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Sébastien Évreux, Beater
Who wants to be Teppish, anyway? (Watch out, seeker!)
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:22

Yet again, Sébastien Évreux had made the potential mistake of signing up to play Quidditch. However, his initial concerns of being passed over had proved unfounded, and once again he could say he was crucial to the success of the Crotalus Quidditch team. It was, after all, true, even if not quite in the way one might assume.

Sébastien Évreux was talented at some things. He could charm with the best of them, he could lie, he’d been reliably informed he had a very good poker face, and he could be rather tactical when he actually applied thought to a situation. But he wasn’t very good at Quidditch. Oh, he would never admit it - surely his position on a Quidditch team was proof to the contrary? - and it wasn’t as if he was absolutely terrible. His hand-eye coordination wasn’t the most impressive, though, and if he was being quite honest (not a preferred pastime) it was only his years of experience with flying that kept him from looking like a complete nincompoop.

Still, Alistair Johnson was a good captain, and the hours of skilled training meant that Bastien could perform with reasonable adequacy. He hit the Bludger more times than not, and was even vaguely muscular due to the older boy’s insane ideas of practice. It was awful. If it wasn’t for his pride, he’d have quit the team long before now. He hadn’t intended to sign up for a training regime, especially one that involved tests. Why did he need to do tests for Quidditch? He had enough of that in class! If it wasn’t for his fear of being looked down as not man enough to cope, he’d have fled at the first mention of tests.

This year, Sébastien had been ‘promoted’ to the rank of Seeker Beater. Johnson might say that his decision was due to Reinhardt’s greater experience, but Sébastien still took it as a vote of confidence. To put it bluntly, the seeker was the most important player (or so Sébastien perceived it), and their seeker was also their captain. Johnson couldn’t think too badly of him if the captain was happy to be protected by Sébastien.

The weather was not fair for their match, which did not help put Sébastien in a good mood. He much preferred light exercise and glory to what promised to be a potentially tough match in grim conditions. Why couldn’t Quidditch be an indoor sport? He ignored Alistair’s option of help with the warming charm, confident in his own abilities to cast it himself. He wasn’t an incompetent first year. Talking of which, it was quite nice to no longer be the new kid to the team. Hopefully the two younger boys would look up to him as a decent, experienced player. He quite liked that idea, and made sure to send them a reassuring smile before the match, with the intention of further cementing his position as some sort of role model or mentor. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t actually given them help in training; they should still recognise his superiority and be suitably awe-stricken. After all, he would be captain before them.

Pushing up off the ground a beat after Alistair Johnson, Sébastien followed his captain into the air and above the melee that was the chaser pit. Casting an eye around for the bludgers, he was rather affronted to see that both were involved in chaser hunting. What was the point of being a seeker beater if the Teppenpaws didn’t acknowledge his position? He always knew that house was fundamentally flawed.

Flying down low, Sébastien left Alistair's side to get himself some bludger action. One of the Reinhardts (it was too much unnecessary effort to tell them apart) had just aimed one at a Crotalus chaser, and that was not on. Glad that he had been used to flying since a young age, Bastien swooped in just after Winston’s squeak (which gave him some mid-game entertainment) and redirected it with a reasonably strong hit towards the Teppenpaw seeker. Take that, Teppenpaws! They’d soon learn not to leave their seeker unprotected when Sébastien Évreux was on the prowl!

  • Picking on the little guys. Not very Teppish of you.Winston Pierce, Chaser, Fri Dec 30 09:06
    Winston was oddly nervous. He knew Teppenpaw was the least frightening of the teams they might have had to go up against for his first match but that almost made it worse. What if they lost to... more
    • Who wants to be Teppish, anyway? (Watch out, seeker!) — Sébastien Évreux, Beater, Fri Dec 30 12:22
      • 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
          The moment he had miscalculated the time it would take to swing and hit that bludger, Tobi had known it would come back to haunt him. Luckily Jake was aware enough to pull up from where the young... more
          • You should watch yours...Arne Reinhardt, Beater, Sun Jan 8 15:35
            The showdown between Teppenpaw and Crotalus had been something Arne'd been waiting for since, well since he let Alistair Johnson of the Arizona Johnsons sign him up for Quidditch back in his first... more
    • 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
        It was odd to wake up for a Quidditch match and not have silky black hair presented to her for braiding. Shino’s decision not to play Quidditch this year had thrown Makenzie for a loop - admittedly,... more
        • I will agree with you on that.Joe Umland, Chaser, Tue Jan 3 15:55
          There had been a small Crotalus (Joe didn’t know which was which) doing something that looked like trying to interfere with Nat’s ability to pass, but then there was the crack of a bat and the... more
          • I'm not doing much yet, honestly.Ginger Pierce, Wed Jan 4 12:49
            Ginger was glad the worst of the fallout over her Keeper get togethers had largely passed. She suspected Alistair still wasn't entirely pleased about it, but they had largely made up after the... more
            • 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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