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: 20998 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
An Outing by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 65
An Outing

Kagome crept into Inuyasha's room and sat gingerly on the side of his bed. His nose twitched toward her, but he didn't wake up. She finally pounced on him and his eyes flew open. "Kagome!"

"What?" she said teasingly. "It's morning! Get up, sleepyhead!"

He blushed. "Kagome, I'm..."

"You're...what? You remember, I've been in your sleeping pants."

"...I'm not wearing those."

Kagome paused. "Underwear?" He shook his head. She winced. "It's a good thing I didn't strip the covers off of you to wake you up." She glanced at the door. "Um... I'm going to go downstairs. No one's here yet." She got up and calmly walked out the door.

Inuyasha heard her go down the stairs and got up to get dressed. Underwear was his first priority.

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Kagome heard a car park in the driveway and moments later, Miroku, Sango, and Rin walked in. "Morning!" Sango said cheerfully. "How's Inuyasha?"

"Fine," Kagome said nervously.

Sango raised an eyebrow. "Uh-huh. What happened?"

"Nothing!"

"Sounds like something," Miroku said, taking off his coat.

"I agree." Rin studied Kagome. "Are you going to tell us or do we have to torture you?"

"Yeah, it was something all right." Kagome looked to see Inuyasha coming down the stairs. "She thought she'd pounce on me while I was in bed."

"Oh..." Sango nodded knowingly. "Something did happen."

"No, nothing happened," Kagome insisted. She shot Inuyasha a dark glance.

"She's right," he said with a shrug. "Nothing happened." Kagome breathed a sigh of relief. "She left when she found out I didn't have anything but blankets in bed with me."

Shippo paused in the doorway. "Did I walk in on the wrong house?" he asked.

Kagome covered her face with her hands. "Okay. I went up to his room and woke him up. I didn't know he sleeps naked!"

"And now you know," Inuyasha told her and walked into the kitchen.
"I wish I didn't!" she yelled after him.

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Miroku and Sango got into his car and waited for Sesshoumaru to lead them. Sess got into the driver's side while Inuyasha climbed in on the passenger's. Rin got in behind the driver's seat, Kagome got the middle, and Shippo snagged the seat closest to the door. They pulled out of the driveway and headed on their way.

The conversation turned to the weather and classes. "The woman is insane!" Shippo swore. "She brought an unidentified creature to class!"

Kagome shook her head. "That's Mihoshi for you." She looked up front. "Speaking of unidentified, where are we going and what are we going to do once we get there?"

"Since it's almost Inuyasha's birthday and he's the one who requested this trip..." Sesshoumaru waved to his brother. "You take over."

Inuyasha turned in his seat to look at the back. "We're going to the state capital. There's not much there except government buildings and another branch of the normal university." He shrugged. "They've got a Wal-Mart, a theater, SAM's..."

Kagome raised an eyebrow. "If there isn't anything there, then why are we going?" "I said there wasn't much," Inuyasha corrected. "There's my favorite pizza place and a huge bookstore."

Kagome sat back. "Ah, I understand now."

Inuyasha grinned. "Yup. Mom, Dad, and Sess have authorized me to go nuts with the credit card and they'll pay it off next month."

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Sesshoumaru parked the car and Miroku and Sango slid into the space next to them. "It's nine thirty now," he said. "Why don't we meet back here at eleven thirty?" They agreed and went to explore the shopping area.

Directly in front of them was a Barnes and Noble bookstore with a craft supply store and a pet store next to it. Further down was a theater and the next parking lot over was for a SAM's Club. In back of them was a Super Wal-Mart, Panera Bread, and a bunch of little shopping stores up on the hill.

Sango and Miroku decided to look in Wal-Mart first and Shippo tagged along with them. Rin and Kagome wanted to look around in the craft store while Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha went into the bookstore.

Kagome gave the store a quick looking over and bought enough yarn to make another scarf. Rin was in love with the store, so Kagome went to the bookstore alone.

She strolled around the store, picking up this book and that until she found Inuyasha. He had an armful of books and Kagome smirked. "Only that many?"

He glanced at her. "No. There's a pile behind the counter, too." Kagome's jaw fell. "Hey, I haven't been to a big bookstore since August. I've got to catch up."

"I guess so," Kagome said, looking at his books.

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Sesshoumaru was still wandering around in the bookstore when Inuyasha paid for his books. Kagome helped him carry them out to the car and noted the time. "It's ten thirty. Where else are we going?" Kagome asked.

Inuyasha pointed. "Pet store." At Kagome's inquiring glance, he shrugged and said, "Puppies."

He slammed the back hatch of the car and they walked back up to the sidewalk. Inuyasha started talking about why the puppies liked him and Kagome nodded along. A girl passed by them on her way to the bookstore.

Kagome looked into the craft supply store window and blinked. The girl was staring right at Inuyasha. Her eyes were definitely moving up and down and she glanced over her shoulder at him.

Kagome turned and frowned. She'd been checking him out and obviously she liked what she had seen.

Huh, she thought. Why would someone look at Inuyasha like that? Kagome glanced sideways at him. I mean... Sure, he's attractive. That long hair of his doesn't make him look girly. It kind of adds to the whole attitude he has. Broad shoulders, slightly muscled, lithe, nicely packed rear...

She closed her eyes for a second and looked determinedly at the building. I am not thinking of my friend that way. He's a friend. Friend, Kagome, friend!

They reached the pet store and he held open the door for her. She walked inside and held the second door open for him. He smiled and walked straight to the puppies. That's it. We're just friends.

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Everyone except Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru stared up at the menu boards. "Keep in mind that we're not going home for a few hours," Sesshoumaru cautioned. "We can't have takeout."

Shippo ordered an open face hot turkey sandwich with fries and coleslaw. Miroku and Sango were going to split a Big Whip sandwich with the same sides as Shippo. Rin decided on a chicken teriyaki sandwich. Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, and Kagome split a large half mushroom/half pepperoni pizza.

While they were waiting for their meals to be done, they wandered around the very small restaurant. It was a long one story building with the kitchen taking half the room. There were long booths down the left side with short ones in the middle and long booths to the right. Kagome, Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, and Rin took one of the four-seaters. Miroku, Sango, and Shippo took the one behind them.

Kagome just had to get up and examine the wall. There was a large map of the United States posted on it and a lot of little multi-colored stick-on stars. "It's where everyone's from," Inuyasha told her. "When someone comes in from another state on vacation, they get a star to put on the map."

She nodded and looked at it. There were very few states that hadn't visited Whipper's at some time or other. Well, she wasn't on vacation, so she couldn't put a star up. But if she returned during the summer, she'd definitely make it a point to stop in.

Their food came and Sango's eyes nearly popped out of her head when the Big Whip arrived. It was a good thing they'd decided to split it because it was almost big enough for three people!

Kagome sighed with happiness over the pizza. Not drowning in sauce with drippy cheese and good toppings. Delicious. Shippo was delighted with the gravy and french fries. Rin was the same with her sandwich.

Halfway through the meal, Rin looked at Kagome and asked, "Have any more dreams?"

Kagome rolled her eyes. "Yes. I had one last night."

"Nightmares?" Sesshoumaru asked.

Kagome shook her head. "Not exactly. I keep dreaming about the same guy. The first time I was in a fancy Paris restaurant. I had ordered something I've never tried and I never want to try caviar. It just felt funny to be there."

"The second time," she continued, "I was on a beach. I don't like to think about the stuff that's in the ocean, it's always too hot, and I hate suntan oil."

"The third dream was about standing on a bridge at night watching fireworks. I don't like to be out at night in the cold." Kagome took a drink from her soda. "Last night was the fourth dream. I was at a circus. The guy bought me a balloon and won me presents."

She bit her lip. "I don't like the prize booths. I go on the rides and eat tons of french fries. It was so strange."

Miroku turned around and looked at her. "It was the same person every time?" Kagome nodded. "You were acting unusually?"

"Yes. Nothing seemed right."

Miroku exchanged a look with Sesshoumaru. "How frequent are the dreams?"

Kagome shrugged. "About once a week."

He took a deep breath. "Kagome, I don't want to scare you." He smiled. "With a statement like that, I probably have. It's possible that someone is invading your dreams. If I have your permission, I'd like to add another spell to allow me to track the person."

Kagome nodded. "Okay. You really think it's someone?"

Sesshoumaru cleared his throat. "It sounds like it. We'll check and see."

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A week from that date, Kagome went to sleep. She opened her eyes to find herself sitting in a theater. "I thought we'd see a movie this time," the same man said. "You've been wanting to see this, haven't you?"

Kagome nodded. "Yes." Why can't I remember this, she thought. If I've wanted to see this move, why don't I...?

The person an aisle down from them turned and smiled at the young man. "I believe you'll let her go," Miroku said.

The young man's eyes widened and he disappeared from his seat. Miroku stood and held out a hand to Kagome. "Wake up, Kagome," he said firmly.

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Kagome's eyes opened to stare at her dorm room ceiling. "Huh," she said. The phone rang and she answered it.

"Good morning, Kagome," Miroku said. "If you wouldn't mind, could you go to the main office of the mage university in about an hour? I'm going to tell them about your dreams."

"Okay. What will happen?"

"You'll fill out some paperwork and the young man who has been entering your dreams will be reprimanded. I don't know exactly how."

Kagome nodded and said good-bye. "What a way to start the morning," she said with a sigh.
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