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Liana Chapman
Let's get this started! (Calix)
Mon Mar 7, 2011 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 deciding that there was no point trying to fall back asleep, she instead pulled on a pair of loose black knee-length shorts and that plaid shirt she still had yet to return to Hartley, sliding her feet into worn sneakers before slipping quietly out of the trailer.

She went for a long run through the darkened streets of Salem, her pace only slowing when the sun was higher in the sky and she stopped for a quick bite to eat at a Muggle coffeehouse. It felt so good to run like that again. Back in Palermo, they used to run for hours on end, and always at night, learning every twist and corner of the city streets by feel rather than sight. Many things she had left behind in the streets; the constant ache in her chest was proof of that. But there were some things her body could never forget. Even while she ran back towards the campus today, her tread was still near-silent, and her breathing steady, and her mind instinctively feeling for the number of steps she took between landmarks instead of consciously counting them.

Lee paused at her trailer to grab her broom and bat and then continued on to the pitch, where she immediately returned Elly's excited greeting and Gabriel's rather more tired one. Tying her unruly black hair back while Elly spoke, her tanned face lit up at the task she'd set the Beaters. Challenge accepted, she thought with a smirk. Admittedly, it always felt really weird when she switched back to using one Bludger instead of the four she'd taken to amusing herself with lately, and having to work so closely with Calix would definitely take some getting used to, and she'd seen the type of speeds Elly liked to fly at so she knew that the redhead would be a hard target in the first place. But it was those details that would make it all the more fun, right?

Walking over to Calix, she paused a short distance away and looked up at him. "Hey, partner." She was tempted to add I'm still waiting on that date, but not quite tempted enough to actually say it. Quidditch practice was for Quidditch, and she intended on trying to keep whatever it was she was in denial of maybe feeling for him off the pitch; they had to be able to work as a team, with no distractions. Maybe she'd talk to him about it after practice. Maybe.

She smiled at him, lightly flipping her bat end-over-end in her left hand. "I was thinking that we should probably come up with something for how to work together on this. I've honestly never worked with another Beater- well, obviously I have, since there's two on each team. What I meant was that I haven't exactly worked very closely with someone else. But, well, I figure two people passing the same Bludger back and forth between them could pack a pretty strong hit." Lord knew Aaron had lectured her on kinematics enough over her high school years for her to at least understand the basic principles behind forces and whatever else it was he liked to ramble on about. "There's probably different ways we could set it up. Or we could just improvise." She shrugged, looking away from him and down at the bat in her hands. "Do you have any ideas?"

  • Quidditch Practise!Elly Eriksson, Sun Mar 6 14:01
    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... more
    • Let's get this started! (Calix) — Liana Chapman, Mon Mar 7 00:14
      • 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
                    • And now you can oblige me.Calix, Mon Mar 21 23:18
                      He watched her hit the bludger back towards Elly, approving of her method even if it hadn't hit. Funny how each of them could use their own vastly different heights to their advantage. He leaned... 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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