Mood Stripes 276: Clear

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 276: Clear

There were more words, but Sesshoumaru stopped listening. Everything he needed to know was already clear. Kagome had chosen. Her certainty was there in her scent—sure and steady and settled. On him.

“Erm… did you hear me?”


“You weren’t listening?”

“No.” He pressed his ear to her heart. “Say it again.”

She began anew, and he relaxed into the cadences of her voice.

“Do you get it?” she checked.

“I understand enough.”

“And you’re okay?”

“Hnn. Say it again.”

“Which part?”

From the doorway, Inuyasha’s grumble was almost fond. “The part where I make sure you get back.”

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Original Posting Date: December 7, 2021
Prompt: Fondly, suggested by Anastasia
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.


4 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 276: Clear

  1. Pingback: Mood Stripes 275: Needed – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Ahhhh, there’s my word ❤ And in a chapter so sweet. I love a vulnerable and open Sesshomaru, or more aptly, how YOU write him being vulnerable and open.

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  3. Pingback: Mood Stripes 277: Wavering – FORTHRIGHT

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