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Parker Fitzgerald - Pecari
Singing in the rain
Thu Sep 28, 2017 05:23

The shoes squished as he walked into the classroom and Parker felt a bit like a wet dog or some almost drowned animal.

The rain had started during Parker's now semi dialy walks through the gardens that surrounded the Pecari’s common room. He loved being outside surrounded by plants before he had to head into classrooms all day, and he was quite far away from the buildings when it had started pouring rain.

As he had run towards the common room entrance he made sure to jump in some of the larger puddles, luxuriating in the sheer oddness of a rainstorm of this kind in a desert.

It has to be magic. Parker had thought to himself Unless Arizona’s deserts are so different from the ones in Nevada, that they have freak rainstorms. But then it wouldn’t be a desert.

He had gotten carried and away with the puddle jumping though, and realized he might be late for class. So he ran towards the main building without stopping in the common room to change clothes.

He found a seat behind a bunch of balloons, and he smiled in the sheer satisfaction of having been outside in the rain, but he wished that he had been able to go back to the common room to change as water began to drip in a puddle under his seat.

When Professor Skies asked the students about wet feet, Parker laughed a bit and put up both hands. His wet clothes kind of sliding down his arms. He was sure there was some sort of spell that could dry him off, he just didn’t know it yet. Maybe he could ask someone on the Quidditch team later.

Professor Skies described the class and Parker loved it. He was less interested in the homework, as he saw being able to turn his shoes into rain boots at the wave a wand very useful already.

As the box reached him he looked in and pulled out a pair of old tan work boots that looked like they had some paint on them from somewhere. Parker took his paper and began speaking quietly to himself as he wrote.

“Size…,” Parker looked inside the shoe and couldn’t find a shoe tag. He picked up one of the shoes and held it to his own. It was a bit bigger. “Size: 8-8 1/2. Colour: Tan with white paint on them. Function.”

Parker looked at his shoes. The function could be for many things he assumed and shrugged his shoulders and wrote. “Function: To wear while working outdoors. Material.” Parker had no idea. He assumed some kind of leather or fiber blend.

Do they even have fiber blends in the wizarding world? Parker wondered. Parker tapped next to his sheet trying to decide what to write.

“Material: Lether”

First column was done. Parker looked around to see what others were writing in the second column to make sure he was right about making sure it was what he wanted the shoe to look like afterwards. Parker was still unsure about his magic abilities, so he never tried to go overboard and he wasn't quite sure what overboard was for this class. He turned to look at the paper next to him.

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