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: 25192 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Course Schedule by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 35
Course Schedule

Kagome opened her eyes to the ringing of the phone. She stumbled out of bed and picked it up. "Morning," she mumbled.

"Hi! How was the trip?" Sango asked.

"Great."

Sango snickered. "Did I wake you up?"

"Uh-huh."

"Sorry. You need to pick up course schedule booklets before we meet at Inuyasha's. We're going to look them over."

"Okay."

Sango laughed and said, "Good-bye."

Kagome hung up the phone and went about getting dressed.

"Now that you're awake..." Sango smiled at her friend. "How was the trip?"

Kagome swallowed the last bit of her cookie. "Great."

Sango laughed. "You said that this morning. Details!"

Rin drank from her glass and set it down again. "It was a long trip," she said.

"Four hours isn't long," Kagome objected.

"It is on a bus." Rin shuddered. "At least they made one pit stop on the way down and back."

Sango wrinkled her nose. "Ugh. Bus toilets."

"But there were only twenty of us," Kagome said. "And we had a good time." She launched into a description of Quincy Market and the museum they had gone to.

"Then we went to the hotel to sleep," Rin finished. "We got up and went back to Quincy Market. Then we had a late breakfast and came home around four."

"You forgot the best part!" Kagome said dramatically clasping a hand to her chest.

"What was that?" Inuyasha said, distracted by his schedule packet.

"No notes! No flowers! No annoyances from the boys on campus!" Kagome said cheerfully. "It was great!"

She paused. "Of course when I got back there were twice as many as usual."

Sango snickered and shook her head. "So what do you think of the new format?"

Kagome glanced at the yellow stapled packet. "It looks the same as it always does."

Sango flipped it open and began making notes. She had her courses laid out that she had to take. Thanks to a May term course, she could sneak by with only four classes this semester if she had to.

Kagome opened the first page suspiciously. Classes, their numbers, where they were, who was teaching, when...they...were...

She snorted. "Why wasn't I consulted about this? Who made these changes without letting me know? I am outraged that they would do this! Who are they to mess with my college experience!"

"Um, the administration? The nice people who are going to give us degrees?" Rin suggested hopefully.

"Good point. But what is this?" Kagome gestured at the packet.

"New class schedule," Inuyasha told her.

Kagome huffed. "I can see that. Why are all the classes so long?"

"Because they're only once a week."

"Oh." Kagome quieted down. "I don't think I can sit through two and a half hours of psychology."

"If it's with Duo, you could." Rin smiled.

Kagome checked the course listings. "And he's teaching one from nine to quarter of noon on Thursday." She wrote that down.

Soon they all had a list of courses they wanted and what schedules they would fit into. It paid to have at least three alternate schedules because sometimes the classes that you wanted were filled up. If you didn't have alternates and found that art class was full... You had to choose something else in a hurry. What if all the other classes conflicted with one you had to have to graduate? Not a good scenario.

They kept the main courses to themselves and concentrated on electives. Kagome piped up with her schedule first. "I think I want Intro to Psychology on Thursday and Intro. to Wards on Tuesday."

"What time?" Inuyasha asked.

"Which one?"

"Wards."

"Ten to twelve thirty."

"I've got that written down, too." Inuyasha checked it off.

"Me, too," Shippo said.

"What about your other classes, Kagome?" Sango asked.

Kagome blinked. "The other two are library classes." Sango looked at her blankly. "They're online. They don't have a specific time."

Sango's jaw dropped. "So next semester... You're going out into the cold only twice a week?" She glanced down at her preferred schedule. "I've got every day except Thursday. General Chemistry II from nine thirty to three in the afternoon-"

"Huh?" Rin asked.

"Well, the class is from nine thirty to twelve fifteen. The lab for the class starts at one and runs until three. So I've got enough time to find something in the cafeteria or the vending machine." Sango continued. "Anthropology from one to three forty-five on Tuesday. Mythological Creatures from eight to ten thirty on Wednesday, and Martial Arts from ten to quarter of one on Friday."

Rin smiled. "I thought Mythological Creatures would be interesting, too." She quoted her schedule, two psychology courses, a drama course that studied early American movies and meditation, plus the course she had already mentioned.

Shippo said that he'd take psychology, too, along with Wards and Element I.

"Anthropology, British Literature, Wards, and my two Battle Magic classes," Inuyasha said finally.

"So... Sango and Rin will have Mythological Creatures together and you, me, and Shippo will have Wards." Kagome smiled. "Sounds good."

"I'll go talk this over with my advisor tomorrow," Rin said, carefully tucking her papers away into her backpack.

Kagome shrugged. "Not me." Rin looked at her questioningly. "My advisor doesn't really care what I do."

"Mine, either," Sango added. "But we've got the same one, too."

Rin stopped. "I talk to mine all the time. He's really enthusiastic about what classes to take. Even if he does try to steer me into his classes."

"Uh, Rin?" Kagome said slowly. "That didn't really sound good."

Rin snorted. "He's a bachelor. He lives with four other guys in a huge house. I don't think Duo is after a scrawny little girl like me."

"Oh," Kagome said relaxing. She remembered the guy dressed as Death from the Halloween party. "You're right."

"Great, now I'm scrawny," Rin muttered.

"You said it first," Sango pointed out.

"She didn't have to agree with me!"

"Advisors get excited, too." Inuyasha looked up from his homework. "Treize is like that. Of course, he tries to push me into horticulture classes. Guy's got a thing about roses."

"I've got Zechs. The guy I sent you to when you had that heart?" Shippo said, grinning. Kagome rolled her eyes.

Sango pulled her assignment book out of her pack and glanced through it. "Hey, next week is Thanksgiving," she said.

"Oh, good," Inuyasha replied sarcastically. "Sess?" The older man came to the doorway and looked at him inquiringly. "You're cooking next week, right?"

"Of course I am," he said and went back into the kitchen.

"What's he doing?" Kagome asked.

Inuyasha shrugged. "No idea. Probably trying out a new recipe." He gave her a stern look. "Now you're coming back with warm clothes."

The way he said it made it a statement of fact that could not be gotten around. "Yes."

"And your boots? It'll snow before you go home for Christmas."

"Yes."

"What about your heavier coat?"

Kagome fought to keep a straight face. "Yes, Mom. I'll get my warm clothes, my boots, my heavier coat, and I'll even find my hat and gloves."

"Good," Inuyasha said haughtily. They looked at each other for another minute and both of them cracked up.

Sesshoumaru made a large pot of beef stew for dinner. Sango and Rin both had sandwiches instead. After their meal, they all went back to studying. Inuyasha and Kagome shared their Dispel textbook, lying on the floor side by side.

At one point, Kagome looked at Inuyasha's notes and shook her head. They were about a foot apart from each other. Kagome reached over and took Inuyasha's pencil away from him, brushing her arm across his chest in the process. "Uh-uh," she said. "The diagram has to go from here to here." She drew the extra line.

He examined it and nodded. "Okay. Thanks."

"No problem," she said and handed him back his pencil.

Hm... Rin raised her eyebrows over that exchange. She just touched a guy's chest and yet she doesn't seem to notice.

"Are you sure you're not interested in Inuyasha?" Rin asked.

"Definitely."

"Because you two are kinda close."

"A guy and a girl can't be friends?"

"Yeah. They can be friends. But sometimes it evolves into something else."

"Mm-hm. And I'm not saying that it won't."

"So you do like him?"

"He's a friend, Rin. I'm practicing being undateable right now."

"Ah. Is that what it's called?" Rin glanced at the trash bag bursting with flowers and notes.

"Just because everyone else doesn't get it..."
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