Clumsy 043: Called into Question

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

Chapter 43: Called into Question

“Please, don’t take this the wrong way, Kagomaru,” Miroku said, accepting tea from his hostess. “But are you incapable of purifying demons?”

“I can!” he retorted indignantly.

Miroku lifted a placating hand. “Then why send for me?”

Kagomaru shrugged helplessly, but his mother hummed thoughtfully. “It’s been some time since anyone’s seen his lordship’s daughter. Perhaps the trouble lies with her?”

They looked expectantly at Miroku, who only shook his head. “He was frustratingly vague about the nature of his problems, but the sum he offered was considerable.” His gaze drifted briefly toward Sesshoume before admitting, “My curiosity is piqued.”


Original Posting Date: December 4, 2011
Prompt: Wrong Way
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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6 thoughts on “Clumsy 043: Called into Question

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  3. Hello! Just wanted to leave a quick note to point out that the “Next Chapter” link for Chapter 43 isn’t working. 🙂 I’m a big fan of your IY writings on Fanfiction (in fact I go back and re-read them ever so often), and have only just recently stumbled upon Clumsy (yay!). Thanks for sharing this wonderful story with a twist; it’s been a real pleasure to discover that you’re still actively writing. Rock on!

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