Clumsy 074: Dawning

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one with honorable intentions. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 74: Dawning

Long after the Sesshoume’s father left, Kagomaru lay sleepless. His wife’s final demand reeled through his mind. “If you wish to see your mate, come courting.”



“Teach me about inuyoukai courtship?”

She lifted her head from his chest. “Why?”

“Erm… we sort of skipped that part.” He cautiously asked, “Would you like me to court you?”


“Because I…” Kagomaru’s heart raced. “I want… but only if you want… I mean, wouldn’t it help if I showed you…?”

In the cool gray light of dawn, Sesshoume’s eyebrow arched as she finished for him. “… proof of your ardor?”

Original Posting Date: August 25, 2017
Prompt: Sleepless, 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.


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