Mood Stripes 173: Prolonged

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for one who isn’t tired. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 173: Prolonged

Sesshoumaru let his thoughts drift as the cosmos wheeled above, but his peace came to an abrupt end when Kagome loomed over him.

“Use this,” she mumbled, thrusting her pillow at him.

He took it.

“Behind your head. It’ll be more comfortable.”

Warily, he complied, only to have her snuggle down, using his shoulder.

“Don’t worry,” she murmured. “We’ll never speak of this. And it’s warmer.”


She was asleep. Indeed, he doubted she’d been properly awake.

Sesshoumaru didn’t need sleep as often as humans, but he wasn’t opposed to going through the motions if it meant prolonging this closeness.

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Original Posting Date: July 14, 2020
Prompt: Cosmic, suggested by SomebodyLost
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.


10 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 173: Prolonged

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    • Clearly a recurring tendency.

      Fun Fact: I always mess up the chapter numbers in my book & must do an entire scroll-through to make sure I haven’t skipped or duplicated numbers. ::laughs at self::

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