Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who saves the day. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 59: Hunter and Hunted
A girl huddled against a tree, surrounded by snarling wolves. Sesshoume unleashed the full force of her youki, scattering the pack as she landed in their midst.
Panicked yips faded into the forest.
Something caught her sleeve. Turning, Sesshoume met wide, wet eyes.
One small hand rubbed Sesshoume’s cheek, as if to wipe away her stripes.
She touched the girl’s cheek in return, brushing at a smudge that turned out to be a bruise.
And so she claimed her pathetic prize.
Silence met silence as Sesshoume considered the mute human whose tousled head leaned trustingly against her shoulder.
Original Posting Date: November 2, 2016
Prompt: Gaze, suggested by musingsdesign
Author’s Note: Unintentionally late. I blame NaNoWriMo.
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.