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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.

⌦ Please do not stretch the wand fitting experience out too long, it should not take more than three tries at an absolute maximum to find your character's match.

If we run out of time to complete the RP with you by the end of the RP summer, we will PM or VM your wand result to you, provided you have posted in this thread and responded to our efforts to interact with you.

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Pax had expected the measuring tape to take longer but it had been quick, even if she wasn't entirely sure why it had needed to know the length between the first and second knuckle on her left ring finger. The wandmaker had matched her quickly with a wand too (the first one she had tried had caused a shower of crimson sparkles to rise up and then spiral back to the floor before disappearing and had made her arm feel tingly and warm), and she was currently standing to one side waiting impatiently for her sibling to get theirs, her own was in a box all wrapped up with a ribbon to carry it and she was watching VERY closely when the wandmaker turned his attention to her twin. She would NOT be pleased if he gave them a bad wand.

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Ramiel hadn't noticed that the first pair of children were, in fact, a pair, but that was mostly because the measurements were different enough to give him pause when he looked at the second small girl.... boy's(?) measurements that the tape had taken. Interesting!

He smiled reassuringly, his eyes crinkling behind the glasses he wore.

"Lets try a couple of wands out shall we? One minute!" Ramiel headed to the shelves and pulled the rolling ladder along a ways before climbing it and pulling down a new looking box, which he tucked under his arm before descending again and approaching the...... child (he really was unsure if the second of the pair was a girl or a boy, and yet it did not overly matter much with respect to matching with a wand so he simply resolved upon further reflection to mentally refer to them as 'child').

"Here, give this one a wave." He held the box open and low so that they could pull the wand out and see how it felt.
In the end, it turned out that the wandmaker had taken barely any time at all to match Pax with her wand. First try, in fact. Nem supposed that made sense given what Mum and Dad had told them both about how the whole process was comparatively quicker now than it had been in the old days, when some people had to try practically every wand in the shop before they were matched to one that worked well for them. Or before they were chosen by one, if you believed that sort of thing.

After casting a glance towards Pax and her boxed up wand, Nem turned their attention back towards the shopkeeper, unfolded their arms, and stepped forwards. They had barely been in the shop long enough to form a very well-informed impression, but this wandmaker was already rubbing them up the wrong way. It was just... something about him. His vibe. Nem didn't like it. However, they had already decided that it was probably a good idea to play the agreeable eleven-year-old; this guy here had the power to sell them a dud wand, one that worked perfectly fine in the shop but then did nothing but malfunction the rest of the time they tried to use it. Oh, sure, they could always bring it back eventually and demand a better one - Dad would come in useful there - but Nem preferred that he didn't get one over on them to begin with.

And so it was that, when the wandmaker returned with the first wand to try, Nem's impassive expression finally made way for a broad grin. They took the wand from the box, paused for just a moment to find a decent grip, and gave it a wave.

The effect was instantaneous, though completely underwhelming. The wand emitted a spark, just one single fiery spark, which immediately fell towards the floor and extinguished itself before it even got there. Nem twisted their mouth slightly in annoyance; they had wanted to be matched up first try, like Pax had been, but under no circumstances would they be taking this wand home.

Looking back at the shopkeeper, Nem smiled and handed the wand back, shaking their head as they did so. "Maybe not this one? I want one that's really powerful." They weren't even lying right now, they wanted a good wand. "Please?" Would it be overkill to do the big beseeching eyes? Well, they were doing them anyway. Couldn't hurt.
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There was one girl in particular that kept sobbing about Nigel at such a high decibel that he couldn’t tune her out.

Yes, Nigel Barrington was a father now. And yes, Scan mused, it was all STUPENDOUSLY tragic. Because if not for that baby, he definitely would have married you, random girl.

When they arrived, the longtime drummer of The Dead Kneazles ushered his party into Olivander’s Wand Shop, being especially mindful of hiding the cutest eleven year old in the world, his progeny, from view. He counted heads and when he was satisfied everyone was safely inside, he closed the door.

Then, like the absolutely insufferable waste of space he loved to be, Scan casually leaned against the counter and smashed the attending bell. Ah-ding ding ding, wandmaker.
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"Good day to you! Thank you for being so patient, the measuring tape can get a little close for comfort sometimes but it does a very good job. So lets see..." He took a look at the measurements that the tape, floating in mid air, rapidly marked out upon itself like some kind of sign language and then nodded. "Ah! I am certain of the wood that will best fit you.... but it might take a bit of experimenting for the right core. Give me a moment..." He went to climb the ladder, all the way to the top to pick out a wand, and on the way down paused, examined the shelves like he was searching for something else particular, and then pulled that out too. Then he returned with a pair of wands under his arm, each in a cardboard box. One box was far more crumpled and dusty - it would need replacing if it didn't match the child, before he would return it to the shelves.

"Give this one a go first." He took the lid of the newer looking box off and offered it to the girl so she could take the wand out from within.


The tape had her attention as it whipped about around her taking odd measurements. Claudine was a little aback when it took a reading of the distance between her lips and chin. Fortunately, before she had the idea to impatiently swat the tape away, she was being tended to by the shopkeeper. “Good day,’’ she said politely, but not smiling. ‘Yes, I can see that,’ was her thought regarding the tape though she chose not to say anything about it aloud.

“You got all of that from the measurements?’’ Claudine queried, an eyebrow arched. “What wood would that be?” Her eyes followed the man, watching intensely as he selected the boxes. The future Slytherin could feel excitement now creeping through her. Not like a tidal wave but more like a small, gentle wave. “I can do that.’’ Claudine scooped up the wand from the new- looking box. It felt cold in her grasp but she waved it... only to have an explosion go off that sounded much like a firecracker. Black smoke emitted from the wand tip.

The wand was hastily replaced, her heart thudding. “I don’t think this one’s right for me.’’ She hoped no one would choke on that smoke.

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*Walking back with his father Jacen stood in line again waiting for his turn. His father had a hand on Jacen's shoulder. When he gets nervous he would talk a lot, hence the leaving of the line and talking to people. Once his dad found him he was reassured by his fathers strong hand. Ryhdian Youngblood 2nd didn't look like a nice man. He had dark brown that was almost black and his eyes were hooded giving him a look that he was always angry, his blue eyes looked like they could look right into a person making him a formidable person to look at. But he was actually a very sweet and kind man especially when it came to his children. In a calming voice with a Welsh accent he said.*

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Yoyo had screamed her lungs out until her father and mother had finally agreed to let her get a wand fitting alone. She was a grown woman now, and they needed to respect her privacy and newfound independence. That didn't mean she was going to be alone throughout the process- in fact, Yoyo was fully expecting any one of three familiar faces to walk through the imposing doors of Ollivander's after her. Fifi, Tavie or Flynn, Yoyo expected to see all three at one point or another today but she really really really hoped they'd show up now so they could all bask in the glory of their wands together.

The eleven-year-old bounced on her heel. A wand, a real live wand.
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What was the only thing Heath hated more than shopping with his mum? Shopping with his brother, and just his luck, Fiy insisted on tagging along for his wand fitting. Of course… It wasn’t like he hated his family or anything like that, more like he hated the funny looks he always got whenever he was with them. Why couldn’t he resemble his family like a normal person?! The tall dark-haired boy practically ran into Ollivanders, eager to get off the street as soon as possible, and his blonde blue-eyed mum and brother followed. What a mismatched trio they were!

Heath looked around the store, feeling a strange combination of nervousness and excitement. He was only half listening to Fiy tell the story of when he got his wand… though he did make a quick mental note of the warning not to aim at any flower vases. Wow, they had a lot of wands! As his eyes scanned the shelves, he wondered which box contained the wand he’d receive. Now where was the shopkeeper?

Heath stepped forward as his mum gave him an encouraging nudge. “H-hello?” he said quietly. “Whoa!” He gasped as a tape measure whizzed by his head and started measuring him, starting with the length of his arm and his height. His eyes followed it up and down as it went around his head, across his waist, down his leg, and finally spanned the length of his foot. Well, that was weird… but kind of cool too. At the sound of his brother’s laughter, Heath shot Fiy a look. He could’ve warned him about the tape measure!
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Sapphira walked into Ollivander's, excited to get her first wand. She waited patiently in line until it was her turn. As she went to be measured, she ran her shopping list through her head again: wand, leather hip holster, and wand conditioning oil.

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On any other random day when he wasn't with his kid, Grayson would've been LIVING for the paps. Sliding into the background of pictures? Striking a pose? Shooting a wink or two? Sign him up!

But today was a different story. Flynn was with him today and whenever that happened, the boy took full priority over anything else. And today was even more special because it was a wand day. And no amount of screaming or pictures or some random weirdo crying about Starfish Barrington was going to ruin it for him.

Although, no offence, he was judging you, lady.

Letting Flynn go in first, Grayson stepped into the store after him and took a look around. There was an odd sort of smile on his face, mostly because he remembered coming here long, long ago. And did it look any different? Not at all. He's be surprised if anything had been moved around at all.

While Stark dealt with attracting attention, the thirty year old dealt with the kids. "So how d'you feel about getting your own wand? Excited? Nervous? Do you know what spells you want to cast?" Maybe this would be a nice little distraction to how he felt about his son being old enough to go to Beauxbatons Hogwarts.

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"It's okay, Mr. Whitlock. I been practicing protecting people all summer. My mum taught me the overhead flip, and I flipped my baby sister four times." And word to the wise, Mr. Flynn's Dad? The kid didn't bounce OR fly. It was super disappointing. "You can leave him in my hands."

Phoebe Skylar James struck a defensive pose to show Flynn's daddy just how serious she was. She was the FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE when it came to her friends. Phoebe turned her attention to Yoyo and tackled the girl from behind. "Did you get measured yet? Should I get measured? Is Teddy here? And Tavs?" Almost against her will, the measuring tape appeared and began to harass her, and Phoebe fluttered her hands at it and lost hold on Yoyo.
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Ascanius Stark drew crowds wherever he went. He wasn’t West Odessa, women didn’t ovulate at the mere sight of him, but he was still famous enough to be a distraction. To others. Most times, to keep sane, he didn’t notice the looks and the sneaky pictures and the squeals that haunted his steps. So, today, he barely paid any mind to the crowd that began to amount behind him as he sulked down the familiar paths of Diagon Alley. Well. Mostly.

There was one girl in particular that kept sobbing about Nigel at such a high decibel that he couldn’t tune her out.

Yes, Nigel Barrington was a father now. And yes, Scan mused, it was all STUPENDOUSLY tragic. Because if not for that baby, he definitely would have married you, random girl.

When they arrived, the longtime drummer of The Dead Kneazles ushered his party into Olivander’s Wand Shop, being especially mindful of hiding the cutest eleven year old in the world, his progeny, from view. He counted heads and when he was satisfied everyone was safely inside, he closed the door.

Then, like the absolutely insufferable waste of space he loved to be, Scan casually leaned against the counter and smashed the attending bell. Ah-ding ding ding, wandmaker.
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Yoyo had screamed her lungs out until her father and mother had finally agreed to let her get a wand fitting alone. She was a grown woman now, and they needed to respect her privacy and newfound independence. That didn't mean she was going to be alone throughout the process- in fact, Yoyo was fully expecting any one of three familiar faces to walk through the imposing doors of Ollivander's after her. Fifi, Tavie or Flynn, Yoyo expected to see all three at one point or another today but she really really really hoped they'd show up now so they could all bask in the glory of their wands together.

The eleven-year-old bounced on her heel. A wand, a real live wand.
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On any other random day when he wasn't with his kid, Grayson would've been LIVING for the paps. Sliding into the background of pictures? Striking a pose? Shooting a wink or two? Sign him up!

But today was a different story. Flynn was with him today and whenever that happened, the boy took full priority over anything else. And today was even more special because it was a wand day. And no amount of screaming or pictures or some random weirdo crying about Starfish Barrington was going to ruin it for him.

Although, no offence, he was judging you, lady.

Letting Flynn go in first, Grayson stepped into the store after him and took a look around. There was an odd sort of smile on his face, mostly because he remembered coming here long, long ago. And did it look any different? Not at all. He's be surprised if anything had been moved around at all.

While Stark dealt with attracting attention, the thirty year old dealt with the kids. "So how d'you feel about getting your own wand? Excited? Nervous? Do you know what spells you want to cast?" Maybe this would be a nice little distraction to how he felt about his son being old enough to go to Beauxbatons Hogwarts.

He was going to HOGWARTS.
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"It's okay, Mr. Whitlock. I been practicing protecting people all summer. My mum taught me the overhead flip, and I flipped my baby sister four times." And word to the wise, Mr. Flynn's Dad? The kid didn't bounce OR fly. It was super disappointing. "You can leave him in my hands."

Phoebe Skylar James struck a defensive pose to show Flynn's daddy just how serious she was. She was the FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE when it came to her friends. Phoebe turned her attention to Yoyo and tackled the girl from behind. "Did you get measured yet? Should I get measured? Is Teddy here? And Tavs?" Almost against her will, the measuring tape appeared and began to harass her, and Phoebe fluttered her hands at it and lost hold on Yoyo.


Octavia knew the drill. Get through the crowd of screaming fans and paparazzi without making too much of a scene or putting herself in any harms way. And while she sometimes would strike a pose or make a silly face for the papers, today wasn't the day for that. This was WAND DAY. She had been COUNTING DOWN until the day that she would receive her wand, reading up on wand material to see which one she thought would best fit her personality. Would she have one like her mum? Or maybe her presently hovering papa? OR maybe her and a friend would have twin wand cores! That would be fascinating. She had a lot of questions, a mental list for the wandkeeper.

"I'm going to help Fifi too, Mr. Whitlock." When she was out of the physical protection of her dad, O went over and took to the side of her Flynn and tried to appear like the big protector that she most certainly was not. "Fi and I are going to have powerful wands. I already know some spells too." Octavia Stark had been PRACTICING with sticks and reading!

She looked her best friend over. Was he ready to have the greatest wands ever? Was Fifi? Was Yoyo? Was SHE?
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It was her first step toward being a real witch. Everybody said so, and Gracelyn knew that meant it had to be true. She needed a wand, because otherwise her magic would stay all chaotic and her papas might not let her visit them at work anymore. Papa Eli was good for the fun stuff, like the candy shop and ice cream and everything else, but she was kind of secretly glad that Papa James had said he’d take her to the wand shop. Besides, that way both her papas could get involved in her school shopping and maybe she was secretly hoping that Coby would be around so he could meet Papa James too since usually Papa Eli was with her.

Either way, she was rather oblivious to any attention some of the other people in the queue waiting for the wand fitting. Music people were always around anyway ‘cause of her papas so they weren’t any big deal. Well, and anytime Uncle Aurélien’s papa was visiting but he was all grumpy and she wasn’t really sure if she liked him or not. Other music people were okay though, even if she wasn’t squealing or whatever it was those other people were doing.

She kept her squealing to herself, bouncing in place even as the measuring tape had begun winding around her like a magical snake or something. Well, maybe a giggle or two slipped out but it was hard to stay quiet when the tape was doing silly things like measuring the length of her nose.
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Fiona held the wand in her right hand and liked how it felt. She gave the wand a swish and purple sparks emitted from the wand which reminded the young witch of the night sky.

"Is that a good thing?" Fiona asked referring to the purple sparks.

"It sure is!" Ramiel answered. Looked like a good match, the sparks came to her so naturally. "You've got 10 1/3 inch bendy cedar with phoenix feather core there. 9 galleons. Are you wanting a holster? Any wand polish?" He pointed at the menu board so she could take a look and see what accessories she might want to add to her purchase before he rang her up.


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"It's okay, it's very cute!" Ilya replied to the man, his eyes following the tape as it moved away from him to the next task it had. His first wand was a big deal, his gran was preparing him a big cake when they went back home after their shopping spree. "Thank you!"

He literally leaned on the desk so eagerly the aging counter creaked a little at the sudden weight pushing against it. Ilya extended his arms slowly, trying his best to STAY CALM like his gran advised, and took the wand in both sweaty hands.

Nothing happened.

One Mississippi.

Two Mississippis.

Three Mississippis.

He felt a whoosh of positive energy engulf him, his feet left the floor just barely and his eyes and hair changed to silver before Ilya did something inside his head and turned the whooshing feeling off. "Whoa. This is SO cool! I think this is it!" HE GAVE IT A SWISH SWISH, some boxes toppled over in the process but nothing too catastrophic.
That was something, that one. Ramiel always enjoyed the more unusual reactions that showed a wand was matching itself to its new owner. The boxes, being charmed to right themselves as necessary (a practical charm when you were the only one working in a busy wand shop and did not have time to rush around putting boxes away), returned themselves to their stack and Ramiel paid them no mind.

"Well then, sounds like we have your wand! A lovely 12 1/2 inch twirly apple with jobberknoll feather core. A rather rare wood, apple. 12 galleons for that one, ah, plus whatever else you wish to add on." He indicated the menu board.


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It has been exactly one hour and three minutes. One WHOLE hour and three ENTIRE minutes since Mum had said she'd take him to Ollivander's. She just had to run some very important errands first. Coby couldn't understand what could possibly be more important than him getting his WAND, but okay. And he usually loved running errands with her too! Asking the shopkeepers all the questions and staring at being friendly with the goblins and running around the WU campus. But this was HIS day. THE BEST DAY. And Mum was taking f o r e v e r.

If he didn't feel it downright humiliating to weep in public, Jacob Ezra Rider-Mae would have stomped his feet and cried his little heart out. As it were, his eyes grew more and more water before Mum finally marched them over to Ollivander's. And then his heart stopped.

The shelves!!!! LOOK AT THE SHELVES! "There are so many wands here!" he whispered in quiet exclamation to his mother, who finally seemed to be smiling for the first time that day. Coby would think about her smile more later, because there was no space in his brain at the present moment. There were wands and a cat and more people who'd probably be going to Hogwarts with him and the wandmaker himself!! "Mum, why do they still call it Ollivander's? Benzi said that the wandmaker here isn't an Ollivander," Coby continued as he walked around the place, trying to pet the pretty golden-eyed cat before his mother beckoned him over to a specific spot.

"That tickles!" Coby giggled as the measuring tape - he knew what it was of course, he'd made Benz tell him ALL about Ollivander's so he would be prepared! - as it measured all sorts of strange things, like the length of his eyebrows and the width of his knees. "Thank you Tape!" he politely grinned at the energetic measurement device, then stepped to the side and waited.

"No one's... ever been rejected for a wand, right Mum?" Coby fidgeted with the hem of his shirt ("I'M GONNA BE AN INVENTOR" in big block letters) before sneaking out a hand to grab his mother's.


Rachel, who understood her son's questions and worries more deeply than he will likely ever know, smiled as she took his hand. "No Coby, they won't reject you. Neither will Hogwarts, I promise." Or Beauxbatons, she supposed. But that was neither here nor there.

It had been a very long time since she'd stepped foot in Ollivander's with the purpose of buying a new wand. That excitement that he felt, that ache in his belly, she felt it too, as strongly as she had all those years ago when she had been in here for the first time. She squeezed his fingers and ran a finger through his curls, and said nothing else as they waited.
Ramiel gave the mother of the next kid a reassuring smile and adjusted his glasses. "Don't you worry young man, if none of these wands match you, I'll make you one especially." Now lets see those measurements. Ram took a good look at the tape as it flipped and flopped to indicate what it had learned and then nodded. "But I don't think that will be necessary. Hang tight." He went to track down the very specific boxes that might just hold the perfect wand for this kid, returning a short while later and holding the first one out for him to take.

"Give it a swish!"


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OOOH a CAT! A KITTY CAT! Awwwwwwwwwwww! So pretty! SO GOLDEN! She just wanted to PET IT! PET IT! "Aww, hi kitty," Bernie whispered, making a coo-coo sound as she beckoned to the kitty with her finger. All her thoughts and questions and concerns quickly disappeared at the sight of the kitty. She just wanted to PET IT. IT LOOKED SO FLUFFFFFFFFY! AND THE MAN WAS PETTING IT!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT ITS WITTLE EARSSSSSS AND PAWS AS IT BATTED THE TAPE JUST AWWWWWWW.... "So cuteeeeeee!!"

She was honestly tearing up at the sight of the kitty, so much so that she had to blink several times to bring the man and the wands back into focus.
Hmm, two had boxes and one did not. Well if she took one from the box, maybe the kitty would come over, because it would see the empty box? And kitties love boxes?

"That one!" she declared, pointing to the one which had come from head height on a nearby shelf.

"Well then, give it a swish! Lets see if it likes you." Ramiel said, borrowing a phrase from one of his mentors, though it came out with a lot more genuine cheer and warmth from Ramiel Skeres than it would have were Ira Banner here to match this girl with a wand.


As for Wafer, she was not interested in moving from her spot, but she WOULD appreciate pets. As long as more attention was paid to her than the sticks that she'd learned NOT to play with, at least. She watched with impatience, her ears pricking up.

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So this was going to be awesome, Charlie just knew it! Getting his own wand had been one of the things he had been most looking forward to since learning he was a wizard. The line to get this done, though, was super long. Charlie really didn't have the attention span for this kind of thing, but it had to be done. He squirmed his way through the line, and after 555,600 minutes, it was his turn!

He stepped up with a rather goofy looking grin on his face. He couldn't believe that when he left this shop, he'd leave with his very own wand! The excitement was almost too much to bear, and it took him a full minute or two to get still. Was that measuring tape scowling at him, or was his imagination just getting the best of him?

The measuring tape finally got its chance to work its magic. This was so cool! When the measuring tape finally backed away, Charlie guessed its work was done. "Cool! So what now?" he asked, an eager tone to his voice.
Happy kid, this one. Ramiel grinned back and then looked at the measurements. "Now we fit you for your first wand. I'll be right back!" And he really only was a moment or two before he returned with a box that he opened and held out in front of the boy. "Take this and swish it."

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In the end, it turned out that the wandmaker had taken barely any time at all to match Pax with her wand. First try, in fact. Nem supposed that made sense given what Mum and Dad had told them both about how the whole process was comparatively quicker now than it had been in the old days, when some people had to try practically every wand in the shop before they were matched to one that worked well for them. Or before they were chosen by one, if you believed that sort of thing.

After casting a glance towards Pax and her boxed up wand, Nem turned their attention back towards the shopkeeper, unfolded their arms, and stepped forwards. They had barely been in the shop long enough to form a very well-informed impression, but this wandmaker was already rubbing them up the wrong way. It was just... something about him. His vibe. Nem didn't like it. However, they had already decided that it was probably a good idea to play the agreeable eleven-year-old; this guy here had the power to sell them a dud wand, one that worked perfectly fine in the shop but then did nothing but malfunction the rest of the time they tried to use it. Oh, sure, they could always bring it back eventually and demand a better one - Dad would come in useful there - but Nem preferred that he didn't get one over on them to begin with.

And so it was that, when the wandmaker returned with the first wand to try, Nem's impassive expression finally made way for a broad grin. They took the wand from the box, paused for just a moment to find a decent grip, and gave it a wave.

The effect was instantaneous, though completely underwhelming. The wand emitted a spark, just one single fiery spark, which immediately fell towards the floor and extinguished itself before it even got there. Nem twisted their mouth slightly in annoyance; they had wanted to be matched up first try, like Pax had been, but under no circumstances would they be taking this wand home.

Looking back at the shopkeeper, Nem smiled and handed the wand back, shaking their head as they did so. "Maybe not this one? I want one that's really powerful." They weren't even lying right now, they wanted a good wand. "Please?" Would it be overkill to do the big beseeching eyes? Well, they were doing them anyway. Couldn't hurt.
"No, not that one." Ram agreed, "But it helps us narrow things down. Unicorn hair is not for you!" Unlike the other blonde that had come in, the twin. He was sure of the wood choice, it was simply a matter of the correct core...... ah! That was a possibility for sure. He went to fetch the next option and then offered it to the child.

"See about this one."


Pax narrowed her eyes slightly at that. Why was unicorn hair NOT for Nem? Did that mean unicorn hair was good or bad? She was unsure which would be more upsetting all in all. She was also watching the wandmaker very carefully, almost.... protectively. Not of the wandmaker but of Nem of course. Pax was ready to jump in at a moment's notice, whatever was needed, distractions or scolding or correction or anything else that meant that Nem wouldn't have their wand experience ruined by someone who didn't understand how things were.

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*Walking back with his father Jacen stood in line again waiting for his turn. His father had a hand on Jacen's shoulder. When he gets nervous he would talk a lot, hence the leaving of the line and talking to people. Once his dad found him he was reassured by his fathers strong hand. Ryhdian Youngblood 2nd didn't look like a nice man. He had dark brown that was almost black and his eyes were hooded giving him a look that he was always angry, his blue eyes looked like they could look right into a person making him a formidable person to look at. But he was actually a very sweet and kind man especially when it came to his children. In a calming voice with a Welsh accent he said.*

"There is no need to worry Jacen. The perfect wand for you is waiting on those shelves."

*Jacen gulped his nerves down and nodded to his dad. Standing in line he kept reminding himself that there was no need to freak out or panic. His older siblings had all gotten their wands just fine. His older sister Octavia had even reassured his that the process was painless. He asked her this because his older brother Ryhdian 3rd told him that he would have to box a troll before he could get his wand. He hadn't seen any trolls and Jacen doubted that they would fit in the shop with one. Shaking the thought out of his head he waited for his turn.*
Ramiel was so busy that when the one child came back he didn't realise that it wasn't a new child entirely and so he had the measuring tape go ahead and take the measurements, giving the boy a smile before reading them off the tape.

He looked up when he heard the father speak and adjusted his glasses while he nodded in agreement. "Sure is. Lets see what we can do for you. One moment." He pushed the ladder along the wall and then climbed up it to select the first option. This one seemed the most right, he'd have to rethink things quite drastically if it wasn't.

He returned to the boy and offered the wand for him to grasp. "Give it a wave!"



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The tape had her attention as it whipped about around her taking odd measurements. Claudine was a little aback when it took a reading of the distance between her lips and chin. Fortunately, before she had the idea to impatiently swat the tape away, she was being tended to by the shopkeeper. “Good day,’’ she said politely, but not smiling. ‘Yes, I can see that,’ was her thought regarding the tape though she chose not to say anything about it aloud.

“You got all of that from the measurements?’’ Claudine queried, an eyebrow arched. “What wood would that be?” Her eyes followed the man, watching intensely as he selected the boxes. The future Slytherin could feel excitement now creeping through her. Not like a tidal wave but more like a small, gentle wave. “I can do that.’’ Claudine scooped up the wand from the new- looking box. It felt cold in her grasp but she waved it... only to have an explosion go off that sounded much like a firecracker. Black smoke emitted from the wand tip.

The wand was hastily replaced, her heart thudding. “I don’t think this one’s right for me.’’ She hoped no one would choke on that smoke.

Merlin.
"There are a few that might be a fit, woodwise." Ram said, not particularly deterred by the sharp questioning from the little girl. He watched her give the first wand a go and nodded to himself before banishing the acrid smoke. "That's narrowed it down for us. Lets give this next one a whirl, shall we?"


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What was the only thing Heath hated more than shopping with his mum? Shopping with his brother, and just his luck, Fiy insisted on tagging along for his wand fitting. Of course… It wasn’t like he hated his family or anything like that, more like he hated the funny looks he always got whenever he was with them. Why couldn’t he resemble his family like a normal person?! The tall dark-haired boy practically ran into Ollivanders, eager to get off the street as soon as possible, and his blonde blue-eyed mum and brother followed. What a mismatched trio they were!

Heath looked around the store, feeling a strange combination of nervousness and excitement. He was only half listening to Fiy tell the story of when he got his wand… though he did make a quick mental note of the warning not to aim at any flower vases. Wow, they had a lot of wands! As his eyes scanned the shelves, he wondered which box contained the wand he’d receive. Now where was the shopkeeper?

Heath stepped forward as his mum gave him an encouraging nudge. “H-hello?” he said quietly. “Whoa!” He gasped as a tape measure whizzed by his head and started measuring him, starting with the length of his arm and his height. His eyes followed it up and down as it went around his head, across his waist, down his leg, and finally spanned the length of his foot. Well, that was weird… but kind of cool too. At the sound of his brother’s laughter, Heath shot Fiy a look. He could’ve warned him about the tape measure!
"Done then?" Ramiel inquired kindly, snatching the tape from the air before it could run off and hang itself up for a while. It reluctantly pointed out the measurements it had taken, as if it were sulking about it, but then Ram gave it a little pat and let it on its way, turning his attention properly to the boy waiting.

"You hold tight, I'll find you your wand." Now, there was a specific one he was looking for..... where was it? Oh yes. He found it on its low shelf and returned, holding the box out for the boy to take the wand from. "Give this one a wave."


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Sapphira walked into Ollivander's, excited to get her first wand. She waited patiently in line until it was her turn. As she went to be measured, she ran her shopping list through her head again: wand, leather hip holster, and wand conditioning oil.
"Hello there!" Ramiel greeted the young girl who from what he had noticed, was not making a single fuss as the measuring tape took her measurements. That made things easier! He checked what they were and then smiled at her. "Won't be a minute!" And he wasn't a minute: he was only about half of one by the time he found the wand he thought might be the right match, and if it wasn't it would sure reveal the one that would, just by process of elimination.

He offered it to her. "Give this a swish for me."


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It was her first step toward being a real witch. Everybody said so, and Gracelyn knew that meant it had to be true. She needed a wand, because otherwise her magic would stay all chaotic and her papas might not let her visit them at work anymore. Papa Eli was good for the fun stuff, like the candy shop and ice cream and everything else, but she was kind of secretly glad that Papa James had said he’d take her to the wand shop. Besides, that way both her papas could get involved in her school shopping and maybe she was secretly hoping that Coby would be around so he could meet Papa James too since usually Papa Eli was with her.

Either way, she was rather oblivious to any attention some of the other people in the queue waiting for the wand fitting. Music people were always around anyway ‘cause of her papas so they weren’t any big deal. Well, and anytime Uncle Aurélien’s papa was visiting but he was all grumpy and she wasn’t really sure if she liked him or not. Other music people were okay though, even if she wasn’t squealing or whatever it was those other people were doing.

She kept her squealing to herself, bouncing in place even as the measuring tape had begun winding around her like a magical snake or something. Well, maybe a giggle or two slipped out but it was hard to stay quiet when the tape was doing silly things like measuring the length of her nose.
This one had rather straightforward measurements, which Ramiel didn't mind at all. The challenging ones were fun too of course, but there was something satisfying about easily finding a wand for a child and the measurements clearly pointing him in the right direction for it.

"Hello, give this one a go." He had fetched it quickly enough, this first attempt, and he waited for her to give it a wave.


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Ascanius Stark drew crowds wherever he went. He wasn’t West Odessa, women didn’t ovulate at the mere sight of him, but he was still famous enough to be a distraction. To others. Most times, to keep sane, he didn’t notice the looks and the sneaky pictures and the squeals that haunted his steps. So, today, he barely paid any mind to the crowd that began to amount behind him as he sulked down the familiar paths of Diagon Alley. Well. Mostly.

There was one girl in particular that kept sobbing about Nigel at such a high decibel that he couldn’t tune her out.

Yes, Nigel Barrington was a father now. And yes, Scan mused, it was all STUPENDOUSLY tragic. Because if not for that baby, he definitely would have married you, random girl.

When they arrived, the longtime drummer of The Dead Kneazles ushered his party into Olivander’s Wand Shop, being especially mindful of hiding the cutest eleven year old in the world, his progeny, from view. He counted heads and when he was satisfied everyone was safely inside, he closed the door.

Then, like the absolutely insufferable waste of space he loved to be, Scan casually leaned against the counter and smashed the attending bell. Ah-ding ding ding, wandmaker.

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Yoyo had screamed her lungs out until her father and mother had finally agreed to let her get a wand fitting alone. She was a grown woman now, and they needed to respect her privacy and newfound independence. That didn't mean she was going to be alone throughout the process- in fact, Yoyo was fully expecting any one of three familiar faces to walk through the imposing doors of Ollivander's after her. Fifi, Tavie or Flynn, Yoyo expected to see all three at one point or another today but she really really really hoped they'd show up now so they could all bask in the glory of their wands together.

The eleven-year-old bounced on her heel. A wand, a real live wand.

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On any other random day when he wasn't with his kid, Grayson would've been LIVING for the paps. Sliding into the background of pictures? Striking a pose? Shooting a wink or two? Sign him up!

But today was a different story. Flynn was with him today and whenever that happened, the boy took full priority over anything else. And today was even more special because it was a wand day. And no amount of screaming or pictures or some random weirdo crying about Starfish Barrington was going to ruin it for him.

Although, no offence, he was judging you, lady.

Letting Flynn go in first, Grayson stepped into the store after him and took a look around. There was an odd sort of smile on his face, mostly because he remembered coming here long, long ago. And did it look any different? Not at all. He's be surprised if anything had been moved around at all.

While Stark dealt with attracting attention, the thirty year old dealt with the kids. "So how d'you feel about getting your own wand? Excited? Nervous? Do you know what spells you want to cast?" Maybe this would be a nice little distraction to how he felt about his son being old enough to go to Beauxbatons Hogwarts.

He was going to HOGWARTS.
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"It's okay, Mr. Whitlock. I been practicing protecting people all summer. My mum taught me the overhead flip, and I flipped my baby sister four times." And word to the wise, Mr. Flynn's Dad? The kid didn't bounce OR fly. It was super disappointing. "You can leave him in my hands."

Phoebe Skylar James struck a defensive pose to show Flynn's daddy just how serious she was. She was the FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE when it came to her friends. Phoebe turned her attention to Yoyo and tackled the girl from behind. "Did you get measured yet? Should I get measured? Is Teddy here? And Tavs?" Almost against her will, the measuring tape appeared and began to harass her, and Phoebe fluttered her hands at it and lost hold on Yoyo.
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Octavia knew the drill. Get through the crowd of screaming fans and paparazzi without making too much of a scene or putting herself in any harms way. And while she sometimes would strike a pose or make a silly face for the papers, today wasn't the day for that. This was WAND DAY. She had been COUNTING DOWN until the day that she would receive her wand, reading up on wand material to see which one she thought would best fit her personality. Would she have one like her mum? Or maybe her presently hovering papa? OR maybe her and a friend would have twin wand cores! That would be fascinating. She had a lot of questions, a mental list for the wandkeeper.

"I'm going to help Fifi too, Mr. Whitlock." When she was out of the physical protection of her dad, O went over and took to the side of her Flynn and tried to appear like the big protector that she most certainly was not. "Fi and I are going to have powerful wands. I already know some spells too." Octavia Stark had been PRACTICING with sticks and reading!

She looked her best friend over. Was he ready to have the greatest wands ever? Was Fifi? Was Yoyo? Was SHE?


Flynn might not have been the famous one but he WAS kind of the one with a posse, did Ascanius know? Because he was flanked by all his girls, Tavie and Yoyo and Fifi too, and BEST OF ALL his DAD was right here with him and somehow that puffed Flynn up more than anything else could possibly have done. Oh sure, if his mum was here it would be nice and stuff, but for Flynn, every minute he could spend with his dad was the best minute ever. Better than all the minutes that went before that minute.

The only thing was he would have liked to wear a very special outfit to come wand shopping, but even with his trifecta of fearless protectors, he still didn't quite feel okay about that yet. Not since the bad things had happened.

"I just want everyone to have nice wands. Do you think we could make them pretty? With colours or gemstones? Or pretty designs? Tie ribbons on maybe? Do you think I'll get the same wand that you got, dad? Or maybe the same as mum's? Or Fintan's?" Or Uncle Gabriel's? Or any of his other many uncles? Flynn would be here an awful long time if he listed all his uncles though, so he just stuck to his parents, and Fintan of course.

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It wasn't every day that a gaggle of children came to be fitted all at once, and it CERTAINLY wasn't every day that an actual, honest to Merlin, live and kicking, DEAD KNEAZLE appeared too. Ramiel took his glasses off, polished them, put them back on, and gaped a bit. For a moment he entirely forgot that he was the wandmaker that the wee bell was summoning. It was a bit like a percussion instrument, really, which was fitting given who was currently beating on the thing.

Maybe he could sell it on wiz-Bay or A-wiz-on? Helpfully, he was startled from his reverie, not from the insistent bell-ringing, but rather from his cat Wafer, mewing because she wasn't getting enough attention even though there were so many pairs of hands that COULD be giving her attention.

"Well, its... err... a party today, I see!" Would it be ENTIRELY unprofessional to ask for an autograph? What if he just casually placed all of their albums on the counter with a pen, would that be too subtle?

Luckily, the measuring tape wasn't nearly so starstruck, so it took measurements from all the children then insistently waved in front of Ram's face. He adjusted his glasses again, took them all in, and then nodded. Okay. Yes. He could do this. This was fine. Four at once.

Just four, wasn't it? There weren't more hiding?

Ram went and started fetching boxes. A lot of them. More than just four since a few of them would need a bit of extra testing and trialing, and he stacked them orderly on the counter, momentarily forgetting that he was in the august presence of a wrock legend, in favour of doing the thing he loved most in the world - finding wands for people.

"Err... okay. Here we go. All at once then?" He handed out boxes to each child, just one each, from their respective piles.

"And... swish!"
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Cecelia had to try VERY hard not to look over her shoulder at her family because she was BIG and GROWN and her dad AND mum had said she was going to be fine, so she WAS. She HAD to be. PLUS she was actually REALLY excited about this whole measuring tape thingy. She'd watched some of the kids before her get measured and she wondered why it mattered how long your nose was or how long it measured from your elbow to your wrist. Seemed silly to HER, but whatever got her a wand...

Suddenly and without warning, the measuring tape zipped past her eyes, busying itself with measuring her WHOLE body from head to toe. THEN it measured her arm from shoulder to finger tips. THEN it measured her chin, which made her giggle because how was THAT helpful? FINALLY it did the nose measuring thing, which caused her to go all cross-eyed AND she could hear her mum laughing from ALL the way over where she was standing, which made her cheeks go all pink. YUP, the measuring tape was strange indeed.

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"Hello there!" Ramiel greeted the young girl who from what he had noticed, was not making a single fuss as the measuring tape took her measurements. That made things easier! He checked what they were and then smiled at her. "Won't be a minute!" And he wasn't a minute: he was only about half of one by the time he found the wand he thought might be the right match, and if it wasn't it would sure reveal the one that would, just by process of elimination.

He offered it to her. "Give this a swish for me."
Sapphira took the wand with a small smile. She gave the wand a slight wave, but was shocked to see fluorescent blue sparks come out of it and brighten the shop momentarily.

She looked down at the wand, then back up at the shopkeeper. "Um, I think this is the one? Could I get a hip holster and conditioning oil for it as well?"
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Shivali was bouncing, bouncing excited! She was the littlest, and the unfortunate thing about being the littlest was that you were always the last to be old enough to do fun stuff like getting a wand and going to school and doing magic. The bright side was that even though Raj wasn't as little, that he was stuck with her, and that they could be left behind together and not miserable and lonely.

Actually, no. The real bright side was that they were finally getting their wands and their books and potions things and FINALLY going to school! Shivali could hardly believe it!

Leaving Quentin at the shelves, she made her way to the wand-fitting area. CUE FLAILING. AHHHHHHHH. Turning to Raj (and also Q, if he was looking), she beamed widely as the measuring tape began to poke at her. I can't believe it, she signed in movements large and shaky with excitement before raising her arms obediently for the tape measure who had begun poking at her armpit.

Weeeeeird, Mr Tape Measure. Why did you even need measurements that involved armpits anyway?

And why were you measuring her nose?

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"Well then, give it a swish! Lets see if it likes you." Ramiel said, borrowing a phrase from one of his mentors, though it came out with a lot more genuine cheer and warmth from Ramiel Skeres than it would have were Ira Banner here to match this girl with a wand.

As for Wafer, she was not interested in moving from her spot, but she WOULD appreciate pets. As long as more attention was paid to her than the sticks that she'd learned NOT to play with, at least. She watched with impatience, her ears pricking up.
Tearing her eyes away from the kitty for a minute, Bernie obediently picked up the wand and gave it a ridiculous shake of her arm. She OBVIOUSLY had no idea how to cast a spell, considering that her wrist was flopping and twisting around like a dead fish. The wand didn't like it either, as it fell out of her hand and clattered, blankly, to the counter.

"Is it supposed to do something, er??" she mumbled, looking disappointedly at the cat. "Maybe that's not the right wand." For her, at least. Maybe that wand was for dog lovers.
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"There are a few that might be a fit, woodwise." Ram said, not particularly deterred by the sharp questioning from the little girl. He watched her give the first wand a go and nodded to himself before banishing the acrid smoke. "That's narrowed it down for us. Lets give this next one a whirl, shall we?"


Claudine shrugged. She wasn't very interested in wandlore but she was interested in understanding why her wand, whichever that may be, would want to choose her as its owner. She secretly hoped that this would not take much time for she was both impatient to possess her wand and to move on with her life. "Maybe this will be it.'' After all, this shopkeeper was experienced, was he not, when it came to selecting wands for potential owners? With help from the tape measure, of course.

Claudine deftly scooped the second wand out of the box and was immediately greeted with a surge of warmth spreading along her hand from where it seemed to spread across her entire body. Not only that, it felt as though it were made just for her; it fit comfortably as a glove her hand's size. She sensed something good was about to happen. When the wand was waved, small and brightly coloured bubbles floated from the tip. She marveled. "Oh my! Those are pretty.'' Claudine's eyes were busy following a particular bubble as it swam lazily towards the ceiling.
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Flynn might not have been the famous one but he WAS kind of the one with a posse, did Ascanius know? Because he was flanked by all his girls, Tavie and Yoyo and Fifi too, and BEST OF ALL his DAD was right here with him and somehow that puffed Flynn up more than anything else could possibly have done. Oh sure, if his mum was here it would be nice and stuff, but for Flynn, every minute he could spend with his dad was the best minute ever. Better than all the minutes that went before that minute.

The only thing was he would have liked to wear a very special outfit to come wand shopping, but even with his trifecta of fearless protectors, he still didn't quite feel okay about that yet. Not since the bad things had happened.

"I just want everyone to have nice wands. Do you think we could make them pretty? With colours or gemstones? Or pretty designs? Tie ribbons on maybe? Do you think I'll get the same wand that you got, dad? Or maybe the same as mum's? Or Fintan's?" Or Uncle Gabriel's? Or any of his other many uncles? Flynn would be here an awful long time if he listed all his uncles though, so he just stuck to his parents, and Fintan of course.

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It wasn't every day that a gaggle of children came to be fitted all at once, and it CERTAINLY wasn't every day that an actual, honest to Merlin, live and kicking, DEAD KNEAZLE appeared too. Ramiel took his glasses off, polished them, put them back on, and gaped a bit. For a moment he entirely forgot that he was the wandmaker that the wee bell was summoning. It was a bit like a percussion instrument, really, which was fitting given who was currently beating on the thing.

Maybe he could sell it on wiz-Bay or A-wiz-on? Helpfully, he was startled from his reverie, not from the insistent bell-ringing, but rather from his cat Wafer, mewing because she wasn't getting enough attention even though there were so many pairs of hands that COULD be giving her attention.

"Well, its... err... a party today, I see!" Would it be ENTIRELY unprofessional to ask for an autograph? What if he just casually placed all of their albums on the counter with a pen, would that be too subtle?

Luckily, the measuring tape wasn't nearly so starstruck, so it took measurements from all the children then insistently waved in front of Ram's face. He adjusted his glasses again, took them all in, and then nodded. Okay. Yes. He could do this. This was fine. Four at once.

Just four, wasn't it? There weren't more hiding?

Ram went and started fetching boxes. A lot of them. More than just four since a few of them would need a bit of extra testing and trialing, and he stacked them orderly on the counter, momentarily forgetting that he was in the august presence of a wrock legend, in favour of doing the thing he loved most in the world - finding wands for people.

"Err... okay. Here we go. All at once then?" He handed out boxes to each child, just one each, from their respective piles.

"And... swish!"
Octavia knew the drill. Get through the crowd of screaming fans and paparazzi without making too much of a scene or putting herself in any harms way. And while she sometimes would strike a pose or make a silly face for the papers, today wasn't the day for that. This was WAND DAY. She had been COUNTING DOWN until the day that she would receive her wand, reading up on wand material to see which one she thought would best fit her personality. Would she have one like her mum? Or maybe her presently hovering papa? OR maybe her and a friend would have twin wand cores! That would be fascinating. She had a lot of questions, a mental list for the wandkeeper.

"I'm going to help Fifi too, Mr. Whitlock." When she was out of the physical protection of her dad, O went over and took to the side of her Flynn and tried to appear like the big protector that she most certainly was not. "Fi and I are going to have powerful wands. I already know some spells too." Octavia Stark had been PRACTICING with sticks and reading!

She looked her best friend over. Was he ready to have the greatest wands ever? Was Fifi? Was Yoyo? Was SHE?


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"It's okay, Mr. Whitlock. I been practicing protecting people all summer. My mum taught me the overhead flip, and I flipped my baby sister four times." And word to the wise, Mr. Flynn's Dad? The kid didn't bounce OR fly. It was super disappointing. "You can leave him in my hands."

Phoebe Skylar James struck a defensive pose to show Flynn's daddy just how serious she was. She was the FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE when it came to her friends. Phoebe turned her attention to Yoyo and tackled the girl from behind. "Did you get measured yet? Should I get measured? Is Teddy here? And Tavs?" Almost against her will, the measuring tape appeared and began to harass her, and Phoebe fluttered her hands at it and lost hold on Yoyo.
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On any other random day when he wasn't with his kid, Grayson would've been LIVING for the paps. Sliding into the background of pictures? Striking a pose? Shooting a wink or two? Sign him up!

But today was a different story. Flynn was with him today and whenever that happened, the boy took full priority over anything else. And today was even more special because it was a wand day. And no amount of screaming or pictures or some random weirdo crying about Starfish Barrington was going to ruin it for him.

Although, no offence, he was judging you, lady.

Letting Flynn go in first, Grayson stepped into the store after him and took a look around. There was an odd sort of smile on his face, mostly because he remembered coming here long, long ago. And did it look any different? Not at all. He's be surprised if anything had been moved around at all.

While Stark dealt with attracting attention, the thirty year old dealt with the kids. "So how d'you feel about getting your own wand? Excited? Nervous? Do you know what spells you want to cast?" Maybe this would be a nice little distraction to how he felt about his son being old enough to go to Beauxbatons Hogwarts.

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Yoyo had screamed her lungs out until her father and mother had finally agreed to let her get a wand fitting alone. She was a grown woman now, and they needed to respect her privacy and newfound independence. That didn't mean she was going to be alone throughout the process- in fact, Yoyo was fully expecting any one of three familiar faces to walk through the imposing doors of Ollivander's after her. Fifi, Tavie or Flynn, Yoyo expected to see all three at one point or another today but she really really really hoped they'd show up now so they could all bask in the glory of their wands together.

The eleven-year-old bounced on her heel. A wand, a real live wand.


Even after the attendant started to see to the kids, Scan kept dinging the bell. He lived for little irritants. And he was famous enough that people often bit their tongue while he acted out.

But he did stop. If only because today was about his daughter—and all the kids that hung around her too much of the time—and he wasn't going to make a scene on her day. No matter the temptation.

He glanced at Octavia who was practically radiating with excitement. Merlin, he frowned, his kid was going to Hogwarts. Listen, he was too young and too attractive to have a kid Hogwarts-aged.

Scan held himself back from cramping his offspring's style and tried to talk to Grayson. "So," he said, half-heartedly, "You, uh, seeing anyone lately?" The Ruby thing had ended in disaster years ago.

Surely there was someone that was enduring him, these days.
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Please please please set Uncle Scan's pants on fire. That was what Mum said was the surest sign that a wand was meant for you. Instant fire. "Burnicus bunsicus," she whispered, giving the wand a little flick right at Uncle Scan. No smoke, no fire, no sparks. "This is not my wand, sir."
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"No, not that one." Ram agreed, "But it helps us narrow things down. Unicorn hair is not for you!" Unlike the other blonde that had come in, the twin. He was sure of the wood choice, it was simply a matter of the correct core...... ah! That was a possibility for sure. He went to fetch the next option and then offered it to the child.

"See about this one."


Pax narrowed her eyes slightly at that. Why was unicorn hair NOT for Nem? Did that mean unicorn hair was good or bad? She was unsure which would be more upsetting all in all. She was also watching the wandmaker very carefully, almost.... protectively. Not of the wandmaker but of Nem of course. Pax was ready to jump in at a moment's notice, whatever was needed, distractions or scolding or correction or anything else that meant that Nem wouldn't have their wand experience ruined by someone who didn't understand how things were.
Not unicorn hair? Well. Okay.

Nem shot another brief look in the direction of Pax at this news, while the wandmaker was off getting another wand to try. In a way, they were actually perfectly at ease with the fact that a unicorn hair core was not for them. Nem knew a bit about unicorns, and that they preferred girls. Apart from the babies, of course, and Nem didn't think that baby unicorn tail hairs were harvested for wandmaking; that sounded like it would make for some unpredictable magic, maybe. The point was that - even though they figured it didn't really work this way - not being suited to a unicorn hair wand seemed like a sort of emphasis of the fact that they were not a girl.

Oh, sure, there were probably loads of boys who had wands unicorn hair cores but they did not fit this narrative, so Nem was disregarding them entirely right now.

The quick return of the wandmaker pulled Nem out of their thoughts (which were just starting to go down the route of wondering how a unicorn would react if they approached it, what with them not being totally a boy or a girl) and they reached out to take the second wand from him, momentarily forgetting to play up the whole excited child thing.

Sweeping the wand through the air, Nem was satisfied to note that it produced a sparkling silvery mist-like substance from its tip. And then there was the feeling they got, from the tips of their fingers all the way up their left arm, a sort of tingling-prickling-rushing kind of feeling.

"This one," Nem said decidedly, handing the wand back over so it could be returned to its box. "What's it made of?"
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"It sure is!" Ramiel answered. Looked like a good match, the sparks came to her so naturally. "You've got 10 1/3 inch bendy cedar with phoenix feather core there. 9 galleons. Are you wanting a holster? Any wand polish?" He pointed at the menu board so she could take a look and see what accessories she might want to add to her purchase before he rang her up.
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"Done then?" Ramiel inquired kindly, snatching the tape from the air before it could run off and hang itself up for a while. It reluctantly pointed out the measurements it had taken, as if it were sulking about it, but then Ram gave it a little pat and let it on its way, turning his attention properly to the boy waiting.

"You hold tight, I'll find you your wand." Now, there was a specific one he was looking for..... where was it? Oh yes. He found it on its low shelf and returned, holding the box out for the boy to take the wand from. "Give this one a wave."
Blink, blink. All Heath could do was stare as the shopkeeper snatched the tape measure out of the air. Was it just him or did that tape look a little... sad? Had he done something to offend it? Was that even possible? Did the tape measure have enough feelings to be offended? He had so many questions, but before he could even begin to pluck up the courage to ask, the shopkeeper was speaking to him.

Heath nodded in reply, waiting for the shopkeeper to return, and in almost no time, he was being offered a wand. "Thank you," he said,remembering his manners as he carefully lifted the wand out of the box. He gave it a a wave, watching in anticipation, and... nothing happened. Why? What was he doing wrong? He tried again, this time putting more of a dramatic flourish behind the wave. The wand only made a weak sputtering noise. He was acutely aware of his mum and brother watching him and stared at the floor to hide the embarrassed flush rising to his cheeks. Why couldn't he get the wand to work? What if there was some mistake and he wasn't magical at all?

He placed the wand back in the box and looked at the shopkeeper. "I can't make that one work," he said quietly. "A-am I waving it wrong?"
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Ramiel gave the mother of the next kid a reassuring smile and adjusted his glasses. "Don't you worry young man, if none of these wands match you, I'll make you one especially." Now lets see those measurements. Ram took a good look at the tape as it flipped and flopped to indicate what it had learned and then nodded. "But I don't think that will be necessary. Hang tight." He went to track down the very specific boxes that might just hold the perfect wand for this kid, returning a short while later and holding the first one out for him to take.

"Give it a swish!"


Coby noticed the look the wandmaker gave Mum, and became Instantly Suspicious™. Did they know each other?? Had this been prearranged??? His nerves abated as he put his imaginary thinking cap on, and he began considering all the most horrible situations that could have led to the wandmaker smiling at his mother. They'd planned this, and Coby was going to get a lecture about wands. No, he wasn't going to get a wand and the wandmaker was about to let him down easily. OR!! He was going to get a wand that Mum had picked out in advance because she didn't believe he could do it by himself and also is the WORST MOTHER IN THE UNIVERSE.

HE DIDN'T WANT HIS MOTHER'S PICK HE WANTED HIS OWN.

Coby simply nodded - no smiles for your Mr. Wandmaker, we don't trust you - and tugged at the hem of his shirt. Make you one especially, PAH! This was a scam. A FRAUD. Something was up and- oh. A wand!!! SEVERAL wands!!!!!! Well... even if Mum had picked them out... he still had to try them out right?? The eleven year old took the wand handed to him eagerly and didn't wait to be given instructions. Everyone knows what you're supposed to do with a wand! SWISH SWISH.

Coby took several steps back, not noticing his mother doing the same. The wand felt nice in his hand, the wood was really smooth. He really hoped his mother hadn't picked it out for him because he LIKED it. He wanted it to be HIS thing. Lifting a slightly shaking arm, Coby traced out the letter 'J' in the air, gasping as iridescent sparks came shooting out of the tip almost immediately after. He'd felt those sparks! It had felt AMAZING.

"Mr. Wandmaker, sir, can I keep this one?? I think it'll be good for me sir, did you see the sparks?? Mum did YOU see the sparks?!" Coby hugged the wand close to his chest, narrowly avoiding sticking the tip of it into his nose, and looked between the two adults with wide eyes. Standing on the tips of his toes, he leaned in across the counter and tried to whisper so Mum won't hear. "Mum didn't pick the wands out before right?? It's mine, right??"

He just wanted to make sure. It had to be his. It just HAD to!
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Cecelia had to try VERY hard not to look over her shoulder at her family because she was BIG and GROWN and her dad AND mum had said she was going to be fine, so she WAS. She HAD to be. PLUS she was actually REALLY excited about this whole measuring tape thingy. She'd watched some of the kids before her get measured and she wondered why it mattered how long your nose was or how long it measured from your elbow to your wrist. Seemed silly to HER, but whatever got her a wand...

Suddenly and without warning, the measuring tape zipped past her eyes, busying itself with measuring her WHOLE body from head to toe. THEN it measured her arm from shoulder to finger tips. THEN it measured her chin, which made her giggle because how was THAT helpful? FINALLY it did the nose measuring thing, which caused her to go all cross-eyed AND she could hear her mum laughing from ALL the way over where she was standing, which made her cheeks go all pink. YUP, the measuring tape was strange indeed.

"Hello! Ready for your first wand I hope." Ramiel said, adjusting his glasses before snatching the measuring tape out of the air and checking its measurements. Or rather, the measurements it had taken of the young girl in front of him. Ah, he had tried a wand on a youngster earlier that just had not been right for them, but it seemed like it might be a good fit for this one, and if not would certainly narrow down the process.

He went to the shelves, looking for the particular box and returning a few moments later with it under one arm. He smiled encouragingly at the girl then offered it to her, lifting its lid so she could take the wand out.

"Give this one a swish."


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Sapphira took the wand with a small smile. She gave the wand a slight wave, but was shocked to see fluorescent blue sparks come out of it and brighten the shop momentarily.

She looked down at the wand, then back up at the shopkeeper. "Um, I think this is the one? Could I get a hip holster and conditioning oil for it as well?"

Yes, Ramiel agreed that it was the one.

"You've got a 10 inch sturdy apple with the heartstring of a Welsh Green dragon there. 12 galleons for the wand.... plus 4 galleons for the conditioning oil though I would recommend the wand polish instead at 1 galleon and 8 sickles - you don't need the conditioning on a new wand, I treat them all before I sell them." And he wasn't money hungry enough to try and dupe the customers about it. "As for the hip holster.... what material would you like?" And colour if it was one that did not come in a natural hue only, "The price varies you see." He would tally the entire purchase up depending on what her response was. But the wand at the least was 12 galleons as it stood.


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Shivali was bouncing, bouncing excited! She was the littlest, and the unfortunate thing about being the littlest was that you were always the last to be old enough to do fun stuff like getting a wand and going to school and doing magic. The bright side was that even though Raj wasn't as little, that he was stuck with her, and that they could be left behind together and not miserable and lonely.

Actually, no. The real bright side was that they were finally getting their wands and their books and potions things and FINALLY going to school! Shivali could hardly believe it!

Leaving Quentin at the shelves, she made her way to the wand-fitting area. CUE FLAILING. AHHHHHHHH. Turning to Raj (and also Q, if he was looking), she beamed widely as the measuring tape began to poke at her. I can't believe it, she signed in movements large and shaky with excitement before raising her arms obediently for the tape measure who had begun poking at her armpit.

Weeeeeird, Mr Tape Measure. Why did you even need measurements that involved armpits anyway?

And why were you measuring her nose?

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The tape measure, perhaps surprisingly, used its lengths to sign TOO, though it was jerky and not quite so finessed as actual hands could manage, it signed an approximation of 'believe', using one of its ends and tapping it to the little girl's head as it didn't have a head of its own to use.

Or perhaps it was just an enchanted tape measure taking even more obscure measurements, who could know?

Ramiel appeared soon after, and the tape did rapidly point and measure at itself, clearly communicating with some kind of sign language of number and wand-based lore, and Ramiel thanked it before it skulked off to measure the next child.

"Are you ready for your wand?" He asked the little girl. "Lets see if we can find it quickly." And he fetched the options from the stacks, returning a short while later and placing several boxes on the counter, before picking one and offering it to her, taking the lid of the box off so she could take the wand out from within. "Wave it when you're ready."


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Tearing her eyes away from the kitty for a minute, Bernie obediently picked up the wand and gave it a ridiculous shake of her arm. She OBVIOUSLY had no idea how to cast a spell, considering that her wrist was flopping and twisting around like a dead fish. The wand didn't like it either, as it fell out of her hand and clattered, blankly, to the counter.

"Is it supposed to do something, er??" she mumbled, looking disappointedly at the cat. "Maybe that's not the right wand." For her, at least. Maybe that wand was for dog lovers.
"Wafer or the wand?" Ramiel answered, slightly surprised, just because the child was looking at his cat and... well, Wafers did what Wafers pleased, really. "I think we'll try you on another wand, don't worry about it. It helps me narrow it down." He said, reassuringly, taking the first back, and offering a second from those he had collected before.

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Claudine shrugged. She wasn't very interested in wandlore but she was interested in understanding why her wand, whichever that may be, would want to choose her as its owner. She secretly hoped that this would not take much time for she was both impatient to possess her wand and to move on with her life. "Maybe this will be it.'' After all, this shopkeeper was experienced, was he not, when it came to selecting wands for potential owners? With help from the tape measure, of course.

Claudine deftly scooped the second wand out of the box and was immediately greeted with a surge of warmth spreading along her hand from where it seemed to spread across her entire body. Not only that, it felt as though it were made just for her; it fit comfortably as a glove her hand's size. She sensed something good was about to happen. When the wand was waved, small and brightly coloured bubbles floated from the tip. She marveled. "Oh my! Those are pretty.'' Claudine's eyes were busy following a particular bubble as it swam lazily towards the ceiling.

Well they were pretty, the girl was right. He watched the bubbles TOO before speaking up once he was certain that not only was that the wand for her, but she quite felt the same.

"You have there a 9 1/2 inch robust Silver Lime with Dragon heartstring from a Hungarian Horntail. A lovely wand. Its thirteen galleons." A pricey one, but that was because of the Silver Lime, a very resonant wood."Did you want anything else to go with it?" He asked cheerfully.


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Not unicorn hair? Well. Okay.

Nem shot another brief look in the direction of Pax at this news, while the wandmaker was off getting another wand to try. In a way, they were actually perfectly at ease with the fact that a unicorn hair core was not for them. Nem knew a bit about unicorns, and that they preferred girls. Apart from the babies, of course, and Nem didn't think that baby unicorn tail hairs were harvested for wandmaking; that sounded like it would make for some unpredictable magic, maybe. The point was that - even though they figured it didn't really work this way - not being suited to a unicorn hair wand seemed like a sort of emphasis of the fact that they were not a girl.

Oh, sure, there were probably loads of boys who had wands unicorn hair cores but they did not fit this narrative, so Nem was disregarding them entirely right now.

The quick return of the wandmaker pulled Nem out of their thoughts (which were just starting to go down the route of wondering how a unicorn would react if they approached it, what with them not being totally a boy or a girl) and they reached out to take the second wand from him, momentarily forgetting to play up the whole excited child thing.

Sweeping the wand through the air, Nem was satisfied to note that it produced a sparkling silvery mist-like substance from its tip. And then there was the feeling they got, from the tips of their fingers all the way up their left arm, a sort of tingling-prickling-rushing kind of feeling.

"This one," Nem said decidedly, handing the wand back over so it could be returned to its box. "What's it made of?"

It was always obvious when the match happened and Ram nodded approvingly. They were twins, he was certain of it. And both had matched nicely with fairly uncommon woods.

"12 1/4 inch fragile Elder with Knarl Quill core for you. So with the 12 1/2 inch slightly yielding silver lime with unicorn tail hair.... they're 13 galleons apiece, 26 total." He looked at the hovering one, who was clearly the father of this pair. "Any accessories, sir?"


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Fiona liked her wand already and thought about extra purchases. "Well, I would like a velvet hip holster, a jar of wand polish and a wooden wand box with felt lining, please."
"Certainly. 7 galleons for the holster, 3 galleons 10 sickles for the lined box, and a galleon and 8 sickles for the polish. All together that's... 21 galleons and 1 sickle." With the wand of course. He rang it up on the giant register, and then packaged up everything she had asked for neatly, tying it with a ribbon for easier carrying.

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Blink, blink. All Heath could do was stare as the shopkeeper snatched the tape measure out of the air. Was it just him or did that tape look a little... sad? Had he done something to offend it? Was that even possible? Did the tape measure have enough feelings to be offended? He had so many questions, but before he could even begin to pluck up the courage to ask, the shopkeeper was speaking to him.

Heath nodded in reply, waiting for the shopkeeper to return, and in almost no time, he was being offered a wand. "Thank you," he said,remembering his manners as he carefully lifted the wand out of the box. He gave it a a wave, watching in anticipation, and... nothing happened. Why? What was he doing wrong? He tried again, this time putting more of a dramatic flourish behind the wave. The wand only made a weak sputtering noise. He was acutely aware of his mum and brother watching him and stared at the floor to hide the embarrassed flush rising to his cheeks. Why couldn't he get the wand to work? What if there was some mistake and he wasn't magical at all?

He placed the wand back in the box and looked at the shopkeeper. "I can't make that one work," he said quietly. "A-am I waving it wrong?"
"No matter, everyone is different, that's why we have so many." Ramiel said reassuringly. "That's just not your wand. But it has narrowed it down for me. Try this one here." He offered the next possibility and restored the first one to its box, and banished it back to its original place.

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Coby noticed the look the wandmaker gave Mum, and became Instantly Suspicious™. Did they know each other?? Had this been prearranged??? His nerves abated as he put his imaginary thinking cap on, and he began considering all the most horrible situations that could have led to the wandmaker smiling at his mother. They'd planned this, and Coby was going to get a lecture about wands. No, he wasn't going to get a wand and the wandmaker was about to let him down easily. OR!! He was going to get a wand that Mum had picked out in advance because she didn't believe he could do it by himself and also is the WORST MOTHER IN THE UNIVERSE.

HE DIDN'T WANT HIS MOTHER'S PICK HE WANTED HIS OWN.

Coby simply nodded - no smiles for your Mr. Wandmaker, we don't trust you - and tugged at the hem of his shirt. Make you one especially, PAH! This was a scam. A FRAUD. Something was up and- oh. A wand!!! SEVERAL wands!!!!!! Well... even if Mum had picked them out... he still had to try them out right?? The eleven year old took the wand handed to him eagerly and didn't wait to be given instructions. Everyone knows what you're supposed to do with a wand! SWISH SWISH.

Coby took several steps back, not noticing his mother doing the same. The wand felt nice in his hand, the wood was really smooth. He really hoped his mother hadn't picked it out for him because he LIKED it. He wanted it to be HIS thing. Lifting a slightly shaking arm, Coby traced out the letter 'J' in the air, gasping as iridescent sparks came shooting out of the tip almost immediately after. He'd felt those sparks! It had felt AMAZING.

"Mr. Wandmaker, sir, can I keep this one?? I think it'll be good for me sir, did you see the sparks?? Mum did YOU see the sparks?!" Coby hugged the wand close to his chest, narrowly avoiding sticking the tip of it into his nose, and looked between the two adults with wide eyes. Standing on the tips of his toes, he leaned in across the counter and tried to whisper so Mum won't hear. "Mum didn't pick the wands out before right?? It's mine, right??"

He just wanted to make sure. It had to be his. It just HAD to!
"I did see. And it looks like the right fit for you. That's 12 3/4 inch rather firm Acacia wi--" pardon? He squinted at the boy a little and adjusted his glasses. Oh. "No, not at all, it doesn't work that way. The wand chooses the wizard, and Acacia is particularly difficult to match." He whispered back and then carried on as if there had been no interruption. "--with Unicorn tail hair core. 12 galleons for that one." And whatever else for accessories.

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Oh, right. They were supposed to be finding the most powerful and best wands, because Phoebe Skylar James and Tavie were going to be THE MOST POWERFUL WITCHES AT Hogwarts Beauxbatons. Phoebe hip-checked Yoyo to get one of the boxes and settled back near Flynn to give it a try.

Please please please set Uncle Scan's pants on fire. That was what Mum said was the surest sign that a wand was meant for you. Instant fire. "Burnicus bunsicus," she whispered, giving the wand a little flick right at Uncle Scan. No smoke, no fire, no sparks. "This is not my wand, sir."
Ramiel watched and saw no particular indication that the wand was responsive to this one and nodded. "You're right, it isn't. Lets go with.... ah yes, here." He offered one of the boxes he'd selected specifically for her and took the first wand back. Second time's the charm and such?
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"Certainly. 7 galleons for the holster, 3 galleons 10 sickles for the lined box, and a galleon and 8 sickles for the polish. All together that's... 21 galleons and 1 sickle." With the wand of course. He rang it up on the giant register, and then packaged up everything she had asked for neatly, tying it with a ribbon for easier carrying.
Fiona reached into her little coin purse and pulled out the correct amount of change and handed it over to the shopkeeper. "There ya go," she said in her thick New York accent.
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