Let's dance, I guess?
Mon Jul 23, 2018 15:32

OOC: So sorry about the character hijack in my previous post! I wasn’t aware I was doing it, so thank you for pointing it out to me. Looking forward to our upcoming posting interactions!

Once again, Leah felt very stupid. Of course she knew the spell; she’d been staring at the blackboard long enough for the word to have burned itself into her mind, possibly forever. But Professor Embers’s demonstration had been awfully short. How had she pronounced Expelliarmus again? And what had her wand movement looked like? Had there been anything special to her posture that had enabled the spell to work? There were so many things to think about, and so many things that Leah could potentially get wrong!

Jesse had just explained to her what she already knew: They had to practice the disarming spell on each other. Nevertheless, Leah found it remarkable how well the boy expressed himself. Clearly, he was smarter than her. Why not make use of that and learn from him?

When her newfound partner announced that they should take turns and presented her with the choice as to who should make a start, she took her chance. “Would you mind going first?” She realised that her voice sounded a tad desperate and immediately flushed. Fantastic, she thought bitterly. Leah Roth, making a proper fool of herself since 2007.

“Sorry,” she apologised in an attempt to make the situation less awkward, “I feel like I should be better at this. I’m in Draco, after all…”

The truth was that she was very scared of messing it up. Exceptionally scared. What if she was so bad that they decided to expel her from the school? What if she didn’t belong here after all? She wouldn’t know what to do with herself. And her Dad would be so disappointed.

With a trembling hand, she reached into the pocket of her robes, clutched her dragon tooth talisman and braced herself for the hit of Jesse’s spell. It was comforting to know that whatever was to come next couldn’t be worse being forced to leave RMI.

  • Two's company - Jesse, Sun Jul 22 11:01
    ( OOC: Hi, it’s great to be posting with you! Just a quick note that in Leah’s last post you wrote that ‘she felt a hand on her shoulder’, whereas I did not write that Jesse had touched her. RMI... more
    • Let's dance, I guess? - Leah, Mon Jul 23 15:32
      • I fear you will find me inept - Jesse, Wed Jul 25 13:45
        “I would not mind going first,” Jesse answered the question in the parse it had been asked, because negatively phrased questions could get confusing otherwise (for example, if he had just answered... more
        • Won't believe it 'til I see it - Leah, Sat Jul 28 07:05
          A Draco! Leah was delighted to meet another student from her new house, especially because the two of them becoming friends was now even more likely. If there was one thing that she needed here at... more
          • How about Santa Claus? - Jesse, Sat Jul 28 15:14
            The first time has cast a spell on another person Jesse had found it nerve-wracking. When casting a charm or a transfiguration on an inanimate object there were so many things that could go wrong... more
            • But your magic is real - Leah, Sun Aug 5 08:45
              A flash of red light blinded Leah, and she instinctively closed her eyes. Simultaneously, she felt her wand slip out of her hand. Her eyes flew open again just in time for her to see it hitting the... more
              • So is yours - Jesse, Tue Aug 7 15:10
                Jesse’s spell had more or less the desired effect. He had expelled the wand from the grasp of his opponent, however instead of moving towards him, the object in question had most unhelpfully sped... more
                • Well yes, but it might disappoint - Leah, Wed Aug 15 07:56
                  Flustered, Leah twirled a strand of her hair. Jesse had talked a lot about why he thought that he didn’t deserve her praise, and even though he was being critical about his own performance, it still... more
                  • Not likely - Jesse, Sat Aug 18 14:57
                    Leah reiterated that it was just a ‘feeling’, which was not an especially specific answer - feeling cold, feeling sad and feeling pain were corresponding descriptors for temperature, emotion and... more
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