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Plot Update: April 2018
IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE... Thomas Sollozzo is back, and that's not  a good thing. No one knows exactly where he is, or what fa...
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Tally's 2018 Post-a-coaster!
That's right, it's POST-A-COASTER TIME! Now - May 18th, 2018 For each in-character post you make, a point will be added to yo...
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Shiny buttons system!
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Character Database Updates & Stuff
Hello all! It's been a while since I last pestered you by tinkering with things that probably don't need to be tinkered with (but damn it...
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Our House Heads!
House Heads! We've looked through the current Professors and allocated four to be the Heads of each House. This is based part on exp...
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Mousie's Bug Bashing Thread
Mousie is the worst and tends to make new things when there are probably things that need to be fixed/clarified/all of that fun stuff.  ...
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Timeline Time!
The Great Tally Timeline So it's a struggle remembering when things happen to your character, and that's why we've got the "Signific...
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Quoting, Tags, Following, Activity Streams, Search, Links & Images in posts!
What a big week! It's time to introduce you all to some MORE FEATURES! Huzzah! Quoting Quoting on this software is glorious. At t...
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Linked Accounts, Reputation, Leaderboard, House Points, Avatars & Who Posted
I have had such a big day today coding, my brain feels like it's slowly melting out of my ears! Following up today with a few feature...
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Using Reactions
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How to Apply
Welcome to Tally!  Looking to join a community of crazy writers as we explore the magical hijinks of the Australian wizarding world?...
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Beta Testing
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Gossip
Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!
A couple of farmers have been talking about sightings of a large wild cat of some kind, but when the try to chase after it to get a better...
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Music to your Ears
Bet you didn't know that the latest news is the performer on the net who goes by 'BlueEyed' is taking up schooling in Tallygarunga! Even s...
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No longer "AT", but we saw THAT coming.
It's official. Papers have been filed, and the unexpectedly long marriage of @Adele DeVylissea is over. Dear oh dear. At least the Drunk...
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Using Tally Gossip
Posting Gossip Small towns are notorious for gossip. The wizarding community that inhabits Narragyambie and Tallygarunga is no exception. B...
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Plotting
Ravioli Inside®
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually e...
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pyjamaviking's splotter
Current Characters I Have for RPing With 1. Scarlett Fate - a First Year Spencer   ...
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Bare feet like a tomboy, and a crooked smile
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga |...
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Heather's Babies
Elliot Morietti 41 | Surgeon/Healer | Ellen Pompeo Ellie is still grieving the loss of her husband three years ago. She's grumpy,...
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Ducklings
  orion arua-karras 17. Seventh Year. Bourke student. ...
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Come and have a butchers.
Albertine Bellerose ● 16 ● Spencer ● Former Child Model ● Pureblood Even though she is a Spencer, Albertine doesn't fit...
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Roar!
ThistleProse's Minions 100% stole the code from Lily! *tips hat* I am up for all kinds of plots! Just hit me up on Discord and I'l...
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Callie's Chars
Callie's Characters Always up for plots and threads, post below with ideas!   Liam Somersfield  32 | Keeper for A...
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Kai's Little Lies
    Marcus Carsen     Species: Dhampir Blood: Half-Breed(Wizarding Pureblood parent) Age: 25 Gender: Male...
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out of hiding
JOSIE WILSON 22 | School Nurse | Former Spencer | Lily Collins Once a student of Tallygarunga herself, Josie has returned as th...
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Flowers Made From Iron
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Lily's Lovelies
Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas!Jez25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Super...
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Unflushable...
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
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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." ...
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Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
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...
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 ...
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Characters
Ilia Collins
10 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ilia is rather unique. She tends to ramble, not able to pick up that other people have gotten bored, or checked out of the conversation. O...
Atlas Karras
60 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance Atlas is energetic and youthful. Many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to be...
Gideon Monk
36 ☆ pb ☆ hu at first glance Gideon is energetic and youthful. many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to b...
Lux Hightower
33 ☆ mb ☆ hu Overall Lux is rather dualistic in her nature, she find the number two to be of great significance she sees herself as the saint and the s...
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...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Jackson Renner
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about 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...
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...
Calixta Karras-Pappas
45 ☆ pb ☆ hu Being the only daughter of a powerful family had it perks, but it mostly had them treating her as the breakable child.  She was never goo...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
8 ☆ hbr ☆ sc To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Orion Arua-Karras
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Orion is an independent, somewhat sociable, somewhat funny, somewhat stubborn young man. His life has always been full of 'somewhat' and '...
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...
Kevia Hale
27 ☆ hb ☆ ww Kevia has always been a quiet child, not shy, but she always liked to observe before she found herself engaging in something.  She was n...
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...
Vito Salvatore
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vito is a ballistic stubborn short tempered man. He is quick to anger and he doesn’t have a problem holding back or physically harming w...
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...
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...
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...
Kiera London
33 ☆ pb ☆ hu In her Tallygarunga days, Kiera was known as a quiet nerd. She was bookish and was often found in a squishy chair with her feet up and a ...
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...
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...
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...
Frankie Oliver
16 ☆ pb ☆ hu Perfection is her ultimate goal. It drives her crazy sometimes really Frankie spends a lot of time reaching for perfection. She feels that...
Mairead Townsend
14 ☆ hbr ☆ vt Bright, Mairead is unafraid to raise her hand in class, pushing forward whatever answers she might know.  She's quick to learn, but she ...
Scarlett Van Acker
31 ☆ hb ☆ hu Scarlett is a no-nonsense type of girl. People who complain about how sad and pathetic their life is drive her absolutely crazy. She lacks...
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...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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
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...
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...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu 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...
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 ...
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...
Lazar Valov
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lazar is a mechanic, in a way. He likes to take things apart and put them back together. He tends to be more internal in his thinking and ...
Patrick Kelly
35 ☆ hb ☆ hu  Patrick likes to think of himself as the antihero.  While he was always laid back so to speak he has found his nature had changed quit...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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 ...
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...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu 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...
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...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Keeley Monroe
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keeley is well known for being hard headed and stubborn. The youngest of four with 3 older brothers she learned from an early age how to b...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Elena Bihar
30 ☆ pb ☆ hu Elena is one of the most stable women you will ever meet. she had an unnatural calm about her as well as a shrewd work ethic and strong wi...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Kenna Westmore
16 ☆ hb ☆ vt Kenna acts as though she is driven by a motor, she is constantly moving constantly doing something and constantly attempting to be product...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
Alexander Winfield
18 ☆ 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 ...
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...
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Current time: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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Ministry ☆ AurorKay
30 year old Pureblood Human ☆ her/she

In truth Elena was not thrilled to be saddled with someone so green. It had not been her first choice but Elena also knew that this was one of the many responsibilities you took on as a senior Auror. Sometimes you had to deal with those still wet behind the ears in order to train them right. It was a duty… or something. She had been given quite the speech by her boss when she had gotten the assignment. It had been a lucky break they had not caught the murders in Kensington, that had been one they may have been pushed aside on due to the nature and the fact the department head had been involved. 

They had just finished up the paperwork from the last tour and she was heading back to her desk. Tory was there and she sat across from her. ”Did you get the final report done for the b and e?” It had been a simple one down at the pet supply place in Oliphant. She had been lucky too. It could have been gnarly. ”We have to run inspections on a few things this tour until we catch.” Elena didn’t mind the inspections, they were actually kind of soothing 

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Ministry ☆ AurorTorianna Pierce
22 year old Pureblood Human ☆ She/Her

Even though she had graduated the year previous, Tory’s stint in Saudia Arabia with her brother meant she was only really beginning her work as an Auror. Everything about the job still made her heart skip a beat with excitement. Being paired up with Elena, a senior Auror Tory had heard good things about, was one of these things. She was still as determined as ever to prove herself as the best Auror who had ever walked the Ministry’s halls. If she felt she particularly had something to prove because of who her father was, or had been, she refused to dwell on it.

Part of the newness of the job meant she had not succumbed to the irritation so many of her Auror colleagues – colleagues! – expressed about paperwork. Though she had spent three years being drilled on the correct way to fill in reports and what codes meant what and how severe something had to be to remain in the Auror’s jurisdiction, Tory still felt a thrill of pleasure go through her when she sat down and filled in her own paperwork from her own jobs. 

“Yes, ma’am,” she told Elena, straightening up in her seat and brushing a spot of dirt from her Auror’s robes. The break and enter had been pretty open and shut. Part of Tory wanted the high-profile excitement of a criminal resisting their arrest, or a long stakeout, or having to interrogate a suspect (she still hadn’t had the chance for real, though practicing on her fellow Auror-trainees had been fun), but another part had found the rather by-the-book break and enter just as exciting. “I’ve copied it in triplicate. Sent the green in the elevator to archives, the pink to Mr Miller and the white is on your desk.” Reports had been drummed into them so thoroughly, Tory expected she could recite the protocols in her sleep. 

“Where are we going?” The familiar excitement buzzed through Tory at the mention of inspections and she promptly got to her feet, gulping her last sip of coffee, only still warm due to her magical mug. Somehow during the long hours of Auror training as she had fought to take in every word of their textbooks and revise every lesson they were taught, she had come to depend upon the drink like a comfortable friend, rather than the bitter enemy it had seemed when she had begun consuming it. 

Checking her wand holsters automatically, she felt the comforting presence of both of her wands, and stood to attention, waiting for her orders. 

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Ministry ☆ AurorKay
30 year old Pureblood Human ☆ her/she

There was something to be said about the woman’s eagerness to please on the job. Elena had to admit it was nice, she could always pass off some of her paperwork if she needed to. Though Elena had never been the sort to take advantage of that. Elena had always liked to do her own paperwork, sometimes you never knew what someone else might put in the report and she had seen someone testify and be called on things you had no idea were in there. It had to be mortifying. Though she had come to trust the younger woman to do as she was told and her reports were good, better than a lot. Though Elena had prescribed on the being hard on the woman to make her better. It was how she had learned. 

”Oh Excellent.” She said as she looked at the report on her desk. She would read it and then file it a little later. She took a moment to give it a cursory look before she put it in the folder and then tucked it away in her drawer. She liked to review the reports once a week. It made it easier. At least for her. ”Easy there nothing fancy.’ she said with a laugh as she handed her the inspection lists. ”We are headed to the special forces closet and inspecting the inventory.” It was just down the hallway. Elena didn’t mind this part of the job. It was a bit tedious but she managed it well. 

”Okay the purpose of these is to make sure the next time we need to get equipment, it wont malfunction.”She said with a smile. Opening the door. It was not too much of a mess this time. She had complained the last time she had opened it and it had been a wreck. ”Ready?” She asked with a smile. 

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Ministry ☆ AurorTorianna Pierce
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Tory gave a lopsided grin, feeling a touch embarrassed by her over-eagerness. She would never apologise for it though, she was actually living out her dream job. She had fought tooth and nail every step of the program to be the best she could be, and it was only her enthusiasm to be a great Auror in every aspect which could have pushed her through the many late nights and utter lack of social life she had endured. Not to mention the many, many late-night runs and walks she had taken Altor on because she could not fit them in to a normal schedule. Bleary-eyed and head aching, she would force herself to leave the house with her pup regardless. This was what it had all been leading to.

She scanned the inspection lists as Elena gave them to her. She had never taken part in this task before.

“Okay, so what do we need to do?” she asked, following Elena down the hallway and peering into the messy room filled with every goody an Auror could ever need. “Are we testing things or just making sure it’s all accounted for?” 

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”Luckily whoever was in here last didn’t make too much of a mess… they don’t like t put their crap away its maddening.” It truly made Elena want to hit things… or be dramatic and drop everything n the middle of the MLE and demand they put everything up correctly or she wouldn’t be the one to inventory everything. She let out a small laugh. She would save that information for later. It was not her best moment, but she was a little proud of it. It had seemed to work too so no harm no foul. She picked up one of the items and grimaced as she placed it back down. It was smelly. It was clearly some sort of terrible raid. 

”So its making sure it’s all here and its not in disrepair.. this.” She nudged at the smelly item. ”Is in disrepair.”She said making note of it and putting it in the maroon bin. ”Its usually easier to start with the extra spell proof robes.” she suggested as she headed over there. ”Usually what I do, and everyone develops their own system…. But I do the visual inspections and then count.” It always seemed like she lost count even with magical counters. 

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Tory looked around doubtfully. If this was not making a mess, she would hate to see things when they were disorganized. 

“It seems like a dumb idea to not keep things you might need at the drop of the hat easy to find.” Elena seemed in a particularly good mood today. Suspicion struck Tory as they wandered over to the robes hanging untidily on hooks along the wall. Withdrawing her wand she prodded one of them dubiously. “Revelare execratione maledicta congessit.” A pale blue light surrounded the robes – her curse detection spell had come up with nothing.

Grinning sheepishly, Tory stashed her wand again and gave a half-apologetic shrug towards Elena. 

“Rivers took a lot of our classes,” she said by way of explanation. One of the auror-program’s favourite ways to train their new recruits to be always on guard was to turn even the most basic of activities into a test without warning. Holdren Rivers was particularly fond of this method, pulling out some form of impromptu test at least once a week – had he attended Tally instead of Premier’s Academy, Tory was certain he would have been in Spencer.

One particularly memorable morning had seen Tory racing into the classroom just in time, having missed breakfast after over-sleeping from a late night study session. Hungry and already looking forward to lunch, she had slid into her seat and immediately froze. The half-smirks of the handful of other Auror trainees had told her they were already in the same predicament. She had been immediately stuck to her chair by one of Rivers’ curses. 

Attempting to pull out her wand had seen it shoot violently across the room, accompanied by a burst of silvers sparks. Trying to stand from her chair had just made it wobble as if struck by a jelly-legs curse until all of its legs collapsed and left her, and the auror trainee next to her, sprawled out on the floor as a slow dye curse turned her toes and feet blue. 

It had taken five painstaking hours and a great deal of teamwork to figure out how to undo and reverse all of the cursed chairs, and then to further listen to Rivers’ extensive lecture on the importance of never growing complacent just because they believed they were in a safe place. Tory had never so much as touched her desk or chair again without first running through every detection spell she knew. 

Determining that this was not an elaborate test, she began to check the robes in earnest, tugging each from its hook and running her hands over it as her mother would one of Tory’s dresses before a formal Ministry event. Four of the robes passed muster before the fifth showed a hole under one of the armpits. Tory carefully placed it into the maroon bin Elena had already utilised once.

“How often does inventory get done?” she asked conversationally. “And is it always you who does it? Or does it rotate?” Reaching the end of the lines of robes it occurred to her that there might be more than visual damage to be found. Pulling out her wand again, Tory began checking over the spell resistances as they had been taught. One of them had grown weaker to general hexes and a third seemed to have decided it could only resist spells incanted by large women. 

“Should I try and fix these or put them in the box too?”

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Elena smiled and shook her head. ”Rivers.” She had run into those tests a few times. ”I can promise you now I am not rivers. I believe in being prepared of course but I wont he cursing things like that. When I am testing you, you will know.” she may not always say it out loud, but she did attempt to keep it fairly obvious. In spite of her reluctance to take on a rookie she had grown fond of the brunette that she had come to accept as her partner. She wanted her to be trained to the best of her ability, but she believed in doing things by way of protocol and there was a protocol to the tests they ran in the department. 

”It is supposed to be done weekly.” However it was one of those things that often got overlooked for cases. It happened a lot. ”It gets assigned weekly to who should be completing it. It is one of those things that when you have a lot of cases and a lot to contend with it falls to the bottom of priorities. So I try to do it when I am not busy, like now, we closed the case, and we have yet to catch another. It’s a rare moment but its important on the basic level.” She said. It was something they all needed to do better at. 

Looking at the robes she shook her head. ”bin ‘em.” She said with a note of finality. ”They will go to the departments who deal witht hose things, and if they can be saved they will save them and put them back into rotation but if not they get retired permanently.” Elena tossed another two into the bin, one had a large acid wash spot and the other sparked when hit with a spell. 

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Nodding at the instructions, Tory obediently stashed the robes into the box. Three years ago she would have been itching to sneak them out again and test her own strengthening spells, but she was starting to finally learn that not all instructions were there to chaff her, and Elena rarely gave her idle commands. 

As Elena pointed out that they were in a rare moment of idleness, Tory realised the older woman was correct. It felt strange. Her whole being was buzzing, waiting tensely for the next thing she ought to be doing. It had felt like that for so long it was hard to recognise that she could relax for a moment. 

First it had been Tally, get the grades, juggling Werrant and Alan, get into the Auror program. Then it had BEEN the Auror’s program. She had never worked harder in her life. Even the past year in Saudi Arabia had been a whirlwind of new sights, sounds and cultures. Then back to actually working as an Auror and even the boring cases had kept them hopping. Never had she really had a moment to just talk to Elana like a human being – and, if Tory was being honest, while she had been training Elena hadn’t been a human. Just a mythical being. An Auror. 

“D’you mind me asking, why did you decide to become an Auror?” she asked curiously, moving over to a pile of spare wand holsters and beginning to sort them. “Did you always want to do it?” Then, as though it was a habit she just couldn’t break, “Do your family approve?”

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”You learn to relax.” She suggested. It was easy to be tense, it was easy to be caught up. ”You’ll need to, or you’ll end up doing something stupid.” She said looking over her. She let out a sigh. She had a partner before who had not learned the skill and they had ended up in a bad way. It had been painful for Elena to watch and she didn’t really want to go through that again. It was a struggle to get attached to someone and then watch them deteriorate right in front of you. ”those stories about the Aurors who end up cursing someone, or hurting themselves in some way- They never learned the skill.” She said as she dropped another in the bin.”For me, this is relaxing, it is methodical and serves a purpose.” 

Elena didn’t like to sit still, so this was an easy thing for her to do when she had moments to do it. She let out a small sigh as pondered the questions. ”No ask away.” She said with a smile. They didn’t get the chance to sit and talk about idle things like this. ”It was not what I always wanted to do. I was not a good student in the beginning. It took me a little time to decide.” She shrugged and then looked at her. ”They didn’t to begin with, they were worried I would get hurt or worse. They have come to accept it. My ex husband did not.” she shrugged. It had not really mattered in the end. 

”My parents have since come around.” She looked at her. ”What about you… “ 

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Tory grinned sheepishly at Elena’s suggestion she relax. She knew there was a difference between being alert and being on edge and she often floated dangerously close to the latter. 

“I’ll try,” she promised, sincerely. She was here to learn after all. If Elena thought it was important she relax, Tory would try and find some way to do so. As she picked up an emergency portkey only to have her hand go green – she dropped it into the bin – Tory decided this was definitely not that way. Waving her wand with a casual impatience she would have envied when she was younger, the hand returned to its correct colour. 

“What do you do outside of this?” She waved a hand around to indicate the entire Ministry. “To relax, I mean.” Elena was receptive to her questions, which actually helped Tory feel more at ease than she had for some time. It was less likely that she was about to be tossed out on her ear than when she was working through her training, and she was beginning to see that the other Aurors’ really were human too.

“So why did you decide on this? To me it was always being an Auror. The idea of helping maintain law, but also help those who can’t help themselves.” The faintest flicker of a dark room nudged the edge of her mind, but Tory shut it down firmly. “The excitement,” she added dryly, sarcastically launching the next defective portkey into the box. 

The ex-husband seemed to be a sore spot, so Tory deliberately steered wide. It might be something Elena would open up about in time, it might not. That was her business. 

“My parents?” Her mouth twitched, just an iota. She supposed anyone would think that Werrant Pierce, former Minister for Magical Education and firm friends with the head of Magical Law Enforcement at the time would have been all for having a daughter in the ministry. What more could he hope for than that she follow in his footsteps? “They are still working on it to a degree. My father is ... I think ... hoping it will lead to better things.” Her mother simply told people her daughter worked in the Ministry, then changed the subject. 

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Watching the green hand go back to its normal color she smiled. ”That is always fun.” She said as she looked at the portkey in the bin. She added one that was sprouting purple flowers to it. The strange things that came back to them. She shook her head as she thought about the next question. What did she do after work? It had been so long since she had anything to do after work. ”Honestly I go home and I make dinner and I forget.” It was not the best answer. ”And running, I find running is pretty helpful in clearing the mind.” She said with a small smile. ”I am not the most exciting person.” She admitted. 

She was not the most exciting after the divorce she had sort of become a bit of a hermit. It was easier than dealing with people who liked to ask too many questions. Talking about him always seemed to make her feel the rather difficult emotions she liked to forget the one that seemed to sting the most was the fact she had been a failure in the end. Letting out a small laugh she shrugged. ”It sounds like I should take my own advice every now and then.” She smiled at her. 

”that’s better than nothing.” She understood that sometimes you had to simply take what you could get.”What do you do when you aren’t here, and if you tell me that you practice and read text books I am staging an intervention for the both of us.” 

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Tory grinned at the flower-sprouting portkey. It was amazing how wrong magic could go sometimes. Her muggle friend Jamie had often complained about the way his computer would randomly ‘crash’ (as far as Tory could tell, a muggle word which meant stop-working) even though there he had done nothing to it. As far as she could tell, it was very similar to the way magic could just randomly warp over time. It was the cause of plenty of problems when weak spells decided to stop working properly in front of muggles. She knew more than a few obliviates had been dished out to shocked muggles when a witch or wizard’s poorly magicked beard or transfigured robes had popped back to normal.

“Running is good. It keeps you fit for work at least,” Tory offered, though privately she was a bit dubious about how running could be fun. It was something she did only when necessary or as an attempt to increase her own fitness. Certainly not for relaxation. “I guess I walk a lot – with my dog.” When she thought about it, Tory really had stopped socialising as much since she had begun her Auror training, and nothing much had changed since she had graduated. Her routine of heading home, playing with Altor and taking him out for a walk and a ball chase, remained unchanged. And, of course, the regular Burdett family dinners. 

She laughed at Elena’s jokes, but part of her twanged when she realised the truth in the words. Pausing in her attempts to separate a pair of tangled boots, she grimaced.

“Ah...well as I said I walk my dog, Altor. And...er...practice...and read text books,” she grinned sheepishly. “I suppose I haven’t quite gotten out of the habits from training yet. I should make an effort to get out more. So should you, from the sounds of it.” Hoping she hadn’t overstepped, but thinking she knew Elena well enough by now that she hadn’t, she decided to go for broke. “I think we could both use some entertainment. Are you busy tonight?” After a beat she added, “Well, apart from cooking dinner, I mean. We could go out and grab a drink or something.” If she had overstepped, she had done it spectacularly. 

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It had been a long time since Elena had gone out with anyone from work. It used to be all the time, and then it was like she had forgotten what it meant to be social. The various items in the red bin seemed to be a better example of her social life than any of the functional items. It made her almost sad, but then again- she had never really wanted to go out and enjoy things after she got divorced. She needed to work on how to stop thinking about it and how to simply let it go… it had been a while and she needed to move on. Letting out a inaudible sigh she returned to sorting though some of the special forces armor and she smiled as most of them were in good shape only a few with some cracks in them. Sticking a set in the bin she closed it and grabbed a second red bin. 

”This is much faster with someone else” She commented for a moment. It was incredibly fast when she was not working on it by herself. She liked that aspect, maybe for once they would finish he inventory. That would at least benefit everyone. ”I need to find that charm that keeps everything in order… it would make this so much easier.” She mused mostly to herself. She would have to ask someone in charms for it again. She thought about the offer from her new partner… they were partners after all, there was nothing wring with it. 

”yeah actually dinner and drinks could be good…” she said, she always liked to eat. Elena was always hungry it was sometimes a terrible burden. ”There I a good place around the corner from the ministry they have really great hummus.” Because Elena also liked her dips. 

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Tory wondered what charm Elena meant. Had she know of a charm which could keep everything in her place her tiny one-room rental would be in much better condition than it was. She winced slightly as she remembered she had tossed her casual clothes to the ground the night before as she had stumbled to bed. The only things she constantly kept in perfect order were her auror robes, hung, cleaned and pressed in her cupboard, and her wand-cleaning set. She was as likely to trip over a book she had half-finished before falling asleep as one of Altor’s toys as she rushed to make toast in the morning.

“Sounds very handy. We should set the Magical Maintenance Department on it. Mind you, it would probably put most of them out of a job.” She wondered why said department was not responsible for the job they were currently undertaking, but she feared voicing the question would sound like whining. 

“Great.” Tory was getting hungry already. “What’s the place?” She checked the clock above the door. “I’ll need to duck home to check on Altor, but we could meet there at seven?” Hummus did not appeal to her, but she was certain she could find something on the menu to tempt her. 

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”We will have to check.” She also wondered if she was not making this up. It was not like she had looked into it in a while. ”It would make this all so much easier.” Looking at the room she frowned at the messes. ”People simply do not clean up after themselves.” She felt like her mother when she said something along those lines. Her mother constantly complained about how no one cleaned up after themselves. It was a horrifying thing to realize that you were becoming your parent. Then there were worse things. Letting out a small sigh as she looked at the other woman in the room. 

Elena had asked the question- it was a relatively simple answer, they refused to clean up when something backfired on them too many times and ended with them covered in troll snot. Elena had to agree with them however, she likely would refuse too had she been covered in troll snot more than once. Magic was truly amazing, and often when it went bad often times it was comical. Though she wished she could have seen them covered in snot marching into Lucretia’s office and telling her they were done. It would have been quite an interesting thing. 

”It’s the place with the big turtle on it.” She always identified it as one of those. She had only walked into the place because of the turtle. It waved at you in a bright neon green way and that always seemed pretty inviting. ”Seven works…” She said nodding for a moment.

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