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The Curse by Maria-Salvatore29

Not Boring

Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha or any of its characters.


Long ago, a young inu-youkai named Sesshomaru lived happily with his loving mother and gentle father. Everything was perfect for him until a young innocent looking human girl destroyed his family, tore his life apart, and killed all the happiness he had.

His father whom he looked up to turned his back at his family for her, a human princess named Izayoi. In his mother’s anger and pain, she cursed Izayoi’s clan and descendants. Every year at new moon, they shall offer the West one girl from Izayoi’s clan or all the human girls where they rule shall die.

After finishing the curse, his mother disappeared and she never came back to him as the loving mother she knew. She became cold and hateful just like him.

The curse is cruel but he can’t find it in himself to care. He feels too lazy to care.

Slowly, he got up from his huge bed and walked beside the window. It’s new moon tonight. Soon, a human girl shall be sent to him once more. He wonders who it would be this year.

Will she beg for his mercy? Or, drool at his feet? Or, cry loudly and try to escape from him? All of them are boring. Perhaps, he should just kill them as soon as they get here.

He went back on his bed and closed his eyes. When the door to his chamber opened and a yelp of a girl echoed throughout his room, he didn’t open his eyes. He’s too lazy to do so. He’s too bored with their tear-streaked face. He’s too—

“I’m here now. Aren’t you going to kill me?” A voice full of anger and loathing reached his sensitive ears, cutting his train of thought.

Opening his eyes slowly, he spared her a glance. His eyesbrows shot up in surprise and disappeared in his long bangs he failed to trim.

She stood there, unafraid, without a single sight of tears on her face. She looked at his silhouette, his face hidden by the darkness in the room.

“What’s your name?” He asked.

“Does it matter?” She asked angrily.

“Hnn. Give your name so I will know what to carve on your gravestone.” He went out of the bed to walk towards her.

“Is that supposed to make me feel afraid?”

“Aren’t you afraid?”

“Do I have to be?”

He paused before asking softly, “Did they send a miko like you to purify this Sesshomaru?”

“They didn’t send me.”

“They didn’t?” He walked in front of her, face still hidden by the shadows but he can clearly show her lovely face and her miko garments.

“I sent myself.”

That's when his life started to become interesting.


Prompt: Seven Deadly Sins Challenge – Sloth

Word Count: 450


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