Daily Archives April 18, 2014

Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.100

Céilidh year 6 avie1Under the pretense of needing to use the loo, Céilidh slipped out into the upstairs hallway. She lingered there only a few moments when the object of her lingering came back up the stairs. Forster Barclay had held her eye since the start of the term and it had only been a twist of bad timing – nearly every time they tried to talk – that had prevented anything from sparking. Part of the problem was that despite her usual nature, Céilidh wanted to wait for Forster to make the first move. And here it was, Christmas. At this pace, they’d be well into their time at Hourglass Village, the rest home for witches and warlocks.

So, the redhead decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.99

Orlando year 6 avie1The party settled in as the kids had gotten all caught up. Those stuck at school regaled the others with their exploits in the castle without having to worry about any Professors while the others reminded them of the joys of being in the real world. Before too long Forster’s gift was considerably lighter, the flasks dangerously low, and the pitch between them growing considerably more boisterous.

Céilidh’s head dropped forward with laughter, “Git oot!” Wiping the tears from the corners of her eyes she gave Foozle a push that knocked him to the floor.

“Och, yeah!” The other Scot rolled on the floor clutching his belly. “Didnae ken whit hit him.”

“Aye,” Danny wiped a tear from his eye, still laughing.

“Are they always like this when they are together?” Tatiana asked.

Tom chuckled, “Actually...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.98

Hogwarts-Crest“Sounds like they are all having a lovely time,” Tom said as he shut the door to his room and rejoined the group, sitting next to Tati with her hand in his, “sadly mum was keeping a good eye on the liquor tonight, we coulda used some.”

“Ach, ye should ken bettern that, Tommy,” Céilidh said with a twinkle in her eye as she pulled a silver flask from inside her bag. The action had a domino effect as both Lando and Danny followed suit. “It’s nae enough tae git pished, mind ye. Juist ah wee Christmas cheer.”

Tommy beamed, “What would I do without you three?”

“Be douce?” The three Scots said in unison.

Orlando’s fingers spun the cap from his flask and he handed it to Tom. “Hou is it oot thare? Yer da start singin’ yet?”

Tom rolled his eyes, “Not yet. They’re listening to Warbeck right now...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.96

Hogwarts-CrestCars, lights, buildings, everything whizzed by at lightning speed. Bobby tried to warn his parents, especially mom, that this wasn’t a typical bus. She just simply shrugged and said, “How bad can it be?”

Now she was screaming as the bus wedged itself between two other double wides. For a woman that claimed to have an open mind and been to the magic world she would have expected this. Guess nothing can prepare some people for the Knight Bus.

Dad laughed and made a few comments about having flashbacks to times when Bobby and Kevin weren’t even a thought. “All that’s missing is the pretty colors,” he said, whatever that meant as blood rushed to their skulls from the blinding speeds.

Kevin just laughed and smiled saying it was better than a rollercoaster.

Despite the high speeds and constant w...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.95

Tommy year 6 avie1“I want those glasses at the bar in the study. I want everything perfect this year,” Milli whirled through the kitchen making final preparations.

“We-ell,” Tom said as he rubbed the back of his neck, “here, we go. Another year, another Christmas party.”

Rose giggled, “Yeah. I think our mums really went all out for it this year.”

“So the usual plan then?”

Rose cocked her head to the side, “You mean as soon as we finish helping our families greet all the guests…”

Tom nodded, “…we grab our friends and find a good quiet spot to hide from all of the frivolity.”

Rose giggled, “Yeah, and this year is going to be really interesting. Mom bought the new Celestina Warbeck recording for the occasion.”

Tom rolled his eyes, “Yeah we definitely need to find a place to hide out.”

“When’s Tati showing up?”

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.94

Nicolette year 6 avie1Nicolette looked up at the monstrous house that sat at the end of a long gravel driveway lined on either side by leafless trees. She was home. It had been a lonely trip, this year Guil had decided to stay until the last moment. She suspected it had something to do with the fact that Melissa was also spending the winter break at school. He would simply be able to apparate home once he was ready.

At the foot of the path was an older man with white hair and a face that looked as if all the joy had been sucked right out of it. He waited patiently for her to join him. She nodded to her family’s caretaker, Thom, as he took her bags from her and started back up to the house. Her face showed no sign of the struggle she held inside...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.93

Orlando year 6 avie1Nicolette’s fingers traced the wall of the mysterious room where the door was moments ago. “And you are sure that no one else can find it?” Her voice was barely above a whisper, still afraid that prying ears could hear.

Foozle stood in the center of the unassuming little room. It looked like a lounge or sitting room with a plush couch on one side, a love seat on the other and walls of quaint wooden paneling. On the far side of the room there was a tall worn cabinet. “Am A shuir?” He shook his head. “Onything’s possible. But it teuk me months tae airt oot the jynt masel, sae Ah’d wager it’s mair than sauf,” he told her, giving a look around them. Even without sconces or candelabras the room was perfectly lit.

She turned to face him, still keeping the cautious distance between them as she re...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.92

Céilidh year 6 avie1Céilidh MacAllister dug her hands into the pockets of her jeans. The way her head cocked to the side made her burning red hair fall hang down over her shoulder. Her irises narrowed into the corner of her eyes as she looked at the boy walking beside her. “Tha’s a deevilish leuk yuir wearin, Foozle.”

“Whit dae ye mean, Ginger?” The Hufflepuff’s lip curled up on the left. “This is hou Ah ayeweys leuk.”

“Och, isna tha the trowth.” She shook her head and laughed. “But it’s sumthin different.” And there was something, she just couldn’t lay a finger on it. Céilidh filed it away with a mental shrug, earmarking it for later and trudged on up the hill.

When they reached the top the snow was nearly halfway to their knees. Standing atop the tall hill they turned around...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.91

Orlando year 6 avie1In a few short moments they had a complete snowman with button eyes, a big red nose, and small stones they had uncovered to give him a wide grin. They stood side by side to admire their work. Lando took a deep breath and linked his arm with hers. “He needs a name.”

“Oh you don’t want my help there.” The brunette laughed. “Rose was scandalized last time I named something.”

“Aye, but Ahmno Rose.”

“Well” She took a long look at their creation. “He is round, cold, lumpy, and has a red nose. . . So he reminds me of Great Uncle Gabriel.” She unconsciously hugged his interlinked arm close as she looked at him. “What do you think?

“Gabriel, eh?” His head tilted to the side, as if examining a piece of art. “He’s definitely a Gabriel...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 5: Curiouser and Curiouser 3.90

Nicolette year 6 avie1Taking a quick few steps to catch up to him she looked to the trees before them then to the boy beside her. “What are you up to?”

“We,” he replied as they weaved through the first wave of trees.

“We?”

“Me. You.” He turned, giving her a wink as he again walked backward. Drawing his wand from his coat, he swiped it across their tracks, “Hansgretella.” The impressions of their footprints raised and disappeared from view as he swiveled back about. “We.”

She watched the footprints do their disappearing act in the snow for a few steps. “Okay, what are we up to?”

“Juist a wee project.” Foozle’s body pressed close to hers as they maneuvered through a tight grove.”Something A think ye’d be guid wi.”

Nicolette eyed him once again but followed through as he led the way towards his destination...

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