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Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Tamarah Blair
Star Quidditch Chaser One of the infamous Blair Triplets Has a love for all sports, but always especially for Quidditch Was picked up to play for...
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Lilah Karras
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Kora Karras
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Kristen James
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Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Alison (Surname)
Main occupation up to player | Base guitarist in Franklin Struck Gold squib born to wizard parents, though was still placed in wizarding school in the hopes that she might prove to just be a late bloomer (...
Thomas Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Events Manager One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Timothy Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Chef One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Kalea Taylor
Fifth-Sixth Year Is either in her fifth, or sixth year. Age dependent on what year she's in, and time of year born [hence the range] Excellent came...
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Anthony Wolfe
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Geraldine Richter
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Characters
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Holly Bennett
17 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Holly is a little bit like marmite. People tend to either love her or hate her, well, a less extreme version of that. She is self confess...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Savannah Ryan
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human You will find that Ava is bright and intelligent for her age. She has a playful kind of personality and an easy laugh. Ava enjoys being h...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Salt Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Salt is shy, anxious and has little confidence. She is nervous and insecure. She is kind and although awkward, she is welcoming and will o...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Sage Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Sage is very academic and very creative. She is sharp-minded but gets obsessed with one thing or the other. She is a good friend and she h...
Igor Drakov
30 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Vampire Igor did have a fairly pleasant disposition, but through trauma inflicted upon him by his father, his attitudes and personality changed, ...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Alexander Winfield
19 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Evony Wynter
16/17 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Centaur Evony is by default, a happy person. She enjoys the chance she has been given to attend schooling within the magical world and strives to...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Leander Hue
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human While Leander is generally fair in grading, he dislikes untidy workspaces and is strict on his students in this area.  Lee loves organiz...
Eugenia Holtzer
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Eugenia has always liked to take the lead, it's not so much that she desires leadership as much as it's the simple fact that she naturall...
Sturn Haviland
26 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Veela The surface of Sturn Haviland can be very misleading, looking at the way she holds herself, speaks and moves one would think that the res...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Albertine Bellerose
Sixteen ☆ pb ☆ hu Albertine is an extroverted girl who due to feeling out of place in her current situation has become more introverted. She answers in cla...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 155
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 215
Spencer: 205
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC

Ashkar Gastrell

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  • Birthday 11/21/1973

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    12 1/2 inch Birch Wand with Phoenix Feather Core, Supple
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  1. Ash watched Nina bounce off with a small grin then turned back to Ella as he spoke. It was only after some prompting that he realised that she wasn’t actually listening to him. He tilted his head and watched her for a moment as she tried to catch with what was going on. Though he didn’t know for sure what was going on in her head and didn’t feel using his particular skills all that smart, Ash felt he had somewhat of an idea what might be bothering her. “That is debatable.” He replied to her comment about his arm “You have more than I do.” As if to bring home the point, he tugged on the end of his own curly locks. The conversation moved on though, moved on to Ella getting Elena ready as well. “Yeah, I’m still packing up the food for everyone’s lunch.” He then stepped back from the table and waited for the pair to disappear into another part of the house. A sigh escaped the man as he turned and walked back into the kitchen. He would have a think over what he suspected was wrong and see if there was a solution available to them.
  2. “That is only if they were smart enough to use aforementioned thumbs.” Ash replied, his eyes only briefly leaving the kitten and shifting over to the other man “I know many people born with such an evolutionary advantage, yet, sadly, they don’t seem to possess the capacity to use them efficiently.” A shrug followed these words. He didn’t doubt that cats were smarter than the average wizard and would not doubt cause havoc with thumbs. Though he suspects tearing up some random humans face would be low of their list of priorities. “A puppy for a child?” he asked with a raised eyebrow “That is a quite a challenge you have set for yourself.” Though he would say nothing more on the subject to the nameless terror of the cat world he was talking to, Ash thought it was a rather stupid move. Almost, if not more, stupid as buying a kitten for a child, which was exactly what he was doing. Having decided that the pirate cat was one he was taking home, he browsed the rest of the kittens. Two would make more sense; they could entertain each other when no one was home. He continued to listen to the man’s contemplation, something about carrying out two animals and all the accessories. Ash returned his attention to the ugly kitten, seeing which other kitten he interacted with. “Oh yes, he is defiantly coming home with me. Ugly bastard.” He said affectionately given the deformed kitten a starch behind one ear “I am also buying a pet for a child. My niece.” He explained “A challenge of my own since I suspect I will be the one cleaning up all the cat shit.” He shrugged lightly at the taller man, before spotting another suitable kitten. Small, almost white apart from a few dark patches “Found another one.” “What sort of dog are you considering getting?” he asked, eyes on the Terror of Cats whilst he used one hand to get the attention of the shop keeper.
  3. “Yes, that is her I’m so excited face.” Ash replied to the comment about Nina being excited about a few days at Tallygarunga. Deciding that manual labour was getting a little bit too much like hard work he used his wand to make the rest of the dishes air walk into the kitchen. He used another handy spell too get them clean as well. No point in his hands getting all shrivelled and prune like when magic could do it for him. “Look at her, just bursting with anticipation at just the thought all the friends and enemies she’ll make.” he gave Nina a smile that was supposed to be encouraging, though it likely came across as more of a ‘glad it’s not me, kid’ type facial expression. This wasn’t too say that child Ash hadn’t enjoyed school. He had, after all, it was the place where one could expand their mind. In his case it had also been a place of escape, somewhere he could go that didn’t leave him being with a Father who may as well have been absent for all that he was actually involved with his oldest child and a Mother who had regular conversations with people know one else could see. The Muggle-born Wizard could have gotten lost in his thoughts as they wandered towards his own childhood, the memories of which were more often than not bittersweet. He had two parents, either died or vanished like Nina’s had. Then Ella spoke again and such wanderings and musing would have to be left for another day. “Interesting for them.” He replied to the end of her sentence. He wasn’t overly concerned about leaving the girls in the hands of competent people, this was what these people were trained and paid to do. “And yes, you best be getting ready,” he said finally, turning towards Ella “We haven’t got all day and who knows how long it’ll take you to be ready and fit for purpose.”
  4. Ash had arrived at his classroom earlier than intended. He had intended to arrive after the students, wait long enough for them to get comfortable and start doing student like things. Then burst in and take points from them all. He paused briefly at what was now his desk, allowing himself to drink in the pleasure that would be completely screwing everyone over by constantly taking points from every single student. He really was going to have to watch himself; he could get drunk on the power of being a professor. Well, an imposter professor. He really should put robes on, he thought, looking down at his basic t-shirt and jeans attire. He shrugged off that moment of pause and set about setting up the classroom for the students that soon would be invading. --- He sat on his desk as the first few students started filtering in, he proceeded to ignore them, and his eyes remaining on what he was reading until the people stopped filtering in. Then, with a sigh, he put the book down and flicked his hand at the entrance to the room closing the door with a bang. “Welcome to Health and Healing.” He said, gripping the edge of his desk as he lent forwards slightly “I ‘am Professor Gastrell, for the really stupid members among your number I am the guy that’s teaching this class.” Standing up, he gestured to the tables that he had set up around the room “As you can see there is food and drink around the edge of the room for you. In this class you can drink, eat, put your feet on the table and even take off your ties.” “However, you piss me off and you won’t be passing. So, once everyone has collected what they want, settled back their seats then we’ll begin with a few rather boring things. Things such as your name, why you are taking this class and even, if you feel the desire too, an interesting thing about your life.” He looked around at the faces of the students “Sounds good? Good, disperse.” ((occ: Have your students get food then do the introductions bit, please J))
  5. Ash was a firm believer in the theory that people fell into one of several different categories; Cat people, dog people, bird people or heartless bastards who hated all animals. It was possible to be more than one type of people, well apart from the heartless bastard category. It was a group in which Ashkar had longed to belong too, but he just had too much of a soft spot for the damn animals. It was terribly inconvenient to his life. This very moment was a good example of why. He’d no sooner stepped towards where the cats were cloistered up when one particularly deranged and bedraggled looking cat stole his heart. Stole in, curled up around and started licking it, flea bitten bastard. Ash had a feeling the poor sod had been here a while after all he was a small black kitten, a kink half way up a tail that looked like it was missing a good portion off the end, one eyed and what looked like a lip deformity that made it so the lip on the right side of his mouth was either missing or permanently curled up. Ash was a firm believer in the theory that people fell into one of several different categories; Cat people, dog people, bird people or heartless bastards who hated all animals. It was possible to be more than one type of people, well apart from the heartless bastard category. It was a group in which Ashkar had longed to belong too, but he just had too much of a soft spot for the damn animals. It was terribly inconvenient to his life. This very moment was a good example of why. He’d no sooner stepped towards where the cats were cloistered up when one particularly deranged and bedraggled looking cat stole his heart. Stole in, curled up around and started licking it, flea bitten bastard. Ash had a feeling the poor sod had been here a while after all he was a small black kitten, a kink half way up a tail that looked like it was missing a good portion off the end, one eyed and what looked like a lip deformity that made it so the lip on the right side of his mouth was either missing or permanently curled up. He looked like pirate and was bloody perfect. Pushing some of his hair out the way of his face, Ash was just about to kneel down and pet the unsightly Beast when the sea of cat parted as though Moses had just stepped into their midst with his staff; they seemed just about as pleased about it as he was sure sea creatures were when Moses actually showed up. This was the moment when someone spoke and Ask turned his head to look at the interloper. He was young, looked Native American and thought that he terrified cats. “Just be thankful they don’t have opposable thumbs.” Ash replied mildly, kneeling down and coaxing over Pirate Cat “Though,” he said thoughtfully poking the kitten on the nose as it reached up to sniff his finger “A cat apocalypse would certainly liven things up.” The kitten rubbed his cheek against Ash’s hand “We’d just have to hide the Cravendale.” He chuckled at his own joke, before shooting as look at the other bloke “British humor. So, you are after a feline companion?”
  6. Well, I hope these kids are prepared and not too sensitive.

  7. “She beat me.” Ash said softly to the ten year old, his words were serious, but the tone of it and the expression on his face would let the girl know he was joking “Beat me with a wooden spoon because I wasn’t working fast enough.” He rubbed the back of his head to indicate where she he was supposedly beaten. He gave Ella a half smile over the top of Nina’s heading, the response to her unspoken thank you. Standing, he turned a grabbed a plastic plate from the table and careful placed on some of the softer finger foods for Elena. When he’d piled up enough that he was sure the little girl would surely burst, he placed it in front of her taking care to cut up the sausages. When his work of feeding the baby was done, Asker returned to his own place and plate of food. Favouring the English based breakfast foods over those Spanish ones. He liked sweet treats as much as the next person but as a rule not for breakfast, however he did allow himself one churro. He continued his breakfast in silence, well for the most part. When everyone finished, he poured himself what was probably his third cup of black coffee then stood up. “Okay, Nina, I’ll pack some of this up for your lunch. It’s her trial school day today, isn’t it?” he asked, looking at Ella. He’d been rather insistent that she attend both the local schools that allowed girls for a trial period to see which one she felt she fitted better in. The likely outcome would be Tally, well, that’s the one he felt was the better fit. But, ultimately, it wasn’t down to him. When that was sorted he picked up all the plates, using his wand to float the ones his hands couldn’t deal with into the kitchen and started packing the leftovers away whilst he allowed magic to at least start the washing up.
  8. This letters are getting more amusing.

    1. Elektra Devereux

      Elektra Devereux

      Why do you go raiding the creepy fanmail? There's a reason I have it sorted into a box that I intend to incinerate.

    2. Ashkar Gastrell

      Ashkar Gastrell

      Because I don't get fan mail. Plus, the creepy ones are the most amusing, don't you think so, Pigeon?

  9. The bottle contained laxatives? Who the hell lived here before them that they needed prescription laxatives? Someone who had a lot fibre in their diet and not the good kind that helped with the passing of stool. The image of a poonami briefly flittered across his mind and for a second he smirked. This was mainly because there was no way he'd have cleaned that up and the thought of Ella dry heaving over that sort of thing was kinda amusing. It was also not something he had a lot of time to think over before shoving Ella off to make amends with her niece. A niece who was living in a strange new environment, with her Mothers good and famous doppelgänger. So as Ella went off to build bridges, he turned his attention and wand too Elena, using a small spell to downsize the noise too everyone but Elena herself. That was when he heard Nina come into the room. Turning, he graced the tiny blonde with a smile as she thanked him for breakfast. Walking over to her, he leant down and kissed the little girl on the top of the head. "You are very welcome. Sweetheart." He said, shooting a look over her head at Ella "but I am afraid it wasn't my idea. Your aunt woke me up early with the whole plan, she even made me clean up after Elena." He made a motion with his head toward Nina. Encouraging Ella too jump in and claim credit.
  10. Ash could have said something about her comment to do with sarcasm. He could point out that it didn't fly over his head, that in fact he knew she was being sarcastic and had simply chosen to ignore it. This was something she would get used to, him either ignoring sarcasm or wilfully misunderstanding it. All he did in response to her questions about her internal sex organs was a shrug, though he was close too responding. Since he had a few zingers he could sling her way yet, the desire too show her the spread he had lay out for their Niece. "Nina has been feeling low and homesick recently, so I am hoping this helps allieviate some of it." He explained, walking to the table where the spread was "Do you think..." he started, about to suggest something else to try and help Nina when he was once again being told off for some heinous act. Something about jars and prescription medication. He glanced over as Elle removed the offending item and replaced it with a much worse one. "She couldn't get the lid off," he said, in way of defence "and now you actually give her a weapon? The progeny of your sister should not be given objects that can be used to hurt other people." He said wincing slightly as Elena was happily banging away with her spoon. He shot Ella a look of annoyance, before deciding that was probably a battle to fight later. "Anyway, I got you up so that you could get Nina and take some credit for it. Since you two are still building your relationship up." It was perhaps cruel to remind her that though she had a biological connection with her Niece, she hadn't actually spent that much time with her due to Emmelines lifestyle "Go, go." He encouraged, ushering her to her nieces room.
  11. Now, has a person of British origin Ashkar was as much a fan of going places where alcohol could be purchased and consumed at a reasonable price as the next bloke. He very much enjoyed a drink or sixteen, stumbling merrily buzzed back too whatever hole he lived in and sleeping off the resulting hangover. The problem remained that he'd not only wandered into a place that the phrase 'quiet drink' wasn't designed for but also when a Quidditch match was going on. Ah, Quidditch, was there a more pointless sport? This sentiment had never made him very popular, as he was much more amused by pointing out the obvious logical flaws in the game than he was participating or watching it. It was, perhaps, an odd train of thought for someone who lived with a international Quidditch star and had in his life made many bets and dodgy dealings around the sport but he'd never seen a problem with profiting off idiots whose idea of a good time was to dodgy balls of a murderous rampage. So, in the spirit of drinking and betting he weaved his way through the colourful crowd, knowing his destination was the place where he could down a few pints of beer with a whiskey chaser. He might even go out and have a few shots of giggle water. He stood out the most in this place, everyone else was dressed up in bright colours and he was in his normal neutral garb. After passing one particularly rowdy group that ended up with him getting an elbow to the ribs, the man saw salvation at the bar and a stool that seemed to be waiting just for him to park his ass on it. He was just within reach of his goal when a drunk woman stumbled into his bath yelling something about the bathroom, before tilting on her own axis and falling. Catching her by the arm, he swung her around back into her feet, placing one hand on her lower back to make sure she was able to use those feet before finally reaching his goal and scooting onto it. No sooner had his ass touched the seat when a loud exclaimation sounded from behind him rather quickly followed by one of those bloody whistles, a sound, he decided, that was much to close to his ear. A sigh left him as he shifted around too see the small female offender, as she rambled on about losing something. Clearing his throat, he poiltly as he could muster, responded. "That would depend on how close to my ear you are intending to blow that bloody whistle."
  12. "Well it fucking stinks in here." was probably not the first thing Ash should have said when he wandered into Hoots & Whispers on his mission to buy his beloved Niece a pet or two. He hadn't even bothered to say it under his breath nor did he hide the movement of bringing his hand up to his nose to block the assault from the animals scents all mixed together. He should have been super posh and brought a handkerchief with a much more pleasing smell on it too hold over his mouth. The problem was he was neither posh enough to own such a handkerchief nor was he the sort of person who carried handkerchiefs. So instead he allowed himself to get used to the assorted smells, reminding himself he’d been in places that smelt much worse than this, so much worse. It also helped that he was here with a particular goal in mind. To get a pet for Nina, after all the girl had lost her Mother and now had to live with her Mothers doppelganger. She needed something of her own, something she could lavish feelings onto. Something that was simple minded enough that he wouldn’t really care who it went to live with or how many times it was shoved about from pillar to post. Taking a deep breath and pushing some of his curly hair back the man descended into the shop, passing the accessories and food for the various animals he could smell and heading to the part of the shop that housed such creatures. His dark eyes grazed over toads, rats and something small, spherical and fluffy. The round puffy thing interested in long enough that he stepped closer to investigate it, which was until a long and thin tongue whipped out from the middle of the beast and tried to insert itself up his nose. Stepping back swiftly enough that he knocked the display behind him, he pointed at the creature that admitted some kind of low humming noise “Here, we’ll be having none of that now fur ball.” He said, straighten up his shirt slightly and turning away from the creature and deciding something that was going to try and do things to his nostrils was not a creature he could bring into his home. Shooting the offending creature one last look that bordered more on amused than annoyed, he headed to what he knew would be a safe bet. The Cats.
  13. "It's been in the grill and then my hand," he replied, frowning at the slapped away sausage he was still holding "which I washed." He added as an after thought, just in case she thought he'd been having a wank before picking up the phallic shaped object and bringing it too her. She should know, by now at least, that he had good hand hygiene practises. Though it was possible that she didn't pay that much attention to him and his need to be clean. This train of thought didn't get to last long before she mentioned something else about sausages, not so subtly implying that he had homosexual tendencies or at least liked giving blow jobs. This was factually incorrect, he much preferred receiving them. He considered the source of the remark for a moment, then decided that seeing as the comment was coming from someone whose virginity had probably grown back, it wasn't worth putting too much energy in a response. "I prefer receiving blowjobs." He replied biting into the sausage he was holding "Can you remember what that is? I know it's been a while. You really should sweep out the cobwebs love, it'll hopefully lighten you up." She mentioned the time which brought Ash back to the reason he'd come into the room. Bouncing on his knees slightly, he responded "Its time you got your lazy arse out of bed and see the surprise I have for Nina." When this announcement was made, he made his way off the bed, shoving the rest of the sausage in his mouth as he left then room and waiting for her to follow and see the spread he'd put out.
  14. It had been roughly two weeks since Ashkar had arrived in Australia, along with his entourage. An entourage that consisted of one former famous Quidditch Player, a ten year old and a baby. Anyone who was casually looking in on them might mistake the foursome as a diverse family and for the snobs that lived on the same estate, which is all they would ever be. The truth would probably kill some of the much older bastards, not that this was a bad idea. Ash had, more than once, considered offing some of the more nosey neighbours. Instead, he’d settled for throwing rubbish into the garden and washing the car in a bright pink frilly apron, only, the apron as well. This apron was currently wrapped around his waist as he stood over the hob cooking up a large breakfast for the inhabitants of the house. He’d also put on other clothes, since, letting children see his bare ass was a step too far even for him. The large breakfast was mainly Spanish in origin, with a think omelette, churros and various other bits and bobs. He’d thrown in bits of a traditional English fry up as well, including Black Pudding. The reason for the large meal was two folded. The first reason was simple, he liked cooking, and it allowed him to step out of his own head and focus on a single task to a satisfying end and secondly was to do with Nina. Nina, his ten year old Niece, had been experiencing some homesickness and he hoped the food would bring some comfort to her. So, he’d rose early, gone to the shop and offended only three people in his haste to get back. Then he’d got the baby up, changed her nappy and brought her out with him to ‘assist’ in the kitchen. Five minutes into this, he’d decided babies were not good kitchen helpers, so handed her a bottle of pills that he’d found in the bathroom to use as a rattle. After the oven dinged and the last of the food was ready, he plated everything using a warming spell to make sure everything stayed at a good temperature before laying the spread out on the dining table, giant buffet style. There was only one more thing left to do before waking up Nina and that was to get her lazy ass Aunt up. So picking up one of the sausages he left the baby to her dangerous rattle and went off to Elektra’s room. In true Ash style, he wasn’t quiet about entering nor was he overly concerned about breaching her personal space. Straddling the former Chasers sleeping form, he brought the warm sausage down to gently rest on her lips whilst saying “Here, wake up. I have something thick, long and firm to put in your mouth.”
  15. Yeah...this isn't my wand.

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    2. Ashkar Gastrell

      Ashkar Gastrell

      That is because I rather like the kitchen to be clean and fire free.

       

    3. Elektra Devereux

      Elektra Devereux

      I cannot cause a fire from pouring cereal and milk into a bowl!

    4. Ashkar Gastrell

      Ashkar Gastrell

      Yes, yes you could. I am constantly astounded by the fact that on a broom you are graceful, but on the ground you have about as much coordination as a concussed troll.

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