Mood Stripes 013: Bedraggled

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

Chapter 13: Bedraggled

Sesshoumaru knew pain, but felt nothing. Then out of the darkness, a haunting scent gained strength, needling and nettling until he remembered it was impossible.

Inuyasha strode into the camp, grim-faced and grimy, Jaken’s staff propped on his shoulder.

Questions grated.

“Keh. We found what he found.”

Protests. Dismay. Pity.

“Coulda been worse. Naraku coulda tried pinning it on us again. Guess he was in a hurry.” Inuyasha quietly added, “Looked like it was quick.”

Sesshoumaru shut his eyes.

“I’m gonna wash. Get rid of his stink for good. Oi.”

Sesshoumaru looked up into his brother’s tear-streaked face.

“You coming?”


Original Posting Date: April 6, 2018
Prompt: Haunting, suggested by musingsdesign
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.

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11 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 013: Bedraggled

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  2. Oh my…either he doesn’t know or he’s going to carry him. Of course, Inuyasha is just the type you need around when you’re just about to give up.

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  3. I like the parallel of InuYasha crying in Sesshoumaru’s stead, like when Rin died the second time and Jaken said he was crying the tears his Lord couldn’t. Now, Jaken, Ah-Un, and Rin are all dead and InuYasha is the only one left to cry the tears Sesshoumaru cannot. I regret writing this it just made me sadder….

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