Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who’s entertaining hopes. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 69: Boys vs. Girls
Two brothers retreated to the porch overlooking the shrine’s inner courtyard. Kagomaru passed his younger sibling a rice ball and wryly remarked, “This never happened before. We’re outnumbered by girls.”
“It’s not so bad. Mama’s happy, and Sesshoume-neechan hunts for us.” Souta shrugged. “Maybe Lady Izayoi will have a boy for our side.”
“That would help even out the family.”
Souta chewed thoughtfully. “You should, too.”
“I should what?”
Kagomaru’s face warmed. Since marrying Sesshoume, he’d assumed Souta would have to carry on the family name. But Lady Izayoi’s baby brought a spark of hope. “I’d like that.”
Original Posting Date: January 25, 2017
Prompt: Spark, suggested by forthesakeofreadingya
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.