The Call of Magic
Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha or Harry Potter, they belong to J.K Rowling and Rumiko Takahashi.
A/N: Inspiration for this came after reading one too many clichéd HP/IN crossovers. In almost all of them Inuyasha has somehow betrayed Kagome and she has fled back to her time where she gets accepted into Hogwarts. In this, Kagome is NOT a witch. Also, this fic is going to contain elements of reincarnation, but don't jump to any conclusions- it probably is not going to be what you expect. ^_^
This takes place in the fifth book.
Couples: slight Inu/Kag.
Kagome was ecstatic as she roamed the streets of London. It had taken hours to convince Inuyasha to let her take a week's break from shard hunting. Of course, part of the convincing required several 'sits', but the results were the same. She had failed to mention that she just happened to be going over seas. But hey, what Inuyasha didn't know wouldn't hurt him.
The reason why she was here was quite simple: A vacation. It was school holidays and she had decided that she would use a week of them to take a break from shard hunting. She was staying at her relatives, and was currently exploring the many wonders of London.
Her family was still back in Japan, and had obviously realized that she needed some time to herself. When her mother told her about the trip she had been flabbergasted, she had never left Japan before. Her thoughts drifted to Inuyasha.
'I wonder what he would do if he knew that I had come here…' A mental picture formed in her mind. It was Inuyasha going ballistic over the idea of her using some kind of demon bird to fly over the ocean. She shook her head, it was good that she hadn't told him.
She looked at her tourist map.
'Hmm…Where to go? Big Ben…Been there. How about…King's Cross! And it's really close. King's Cross it is.' She began to follow the direction to the station. Maybe she could go back to her relative's by train!
She entered King's Cross to find it bustling with activity. She smiled and made her way to the ticket register. She produced a ten pound note and bought a train ticket to get her back to her current residence.
'Hmm…10:45 am, platform nine- got it!' She made her way to platform nine and found a bench where she could wait. Suddenly her attention was snapped away from her train ride.
"N-Nani?" She could feel something strange coming from close by, she knew the feeling from somewhere. It was like when you sensed jyaki (1), or youki (2). You just…knew it. She began to search for the source of the strange energy, and found herself looking at the barrier between platforms nine and ten.
'Now I know what it feels like…I get this feeling whenever I'm near a barrier. It's…the same feeling I got when Tsubaki blackened the shards…' This feeling was magic.
She felt herself being drawn inwards, and her curiosity won over. She stepped towards the barrier and felt the tingle of magic consume her body. What she saw next made her gasp. She had somehow walked through the barrier, and was now facing many people bustling about in front of a large, red, old fashioned steam train.
'Just what is going on here?' She could still feel the magical aura, it almost seemed to hang in the air. She was snapped out of her thoughts by a voice.
"You'd better get on the train, miss. It's 'bout to leave." Once again she felt curiosity take control of her body, as she, still mystified, got onto the red steam engine.
She took a seat in the nearest empty carriage, and was soon greeted by the footsteps of three people. She looked up to see a blond boy staring at her. Behind him she noticed two bulky, menacing looking boys. As she turned her attention to the blond boy, she was struck with a sudden feeling of familiarity. Apparently the feeling was mutual. The boy seemed to come to his senses, because she noticed his eyes narrowing.
"And just who the hell are you?" She blinked, this boy was certainly very forward.
"What do you mean?" He had obviously heard her accent, because he replied,
"I never knew that they were taking in transfers this year." Kagome felt her own eyes narrow.
"Well, I guess you heard wrong!" The boy sneered and took a step towards her, his voice betraying growing anger.
"Do you have any idea who you're talking to?" She felt her own temper rise. She was suddenly struck by an amusing thought.
'Yes, the MIGHTY Inuyasha!' But instead she said, "No."
She wondered if this boy even knew who Inuyasha was. She doubted it. 'Wait a second…where did that come from anyway?' The boy was about to say something, but was interrupted by somebody else.
"Malfoy! Picking on some new girl? I thought you would have gotten rid of all that pent up aggression by torturing small animals." A sneer made its way onto the boy's face and he whirled around.
"And what's it to you Potter?" Her eyes traveled to the boy who had just walked in. Next to him was a boy with flaming red hair, and a girl with bushy brown hair.
"I just think you should mind your own business, Malfoy!" She could see this was going to escalate into a fight if someone didn't do something about it soon.
"Listen," she said, "I was the one who started with him. He was just asking me who I was and I overreacted." 'Even if he was very rude about it.' The boy called Malfoy turned back to her.
"Why don't you stay out of it, girl." Kagome once again felt her temper flare.
"I was just defending you!" He glared at her.
"I can defend myself!" They were now both glaring dangerously at one another.
"Why don't you leave, Malfoy!" The bushy haired girl piped up. Malfoy was once again sneering.
"I'll do what I want, Granger." His gaze caught sight of the badge on the girls black robes. "I'm surprised the school stooped low enough to make a mudblood a prefect!" The girl's eyes flashed angrily and the two boys beside her took out thin wooden rods. The boys behind Malfoy began to crack their knuckles menacingly. Kagome saw that this could lead to trouble.
"Malfoy!" All heads turned back to her, "Please just leave!" The last sentence was said between gritted teeth. His eyes narrowed even more, but he motioned for his two lackeys to follow him as he exited the carriage. The boy called Potter made his way up to her and held out his hand.
"Hi, my name is Harry Potter. I see you met Draco Malfoy." She didn't know why, but a sudden wave of dislike came through her as she took the boys hand, but she ignored it.
"Kagome Higurashi. I'm…new here." He seemed surprised about something, but didn't say anything. The two people with him made their way over to her as well.
"Hermione Granger." She shook both their hands and sat down. Ron began to talk to her,
"Wow! I can't believe Malfoy actually listened to you! What did you do?" Kagome looked at the ground uncomfortably.
"To tell you the truth…I have no idea." Kagome's own curiosity had come back in full swing.
'Where is this train going? And what are those wooden sticks?' She could feel that they were approaching something full of magical energy, but what? Was this a school of some kind? Everybody here seemed to be in their teens. And why had she been so easily annoyed with a boy she had never even met before?
'Just…what in the seven hells is going on here?'
A/N: So, what do you think? Good? Terrible? Review and tell me!
(1) Jyaki- evil energy
(2) Youki- demon energy/life force
Next Chapter: Kagome arrives at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry! But why is there a shield around it? And what will the staff do once she gets inside? Find out in the next chapter of The Call of Magic!