Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one who survived. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 75: Defiant
One. If Sesshoumaru chose to look at the boy as his, then one remained. And by surviving, Kohaku defied Naraku with every shuddering breath and falling tear. So it pleased Sesshoumaru to accept them. Even the dampness and residue.
This was not an affectionate clinging; rather, the boy was holding him there. Unnecessarily.
Sesshoumaru said, “I am here.”
“Will you stay?” Fingers tangled in his fur, white-knuckled, urgent. “Please, stay.”
He might not be able to walk away, but he wasn’t accustomed to remaining in one place for long. At length, Sesshoumaru admitted, “I do not know how.”
Original Posting Date: December 19, 2018
Prompt: Damp, suggested by miraclesnjoy
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.