Mood Stripes 281: Dainty

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

Chapter 281: Dainty

Sesshoumaru had no idea what Kagome might entrust to his keeping.

From a zippered pouch on the side of her pack, she produced a book. He’d seen it, of course. She never neglected it for long, and he did wonder why. But a dainty lock secured its contents. Was this a test?

“It is safe with me.”

She searched his face, looking for something more.

Had he misunderstood? And then it hit him.

Hold onto it, she’d said. Until I come home.

To here.

To him.

Kagome had been looking forward.

Already, she understood her place was here.

With him.

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Original Posting Date: December 13, 2021
Prompt: Neglect, suggested by tea_notcoffee_lady
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.


8 thoughts on “Mood Stripes 281: Dainty

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  2. 😭🤧 the abandonment issues hit hard, but Kagome is always one step ahead, what a queen. Kagome saying goodbye to her family always makes me so sad, but at least she’ll have her friends and Sesshoumaru 🥲❤️ lovely as always, you brighten my inbox every time

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  5. Oh, that’s so wonderful. She’s an old soul for all her young years. I hope she’s back soon for his sake and the well plays no tricks.


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