Mood Stripes 023: Broken

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

Chapter 23: Broken

Inuyasha had no doubt Sesshoumaru could fend off a flock of crows, even flat on his back. But it had been a mistake thinking the bastard had his back. “Are you even trying?”

Sesshoumaru’s gaze wavered. “She is in the way.”

An excuse?

Shippo made excuses. Hell, even Miroku made excuses. But Sesshoumaru’s reasons were his own. At least, they used to be.

Things were messed up. Upside-down. Backwards. Broken.

So Inuyasha crouched beside his sulking, suffering bastard of a half-brother and said something he’d secretly wished to hear back when he was a runt. “I’m here now. I’ll stay.”


Original Posting Date: May 11, 2018
Prompt: Upside-down, suggested by Sylv
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 023: Broken

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 022: Protected – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Ahhh…Inuyasha being the grownup! I love that. Sending him lots of love. Sigh…it’s going to take Sessh awhile to climb off that pity pot. Thanks for the lovely update.

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  3. I am beginning to wonder if Sesshoumaru subconsciously hoped not to survive Tessaiga’s blast. He knew that everything he valued (loved) was gone. He did not attempt to protect his own life from the crows, only Kagome’s.

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  4. Pingback: Mood Stripes 024: Twisted – FORTHRIGHT

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