Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one who’s trembling. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.
Chapter 194: Shaken
Kagome hadn’t truly understood what she’d unlocked when she invited Sesshoumaru to vent his grief. Youki snapped and flared as his howls rent the night. Her heart thundered, and her body shook.
Kohaku crawled over, his face wet. All through the night, she clung to his hand … and listened.
She knew when the roaring anguish turned to doggish words, like Miroku’s prayer the other day.
And she knew when Sesshoumaru succumbed to silence, collapsing into human form.
They rushed to him.
Kohaku lifted, lending support, and Sesshoumaru sagged numbly against his shoulder.
Eyes shut, he rasped one word. “Yes.”
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Original Posting Date: October 2, 2020
Prompt: Numb, suggested by ShardXGlass
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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.