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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 2.91

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 2.87

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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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.83

Laun year 6 avie“I wonder who’ll be teaching class? I haven’t heard any announcements…” Laun mused as he, Rose and Tom wandered to the dungeon.

“Dunno.” Tom shrugged “Did you hear anything about who would be head of Slytherin? Or even how the Professor is?”

“Professor Qasim is acting head of Slytherin,” Laun stifled a grin, “As for Professor Snape, I don’t know much but I hear that he is stable.”

Rose shifted the books in her arms so she could grab a curl of golden hair. “I know you need a head of your house. And we need a teacher… but… it’s so soon. Poor Professor Snape. He’ll be back as soon as he’s better, right?”

“I hope so!”

“Ma said he wis bad aff still.” Céilidh came from behind wrapping her arms around Tom’s waist. “Thay still havnae figured oot wha potion hit him.”

“Well I want to go on record a...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.82

Danny year 6 avie1The night’s wind whipping across the surface of the Black Lake had cleared it of snow, leaving only a thick sheet of ice to glisten in the cold morning sun. It was Saturday and with no classes to deal with, Orlando and Dan had decided to throw together a bit of recreation for their friends, and were heading down early to set up the equipment.

Using their wands to clear a path from the castle to the lake, the two young men also carried a large open-topped chest between them. Non-flying broomsticks stuck out of the box at different angles. “Whaur d’ye kin?”

The Hufflepuff looked around, then pointed to an small cove on the edge of the lake. “Thare. Plenty o’ room, ice looks guid an’ thick.”

Walking down to the frozen cove, they set the box down and began to work...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.79

Tommy year 6 avie1Nicolette Ainscough sighed and cast another spell on her throat, replacing the collar with a frilly ribbon. She had spent more time trying to hide the ugly bruises on her throat than she had
packing for their return to school. Living with the Sheridans had been a completely different world for the newly disowned girl. She had never imagined a family dynamic like the one she was now a part of. She had even grown fond of Halcyon, Rose’s new baby sister.

She looked towards the bathroom door that connected her new room to that of her best friend, Ambrosia Sheridan. How about this?” The other girl could hear the doubt in her voice without even seeing the look on her face.

“It’s fine,” the blonde replied without looking up...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.77

Tommy year 6 avie1“Morning Marus.” Tommy petted the owl lazily as he stayed in bed, comfortable under the warm covers. “Anything interesting in the morning mail?”

Marus hooted happily and nipped at his hair, pulling it slightly.

“You know where the treats are go get them yourself.” Tom moaned as he started picking through the mail. “Transfiguration Today, a letter from Hogwarts.” He opened the letter and pulled out two pieces of parchment.

Tom pulled the first out which talked about new extra classes that were available to sixth years and if they were interested to write back to their heads of house immediately.

Tom took note of some of the classes on the list and set it down planning to write to Professor McGonagall later today and enroll in a few.

He pulled the second piece of parchment open...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.74

Tommy year 6 avie1Shellycoat’s Tankard was warmer, as judged by the rosy cheeks and noses. And as the cups filled and emptied and refilled the music grew louder and brighter. And the tales told became all the more fantastic, crazy, and, in the case of Orlando MacFoozle, embarrassing. In this moment, it was his grandmother telling about one of times he had tried to put a saddle on their dog. This had all seemed more cute than embarrassing until she added the part about how he was “…Stark naked!”

Laughter roared around the bar. Even Orlando laughed, lifting his whiskey and taking a deep mouthful. His eyes rolled over to the raven haired girl beside him.

She bit her lip, biting back the laughter that reddened her cheeks as much as the wine. “Do all these stories end with you running about naked?”

The boy shrug...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.73

Orlando year 6 avie1The foursome stepped into the street from the snow covered knoll known as Dungallan park that rose up from the waterfront. The street was dark between the intermittent lights that hung over the road that crawled up and wound around the bend of the sound. The rise of the earth opposite the street and the smattering of homes over it blocked off most of the city, leaving only a gentle glowing silhouette around the earthy darkness.

Still holding her hand, Orlando squeezed Nicollette’s fingers and gave a nod of the head up the road. “C’mon. It’s no far.”

The four of them strolled along the wet street, soft snowflakes dropping from the starry sky. With every step the lilting din of celebration grew from a faint sound to a rolling buzz...

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