Mood Stripes 280: Forward

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

Chapter 280: Forward

Kagome wasn’t sure what was taking so long. Inuyasha wasn’t one to dawdle, but he’d scruffed Shippo and carried him off for a private word. She’d half-expected the hanyou to grab her and catapult through time, getting it over with, but maybe this was better.

Crossing to Sesshoumaru, she asked, “Will you be okay?”

After some consideration, he asked, “Will you return?”

“Yes. I promise.”

“Then set aside your concerns.” His knuckles brushed her cheek. “Only look forward.”

His cheek stripes had deepened to a blue she associated with trust. “Will you hold onto something until I come back home?”

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Original Posting Date: December 12, 2021
Prompt: Catapult, suggested by soph
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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