Mood Stripes 065: Understanding

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

Chapter 65: Understanding

Kagome had learned her lesson and didn’t ask Kohaku to speculate about Sesshoumaru. But she coaxed for little things about his time traveling with the taiyoukai.

“Why do you want to know?”

She hugged him from behind as Kirara carried them high over the treetops. “Because we’re friends. Because Sesshoumaru-sama needs us.”

“There you go again.” Kohaku asked, “Why him?”

She couldn’t really explain. “How can I help him understand he’s not alone?”

“I’ve been thinking about that myself.” A warm hand patted her clasped ones, and he urged the flying cat back to earth. “I might know a way.”


Original Posting Date: October 5, 2018
Prompt: Clasp, suggested by tea_notcoffee_lady
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 065: Understanding

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 064: Familiar – FORTHRIGHT

  2. You know I’m kinda having an ulterior motive when commenting. So far every time the notification comes in that you “liked” it a new chapter is online XD

    Regardless I did like this chapter, too 🙂 Love seeing a relationship between Kagome and Kohaku. I wonder wether you’re so tuned into writing 100 words that it just happens or wether you add/ subtract words when you’re actually feel like you’re done. Or if those words just give it the last kick 😀

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    • Yes, I have my little habits. Going through the previous post’s comments (and sometimes responding) is part of my routine. I guess that does double as an alert. (Way to work the system!)

      I’ve been writing 100-word chapters for so long, I have developed a sense for when a scene is over-long. Most days, I land somewhere between 120-130 words, then resort to some judicious pruning. I’m the bonsai gardener of the fiction world! ::twinkle::

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  3. So happy that they are going back! I hope that Sessh pick the “amber” scent for him lol
    Even if I want both of them be reunited azap I really enjoyed that brothers bonding time, so glad they are getting to understand each other by a little bit

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