Mood Stripes 290: Melancholy

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

Chapter 290: Melancholy

All of Sesshoumaru’s wanting turned to pining, so that by day’s end, melancholy swamped his senses. He couldn’t sense Kagome, couldn’t smell her, couldn’t reach her.

Shishi crowded so close, he was more mother hen than lion-dog, and under the cover of all his bronze fur, Kohaku held Sesshoumaru’s hand.

Shippo barged into their midst. “Want a story?”


“I got plenty,” the kit boasted. “Real good ones. About Kagome and me.”

“Tell me,” he urged.

So the kit spun his tale, casting Inuyasha’s pack in the role of adventurers, with Kagome at their heart. And it helped.

A little.

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Original Posting Date: December 22, 2021
Prompt: Adventurer, suggested by Lourenth
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 290: Melancholy

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  2. 300 is a good number too, but I can’t help but feel disappointment when every story ends at “I love you.”
    The reveal is lovely, of course, but I want to know about what comes after~

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  3. His pack is going to get him through until she returns ❤️ Kagome is going to swamped with love when she gets back❤️❤️ An extra chapter on my birthday! Extra nice surprise!

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