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Cedric 04-18-2014 07:12 PM

The Flaming Horseshoes. Flamsteed, I mean. Yes.
 
Okay, here we go. Professors speeching and spieling. That meant that they were leaving soon.

Schuyler slid down off Nigel's back and half-listened as she double checked the items in her backpack. Check. Check. Checkcheckcheck. Hopefully she brought enough shampoo. Her hair was long and therefore needed a lot of it. She took comfort in knowing that Cat probably ALSO had packed some nice smelling shampoos just in case.

Oh, wait. What? The spiel was over? That was fast. And Schuyler may have missed the majority of it..

But she did gather that they were splitting up to use the portkeys, and choosing one professor was a no-brainer.

FLAMSTEED, duh.

With a grin, Schuyler made her way to the astronomy professor. "Hello, Professor. Interesting suit you have there." And though she didn't SAY so, that camo suit did look much better than she had anticipated. She had been thinking more along the lines of.. ya know.... HUNTER CAMO and things. And no. That would have been a sad sight for fashiony Flamsteed indeed.

oh its Erik ok 04-18-2014 09:19 PM

Team Awesome Suit/The Flaming Horseshoes
 
Finally they were getting started and maybe some if not all of Nigel's questions would get answer. He did not even care at this point that Schuyler jumped on his back and was using him as a personal elevator or something.

Sigh.

Fantastic! They could use magic. Even the underage ones. It will definitely make this trip more interesting and the Headmistress was going on the trip by the look of this. Now that was something. So now they had to pick a team essentially. They were all port-keying to the same place or was like the professor with the port key was their leader. Had this just turned into a game in Nigel's head.

Probably.....Definitely.

The Prefect made sure to check that all of his belonging including his hair products were in his bag along with Mo's tripod. And yes they were. So he was basically good to go. Now Team Groundskeeper or Team Awesome Suit. Decisions, Decisions. Why couldn't there be a Team Headmistress. He would pick that. Flattery gets you everywhere. So other than that he had to pick the awesome suit. But he trusted the Groundskeeper more in the wilderness then Flameo. Just saying.

"Is that a new suit, Professor?"

Nigel asked walking on over with Schuyler.

Awarlesta Black 04-18-2014 10:23 PM

Joining the Flamsteed Crew!
 
Before he could finish his conversation, Professor Romanos started explaining the rules and he thought that this would be a really important thing to listen to, right? Don't wanna end up getting lost or dying in Peru or something. Shudder.

What's that? MAGIC?? They could use magic on this trip?? Awwww yeah! This was gonna be fun, he thought, patting his pocket to make sure his wand was there.

Oh they were splitting in groups? Okay cool. Portkeys. He's traveled by portkey before, of course. Shane's even planning to use portkeys to help guests travel to the wedding. So, yeah. No sweat. The problem was picking a group. He had to choose between the tough looking guy, the camo suit guy (Eh, Professor Flamsteed, was it?), or Professor Romanos...

In the end, he chose to go along with Flamsteed. He didn't know, there was something about that guy...maybe it was the camo suit, who knows? And sometimes horseshoes are considered lucky! So, that's good right? "Heeeey, I'll be joining you guys."

Cassirin 04-18-2014 10:42 PM

Romanos crew
 
If there was any concern they wouldn't all end up in the same place, Mo would have joined the Flamsteed group in a second. Nigel and Schuyler were already heading that way, plus the new chap Declan. PLUS it was Flamsteed.

But since they were all going the same way, and since they were meant to spread out, Mo put a hand on Cat's hip and directed them both toward Romanos. And the Headmistress, but she wasn't completely 100% terrifying, and Mo was willing to brave the group.

"We're with you, Professor. Headmistress." Or maybe he shouldn't presume to speak for Cat. "Or I am, at least."

Colley 04-18-2014 11:32 PM

Yo, Romanos!
 
Cat just gave Mo a grin. Nope, they hadn't really talked about this at all, apart from him letting her know he was going, "It all happened really fast." Her mama wasn't keen on letting her go away again for so long after she'd just come home from school, but Cat reaalllyyy wanted to go, so it had been a process.

But OH! Neato! Muggles. This was going to be interesting too, besides all the other reasons of traveling to begin with and history and cool things, but she was going to be allowed to use magic while not in school and still a month underage. Sweeeet. Also, Headmistress Truebridge was going too? For some reason, this wasn't quite something she'd expect the woman to be doing, but hey, the more the merrier, right? It was going to be fuuuuuun, surely. Briefly she pondered which group to add herself to and watched Schuyler and Nigel head off towards Flamsteed (who was very, very excited) but before she could really decide, she was being directed towards Romanos. She was already here and it didn't make much sense to go off to another group, so Cat grinned. "Yep. Me too."

Decision made easy!

Daydreamer11 04-19-2014 01:20 AM

Declan, Lily............Team Romanos
 
SPOILER!!: Declan
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Originally Posted by Awarlesta Black (Post 11591756)
Text Cut: Lily, Jasmine, and teensy bit of Romanos






He nodded, taking note of the name. Romanos. Professor Romanos. Got it! His head whipped around to the voice of a girl nearby. She was talking to him right? "Umm, yeah." Declan responded, pointing to his "Giants" t-shirt. "We lived in San Francisco, but I spent most of my time at school in San Jose." He went in to shake her hand, "Pleasure to meet you, Lily. Declan. Thanks for the warm welcome."

Another girl had overheard their conversation and seemed to be from California as well, "Look at us, Californians." He joked. "Nice to meet you, I'm Declan. Transferring, too." Oh, that's cool. Another transfer! Not alone yeah! "Well, technically, I wasn't born there," Maybe they had already figured that out due to his accent, "but I did spent almost 7 years of my life there. Although, I only managed to get residency, not citizenship." Maybe he was talking to much now.

Oh, Professor Rooomanoos was asking for their attention! Must be almost time.



SPOILER!!: Lily
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Originally Posted by SilverTiger (Post 11591998)
Text Cut: Jasmine, Professor, Declan, Mo and Romanos again :P










Lily had always known that the people at Hogwarts came from all over, but so far she hadn’t found anyone else that was from where she was from. Even though Declan had technically not been a true Californian, as he’d explained even before she’d interjected, it still counted. Plus, that might make this trip even more fun. There’d be people that she could talk about home with that wouldn’t be interested because they’d never been there. Either way, she’d stepped forward as he’d offered his hand and shaken it with a grin. “Nice to meet you too,” she replied, even as her green eyes had shifted to take in the appearance of another girl who had wandered over as well. “I’ve lived in San Diego most of my life, but I’ve visited up there before.” Lots of California transfers this term, apparently, which was interesting. She wasn’t alone anymore, not that she’d ever been. Where people were from had never stopped her from talking to them, as evidenced by her friends from Beauxbatons, plus Austin and those people here that she already knew. As Mo had gotten another grin when he’d said his brief hello to her.

Her attention had shifted to Professor Romanos again s the woman had asked them to gather together, but she’d still given Jasmine a smile. “Nice to meet you Jasmine. I’m sure you’ll like Hogwarts,” she said, as she’d moved closer to the professor and kept her attention there. Listening was a good thing, especially when they were all expected to make it to Peru safely. The underage magic part didn’t matter to her, of course, as she’d been of age for almost a month now, but she’d nodded at the reminder about how they’d be amongst Muggles. That wasn’t really a problem either. She’d been around Muggles before. She wasn’t one of those witches who couldn’t blend in. She’d gotten the verification as to which professors were going on the trip, too. The Charms professor and the CoMC professor must have just been there by coincidence. She already had her things, anyway. Her backpack was still on her back, and nobody had stolen anything from it to her knowledge. She’d check after they landed, at least to make sure her guitar was still safe. Therefore, she’d just woven her way over closer to Professor Romanos and prepared herself to touch the portkey. One of the other girls had chosen the groundskeeper, probably because he looked like he could protect her better, but Lily knew she could handle herself, and then she felt like Professor Flamsteed might try to get her to play for him again. She wanted an adventure, which meant the DADA professor and her ping pong paddle.



Jasmine's face lit up when she found out that her two classmates were from California. At least she had something in common with someone at her new school. Jasmine was even more surprised when she heard that the girl Lily was from San Diego. "I can't believe it. I'm from San Diego too. I left there when I was ten and I really miss it." Turning to Declan, Jamine said, "I'm so glad to meet both of you". "It's good to know that I'm not the only transfer student here."

Professor Romanos began to speak so everyone turned their attention to her. They would be traveling by portkey and all of the students began to break into groups. Since Jasmine didn't really know any of the Professors, she decided to go with the one she had met today. She walked over to Professor Romanos' group. "Is it OK if I join your group?, Jasmine's asked. Hoping that it was fine, she put her hand on the ping pong paddle.

Roselyn 04-19-2014 03:02 AM

Here we goooo!
 
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Originally Posted by BanaBatGirl (Post 11592249)
Annie sighed a little to herself and waded over to Romanos'. Why did KIRBY get a portkey over HER? Fine. FIne fine. She would touch the red paddle. "Do you think they all packed wisely?" she spoke sort-of under her breath to the woman. The Headmistress had half a mind to check all bags before departure, but that was just her.

Oh, gosh...Airey...

Chuckling, she zipped up her bag (after hiding Sonya in there) and easily placed it over her shoulder despite the numerous items within it. Gotta love magic. "I'm sure they did just fine." she grinned softly, taking a peak at the students nearby anyhow. "In any case, I've packed a few extras."

Juuuuust in case, y'know?


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Originally Posted by Daydreamer11 (Post 11592411)
Professor Romanos began to speak so everyone turned their attention to her. They would be traveling by portkey and all of the students began to break into groups. Since Jasmine didn't really know any of the Professors, she decided to go with the one she had met today. She walked over to Professor Romanos' group. "Is it OK if I join your group?, Jasmine's asked. Hoping that it was fine, she put her hand on the ping pong paddle.

So, she had the Headmistress of course...Lily...Marcus...hello....Carterina... hello to you too...

"Oh course, Miss Guidry." Whichever group was perfectly fine. Glancing to the time on her watch, she held the ping pong paddle up for those in the group to touch if they weren't already, taking note of each passing second that went by.

"Get ready everyone!" she called out, gaze never leaving the time. "30 seconds!" Which was both the longest and shortest 30 seconds to have past in a loooong time. "15 seconds! Remember, bend vith your knees!" For the first time portkey'ers.

"10.........5...4...3...2...1-" And they were off to Peru!



OOC: Here we goooo! Feel free to post yourself picking a group/leaving the courtyard before continuing over HERE for the landing, where our adventure will begin! Sign-ups are now officially closed.

the fastest seeker 04-19-2014 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by DaniDiNardo (Post 11591703)


Cassia had been to Italy? She never knew that. Then again, maybe she did but simply couldn't remember? Merlin knew they talked about A LOT whenever they got together and especially on their annual sleepovers. No telling what they'd shared from what they hadn't.

"So we're clear you're setting up your sleeping bag next to mine." That was already obvious and Aidan would too...unless there was now some kind of gender laws that they'd forgotten to put on the flyers? For all she knew they HAD mentioned something about it but she wasn't exactly one to read so...

Her attention turned right back to Professor Romanos who was saying something..."Think we're leaving now?"

"Of course," She answered matter-of-factly. She might not have mentioned it, but Cassia wasn't used to travelling alone and being away from her family. Like in another continent. So having Lex with her helped ease the feeling since they were used to sleeping at each other's. "Looks like we're gonna have a double sleepover this summer," Counting the one that they already had at Cassia's earlier this summer. Except that this one was going to be so different. Then her attention went to Romanos as Lex spoke.

Text Cut: Romanos
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Originally Posted by Roselyn (Post 11591678)
Which was good, because after a quick check of her watch, she had an announcement to make. "Alright everyone!" she spoke up, addressing the whole crowd. "Gather around! Ve haff a few things to go over before ve leave!"

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Originally Posted by Roselyn (Post 11591975)
Was everyone listeniiiing?? She didn't mind repeating herself if necessary, but the portkeys were going to activate soon.

"First, I vont to remind you, ve vill be in a muggle populated area, meaning use of magic vill be as scarce as it gets if used at all in public eye. Ve'll go more into this later, however..." Serious pause. "Underage students... you haff been given permission to use magic for this trip only. Aftervards, any magic outside of school vill not be overlooked." Yaaay, go wild! Ten seconds before she continued on.

"Secondly..." Were they listening? "You are to listen to your supervisors; vhich is me, Mister Kirby, Professor Flamsteed, and Headmistress Truebridge. Please. It is rather necessary that you do." Serious seriousnessly. "And last, but not least, ve vill be departing in five minutes time via portkey. Mister Kirby, Professor Flamsteed, and I vill each haff a portkey so you haff best be touching one before they activate. Ven ve land, stay in your group. Don't go vondering off. So! Grab your things and pick a group, because ve're on our vay! Seven or eight to a group please!"

While they did that, she handed out the portkeys: A fluffy earmuff for Orsino, a horseshoe for Airey, and a red ping pong paddle for herself.

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Originally Posted by Roselyn (Post 11592459)
Oh, gosh...Airey...

Chuckling, she zipped up her bag (after hiding Sonya in there) and easily placed it over her shoulder despite the numerous items within it. Gotta love magic. "I'm sure they did just fine." she grinned softly, taking a peak at the students nearby anyhow. "In any case, I've packed a few extras."

Juuuuust in case, y'know?




So, she had the Headmistress of course...Lily...Marcus...hello....Carterina... hello to you too...

"Oh course, Miss Guidry." Whichever group was perfectly fine. Glancing to the time on her watch, she held the ping pong paddle up for those in the group to touch if they weren't already, taking note of each passing second that went by.

"Get ready everyone!" she called out, gaze never leaving the time. "30 seconds!" Which was both the longest and shortest 30 seconds to have past in a loooong time. "15 seconds! Remember, bend vith your knees!" For the first time portkey'ers.

"10.........5...4...3...2...1-" And they were off to Peru!



She had the feeling that what was being said now was so important and at some point during this trip her LIFE might depend on it. So she was focusing so hard on all the words and nodding her head as if she was in a class. Which wasn't so hard to imagine considering all the people that were here were either colleagues or professors. Or staff.

Portkeys. Yup, sure. She was actually glad that it wouldn't be apparating. Let's say she didn't want to risk being with the others in Peru. She wouldn't fancy ending up in Greece alone or somewhere else. So she appreciated the choice of how they were getting there.

Grabbing one, the snake started bouncing lightly on her heels. She wasn't worried about portkeys, she'd used them enough times in her life so far.

And they were counting down already! Under her breath, the seven-teen year old girl kept up with the counting until they reached the last three seconds where she closed her eyes and clutched the portkey so tightly.

itsjustjesse 04-19-2014 04:55 PM

Amelia was excited to say the least, all she wanted to do was just run forward and grab any of the portkeys. All of them even, but that wouldn't work too well would it? Wouldn't it just rip you apart all disgustingly?

Where did she want to go? Who did she want to go with? She really didn't care but there were far too many people going for Flamsteed so she knew he was out of the running. She personally didn't want to end up in Peru all bruised, battered, and like an un-friend Schnitzel.

"C'mon lets find a portkey" she grinned as she stepped forward and finally stopped in front of the fluffy earmuff wielding Kirby...why not go with something that looked totally out of place in the summer? That and tiny little things like herself needed to be smart about things. Especially things like this. "Hellooooooo" she grinned as she reached out and grabbed onto the portkey.

"Kaiden - Hux you guys coming?" She asked excitedly.

When Professor Ramanos reminded them to bend their knees she did, after all she didn't wan to break anything at all. And then closing her eyes was the next thing she did. She didn't want to see the whirling world around them when they ported out. It would be disastrous for the fluffy earmuff and the hands holding onto it.

sweetpinkpixie 04-20-2014 11:31 AM

Flaming Horseshoes! *wheezes* I love it XD *declones*
 
SPOILER!!: studentsies!
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Originally Posted by GrapehGrape (Post 11592043)
This was going to be amazing and fantastic and so much better than Adelaide's summer so far. And portkeys were always interesting. Not that she'd ever used them that often. Just once. But anyways...

Flamsteed's mumbling under his breath had not escaped her. She bit back her giggles trying not to interrupt Ramos. That would not be a good start to this whole thing...but she lost it as he burst out singing louder. This was why he was her favorite.

Picking portkeys now? Addi of course made her way straight to Flamsteed. "Nice tune professor." She stated with a little smile. Should she mention that was one of her favorite movies? She put her hand on the horseshoe as her excitement about this whole thing became more and more apparant.

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Originally Posted by Cedric (Post 11592252)
Okay, here we go. Professors speeching and spieling. That meant that they were leaving soon.

Schuyler slid down off Nigel's back and half-listened as she double checked the items in her backpack. Check. Check. Checkcheckcheck. Hopefully she brought enough shampoo. Her hair was long and therefore needed a lot of it. She took comfort in knowing that Cat probably ALSO had packed some nice smelling shampoos just in case.

Oh, wait. What? The spiel was over? That was fast. And Schuyler may have missed the majority of it..

But she did gather that they were splitting up to use the portkeys, and choosing one professor was a no-brainer.

FLAMSTEED, duh.

With a grin, Schuyler made her way to the astronomy professor. "Hello, Professor. Interesting suit you have there." And though she didn't SAY so, that camo suit did look much better than she had anticipated. She had been thinking more along the lines of.. ya know.... HUNTER CAMO and things. And no. That would have been a sad sight for fashiony Flamsteed indeed.

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Originally Posted by Meizzner (Post 11592315)
Finally they were getting started and maybe some if not all of Nigel's questions would get answer. He did not even care at this point that Schuyler jumped on his back and was using him as a personal elevator or something.

Sigh.

Fantastic! They could use magic. Even the underage ones. It will definitely make this trip more interesting and the Headmistress was going on the trip by the look of this. Now that was something. So now they had to pick a team essentially. They were all port-keying to the same place or was like the professor with the port key was their leader. Had this just turned into a game in Nigel's head.

Probably.....Definitely.

The Prefect made sure to check that all of his belonging including his hair products were in his bag along with Mo's tripod. And yes they were. So he was basically good to go. Now Team Groundskeeper or Team Awesome Suit. Decisions, Decisions. Why couldn't there be a Team Headmistress. He would pick that. Flattery gets you everywhere. So other than that he had to pick the awesome suit. But he trusted the Groundskeeper more in the wilderness then Flameo. Just saying.

"Is that a new suit, Professor?"

Nigel asked walking on over with Schuyler.

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Originally Posted by Awarlesta Black (Post 11592348)
Before he could finish his conversation, Professor Romanos started explaining the rules and he thought that this would be a really important thing to listen to, right? Don't wanna end up getting lost or dying in Peru or something. Shudder.

What's that? MAGIC?? They could use magic on this trip?? Awwww yeah! This was gonna be fun, he thought, patting his pocket to make sure his wand was there.

Oh they were splitting in groups? Okay cool. Portkeys. He's traveled by portkey before, of course. Shane's even planning to use portkeys to help guests travel to the wedding. So, yeah. No sweat. The problem was picking a group. He had to choose between the tough looking guy, the camo suit guy (Eh, Professor Flamsteed, was it?), or Professor Romanos...

In the end, he chose to go along with Flamsteed. He didn't know, there was something about that guy...maybe it was the camo suit, who knows? And sometimes horseshoes are considered lucky! So, that's good right? "Heeeey, I'll be joining you guys."


Still holding the horseshoe up in the air as though it were the Quidditch Cup - or the British flag and he was about to stick it into the surface of Mars - Airey's attention refocused when he heard a voice. "Ah, thank you Miss Adams. It felt appropriate, although there are plenty of other songs to be sung on our travels." Sing along while they hiked and climbed, yeah? Not to mention songs around the campfire while they roasted delicious hot schmoes...

"Certainly the conversation starter," he smirked. Pebbles was matching too, in case anyone wanted to know. He had fitted her with a camo bow - but she would be staying inside his backpack until they had safely arrived at their destination. "Actually been in my closet for quite some time now, impulse buy from a while back." After he had been rejected as an astronaut things had, well, gone off the deep end so to speak.

OH, and the new student was joining them as well. "Welcome, Mr. Hazelwood. You know, I enjoy a good black hazelnut coffee on Sundays."


Hearing Medea, Airey quickly lowered the horseshoe so that everyone could get a proper hold on it. "Alright everyone, hold on tight now or else Merlin knows where you'll end up."

Just something else Hogwarts didn't need on its conscious, you know?

And then, just a few moments later, the all too familiar sensation of portkey travel took over and the Leaky Cauldron vanished....

Steelsheen 04-20-2014 08:13 PM

no quotes bcz cant load SS properly; goes with Team!Kirby
 
Her dark eyes slid towards the boy that Mika just introduced. Kaid. Huh. Sounds like a Muggle drink. Huxley angles a brow in acknowledgement of the boy’s presence. Which can be a big deal since she 1.) recognizes he exists and 2) hasnt sent him cowering or crying or confundled. At least not yet.

“Well at least I’ve met your hairdresser. Must be quite the special birdie to get you singing like a canary.” she joked with the Ravenclaw blonde, although there was nothing in the brunette’s face to betray such mirth. Yup she still remembered that thing with the Opening Feast.

There was another girl who greeted Mika (Lily)—likely a fellow Claw as she remembered this one around the common room. Good thing theres seems to be quite a number of people from her house. Not that she would let such feelings of relief be so obvious. Poker face still activated mmhmm.

Oh... there was a voice. Of the same level and sarcasm she has grown accustomed to and loved. Her dark eyes then slides to the now youthful features of the Gryffindor Prefect “Well keep up your morning ritual Lex-- its taking the years off your face.” she smirks, the one crack in her stoic demeanor. The one sign of the brunette's thankfulness that her buddy is still alive today.

‎And harvesting? "I have no idea what you're talking about Lex. I was just pushed into this thing by my captor that's sponsoring it.” she replied as she stroked her hand through her perfectly combed hair. Although really when was there ever a moment that Huxley wouldn't turn something into an opportunity?

And it was time to go. Huxley hesitated for a split second before walking over to that mountain troll Groundskeeper and holding the earmuffs. And with a sharp breath, she felt herself getting pulled to their destination.

Yourenodaisy 04-21-2014 04:50 AM

miks, Hux, and Kirby.
 
Well then, he saw how it was. At this rate, it was going to be a long trip. Ugh, a long year even. Giving the girlfriend a quick hug, he returned her “Hey” with one of his own, and looked over to the new comer. The new comer that got their entire relationship history of how they had been dating and then not. Well, that was nice. Nervously rubbing the back of his neck, he nodded. “Hello, Huxley,” he said. He wold have asked if she was one of the ones that had gotten old, but well, she didn't seem like the talking type. The trip was going to be long though, and since she seemed keen on being around Miks, just like he did, there would probably be time to get to know her later.

And then the professor was talking. Right, portkeys. He'd done that once before, with An Alice. All you had to do was hold onto the thing right? And then try not to fall on your face? He could do this. And apparently they were going with the groundskeeper. That was okay by him. Heading over to the man, he held onto the earmuffs with everyone else, and was whisked away to their location when the thing activated.

DaniDiNardo 04-21-2014 02:41 PM

Kinda late so not quotes but we see people and are with Romanos
 
Mo would have tried the running with a camera thing, 'bout time he did too. No telling what could happen in the world once he left Hogwarts but she bet he wouldn't be willing to give up photography. It was always good to be able to take shots on the run, it made the stories more epic. She grinned at the mention of a double sleepover. Yes! First back when they got home and now in El Dorado. It automatically increased the epic-ness in case anyone was wondering.

Sleepover and using magic during the summer. Yup. Best trip ever.

From anyone else that might have been slightly insulting but Lex was able to grin at Huxley's statement because she knew the Ravenclaw too well to think she was trying to mock her for an ordeal that happened earlier during the term. "It's a healthy diet of chocolate and sugar, you should try it sometime." As for the not harvesting, sure, she'd believe that for now but if she even saw her friend glance at a poisonous plant for too long she wanted in on whatever potion it would be. Just saying.

And now they were grouping up?

Common sense dictated that on a dangerous trip, one went with the DADA Professor and Cassia clearly shared this view making her choice so much easier. Lex headed over to that group, touching a piece of the ping pong paddle, she waited for the familiar tug that would signal their departure.

JennMarie 04-21-2014 09:24 PM

i stink at posting. dont rp with me! *dramatic*
 
Text Cut: hi.
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Originally Posted by Bazinga (Post 11591653)
SPOILER!!: The girls




They both agreed to lunch great, because Minerva was starved even though she wasn't sure food would even work for her right now. She'd try and she had her potion today so it should all work out. "Alright let's go to the leaky since it's close." They both were probably tired, she remembered those stages.

Turning she began walking towards the courtyard. "There's a table." Grinning the nineteen year old went over to the table and sat down. "Want me to take Gunnar back?" She chuckled knowing the answer before Ari said it.

Turning to both girls she beamed, "So how are things going? I feel like I haven't talked to you in forever." It really hadn't been forever but there could have been some major changes she knew of one. "Aurora getting excited? Only a few more months." It was an exciting time feeling the baby and getting ready for her arrival. "I was thinking both showers could be at my place if you both want. I can decorate, have little games, and cute little finger foods. Oh and of course I'd bake a cake as well." She loved baking and planning. This gave her something to do during the day while Gunnar was napping.

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Originally Posted by JustAlice (Post 11591673)
Right, Leaky it was then. Aurora didn't mind - it was close and served food, that was good enough for her. She followed Min and Ari to a table and sat down, slipping off her little flat shoes and wiggling her toes a bit. That was better, even though her ankles were still swollen and achy. ... hmph.

Excited? EXCITED? How could anyone manage any emotion but 'really bloody warm' today? Warm and uncomfortable. Those were the feelings she had at the moment. "Mhmm... two and a half months left..." she said, rubbing her bump absentmindedly. "I'm scared, mainly..." she admitted, glancing at Ariana. Did she get it too?

...

Babyshower, right. "Yeah, sure. I don't really have anyone to invite though... just my sister and sister in law..." ... Which was kind of depressing. "Most of my uni friends are muggles so..." Inviting them to a party might be... awkward. None of them would care though anyway, she'd never heard of anyone in England having a baby shower... "What even happens at a baby shower?" She didn't actually know. Did people just get together and talk about babies? Cause that's what all of her conversations had been about lately. 'Oooh when are you due?' None of your business just give me my shopping and shut up! ... Maybe she was over reacting...





Her best friend could always read her mind cause that's in fact right where she was heading, most likely anyway. "Perfect, i like that plan." she said adjusting a Gunnar baby in her arms, such a cuuuuute baby he was, it was going to be hard to find one cuter well,... another Boy just as cute anyway. Following her to the table she pointed out Ari just gave her friend a look as she offered to take the boy from her......... "no..............." her nephew, hers. She got to hold and play with him all day everyday, Ari didn't get that pleasure.. So he was all her's for the hour. "i'm ok, a bit sore on days when im busy at work but it's nothing too bad........ and stuff." She didn't need to go into all the details about stuff... She didnt' need to worry Min or freak Aurora out, not today so she just smiled and acted as if nothing was wrong.

She was fine. She looked back up at the two of them from the child in her arms as Min mentioned Showers............... right yes, a reason for everyone to stare and poke and rub her stomach and ask her how she's feeling and everything about the child and shower her in gifts, her being the child not Ari, which she was ok with, she didn't need things. "Uhm, yeah... when should we do them.. orr... will it be one, just together...?" she wouldn't mind, maybe Aurora would get all the attention since she was due sooner and stuff, she kiiinda liked that plan a bit, yes. If Aurora was ok with that anyway. hmm. She looked back down at Gunnar as he managed to grab even more of her long black hair, "I'm gonna chop this all off on you if you keep it up." she baby talked to him while running the tips of her hair over his nose and cheeks making him giggle. Hi baby, hi

Samia 04-21-2014 10:07 PM

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No sooner had Sophie grabbed the shopping bag and nearly stood up with it, the kid across the table from her spoke. Ohh, so he was cool about this? This random sitting arrangement they had here. Heh. At least he hadn't been rude or made it seem awkward. She put down the shopping bag and took a second to get comfortable in her seat.

"Oh, okay. Well, cool," she said. "And thanks." She followed his gaze around the crowded courtyard. "Yeah, I don't think there's any luck in finding a free table. I guess you were the last of the lucky ones." She looked across the table at him, realizing he looked kind of familiar, too. "Yeah, I do," she said. "I've gone there since first year, and I'm going to be a third year. You go there, too?" Obviously, haha.

Noel nodded. "I do too, yes," And it seemed she clearly liked the school better than he did. After all, she was going into it for a third year as well.

Or maybe she didn't have better luck at convincing her parents? Just like him.

"So were you one of the students who got to see how they are gonna look old?" he asked. Merlin, he hoped not! Maybe she hadn't. Or why would she be sitting so 'not scarred for life' like in front of him.

Because, honestly, he would have been scarred. Yep.

FireboltAvis88 04-22-2014 04:14 PM

Team Romanos
 
So it was time for them to get going? Awesome!! Portkeys?? Super Awesome.

Cris looked at the items used and decided to be in the beautiful woman with the fancy name's, team. So he grabbed the ping pong bat and waited to feel the strange sensations that always accompanied portkey travelling.

Bazinga 04-23-2014 02:35 AM

SPOILER!!: THe girls
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Her best friend could always read her mind cause that's in fact right where she was heading, most likely anyway. "Perfect, i like that plan." she said adjusting a Gunnar baby in her arms, such a cuuuuute baby he was, it was going to be hard to find one cuter well,... another Boy just as cute anyway. Following her to the table she pointed out Ari just gave her friend a look as she offered to take the boy from her......... "no..............." her nephew, hers. She got to hold and play with him all day everyday, Ari didn't get that pleasure.. So he was all her's for the hour. "i'm ok, a bit sore on days when im busy at work but it's nothing too bad........ and stuff." She didn't need to go into all the details about stuff... She didnt' need to worry Min or freak Aurora out, not today so she just smiled and acted as if nothing was wrong.

She was fine. She looked back up at the two of them from the child in her arms as Min mentioned Showers............... right yes, a reason for everyone to stare and poke and rub her stomach and ask her how she's feeling and everything about the child and shower her in gifts, her being the child not Ari, which she was ok with, she didn't need things. "Uhm, yeah... when should we do them.. orr... will it be one, just together...?" she wouldn't mind, maybe Aurora would get all the attention since she was due sooner and stuff, she kiiinda liked that plan a bit, yes. If Aurora was ok with that anyway. hmm. She looked back down at Gunnar as he managed to grab even more of her long black hair, "I'm gonna chop this all off on you if you keep it up." she baby talked to him while running the tips of her hair over his nose and cheeks making him giggle. Hi baby, hi



Sitting and realizing she wasn’t getting her baby boy back anytime soon Minerva smiled. She didn’t ind the arm break. He was getting heavy these days and she was a little more tired than usual. With a small yawn she reached into her bag pulling out his little jar of baby peaches. “You can feed him if you want.” Knowing he was pretty easy to feed it shouldn’t be too messy for Ari to do in her work clothes. “Oh scared that is very normal. I was terrified really, but once it happens you just know what to do really.” She figured that didn’t help much, but it was hard to explain the experience since everyone was different.

Thinking about the shower Min just shrugged, “I’m use to muggle so if you want them to come it wouldn’t be awkward at all. Our house has muggle things so it wouldn’t look out of place.” She’d just have to place fluffy somewhere for the afternoon was all really. Looking at Ariana she thought about it, “Well it really is up to you two. If you want it together I can do it that way.” Her mind started planning around both ways. “Oh you have never been to one? They are fun. You eat a bunch of cute themed food, have cake, open gifts, and some play a few games like guess what’s in the diaper bag, or baby bingo.” All so much fun to do. She was in her glory thinking about the plans, “I really should just do event planning on the side while I’m at home. “ It was something she loved and she had some time on her hands. Maybe she’d talk

Anna Banana 04-26-2014 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Samia (Post 11594614)
Noel nodded. "I do too, yes," And it seemed she clearly liked the school better than he did. After all, she was going into it for a third year as well.

Or maybe she didn't have better luck at convincing her parents? Just like him.

"So were you one of the students who got to see how they are gonna look old?" he asked. Merlin, he hoped not! Maybe she hadn't. Or why would she be sitting so 'not scarred for life' like in front of him.

Because, honestly, he would have been scarred. Yep.

"Ahh," she said, nodding when he said he went to Hogwarts. "You know what's weird? I've met a few people today who also go to Hogwarts. What's weird is that they're in my year, and they've been going there for as long as I have, but we never knew each other before now. Right here in Diagon Alley, I mean." How do you miss that many people who were supposedly sitting in class with you all day every day?

Sophie suddenly frowned. "Yeah," she replied. Her answer was kind of half-hearted. Well, really half-hearted. "I try not to think about it too much. That kind of thing can scar a kid, you know." Did he know? "Were you affected, too?"

Lauralicious 04-27-2014 08:29 PM

Vinnie made her way to the leaky cauldron,, she could really need a butterbeer now. Only by telling her mother she needed some supplies for school the girl could escape her overly affectionate ways. At least fir a little while. Sometimes it was so annoying to stay in London. Her dad was totally different.

Its was a nice day it so the brunette decided to go sit down in the courtyard after ordering her well deserved butterbeer. There was nothing better than a good butterbeer and ice cream on a nice day out. Those were her two weaknesses. Butterbeer in hand Vinnie walked over to a free table in the corner an sat down. And reeellaaaaxxxx.

Gryffindoll 04-27-2014 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Lauralicious (Post 11598399)
Vinnie made her way to the leaky cauldron,, she could really need a butterbeer now. Only by telling her mother she needed some supplies for school the girl could escape her overly affectionate ways. At least fir a little while. Sometimes it was so annoying to stay in London. Her dad was totally different.

Its was a nice day it so the brunette decided to go sit down in the courtyard after ordering her well deserved butterbeer. There was nothing better than a good butterbeer and ice cream on a nice day out. Those were her two weaknesses. Butterbeer in hand Vinnie walked over to a free table in the corner an sat down. And reeellaaaaxxxx.

It was almost the end of the summer break, and a day as beautiful as this demanded to be celebrated. And when it came to celebrations, what better way to go about it than with a cold glass of butterbeer?

Louis didn’t often stay around The Leaky Cauldron for very long, he usually just walked right through on his way in or out of Diagon Alley. This day, however, he decided to make his stay a little longer and enjoy his butterbeer out in the courtyard, aware of the fact that he probably wouldn’t get to visit this place again until the next summer.

The boy explored the grounds aimlessly, tossing a few sickles into the fountain when he caught sight of a girl who seemed close to his age. There didn’t seem to be many people around here, and to see another young face was an unusual experience. Most people Lou had stumbled upon were much older, and only there for business or to have one too many butterbeers while the young preferred to explore the streets and shops of Diagon Alley.

Taking a sip of his cold drink, Louis made his way over to the girl’s table. “Mind if I join you?” he asked with a small smile.

Lauralicious 04-27-2014 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Gryffindoll (Post 11598412)
It was almost the end of the summer break, and a day as beautiful as this demanded to be celebrated. And when it came to celebrations, what better way to go about it than with a cold glass of butterbeer?

Louis didn’t often stay around The Leaky Cauldron for very long, he usually just walked right through on his way in or out of Diagon Alley. This day, however, he decided to make his stay a little longer and enjoy his butterbeer out in the courtyard, aware of the fact that he probably wouldn’t get to visit this place again until the next summer.

The boy explored the grounds aimlessly, tossing a few sickles into the fountain when he caught sight of a girl who seemed close to his age. There didn’t seem to be many people around here, and to see another young face was an unusual experience. Most people Lou had stumbled upon were much older, and only there for business or to have one too many butterbeers while the young preferred to explore the streets and shops of Diagon Alley.

Taking a sip of his cold drink, Louis made his way over to the girl’s table. “Mind if I join you?” he asked with a small smile.

It was nice out in the courtyard. The sun was shining onto the girls back pleasantly and she sighed a little as she put her sunglasses on. Vinnie didnt like the thought of going back to Hogwarts so soon. She hadnt exactly made an effort with people the past year, so she didnt really have anyone she couldnt wait to see. And what was the point of going to school if you didnt have the friends to make school more fun?Since the brunnette couldnt freeze time though she had decided to enjoy the remaining days.

The leaky was a good place, around this time not too many people her age where here. No one reminding her of how it used to be back at Durmstrang. With her clique.

Just as she took another sip of her amazing butterbeer, she heard a voice. A male voice. The Slytherin looked up and saw a boy standing next to her. Oh? So he was talking to her? "Of course not", she smiled,"take a seat." A little bit of company never hurt and maybe right now was just the time to start a conversation? Yeah maybe.

Gryffindoll 04-27-2014 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Lauralicious (Post 11598418)
It was nice out in the courtyard. The sun was shining onto the girls back pleasantly and she sighed a little as she put her sunglasses on. Vinnie didnt like the thought of going back to Hogwarts so soon. She hadnt exactly made an effort with people the past year, so she didnt really have anyone she couldnt wait to see. And what was the point of going to school if you didnt have the friends to make school more fun?Since the brunnette couldnt freeze time though she had decided to enjoy the remaining days.

The leaky was a good place, around this time not too many people her age where here. No one reminding her of how it used to be back at Durmstrang. With her clique.

Just as she took another sip of her amazing butterbeer, she heard a voice. A male voice. The Slytherin looked up and saw a boy standing next to her. Oh? So he was talking to her? "Of course not", she smiled,"take a seat." A little bit of company never hurt and maybe right now was just the time to start a conversation? Yeah maybe.

Louis’s smile widened as the girl welcomed him, and he proceeded to sit down opposite her. He watched her for a brief second, taking notice of the fact that she seemed rather unfamiliar. Not that he knew every student at Hogwarts, but he’d always been pretty good with faces and this was one he’d definitely never seen before.

“I’m Louis Bolton,” he introduced himself, offering the girl a hand across the table. “I’m a Gryffindor at Hogwarts…” Which school did you go to, Mystery Girl?

Lauralicious 04-27-2014 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Gryffindoll (Post 11598425)
Louis’s smile widened as the girl welcomed him, and he proceeded to sit down opposite her. He watched her for a brief second, taking notice of the fact that she seemed rather unfamiliar. Not that he knew every student at Hogwarts, but he’d always been pretty good with faces and this was one he’d definitely never seen before.

“I’m Louis Bolton,” he introduced himself, offering the girl a hand across the table. “I’m a Gryffindor at Hogwarts…” Which school did you go to, Mystery Girl?

Vinnie sipped on her butterbeer once more and watched the boy sit down opposite her. She was lucky, he was really handsome. There was nothing wrong with the company of a handsome boy.

Did he go to Hogwarts? The brunette bit her lip, without realising it. If he did he surely wasnt a Slytherin. She had never seen his face before. But then again had she really seen anyones face before? Other than West? She didnt even stay in the common room for long, so she couldnt really tell.

Louis Bolton, that didnt ring a bell at all. Hmmm..." Hi i am Vinnie, Vinnie McFay", she smiled and took his hand. What a nice gesture. She hadnt had a boy wanting to shake her hand in a long time. And there he went answering her unspoken question. "oh a lion yeah? You dont seem too fierce though,"she chuckled,"5th year Slytherin, pleasure to meet you Louis Bolton." Not too bad. Not too bad.

Gryffindoll 04-27-2014 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Lauralicious (Post 11598434)
Vinnie sipped on her butterbeer once more and watched the boy sit down opposite her. She was lucky, he was really handsome. There was nothing wrong with the company of a handsome boy.

Did he go to Hogwarts? The brunette bit her lip, without realising it. If he did he surely wasnt a Slytherin. She had never seen his face before. But then again had she really seen anyones face before? Other than West? She didnt even stay in the common room for long, so she couldnt really tell.

Louis Bolton, that didnt ring a bell at all. Hmmm..." Hi i am Vinnie, Vinnie McFay", she smiled and took his hand. What a nice gesture. She hadnt had a boy wanting to shake her hand in a long time. And there he went answering her unspoken question. "oh a lion yeah? You dont seem too fierce though,"she chuckled,"5th year Slytherin, pleasure to meet you Louis Bolton." Not too bad. Not too bad.

“Nice to meet you, Vinnie McFay,” said the boy politely, flashing his new acquaintance another smile before taking his glass of butterbeer for another long sip. He noticed sadly that the glass was half-empty already, maybe he should try to make it last a bit longer.

At the girl’s comment on his lack of ‘fierceness’, Louis laughed aloud, amused. “I suppose not,” he said, shaking his head slightly. Yeah, being ‘fierce’ was DEFINITELY not something most people associated Lou with. He wasn’t really much of a lion. More like… a kitten or something.

And, oh? She was a Slytherin. Louis didn’t really know many Slytherins.
“You don’t seem very sly,” he teased with a smile, echoing her earlier comment in a way. No, but jokes aside, she seemed genuinely friendly. Should he be worried? Slytherins had an interesting reputation and he’d never really been involved with one before.

Lauralicious 04-27-2014 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Gryffindoll (Post 11598480)
“Nice to meet you, Vinnie McFay,” said the boy politely, flashing his new acquaintance another smile before taking his glass of butterbeer for another long sip. He noticed sadly that the glass was half-empty already, maybe he should try to make it last a bit longer.

At the girl’s comment on his lack of ‘fierceness’, Louis laughed aloud, amused. “I suppose not,” he said, shaking his head slightly. Yeah, being ‘fierce’ was DEFINITELY not something most people associated Lou with. He wasn’t really much of a lion. More like… a kitten or something.

And, oh? She was a Slytherin. Louis didn’t really know many Slytherins.
“You don’t seem very sly,” he teased with a smile, echoing her earlier comment in a way. No, but jokes aside, she seemed genuinely friendly. Should he be worried? Slytherins had an interesting reputation and he’d never really been involved with one before.

„ Nice to meet you, Louis Bolton“, she smiled back. Lots of smiling was going on there. It was nice. There was this theory that smiling immediately made you happier even when you didnt feel like smiling and it was true.“ Do you Hogwarts kids always introduce yourself with your full name?“ Somehow the brunette found that a little strange...maybe Durmstrang kids just werent as polite? Yeah probably that.

The Slytherin took a large sip of her butterbeer and almost chocked on it as she heard his laugh. What happened?! Coughing a little she started laughing too. For no particular reason. „ What did i say? Is there something on my face?Spill?“

She wanted to comment but now it was her that couldnt stop laughing. Was he mocking her? What a bad boy. „I might be, you just havent seen me sly yet“, she winked and drank the last drop of her butterbeer. She was kinda joking, everyone thought she was a bad girl...but really...she wasnt.


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