Mood Stripes 108: Better

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

Chapter 108: Better

Kagome had agreed to stay, and she went one better by staying close.

She knew it was better because with each day, Sesshoumaru’s stripes lightened and brightened, ranging through a peaceful palette that was impossible to replicate with colored pencils.

She made notes. She looked for causes.

Not that she’d ever really figure him out. People were too complex for it to be that simple. But she liked having clues. Even when they told her things weren’t entirely better.

“Miko.”

“Hmm?” She swiped at her eyes and tried for a smile.

Sesshoumaru demanded, “Why are you crying?”

Because you can’t.

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Original Posting Date: September 20, 2019
Prompt: Shift/Shifting, suggested by Saholia and Jelena Lee
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.

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6 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 108: Better

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 107: Appreciable – FORTHRIGHT

  2. D:<<<<< Why 👏 do 👏 you 👏 hurt 👏 me 👏 like 👏 this 👏 I am. In. Distress. First of all, you make me feel all soft. All *fua fua* soft pink bubbles floating soft, and then. AND THEN. YOU SLAP ME SIDEWAYS WITH FLIPPING TEARS. AND KAGOME'S EMPATHY. AND COMPASSION. AND SESSHOUMARU FLIPPING TAISHO. HURTING. WITH, TO TOP IT ALL OFF, ***MIRRORING RIN'S DEATH FROM THE MANGA AND ANIME***, ASDIGUFHLDTEDFHRWJGITJDNSPHHHLK EXCEPT JAKEN CAN'T BE THE ONE TO CRY FOR SESSHOUMARU BECAUSE HE'S FLIPPING DEAD TOO. AND AH-UN, BABY AND GOOD GOOD BOY CAN'T BE THERE EITHER AND I JUST. HOW COULD YOU, FORTHY, HOW COULD YOU.

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