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: 21030 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Chess by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 52

Chess

They considered the board, each of them. Deep in thought and brows furrowed in concentration, neither one of them expected what happened.

Knock, Knock

Inuyasha jumped and Sesshoumaru grinned at him. "Come in!" he called.

The door opened and Kagome and Rin entered the house. "Hi!" she said. "Are you ready?"

Inuyasha blinked. "Ready for what?"

Kagome raised an eyebrow. "Today? Studying? Mythological Creatures paper due in four days?"

He winced and then looked at the board. "Sorry, Sess. Homework calls." He bolted from the small table and ran up the stairs. Kagome shrugged and followed him at a more sedate pace.

"He was losing anyway," Sess said.

"I can play," Rin offered. He looked at her. "You and Inuyasha didn't get to finish. Though, I haven't played in a while."

He gestured to the chair across from him and began setting up the board again. Inuyasha jogged down the stairs and retrieved his drink. "You're going to play against him?" Rin nodded. "Would you like something to drink? Something akin to a last meal?"

Rin grinned and shook her head. "I'll get it." He shrugged and ran back upstairs.

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When the two came back downstairs an hour later, Inuyasha was surprised to see Sess and Rin still playing. "Rin, you're ruining my reputation. I usually lose in half an hour. Or did you set up the board again?"

Sess moved a piece and leaned back. "No, Inuyasha. This is the same game. And, if I may be so bold as to ask, what reputation?"

Inuyasha sighed. "No respect."

Kagome patted him on the back. "Well, I do." He looked at her with surprised eyes. "When you're not knocking me into a snowdrift so I have to borrow your pants, anyway."

"That joke is getting old," Inuyasha complained.

"But still funny," Rin commented.

"I happen to think it's hilarious," Sess agreed. Rin moved a chess piece and he immediately moved another. She smiled and slid another piece into place.

He stared at the board. Rin bit her lip. "Um... I really just came over, because Kagome said Inuyasha had a copy of As Good As It Gets. I wanted to watch it for psychology class."

Inuyasha grinned at her. "You beat him at chess. Would you like my firstborn?"

"No, thank you," Rin said politely. "Though, I think I'll go get that drink now." She stood and scurried into the kitchen.

Inuyasha watched her go. "Geez, Sess, I think she thinks you're mad at her."

Sesshoumaru continued to scan the board. "How did she...?" he muttered.

"Sess!"

He looked up to see Inuyasha looking at him pointedly. "Rin won the game. Are you mad at her?"

"No," he said frowning. "I want to know how she did it."

"It's simple," she told him. She reset the board and showed him exactly how she had lured him into the trap.

Inuyasha's stomach rumbled and they looked at the clock. "Time for dinner," Sesshoumaru decided. "I've got a ham in the oven if anyone wants to stay."

"Do you even have to ask?" Kagome said.

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Dinner had been eaten, the cook had been complimented, and Sesshoumaru was cleaning up. Kagome and Rin had offered, but he had waved them away. No one felt like going home or that their house was being invaded, so Sess had suggested a movie.

Inuyasha pulled one out. "What about this one?"

Kagome shook her head. "Just saw that one two nights ago." Inuyasha put it back. Kagome chose one and looked at Inuyasha.

"Um, I saw that one with Shippo a week ago," Rin said apologetically. The movie went back and they all tried to find another one.

A small scroll appeared in front of Kagome. "Um..." When Inuyasha and Rin heard that sound, they turned to look.

Inuyasha frowned. "What is that?"

The scroll began to unroll itself and Kagome moved. It moved with her. "Sess!" Inuyasha called. "Something strange is going on."

"With you, it's always strange," he said, coming out of the kitchen.

The scroll was completely unrolled now and it began to speak. "My dearest Kagome. Your eyes are brighter than the brightest stars I could pluck from the skies and pour at your feet."

"How are you going to pour stars at someone's feet?" Inuyasha wondered out loud.

The scroll paused. "Your hair is of the darkest night which proves that you would be a wonderful love of mine for my magic is dark and powerful."

"How'd he figure that out?"

"The signs point to us as a couple."

"Ooh, you've got one who uses an astrology chart." Inuyasha snickered.

Kagome shot him a dark look. "Hey, I don't ask for these yahoos to pick me as their one true love!"

"You and I are truly the truest of loves." Inuyasha cracked up and couldn't say another word. Rin had a hand across her mouth trying not to laugh.

"Kagome, are you enjoying this?" Sesshoumaru asked. She shook her head.

The scroll was in the middle of defining her beauty according to the laws of nature when Sesshoumaru said pointedly, "Not in my house."

It evaporated. Kagome stared at the place it had been. "How did you do that?"

"Magic."

"Can I get one of those?"

Sesshoumaru shook his head. "I'm afraid not. Most of the faculty put those spells on my house."

Kagome looked mournfully at the place the scroll had hung. "You don't think they'd do a temporary one on my dorm room?"

"No."

Inuyasha shrugged. "Sess, what do you want to watch tonight?" He opened his mouth and Inuyasha said, "Not Stargate."

"How about I, Robot?" Sesshoumaru said smoothly.

Inuyasha pulled it off the shelf. "Yeah, like you were going to say that one anyway."
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