Mood Stripes 011: Lucid

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the familiar one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 11: Lucid

When Sesshoumaru’s eyes opened, Kagome called, “Miroku-sama?”

“Ah!” The monk hurried to their patient’s side. “Do you remember what happened, Sesshoumaru-sama? Although night has fallen, this is the same day on which you were injured.”

He didn’t react, and Kagome found that bleak indifference worrisome. Hurry back, Inuyasha. Your brother needs his … his family.

Sesshoumaru tried to rise.

Miroku lent an arm. “Forgive the familiarity.”

Growls. Pushing. Sesshoumaru tried to kick off the blanket.

“Wait!” Kagome scrambled forward. Someone should tell …

Too late.

In the sudden stillness, she saw his face when he discovered his loss. Both legs.

Original Posting Date: March 30, 2018
Prompt: Indifference, suggested by Lady Athenis
Words: 100

Summary: In the aftermath of the Final Battle, the victors lick their wounds and look ahead. However, a misspent wish on the Shikon-no-Tama changes minds, hearts, fates… and colors. SK. Canon Divergence. Begins here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Mood Stripes tag. And you’re always welcome to suggest a prompt.


22 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 011: Lucid

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  2. OH. MY. GOD. WHY WASN’T I EXPECTING THAT. So far this fic is turning out to be a painful beginning 😭😭😭 But I know it’ll be worth it…………….

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  3. Is it bad I’m digging the angst? Cuz I’m digging the angst. My favorite part of Sesshomaru has always been his lack of limb, so this…this is nice.

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    • Also, lmao I’m sorry, that wasn’t meant to be creepy. But this is so good so far. I can imagine the road to healing in gonna be long and hard.

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  4. Omg! I… I wasn’t expecting this! Just when I thought this couldn’t get darker! That said, I’m hooked! I trust you completely and blindly and I know you will make this story great. I love how you went for a more serious note. Your stories usually have a more light feeling to them ao I’m excited for this fresh, unseen (at least for me) side of you.

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  5. Wow, that was unexpected. A legless Lord Sesshoumaru… will he now be piggy-backed by his brother? More than his pride has been lost, and maybe this is a lesson in humility. Thank you for using my prompt.
    My Muse is crying.
    (No I’m not! I got something in my eye!)

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  6. I’m hooked but struggling, as we are in the canon realm I am going with him having two arms which I hope is the case. Eek, this is too damned good and terribly sad.

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  7. Oh! You didn’t! Wow! I wasn’t expecting that! (I know…too many exclamation marks) You have never steered us wrong so I am going to blindly jump down this rabbit hole and go with the flow. Poor Sessh though…so many losses and his pride.

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  9. It’s genius how you make one feel pity for Sesshoumaru taking into account he is/was idk, a heartless bastard… killing species for just standing in his way, treating inu like nothing, i mean, he was/is MEAN, bad, arrogant… etc. So, why do I still feel bad for him? Surely it’s KARMA biting him this time.


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