Daily Archives April 1, 2014

Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.10

Hogwarts-CrestCassidy Chambers sat on the roof of the Divination Tower looking out over the school. He managed to bollocks through the Quidditch trials, but he was still bogged down by an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. The dreams had not stopped, and while they still didn’t tell him what he wanted to know, what he needed to know, there were a few things he’d figured out. And now, with the Hallowe’en Ball fast approaching, he had to figure out how to prevent what he knew was to come.

Rolled up in his left hand was a copy of The Daily Prophet. It was an older copy, almost a week old, in fact, but he hadn’t let it leave his sight since he’d read it. The article was not front page news, but buried in the back near the obituaries...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.9

Hogwarts-CrestBelle finished off her Eggs Benedict and stood up from the Hufflepuff House table. It was a lazy Sunday morning and she planned to spend most of the day mucking around the forest with Hagrid. Now that trials were finally over she could relax a bit. At least for one day, before classes, detention, the dance, and quidditch strategy consumed her life. The tall Hufflepuff stood up and stretched her arms above her head in a yawn, but as she did so she caught a flash of purple from across the room. Turning her head quickly she saw Diefenbaker, nestled into the side of Nicolette’s neck as the Ravenclaw sat down for breakfast. Belle quickly moved across the room to find out how her best friend was doing under the other girl’s care...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.8

Danny year 6 avie1“You did really well today,” Cecelia said as she and Dan walked together out of the Quidditch stadium.

Dan blushed a little”Thanks.” Then, shaking his head he added, “A dinnae think I’d make it on th’ team.”

Cissy looked up at him, concern crossing her face. “Are you sure you’re going to be able to play? What with you and Foozle being punished…” She suddenly gasped. “Are you going to be able to go to the dance?”

Dan laughed, “Yeh I’m still getting’ tae go tae the dance. ‘Though my punishment is Belle and I gotta put the thing together.”

Cecelia’s eyes widened. Dan braced himself for the inevitable squeal about decorations, food, and music, but they didn’t come. Instead the young Gryffindor’s hand moved up to cover her mouth, and her eyes went wide...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.7

Hogwarts-CrestShawn paced the line-up of potential players, casually tapping his beater’s bat into the palm of his hand. Sure, he wasn’t the captain, or in charge of anything in any way shape or form, though he’d thrown his share of plays into the book. But he was the perfect way to weed out the weenies that would crack under pressure on the pitch. Because those who knew him in passing knew he was nuts, but those who’d seen the way he played thought the boy should have been put into a straitjacket for his own protection! There was even a rumor that his first game, he’d actually tried to headbutt a Bludger!

“ALRIGHT YOU MAGGOTS!” he bellowed in his best Drill Sergeant’s voice, “YOU ARE HERE TODAY TO SEE IF YOU HAVE THE GUMPTION, THE GRIT, THE…” he turned to look at Dan, “What’s another good gee word?”

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.6

Laun year 6 avieLaun was thinking, a risky proposition sometimes, especially when his head was filled with crackpot theories and suspicions. He had his new arsenal from Filch’s office, but he had yet to do much with it as he had no idea where to start. He was currently trying to formulate a plan while sitting under the old tree by the lake. Every once in awhile he would whip a rock across surface, mostly just pissing off the squid.

“So what’s up?” Tom said as he plopped down next to Laun and skipped a rock of his own across the surface of the lake.

“Trying to figure out a way to help Dan and Fooz.” Laun said tensely, “Not coming up with much, and I’m forced to admit my Myrtle idea has it’s plot holes.”

Tom smiled and shook his head, “She still not talking?”

“I got close the other day, then I mentioned th...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.5

Hogwarts-CrestBelle woke up bleary eyed to the sound of Sam’s snoring. Four years of enduring the constant drone hadn’t made her accustomed to the freight train sounds that came from the bed next to hers. How could anything so petite, be so loud? Lizard had long ago resorted to wearing ear muffs at night. Of course Sam was adamant that she didn’t snore at all and her roommates were simply making things up. Belle kept trying to figure out a way to bring a muggle tape recorder into Hogwarts just to be able to show Sam what is like to sleep with a congested rhino in the next bed, but she hadn’t been able to smuggle one in. She had never been able to master a recording charm and Sam wasn’t about to help her learn how for this particular purpose...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.4

Céilidh year 6 avie1“Oi, Sam!” Céilidh yelled down the hall. The brunette shot a look over her shoulder and tossed a quick wave. “Wait up!” Sam nodded and stepped out of the main line of students moving from one class to the next. Finally pushing through a gaggle of first-year girls, Céilidh was able to catch up.

“What’s up, Cee?”

“A was wonderin’…” she tossed a quick look around, “If ye ken who Forster might be askin’ tae the Halloween Ball?”

Sam’s eyes twinkled behind her wire frames and the corners of her mouth shot up, revealing perfect teeth, “I don’t know offhand, but I’m sure I could make some inquiries, but… isn’t it a little out of character for you?”

The redhead frowned, “An what are ye meanin’ by tha?”

“Just that you usually go after something by more – direct – means...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.3

Nicolette year 6 avie1“Okay so here it is,” Tom said as he sat down across from Nicolette and handed her the essay he had been working on, “So what do you have planned for today?”

Nic looked at the parchment and tossed it into her bag. “Looks good to me. Now back to real work.” She smiled a bit. “How much do you know about the Statute of Secrecy?”

“Well,” Tom’s eyes screwed up toward the ceiling, “In 169…2?” He answer/asked, making sure he was right. Nicolette’s nod of confirmation allowed him to continue, “A summit meeting of the International Confederation of Wizards took place, resulting in the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, which effectively hid the Wizarding community away from the humans.”

“Very good. Now, can you tell me some of the regulations that were put into effect?”

“Ummm,””Tom’s fing...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.2

Hogwarts-Crest“While not all vampires are malevolent, we are all creatures of darkness; we are cursed. As such, I cannot interact with the world as well as… well, like you can. Certain objects, certain… artifacts, react badly.”

“Is that why your hands are burned?” Sam asked softly.

“What?” Ambrosia exclaimed. She, along with about half the class, jumped up to get a better look at Sloan’s arm. “What happened?”

“Well, ah…” he grinned sheepishly. “I tried to wield Gryffindor’s Sword.”

“What?” Rose exclaimed again. She seemed incapable of speech any more eloquent.

“Wicked,” Shawn breathed. Sloan couldn’t help the slight grin at the irony of that statement, before he spoke.

“Listen well, Miss Sheridan. I’m a creature of darkness,” he explained, speaking very slowly...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.1

Hogwarts-CrestShawn plunked his bag down beside his chosen desk in a small out of the way corner of the Library, gesturing to Bobby that he’d found some empty seats. As he did so he noticed Sam was making her way towards him as well, the expression on her face bordering on mayhem, Belinda Beaverbrook trailing behind her with a look of glee. ‘This won’t be fun,’ he sighed to himself

“So what’d you want to know the sense of muggle affairs and ideas my friend?” Bobby asked cheerfully to Shawn. The Gryffindor student often forgot he wasn’t the only muggle-born in his class. It reassured him in ways that couldn’t be described that someone else shared his problems when it came to matters of blood heritage.

Shawn grinned back at the other muggle-born...

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