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Capt. Reinhardt,Beater
Actions speak louder than words
Tue Dec 27, 2016 13:43

Liac arrived on the pitch, early on account of the frost, egger to stretch his muscles and quell his nerves. Despite being captain, he sometimes got a numb body before a game. Although if anyone asked he would undoubtedly say his stiff movements were a result of the frosty air nipping at his limbs. In his head he knew there shouldn't be any reason to have nerves, especially since a few of the games he played over break were accompanied by snow, but for some reason he couldn't help but feel a little... apprehensive.

No, apprehensive isn't right, the sixteen year old thought to himself as he touched his toes, making sure to show the stands of classmates his good side. Not excited, not fearful but something else, he continued, his mind buzzing with words he couldn't even being to spell. However looking around the pitch he felt the Crotali red flags had something to do with it. Alas as his teammates began to assemble, he decided to put the thought to the back of his mind. After all he had a team to lead.

"Okay everyone!" Liac stated, the cold air stinging his lungs as he began to speak in his authoritative voice. "Even though we are the most charming team", Liac began smiling proudly at his own joke, " Coach Skies wants us to make sure we are dressed and charmed appropriately. So if you haven't already cast your warming spells, please do so now, and that includes the reserves." No use having a frozen popsicle for a reserve. "So today we go against our friends in Crotalus, it should be an interesting game to say the least. Remember although winning would be awesome, at the end of the day we are here to do our best, to improve as a team, and as individual players. In keeping those goals in mind, I want us to go out there and do the best we can for our house, and if nothing else have fun." It was a similar speech as usual, but it was the crux of what it meant to be on the Tepp team. “Anything to add assistant captain?” he asked, looking to Ginger. She would be leading the team soon, and he wanted her input too.

After the team huddle, Liac gave Alister a firm handshake. Although Liac was pretty much over the squabbles of his younger years, he didn't mind the idea of crushing the Crotalus team. Mounting his broom, he prepped for the whistle. Holding his bat, his hand tightened around it at the call of the whistle. The first few minutes of a game were pretty much junk if you were a Beater, since most of Liac’s attention was focused on finding the nearest bludger anyways. He basically had his system down pat by now, since there were only so many places a bludger could fly to from a box on the pitch. Finally he spotted one as it was coming in from an upward angle, not ideal, but still doable. Moving his head toward the action for a moment to make a mental player map, he noticed Nat had the quaffle. Sweet! Shifting his positing he lined up his right arm in a good position and *WHACK* redirected the bludger to the closest Crotali Chaser- hoping to give his Chaser a little breathing room.

It wasn’t a bad shot. In fact it was a pretty good shot, but it wasn’t his personal best either. His arm still felt a little numb from the nerves, apprehension, or whatever other name for the unsettling feeling that had decided to take up residency in his muscles. Shaking it off, he sped forward to follow the action. Who cares about words anyways, he thought to himself as he clenched his bat, eager to make his next shot even better than the last.

  • Back in the Saddle AgainNat Varth, Mon Dec 26 13:15
    Going home for the holidays had put an already cheerful Teppenpaw that much more full of cheer. Nat was positively radiating from all the good vibes when she got back to Sonora. Seeing her family was ... more
    • Actions speak louder than words — Capt. Reinhardt,Beater, Tue Dec 27 13:43
      • You demonstrate that admirably.Simon Mordue, Chaser, Thu Dec 29 14:53
        I am not going to run away. I am not going to run away. I am not going to run away. Simon thought this to himself over and over again, chanting it silently in his head like a mantra. Underneath it,... more
        • Liac is good like that.Joseph Umland, Chaser, Thu Dec 29 17:56
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          • Liac for president. Tobi Reinhardt, Beater, Thu Dec 29 20:56
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            • Picking on the little guys. Not very Teppish of you.Winston Pierce, Chaser, Fri Dec 30 09:06
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              • Who wants to be Teppish, anyway? (Watch out, seeker!)Sébastien Évreux, Beater, Fri Dec 30 12:22
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                • Watching out!Jake Manger, Seeker, Thu Jan 5 23:29
                  “Welp, this is it,” Jake told his reflection in his bathroom mirror. “Your last game Maybe. Probably.” He gave a noncommittal squint and shrug to the idea. “It doesn’t have to be. Now, you’ve never... more
                  • Got your back!Tobi Reinhardt, Beater, Sun Jan 8 14:48
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                    • You should watch yours...Arne Reinhardt, Beater, Sun Jan 8 15:35
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              • Beaters do have the toughest jobNat Varth, Chaser , Fri Dec 30 10:53
                As Nat heard a crack and the familiar whir of a bludger getting too close to comfort the quaffle seemed heavier in her hands. She needed to pass, just as soon as she got a little farther. Another... more
                • I'd say we're all working pretty hard.Makenzie Newell, Keeper, Mon Jan 2 17:55
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                  • I will agree with you on that.Joe Umland, Chaser, Tue Jan 3 15:55
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                    • I'm not doing much yet, honestly.Ginger Pierce, Wed Jan 4 12:49
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                      • Can I do nothing please?Jozua Sparks, Chaser, Fri Jan 6 14:03
                        It had happened again. Fortunately, this time, Liac was perfectly healthy and Jozua would not be required to handle a bat in the Captain's place, but he was taking over for one of the chasers who... more
                        • That suits me.Daniel Fintoc, Chaser, Fri Jan 6 18:27
                          Quidditch provided a pedestal which made Daniel known in the school and he liked that about it. He liked the idea of people knowing his name and furthermore, these people (especially girls) admiring... more
                          • Can I join him?Simon Mordue, Chaser, Sat Jan 7 10:46
                            Time did not seem to run normally on the Quidditch Pitch. To Simon, it had seemed to go very fast as he fled the Bludger, but then it had slowed to a crawl as he gathered himself, swallowing... more
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