A Road Well TraveledSecond place winner for Live Journal's iyfic contest, Week #45, "Missed Opportunity" theme. My thanks go out to the talented, exacting, and gracious leian for serving as my BETA editor. As always, reviews and critiques are welcomed and appreciated (Please feed the author!)A Road Well Traveled by ~ManonLeChat
A Road Well Traveled
His Father, Sesshoumaru often thought, could have been the greatest youkai in all Japan.
A hundred demons could not have challenged the Inu no Taishou in his prime. Father's enemies quaked beneath the leagues of his shadow, his roar in the heavens shook the earth, and men and demons alike trembled with fear. Sesshoumaru had stood behind him, and felt the tremulous thrill of fear himself—fear, awe, and superior pride to be the son of one who was destined to walk the narrow path of ultimate conquest, one of the few who was worthy to command over land and sky.
If only Chichi-ue hadn't strayed from his path. If only he hadn't met the human princess Izayoi. If only h