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: 21104 Published: 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

Chapter 46

Movie Night

Inuyasha pushed the open button and the dvd tray slid forward. Kagome sighed happily. "Good movie."

"Isn't the sequel being shown tomorrow?" he said idly. The dvd went back into its case and onto the shelf.

"Yeah," Kagome said. "You remember what happened the last time I tried to go see a movie."

He winced. "So go with someone."

Kagome stared at him. "I went with everyone last time and it didn't make any difference." She took a deep breath. "I hate this. I can't even go to a movie without having someone to chaperone me!"

Inuyasha sat back down on the couch. "Well, I still want to see the movie."

"Oh, all right. We can go see it together." Kagome pouted for a minute. "I can go downtown by myself and to class. I can even go to the library, the Special, and anywhere else I want to go, too!"

"And you're getting really good at declining dates," he said helpfully. "And practicing your wards and protective spells."

"Is it my fault they don't give up?"

Inuyasha shook his head. "No. But instead of just defending yourself, why don't you..."

Kagome glanced at Inuyasha. He'd visited the concession stand and picked up popcorn, a soda, and candy. "Are you sure you don't want anything?" he asked.

She shook her head. "I'm not a big fan of popcorn. I don't want to have to get up during the movie to visit the ladies room." She pointed at the candy. "That looks good, but I'm not really hungry."

"You have to be hungry to eat candy?" He looked at her aghast. "I've never heard of such a thing." He popped another couple MMs in his mouth. "What kind of kid were you?"

"The kind that actually liked carrot sticks." The lights dimmed and the movie started.

They'd already fended off two offers of sitting with other people and now dark had fallen. What dangers lurked?

Someone slipped into one of the available chairs at their table. Kagome grinned. Let the games begin.

The chair tipped a little. Not enough to dump the person out, but to give them the message that they weren't supposed to be there. It took two nudges, but the person eventually went back to his original seat.

The next half hour went fine. Kagome was really beginning to get into the movie when she felt ghostly fingers...along her thigh...heading north.

She yelped and triggered a spell. Inuyasha's head swung over to look at her and his eyes went wide. He began snickering at what Kagome had done to the guy.

His eyes narrowed. What did he do to deserve that...?

Kagome stood up. "I am leaving," she hissed loudly. Inuyasha got out of his chair and she followed him to the exit because he had the better night vision.

Once they were out of the building, Inuyasha asked, "What happened?"

"He was feeling along my thigh!" she said outraged.

"And all you did to him was slap the word 'Pervert' to his forehead?" Inuyasha shook his head.

"I was flustered," Kagome muttered. "At least I made it so that the word glows in the dark."

They walked up the sidewalk to Kagome's dorm. Inuyasha accompanied her to her room. No telling what people would try next.

"Hi," Rin said, as they walked in. "The movie wasn't any good?"

"No, the movie was great. The guy trying to feel me up wasn't." Rin frowned and glanced at Inuyasha.

"Don't look at me," he said, holding up his hands. "I was paying attention to the movie."

Rin put her book down. "Did you want to go to the Special?"

Kagome thought for a second and nodded. "That sounds like a great idea. I could use a drink."

Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Me, too. Can't let you two out at night. The guys aren't safe."

Sango came by to pick up their orders and got an earful from Kagome about the manners of guys. She agreed wholeheartedly and went to get their drinks.

Miroku came up later and Sango had her break to share a snack with him. They moved from one of the smaller tables to a larger ring table. Miroku and Sango sat on one side with Rin next to Miroku. Kagome was beside Rin and Inuyasha was on the outside.

Rin was asking Sango about Tokiya Mikagami's Ecology class when Miroku started to chuckle. "Kagome, that's a very firm one. Good job."

"What?" Kagome said confused.

Inuyasha growled. "Great."

The person in question made a beeline for their table. "Could you take it off? Please?" he asked. "I can't get it off and I've got to go to class tomorrow morning!"

Kagome's jaw dropped and she couldn't find the words to express what she was feeling. Luckily, Inuyasha didn't have that problem. "You were the one groping her and now you want her to take off a spell that a five-year-old could get rid of?"

"Now, Inuyasha," Miroku said, a wide smile on his face. "I think it would take an eight-year-old. That's a tight spell Kagome worked."

Inuyasha snorted. "Whatever."

The guy ignored all of these comments and kept his eyes focused on Kagome. "Please?"

Kagome glared at him. "No."

"Why?"

"Because you had your hand on my leg! I'm not dating you, you don't have that right, and you're being annoying. Why would you ask the person who put 'pervert' on your forehead to take it off in the first place? You haven't even apologized!"

He looked solemn. "I'm sorry. Now will you take it off?"

"No! And if you don't go away, I'll renew the spell every day for a week!"

"Please?"

"No!"

"Please?"

"No!"

"Sir, you're upsetting one of the customers," Sango said in her best professional voice.

The guy gave her a dirty look. "I'm asking her to take a spell off."

"No, you're badgering her to take a spell off that you deserve from the sound of things," Miroku told him. "I'd suggest finding one of your teachers to take it off. Of course, you'd have to come up with a very good explanation..."

He ignored Miroku and looked back at Kagome. "Take it off." He took a deep breath and began to speak.

Inuyasha spoke a word and the boy fell back on his rear. "I'd suggest you leave her alone," Inuyasha said quietly.

Miroku raised an eyebrow. "I had forgotten your major was battle magic," he said casually. The boy's eyes widened and he fled.

Rin frowned. "What's so upsetting about battle magic?" she asked. Kagome looked at her. She shrugged. "All Miroku had to do was mention Inuyasha's major. What's so special about it?"

Inuyasha flexed his hands. "Battle mages aren't something to mess with."

Kagome rolled her eyes. "I've had just about enough of mages right now."

Sango laughed. "And I've got to get back to work." The little gathering broke up.

In their dorm room, Kagome looked at Rin as she came back from her shower. "Want me to explain?"

"Explain what?" Rin asked.

"The majors," Kagome said simply. "Shippo's is Illusion and Deceptive Tactics. He'll probably go into movie special effects, military work, somewhere he can use what he has. Miroku's... I'm betting his is something to do with wards and protective magics. His major is useful all over, museums, rare books, and security work."

Kagome took a deep breath. "Battle magic is different. It can be used in a lot of different ways. He could use it as a police officer, military, something like that. He could also use it as being backup for some dangerous situations. Battle magic isn't always used for good, either. A lot of battle mages are power-hungry and go bad."

"Inuyasha's life could be very dangerous as a battle mage. He could also go into deciphering spells, research, or have a normal job."

"Why everyone backs off is battle mages can be..." Kagome tried to find a good way to say it. "Volatile. They can be violent, arrogant, and not good people to be around. Or they can be very protective like you saw tonight." Kagome grinned. "Inuyasha's a good guy. He's nothing for us to be afraid of."

Rin nodded. "Okay."

"There are other majors that aren't too good. Individual classes and studies. If you find something you're not sure about, find someone to ask."

"I do that anyway."

"Just making sure."
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