Won't believe it 'til I see it
Sat Jul 28, 2018 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 RMI, it was company.

Still, there was an age barrier to overcome. Jesse wasn’t in her year; otherwise, she’d have seen him at the sorting, carrying a red and gold dreamcatcher. She thought back to the Draco bonfire at the opening feast and tried very hard to remember if he’d been sitting near her. However, the only images that came to her mind were Teal’s friendly face and Leah’s own shoes (which she’d been staring at for most of the evening). Why did she always have to be so nervous? It prevented her from being the person she really wanted to be: attentive, witty, and likable.

A bit distracted, she heard Jesse say that being in Draco didn’t say anything about how good you were with magic. And duh, of course he was right! After all, Dracos were studious, not necessarily prodigious (as she’d found out in the library the day after her sorting). She was here to learn things and to improve. Why else would she be attending a magical school?

Leah listened to Jesse in awe, again very impressed by him having a way with words. He definitely knew the ropes. When he proceeded to admit that he didn’t always get things right at his first try, Leah was relieved, although she found it hard to believe him. To her, he seemed very knowledgeable. She was already sure that, compared to her own, his magical abilities were vastly superior. Him saying that he didn’t expect perfection from her took a weight off her shoulders, but being eager to please and keen on winning his friendship, she still wanted to impress him. Nevertheless, that wasn’t her prime concern at the moment; after all, it was his turn to practice the spell on her.

Jesse took a step back and seemed to prepare himself to disarm her. Leah faltered. Was she really ready for this? She swallowed hard but couldn’t keep herself from panicking. No one had ever used magic on her before, not even her Dad. This was incredibly scary. She seriously considered running away, or at least telling Jesse to find a new partner. But that was ridiculous! It was just a disarming spell, not a stunning charm or something more powerful. But then again, the boy Professor Embers had chosen to demonstrate on had almost taken a fall…

Come on now, Leah! Get a grip. Be the person you want to be. Taking a deep breath, she steadied herself and waited for Jesse to say the incantation.

  • 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
      • 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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