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
A Cold by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!
Source of Magic
Aoshi stared at the class. There were two students missing who had already sent him an email saying they wouldn't be in class due to a cold. His lips slightly turned upward. "Kagome Higurashi," he said aloud. She straightened and looked at him. "Come back to class on Friday."
She frowned. "Pardon?"
He glanced toward the door. "Your energy is fluctuating. In other words, you are about to have a cold." Inuyasha grimaced. Kagome began to pack up her things.
When Melly returned, she found Kagome swallowing something. "I hope those are vitamins," she said flatly.
Kagome swallowed and shook her head. "Aoshi said I had a cold, so I couldn't stay in class."
Her roommate set her backpack down on the floor. "Did you go to the health center?"
Kagome nodded. "Yes. They said I've got the cold that's running around. Take Tylenol until it goes away."
Melly rolled her eyes. "Helpful, aren't they?"
She sighed. "I'm definitely going to be drinking orange juice by the gallon. Okay, Kagome. Let me share with you the secrets of getting through a cold while on campus. What have you got homework-wise?"
The sick girl bit her lip and thought. "It's Monday so I've got all my homework caught up. I'll need notes from my classes..."
Melly grinned. "If you don't feel too bad, you should go to class. There'll probably only be a day where you can't drag yourself out of bed. For example, that biology class of yours. It's not great to make up a lab."
Kagome looked at her with sad eyes. "Really?"
She nodded. "It's probably a sniffling, coughing cold. Forget the Tylenol, go with Dayquil. It clears everything up and we'll dose you with Nyquil at bedtime. When's your downtime?"
Kagome thought for a minute. "After two on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and at noon on Tuesday and Thursday."
"So you'll be in your bed for most of the week if you feel like it. Trust me, you won't feel that bad. Take a few tissues with you, don't miss your medicine, and you'll be okay."
"If you say so."
Kagome heard the knock on the door at four on Wednesday afternoon. "Come in," she called.
"Hey. How are you feeling?"
She smiled at him. "Okay. My head's a little heavy, but that's it."
Inuyasha raised an eyebrow. "You're sick. If you feel okay, you should be in class."
"I am." She saw his confused look and explained. "I'm going to all my classes except energy channeling." Laughing, she told him, "Melly has introduced me to the wonder that is Dayquil."
"Oh." Inuyasha recovered quickly and rummaged in his backpack. "I brought you your notes."
Kagome stared at him as he found them and handed them to her. "You didn't have to." Eyes widening slightly, she looked at the typed pages.
He shrugged. "It's okay. It was either type them up or have you looking over my shoulder all Saturday. Do you think you'll be better by then?"
"Aoshi told me to come to class on Friday. If I'm better, he'll say so." Lifting her eyes to the ceiling, "I don't feel bad right now."
"Yeah," Inuyasha said sarcastically. "I can see that."
"So I sneeze and cough a little. I have a bag of cough drops and a box of tissues. I'm fine!" she insisted.
"All right," he conceded. "I'll see you on Friday then?" She nodded and that was their farewell.
Thursday, he was back again. "Sesshoumaru can start running his own errands," he grumbled as he received the okay to enter the room. "Kagome, he's done it again."
"Who's done what?" Inuyasha held up the plastic bag and lifted out an object. Her eyes lit on the round metal tin.
"Sess sent you a care package." He sat down on the edge of her bed and began handing stuff to her as she sat at her computer desk. "Tin full of chocolate chunk cookies and peanut butter cookies. Butterscotch and peppermint candies for your throat." She caught the tiny polka-dotted bags. He held up a box of tissues. "These are supposedly really soft. He thought your nose might be hurting."
She took them gratefully. "After the first day, it does get sore," she admitted.
He scrunched the plastic bag and put it in his pocket. "Feel better today?"
She shrugged. "My nose is still sore, but I'm not sneezing as much. I'm mostly coughing now." Holding up the candies, she grinned. "These will come in really handy."
He glanced uncomfortably around her room. Frowning, he pointed at the black bags by the end of her bed. "What're those?"
Kagome rolled her eyes and sighed. "Those are 'Get Well Soon' presents from half the male students on campus. Inuyasha, you're a guy. Would you send a sick girl flowers?"
He shook his head. "No. Best case scenario, she wouldn't be able to smell 'em. Worst case, they'd make her sneeze."
"Thank you! I knew you were more intelligent than them. I've also gotten lots of notes for 'make-up study dates' and offers of nursing me back to health." She growled. "Note that no one has shown up in person."
"Would you want them to?"
Kagome deflated. "No." She unwrapped one of the bags and offered him a butterscotch candy. He accepted and she took one for herself. "Thank you for showing up."
"Heh. You only wanted the candy."
Kagome pressed a hand to her forehead. "Am I that transparent?"
In class on Friday, Aoshi gave her a good once-over. He shook his head. "Stay and take notes, but no participation. You're not contagious right now." He glanced at Inuyasha. "Your homework is delayed. Both this week and next week are due Monday from next."
Kagome sat down and Inuyasha rejoiced that he wouldn't be doing the energy channeling homework this weekend. They'd have to work twice as hard next weekend, but that was how it went.
Melly glared at Kagome when she came in the room. Sitting heavily on the bed, she said, "It's all your fault."
Kagome clapped a hand over her mouth. "You... caught my cold?"
Melly snorted. "Of course. I catch every cold and virus my roommate has. Always have done. Why do you think I was so adamant about you getting a flu shot? Now pass me the tissues and candies over there. And don't forget the Dayquil."
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