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"...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...
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Adoptables
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 ...
Kora Karras
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Lily Quinland
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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...
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...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
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...
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 ...
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...
Kristen James
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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 (...
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...
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...
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Characters
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
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Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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  1. "Ahhh~, See, I gotcha to laugh, already on the upside." His head shook lightly as a smile formed wider on his face. While he was usually a focused and determined individual there wasn't any rule that stated he couldn't let that guard or intensity down when the moments require it. Staying as an obtuse person would only cause more stress and that wasn't something that he could take the risk of going through, no more than he was already dealing with, of course. "One word for it, eh? Aight, yea, I can definitely see that." There was no true positive precedence for this - one might consider them relatives if they didn't know either of their lives. But a closer look at the information would have been an alert towards what could potentially have been building. The scent that flowed from her filled his nose and he took a subtle and deeper sniff as his mind engraved it within his memories. "Oh? That right, yea? Sounds like you're more afraid of saying that answer." He lights poke back in a challenging connotation. Tyson expected it was much more complicated than that or maybe it was just her own way of teasing and flirting, but he had his own way, as awkward as it may seem to most people. Mostly because he just didn't flirt. "Yea, figured it was something like a goal or something. Most that want to slap on some wonton destruction that's international and criminal probably wouldn't focus on a single school enough for that many five-O's to walk about on." His hand rose up to rub at his chin lightly in thought. Thinking on it won't help the situation but it at least gave him more control over his nerves, that will be helpful when he went back on campus. "Maybe. . . Unless we know whatever he wants or connected it I guess? But, eh, me worrying about it won't do me any good or favors. " Whenever trouble showed its ugly face it would do so, that was when he'd deal with it if need be. He had more problems of his own to deal with in the immediate anyways. A snorted laughter escaped from him as he shook his head. "I wouldn't know, I don't pay all that attention. Ya know? Sure they're all fine though, no biggie." He shrugged it off as if it were truly a non-issue. The way she stared at him caused his eyes to blink a few times as he leaned back in his chair staring back at the woman. "Why you? Sheesh, ya' gonna have me be that blunt?" He shifted his gaze away towards the constantly moving crowds that strolled along the sidewalk, the different people and places that they had went into for whatever reason. "Cleary cause I'm interested in ya'." It was stated bluntly, as if it were a matter of fact as he turned back to look at her. "Usually folks tend to notice others because of interests."
  2. "Ha! Aight, I get that I hit a bit of something there." He nodded in resignation - He knew it wasn't an easy thing to try and learn another position especially after being dedicated towards a single one. It even made those that played the field in that way more rusty if they had to stick to only their main, no opportunity to be a true wildcard would make the skills less than ideal. But he took it as a learning experience too, one never got a good perspective of things without stepping into those positions. "Sometimes it's good to just roll with what you want. Less annoying than trying to pick up a new trade if you don't really need to." An arm rose up and made a firm congratulatory pump in motion. "That means you'll be taking the field! Nice, nice. Plan on trying out for the School team too? I know not many folks try out for it but hoping to see that change this year. Facing other schools will drum up some good insight on competition. Not to mention, always nice to get a rival or two just to get that push." Sports, they were battles of the best and only the top of the top ever succeeded or at least were noticed enough and give accolades for building up strength that was hard trained, drilled and firmed, taken to the next level to be winners. It was an intoxicating idea and one of the reasons he worked himself so hard. "The intense discipline and the need to always find a reason to exercise? Yea, I get that a lot." A short sniggle resonated from him as he made a slight joke about himself. But then shrugged soon after as if it were no big deal to him. "Something I got into, channel the aggression I had as a little tike. It just happened that it worked out in the long run for Qudditich. That and I found that I actually really liked the constant activity, ya know? It helped to keep my mind focused but also let me think about stuff I needed to work through." Giving one final stretch to his arms he could feel the pressure of muscles tightening and massaging themselves from the motion of it before following behind Gerry. "The smaller the better. I haven't checked the equipment room too much this year, hoping they got a bit of upgrades to some of the old stuff."
  3. Toothy smile formed as his head tilted as well. "Oh, I didn't forget that. You're someone whose hard to miss." Maybe that was just due to his previous exposure, even a partial factor that he had encountered her in a place he never would have considered a run in to occur. Even he had to admit that there was a sense of concern for the way he had noticed her, but it was something that he also knew he'd more likely regret trying to pretend otherwise. A life of regrets wasn't something he relished in looking back on - that would hit too close to home. "Probably not! I bring a good workout and a rush of adrenaline when exercise day rolls up." He grinned at her trying to add more levity to the situation. "Besides, you don't seem like the person who would have followed along if part of you weren't curious either." That was a sign of 'It was okay' on some level, at least, between their two perspectives. It's always when other perspectives chime in that things take a different turn. Tyson's brow elevated as he leaned in just a bit more on the table top. "And what exactly do you want?" There was a curiosity on his mind in wondering what would be desirable enough for her, something that causes a limit to be placed. Or maybe, he wanted to eliminate the idea that limits were a think even for the brief moment that they were at this restaurant. A chance to understand and get a more direct answer on what lingered on the woman's thoughts. One of his hands rose up to rub at the back of his head then scratch slightly. "Yea, I get what you mean. I know there are sick folks like that around, I mean, didn't expect to run into any this soon in my life. Or, rather, be put in a situation where it was an actual possible issues." Mind boggling, what kind of traumatic life or twisted mind could make the steps to be a criminal with such crimes on their plate? Either way, that kind of thought wasn't his concern - Yet. "I don't doubt the wack job gets off on it. Course I also know it's why we need more folks in the system willing to take on that kind of risk." Was he in a state of mind of self-sacrifice that such a job could be in his future? It was something he would have to decide eventually, sooner too as the terms seemed to come in and out quicker than he could take notice. "Ha! The sound of disagreement!" A strange look was shot towards Violet's direction which caused a snorted snicker to extend out. "I don't really go about noticed ladies, at school I tend to focus a bit on what I need to do, ya know?" Tyson then tapped his fingers on the table. "And I am always confident, Snarkette! Just like you're really the only person I've noticed, I guess is one way to put it."
  4. "Sometimes ya' got the cat's, the cradles, and the silver spoon too." He responded back towards her with a playful grin on his face while he leaned forward and against the top of the table. Though his head soon shook afterwards with a broader grin etched on to his mug. "Don't need me runnin' the streets, huh? Keeping a heavy look out are ya'?" A shrug formed and a gentle chuckle eased out of him. "I don't mind, can enjoy the view all ya' want, Snarkette." He at least planned to enjoy the view that was settled in front of him without any form of shame or concern. "But it's good to see ya' deciding to stick around, I can get with that." Even if she had to find an alternative reason for it, just meant that was one step forward. Both of his hands raise up as if to surrender the point. "Hey, I'm all on the ride to grabbing whatever you like. Life's too short and chaotic not to smack on your favorite foods, for real." Tyson hadn't been through tragic loss but he understand a sense of loss and the constant presence of other figures around the school made the understanding of what a heavy and flammable atmosphere could amount towards. It was enough that it made his own neck stiff. "Nah, I get the reason behind it but. . . I guess you kind of just have to see it to get the foreboding environment behind it all." Tyson's hand rose up to rub at his cheek in thought, he needed a way to explain it from his own view. "Like. . . If it was a small number, a light guard I probably wouldn't even look twice. But the are a lot of them walking around - that already tells me how dangerous this dude really is. Not to mention. . . They blend in horribly." The last bit was to add a bit more comedy to the heavy thought. "It's like a rose trying to pretend to be a daisy, ya' just know it like a broad smack in the face." His head tilted towards the side a bit as he got a bit comfortable and listened into her report on what had been going on, as light on details as it had been. But he understood there were things she probably couldn't tell him. "Yea, safe is good, I am on that team. Only way we'd get to have our dates like this." A coy wink flashed towards Violet with a matching grin to boot. It was partially a tease and partially serious on his own part, however. "I already know you'd miss me."
  5. A hand wrapped around the glass of homemade iced tea in a glass as he lifted it up and pressed it to his lips to drink from it. It was a much needed drink especially with the shift of the weather and the cooling breeze that hung on the wind. There had been a form of relaxation from it that accompanied the energizing way the beverage felt in him. As the greeting came his way a smirk pressed on his face and eyes followed towards the voice. He had found her a beautiful woman before hand, of course, he also was much more aware of her age than she had been of his own. "Snarkette actually shows up? Aight. I guess that's one point for you this time." He grinned at her then proceeded to fold up the newspaper and settle it towards the side a bit shaking his mind from what he'd be walking back into once the break had ended. Tyson watched as the Hostess took the order and headed off then fixated his attention to Violet who had decided to sit down. "Nachos, huh? Is it cheat day already? I should have gotten something a bit more." He teased, though he already knew how to work off whatever was put into his body. Just needed to make sure that it was a good burning exercise which could be done practically anywhere. A hand felt the top of his head sweeping along the fresh cut then settled on the back of his dome where he rubbed at it in uncertainty. "Been trying to enjoy it but to be for real? Going back to Tallygarunga has me more nerve wrecked than I would have expected, ya know?" Side glancing towards the newspaper as he began to stretch his arms upwards. "Auror's around every corner, practically can hear the night shifts during the dorm downtimes. Teacher's are much more stiff and on such high alert that things are locked down tighter than Azkaban." He brought his hand up and rubbed at his chin before placing it on the table once more. "Been just trying to work out and relax myself for what I am going to end up walking into, ya' know? What about you? How've things been going and all?" He had been concerned, hoping that she wasn't taking too much of a hit coming out so often to see him or keeping in contact with him. Especially since even he could see he had been developing more feelings towards the woman.
  6. There had been a few reasons he hadn't stepped in to check up on Eugenia of late and primarily it had been due to himself being more off campus during the free times trying to gather things together for himself. Being at the peak of his graduating year he needed to make sure that he didn't stumble into a bunch of mess after exiting, albeit, now he found himself in a different kind of mess than he had ever anticipated but that wasn't too big of an issue if he was being frank with himself. The Garden's above Tallygarunga seemed like a pretty safe bet to have a calm chat without him hyper-focusing on his usual sports or athletic feats that often took him for a much longer ride. So, earlier in the day he had made sure to stop by her Common room to let her know to meet him in this place. He found a nice little bench and table setup just under an over arching tree that provided just enough shade that he could remove the hat that straddled his head. Both of his feet lifted up to rest the base of his calves on the edge of the table while he leaned back with a book wide opened and nestled against his stomach. Of course, it was really a magazine that detailed different martial arts gear that he had been considering getting and having set up in his new home whenever he could get one on a good agreement. "Man~. . . I could really use a lot of this stuff too. Not like imma be able to get all of it but some stuff might be good." Tyson mostly responded to himself as he closed the magazine and settled it on the table before sliding his legs off of it and planting his feet onto the ground to lean forward and lift his head up to glance around the area to see if she'd show up. "Hope she shows up, girl's been spaced out for a while now that I think about it. . . Kind of worried about what's gnawing at her."
  7. Name: Tyson McKennis House: Bourke Year Level: Seventh Position: Chaser Secondary Position: Seeker Interest in Interschool team? Y
  8. School Break meant no more classes, no more books, and no more teacher's dirty looks! At least, if he weren't still living on the school ground for one more year. It wasn't all bad though since the break meant he was given a lot of freedom and able to travel through the city as long as he made it back safe and sound which was always a benefit, he couldn't hate wanting to actually be safe. Today, though, wasn't the time for him to be safe but enjoy the company that would soon be coming - keeping in contact with Violet since they had met at the gym he found himself easily drawn to the woman and the talks that they would have, the way they joked around when they could. At the same time, at least for him, he found he had to hide his phone and other things that went on while on school ground for the obvious reasons that might bring attention were he wouldn't like for it to. On one hand, his coach might find it an unethical thing in terms of sports but there had also just been the sheer situation of their age which hadn't escaped him it just wasn't a thing he wanted to be a concern. Even if others held a concern for it he was old enough and aware of himself enough to know he wasn't being manipulated or used, his mind wasn't being warped or tricked. The woman was genuine and that is something he respected along with her dedication to the game and her devotion towards the players that she trained. He sat at that place where she had taken him before, the establishment ran by the Friend that had known her father. Outside was a lovely day today and she had been right, the man treated him like family and made the visit all the more worth it. Not to mention the food was top notch like a Mom and Pop jewel waiting to be discovered by the much larger world looking for cooking here people often put their heart into it all. A Newspaper was sprawled out in front of him as his jaw clenched reading over the fact that the one known as 'Thomas' was still at large and vigilance was necessary. A hand rubbed at the top of the table as he shook his head since it meant that the Auror's at Tally were expecting a hit of some kind or someone to sneak in and start a bout of serious chaos along the grounds. That didn't sit well with him at all.
  9. A hand grasped around his phone a she walked into the classroom, a smirk pressed on his face. This was a pretty amusing conversation he had been texting to Vi but immediately had to close up his phone and slide it into his pocket. Head lifted up to gaze up to see the tables and chair spread away from the center of the room and it seemed a few people were already packed inside ahead of him. From the look of it all, it seemed like practical magic was about to be put into fruition in this class and that meant it was going to take up the slope of a good ol' fun time, that was for sure. Moving into the room further he'd drop his backpack onto the table and turned to face the Professor fully with his hands delved into his pockets. It seemed Naoki was going to be upbeat like usual, he didn't mind it, added more diversity to the classroom in a lot of ways. Spotting Morgan and Roe once more his hand rose up to shift into a peace sign as a 'Hello' greeting. He hadn't considered until now how many classes he actually shared with the underclassman which was probably an upside considering he could always help out in tutoring her if her health ever made it difficult to get about. Everyone had seemed to have went through some interesting things in vacation - Wait - something about congratulations? He shifted his gaze towards the lovebirds in the corner spotting the matching rings that hung on their fingers an a eyebrow quirked up. Guess everyone was in a rush to 'start their lives' one way or another, weren't they? Tyson shrugged it off that wasn't his business and it certainly wasn't his relationship to ponder on. "Uhh. . . I just hung around really. Met a friend, chatted a bit about some stuff they're helping me with and ate out a couple of times." He kept it as little information as possible not wanting it to some how bite him in the butt later on, at least, not until he was fully out of Tallygarunga as a graduate. Or at least, as an Adult which technically meant both at this point.
  10. "Not a lot of folks forte, though it also could be a pretty good skill to work on. I mean, if that's the kind of thing that fulfills, ya know?" If she didn't have the passion for wanting to be in the thick of the matches in that way and preferred being the one smacking the orbs that was probably best anyways. The game wasn't enjoyable or fun if you weren't in a place that seemed as if you were making an impact while enjoying yourself as well. "You going end up competing this year?" It was a question of curiosity but also just to see if he would have another tough competitor for the other rivals. "Or planning to take a bit of a hiatus to focus more on the school work and exams?" Considering they were both in years that required a pretty intensive test at the end of the year he couldn't fault her for taking the path of focusing on studies, probably something he should consider. "Oh yea? Aight, word, I'll run with that then." That was a challenge Tyson was going to pick up even if it managed to leave a couple of bruises but he was at least lucky he was much more trained in body and reflexes than the average Wizard student. Or. . . Maybe most wizarding students in general considering many never touched the idea of exploring the muggle world and all of the promise it holds. "I'm aiming to be a tough competitor one way or another. Challenge myself and I challenge others, only way folks can grow in the middle of the game, ya know?" Tyson's head light shook at the prospect of having a better idea. "Nah, most of my dodging practice ideas come from martial arts activities. That isn't really something most folks here are into."
  11. Tyson had been running a bit late but not after the late bell, that much he made sure he was up and ready before that ever could be marked against his House. It had been a rough time going between school, dealing with the Dojo, and trying to connect a bit to Vi. Which he wasn't even sure what was happening with him in that regard but he knew enough that careful caution was necessary for the both of them considering the situation of where they both were at this part of their lives. That being said, Tyson was a bit tired looking but was beating pass it and really didn't need to focus too much on it. After all, once he had entered the classroom the display of water pushing through all these various angle and with this particular setup open up his attention and mind to an highly alert mode. "Yo' this pretty slammin'." A nod of approval formed from him even if it was intensely odd sight to have at this time of the day it was definitely something that could jog awake a persons mind if they weren't expecting it to turn out this way. And yet, he felt he should have seen it coming considering exactly who the instructor was since the first term. After picking up a seat next to Morgan he sat his bag down and gave a light nod towards her. "Yo', wassup, Morgan and Roe." He said in a greeting giving a firm smile towards her direction. Until the professor called for their attention which required an answering to a question. "Yea, I see water as a Force. When it has you, you're at it's control it can either be nice or push you so hard that you crash and break." Enough issues happen where water is the soul perpetrator but also is what saves people, almost as if it held a will of its own under the surface of it all. "It contributes to keeping control, it helps to cool stuff off, ya know? Like if a Volcano starts to spew the moment it touches the water it's cooling off to make up some nice rock surfaces."
  12. "Ah, I getcha on that one. Going to that big hall is more of a hassle most days anyways." The different people that congregated had been interesting but not interesting enough to stick around long term for ideal chit-chats and gossips. "Oh yeah, I exercise almost half of my school life away. Usually some basic stuff like jumping jacks, push ups, and whatnot. I have to go offsite more often for weights and using sparring dummies." It could get pretty difficult jumping from one place to the next just to get the proper workout regiment that is also why he had pressed himself to a schedule for better focus. Tyson formed a grin that had been followed by a light chuckle which caused his lips to curl more into a smile. "That's a pretty good trick I'll need to keep that one in mind. I mostly keep stuff like protein drinks and bars stashed away. Not the -best- for nutrition on a consistent basis but it works out for me in the long run especially since it's mostly to just curb the hunger while I handle other stuff in the day." Preparing for the major test for the end of the year was much more work than he wanted to admit as it meant he needed to gather up all the materials he had been learning since the start of the term, catalogue them for later usage and then build up on them to make more sense and be accurate. "After going through the process for a few years you tend to get a bit bored of somethings, well, mostly the repeating book learning stuff." He understood that going back to the basics was an important strategy, most people who are masters of their arts often forget that the basics are there not just for a guideline but a foundation and once you forget the foundation you open yourself up to being a victim of the most basic of things. This is perhaps the major reason why he picked up the class again this year. "I have a few spells still from my previous years learning in DADA. The more easier spells that can link up with dueling, too." He laughed at the lounging form of the canine as it's head lifted up and dropped back down onto the floor. "He seems like a pretty loyal hound. How long have you had him with you?"
  13. It was a moment of his eyelids shuttering several times not used to needing to explain that kind of a phrasing His hand rubbed at the back of his neck even as a shrug flowed from his shoulders. Not that it was that big of a deal everyone had their own way of processing what they heard differently especially when it came to actual exposure in life, if she hadn't been a position to hear it used in that kind of a way it wasn't really her fault. Just the way of the environment that she had been around worked out. At least she caught the relation he meant for his name which wasn't a person he wanted to relate himself towards but since they both were into a form of martial arts it made it easier for others to connect that similarity with the name. Tyson just knew typically when it came to sports in many cases you don't want to be related towards something docile or graceful unless it was some kind of gymnastics tournament, maybe. In contact or active sports that require a team against a team gunning for the prize all at once, people wanted to be set apart as vicious and willing to get the job done. To be a different kind of predator in the apex manner, one wanted to be considered a Lion amongst the sheep, a bull amongst adversity, a bear that protects the collection of their 'young'. How one approached it often gave the radiation from them and impacted the crowd and how much they roared for such a play in a persons personality. While he should be trying to pick up tips and the subtle triggers on how to get at the young woman when it came to the game he also wasn't the type to go snooping around for the 'Game tricks', no, there had been no fun or challenge in already knowing what the persons thoughts actions or plays already were. Watching videos of past matches were much different than intentionally trying to rip open a persons 'Playbook' of sorts. The heat of the moment of deciding whether or not how to react, trying to read the person and succeeding in that endeavor was something that could unhinge a player if they believe someone is that intimidatingly good. "Oh, no, I don't think it. I know it." A small smirk pressed on his lips as his eyes narrowed towards Gerry. He knew he had to believe in his own capabilities first before anyone else would ever place faith in them. As long as he knew it, believed it, acted on it, and grew in it - then it would be a truth that he could live by. "Sounds like you're planning on trying to put that too the test. I ain't mad about it, see if I'm the real deal or just walking around pretending at the play." He was often tested in this way and it was something he grew accustomed towards. In the meantime he started to stretch his body starting form his arms and torso then leaning forward to stretch the back of his legs to loosen them up in order avoid the limbs from locking up or a cramp forming up within the ribs or back.
  14. Just tryna' juggle this final school year and make sure I can land on my feet after. Ain't nothin' easy.

    1. Geraldine Richter

      Geraldine Richter

      If you can't land on your feet you got problems.

    2. Tyson McKennis

      Tyson McKennis

      Maybe, but I gotta lot to worry about other than school, ya feel?

    3. Geraldine Richter
  15. There were many things a person needed to give a critique about from their own perspective. Even if it were just to themselves and on if they'd ever recommend any one to the same kind of food or service he had received. "I'm thinking about a good steak with some mashed potatoes. Gotta' love the old home cooking feel that comes with that kind of a heart meal, ya know?" Tyson couldn't even remember the last time he actually had a warm meal of such a degree, not even Tally really offered that at least mot the atmosphere that it could bring with that many people in one room. Most times it feel like he was in a little orphan Annie flick with how many people had been at a table. Not everyone would like the way someone cooked or the way that the food tasted, at the end of the day, people were ruled by not only the skill of the chef but the palette of their tastes. "Figure that he's opened and still bringing in the cash for some reason. Folks without skill don't have that kind of talent unless they have something to back it up." Usually, anyways, some people just didn't have any taste what so ever. Now it came down to a drink and truthfully he wasn't feeling the need for anything carbohydrate so he had already put in his mind what he'd want. "Definitely going with the fresh squeezed lemonade. Feel like I having a taste of nature." A smile perched on his face as he fully pressed the menu down and look towards Violet with full attention given. "Hehe, it must feel pretty weird to think ya' parent could be much more trouble than yourself, huh?" Not that he'd know how that felt particularly he only knew prejudiced workaholic's and that was the true extent of his knowledge. There were things in their life they had viewed as not important enough to impart on him and now at this point of his life? He felt glad that they hadn't, it meant he had no reason to truly have that fond 'connection' from their own memories. "Yea, I mean, it's a start ya' know?" Tyson wasn't taking the opportunities given to him for granted and wanted to make the best choice for himself and not what others expected or imprinted on to him. They made a difference in his mind, sure, something to check out and keep eyes on but he wasn't going to go by that as the ultimate decision. The be all, end all wasn't what he had been hoping to gun towards. Everything needed to be for the proper set-up of any future he wished to chase after to his full extent. "Not sure if a career will actually explode for me but regardless I plan on going into Law. Haven't decided if I want to be a Lawyer or an Auror but I may lean towards Lawyer, help to defend folks or help to go the path of eventually a Minister to better set some laws into place. Lots of folks go through abandonment and there needs to be more things taken into account for those kinds of people that will have a struggle starting their lives as adults, ya know?"
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