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Chapter 40: Adrift
Without proper footing, Sesshoumaru floundered until Kohaku helped him into the spring’s shallows. This again. After losing his arm, he’d spent weeks relearning a swordsman’s balance. Perversely, he reconsidered the miko’s offer of legs. Too late.
While Kohaku washed Sesshoumaru’s hair, he grew increasingly agitated.
Inuyasha noticed. “What?”
“I made no wish.”
“Kagome either. But I dunno. Maybe two half-assed wishes blended?”
“Spoken like a hanyou,” he muttered dismissively.
“Half ain’t all bad.” Ears drooped. “Best of both worlds. Or something.”
Nonsensical. Baseless. Sesshoumaru challenged, “What, then, is a half-wish?”
Kohaku answered evenly. “Wanting something you don’t think you deserve.”
Original Posting Date: July 10, 2018
Prompt: Dismissive, suggested by Nilee1
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.