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Artemis Leithan
Not today
Fri Apr 7, 2017 21:05
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Artemis was always somewhat hesitant about Care of Magical Creatures. She liked to study ahead with most of her classes. She practiced her potions work in her room to perfect her technique, which helped her grades. She had always been a studious person. She was a bookworm, and in most classes, that gave her a clear advantage. But magical creatures were so unpredictable! Each was a unique individual. They had personalities. Even glumbumbles.

Artemis listened carefully to Professor Taransay's explanation. At least, glumbumbles weren't dangerous. She preferred not to work with hippogriffs and other large creatures. Other than her skill at archery, Artemis was not particularly athletic, and archery was something she had been trained in since childhood. Wrangling large creatures was not her forte. Her twin took the lead in that department. They each had their separate interests, except for archery, which they both loved.

Artemis fought to overcome her anxiety as she approached a cage with only one other student. “Would you mind working together?” Receiving an affirmative response, she walked carefully up to the cage and put on a pair of gloves. The glumbumbles quickly clustered away from the door of the cage. As her partner watched, Artemis opened the door of the cage and extended her hand. Suddenly, a glumbumble near the door exited the cage! One had not been visible, but had been hiding near the opening. Artemis, who wasn't sure if glumbumbles could bite, jerked back from the cage with a shriek. Fortunately, no other glumbumbles escaped, and the cage door slammed shut.

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    • Not today — Artemis Leithan, Fri Apr 7 21:05
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