Mood Stripes 149: Cold

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

Chapter 149: Cold

Kagome waded clumsily up the stairs. Kohaku offered a hand to steady her climb.

Rushing water made it hard to hear, and the guys stood still and silent at the top, giving nothing away. Until they caught up.

Another new color.

The ashen gray of Sesshoumaru’s stripes briefly flared into oranges, like breath across cooling embers, but they quickly returned to a dull pewter.

Understanding left Kagome cold, and Kohaku’s hand tightened around hers.

She’d have to make a note in her book that saturation might indicate the strength of an emotion.

Gray was a lesser grief. This was pity.

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Original Posting Date: April 17, 2020
Prompt: Gray, suggested by Sylv
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 149: Cold

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  3. So orange means pity? I would never have guessed. But I guess pity does count as one of the “warm” emotions. I tends to leave the people it’s directed to feeling could , though
    (As we see here)

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