Tatiana Vorontsova
In it for the adventures.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 15:20

Tatiana’s ability to speak and read and write and understand heard English had all increased by leaps and bounds over the past few years, but bulletin boards were still a struggle for her. Consequently, she paid the most attention to the one in her own House and less to the public ones throughout the building, reasoning that anything important would be told to them in their Houses first, or even from the center of the head table at meals.

However, she was also, of necessity if she wanted to know what was going on, observant, and she noticed there was something on the Cascade Hall board which seemed to be getting a fair bit of attention, and so she looked at it more directly and recognized ‘Quidditch’ on it. This drew her in closer, and into slowly decoding the rest of the message.

Travel This word leapt out at her as one she didn’t understand. Anton Petrovich said she should try to figure out meanings from context, and she thought she had an idea from context here, but she took out her pocket Anglo-Russian dictionary anyway to check it and found she was more or less right. Traveling – going to other schools in other places. A little more flipping about revealed another word meant people would also come here, but there would be some going there. They were going to get to see new things – if they could make the team.

Tatiana, so far, had not made the team. She had been on the bench her previous years on the now-defunct Pecari team, wishing she had more imperial topazes (most of her topazes were blue, and her citrines were closer to Teppenpaw yellow than Pecari yellow-gold) and clapping whether she could really see what was going on or not. As far as she could parse it, though, then even the second string might get to travel, which would be good – she could…surely they would let them do something besides sit on the bench the length of a game, wouldn’t they? They would let them see the buildings, or have a dinner with their hosts, or something, yes? That was the only thing that made sense. Tatiana wanted to see more of America while she was here. She wrote, taking care to sign in all Latin letters, Tatiana Andreievna Vorontsova, Pecari Houws, 3-year, and checked that she would play Chaser and Keeper.

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