Mood Stripes 275: Needed

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

Chapter 275: Needed

Sesshoumaru determinedly spoke the words he’d come to say. Words he’d lived by. Words he couldn’t withhold.

“Do as you please.” But because his desire was so insistent, he also muttered, “Do not go.”

Shippo cheerfully relayed, “When he says, ‘Don’t go,’ what he really means is, ‘Don’t stay gone.’”

“Nooo,” Kagome sighed. “Is that what you thought?”

Sesshoumaru dare not answer. His strength had returned, but it seemed that fear could also return.

“Let me explain. Are you listening?”

He nudged her jaw. “Hnn.”

“I need to go back…”

Every instinct rebelled.

And then she said, “…one last time.”

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Original Posting Date: December 3, 2021
Prompt: Rebel, suggested by tygress_nia
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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