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: 21061 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
February Break by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 83
February Break

Rin knocked on the door and waited until she heard a faint voice call, "Come in!" Her hand twisted the doorknob and she walked in.

Inuyasha stepped over the divider board separating the kitchen from the living room. "Hi. Sess's in the kitchen, Rin." She smiled and walked past him.

Kagome met Inuyasha halfway and gave him a kiss. "Good morning," she said happily. "Any plans for today?"

"Lunch," he said.

She laughed. "Besides that?"

He nodded. "Kagome, I, um... I've got something to tell you." She waited. "My parents are here."

She froze. "What?"

"Mom and Dad are in the kitchen. They came over for a few days."

Kagome closed her eyes. "You didn't tell me I was going to be meeting your parents." She glanced down. "I'm in some of my most comfortable clothes, but these aren't meet-the-parents clothes. And I can't get into my dorm room because it's locked."

"Kagome-"

"I'm not dressed for this. What if they expect the Source and not Kagome? What if they don't like me? I know," she snapped her fingers. "I'll go back to Sango's and you can tell them I went home for vacation. Or I caught a cold."

"Kagome," Inuyasha said, reaching out for one of her hands. "You know how we always send Sess out to take a walk while we discuss what we're going to get him for Christmas?"

She gave him a blank look. "What does that have to do with the price of eggs?"

"Why do we do that? Humor me."

She shrugged. "Because he has really good hearing."

Inuyasha nodded. "Sess can hear a lot unless he deliberately tunes it out. Where did he get that from?"

Kagome's face paled. "Sess is a youkai. So's your dad." She swallowed hard. "I just made a fool out of myself, didn't I?"

"I won't hold it against you," said a man in the doorway. He came forward. "Hello, Kagome. I'm Inutaisho."

"Nice to meet you, sir," she said automatically.

He chuckled. "Not sir. Just Inutaisho or Taisho. Come in and meet my wife, Izayoi." Kagome followed him into the kitchen with Inuyasha struggling not to laugh.

"I've heard a lot about you," the woman said as they were introduced. Kagome glanced at Inuyasha. "Oh, nothing too bad. Though, I think I would have held a public bonfire with all of those letters you get." She winked and Kagome relaxed a little.

"There's an idea, Kagome," Rin said. "Of course, we'd have a problem with the town and the firestation..."

"Did you know about this or are you just as surprised as I am?" Kagome asked.

Rin frowned. "You didn't know?" Kagome shook her head. "Sess told me days ago."

"Oh, he did..." Kagome glared at Inuyasha. "If your brother knew, then you did."

"I would have told you," Rin said, scooping salad dressing out of a jar. "But I thought you knew. Why wouldn't you know?"

"Yeah, Inuyasha. Why wouldn't I know?" Kagome asked.

"I didn't want you to be upset?" he said slowly. She continued to look at him. "You would have worried yourself sick about it."

Kagome sighed. "You're right. For once." She sat down. "But quit keeping secrets from me."

"Oh." Inuyasha looked at the ceiling. "So I should tell you about... Nah."

"You're not going to get away with that one. Give."

"I shouldn't," Inuyasha said, leaning forward and backward on his feet. "It's definitely classified information."

"Inuyasha..." she growled.

"All right." He leaned down to whisper in her ear, but she pulled away.

"What's the point of whispering? The only one I'm sure that wouldn't be able to hear you would be Rin."

He shrugged. "All right. Sess made your favorite peanut butter cookies for dessert."

She rolled her eyes. "Men. That's not a secret. Telling your parents about the pants incident is a secret."

"I'm intrigued," Izayoi said. "What about the pants?"

"Well," Rin began, "Kagome got into Inuyasha's pants when-"

"RIN!" Kagome screeched. "It sounds worse than it is."

Inutaisho nodded his head. "It would have to be."

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At the very end of vacation, Rin's birthday occurred. Shippo and Thea couldn't be there, but they did send her e-birthday cards. Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha's parents were at the birthday party at Sess's house along with Miroku, Sango, Kagome, Inuyasha, and Sess.

Sesshoumaru set the cake down on the table and cut it into pieces. Rin got the first slice of the chocolate on chocolate cake. "You even put chocolate shavings on top," she said happily.

"For my darling," he said teasing. She blushed and ate another forkful of her cake.

They sat down in the living room while Sess piled the presents around her. "This is too much," she protested.

"No, it isn't," Sesshoumaru disagreed. "Open them."

Sango and Miroku had gotten her a few of the charms she'd been looking at in Muted Twilight. Kagome had badgered Inuyasha into going halves on a gift certificate to A Book in Bloom.

"That one's from us," Izayoi said delicately as Rin pulled the next package onto her lap.

"You didn't need to get me anything," she said.

She shook her head. "That reminds me... Taisho, where did we put Kagome's present?"

"I'll get it," Sesshoumaru said and went upstairs to the guest bedroom. Rin waited until he came back down to unwrap her present.

Kagome protested as Sess gave her the box, but Izayoi insisted. "We missed your birthday by a few weeks. Just call it a late gift."

They both received the same present. "I thought they'd help you remember," Izayoi said. The book was College Memories and it had a 101 questions to answer about your college years. The girls both thanked them profusely.

Sesshoumaru's present was last and Rin's eyes widened when she saw it. "How did you-?"

"Kagome told me," he said. Rin smiled at Kagome in thanks. Sesshoumaru fastened the necklace behind her neck.

"Thank you."

"You're welcome."

Izayoi yawned. "We've got to back home early tomorrow so it's about time for us to go upstairs. I've enjoyed getting to know you, Rin and Kagome."

They said the same and then it was time for the cake to be bundled up and taken back to Sango's house.
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