Mood Stripes 033: Compassionate

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

Chapter 33: Compassionate

Perversely, he wanted legs. To walk away. “Keep your pity.”

The miko persisted. “There’s a difference between pity and compassion.”

Mother loved to accuse him of compassion—his failing, his flaw. Did no one understand? “I do not want it.”

“You never have. That’s why I thought … if it’s you, the wish couldn’t twist.”

Dismissive. Thoughtless.

She knew nothing, and he wouldn’t explain. Yet her gaze held mute appeal. So like Rin’s—innocent, trusting. Rin could always tell.

“Do nothing.” Sesshoumaru covered the Shikon-no-Tama, hiding its pearlescence between their palms. “Enshrine it. Defend it.”

“But…!”

And the Jewel pulsed.


Original Posting Date: June 15, 2018
Prompt: Pearlescent, suggested by love_michiyuki
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. [Hurt/Comfort, Romance] 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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10 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 033: Compassionate

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 032: Bitter – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Oh! That’s never good! That damn thing is up to no good! It may not have been impulsive but an unconscious thought. Thanks for updating.

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  3. Pingback: Mood Stripes 034: Reactive – FORTHRIGHT

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