Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who’s suffered. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 60: Guilt by Association
Sesshoume made a present of the girl to Kagomaru’s mother.
“Who is she?” the woman gasped.
But the child wouldn’t—or couldn’t—answer.
The women bathed, bandaged, and fed her; Sesshoume kept herself apart. Until Kagomaru entered.
“What’s happened?” he asked, eyeing the girl perched on Izayoi’s lap.
Sesshoume’s sensitive ears caught a tiny whimper, and her gaze slanted toward the child, who stared at her husband with fear-darkened eyes. Kagomaru hastily raised his hands, but the girl scuttled away, tumbling in her haste to reach safety.
Sesshoume huffed and pulled her close. “Foolish child. He is harmless.”
Original Posting Date: November 6, 2016
Prompt: Perch, suggested by FlyAwayRen
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.