Hogsmeade.   Posted by Hogwarts Academy.Group: 0
Amanda Davis
 player, 831 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 29 May 2013
at 01:48
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
Having taken a moment to readjust her cloak, Amanda had been a step or two behind the others as they exited the inn.  She shivered in the freezing wind, watching as a stranger slammed into Claire and then hurried off without even bothering to offer an apology or a hand up. “Jerk,” she muttered under her breath as she hurried over to see if Claire was alright, “I can’t believe he didn’t even wait to make sure Claire was okay.”

20:40, Today: Amanda Davis rolled 13 using 1d12+1. Fort Check.
The dice seem to love me this evening.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 772 posts
Sat 1 Jun 2013
at 18:27
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
Claire hit the ground, bruising her bottom.  THe stranger that had bumped into her had been hard and cold, like a rock, but she didn't get a good look at him? on her way down, just dark tattered clothes.  "Wha?" as she went down.  THen James and athene were there to help her up.   She caught her breath, then jammed her hands in her pockets against the cold, feeling that the rest of the world was against her, even if her friends were there. "I'm fine."  She glanced around, but didn't see the person, it took her a second to parse the meaning of truck in the sentence. "Let's get out of the crowd." She didn't register where da and the auror were either.

(sorry about that, it's been that time of the month at work.)
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 304 posts
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 16:52
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020


Claire's Da was there is another second and was brushing away her friends to grab her shoulder and inspect Claire's state. His hand on her shoulder was a bit firm but his eyes were filled with concern of the type she was used to from him, more duty than warmth but done willingly. The auror was nowhere to be seen.

After a few moments, the group was allowed to go on their way, the accident being chalked up to nothing more than that, an accident. Their last hour was spent on a blitz of shopping and ended at the Davis residence, where Amanda's parents insisted on biscuits and tea for everyone. The biscuits had orange marmalade served with them and were almond flavored. The tea was a good black tea.

James sat quietly at the table, his few personal purchases secreted in pockets and chatted pleasantly with the others.
Robert Smith
 player, 686 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 20:37
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
 Not sure why the man was so rude but as he caught a glimpse of the man he frowned at his unkempt state of personal hygene. Something about the man tugged at his memories but nothing came up with blazing banners showing where he has seen the man before.

 Shrugging his shoulder he stepped back to let Claires dad do the honors of helping her up to her feet. He did check to see if perhaps she had dropped something on the ground before turning for the sweet shop.

13:33, Today: Robert Smith rolled 3 using 1d12+2. Int chk
Athene Shoe
 player, 879 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 21:21
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
Despite their hurried dashes through the various shops, Athene both enjoyed herself immensely and kept a careful eye out for anyone following them.  While it could have just been some random witch or wizard that had knocked Claire down, Athene wasn't at all a trusting individual.

She almost asked if anyone saw if the person had an umbrella with them before realizing that none of them save for maybe Robert would even catch the reference to the cold war murder that had happened way back in the 70s.  Besides, Claire had been knocked down, and not simply jabbed with something.  Still she did whisper to Claire when out of earshot of her Da, "You didn't get hurt anywhere while you were knocked down, did you?"

At Amada's, she politely drank her tea and munched on the almond biscuits; which were very tasty while happily nattering on about school and classes.  She didn't bring up the incident while Amanda's parents were anywhere near but did bring up the subject of the Career Day idea that she and Amanda were working on.  If they could get enough parents behind the idea, it would make it easier to sell the idea to the Headmaster and the Board of Governors of Hogwarts.  Having the Davis' firmly on board would make things easier.
Amanda Davis
 player, 832 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 02:37
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
Amanda frowned thoughtfully as she glanced in the direction where the stranger had disappeared.  There had been something vaguely familiar about the man, but she couldn’t place him or imagine where she would have met someone quite that unkempt.   Deciding that if it was important she’d probably remember it later, she turned her attention back to her friends.  After all, the most important thing was making sure that Claire was alright.

However, as they walked towards Weasley’s, she did think to mention quietly to Claire.  “You might want to check and make sure that you still have your money and your wand.  Athene once warned me that sometimes people deliberately bump into you as a distraction for picking your pockets.”   Even though she was fairly certain that no one had been particularly close to her when her attention had been on Claire's accident, she quickly confirmed that all of her own things were still in place.

Amanda was carrying several bags by the time that they reached her parents house.  In addition to the things Kiri and Lloyd had requested, she had picked up a few treats for herself including three new daydream charms and a couple of types of candy.

She contentedly sipped her tea and ate the almond biscuits while chatting with her friends and family.  She eagerly joined in when Athene brought up the subject of the Career Day, helping detail out what they’d done with it so far and mentioning that they had discussed the idea with Professor Aquila.

OCC:  20:17, Today: Amanda Davis rolled 4 using 1d12+3. Intellegence Check.
Failed.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:38, Wed 05 June 2013.

Claire Cowlings
 player, 774 posts
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 23:34
Re: Hogsmeade - October 2020
Claire checked her pockets and pulled out a couple things, including a scrap of parchment, then stuffed them back k in.  "Nothing missing."   Later at Amanda's house she pulls out the scrap of paper, looks at it quizzically, and puts it back. On the way back, she will whisper to Athens, Athenehaving gotten slightly away from Da,  "THat paper wasn't there before.  I'll meet you guys in the library after dinner,if you want.  I'm going to see if there's something on it."  She will move to James next.  "I've got to go to the library after supper, do some research."  Her tone suggests that it would be great if he wanted to join her.
Amanda Davis
 player, 930 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 06:47
The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
That afternoon, once everyone had arrived, Amanda took them up to her bedroom to talk.  “We’ll have to leave the door open.  But, we shouldn’t have to worry about being interrupted.  Mom is at work, Dad has been spending most of his time in the study or the greenhouse, and Mrs. Jones is busy cooking dinner.”

Amanda’s room was decorated in shades of blue.  Her walls were painted a light blue grey and the carpet was a slightly darker shade of that hue.  Her bedspread and a comfortable overstuffed chair were a brighter Persian blue.   One wall was lined with bookshelves and her desk.   A few of the shelves held a collection of porcelain dolls dressed in historical and regional costumes.  But, most of the shelves held books:  fiction, non-fiction, and her journals.  There was a small sitting area in one corner consisting of an overstuffed chair, a good light, and a small end table holding a novel titled, “The Dark Mirror.”  There was also the typical furniture:  a bed, a nightstand holding a clock, a dresser with a jewelry box and a few other small items resting on it, a large wooden chest, and a perch for those times that her familiar was in her bedroom rather than the owlry.  There were no posters hanging on the walls.  But there were two paintings.  One was a landscape showing a cozy flower garden and a few decorative ruins.  The other showed the image of a sleeping girl holding a book of fairy tales while images from those stories played out in her dreams overhead.   Her stuffed pegasus had been hidden in the closet.  It was one thing for Claire and Athene to see it.  It was entirely another thing for Robert and James to do so.

Amanda took a seat in the chair at her desk and motioned for the others to sit wherever they’d like.  “So have your vacations been as eventful as mine has been?”

This message was last edited by the player at 09:50, Fri 14 Mar 2014.

Kiri Wilson
 player, 302 posts
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 15:26
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 107):

Kiris dad brought her to hogsmeade.  He escorted her to the Davis house and retired to the shopping area of the little village.  "Somewhat.  We have diplomacy in the way of events. What's happened to you."
Athene Shoe
 player, 948 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 18:45
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Athene snorted as she took a spot and sat down.  "Oh just peachy.  We haven't even been doing anything and they're treating us like we were the Lestranges.  No offense, Claire."
Amanda Davis
 player, 932 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 21:09
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda nodded in agreement, frustration evident in her expression.  “Aurors searched my house on Christmas day.  And, even though I’m pretty sure they didn’t find anything suspicious, my father lost his job the day after.  My parent’s say that it’s not my fault…but, nothing like this ever happened before.”

Looking over to Kiri, she added, “I think they might have been looking for Hermione’s journal.”
Kiri Wilson
 player, 303 posts
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 01:23
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 110):

Kiri narrowed her eyes.  "Why do you say that?"
Amanda Davis
 player, 933 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 06:23
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
“I’ve been considering what Aurors Thrussington and Scrub could have been looking for and can’t come up with many other options.

They weren’t acting like they were searching the house because they thought the Lestranges had done something to endanger me or my parents.  It felt more like they thought we had something we shouldn’t.

The journal and Athene’s familiar are the only possessions that we might get into trouble for having.  And, I doubt the aurors would be looking for Mehen here, or at all really.

But, they probably do care about the journal.  Head Auror Weasley, himself, was chasing the house elf and the goblins who had it.  If Headmaster Snape turned the elf over to the aurors for questioning, she could have told them that she’d hidden the journal with us.   Or, they could just be looking at everyone who was in the ice cream parlor and who doesn’t have diplomatic immunity.”

This message was lightly edited by the player at 06:26, Fri 28 Mar 2014.

James Evans
 player, 354 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 22:33
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
James sat a little awed in the overstuffed chair and flipped open the cover of the novel while he listened. He felt a bit overwhelmed by being in a girl's room, but the door was open and her dad was in the area, so it wasn't bad, right? Still, a bit of a flush was creeping up his neck and he shifted more than once as the conversation rolled on, "Well, no one searched Snape's house. I am not sure anyone has stones that big. Sucks about your Da though Amanda. Whatcha think they want with Hermione's Journal? Is there anymore in it Kiri than we discovered last year?"

He shifted again in discomfort in one of the most comfy chairs ever.
Robert Smith
 player, 754 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 18:57
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
 Arriving a little later then the others he is let into the house with a curious glance at having two boys from the school at their house.

 "Hey Amanda,Athene,Claire, James. So what is the latest news?, any sign of old Voldys group?.
Athene Shoe
 player, 950 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 19:58
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Athene looked over as Robert joined them, "No sign of them, but plenty of signs of the Aurors snooping through our drawers.  Amanda's father got sacked from his job thanks to them.  Did you run afoul of them as well?"
Robert Smith
 player, 755 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 20:48
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
 He shrugged his shoulders and showed a bit more width across his shoulders and a touch more height then when last you seen him, along with a streaks of gold blond hair presumably from his days on the beach.

 "No, we spent most of it down at my parents place along the beach in California. Dad did not say anything about troubles in the London office, maybe because we are Yanks?.
 So why are the magical gestapo running rough shod over you guys?, i thought they were suppose to be keeping you safe from the Lestrange mob?."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:15, Sun 30 Mar 2014.

Athene Shoe
 player, 951 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 21:00
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
You obviously didn't get to see the Dec. 24th edition of the Daily Prophet then.  An ex-Obliviator claimed to have the removed memories that proved that Rodolphus Lestrange didn't kill Claire's mother.  They also make some nasty remarks about how Lady Red ordered several people to be obliviated including Maggie Parker."  Athene explained.  "The very next day, virtually every copy was confiscated and a retraction was printed.  And of course all of our residences were searched high and low.  They tried to trump up charges of theft against Maggie and got Amanda's dad fired.  So yeah, they're doing a great job of making us feel safe."
Claire Cowlings
 player, 844 posts
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 04:57
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
"Mums different since the paper came out.  Just different. ".  She dropped her voice low.  "I got a,glass ball filled with smoke, but da hid it and I don't know where. "   Mum had walked her over and said she was going to talk to the housekeeper and then head over to the shop for a bit, she would be back to get her.

Claire appeared nervous.  Her hair was braided tightly into two braids, but she had touched the edges so much in her fidgeting that her face was framed by all the little frizzy hairs that had worked their way out
Amanda Davis
 player, 934 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 05:35
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Amanda frowned thoughtfully, “I think I remember reading something…”  She walked over to one of her bookshelves and removed one of the books from her Guides for Young Witches and Wizards collection.  As she flipped through the book, she said sympathetically, “All of this must be really hard for your Mum:  learning that she was forced to forget significant events in her life, not to mention the whole thing about your Da.”  A small part of Amanda wondered if everyone might have been better off, or at least happier, if the article had never been published.  “Your Mum is really strong and smart though.  I’m sure that she’ll find a way to deal with everything,” she added encouragingly.

“There it is…”  She brought the book, How Things Work, over to Claire.  It was open to the section on pensives and include a picture of the removed memories.  “Did the smoke in the glass ball look something like this?  The obliviator that wrote the letter to the editor said that she had the memories that that proved Rodolphus Lestrange didn’t kill your mother.  Maybe she sent them to you.  Maybe that is what the aurors were looking for.”

James Evans
 player, 356 posts
 Snape's Ward
 Lonely Child
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 17:01
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
James watched the proceedings carefully and he felt aweful for Claire's parents. Something she said stuck out though. James was about to ask how her Mum was different when Amanda got the book about Pensives. He decided the questions would only upset Claire. He sat in the chair and listened to the others, "Actual memories? Creepy!"
Claire Cowlings
 player, 845 posts
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 03:28
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Claire stared at the picture in the book.  "The thing looked like that, that kind of white. But like i said, I don't know where it is.  So I'm not sure what good it will do us."  She sat back down with a frustrated shrug.
Robert Smith
 player, 756 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 23:48
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
 Listening to the brilliant girls as they flash thru the information he is impressed with their ability to organize the bits of info. He glanced at the picture and shook his head at James, "Nothing like that at my house, kinda looks like the little snow globes they sell at Christmas but with smoke instead.

 Still if they went after your mom Claire, i have to understand...Why?, just to frame that Lestrange guy?, he should be easy if he was running around with old Voldy to lock up."

Claire Cowlings
 player, 846 posts
Sat 5 Apr 2014
at 22:53
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
In reply to Robert Smith (msg # 122):
" I think Bat sh--
crazy would, I can she that.  I mean, the situation is all she would need to have reason to kill, at least according to the daily prophet.  But from the most recent thing it looks like maybe my mother knew something."
Kiri Wilson
 player, 304 posts
Sat 5 Apr 2014
at 22:59
Re: The end of Christmas Vacation--Year 3.  Amanda's Room
Kiri thought for a few'inutes.   "I found a picture that might be important, it came in my Christmas box, I didn't want to just bring it here, just in case.  Are there any important slytherins named ovidian?"