Clumsy 030: Familiar Footing

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

Chapter 30: Familiar Footing

Sesshoume felt immeasurably better now that she wasn’t wrapped up like a palace princess. Her soft leather boots banished the docile shuffle from her steps, and it felt right to have her sword riding in the loose swag of her obi.

Striding confidently off the porch, she bore down on Kagomaru.

Several gasps and whispers of demon alerted him to her approach.

Kagomaru only smiled. “This is Sesshoume-sama.”

She stared down her nose at the gaping villagers as the shrine-keeper soothed his neighbors.

Although he prefaced it with an awkward little laugh, Kagomaru clearly declared, “She’ll soon be my wife.”


Original Posting Date: October 2, 2011
Prompt: Palace
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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