Source of Magic by Moonsilver by ebonizy
Summary: 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
Genres: Friendship, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 90 Completed: Yes Word count: 135582 Read: 28223 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Homework Attacks! by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 14

Homework Attacks!

"Kagome?" Melly finally asked. The other girl tore her eyes away from the computer to look at her roommate. "You've been staring at the computer for at least five minutes. Before that you were splitting your time between looking at your backpack, your computer, and the piles of papers on your desk. What's wrong?"

She waved her hands at all of it helplessly. "I..."

Melly leaned forward in her chair. "Yes?"

"It's too much," Kagome said finally. "I've been here two and a half months and it's never gotten this bad. Usually the tests were spread out and the assignments I could keep up with, but..."

She nodded. "Okay. Rattle it off to me. What have you got?"

Kagome closed her eyes and thought. "English Comp. I've got a first draft paper due before Thanksgiving break. I've got my final revision of that paper due for my final exam. I've got two chapters to read for that class and all the research to do for the paper."

"What's the paper on?" Melly prompted.

"Censorship. I chose to do it on fantasy books, specifically Harry Potter." Kagome replied. Melly nodded and she continued. "Art History. I've got a chapter to read. Not much in that class except my final in a month."

"Meditation. Again, I don't have much in that class. No reading, just meditating on my life. We don't have a final in that class."

"Math. I've got fifty problems to do and I don't understand the concept. This is going to be on the final and I don't get it."

"Magical Diagrams. I've got another paper due for that comparing three of the diagrams on this list." Kagome found the list and waved it. "I've got a final in that class, too. Two chapters to read, too." She paused and looked at Melly. "All this is due next week."

Melly nodded slowly. "So, to sum this all up..."

"In English, I have a paper and its research, plus two chapters to read. I don't have anything in Meditation and only a chapter to read in Art History. Diagrams has a paper and two chapters. The Math is bad and I don't get it."

"Okay," Melly said firmly. "First, you've got your due dates. What is due when?"

Kagome began checking due dates. "The English paper is on Friday and the Diagrams is on Thursday. The reading is early in the week. The math is due on Tuesday."

"Here's my suggestion. It's Saturday morning. Call Sango and get together with her on the math today. You'll worry less if you know you've got that out of the way. How much research do you have left?"

Kagome gestured at the piles of papers. "It's all printed out. I just have to go through it and see what's relevant."

"Get the math out of the way first. It sounds like the biggest part of your problem so far. It's the only thing you don't understand. Once you feel like you've got a handle on that, you'll feel better about tackling the rest." Kagome nodded. "Do a bit of the research at a time. If your brain's fuzzing up, take a break and read something for fun. Get the research filed away and read the chapters for English and Art History. Isn't your Diagrams class on Tuesday?" Kagome nodded. "Then read the chapter for that class on Monday so it'll be fresh."

Melly looked at Kagome with a raised eyebrow. "What are you going to do?"

"Whatever you tell me to," Kagome said cheekily.

Melly sighed. "Freshmen. Okay, call Sango and get the math out of the way. Then spend whatever is left of today going over your research stuff. Start it again on Sunday. Read the English and Art chapters tomorrow, too. On Monday, read your Diagrams chapter and get to work on that paper because it's due first. If you don't finish your English paper in time, ask the teacher for an extension. They'll usually give you one if you explain that you're swamped with homework."

"They will?" Kagome asked wide-eyed.

"They went to college, too. They know that everyone assigns work around this time of year and they expect you to be a little under."

Melly held up a hand. "This is important. They will not do it for every assignment. Don't make a habit of ditching this one class. Explain that it is an emergency, you got behind, it's your first semester... Professors do make allowances, but not all the time."

Kagome nodded and reached for the phone to dial Sango's number.

Melly tossed something at the two of them when she returned. Sango and Kagome were in the middle of math and looked up confused. Melly grinned. "Kagome, I hate to add something to your plate, but did you forget...?"

"Forget what?"

"Class schedule for next semester?" Melly prompted.

Kagome groaned. "I can't believe I forgot!"

"And," Melly pointed at the thick packet of available classes, "you're scheduled to schedule your classes tomorrow."

Kagome flipped open the book and began looking. Sango did the same with hers and grinned sheepishly. "Kagome, you don't have to worry," Sango told her gently. "Once we got through the explanation and the first couple of problems, you did fine."

"Mm," she replied, studying the booklet.

"This does not make sense. Why aren't one and two offered in the same semester?" Sango said frustrated.

"Because of the delighted looks on the freshmen faces?" Melly answered smugly.

"And all the classes overlap," Kagome grumbled. "Okay, I think I've got one. With at least two classes I can sub in for each."

"Me, too," Sango chimed in.

The next day Kagome and Sango compared their lists and found that they weren't so bad this semester. Kagome read her list. "Public Speaking, Intro. to Computing, Energy Channeling, Intro. to Biology, and Magical Artifact I.D. for the main list."

"And I've got General Zoology, Physics for the Life Sciences, Magical Artifact I.D., Meditation, and Technical Writing."

"Well, we've got at least one class together. And I can show you around the Mage University," Kagome said happily. She tucked her schedule in her back pocket.
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