Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who admits much. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 71: Justifiable Force
“Among humans, a wanton daughter is unwanted.” Sesshoume’s chin lifted. “I took her.”
Her father’s jaw locked. “Why?”
She quirked a brow. Let him wonder.
He took a step closer—urgent, uncertain. “Is she safe?”
“From me?” Sesshoume let the silence stretch taut.
He wavered, and his gaze dropped. “Must I beg?”
“You would go so far?”
He knelt, hands spread beseechingly. “Let me see Izayoi.”
Sesshoume found no pleasure in his abasement. Discomfited, she muttered, “That woman is safe in my protection.”
“You would welcome her?”
“No. Not her.” Her gaze slid sideways. “But I… would welcome a sibling.”
Original Posting Date: August 11, 2017
Prompt: Locked, suggested by musingsdesign
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.