With explosions!
Sat Feb 25, 2017 17:33

Of course it would be excellent exercise. Marissa already knew that, but she also knew it’d be fun exercise. Marissa tried swimming when she could, even though the activity absolutely destroyed her hair. At this point, she assumed there was nothing she could do to stop that from happening. Rose and Danny both swam more than Marissa did, and the struggle with detangling her hair afterwards was why she often turned down invitations to swim. She cared about the Aquila Quidditch team enough to risk having a curly red mess for days after, though.

Raja was adorable, and she liked that he was so willing to provide input. He was going to be on the team for the foreseeable future; she wanted him to start thinking about this stuff sooner rather than later. She and Rose only had a couple of years left, and Marissa considered them to be the backbone of the team. She assumed she’d continue with Quidditch for the rest of her time at school, as would Rose, but they couldn’t be too careful.

Marissa probably wouldn’t care as much if she didn’t have family related to it all. Aunt Cosette had been the former captain of Aquila, and her dad had been the first Lyra Quidditch captain. Both houses did pretty well under her family’s leadership, and since she couldn’t master academics super easily, she wanted to be successful at this.

“I think we need some team bonding. Justin is, you know, terrible, but he’s about to graduate, and everyone else is nice,” Marissa shrugged, “It might be nice to just work together on something fun. Maybe it’d be a good practice to have sooner instead of later? Since we just got back to school.” She grinned at Raja. “I know we need practice, but I want to get to know the team even better. Keep building a team culture or something like that. I want Aquila to keep being good.”

  • Then this'll be a blast! - Raja, Tue Feb 21 00:00
    “Oh, it’s boring.” Raja just about felt his soul leave his body. The suggestion that classes never got any better did little for his academic morale, although he supposed he probably should’ve... more
    • With explosions! - Marissa, Sat Feb 25 17:33
      • Yessssssss - Raja, Sat Feb 25 18:01
        Raja blinked. Justin, terrible? “I don’t think Justin is that bad,” he stated. “He’s kinda pretentious” - Raja had looked that word up once when he overheard somebody else apply it to the seventh... more
        • That's a lot of excitement - Marissa, Sun Feb 26 17:20
          Marissa blinked, taking in what Raja just said. She didn’t realize there were people who didn’t dislike Justin. She had to remember that Raja was just a first year, and hadn’t spent the last few... more
          • I really like explosions - Raja, Mon Mar 6 02:30
            Huh. “That seems dumb,” Raja conceded matter-of-factly. “Drama Club is cool, and Director Tennant is really nice.” The first year had minimal theatre experience, but he was doing the booth stuff for... more
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