Mood Stripes 274: Despondent

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

Chapter 274: Despondent

Late into the night, the haunted look in Sesshoumaru’s eyes lingered with Kagome. He’d gone off somewhere before she could explain. Just… fled.

She sighed, and Shippo reached up to pat her cheek. “Inuyasha wants an early start,” he reminded.

“I know.”

“Yeah, but he missed that part.” The kit’s gaze shifted toward the door.

Kagome turned her head in time to see Sesshoumaru crawl through, hair dragging. Face averted, attitude despondent. But here.

Had he come to her for solace? Without a word, she opened her arms, and he sank into her embrace, cold nose pressed to her neck.

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Original Posting Date: November 30, 2021
Prompt: Solace, suggested by Sylv
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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