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
Enchantment by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!
Source of Magic
"Have I mentioned lately that I hate midterms?" Sango said casually.
Kagome snickered. "Only a few times in the past ten minutes."
The five of them had claimed one of the circular booths in the Special. It was a Thursday night and the group was bemoaning their finals.
"I mean, honestly," Sango said. "Chemistry and Genetics midterms on the same day. Psychology has an easy multiple choice one on Monday. Fairy tales on Friday." She huffed. "At least I don't have one for Martial Arts."
Kagome nodded agreement. Her Business midterm would be essay but open book. Computer course didn't have one. Her Element one had already been passed. Her library course didn't schedule one and her Dispel class one was with Inuyasha.
Shippo shrugged. "Mine are easy," he said smugly. "Two illusions, one English paper, a bunch of Math questions..."
Rin smiled. "Me, too. Two psychology multiple choice, English paper, and math problems. I don't know how hard the history one will be, though."
"Two battle magic, one multiple choice psych., create fire, and Dispel with Kagome," Inuyasha said, jerking a thumb in her direction. "Sounds like you've got the worst, Sango." She nodded miserably.
Kagome absently reached for her drink and stared at it in shock. Her shoulders sagged. "Empty."
"Here," Sango said, reaching for the glass. "I'll go get you a new one." Kagome handed her the glass and Sango left for a few minutes.
Kagome read her Dispel homework and just finished the chapter when Sango returned. She looked speculatively at the soda and raised her right hand. She whispered the words, made the gesture, and grinned. "It works!" she said happily.
Inuyasha glanced up as she drank from the glass. He had just finished the same homework. "Kagome," he said casually, "mind if I try it?"
She waved a hand at the drink and said, "Go ahead."
"Thank you." Inuyasha performed the same trick and grimaced.
Kagome stared at the glass. She swallowed hard. "Tell me you did it wrong."
Shippo tilted his head a little. "Kagome... Why is your glass glowing green?"
Inuyasha flipped through his book and found the chart. "Green," he muttered. "Medium level. The glass has been enchanted." He shot a worried look at Kagome.
"Kagome, I didn't know," Sango said, sounding upset. "I went downstairs and put the old glass in the dishwasher. I just picked up one of the glasses like I always do and filled it."
"What is it enchanted to do?" Kagome asked Inuyasha. "It's okay, Sango. Let's just fix it." She glanced at her friend and smiled. "It isn't like I haven't had this happen before."
Inuyasha scanned the pages. "I can't find anything."
Inuyasha glared at the male student standing before their table. "What?"
"You're not Kagome," he said, ignoring him. "Kagome, look at me."
"Do I look like an idiot?" she retorted. "I'm not doing anything you tell me to." She deliberately kept her eyes focused on the table.
"That's good," Inuyasha encouraged her. He looked back to the other student. "What'd you do to the glass?"
He smirked. "I didn't do anything. I'm just here to ask Kagome if she'd like to-"
Kagome clapped her hands over her ears. "I can't hear you," she sang.
"Yeah, buzz off," Inuyasha said rudely. He emphasized this point by banging his fist on the table. Kagome's glass tipped over and she yanked her books out of the way. Inuyasha did the same. They both grabbed for the same book and their eyes met.
She blinked a few times and asked, "What would make you happy?"
Inuyasha groaned. "Great. Just great." He looked to the end of the table, but the guy had disappeared.
Shippo shrugged. "He ran."
"No way of knowing what he put on her," Inuyasha grumbled. He sighed.
"What can we do?" Rin asked, looking anxiously at Kagome. The other girl only had eyes for Inuyasha.
He looked at her. "We could take her to Miroku," he said uncertainly. "Is there a phone anywhere?"
Sango nodded. "Let's get her to my house and call from there." The group collected their things and Inuyasha said that it would make him happy if Kagome went with them.
Inuyasha was shown to the phone and fished Miroku's number out of his backpack. The phone rang twice and was picked up. "Hello?" he said.
"Hi, Miroku. This is Inuyasha from Dispel class?"
"Well, we ran into a problem."
"Ah. What kind of problem? Something with the midterm?"
"No. A bunch of us were in the Special and Kagome got a soda. She did the spell in the last chapter to see if anything was wrong with it. The soda was fine so she drank it. I did the same thing, only on the glass. It wasn't okay."
Miroku nodded. "What color was the glass?"
"Glowing green. Some guy showed up and wanted her to look at him, but she looked at me first."
"She asked me what would make me happy."
"A simple happiness reinforcement spell. She wants to make you happy." There was a sigh on the other end of the phone. "Where is she?"
"At Sango's house behind the Special."
"I know where it is. Give me twenty minutes. Good-bye."
Miroku hung up the phone and Inuyasha told the group what had happened. They sat down to wait.
Twenty minutes later, Miroku showed up at the door. Sango answered and showed him in. "Please take it off her," Inuyasha said. "She's making me nervous with all the staring."
"Very simple," Miroku agreed, examining Kagome's reaction. He did a few motions in the air, spoke a word, and Kagome blinked rapidly. "Feel better?" Miroku asked.
"Yes," Kagome said slowly. She looked at Inuyasha. "Sorry," she said sheepishly.
"Forget it," he told her.
There was an awkward pause and Miroku coughed. "Kagome, next time modify the spell so that you're testing the whole, not just the drink. You'll be fine now, so I'll be going home."
"Thank you," she told him. He nodded to her and left the house.
"Come on," Inuyasha said. "I'll walk you and Rin home in case that guy shows up again."
"And I'm going to see if anyone noticed him in the kitchen," Sango added.
The guy was never heard from again. Kagome and Inuyasha spent the next few days feeling awkward around each other, but it eventually wore off.
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