Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the faithful one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 57: Irreplaceable
Sesshoumaru watched the fanfare with which his brother’s pack sent off the miko and the boy. He did not care. It shouldn’t have mattered. But in his dreams, the two-tail became a two-headed dragon, the brown-eyed boy no longer brought him flowers, and the miko’s well became a grave.
He woke with a start to the shy patting of the fox kit, who sat sentinel at Sesshoumaru’s shoulder. Gradually, his rattling heartbeat slowed, but the sick feeling remained. Rising like specters, wrapping him in shame. Jaken, Ah-Un, and Rin—they had mattered.
Having failed them, would he now forget them?
Original Posting Date: September 7, 2018
Prompt: Shy, suggested by Pili
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.