Clumsy 058: A Reason to Run

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
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. To suggest a one-word prompt, visit the Clumsy Prompts post.


5 thoughts on “Clumsy 058: A Reason to Run

  1. Pingback: Clumsy 057: Angry Tears – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Hello!

    Did you perhaps mean “thick” for “thick scream”? Just something small I noticed. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Yours always,

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  3. Pingback: Clumsy 059: Hunter and Hunted – FORTHRIGHT

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