AN: Because you guys seemed so disappointed, I continued from last chapter ;)

Also, currently unedited.

DISCLAIMER: All Inuyasha goodness belongs to the amazing Takahashi-san!

The Sword Smith's Secret

By MissKatt

Chapter Seventy-Six: Disbanded

Kagome arched into the kiss, pressing her bare chest against his scorching skin. She parted her lips for him and barely stifled a moan when his tongue stroked hers. The tip of his tongue slid against hers, coaxing it to play back. She complied, the two soon rubbing against each other. Neither were aggressive, but caressing instead.

She pulled back from the kiss and cupped his cheek, her thumb swiping over his markings. "I missed being like this." She whispered against his lips.

He pushed her bangs from her face and pressed his forehead against hers. "If I can help it, you will not have to miss it again."

She smiled and removed her hand from his face, sliding it down his firm chest instead. Her fingertips explored his contours and then lightly traced the stripes that went dipped over his hips and disappeared under his hakama. She felt his body vibrate from his growl and she looked up to see his amber eyes staring at her hungrily. She swallowed in need, her thighs clenching. She untied the strings of his hakama and bushed them down his hips.

Sesshoumaru helped her, lifting his hips and then kicking off the rest of the fabric when she couldn't reach it. He let himself settle between her legs, closing his eyes and enjoying the feel of her toned legs resting on either side of his. His hips caged her easily, reminding him that she was breakable, but he knew she was strong. He pressed their chests together, a wave of content spreading through him at their combined hot, body heat. He easily captured her willing lips within his, marveling at their softness.

He smirked against her lips when she hips shifted under his, wiggling in anticipation. He put his weight on one of his elbows by her head and then used his free hand to guide him to her heat. His eyes stayed on her face as he slowly entered her. Pride filled him as he watched her eyelids flutter shut, her lips parting to suck in a needy breath as he sheathed himself fully within her. He loved how well she responded to him.

He lowered his other elbow on the other side of her head, keeping her caged under him. He pulled his hips back and pushed them forward again, his pointed ears drinking in her soft mewls as he repeated the action. He continued to watch her face, watching her cheeks flush when he hit a sensitive spot. Their bodies, which were gathering sweat as he continued his thrusts, slid sensually against each other.

The miko parted her eyes and blushed when she saw her mate's intense stare. "W-what?" She breathed softly. When he didn't respond right away, his golden pools nearly searing her, she glanced to the side shyly.

He dipped his head in towards her and used his nose to guide to face back to him. "I enjoy watching you," He rumbled. "You are beautiful."

Her blush darkened as she held his gaze. "You are beautiful." She breathed.

He shook his head and buried his face into her neck. "I will never tire of touching or looking at you." He told her as he increased the intensity of his thrusting.

This wasn't sex, this was him making love to her, as she had asked him, just like they had on the morning she had made the wish on the jewel. She wrapped her legs around his waist, locking her ankles together on the small of his back. She wrapped her arms around his neck and clung to him, keeping their bodies melded together as he thrusted. She closed her eyes again as she felt her pressure building and tipped her head back and to the side as his tongue lapped along her mating mark.

The Western lord groaned as he felt a tingle down his spine, his balls tightening. He increased the power behind his thrusts, earning him a loud moan from the small woman beneath him, and licked her mating mark once again. When he felt he was about to come, he bit her crescent moon, but made sure not to break her flesh as he had before.

She arched her back as she came, her hips sinking down against the cot. Through the waves of her ecstasy she could feel him thrusting faster until his hips locked against hers, his cock pulsing inside as he spurt his seed within her. She tightened her hold on him when he relaxed against her, their bodies pressed tight against each other. "Mmm, I love you." She breathed, combing her fingers through his silver strands.

"I love you, too," He told her as he nuzzled her neck fondly. They stayed joined together for a few minutes longer until he let out a soft sigh. "I have matters to attend to." He stated reluctantly.

She released her hold on him, unlocking her ankles and dropping her legs so that her knees were on either side of him. "Yeah, I need to talk to the boys about what's going to happen now."

He slowly slid out of her, both of them sharing a soft moan as he withdrew from her. A growl got caught in his throat when his saw his shaft was covered in blood. His eyes darted to her womanhood and another growl rumbled in his chest as the scent called to him. He shifted his body down and lowered his head between her legs.

"Sess- Ah!" She cried when his tongue stroked her hard from her clit to her opening. Her body, still sensitive from her climax, twitched in pleasure as he continued to lap at her, his tongue dipping into her entrance hungrily.

It didn't bother him that he was tasting himself within her because the taste of her orgasm and blood was worth it. Why was he so drawn to her blood? It tingled when it hit his tongue, but also warmed him. It was intoxicating, yet soothing at the same time. Was it because of her reiki? Or because she was his mate?

Kagome slid shaking hands into his silky locks, blunt nails raking along his scalp as he penetrated her with his tongue. She couldn't believe he didn't find her cycle disgusting, but was glad at that moment that he wasn't. Her body was more sensitive due to the time of the month, her womanly parts more susceptible to pleasure. She let out a breathy moan as his fang nipped at the sensitive bundle of nerves.

Sesshoumaru held her hips down when they wiggled up to meet his face. He could hear her heart hammering in her chest and felt her thighs quivering next to his head. He focused his attention on the ball of nerves at the top of her part, licking and sucking at it until her body tensed and her back bowed. He then lapped at her entrance, devouring all traces of her climax before pulling away from her.

She put a hand on her chest, trying to calm her racing heart. "If that is going to happen every time I mention the boys, I may just keep repeating it."

He smirked at her as she sat up. "That is not why I did it," He told her. "I am drawn to your blood."

She flushed embarrassingly at the reminder of her period. Still, she couldn't help but give him a sly smile. "Does that mean I can expect this next month?"

"Indeed," He told her and then cupped her cheek. "As promised, I will speak to my harem today."

Her face softened as she placed her hand on his. "Thank you."

He nodded once before he stood, helping her to her feet. "What will you tell your 'boys'?"

She gave him a smile. "I have my lesson with Taku after I bathe and dress. So, I will probably tell them then. I wonder what they will do now." She hummed in thought.

At the mentioning of her lesson, he recalled their conversation last night. "I wish for you to be comfortable."

She tilted her head at him. "What do you mean?"

He pulled her naked body against his. "I do not want you to be miserable here."

She sighed softly and wrapped her arms around his neck. "I'm not miserable," She murmured. "I just wish I could act the same way that I did before I became the Western lady. I just don't feel like me."

He pressed his forehead against hers. "Customs are very important when it comes to representing the West," He explained. "Especially in the presence of other land officials."

She closed her eyes. "I would never want to tarnish your image, Sessh, but I can't be a perfect doll like Sara was."

"Nor would I want you to be. I was drawn to your insubordination and strong personality," He told her, earning him a soft laugh. "That is what makes you, you and I would not strip you of it."

She opened her eyes to see his amber pools staring into hers. "What are you saying?"

"Be yourself," He said firmly. "But, occasionally in a kimono."

She puffed out her cheeks and made a face at him. "Must I?"

"When the occasion calls for it."

"Which is…?"

"Often."

"Fuck," She mumbled before giving him a warm smile. "But, for you, I think I can manage that."

He gave her a rare smile and lightly pressed his lips to hers. "Good girl." He pulled away from her, but froze when her small hand wrapped around his half-erection. "Kag-"

"We are bathing together." She told him, her hand gliding along his shaft and earning her a strangles groan. She gave him a fierce look when those honey pools turned hungry. "And no holding back like this morning." With that said, she released him and sauntered over to the doors of their bath, her hips swaying with purpose.

Oh yes, he missed his little minx.

*~~~SSS~~~*

"I hope you at least got your way," Taku mused as his ice blue eyes watched her stretch out her sore arms after their lesson. When she gave him a triumphant grin, he smirked. "Well done, Lady Kagome."

She gave an embarrassed laugh. "Thank you," She replied. "I'm happy this didn't drag out for a long time."

He nodded. "Yes, I am glad you are no longer at risk."

She cocked her head at him. "Risk?"

"Hm, not more jealous attacks, you see." He explained as he slid his hand through his short cropped hair.

"Ah, yes," She mumbled. "He couldn't believe it was all an act. I think he was mad about that part. Well, mad and relieved."

"I could see why. He hurt you out of jealousy even though there was, in all actuality, nothing to be jealous about." The inuyoukai shrugged and then glanced around the room. "I guess that means my twin and I should pack up."

She frowned. Of course, she knew this was what was going to happen, but she had grown attached to them. "I don't want you leave," She murmured, staring down at her hands in her lap. "Is that incredibly selfish of me?"

He laughed and patted her shoulder. "Is it selfish to say we wish to stay?"

Tekkan nodded, speaking up for the first time since she told them the news. "I rather like being around you."

Her bottom lip stuck out in a pout. "I like you guys too much to see you leave. Can't you stay?"

"Probably not," Taku told her. "It would not be fair to Sesshoumaru. The agreement was that both harem would be disbanded, no?"

"Yeah, but, it's different since you guys were my friends," She sighed as she got to her feet, the task easier since we was in hakama and a haori instead of a kimono. "But, you're right. I'm sorry."

They also rose to their feet. "No need for apologies." Tekkan told her before giving her a bow. "Thank you for having us."

"Yes, thank you for making these past few days very…interesting." Taku added as he also gave her a bow.

She bowed back to them. "No, thank you. You guys helped me out so much," She straightened up and felt her bottom lip quiver when their identical blue eyes held hers. Screwing the customs and manners she had been taught, she threw an arm around each of them, hugging them tightly to her.

Tekkan and Taku blinked before smiling and hugging their small lady back.

After parting with the twins, she sullenly made her way back to her and Sesshoumaru's room. She already missed them and she wished she could have thanked Bankotsu as well. She sighed heavily as she slid open the door to the room. She blinked when she saw two of Sesshoumaru's harem members kneeling on the tatami mats.

"Umm, were you two waiting for Sesshoumaru?" Kagome asked, her brow furrowed.

"No, Kagome-sama, we were waiting for you," The pink haired one replied as she bent into a low bow. "I am Hari, this is my sister Ruri."

"It is a pleasure to meet you, Kagome-sama." The other woman said as she too bent low to the floor.

Hesitantly, Kagome nodded towards them. "It is nice to meet you. You said you were waiting for me?" They rose to their feet and something cold twisted inside Kagome's stomach. She took a single step back from them. "What can I help you with?"

Hari's green eyes glistened over with tears. "Kagome-sama, I humbly ask you take back your request for Sesshoumaru-sama to get rid of us."

A tear slipped down Ruri's cheek as she stepped closer to the miko, boldly taking her hands in hers. They kneeled down in front of the miko with wide, pleading eyes. "Please, Kagome-sama, we will have nowhere to go..."

"We have lived here for centuries, it is the only home we know. I'm not sure where we will go or what we will do with ourselves." Hari added as the tears fell.

Kagome looked between the two girls and actually felt her heart clench for them. She was the reason they were losing their home, all because she was selfish. "I am sorry to put you in this positon," She said softly, pulling her hands from Ruri so she could place one on each other their heads, trying to comfort them. "I didn't even consider what this may mean for you."

They sniffled as they stared up at her, their yes hopeful. "D-does this mean you will change your mind?"

Her gut twisted in guilt. They looked so hopeful, so lost. What was she to do? What about the other three members of Sesshoumaru's harem? Where they in the same positon? Would they also be cast out with nowhere to go? What did she do? "Umm, I will have to speak to Sesshoumaru about this. I don't want you guys to suffer." She finally told them, but her heart was conflicted.

"That's a shame," Hari said as she grabbed the hand caressing her head. She watched her sister do the same and in a blink of an eye, they tightened their grip and lunged up and forward, pushing the miko back against the wall. "You really shouldn't be so emotional."

She hit her head hard against the wall, making her disoriented. The cold that had originally stabbed Kagome's stomach doubled as fear hit her. She tugged against their hold, but they held firm. "Don't make me hurt you," She warned as she summoned her reiki to the surface of her skin. "Release me or I will purify you."

Hari, prepared for this, quickly put a cocoon shaped shell on the top center of Kagome's forehead. She whispered a few words to herself and then watched as it glowed red before disappearing beneath her skin, the reiki dying out with it. She smirked as Kagome's blue eyes turned vacant, her body relaxing.

"Good Miko," She cooed as she patted the woman's face. "You are going to go lie down in bed and fall asleep. When you wake up, you won't remember any of this. Understand?" When she limply nodded once in response, she released her and stepped away. "Good, now go."

Ruri and Hari watched as the miko silently walk to the sleeping room of the Western lord's quarters and disappeared within them. They then smirked at each other before quickly leaving the room, knowing their lord was finishing up the final touches on his end.

*~~~SSS~~~*

"If it isn't the twins. Kicked the curb as well?" A teasing voice called from behind them.

They stopped and turned to see the teal haired neko walking towards them, her sisters walking alongside a cart of their things. "Yes, it seems our services are no longer needed." Taku mused with a playful smirk.

She laughed and then waved her sisters on. "I will catch up in a bit. Go on ahead." She told them before turning back to the brothers once her sisters had disappeared down the path. "So what will you to be doing now that you aren't torturing Sesshoumaru-sama?"

Tekkan lifted a brow at her. "Torturing?"

She lifted a brow at him. "I do not believe the little miko would ever screw someone other than Sesshoumaru. It's clear how smitten she in with him. Or am I wrong?" She hummed.

They glanced at each other before Taku recovered. "A gentleman does not speak of his bedroom relations."

She laughed again and waved a hand at him. "You and I both know that isn't true, but suit yourself."

"Where are the other two members of the harem?" Tekkan suddenly asked, changing the subject away from their act.

Touran's face grew serious. "That is actually why I wanted to catch up with you." She stepped closer to them and lowered her voice. "My instincts have been screaming at me that something is not right. Something with them."

Their expressions hardened. "What do you mean?" Taku asked, his hands tightening. "Do they seek revenge?"

"Revenge I would understand," The cat told them. "But, this feeling started before Sesshoumaru came and told us we were to leave. And, as far as I know, I am the only one who knew he would disband us."

"Then why do you feel something is amiss?" Tekkan questioned, his ice blue eyes narrowing. Why would the girls plot something before anything had actually happened?

She shrugged an elegant, slim shoulder. "Sneaking around, blatant lies, quiet whispers, those kind of things."

"So, why tell us?" Taku asked, crossing his arms over his chest.

"Because you have spent the last few days with the lady. She has consistently had someone by her side since she arrived. Perhaps with your absence, something will happen." She sighed and gazed at the Western Shiro behind them. "I hope not, but this feeling has not gone away."

Tekkan frowned. "There is nothing we can do. We were also cast out."

She turned her attention back on them. "Yes, I suppose that's true." She shrugged again before turning back to the path her sisters had disappeared down. "Just thought I would share my insight. Good-bye."

They watched her disappear down the path leading away from the shiro before looking at each other. What were they supposed to do with that information? With their minds churning Touran's words over in their minds, they ventured down the path that led back into the small town, leaving the shiro behind them.

A/N: I am 37 minutes late. I really tried to have this out on June 4th, but I couldn't type fast enough. But, anyways, happy 5th birthday, SSS! You are my biggest pain in my ass, but also one of my greatest loves! And thank you everyone for having the patience of a saint. I really, really, appreciate each and every one of you who have been and continue to follow this story. For those who follow me on Instagram, you know I work two jobs, have school, and am also trying to fit in 4 cosplays into my schedule. But, I am trying to fit in time for SSS too! I promise!