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Holmesian Feline


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Hogwarts RPG Name:
Septimus Hadley-Nairne
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Simon Spencer Bennett
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SPOILER!!: Guano Boy
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Originally Posted by BanaBatGirl View Post
First day back!

Fletcher had his nose buried in a wizarding newspaper as he walked in through the atrium, wearing a suit as usual and dodging other workers as he headed toward the lifts. The atrium seemed quieter than normal, as though he were missing the sound of something... and what was with the sudden outdoorsy smell in here, like hay and sunshine and sawdust and animals? Was he in a barn or some Creatures experiment or something???

Hmmmmm?

Fletcher did not pay the noise, or lack thereof, much heed as he didn't even look where he was going, and instead turned a page of the large paper as he kept walking. If he had looked up, he might have noticed all the owls flying overhead on their various errands. And if he had looked down, surely he would have spotted the droppings littering the floor. If he had done these things, he might not have stepped right into a white puddle of barn owl excrement, and then he might not have slid a few feet into some crunchy pellets, and then fallen over into a crumpled mess of feces and feathers, as he was doing now.

The Junior Undersecretary didn't immediately rise from his tumble, either. He remained quite stationary on the cold floor of the atrium, and was definitely covered in crap from head to toe, including the Daily Prophet which was now covering his face like a tent.


Simon frowned as he stepped out of the security office to check things around the atrium. The charm he had cast to keep the smells at bay only extended as far as the four walls and buffet him as he entered the cavernous room proper. And the smell wasn’t the worst. He had told his team to try and help maintenance with the upkeep, but it didn’t seem to be helping. The owls had claimed the space as the Ministry version of the Owlery up at Hogwarts and left all sorts of surprises around for the careless worker to find.

Like the one whom Simon had just noticed his appearance in time to see the slip and fall into the latest mess on the stone floor.

Man down!

The security man quickly moved to assist, attempting to vanish as much…waste…as he could in his path. He winced as he took in the appearance of the fallen man whom he couldn’t recognize with the paper on his face. Simon gingerly leaned over to uncover the victim only to spot a vaguely familiar face that brought him up short. “Oh Merlin…,” he remarked before stashing the paper in his clean pocket and offering a hand. “Really should watch your step nowadays.”
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