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Even Angels Fall
Week 98: Drabble / Pain 
24th-Oct-2009 07:18 pm
Title. Dispassionate Observer
Author. Sensei
Prompt. Drabble/Pain
Genre. Angsty Introspective / Adventure
Word count. 300
Rating. OT
Warnings. None
AU/Canon. Canon
Summary. Sesshoumaru is determined to feel nothing for a certain miko, no matter what the provocation.
Author's Note. My first post here. *waves* (Hope I did everything right and that this take on the pairing is welcome. Sesshoumaru-in-denial is my favorite flavor.)

Shall I say she is worthy in battle when I cannot mean it? Shall I acknowledge at least that I admire her determination? Perhaps I might commend her for staying alive. None of these press upon me, however. Thoughts of her flow through me, swiftly and easily, like the breeze through my hair. There is a fleeting pleasure, so long as the wind does not rise and demand response. From cliff's edge I watch the conflict, a dispassionate observer. That is all I need be.

The demon which the little band fights is absurd, its rage blind and its soul power-swelled by the jewel shard it has ingested. Slimy and foul-smelling, it is little more than an oversized snake. My bastard brother launches himself at the enemy, his attacks rash and luck-driven. Had he even a trace of breeding, he would know to slow and plan his strikes. He would aim both his life and his assaults properly, effectively. Instead, his efforts are ill-considered and shameful to watch for one of my stature.

The beast lashes its tail and catches him unaware, flinging him into the monk while the slayer mounts the neko and takes to the sky. I wonder how the hanyou can share my father's blood, especially as he leaves the female unguarded. Fool is too generous a word.

I gaze on, listening as she calls his name, her voice high and grating. The towering giant lunges at her with gaping, poisonous jaws. Unbidden, my hands ball into fists. Is it her peril that pains me, or the knowledge that I wish to rescue her? I force my fingers to uncurl and turn from the scene. Inuyasha will save her or he will not. The miko's fate cannot—will not—matter to the Lord of the Western Lands.

30th-Oct-2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Oooo, love love LOVE his inner battle with himself. He's such a drama queen!

I must agree, Sess-in-denial is always entertaining to see ;)
30th-Oct-2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Ohai! Fancy meeting you here. So glad you commented...no one else has! :(

I love emo!Sess in so many ways and so deeplyyyyyyyyyyyyy. ^_^
1st-Nov-2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, pish posh!

Your drabble is wonderful - I told myself that I would comment and tell you how incredibly IC you made Sesshoumaru to be, but I forgot to do it.

It's great. I'm sure that it doesn't displease anyone at all. It's just that, if you look at this comm - we have over 200 members and then we have two comments at most per drabble.

Four if you count our answers to the comments.

Most of our members have been MIA for a long time now.


P.S: Now to actually say something about this drabble:

Sesshoumaru is plain awesome. Period. This type of thinking totally fits his bland expression. Besides, his pride is too big to even admit to himself that he's worried.

His body betrays him nonetheless. xDD
1st-Nov-2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
I hate to hear that it's so quiet.

Thank you for the praise. I like to find ways to touch on SK without taming Sesshoumaru. He is quiet the pompous ass, to my way of thinking.

And yes, making his body or mind betray him is delightful fun.

Thanks for the feedback; I appreciate it.
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2nd-Nov-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! Glad you read and enjoyed it.
I was afraid I was being too harsh for SK fans to enjoy.
But I love Sess this way. Grouchy little monster he is.
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