Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who’ll be our heroine. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 4: Sleeping Beauty
“Miss?” he ventured, edging closer. Shadows were deepening fast, but Kagomaru could see well enough to tell that the person he’d injured wasn’t human. Silver hair, a billow of fur, and the slashes of color across cheekbones and wrists all pointed to one thing. She’s youkai!
As a shrinekeeper, he knew a little about these legendary creatures, and his heart clenched at the sight of his arrow buried just below this one’s delicate collar bone. “I’m so sorry,” he murmured.
Shouldering his weapon, Kagomaru gently gathered the unconscious demoness into his arms and turned toward home. “I’ll fix this. Somehow!”
Original Posting Date: August 6, 2011
Summary: She was the most sought-after demoness at court, but no suitor could conquer her. He was only trying to feed his family when his stray arrow felled a mythical beast. A kind-hearted man. A fierce lady. A romance told in bits and pieces. Genderbent SK. Begins here.