Mood Stripes 224: Waning

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

Chapter 224: Waning

Sesshoumaru’s gaze darted to the waning crescent, so like the moon that marked his brow. Father would have called it a good omen. Mother always made her oaths under such a sky. Perhaps it was time for their son to make his first.

“Inuyasha.” Sesshoumaru tucked up his legs, sitting in midair. “Trade with me.”

Silver ears cocked. “Not sure I have anything you’d want.”

“Pledge for pledge. A pact between brothers.”

Color rose in Inuyasha’s cheeks. “I wouldn’t mind.”

“Son of my father,” Sesshoumaru said formally. “Make us the pearl within your eye, and we shall multiply your strength.”

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Original Posting Date: January 22, 2021
Prompt: Pearl, suggested by onion
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.


6 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 224: Waning

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  2. uwu brother bonding time. But also, “pearl within your eye”? What could it be, what’s the connection, hmmmmmmm…. We already know that there was another riddle about InuYasha’s pearl eye, and that it was made by his father…. Perhaps as a nod to this tradition? But then what was the other riddle for? And the pearl led to InuPapa’s grave….”let us be your resting place/refuge”? Or something simpler, “treasure and guard us within yourself”? Hmmmm, so interesting

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    • Yes, I’m referencing Inuyasha’s pearl eye, so “treasured and guarded” is a good interpretation.

      This is also a nod to to Yashahime, since the creators also chose to play with this detail.


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