Mood Stripes 208: Proud

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one with nothing to offer. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 208: Proud

Sesshoumaru rode Shishi, who radiated pride over his new responsibility. Kohaku led them along quiet woodland paths. They encountered no humans. Neither were they troubled by youkai. If not for their destination, Sesshoumaru might have been able to relax.

All the while, Kagome picked flowers.

It was unsettling.

It was Rin’s pastime.  

Suddenly, Kagome touched his knee. “What’s wrong?”

Sesshoumaru’s gaze dropped to her bouquet.

“These are a human graveside tradition: flowers, incense, and prayers.”

It wasn’t so different from youkai custom.

It still left him miserable.

“Usually, there’s also an offering of food.” Kagome softly asked, “Could you hunt?”

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Original Posting Date: November 20, 2020
Prompt: Woodland, suggested by miraclesnjoy
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.


7 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 208: Proud

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 207: Obtuse – FORTHRIGHT

      • No, I do realize that the wish(es) were made–the symbolic nature of the jewel splitting into two pieces etc. What I am not understanding is their level of awareness of what they ”actually” wished for. As always, I am with you until the end.


  2. Pingback: Mood Stripes 209: Hopeful – FORTHRIGHT

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