Chord McAlbin {Lyra}
This is gripping
Tue Jun 11, 2013 15:45

Chord had never really quite got on with jetlag, due to his stubborn biological clock and the fact that there was a 6 hour time difference from his home in Scotland to Colorado. He went to bed at about midnight - his usual time - but his body was telling him that it was only 6pm.

After tossing and turning, he leaned from his bed to reach his luggage to retrieve a muggle novel that his brother's wife had given him before he left, and the light-up rock he had created in his first or second year. He never actually thought he might need it. It was bright enough to be able to read the book, but not bright enough as to disturb his new roommate. He hoped. The novel was thick, hardback and heavy, so Chord laid it on the mattress, lay on his stomach and pulled the covers over himself. He lightly opened the cover and flicked past the acknowledgements to reach chapter 1, and began reading. Time flew by.

He finally dropped off at about 4am, face on the open book, which meant he had about 3 hours until he needed to wake up again. Waking up was near impossible. As he arrived in his DADA class that morning, he wasn't completely sure if he was in reality or still dreaming. Nevertheless, he took a seat near the back as the rest of the students filed in. He rested his elbow on the desk and his hand on his forehead, struggling to keep his mind active. His long, dark hair was unbrushed and messy - a look that some people spend hours trying to achieve, but a look that Chord simply hadn't been -badword-ed to try and change.

He half-heartedly listened to the Professor and noted down some of the vital information in lazy, scrawled handwriting.

Expelli - what? Chord thought, dropping his quill and looking back up.

How on earth would he know how to spell that? He twisted his body around and tried to grab the attention of the student behind him.

“Psst! Hi,” Chord whispered, hoping the Professor wouldn’t notice. “How do you spell expellia- expellar- … the name of the spell?”

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    • This is gripping — Chord McAlbin {Lyra}, Tue Jun 11 15:45
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        Alannah Pendergast had her school robes on, and underneath them she wore a pretty purple dress with black tights. Her shoes were black mary janes, and her bright red hair was pulled back from her... more
        • So much tension...Chord, Mon Jun 17 11:26
          "Thank you," Chord replied, turning around again and scribbling down the word before he forgot. The Prof had finished talking and the other students appeared to be pairing off and practising the... more
          • What sort of tension?Alannah , Wed Jun 19 18:06
            The older boy responded with a thank you before turning around and writing down the answer allowing Alannah to go back to taking perfect notes. When the Professor released them to work together... more
            • Suspense, maybe building up to this?Chord, Mon Jun 24 09:31
              "Alannah," Chord repeated, smiling. He pulled out his own reddish-brown wand - he wasn't sure what material or type it was - and flicked it around his fingers, before grabbing it again in the correct ... more
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      • Wait, I'm not ready!Yelena York II, Tue Jun 11 05:18
        Still shaking off the effects of the weather potion she’d messed up during their first period class, Lena lagged behind the other beginner students on their way from Cultural Studies to Defense... more
        • Ready or not, here we go!Kašpar, Tue Jun 11 18:51
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          • Okay, this is pretty exciting.Lena, Wed Jun 12 13:46
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            • Of course it is. I'm here.Kašpar, Thu Jun 13 17:21
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