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: 20965 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Guest by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 40

Guests

Kagome looked at her calendar. "Another day closer to vacation."

Rin nodded. It was only a week away. She sighed.

"Something wrong?" Kagome asked.

"It seems like we just got here." Rin glanced at the calendar, too. "Halls opened on January 17th and we have to go home on February 19th."

Kagome sat down on her bed. "It seemed strange to me, too. We'll come back on the last day of February and leave again on April 16th. It's a lot of travel for two breaks." She smiled. "Last year, I worked out that I was going to go home in a month anyway and Sango let me stay at her house."

Kagome frowned. "Actually, it makes sense to do it that way. If we stayed here now, we'd go home in April without feeling guilty. Plus, in April we could bring back some lighter clothes."

"Hm..." Rin glanced at the phone. "You've got to go eight hours to get home and I've got a ten hour trip. We've both got to take a plane or have someone drive to pick us up."

Kagome shrugged. "Can't hurt to ask." She picked up the phone and waited until Sango answered. "Hi."

"Hi, Kagome," Sango said.

"Rin and I are talking about vacation," Kagome began.

Sango grinned. "Feeling guilty again?"

Kagome laughed. "Yes!"

Sango twisted the cord in her fingers. "So you're fishing for an invitation?"

"Two invitations," Kagome corrected.

Sango chuckled. "Let me ask Mom and see what she thinks. Call you back in twenty minutes?" Kagome said that was fine and they waited.

"Will your parents have a problem with you staying?" Kagome asked Rin.

The other girl shrugged. "I don't know. I've never asked before. I mean, I've stayed at other people's houses, but not for a week."

"My mom didn't have a problem with it. She tried to offer Kirara the money for what I was eating, but she wouldn't take it. Just point out that you're staying with two friends, you won't have to spend the money to go home, and you'll be fine."

The phone rang and Kagome picked up. "Hello?"

"Hi, Kagome," Kirara's warm voice said. "If you and Rin want an invitation, you've got one."

Kagome smiled and gave Rin a thumbs up. "Thank you."

"It's no trouble, dear. I'm going to give the phone to Sango. Bye!"

There were the rustling sounds of a phone being passed and Sango came on the line. "See? I didn't think it would be a problem."

"You've got one of the best moms around," Kagome told her.

"Don't I know it. Have you called your mom yet?"

"Nope. I thought I'd know that I had an invitation first."

"Okay. If you can vacation here, let me know." The girls made their goodbyes and called their two families. Rin's mother wanted Sango's number so they could talk for a few minutes, but Rin got her permission in the end.

On their first night together, Sango smirked at Kagome. "Now you used the excuse that we didn't have enough people last time. There are three of us now. That's more than enough."

Kagome looked at her blankly for a few minutes and then began shaking her head. "No way."

"What?" Rin asked.

"Truth or Dare," Sango said wickedly. "I'll go first. Rin, truth or dare?"

"Truth."

"What was your real reaction to seeing Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, and Shippo as youkai?"

Rin sat back. "What species are they, how much can I learn, how many species are there... Need I go on?"

Sango sighed. "And my reaction was, 'whoa'. Your turn, Rin."

Rin turned to Kagome. "Are you sure you don't have any feelings for Inuyasha?"

Kagome groaned. "Why does everyone think something's going on between us?"

Sango leaned her cheek on her hand. "I don't know. Ask me when it's your turn."

"My feelings for Inuyasha are purely platonic." Kagome asked Sango her question.

"Well. You spend a lot of time together. You treat his house as your own."

Kagome interrupted her. "We all do that!"

"I ask before I open the refrigerator or wait until I'm invited." Sango pointed at Kagome. "You go over, poke in the fridge, and then go do what you want."

"You also," Sango continued, "get close to Inuyasha."

"What?" Kagome shrieked.

"I've seen you be no less than a couple inches apart when studying. You don't even notice anymore."

Rin nodded. "It's true."

"Hey!" Kagome turned a pleading look on her roomie.

"You're close, you spend time together, you study together, eat together, call each other for homework advice..." Sango shrugged. "The only difference between how close you are as friends and dating is kissing and stuff."

Kagome rolled her eyes. "No. Even if at one time I thought he was cute-"

Sango pounced on the comment. "You think he's cute?"

She gave her a withering stare. "You don't?"

Sango shook her head. "Uh-uh. We were talking about you, not me."

"Rats."

"Good try."

Kagome's shoulders slumped. "Yeah, I think he's cute. But I don't want anything more than friends. It's like acknowledging that someone else dresses really nice. Or that another girl is really pretty. You don't want them, do you?"

Sango shook her head. "Don't swing that way. But you're a girl... that likes guys... and you just admitted that your best guy friend is cute."

"So?"

Sango shared a glance with Rin. "It means that we abandon this topic and go find something to munch on." Rin got to her feet and led the charge into the kitchen with Sango.

Kagome shook her head. "Why do they both want to pair me with Inuyasha?" she muttered. "Just because we hang out together? Geez."

"Kagome, do you want some of these peanut butter cookies or not?" Sango called.

"If you eat them all, I'll send some of my admirers your way!" Kagome teased.

"Ack! Not that!" Sango pressed a hand to her throat. "Then get down here!
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