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Capt. Ali Johnson, Seeker
You were warned.
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:16

Alistair didn’t allow his mind to dwell on the fact that he’d been tricked by Dill and he continued his search for the golden snitch. The elements were certainly against him finding it but he supposed it was all just another challenge he had to overcome. To be challenged was what he wanted, what he needed now if he was going to continue making any real improvements.

And after a while he did spot it - this time away from the rest of the players so he wouldn’t have to go hurtling towards one of his first years again. The fifth year started to head in that direction but the brief glimpse of gold had already disappeared from view. He glanced around, annoyed at himself from losing the snitch, although he knew the rain had been obscuring his vision.

He couldn’t have been imagining it, he was so sure… ah, there it was. Alistair didn’t hesitate and accelerated forward after the snitch. He wasn’t letting it get away a second time, whether it meant giving the game up to Dill or not. Hopefully it would take the Aladren Seeker a moment to cotton on as to why he was flying so fast. Even if he didn’t, a bit of a battle for the snitch could be interesting, although risky. But Alistair did have a lot of confidence in his speed after all so he was game.

Alistair powered after the snitch, trying to reach the high limits that his expensive broom possessed. He was glad that the snitch was well above the other players, so he didn’t need to worry about their safety this time. As he grew closer, the Crotalus captain outstretched his arm with great determination. And then he could feel it touching his fingertips… Alistair’s hand closed around the snitch.

“I got it!” He couldn’t help the elation in his voice as he exclaimed the sudden realisation aloud. The wind would probably carry his words away from most people’s ears but that didn’t matter.

Alistair hadn’t thought he could feel happier than when he’d caught the snitch in the last game but right now he certainly did. He hadn’t just won a game - he’d won the championships, against Clark Dill. Crotalus had won the Cup!

The fifth year did a loop on his broom, showing off with the excitement of winning, before making his way back down to solid ground to celebrate with his teammates. His grip on the snitch didn’t weaken, even when he dismounted his broom and hugged the first teammate to arrive on the ground beside him, slapping them on the back.

“We won!”

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