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: 25162 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Moving In by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 26

Moving In

The SUV slowly pulled into a free parking space. Kagome's dad looked up the street and then back at his daughter in the back seat. "I'm glad that we only have to do this twice a year," he said.

"Oh, Dad. It isn't that bad," Kagome said, opening the door.

Her parents exchanged looks and climbed out of the car. "I'll get the U-Haul unlocked," her dad claimed.

"I'll go find my room," Kagome promised and ran off. She swerved around people carrying stuff in and found her room. She unlocked the door and looked around. "I guess she isn't here yet." She shrugged and went back down to the car.

The U-Haul was packed with her miscellaneous small stuff and clothes. The electronic equipment rode along in the car with them. There were a few containers of other stuff in the car, but not many. Kagome's dad started to carry her computer while the two ladies began toting the boxes in.

Half an hour later, everything was inside the room and her parents had gone to return the U-Haul. Her dad had set her computer down on the desk and connected the wires while he was at it, so she didn't have that to do. Her mom had taken the time to fix her television, dvd player, and vhs player.

The storage bins that fit under her bed already had her books, music, and CD player in them. Boxes were scattered over her half of the room, so Kagome opened one at random. Clothes. Another box was opened to find more clothes.

"Well," she said to herself, "I guess I'd better find the box that has the hangers."

Continuing the search, she found the box that had her blankets, the box with her bedsheets and towels, and found that elusive box with the hangers. It also had her medicine bag, laundry bag and laundry stuff, and bathrobe in the bottom.

She shrugged and thought for a minute. If I put the sheets and stuff on the bed, then I can dump my clothes out there. That'll get rid of most of the boxes and when Rin gets here, she can have extra space to put stuff.

The sheets went on the bed, the pillow got plopped at the top, and the thin blanket was smoothed down. Kagome stuffed the two comforters in the bottom of the bureau. The next shelf up got her medicine, towels, and folded up laundry bag. She put her bathrobe on the hook inside the closet door.

She tipped three boxes of clothes onto the bed, stacked them, and began looking at the other boxes. One of them was her brand new microwave. Her dad had said they'd find her a small stand for it before they left. They'd also mentioned bookshelves, but Kagome was going to reserve judgment on that one for until Rin had her say.

There was only one box left. She opened it and pulled out a box full of her jewelry, curtains, flashlight, camera, bath stuff, and miscellaneous school supplies. Her lamp was already on the computer desk.

A tentative knock made Kagome look up. A small girl with short black hair stood in the doorway. She glanced at the door number and asked, "Kagome?"

She nodded. "Are you Rin?"

The other girl smiled. "Yes."

Kagome stood up from the floor and walked over. "Hi. Welcome to the dorm room, such as it is." Rin giggled. "Where's your stuff?"

"My parents are bringing it in," she said shyly.

"Rin, is that your room?" a man's voice asked.

"Yes, Dad," she called back. She moved into the room to the unoccupied side.

Kagome winced. "I didn't ask which side you wanted. They're exactly the same, but I just took the one I had last year. We can switch if you want."

"No, no, it's fine!" Rin told her. She sat down on the bed. "They're identical."

Her dad came into the room and plunked down a huge box. "Remind me not to allow your mother to talk me into this size box ever again," he said cheerfully. "Even if it does hold most of your clothes."

"Dear, you're overexaggerating," the woman said, as she walked into the room with a much smaller box. She sat it down next to the larger one and turned to Kagome. "I'm Rin's mom, Margaret."

Kagome nodded to her. "I'm Kagome. Did you want a hand? My stuff's already up here."

"Yes, thank you. There are so many cars that we really should get everything unloaded quickly." The four of them walked down to Rin's stuff and hauled it upstairs.

By the time everything was in the room, Kagome's parents had come back and they were deep in conversation. Kagome hid a smile and began putting up her clothes in the closet. Rin watched for a few minutes and then began handing her the hangers.

Once Kagome's clothes were up, they attacked a carton of Rin's. Kagome's parents had obviously calmed Rin's down. Kagome's dad tackled Rin's computer while the other three talked.

After the computer was put together, Rin's parents had to leave. "You'll be okay," her mother told her. "You've got your credit card to buy your books with?"

"In my purse," Rin told her. "I'll be fine."

"That's right," Kagome chimed in. "I'll help her unpack and my parents will be here for another couple hours if we need anything."

The pair hugged and kissed their daughter goodbye and left with a few tears. Rin watched them leave and looked sad for a minute.

Kagome looked at the boxes. "What's next?" Rin began tearing open a box so Kagome did the same.

They made Rin's bed, put away her clothes, and her miscellaneous stuff. Kagome's mom invited her along to dinner which she accepted. They did find a small table that Kagome thought might even sit over the refrigerator. Bookshelves were discussed and purchased.

Back at the dorm room, they put up the furniture and said their goodbyes. It was Kagome's turn to watch them go and then turn to Rin. "Well, the stuff's all put up," she said. "Did you want the tour? We could go find where your classes will be tomorrow."

Rin nodded. "Okay. What about books?"

"You won't need those your first day. We can wait in line for hours today or we can find a time tomorrow when there aren't too many people. Tomorrow is for teachers to hand you the syllabus of what you'll be doing for the rest of the semester and tell you what to buy."

So the tour began of the campus. Kagome made sure that Rin knew where her classes were and the main points like the computer center and cafeteria. The tour ended at the cafeteria so that wasn't too hard. She introduced Rin to Kenshin and walked her through getting her meal and using her meal plan.

At about six thirty, they went back to the room. Rin walked to her computer and turned it on. Kagome hesitated. "I'm going to go see if I can find one of my friends," she said slowly. "Okay?"

"Sure," Rin said, a little puzzled. "I'm fine."

Kagome realized how silly she was being in that instant. Rin was eighteen, a freshman in college, and Kagome wasn't a babysitter. She laughed. "Okay. I'll be down at the Special."

Kagome walked into the restaurant and caught Kirara's eye. She glanced upward and Kagome understood. She walked up the stairs and looked around. There were a lot of students already up here, but she focused on the one sitting in a side booth.

She slid in on the other side and grinned. "I'm back."

Sango looked up from her book and said, "Kagome!"

"That is my name. Oh, woe is me for I had to unpack all by my lonesome." Kagome looked properly distressed.

Sango chuckled. "I would've come over, but I thought there were too many people around. And I don't know your room number."

Kagome shrugged. "Just as well. My roommate was unpacking her stuff, too." While Kagome filled Sango in on Rin and what she was like, another person made an appearance.

"Move over," Inuyasha said gruffly. "I haven't seen you all summer." Kagome made room for him on her side of the booth. "When do you want that refrigerator?"

"Tomorrow? After Dispel class?" Kagome suggested.

He nodded. "Okay."

"Your roommate sounds nice, Kagome," Sango told her. "Bring her by sometime."

"Roommate?" Inuyasha asked. "Does she know about you?"

Kagome rolled her eyes. "I don't know. She hasn't said anything, so maybe she doesn't."

Inuyasha snorted. "So what are you going to do when you get flowers and junk?"

"I don't know," Kagome said worried.
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