Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the creative one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 82: Greater Understanding
Sesshoume made frivolous demands, keeping Kagomaru at bay and busy. But she’d underestimated him.
When she said, “Bring me something beautiful,” he bought a hand mirror.
When she said, “Bring me something sharp,” he presented an arrowhead on a ribbon.
“It’s the same one,” he revealed quietly. “From that first night. The shaft vanished, but Mama found this on the floor.”
She touched the flinty tip.
“It still glows a little, but I don’t think it’ll hurt you.”
Unbelievable. He had kept the arrowhead that felled her, as if it were something precious.
Because to him, it was. She was.
Original Posting Date: September 22, 2017
Prompt: Busy, 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.