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Lily Spencer, Pecari
Professor Skies – your hair!
Sat Feb 17, 2018 02:06
2600:1700:42c0:6bb0:695f:1fe:9a8e:66dd

If Lily had been more academic, she would’ve searched the library for any answers to her best mate’s predicament. She might’ve asked professors or older classmates instead, but the incident was quickly forgotten by the next day. Instead, she thought about the ball and their ‘date’ and the consequences of her somewhat impulsive decision. It wasn’t impulsive, really, but there wasn’t a better word to explain the revelation she’d had right in that moment that she now regretted a tiny bit. Regret wasn’t the right word either, but lately Lily had been at a loss for words to explain her thoughts towards Jozua.

She just told herself it’d all sort itself out, and she stuck firmly to those words to give her an excuse not to think too hard about it. If possible.

Lily was beginning to find these courses easier, much easier than they’d been during her third year. That was a good sign; it meant all the studying she’d loathed doing was paying off. The bad bit was that she’d have to continue doing it to keep up for another two years or so. This last chapter had been an absolute horror to get through. She really cared very little about life forces and scientific terms in different cultures. The only thing she remembered from her skimming was the Chinese term qi, which was more interesting only because it was foreign and she’d practised saying the word many, many times whilst she read.

After Professor Skies told them their homework was going to be used during their lesson, Lily felt confident as she ran through the terms in her mind. She plucked her plastic stick out of the air and imagined – with a flick of her wrist – transfiguring it into a live tulip like fake magicians did. Muggles were so silly with their illusions of magic. Real magic was hard work and they had no idea.

Before Lily could even begin, Jozua seemed to attract everyone’s attention by lighting an enormous flame and then putting it out just as suddenly. She stared, gob smacked, her jaw hanging open. She was very glad she wasn’t Georgia right now, sitting there. Those sparks in Charms were nothing compared to that. There was something very odd going on, but if Jozua’s explanation was to be believed – that anxiety ignited accidental magic during puberty – then she really didn’t have anything to worry about. It just matched Jozua’s background that he’d be prone to more dramatic episodes than anyone else.

She listened intently to the talking to Jozua was receiving from Professor Skies, and Lily immediately felt upset by it. It’d been rough the way Professor Wright had practically ordered Jozua out of Charms class, but at least they’d had their chat out in the corridor. Here, Professor Skies was doing it in front of everyone, and it was obvious most everyone was going to watch. Then she brought Georgia into the conversation and that just wasn’t fair. Didn’t she know that anxious adolescents had bouts of accidental magic? Clearly, he hadn’t done it on purpose – though his track record to date wasn’t very good, actually – but why did she have to bring a prefect into it as if her position as Deputy Head wasn’t enough? Adults were always throwing authority into their faces, and of all of them, Lily had never really liked Skies because of how strict she was. Also, because she reminded her so much of her mother. Since there was nothing else she could do about it, Lily rolled her eyes at her whilst Skies’s back was turned and returned to her tulip. But she quickly did a double-take and her mouth dropped open for a second time.

In a split second, Professor Skies’s hair had gone completely pink. Tulip pink.

Lily tried, but she couldn’t hold it in. She burst out laughing, wondering what genius had the audacity to aim a colour-changing charm at their professor during class. It was either brilliant or idiotic, she couldn’t decide which.

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