Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who may have changed the game. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 81: Hard Won
Sesshoume wasn’t waiting, but that didn’t mean Kagomaru wasn’t late. Twilight deepened before his footfalls sounded on the shrine stairs.
He limped forward, carrying a covered dish. “For you.”
Rather than take his gift, she reached for him—plucking leaves from his hair, tracing a bruise on his forehead, the scratch across his cheek. “You are a mess.”
“I was clumsy. But this came through all right.”
Sesshoume uncovered a segment of honeycomb, all wax and gold.
“Your eyes have always reminded me of honey.” Satisfaction warmed Kagomaru’s gaze. Dipping his finger into the sweet, he touched her lips. “Here.”
Original Posting Date: September 19, 2017
Prompt: Touching, suggested by 1ctripp
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.