Mood Stripes 069: Abandoned

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

Chapter 69: Abandoned

Kagome leaned her broom in the corner and mopped her forehead. “Cobwebs, conquered!” But happiness over the accomplishment quickly ebbed. Empty buildings are so sad.

Inuyasha had hauled away musty tatami. Sango was putting the kitchen to rights. Miroku and Kohaku were battling youkai vermin they’d discovered under their temporary home. And Shippo was sniffing out usable foodstuffs in abandoned pantries.

Through open screens, Kagome spotted Sesshoumaru propped against the garden wall, his cheeks slashed by a dark green that verged on black.

He reminded her of the village—ravaged by deceit, robbed by death, and threatening to fall apart.


Original Posting Date: October 23, 2018
Prompt: Home, suggested by Jelena Lee
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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