Bessie Mae Cavanaugh [Aquila]
I’ve been waiting for this!
Wed Jan 29, 2014 16:21

Last semester, Bessie Mae had felt like something was missing from Defense Against the Dark Arts. Controlling Erklings was all well and good, but in the real world, you were way more likely to go up against another wizard than a German child-snatching creature. What they needed was real experience going against other students, where they could use whatever spells they wanted and get better at offensive and defensive magic.

Professor de Villiers must’ve had the same thought—or he was an amazing Legilimens and had read her mind. Either way, Bessie Mae was thrilled to head to the Defense classroom at the appointed time. She was dressed down slightly, wanting clothes that offered a wider range of movement than her usual skirts and dresses. Under her silver robes (which she was sure they would take off for dueling) she wore black slacks and a gray shirt with three-quarter-lengths sleeves. A pearl-embroidered headband that had been one of her Christmas presents held her wavy hair back.

The unfortunate thing about a dueling club when you were a first year was that everyone on your level knew all the same spells as you. Bessie Mae had a few extra tricks up her sleeve—nothing fancy, but she’d been reading her textbook and had tried some of the jinxes and hexes they hadn’t covered yet. Of course she hadn’t practiced on anyone, so she had no idea if her spells would work on a person. Her wand motion and pronunciation were immaculate, as always, and they’d produced the right color light, so she could only hope.

The brunette wasted no time when Professor de Villiers gave permission to start. She tipped a curtsey at the nearest student who was close to her age. “Up for the next duel?” she asked, flashing a white smile. Another pair had already started, and having the chance to observe was valuable. This could be fun.

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    • I’ve been waiting for this! — Bessie Mae Cavanaugh [Aquila], Wed Jan 29 16:21
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