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Aiden O'Neil (Teppenpaw)
I run away.
Sun Jan 1, 2017 14:58
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Care of Magical Creatures class was one of Aiden’s favorite basically because it was typically always a practical lesson and since Aiden was afflicted with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, theory lessons were far harder on him to pay attention to than practical lessons were. Plus, there was no real pressure to learn a spell or anything. Learning about creatures was also just way more fun than other lessons. He knew other lessons were important for his future, but they were just so boring sometimes.

The only thing that Aiden was currently not happy about with Care of Magical Creatures was the fact that they were currently discussing Lethifolds. Those creatures terrified Aiden! They attacked while a person was asleep and devoured them! He didn’t understand why such a thing even existed! Of course, there were a lot of questions he had in that general topic, but that was more of a religious question about things rather than one meant for Care of Magical Creatures. But even so, they were hideous and he found no purpose for them what so ever.

That day things seemed to be switching up because Professor Taransay informed them that they would not be studying in the classroom. Instead, he took them to the Mirage Chamber. The last time that Aiden was in the Mirage Chamber was the year that they had done the challenges. He knew that it used the same sort of magic that the MARS rooms used so that it could transform into whatever you wanted, but it was still a sight to see to walk through the threshold and find himself in a rainforest in the middle of the night. The last time he was here, it had been daylight and a giant maze had been in front of him.

He stood nervously with the rest of the class as he listened to Professor Taransay discuss what the lesson would be about today and as he heard the word ‘Lethifold’, Aiden’s heart dropped. He was supposed to go seek one out (fake or not, they were still terrifying!) and then attempt to do one of the most difficult spells he had ever had to do before (and he still had trouble with it as he could only manage something thicker than a wisp, but not much more than that) to fend it off? Plus he had to do it with another classmate watching him?

This was a catastrophe!

Aiden was rethinking his whole thought process of how much he enjoyed Care of Magical Creatures due to this lesson. Why couldn’t they study something cooler like dragons? They were scary but in an awesome way. Lethifolds were just… frightening.

While the rest of the class seemed to move and figure out partners, Aiden stood still trying to get his heart to stop hammering in his chest and for his palms to not be so sweaty. He felt like he was having a panic attack because of this lesson and if that were to happen there was no way he was going to be able even get a mist for the Patronus and then he would fake die.

He was working out his calming mantra when he was approached and spoken too. Aiden turned to the person and frowned, “Pardon?” He asked, having missed everything that they had spoken. “I was thinking about something and missed what you said.”

  • I laugh in the face of danger! [COMC Advanced Class]Professor Taransay, Fri Dec 30 09:00
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    • I panic (tag Clark)Araceli Arbon, Crotalus, Tue Jan 3 16:07
      Araceli had always loved animals. They also seemed to usually like her, which she found to be generally encouraging. Animals were more straightforward than people - if you had a good heart, they... more
      • I try to help othersClark Dill, Aladren, Fri Jan 13 15:41
        If Clark had been going to drop a class, it probably would have been Creatures. Life sciences were neither his strength nor his passion, but he had been able to drop enough clubs to keep all his... more
        • That will come in very handy about... NOWAraceli, Sat Jan 14 05:19
          “Thanks,” she said quietly, and with a slight smile, as Clark reassured her that her actions hadn't been totally ridiculous and laughable. It said a good deal about how low she had been forced to set ... more
          • Being helpful to othersClark , Wed Jan 18 15:14
            Clark felt a little bad for the criticism he had made toward his own patronus when he was reminded that Araceli didn't have a full form one of her own. It was kind of like complaining about his lunch ... more
            • Feeling undeservingAraceli, Wed Jan 25 19:15
              “Thank you,” Araceli said, sincerely but somewhat abashedly, her cheeks glowing a little red, once the Lethifold had safely been repelled. “I-I suppose they make me panic, a bit,” she added. It was,... more
    • I run away. — Aiden O'Neil (Teppenpaw), Sun Jan 1 14:58
    • I laugh in the face of morons. Olivier Westley, Crotalus, Fri Dec 30 18:56
      Being a twin was the easiest thing Olivier had ever had to do. Or, at least, it once was. He’d known his role as Lena’s twin (and big brother if only by a few minutes) was to protect her from the... more
      • Less dangerous than laughing in the face of danger.Lionel Layne, Pecari, Mon Jan 9 20:39
        Lionel’s family had been puzzled by his decision not to take Defense Against the Dark Arts after his CATS. Lionel did not know why. He was a wizard of unimportant family and mediocre magical and... more
        • Morons are the true danger of the world.Olivier, Thu Jan 19 00:42
          Olivier laughed at Lionel’s joke, it was the sort of thing he might have found funny if a Pecari hadn’t been the one to say it and so he supposed that the laughter that left his mouth was almost... more
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