Mood Stripes 031: Sad

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one who can’t go back. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 31: Sad

Sesshoumaru couldn’t fathom why the miko was bringing her duty and consequences to him. There were others. She still had others.

Kagome asked, “Are you… sad?”


“Are there things you regret?”

Sesshoumaru’s stomach curled.

“And you want to go back and do it all differently?” Forlorn tears traced her cheeks. “Because the mistake was small, but everything after it is empty and awful?”

She needed to stop. Now.

“I’m afraid.” She stared at the Jewel. “That where you are is where this will lead me. I have to go, but I’m so afraid because … you look so sad.”

Original Posting Date: June 8, 2018
Prompt: Forlorn, suggested by Bubbleloveworld
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.


11 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 031: Sad

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  2. He’s been maimed and has to rely on Inuyasha . I think sad is an understatement. Make a wish already; make things better. It’s not like you to put yourself first. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t. It’s just not like you. I wish you good luck, but then what would the story be.

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  3. Wow! You’ve got a lot of heavy emotions going on in this story! I adore the way you use silences to express all the angst and sadness. I think one of the best features of your drabbles is how much you manage to convey between the words. I don’t know if youre familiar with Hemingway’s iceberg theory, but you really manage to put it into practice. Well done.

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  4. Wow! Three little letters can convey an awful lot. Sad, indeed. She is feeling the I want to help, I probably can but I don’t want to mess this up again.

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