Daily Archives April 14, 2014

Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.16

Orlando year 6 avie1The light filtering through the thick branches of the ash tree that Nicolette was currently using as a backrest danced through her dark hair as she put her study hour to good use. Her lips were lightly stained black from her absent minded quill chewing. She looked into one of the three herbology books sitting before her for a moment before scribbling something into her notes then thumbing back a few pages.”Dragon manure? Really?” She spoke to no one in particular. As usual, she was completely absorbed in the pursuit of knowledge, hardly even taking notice of Casimir and Dief rolling around the grass in play.

Foozle sauntered along the edge of high ancient stone wall. There was a sneaking suspicion lurking in the back of his head that he was supposed to be doing something right then...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.15

Hogwarts-Crest“It’ll take me just a second to send this letter to mum then we can head back to the common room and get to work,” Tom said as he and Aeryn finished climbing the stairs to the castle’s Owlery.

“Yeah, Cissy told me that the new Ravenclaws look really good this year.”

“Well I kinda meant all that bloody Potions homework Snape gave us, but that works too,” he chuckled as he crossed the threshold into the Owlery. The Owlery was a circular stone room that held hundreds and hundreds of different kinds of owls, including both the school owls and owls that students had brought as pets, all nestled on perches that rise right to the top of the tower.

Areyn looked down at the straw covered floor with its droppings, and regurgitated skeletons of mice and voles, and sighed, “Now I remember why I don’...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.14

Nicolette year 6 avie1Nicolette sat on the desk at the front of the borrowed classroom stroking the horse of her knight with a long manicured nail. The rest of the onyx set rested in a velvet lined case that sat beside her. She watched as the members of the Wizard’s Chess Club filtered into the room for their first meeting of the year.

Danny came shuffling in carrying a battered leather case and trailed by his black and white cat. “Look Monkey,” he quipped. “‘Colette’s pettin’ her horsie.”

“Look Horsie” Nicolette grinned. “Danny brought his designer pre-worn case. . . . ”

“Oh don’t let her get you down there Daniel, I’m sure it’s the best you could afford.” Lathan said faux-sympathetically as he sauntered into class; Julien, his prized snake, curled around his neck.

Nic shook her finger at Lathan, chiding him l...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.13

Tommy year 6 avie1Orlando MacFoozle’s head popped out around the corner and looked down the long hall. “I hate this part.”

Just above his Tommy Llewelyn’s head stuck out and looked back in the other direction. “Which part?”

A few Hufflepuff students milled about in the hall, but not many. Those that did were most likely heading to the great hall for an early breakfast or simple overachievers heading to the library for some early studying for their O.W.Ls or N.E.W.Ts. Given the obscenely early hour, the hour the number of students awake just seemed wrong to Foozle. Downright inhuman, really.

“Melissa…” The Hufflepuff noted to Tom as he spotted the Head Girl coming out out their common room. She rubbed eyes and headed their direction. Foozle and Tom liked Melissa in general...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.12

Orlando year 6 avie1Dinner was done and most of Hogwarts students were settled into their common rooms. Foozle sat on the floor leaning against the wall beside the door. A grin of pride tugged the corner of his lip up toward his ear as he watched a pair of first year Gryffindors scuttled through the hall each with a familiar scroll cluched in their fist. “Isna it a barrie sight, mate?”

“Ye ken it.” Danny trotted down the steps with his hands tucked into his pockets. “They’re tenacious.”

Fooze pulled himself up. “Ahm dumfoonded thay’re still at it. Ye don’ daursay tha kids are gittin’ less smairt.”

The Ravenclaw shook his head. “I prefer to think of them as wide eyed an eager tae believe.”

“Tae be young an impressionable.” Foozle threw his arm around his best mate as Dan swung the door open...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Of Bludgers and Ballrooms 2.11

Rose year 6 avie1Forster sat, twiddling his thumbs as he waited for Ambrosia to look up from the parchment. “Well..?” He asked with a hint of anticipation.

“Don’t be so impatient,” she murmured, thwacking him on the back of his hand with her wand as she continued reading. “I’m almost done.”

“C’mon Rose, I know I asked you to help me out and I know I need the practice, but I have to get some time out on the Pitch today or Belle will kill me. And if she doesn’t, Sam will. And I know we have to do some of the practical stuff today as well.”

“You need to rework the last paragraph.” Rose’s green eyes twinkled with suppressed laughter as she took her own sweet time with his essay. “And right here could use work too.”

Forster sighed and gave into the inevitable...

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