Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one with his hands full. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 5: Under Cover of Darkness
Kagomaru carried his limp burden up the Sunset Shrine’s stairs. Hakama billowing, he hastened through the red torii gate, past stone lanterns, and into the home he shared with his mother and brother. “Mama! I need you!”
Distantly, he heard her answering call from the back of the house, but his attention was ensnared by the injured demoness. Her head lolled against his arm, and for just a moment, he was gazing into eyes the color of honey.
Unsure what to say, he murmured a tentative, “Erm… hi.”
With a flutter of lashes against pale cheeks, she lost consciousness again.
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.