Vivica Dixon
Carnival Wands
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:59

Whilst Vivica was quite an adventurous girl, she would describe herself as a calculated risk taker. Gigi going first offered Vivica a little more preparation time. It did however, also rendered her the guinea pig.

Gigi positioned herself for casting, and Vivica stood braced. She placed her arms at her side, but not touching her body, and her wand in her right hand. Vivica didn’t want to be pointing her wand at anyone, just incase it went off or something went wrong. She didn't imagine it would, but she wanted to err on the side of caution. She was as ready for whatever it was that was going to happen next as she could have been.

Whilst she had seen, what she categorised as ‘passive magic’ on the open day and at the opening feast, she didn’t believe she had seen active / targeted magic (other than what the professor had just shown them). She was most sure she had not been on the receiving end of it, yet. ’Will it hurt? Do I drop the wand because my hand hurts?’

It seemed that no sooner had Vivica prepared herself to be the target, it was over. It didn’t hurt, but she couldn’t exactly describe what it did do. Vivica had seen the red light and felt a force. She didn’t get pushed back like the student the teacher exampled it on. Within a split second, the force had gone. and with it her wand. Vivica was overcome with exhilaration and glanced toward towards Gigi with a giggle. A sign that she was OK. “Well done Gigi, that was Awesome!”.

Vivica walked towards her wand and bent down to pick it up, her nerves dissipated and replaced with excitement. ’This is going to be awesome!’ Grasping the wand, she stood up to face Gigi, ‘What if I kissed Drew’. She paused for a second, getting her bearings. Where did that come from?. Vivica shook her head and straightened her ponytail. Walking back to where she was previously positioned, Vivica contemplated the thought more.

Feeling sideswiped by the previous, foreign thought that had occupied her head, Vivica cleared her throat and adjusted her stance. “I’m Vivica by the way.” She thought it prudent to introduce herself to her partner target before she cast her spell. It seemed the polite thing to do.

Vivica raised her wand hand and concentrated it on Gigi. Narrowing her gaze, Vivica cast the spell “ExpeLLYarmus”. Nothing. Recoiling her wand arm and extending it again, “ExpeLLiarmus”. Again nothing happened. ‘What’s wrong?’ Feeling disheartened, Vivica lowered her arm and asked Gigi, “Am I saying it correctly?”

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    • Carnival Wands - Vivica Dixon, Thu Jul 26 10:59
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          • Sounds like a blast - Gigi, Sun Jul 29 11:42
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            • Hook a duck, Pick 'n' mix... it is all there! - Vivica Dixon, Wed Aug 1 10:03
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