Mood Stripes 147: Impatient

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

Chapter 147: Impatient

Miroku sat up a little straighter. “May I ask why?”

Sesshoumaru’s eyebrow arched.

Kagome studied the hue of his stripes. Impatient. Interested. But not annoyed.

Inuyasha grumbled something, and Miroku backpedaled. “Certainly, Sesshoumaru-sama.”

With a smile to acknowledge the villagers in his audience, he spun out a simplified version of their history with the Jewel.

Sesshoumaru cut in. “What are the Four Souls?”

“Ah, yes!” Miroku raised four fingers. “The Shikon-no-Tama was said to embody four attributes. Courage. Friendship. Wisdom. Love.”

Old news. Kagome had memorized these details long ago.

But all color faded from Sesshoumaru’s markings. Shock? Or… recognition?

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Original Posting Date: April 10, 2020
Prompt: Memorized, suggested by soph
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.


8 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 147: Impatient

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 146: Mysterious – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Original thought was “the souls have inhabited individual people!!” But then I don’t know how the stripes tie into that 😂 Since it seems Kagome’s the only one who can see the changes, but Sesshoumaru and Kohaku were also somehow “changed”… I wonder what they’re experiencing? Is it Sesshoumaru’s inability to be away from Kagome for long??? Aiee…..

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  3. I’m thinking Kagome is the only one who can see the color change. Inuyasha and Kohaku are very in tune to his moods. Kohaku even more so…perhaps he can see or feel them. What is it about the jewel that has caused him to pale.

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  4. AAAAAA i know i haven’t commented in a hot sec (got a job, it’s been extremely busy even long before quarantine set in) but oh my goodness i’m chomping at the bit for more information!!! the plot and references to canon are so intricate and enticing that i’m left a little desperate for more LOL i always adore your stories and i’m just so curious to see how far down this rabbit hole goes 😀

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  5. Pingback: Mood Stripes 148: Uncertain – FORTHRIGHT

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