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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.37

Orlando year 6 avie1“You wouldn’t lie to me would you, Fooze?” Samantha Monkshood had her arm tucked into his and was chugging them along down the narrow aisle of the train.

“Samalander, A kinnae lie to ye, hen.” She was moving with enough speed that when he stopped it almost pulled her back off her feet. MacFoozle took a deep breath and, gripping her square by the shoulders, looked deep into her eyes. They were a soft green, like perfectly worn picnic grass. “Sam…” His voice was tender and sincere.

His nose was so close to hers. Sam swallowed hard, realizing for a moment how dry her throat was.”Yeah?”

“A would totally lie to ye.” He winked and started walking again. “But Ah’mno lying tae ye now.”

Sam’s face tightened up toward her nose...

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.32

Nicolette year 6 avie1Nicolette watched as the people who had invaded her train compartment left until she was gradually alone. It was a little sad to be alone again, but at the same time, she was relieved that she did not have to share breathing space with some of the people who had been invited into her compartment.

Aeryn stepped back in breezily,reclaiming Maisy who had begun eyeing Nicolette’s hamster in a very “I’m going to eat you” sort of way. She scooped up the kitten and sat opposite Nicolette, her hand stroking the kitten’s smooth fur.

“Sorry about that Nic. How have you been?”

The Ravenclaw girl shrugged noncommittally, “Fine, I suppose. I could definitely do without all the drama that seems to be circling this train.”

“Oh Nic,” Aeryn chuckled. “You so need to lighten up!”

Nicolette plastered a ...

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.29

Danny year 6 avie1“Well, that’ over.” Danny sighed and pulled his wand out of his pocket. He began balancing it on his fingertip.

Foozle grinned. “Ye should try on yuir nose,” he suggested.

“I could do that,” Dan replied with mock confidence.

Foozle shook his head. “I dinnae think ye can.”

“Honestly,” Nicolette looked disgustedly at the duo. “Are you two that bored already?”

“Aye!” they replied in unison.

“Well, you could always look over your reading assignments again.”

Lando pretended not to hear Nicolette’s suggestion. “Lait’s gae find th’ tea barrae.”

“Thare’s a thocht,” replied the Ravenclaw. “Mebbes we’ll hae anither megrim yonderaboots.”

The duo stood and marched out of the car. Behind them they heard Nicolette seething, “Why. Can’t. They. Speak. ENGLISH!”

“Where is the trolley?” Danny wondered alou...

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.27

Tommy year 6 avie1“I think I might have had a bit too much Pumpkin Juice,” Eric smiled to Belinda.

“Already?! You must have the smallest bladder in the world!” Belinda joked.

Eric smiled back weakly. “I’m just going to run off to the toilet,”

“Back-up?”

“I should be ok.. it’s only to the end of the carriage,” He replied.

“I’ll be keeping an ear out,” Belinda winked.

“Thanks Belle,” Eric smiled and started off down the corridor.


Tom looked at his watch as the Hogwarts Express rattled along the rails, wondering how much longer Rose, Sam and the other prefects would be busy with their briefing for the year ahead. Orlando and Dan were talking with each other about the previous summer while Aeryn and Tom engaged in avid discourse over the Quidditch game from the night before.

“I swear....

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.25

Orlando year 6 avie1Foozle watched Céilidh rush down aisle, nearly flooring a pair of little first year students with Wyatt’s carrier. “I dinnae know why she doesn’t juist put a leash on tha thing.”

“What? Wyatt?”

“Aye. He’s more a dug than a cat.” Dan snickered as they slid the car door back open. “Dang near, anywho.” Dan returned to his seat while MacFoozle stayed standing in the open doorway. He smiled down as the two first years continued their exploration of the train. Orlando felt a certain affinity to their curious nature. It was all new to them and they were already going into it head first, not waiting it out nervously in sitting a car. “E’er notice how they be gitten smaller ivery year?”

“I wouldn’t worry too much, Fooze,” Tom said, grinning, “they’ll be taller then you before we know it.”

Foozle p...

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.18

Tommy year 6 avie1“Mili darling,” Laurenna Sheridan chirped happily as they crossed through the threshold of platform 9 3/4 and saw the Llewelyns in front of them. The two old friends embraced and kissed each other on the cheeks.

“Alcander, old man,” Giles grasped Mr. Sheridan’s hand and shook it happily, “hard to believe it’s another year isn’t it?”

“Isn’t it though Giles my good man. It seems like just yesterday that Rose and Tom were just babies.”

“Hullo Tom, Cissy,” Rose waived happily as she came up to the younger Llewelyns, “look who I ran into on the way over here,” she said as she smiled and waived her hand toward Forster.

“All right, Tom?”

“All right, Forster, you?”

“All right. I saw the score to the Falcons/Cannons game this morning in the Daily Prophet...

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AGENTS OF MAGIC – HOGWARTS YEAR 5: FRIENDS AND OTHER STRANGERS 1.5

Nicolette year 6 avie1People bustled around as a black car pulled up to the drop off area at the train station unnoticed. An old man in a dress jacket got out of the driver’s side and hurried to unload the contents of the trunk. An older woman exited the front passenger side of the car and opened the back door. The woman looked around and offered her hand to the person inside. “Help out, Miss Nicolette?” A thin pale hand waved her offer off and the passenger emerged from the back seat.

Nicolette was a tall thin girl, her smooth dark hair pinned up carefully to avoid falling in her eyes. Her fingers touched the silver buttons on her green blouse and smoothed out her long black skirt, making sure she was presentable before continuing. “No thank you Nania. I am fifteen, fully capable of getting myself out of a ...

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