Clumsy 026: Losing Battle

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

Chapter 26: Losing Battle

Sesshoume watched from just inside the house’s open door as Kagomaru did battle with Goshinboku. Leaves from the enormous God Tree drifted to the courtyard, and he would sweep them away. It was a losing battle.

A whisper of youki presaged her father’s arrival, and for an instant, she hoped he’d reconsidered. However, his expression gave no room for hope. “You have not honored your agreement, daughter,” he said by way of greeting.

Yet,” she replied in a low voice.

Kagomaru hurried over in time to hear the Western Lord’s parting shot, “An heir without honor is unfit to lead.”


Original Posting Date: October 1, 2011
Prompt: Fitting
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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4 thoughts on “Clumsy 026: Losing Battle

  1. Pingback: Clumsy 025: Unworthy – FORTHRIGHT

  2. You know I love rereading the summary. It’s just so awesome!

    I’m loving this so far. From the Western Lord shipping the two (because he knows that a kind, humble guy is just the right one to take care of his daughter) to Sesshome’s integration with humans (speaking of which, I want to see Sess bond with Kagomaru’s mom more!)… I’m just psyched to see more of this word and the ripples Sess’ marriage will do to the youkai court.

    I have more things to say but I don’t know how to write moar, so:

    Thanks for writing!

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  3. Pingback: Clumsy 027: Bonding Time – FORTHRIGHT

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