Keith Allen
Lessons in making the best out of things
Fri Jul 13, 2018 22:03
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At the start of the last term, Keith had been excited about classes. By the time midterm and the rest of term had passed Keith had hated all his classes. He had barely scraped by, and his wand work had not been up to par when he left for summer. During the summer his dad Charles had allowed him to use magic when he was tutoring him. This term Keith was optimistic about classes. He felt like he understood why the wand work was necessary. His Dad could do wandless magic, but he had promised no one expected a first or second year to do wandless magic.

Unfourtnelty for Keith they weren't starting with Potions his favorite class because there was no stupid wand swishing but with Defense against the Dark Arts, the most wand swishy class of all. His liked Professor Embers she seemed like a kind enough Professor, Keith just hated her class. This morning though he vowed to at least attempt liking the course. There were going to be first years whose first attempt at magic shouldn't be met with a grumpy second year.

The strawberry blonde haired boy entered the practical lab and greeted the Professor before choosing where to stand. Keith decided the best place to stand was to the side leaning against the wall. Usually, when wand swishy classes were held in the practical lab, there was no point to sit down as they notes were here's the wand movement and here's the spell, now partner up!

Within moments his prediction turned out to be true. Professor Embers had tried the spell out on Huburt. Keith was glad he had chosen to stand near and back and to the side. There was one thing he was grateful for; he had practiced this spell with his dad this summer. Keith wouldn't say he was the best, but he could hold his own, and he for sure didn't want any homework on the first day.

When they were told to pair up Keith's hazel eyes scanned the room looking for someone he could get along with. Not spotting anyone he instantly recognized which wasn't too hard after all he had made no friends last term, all his partners last year were a blur, he spoke to the person closest to him. "I'm pretty good with this spell. What about you?"

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