Mood Stripes 178: Lasting

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

Chapter 178: Lasting

Sesshoumaru appreciated the miko’s compliance. It was easier to study their predicament when she was close and quiet. If theirs was truly a predicament.

Kohaku’s contentment pleased him.

Shishi’s freedom brought satisfaction.

Yet he was suspicious of the Shikon-no-Tama’s intentions. A tainted, traitorous existence whose unmaking should have become the wisher’s undoing.

Had the Jewel tried to punish them? Dooming him to attachments when he’d craved solitude and death. Choosing companions as constant reminders of his failure. Setting him up for fresh grief when their fleeting lifespans ended.

Wait.

Wouldn’t the Jewel bequeath a lasting torment?

Now, that was intriguing.

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Original Posting Date: July 31, 2020
Prompt: Taint, suggested by Ursula
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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