Mood Stripes 092: Blameless

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

Chapter 92: Blameless

Sesshoumaru wanted to blame the miko for every shred of misery he’d endured—to hate her and to hurt her. He glared darkly and flexed his claws, but Kohaku’s embrace pinned his arms and kept him off balance, pressed into his solitary corner.

The boy’s low litany held tremors of regret. “We didn’t loiter in meadows. We came straight back. She went for your sake. She wanted to please you.”

The urge to lash out faded.

“I kept her safe, Sesshoumaru-sama.” Emotion crackled the young man’s voice. “We came back. We’re here.”

“Hnn.” What else could Sesshoumaru say? “Well done.”

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Original Posting Date: July 23, 2019
Prompt: Darkly, suggested by murasaki
Words: 100

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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.


7 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 092: Blameless

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 091: Unhappy – FORTHRIGHT

  2. He still feels guilty and helpless, caught in his own mind.

    What the heck did they wish? I have an inkling of what she might have been thinking, but what his thoughts may have been…I’m clueless.

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  3. Oh my…I feel so bad for them both. Kohaku is doing so much to help him move through this pain. But this might be just a tiny breakthrough. Wonderful to see this back. I have missed it so much. Thanks!

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  4. Pingback: Mood Stripes 093: Formidable – FORTHRIGHT

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