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Old 09-23-2018, 06:00 PM
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Just as you enter the shop, in between all the chaos that may or may not have been going on, is a rather open area with a measuring tape that seems to be hovering in mid air. It wiggles and flies around, ready to measure the next customer to walk into it's range. The measuring tape will eagerly measure your height, the reach of your arm, and maybe even other strange measurements to help the wandmakers find the best wand for you.

In front of the counter there is the empty space that is designated as the fitting area. Here is where wands are fitted. After being measured by the magical measuring tape, you will be assisted by a worker who will then endeavor to fit you with your perfect wand and start pulling boxes from the shelves, which stretch back impossibly far and up so high that even the tallest people have to tip their head back to see the tops.

Long sliding ladders are attached to every stretch of shelves, and the wandmakers make great use of these to reach those wands which are tucked away high up. There seems to be a filing system of sorts, some kind of method to the madness, though most of the boxes are unmarked. Is it a colour code? Or is it shape? size? smell? Something else? Well you'll never know unless you get a job here. Luckily, and out of sheer necessity, these shelves have been bespelled so that wandboxes are not in danger of flying everywhere due to errant spells cast by children wielding their new wands.

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⌦ In order to receive a wand, please take the WAND QUIZ ONCE for the character who is here for a wand. Then, post your character being measured by the "magical measuring tape" ONCE in this thread. This thread is not one where you should interact with others, one post here please! It serves as our queue!

See the example post below, or look at other posts in this thread from previous terms.

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Jessica went into Ollivanders with more than her share of nerves, it was time for her first wand! The eleven year old made her way over to the measuring area and waited for her turn. Soon enough the measuring tape reached her and began zipping about, straightening with a snap and measuring out her height and, when she held her arms out, she watched it take a measurement of how long they were too. Fun! Did that mean her wand would be as big as her whole arm?

The girl stepped away from the measuring area and she eagerly waited for the shopkeeper to find her wand.

⌦ Please take the SORTING QUIZ first and wait to be placed in your house before taking the wand quiz! Your house effects your final wand in our quiz! This goes for current members who are re-sorting too, though you may take the quiz in advance if you know what your new house will be.

⌦ You may role play the magical measuring tape, but you may not role play for the shopkeepers. Ollivander does not work here!

⌦ After submitting the wand quiz and posting in this thread, please wait for a shop worker to assist you and your character in finding their perfect wand match. You must RP to get your wand.

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Ahh.... the good ol' delayed response. For a moment there, Florian thought he'd be searching again, but some children had magic that was so subtle it took a moment to kick in. Every child was different, after all.

"Wonderful job!" Some encourage never went amiss. Especially with children so young. "That wand is made from light Hazel, ten an two-thirds of an itch. On the marker, it's one of the more loyal wand woods, not at all made for one who leans towards negative thoughts and emotions. I must warn you.... it tends to absorb negative energy and expel it in random, unpredictable ways. Namely if a stranger tried to use it, that the wand wasn't familiar with." See, very loyal. "It would have dire consequences for that person." The wandmaker tapped his chin thoughtfully, trying to recover more miscellaneous information from the well that was his mind. Oh! "...Something quite neat, you'll have silvery, tear-shaped emissions when passing over hidden water sources. So... logically, you'll have a good wand for braving the outdoors. For camping, and the like." Not everyone was skilled at Aquamenti, so that was useful.

"Combined with the Unicorn hair core, you'll have an effective tool for creature and plant magic." Mhm. Quite a wonderful wand to have at one's disposal.

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"No thanks," Mary said. She was quite happy she had not done anything destructive, and our even worked out first try.

She began looking for her bag, before pulling out a couple of galleons and setting them on the counter. She didn't know how much the wand cost, so she just set them there.
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Again, happy child equaled happy wandmaker! And a rare boy in this sea of ladies today.. Florian laughed outright at the excitement emitting from him, and felt himself get a morale boost from it. Days in the shop could be long and tedious, so it really depended on the children and parents to keep spirits high. Again, he needed to get someone in there to keep him company.

No flowers were put together for the young ser, but that didn't stop them from being offered. "Welcome to Ollivanders! Please help yourself to flowers. Take as many as you'd like... Gift them to your parents." Namely his mother, but men could enjoy them, too. So, no judgment there. As he spoke, he was already pulling his measurements closer, taking a quick gander at the numbers. Right, right. This was another that would pair with a rare wood. It was a day for his rarities.

Hm. He disappeared into the stacks without another word, his mind keeping a running list of options and throwaways as he passed each shelf. Hmmm. Maybe this one? Florian snagged the box from up high and toted it back towards the front counter.

"Now, I must warn you! It won't take much for this wand, so just a point should be enough." Meaning it had some power and needed to be handled with care. Please, and thank you.
Skeet definitely noticed all the ladies in this room. He wasn't sure if he was glad to be different from the general demographic or annoyed that there were too many females—at least, those he wasn't related to—within the vicinity.

And NO, he did NOT have cooties! Just to point out! He had always hated being accused of such disease especially by girls!

Oh... uh, flowers. Okay...? Skeet gave the flowers a look, eyebrows furrowed, before ultimately deciding to just take some for his mum. If he gave Mama Sayse flowers, then Skeet Octavian Sayse would be the better and favourite son. That was the logic here, obviously. "Thanks, Sir Wand Person! Mum would love them!" He said, paired with his signature wide smile. Emphasis on LOVE, because his mum would LOVE him more than stinky Sawyer after today. Either way, mum loved him more than Sawyer since, like, forever.

Skeet still could NOT, and could NEVER, contain his bounciness as he waited for the wand person to come back and... LOOK THERE IT WAS! It was his wand! The eleven year old carefully took the wand from Sir Florian and stared at it in awe for a good five seconds. It was a beauty. It truly was. IT WAS THE BEST WAND EVER. "A point? You mean like this?!" Skeet said as he lifted his hand up in the air and, as if it was supposed to happen, strings of confetti burst out of the wand's tip.

THAT. WAS. AMAZING.

"WIIIIIIIICKED!" He yelled. "Can I do that again?!"
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Some time after lunch, Florian had gotten caught up with putting spare wands away. For the most part, he was having reasonable success, but there were a few that presented a problem. Tricky, tricky. As an aside, he really needed to consider hiring some help. He was looking at getting married soon. An assistant would really take some of the pressure off.

ANYWAY.

This seemed to be a day dedicated to young witches, as yet another small girl got herself measured. She seemed remarkably calm in the face of the magical tape, so as a reward, the wandmaker busied himself collecting a few tulips in different shades of blue and purple. Once she made her way to the counter, he held them out for her to take. Always with a smile in place. "Hello, there! These are for you." After handing them over, he plucked the bit of parchment from the air and considered the numbers printed there. Ah, he had some ideas!

After he'd left to retrieve one of the options, he made his return, handing the wand off for her to try. "A swish and flick, if you please."
Eva was, of course, surprised but she positively beamed as she took the flowers, from him. "Thank you so much!" She took a moment to smell the beautiful tulips hardly able to believe the kind gentleman had managed to pick her favorite colours.

She was so enthralled that she a little surprised when the wand was held out to her. Moving the flowers to her left hand, she took the wand in her right, taking a deep breath, here goes nothing she thought. Eva gave a nice swish, complete with a delicate flick at the end. The wand gave a very small puff of sparks, she looked over at the gentleman, nibbling her lip a little.
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Brie Buchanan knew she was terrible with money, it was pure and simple. She was a human niffler; if it was shiny she wanted, no, she needed it, so she'd decided to play it safe and get her wand first. Imagine coming to get your wand and being broke? No way. Not happening.

The inside seemed to crackle with magic, which shouldn't have been as surprising as it was given that it was a wand shop.

Brie's attention was quickly drawn to a tape measure that seemed to be quite happy doing it's own little thing. Why the heck did it need to measure someone's the length of someone's nose? That was weird, right? Eyes narrowed she stepped up and pulled a few faces at the tape measure, waving her hand at it when it came to close to her face. Walking over to the counter, she kept glancing back at the tape measure suspiciously.
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Wow. First wand. Kaira couldn't help but grin. 'Thank you so much!,' she almost squealed from happiness.

She held her wand and looked at it for a while, savouring the moment. This was a special day, indeed. She listened to the Wand-maker as he spoke about all the wonderful things about her wand and she couldn't help but be proud of herself, and this feeling twinkled in her eyes as she smiled a little more.

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Oh! The eleven year old squealed happily when the wandmaker offered her a flower. “Thank you! You’re very kind.” She LOVE flowers and smelling them too. Isla helped herself by picking up the purple orchid. “How lovely!” Her face beamed with happiness.

She stood on her tip-toes, trying to see over the counter-top. “Okay mister! I’ll be waiting right here.” She was not leaving without her wand.No siree~ Feeling slightly anxious, her fingernails were starting to dig into the palm of her hands. Thankfully, the wandmaker came back with a wand for her to try out.

“Stubborn? How stubborn?” Isla asked, her curiousity peaked. She took the wand, aimed and immediately gave it a quick flick. A jet of red spark came out and powerfully knocked one of the shelves at once, causing all of the /nicely/ stacked wandboxes to fall onto the floor.

She jumped back in surprise. “Oh dear, I’m terribly sorry...” Isla hastily returned the wand back to the wandmaker. “I don’t think it likes ...listening to me. I only wanted to ...fetch that newspaper from your table.” Is she in trouble?!
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Torii missed her old wand. It had been in the car with her parents when the crash had happened. Her wand had been snapped into pieces, leaving the Muggle policemen to believe it had simply been a sturdy piece of wood that had somehow ended up in the car in the middle of all the chaos. It had been thrown away, and that was the last Torii had heard of it.

She hadn't really needed a wand until now. It was time for a brand new school year to start, and now that she lived across the pond, she guessed the best place to get a new wand would be Ollivander's. The fourth year waited her turn in line, and when she was finally called to get her measuring done, she gratefully stepped forward. It had been a really long wait.

The measuring part of the process seemed to be over in no time. Torii had watched the tape as it zipped around her, taking in everything it needed to find the perfect wand for her. When it was done, she stepped to the side and waited for the wandmaker to finish up. It was kind of exciting getting a new wand!
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As a wandmaker, Florian prided himself on a certain amount of intuition, meaning he'd known from the jump that something was off. He could've been misreading the signs, but if his gut was to be believed, this small boy was blaming himself. It wasn't a failure on his part, but one on Florian's.

Alright, new strategy.

"You know what, would you like to come take a look with me?" Perhaps he could help... It wasn't just about pairing children with wands here. No, the wandmaker wanted everyone who passed through Ollivanders to feel pride in themselves... Getting a first wand was an important rite of passage. It marked the beginning of new adventures. He very much felt a responsibility for all these children.
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Noah wished he had played sick and stayed home in bed with his box of mice rather than come out into Diagon Alley if this was the embarrassment he was to face. Hazel had has such an elaborate experience with her wand, so he recalled from the stories she told and how proud papa and daddy had been over dinner the night before. What stories would they tell now?

Passing the wand back as though it were a hot pan on a burning stove, Noah's trembling hands were soon after shoved into his trouser pockets and sloughed his shoulders. Though his eyes soon widened (in horror? In delight? It was hard to know in the moment, even for the 11-year-old) at the man's question. Was he really that hopeless that he had to find a wand himself? Was the wandmaker giving up on him? Or was this meant to be a more formal illustration of the expression 'plenty of fish in the sea' so that the red head wouldn't get discouraged after just one wand when there were so so so many other options?

Noah knew which his heart latched on to, and it was not in the wandmaker's favor.

".....okay," he sighed with a subtle nod of the head.
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Florian frowned, underwhelmed by her response to the wand. Perhaps the child was a bit in her own mind, but still... There would be some type of outward showing. "It can feel like a rush, but I think we can do better. Let me get another option for you."

He had collected a few possibilities, so if not this one, another of those. Just as before, there was a long pause in which he reconsidered each box. Hm... "Alright, let me take that one from you and you give this one a shot. Trust me.. if it's the right wand for you, you'll know." It wasn't something he could decide. It truly depended all on her.
Valencia frowned after his frown. OH NO. Did she mess up?! This was the single most important moment of her life and she didn't do it right.

"I'm sorry." she mumbled.

She handed the wand back and exchanged it for the wand in his hand.

She chewed her lip before getting a proper grip on it. She gave it a wave and a flick before bursting out in an excited fit of giggles. From the end of the wand, shot little sparks like a mini fireworks display.

"How do you get it to change color? I want to see blue ones." she said excitedly.
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It had taken way too long. WAY. TOO. [REDACTED]. LONG. (He heard Noel say that word and he liked it, it's fun too say, and apparently it's not spelled the same way dam is, because it's not a man made thing that collects water. Dad knows so many things *_*)

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Anyway. Ronan dragged his mother into Ollivander's, eyes wide as he suddenly felt VERY small looking up at all those wand boxes. How long had they been there for? Woooowwwww. Maybe he'd get an old wand! From like... the eighteen hundreds! Ronan was much too busy staring at the shelves to notice his mother nudging him towards the measuring area, so when a tape started to flutter and snap around his head he THWACKED it away before-

"OOPS! I'M SO SORRY TAPE!!!" it seemed fine, but he apologised anyway, and ignored Mum's face as he obediently held out his arms to be measured. D: HE HADN'T MEANT TO HIT IT!!! Apologising again and again and again, he still looked somewhat forlorn as the tape zipped away. SORRY, TAPE.
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After taking a break to put the unbought wands away, Florian wiped counters down and awaited the next child. And she was just finishing up with the tape, producing a parchment piece that hovered for mere seconds before he snatched it. After a quick analysis, where he paid special attention to the width of her left nostril, he grabbed a few lavender sprigs. For her, of course. Everyone was gifted flowers when visiting this shop.

"These are you for you, missus. I'll return shortly." And with that, the wandmaker was slipping off to the stacks to search. It took longer than expected to find the specific wand he had in mind, but eventually, he was rejoining the fray.

"Let's see what you make of this, yeah?" As with others, it was being presented handle first. "Go on."
After the encounter with the magical tape, Harri stepped right after the other kids, mostly of her age, to await her turn. A wand! A true to life magical wand! Her Ma and Pa and brother would be so proud! Speaking of which, was Owen not doing talking his friend yet? A quick peek over the throng of people to the entrance of the shop showed that in fact, yes, he was still busy chatting away. He had to come over here, sooner rather than later, because she didn't have the galleons to pay for her wand. Shifting on her feet, Harri turned her attention to the large white wolf (so cute!) on the rug...which streeeeeeetched and...

Harri GASPED.

Her eyes grew wide in surprise, astonishment and delight. An animagus! Mr. Wand Person was, is an animagus! AN. ANIMAGUS. ASDFGHJKL! Outwardly, the young girl looked pretty calm except for the look of awe on her face but on the inside she was beside herself from the excitement. An animagus just shifted right in front of her eyes! She had only started reading about them earlier this summer (quite obsessively so) and now she saw one shifting. In the flesh! What good deed could she have possibly done to deserve this? Merlin's above, wasn't she the luckiest? She was going to ask Mr. Wand Person EVERYTHING about being an animagus, starting maybe with how did he choose to be a white wolf? Or did that shape chose him? What age did he become one and so on and so forth...

Her initial reason for coming to the shop momentarily forgotten, Harri accepted the flowers and looked at the shopkeeper almost as if he was a saint. Mr. Wand Person/White Wolf animagus gave her flowers??? BEST DAY EVER!

But wait, where was he going? She wanted to ask him ALL the questions!

Biting her lip, the young girl waited patiently as her mind thought of the many animagus-related questions she could think of. Then sometime after, perked up again when Mr. Wand Person came back to hand her a wand...?

Oh.

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...OH!

"A wand!" Harri exclaimed, remembering that she was in a wand shop to get her very first wand, and NOT to hoard the shopkeeper about his animagus ability. No, no. But oh, she HAD so many questions! Maybe she could ask some after she got her wand? If he wasn't too busy? She could try! Grinning, she took the wand from the shopkeeper, but that grin slowly turned into an anxious tight smile. Wow, okay. They say the wand chooses the witch or wizard. What if no wand chose her? What if she wasn't magical after all? What if she wasn't allowed to go to Hogwarts? What if she never becomes an animagus like Mr Wand Person?

THE HORROR!

Biting her lip, Harri said a silent prayer to the wand before gently rolling her wrist and giving it a soft swish. At first nothing happened and then...sparks. Silver and golden sparks burst from the wand's tip with a merry crackle, making her smile grow just a tad wider.

Was that...it?
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Of course, not everyone reacted to the tape in a favorable manner. As the small girl flailed her hands and pushed the device away, it only became more aggressive in trying to complete it's task. Aggressive and snappy. Florian covered with mouth, hiding his amused smile. Terrible, but also...perhaps it was time to replace that menace of a measuring device.

She'd earned a small bouquet, so the wandmaker busied himself with throwing together color-coordinated blooms. Red zinnias and lavender calla lilies, both springtime flora... "I apologize for the invasive measuring tape. It has an attitude at times." With a grin, he handed the bundle of flowers off. "Enjoy those....and I will see about getting you a wand to try."

Does just that, too, ambling back to the counter wearing a rather determined expression. "Give this one a try."
No, no no. Odaline was not into any of this behaviour. She wanted to shrink away from here, this place and her Mother. However, there was very little way for Odaline to escape the clutches of her parents and their way of upbringing. She was grateful for the change of pace and the gift of flowers which she went about smelling, inspecting and keeping them well away from her Mother who was not a flower person. Odaline didn't know if she was a flower person either, but for now.. she would be. Because the distaste was evident on the other side of the shop.

She said nothing, a usual thing for her, but took the wand offered to her.

Was... she supposed to do something with it? What was giving it a try? She was going to have to ask, wasn't she? Ugh. She looked back at her Mother in the expectation that she would ask, but she was occupied with a notebook from her satchel. It was all up to Odaline... "How try?"
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Analiese walked into the Ollivander's as slowly as she could, following her mother. She was NOT in a good mood today. She knew what to do because she had seen her brother get his wand. "I'll wait outside, you go and get your wand." , said her mother. She walked to the middle of the room and the enchanted measuring tape immediately began to measure all over her slender build. Once the tape had finished measuring, Analiese waited for her turn to be fitted for a wand.

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Avalon tried to keep her excitement contained as she pushed open the door to Ollivanders. After years of waiting, it was finally time to get her wand. Her parents lingered at the sitting area near the display shelves, encouraging their daughter with a smile to go ahead and get fitted. They helped themselves to a cup of tea as Avalon approached the measuring area. The measuring tape danced its way over to Avalon and began to curl itself around her limbs. She crinkled her nose and suppressed a giggle as it tickled its way around her head, neck, arms, and legs. Why the tape needed to measure the circumference of her head, she had no idea. Nevertheless, she smiled as the measuring tape finished up her measurements. She glanced back excitedly at her parents, who gave her a reassuring nod as she waited to be fitted for her wand.
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SHE WAS SO EXCITED!

She had been to Diagon Alley loads of times before but today was special because it was her day! Well, it was also her brother's day too and seeing as they were both fresh off the portkey from schooling at Himitsumahou with Uncle Ryu...they BOTH had plenty of shopping to get done today. But for her it was THE big day.

SHE WAS FINALLY GOING TO GET HER WAND!

Maybe now she would stop accidentally banishing things. It had been pretty unfortunate when the first time it happened it had been one of the triplet's diapers and she had been SO so SOOO embarrassed she hadn't had the heart to tell mum and dad about it until, well....she had tried her best to clean up first. She also wondered if maybe her wand would help her with those streaks of colored hair that happened sometimes when she would sneeze. Mum told her that it was something she would learn how to control eventually...so today would surely be the start of that!

Her 11-year-old hand woven affectionately with daddy's, she tugged him into Ollivanders and over to the spot to allow the measuring tape to do it's thing. She was sure Eiji would be glad to be done with all her questions about it, even if he always showed so much patience whenever she rambled off inquiry after inquiry.

"It tickles, daddy," she giggled while trying her best to hold still as the tape moved about. "You think I'll get a feather core like mum?" Mum had a GRIFFIN feather and that was just...so amazing. But Becky hoped that she didn't get the SAME feather core. Griffin was mum's and she hoped for one unique to her.
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Well, if her sisters weren't going to hurry up, Aoife wasn't going to wait for them. You don't stop anywhere else before going to get your wand, do you? Well, maybe for butterbeer first, but that was all.

It was a lovely old shoppe (you could just feel the older spelling of shop in this place), and...it looked different than she remembered. Well, she was only six when she tagged along to watch her brother get his, and memory is weird after a few years. Things get grander. She wasn't sure if it was actually different, or just a trick of her memory. And the excitement wasn't helping any, that was for sure.

Aoife stepped fully into the shoppe, and cleared her throat as polite as could. "Em, I was hopin' to.." Her words strangled in her throat as something slithery and long, like a snake, wrapped itself enthusiastically around her. Oh! Tension eased out of her, and she released the breath she hadn't realized she'd been holding. It was just a tape measure. Had that been here when Liam got his wand? She had only a vague feeling suggesting it had.

After the measuring tape finished, quare too long if you asked the impatient eleven year old, Aoife stepped closer to counter. "Dia...Em, Hello. I'm here to buy my first wand. Please."

There was a sense of electricity about her, like a thunder storm ready to burst with activity. Aoife was doing all she could to contain her excitement and energy. It wouldn't be smart to annoy the person giving her her wand, because she really wanted a good one, and not one that was all banjaxed.
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IT WAS FINALLY TIME TO GET HER WAND.

Odie has been waiting for this time all summer than even her parents were annoyed with her. Which had more to do with causing some little accidents when she got too excited. It was an old shop and Odie didn't want to say anything mean as she walked in with her mum. She wanted it all to be a surprise so she hadn't even asked what her parents had in their wands

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She said dreamily looking around before making her way over to the measuring area with some encouragement and watched in fascination as the tape did its job and well now Harlow Ode Bones had to wait
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It's just a wand.

Diagon Alley was bustling with activity, the sun was shining and Cherie fidgeted with her plastic sunglasses. Too many people. Too many. She could barely see the cobbled stones, or the storefront, or the street signs. Primrose from Stemp House was with her, so she couldn't run away. Mrs. Stemp might send her back to her mum, and Cherie didn't want that anymore.

She just wanted to get this wand.

... She would have been more excited if Maman had come to buy it with her. She said she would. But then she didn't, and neither did Pépère. So Cherie decided it's stupid to keep waiting, so she asked Primrose to take her. It's just a wand. Everyone has one of those.

The petite eleven year old stepped into the shop, and flicked away the annoying.. measuring tape? several times. Did they not know how to control their measuring tapes here? At the tailor's shop in Amiens this would never have happened. Likely because the tailor was a muggle. At least his measuring tape did not act like an overexcited poodle.

It took several minutes of frustrated flicking for Cherie to realise the measuring tape was supposed to measure her. What did her measurements matter? Why was it measuring her nose? Why did the width of her kneecap determine her wand? This seemed pointless. Did Primrose lie to her? She had said this was the place to get the best wands. Cherie Bonaccord was skeptical, and stonily stared at the shop and all the other children with in determined silence.
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Analiese walked into the Ollivander's as slowly as she could, following her mother. She was NOT in a good mood today. She knew what to do because she had seen her brother get his wand. "I'll wait outside, you go and get your wand." , said her mother. She walked to the middle of the room and the enchanted measuring tape immediately began to measure all over her slender build. Once the tape had finished measuring, Analiese waited for her turn to be fitted for a wand.
While Ram had been working with wands for quite some time now, this was his first summer running Ollivanders and fitting children to their wands. He was likely just as excited and as filled with nervous (but competent) energy as they were. Was there anything as exciting as getting your first wand ever? Finally feeling that connection between your magic and-how a conduit like a wand could connect you to the world around you? Ramiel Skeres didn't think so. Today it looked as though he would be run ragged. There were already crowds of children appearing and the magical measuring tape was taking the necessary measurements. It flitted and floated somewhat sulkily over to him and showed the measurements before taking off toward the next child.

Ram though, his attention was on the young girl who was patiently waiting. Unattended too. No overexcited parents or siblings nearby that he could see. But that was fine, they didn't need to be present in order for her experience to be a good one.

"Hello there! I'll be right back with a few wands for you to try. Lets see...." Ram went over to the shelves, considering the measurements and climbed right up one of the ladders. Up to the top. And... ah yes. He took a rather beat up box down (and made a note to himself to replace the storage box later if this wand was not a match) and stowed it under his arm while he climbed down the ladder again. He moved it along several bays and then went up again, not as high this time, and picked out another specific box. This one newer, crisper. With the two boxes in tow, he moved to the counter area and beckoned the girl closer, opening the beaten up box and holding it for her to take the wand from.

"Alright, give this a wave, lets see if it feels right."


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Lana Musgrove entered Ollivander's with her parents, looking around at all of the students who were in there for their own wand fittings. She giggled at the tape measure that was floating in the air, then turned her attention to the wands that were on display in the window. Lana knew perfectly well that those wands were probably much too powerful for her to be able to handle at her age, but it was fun just admiring their beauty all the same. After a couple of minutes of gazing at the display wands, she made her way over to the counter to await her turn to be fitted for a wand.
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And the magical measuring tape got to work, flitting around the girl who had come in with her parents, even while she ogled the displays. Multi-tasking enchanted tape, it was, even if it was in its teenager phase and feeling quite put out about the world. An angst-ridden flick here and there seemed enough for it to express that for right now at least.

"Hello there! Are you here for your first wand?" Well he thought she looked like it, but she might have been here for another purchase after all.


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Avalon tried to keep her excitement contained as she pushed open the door to Ollivanders. After years of waiting, it was finally time to get her wand. Her parents lingered at the sitting area near the display shelves, encouraging their daughter with a smile to go ahead and get fitted. They helped themselves to a cup of tea as Avalon approached the measuring area. The measuring tape danced its way over to Avalon and began to curl itself around her limbs. She crinkled her nose and suppressed a giggle as it tickled its way around her head, neck, arms, and legs. Why the tape needed to measure the circumference of her head, she had no idea. Nevertheless, she smiled as the measuring tape finished up her measurements. She glanced back excitedly at her parents, who gave her a reassuring nod as she waited to be fitted for her wand.
And this one had come with her parents. Ramiel gave them a little welcoming nod and wave as they sat and helped themselves to the provided refreshments. It was always a good thing to help the parents feel comfortable too. In a lot of cases this was as big of a moment for them as it was for the children who were soon to match their first ever wand.

He checked the measurements, patiently noting every one of them as the tape showed them off and then it angstily lurched toward the next waiting child. Ram didn't pay any mind to its' shenanigans though; he was far too busy collecting a selection of wands that would fit what he knew so far.

He returned with three boxes. Opened the top one with a flourish and then coughed when a cloud of dust billowed up out of it. Well. That one had clearly been missed during the last clean!

"Sorry about that. Take it and give it a swish for me!"


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SHE WAS SO EXCITED!

She had been to Diagon Alley loads of times before but today was special because it was her day! Well, it was also her brother's day too and seeing as they were both fresh off the portkey from schooling at Himitsumahou with Uncle Ryu...they BOTH had plenty of shopping to get done today. But for her it was THE big day.

SHE WAS FINALLY GOING TO GET HER WAND!

Maybe now she would stop accidentally banishing things. It had been pretty unfortunate when the first time it happened it had been one of the triplet's diapers and she had been SO so SOOO embarrassed she hadn't had the heart to tell mum and dad about it until, well....she had tried her best to clean up first. She also wondered if maybe her wand would help her with those streaks of colored hair that happened sometimes when she would sneeze. Mum told her that it was something she would learn how to control eventually...so today would surely be the start of that!

Her 11-year-old hand woven affectionately with daddy's, she tugged him into Ollivanders and over to the spot to allow the measuring tape to do it's thing. She was sure Eiji would be glad to be done with all her questions about it, even if he always showed so much patience whenever she rambled off inquiry after inquiry.

"It tickles, daddy," she giggled while trying her best to hold still as the tape moved about. "You think I'll get a feather core like mum?" Mum had a GRIFFIN feather and that was just...so amazing. But Becky hoped that she didn't get the SAME feather core. Griffin was mum's and she hoped for one unique to her.
And this one here with what Ram just assumed had to be her father. And those assumptions were confirmed when she addressed the man.

"Hello there! Now WHO is getting their first wand?" He even made a show of being confused and not quite being able to tell, but the Magical Measuring Tape was having none of the charade and pointed several times at the little girl before swirling in front of Ramiel and showing off each exact measurement in a clipped way.

Teenagers, you know?

"I'll be right back with a few wands for you to try." He said to the little girl. "You can help yourself to a cup of tea, while you wait, sir." He said to the man. Not that he intended to take too long, but certainly it would take long enough that a cup of tea would fill the time and help ease any nerves or overexcitement that came from P.P.S (Proud Parent Syndrome).

Ram went unerringly to a particular shelf at ground level and selected a red box. Then he worked his way around the stacks and up and down ladders until he had returned with a pile of four boxes.

"Here we go, lets begin with any one of these!"


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Well, if her sisters weren't going to hurry up, Aoife wasn't going to wait for them. You don't stop anywhere else before going to get your wand, do you? Well, maybe for butterbeer first, but that was all.

It was a lovely old shoppe (you could just feel the older spelling of shop in this place), and...it looked different than she remembered. Well, she was only six when she tagged along to watch her brother get his, and memory is weird after a few years. Things get grander. She wasn't sure if it was actually different, or just a trick of her memory. And the excitement wasn't helping any, that was for sure.

Aoife stepped fully into the shoppe, and cleared her throat as polite as could. "Em, I was hopin' to.." Her words strangled in her throat as something slithery and long, like a snake, wrapped itself enthusiastically around her. Oh! Tension eased out of her, and she released the breath she hadn't realized she'd been holding. It was just a tape measure. Had that been here when Liam got his wand? She had only a vague feeling suggesting it had.

After the measuring tape finished, quare too long if you asked the impatient eleven year old, Aoife stepped closer to counter. "Dia...Em, Hello. I'm here to buy my first wand. Please."

There was a sense of electricity about her, like a thunder storm ready to burst with activity. Aoife was doing all she could to contain her excitement and energy. It wouldn't be smart to annoy the person giving her her wand, because she really wanted a good one, and not one that was all banjaxed.
"Well you're in the right place for that, to be sure." Ramiel said with a chuckle. He checked the measurements that had been taken and gestured for her to wait then he disappeared out the back to fetch a wand. A particular one. There were a few other possibilities of course, but he'd been polishing a particular one earlier that morning and so he knew to look for it when the measurements suggested it as a match.

Returning to the girl, he offered it, handle first for her to take.

"Give this a swish."


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IT WAS FINALLY TIME TO GET HER WAND.

Odie has been waiting for this time all summer than even her parents were annoyed with her. Which had more to do with causing some little accidents when she got too excited. It was an old shop and Odie didn't want to say anything mean as she walked in with her mum. She wanted it all to be a surprise so she hadn't even asked what her parents had in their wands

"Mum, it's finally time!"

She said dreamily looking around before making her way over to the measuring area with some encouragement and watched in fascination as the tape did its job and well now Harlow Ode Bones had to wait

This one seemed a daydreamer, but Ramiel didn't mind. He adjusted his glasses and gave her a friendly and welcoming smile, and a nod to the mother too. But the measurements agreed quite well with the initial assessment too, so Ram went and fetched a few boxes from around the store. Different woods. All the same core though - the measurements were clear on that.

"Take this wand and see how it feels." He suggested, opening a box and holding it so that she could take its occupant and give it a healthy swish.


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Cherie A. Bonaccord was not excited.

It's just a wand.

Diagon Alley was bustling with activity, the sun was shining and Cherie fidgeted with her plastic sunglasses. Too many people. Too many. She could barely see the cobbled stones, or the storefront, or the street signs. Primrose from Stemp House was with her, so she couldn't run away. Mrs. Stemp might send her back to her mum, and Cherie didn't want that anymore.

She just wanted to get this wand.

... She would have been more excited if Maman had come to buy it with her. She said she would. But then she didn't, and neither did Pépère. So Cherie decided it's stupid to keep waiting, so she asked Primrose to take her. It's just a wand. Everyone has one of those.

The petite eleven year old stepped into the shop, and flicked away the annoying.. measuring tape? several times. Did they not know how to control their measuring tapes here? At the tailor's shop in Amiens this would never have happened. Likely because the tailor was a muggle. At least his measuring tape did not act like an overexcited poodle.

It took several minutes of frustrated flicking for Cherie to realise the measuring tape was supposed to measure her. What did her measurements matter? Why was it measuring her nose? Why did the width of her kneecap determine her wand? This seemed pointless. Did Primrose lie to her? She had said this was the place to get the best wands. Cherie Bonaccord was skeptical, and stonily stared at the shop and all the other children with in determined silence.
Ah now this one was a little less.... excited. At least visibly. But the measurements were taken, and Ramiel greeted her with a warm welcome.

"Step right up here, that's it. Welcome to Ollivanders. Give me just a moment to find the right wand for you.... hmm..." He examined the tape and then sent it on its way again. Interesting. He disappeared amongst the stacks, weaving around and then finding what he needed. At least... Ah yes. He really was only a moment and returned with a box that was a little crumpled at one end. Ramiel opened it with a flourish, revealing a handsome-looking wand that was quite at odds with the box it had been stored in.

"Get a grip on this one and swish it around. We'll soon see if it is a match."
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"Well you're in the right place for that, to be sure." Ramiel said with a chuckle. He checked the measurements that had been taken and gestured for her to wait then he disappeared out the back to fetch a wand. A particular one. There were a few other possibilities of course, but he'd been polishing a particular one earlier that morning and so he knew to look for it when the measurements suggested it as a match.

Returning to the girl, he offered it, handle first for her to take.

"Give this a swish."
Aoife gave a small nod as the wandmaker made his way into the back, her feet planted awkwardly in place. Her curiosity was begging her to move and wander a bit so she could better inspect all the displays and items offered for sale --inspecting was often a hands on affair-- and she was using every bit of her willpower not to move from where she stood. She was going to be on good, and she was going to receive a good wand for her troubles.

And that's exactly how it went, because the moment she saw the wand he was carrying, she could tell it was a grand one. Her mouth fell open as soon as she saw it. It was sleek, and carved beautifully with sweeping design about it, not boring and straight like a pencil the way her brother's was. This wand was elegant, and special, she could tell. She had absolutely no understanding of wands or wandlore at all, but that didn't stop her from being certain of it.

It even caught the light filtering through the front windows the way her Mam's car did after a wash.

Aoife forced her mouth closed, hesitating a moment before reaching up to take it. But just before her hand made contact with the finely polished wood, she pulled it back suddenly, and wiped her hands clean on the sides of her jeans. With a quick look over to check if her hands were, in fact, cleaner than they had been, Aoife finally took the offered wand.

There was a barely-there pins and needles sensation as her hand closed around it, as if, she imagined it so, something was passing between the wand and her. This had to be her wand. She'd be devastated if it wasn't. "A swish, t'en?"

She gave it more of a flick than a swish, but it still worked, or so she hoped. The air in front of the wand shimmered like heat rising off pavement and tiny flecks of gold-green light darted and vanished like gnats buzzing about. The whole of it only lasted a few small seconds, but it was something.

Aoife glanced up at the wandmaker, half cuddling the wand protectively. "Was t'at good, t'en? Is t'is my wand?" Please say yes.
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And this one had come with her parents. Ramiel gave them a little welcoming nod and wave as they sat and helped themselves to the provided refreshments. It was always a good thing to help the parents feel comfortable too. In a lot of cases this was as big of a moment for them as it was for the children who were soon to match their first ever wand.

He checked the measurements, patiently noting every one of them as the tape showed them off and then it angstily lurched toward the next waiting child. Ram didn't pay any mind to its' shenanigans though; he was far too busy collecting a selection of wands that would fit what he knew so far.

He returned with three boxes. Opened the top one with a flourish and then coughed when a cloud of dust billowed up out of it. Well. That one had clearly been missed during the last clean!

"Sorry about that. Take it and give it a swish for me!"
Avalon's eyes widened at the plume of dust that flowed out of the wand box. That must have meant that the wand was pretty old, right? Her mind flashed back to her trips to the antique shops with her grandmother when she was a little girl. She absolutely loved perusing the old magical collections and finding fascinating relics to show her friends. Perhaps it was a sign that this wand would be a good fit for her!

She suppressed a cough as the dust settled. "That's alright, Sir! I'll give this one a go." Picking up the wand gingerly, she tried to remember what her older siblings had told her about their wand matching. Archer had mentioned something about a warm, fuzzy feeling, but she couldn't remember much else.

Taking a deep breath, Avalon swished the wand gracefully through the air. She closed her eyes, searching deep down for the feeling that Archer had talked about. But all she felt was her stomach grumbling. With all the excitement of the afternoon, she had forgotten to eat lunch. Puzzled as to why nothing happened, Avalon tried flicking the wand again. A cold blast of air seemed to shoot out of the wand, knocking the other two wand boxes to the ground with a loud clatter. She recoiled immediately, letting go of the wand. As heat flooded her cheeks, she crouched down to pick up the boxes from the floor. What in the world did she do wrong?

"I am so sorry! I don't know what happened," she exclaimed, shaking her head. How embarrassing. She was afraid to look behind her to see if any of the other kids had seen. Avalon remembered her cousin saying that it had taken seven tries before he found the right wand. She tried not to panic - hopefully that wouldn't be the case for her.
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Ah now this one was a little less.... excited. At least visibly. But the measurements were taken, and Ramiel greeted her with a warm welcome.

"Step right up here, that's it. Welcome to Ollivanders. Give me just a moment to find the right wand for you.... hmm..." He examined the tape and then sent it on its way again. Interesting. He disappeared amongst the stacks, weaving around and then finding what he needed. At least... Ah yes. He really was only a moment and returned with a box that was a little crumpled at one end. Ramiel opened it with a flourish, revealing a handsome-looking wand that was quite at odds with the box it had been stored in.

"Get a grip on this one and swish it around. We'll soon see if it is a match."
Cherie's nostrils flared. She should have forced Maman to take her to a French wandmaker. She wasn't sure how, but she should have done it. This felt wrong, it all felt wrong.

Nevertheless, she relaxed her features as the adult in Ollivander's came to speak to her, and stepped up to the counter. The grown ups still controlled every single thing about her life, she had no choice in anything. Cherie said nothing. She watched the man disappear and, with reluctance, allowed herself to marvel at the sheer magnitude of this wand collection. So many wands that no one wanted. So much magic in one place.

"Why do the measurements matter?" Cherie blurted out as the man returned, the Northern French accent coming through clearly. And the box was crumpled. Did that mean this wand was second rate? Second hand? Did someone else buy it and return it, and ruined the box?

Then the man opened the box, and Cherie's eyes suddenly couldn't see everything else. A wand.. for her. A real wand. A functioning, wooden, magical wand for her and for her only. She reached out spindly fingers to gingerly pick it up, and felt warm.

She almost swished as per instructed, but stopped. "What is supposed to 'appen?" she wanted this wand, she didn't want another one. She liked it. Cherie wouldn't accept another wand.
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And this one here with what Ram just assumed had to be her father. And those assumptions were confirmed when she addressed the man.

"Hello there! Now WHO is getting their first wand?" He even made a show of being confused and not quite being able to tell, but the Magical Measuring Tape was having none of the charade and pointed several times at the little girl before swirling in front of Ramiel and showing off each exact measurement in a clipped way.

Teenagers, you know?

"I'll be right back with a few wands for you to try." He said to the little girl. "You can help yourself to a cup of tea, while you wait, sir." He said to the man. Not that he intended to take too long, but certainly it would take long enough that a cup of tea would fill the time and help ease any nerves or overexcitement that came from P.P.S (Proud Parent Syndrome).

Ram went unerringly to a particular shelf at ground level and selected a red box. Then he worked his way around the stacks and up and down ladders until he had returned with a pile of four boxes.

"Here we go, lets begin with any one of these!"
Before he could answer, one Becky Rasting was graced with the presence of THE wandmaker and her eyes widened and sparkled in awe. He wasn't the same gentleman who had sorted mum when she was 11, but that was okay with her. It helped make this experience all the more uniquely hers!

"Me! Me me me!" she chirped with her hand raised and waving about a bit too wildly before memory struck and she remembered the firm scolding she had received at Himitsumahou for being a but unruly. So, upon muttering a soft 'sumimasen' under her breath, she fixated her hazel-green eyes on the Magical Measuring Tape. "You're a clever object," she cooed, wiggling her finger at it before it rushed off and out of reach.

Bouncing on the balls of her feet while braiding a bit of her long black hair, Becky hummed softly to herself as she waited. Something ancient that grandpa would sing her to sleep with on his guitar when she was younger...and whenever he came by for a visit with his guitar even though Eiji always fussed about not needing to be sung to to go to sleep anymore. Becky, on the other hand, always appreciated the gesture.

"FOUR whole options!?" she squeaked in delight as she stepped closer to the wandmaker and ran her palms over the tops of the boxes as though expecting one of them to give her a sort of electric shock. "Oh. I'm Becky. Rebecca Keiko, actually, but I go by Becky."

Eyes trained back to the boxes, she tapped the leftmost box with her finger. "This one, please."
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SHE WAS SO EXCITED!

She had been to Diagon Alley loads of times before but today was special because it was her day! Well, it was also her brother's day too and seeing as they were both fresh off the portkey from schooling at Himitsumahou with Uncle Ryu...they BOTH had plenty of shopping to get done today. But for her it was THE big day.

SHE WAS FINALLY GOING TO GET HER WAND!

Maybe now she would stop accidentally banishing things. It had been pretty unfortunate when the first time it happened it had been one of the triplet's diapers and she had been SO so SOOO embarrassed she hadn't had the heart to tell mum and dad about it until, well....she had tried her best to clean up first. She also wondered if maybe her wand would help her with those streaks of colored hair that happened sometimes when she would sneeze. Mum told her that it was something she would learn how to control eventually...so today would surely be the start of that!

Her 11-year-old hand woven affectionately with daddy's, she tugged him into Ollivanders and over to the spot to allow the measuring tape to do it's thing. She was sure Eiji would be glad to be done with all her questions about it, even if he always showed so much patience whenever she rambled off inquiry after inquiry.

"It tickles, daddy," she giggled while trying her best to hold still as the tape moved about. "You think I'll get a feather core like mum?" Mum had a GRIFFIN feather and that was just...so amazing. But Becky hoped that she didn't get the SAME feather core. Griffin was mum's and she hoped for one unique to her.
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And this one here with what Ram just assumed had to be her father. And those assumptions were confirmed when she addressed the man.

"Hello there! Now WHO is getting their first wand?" He even made a show of being confused and not quite being able to tell, but the Magical Measuring Tape was having none of the charade and pointed several times at the little girl before swirling in front of Ramiel and showing off each exact measurement in a clipped way.

Teenagers, you know?

"I'll be right back with a few wands for you to try." He said to the little girl. "You can help yourself to a cup of tea, while you wait, sir." He said to the man. Not that he intended to take too long, but certainly it would take long enough that a cup of tea would fill the time and help ease any nerves or overexcitement that came from P.P.S (Proud Parent Syndrome).

Ram went unerringly to a particular shelf at ground level and selected a red box. Then he worked his way around the stacks and up and down ladders until he had returned with a pile of four boxes.

"Here we go, lets begin with any one of these!"
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Before he could answer, one Becky Rasting was graced with the presence of THE wandmaker and her eyes widened and sparkled in awe. He wasn't the same gentleman who had sorted mum when she was 11, but that was okay with her. It helped make this experience all the more uniquely hers!

"Me! Me me me!" she chirped with her hand raised and waving about a bit too wildly before memory struck and she remembered the firm scolding she had received at Himitsumahou for being a but unruly. So, upon muttering a soft 'sumimasen' under her breath, she fixated her hazel-green eyes on the Magical Measuring Tape. "You're a clever object," she cooed, wiggling her finger at it before it rushed off and out of reach.

Bouncing on the balls of her feet while braiding a bit of her long black hair, Becky hummed softly to herself as she waited. Something ancient that grandpa would sing her to sleep with on his guitar when she was younger...and whenever he came by for a visit with his guitar even though Eiji always fussed about not needing to be sung to to go to sleep anymore. Becky, on the other hand, always appreciated the gesture.

"FOUR whole options!?" she squeaked in delight as she stepped closer to the wandmaker and ran her palms over the tops of the boxes as though expecting one of them to give her a sort of electric shock. "Oh. I'm Becky. Rebecca Keiko, actually, but I go by Becky."

Eyes trained back to the boxes, she tapped the leftmost box with her finger. "This one, please."


Once again Lewis had had quite the "where did the time go??"-moment when they'd stepped into Ollivander's to get a wand for Becky. Becky. His little girl. She was old enough to get her WAND. And go off to Hogwarts. At least the triplets weren't about to leave just yet. Not yet. But now that he thought about it, those next couple of years were probably going to go by just as fast.

What was he going to do with his time without any children to look after?

For now though, it was only Becky who would be leaving for school soon. Which was plenty to think about. Before he got a chance to do anything more than smile at his daughter, the wand shop owner had approached them. And was asking them questions. Questions he knew the answer to, right? Or was Lewis supposed to reply? The measuring tape seemed to know just who was getting their wand anyway. Thank you, measuring tape. Lewis had found that a lot of adults did that thing with kids where they pretended not to know the answer to very obvious things. It was confusing sometimes.

But Becky seemed to love the game so Lewis gave the other man a smile. "Thank you." He let go of Becky's hand to give her a little more room to try out the wands, while he went over to pour himself a cup of tea. He really could use it. Watching his daughter hold her first wand was making him a bit anxious. Proud too, of course, but anxious all the same. Not that he let any of that show, though. Outside he just waited and tried to share the excitement his daughter felt.
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