Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the demure one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 56: Downcast Eyes
At Miroku’s pronouncement, Lady Izayoi’s face lifted, and her gaze snagged upon Kagomaru’s wife. He was prepared to offer a calming word. Anyone would be frightened. But the emotion that flickered through Izayoi’s eyes wasn’t fear or even wonder. Kagomaru was certain it was recognition.
“My wife, Sesshoume-sama,” he offered.
“Yes.” Izayoi struggled to abase herself. Hands neatly set, she said, “I’m honored, Lady.”
Kagomaru tried to read Sesshoume’s expression, but she was impassive as stone. He needed to talk to her, but this wasn’t the place. “Is this truly your wish?” he whispered.
Her brows arched. “Bring her.”
Original Posting Date: October 21, 2016
Prompt: Wonder, suggested by Elle Blessingway
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. To suggest a one-word prompt, visit the Clumsy Prompts post.