Mood Stripes 064: Familiar

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

Chapter 64: Familiar

Sesshoumaru withdrew into silence, perturbed as much with himself as with Inuyasha. He had all but admitted missing Ah-Un. Why? He didn’t want his brother’s sympathy.

If only Inuyasha didn’t remind him so much of Father. Some quality of scent. His sure grip. The same gruff affection lurking behind each smile.

For a while, Sesshoumaru traded one grief for another. Far easier to withstand the pain of old wounds. Memories stirred. Hadn’t Father carried him like this? His arms tightened reflexively.

“Anything?” asked Inuyasha.

Sesshoumaru pointed.

Ears pricked. “Keh. Satisfied?”


“Back, then?”

Mostly to be contrary, Sesshoumaru said, “Forward.”

Original Posting Date: October 2, 2018
Prompt: Quality, suggested by Bridgett Morigna
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.


9 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 064: Familiar

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 063: Carried – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I love every time that an author brings up Inuyasha and Inu-no-taisho similarities. If it’s Sesshoumaru noticing them, even better ❤

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  3. Haven’t they been travelling since God-knows-when?
    Why isn’t a daiyoukai like Sesshoumaru healing faster? Why didn’t Tenseiga protect him? Why did he not use Bakusaiga at the beginning? That sword was instrumental in killing off Naraku in the manga and anime.

    Your stories are usually so logical. I fail to follow the logic of this tale that is akin to that meandering novel by Faulkner.

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  4. Pingback: Mood Stripes 065: Understanding – FORTHRIGHT

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