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: 21081 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Too Much to Look At by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 63
Too Much to Look At

Sango fussed with her wet hair, but reasoned that it was better to have a complete shower than be dripping with sweat. She walked through the fitness center intent on going home and having a few minutes to herself before work.

Something caught her eye and her jaw dropped. She swallowed hard and she began walking again. Phone, her brain babbled. Must get to phone.

She went out of the equipment room and into the main hallway where you could decide to go to the track, pool, the locker rooms, or the equipment room. Spotting the pay phone, Sango dropped thirty-five cents into the slot and dialed Rin's dorm room.

"Hello?" she answered.

"Hi, Rin. Is Kagome there, too?"

"No. She's still at class. But she should be here in five or ten minutes."

"Good. There's something you've got to see at the fitness center."

"Okay," Rin said slowly. "I'll wait for Kagome and then we'll be down."

"Great. Thank you." Sango hung up the phone. I've got to be hallucinating. It's too much exertion or something.

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Kagome and Rin walked quickly to the fitness center. Sango burst through the doors and said, "I need someone to tell me that I'm not crazy."

"You're not crazy," Kagome said immediately.

Sango rolled her eyes. "No, I need you to see something and then tell me that. Come on."

The girls walked inside and followed Sango. "Now, I don't want you to look. Just glance into the equipment room and tell me what you see."

Kagome looked out of the corner of her eye. What she saw made her slowly slide her eyes around to get a full view.

"Oh, my," Rin said, her jaw slack. Kagome nodded.

"You're seeing them, too? I'm not crazy?"

Kagome shook her head. "Nope. I'm seeing four guys in very short shorts and tank tops. Is that what you're seeing?"

"Yes," Rin said. "Muscles bulging and everything."

Sango breathed a relieved sigh. "Good. I'm not hallucinating. I love Miroku to pieces and he looks just as good, but four of them at once..."

"You know what the problem is?" Rin said a few seconds later. "That's my Japanese II teacher, Heero. How am I going to look at him on Thursday?"

Kagome shook her head, not taking her eyes off the exercising guys. "Do you see the blond? I had him for Business Management a few semesters ago. He normally dresses in a suit. I can see why. Probably doesn't want all the girls drooling over their desks in class."

"You would've?" Sango said dryly.

"Nope. But a lot of them would have."

"That's my German teacher," Sango pointed out. "Anyone know the black-haired one?"

Kagome squinted. "I think that's Inuyasha's Latin teacher."

"Hm... So German, Japanese, and Latin. Who would have thought language teachers could be that... What's the word I'm looking for?"

"Ask Kagome. You're biology, I'm psychology, and she's library science. She's the one who would have better access to adjectives." Rin continued watching.

"Ahem." The girls turned to look at the new arrival. Duo grinned at them. "Is there something interesting in the equipment room?"

"Um, no, Duo," Rin said. "We were just wondering how much that guy was lifting."

Duo glanced at Quatre. "Usually the really heavy stuff. We had to move our routine here for a few days. Quatre's got a great exercise room at our place, but the floor wasn't built for it. So we were all in there doing our thing when the floor caved in."

He glanced at the room. "Well, I'm going to have to play catch up anyway. I'll see you in class." He nodded to them and walked off in the same short shorts and tank top.

Rin winced and escaped. Once they were all outside, she wailed, "I've got to see him in two days! I'll never be able to stop blushing!"

"And I've got him in a week. I just got out of class with him and I was ogling his roommates." Kagome's face was already red. "Maybe you could skip on Thursday?"

"No way. He'd know."

Sango patted her on the back. "Well, we had a good look anyway."

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Kagome opened her eyes and found the same guy smiling at her. "Hi. Have a nice nap?"

She frowned. "Where am I?" she asked, puzzled.

He chuckled. "Disoriented, hm? We're on the beach. You fell asleep about an hour ago. Since you were already oiled with suntan lotion, I let you sleep."

Kagome sat up and looked around. She was on a plastic lawn chair with a pillow under her head. It was pleasantly warm and the water sparkled. A few kids were building a sandcastle further down the beach and she could smell boardwalk fries.

She sniffed the air appreciatively and the man beside her asked, "Do you want some? I didn't want to leave you alone before." She nodded and he trotted off.

What was going on? She didn't like the beach. Sand got everywhere. It was always too hot. The water was filled with seaweed and shells that liked to cut her feet. She hated the feel of suntan oil. She didn't even like being tanned. The only good thing about the beach was the food.

A few minutes later, he was back with her fries. "Thank you for coming with me today," he said politely. "I've really enjoyed the company."

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Kagome woke up and saw that Rin was awake, too. She was just putting on her pants and Kagome sat up in bed. "I had another dream about that guy," she said.

"Oh? What about?" Kagome detailed the dream and Rin smiled. "Maybe you're dreaming of the right guy. Weirder things have happened around you."

"That's the truth," Kagome said with a sigh.
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