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: 25222 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Valentine's Day by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 82
Valentine's Day

Rin had Artifact Identification at nine on Thursday morning, so she was gone by the time Kagome woke up. She'd stayed up late reading the newest J. D. Robb book.

The first thing Kagome said was, "Oh, no." She sank back down into her pillow. "It's Valentine's Day."

She got up and went about the business of getting dressed. "I've got a boyfriend," she mumbled, pulling on her socks. "I'm pretty sure that I'm in love with him. I haven't said it yet, because he freaked out enough over just dating. It's Valentine's Day. I should be happy."

"Um..."

Kagome turned around, wide-eyed. "Oh," she squeaked. "Hi."

Inuyasha looked back at the door. "It was open."

"Rin must've left it open when she went to class."

They stood for a moment before Inuyasha remembered the bag he was holding. He glanced down at it and then at her. "Happy Valentine's Day," he said and handed it to her.

She put it down on the bed beside her and peeked inside. She blinked and withdrew a small miniature rosebush. "I didn't think you'd want another bunch of roses."

"It so cute!" she said. "I'll put it on the shelf near the window." She reached into the bag again and pulled out another paper bag. The large bag was empty now.

Hefting it in one hand, she smirked at Inuyasha. "Is this what it was last year?"

He shrugged. "It worked last time."

She upended the bag and candy bars spilled out. "All my favorites. You have done good."

"Thanks." Inuyasha sat on the other end of the bed. "Why didn't you tell me?"

She looked at him innocently. "Tell you what?"

He jerked his head toward the door. "What I overheard."

"You overheard something?"

He scowled at her. "You said you loved me."

"Oh. That."

"Yes, that," he said. He got up and knelt down in front of her. "It goes both ways you know."

"What?" she whispered.

"I love you, too." They sat there, staring at each other for a moment. Kagome smiled and Inuyasha smiled back.

"Okay," she said. "So you love me and I love you. You brought me a rosebush and candy for Valentine's Day. I bought you the package over there."

Inuyasha followed her finger and raised an eyebrow. She nodded. "Two volumes of Rurouni Kenshin?"

Kagome laughed. "Yes. Do you think it's about the same Kenshin on campus?"

"I hope not. Otherwise, I pity the guy for going through all that nonsense." Inuyasha looked at her. "I was going to invite you to my house. I'll even cook."

She snorted. "We'll cook and then we'll watch a couple movies." Inuyasha agreed.

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Inuyasha looked at the clock. "We'd better stop."

Kagome whimpered. "Why?"

"Because my brother's going to be home soon," Inuyasha told her. "Do you want him to come home and...?"

Kagome sighed and withdrew her hands from his shirt. She smirked. "Do you think you'll have time for those lovebites to fade?"

He groaned. "Kagome, you didn't..."

"Did."

He snickered and tackled her so she lay flat on the bed. "I swear, you're a youkai in disguise. You've got some of the blood in you, right? Otherwise, you wouldn't bite as much."

"And you don't bite enough."

He sighed and lowered his forehead to touch hers. "I don't want to hurt you," he whispered.

"You won't," she replied, a twinkle in her eye.

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Rin walked up the front walk at five fifteen and knocked on the front door. "It's open!" someone called.

She came inside and took off her boots. "Hi!"

Kagome waved back. "I've been here all day."

"I know."

Kagome raised an eyebrow. "How? I didn't leave a note."

Rin shook her head. "You're either in the dorm room, walking downtown, the library, one of the two campuses, at the Special, or here. Most of the time, you're here if you're not in our room or at class."

"Rin?"

"Sess?"

"If the twosome are bothering you, I could use some help in the kitchen." Rin made her escape.

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Sesshoumaru drove Inuyasha, Kagome, and Rin home that night. Because of the day, they all trooped upstairs to see what had happened while Kagome was away.

"Now that isn't right," Rin announced.
Kagome nodded slowly. "Definitely."

Cards, notes, and letters had piled on her bed until they created a tall tower. Rin's bed had been used for the overflow. The floor was covered with bouquets and vases of flowers. Chocolate boxes were stacked wherever there was room, including the desks, the computer chairs, and the bookshelves.

Kagome sighed and used a fetching spell on the trashbags and her gloves. She began piling the flowers in first. That took one of the bags. She pulled out another for the notes and cleared Rin's bed. The bag was half full when Kagome tackled her own.

She dumped box after box of chocolates inside. The last box was fancily wrapped and she gasped when she saw it. "Why would someone send me this?"

"What is it?" Rin asked.

"These are Neuhaus chocolates."

"What's the big deal about them?" Inuyasha said bluntly.

Kagome shrugged. "This is about a two pound box. They actually give you instructions on how to chew the darn things to get the maximum effect. It's about ninety dollars worth of chocolate."

Inuyasha scowled. "I suppose you want one."

Kagome gave him a look. "No," she said firmly. "I don't want. They're a very expensive type of chocolate. I'd not an expensive kind of girl. I wondered why someone would give these to me when they know I'm going to trash them." She dropped them into the waiting trashbag and continued clearing her shelves.

When she had finally finished, filling three bags of trash in the process, Kagome looked around. "Am I done?" she asked.

A box appeared on her bed. "Apparently not," she muttered.

Rin looked at it interested. "I don't suppose you could open that without something bad happening?"

Kagome shrugged. "I don't see why not." She reached for the rectangular blue velvet box and pried the lid open. Her eyes goggled at the sight.

"What is it?" Rin asked eagerly.

Kagome sat down heavily on her bed. "Oh, this is the end. That is it. If I find out who sent this, I'll shove it down their throat."

Rin frowned. "Kagome?" She turned the box around and Rin's jaw fell open. "Is that...a diamond necklace?"

"Mm-hm. Someone has more money than brains," Kagome mused. "Anyone know a returning spell?"

Sesshoumaru raised a hand. "Would you like a message to accompany it?"

"Oh, I've got just the one." Kagome got up and wrote a quick note. She folded it and put it inside the box. Sesshoumaru sent it back.

"What did it say?" Rin asked.

"If someone hadn't been here to return this necklace to you, it would've gone straight in the trashcan," Kagome said promptly. "Is that too strong of a message?" Rin shook her head.

She went to pick up her coat from the floor. Everything was stuffed into the trashbags. Now she had time enough to hang her coat up in the closet. She pulled open the door and stared. "I am hallucinating," she said calmly. "I now have to search everything to see if someone's transplanted something."

Kagome pulled out a mink coat. "Sesshoumaru?" He took care of the return spell with a similar note in the pocket.

She began searching her bureau drawers. The only thing she found was some interesting lingerie that had no business being there.

Inuyasha pointed beside him. "There's another package for you, darling."

"Thank you, dear." Kagome looked at the huge tupperware container. "I wonder what's in this?" She pulled open the lid and shook her head. "Closer. Much closer to my candy preference. But I still prefer your ideas, Inuyasha."

He wrinkled his nose. "You could feed the whole floor with that."

Rin sighed. "Tomorrow, I'm going to go buy some of those for myself. Unless the guy bought out their entire Hershey Kisses stock."

"This happens every Valentine's Day?" Sesshoumaru asked.

Kagome nodded. "Ever since I started college."

"This is your last year. Hopefully, it won't continue."

She blinked. He was right. This was her last year. What would happen to her and Inuyasha after this?
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