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: 28225 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
First Day by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 27

First Day

Rin opened her eyes as Kagome's alarm clock went off. Since they both had an eight o'clock class, they just set one. Rhythm Emotion from the Gundam Wing soundtrack was something pleasant to wake up to, she decided.

She swung out of bed and went to the closet while it played on. Kagome hadn't gotten out of bed yet. Rin dressed quickly and went to her computer to check her email.

Kagome finally opened her eyes and got up. "Business class," she muttered. "Explain to me why I need a business class for a library science major."

"Um, you might be running a library someday?" Rin ventured.

She shook her head. "I've got a library management course down the road that would cover that." Hauling clothes out of her bureau and her closet, Kagome dressed on the way. She sat down on the bed to brush out her hair and said, "Ready for your first day?"

Rin nodded. "I think so."

"Great," Kagome said. "Probably all you'll need is a folder, a notebook to write on, and something to write with. They're big on handing out a syllabus, discussing it, and letting you go. Some of the teachers give you homework assignments, like reading the first chapter by next class, though."

She pulled her shirt over her head. "Want to go get breakfast in a few minutes?" Rin nodded. Kagome checked her email and shut down her computer. She and Rin walked out of the room with their backpacks and headed toward the cafeteria.

Rin walked into her first class and sat down. She pulled out her schedule and examined it. Math, then English, then one of her two psychology classes, Child and Adolescent Development. Then she was through until her eight o'clock class tomorrow.

The class slowly filled around her, but Rin was lost to the conversations. She had a pencil, a piece of paper, and was slowly making a vine border.

Kagome walked confidently through the door to her first class. She sat down in the second row and waited for the teacher to walk in. She made small talk with the people around her about moving into the dorms and how the cafeteria food was just as good as ever.

A short blond man walked into the room and smiled at them. "Welcome to Principles of Management," he said. "My name is Quatre Raberba Winner. It's a mouthful, so feel free to call me Quatre."

He pulled a large stack of papers out from his briefcase and began handing them out. "This is the syllabus for the semester," he began. "This class is very simple. I lecture to you twice a week. You take notes. There will be three tests. One final exam at the end of the year, one midterm, and one in a month. They are open note tests."

He smiled again. "It's very easy to pass this class. Take good notes, borrow someone else's if you're absent, and take the three tests. They're all essay questions, but everything I say will be in your notes."

"One other thing. The college makes me assign you a textbook. The softcover is one hundred dollars and the hardcover is one hundred and twenty-five dollars. If you're interested in reading more about what I'm talking about, feel free to buy the textbook. The only things on the test will be what I lecture on. If I don't say it, it isn't on the test."

He looked around and held up the syllabus. "Let's discuss this, shall we?"

Her business class let out early and she went to Dispel early. She chose her seat and opened up the book she was reading.

A few minutes later, a shadow crossed in front of her and she looked up. Inuyasha was arranging his backpack on the seat to her right. "Hi," she said.

He looked up. "Hello. Sesshoumaru said to tell you that he had chicken salad sandwiches in the fridge when you got there."

Kagome rolled her eyes. "I'm not at college for an entire day yet and he's already trying to feed me."

"Just how he is," Inuyasha said with a shrug. "Still want your refrigerator after this class?" Kagome nodded. "We'll go pick it up then."

They talked while their classmates arrived. Miroku swept into the class five minutes before his scheduled time and smiled at his students. He noted that Kagome was in class and talking to another student. She would definitely be interested in this class.

Kagome let her bookbag slip from her shoulder when she got to Inuyasha's house. "I am so hungry," she said loudly.

His fell as well as he walked quickly after her. "Save two for me," he told her.

"I don't suppose he made any cookies?" Kagome said wistfully.

"Chocolate chip ones two days ago," he told her. "I'll get those if you get the sandwiches."

"Deal," Kagome said, reaching the fridge. She moved around his house like she hadn't been gone for a couple months, pulling down plates and grabbing sodas from the bin.

They walked back into the living room to sit down and enjoy their meal. "So what did you think about Miroku's class?" Inuyasha asked.

Kagome shrugged. "That I'd better be paying attention every minute he's talking. With Melly gone and some of the older students knowing more ways to enchant things, I'll have to learn."

Inuyasha grimaced. "Yeah."

"But I don't drink anything I haven't gotten myself or Sango gets it at the Special. She knows better than to let someone handle my food. Anything I get in my room, I have my gloves on. It's just the sneaky ones I've got to worry about."

They finished the sandwiches and went out to the garage. Inuyasha lifted the small refrigerator into the trunk of his car and they drove to Kagome's dorm. He wrestled it up the stairs and into position. "I thought it would fit under that table," Kagome said happily.

While the two were having fun eating lunch, Rin was in another class. She was captivated by the man teaching. Not that she thought he was cute, but the energy he had, the way he explained things... This was why she was a psychology major. To learn all about the human mind.

Rin ran up the dorm stairs and down the hall. She paused in the doorway when she saw Kagome had company.

"Oh, Rin," Kagome said. "This is Inuyasha. Inuyasha, this is Rin."

"Hello," he said politely.

"Hi," she replied. "The refrigerator's here."

Kagome grinned. "Yup. Now we have to trudge two blocks to get sodas and stuff from the little store or I try to persuade my great friend Inuyasha to drive us downtown to the supermarket so that we don't break our backs."
"All right," he grumbled. "You don't have to lay it on so thick."

After they had gotten all of their groceries upstairs, Inuyasha left to go back to his house. Rin and Kagome went to the bookstore to pick up their books. "So how was your day?" Kagome asked.

Rin shrugged. "Okay. I absolutely love the way my psychology teacher teaches the class."

Kagome looked interested. "What's his name? I might have taken something he taught."

"Duo Maxwell," Rin said.

Kagome shook her head. "Nope."

Kagome got back to find two flower arrangements and a few notes on her bed. She groaned, put on her gloves, and stuffed them in a bag.

"Um..." Rin stared at the bag. "What was that about?"

"Oh. Some guys on campus think that I'm special or something, so they want to date me." Kagome shrugged. "They're really persistent." Rin looked worried. "They're only after me. Just tell anyone who asks you that I don't date. At all. Ever."

Rin looked a little weirded out, but she nodded. Kagome took the bag and put it down by the bureau. How was she supposed to keep those letters out of here? She didn't know how they arrived, just that they did.

Oh, well. I'll worry about it when Rin says something. Maybe I could just explain everything...
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