Clumsy 017: Doomed by Compassion

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

Chapter 17: Doomed by Compassion

Kagomaru’s explanation rambled, but the Western Lord was used to making people nervous. He listened in grim silence until the boy concluded, “So I released the seal. She left shortly after sunrise.”


“Yes, sir. It was an accident.”

The inuyoukai’s interest was piqued. “You have power?”

“Erm… some,” Kagomaru humbly admitted.

“Which means you conquered my daughter… and she let you live?”

“She did,” he replied, briefly touching his throat.

The inuyoukai sheathed his sword with a smirk. “Very well. Show me your home, your family. I wish to know more before passing judgment.”

“On me?”

“On my daughter.”

Original Posting Date: September 3, 2011
Prompt: Boy
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.


10 thoughts on “Clumsy 017: Doomed by Compassion

  1. Pingback: Clumsy 016: Getting to the Bottom – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Really enjoying the story so far! Its easy to fall out of it though, since the pace for updates are so slow (as a fellow writer, I understand the time these things take!) Which it could be updated more frequently, but I know you have a lot of other work to complete and all that jazz. Still, love your work!


    • Thank you for your compliments!

      While I understand wanting more, this is a pace I can maintain. It’s not much, but it gives everyone a reason to check back from time to time. ::twinkle::


  3. Pingback: Clumsy 018: A Double-Edged Promise – FORTHRIGHT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.