title: the second set of fangs
summary: she resolves to be a full-demon for the both of them. [warnings: mild violence, blood]
a/n: i hope this is up to calibier with all of the amazing work i’ve seen for this couple. happy inuparents day!
Izayoi is only a girl when she meets the man who would burn her life.
Of course she does not know, then, that he will do so. She simply thinks he is a man with hair like starlight and skin like scars - rough and rugged yet royal - dressed in armor rigged with silver spikes.
The Inu No Taisho is of blue blood, but he looks nothing like the princes her father wanted her to marry - spoiled boys with pearly teeth and sickly-sweet compliments stuck between their gums. If there is anything Izayoi does not trust, it is a smile that is too white, because real life is full of toil on one’s teeth. Whether it be from malnutrition or black tea stains, the enamel ought to be ground down from years of jaw-clenching to keep un-pretty words locked tight behind tongues. White smiles looked like lying without words.
When the Inu Taisho asks for her name and grins, she sees fangs, ever-so-slightly stained scarlet.