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Capt. Ali Johnson, Seeker
Watch out Dill, I'm coming for you.
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:34

Alistair needed to catch the snitch today, for his team and for himself. He was so focused, but as captain and former Chaser he didn’t ignore the game below him either. It seemed that the Teppenpaws had really brought it and were making good progress towards the Crotalus hoops, but then Daniel managed to get a hold of the Quaffle just in time. Alistair smiled proudly, returning his mind to searching the skies intently for signs of the snitch.

He noticed that Jake had decided to start out further away from him but Alistair liked to cover plenty of space with his pattern, keeping himself warm and leaving no area unlooked. He wasn’t bothered by what the Teppenpaw Seeker was doing but knew to keep an eye on him in case he spotted the golden ball first. In that case, he would have to race for it but he liked the idea of putting his skills to the test and coming out the hero of the match even with all odds stacked against him.

That would be impressive but catching the snitch in any way was his goal and he was certain it would bring him the glory he deserved. Crotalus, or rather Alistair, had worked so hard at just maintaining enough players to have a team, and then enough skill to not be slaughtered by the older and more experienced teams, but now it was time for them to really strive for a win. The playing fields were evening out across the houses and now was their chance to make it into the finals.

Alistair’s interest in the Chaser game worked out in his favour as he looked down to see a slight glimmer of gold flying alongside one of his teammates. They hadn’t seemed to have noticed yet. He glanced across at Jake but didn’t hang around, accelerating down towards the pool of players and bludgers with his eyes locked on the snitch. He was going so fast but he could see now that Winston Pierce was the lucky player whom he was racing towards.

Had he not been so focused on just wrapping his hand around the snitch, he might have considered that charging towards one of your first years probably wasn’t going to make them feel at ease but that wasn’t important right now.

And then he was there, reaching out his arm to swipe the snitch from its place by Winston’s head, his red robes probably flicking the first year but no part of his body actually touching the boy. Alistair had been careful to avoid crashing into the kid, only having hoped that Winston would see him coming and not make any unexpected maneuvers that would result in a crash.

“Yeah!” Alistair grinned, pumping the air with his fist, snitch secured tightly inside it.

He’d done it! He’d caught the snitch and won the match! Crotalus had won!

Alistair felt elated, and somewhat relieved, and he made a sharp turn as he slowed down so that he could fly up alongside Winston Pierce and give him a hearty slap on the back, as something of an apology for having to tear towards him in the way that he had.

This was the moment he’d always dreamt of. It was his moment of glory and he felt he deserved it.

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    • Watch out Dill, I'm coming for you. — Capt. Ali Johnson, Seeker, Fri Jan 13 12:34
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                      • You should watch yours...Arne Reinhardt, Beater, Sun Jan 8 15:35
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