Mood Stripes 143: Trustworthy

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

Chapter 143: Trustworthy

Sesshoumaru needed to check something, so he watched for his opportunity. As usual, evening brought Kohaku to his side. In an attempt to replicate the circumstances of his encounter with the miko, he grabbed the boy’s ponytail.


“Hold still.” He inhaled deeply. Sifting through sense and scents and… feelings.

The boy didn’t shrink from him. That much was the same, but the nuances were entirely different. Not displeasing, but not particularly alluring.

Settled. Steady. Trustworthy.

“It is different.”


“The miko.”

Kohaku smiled. “I should hope so.”


The boy quietly asked, “Will you tell me about your wish?”

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Original Posting Date: March 27, 2020
Prompt: Shrink, suggested by littlethings824
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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