Clumsy 021: At a Loss

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

Chapter 21: At a Loss

My bride? He’d always harbored a vague picture in his mind of a soft-eyed young woman, small and sweet. Kagomaru stared at the demoness in frank dismay. Whether it was the setting sun or the rich pumpkin hues in her kimono, her remarkable golden eyes seem to glow, accenting her inhumanity.


Her chin lifted.

“I’m not sure I understand,” he confessed. “Your father was here earlier, but he said nothing about… this.”

She stared, offering nothing.

Gesturing towards the house, Kagomaru suggested, “Let’s go inside?”

Though it could have been another trick of the light, he thought she paled.

Original Posting Date: October 1, 2011
Prompt: Pumpkin
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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