Mood Stripes 216: Rapt

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

Chapter 216: Rapt

Kohaku placed stones while Kagome chatted with Rin and Jaken the same way she kept Grandma Higurashi up to date on happenings at home. Little things to set their hearts at ease.

Sesshoumaru listened raptly. Had he believed it too late for his words to reach them?

“Anything you want to say?”


His stripes were a confusion of dark colors, but at her touch, they resolved into indigo.

Catching her loose hair, he pulled her near. “Tell them I am sorry.”

“Anything else?”

“I will be… late in joining them.”

Kagome’s heart clenched. “And?”

“And… I am not alone.”

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Original Posting Date: December 18, 2020
Prompt: Resolve, suggested by KageBushin
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.


10 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 216: Rapt

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  2. aaaaAAAAHHHHHH I’m so glad. I’m so glad you’ve found your reason to live. I’m so glad you have people to live for again. AahhhhhhHHHH 🥲🥲😭

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