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
Movie Night by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!
Source of Magic
They arrived twenty minutes before seven o'clock. "I saw it in theater," Shippo told them.
"We know," Sango said. "You've told us that at least three times." She handed her three dollars to the person at the door and waited with Kagome and Rin while Inuyasha and Shippo paid a dollar and a half.
They found an empty table and tugged an extra chair over. Sango and Rin sat on Kagome's left and right. Shippo took a seat beside Rin and Inuyasha sat on Sango's left.
"Kagome?" someone asked and she turned. "Would you like to sit with us?" He gestured at his other two friends.
She shook her head. "No, thank you." Turning back to the table, she shrugged at Sango's inquiring look.
In the next fifteen minutes, Kagome got no less than nine invitations from other boys. Inuyasha glanced around. "There are some familiar faces in here," he said.
"Yeah," Shippo agreed. "I recognize a few from class."
A middle-aged woman walked up to the front of the room. "Hello!" she said loudly. The room quieted down. "I have an announcement to make. Shrek 2 was scheduled for tonight's showing. Unfortunately, someone has switched the movie. We've called around to the local video stores, but can't find a copy. The closest copy we can find is about half an hour away in my house. So we've decided to show the movie that was left in its place instead of canceling tonight's show. We'll start showing Silence of the Lambs in ten minutes. If you do not want to see this movie, your money will be refunded to you."
Voices began to rise and Kagome turned to look at her friends. "Well?" she asked.
Shippo shrugged. "I don't mind leaving or staying."
"Same for me," Sango piped up.
Rin wrinkled her nose. "I hate scary movies, so I'll be leaving."
"Inuyasha?" Kagome asked.
He snorted. "I'm not a fan of them, either."
Kagome nodded. "And if I watch that, I'll wake up the entire dorm with the screaming nightmare I'll have."
They all got up and Inuyasha, Shippo, and Sango retrieved their money. Movie nights were free for normal university students so Rin and Kagome hadn't paid a thing. The mage university worked out a deal between the two universities. If a student at one wanted to go to an event for another, it was half price. Sango, as a guest, paid three dollars.
They walked outside and dithered around for a moment. "Hey," Inuyasha began. "Who's seen Spiderman 2?"
"Saw it in theaters," Sango said, raising her hand a little.
"My parents bought it right before I left to come back so I didn't get to." Kagome grimaced.
"I didn't get to see it, but I wanted to," Rin said shyly.
"I saw it in the theater and bought it the day it came out," Shippo said smugly. "But I don't mind seeing it again."
"Sess just bought it today. Anyone want to come to my house and watch it?" Inuyasha offered.
"Pass up a movie and whatever snacks your brother has lying around the house? Surely not!" Kagome said dramatically. "Lead on, good sir!"
Inuyasha rolled his eyes, but held out his arm. Kagome smiled and took it gracefully. Sango snickered. The other three followed them to Inuyasha's house.
He opened the door and walked right in. Sesshoumaru looked up from the television which was playing the aforementioned movie. "You're home early. Something happen to the movie?" he said, after pausing the dvd.
"Yeah. Someone switched it for Silence of the Lambs." Inuyasha put his coat on the coatrack.
Sesshoumaru nodded. "And since my brother doesn't like horror movies, you came home."
"Actually, he invited us all to see that one," Kagome said, pointing at the screen.
His eyebrows went up slightly, but he nodded. "Lucky I'm only twenty minutes into it. Let me find something to eat." He rose from his chair and walked into the kitchen.
Inuyasha gestured at the room. "Make yourselves comfortable."
Sango looked at the clock and her eyes darted to the phone. "Can I call my mom?" she asked. Inuyasha waved a hand at the phone.
She dialed her number and began speaking when her mom picked up. "Hi, Mom. The movie got switched to Silence of the Lambs. We didn't want to see it so we're at Inuyasha's for Spiderman 2. I don't know when the movie ends, so did you want me to call before I came home?"
Inuyasha looked at her from where he was pulling a blanket from the couch. "Tell her that I'll walk you home."
Sango nodded and repeated the message. She hung up and smiled at him. "Thanks. I know we're in a friendly town and all, but..."
"But someone could decide to be really friendly," Inuyasha finished.
When Sesshoumaru returned, Shippo had claimed the other chair. Sango and Rin were sharing the couch. Inuyasha and Kagome had made... Some sort of nest on the floor with three blankets and two pillows. He shook his head and distributed plates full of cookies and apple slices.
"Kagome," he said, using the remote to go back to the menu, "did you talk about tonight in class?"
She nodded. "Yeah. Sango and I were talking about it in the cafeteria today."
"And what is one of the oldest tricks in the book when dating?" She gave him a blank look. "Take the girl to a horror movie so she'll be scared and lean closer to you for comfort."
Her jaw dropped. "You're telling me that they might have switched the movie..."
Inuyasha laughed. "So that's why so many people were asking if you wanted to sit with them!"
Kagome huffed and slumped back into her pillow. "Men are idiots," she muttered. "Present company excluded."
Sesshoumaru wisely started the movie.
Sango called her mother after the movie ended and the group started home. Most of them were busily discussing the movie.
Kagome was still angry over what could have happened. They switched the movie just because of me, she fumed. How could they think that I'd choose to watch the movie with them when I was already with my friends? Or why I'd stay in the first place if it was something that would scare me that badly?
"Do they ever think?" Kagome said out loud.
Sango cocked her head and looked at her. "Of course not."
"I've only been here for three months and even I know you don't want anyone," Rin said.
Shippo shrugged. "It's not exactly rocket science. You get rid of every present. You don't open the letters. You don't talk to any guys except me and Inuyasha. And your teachers."
"So why did they think it would work?"
"Because they don't think," Inuyasha interrupted. "They're seeing you as a stereotypical girl who'll be impressed by them. You're playing hard to get or so the other students think."
"Well, I'm not," Kagome said vehemently. "I want to go up to my room tonight and not have a dozen roses waiting for me. Or the letters and notes I get every day."
"But it won't happen," she continued. "A lot of the guys here seem to think they're going to wear me down or something. Maybe the end to this whole Source of Magic thing is for the current source to not to get married and have children."
Inuyasha winced. "There's a thought. Not a really great one."
"So you're on their side?" Kagome said distressed.
"No!" Inuyasha said, sounding shocked. "Not getting married isn't really the answer either."
"Because what if you do meet someone that you like?" Sango said practically. "Make sure that the next Source has an easier time. Threaten to be on birth control for your entire life if they don't ease off your kid."
"Evil," Kagome said after a moment.
"It might work."
"I know." Sango waggled her eyebrows up and down.
Rin and Kagome walked into their room, both intent on getting a shower and then some sleep. Kagome was first inside and something jumped at her from her bed. She screamed and backpedaled. She hit Rin and they both tumbled to the ground.
Someone stepped into the room behind them, calmly saying a few words. Whatever had startled Kagome disappeared. "I saved you," the male said cheerfully. "It's gone. Now, as my reward-"
Kagome got to her feet, put her hands on her hips, and glared at him. "What's the big idea, scaring me like that? I probably woke up half the floor and it's all your fault. Do you think I'm that much of an idiot to think that you just 'happened' to be here? You probably put that thing in here to scare me! And asking for a reward?!"
Rin huffed. "Well, I'm not impressed." She pointed at her ankle. "Kagome, I think I need to be helped down to the student health center. That little accident twisted my ankle."
"It's not open this late," Kagome said worried.
"Then we'll call Sesshoumaru and ask him to fix it," Rin told her. "Could you leave?" she asked the boy. "I'm hurt, it's your fault, and unless you want to be yelled at...?"
He nodded and took her advice. They heard him run down the hall and the door slam. "Go see if he's really gone," Rin whispered. Kagome checked the door and nodded. "Good." Rin got to her feet and fetched her bath things.
Kagome stared at her. "It was a trick."
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