Lily Spencer
Scoping out the competition.
Wed Aug 8, 2018 21:33

The new Quidditch announcement was a bit sour for Lily for two reasons: one, she might not get the Assistant Captain position she’d been waiting for many years; two, she wouldn’t be able to represent her house in the match. However, some Quidditch was better than no Quidditch, and Lily was happy to put her skills to use once again. She was thankful for Ingrid’s training – which had seemed inconsequential at the time – because it kept her from getting too rusty.

The morning of classes, Lily rose early to stretch before heading down to Cascade Hall for breakfast a bit later than usual. She saw the large green letters glittering on the noticeboard and stopped to take a look. It was simple; nothing noting competition or begging students to join. It seemed simple enough, and competing against several other students wasn’t so intimidating now that she was a sixth year and had ample experience. However, the thought of not making the first string team gripped her and she knew she’d need more practice to prove herself worthy to be the Captain of this team. Playing against other schools was a brilliant opportunity, and Lily did not want to miss it by being on a reserve team.

Lily dug around in her bag for a quill as she scanned the names of others who’d gotten their earlier. Jozua had included himself, and Lily hoped they would be able to play together. It was a bit funny that he’d written ‘practice attendee only,’ but he’d never been quite as competitive as she. The one name that did worry her was Winston Pierce.

Lily Spencer, Pecari, 6th year

At the boxes, Lily checked Seeker as her preferred, Chaser second – just to make herself more appealing – and Captain. After a moment, she underlined Seeker just to make it clear that it really was her preferred position.

Her heart was beating hard as she ticked off that last box. Suddenly, she wanted it very badly, the captaincy and the Seeker position, and she was willing to fight Winston for it if she had to. When she sat down for breakfast, she pulled out her timetable and scheduled in practise times for herself until the day of tryouts. Pierce seemed like her greatest competition for the position and title at this moment, and she did not want to lose because she hadn't worked hard enough.

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