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Simon Mordue
Everything is Winston's fault.
Thu Aug 9, 2018 12:46

As far as Simon had been concerned, things had been going brilliantly in the Quidditch world. He got all (well, half, at least) the status that went with being a Quidditch captain in fourth year without much of the responsibility and work which would traditionally accompany said status. Nathaniel, being an idealistic child, babbled about how important hard work was, but Simon, being older and wiser, knew better than this. Work smarter, not harder, and if the opportunity to look good without doing much presented itself, take it.

Unfortunately, he had scented danger in the air as soon as he heard there was a new Quidditch Coach. A real coach, that wasn’t good. Professor Skies, Professor Wright – they both had full schedules aside from Quidditch, even assuming they really weren’t actually people and therefore really did have no lives whatsoever to speak of outside their work. A real coach would expect them to do something. The nature of what that something was wasn’t long in coming. And two of the other captains were seventh years. And one of those other captains Most Definitely Wasn’t Winston’s Cousin.

Simon sighed as he looked at the list. Why were they friends again? It was always Winston’s fault Simon found himself in these positions – first on the team at all, then taking the captain job before he’d realized it was actually a sweet break, and now….

There really was no way out of it. Leaving Winston stranded in such disreputable company was not the behavior of a Good Friend, and besides – he couldn’t let Winston have all the glory, such as there was left for them to grab. He wrote, in the best flowing penmanship he could manage under the awkward writing circumstances, Simon Mordue of Crotalus, 5th Year and wrapped it off by checking that he was willing to be a Keeper, Beater, or Chaser, then finished it off with a check for ‘captain’ just so he wouldn’t be outdone. He could not bow aside and let Winston have even all the slimmest opportunity for glory to himself.

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