Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who finds a sister’s favor. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 58: A Reason to Run
The following morning, Sesshoume fled the shrine with her husband’s bow.
All night, Kagomaru had mumbled sleepy promises punctuated by poorly-aimed kisses. And she’d let him. Worse, her treacherous instincts had reveled in his clumsy attentions.
Running cooled the wash of shame that burned across Sesshoume’s cheeks.
Catching a promising scent, her focus sharpened. The meat wouldn’t be for him, nor for the doe-eyed lady. But perhaps her pup would gain strength by its sister’s skill.
Sesshoume closed in, but howls rent the dawn. A thin scream followed.
Her prey leapt away, and Sesshoume ran… but not after the deer.
Original Posting Date: October 28, 2016
Prompt: Treacherous, suggested by Sylv
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.