Mood Stripes 169: Divided

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

Chapter 169: Divided

“He’s not angry with us,” Kagome whispered.

“No,” agreed Kohaku. “Why would he be?”


“No. Sesshoumaru-sama understands compassion.”

Angling her flashlight so it wouldn’t blind Kohaku, she joked, “Are we stuck here all night?”

“I would not mind.” He reached up to trail his fingers through silver curtains. “This is warm and soft and safe.”

“I think he’d let us.”

After several long strokes to the underside of Sesshoumaru’s jaw, Kohaku revealed, “The others will leave tomorrow, escorting the villagers home. We will follow once ShiShi’s stronger.”

Kagome didn’t mind the division of ranks. Strange how natural it seemed.

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Original Posting Date: June 30, 2020
Prompt: Curtain, suggested by Pili
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.


3 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 169: Divided

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  2. I love Kohaku’s new role in this story. He has become an integral member of the pack. Very much like Miroku with none of the lecherous inclinations.

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