Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who’s in a hurry. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 86: Remember When
“When you were born, Dad and I sat here, waiting,” said Kagomaru. “You took all day.”
Souta knocked his feet against the step below theirs. “A whole day?”
“Felt like half of forever,” Kagomaru teased. “Dad was a wreck.”
“Yeah?” Souta didn’t remember their father, so he craved stories. “Hey, look! It’s Miroku-sama!”
The monk hit the shrine steps at a dead run, and Kagomaru scrambled to his feet. “What’s happened?”
Miroku pointed urgently.
The brothers turned in time to see a great beast break through a distant cloudbank. Souta huddled against Kagomaru, who muttered, “That’s one very big dog.”
Original Posting Date: October 14, 2017
Prompt: Whole, suggested by jencat
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.