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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 2.94

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 2.88

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 2.86

Danny year 6 avie1Danny had been pacing back and forth in front of the Fat Lady for close to ten minutes, apparently trying to make up his mind about something. The woman in the portrait finally had enough.

“Young man, you are beginning to wear me out. What business do you have here?”

“Matters o’ th’ hert mah guid woman.” He flashed the portrait his best smile.”Ah’m sure ye hud mony a suitor in yer day, hen. Surely ye ken.”

As the picture blushed and giggled, Dan made up his mind. Looking back at the picture he said, “Blathering Blatherskite” The portrait swung open and Danny stepped through the entryway.

Tommy leaned back and rubbed his temple. He wasn’t sure how long he had been out in the common room studying, but from it’s empty state it, he had been there a long time...

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Agents of MAGIC – Hogwarts Year 6: The Ties That Bind 2.84

Rose year 6 avie1The Great Hall was filled with a cacophony of sound Thursday night. Fresh snow was falling outside and the hall’s ceiling was cloudy, with illusionary flakes falling toward the tables, only to vanish a few feet above them.

All around the tables, students were talking and laughing, sharing stories of what they had done that day and ideas of what they would do tonight. At the Ravenclaw table, Danny sat, surrounded by his friends. As he listened to them, he noticed Rose blink, then look down. He knew that look.

“Hey, Rose,” he said, pushing back from the table.

“Yes, Danny?” she replied without looking up.

“Let’s take a walk.” he said, offering her his arm. They linked arms and walked out of the hall and into the cool evening.

They walked in silence for some time, listening to the crunch of t...

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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 2.78

Danny year 6 avie1A light snow fell on Hogsmeade dusting the only wholly wizarding village in England with white. As it was the last Saturday before the students of Hogwarts were to return to school, the streets were filled more than usual with students.

In front of the Three Broomsticks, there was a crack and a swirl of red and gold smoke as Tom apparated into view. He shivered slightly against the cold Scottish wind, as opened the door and strode into the warmth of the tavern.

Ordering himself a butterbeer, the Gryffindor pulled up a seat at the table nearest the fire and waited.

He hadn’t waited long before another crack sounded in the street. Through the window, Tom saw Danny appear across the street, about six feet off the ground, and drop unceremoniously into a large snow drift.

The Ravenclaw man cli...

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