Mood Stripes 215: Late

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

Chapter 215: Late

The clearing no longer reeked of death. Still, recognition gutted Sesshoumaru, and he fought to steady his breathing.

“Over here.” Bypassing blackened ground, Kohaku strode toward a spot where the earth had been disturbed. Salty tears scented the air. Kohaku was crying—silently, unabashedly.

Slipping from Shishi’s back, Sesshoumaru drifted over, sank to his knees, and buried his fingers in soil.

Kagome joined him there, and in a clear voice, as if nothing had happened, said, “Hello, Rin-chan, Jaken-sama. And to you, too, Ah-Un. We didn’t mean to be late, but we’re here now.”

Suddenly, Sesshoumaru was crying—silently, unabashedly.

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Original Posting Date: December 15, 2020
Prompt: Recognition, suggested by Pili
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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