Mood Stripes 041: Halved

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

Chapter 41: Halved

“Nothing spoken?” asked Miroku.

“Nope.” Weariness dragged at Kagome’s senses, yet her nerves jangled. “But it had to be a wish … right?”

“Certainly.” He slowly kneaded the hand that no longer threatened his life. “Every legend of the Shikon-no-Tama promises the one who holds it their heart’s desire.”

Sango asked, “Why were you with Sesshoumaru-sama?”

“I thought … his legs,” Kagome mumbled. “He refused.”

“The Jewel split,” said Miroku. “Which could suggest two wishes—equal and opposing.”

“Or a halving of its power,” suggested Sango. “Granting two lesser wishes.”

Miroku leaned forward. “Or one answer to two complementary desires.”


Original Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Prompt: Nerve, suggested by miraclesnjoy
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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5 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 041: Halved

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 040: Adrift – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I like puzzles, but this one is making me nuts. What’s changed? Apparently nothing that the group notices. What could their hearts’ desire be; are they complementary or diametrically opposed? Hn

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