Kurofai 7 please?
Fai paced back and forth, wringing the cloth he had been dusting with earlier in his hands nervously.
“You’re going to make a hole in the porch if you keep that up,” Tomoyo teased lightly from where she sat sipping tea.
“I can’t help it. They were supposed to be back a few days ago.”
“They”, as Fai was referring to, were Kurogane and his men. A few weeks ago, they had left on a mission to clear out monsters out of a neighboring providence. He knew that these things took time, and they would be at it for a few weeks, maybe a few months. But, Kurogane would always promise when he would be back, and somehow he stuck to his word by always coming back on time.
This time was different.
“I’m sure everything is fine,” Tomoyo reassured. She patted the spot next to her and smiled when Fai finally sat down. “Kurogane and his men are strong. They probably just got held up coming back.”
“That doesn’t really make me feel better,” Fai mumbled. He blinked when Tomoyo took his hands and placed a small cup of tea into them.
“Drink. It will help relax you.”
Fai sighed a little, but he could already feel his body calming down slowly from the aroma of the tea alone. He blew on it and took a few gulps before letting out another sigh, but seemed more at ease. “Thank you, Princess.”
“No problem. And I told you, call me Tomoyo you goof!”
Their friendly spat was interrupted by the rumbling of the hoofs of horses. Fai nearly sprang out of his seat before leaning over the porch railing. The group of horses that had left what seemed so long ago were galloping through the gates, carrying dirty and tired looking riders on their backs. Fai and Tomoyo went down to meet them.
The excited smile that had spread across Fai’s smile fell slightly when his eyes came upon Kurogane. His husband was filthy for one thing, but it was the dried blood coming from a few places on his body is what sent panic through his mind.
Kurogane turned away from the servant taking his horse just in time to catch the frantic priest barreling into him. He suppressed the urge to wince as pressure was put on one of the wounds hidden by his armor. “Hey.”
“It’s nothing. Just a few scratches,” he proceeded to flinch as Fai brought his hand up to check the wound on his head.
“How long have you had these? Why is it not bandaged at all?”
“We ran out of them.”
Fai shook his head before taking his husband by the arm and practically dragging him in the house. “Come on.”
It was silent between the two of them as Fai tended to Kurogane’s wounds. The ninja had taken his armor off, with a lot of coaxing from Fai, and was sitting cross legged on the floor while being checked over.
“You’re lucky you didn’t get an infection,” Fai murmured cleaning out the cuts. Luckily they were pretty minor without all the dry blood, but they were still going to scar.
“I told you I was okay,” Kurogane muttered, almost out of habit. Fai’s hands disappeared from his back, and Kurogane didn’t even have time to blink before his chin was being grasped and lips were being pressed to his. It was a firm kiss, but he could feel the affection being poured into it.
“You scared me, you idiot,” Fai said bumping him lightly on the head for good measure.
“You have a habit of hitting me when I’m hurt, you know that?”
“Yeah, yeah,” Fai answered with a small wave of his hand. He kissed his husband more gently a second time before pulling away. “You’re all done. Now into the tub with you, stinky puppy.”
“I’m not a damn dog!”
Fai’s laughter seemed to float through the halls of the Suwa palace. Tomoyo smiled lightly from her spot on the porch outside. All was well.