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: 23261 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Saturday Studying and Conversations by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic

Chapter 60

Saturday Studying and Conversations

"Okay, the course discussion begins," Kagome announced. "Who wants to go first?"

Sango raised her hand. "Two classes with Little Washu, German II with Trowa, and Martial Arts with Ranma. Little Washu's the same, Trowa's as silent as ever, and Ranma's cocky." She shrugged. "All in all, a good group of classes."

"What about Experiences?" Rin asked. "That one's good, too."

Sango nodded. "Sure is. Interesting, at least."

Rin smiled. "Three psychology courses, Japanese, and Experiences. And now I know what everyone means when they mention Dorothy's eyebrows."

Kagome snickered. "They are something, aren't they?"

"Mm-hm. Duo's got one of the other psychology courses and the third..." She picked up her soda. "Well, he's... Very tall. His hair sticks up like a rooster's comb. He speaks slang a lot, but he's covering the material okay."

"What does he teach?" Kagome asked.

"Industrial/Organizational psychology. Heero's class is fascinating."

"Not having any more problems?" Sango said, eyebrow raised.

She shook her head. "Nope. He's much more relaxed with this class. He knows all of us now."

Shippo took his turn next. "Two Illusion and Deceptive Tactics, Mythological Creatures, Constructive Magic, and Computer Graphics. Mihoshi is..."

Kagome laughed. "Yeah, we know. She's insane and a little clumsy."

Shippo nodded. "Computer Graphics is great. There's a girl called Skuld teaching it. I don't know how old she is, but I'd swear she's younger than I am."

"What about Constructive Magic?" Miroku asked.

Shippo grimaced. "I think I'm going to enjoy it, but it's going to be a lot of work."

"We'll be doing the same assignment, so you can come over here and work on it," Inuyasha offered gruffly. "I've got two Battle Magic, Latin with Wufei, Constructive Magic with Kaoru Koganei, and Magic I.D."

"Wufei's the same as he was last semester. Kaoru is a strange little guy that has way too much energy. Tokio, though... We met her Halloween before last, remember? The ouija board mess. She's the one teaching Magical Identification."

Kagome sighed. "Two library classes, Magic I.D., and the mystery class."

"What's that?" Sango asked.

Kagome swallowed hard. "Um..." She looked at the floor. "Necromancy."

"What?" Sango said faintly.

Shippo shook his head slowly. "No way."

"Yeah," Kagome said. "Duo's teaching it. He says that most people who can do it, don't use it at all. It's just a precaution to learn it in case..."

Miroku took up the conversation. "Back in the old days, it was seen as something dark because people didn't like to think of their loved ones walking around. Today it is taught in classrooms so it can be regulated. People didn't understand and the people who could raise the dead didn't know the right way to do it. That's why it was seen as a dark art."

He smiled at Kagome. "Now we teach the right way and hopefully it will become something neutral. It isn't anything to hide, Kagome."

Inuyasha snorted. "Why hide it? Are you planning on using it?" Kagome's eyes widened and she shook her head. "Then it's just a precaution. Don't worry about it."

He held up his object and stared at it. "So how are we supposed to tell if this bit of wood is magical or not?"

Kagome rolled her eyes. "Way to change the subject, Inuyasha."

"Hey, it worked, didn't it? Are we going to study or not?"


Shippo walked back to his dorm after dinner at Sesshoumaru's. He'd gotten help from Inuyasha with Constructive Magic, finished his reading in Mythological Creatures, and created his illusion for his major.

"Now," he muttered to himself, "all I've got left is Computer Graphics and I'll wind that up tomorrow."

He slid his passcard through the device and walked in the door. Homework mostly done, he'd had dinner, and now he was going to get this heavy backpack off his shoulder and-

Shippo stopped and stared at the person outside his room. "Hi," she said shyly.

"Hi," he replied.

She gave him an uncertain smile. "I guess you're wondering why I'm here."

He nodded slowly. "Yeah. Do you mind if I go put this down?" He tugged on the strap of his backpack and she shrugged. Shippo unlocked the door and saw that Jinenji was out.

Bonnie followed him inside and cleared her throat. "My boyfriend and I broke up over Christmas break." Shippo didn't react to that except to look at her.

She bit her lip. "I wanted to know if there was... I really liked being around you."

Shippo thought for a second and made his decision. "I'm sorry about your boyfriend," he told her. "But I can't."

She looked at the floor and swallowed. "Oh."

They stood there for another couple minutes before Bonnie finally said, "Um, I'll see you around." She fled the room and Shippo sat down on his bed.

Before long, Jinenji came back to the room, clutching a soda. "Something wrong?" he asked.

"Bonnie was here."

He nodded. "I know. I was here when she knocked on the door looking for you. I thought I'd give you some privacy."


Jinenji sat down on his bed and looked at his small roommate. "What happened?"

Shippo shrugged. "She and her boyfriend broke up over break. She wanted to see if I'd be a replacement. I told her no." He looked at the ceiling. "Was that wrong?"

Jinenji slowly shook his head. "No. She dated two people at once without telling one of them. She loved him, but not a month after their breaking up, she wants you back. It would not be a stable relationship."

Shippo sighed softly and grinned at the other guy. "I love your perspective."


Kagome stepped inside the dorm room alone. Rin was down the hall getting a snack from the machine. She closed her eyes and sighed.

Rin caught up with her a few seconds later. "Something wrong?" she asked. She looked inside the room and grinned. "Oh, please read the card."

Kagome walked inside and plucked the card from the bouquet. She read it aloud. "Your dark nature calls out to mine. Please meet me here. Blah, blah, blah." She examined the bouquet. "Black roses mixed with belladonna or deadly nightshade, meadow saffron, and aconite. These definitely go into the trash." She tipped it into a bag by holding onto the plastic. "I've got to go wash my hands. You, too."

Rin followed her. "What were they? I only recognized the roses."

"The roses are fine, but the others..." Kagome paused. "Those three are poisons. Either someone was trying to make me really sick or thought I'd do something else with them."

Rin winced. "This class of yours isn't your favorite, is it?"

"Not with presents like those."
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