Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one with plenty of friends and neighbors. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 28: Taking Refuge
Sesshoume understood. There was a ceremony considered binding in human society, and all that would be required of her was a promise. It must be enough to satisfy Father.
Out in the courtyard, Kagomaru had returned to sweeping, working his way towards the red torii gate. Reaching the stairs, he lifted a hand, greeting someone below. By mid-morning, he was surrounded by villagers, trading pleasantries with young women and gossip with old men.
The scent of Kagomaru’s contentment filled Sesshoume’s senses, and she balled her fists. His happiness was like mockery, for she understood something else. He was protecting her.
Original Posting Date: October 2, 2011
Prompt: Dokuga’s Drabble/Drawble Chat Night, Ball
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.