Chapter Ten

This is a very short chapter because I didn't want to cut into what will happen soon. Enjoy!!

Disclaimer: I don't own them, but they are fun to play with. Mmmwwaahahahahhaaa!!!

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Off in a corner, Tamiko and InuTaisho were in a corner talking when they happened to notice the behavior of their eldest children.

"Did you see that?" InuTaisho said, referring to Sadayo's ears. The way the two of them were dancing didn't bother them but the fact that demonic characteristics were making themselves known and she had no idea. Tamiko looked over and nodded, her eyes widening, with her hand clasped over her mouth. Sensing the nervousness in Tamiko's aura, he gently took her by the elbow and led her outside of the room.

"What is wrong Tamiko?" he asked. "I can sense your nervousness about something."

Ashamed, she turned her head away from his gaze. "I never told her," she said quietly. His keen hearing picked up what she told him.

He nodded towards her statement. "I know she does not know."

Her eyes widened. "You knew?" She scoffed at her own words. "That would make sense then. I guess you can tell of those who are youkai."

"Yes, I can but in addition to that, there have been times where her concealment spell had begun to slip and we have seen some of her demonic characteristics, and it basically starts at her ears. Also, she has growled a few times, not including tonight either." He gave her a very serious gaze. Tamiko, I would advise you that you need to tell her soon before something happens."

Tamiko began wringing her hands nervously. "I'm afraid to tell her. I've kept this secret from her for so long because I was afraid of what people would think. Her sister doesn't even know that my first mate was youkai. Yuko is human."

"Yuko already knows that Shippo is a demon and it does not bother her, so it would be safe to make the assumption that she will understand what she does not know." InuTaisho placed his hand on her shoulder. "Would you like me to tell Sadayo for you?"

She looked up at him with pleading eyes. "I would greatly appreciate it if you would. I've kept this from her for so long I really would have no idea of what to say."

Toshihiro nodded. "I will tell her some things, but the majority of it needs to come from you. You are her mother after all."

Tamiko nodded also. "I will tell her but I will tell her after you have given the basis of what she needs to know."

A determined look crossed the rugged features of the elder demon. "Monday, after we get back to work, Sadayo will be aware of what she truly is."

A frustrated sigh escaped her. "I hope she can handle it all," Tamiko said under her breath. Sada, please forgive me for not telling you about who you really are. You are in for a really big surprise. "She will probably be mad at me," Tamiko continued. "I never meant to hurt her by not telling her. I thought I was protecting her."

InuTaisho put a hand on her shoulder. "I understand, but I must ask, why have you taken this long to disclose this information?"

"I was afraid to tell her when she was a child," she said, looking away from him. "Once she began to grow up she looked human until one day her principal called me. In elementary school she had scratched a child and left claw marks on his wrist." She smiled to herself at the memory. "Her father would have been so proud of her, she was pretty ruthless, especially when it came to protecting her friends and loved ones."

A smirk crossed his rugged but handsome features. "I had a feeling."

She nodded. "The reason Sadayo is not a full demon is because I had already delivered her in my human form before I was changed into a demon."

Toshihiro then nodded also in understanding. "I do remember hearing some things about your former mate's death but what exactly happened?"

"You are in for a long story," she said.

It took Tamiko about fifteen minutes to explain the tale. Soon after the two of them went back into the room, they found that Shippo and Yuko had already cut their cake and Inuyasha walked up to the both of them with two slices. "I asked them to cut these for you two." The two took their pieces of cake from Inuyasha and he left them to talk, heading back over to Kagome.

"Hey, Kagome," he said. "How are your feet holding up in those shoes?"

Kagome smiled wistfully, rubbing her feet. "They held up for the majority of the day all things considering. I'm so gonna feel this in my ankles tomorrow." She gave her ankles a closer inspection. "Oh, crap. My ankles are already starting to swell up."

"I'll massage them when we get home," he whispered in her left ear with a twinkle in his eye. Kagome saw it and knew exactly what that meant.

"Oh, come on Inuyasha," she said with a groan. "I'm so tired. Can it wait until tomorrow or something? I am carrying your child, you know."

"Exactly, that's why you are so irresistible," he said with a grin.

"Hentai," she said with a grin of her own, playfully slapping him in the abdomen.

Not long after that, everyone had left the hall except for the new couple, Sadayo, Tamiko, InuTaisho, Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha and Kagome.

"I did get your clothes by the way," Sadayo said. "They're in my car so whenever you feel like it, you come over and get them."

"Arigato, big sis," Yuko said. "Well," she began, "I guess we had better get going."

With a contented smile, Sadayo wrapped her arms around her younger sister and hugged her tightly. "I'm so happy for you," she said. "Have fun on your two-week honeymoon."

Yuko smiled back at her sister. "I will," she said.

"Behave yourself," Sadayo whispered with a teasing grin.

Yuko's eyes narrowed sneakily with a grin of her own. "Can't promise you that."

"You always were the nasty one between us," she answered, with a laugh between the two of them.

Hugs all around and arrangements made for gifts, the group filed out of the reception hall, everyone watching as the newly married couple piled into their limousine and pulled away with a "just married" sign on the back. The sun was setting over the horizon and a warming glow descended upon the group. Tamiko hugged her eldest daughter fiercely and gave her a kiss on her forehead.

"Now it's your turn," she said with a teasing tone. "I do want grandchildren you know."

Sadayo rolled her eyes. "I know Mom," she said, wistfully. After all, she did sort of want to have children herself. "I'll see you later." Tamiko watched her eldest daughter leave and sighed.

After seeing that Sadayo began walking to her own car, Sesshoumaru wanted to call her back to him but something held him back. With a groan, he watched her get into her car and drive away, mentally cursing himself. He still didn't tell her how he felt about her like he planned.

Sesshoumaru didn't turn around because he could feel his brother's eyes boring a hole in the back of his head anyway. Inuyasha knew this and he shook his head in his brother's direction. Sesshoumaru got into his own car and leaned his head back onto the headrest in frustration.

As she drove, she looked over to her unoccupied passenger seat and noticed that she had her bouquet and her sister's and with a sigh she dismissed the superstition. Like I'm really going to get married again…even though I do want children. Well, whoever he may be, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, I'll kill you. She chuckled to herself. Jeez, I'm so violent.

When Sadayo got back home, she set her alarm as soon as she walked in the door. Pulling two vases from her cabinets, she partially filled them with sugar water and set each bouquet in its own vase and looked at them. I caught the very thing I was trying to avoid. How the hell did this happen? She shook her head at the irony of the situation, and her sister had been right.

"Well, I guess I could have both of them preserved or something," she said aloud. After that, she stripped completely down to nothing and walked in the shower after placing her dress back in its plastic covering in the closet.

Taking a long shower, she eased away some of the tension of the day, especially after practically grinding herself on Sesshoumaru, and he was her boss, no less. But she could feel him getting pretty excited as well, so she didn't feel as bad, but there was some sort of guilt that crept up on her. Coming out of the steaming bathroom in a cloud of vapor, she wrapped her fluffy blue towel around her when the phone rang in her bedroom, trying to pick it up before she lost the call.

"Hello?" she answered, picking up the kitchen extension.

"You look good in that towel, sexy lady," answered an anonymous voice. "I like wet women." Without another word, a click was heard on the other end and she slammed the phone down in pure anger. Checking the caller ID, she found that the number was unidentified. She stopped for a moment and then put two and two together. Picking up her cell phone out of the purse, she dialed InuTaisho.

"Yes, Sadayo?" he answered.

"Toshihro, I think someone is watching me," she said without a hint of hesitation and a shake in her voice. She walked into her room and attached the blue tooth to her ear, drying off and dressing.

"How would you know this?" he asked.

"Someone just called me because I came out from the shower in nothing but a towel and told me that I looked good in it," she responded. "This is not the first time this has happened."

"What of the number?" he queried. "Did you check your caller ID?"

"Yes, I did, but the number was unidentified. I usually don't answer those calls but I picked it up without thinking."

InuTaisho fell silent. "I will handle this on Monday morning when we return to the firm. In the meantime, keep all of your windows locked and curtains closed. I am on my way to your apartment now. "

"Okay," she said.

With that, they hung up. Not more than ten minutes later, her doorbell rang. I'm glad I didn't waste any time getting dressed, she thought. Looking out of the peephole, she saw a black-haired man standing outside of her door with piercing gold eyes.

She disarmed the alarm and then opened the door. "Come in, Toshihiro," she said.

"Are you alright?" he asked, stepping into the room.

"Yes, I'm fine," she said. "I just think there has to be something in here that is helping this guy watch me. The thought never occurred to me before, until now of course."

He sniffed around her apartment. The only scent he uncovered was Sadayo's. A disappointed grunt escaped him. Without another sound, InuTaisho checked all the vents in the apartment. When he came back to the one that was in the hallway, his sharp vision caught the end of a red flash.

"Do you have a stepstool?" he asked, the high ceiling slightly out of his reach. "Also, if you have it, then I would need a pair of gloves."

She shook her head and gave him a chair from the island. Walking into the bathroom there were a pair of disposable gloves that she kept in order to clean. Stepping onto that and pulling the gloves on his fingers, he pulled the metal cover off and in his grasp was a small camera. It was so small she would have never seen it.

"This is how he has been able to watch you," he said. "Would you happen to also have a zipper plastic bag?"

"I think so," came the response. Searching in her drawers, she found what she was looking for and handed it to her boss.

Running the zipper along the bag, he held it up. "I will hold onto this."

"Thank you," Sadayo said gratefully. "I hope this will put a stop to it. It was creepin' me out."

InuTaisho gave a nod in her direction. "I hope this will put a stop to it as well. I shall take my leave now."

"Thank you again," she answered, giving him a deep bow in response.

He placed a kiss on her forehead. "Sleep well, child." With that, he opened the door and left, hearing Sadayo lock the door behind him.

A million thoughts were running through her head. How did this happen? I'm usually an observant person and yet I missed that camera. My skills are slipping…But how did anyone get in here when I have an alarm system that hasn't faltered since I've been here?

A grunt of aggravation was heard as the person who was watching Sadayo saw InuTaisho remove his camera. All he could stare at was a screen of snow. "Damn it!" he exclaimed out loud.

"What's the problem now?" another voice said, sounding annoyed.

"That meddling dog demon has removed the camera," the watcher exclaimed.

The other voice sneered. "Typical. Damn demon doesn't know when to quit. I made the mistake of not finishing his sons before."

"Don't worry," he replied, malice lacing each word, "you shall have your revenge on all of them and it won't be long."

"All I really wanted was the end of the Inuyoukai lineage and the Western Lands, but it would seem that Sadayo would make a good mate...she would damn sure make a good whore." Just the images of her nude body caused his own to spring to life. The watcher left the room after getting the look from his boss.

He wrapped his hand around his stiff length. "She will be forced into submitting to me once Sesshoumaru is out of the way." An evil smirk crossed his handsome features as his hand assaulted his aching member. "This is going to be so much fun." I refuse to let these dogs stand in the way of what is mine. I may have been defeated years ago, but this time I will emerge at the top. The Atami will surrender to me.

Uh-oh! Who is it that is going to have so much fun! (Dramatic background music). You have to stay tuned to see what is going to happen! Don't forget to review while you're at it!! (Smile)