Clumsy 040: Tableau

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

Chapter 40: Tableau

Kagomaru was at a loss. Even after two weeks, Sesshoume rarely spoke, and he could feel the restlessness in her youki. I’ve trapped her here, and she hates me for it.

Starting up the steep stairs towards home, he stumbled to a stop at the sight of his wife in another man’s arms.

Shock and hurt were quickly replaced by cold fear when the demoness wrested free and flexed her deadly claws, for the violet-robed stranger lifted a glowing sutra.

“No! Don’t!” Kagomaru shouted.

Taking the stairs two at a time, he prayed that he would reach Sesshoume in time.

Original Posting Date: November 6, 2011
Prompt: Steep
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.


4 thoughts on “Clumsy 040: Tableau

  1. Pingback: Clumsy 039: Unaccustomed Resentment – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I have to stop myself from going and reading the original posts when it gets to these cliffhangers 😖😖😖 Ahhhh!! You definitely have a way with them!! I was glad to see your update though! Thank you!


  3. Pingback: Clumsy 041: Crisis Averted – FORTHRIGHT

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