Mood Stripes 193: Good

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

Chapter 193: Good

“I will consider it.”

Hours had passed since Sesshoumaru uttered those four words, and he was still considering them. And still, he had no answer.

Not long after midnight, Kagome came to sit at his side. “I’ll tell you a secret,” she offered.

Fingers brushed his arm, and Sesshoumaru trapped her hand under his. He searched her upturned face, waiting.

“Sometimes, it’s easier to smile after you’ve had a good cry.”

The first sounded as impossible as the last. He huffed.

But a scant hour later, he took true form. And once the first howl tore free, he couldn’t stop.

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Original Posting Date: September 29, 2020
Prompt: Midnight, suggested by Nilee1
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.


8 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 193: Good

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  2. oh yes. My heart is howling with him.
    This is the only way he CAN show his grief.
    to do anything in his human form would be messy and humiliating to one of his stature and current disability.

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  3. Isn’t amazing how 100 words can brighten your day, or break your heart…I am all misty eyed behind this chapter….the release of a howl for lost loved ones. …’s ok…get it all out…

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