Mood Stripes 253: Relaxed

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

Chapter 253: Relaxed

Kagome knew Sesshoumaru wasn’t talking about murder. He wasn’t being cryptic or mysterious. A life for a life. His for her. Hers for him.

“I don’t know how to respond.”

“There is time.”

The gazing resumed, and Kagome slowly relaxed. Her idling thought circled around to practical things. “Were we supposed to be doing something?”

“We await my brother’s decision about shelter.”

Kagome had been wondering, so she asked, “Why are you letting him decide.”

“He is our leader.”

So strange, given their past. “How did that happen?”

Sesshoumaru took his time answering. “Perhaps because he did not demand it.”

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Original Posting Date: June 29, 2021
Prompt: Cryptic, suggested by Ursula
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.


5 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 253: Relaxed

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  2. “Perhaps because he did not demand it.”
    Sesshoumaru knows that he’s at a disadvantage, and it’s taken him this long to realize it. To realize that he has to rely on Inuyasha to help protect the others, and himself from danger, where before he could easily dispatch enemies by himself, is a hard pill to swallow for so proud a youkai.

    He’s come to realize that his *little brat of a brother* has grown up and shown the responsibility worthy (in his eyes) of their father’s bloodline. 🙂

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  4. Inuyasha has earned his respect and trust. That’s a big step for Sesshomaru to relinquish that to his brother. It also seems to have given him a chance to relax and enjoy the moment.


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