Mood Stripes 150: Pitiable

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

Chapter 150: Pitiable

A once-proud building sagged drearily. Beyond weathered. Probably abandoned. And Kagome wasn’t sure if she was looking at the reason… or a result.

Two blackened pillars flanked the shrine entrance. To one was chained the carcass of an unnaturally large beast. Long dead, it was little more than bones. From behind the second pillar straggled a living version.

Dirty fur. Jutting bones. Festering sores.

The growl that whispered their way was a pitiable thing. Hardly loud enough to be heard over the drag of its heavy chain.

Was it warning them away? From what?

There was nothing left to protect.

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Original Posting Date: April 21, 2020
Prompt: Pitiable, suggested by Nilee1
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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