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: 21052 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Kagome's Birthday by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 81
Kagome's Birthday

Inuyasha set the cake on the table. "Not a mix this time," he said. "So I don't know how it's going to taste."

Kagome rolled her eyes. "It'll taste fine. You made it after all."

"So glad you have that much confidence in me," he said dryly.

"More to the point, he actually remembered to put everything away and do the dishes," Sesshoumaru said, pulling a chair out for himself.

Inuyasha began cutting slices out of the cake and everyone handed plates down. Kagome took the first bite and closed her eyes in bliss. "This is one of the best cakes I've ever had."

"One of?" Inuyasha asked.

"Well... This is a two layer white cake with cream cheese frosting. My very favorite cake and icing. But when I was five, I had this flat sheet cake that had Strawberry Shortcake on it. You know? The cartoon? At six, I had the Transformers." Kagome smiled at Inuyasha. "Best tasting cake. How about that?"

"Suits me," he said with a shrug. He ate a forkful and stared. "Huh. That is good."

"You don't have to sound so surprised," Sesshoumaru muttered. "So, Rin, how has the room been?"

"Swamped," she reported. "Birthday cards, illusions popping in and wishing Kagome a 'Happy Birthday'... You can't get anything done."

"Which is why we came over early." Kagome shrugged.

"Early enough to taste the frosting."

Kagome glared at Inuyasha. "Like you were going to eat it all."

"You've got a few presents to open after this," Sango said. "Should we have gotten you a container of icing instead?" Kagome stuck her tongue out at Sango.

After the cake had been demolished, the group walked into the living room to watch Kagome open her presents. There were a few small packages and one large box. She chose one of the smaller ones and oohed over the journal she unwrapped. Blue velvet cover, lined pages with a little squiggle at the top. Just what she had wanted. The next package was another container of rose hand lotion.

The large box was tugged over and Kagome unwrapped it carefully. She pulled the cardboard up and her eyes widened. "You're kidding."

"Nope," Rin said cheerfully.

Kagome lifted out six volumes of Ranma 1/2. "Guys, this is too much."

"Why?" Miroku asked.

"Thank you," Kagome said. Really, she thought. What else can I say? Take them back?

Kagome thanked them again another few times before they settled down to watch a movie. Halfway through, Inuyasha tapped her on the shoulder and glanced upstairs. She nodded and got up to follow him.

Once they were in his room, he handed her another box. "I saw these," he said sheepishly. "If you don't like them-"

Kagome snickered at him. "Why didn't you give it to me downstairs?" she chided. She unwrapped the package and withdrew two ceramic hatching dragons. They both had the same egg, but one was green and one was brown. "They're adorable," she cooed. "And I've got just the place for them."

She set them back in the box and put it on his bed. She wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a sound kiss. "Thank you."

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Kagome entered the dorm room first. "All clear."

Rin walked in behind her. "This is ridiculous," she announced. "I have to be afraid of my own room on certain holidays."

"Well, I don't think anything in here would hurt you," Kagome said reasonably. "Most of the spells would be directed at me. There's just a chance that one might be broader in its execution."

"Young lady!"

Kagome turned to see a woman standing in back of her. She was dressed in a blue sparkling dress that looked like it belonged back in 1800s England and she carried a wand. "Yes?" she answered.

"You are Kagome Higurashi, the Source of Magic?" she said imperiously. Kagome nodded. "Then I demand to know what is wrong with my god-son."

Kagome blinked. "I don't know-"

"You know very well what I mean. He has sent you note after note asking you for a date. Now I find out you're dating someone else. What is the meaning of this?"

She gestured at the bed. "That is how many notes I get on an average day. I cleaned the bed off three hours ago and that is what has arrived since. I get more on my birthday which is today. Pardon, but if I read every note I received, I'd miss all of my classes."

"That is no excuse."

"All of the notes, letters, cards, flowers, candy, and gifts go straight into a trashbag," Kagome said firmly. "They have done ever since I arrived. No one has gotten the message yet that I wasn't interested in dating. I am Kagome. I will not date anyone who does not see that." She pointed her nose in the air. "I am dating Inuyasha. As such, it is against the rules laid down by Kikyo, the first Source, for you to fuss at me over my choice. Inuyasha is not to be harmed and our relationship can't be interfered with."

The godmother sniffed disdainfully and left with a sparkle of glitter. Kagome sighed. "Godmothers."

"That... was a fairy godmother?" Rin asked.

Kagome grinned. "The wings on her back were a dead giveaway."

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Kagome deleted all the happy birthday messages from people she didn't know and concentrated on the ones from friends and family. She clicked on the one from her mom and dad.

Dear Kagome,

I hope you're having a great birthday, dear. Let us know if our present got to you. Everything's fine here at home. Your little brother is progressing in magic. Yesterday, he managed to conjure the remote away from your father.

How are your friends? Particularly Inuyasha. I know you'd like to stay for February break like last year, but do you think you could bring him home for April break? If you're still dating by that time and as a friend if you aren't.

The letter went on to ramble about the daily lives of her family, but Kagome's mind was stuck on April break. Inuyasha? Meet her family? She hadn't met his yet...
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