Mood Stripes 020: Still

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

Chapter 20: Still

Made it! Kagome huffed in relief. Carrion crows were capable of burrowing into the heart and reanimating their victim’s corpse. So gross. She pushed up on her arms, finding herself nose-to-nose with Sesshoumaru. “Sorry! Did I hurt you?”

He made no sign of upset or interest.

Noisome croaking. Rattling chain. Snarled oaths.

Sesshoumaru remained unmoved and unmoving. Aloof to the bitter end.


Kagome ran her hand over his chest, then pressed her ear to the place. He’s not breathing!

But he gripped her arm.

She met his flat gaze with a smile. “It’s okay, Sesshoumaru-sama. Your heart’s still beating.”

Original Posting Date: May 1, 2018
Prompt: Noisome, suggested by Skeren Dreamera
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.


6 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 020: Still

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  2. Was that Sesshoumaru teasing her by stilling himself? If so, haha aloof to the bitter end indeed. If he has just grown so tired of living that he has stopped attempting to keep himself alive any longer, than I will now proceed to cry


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