Rose Farnon [Aquila]
Just how physical are we talking here?
Sat Jan 14, 2017 08:31

After deciding that Professor Rasnick probably wouldn’t care if they showed up in bras and yoga pants, both Marissa and Rose had decided to go that route with ‘workout clothes’. While Marissa had selected a black faux leather bra, Rose opted for neons, choosing a garish orange-pink. Marissa’s wardrobe was much more expansive and much more fun than Rose’s. Rose contemplated this as she spent some quality time in the bathroom trying to get her frizzy blonde hair to cooperate with her. It wasn’t quite long enough to put back in a ponytail so Rose was making due with bobby pins, spells, and some magical product that promised to “tame that mane”. It was not doing any useful amounts of taming at the moment.

Once her battle was more or less won with her hair, Rose grabbed her bag just in case and headed towards the outdoor classroom. Marissa had left earlier, since she had managed to put her hair in a ponytail before Rose had managed to fight her frizz down. It wasn’t supposed to be this bad. Colorado was the least humid place the fifth year had ever been to. Ugh.

Arriving successfully at Defense, where she grinned at Marissa and then pointedly rolled her eyes nodding her head slightly towards Emmett, Rose put her bag down. Professor Rasnick explained that it would be a physical fitness day. Rose was down with that. Although she hadn’t let her conditioning completely fall by the wayside over break - the lack of a shirt made it evident that the slim girl was surprisingly well muscled - it definitely wasn’t up to par with what they wanted to see on the Aquila Quidditch team. Now that Rose was back at school she was also getting back to swimming, which she knew would help. But for now, obstacle course time!

Professor Rasnick flew ahead of them on her broom. Several students took off at a brisk pace to collect the logs, while Rose chose to go at a more normal pace. There was no point in tiring herself out yet. Once she reached the logs, her hazel eyes flicked between them and the sign. She thought for a second. There were two easy solutions to this problem: she could transfigure the log or she could shrink it. Rose considered. It might be more difficult to transfigure the log back from whatever she transfigured it into than it would be to reverse a shrinking spell.

“Diminuendo,” Rose said quietly, pointing her wand at one of the logs. It dutifully shrank until it was about the size of a pill bottle, and she put it into the pocket of her yoga pants. Excellent. Now she could get on with the obstacle course. Next was a wide pit of mud. Off to the side, she saw Danny Dubois turning the mud solid, which she thought was a good concept. Instead of trying to turn the mud itself solid, Rose decided that what was best was to freeze it. With a muttered word and a jab of her wand, the fifth-year successfully froze a path across the mud pit and started walking across it.

She heard a high pitched cackling and looked around, her first inclination to follow it. Then Rose stopped, recalling one of their lessons from last year. Erklings. Wrenching her mind away from the cackle, Rose carefully pushed onwards, crossing the icy patch of mud. She successfully made it to the other side and was about to move on to the next obstacle when she heard a thump behind her and turned. Uh-oh. One of her classmates had apparently been trying to use her pathway and had managed to slip on it.

“Are you okay?” the Aquila called, unable to see who it was.

  • Let's get Physical! [DADA, Yrs 4 and 5] - Professor Ivy Rasnick, Wed Jan 11 11:04
    Everyone thought that Defense Against the Dark Arts classes were always about duelling, hexes, and curses but the one thing that Ivy had learned over the years was that physical fitness was just as... more
    • Just how physical are we talking here? - Rose Farnon [Aquila], Sat Jan 14 08:31
      • It's probably not what you're thinking. - Emmett Lawrence [Lyra], Sat Jan 14 18:17
        Ajkhskfhakjgks. Welp. This was the day Emmett would die. He should have known it would end like this, forced into extreme physical activity while he was already concentrating on just keeping blood... more
        • Or is it not what you're thinking? - Rose, Tue Jan 17 13:35
          As it happened, the person who had been trying to capitalize on her frozen mud was Emmett, which Rose really shouldn’t have been surprised by. Marissa’s ex wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and ... more
          • ....*brain explodes* - Emmett, Wed Jan 18 17:03
            Emmett pondered for a second, trying to decide what looked stupider: to say “no thanks” to Rose’s Healing spell for his chin and look like a stubborn, ungrateful child, or to accept it and stand... more
            • Ew now there's brain juice everywhere - Rose, Tue Jan 24 10:32
              Once Emmett had agreed to let her heal the scratch on his chin, Rose reached down and tilted his head up so that she could get easy access to the cut. It wasn’t that bad, but the fifth year didn’t... more
    • But let’s not get dirty - Holland Keene [Lyra 5th Year], Thu Jan 12 13:44
      To put it lightly, Holland was less than thrilled to discover that the intermediates were starting with gym class. Wizarding school was supposed to drop fabricated subjects like physical education... more
      • I don't mind the mess - Russell Drew [4th year, Cetus], Thu Jan 12 19:07
        Back home in California, Defense Against the Dark Arts had fallen under the category of subjects that Russell found interesting but thought would be infinitely more so when it wasn't just himself and ... more
        • Then you’re welcome to stay in it - Holland, Thu Jan 12 21:06
          Holland thought they knew everyone in their year, and most of the fourth-years as well, but they were certain they’d never seen this boy before. The goggles made it hard to tell, but the only... more
          • "Oh... right," Russell muttered by means of acknowledgement, feeling a bit dumb. He had seen Professor Rasnick fly off ahead of them. But having multiple professors was in itself a very new... more
            • That’s one way to look at it - Holland, Fri Jan 13 13:59
              The transfer’s full name was two first names, which was a thing Holland had always found suspicious, but they answered his question anyway. “Fifth-year. Lyra,” in case the hair wasn’t a giveaway.... more
              • It's a practical approach - Russell, Fri Jan 13 19:17
                Holland, who was not new, was apparently game to work together, or at least game enough to have taken the plunge first into the tunnel. Russell found himself vaguely wishing that he had gone in... more
                • I’m more theoretical - Holland, Sat Jan 14 14:49
                  Mostly using their arms, Holland pulled themself through the mud under the tarp and decided they would love to never do this again. It was a good thing Frankie wasn’t here—Holland’s Quidditch captain ... more
                  • I'm kind of symmetrical - Russell , Sat Jan 14 17:52
                    As it turned out, Russell wasn't entirely the odd one out because Holland's education had almost gone the same way that his had. That was interesting. More interesting was hearing that Holland's dad... more
                    • I’m mostly apocryphal - Holland, Sun Jan 15 17:44
                      Russell’s water charm came out with all the strength of a fire hose, which startled Holland a bit but got the job done. Their own (more restrained) spell was a controlled stream that they used to... more
                      • And a little existential - Russell, Mon Jan 16 02:04
                        He nodded and flicked his wand in a tight spiral with a mutter. This charm was one Russell had practiced a lot. California was basically all summer; avoiding the sun was inconvenient, but more so was ... more
                        • But you’re less hypothetical - Holland, Tue Jan 17 15:14
                          Russell’s spell worked exactly as he said it would, and Holland did their best to commit his wand movement and incantation to memory. He sort of mumbled it, so they would likely ask later. It could... more
                          • That's canonical - Russell , Wed Jan 18 19:13
                            "Oh, really?" was his reply as he tried not to look too relieved. He thought Holland was a little shorter than him, maybe - it was hard to tell accurately since he was still barefoot and that might... more
                            • And not allegorical - Holland, Mon Jan 23 14:13
                              “It’s just mud,” they said, not flinching as Russell stepped into their hand. Obviously they’d prefer not getting muddy, but it was a lost cause at this point in the obstacle course. The mud would... more
    • Between a log and a muddy place - Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra], Thu Jan 12 06:30
      DADA was more often than not an interesting class, and for this reason it was Danny’s favourite. Also learning about the Dark Arts was cool, and Professor Rasnick was hot. You know, for a professor.... more
      • 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
          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 ?... more
          • 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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