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Amelia L, Purple Seeker
Seeking, seeking....
Fri Jun 9, 2017 14:49

Amelia had been disappointed when she’d heard that Quidditch was off for the year, but strangely not moved particularly far in any emotional direction by the announcement that it was being resurrected in a slightly different format than they were accustomed to. She had not even known if she was going to go or not until her captain (did John, as an outgoing seventh year, even still count as a captain now that there were no more real games? Privately, Amelia wondered this, but publicly, he was a seventh year of some standing and she was a second year of no outstanding talents whatsoever, so she kept her wondering to herself) approached her and informed her they were both going to do so.

Amelia was honestly mostly surprised that John had taken the initiative there. She didn’t know the details – she probably spent more time around him than most people did because of Quidditch, but they were hardly friends and she couldn’t begin to imagine him using her as a confidante – but it was patently obvious that he was getting rather stretched thin between obligation. Amelia had already quietly resolved not to attempt nearly so many things at once when she was older and hang Granddad if he didn’t like it. Adding something extra when he had been handed a free pass out of something mandatory seemed like the kind of thing that ought to be mentioned when evaluating John’s mental health, and mentioned by the prosecution at that. Nevertheless, she couldn’t say she didn’t need the practice, so she dutifully showed up to Seek for Team Purple on the official unofficial game day.

She looked over Team Green as Coach Carter (a distinct entity from Professor Carter, who taught everything) made the requisite opening comments, but apart from the Beaters, it was hard to guess who she’d be playing against. Accordingly, as she kicked off, she could see where the Green Beaters were and used them to try to pick out her opponent as she rose up into the air. She didn’t spend too much time on that, though, because there was still a Snitch to catch and she did not want to go back to Aladren without it. Maybe it wouldn’t matter – for one thing it wasn’t a House match, and for another, Clark had lost and nobody had killed him – but…well. She wasn’t, by any possible stretch of the imagination, Clark.

  • Quidditch Scrimmage!Prof. Isis Carter, Fri Jun 2 23:39
    While the first match had gone fairly successfully, it became quickly apparent that a full Quidditch season was not in the cards for this year. Isis was fine with that; not a proponent of the game,... more
    • Seeking, seeking.... — Amelia L, Purple Seeker, Fri Jun 9 14:49
      • Adapting, I suppose.Joe U, Green Beater, Fri Jun 9 15:12
        All Joe’s life, he thought meditatively as everyone got together for this strange sort of Quidditch match, he had been part of a group of three. When he’d been born, he’d been the youngest of Sam’s... more
        • Not very well, I take it.John U, Purple Beater, Fri Jun 9 15:31
          John had had mixed feelings about the decision to cancel Quidditch. On one hand, he really did need the item off his plate – he had been having to schedule partial-team practices and rely heavily on... more
          • No idea what you're talking about.Joe, Green Beater, Mon Jun 12 13:52
            John (a seventh year who’d been playing Beater since he was twelve) got in the way of Joe’s attempt to hit Amelia with a Bludger. The reasonable thing for Joe to do was just try to keep the now loose ... more
            • Your statement is unclear. Who has no idea, you or me?John, Purple Beater, Mon Jun 12 14:11
              If he had been asked, John supposed he would have had to admit that he was surprised when Joe, seemingly undeterred by his failure and John’s proximity to him and Amelia , went for the Bludger again. ... more
              • Me, probably.Eden M, Green Seeker, Thu Jun 15 00:15
                Eden had not had a particularly athletic upbringing. She’d been on a broom a handful of times, mostly at the beckoning of her older sister, who had more affection for physical activity and had a... more
                • I don't know what their problems are, either.Amelia L, Purple Seeker, Thu Jun 15 15:28
                  Amelia flinched when she began hearing a lot of really loud cracks of bat on Bludger, but not so much that she broke off from her search for the Snitch. John was not the most approachable person... more
                  • Either way, it's been interesting. Eden M, Green Seeker, Sat Jun 17 01:39
                    Eden kept Amelia in her sights most of the time, breaking her pursuit only when she was looking around for the Snitch. To her surprise, the older girl seemed…. well, friendly, offering a wave and a... more
    • ...There goes what was left of my right mind.Simon M, Green Chaser, Fri Jun 9 14:15
      Simon had not wanted to play Quidditch. Quidditch was violent and chaotic. Simon did not like violence or chaos. Therefore, Simon did not much like Quidditch, particularly when he was not in a... more
      • So is what was right of your left mind still here?Ben Pierce, Green Beater, Fri Jun 9 19:45
        Ben was bummed that the normal Quidditch season had been canceled for the rest of the year, in that it meant Sonora Quidditch was falling apart again. On the other hand, since Pecari had lost its... more
        • Now my whole mind is confusedGinger, Purple Keeper, Fri Jun 9 20:05
          Ginger had seriously considered not going to the pick-up game. She honestly wasn't really all that into Quidditch and Sonora games were generally more competitive than she cared for. However, this... more
          • I'm as split as Simon's mind.Winston, Green Chaser, Fri Jun 9 20:36
            Winston had decided to join the pick up game to represent Crotalus and prove that just because their House's inability to field a full team was a part of why Quidditch had dissolved this year, it was ... more
            • Let's get it together, folks.Simon the Green Chaser, Sun Jun 11 11:21
              Simon heard the crack of bats on Bludgers and started to pull away, but calmed down slightly when he realized that the person hitting the Bludger wearing a shirt the same color as his own. Slightly.... more
              • I was already all together.Ginger, Purple Keeper, Wed Jun 14 10:45
                Ginger saw them coming, a pair of Chasers in green shirts. Second years, she thought. First one had the Quaffle, then the other. Both from Crotalus unless she was very much mistaken, which meant they ... more
                • I'm with you Ingrid W, Purple Chaser, Thu Jun 15 08:46
                  Skill or society… Ingrid weighed up the teams for about half a second before opting firmly for the former. Sonora was a weird enough not-so-strict zone at the best of times, and Quidditch was a... more
                  • The things you do for loveJozua, Green Keeper, Thu Jun 15 11:14
                    Jozua had joined Quidditch for the sole reason that Lily liked it and he thought that maybe she'd like him more if he played, too. Unfortunately, due to shortage of numbers, he'd been unable to... more
                    • Don't get me started. Sammy M, purple beater , Thu Jun 15 15:28
                      As one might imagine, Sammy Meeks was not fond of the cancellation of Quidditch. Sports Club was nice, but there just wasn’t enough for her to do without the formal league. She was grateful, at... more
                      • Can you best an accidental marriage proposal?Ben Pierce, Green Beater, Thu Jun 15 19:47
                        Ben felt a frisson of worry when Ingrid didn't run from his bludger as fast as he thought she should have, but she did manage to dodge clear and he let out a quiet sigh of relief. He'd been playing... more
                        • I'd rather not, really.Simon M, Green Chaser, Fri Jun 16 13:59
                          Simon was disappointed when Miss Pierce saved the Quaffle, but not entirely surprised. It had not been the best shot he’d ever taken and he was not exactly the most talented shot in the entire school ... more
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