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

Chapter 350: No Return

When Kagome emerged, freshly-washed and pajama-clad, Sesshoumaru stood waiting. "Would you be more comfortable in the castle?"

"But... I thought you wanted to stay here."

He inclined his head, but still offered, "Fire or fur?"

"Erm... let's stay. You can be my bed-warmer." He settled her between luxuriant swaths of fur. Burrowing down, Kagome mumbled, "I think I like it when your instincts swing in my favor."


"Will you go back to normal in a few days?"

Sesshoumaru nosed her hair, then sighed softly. "I have lived a long time. Long enough to know there is no going back."

Original Posting Date: December 3, 2012
Prompt: N/A
Words: 100

Author's Note: Lord Charming is going on a holiday break. I won't post any more updates in December, but the story will resume as usual in January. This'll give me time to wrap up Imperceptible. Deal? Good.