Tabitha Hawthorne
Are you playing tricks on me?
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:51

It wasn't the potion that affected Tabitha first but rather, the spell. It hit in her in the stomach while she'd been distracted with guarding her nose and mouth against the potion fumes. This, in turn, caused her to stumble back, her free left hand coming to rest briefly on her stomach where the spell had hit it. It was then that she took a breath of the fumes and blinked blearily as, after a moment, the world seemed to tilt and spin a little.

Oh, that's clever...

Her back hit a tree as the effects of the potion caused her to wobble precariously on her own feet. She shot off a random spell, unsure of which one her subconscious had selected and was almost certain that it had missed. She gritted her teeth and tried to force her mind to clear.

Come on, Hawthorne. Now's not the time to go embarrassing yourself.

She certainly didn't have anything as helpful up her sleeve like Mary's potions but there were many spells and hexes and jinxes in her arsenal, including, she was a bit reluctant to admit, many dark magic spells. Not that she was considering using them in this duel. This was a fun, exciting challenge and not one to be taken too seriously with an intent to injure her opponent. The key here, Tabitha had worked out, was distraction. If she could distract Mary long enough, that'd give her a good advantage.

She shook her head to clear the last remaining effects of Mary's potion and focused her eyes on the tree the woman was near.


Her spell shot straight for the trunk, hit it and it exploded, reducing the tree to nothing more than a thick cloud of ash. That was intended to obscure Mary's vision momentarily as Tabitha moved away from where she'd been standing to move and duck further into the forest. It was time to be a bit more cunning, to create disorientation and confusion and, Tabitha thought with a smirk, incite Mary to chase her. The darkness of the forest was oppressive and Mary would be forced to rely on her senses to pick out where Tabitha lay in wait.

Just before she disappeared further into the trees, she passed Mary and, taking the opportunity to be cheeky, shot a tickling jinx at the woman, letting out a bark of laughter before being enveloped by the darkness.

  • Finally!Mary Brooding, Sat Oct 20 10:15
    Mary laughed, a wild sound that bubbled from her lips as she dodged the first of Tabitha's responding spells and cast a few of her own back. She was excited for the opportunity to play with Tabitha... more
    • Are you playing tricks on me? — Tabitha Hawthorne, Sat Oct 20 10:51
      • Me? Never!Mary Brooding, Wed Oct 24 22:49
        For a moment, Mary felt pretty clever. Her narrowed garments meant ducking out of the way of the first spell that Tabitha shot off at her fairly straightforward, particularly considering that Tabitha ... more
        • You'll tell me anything. Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Oct 28 17:10
          Tabitha had made a mistake. The mistake being that she was becoming complacent and wasn't taking the duel too seriously. It was one thing to duel in the real world, when it was a matter of life or... more
          • Oh, you think so? Mary Brooding, Sun Nov 4 20:03
            Mary gasped as the very real sharp of an arrow nicked her bicep. She'd done well to avoid the others but her stomach knotted when she heard her sleeve tear and looked down to find hot blood on her... more
            • Oh, absolutely. Or I can always make you tell me.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Nov 4 20:36
              Tabitha was both confused and alarmed at the sudden appearance of a lot of things that definitely hadnít been programmed into the room - including the small rabbit that seemed intent on hopping... more
Click here to receive daily updates