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Nate Mordue, Keeper
Don't mind me, I'm just keeping score....
Thu Nov 15, 2018 20:24
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There was, as far as Nathaniel could see, only one thing wrong with his team, and that was that they hadnít received Eden Manger as their Seeker. With Eden, victory would have been assured, for surely he did not think the Red team could beat them any other way. Even without Eden, however, he thought they had a good chance. They had three captains, sort of, on their team. How could that not somehow work to their benefit?

He did have to suppress a small frown, though, during Mr. Umlandís speech to them. He did not want them to keep everyone so occupied that Nathaniel had nothing to do all game. He wanted a chance to prove he could be a good Keeper, too. He had been nervous in tryouts, but he was sure he had to actually be better than Tatiana - that it was just her age and the fact she was so exhausting to be around for any length of time which had gotten her the prime spot. Of course, he was fairly sure she was quite smart (Nathaniel knew, with absolute certainty, that though they had tried out both French and German on him at home, he would never, ever have been able to go to school in any language other than English, much less in one as intimidating as Russian), which did count for something, and also gave the appearance of being fearless, which was an advantage, but...was she putting on an earring on her way out of locker rooms?

His fingers itched for his camera, but he sternly reminded himself that it would be inappropriate. Looking at girls was the kind of thing boys did when they were going to grow up and be like his father. Didnít matter if it really was just the frequent incongruity between Tatiana and her surroundings which made her interesting as a subject, and if he never had observed that she was quite pretty once one looked past the showy, faintly exotic trappings - one just didnít do that. At least not in such very public venues.

He did not know if his cousin had taken Umlandís speech to heart or not, but it seemed that Yellow was dominating the Quaffle by the time Nathaniel got settled in well at the goals. He applauded, annoyed by how strange it made his hands feel to clap in the game gloves, when his cousin scored a goal, then tensed up, waiting for the ball to come back his way - only for Yellow to seize it again. He was about to applaud that, too, when he saw a figure he recognized as Simon break away from the others, seemingly injured, and winced, hoping Sylvia wasnít watching. He wouldnít want her to be upset seeing her brother get hit by a Bludger.

  • Quidditch Match!Coach Reilly, Sat Oct 27 09:09
    Coach Patricia Reilly stood in among the fourteen students that made up Sonoraís school-wide Quidditch team, plus reserves. Fourteen was a very convenient number. It meant they could have full... more
    • Don't mind me, I'm just keeping score.... — Nate Mordue, Keeper, Thu Nov 15 20:24
    • Guarding EdenJozua Sparks, Beater, Wed Oct 31 12:14
      Jozua groaned as the Coach put him in as a beater again. He hated being beater. He hated being a Chaser, too, but he hated being a Beater more. But he kept getting stuck there because that was the... more
      • Hunting the Snitch.Amelia Layne, Seeker, Fri Nov 9 15:12
        As much as she knew it had been a good idea, it still felt kind of weird to Amelia not to aim for the top. Therefore, practice games were actually kind of a relief, because she was automatically back ... more
        • Victory is mine!Amelia Layne, Seeker, Sat Nov 24 13:44
          Alas, even had Amelia been capable of an Animagus transformation Ė something she doubted she would ever really be capable of; she was not a walking disaster in Transfiguration, which was something,... more
    • Let's get this party started!Lily Spencer, Chaser, Tue Oct 30 17:53
      Lily was cheesed off that she hadnít made it as a Seeker, but at least she was part of the first-string. Chasing wasnít terrible, she just hadnít been in the position for very long, and she much... more
      • Sounds good to me!Captain Ben Pierce, Beater, Wed Oct 31 09:26
        Ben was loving the new Quidditch set-up. They got to play more games against more people. Their team was stronger with the best from each house working together now and giving the younger years more... more
        • Re-Gifting this BludgerWinston Pierce, Chaser, Wed Oct 31 11:16
          Winston was none too happy about the new school wide Quidditch team. First of all, Winston was stuck as a Chaser again, losing out to a girl who was younger than him, so there wasnít even hope that... more
          • I have no idea what's happening.(Evelyn Stones, Chaser), Sat Nov 3 00:22
            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... more
            • 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 PostEvelyn Stones, Tue Nov 6 19:19
                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... more
                • 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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