Mood Stripes 015: Teetering

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

Chapter 15: Teetering

“You can pick who helps you wash.”

Sesshoumaru managed a backward glance. They’d followed—monk, boy, kit. Witnesses.

Steam enveloped them. He knew this hot spring. He knew every hot spring. Because he liked to be clean.

Inuyasha lowered him to a stone. Better than dirt, but disgustingly precarious. A touch steadied him.

“You stink of smoke.” A weak insult.

“Decided not to bury your dragon. They got a pyre.”

Sesshoumaru’s ears were ringing again.

“Which one you want?” Inuyasha pressed. “You say ‘none of us,’ you get me. You say ‘do as you please,’ you get me.”

“Not you.”


Original Posting Date: April 13, 2018
Prompt: Touch, suggested by Shaliken
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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8 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 015: Teetering

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 014: Unwanted – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Oh my gosh…my heart. Poor Ah-Un. I loved that dragon. I’ve lost dogs and horses, my heart is breaking. Will he choose Kagome? Thanks for updating.

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  3. I love every InuYasha?Sesshoumaru interaction you write. They are just so….right. That makes no sense, but it’s true.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  4. Pingback: Mood Stripes 016: Alone – FORTHRIGHT

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