Mood Stripes 177: Both

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one without excuse. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 177: Both

Kagome peered up through her lashes at the gently ebbing colors, hoping they’d help her decode Sesshoumaru’s mood. He seemed focused on each deep inhalation, as if trying to figure her out by scent.

The very idea made her smile.

Sesshoumaru’s nostrils quivered, and he manifested a new color. Kagome was positive it hadn’t appeared before. He caught her staring, and the richly burnished gold faltered, then deepened.

He knew she was awake.

Should she get up? Probably.

She was out of excuses.

But Sesshoumaru touched her head, fingers tangling. And with gentle pressure he communicated a simple message. Stay.

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Original Posting Date: July 28, 2020
Prompt: Decoded, suggested by soph
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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