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: 20903 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Crushes and Satyrs by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 53

Crushes and Satyrs

Once again, Shippo congratulated himself on choosing this particular seat. It was close to the front, but not too close. Off to the right of the center of the room and near the door.

It was also near Bonnie.

He'd had crushes before. He knew what they felt like. This was one in a long line. He could handle this.

But she spoke in class so rarely and he really enjoyed her voice, not to mention the rest of the package.

"Shippo."

He looked up suddenly. "Yes, Dorothy?"

She smirked at him. "Daydreaming? I just said that Bonnie is your partner for this exercise." She went on to pair up other students.

"Hi."

Oh, she's talking to me. Me. Bonnie. Talking. "Um, hi," he replied.

She looked down at the paper. "It's due in a week. When did you want to work on it?" She glanced at him shyly.

"This afternoon?"

She nodded. "Okay. Where?"

He immediately ruled out his dorm room and the dorm common room. "The Special? About four?"

Bonnie smiled. "I'll see you there." She packed up her things and Dorothy dismissed them.

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Meanwhile, Kagome and Inuyasha had just walked into Mythological Creatures class. They'd had lunch in the cafeteria, made jokes about Sess's cookies and how many pounds they'd each put on, and how many bags of trash Kagome had hauled downstairs this week.

Mihoshi entered the room and she had a guest with her. A lot of eyes were goggling in their sockets at the strange creature.

"This," Mihoshi said, "is Anker. He's a satyr and he's come to speak to us today."

Anker smiled at them. His upper half was human, but his legs were a goat's and he had the tail, too. His feet ended in hooves and he had horns on his head.

"Satyrs are from Greece originally. We are the deities of mountains and woods. Most of our time is spent drinking, dancing, and chasing nymphs." He waggled his eyebrows. "Anker means manly."

He went on detailing what satyrs did and about the god Dionysus, the god of wine. He also winked at most of the girls and especially Kagome. Inuyasha bristled a bit at this, but Kagome ignored Anker. Human guys were bad enough. Satyrs had a bit of a reputation for the ladies.

When the class was over, Inuyasha and Kagome packed up their stuff. "So what are you doing today?" Kagome asked.

Inuyasha shrugged. "Latin homework. You?"

"Library science stuff. I have a new book to read for class."

"Excuse me," Anker said. "Might I ask if you've chosen a suitor yet?"

Kagome shook her head. "No."

"Could I persuade you to look favorably in my direction?"

Kagome winced. "Probably not, sir."

Anker sighed. "Oh, well. I'm old enough to be your great-great-great-great grandfather anyway. Thank you." He walked over to Mihoshi and began an animated conversation.

Kagome blinked. She picked up her backpack and walked calmly out of the room. Seeing that she was stunned, Inuyasha followed her.

"Something wrong?" he asked, once they were out of the building.

"I can't believe it," she muttered.

"What?"

"A satyr, who has a reputation for chasing lots of women... And what they do to them afterward is not to be dwelled upon..." She looked at him. "The satyr was easier to get rid of than the college students!"

Inuyasha began laughing. His laughter was infectious because Kagome started to laugh, too. "It's so strange," Kagome said, gasping a bit. "You would think it would be the other way around."

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Shippo walked into the Special and found Bonnie upstairs. His hands were sweating, but he wiped them on his jeans and slid into the other side of the booth.

She looked up, startled. "Oh. Hi."

"Hi."

They both fiddled around for a few minutes with their backpacks and didn't look at each other. The assignment was to discuss and try out a few scenarios that occur in life on a partner.

"Hi, Shippo. Did you want your usual?"

He relaxed and grinned up at Sango. "Sure." She got Bonnie's order and left to bring it to the kitchen.

The ice had been broken and they got to work. Sango stopped by with their drinks and sandwiches. They worked harder. The sodas were refilled.

Finally, the books were closed and Bonnie put her stuff back into her backpack. "This was fun," she said.

Shippo nodded. "I'll see you in class next week."

She tilted her head a little to the side. "Maybe earlier?" Shippo frowned. "Well, it was fun spending time with you. Did you want to do it again?"

Shippo couldn't think for a moment, but his head was nodding of its own accord. She grinned. "Great. Here on Friday around the same time?" He nodded again. A piece of paper was put down in front of him and he remembered her smiling at him.

He focused on the paper. There was a phone number written on it. Bonnie was above it and a little heart in the place of an 'o'.

Sango came by after their glasses. She paused and looked at Shippo. "Something wrong?"

He shook his head. "Um... I think I just got asked out on a date."

"Really?"

"Well, she said we should meet here again on Friday because today was fun. And she gave me this." He held up the paper.

Sango grinned. "Yeah. That's a date, Shippo."

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"You've got a date?" Kagome said happily. "That's great! What's she like?"

Shippo shrugged. "Um... Short blond hair, green eyes, shy..."

Inuyasha frowned thoughtfully. "Is this the girl you've been mooning over for the last two months?"

Kagome glared at Inuyasha. "Wait a minute. You knew he had a crush and you didn't tell me?"

"It was a secret. And what would you have done about it anyway?"

Kagome sniffed. "I'm a girl. I can give advice. I can act as a go-between. There's lots of stuff I can do. What did you tell him to do?"

Inuyasha shrugged. "Ask her out if he wanted to."

Kagome sighed. "There. You see? That's a guy comment. Make conversation first. I wouldn't go out with anyone I didn't know beforehand. I want to know something about the guy before I agree to a date. And if anyone happens to be listening to this conversation that shouldn't be listening, I'd like to reintroduce the fact that I don't want to date. Period."

"Think they'll listen?"

She smiled at him. "Of course not."

"Hi, Shippo."

He turned and found Bonnie behind him. "Hi. Getting lunch?"

She nodded. "Um..." She glanced at the vacant chair next to him.

"Why don't you sit with us?" Kagome offered. "We're not talking about anything really personal."

"The mass of guys after you isn't personal?" Inuyasha teased.

"Not when they've been after me for over two years worth of college. I've had this problem escalating ever since I've been about fourteen," Kagome said primly. "Hi, Bonnie. This is Inuyasha and I'm Kagome."

Bonnie blinked. "The Source?" Kagome sighed and nodded. "It's nice to meet the both of you," she said politely.

"So what class are you and Shippo in?" Kagome asked.

"Sociology." The conversation lead on from there into impersonal small talk.
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