Daily Archives May 28, 2014

Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.2

Céilidh year 6 avie1As Rhane and Giles led the four teenagers back toward a celebratory drink at the Three Broomsticks, Tom grabbed Céilidh’s arm and pulled her into a near by alleyway.

“Tommy?!?” The ginger yelped “Whit th’ hell urr ye doing?”

“Kidnapping you to have some alone time,” Tom winked, “We’ve barely had two bloody minutes alone lately and I for one,” Tom leaned in and kissed her, “could use it.”

“Bit whit aboot yer da, ‘n’ th’ others?” Céilidh eyed her boyfriend.

“I don’t think they’ll mind,” Tom winked and then grabbed her by the hand, “Come on, let’s go see what we can find.”

The two sixth year walked hand in hand down the main street. “So where to first?”

Céilidh wrapped her arm around Tom’s, “A dinnae ken, ye git ony steid in mynd?”

Tom gave a mockingly thoughtful face, “Hadn’t really tho...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.1

Orlando year 6 avie1Tom took a few deep breaths and then stared reciting the three D’s to himself, Destination. Determination. Deliberation. Destination. Determination. Deliberation. Finally Tom spun on the spot where he stood and then he suddenly felt like he was pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his ear-drums were being pushed deeper into his skull. Crimson and Gold wisps of smoke, with twin streaks of Dark Blue and Yellow covered the spot where he stood and there was a loud pop. The wisps of smoke materialized inside the hoop. As the wisp faded, Tom screamed in pain...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.100

Rose year 6 avie1As a prefect, a sixth year, and a generally above average Ravenclaw, Rose had been reasonably certain that she knew every inch of Hogwarts by now. Needless to say, the tiny blonde had been shocked to find a door to an undiscovered and amazingly useful room appear in the hallway one day.

She’d been pacing on the seventh floor, trying to think of the perfect thing to do for Danny’s birthday. He’d been such a good friend to her this year… letting her help him, helping keep her mind of her own problems, and generally just being fun to be around. She felt closer to him than ever. So, naturally, that demanded a sweet, personal gesture for his birthday. Something that wasn’t a plant or anything less than a totally heartfelt gift.

So, after much thought, the little Ravenclaw had decided to try he...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.99

Laun year 6 avieTom jumped down from the platform and walked toward his cheering section, “That was not my best performance,” Tom shrugged, “but at least I won.”

“Ah thoght ye did stoatin,” Céilidh wrapped her arms around her boyfriend’s neck.

“Aye,” his brothers said in unison.

“THAT WAS AWESOME TOMMY! I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO WIN!” Laun clapped, just as quickly as he had started jumping up and down the blonde slytherin stopped and waved over to Helena, “I’m so sorry Helena I was rooting for you!” He said sincerely.

Helena, having recovered from stupify, was clearly not in a talking mood. She offered Tommy a half hearted, “Well done,” then made a hasty exit.

Rose, however, was more than willing to talk. “That was brilliant! I knew you’d win the first match...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.98

Tommy year 6 avie1Though, at this point, the Great Hall was filled only with the members of the Dueling Club, Rose was already imagining how it would be at the end of the tourney. The entire school would be there, ready to cheer for a champion. And, despite her boastful words when they signed up, she fully expected that champion to be Tommy.

Worming her way through taller students to get a spot near the front, the little Ravenclaw spotted her housemate, and Tommy’s opponent for the day, standing off to one side. Dark hair pulled back from her perfectly tanned face, Helena Gomes stared almost blankly at the dueling floor, lips reciting silent spells as she prepared.

Tommy would win. He had to. But, even so, there was no force in the world that could keep Rose from offering Helena a bit of encouragement...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.97

Hogwarts-CrestAn empty piece of parchment paper laid on the desk when a mix-tape was put into the specially charmed cassette player that started up with, “Oh man look at those caveman go!” before it continued with the rest of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.” By the time several lines had been added, “Space Oddity” thrummed out of the tiny speakers of Bobby Britto’s headphones connected to his walkman that came from home. His quill tapped against the paper as thoughts were now stopped. Professor McGonagall gave Bobby a punishment that they both knew really wasn’t a punishment, but it was something the teen had taken very seriously. The sudden case of writer’s block he got toward the assignment got under his skin really quickly...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.96

Tommy year 6 avie1Routines are hard to break, even when one is upset, and the powers that be have an odd sense of humor, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Céilidh MacAllister and Tom Llewelyn were reminded of this fact when they both hit the landing to the Gryffindor common room at the same time. It was eleven o’clock after all, and they did generally eat Sunday brunch together.

They looked at each other, finding some satisfaction in the fact that it didn’t appear as if either of them had slept well. As one, they spoke, “I’m sorry…”

Laughter broke some of the tension, and after a moment Tom nodded, “Ladies first.”

“Thanks,” Céilidh said. She swallowed, trying to collect her thoughts. She’d gone over and over everything in her head, but it didn’t make it any easier to say...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.95

Danny year 6 avie1Danny strolled through the halls of a disused section of Hogwarts, whistling merrily. It was one of his favorite pastimes during idle periods, although those had been hard to steal away with all of his classes this year. He jogged down a narrow stone staircase and around the corner, not sure where he was going and not really caring. He was moving on pure instinct.

Wandering up the hallway towards another stairway, he thought he heard sobbing. As he moved forward, the sound got louder. When he reached the staircase, he saw a small first year sitting there, crying softly to himself.

“Hey, lad. What’re ye daein’ oot ‘ere?”

The diminutive lad looked up at Danny, shame and anger evident in his teary eyes. “What’s it to you, Ravenclaw?”

Catching a glance of the Slytherin patch on the first year’...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.94

Tommy year 6 avie1All the spectators had emptied their seats and left. Tom sat alone in the stands, his head bowed slightly. He knew he had let his temper get the better of him. That was the first time he had gotten that angry since Benny ripped apart his incredibly rare Cyprian Youdle Chocolate Frog Card right in front of him. Tom had broken Benny’s nose that day, and it was the last time he had truly lost his temper. That day his father had set him down and explained that just because someone makes you angry, that doesn’t mean you stoop to their level.

And that was the question, why did he let himself get that angry? What Casey did to Oliver was so over the top terrible...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: Ink and Rails 1.93

Rose year 6 avie1As a general rule, entering a professor’s office wasn’t something to worry about too much. But then again, as far as Rose was concerned, Professor Qasim was outside of the rules. Sure, his classes were informative, engaging even, but the memory of their very first lesson still lingered in her thoughts. It colored her view of him and kept her from being too much like Laun or Tommy.

Standing just inside his door, the tiny Ravenclaw stood very still, as if afraid to touch anything. Biting her lip, gaze was drawn to the table in the center of the room where a miniature pyramid seemed to pulse and glow for no particular reason. If that wasn’t creepy enough, a subtle motion above her head caused her to look toward the ceiling...

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