Emily Wiggins (Cetus Chaser)
Why thank you! [Quaffle @ Aquila Keeper]
Tue Jul 1, 2014 11:50

Some people became so nervous before Quidditch matches that they could hardly eat, but that was never the case for Emily. In between large bites of pancake, Emily chatted aimlessly to whoever happened to be sitting near her. She had no idea whether or not her breakfast mate was actually listening, but she rambled on nonetheless.

“Yeah, today we’re playing Aquila,” chew chew chew “but I really think we can beat them,” chew chew “except that it’s supposed to be really cold and I don’t like the cold all that much but I guess they don’t either, huh?” She shoveled one last bite into her mouth before leaping out of her chair. “Well, I gotta go now, bye! Come to the game!” she called over her shoulder as she ran out the door.

Emily hunched against the cold as she jogged over to her teammates. She could see her breath coming in rapid white puffs. Inhaling deeply, she tried to slow her heart rate down, a task that was proving difficult in the chilled morning. Each breath felt like she was inhaling tiny shards of glass.

As usual, Seth gave a brief pep talk before the match started. Emily enjoyed that he didn’t give long –winded speeches lest she get distracted in the middle. When he mentioned heating charms, Emily’s hear nearly burst with joy. Of course! How could she have forgotten to use her heating charm? Grabbing her wand, she prepared to utter the incantation. She was forced to readjust when she nearly dropped her wand because her fingers were so numb. Once in place, Emily sighed happily as the charm began to block out some of the cold. It didn’t do much to help with the cold she was breathing in, but it would have to do.

The whistle blew, signaling the start of the match, and she was off. With the heating charm and the adrenaline rushing through her body, the cold was invigorating. Emily let out a whoop as she chased after the Quaffle.

Once the ball was tucked safely under her arm, Emily began to weave her way towards the Aquila goal posts. She pressed as close to her broom as she could, trying to gain as much speed as possible. A Bludger forced her into a dive, slowing her progress.

After regaining her balance, Emily covered the final distance between her and the goal and threw the Quaffle with all of her might. She whipped back around and tried to find her fellow Chasers. There would be no time to pause between plays if they were going to win today.

  • Right back at you!Kašpar Szyszko (Aquila Beater), Mon Jun 30 17:35
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    • Why thank you! [Quaffle @ Aquila Keeper] — Emily Wiggins (Cetus Chaser), Tue Jul 1 11:50
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