An AU, occurring in the modern world, following Kagome as she attends a mixed college -"magic" and "mundane"- where she meets new friends over the period of time she is there.
Categories: Legends Characters:
InuYasha, Kaede, Kagome, Kirara, Kouga, Miroku, Mrs Higurashi, Myouga, Naraku, Other, Rin, Sango, Sesshomaru, Shippou, Souta
Friendship, Romance, School Life, Slice of LifeWarnings:
February 18, 2015 Updated:
April 02, 2015
Preventive Medicine by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!
Source of Magic
Inuyasha pushed the heavy door open. No one was in the waiting room and the secretary didn't call a cheerful hello. He stepped inside the room and let the door close behind him. "Sess?" he asked.
"Back here," came the calm voice.
Inuyasha tracked him down into one of the little patient rooms. "You said something about dinner?" he said to his brother's back.
"Yes, I did. Would you like to go to The Special tonight?"
"Sure. Tired of cooking?"
"No," Sesshoumaru said with a smile. "I just don't want to be alone with you after this."
"After what?" Inuyasha said suspiciously. Sesshoumaru turned with an object in his hand. "Oh, no," he said, backing toward the door. He held up his hands as if to ward his brother off. "No way."
"Inuyasha, hold still." Sesshoumaru began walking forward.
"You are eighteen years old." he said exasperated.
"My age has nothing to do with this!" Inuyasha shouted.
"You are getting a flu shot and that is it!" Sesshoumaru moved quickly to his brother's side and stuck the needle in.
"Ahhh! You sadist!"
Sesshoumaru ignored Inuyasha's glare as he disposed of the needle. "I get no pleasure from giving you a needle. Just the aggravation."
"I just hope you've got a very heavy wallet. I'm hungry and I've suddenly developed a taste for lobster and steak."
Sesshoumaru gave a long suffering sigh. "Of course, Inuyasha."
Since Inuyasha's shot had to be planned for when everyone else had left, they arrived at the restaurant in the middle of the dinner rush.
Sango tucked her newest order into her apron and went to drop a word in their ears. "Go upstairs. There's plenty of room up there. Melly and Kagome are already here."
The two brothers took her advice and went upstairs to find a table. Melly turned to look at who had tapped her shoulder and grinned as she saw Sesshoumaru. "Hey, doc."
"Good evening, Melly." Sesshoumaru said quietly. "Unfortunately, Sango seems to have been mistaken about there being 'plenty of room' up here. Would you mind if we sat with you?"
"No, of course not. Have a seat, you two." Melly tossed her backpack to the floor and cleared the books off the end of the booth. Sesshoumaru sat immediately and Kagome moved over for Inuyasha.
"You don't have to stop studying," Sesshoumaru objected.
"Nah, we were just about to break for dinner." Melly told him.
Sango approached the table and apologized to Sesshoumaru. She took their orders and went back downstairs.
Inuyasha rubbed his arm and glared at Sesshoumaru. He gave a loud sigh.
"Something wrong?" Kagome asked, her eyes flickering to his arm.
"No," Inuyasha said sulking.
"He's upset because I punctured him with a needle," Sesshoumaru explained. "He's half human which means he can get human diseases. Even youkai get a few of the human ones like the flu."
Kagome wrinkled her nose. "I sympathize."
Melly nodded. "Which means that the flu vaccine is in."
"Just got in today. I wanted to vaccinate him before he knew about it."
She sighed. "Which means that tomorrow, you and I are going to visit the doctor."
Kagome shook her head. "Nope. Uh-uh. No way. No needles for this little girl."
Melly leaned forward. "Let me explain this better. You're living in a highly concentrated area. One person in the dorm catches the flu, they all catch it. I am not nursing you through cold chills, waking you up for medicine at two in the morning, or fetching tissues if it can be prevented."
She sat back. "I'm getting one and I'll talk Sango into it. We can all go and then I'll buy you ice cream after, little girl."
Kagome rolled her eyes. "All right. But I hate needles!"
The conversation was much more pleasant after that. Until Sango and Tsubame both carried up their order. Tsubame handed out Melly's club sandwich, Kagome's hot turkey sandwich, and Sesshoumaru's steak. Sango set up a tray at the end of the table and sat the serving platter on it. "Which would you like first, Inuyasha? The salad, the sides, the lobster, or the steak?"
Kagome watched as Inuyasha devoured all of that, while still managing to finish her sandwich. "The person you marry had better be a good cook," was all she had to say.
Sesshoumaru sighed again. "He's moving in with me after finals are through. I've got three and a half years of trying to feed that bottomless pit."
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