And the mystery is unveiled
Wed Nov 20, 2013 20:56

“How do you get it to do stuff?”

Emily glanced over at the girl next to her, who was trying to clean a scarf. She didn’t know her neighbor, which meant that she wasn’t in Cetus. Emily briefly wondered what house she was in, and then watched how the girl performed the charm. It seemed like she had the pronunciation down right, which meant that her technique was probably off. Hopefully while she helped the other girl, Emily would be able to finally clean off the sock for good.

“Okay, I think the way you move the wand is really important. You can’t just wave it around willy-nilly. Try moving the wand like this.” Emily demonstrated the move she had been practicing a few times, fluidly swishing her wrist for precision. "It feels kind of silly, but it’s the only way it would work for me.”

Now, to actually demonstrate. Emily hoped the charm would work this time, or else she would have just wasted a lot of time explaining something that didn’t work. Clearing her throat, Emily waved her wand and confidently said “Scourgify!”

All at once the grime covering the sock vanished, revealing a light shade of aqua. Emily grinned, hoping she didn’t seem too boastful.

“Oh, it’s blue! Just like Cetus!” Emily smiled at the girl. “Now you try! I’m Emily Wiggins, by the way. I don’t think we’ve met yet.”

OOC: Sorry about the class time mix up! I accidentally used the “advanced” time table, I’ll be more careful next time.

  • And the suspect scarfKrystal Baitman, Tue Nov 19 17:35
    Krystal was managing to get to her first classes of the term more or less on time. She wasn't much of a morning person but sharing a room made it hard to sleep in. She'd adopted the strategy of... more
    • And the mystery is unveiled — Emily, Wed Nov 20 20:56
      • Is it?Krystal Baitman [Aquila], Thu Nov 21 11:14
        Krystal tried to emulate the way the other girl moved her wand, wondering whether it could really matter that much. And, even if she copied that, and said the word right, it still felt just like... more
        • Re: Is it?Anonymous, Thu Nov 21 11:40
          Emily frowned when Krystal introduced herself. She didn't seem particularly pleased to meet her. Maybe she should have been more humble when she got the charm to work. Then again, humility had never... more
          • Showing some interestKrystal Baitman [Aquila], Thu Nov 28 08:08
            God, the girl could ramble on... Krystal really didn't want to do any more, it was all just stupid. At least Emily wasn't being horrid about it. It didn't seem like she was going to just let Krystal... more
            • There you go!Emily (Cetus), Fri Nov 29 14:42
              As Emily stared at her bowl, she pondered Krystal’s question. Why did she care? It would be just as easy to let the girl do whatever she wanted. If she wanted to give up, it wouldn’t affect Emily... more
              • Do I?Krystal, Mon Dec 2 09:58
                “Nah, it don't,” Krystal reassured Emily, when she said her desire to help people sounded lame. She had had a good handful of people telling her that they wanted to help in her life. Social workers.... more
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