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Ginger Pierce
I'm not doing much yet, honestly.
Wed Jan 4, 2017 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 initial incident. He did still seemed a bit more standoffish than he had before, and she feared that damage may not be fixable. She had grown to enjoy playing Quidditch, but she would never hold it as a passion as he did, and now that he was no longer under the illusion that she did, their amount of common ground had shrunken considerably.

On the plus side, she had made friends with Lena and Makenzie, as she had hoped, which was quite nice even if she had figured out they could never replace Liliana. Still, she valued the time the three of them spend together, just them girls, as none of her other female friends had much interest in talking about Quidditch and she normally had more interesting things to discuss and do with Jake.

So on this bitter cold January, the California Girl's greatest concern was how she was going to make it through the match without turning into a Popsicle, even with the help of warming charms and her heaviest clothing. She had bundled up in so many layers of thermals, underclothes, normal clothes, outer clothes, a jacket, and finally her Quidditch robes that she was having trouble letting her arms fall against her sides and she had a slight waddle to her walk.

"I'm from Southern California," she explained defensively whenever she felt someone was looking at her oddly as she walked through the halls on her way outside. She had been wearing shorts over midterm, one mile north of the Mexican border. This was horrendous weather to come back to, and worse to play in.

At least there was snow. That rare treat was its only redeeming feature. It looked so pretty, it was a shame it always had to be accompanied by deadly cold.

She cast her warming charms on herself and headed out to meet the rest of her team on the pitch. She bounced in place trying not to be to noticeable about it and draw attention away from Liac, but when he opened the floor to her she just nodded and said, "Good luck everybody. Just try to stay warm by exerting yourself and ideally keep that Quaffle away from me, because I'm wearing a bajillion layers and can't move," she smiled at the Chasers to show she was (mostly) joking, and concluded with a cheer, and a motivational jumping jack (partly to warm herself up and partly to prove she could actually move in her current attire if she had to), "Go Teppenpaw!"

She smiled at Alistair and Makenzie on the other team, silently wishing them personal luck if not game winning or Jake-hitting luck, then got her broom (which she mostly thought of as hers and not Jake's old one now) ready for takeoff. The whistle blew and she kicked off, heading over to her goals. Glancing behind her, she saw Nat had the ball and was taking it the other way, she she didn't rush the flight, as going too fast made her face burn from cold.

When she did reach her position and check progress again, it looked like Joe was taking the ball closer still to Makenzie. Knowing nobody could hear her did not stop Ginger from cheering on her teammates with both encouraging shouts and some broom riding dance moves that she hoped would keep her blood pumping enough that it wouldn't freeze solid.

  • I will agree with you on that.Joe Umland, Chaser, Tue Jan 3 15:55
    There had been a small Crotalus (Joe didnít know which was which) doing something that looked like trying to interfere with Natís 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
      • 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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