Monthly Archives April 2014

Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.41

Danny year 6 avie1Orlando strolled up Diagon Alley dodging smaller boys and girls as they ran from shop to shop. The Hufflepuff felt a little lighter in the wake of his encounter with Rose. It hadn’t been a happy one. It was certainly more awkward than anything, but… Hope was a lot these days, and it had given him at least some.

The Hufflepuff stretched his back, stifling a yawn with the back of his fist. The last night was another late night – later than usual, but at least it was productive. It had to be. Time was getting short, and things had to be ready before the train to school. He wasn’t worried. They were always ready. The kinks were worked out, but to be ready there were still some work to be done. The least fun part.

Orlando crossed over to the street, looking up over the tall, white marble buildi...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.40

Rose year 6 avie1Rose adored her new sister. Halcyon was beautiful and, as far as infants go, fairly good natured. The quiet times spent with her family had a sort of cathartic effect on her fractured emotions, helping her feel at least somewhat like herself again. But no teenage girl could spend an entire summer at home. It simply wasn’t in her. So now, with the shadow of their sixth year looming ever closer, the tiny blonde had gladly jumped at the chance to have a day away. And though her father had been somewhat overprotective lately, a side effect from the new baby or perhaps the madness at the end of last school year, he had agreed to let her pick up her school books by herself.

The bright sunny sky gave no hints at autumn, setting Rose’s golden curls alight with a gentle touch...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.39

Nicolette year 6 avie1The almost unidentifiable ‘food’ in Nicolette’s plate seemed to be mocking her. They had given her extra today just to spite her and, as usual, she sat at her table long after the other girls had been sent off in an effort to force her to eat. She had already gained so much weight over the summer months from the forced feedings she had endured almost every day. It made her sick to her stomach to even consider eating what they intended for her. A small smile tried to hide from her lips. At least she knew her mother was going to regret sending her here.

It really wasn’t all that bad. The lunch room was quiet and mostly empty unlike the dorm full of girls she would rather not associate with, girls her mother and father would love for her to make friends with...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.38

Orlando year 6 avie1Dawn was just breaking over Stoatshead Hill. Suddenly where before there was nothing, two adults and four yawning teenagers appeared.

“Did we really huv tae dae this sae early Da?” Orlando said as he stifled a yawn.

“The earlier we do this in the morning,” Giles grinned, “keeps us away from any prying muggle eyes.”

Danny mumbled at the ground. “Keeps us away from any civilized eyes.”

“Besides it gives us mair time tae teach everything,” Rhane pulled her wand and flicked it into the air. Suddenly six steaming mugs of coffee floated in front of the group, “Drink up, it’s gaun tae be a long day.”

“Thank goodness for this,” Tom grabbed the mug in front of him and took a sip, “it’s almost even too early for me.”

“Tae earlie fur ye?” Both boys gave Tommy a sideways glance.

“What? I like early mo...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.37

Céilidh year 6 avie1Céilidh MacAllister sat in an out of the way booth at the Leaky Cauldron. Summer break was nearly over, and she was meeting Tommy to head into Diagon Alley for some quality alone time, and to pick up their books for the next year. The next year. It was hard to believe that life was supposed to move on just like normal after the events that had closed out their fifth year.

The summer break had been an odd one. While she tried to spend as much time as she could with Tommy, she’d not heard a single thing from Orlando or Danny, and that bothered her to no end. It was unlike them, even with what had happened. Of course, there was another – albeit less important matter that was troubling her as well.

She pulled out the emerald lettered envelope once again, flipping open the flap with it’s broke...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.36

Nicolette year 6 avie1One by one the students at Madame Fonce’s School for Wicked Girls fell into the exhausted sleep the usually followed the full day of work involved with being “rehabilitated”. All of them save for one. Nicolette Ainscough stared up at the ceiling from her top bunk, hands folded under her head. Her summer exile was half over and it was taking its time getting to that end. Je déteste cet endroit.

The anticipation of seeing him, of seeing someone other than the angry unhappy girls that populated this boarding school, kept her awake longer than she would like every night. She shut her eyes tightly, clenching them together to seal out the little light of the night watch. Sommeil. Sommeil sommeil...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.35

Danny year 6 avie1Danny sat uncomfortably on the sofa, Dearg in one arm and Daisy in the other. He shot a furtive glance at his father. “I feel all wrong. Like I’m going to break them.” Over the summer his Scottish accent has faded, and he sounded a lot like a younger version of his father.

His father laughed. “You’re doing fine, Dan. But I could take them if you’d like to take over the cleaning.” With a flick of his wand, a stack of books flew from the coffee table to the shelves lining the north wall, sliding into their places..

“But I’m not allowed to use magic outside of school yet.” Daisy gurgled and smiled at her brother’s voice.

Jackson winked. “Right, you’d have to clean by hand. That’s why I thought you’d prefer holding your brother and sister...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.34

Rose year 6 avie1The house had been cleaned, re-cleaned, and cleaned again. Fresh bouquets of flowers adorned nearly every flat surface, Rose’s way of bringing the garden inside since her mother could no longer get out among the plants like she used to. In fact, between an overly attentive husband and daughter, it was a wonder Laurenna was even allowed to blink for herself. Thankfully, the unexpected pregnancy seemed to have given an abundance of patience along with her ruined waistline. She hummed to her unborn daughter–both she and Rose would hear no argument over what exactly this child would be–and happily spent many hours with her feet propped up on precariously stacked piles of pillows.

Everywhere you turned, the prospect of new life cast its glow over the entire house...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.33

Hogwarts-CrestBobby’s mom moved through the kitchen checking cabinets and other nooks and crannies in the kitchen for various goodies. A nervousness lingered in her voice, “Are you sure there’s enough food Robert? I mean… he won’t be offended or anything for not having that butterbeer, right?” she asked.

“Mum. I get the same food there as I do here for the most part. It’ll be fine. The magical world isn’t too different,” said Bobby shaking his head. “The only way you’d offend Tommy is by giving him expired bread, or fruit that’s gone fuzzy. I promise,” he spoke while stopping his mom with his hands. After a moment his arms wrapped around her embracing the woman into a hug, “Thanks mum...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Endings and Beginnings 6.32

Danny year 6 avie1As the hissing of the train came to an end as it finally came to a stop at King’s Cross station. All the kids piled off the train, grabbing their trunks and greeting their parents.

“You better write me every week,” Cecelia said as she threw both her arms around Danny’s neck as they stood on the train platform in London, “You being gone almost the whole summer is so unfair.”

Danny grinned at his girlfriend. “Ah cannae promise that, hen. Ye ken whit intercontinental owl service is lik’.”

Cecelia pouted slightly, “Well at least as much as possible then. I dunno how I’ll be able to stand it.”

“It’ll be okay,” He pushed up at the corners of her mouth with his fingers. “A’ll ainlie be gaen fur a couple weeks, then A’ll come ‘n’ see ye ilka week.

“You better,” Cecelia slugged him in the shoulder.

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