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    Wednesday's Special Charms

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    Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Wednesday Douglas on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:58 pm

    Attendance List:


    1st Years: Annie Krum, Cernunnos; Kerry Malibey, Cernunnos

    3rd Years: Harold Napper, Morrigan

    4th Years: Harmony Willowbranch, Bloeddewedd; Elias Eldred, Ceridwen; Nadine Woodley, Morrigan

    5th Years: Rivânia Suassuna, Åsgårdsreia; Talia Delis, Bloeddewedd




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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:43 pm

    To say Annie was more than a little embarrassed was an understatement. The week flew by a little too fast and time got the better of her. She walked into their advanced charms class with her head bent, avoiding eye contact, and slipped silently into her seat.

    I can't believe I still haven't gotten down accio, she thought, managing a weak smile as she glanced up at Kerry. I haven't even attempted any of the first year spells and I have no idea what it is we are about to tackle tonight.

    The light chatter of the other students made her even more uncomfortable. She freed her wand, placing it on the desk in front of her, and fingered the delicate vine carving that spiraled up the handle. Her magical block bothered her even more than the fact that the week escaped her. For some weird reason, her energy just wasn't there like it had been during those first few classes when she'd nailed almost everything she attempted.

    I don't get it. It's not like anything has changed. I'm still me... She looked up at Kerry once more. "Sort of."


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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:51 pm

    Kerry was a bit at wit's ends as they came into Advanced Charms. Annie has been mopey all day--really more like the last couple of days. They hadn't had much time to get back into the lab, and now with the night class here, Annie's mood was taking a turn for the worse.

    And no matter how much Kerry tried to cheer her up, it didn't change.

    It's the spells, he thought. She's still not got summon and banish, and it's gnawing at her. He didn't think it was that big of a deal, but of late Annie had been very . . . moody. She'd been that way most of the last two weeks, in fact. He wished he understood what it was that lay at the heart of her mood, but he didn't. He was still picking up on what it was that made Annie tick, and her moods wasn't one of those things he'd quite figured out yet.

    Unlike last week there was a grouping of desks in the corner--where some students already sat--and the rest of the room was wide open. At the far end were pedestals, and atop each pedestal was what looked like a small statue in the shape of . . . well, to Kerry, it looked like it might be Venus.

    He sat next to Annie, catching her "Sort of," as he settled. "Yes, it is sort of," he said, smiling. Since no one was looking he sneaked in a quick kiss. "Sort of like that."
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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Wednesday Douglas on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:13 pm

    As soon as Harold and Talia--the last of the students--were into the class, Wednesday started. "Good evening, my eager young wizards and witches," she said, smoothing her long sweater against her body. "I don't mind telling you we are going to have fun tonight. After the frustration a few of us had last week--" Wednesday made a point of looking towards her statues at the far side of the room as she spoke, so as not to make anyone think she was singling them out, "we are going to do our best to take out those frustrations tonight.

    "For the Charm of the Evening is ... Reducto!

    "Yes, we are going to blow up statues tonight, and we are going to enjoy the hell out of it, won't we?" She smiled as she turned back towards the student, some of whom were beaming. "The drill for this is simple: point and say, 'Reducto!', and watch Shit blow up."

    She pulled out her wand, tapping it against the palm of her hand. "Let me just show you, so you won't be surprised by anything." Wednesday took two steps towards the line of statues, pointed her wand at the first one on the left, and shouted, "Reducto!" There was loud bang! as the statue let out a tiny scream and exploded into hundreds of pieces. As soon as the smoke cleared another statue appeared in it's place. "As you can see, we have 8 statues--" She turned back to the students. "So you have plenty of chances to do some damage."

    She began pointing at people. "4th Years, you'll do this non-verbal with wands. My 5th Years, verbal without wands. And my 1st and 3rd Years, verbal with wands."

    She looked over the students. "No time like the present to start tearing it up. Who would like to go first?"

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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:22 pm

    Kerry raised his hand and stood as soon as Wends smiled and nodded at him. He moved up to where she'd stood and listened for a few moments as she gave a few suggestions about how to put his force behind the spell. Kerry listened intently, nodding a few times.

    When he was ready he stood away from Wednesday and looked down the line at the statues. He took aim on one in the middle and whipped his wand at it, sticking his arm straight out as he said, "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:24 pm

    Nothing happened. But of course, Kerry thought. It seemed like with every spell he tried nothing happened the first time. "Maybe it's because I blinked," he said softly, thinking no one but him would hear--or get the joke if they did.

    He whipped his wand at the statue to the right of his first target and loosened a cry of "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:29 pm

    As with Wednesday's example the statue exploded with a bang!, a scream, and a large puff of smoke. Kerry smiled, thinking a lot of wows as he saw the pedestal remained empty. Probably something Wends is doing, he thought.

    Kerry quickly turned on the statue on the far right, feeling good now that he'd blown up one statue. Point, aim, pull the trigger: "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:33 pm

    Nothing . . . he was running hot and cold, which seemed to be normal for him. Accio was like this, he thought. Up and down, right to the end.

    He figured if he could get 50% tonight he'd feel good. The summoning/banishment stuff . . . he'd been lucky. Tonight, he was feeling a bit different. Don't know why, but I do. He didn't want to wait thinking about it, though. He pushed through, aiming to the left now, getting the one statue just inside of the outermost one--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:35 pm

    And the statue exploded. 50 percent, Kerry thought as he wracked up another success. He didn't want to think; we suddenly felt the mood come over him, and he wanted to smoke another statue, and like right now . . ..

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:38 pm

    And . . . nothing. The statue he'd pointed at did nothing. "Up and down," he mumbled, smiling. He turned to Wednesday and shrugged. Well, I can expect non-verbal summoning to work pretty much the same, he thought, as he took aim on the left-most statue and prepared to send it straight into oblivion--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:45 pm

    And just like that the wand seemed to die in his hand. It was strange: there was always this . . . current, which is how Kerry thought of it, and it wasn't there. He shook his arm as if it had went to sleep.

    He looked to Wednesday, who raised her eyebrows as if to ask, "Done"? Kerry shook his head: he was going to push it, just to see if he could rack up another success or two. He didn't think he'd "get it", but it didn't hurt to try.

    He stared at the left-most again and decided he's just take them out, one by one--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:48 pm

    And like that the statue blew up, hard and loud, and even before the dust cleared Kerry pointed at the statue next to it--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:51 pm

    "Oh, the hell with that!" Kerry pointed at the same statue again; he know he was really going for long odds now, but he wanted to get another . . . another to blow up real good . . ..

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:53 pm

    Nothing not only happened, but it felt like the wand was dead--and so was he. It was as if there was this sudden loss of energy, and Kerry knew if he tried it one more time . . . Well, why not? he thought. Just one more time--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Wednesday Douglas on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:57 pm

    Wednesday had to admire Kerry's tenacity, but with these new attempts she knew he was not only getting nothing, he was starting to run himself down--bad.

    When he stumbled slightly after his last attempt, she stepped over to him and said in a very low voice, "I know you want to get this, Kerry, but you're not. You're draining your will; I can see it." She looked down into his large, brown eyes, and smiled. "Sometimes you have to know when to say it's enough." She patted him on the shoulder. "One more. Make it good."

    And she stepped back--
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    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:00 pm

    Kerry nodded, not feeling bad, but . . . he didn't want to admit he couldn't get it. But she's right; you don't feel it right now. And he did feel the will to make it happen suddenly missing, like it drained off into nothing--

    It's like when you push these suckers it takes something out of you, he thought, deciding to aim up not on the one he'd flubbed three times in a row, but rather the one next to it. "Bye," he mumbled, then let fly.

    "Reducto!"



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    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:03 pm

    The statue erupted. Kerry saw it go up and he wasn't about to wait, 'cause he felt something, and despite what Wednesday said he just couldn't stop this close to the end--

    "Reducto!"



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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Wednesday Douglas on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:08 pm

    Wednesday held her breath as Kerry quickly launched another attack before the dust from the prior cleared. She was thinking, Do it; do it, because she couldn't believe a 1st Year was pushing this hard ....

    But it didn't happen. Kerry almost staggered as soon as he unleashed his last charm. Wednesday was at his side immediately.

    "Kerry..." She gave him a hug so it didn't look as if she might be holding him steady. "That was fantastic," she whispered. "I'm proud of you, I really am. Don't worry; you'll get it next time. I'm sure of it."

    Wednesday release him and walked him to his chair. "Excellent job, Kerry!" A few of the students applauded, and Nadine said, "Way to go, Kerry!" as he retook his seat, smiling at Annie as he put his wand away.
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    Post  Kerry Malibey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:10 pm

    Kerry took a deep breath. He'd never pushed himself like that before, and suddenly he felt like he'd just run from one end of the school wall to the other. "Wow," he said to Annie, "that just kicked my butt." He reached over to take her hand, giving it a squeeze.
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    Post  Wednesday Douglas on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:14 pm

    Before anyone else could raise their hand, Wednesday look at the chair next to Kerry's. "Annie, you want to go next?"
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    Re: Wednesday's Special Charms

    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:23 pm

    Annie saw the fight go right out of Kerry with his last roll. That has to be what I look like after I'm spent, she thought as she watched him return to his seat next to her.

    She leaned in close and whispered, "You're amazing with that wand, you know..." Annie smiled her sweetest smile just for him and gave him a quick hug when their professor called her up next.

    "Uhm," she cleared her throat and glanced around the classroom. "Sure. I'll go next." Snatching up her wand, she took Kerry's place in front of the statues.

    "Point and shoot, right?" She giggled and then pointed her wand at the statue that gave Kerry the most trouble when he was up. "Here we go!"

    "Reducto!"


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    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:29 pm

    To her amazement, the statue shattered into rubble right before her eyes. "Whoa..." She jumped up and down, squealing with delight. "I did it! I did it!"

    The emotion of it all overwhelmed her. Annie wanted to weep and laugh and explode herself all at the same time. She turned to Wends and beamed. "I did it!"

    She settled herself down and targeted the next statue. "Number two?" Taking a deep breath and adjusting her aim she said, "Reducto!"


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    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:35 pm

    Annie was overjoyed as the second statue exploded with even more force than the first. Again she jumped up and down, squealing a steady stream of I did it's.

    She had no idea how she was doing it, but that was two for two. After such a long dry spell, Annie would take back to back successes.

    She calmed down and took another deep breath. Taking careful aim at the next statue she looked it squarely in the eye. Maybe the type of magic I succeed in has a lot to do with my struggles, she thought and shrugged.

    "Three for three?" she asked the room and let the spell fly. "Reducto!"

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    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:37 pm

    When nothing happened, she adjusted both her stance and aim. "Again," she yelled.

    "Reducto!"


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    Post  Annie Krum on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:44 pm

    Once more, the statue yielded to her magic....and it was oddly satisfying to watch it turn to rubble. She hopped up and down again, glancing around at all the students in the class and stopping when she got to Kerry.

    She beamed at him, knowing of all the people in this room, he was the one who understood what this meant to her. She turned her attention to her next stone enemy and readied her wand. "Once again," she said.

    "Reducto!"

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