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: 21156 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
The Tour by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 67
The Tour

"So your booklets are out, too?" Shippo asked.

Kagome nodded. "I overheard someone in the cafeteria talking about them. The admissions office will probably have a stack of them."

They crossed the street and Kagome looked sideways at him. "So what are you doing on this side of college?"

Shippo shrugged. "I was just on my way back from walking downtown actually."

"Find anything interesting?"

"A book I was looking for."

They walked into the small house that the admissions office had taken over. Kagome spotted the course schedule booklets in a stack at the main desk. The person at the desk smiled at her as she approached. "Can I ask you for a favor?"

Kagome nodded. "Sure."

"You're a student at this college?" At Kagome's agreement, she continued. "Do you have an hour to give a tour? Someone's thinking about applying to our university, but we don't have anyone here right now who could show her around."

"I've got the time. Where is she?" Kagome asked.

The administrative assistant pointed to the hall. "She's in the waiting room. Thank you for doing this. All of the students who work in here are out today."

Kagome smiled and said, "You're welcome." She walked out of the main office to the waiting room and Shippo followed her. There was only one person in the waiting room and they looked up as Kagome approached the open doorway.

"Hi," Kagome said cheerfully. "The person at the desk told me that you want a tour?"

The girl nodded. "Yes."

"Well, I'm going to show you around. My name's Kagome Higurashi."
She stood and smiled back at Kagome. "I'm Dorothea, but I go by Thea." Kagome noted that the girl was about her height standing up.

"Shippo," he offered with a wave of his hand.

"Nice to meet you," Thea said, nodding to him.

Kagome glanced toward the main door. "Well, shall we get started? Are you going to live on campus?"

They began walking. "I'd like to," Thea said. "My family lives here, but we're moving after I graduate high school. I thought I'd check out the colleges around here."

Kagome nodded. "Sounds like a good plan." She pointed across the street. "I live in that dorm, so we could start there...?" Thea agreed and they walked across the crosswalk and into the building.

"It might not be as neat as some," Kagome cautioned. "But you can at least see what a dorm room looks like."

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"So we took her to my dorm room, explained how they work with showers and stuff, the cafeteria, pointed out the buildings, and wound up at the library," Kagome finished.

"Mm."

"You could at least pretend to pay attention," Kagome told him.

He glanced over at her. "Pay attention to what? She's a prospective student. You'll probably never see her again."

Kagome shrugged. "We might."

Inuyasha shrugged. "Do you know how to solve this?"

"Bring it over here and I'll have a look." Inuyasha brought the book over and Kagome looked it over. "Okay, you have to do this," Kagome said, pointing at a particular section. "And then this..."

Soon they were deep in the realm of magical identification. Kagome was showing him where to put his hands on the object to tell if it had a certain property when they heard footsteps on the stairs. Their eyes widened as they saw the position they were in. Shoes off, sitting on his bed, extremely close together, with their hands grasping a magical object.

Knock, knock.

"What is it?" Inuyasha called, not moving an inch.

"Can I come in?" Sess asked.

Kagome glanced at Inuyasha. "Um... We're kinda busy."

"Yeah," Inuyasha said a few seconds later. "Tangled up in something."

Kagome stared at him, but he just looked at her innocently. Her eyes narrowed. Two can play at that game. "Sess, we're in a particular situation where we can't move or everything we've worked on for the past half hour will be lost."

"See, we've both got our hands somewhere delicate..."

"And we can't let go because if we do Inuyasha won't remember how he did what he's doing." Kagome finished.

Sesshoumaru coughed. "Your friends are downstairs and I'll try to save you a sandwich." They heard him go downstairs and both of them began laughing.

"Busy?" Inuyasha asked.

"Hands somewhere delicate?" Kagome challenged.

Inuyasha got up from the bed. "We'll have to finish this later or there won't be anything left to eat." He ran out of the room and Kagome rolled her eyes.

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After the group had eaten and finished their homework, everyone hauled out the course booklets and started going over them. Whole plates of cookies were sacrificed during this great event.

"Oh, for-" Kagome unfolded the piece of paper with a disgusted look. "Explain to me how he knew that I'd pick up this particular course booklet? Anyone?"

How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,-I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

She put the paper away and continued looking for her courses. "Well, provided I don't have any more unexplained classes creep up on me..." Kagome put her pencil down. "Library Management, Shakespeare, Wards II, and Summoning a Familiar." She glanced at Tama and grinned. "Since it worked out so well for Sango."

"Animal Behavior, History of U.S. II, Basics of Music, Martial Arts, and Mythological Creatures II." Sango shrugged. "I survived one class with Mihoshi. Might as well try for two."

Rin cleared her throat. "Two psychology courses, Shakespeare, Japanese History I, and Summoning a Familiar."

"Two classes together. Are you sure you can handle seeing me that much a week? After all, you know how we get along," Kagome teased.

"Oh, it'll be a test of endurance to put up with you for that long," Rin shot back.

"Two Illusion and Deceptive Tactics classes, Religion 101, Dispel, and Political Science." Shippo frowned. "I'll have to take the Religion and Political Science at the normal university, but they're not that different, are they?"

"Nah," Kagome said, shaking her head.

"Battle Magic, History of European Magic I, History of Art and Architecture I, and Wards II."

Kagome snickered at Inuyasha. "You're going to be in a class with Hiko?"

"Yeah. Is he really as arrogant as everyone says?"

She nodded. "I had him first semester I was here. He's Kenshin's adopted father."

Inuyasha shook his head. "Who do you think will be teaching Wards II? The first class we had was taught by Miroku."

Miroku shrugged. "I have no idea."
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