Joe Umland
Once more into the breach.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 14:12

Joe wished he could say he was surprised by how much the inter-House team was really the Pecari Team and Friends, but he could not do so without lying. For Teppenpaw, he thought Quidditch was as much about being on a team as anything, and Aladren and Crotalus had their superiority things, but Pecari was just the most inclined to be athletic. They’d always had numbers, and so they had numbers now. Including, it seemed, their first years. He thought both of Teppenpaw’s were small girls, but he was nearly certain one of them was Sparkly Pecari’s sister or cousin or something….

Even if Tiny Sparkle and her roommate were game, though, Joe still doubted Teppenpaw could make a team of its own. That was just a fact. He was proud, therefore, to see his own Seeker and Assistant Captain at least making brave plays for their spots – sort of. He half-smiled, shaking his head more affectionately than anything, at Jozua’s amendments to his sign-up, then laughed out loud when he read Eden’s. Captain! He wanted to write her a letter of recommendation for Prefect or Head Girl before he left, just for the initiative. He supposed this was partially proof he was not a Good Teppenpaw.

Nevertheless, he didn’t think she’d get it. Actually, he didn’t think he was going to get it. Most of the team was Pecari, and Ben was the Pecari captain – it was most logical to appoint Ben as captain of the united team, though now that he looked it over again, both of the Crotalus boys were in play, too. This ought to be fun – Joe was going to be amused to see if everyone turned on each other, or if the new coach made herself very unpopular right off the bat by making any decision. For the meantime, he wrote down his name, Joseph Umland, 7th Year, Teppenpaw and checked the boxes for Beater and, for the form of it, Captain - with everyone else but Aladren represented, plus Eden, he thought it would look ill not to make the gesture.

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