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: 28228 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Everyday Stuff by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 31

Everyday Stuff

It had definitely been a day of stuff and Kagome was eager to hit the pillow.

They had woken up and winced as she set her feet on the cold floor. "You know what we need?" she had said.

Rin, already typing at her computer, said, "What?"

"A rug. A nice braided rug or at least one of the fluffy ones."

Rin had turned and nixed the fluffy rug pointing out that they usually spilled something once a week such as a soda or paper clips. Those would be really hard to dig out.

They had gone walking downtown in search of a rug when Kagome had brought up the subject of fabric draping instead of curtains. Rin had leapt on the idea. They each bought a celtic patterned sheet from Muted Twilight and split the cost of the multi-colored blue rug.

They were smiled at as they walked down the street, one end of the rug on each girl's right shoulder. They each had a bag from Muted Twilight in their left hand and were chattering away. They had gone to Inuyasha's to study. Rin had also gone to a poetry reading that afternoon and told Kagome all about it. Kagome had studied and played around online.

Kagome yawned and set her head down on the pillow. Bedtime.

"I love you."

"I love you."

"I love you."

Kagome scowled in her sleep and the annoying voice prodded her to wake up. She opened her eyes to find wide white eyes looking into hers.

"I love you."

She scrambled backward, still tangled in the blankets. She shrieked and Rin woke up. "Kagome?" she asked, blinking away the sleep haze.

Kagome calmed down in the next few seconds when she realized that the white eyes belonged on a balloon. A giant, three feet across, red, cartoon balloon.

"What's that?" Rin asked.

"I love you."

Her eyes widened. "And why is it saying that it loves you?"

"It's a balloon or at least I think it is."

"I love you."

"I also have no idea why it's saying that," Kagome growled. "But I wish it would shut up."

Rin tried not to laugh at Kagome's expression and the balloon bouncing up and down on small accordion legs. "What are we going to do?"

"I'm going to put on my gloves and find a pin. You might want to go out of the room when I do. It might have something in it."

Rin nodded and got dressed while Kagome found her gloves, a pin, and tied a handkerchief around her nose. She walked out of the room while Kagome attempted surgery.

"Drat."

Rin pushed slightly on the door. "Is it okay?"

"Yeah," Kagome said defeated. "I can't pop it."

"I love you."

"It's an illusion," Kagome said, sitting back on her bed. "I don't know how to get rid of those."

Rin looked at the balloon, observing it. "Isn't Shippo an illusion major?"

"Mm-hm. But he's a freshman. He probably wouldn't know how to get rid of this."

"But," Rin said triumphantly, "he would have a teacher's phone number who could."

Kagome smiled and then deflated. "I don't have his phone number."

"You've got Inuyasha's."

"That I do," Kagome said happily, getting out of bed to find her address book and Inuyasha's number.

"Good morning," Sesshoumaru said.

"Morning, Sess. Is Inuyasha home?" Kagome asked.

"He's upstairs." Cupping a hand over the receiver, he called, "Inuyasha! Kagome's on the phone!"

Inuyasha picked up the phone a few seconds later and said, "Hi."

"Hi. Do you have Shippo's number?"

"Yeah. Why?" Inuyasha took the mobile with him to his corkboard.

"I have a red heart-shaped balloon in my dorm that keeps saying-"

"I love you," was heard faintly.

"Did you hear it?" Kagome asked.

"Yeah," Inuyasha said, smirking. "If it's a balloon, why didn't you pop it?"

"It's an illusion of a balloon. Shippo might have the number of a teacher who can fix the problem."

"Okay. Here's the number." Inuyasha read it off to her. "Good luck."

"Unhhh," Shippo said, picking up the phone. "Hello?"

"Shippo?"

He sat up. "Kagome?"
"Yeah, it's me. I've got a favor to ask. I have the illusion of a heart-shaped balloon bouncing around in my room telling me that it loves me. I can't get rid of it. Do you have the telephone number of one of your teachers I could call?"

Shippo was quiet for a few seconds. "Shippo?"

"I'm still here. I just have to find the syllabus." There was some rustling on the other end. "His name is Zechs Merquise." He rattled off the phone number and Kagome wrote it down.

"Thank you so much."

"No problem." Minutes after Kagome hung up, Shippo was asleep again.

Kagome waited while the phone rang once, twice, three times. After the third ring, a female voice asked, "Hello?"

She recognized that voice. "Noin?"

"Yes, this is she."

"Hi, this is Kagome Higurashi."

"Good morning, Kagome. Have a problem?" There was a murmur on the other end of the phone and Noin said, "No, one of my students."

"Actually," Kagome said slowly, "I actually have a question for Zechs Merquise."

"Okay. One minute." There was a whispered conversation and the phone exchanged hands.
"Yes, Kagome?"

"Hi. Um, I got this number from Shippo? He's in one of your classes."

"Yes, Illusion and Deceptive magic."

Kagome breathed a sigh of relief. "Oh, good. I didn't know if Noin knew or not."

"Yes, she knows all about the mage university. Did you need her?"

"No. I have a problem I hope you can help me with or tell me who to call next." Kagome sighed, feeling a little sheepish. "I have a three feet wide, cartoon heart bouncing up and down in my dorm room telling me that it loves me. I tried popping it, but I found out that it's an illusion."

"Ah," he said. "I see. Where are you?"

"Normal university, Scott North, room 204."

"If you give me twenty minutes, I can come take a look."

"That would be wonderful. Thank you."

"For safety's sake, don't go out of the room. It might try to follow you and that could cause a stir."

"Okay. Thank you again."

He chuckled. "It's no problem."

Kagome got dressed and told Rin what was going on. Zechs knocked on her door twenty-three minutes later and she let him and Noin in.

She waved a hand at the balloon. "There it is."

"I love you."

"That's very nice," Zechs said absent-mindedly to the thing.

Noin laughed. "Someone have a crush on you, Kagome?"

Kagome rolled her eyes. "I go through about a bag of trash every two to three days. I had an incubus sent to me last Valentine's Day. Before I left last year, I had a huge pink teddy bear, a couple of waterglobes, jewelry, all types of candy, notes, flowers, a box of live butterflies, a hand-carved music box, and a fancy purple quilt that I gave to Goodwill."

She glared at the balloon. "This isn't anything new, unfortunately."

Noin nodded sympathetically. "You've got the dragon keeping out malicious stuff, I see."

"Yes, my roommate from last year gave me that."

"I think I've got it," Zechs said. "Now, Noin, talk me out of it."

"Nope," she said cheerfully.

"Poor student," Zechs said, mock unhappily. He touched the illusion as if it were real and dismissed it.

He brushed off his hands and smiled. "That illusion is now in the student's room. I believe it's saying, "Leave her alone. I don't want to have to dismiss another illusion of yours, Sincerely Professor Zechs Merquise."

Kagome blushed while Noin laughed. "I believe that might solve that student's crush," Noin said. "Feel free to call when you have one of these problems, Kagome."

She thanked Zechs again and the two waved them off, saying that it really wasn't a problem.
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