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John, Purple Beater
Your statement is unclear. Who has no idea, you or me?
Mon Jun 12, 2017 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. John, mildly irritated, deflected it once more, making sure to hit it away from his brother this time.

“What the hell was that?” he shouted at Joe. “I taught you better strategy than that!”

He didn’t think, in retrospect, he had meant to say that. It had just come out naturally. It was, however, the first thing other than ‘thank you’ (when Joe shoved mail from home at him) that he’d said to his brother in months.

Not relevant. Focus on Amelia. You can talk to Joe about strategy later. No! No, you can’t. No, don’t think about that. Not relevant. Focus on Mouse. Mouse has to win the game. Joe is not Joe, he is just the other Beater. He grudgingly resigned himself to pretending that he could talk to Joe later and criticize his brother’s faulty strategy. He couldn’t, he had made up his mind about that, it would be selfish to talk to Joe because John was the only one who stood any chance of benefiting from doing so, but he could pretend for now.

  • 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
      • 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
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