Clumsy 016: Getting to the Bottom

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the repentant one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 16: Getting to the Bottom

Hunting down the poor wretch who’d brought harm to his precious daughter had been simplicity itself, though the Western Lord was frankly puzzled by the story the trail told. The beginnings of comprehension were stirring, but he needed to be sure. “How was my daughter wounded?”

“An arrow… sir.”

Neither his blade nor his gaze wavered. “From whose bow?”

“Mine,” the man admitted, rolling carefully onto his knees. Planting his fists on his thighs, he bowed his head and confessed, “It was an accident, sir. I am… clumsy.”

“That is clear enough,” the inu-youkai drawled. “But how did you survive?”


Original Posting Date: September 3, 2011
Prompt: Poor
Words: 100


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.

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