Ingrid Wolseithcrafte
Letting off steam (tag Louis)
Fri Dec 8, 2017 04:48

Bam! Ingrid knocked down one of the targets with a jet of water from her wand. Sixth year was weird. They had their first set of advanced exams to pass at the end of the year, and those seemed like they were going to be pretty tough, plus they were in this cabin fever environment with all the seventh years who had life altering stuff to deal with. Sick of being cooped up over books, she had decided to tackle some practical work, and MARS had obligingly turned it into a game for her.

“Aguamenti!” she cast, directing her wand at a row of five metal targets stood in a booth, akin to a shooting gallery. A jet of water shot across the room, hitting the edge of one of the targets. She adjusted her hand minutely, moving it to the centre of the target and pushing it over.

It was fun, and better than being cooped up, but she still felt restless. At least there was a Quidditch match at the end of the week to look forward to. She had thought about climbing but she needed to get studying done. She couldn’t just kick back and enjoy herself. She had dressed for something sporty though, figuring the second room could find a way to channel her energy into fairly active revision, and was wearing the shorts and Pecari Quidditch t-shirt that she usually wore under her Quidditch robes in summer, the short cut of both exaggerating her naturally long, thin limbs.

I want to let off more steam than this… she thought, willing the MARS room to figure out a way for that to happen. However, between the vagueness she felt andthe guilt that she should study even though she didn’t want to, the room seemed unable though to offer a more satisfying solution. Unless, of course, it could somehow be held responsible for the fact that, at that moment, the door opened, revealing a familiar form. Louis. Given the similarities between the current situation and their last encounter, it was pretty hard not to mentally flash back to Charms class, and the way he had made his shirt go transparent by overdoing it with this very spell. Louis’ presence was definitely not making her feel any less wound up.

“Wanting to get the drowned rat look again?” she queried, although drowned rat was probably less appropriate than ‘male model stepping out of a swimming pool’ in his case, but she really doubted that he needed the ego boost. “Guess what I was just practising…”

Her manner might not have been overtly friendly, but it was jokey rather than hostile. And, in case he had any doubt, behind her the target had sprouted a second row, and the sign ‘First to knock down five wins.’

OOC - permission to God-mod Louis obtained from his author

    • Well I'm not letting you off this timeLouis Valois, Sat Dec 9 10:11
      Louis was in a good mood that morning. He’d received his fortnightly summary of his business, and all seemed to be going well. There were a few important decisions to be made, but those could wait... more
      • The front two rows will get wetIngrid, Wed Dec 13 10:37
        “Merlin, is that doorway big enough to fit your ego through?” Ingrid countered, when Louis said he’d looked good, and that she knew it. The comeback was only slightly undermined by the fact that she... more
        • I wasn't aware we had an audience...Louis, Wed Dec 20 13:17
          Louis noted with amusement that, despite her efforts at keeping up the banter, he had still managed to make Ingrid blush. He knew he looked good, and it was nice to have recognition of that in some,... more
          • Probably best if we don'tIngrid, Thu Jan 4 08:45
            Ingrid’s dogwood wand was responding well to the challenge. It had a strong sense of fun, and responded best when its owner was enjoying herself. And she couldn’t deny that she was - besides anything ... more
            • Louis smirked at Ingrid as she accused him of deliberately spraying water on them. “I don’t know what you mean,” he protested, although allowing amusement and a hint of challenge to seep into his... more
              • That you amuse meIngrid, Thu Jan 4 17:42
                “I didn’t come here to study,” Ingrid pointed out. Although she hadn’t exactly had this scenario in mind when she entered the room... It felt like all her senses were heightened… She couldn’t help... more
                • I do more than that, I'll betLouis, Fri Jan 5 12:35
                  Louis couldn’t help thinking that it was a good thing Ingrid hadn’t intended to study, as he doubted their professors would approve of this as revision. But he quickly thrust that thought from his... more
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