Mood Stripes 243: Vital

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

Chapter 243: Vital

Sesshoumaru wasn’t used to explaining himself. Even to himself.

“Few want my claws near their vitals.”

Kagome angled her head enough that he could see her smile. “I’ll bet Rin wanted to be held.”

He could not deny it. “Her trust was baffling.”

“And what about Jaken-sama? He loved you, too.”

Sesshoumaru huffed. “I was his lord.”

“They loved you.” Her tone gently chided.

“They are gone.”

“Love isn’t.” Kagome patted the hand he was meant to explain. “Love has a way of lingering. You can hold onto that love for all your days.”

Sesshoumaru hummed. And held onto her.

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Original Posting Date: April 13, 2021
Prompt: Lingering, suggested by Megan
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 243: Vital

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  2. Rin would have loved to be held 🥲🤧 it’s ok, Sesshoumaru will hold Kagome and their kids enough to make up for it 🥲🥲🥲🥲

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