Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the tender-hearted one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 8: Sleeping Dragon
Wrapping lean fingers around the arrow, Kagomaru braced himself to pull. Once released, the demoness might kill him. But he’d already dismissed the thought of restraining her. That would hardly encourage her trust. With luck, he’d get the chance to apologize before she turned on him with tooth and claw.
“I want you to live, but I’d like to live, too,” he said quietly.
Kagomaru hated to hurt her further, so he closed his eyes. Maybe I can just…? Curling protectively around her, he drew power into his hand.
The arrow glowed, then exploded in a burst of pink sparkles.
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. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Clumsy tag.