Mood Stripes 220: Included

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

Chapter 220: Included

Inuyasha drew up short. “You and Kagome and Kohaku… and Shishi?”

“Hnn.”

“Why them?” Which wasn’t really the right question. Shoving the words past the tightness in his throat, he asked, “Why not me?”

Sesshoumaru grunted. Which was kind of hard to interpret.

Inuyasha muttered, “Guess it doesn’t matter. You’re stuck with me either way.”

Weight slid from his back, leaving him unencumbered. Alone.

Sesshoumaru faced him, strong enough on his own. “Inuyasha. You were not excluded.”

“I can count to four.”

“You are forgetting, little brother.” Not an insult. More like a claim. “The Shikon-no-Tama always required a protector.”

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Original Posting Date: January 5, 2021
Prompt: Unencumbered, suggested by midori Haru
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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6 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 220: Included

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 219: Forced – FORTHRIGHT

  2. 🥲 Oofta. A whole lotta angst in such a tiny little snippet….. It’s ok, InuYasha, you are and always will be valued and loved, I promise 😭

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  3. Pingback: Mood Stripes 221: Trapped – FORTHRIGHT

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