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Parker Fitzgerald
I don't see the use of gloves like these...
Fri May 4, 2018 09:54

Parker was feeling good about this Transfiguration class. A sentence he would have laughed at a year before, mainly because it took so long for him to get boots right. Now as he sat in class wearing his nice boots, which he changed by the day to match the weather outside as he walked from the common room into school, he felt like he could do wintry changes. That is until Professor Skies mentioned a paper bag and Parker's face fell.

Cloth or things that looked like the intended item were one thing, a paper bag was something else. He listened to the rest of the instructions, trying to muster the excitement he had felt mere moments ago, only to find a deflated balloon of excitement instead.

As Professor Skies talked about getting extra points for gloves being pretty, Parker racked his brain for any example of pretty gloves he could think of. He knew that he needed a mental example from past Transfig classes, but pretty gloves were not in his mind. He simply looked at the paper bag hoping that an idea would come to him.

Most of the gloves he'd experienced in his life were fairly utilitarian. Used for gardening, or keeping hands warm. The guys working with horses and cows near his house or the construction workers on the projects his dad worked on had rougher gloves. These were not pretty. Nothing about them was pretty. Then the image of the gloves Tatya was wearing on his first day at Sonora came into his head. Yes, Tatya's gloves were exactly what he thought Professor Skies was thinking of.

So Parker took out his wand and cleared his throat. Even though he'd been doing magic with a wand for over a year, it still felt silly. He felt like everyone was watching to see if he made any mistakes.

He practiced the small wrist motions and flicks first to make sure he got that down before he tried the word. Then imagining the gloves that Tatiana wore that first day, Parker started saying the word. Slowly, trying to roll his r, but having it more sputter than anything.

The bag though, began to change. First it turned white, then to cloth. Parker nodded his head, not a bad start, but not exactly gloves.

"Ok Parker. You got this," he said as he raised his wand up again imagining a pair of Tatiana's gloves.

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