Trick shot
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:57

“Sweet soles,” Gigi nodded at her partner’s shoes, practically identical to the Aquila’s own. The glittery, rainbow-hued hair bow atop the other girl’s black ponytail was a bit much, but at least she was colourful. She also grinned and agreed to work together, so Gigi grinned back. “Be gentle though, I’m laughably new to this!”

“Makes two of us,” Georgina replied. “Doesn’t make sense to go easy then, does it?” She said with a shrug. “Chances are, my first attempt isn’t gonna win any awards for strength or accuracy.” It wasn’t that she wanted to make the other girl feel uneasy by refusing to go gently, but her magic use before now was sporadic and infrequent; she couldn’t promise to go gently, and she didn’t think it would really make her partner feel any better to be dishonest. Instead, she spanned her hand out at around shoulder height in a half-hearted attempt at a wave and said, “I’m Gigi. And nobody’s laughing, we’re all new to this.” Well, all the first years were, at any rate. Maybe the second and third years sharing the class had done the spell before, Gigi didn’t know.

Checking over her shoulder before executing any movement, to avoid bumping into novices brandishing wands, Georgina walked backwards a few paces to put a little space between herself and her fellow first year. “I’ll go first,” she said decisively. She had no burning desire to actually be the first of them to cast the spell, but referring to herself as laughable, and asking Gigi to go gently, gave the impression that her partner was maybe not all that confident about this magic malarkey. True enough this was her first class, but Gigi had grown up living with two magical parents, and she sure as hellfire had tried out a few spells as soon as she’d gotten her own wand. She might be crap at this particular spell, but that wasn’t going to shake her dangerously high level of confidence.

“Ready?” Gigi waited for the other student to look alert, then she took aim at her wand, and cast, “Expelliarmus!” A feeble jet of red light moved in the direction of her opponent, which was, in her opinion, a damned good start.

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