Evelyn Stones
Amended Post
Tue Nov 6, 2018 19:19
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Evelyn hadn't expected to get on the team at all, let alone on the team as a chaser. Of course, she wasn't technically on the team. But she wasn't on the sidelines either. She did feel a bit guilty that Malikhi was on the opposing team as she certainly wouldn't be wearing a Hill jersey at this rate. Of course, she wasn't sure he'd want that anyway. Ness was on that team as well, and Evelyn quickly decided she didn't like the color red very much. It felt like a glaring red reminder that she was the odd one out, even among her friends.

When the older girl on the red team got the Quaffle first, Evelyn felt the same surge of focus and effort that she'd felt during tryouts. The problem was that that hadn't worked out for her at all and the nerves swallowed up whatever athleticism it might have granted her otherwise.

Flying on the offense didn't seem like a strategy that fit her well, particularly when the other two chasers on the yellow team were so clearly more skilled in that regard than she was. At the same time, she also knew the other team better. Ness would be strategizing and Malikhi would be either flying full-blooded into the heat of the situation or be fluttering, distracted by his own thoughts. Evelyn could hardly blame him for that, and hoped he wouldn't blame her for taking advantage of it.

Flying low and fast, Evelyn made her way around the red team's chaser just as she threw the Quaffle and flew up underneath her. She saw one her team's beaters, Winston (she only knew that because it made her think of Churchill) making a play on a bludger that had made its way towards them. Swallowing her nerves and hoping that if her attempt failed, one of her team's chasers would at least be there to take advantage of her attempt at an interception, Evelyn reached out. A growl built in her chest as she flew up suddenly underneath the Quaffle and---

It landed squarely in her arm. For a moment, she was in too much awe to do anything but stare, jaw-dropped at the beautiful burgundy ball. Then she remember everything else that was happening and pulled up hard on her broom, turning back towards the correct goals. She flew straight for a moment, leaning in to gather as much speed as possible. Preferring not to risk her luck, she waited until she saw a yellow-clad chaser and hurled the ball towards them, surprising herself with the ferocity of the throw. At least if she was scrawny, it was muscle. Tree-climbing had seen to that.

The Quaffle out of her hands, she did her best to fly up the pitch further, keeping her out to see whether her throw was caught.

  • Amendment - OOCCoach Reilly, Tue Nov 6 06:32
    OOC - As there is a lot happening in Quidditch matches, we know it can be hard to keep track of, and there seemed to be a bit of confusion as to where the Quaffle was. I have clarified with Evelyn's... more
    • Amended Post — Evelyn Stones, Tue Nov 6 19:19
      • Redirecting things.Joe Umland, Cap-Beater, Wed Nov 7 19:39
        Joe suspected it would be highly impolitic to mention it, but he could not honestly say he was entirely unhappy with how things had worked out with the combined team. The way he saw it, Ben acquiring ... more
        • Likewise.Simon Mordue, Chaser, Wed Nov 7 20:32
          Simon found several aspects of his present situation objectionable, some to greater degrees than others. For one thing, he and Winston were not supposed to be subordinate to Ben Pierce and Joe... more
          • Yes. You should all start being somewhere else now.Tatiana Vorontsova,Keeper, Wed Nov 7 21:04
            On a personal level, Tatiana liked the color yellow better than the color red. For purposes of a mock Quidditch game, however, she was quite happy with her designation. Red was the color of luxury -... more
            • Yellow score! 10-0 (nm)Coach Reilly, Wed Nov 7 23:14
              • Less of that, pleaseNess McLeod, Chaser , Thu Nov 8 08:13
                Quidditch was everything that Ness had hoped it would be and more. This was kind of surprising, given the fact that there was not an Aladren team Ė something that the first year had been very much... more
                • Simon, here, I donít want you to feel left outCaptain Ben, Beater, Thu Nov 8 09:26
                  The bad news was he didnít hit Winston. The good news was he didnít have a chance to intercept Lilyís pass. The bad news was that Evelyn did. He saw Joe moving in to assist Winston and moved in... more
                  • Lining up for another goal shotWinston, Chaser, Thu Nov 8 10:18
                    Winston already hated The Pecari. Today that piece of dirt was making himself into a really irritating and frustrating thorn in Winstonís backside. The Pecari seemed intent on making it impossible... more
                    • Trying to un-include myself.Simon Mordue, Chaser, Wed Nov 14 15:41
                      He had scored. He had scored . Admittedly the Keeper who he had gotten past was only Tatiana, who he doubted, somewhere between her House placement and the fact she still didnít speak proper English... more
                      • Trying to include someone wearing Red.Joe Umland, Cap-Beater, Wed Nov 14 16:10
                        Clapping was a difficult proposition when oneís hands were full with a bat, but Joe made an effort when Simon successfully tricked Tatiana into going the wrong way just long enough for the goal to be ... more
                        • I don't suck! Evelyn Stones, Chaser, Thu Nov 15 20:00
                          Evelyn watched her successful pass and the score her team ended up making with a sense of disassociation. She had played a part in that score, and suddenly she felt strong. Of course, there was no... more
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