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: 27469 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Control by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 62

Their eyes bounced back and forth between Rin and Sango as they acted out what had happened in their Experiences class.

"Washu said something about Ryoko's class."

"Ryoko pointed out that she hadn't had a student fall asleep in months."

"Washu told her that the student fell asleep because they'd been up all night working on another professor's paper."

"Then Ayeka snipped at Ryoko about her class material."

"Ryoko tossed a fireball at Ayeka."

"Ayeka had these little salt and pepper shaker things appear around her."

"Half the class dove under their desks."

"But Washu put a force shield around them and continued with the lecture." Rin and Sango beamed at each other. "It was one of the best classes," Sango finished. "But strange."

"Speaking of strange..." Rin looked at Kagome knowingly. "Any more poetry?"

Kagome sighed and pulled out a piece of paper. "I heard it crackling under my pillow this morning."

A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns

O my luve's like a red, red rose.
That's newly sprung in June;
O my luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Till a'the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o'life shall run.

And fare thee weel my only Luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Inuyasha gave a low whistle. "The guy either seriously likes you or he's deranged."

Kagome giggled. "I'm voting for the second choice. I find these things everywhere."

He shook his head and moved down to the next thing on his assignment list. Inuyasha closed his eyes and sighed heavily. "I absolutely hate this assignment."

"Why? What is it?" Kagome asked him.

"In battle magic, I've got to practice a control spell. It's one of the stronger ones to work and I have to have a volunteer." He raised his eyes to the sky. "It's the volunteer part I don't like. I'm just supposed to ask someone if they'd like to walk into my class and let me control them?"

"Plus there are only two class sessions where we can do it. Monday from 9-11:30 and Tuesday from 8-10:30. Sess is working."

Sango shook her head. "Experiences on Monday and Chemistry on Tuesday."

"Me, neither. I'm booked with classes," Miroku added.

"Experiences and Social Psychology," Rin piped up.

"And I've got Mythological Creatures and Computer Graphics." Shippo flipped a page in his textbook. "You're kind of out of luck."

"Kagome can't because she's not affected by most magic." Inuyasha sagged. "Now this is a problem."

She nodded. "It's true that most spells don't work on me. Except for the occasional one that somehow slips beneath my radar." Kagome tilted her head a slight fraction to the right. "Do you know the spell?"


"Can you cast it now?"

"Sure, but-"

"If you promise not to make me do something stupid..." She grinned. "Go ahead."

He frowned. "But it won't work."

She looked at him innocently. "You said you could do the spell. Why wouldn't it work?"

Inuyasha shrugged and rummaged in his backpack for the instructions. He read them over again to make sure he had them correct.

Finally, he held up his hands, spoke the words, made the mystical passes, and watched Kagome carefully. At first, nothing seemed to happen. The spell was completed and Kagome stiffened slightly. "Kagome, recite the alphabet," Inuyasha ordered.

Kagome opened her mouth and began. "A, B, C, D..."

When she finished, Inuyasha took the spell off and she blinked several times. "Did it work?"

Inuyasha slowly nodded. "How?"

Kagome shook her head rapidly. "Whoa. You didn't tell me it would make me dizzy." She reached for her soda and drank. "Okay. How did it work? I can answer that."

"Most spells don't work on me because they're cast by someone I don't trust. The ones that do work, like that enchantment, are anyone's guess. Most don't work, but the ones that do... We don't know why they work. And they're never the same from Source to Source. The ones that affect me wouldn't affect Mom."

Kagome grinned at Inuyasha. "I trust you, so as long as I know the spell is there beforehand, it will work. Like when I had a thing for climbing trees when I was little. Dad put a spell on me so that if I fell, I'd hover a few inches above the ground. When do you want me to show up for your class?"


She trusts me that much. Inuyasha stared at the ceiling the night after his class. I had her in front of an entire class full of mage students and she let me cast a control spell on her. Anyone else would have taken advantage of-

No. Anyone else wouldn't have the ability to cast that spell on her.

It's still weird, though. I could have done anything because she trusted me that much. He frowned. Besides me, Sess, Miroku, and Shippo are the only guys she really trusts here. Miroku's so over the moon about Sango that it's easy to see why she trusts him. He was a professor and he's got a girl. Shippo's too young and Sess is too old.

He grew still. I'm the only guy her age that she trusts...

Inuyasha shook his head. We're friends. Just friends. So what if I walk her home? I do that to Rin, too. And Sango if Miroku's not around.

And she's in and out of the house like she lives here. But I go over to her dorm room, too. It's just that over here we have more space. Two people crowding into that little room to watch a movie versus coming over here to a big living room. Living room, hands down.

She eats here, too, but everyone does that. We've got classes together and when we work on them, it gets late. We have dinner since she's already here.

Oh, and the whole Valentine's Day thing. But none of those jerks know what she wants and it's okay to give a girl who's your friend candy. Yeah. Sure.


Kagome closed her eyes and fell asleep. When she opened her eyes, she was sitting at a table in a fancy restaurant.

She looked around. "Where am I?" she wondered.

"You're here with me. Does anything else matter, my sweet?"

She turned and found a man smiling across the table at her. "Yes? Are you daydreaming, Kagome?"

"I-I'm not sure. How did we get here?"

"By taxi, of course. You said you wanted to try Jamin/Robuchon in Paris." He frowned slightly. "Are you regretting ordering the cream of cauliflower with caviar? We can change it to saddle of lamb in a salt crust, if you'd like."

"No, no," she said, shaking her head. "That's fine." Wait a minute, she thought. I don't even know what caviar tastes like! Why would I order...

"Ah, here it is." Her table-mate looked at the food as it was placed before them. "This is wonderful."

They ate, though Kagome couldn't figure out what she was eating. "I hope you don't think this too presumptuous of me, but I had a wonderful time." He rose. "I'll see you to a taxi, Kagome."


She woke the next morning and remembered the dream in perfect detail except what the guy had looked like. She wrinkled her nose. "Now why would I dream of a date in Paris in a fancy restaurant? I don't date. I don't want to go to Paris. Why would I order caviar?"
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