
A/N: Damn it's been too long! I have a lot of things going on at the moment, but never fear, Sanzo and Gojyo are still very much in my waking and dreaming fantasies. XD It may just take a bit longer to update these days, so bear with me for a bit, okay!
Quit staring, baka!
What? You know you're beautiful. Is it a crime to enjoy looking at you?
"…And the yakisoba, and the barbecue spareribs, and the fried rice. Oh! And the beef and broccoli stir-fry too!" Goku finished ordering, and sat back and beamed proudly at Hakkai.
The healer gave the kid a pained smile. "You call that a balanced meal, Goku?"
Golden eyes blinked innocently at him. "What? Isn't broccoli a vegetable?"
"Yare yare…" Hakkai turned back to the waitress and gave his order.
The ikkou were having dinner at the inn's restaurant, with Sanzo and Goku sitting across Gojyo and Hakkai. The kappa, naturally, was directly opposite the irritated monk, whom he continued to tease with his intense gazing, chiseled chin resting on a tanned fist. And Sanzo had reason to look flushed – both from annoyance and something else: for the face in front of him wore a sultry grin to complement the scorching promise in red eyes with lids at flirtatious half-mast.
Gojyo was playing with fire, and he was exhilarated. It was such a rush teasing the blond like this – it had the same thrill as frantic stolen kisses and making out in dark corners with the possibility of discovery at any moment. As it was, the blond's purple eyes were beginning to look desperate, fearing that the other two would at any moment become aware of the silent game that Gojyo was playing. The redhead cackled to himself. Well? I AM a pervert, after all…
Despite himself, Sanzo found his eyes helplessly drawn to Gojyo's mouth. Pleased at having captured his attention, those sensual lips curled in a wicked grin, and the kappa deliberately licked at the corner of his lips with a glistening, inviting tongue-tip. Sanzo gasped involuntarily as his body reacted to the provocative sight, his pulse quickening and a flush creeping over milky-white skin. Damn kappa!
Hakkai turned to ask Gojyo what he wanted to eat, and found the redhead wincing, and tears smarting in his eyes. "Gojyo?" the healer asked in a puzzled voice. Gojyo shook his head, still in pain, courtesy of the swift kick to his shin delivered by the desperate monk under the table.
"It's no—nothing," Gojyo finally managed to choke out, while trying to muffle his laughter at the same time. "Just bit my tongue, that's all." Crimson eyes twinkled teasingly at the still-seething Sanzo.
"That means somebody's thinking of you!" Goku declared knowledgeably.
Livid purple eyes dared Gojyo to say it. The kappa raised his eyebrows defiantly, and murmured. "I think you're right, monkey. Somebody sure as hell is thinking about me right now." Smirk.
"Dokugakuji?" Goku guessed.
"The landlord from the last inn," Hakkai offered. The kappa had "unintentionally" wrecked one of the twin beds the last time.
"'Ch," Sanzo snorted, tapping out a Marlboro. "Most likely it's the latest tart who's fallen for his loveboy-act bullshit."
"Mmm…" Gojyo pondered. "You know what, I do believe you're closest to the mark, Sanzo-sama. I'm quite certain – in fact, I'm absolutely, drop-dead sure – that a certain blond beauty is most definitely thinking of me right this moment." Gojyo grinned.
"Feh." Sanzo sniffed, dipping his head under pretense of lighting his cigarette to hide the betraying answering blaze in violet eyes beneath a fringe of shimmering golden hair. "Order up, baka. You're wasting her time," the monk rasped, waving haughtily to their pretty blonde waitress.
Gojyo turned slowly and gave the girl a sultry wink. "Am I right, pretty lady? You're thinking of me, aren't you?"
The girl blushed. Hakkai shook his head. Goku rolled his eyes. Gojyo grinned at the waitress. Sanzo blew out a thin stream of smoke and sighed in relief. DAMN kappa!
"I'll have whatever you recommend, plus two ice-cold beers, sweetheart," Gojyo purred.
"Er…" the girl hesitated, obviously flustered. "Well, tonight, we –"
"'Ch," Sanzo cut in. "Just give him the same as what the kid ordered." He glared at Goku and Gojyo. "I want no stupid fights over food tonight," he warned.
"And what will you have, sir?"
"Sashimi. And two cold beers as well."
The blonde-haired serving girl hurried off, with a parting wink from the incorrigible kappa, while beneath the table he daringly stroked Sanzo's foot with his. Another hard glare warned him that the next kick would be aimed higher than the last.
Gojyo stuck his lower lip out in a pout, and settled back instead, tilting his chair and crossing his arms behind his head. He looked up to the ceiling and started singing softly to himself.
"Some nights when I'm wound so tight, there is no release, there is no solution
But in the darkness I see your light turned on
You know my weakness, you know how I respond to
Blonde over blue… your hands are cold, your eyes are fire
Blonde over blue… they shine as though you're burning inside
One word from you is all I need to be inspired
Blonde over blue… I need your inspiration tonight…"
"Um, Gojyo," Goku interrupted, "Her eyes were brown."
Hakkai hid a smile.
Gojyo frowned. "Shaddap, bakazaru! It's the sentiment that's important!"
Goku wrinkled his nose. He turned to Hakkai with an inquiring look. "Sentiment? Is a horny water pervert capable of that?"
Hakkai rubbed his good eye and laughed weakly. Gojyo ignored them and continued humming. Sanzo pinched the bridge of his nose between thumb and forefinger and fought back a grin at the redhead's audacity. In fact, it was a song the monk knew well. Fortunately, it seemed that the other two were oblivious to the secret serenade in Gojyo's silly warbling.
"Anyway," Hakkai shook his head, "you think we might be able to borrow the innkeeper's mahjong set, Sanzo?"
"Yeah, yeah!" Goku exclaimed. "It's been forever since we played!"
Sanzo shrugged. "I don't see why not. Goku, why don't you go ask him now?"
"Yosh!" Goku bounced up off his chair and ran over to the landlord.
Hakkai smiled. "You're excited too, Hakuryu? I gotta say, so am I. Been a while since we got the chance to relax. You guys feeling lucky tonight?" he asked his companions.
Sanzo merely snorted.
Gojyo grinned wide and answered Hakkai with the second stanza of his song.
"These days not a damn soul prays, and there's no faith coz there's nothing to believe in
These days only good luck pays, If we don't get paid then we try to get even
I don't care coz I've done my share
And I need time for my own obsession..."
The waitress arrived with their food, just as Goku came charging back excitedly with an affirmative from the innkeeper. Under cover of the ruckus, Gojyo caught Sanzo's eye and winked.
"It doesn't matter, I've let that life go by
It's been forgotten coz all I wanted was you…"
Sanzo rolled his eyes and picked up his mug of beer dismissively, but he couldn't quite hide a smirk at the kappa's corny antics.
"Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it." – Woody Allen
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