Winston Pierce
Hoping to get lucky
Tue Aug 7, 2018 13:51

Winston was concerned about the Quidditch announcement. He was co-captain of the Crotalus team and it seemed likely that he would loose his authority and badge if all the teams merged into one, what with Teppenpaw’s captain and The Pecari both being seventh years.

It had been bad enough when Crotalus and Pecari had needed to team up before, when The Pecari hadn’t been the senior player. If he got made captain of the whole school . . . well, maybe Winston would get lucky and that would go to Joe Umland, or, even better, him or Simon (though Simon getting it without him was also quite terrible to think about). Or even Eden would be relatively tolerable, he thought as he saw she had made a mark under that column as well. Playing under a captain younger than himself was not ideal, but at least she wasn’t The Pecari. He was at least allowed to speak her name. That was an important quality in a captain.

Winston briefly forced himself to consider what he would do if The Pecari did get captain. Would he have to quit the team in a huff? Surely that would ruin his chances for getting it the year after. Simon had already made first string over him once. If Winston took a whole year off Quidditch, that would surely give his roommate a clear advantage down the road. Not acceptable. Unless he could convince Simon to quit with him in protest against The Pecari, but he wasn’t sure Simon cared enough about Pierce politics to take that much affront to The Pecari’s existence.

Given the choice, Winston didn’t like giving this much thought to The Pecari’s existence either.

Deciding that not acknowledging such existence was the best course of action until proven otherwise, Winston ignored the one line on the sign up sheet ahead of him, as he always tried to ignore The Pecari in person, and added his own line to the sign up.

The good news was that he was now old enough that he probably wouldn’t get cut from the first string, even in a whole school team.

Winston Pierce, Crotalus, 5th year

He put a number 1 under Seeker and a number 2 under Chaser to show his order of preference, but he wasn’t going to get held back to reserves again if it meant Eden - or worse, Lily - got to play and he didn’t.

He also gladly made a large check mark under captain, just in case he was far luckier than he really expected to be.

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