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

A Note of Explanation: I have too many stories and too little time, so the last thing I needed was a new idea… but this plucky plot!biddie was such a cute little beggar. Negotiations with the muse-al contingent commenced, and in the end I agreed to tell the tale… but only if the following stipulations were met: 1) the prompts from the Live Journal community 100colors would help provide the inspiration for each chapter, 2) each chapter would be a perfect drabble—exactly one hundred words, and 3) nothing could be posted until at least half of the chapters were completed. Since you're reading this, each of these requirements has now been met. Here's hoping that you believe that good things come in small packages!

A Debt of Gratitude: Sly thanks to JMaxwell, whose offhand comment about raunchy slave!fics accidentally hatched this oh-so-proper plot. Abundant thanks to the patiently enthusiastic Fenikkusuken, who did her beta thing in tidy batches for this mini-epic.

Chapter 1
An Unlikely Heiress

Kagome stared at the envelope that the junior partner of Heihou, Houhum, & Houjou placed in her hands. "There must be some mistake. I've never even heard of Eimi Higurashi-Smythe."

"There's no mistake," the solicitor assured her as she inspected the unusual seal, then broke it. "Mrs. Higurashi-Smythe is… was your father's grandmother's half-sister."

"I… see..." Kagome murmured. "Surely there must be other, closer relations?"

"None that met Mrs. Higurashi-Smythe's particular… requirements."

Kagome cautiously unfolded the rich, cream-colored stationery and scanned the first lines: 'So they've found you at last. I knew there must be another priestess in the family…'

End Note: This story in snippets owes some of its structure to the Live Journal community 100colors, which offers a tempting palette of prompts. This particular 'perfect' drabble benefited from Color #27, Cream. Posted on May 5, 2009.