Let's lose the logs
Fri Jan 13, 2017 06:35

Of course it was Marissa, why wouldn't it be? Danny made the mistake of turning his head to look at her, and he almost lost his footing for a second time. Merlin alive, was that outfit even legal? Propelled forwards by his desire to win, and the suspicion that Marissa might not necessarily be above taking him out as competition, Danny also spared a moment to wonder if he took his own shirt off it would have any effect whatsoever on Marissa. Between these thoughts he briefly felt a third compulsion to stray from his path and climb into the mud, but this was so much at war with everything else buzzing in his brain that he found it easy to ignore. He stepped onto solid ground with relief.

Knowing that another competition was right behind him, Dardanius ran towards the next challenge, and allowed his log to fall with a loud thud at the appropriate place. He considered the tunnel as he approached it, and when his wand was free he cast, “Engorgio!” The mouth of the tunnel broadened, but the layer above it juddered ferociously. Knowing he didn't have much time before the force from above would collapse the tunnel back to its original size, Danny flung himself forwards, diving head-first into the tunnel. He had made it about halfway down when it began to shrink. He let out a surprised yelp and hurriedly lay on his stomach, forced to drag himself the remainder of the distance, bruising his elbows.

Hauling himself back upright, Dardanius knew he look worse for wear: his outfit was grubby and his brown hair probably even more if a mess than usual. He was tempted for just a moment to wait for Marissa - he could look down the tunnel for what he was sure would be a great view if she was crawling as he had, but speed was key, so he set off once more to the forest, where he could see smoke rising up ahead.

  • Let me add another log to that - Marissa Kendrick (5th Year Aquila), Thu Jan 12 22:45
    Whenever a professor gave Marissa the opportunity to wear something besides the school uniform of robes and whatever, she absolutely followed through. It wasn’t like she particularly paid attention... more
    • Let's lose the logs - Dardanius, Fri Jan 13 06:35
      • Then what am I going to carry? - Marissa, Sat Jan 14 18:43
        It felt like, for a moment, Marissa and Danny were frozen in time. From what she knew of Danny, he was also quite competitive, and he was probably contemplating her next move. Marissa was very... more
        • That's not my problem - Danny, Sun Jan 15 10:26
          He had just seen the next task up ahead and was wondering if he could pull off the bubble head charm after two months of no practice, when he tripped over nothing and the ground came rapidly up to... more
          • I guess I can just be empty handed - Marissa, Sun Jan 15 16:39
            Marissa gave a celebratory whoop! as she made it past Danny. In the back of her mind, she thought of going back to check on him because that fall looked way nastier than she had intended, but she’d... more
            • Better than empty headed - Danny, Mon Jan 16 05:43
              Another advantage of dousing Marissa, besides revenge, was that she was now wet in a sports bra. “What?” Danny asked, her words not matching his thoughts. Then he realised she was talking about his... more
              • My head is full of knowledge, okay? - Marissa, Mon Jan 16 15:38
                If they weren’t next to a big thing of fire, Marissa would probably be shivering. How did Danny produce so much water with that tiny wand? The Aquila was almost tempted to stay by the fire a little... more
                • Okay. Just not useful knowledge. - Danny, Mon Jan 16 17:02
                  “I’ll fix your lip for you when we don’t need the bubble head charm anymore,” Marissa offered. “Thanks, but I’ll pass,” he said, warily. He was not certain she had eptitude in healing spells. Spells... more
                  • Marissa noticed the wariness in his voice, which she found to be a little unfair. She said she was sorry, she meant it, and she thought it had come out very genuine. Danny clearly didn’t trust her... more
                    • Usefulness is to be commended - Danny, Wed Jan 18 15:51
                      How was she still cold? The water from his charm but have been icy . If he’d have known that, Danny wasn’t sure he would have gone through with it. Maybe. Dardanius himself was actually pretty warm,... more
                      • I do what I can - Marissa, Wed Jan 18 17:27
                        Marissa could tell that her shivering was making Danny feel uncomfortable or something. She was a good actress. She wasn’t the best – she’d never do fancy stuff like her mom did, and she didn’t want... more
                        • You sure do - Danny, Fri Jan 20 05:07
                          Once Marissa was in his shoulders, Danny shakily stood, using the sheer face of the wall for support, raising his companion sufficiently that she could haul herself onto the top of the wall. That was ... more
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