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: 26723 Published: February 18, 2015 Updated: April 02, 2015
First Day of a New Generation by ebonizy
These characters do not belong to me, but the story does!

Source of Magic
Chapter 90
First Day of a New Generation

"It isn't fair," Sango said, putting their drinks down in front of them. She slid into the booth beside Miroku.

Kagome grinned and raised her glass. "I still remember how you look without the wrinkles, Sango," she teased.

Sango sniffed disdainfully. "I can't say the same."

Kagome smiled and drank from her glass. The Special hadn't changed much in twenty-five years. A few of the tables and curtains had been replaced. The food was just as good. "So when is Kaede officially retiring?" she asked.

Sango shook her head. "Never. Stephan is taking over more and more, but she's says she's never going to quit. I'm not going to tell her she can't work here."

"She'd poison your food if you did," Inuyasha said.

While the others tossed comments back and forth, Kagome did a bit of thinking. Twenty-five years, she mused. Physically, I've aged a year. She smirked. Still a year older than Inuyasha. Why didn't he tell me before I reached twenty-two?

She glanced to her right. Rin sat there with Sesshoumaru by her side. Rin was twenty-one, the same as Inuyasha. Sesshoumaru stayed twenty-nine and they wouldn't age another year until after another twenty-five years.

She bit her lip. Sango and Miroku were already fifty-three. They might not live until then. They'd have to be seventy-eight.

Shippo laughed at something and Kagome smiled. He had married Thea and they were both twenty-one. They'd age as slowly as Sesshoumaru and Rin.

Stephan, who looked just like his father Miroku, came up the stairs with their order. Sango and Miroku had three children, two boys and a girl. Stephan hadn't liked the idea of college. He had said at an early age that he wanted the restaurant. Kaede had taken him into the kitchen and he had taken to it well.

Jay had been in college for two years already, studying at the mage university for construction of magical artifacts. He would start his third year tomorrow. He was twenty and his brother Stephan was twenty-three. Miranda, Sango and Miroku's third and final child, was eighteen. She was starting her first year of college with her major in illusions.

"Mom! Look!" Jillian, Thea and Shippo's only child, held out a potato shaped like a rose.

"I've got one, too!" Minoru offered his prize for Sesshoumaru's inspection.

Kagome grinned. The two nine-year-olds, Jillian and Minoru. Thea and Rin had been pregnant at the same time and had them two months apart. Minoru was Rin and Sess's youngest. Echiko was fourteen and driving her father nuts. She wanted to be a doctor, too. It led to some interesting questions. Brianne, in her second year of college at nineteen, was pursuing a degree at the mage university in magical creatures and their care.

Kagome glanced at Inuyasha. Both of their children were battle mages. Hayato was in his third year and Kira would be starting tomorrow.

"Kagome?"

She looked at Sango. "Yes?"

"How do you think tomorrow will go?"

Kagome shrugged and reached for her glass. "Depends on how graceful Kira is."

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Kagome looked out the window again. Inuyasha came out of the kitchen and laughed. "Are you still there?"

She looked a little sheepish. "I'm worried."

"Why?" Inuyasha chuckled as he walked toward her. "She'll be fine."

"I just remember what I went through."

"She's not living on campus and we're not going to tolerate any of the mail that you got. Anyone tries to get into this house... The wards are top-notch." Inuyasha gave her a hug and a kiss. His ears perked up. "Besides, I think she's fine."

Kagome turned to look out the window. She groaned. "Oh, no..."

Kira was walking down the sidewalk with a group of four boys following behind her. One was out to the side, not walking beside her or with the guys.

Kagome watched as one of them offered her a bouquet of flowers that she pushed aside. She couldn't hear what they were saying, but she could imagine. Date me, study date, etc.

They finally reached the front of the house when the boy with the flowers jumped in front of her. He stuck the flowers right in her face and said, "Please accept these as a token of my affection."

"You shouldn't do that," the boy off to the side said.

Kira couldn't see anything but flowers. She didn't inhale in case they had something in them. She raised her right hand and slowly pushed them out of the way. Looking at the young man, she pursed her lips. "You are annoying. You've been following me ever since my last class and offering me flowers that have who knows what spell on them. You didn't think I could tell? I don't know what spell it is, but they've definitely got one."

She nodded. "Let's see. You've annoyed me. You and your friends are stalking me. You're attempting to bespell me."

Kira smirked at him. "You are messing with the wrong person." She pointed a finger at him. "Frog."

The flowers dropped to the sidewalk and she stepped over a pile of empty clothes. The guy to the side shook his head. Addressing the frog, he said, "I told you it was kind of a bad idea."

He followed her up onto the porch and jerked a thumb back at the sidewalk. "He's going to have a hard time getting home."

She rolled her eyes. "I guess so." She frowned at the clothes. "Well, I can't say 'man' or 'boy'. I guess we'll stick with the old stand-by of 'human'."

He transformed back but he was naked. She covered her eyes and reached for the doorknob. "I don't want to see," she chanted.

They walked inside the house. "If you weren't my sister, I'd be really scared."

She snorted. "Yeah, right. You've got two more years of education ahead of me and Mom and Dad wouldn't feed me for a month."

"Bemusement."

She turned to look at Inuyasha. "Hm?"

"The flowers had a spell of bemusement on them. You would've agreed to a lot of things if you'd smelled them."

Kira grinned. "You and Mom taught me better. Did you see that?" she said excitedly. "I turned him into a frog!"

Kagome shook her head. "I'm glad you got your father's magery instead of mine. I would have loved to have turned Kouga into a frog."

"Hey, just say the word."

"You cannot still be jealous," Kagome said to her husband.

"He still looks at you," Inuyasha said.

Kagome closed her eyes. "I did not need to know that. So how was your first day?"

Kira opened her backpack and pulled out her textbooks. She turned it upside down and emptied out the bottom. She only had two notebooks and two thin textbooks. The rest of the backpack was filled with notes and letters. "I think your legacy continues just fine, Mom."

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This is the end of Source of Magic. Thank you for reading!

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As Moonsilver said, this is the end of the story and thanks for reading.

Leading up to this post, I read through the story and took in everything Moonsilver had written. It's an amazing story, and was one of the first Inuyasha fanfics I read back when I started looking for fanfiction years ago.

I hope, as time goes by, more Inuyasha fans find this story and love Moonsilver's writing as much as I did.

FIN
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