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Old 09-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #153 (permalink)

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SPOILER!!: lil babies and baby Grayson
Originally Posted by PatInTheHat View Post

Tavie stared in amazement at the beautiful display her and Flynn's wands had just put on, her mouth slightly agape. Did everyone see that?? She looked back at her Daddy and Mr. Gray. Did they see that??? "They were dancing!" She said in a singsong voice, briefly trading wands with Flynn. Not to try and see if they'd work, but so both could inspect the others awesome new companions.

When the wandmaker spoke, Octavia processed the numbers first - 12, 1/3, and 12 - and THEN she processed the remaining details about her wand. GASP. "My mum has an Acacia wand!" Did he know? Daddy knew. They would both be so proud of this, she knew it. "What do the numbers mean for my wand?" Important question, that.

As far as accessories went... Tavie listened in on what her bestie was getting before she spoke. "I want everything he's getting, and I want my wand engraved with an amaryllis flower also please." Tavie DID really want a magical wand holster, but that didn't matter to her in the grand scheme of things, not when she was going to get her wand engraved.

....... Did he know what a amaryllis flower looked like?
Originally Posted by Tegz View Post
His dad said he could have gemstones and ribbons!!!! Flynn GRINNED up at him - and a HOLSTER!? Oh boyohheckohCirceohSweetCliodna!

Flynn gripped the wand he was offered, looked around at his friends in nervous excitement, and then up at his dad (and also at Scan) with the hero worship kind of adoration. He was getting his wand RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW! And of course he was going to swish it good, and swish it at the same time as Tavie, on a one two and three - and he didn't even THINK for a second that this one wouldn't be it. Maybe that was part of why the wand, upon said swishing, emitted a silvery vapour which swirled up and around and through Tavie's stream of colours, almost as though they had practiced it, or as though both colour stream and silver vapour had been cast from the same wand, with intention, and not just from a wide eyed wave of first ever wands from two eleven year olds.

Oh it felt so NICE! He looked up at his dad. "This is it!"

"Tavie look!" he held his wand out for her to take a good look at and eagerly eyeballed hers.

Oh but he was allowed a holster and stuff! Flynn looked up at the board, eyes searching it for just the perfect -- ohhhhh they had SATIN! He kinda wanted that one. But..... he took a breath. Best not. Just in case. "Can I get a leather hip holster? Ummm...." Did they come in rainbow?

.... best not.

"In black please!"

And THEN he noticed the HANDLE EMBELLISHMENT bit, and Flynn was starry-eyed. "I can get a gemstone in the handle???"

How nice to see two wands interact like that. It would happen more often if people were fitted together more often, but generally it was a more one on one experience so it didn't quite happen this way. Still, two very good matches that Ram was pleased about. He smiled at the little girl.

"You have 12 1/3 unyielding Acacia with Jobberknoll feather core for 12 galleons." Surprising, that he'd made two Acacia wand matches this summer, given how difficult it often was to match. "Are you wanting any equipment or accessories with that?" And.... he STILL very much wanted to ask her father for his autograph.

And for the boy.... "14 3/4 inch supple willow with griffin claw core there. Lovely. 11 galleons for the wand and 4 for the holster... that's 15 so far......" The gemstone part though.... "Its a minimum of 20 galleons for the embellishment, how about I give you a brochure to take a look at, and you can take that home and have a think about what you want?" Ramiel suggested, glancing at the boy's father. He got one of the information brochures out and circled the ones that were an option with that particular wand - there were a few gemstones that would not resonate well with the griffin claw.

He passed the brochure over with the holster.
Originally Posted by hermionesclone View Post
Before Grayson knew it, he was being reassured about people being protected and powerful wands and even flipping babies? Yeah, he was ignoring that last part to the best of his abilities. Didn't need to know, didn't want to know. As far as he was concerned, he was blissfully oblivious to all of that.

Although, how Phoebe and Tavie knew that he was worried about Flynn going to Hogwarts, he'll never know. Whatever it was, it caused the man to smile cheekily and say, "Knew I could rely on the three of you." Flynn had good friends, and the fact that they were all going to Hogwarts together only made this slightly easier.

Trust Flynn to want colours and gemstones on his wand. Was he surprised? Nah. He'd probably be more surprised if he wanted his wand to be plain and simple. "Yeah, it's your wand, you can style it however you want. Maybe get a holster for it, if you wanted to be fancy." Ruby might have his skin if he spoilt the kid too much but how could he say no?

"You knooooow," he started in a dramatic fashion, "I think you'll get an even better wand. One that's got a nice colour that you can adjust with all the gemstones and ribbons you want." He knew squat about wands but the kid didn't need to know that.

And then, before he knew it, it was time. The time he dreaded but was also glad to be there for. They seemed to want to do this together, especially Tavie and Flynn, so he wasn't going to interrupt. Just stand there, looking cool and trying not to look as emotional as he felt. He wasn't gonna start blubbering. Not in here, not in front of his son, and not in front of his son's friends.

It was a relief when Scan started talking to him. But that question? Snort. "You're not asking for yourself, are you?" he asked, giving him a cheeky grin, "Dora's a scary lady and I'm not breaking up a marriage." No, thanks. Not his cup of pumpkin juice.

"I've been seeing this guy, though. A paternal type, seems to be good with kids." Which was important, you know. "But Merlin, he's so boring, he might as well be a f-" Kids. ".....freaking cucumber." And that was his sad story.

"What about you? How do you feel about all of this?" Wands, school, Beauxbatons.

”Luckily,” Scan started with a smirk, “Dora and I aren’t married.” Or at least, to their daughter’s knowledge. What Scan and Dora chose to do for purely legal reasons was their business. And he didn’t need his kid finding out she’d been denied flower girl duties ever, but especially not on wand day. She had been bothering him about it for weeks.

Scan didn’t bother hiding his surprise. Like. A dude? Grayson was seeing a guy? He had so many questions that he pocketed for later, because kids were present and all that jazz, but HUH. A guy. A BORING guy, apparently. “Dump him. He said with an easy shrug. ”You ought to date someone that could as easily light you on fire as smooch ‘ya.”

He hung up his sage wisdom hat when the kids were suddenly handed wands. Scan’s heart did a sad, profound pang, seeing his kid with her wand. It all went so fast. She was a little person with a wand. And she was leaving them.

It got even worse when the wand worked. Like she was, in fact, a little human. With her own life. Who didn’t need her Dad. He was a man. He wasn’t gonna cry. Here.

He plastered on a big, fake smile for the benefit of the kid. Two thumbs up, too. Scan addressed the wandmaker, “Whatever she wants, mate.”
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