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AC Sammy Meeks, Beater
Ain't no rest for the wicked.
Thu Nov 17, 2016 01:54

For perhaps the first time in her short but sport(y) life, Sammy did not wake up very keen on playing a sportball game. Though she couldn’t see it, her heart was on the mend, but being around Captain Joella was really, really painful. She couldn’t even show the hurt, both because showing weakness was lame and because she had done this to her own freaking self, getting so dang attached to a girl who was never hers to begin with. Sammy felt dumb and embarrassed over the whole thing anyway, but having to fake being okay was just the very worst thing.

It was why she hadn’t spend much time with her group of friends lately. She tried to make time with Gia for one-on-one stuff, but admittedly, it was kinda hard to invite Gia to do stuff and not Jax, who was, aside from Joella herself, easily the worst person to be around right now. And while she had ended up being somewhat honest with Gia--she turned down group plans with a serious “I can’t” and hoped that sufficed; Gia had to know why--she was still sorta lying to her, sparing her from some of the hurt. At least Sammy hoped so. Basically, she told her “I think I’ll be okay soon”, but honestly, she didn’t think that. She didn’t think that at all.

Talking to Laila had helped a bit, but mostly, it had just sedated her. Sammy got the rage out, finished up shouting about the whole thing, and now found herself feeling sad and lethargic a lot. The part of her brain that was logical and not an idiot told her that it would get better, but the part of her brain that was an idiot, which was like seventy-five percent, just felt mopey.

She sought out Jamie for the pre-game breakfast, mostly so she had an excuse not to sit with her friends in her year, and tried to be jovial through the meal, although her lack of bacon mountain was a clear red flag to anyone who knew her well. At least she was better when they got to the Pitch, warm ups rubbing some fire into her, if only a little. She made an effort to stand between Jamie and Ben during Joella’s speech, and she even had the energy, accompanied by a muted but eager smile, to offer her boys high-fives. Ben was her partner, her other set of eyes and other swinging bat, and Jamie was under her protection. And they had this.

Sammy’s own shout of “Pecari!” with the rest was less enthusiastic than past games, but it was safe to say she was running on an average person’s normal. It was a depleted version of herself, but it would have to do. With hands on either end of her bat, she stretched her arms back one last time while her captain shook hands with Aladren’s. Clark Dill was good, but Jamie was better. They’d proved that last year. As she mounted her broom, she mouthed over to Jamie, I got your back, tapping her back with her bat to further reiterate. Do your stuff.

And then they were off, rocketing into the sky, the shriek of the whistle echoing around in her empty head. Sammy didn’t see who got the Quaffle because it wasn’t her job, looking instead for other prizes, her little maniacal sidekicks. Finding one not too far from her current position, she caught up to her Bludger buddy and sent it hurling at Clark right out of the gate. Then she reattached her eyes (metaphorically, because, like, ew) to Jamie and his surroundings. Nothing and no one was going to stop him from getting that little Snitch. (See, it’s funny, because it rhymes with-

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    • Ain't no rest for the wicked. — AC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Thu Nov 17 01:54
      • Are you calling me wicked? Wicked cool, I hope?Captain Clark Dill, Seeker, Thu Nov 17 08:39
        Well, they said a battle plan never lasted past first contact with the enemy. He probably wouldn't go so far as to call Pecari 'the enemy' but the axiom worked well enough for rivals, too. He had... more
        • Wicked cool, my friend.John Umland, Beater, Thu Nov 17 12:17
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          • Nah, fam, just the normal kind of wickedAC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Mon Nov 21 00:14
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              • No worries, I'm happy to keep you busy.John Umland, Beater, Thu Nov 24 13:05
                The deflection of his Bludger was unwelcome, but not altogether unexpected. What was unexpected was the glimpse of Meeks’ expression John caught as he flew after it again. He had only seen it for a... more
                • You guys have fun.Captain Clark Dill, Seeker, Fri Nov 25 09:52
                  Clark returned to the starting point of his pattern and began it again for the second time just as Sammy cracked her bat on the bludger and shot it back his way again. John was there this time,... more
                  • Winners usually do. AC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Fri Nov 25 15:57
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                    • Pecaris know how to partyJamie Park, Seeker, Sat Nov 26 03:27
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                      • After the game you can write an instruction manual for usClark Dill, Seeker, Sat Nov 26 12:36
                        Clark looked back at the sound of the bat meeting bludger, but it was just Sammy again, and John would take care of that one. Clark kept going. After another few seconds, he glanced back again to see ... more
                        • I prefer to do it my way.John Umland, Beater, Sat Nov 26 16:35
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      • The Hippo attacks!Ben The Hippo, Beater, Fri Nov 18 08:36
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        • Hippos don't fly.Kit Reid, Chaser, Fri Nov 18 23:35
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          • But hawks definitely do!Louis Valois, Beater, Mon Nov 21 14:13
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            • Better late than neverIngrid W, Chaser, Sat Nov 26 03:06
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              • Glad you think soBen Pierce, Beater, Sat Nov 26 13:17
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                • If a Pecari, better neverLouis Valois, Beater, Sat Nov 26 16:01
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                  • Never underestimate a Pecari.Cpt Joella Curtis, Chaser, Sat Nov 26 18:29
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                    • Yeah, what she said.Luke Powell, Keeper, Sat Nov 26 18:43
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                      • I beg to differLouis Valois, Beater, Sat Nov 26 19:09
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