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: 25039 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Snow, Stargate, and Latin by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 56
Snow, Stargate, and Latin

"What the heck is going on?" Rin said aloud. "Kagome, wake up!"

Kagome woke to find herself lying curled up facing the wall. "Wha-?" Kagome said blearily. "Rin? What is it?"

"It's snowing."

"Rin, it's December. It snows in December," Kagome said dryly.

She snorted. "Yes, I know it snows in December. But usually the snow contains itself to snow outside our dorm room."

Kagome's eyes flew open and she rolled over. She blinked a few times and glanced around the room. "Okay, there is a logical explanation for this. Point one being that the snow is not piling up on the floor or sticking to anything. So it's an illusion."

She got out of bed and started toward the bookcase. "Where's that book?"

"Look, Kagome," Rin said pointing. "The snow is going around you now." She sighed. "It's a very pretty illusion. Can't we keep it?"

Kagome found the book. "No. Get Shippo to make you an illusion that we can switch on and off. Or I'll buy you a snowglobe for Christmas." She activated the spell and the snow vanished.

"There," she said finally. "Breakfast... Breakfast would be good." Rin tumbled out of bed and they began finding something. Dorm rooms didn't offer much in the way of food, though it was possible to have a hot plate to cook on.

Kagome and Rin both thought that was too much trouble. If they were hungry, the cafeteria was open or the Special would be happy for their business. So they kept some kind of fruit, soda, juice, chips, crackers, etc around. This morning, they had bagels, cream cheese, and small bowls of cereal.

A lazy Friday, Kagome thought to herself. Maybe she'd walk downtown with Rin and take a peek in the bookstore to see if they'd gotten anything new.

She was on the verge of asking Rin when the phone rang. Kagome picked it up and said, "Hello?"

"Hi, Kagome. I've got a really big favor to ask."

She grinned. "Bigger than an elephant?"

"Bigger than the moon," Inuyasha said, grinning on the other end of the line.

"You know... Other guys would promise me the moon for this favor."

Inuyasha snorted. "And we all know where their letters end up. Wufei's got a test coming up. It's not the final because the professors can't give those out except on finals week. But he's giving us the option of taking a test now or a final later."

"And the favor...?"

He grimaced. "I need someone to quiz me on Latin."

"Where's Sess? Not that I won't, but why hasn't he volunteered?"

"He sucks at it."

There was a bellowed 'I do not! You're a horrible student that's all!"

Kagome laughed. "Okay. When do I need to be there?"

"As soon as possible. I'm never going to learn this all by Monday. At least I can still take the final if I want."

"I can be there in a few minutes."

Rin raised her hand and Kagome glanced at her. "You're going to Inuyasha's?" Kagome nodded. "Is Sess up for another chess game?"

Kagome relayed the question and Inuyasha got a 'yes' from Sesshoumaru. "Then we'll both be over."

"I'll be waiting to be rescued." Kagome grinned and hung up.
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"Where's the knight?" Kagome called as she walked into the house.

"Languishing away," Sesshoumaru said cryptically from his chair. Kagome raised an eyebrow. "He's upstairs." Kagome turned toward the stairs and ran up them.

"Do you mind if I watch the last few minutes of the movie?" Sesshoumaru asked Rin.

"No, of course not." Rin sat down on the couch and watched along with him.

When the movie ended, she asked, "What was that?"

"Stargate. It's one of Inuyasha's favorite things to tease me about." Sesshoumaru pushed the appropriate buttons on the remote to get the dvd out of the player. He rose from the chair and found its box.

"I've never seen it," Rin confessed. "But the ending looked good."

He turned and looked at her in shock. "You've never seen the movie?" She shook her head. "Did you want to watch it?"

"You'd let me borrow it?"

"Yes, but I was talking about watching it again. They'll be studying for at least a couple hours."

"But you just watched it," she objected.

"It's one of my favorite movies that I could watch three times a day for the next hundred years and not get tired of," he assured her.

She smiled shyly. "Well... If it's all right with you."

The movie came out of the case and was popped back in the player.
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Inuyasha and Kagome came downstairs almost two hours later. The end was just rolling across the screen and Sesshoumaru clicked it off as the credits began. "You watched it again?" Inuyasha said amazed. "Aren't you tired of it yet?

"Are you tired of Star Wars?" Sesshoumaru said dryly. "Besides, Rin wanted to see it. What did you think?"

Rin stared at the screen. "That was one of the best movies I've ever seen. Is there a sequel?" she asked eagerly.

"Better," Sess told her. "There's an entire TV series going into its ninth season." Rin's eyes grew wide.

"Oh, great," Inuyasha groaned. "Another Stargate fanatic. Kagome, prepare to have your dorm room taken over with episodes, posters, and paraphernalia."

"I would like to add that when you were born, dad talked mom out of decorating your nursery in Star Wars," Sess said casually. "But it was in vain. You had Star Wars bedsheets for your first bed, action figures to play with, and a lunchbox when you started school."

Kagome grinned at Inuyasha. "You had one, too?"

Inuyasha turned to look at her. "You mean, you had..."

She nodded. "Of course."

"Didn't you want, you know... girl stuff?"

Kagome frowned and she crossed her arms over her chest. "Just because I went through my pink phase like every other girl doesn't mean that I didn't like typically guy stuff, too. Transformers, He-Man, digging in the dirt..."

Rin nodded. "Yup. Give me a bucket and a shovel and I was happy digging a hole to China. Now about these episodes..."

"We'll discuss the terms over lunch," Sess decided. "What does everyone want?"
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In the end, Rin took home the first dvd from the first season's boxset. Sess and Rin watched the first episode together and then went ahead with their chess game. Rin quizzed him on who everyone was. Inuyasha was tortured by Latin and Kagome agreed to come over the next day to help him.

They were on their way home when Rin said, "You know what I've noticed?"

"What?"

"In high school, we had our own little groups. Girls with girls, boys with boys. Though, there were a few groups that were mixed." Rin frowned. "But at college, it doesn't matter. I mean, we still have our separate groups, but everyone doesn't point and go 'oh, you two are going out, aren't you' when you hang around a guy."

Kagome nodded. "That's true."
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