Mood Stripes 034: Reactive

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

Chapter 34: Reactive

Shippo’s tail puffed. Near their dwindling fire, Sango gasped Kagome’s name. Metal rang against metal—Miroku’s staff or Kohaku’s chain-scythe.

The Jewel pulsed again.

Power surged and swirled, and Kagome panicked, not wanting the kaleidoscope of purity to harm Sesshoumaru. She reached and pulled, thinking to shield him.

With the next pulse, she felt certain that the Shikon-no-Tama was sifting through her heart, pawing through her tangled emotions, burrowing for hidden desires.

Sesshoumaru hissed, “What did you do?”

“Me? I didn’t say anything!”

Neither of them had.

“Miko.” Sesshoumaru’s face was so close. “Does the wish have to be spoken?”


Original Posting Date: June 19, 2018
Prompt: Kaleidoscope, suggested by Jiblet
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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9 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 034: Reactive

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 033: Compassionate – FORTHRIGHT

  2. i legitimately gasped. i wonder what exactly the wish was and if it’s a combination of both of theirs or what…jeeeeeeez. i know when i think things they’re rarely as clear as when i speak them so i can only imagine how much wiggle room the jewel is getting ready to take. : p fantastic as always, forthy!!

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  3. Oh boy! I’m hearing that song ‘Feelings ‘. That jewel is a menace. Talk about a wind change. Here it comes! Forthy, you are a genius!

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  4. Pingback: Mood Stripes 035: Dwindling – FORTHRIGHT

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