Here's chapter 1 of the sequel to Rumors and Gifts! I own nothing. Enjoy!

"Damn you," a young male growled weakly, panting heavily. He had long snowy white hair with two fuzzy white ears on top of his head, gold eyes and tanned skin. On his neck, just above his jugular vein, was a Prussian blue crescent moon. He wore a plain red kimono.

The male he was talking to smirked slightly. He had silvery hair longer than the younger male's and near identical gold eyes. His skin was a kind of pale color, and he had a Prussian blue crescent moon on his forehead, and on his cheeks were magenta stripes, identical ones on his wrists. He wore a white kimono with red cherry blossom patterns on it. On the side of his neck were two healed over but still clear bite marks.

Their names were InuYasha and Sesshomaru. It's been about 2 months since they mated, and InuYasha had easily adjusted to living with the full-blooded Yokai. He'd managed to successfully hide himself from his mate on New Moon nights, as well.

He also grew close to the servants. The fire demon, Akio, and he would often train on Akio's breaks, and whenever he needed to vent, the ice demoness, Aya, proved to be the one with the best ear. Aiko, Akio's sister, often made small talk with InuYasha while he was doing his homework. When InuYasha was bored while Sesshomaru was helping his father with some work, he'd hang out with the earth demon, Eri, the light demon, Hikaru, and his mate, the darkness demoness Haruhi.

At the moment, InuYasha was vomiting into the toilet while Sesshomaru held his hair from his face and rubbed his back comfortingly. Aiko stood at the door to the bathroom, a towel in one hand and a concerned look on her face. Her hair, made of flames and usually in a braid, was out of its braid and fell in waves to her waist.

This was the third time this week that InuYasha had woken up with morning sickness, and he was getting severely pissed off.

He flushed the toilet, pushed passed his mate and brushed his teeth. Aiko put the towel on the counter and bowed her head.

"Are you alright, master InuYasha?" she asked softly.

InuYasha merely glanced at her. "For now, at least." He left the bedroom and collapsed on the bed he and Sesshomaru shared, sinking into the silk sheets with a sigh. "I'm skipping breakfast. I don't think anything I eat will stay down for long."

Sesshomaru turned to InuYasha. "Rest; you need it." He left after that, Aiko at his heels. Later, Aya came in with a bowl of fruit. Her hair, made of icicles, clinked against one another as she sat next to him.

"Are you alright, master InuYasha?" she asked.

InuYasha glanced at the bowl of fruits, containing apples, oranges, pears, grapes and strawberries. "Tch."

Aya frowned, setting the fruit bowl on the stand next to InuYasha's side of the bed. "Do you wish to vent?"

"No, I'll be fine."

Aya bowed. "Master Sesshomaru wished for me to tell you that his father had work he needed help with, and he'll be busy for a while." Then she left.

InuYasha cursed. "That bastard…"

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