Mood Stripes 104: Skeptical

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

Chapter 104: Skeptical

“He admitted that it distresses him when you leave his presence?” asked Sango.

“Yes.” Kagome twisted her hair in a towel. “Although he used fewer words.”

“And you don’t think that’s strange?”

“Erm… what do you mean?”

“The people he cared about died because he wasn’t there.” Sango set aside her soap. “Maybe he’s afraid it’ll happen again.”

Kagome hesitated. What color was fear? “I can’t picture him afraid.”

“I’m just surprised it would take a wish on the Shikon-no-Tama to make him feel what anyone would feel.”

“You think he’s lying?”

“I think he doesn’t like to explain himself.”

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Original Posting Date: September 3, 2019
Prompt: Towel, suggested by Pili
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 104: Skeptical

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  2. Of course not! That would involve the possibility of being understood! 🤣🤣 Much better to be cryptic and keep everyone on edge. I’m feeling very spoiled right now. Lovely update. Thank you!

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  3. Anyone who’s ever lost someone they care about can understand THAT fear and the need to keep someone close. It may be the FIRST time that Sesshoumaru has ever come up against that particular emotion and it’s confusing and unsettling to deal with; and not ONLY for him. Seeing HIM that way is going to be just as confusing and unsettling to the rest of the group, I’m sure! Going to be interesting!

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  4. lskjdfh and here I am, caught up!! QAQ God, I just spent the whole weekend (plus today) rereading Tsumiko, Kimiko, and Tamiko’s stories and just. sjdkf I need more. Feed me please. TTATT

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  5. Pingback: Mood Stripes 105: Concealed – FORTHRIGHT

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