I like this chapter, perhaps because they both had negative physical and mental reactions to their first killing... and Kagome is fortunate enough to have a compassionate Sesshomaru there with her.
Thanks for the clarifying author's note, though you've also done a good job painting Kagome that way in this most recent set of chapters.
I find stories set amidst real historical events to be particularly interesting because I know, in broad strokes, what happened, but I love seeing how authors set the characters to interact and influence (or try to influence) the events therein.
(Chapter 9) - Sat 11 Oct 2014
refreshes basic knowledge of Aizu
looks up Ishin Shishi
Hmm, inconclusive. Shishi was applied to both Aizu and Choshu-Satsuma supporters. Will we find out which clan Kagome is with? Was her story to Sesshomaru a fabrication to give her a little maneuvering room? Is Sesshomaru headed to the siege? Or is the Imperial faction still getting ready for it? If Kagome is with Choshu-Satsuma, then why would she want to keep Sesshomaru (specifically) or the Shinsengumi samurai safe and away? Or would that just be a matter of trying to reduce combatants on the Aizu side? (Questions are largely rhetorical, I can wait for updates...)
I'm definitely looking forward to more of this!
... huh, what? She offered him a place in the Ishin Shishi? *blinks rapidly*
Inuyasha is THE ELDER BROTHER? *eyes wide*
Hmph, still dishonorable as ever, Inubaka.
Is this not AU, kaoru?
Anyway. I bet that was Inuyasha? Sesshoumaru... I can imagine him maiming, torturing, and killing... but raping women? It's so not his style.
Oooo... did Kagome kill this Fujita?
Sesshoumaru... smart boy.
Kagome... you always find trouble wherever you are. *chuckles*
Hm wait, is this canon? *checks briefly* oh goody, this is canon!
Yes, right... she could be an enemy. Hm.
Ah, Shinsegumi...Kyoto... ughhhhh I can't help it, I miss Kenshin! LOL.
(Chapter 7) - Fri 10 Oct 2014
Well, Inuyasha was my first thought at the end of chapter six...
(Chapter 5) - Fri 10 Oct 2014
Hmmm, interesting. It would be far to straightforward for Kagome to have done it simply because she's with one of the other clans... Which leaves me wondering who, why, or both...
(Chapter 4) - Fri 10 Oct 2014