Well yes, but it might disappoint
Wed Aug 15, 2018 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 felt like he was reprimanding her for being so naďve. Seeing as Leah already strongly believed herself to be inexperienced – both in terms of magic and life in general – having someone else confirm her opinion was equally embarrassing and sad.

Interestingly though, her practice partner seemed to think that she had some sort of talent for divination. What was that called again? The Internal Eye?

It was true that she’d had a feeling that Jesse would do well, but this was grounded in her own admiration of the way he spoke and because he seemed to know so many things. But of course, she wouldn’t tell him that.

“Er… It was just a feeling, I guess. I’m not sure if I’m good at divining things. Don’t you have to practice that before your predictions will get accurate?”

But they could talk about divination later. First, she had to fulfil her part of the assignment and disarm Jesse. Oh dear…

There were so many things that could go wrong. What if she turned him into a teacup by accident? But she shouldn’t focus on that, she told herself. With an attitude like this, she wouldn’t get very far. She was here to learn and to improve, and progress could only be made by practicing. No matter how scared she was, it was best to get started as soon as possible. Maybe Leah’s first attempt at using magic would be the hardest, scariest part. From there, it would only get better. Right?

“Okay then,” she muttered under her breath, taking a few steps back. When it looked like she’d put enough distance between herself and Jesse, Leah carefully raised her wand. In her head, she conjured up the image of Professor Embers casting the spell and tried to copy her exactly.

“Right, here it comes… Expelliarmus!”

  • 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
      • 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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