Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the attentive one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 87: Absent
Perturbed, Sesshoumaru closed himself off, avoiding all contact, ignoring every inquiry. Hiding. Two days passed without incident, but when he woke on the third, panic robbed him of breath, dread roiled in his gut.
His door opened with a snap. Steadying hands. Confused concern. Inuyasha asked, “What the hell?”
More softly, “Nightmare?”
“No.” A shudder wracked him, inside and out. With it came an awful clarity. “She is gone.”
“What? Kagome?” Inuyasha searched his face. “Her and Kohaku went for supplies.”
Sesshoumaru had shunned her presence, encouraged her distance. But absence felt like death.
“Oi. You okay?”
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Original Posting Date: March 12, 2019
Prompt: Clarity, suggested by LimitedEternity
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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.