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: 26724 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
Tulips by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 84
Tulips

"I've read Make Way for Ducklings. So... Curious George is next." Kagome reached into her backpack beside her desk for the book.

"I've got two lips to kiss you with! Pucker up!"

Kagome's eyes widened. "Huh?" she said, looking around. Her eyes rested on a vase of tulips sitting on her floor. "Oh, no," she groaned. "Go away."

"Pucker up!"

Kagome yanked a book off the third shelf and paged through it. The spells she tried didn't work. She went through two more books and finally gave up.

"I couldn't find a cheese danish, but they had a raspberry one." Rin frowned at the tulips. "When did those get here?"

"About an hour ago. I've tried at least twenty different ways to get them to go away." She sighed. "They say-"

"Pucker up!"

"-but I'm refusing to try that." She stared at them. "I guess I'll call Inuyasha. Maybe he knows something."

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"Hello, Inuyasha speaking."

"Hi."

He smiled. "Morning, Kagome."

"I've got a problem."

"A damsel in distress. You're not helping with my psychiatrist bills."

"Very funny. I've got a bunch of tulips here who keep telling me to pucker up."

"What have you tried?" Inuyasha listened to the list. "Hm... There are a few things I could try. Can you bring them over here?"

"Why?"

Inuyasha grinned. "Because if it doesn't work, I'm going to incinerate them."

"Ah. I'll see if I can put them in a bag or something. I'll see you in a few minutes."

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Kagome showed up at eleven. She let Inuyasha have the tulips while she heated her raspberry danish in the microwave.

Two hours later, Inuyasha shook his head. "I can't figure out what's wrong with them."

"What's wrong with what?" Miroku asked.

Inuyasha waved at the tulips. "A present from one of Kagome's admirers. You are very lucky I'm not the jealous type."

Kagome shrugged. "I'd stop it if I could. The only way to do that is to get married and I want to finish college first."

Inuyasha coughed. "Um. Yeah. So, Miroku, what do you think about the flowers?"

"Well, they're a lovely shade."

Inuyasha snorted. "The spell on the flowers."

"Pucker up!"

"I don't kiss flora, only Sango," Miroku said saucily. "I think Kagome's stuck with the flowers until she 'puckers up' or until they're destroyed."

"Okay." Inuyasha lifted the vase, pulled the flowers out, and went out the back door. When he came back in, he looked at Kagome. "All gone. They are ashes."

"Thank you," she said.

"Hey, I spent two hours working on those," he protested. She smiled and gave him a long kiss. "Now that's better."

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"Midterms again," Rin said with a sigh.

"Yes, it is that time." Miroku nodded. "Sango?"

"Mm?" she said, not looking up from her homework for Cell Biology.

"When are you going to set a date for the wedding?"

Her head came up and she stared. Her jaw dropped. "What?"

Miroku frowned slightly. "I realize you might be getting cold feet..."

"Hey, my feet aren't any colder than yours! This is the first time you've mentioned a wedding date!" she said hotly.

"Actually, I remember saying that I'd like to be married after we graduate, but before I start teaching again." He smiled sweetly at her.

Her mouth opened and shut several times and she finally just settled on staring at him. "Dear? Have you forgotten how to speak?" Miroku inquired politely.

"Why do I have to decide?" she asked plaintively.

He shrugged. "You don't. But I thought you'd want to make the decision."

"Okay," she said, nodding slowly. "I'm going to think out loud. Feel free to stop me. It would be great if everyone could show up at my wedding, but there are a lot of people who live far away from here."

"Me," Shippo said.

Thea nodded. "Me, too." Kagome and Rin held up their hands.

"Shippo, Thea, Kagome, and Rin wouldn't be able to come. So when would everyone be here?" Sango asked.

"Before graduation or just after," Kagome said. "Are you sure you want to get married then? Marriages are said to be stressful and we already know finals are."

Sango heaved a sigh. "Most of my family doesn't live nearby, but a few would come for the wedding. If it was around the same time as graduation..."

Miroku nodded. "Before exams or after?"

"Have you got an opinion?"

"Yeah," Inuyasha piped up. "After. If you have the wedding before..." He grinned. "You might sleep through an exam from being too tired."

Miroku coughed. "Um, yes. Sango, that's definitely something to keep in mind."

"Dirty minded lechers," she muttered. "Kagome?"

The girl calmly reached out and tapped Inuyasha on the nose. "Bad," she whispered. "Keep your lecherous thoughts to one girl."

"Graduation day is May 14th," Sango said slowly.

"It's also the day that the dorms close," Kagome said with a sigh. "I've got to start looking for a job soon."

Graduation and dorms closing, Sango thought. Plus finals. "What day is graduation on?" she asked.

"Saturday," Rin chirped.

Miroku nodded firmly. "We graduate on Saturday and get married on Sunday. Works out for everyone since they only have to stay another day." He looked at Sango for confirmation.

"Where's everyone going to stay?" Sango asked.

Rin shrugged. "My parents are getting a hotel room in town."

"Mine, too," Kagome said. Shippo and Thea both nodded.

"Well, between all of us we've got three guest rooms. Potentially four people, but Inuyasha always seems to give Kagome his bed while he takes the floor."

Sesshoumaru shrugged. "You're always welcome to the guest room, Rin."

"And Shippo and Thea can sleep at my house," Sango offered. "Or we all can come over here and sleep on the floor like we do on movie nights."

She smiled. "This could work."

"Finals, graduation, moving out of the dorm, and a wedding." Kagome shook her head. "This is a one way trip to a nervous breakdown." She grinned. "But I've only got to handle three out of four."

"Hah," Sango said. "You think I'm going to do the wedding thing alone? You're going to be there every step of the way." Kagome groaned.
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