Mood Stripes 214: Critical

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

Chapter 214: Critical

Sesshoumaru knew his claws could carve through flesh and bone. His poison was slightly less effective against stone, but that suited his purposes. Slicing through Kagome’s lines, he gouged, tapered, and smoothed.

“It’s like brushwork!” exclaimed Kagome.

Her admiration doubled when he neatly incised a flower into the marker. The first he’d ever offered Rin. And the last.

Kohaku brought a matching rock, and they dedicated it to Jaken’s memory. Kagome’s pencil. His poison. And Kohaku’s suggestion for an added inscription—tenacious one.

His twin-headed dragon received a final commendation—trustworthy.

Sesshoumaru studied his handiwork with a critical eye. Satisfied.

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Original Posting Date: December 11, 2020
Prompt: Critical, suggested by Bridgett Morigna
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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