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Term 65: September - December 2023 Term Sixty-Five: Mirror, Mirror (Sept 2111 - June 2112)

 
 
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The Charms classroom today is not set up too differently than Professor Liu generally keeps it. The largest difference is perhaps the large pensieve currently perched on her desk. There is a box tucked to the side of the desk as well, though its contents are hidden by a sealing charm placed to keep it securely shut until time for the reveal. The blackboard at the front of the classroom has a welcome note written down on it in the Professor’s penmanship, with instructions to find a seat and write down three of your most prominent memories. There is a piece of paper and a quill at each seat as well, just in the event any of the students are ill prepared.

Professor Liu herself is at the front of the classroom, leaning against the wall and offering a smile to each of the students that enter, her tunic and linen pants a vibrant purple today.


OOC: welcome to Charms! While this is our first RPed lesson, the students would be familiar with Roulan and had classes all year. Please remember all site rules apply. Please also refresh yourself with Roulan's rules and expectations. We will be moving on 24 hours (ish)
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Charms was Aryan’s absolute favourite lesson.

Was it because he almost easily excelled at the spellwork? You bet. This was why he was so keen on being present fully {in more than just his physical aspect}, and why he also made the extra effort to arrive early. He smiled and gave the professor his usual finger wiggle-wave as he entered the classroom. He did think her clothing was particularly snazzy today, by the way.

There were instructions on the board, which made his eyes trail to the Pensieve. Well, well, well. Wasn’t this interesting? Ary plopped himself onto a seat and got his writing apparatus out. There were already core memories gnawing in his mind:

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  • Visiting Mooncalves with Bryony at the Scamander Zoo
  • Eating ice cream with Drake in Diagon Alley two summers ago
Each of these memories made him feel various emotions: safe and protected in the first, happiness in the second and awe that he had made a new friend so quickly in the third. They were why said memories were prominent to him.
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Brandon walked into class looking disheveled. Actually, it was more like swaggering than walking. Also, his robes had seen better days - one seam was completely falling apart. "What's up, Professor Liu? What's up, Ewart? I mean, uh... Ary. Whoops." He plopped into a seat and grabbed the piece of parchment, yet again having forgotten his own.

Three prominent memories? Easy.

SPOILER!!: memories

1. that one time when my sister almost died nunya business
2. that one time Xander said he liked me
3. that one time I saved the life of a seagull


Brandon had never shared his personal strongest memories with anyone before. He kept things to himself without fail. He didn't like people knowing things about him. But he had little problem doing so now - what was even the big deal? His memories weren't even that deep, anyways. It was whateverrr. Except for the one he'd scribbled out. He spent the rest of the time before the lesson started doodling on his paper.
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Charms was by far Desiree's favorite subject… which should come as no surprise to anyone who knew who her dad was! There was an extra little spring in her step as she entered the classroom. Noticing Professor Liu at the front of the room, she gave a cherry smile. “Hello, Professor!” She greeted with a wave. Her smile turned into an approving beam at the professor's outfit. “I like your outfit. That's a lovely shade of purple!”

She waved to the other students on her way to her seat. ”Hi, Ary! Hi, Brandon!” After neatly arranging her supplies, she looked toward the front. The first thing she noticed was the assortment of objects on the professor's desk. Was that a pensieve? And what was in the boxes? Were they going to make their own pensieve today?

The instructions on the board seemed to support that idea. That or something else to do with memory charms. Curiosity piqued, Desiree picked up a quill to write her three memories:

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2. The first time I did magic
3. Peeves turning me into a wombat
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Charms was Aryan’s absolute favourite lesson.

Was it because he almost easily excelled at the spellwork? You bet. This was why he was so keen on being present fully {in more than just his physical aspect}, and why he also made the extra effort to arrive early. He smiled and gave the professor his usual finger wiggle-wave as he entered the classroom. He did think her clothing was particularly snazzy today, by the way.

There were instructions on the board, which made his eyes trail to the Pensieve. Well, well, well. Wasn’t this interesting? Ary plopped himself onto a seat and got his writing apparatus out. There were already core memories gnawing in his mind:



Each of these memories made him feel various emotions: safe and protected in the first, happiness in the second and awe that he had made a new friend so quickly in the third. They were why said memories were prominent to him.


Young Aryan being the first through the door was of no surprise to Roulan. It was obvious to her how much he seemed to enjoy the work, and his growing confidence was hard to miss. As an educator, she loved to see it, and she found she was quite excited for each lesson as well to see the knowledge grow in him and his peers. With a soft chuckle under her breath, she returned the finger wave - a favorite of his and Ms. Paton it seemed - before nodding in approval as he got to work.

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Brandon walked into class looking disheveled. Actually, it was more like swaggering than walking. Also, his robes had seen better days - one seam was completely falling apart. "What's up, Professor Liu? What's up, Ewart? I mean, uh... Ary. Whoops." He plopped into a seat and grabbed the piece of parchment, yet again having forgotten his own.

Three prominent memories? Easy.

SPOILER!!: memories

1. that one time when my sister almost died nunya business
2. that one time Xander said he liked me
3. that one time I saved the life of a seagull


Brandon had never shared his personal strongest memories with anyone before. He kept things to himself without fail. He didn't like people knowing things about him. But he had little problem doing so now - what was even the big deal? His memories weren't even that deep, anyways. It was whateverrr. Except for the one he'd scribbled out. He spent the rest of the time before the lesson started doodling on his paper.


Mr. Fox was the next to enter and Roulan smiled and gave a nod of acknowledgement his way as well. The slang greeting did not bother her, though it was one of those sayings that often amused and puzzled her. Why DID young people ask ‘what’s up’? She refrained from responding in jest - deciding to leave the corny jokes to their dear headmaster. “Hello, Mr. Fox. We seem in bright spirits today, if not a little bit unkempt.” She found she didn’t not care much about the state of the uniforms (though perhaps she was supposed to be stricter on this matter) but knew others did, so it was more of a subtle warning than anything.

She heard his slip of the tongue in greeting Aryan as well, and puzzled at the strange name. Perhaps an inside joke between the young lads.

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Charms was by far Desiree's favorite subject… which should come as no surprise to anyone who knew who her dad was! There was an extra little spring in her step as she entered the classroom. Noticing Professor Liu at the front of the room, she gave a cherry smile. “Hello, Professor!” She greeted with a wave. Her smile turned into an approving beam at the professor's outfit. “I like your outfit. That's a lovely shade of purple!”

She waved to the other students on her way to her seat. ”Hi, Ary! Hi, Brandon!” After neatly arranging her supplies, she looked toward the front. The first thing she noticed was the assortment of objects on the professor's desk. Was that a pensieve? And what was in the boxes? Were they going to make their own pensieve today?

The instructions on the board seemed to support that idea. That or something else to do with memory charms. Curiosity piqued, Desiree picked up a quill to write her three memories:



While Roulan had never been acquainted with Desiree’s father, she had spent some time looking into the history of her predecessors and of course Gaston Marchand had been a noteworthy one. Her appreciation for the subject certainly was unsurprising, though Roulan briefly wondered as well if the subject itself never made the girl a twinge homesick. “Good day, Ms. Marchand. Having a pleasant one thus far?” At the compliment, she gave the girl a smile and an appreciative nod of her head. “Thank you. It’s quite comfortable as well.”

She watched as she also took a seat and got to work.



Once the last of the students had entered, Roulan used her wand to firmly shut the door - leaving it unlocked for any stragglers (though she hoped there were none). With that taken care of, her attention turned towards the room of ready minds and she gave them all a smile as she limped her way to stand in front of the desk - cane left laying across it. “Good day, all. I trust you’ve had time to think on your memories and jot something down? If not, you’ll want to continue to do so now as we move on to the beginning of our discussion.” She leaned against the front of her desk, crossing her arms to observe them all.

“Now for those of you who have already gotten your memories listed, take a look at the list. Can anyone tell me what the memories have in common? Is there a particular emotion that was present in them? A person? What is it about these particular memories that make them so vivid or meaningful to you? Please don’t give any descriptions yet on what happened in your memories, we will come to that later.” Her eyes scanned over the students, watching for who the first would be interested in offering an answer and calling on them as hands raised.


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As the professor began to close the door to begin the lesson, Sohrin continued to scribble down and cross out a few memorable memories. Those he had crossed out were especially unpleasant for him, and he preferred to recall pleasant memories today.

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Desiree smiled, nodding in reply to the professor's question. “Oh yes, thank you for asking!” She said. Most of her days were pleasant, and this one was no different. “You?”

She had just finished writing down her three memories when the lesson began. Setting her parchment aside for now, she turned her attention to the front. Something that her three memories had in common? There wasn't much! Her family had been part of only two memories on her list, and the emotions she'd felt in the memories were all over the place. From jealousy in the first to joy I'm the second to anger and shame in the third…

As she pored over her list, an idea came to her, and her hand went up. “There's not much overlap with people or emotions, but all of the memories on my list had to do with change or a major turning point,” she said.
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Ary stared at Brandon. He had known the Hufflepuff to display neatness when it came to appearance so what was this? What did it mean? And why was Ary being called ‘Ewart’? At least Brandon corrected himself. “Hi, Brandon.” Um… this was quite peculiar. Then there was Desiree who seemed normal enough. Her greeting was returned with the usual finger wiggle-wave.

With the lesson commencing, Ary put the strange behaviour of Brandon out of his mind. He glanced down at his three memories written. Yep, he was all sent on this front. And he also knew what emotions they have in common. Ary raised his hand then waited to be called on. “Happiness is a common emotion in the three memories I chose.” His fathers and his besties. Those four were among the many persons in his life that made him happy.
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See, Brandon liked Professor Liu because she was chillll and she didn't care about the state of his ridiculous uniform. Nevermind that up until a couple months ago Brandon would not have left the dorms with one hair out of place and, like every other member of his family, did not believe in 'chill' and expected nothing less than perfection out of himself.

He surveyed his responses on the paper, opening his mouth to say something flippant and joking- then appearing to think, possibly for the first time this week, and reassess his words. "Well- I suppose- They all are related to people that I love. I felt very protective over them at the time. But I also felt vulnerable because I was worried about them and myself and being safe." Then he slouched in his seat and stuck his hands in his pockets, trying to get rid of all his serious, solemn qualities and reassure everyone else that it was nobigdeal. He felt weird and serious, and he would rather be fun! Where did regular, cool, no-feelings Brandon go? Ick!
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As the professor began to close the door to begin the lesson, Sohrin continued to scribble down and cross out a few memorable memories. Those he had crossed out were especially unpleasant for him, and he preferred to recall pleasant memories today.

As he placed his quill on his desk, he looked down at what he had written down and tried to make a connection.



"Mine is about my family and Hogwarts, Professor Liu" He said after raising his hand in the air. " Don't some people say that Hogwarts is like a second home to them? My grandmother went to Hogwarts, and my sister will most likely go too when she is eleven, so...maybe 'family' is my connection?"


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Desiree smiled, nodding in reply to the professor's question. “Oh yes, thank you for asking!” She said. Most of her days were pleasant, and this one was no different. “You?”

She had just finished writing down her three memories when the lesson began. Setting her parchment aside for now, she turned her attention to the front. Something that her three memories had in common? There wasn't much! Her family had been part of only two memories on her list, and the emotions she'd felt in the memories were all over the place. From jealousy in the first to joy I'm the second to anger and shame in the third…

As she pored over her list, an idea came to her, and her hand went up. “There's not much overlap with people or emotions, but all of the memories on my list had to do with change or a major turning point,” she said.


The badger was always polite, and Roulan smiled kindly at her and the returned pleasantry. “The day is good. I’m hoping you’ll all have a bit of fun today in today’s lesson.” The intention was for it to be like a bit of a game, but intention in teaching she found sometimes fell flat with the student’s interests. Fingers crossed.

Nodding at Ms. Marchand when her hand went up, Rue clapped her hands at the answer. “Excellent observation!” It was easy to spot an emotion or person, but identifying the importance and how pivotal a moment in time could be for development was often more difficult.

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Ary stared at Brandon. He had known the Hufflepuff to display neatness when it came to appearance so what was this? What did it mean? And why was Ary being called ‘Ewart’? At least Brandon corrected himself. “Hi, Brandon.” Um… this was quite peculiar. Then there was Desiree who seemed normal enough. Her greeting was returned with the usual finger wiggle-wave.

With the lesson commencing, Ary put the strange behaviour of Brandon out of his mind. He glanced down at his three memories written. Yep, he was all sent on this front. And he also knew what emotions they have in common. Ary raised his hand then waited to be called on. “Happiness is a common emotion in the three memories I chose.” His fathers and his besties. Those four were among the many persons in his life that made him happy.


From observation, it seemed Mr. Atreyu-Rehman was just as perplexed by Brandon’s greeting as she had quietly been as well. She made a mental note to perhaps speak to the older student later, just to check in, since it seemed his classmates who were even more well acquainted also found his current actions puzzling. But for now, she refocused on Aryan’s thoughts - which she always looked forward to hearing a well, as the young man was certainly astute. “Happiness is an emotion that it feels the best to feel. Wanting to remember the more happy moments of life is another common report people make about their favored memories.”

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See, Brandon liked Professor Liu because she was chillll and she didn't care about the state of his ridiculous uniform. Nevermind that up until a couple months ago Brandon would not have left the dorms with one hair out of place and, like every other member of his family, did not believe in 'chill' and expected nothing less than perfection out of himself.

He surveyed his responses on the paper, opening his mouth to say something flippant and joking- then appearing to think, possibly for the first time this week, and reassess his words. "Well- I suppose- They all are related to people that I love. I felt very protective over them at the time. But I also felt vulnerable because I was worried about them and myself and being safe." Then he slouched in his seat and stuck his hands in his pockets, trying to get rid of all his serious, solemn qualities and reassure everyone else that it was nobigdeal. He felt weird and serious, and he would rather be fun! Where did regular, cool, no-feelings Brandon go? Ick!


Roulan was pleased with how seriously and thoughtful all of the students were being in their answers, Brandon being no exception to the others. “It’s interesting isn’t it to see how we can have near conflicting emotions too in some of the memories that stand out vividly. Perhaps it’s because of the strength of two battling ideas.” Vulnerability and protection were often seen together, but they were hard to feel simultaneously. Seeing by his body language she deduced he did not want to think too much further about the particular moment. That was alright too, because now was the perfect time to move on.


Rue gave it a few moments after the last hand had raised, before determining they were ready to move on. “Excellent answers everyone. Now today, the charm we are focusing on is Caput Infidum - The False Memory Charm. You’re all going to have an opportunity to try out this charm in partner work, but to start - let’s play a little game.” Roulan went back around to the front of desk, having a seat as she pulled out a three vials and set them on the top of her desk next to the Pensieve. “Here I have 3 of my own memories. Sort of. Two of these memories are true, and one is a memory I have created based on components from my original memories but created a false one. I’m going to show you all three, and I want you all to guess which one is a lie.” She’d managed to charm the blackboard to show what was in the pensieve so all the students could see at one time. “When you guess which one is the lie, tell me what it was that gave it away.”

The first memory displayed was a younger Roulan, perhaps in her early 30s, in a hospital room with a younger couple who had both clearly just given birth. Roulan’s clothing were loud in color as always, but still seemed very aesthetically comfortable with flowing pants and a larger tunic type shirt. The woman on the bed was holding a small child and offering it out towards Rue with the words ‘Meet your nephew’.” before the scene faded into the next.

In this second memory, Roulan was once again in a bright green linen pants with a pale blue tunic. She was hooked up to a bungee set, helmet being fastened on her head, as she looked down from a bridge at river water flowing below. The water was blue and moving fast, with currents showing on the surface around the rocks it was rushing over. There was a few birds that could be seen flying over the treetops next to the river and loud calls could be heard from them. With a deep breath, she leaped off trusting in the mechanism attached.

The last memory, Roulan was at what appeared to be a conference. In this memory, she was wearing a bright pink dress and jacket set - the jacket clearly tight around her shoulders. There was a large banner behind her, with the words boldly printed - THE NUMBERS OF LIFE, with others walking about with flyers that said “Welcome to the US’s largest Arithmancy convention”. If you looked really closely too, there were numerous creatures running around among the crowd though their colors seemed… off, bright purples when they should have been brown or lime greens when they should have been tan. The blackboard reverted to black once again.

Rue looked back at the room, resting her chin on her hand as she surveyed them all. “Now which one was the lie, and why do you think so?”


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Yes. Happy memories were what Ary loved, which was not at all surprising as he was certain others wanted loads of those as well. Happiness were what got one through difficult times; happy memories were key to casting a proper Patronus.

The False Memory Charm… interesting. It was with this high level of interest that he watched his second favourite professor every action and he hung on to each of her words. Ary was quite impressed to see that the blackboard had been magicked to reflect the memories in the Pensieve. Magic was truly astounding. The firstie watched the memory with an open mind. Just when he thought that he couldn’t detect anything unusual about the videos, number three stuck out.

The Slytherin raised his hand, ready to venture out his observation. “The creatures… it seems as though you put effort into altering their colours.”
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Brandon had historically been very methodical and meticulous with his problem solving. He was not so now. "I think the third memory is fake because... I dunno." Maybe because somebody else said so, maybe he was just guessing. "The first one seems plausible, and you seem cool enough to have actually gone bungee jumping. Bungee jumping is super cool. Weird thing to make up." He smiled.

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Yes. Happy memories were what Ary loved, which was not at all surprising as he was certain others wanted loads of those as well. Happiness were what got one through difficult times; happy memories were key to casting a proper Patronus.

The False Memory Charm… interesting. It was with this high level of interest that he watched his second favourite professor every action and he hung on to each of her words. Ary was quite impressed to see that the blackboard had been magicked to reflect the memories in the Pensieve. Magic was truly astounding. The firstie watched the memory with an open mind. Just when he thought that he couldn’t detect anything unusual about the videos, number three stuck out.

The Slytherin raised his hand, ready to venture out his observation. “The creatures… it seems as though you put effort into altering their colours.”


Nodding encouragingly at Aryan as he raised his hand to answer, Roulan smiled. “Correct! As they say, the devil is in the details. Not only were the creatures unrealistic in their hues, but my clothes in the scene were not what I’m sure you’re all used to seeing me in. And I certainly would never be accredited enough to speak at an Arithmancy convention.” Truthfully, she’d done rather poorly in those exams when she was a student. Though she didn’t need to dredge that up at the moment. “Excellent observation, Mr. Atreyu-Rehman.” She smiled at him again before moving on.

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Brandon had historically been very methodical and meticulous with his problem solving. He was not so now. "I think the third memory is fake because... I dunno." Maybe because somebody else said so, maybe he was just guessing. "The first one seems plausible, and you seem cool enough to have actually gone bungee jumping. Bungee jumping is super cool. Weird thing to make up." He smiled.

Bungee jumping WAS cool. It was exciting! Props to his professor for doing cool things. Brandon wished he'd gone bungee jumping at some point. He thought it would be exciting and adrenaline filled, and of course he loved adrenaline!


While Rue was perhaps the slightest bit surprised Mr. Fox did not have further reasoning for his choice, which was quite already though she would have asked follow up still, she was instead surprised by one of her students referring to her as ‘cool’. So much so a small laugh escaped. “A new compliment for me, I’m sure, but thank you, Mr. Fox. Your guess is correct. Sometimes using deductive reasoning is our best tool as well by ruling out our other options.” She smiled at him again before once more moving on.


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Pronunciation: CA-poot In-FEE-dum
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Pronounciation: AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray
Wand movement: Wand at your temple and pull away slowly

“Now that you have all seen an example, what we will be working on for the rest of class is altering one of your own memories.” She said, as she finished writing and turned to face them again. With a flick of her wand, the box rose and began distributing pensieves to each student, along with two vials for memories. “What you will need to do first is extract the memory you want to work with. It can be any memory you’d like, but for this exercise we will be sharing it with one of your peers or myself so pick something you don’t mind that. You will extract the memory twice. The first one, will be kept off to the side and the second we will work on modifying. Again, you can do this however you like.”

In order to show them as well how to do the extraction, she picked up her own wand and put her wand to her temple. “When you’re extracting a memory, try to keep your thoughts clear of anything but the moment in time you are thinking of. Once you have that memory in your minds eye, say the incantation clearly and confidently and slowly pull your wand away. The silver strand should come with it. Animus Exorire She stated, pulling the wand back as the silvery thread pulled along with it. Rue quickly deposited it into a vial. “As you will be doing this twice, don’t worry too much if your first extraction isn’t perfect. Anything that has holes might just present as an opportunity for you to fill those.” She smiled at them all again, before returning to her chair. “Once you have your memories, go ahead and brainstorm how you’d like to modify them and you may begin doing so if you feel ready. If you need help with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll be watching the clock and let you know when it’s time to start pairing up.”


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Ary grinned, not because of the compliment {which he was very much grateful for}, but because Liu said she wasn’t knowledgeable about Arithmancy that much. Personally, he was thrilled that she had chosen Charms as the subject to teach because she made the curriculum so easy in his opinion.

With the incantations and wand movements on the board now, the Slytherin copied the information down. He inspected the Pensieve now on his desk with silent interest while trying to decide which memory he would be willing to alter. Well, there wasn’t much to think about because he already knew he didn’t want to alter anything concerning Bry or Drake. It wasn’t that he didn’t value his comforting memories with his fathers.

“AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray. AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray. Animus Exorire. Animus Exorire.” The incantation practice was done until Ary was satisfied with his pronunciation. With his wand at the left temple, he tried to extract the memory. Naturally (and unsurprisingly} nothing happened; there wasn’t a silvery strand of memory at the wand’s tip. It took Ary about five attempts to find success and the memory was quickly placed in a vial. The second round took three tries. Not bad at all; the firstie was impressed with himself.

With the memories secured, he began thinking about how he wanted to alter them. Perhaps the thunderstorm was too loud and his fathers, sleeping through the entire thing, did not hear him yelling and pounding at their bedroom door? Hmm… that sounded scary and harsh, didn’t it?

Oof, Ary overthought and just hurt his own feelings.
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Professor Liu was pleasant enough which always made a lesson more enjoyable, in Emma's opinion. Although she wasn't exactly keen about the first activity of writing down three of her most prominent memories. At only age 12, she wasn't sure there were that many decent ones and the ones she had were probably in lame comparison to some of the older students. Nonetheless, she set her mind to trying to think of a few, most of which seemed to be of recently which was probably to be expected.
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She wasn't sure if she should list the quidditch pitch one. It wasn't as if they left evidence behind, but somehow it still felt disrespectful, even if they'd cleaned up. As far as the theme of her memories, they seemed to be around hogwarts, friends and family, which given her Hufflepuff sorting that probably made a lot of sense.

But now it was time to identify which of Professor Liu's memories was false? Did Professor Liu have a nephew? It seemed plausible, she supposed and there didn't seem to be anything fake. Brandon and Aryan seemed to think that the third one was fake and now that she considered it, it probably made sense. But instead of being redundant, Emma just nodded in agreement when the Professor confirmed the guesses.

Wait - the professor was teaching them to falsify a memory??? Wasn't that dishonest?? Why would they need to falsify a memory ? It seemed under Professor's approval so surely that would be okay then? Which memory would she even feel comfortable altering? "CA-poot In-FEE-dum" she said, uncertainly.

"Professor... these memory extractions and alterations. Is this ... Permanent?" Emma asked nervously. "I'm just not sure that ... I have enough memories that I'd feel comfortable changing." She chewed her lower lip.
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Ooh, the False Memory charm! Desiree wondered what a practical and ethical application if that spell could be. Possibly to help someone heal from a traumatic experience, like replacing the bad memory with a good one? She was still pondering that thought when the professor asked the next question. So they were to guess the false memory…That sounded fun! Sort of like a magical version of the “two truths and a lie” game.

She paid close attention to the three memories. The cute baby in the first memory nearly made her squeal out loud, but she stifled herself just in time. Okay, that one was definitely normal! The second memory was more exciting than the first, but still plausible. If that one was true, Professor Liu was really brave!

Then Desiree saw the third memory, and right away she sensed that something was off. The colors of the creatures looked different, and come to think of it, what were those creatures doing at an arithmancy convention? She could understand Professor Liu attending if she had a second area of expertise or was supporting a friend, but not creatures! As she got a closer look at the professor herself, she noticed that her attire looked different too. Desiree couldn't recall seeing her wear a dress like that, and the jacket looked awfully tight.

Was it rude to use that as her reason for guessing the third memory was the false one? Unsure, she kept quiet. Minutes later, she regretted that decision when Professor Liu confirmed that the third memory had indeed been the false one.


Desiree watched the spell demonstration closely, writing the spell information down in her notes. Her face brightened as she saw the professor extract a silvery memory. That looked so cool! She couldn't wait to try it herself! But before she could try the spell, she had to practice the individual components just like her dad said she should.

She started with the wand movement, holding her wand to her temple and drawing it away slowly. She repeated that movement a couple of times until she felt she had the pacing down, then moved on to the incantation. “AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray,” she said, taking care to say each syllable correctly. That incantation was a bit of a mouthful! “AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray, Animus Exorire, Animus Exorire, Animus Exorire…”

Now Desiree had the incantation and wand movement down. There was only one more thing to do before she could practice the spell. She pored over her notes, trying to decide which memory to modify. She didn’t particularly want her classmates to see how bratty three-year-old Desiree was when she met her adopted brother, nor did she want to relive randomly turning into a wombat for the better part of her third year. That left one memory on the list: the first time she did magic. That was a nice happy memory!

A look of concentration appeared on her face as she thought back to that day… her five-year-old self playing on the floor with her father’s cat, the black and white Persian looking bored with its toy mouse, the toy mouse scurrying across the room on its own, and the cat running after it. With the memory fresh in her mind, she raised her wand to her temple. “Animus Exorire!” she cast, pulling her wand away slowly. A silvery thread came with it.

Desiree smiled, pleased with herself for doing the spell correctly, as she placed the memory in a vial for later. Now she just had to do it again! “Animus Exorire!” she cast again, drawing her wand away from her temple and the silver memory with it. With her memories safely tucked away in vials, she brainstormed ways to change her memory. Make it take place at her grandparents’ house in France? Turn the cat into a dog? Or the toy mouse into a ball? There were so many possibilities!
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Nora gazed around the room, trying her best to focus on the content of the lesson. The truth was, the school year was coming to a close, and she had so much more on her mind than a charm. She blinked, cleared her throat, and opened her eyes wide. Focus, Nora. Focus.

Extracting memories seemed kind of...hard. Why couldn't they just do something random like levitating a feather or something? Animus Exorire, she said quietly in her mind. She didn't even know what memories she wanted to extract, but maybe her sorting would be a good place to start? It was a simple memory that would be easy to share with others. Nothing embarrassing like her first crush or something...
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Ary grinned, not because of the compliment {which he was very much grateful for}, but because Liu said she wasn’t knowledgeable about Arithmancy that much. Personally, he was thrilled that she had chosen Charms as the subject to teach because she made the curriculum so easy in his opinion.

With the incantations and wand movements on the board now, the Slytherin copied the information down. He inspected the Pensieve now on his desk with silent interest while trying to decide which memory he would be willing to alter. Well, there wasn’t much to think about because he already knew he didn’t want to alter anything concerning Bry or Drake. It wasn’t that he didn’t value his comforting memories with his fathers.

“AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray. AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray. Animus Exorire. Animus Exorire.” The incantation practice was done until Ary was satisfied with his pronunciation. With his wand at the left temple, he tried to extract the memory. Naturally (and unsurprisingly} nothing happened; there wasn’t a silvery strand of memory at the wand’s tip. It took Ary about five attempts to find success and the memory was quickly placed in a vial. The second round took three tries. Not bad at all; the firstie was impressed with himself.

With the memories secured, he began thinking about how he wanted to alter them. Perhaps the thunderstorm was too loud and his fathers, sleeping through the entire thing, did not hear him yelling and pounding at their bedroom door? Hmm… that sounded scary and harsh, didn’t it?

Oof, Ary overthought and just hurt his own feelings.


Roulan observed young Aryan, listening to his pronunciations as she nonchalantly wandered around the room to assist any that might have needed it. She was pleased when she saw him continue to persevere after the initial failed attempts - she knew this was not an easy spell. But soon enough, he got it and she could see he’d produced two full vials. She smiled at him and gave a nod of approval as she moved along, eyes averting to another student’s progress.

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Professor Liu was pleasant enough which always made a lesson more enjoyable, in Emma's opinion. Although she wasn't exactly keen about the first activity of writing down three of her most prominent memories. At only age 12, she wasn't sure there were that many decent ones and the ones she had were probably in lame comparison to some of the older students. Nonetheless, she set her mind to trying to think of a few, most of which seemed to be of recently which was probably to be expected.
* Getting my Hogwarts letter
* Picnicking on the quidditch pitch with Sloane
* First time I danced
She wasn't sure if she should list the quidditch pitch one. It wasn't as if they left evidence behind, but somehow it still felt disrespectful, even if they'd cleaned up. As far as the theme of her memories, they seemed to be around hogwarts, friends and family, which given her Hufflepuff sorting that probably made a lot of sense.

But now it was time to identify which of Professor Liu's memories was false? Did Professor Liu have a nephew? It seemed plausible, she supposed and there didn't seem to be anything fake. Brandon and Aryan seemed to think that the third one was fake and now that she considered it, it probably made sense. But instead of being redundant, Emma just nodded in agreement when the Professor confirmed the guesses.

Wait - the professor was teaching them to falsify a memory??? Wasn't that dishonest?? Why would they need to falsify a memory ? It seemed under Professor's approval so surely that would be okay then? Which memory would she even feel comfortable altering? "CA-poot In-FEE-dum" she said, uncertainly.

"Professor... these memory extractions and alterations. Is this ... Permanent?" Emma asked nervously. "I'm just not sure that ... I have enough memories that I'd feel comfortable changing." She chewed her lower lip.


At the sound of Emma’s voice, brown eyes turned to find the first year as Roulan made her way to the girl. She had briefly heard her earlier pronunciation and gave an encouraging nod, assuring the girl she had said it right, before moving on to her question. “The memory adaptations are permanent in the sense that you will always know the falsified version, however you will also have this moment in your memory and know which is true and which is false. Modifying memories is far more successful as a permanent feature if you are doing it on someone else, without their knowledge.” Or else they would always know what had happened. It was one of the reasons that historically, Professor Horace Slughorn had always known the memory he’d tampered with was tampered with.

As an afterthought, she spoke louder to the class. “Not that I am encouraging anyone to alter anyone’s knowledge or memories without their know. That will result in harsh consequences.” Just in case any of them were getting any ideas.

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Ooh, the False Memory charm! Desiree wondered what a practical and ethical application if that spell could be. Possibly to help someone heal from a traumatic experience, like replacing the bad memory with a good one? She was still pondering that thought when the professor asked the next question. So they were to guess the false memory…That sounded fun! Sort of like a magical version of the “two truths and a lie” game.

She paid close attention to the three memories. The cute baby in the first memory nearly made her squeal out loud, but she stifled herself just in time. Okay, that one was definitely normal! The second memory was more exciting than the first, but still plausible. If that one was true, Professor Liu was really brave!

Then Desiree saw the third memory, and right away she sensed that something was off. The colors of the creatures looked different, and come to think of it, what were those creatures doing at an arithmancy convention? She could understand Professor Liu attending if she had a second area of expertise or was supporting a friend, but not creatures! As she got a closer look at the professor herself, she noticed that her attire looked different too. Desiree couldn't recall seeing her wear a dress like that, and the jacket looked awfully tight.

Was it rude to use that as her reason for guessing the third memory was the false one? Unsure, she kept quiet. Minutes later, she regretted that decision when Professor Liu confirmed that the third memory had indeed been the false one.


Desiree watched the spell demonstration closely, writing the spell information down in her notes. Her face brightened as she saw the professor extract a silvery memory. That looked so cool! She couldn't wait to try it herself! But before she could try the spell, she had to practice the individual components just like her dad said she should.

She started with the wand movement, holding her wand to her temple and drawing it away slowly. She repeated that movement a couple of times until she felt she had the pacing down, then moved on to the incantation. “AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray,” she said, taking care to say each syllable correctly. That incantation was a bit of a mouthful! “AH-nee-moos Ex-O-ree-ray, Animus Exorire, Animus Exorire, Animus Exorire…”

Now Desiree had the incantation and wand movement down. There was only one more thing to do before she could practice the spell. She pored over her notes, trying to decide which memory to modify. She didn’t particularly want her classmates to see how bratty three-year-old Desiree was when she met her adopted brother, nor did she want to relive randomly turning into a wombat for the better part of her third year. That left one memory on the list: the first time she did magic. That was a nice happy memory!

A look of concentration appeared on her face as she thought back to that day… her five-year-old self playing on the floor with her father’s cat, the black and white Persian looking bored with its toy mouse, the toy mouse scurrying across the room on its own, and the cat running after it. With the memory fresh in her mind, she raised her wand to her temple. “Animus Exorire!” she cast, pulling her wand away slowly. A silvery thread came with it.

Desiree smiled, pleased with herself for doing the spell correctly, as she placed the memory in a vial for later. Now she just had to do it again! “Animus Exorire!” she cast again, drawing her wand away from her temple and the silver memory with it. With her memories safely tucked away in vials, she brainstormed ways to change her memory. Make it take place at her grandparents’ house in France? Turn the cat into a dog? Or the toy mouse into a ball? There were so many possibilities!


Moving on once again, Roulan briefly watched Desiree and monitored her progress, pleased to see the sixth year seemed to be progressing quite swimmingly. She’d already procured memories and seemed to be working on the brainstorming of how to alter. She figured she’d have nothing to worry about with the girl, but she was glad to see it regardless. With another smile and approving nod of her head, she continued on again.

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Nora gazed around the room, trying her best to focus on the content of the lesson. The truth was, the school year was coming to a close, and she had so much more on her mind than a charm. She blinked, cleared her throat, and opened her eyes wide. Focus, Nora. Focus.

Extracting memories seemed kind of...hard. Why couldn't they just do something random like levitating a feather or something? Animus Exorire, she said quietly in her mind. She didn't even know what memories she wanted to extract, but maybe her sorting would be a good place to start? It was a simple memory that would be easy to share with others. Nothing embarrassing like her first crush or something...


Spotting the Gryffindor who seemed to be struggling a bit, Roulan made her way to her side and knelt down to offer assistance. She was well aware the extraction part was difficult, so if any student needed her to do that portion she was happy to. The altering was far easier, especially for the purposes they were doing it today. “Do you need any assistance, Ms. Kate? If you have a memory you’ve settled on, I’m happy to do the extraction for you.”


The class seemed to be progressing well and they were nearly running out of time, so with a glance at the clock Roulan determined it was time to offer the last set of instructions. Standing from her spot at Ms. Kate’s side, she gave a small wrap on the desk just to get the other’s attentions. “Excellent work, everyone! Now that you have your memories and have started thinking about how to change them, I want you to go ahead and make the modifications and then you’ll also be playing truth or lie. The easiest way to complete modifications and check your work, is to put the memory you are adapting into the pensieve so you can see it. Any time you want to change a detail, focus all your energy on what you want to be different and cast the spell. Once you're done with that, you’re welcome to partner up together to show the memories to each other for you to guess, or if you’re more comfortable having me do so I’ll be at my desk shortly and am happy to play along as well. Again, do let me know if you have any questions and need any help. We’ll be working on this for the remainder of the class.” She smiled at them all.




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Ary had everything ready. That is, his memories and his way of altering at least one of the vials’ contents. What he needed to do now was to practice the other incantation. He sat there silently going over the information for a minute before getting a verbal move on things. “CA-poot In-FEE-dum, CA-poot In-FEE-dum, CA-poot In-FEE-dum. Caput Infidum. Caput Infidum.” That aspect down, the little Slytherin began to work on the wand movement: a clockwise circle with an inward swish. This was dedicatedly practiced for sometime until he felt satisfied with his progress.

Then it was time to work on an actual memory.

Why was Ary suddenly nervous? There was the consolation, though, that he wouldn’t be altering the real, comforting memory in his brain. One of the vials was tipped and emptied into the Pensieve. With interest, he watched as the memory - neither gas nor liquid - swirled around in the basin. Pensieves really were fascinating things. Little did he know he’d be wanting one of these next term.

The first detail Ary pictured was his fathers fast asleep. For detail, he even pictured Adi sleeping with his mouth open and snoring quite loudly {these sort of things never happened in real life}. “Caput Infidum.” Cue that clockwise circle with an inward swish! Unsurprisingly, the memory did not alter. Penside!Adi was still wide awake and talking to papa. Ary tried again and again and again until… “Caput Infidum.” There was Adi adding his own snores to the raging sound of thunderstorms that he could not at the moment hear. That probably would change if he actually dived into the Pensieve? Anyway…

Perhaps instead of rain, there could be hail? Yes. Ary liked this idea. A few attempts at the Charm saw thick chunks of ice crashing down, as was visible outside from the window in the bedroom. A chunk even smashed through the window, sending glass and, eventually, more hail into the room.

Still his fathers slept on.
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Desiree was more than a little relieved to hear that the falsified memory wouldn’t replace the real one in her mind. She didn’t want to forget the real way she used magic for the first time! The more she heard about memory modification, the more excited she was to try it.

Before using the Pensieve, she practiced the individual spell components starting with the incantation. “CA-poot In-FEE-dum,” she said quietly so as not to disturb the other students. “CA-poot In-FEE-dum, Caput Infidum, Caput Infidum…” That spell was a bit easier to say than the other one! After several tries, she felt confident enough in her pronunciation to move on to the wand movement. Holding her wand firmly in her left hand, she made a careful clockwise circle with a swish at the end.

Desiree practied the wand movement a few more times before emptying her memory into the Pensieve.The silvery memory swirled in the bowl, and she saw a five-year-old Desiree sitting on the floor with a black and white cat. Present-day Desiree surveyed the room, noting the leather sofas and dark color palette of the room decor. Yeah, that had to go! Envisioning her grandparents’ house in Rouen, she cast, “Caput Infidum!”

The leather sofas changed to chintz print upholstery. Her eyes fell to the magazines on the coffee table. “Caput Infidum!” she cast again, and the magazines’ text changed from English to French. “Caput Infidum!” Another spell changed the walls from beige to a cheery pale yellow.

With the decor taken care of, Desiree turned her attention to the cat. She imagined a dog with similar markings and cast, “Caput Infidum!” In an instant, the cat was gone, and a black and white French bulldog sat in its place. As she watched her younger self play with her pet, she focused on the furry blue toy mouse in the little girl’s hand. “Caput Infidum!” The mouse turned into a ball, but it kept its color and fur.

Satisfied with her changes, Desiree extracted her other two true memories, placed them into vials, and moved to Professor Liu’s desk. “Would you like to guess my memories, Professor?” she said.

She poured her memories into the pensieve. The first memory showed a three-year-old Desiree in a pink dress with a matching bow in her hair. She stood beside her father in a small whitewashed bedroom. A dark-haired boy of about five or six years old sat on the bed. “Desiree, this is Adam. He’s going to be your brother,” her father said. Little Desiree screamed and cried that she didn’t want a brother until her father hugged her and explained that Adam didn’t have a family of his own.

That memory dissolved and faded into the second memory. A five-year-old Desiree sat on a living room floor with a black and white dog. The house’s furniture looked mismatched, as if it belonged to two different houses. The yellow wall color looked off, and if one looked closely, they might notice that the French text on the coffee table magazines translated to gibberish. Little Desiree dangled a furry blue ball in front of the dog, and the dog swatted it out of her hand with a catlike gesture. Suddenly the ball shot across the room by itself, and the dog darted after it with a sound that sounded suspiciously like a meow.

That memory dissolved, and the third one took its place. A thirteen-year-old Desiree stood in the Hogwarts entrance hall with four other students. While the students were talking amongst themselves, Peeves appeared with a book in hand and started blathering on about wonderful gifts. Suddenly, Desiree transformed into a wombat, and the other students started showing signs of weird powers too, such as speaking bubbles or conjuring butterflies. Wombat!Desiree chattered angrily at Peeves as he disappeared with a cackle.


Desiree looked expectantly at the professor. Which one would she think was the false memory?
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The Ary in the memory was repeatedly pounding his fists upon the bedroom door, pounding his little fists until they hurt. Naturally, no such thing had ever occurred since his parents always responded to him positively whenever the storms got bad. Anyway. The Slytherin now decided that he had modified the memory as best as he possibly could.

It was for that reason that he got to his feet, picked up his Penseive and carried it to Professor Rou’s desk. He offered her a smile then beckoned at the stone basin. She would figure out what he meant. He allowed her some time to analyse the first memory and then the second, which depicted the true thing: Ary being let into the room and being able to snuggle between the two men where he fell into a peaceful sleep.

He supposed he was getting too big for this sort of behaviour. But then there was Drake now, who was always a comfort to Ary.
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Desiree was more than a little relieved to hear that the falsified memory wouldn’t replace the real one in her mind. She didn’t want to forget the real way she used magic for the first time! The more she heard about memory modification, the more excited she was to try it.

Before using the Pensieve, she practiced the individual spell components starting with the incantation. “CA-poot In-FEE-dum,” she said quietly so as not to disturb the other students. “CA-poot In-FEE-dum, Caput Infidum, Caput Infidum…” That spell was a bit easier to say than the other one! After several tries, she felt confident enough in her pronunciation to move on to the wand movement. Holding her wand firmly in her left hand, she made a careful clockwise circle with a swish at the end.

Desiree practied the wand movement a few more times before emptying her memory into the Pensieve.The silvery memory swirled in the bowl, and she saw a five-year-old Desiree sitting on the floor with a black and white cat. Present-day Desiree surveyed the room, noting the leather sofas and dark color palette of the room decor. Yeah, that had to go! Envisioning her grandparents’ house in Rouen, she cast, “Caput Infidum!”

The leather sofas changed to chintz print upholstery. Her eyes fell to the magazines on the coffee table. “Caput Infidum!” she cast again, and the magazines’ text changed from English to French. “Caput Infidum!” Another spell changed the walls from beige to a cheery pale yellow.

With the decor taken care of, Desiree turned her attention to the cat. She imagined a dog with similar markings and cast, “Caput Infidum!” In an instant, the cat was gone, and a black and white French bulldog sat in its place. As she watched her younger self play with her pet, she focused on the furry blue toy mouse in the little girl’s hand. “Caput Infidum!” The mouse turned into a ball, but it kept its color and fur.

Satisfied with her changes, Desiree extracted her other two true memories, placed them into vials, and moved to Professor Liu’s desk. “Would you like to guess my memories, Professor?” she said.

She poured her memories into the pensieve. The first memory showed a three-year-old Desiree in a pink dress with a matching bow in her hair. She stood beside her father in a small whitewashed bedroom. A dark-haired boy of about five or six years old sat on the bed. “Desiree, this is Adam. He’s going to be your brother,” her father said. Little Desiree screamed and cried that she didn’t want a brother until her father hugged her and explained that Adam didn’t have a family of his own.

That memory dissolved and faded into the second memory. A five-year-old Desiree sat on a living room floor with a black and white dog. The house’s furniture looked mismatched, as if it belonged to two different houses. The yellow wall color looked off, and if one looked closely, they might notice that the French text on the coffee table magazines translated to gibberish. Little Desiree dangled a furry blue ball in front of the dog, and the dog swatted it out of her hand with a catlike gesture. Suddenly the ball shot across the room by itself, and the dog darted after it with a sound that sounded suspiciously like a meow.

That memory dissolved, and the third one took its place. A thirteen-year-old Desiree stood in the Hogwarts entrance hall with four other students. While the students were talking amongst themselves, Peeves appeared with a book in hand and started blathering on about wonderful gifts. Suddenly, Desiree transformed into a wombat, and the other students started showing signs of weird powers too, such as speaking bubbles or conjuring butterflies. Wombat!Desiree chattered angrily at Peeves as he disappeared with a cackle.


Desiree looked expectantly at the professor. Which one would she think was the false memory?


By the time Desiree had approached her desk, Roulan had made it back to her seat and was sat, observing the class with her own pensieve in front of her. It was no longer charmed to the blackboard, should students want privacy of Roulan only being the one to see their work. She smiled at the Hufflepuff, giving a nod at her question. “I would love to.” Desiree always showed such promise, she was certain it was going to be difficult to guess.

As the first memory showed, Rue couldn’t help the slight chuckle. This seemed very possible, as she’d often heard her own brother had a very similar reaction to her when her parents had brought her home from the hospital. Protesting the existence of a younger sibling was a rite of passage for the elder, was it not? At the second memory, she could notice slight inconsistencies that raised awareness - such as the movements of the dog and the way the decor didn’t quite seem to flow together. The details of the magazines were lost on her. But as it then moved into the third memory, she found herself hoping that was the false one. A wombat??? Poor dear! She believed she had heard of strange occurrences like that happening at the school, though she didn’t know specifics. Considering for a moment, Rue made her guess. “Is it the second memory that’s false? The decor seemed a little off. Though I hope my guess is wrong and you didn’t actually have to be a wombat.” Although, perhaps there was something interesting too to living life as a creature for some time?

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The Ary in the memory was repeatedly pounding his fists upon the bedroom door, pounding his little fists until they hurt. Naturally, no such thing had ever occurred since his parents always responded to him positively whenever the storms got bad. Anyway. The Slytherin now decided that he had modified the memory as best as he possibly could.

It was for that reason that he got to his feet, picked up his Penseive and carried it to Professor Rou’s desk. He offered her a smile then beckoned at the stone basin. She would figure out what he meant. He allowed her some time to analyse the first memory and then the second, which depicted the true thing: Ary being let into the room and being able to snuggle between the two men where he fell into a peaceful sleep.

He supposed he was getting too big for this sort of behaviour. But then there was Drake now, who was always a comfort to Ary.


Aryan was the next to approach her desk, and she smiled kindly at him as she did in fact know what he meant when he gestured to the pensieve, and she joined him in taking a look at the memories. The first one was quite frightful, though as far as she could tell there was nothing advert that showed this could have been a falsified memory. She was a little skeptical both parents had been able to sleep through hail crashing through a window, but such heavy sleepers DID exist. The second memory was far more pleasant and drew a smile on her face. It was only because of what the young Mr. Atreyu-Rehman had said before about his favorite memories being some of his happiest that made her answer, “Is it the first one?”

Although perhaps there was also a bit of hope too. The second memory was far more pleasant to have been an actual instance in his history.




Another glance at the clock told Roulan they were out of time for the day, and she stood to give her cane a couple raps on the ground to get everyone’s attention. “Excellent work today, everyone! I know these are all some more advanced spells we were working with, but you all do beautifully. I’m proud of the progress you each made today.” She smiled at them, raising her wand to open the door so that they could then file out. “As reward for a job well done, no homework tonight. Though if anyone would like to practice this particular spell more, the pensieves will be available for borrowing in the Charms Cabana.” And yes, she would be making sure they couldn’t leave that area just in case anyone had any ideas for nefarious purposes. “You’re all dismissed. Have a wonderful afternoon and we’ll see you next class!”

Another wave of her wand and a non-verbal spell and the pensieves slowly began to float back to her at the front where she could pack them away.



OOC - Aaaand that’s a wrap! Thank you all so much for joining us and making this such a fun lesson!
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