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
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.