Mood Stripes 255: Ready

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

Chapter 255: Ready

Upon his return, Inuyasha didn’t bat an eye at finding Kagome on Sesshoumaru’s lap. “So there’s nothing much. Found an old den. Kinda small, but Kohaku’s clearing it, getting a fire going.”

“How far?” asked Sesshoumaru.

“We’ll make it before sundown. Ready?”

Kagome tried to pull away and failed. Sesshoumaru held her… and whistled.

Shishi trundled back into the meadow. He couldn’t have been far.

“You ride,” ordered Sesshoumaru.

He wasn’t talking to her. Inuyasha’s ears flattened.

“Your strength is already fading. Ride.”

To Kagome’s surprise, Inuyasha faced the lion-dog and mumbled, “You okay with that?”

No outburst. No argument.

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Original Posting Date: July 13, 2021
Prompt: Outburst, suggested by Jelena Lee
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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