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: 26726 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
A Kiss by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 80
A Kiss

"You know, the first time I ever rode in a taxi was the time I had to go back to college," Rin said conversationally.

"Mm. Me, too. I didn't have anything that I couldn't bring back in a duffel bag and one suitcase this time, so my parents didn't drive up here." Kagome smiled. "I told Inuyasha approximately what time we'd be back."

Rin smirked. "He'll tell Sesshoumaru and I'll get to see my boyfriend as soon as possible."

"That's the plan."

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Rin got out off the taxi first and Kagome followed her after scooting across the seat. She glanced around and frowned. "Your plan. I'm not sure it worked."

Two guys began walking down the steps and Kagome laughed. "Yes, it did."

Sesshoumaru walked to Rin, gave her a big hug, and swung her around in a circle before finally letting her feet touch the ground again. "I missed you," he said softly. She smiled back at him.

Kagome watched Inuyasha walk toward her and grinned. "Geez, it's been a long couple of weeks," she said loudly.

He reached her and lowered his lips to hers. "Yeah," he said afterward. "I missed you, too." He whispered, "Okay?" in her ear.

Kagome smiled happily and nodded. She was back at college for the last half of the year, she had her boyfriend in front of her, and-

Her face fell and her eyes widened. She glanced at Rin and Sesshoumaru to find the other girl staring at her. She gave them an uncertain smile.

Rin pointed a finger at them. "You... You two...?" Kagome nodded. "How long?"

Kagome looked at Inuyasha. "Three months? Since October, anyway."

"You've been dating since then and you didn't tell me?" Rin screeched. "Kagome, I'm your roommate!"

Sesshoumaru snorted. "Roommate. I'm his brother and I didn't know." He frowned. "Why didn't I smell anything?"

Inuyasha shrugged. "When would you have done that? She's over to the house so much already. Her scent's over everything."

Kagome glanced around and saw a few students hurrying away. She groaned. "This is going to be all over campus by tomorrow."

Inuyasha raised an eyebrow. "Something wrong with that?"

She mock-glared at him. "I'm going to be hauling down more trash and they'll get even more persistent. Just you watch!"

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"I can't believe you didn't tell us," Sango said.

"You're still sulking over that? You found out on Wednesday." Kagome shook her head and marked her place in her Experiences notes.

"I am not sulking. I am pouting. There is a difference," she insisted.

"I agree," Miroku said wholeheartedly. "When she sulks, she doesn't talk to you."

Kagome laughed. "You would know."

"But you and Inuyasha are going out," Sango said. "That's news."

Inuyasha and Kagome exchanged a look. "News?" he said.

She shrugged. "I don't know. Maybe they're expecting something?"

He frowned. "Do you want to be taken out? Is this a hint?"

"No," Kagome said forcefully. "Unless...you're not satisfied?"

Inuyasha shook his head. "No, I'm fine. What's the importance of going out?"

Kagome focused for a moment. "We've been doing everything we did as friends, but as a couple." She held up a finger. "Ah-ah! Don't say it."

"What?"

"You know."

"No, I don't."

Kagome glared at him. "Go ahead."

"I was only going to ask if I could have the last cookie on the plate."

"Are you sure?" Kagome doubtfully. "You weren't going to say 'a couple of what's?"

Inuyasha shook his head and smirked, reaching for the last cookie. "Why say it when I can trick you into saying it for me?"

She glared at him and looked at the cookie. "I didn't say anything about the cookie." Inuyasha solemnly broke it in half and she accepted hers.

"Now that we've heard Inuyasha and Kagome's comedy duo, what does everyone think about their teachers this year?" Sess asked.

"We've only had two days." Kagome objected.

"We had a class," Inuyasha reminded her.

"Experiences class was great," she said. "Anyone else?"

"Science fiction class was good," Rin spoke up. "Of course, sharing that class with Sango and Shippo is...interesting." Sango faked throwing a pillow at her. Rin held up her hands to ward off the pillow and fell over, laughing.

"Rin is absolutely lost on Artifact Identification," Shippo reported.

"Sorry. A sword looks just like another sword," she said, not apologetically at all.

Inuyasha snorted. "I'm going to get some more cookies." He got up and walked into the kitchen.

"Has it gotten worse?" Thea asked Kagome.

Kagome rolled her eyes. "Not really noticeable. But it's coming. I'm still getting just as many notes and flowers as usual."

"What if they realize that you're unavailable?" Sango asked, looking up from her textbook.

"The chances of that happening are about as equal as the two groups of mages coming to a truce so I'm no longer needed," Kagome said dryly.

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Kagome and Rin said good-bye to Thea and walked down the hall to their room. Rin turned the doorknob and frowned when it didn't move. She pushed on the door and it opened a few inches. "Kagome?" she said. "Want to give me a hand?"
With both of them pushing on the door, they managed to open it far enough for Kagome to squeeze inside. "Oh, for-!" Rin heard on the other side of the door.

"What is it?"

"Give me a minute, Rin."

A few seconds later, Kagome pulled the door open. "I shrank it," she said proudly. "Silly thing."

Rin walked inside. "What was it?"

"A bureau." Kagome held out a hand. "Isn't it cute? Three drawer, marble top, absolutely gorgeous. It's also a present which means I've got to throw it away."

She tossed it in a trashbag and hauled it downstairs. When she got back, she said, "What did I say? Now the gifts are actually getting bigger."
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