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Elly Eriksson
Quidditch Practise!
Sun Mar 6, 2011 14:01
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The sort of squeaking sound that Elly had made having discovered she'd been named Quidditch captain was really not appropriate for her age. A six year old might just about have been able to get away with it, but Elly had let her excitement get the better of her, and she hadn't heard who'd cared. Admittedly she hadn't captained a Quidditch team for the past two years, but she didn't think it was the sort of thing that you forgot how to do without practise. Besides, practically the entire team were Elly's friends - there was only Caliz she couldn't really call a friend, because she never spoke to him outside of classes or Quidditch, but she got the impression that he wasn't really a chatty person. Nevertheless, she would make it her aim this year to get to know him a little better than she did already.

In her excitement, Elly had already spoken with Coach Green, and had booked their first practise for only a week after the team had been announced. She'd borrowed some practise balls and had asked the team to sort out their broomsticks before they got to practise - for those who didn't own their own to borrow from the university's stores. The other equipment she's acquired included their new team robes for the year, which were currently stacked in a neat pile on the front of the spectator stands. Elly didn't think they needed the robes fro practises all the time, but she'd try a couple wearing them before their frist game just so people got used to flying in robes. For the time being, Elly was wearing her usual black sweatpants and Quidditch pumps, and she had on a black cami underneath a blue cotton jacket. Her long orange curls had been forcibly restrained into a tight braid to keep her hair out of her face while flying. In short, she was ready for practise.

As the other team members arrived Elly greeted them jovially, and somewhat excitedly. When everyone had gathered she called the group together. "Okay, everyone," she said loudly and with a wide smile. "Coach Green is going to come to our practises about half the time to give his professional input" - it was still so exciting to have a professional player as their coach - "but we're still going to have one practise a week where it's just going to be us. So, welcome to our first practise. Your new team robes are just over there," she gestured to the neat pile, "so remember to pick yours up before you go." As last year the robes were black, but instead of each player's surnmae being splashed across the back in gaudy silver, there was just silver stitching outlining black letters, which, in Elly's humble opinion, was far more tasteful. The universtity crest and the Roaring Fireballs badge were embroidered on the front left of each robe.

"If you need to warm up before we start, feel free to do a couple of warm up laps. Otherwise we'll start with Keeper and Beater practise. Hyana, protect the left hoops, guys," here she referred to Hector, Patrick and Gabriel, "see if you can confuse her into missing any." She assumed that as the assistant captain Gabriel would stop Hector and Hyana from getting into any disagreements, and he'd also be in a position to offer constructive criticism to help improve their performance. Taking the Quaffle from its box she threw it in the general of the Chasers, before turning to Liana and Calix. "Let's see how well you guys work together," she said. "I'll cast a rubber repel charm on myself just in case, but I want you to work with one Bludger and see if you can work as a team to hit me." the Seeker grinned. She was fast, and this was her ninth year playing the position that required her to move quickly to catch the Snitch. "All I can say is good luck."

"Has any got any questions?" Elly asked ocne she'd given the instructions. "If not we'll get started, and reconvene in twenty minutes to work on other skills."

    • Let's get this started! (Calix)Liana Chapman, Mon Mar 7 00:14
      The day of their first Quidditch practice, Liana had woken up before sunrise, too excited to sleep. A part of her still couldn't really believe that she had made the team again this year. Soon... more
      • Seeking a hit, and hitting a seeker.Calix Panos, Wed Mar 9 14:16
        It wasn't so much that the brothers were on good terms but rather they had finally found a use for each other. Calix drained the last vestiges of the power potion, feeling himself relax, and the... more
        • She nodded in agreement, somehow unsurprised by his reply but still relieved. While plans were always a good idea, they were, in her experience, never followed. It was just a fact of life. Planning... more
          • Done. Now can we go after the seeker?Calix, Tue Mar 15 18:36
            His eyes stayed focused on the bludger speeding away from him, but he couldn't help the small grin as Liana flew over him, and a ridiculous image of rainbow flashed across his mind. She was at a... more
            • Go ahead, I'm right hereElly, Wed Mar 16 16:45
              Everyone was taking to the skies for their first team practise together. Admittedly most of the team had worked together before, but this was their first practise with this particular line-up. Elly... more
              • Seeking a beating, apparently.Liana, Fri Mar 18 19:14
                Quidditch games were always so loud and crazy in comparison to team practices. It honestly felt a bit weird for her to look at Calix, see he was talking, and actually be able to hear him as well. She ... more
                • I'd like to oblige.Calix, Sun Mar 20 14:49
                  As he'd predicted, Elly ducked the bludger and the ball continued to head toward Liana. He raised an auburn brow when she decided to drop on top of the bludger while hitting it. She obviously hadn't... more
                  • Oblige away!Liana, Mon Mar 21 07:42
                    Slowing down as she approached him, she made sure to leave Calix plenty of space as he leaned to hit the bludger. Liana grinned as she watched him knock it straight at Elly. He had really good aim,... more
    • Practice makes perfect... but we already are!Gabriel Errant, Sun Mar 6 15:48
      His fist bumped the alarm clock before the loud obnoxious DING DING DING could actually wake him up. Then Tempest started rattling in his cage, hooting out of frustration to be let out like Gabriel... more
      • I am perfectHector, Wed Mar 9 22:57
        It was time for Quidditch practice, and the blonde was excited about it. Everything to do with his favorite sport excited him, especially since the Coach was a well-known Quidditch player. He... more
        • Pat didn't know what he thought of a drop pass, since he'd been one of the Chasers back in high school that swooped in and grabbed it mid-pass (it was rather an open shot), but he caught it anyway... more
          • Yes, it was.Hyana Kamiya, Mon Mar 14 13:25
            Hyana was extremely excited for Quidditch practices from now on. Honestly, she just felt better about it than she did last year. Elly was going to be captain, and she thought her friend was great for ... more
            • Gabriel stuck his tongue out at Hyana, grinning as he sped forward to catch her pass. "Sheer luck." He teased, bumping the ball in his hand and spinning it on his index finger, the Quaffle wobbling a ... more
              • Then don't make themHector, Fri Mar 18 16:58
                OOC: I took the liberty to god-mod (SORRY! SORRY!) but itís to make the thread go faster. Gabriel wanted Hector to take the shot. Sorry again. Hector was hovering on his broom watching the scene... more
                • Good idea. Now the question is: how?Pat, Sat Mar 19 20:43
                  OOC: Actually, he wanted to have Patrick make the shot with his "powerful arm," but it's all good! Pat was disappointed that his shot hadn't made it, really disappointed, actually, but he'd try and... more
    • Count me first in line!Patrick DiCaprio, Sun Mar 6 15:43
      Patrick was stoked that he had made it on the Quidditch team in his first year, as a Chaser no less. Sending an owl home to his parents telling them this would make them, and his brothers, proud. If... more
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