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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.96

Laun year 6 avieLaun was feeling pumped, he always did before a match. He had been perusing spell books well into the night in preparation.

He had little else to do these days. His romance with Elizabeth, the muggle girl he had met had fallen apart due to distance, and though he received regular owls from Damien, it wasn’t the same since his only Slytherin buddy had moved and transferred to Durmstrang.

So Dueling club had become Laun’s main source of fun.

As he entered the Slytherin common room though that sense of fun felt perilously close to disappearing. He came upon a huddled mob of his Slytherin “brothers” all looking intense, not quite murderous this time at least though.

“Just the man we were looking to see...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.95

Tommy year 6 avie1Tom sat staring at the rat that sat in on the table looking back at him. The Gryffindor tapped his wand against his teeth. “Alright.” He sighed heavily. “How to do this? I mean there isn’t exactly a spell on this.” His wand snaked back and the tip scratched his scalp. Finally he made up his mind on how to start. He pointed his wand at the rat and took a deep breath. At the last moment, the scene from a few weeks before entered his mind staying his wand hand. He remembered himself as a partial chair, and the fear that had entered him.

He could see his wand hand start to shake slightly and immediately pulled it back to his body with his other hand...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.94

Danny year 6 avie1Her homework wasn’t studying itself. No matter how many times Rose reread the same page, the words didn’t seem to string together into anything at all memorable. Instead, the parchment in front of her that was supposed to hold notes from the text was full of small swirls, flowers, and hearts. Blowing a blonde curl away from her face, the little Ravenclaw drew another heart then stopped herself from putting a pair of initials inside it.

It was impossible to concentrate. Too much had happened and the blonde was honest enough with herself to admit that she was scared. Not of her new skill. That was a family trait that she was relatively sure she could master. Her professors certainly seemed to have confidence in her...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.93

Tommy year 6 avie1Frost covered the windows of the of the Gryffindor sixth year dormitory . Tom pulled the curtains back on his four poster. Tom wasn’t so much nervous as he was excited. Today was the first match of the second round of the duel tournament and he was going to face one of his best friends Bill Weasley in the second round.

“Oi.” A pillow came flying through the air and landed with a fwump against Tom’s face. “You ready?”

Tom bent down and picked up the pillow and lobbed it back at Bill. “Why of course, Mister Weasley,” Tom said with a with a mockingly haughty voice, “are you?”

Bill’s face pulled into a wide grin. “Well of course, my dear Michael.” Bill bowed low to Tommy.

“Well, I hope you’re ready for disappointment.” Tom grinned. “I don’t plan on losing.”

“Well, you know what they say abou...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.92

Rose year 6 avie1Since studying, or doing nearly anything, in public places still proved to be difficult, Rose had elected to spend a quiet afternoon in the Ravenclaw common room. Outside the high tower windows, the winter sky rolled with dark clouds, announcing an imminent snow storm. And, while a layer of fresh snow would be most welcome tomorrow morning, today it simply made Rose want to nap.

Blonde curls hanging around her face as she attempted to read yet another fascinating assignment, the prefect held back a yawn. At least she was inside, instead of out in the horrible weather, she decided.

From the window across common room came a tapping from the window. Half afraid it was Idril, or any other owl stuck outside in this horrible weather, Rose jumped up to open the window...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.91

Céilidh year 6 avie1The trio crossed to the far end of the grounds and the “Do Not Cross” line of trees that marked the beginning of the Forbidden Forest. With little more than a casual glance to make sure no eyes were upon them, they slipped in one by one.

The Gryffindor lead the way along a path that was all but invisible if you didn’t know it was there and had been really looking for it. Ducking under and around the spindly, knobby, knuckled branches that tried to tangle in their hair, it lead deeper and deeper, meters past the edge of where any direct sunlight broke through the canopy until a small rocky burm sat in a small clearing.

“Here we gae,” Céilidh said.

A pair of curtains hung over the cave’s mouth, blocking the little warm glow behind...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.90

Nicolette year 6 avie1Orlando MacFoozle was smiling as he pulled the dark hooded sweatshirt on and zipped it up. He wasn’t sure why, but he felt good about today even if it was just another day like every other day. And Nicolette had told him that is just what it should be several times. “A day the same as any other.” Still, the Hufflepuff, humming as he tucked his wand up his sleeve, couldn’t and wouldn’t wipe the smile off his face.

Of course, the Scot wasn’t terribly sure what she had meant by that or if she had even meant it at all. He thought he had an advantage on those matters, considering he could rather literally slip into her thoughts, but there had been no such luck there. Since they had gotten back to school, she had been much more guarded in that respect.

So he played it, as he did so many things: ...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.89

Rose year 6 avie1“Alright Mister Belby,” Tom sighed as he rubbed his eyes in consternation, “let’s try this again. The wand movement is key. It’s one,” Tom flicked his wand, “two, three and then tap the matchstick and call out Acus.” The match on the table made a metallic tinkling sound and turned into a needle. Tom tapped it again and it turned back into a match.

The first year Slytherin looked at Tom like he was something foul on his shoe. “Why is it that McGonagall trusts a blood traitor like you to tutor?” His lisping drawl was enhanced by his snarling smile.

Not taking the bait, Tommy grinned at the little urchin. “Because, I have been studying Transfiguration for almost six years, I am a registered animagus, and I have been published in Transfiguration Today...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.88

Tommy year 6 avie1Tom stared across the Great Hall at the Ravenclaw table. Liam Liddell sat with his back to Tommy talking to several other Ravenclaws. He knew that there was something about Liam that wasn’t right. Something just beyond his reach, but it was right there taunting him and it was maddening. It was all he could think about. Why did he just happen to be at the pub on New Year’s? Why did he just happen to be in Hogsmeade when they returned to school, especially when everyone else usually took the Hogwarts Express?

“Are you even listening?” Bill’s voice brought him back to reality.

“Huh, what?” Tommy shook his head clearing it.

“Where the hell were you for the past like,” Bill looked at his watch, “five bloody minutes.”

“Oh, mate I’m sorry.” Tom sighed as he rubbed his eyes...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.87

Rose year 6 avie1Céilidh sat in what was becoming an all-too-familiar chair in the library. Researching ways to fix… cure… whatever they needed to do to get Wordsworth back to normal, was proving more challenging than the Lady and the Gentlemen had thought at the outset. A grumbling from below the table’s edge signalled the redhead that time for the evening meal was fast approaching. Heaving a sigh, Céilidh added yet another title to their growing list of books that were no help whatsoever.

Piling her stack back upon the shelving cart, Céilidh stuffed the parchment list into her bag and made her way through the canyons of bookcases toward the library exit. She went to pull the heavy doors and was surprised to feel very little resistance...

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