Mood Stripes 045: Stubborn

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

Chapter 45: Stubborn

Kagome faltered, for she hadn’t truly considered Kohaku’s grief. But his sooty face was burned into her memory, tear-streaked and tragic. “You traveled with him.”

“Them,” he gently corrected. “And I still am.”

That took her aback. “You’re here for Sesshoumaru-sama? But your sister…?”

His smile was small, sad. “I think I know how he feels, being cared for by someone who should hate him. His brother is as stubborn as my sister.”

“Oh, Kohaku-kun.” She touched his arm. “Nobody blames you for what happened.”

His hand settled briefly over hers. “I do.”

“… and he does?”

“We both do.”


Original Posting Date: July 27, 2018
Prompt: Burn, suggested by Sylv
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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8 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 045: Stubborn

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  2. Kohaku is such an underated character in Inuyasha. I think he is one of the most emotionally and mentally strong characters in the series. He just doesn’t get the spotlight enough to show that.

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  3. Okay…I need that tissue now please. I agree with Pili. Kohaku is so underrated. I always liked his character, even when he was under Naraku’s power. He always felt the weight of his responsibilities.

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