S.M.: I got a review asking for a lemon but this is rated T. But I still wanna make a lemon for this story because they professed their love and all but it won't really fit in this chapter or the next so I'm gonna do an in between chapter Just link to my profile and it will be on there. No idea what I'm gonna call it, but the summary will say something along the lines of "extra chapter" for those who are interested.

Sesshoumaru: But aren't you thir-

S.M.:(covering Sesshoumaru's mouth) Thirsty? Yeah, so go get me some tea. And gummy bears while you're at it. Here's the chapter. Enjoy!

Sesshoumaru: My mate does not own Inuyasha.

"Speech" thoughts Dream

Kiss From a Rose

Chapter 11: The Day After

When I woke up in the morning I stared at the ceiling and thought about last night. I smiled and blushed a little as I placed my fingers on my lips. I could still feel the tingling sensation of his lips on mine as we kissed. I got out of bed and started brushing my now noticeably longer hair. I put it up in a bun and decided to put on my golden kimono. It came with the look didn't it? I went into the nursery and stayed with Seikansha for a while. She was still so little. I smiled at her and then decided to take a stroll through the gardens. I came across a pond and sat down in front of it. Suddenly I felt s pair of strong arms wrap around my waist.

"Hello miko."

"Good morning Sesshoumaru. How did you sleep?"

"… Okay. You?"

"Laying down, how else?" I smiled as he nuzzled his face into the crook of my neck. We stayed like that for a while and then he got up.

"Breakfast will be ready in a few minutes." He helped me up and we walked back inside quietly.

"When will you start training me again Sesshoumaru?"

"Soon. Just consider this as a break." I nodded and we walked into the dining room where the kids were already waiting for us. We soon ate and when we were excused I went into the dojo so I could brush up on my skills. I got my iPod, scythe, and bow and arrows. I was listening to my iPod for around three hours and I was starting to practice with my daggers when I suddenly felt another presence in the room. I started a kata that Sango had taught me and I turned slightly to see Sesshoumaru. I blushed slightly but I don't know why.

When I finished my kata I was panting and wiped off the sweat with a towel I brought down with me. Sesshoumaru started walking towards me with a little smirk on his face. He hugged me from behind and whispered in my ear.

"Seeing you sweat and pant makes me think of other things that will do the same to you."

I blushed a bright red and slipped out of Sesshoumaru's arms. I didn't want him to smell like this, all icky and gross. I smiled and picked up my stuff.

"Sorry, but that's something that will have to wait for another time."

I stuck my tongue out playfully and ran upstairs and into my room. I put my weapons away and went into the bath that connected with my room. I sat there, washing off the sweat and blushed remembering what he told me. I finished bathing and got out. I went back into my room and opened the dresser. I looked at all the kimonos and found a black version of my golden kimono. I put it on and used a midnight blue obi to hold it together. I decided to leave my hair down this time, but decided to put the daggers in my obi, just in case.

I roamed around the palace for a while and then I decided to go and see what Sesshoumaru does all day in his study. I walked in without knocking and sat in a chair across from him. I put my legs up on the armrest, making my kimono slide down to my mid-thighs. I leaned back against the other armrest and yawned. Sesshoumaru cocked an elegant eyebrow at me and I just smiled at him.

"Can I help you?"

"Nah, I'm good."

"Why are you here?"

"I just wanna see what you do all day in here."

I looked at the wall but through the corner of my eye I saw him looking at my legs. I cleared my throat and he quickly looked up. I tilted my head and smiled at him. He continued reading a scroll he was holding and he looked all tense. I smiled a little and decided to comment.

"You look tense."

"There was a problem in one of the local villages. They claim to have seen a cloud of miasma headed this direction. It could have been Naraku."

I thought that over. I recalled the prophecies and frowned a little. Or the spider conquers. Or the spider destroys the world. Wah! I think it would be safe to say he's the spider. I looked at Sesshoumaru who was still tense. I got up and walked behind him. I placed my hands on his shoulders and smiled. I smile too much...

"Maybe a little massage will help."

I then pushed him forward slightly so I could massage his back. I started massaging his back the way my mother used to massage my dad's when he came home stressed out from work. When I finished he looked noticeably soothed. I took a step back but he grabbed my wrist and pulled me into his lap. I looked up, he smiled at me and then his lips came crashing down on mine. He nipped at my lower lip, asking for access. I happily opened my mouth, deepening the kiss. When we broke apart for air there was a knock at the door. I quickly got up, causing me to lose my balance and ended up falling on my but a few feet away from Sesshoumaru.

He chuckled a little and helped me up. The door opened to reveal a servant who said lunch would be ready soon. When the servant left I faced Sesshoumaru and poked his cheeks.

"You laughed!"

"I chuckled. There is a difference."

"A chuckle is just shorter. Not much of a difference. You still laughed."

He then walked out of the study and when it registered in my mind I ran after him.

"Hey wait up Sesshoumaru!"

After lunch I decided to go and watch over Seikansha. Soon she'll be old enough to start her training. The rest of the day passed by rather slowly. I spent the day trying to get her to say her first words, but was unsuccessful. A few hours before dinner I played with Rin and Shippou for a while. The two seemed to have gotten close very quickly. A servant told us it was time for dinner and I smiled as the two raced each other towards the dining room. I ran after them and we quickly reached the dining room and sat there until Sesshoumaru came down. We ate in silence and when we were dismissed I went and tucked the kids in for the night. I went into my room and changed into a red silk nightgown. I lit the lamp on my bedside table and read for a bit. It got pretty late when I heard the door open. I looked up and saw Sesshoumaru in the doorway. He walked in and I put my book down. He sat in a chair next to my bed and spoke.

"You're up rather late."

"Like you're one to talk."

A short pause.

"It's pretty late so you might as well sleep in here."

He gave me a "WTF" look and I gave him an "exactly" look. He undressed to his boxers and crawled into my bed. I blushed lightly.

"You're pretty cute when you blush."

I giggled a little and he then kissed me. He got on top of me and I can say that that was probably the best day of my life thus far.

S.M.: Sorry if it was a bit rushed. I had to write a good chunk of it today. My uncle came to visit so I couldn't go on the computer because it was in my brother's room which my uncle was using so I couldn't go in.

Sesshoumaru: Liar

S.M.: … Just shut up.

Sesshoumaru: She was allowed to go in the room.

S.M.: But not on the computer. Well I hope you enjoyed this chapter, even if it is the shortest chapter ever. Still, R+R!!

Yours Truly,

xXxSesshoumaru's MatexXx