Mood Stripes 156: Bereft

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

Chapter 156: Bereft

Inuyasha grit his teeth and forced the hasp and lifted away the heavy collar.

Shishi immediately shuffled to the calcined bones of his dead partner.

“How long?” whispered Kagome.

“Too long.” Inuyasha frowned. “Oi, Kohaku. We’re not that far from your village. You didn’t know this was here?”

“No. I can check records.”

Next, Shishi tottered to Sesshoumaru. Either he prostrated himself, or he’d simply run out of strength.

Kagome asked, “Shouldn’t he heal, now that the chain’s off?”

“He needs time to regain strength.” Kohaku nodded significantly toward both canines.

Oh, hells. “Oi, bastard. Can you even change back?”

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Original Posting Date: May 12, 2020
Prompt: Calcined, suggested by Goldenmirth
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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