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Tallygarunga
a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
September, 2019 :: Spring

Laurie Kempf

Spencer
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About Laurie Kempf

  • Birthday 08/28/2003

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  • Full Name
    Laurie Toni Kempf
  • Birthdate - Day
    28
  • Birthdate - Month
    8
  • Exact Age?
    Yes
  • Birthday - Year
    2003
  • Birthplace
    Glenwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Year Level
    Fifth Year
  • Species
    Human
  • Blood Status
    Halfblood
  • Pronouns
    She/Her
  • Played By
    Allison Scagliotti

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    Pine, 7 1/2'', Hippocampus Heartstring Core
  • Patronus
    King Cobra

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  1. Invite Soul Overture

    Laurie Kempf
    "Very funny." Gwendoline squinted her eyes at her sister whom seemed to go right back into old habits - she should curse those eyes to fall out at some point from all the rolling they did. Crossing her arms under her chest, the blonde made it clear there was no getting through her until the conversation was over (or, at least, until Colette decided to punch her in the face). "Look, would you just like me to come back lat--" "No." The youngest of the trio interrupted Laurie immediately. The half-Australia girl pursed her lips and raised an eyebrow at the youthful dynamo, but ultimately decided to say nothing to her. When Gwendoline got something in her head it was like pulling teeth to get it out, and that was if they managed to at all. Ultimately resigning to her fate, Laurie let out a sigh as the nerves started to pick up again. She walked the rest of the way towards the window, looking out for just a moment in an attempt to gather her thoughts. It was an effort that proved to be fruitless. Soon she ran a hand through her hair, finding that she needed to do something with her hands, anything at all, just to keep in focus. A breath later and she looked back at Colette. Even with her own height, she felt like she was diminutive in her presence due to the harm she's caused her. "Uh..." 'Speak, you idiot.' She told herself in her head, eyes shutting in frustration. She didn't know what to say. There was no speech prepared, no lines memorized. But improvisation had always been her strength, hadn't it? Even if she was facing a behemoth of a foe at that moment in her own past mistakes, she'd have to prevail. Their friendship was at stake, and even if Laurie could be very deluded about where it was at that point, she had to find some sort of way to salvage it. Even just a little bit. "...Okay. I'm sorry." She went ahead and said it. There was no point in sugarcoating things, and she knew Colette didn't like beating around the bush anyway. "I fucked up, alright? And I didn't really even realize it up until..." Her words died in her throat. She pinched the bridge of her nose as her eyes closed. 'Until Max gave me one hell of a wake up call.' She finished the phrase in her head, but bringing that up was irrelevant. After a light scratch at the skin area between her eyebrow she let her hand drop and faced the older blonde again, while the younger one watched the exchange in silence. "...Doesn't matter. I'm not making excuses or anything. I just thought you should know."
  2. Invite Soul Overture

    Laurie Kempf
    Another line, another switch. Why did Colette always reply to Gwendoline in a different language? The blonde had to roughly shake her head so to rewire her thinking to the proper language after having spoken in German with Laurie for a few hours. For as fluent as she was, drastic changes such as those still got to her. The door quickly opened and the Sturt seemed to completely disregard the existence of both Spencers for a few moments as Laurie swallowed dryly while coming face to face with her fate. She stared Colette right in the eye, having the courage to do so and not backing down - being ashamed of her own actions didn't mean she wasn't worthy of standing where she was, especially when it came to giving her an explanation. Nevertheless, despite the straight face, there was a deep sense of sorrow hidden behind her gaze. The temporary stare down (since Colette went ahead and looked over at her book anyway, predictably enough) was rudely interrupted as she felt a rough shove forth from her own back, stumbling inside and nearly tripping over to a poorly placed window, catching herself by pressing a hand to the wall. "Oh, loosen up, will ya?" Said Gwendoline as she stepped into the room herself, closing the door behind her and leaning against it. They'd have to wrestle her if they wanted to get out (she couldn't take on Colette, but she sure could send Laurie packing!). "Besides, you said you'd think about it. Now it's time!" "Gwen--" "Shhhh. Anyway, before you throw me out the window, this wasn't my idea. Okay? Okay. I'll leave the room if you want, but for Merlin's sake, actually communicate for a change." Gwendoline ignored Laurie's protests entirely, whom was slightly distraught at the blonde's exuberance. Some things never changed, did they? But even then, she could feel it in her bones - things were about to go terribly wrong.
  3. Invite Soul Overture

    Laurie Kempf
    It had been a night of silent reflection for Laurie. Max had displayed some worry about her, but the younger Spencer shrugged it off and told her not to concern herself with it as she always did (the irony of which didn't escape her). Not a month and a half before it started to sink in that she may have grievously wronged the Auclair sisters, they both show up in Narragyambie. What were the odds? It threw Laurie for a loop. She had originally intended to wait it out and solve their problems during next year's Durmstrang Summer break, but she had ran out of luck. She either had to face the music now or suffer the permanent consequences later, as she was unlikely to return on a consistent basis once December rolled around. She wasn't so idiotic so as to take on both at once. She decided to take on the easiest task first - Gwendoline - to survey the field and get a feel for how difficult things would be with Colette. To her surprise, the youngest of the sisters seemed quite chipper in their initial meeting, something scheduled over direct messaging in QuillBook without Colette's knowledge. "Look who it is! Damn, I'm taller than you now!" Came the familiar German words, along with a pat to the head to emphasize how short Laurie was. She didn't seem too bothered by the treatment, and decided to spend some time with the blonde so to catch up and show her around. It took Laurie a few hours until she decided to bring up the elephant in the room. "So... Where's your sister?" The older Spencer asked as they walked down a street, hands loosely tucked into magically loosened pockets. Gwendoline tilted her head in confusion at the framing of the question. "Going straight for the kill, huh? Not even asking how she's doing." "I think I have a pretty good idea." "Fair enough." They were (or had once been) best friends after all - and, if she recalled correctly, Laurie had alluded to Colette's ignoring of her existence was to be expected the day before on the wizarding social media platform. "You want me to take you to her, don't you?" "Probably for the best." "Mm." Gwendoline had already tried to beat Colette over the head with the matter but got rebuffed astoundingly quickly; remembering her compromise to at least considering listening to Laurie if she talked to her of her own volition, the taller girl gave Laurie a nod. "Alright. Follow me." It took them a little while to make the trek from Calder Avenue to the rich side of town, and McEwen Lane in particular. They were living large, courtesy of their Ministry-related savings, and Laurie let out a low whistle so to compliment exactly that. "You can come over whenever you want, y'know? You've always been family." "Something tells me I should probably stay away for a while. After this little meetup anyway. You know where to find me though." Gwendoline nodded, understanding what she meant. It would be nothing short of awkward if Laurie were to inhabit the house to an extent while Colette was under the same roof and not at all comfortable with it. Entering the house, Gwendoline didn't bother showing Laurie around, taking her hand and quickly guiding her upstairs to Colette's bedroom, where she hoped the half-Veela would be. Letting go, she knocked a few quick times on the wooden door. "Special delivery!" She spoke loudly for Colette to hear from within the room. That could mean anything; at least, it would hopefully trick the girl into opening the door before a possible complete disregard for Laurie's existence.
  4. How interesting, the Sturt banner in the Great Hall changed from blue to hot pink.

    That totally, definitely wasn't me.

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      @Dominic AllstonPrecious of you to think I actually spent an ounce of creative effort on this.

    3. Dominic Allston

      Dominic Allston

      It's not about the act. It's about sending a message.

    4. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Whatever you say, have fun.

  5. If I don't manage to get a 100% FC in a Soulless track by the end of the year I bring dishonor upon me and my family.

  6. If my hand ever gets spliced during Apparition class, let this be my formal request to never ever reattach it. Instead, get me a hand hook. Please.

    YARR MATEY

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      You're not going to lose a hand. 

    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Ye ne'er know, me hearty.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      You never know with these landlubbers. 

  7. Distance Makes No Difference

    "Well, it's really rich in history for one, and there's a ton of places to keep you busy if you visit. Let's see... Off the top of my head, there's the Reichstag building, Tiergarten, Tempelhofer Feld, the bathing lakes..." The girl trailed off as the German words spilled out of her mouth with remarkable ease, even if she hadn't spoken much of it for a few months at that point. "How about we give that license of yours a test drive?" Even if Max seemed mostly inexperienced with the highly dangerous spell, Laurie was more than willing to trust her with it; if anything got severed she could just attach it later. "Would this weekend work for you? Supposedly they have the world's best coffee, and I wanna give it a shot." Of course, they wouldn't stop there. Melbourne was a huge city, much like Berlin was, but if they didn't stop much Laurie was positive they could cover a lot of ground in a couple days. Though, if they did so, they would likely need medical attention for horribly swollen feet.
  8. Distance Makes No Difference

    "Just bring your boy along. We'll be a big happy family up in Scandinavia. Under the condition he's the third wheel though, since all expenses are on me." Laurie pushed the joke further. She didn't care much for Senan personally, but Max did, and that was all the younger Spencer needed to know - provided he never made the fatal mistake of hurting her favorite redhead, of course. "Sure. Why not explore Berlin together?" Laurie suggested. "It's where I live. You get to be surrounded by the 'language of the devil' and get to know a massive city. Reminds me, we gotta go to Melbourne too. Maybe next break?" She hadn't gone there yet - given that she'd been in Australia for nearly a year at that point, it felt like a glaring, gaping hole in her tourism log. "...Actually, speaking of which. Have you gotten your Apparition license yet? I'm sure we could have some fun with that."
  9. Class DADA Term 3 - Boggarts

    "Huh? Y-Yeah!" Ian nodded to the Spencer with a bit of an awkward smile prior to sitting straight on his chair, fidgeting with the previous realization. He felt like he was intruding, and thus he left the pair to their own devices, serving as an unwilling spectator for what was to follow. Laurie watched as her redheaded friend immediately defied the Boggart with a sense of pride - though, she'd have to ask her later what was it about all her initiative regarding classwork. The creature started to shift, rapidly transforming to something the younger Spencer was quick to interpret: abandonment. The phobia of being all alone in the world. Was that why Max was being so odd towards her for the past few weeks? She felt a knot tie up in her stomach with the realization, face scrunching up. Not too long after the fact, she noticed the seventh year had grabbed her things and walked out of the classroom. Points be damned; Laurie took her things and dashed after her best friend once she had gone outside and Lexi had gone to face her Boggart. Ian watched the turn of events with confusion, and before he could comment on it, Chloe had already kept Lexi busy. He was left to wait for his turn. He didn't want to take on the Boggart - he knew what it would be and represent, and knew he wouldn't take it well, but he had to get a grip. He could, right? He was fifteen. It had been many years, more than enough to be able to muster a reaction more appropriate than pure panic. Eventually he stood up, uncharacteristically shaky. Swallowing dryly, the boy approached the Boggart. Just as he had expected, the creature morphed to resemble a grand piano, which in itself made the young Dhampir deeply uncomfortable; what pushed him off the edge, however, was the fact that the lid was closed and blood dripped out of it, quickly pooling on the ground with no end in sight. The boy outdid his normal paleness as he froze, his brain flashing memories he'd hoped to forget. His muscles tensed. He couldn't move despite having his wand pointed at the piano, knuckles turning white with the force of his grip on it. His eyes widened as his pupils dilated with the adrenaline rush, perspiration accumulating on his forehead. Yet, he was effectively paralyzed. After the teacher's request, Meadow got up from her seat, retrieved both her own and Ian's belongings and removed him from the classroom carefully so to take him to the nurse's office. The last thing they all needed was for the boy to succumb to a panic attack in the middle of the classroom.
  10. Distance Makes No Difference

    Once Max held her pinkie finger up in acceptance of Laurie's suggestion, the younger of the two raised her own, hooking it around the redhead's. "See? Pinkie promise, can't get out of it now." She joked along with a friendly wink, although she did plan on honoring it. She then let go of the finger, content with the symbolism - despite the nature of the action, she didn't feel obligated to do anything. It was her choice to, and she felt comfortable with it. A chuckle broke out of her throat as the embrace resumed, that time out of Max's initiative rather than her own. She reciprocated in full with glee - even if the Spencer wasn't exactly the clingy type by definition, she wasn't used to getting hugs at all and very much enjoyed the demonstration of affection from her friend. "I know what we should do. Just sneak into my trunk and I'll bring you over to Durmstrang. Problem solved." Laurie jokingly suggested through a sly grin spread from ear to ear, a mischievous glint sparkling in her eyes despite the disingenuous nature of her proposal. Her mind couldn't help wandering off to picturing Max living out of Laurie's trunk for an entire year within that glorified prison's walls, and having the young Spencer go down it repeatedly just for the sake of feeding her, or sneaking her around for the sake of personal hygiene.
  11. Wandless Wonders Beginner Term 3

    Blah, blah, blah. Laurie tuned out of class entirely the moment she realized it was more of a review class than anything else, instead of something testing her limits. While she understood those were entirely warranted to build blocks for future spells and to help other students keep up, the Spencer needed more than that to have her boredom erased from existence. It was finally time to put whatever task the Professor had for them to rest. Given that she had not paid any attention to it to begin with, Laurie figured it'd be in her best interest to lag behind and watch what others were doing before enacting her own spells. Playing close attention to what the fellow Spencer was doing, she came to the conclusion they had to levitate the box to where they were sitting; however, that momentary musing came crashing to a halt as Lexi succeeded, at least in terms of breaking her nose. Laurie winced with the gnarly sight, almost as if she could feel her own nose having the same predicament. Predictably, Lexi quickly made her way out of class; figuring it to be a good excuse to ditch the class, and knowing she was at least passing as a close friend of hers due to the simple fact they were sitting together, Laurie raised her hand. "I'm just... gonna... Yeah." Getting up from her seat, Laurie took after Lexi. She wasn't that concerned over her at all, but it didn't hurt to have some company while in the nurse's office.
  12. Distance Makes No Difference

    Confusion spread across Laurie's face at the mention she didn't speak much of her Durmstrang friends. What was there to say? Did she have them? Yes, a few. She was never one of many friends back in Scandinavia, given how uptight the whole educational establishment was about everything, but things had greatly changed upon her arrival to Tallygarunga - yet another reminder why she preferred Australia to that Merlin forsaken place any day. Regardless, she found little relevancy in mentioning said friends to Max. Why would she care? She would likely never meet them. "Is it enough if I promise? I'll go full pinky on that one." Laurie tried to lighten up the mood as well, though she was unsure how to reassure Max about the fact she wouldn't just forget about her. There was nothing she could do so to prove that she wouldn't, short of an Unbreakable Vow; it was a matter of whether her redheaded friend would trust her or not, and fear certainly got in the way of that. "I'm not gonna lie to you and say I'm gonna be a very present friend. I'm not." They both knew it to be true. Laurie was the type to do whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted. Sometimes it meant she'd be out of commission for months at a time, or so she hoped that's how her future would turn out. "But distance and memory are two different things, Super Max, and you can't conflate 'em. Okay? And just so you know, I'd much rather spend time here with you than freeze into a statue in Durmstrang. You're the choice I'd make, yeah? And if that ever changes, you get a green light to beat me up."
  13. Distance Makes No Difference

    Silence reigned for a few long, agonizing moments. Laurie was having a hard time gathering her thoughts - what was anybody supposed to say to alleviate another person's greatest fear? Was that even realistically possible? Regardless of any reservations the young Spencer could have, though, the fact of the matter was Max needed her. Laurie was about to leave and her redheaded friend needed her. It wasn't something Max was taking well, and as it turned out, it wasn't something Laurie was ready to stomach either, despite earlier apparent lack of concern for her inevitable return to Durmstrang. She didn't break the embrace; in fact, she tightened it, resting her forehead to the top of the (not much) taller girl's shoulder. There was no cohesive thought that popped in her mind, so Laurie ultimately decided to speak her mind and hope it worked. "...Things aren't gonna change, okay?" Of course they would. She realized her mistake immediately - biting the inner lining of her lip as a self inflicted momentary punishment, she quickly continued. "I mean, between us." Pulling her head away, she tried to get the redhead's attention. "I can write. I can visit. Plus, instant messaging is a thing these days, right? It's not like our fun times now are just gonna jump off a cliff because I'm leaving. You can't get rid of me so easily." The hypocrisy in her words was something that she was growing aware of with each passing second. While it wasn't the first time she left someone behind, it was the first time she had to do it forcefully, as opposed to by choice; it made her detest Durmstrang's existence more than ever before at that point, truly a difficult feat to accomplish.
  14. Thinking about things lately has left a bad taste in my mouth. I need to just go have fun or something and stop worrying about things I can't change. For now anyway.

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      Want to go out into town later after classes? I do know this lovely place where they sell ice cream. 

    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      I know you do. You've taken me there a number of times before, Super Max.

      That said, I'll take it. Tell you what, it's all on me this time. Dankeschön.

  15. Mm, gotta love that sweet feeling when you believe you've screwed the pooch somehow and you are unable to do much about it. Glorious.

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Nothing really, just some things I have to work out once I'm outta here. I hope.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      Long distance calls are a thing, planes are a thing too. You know you can count on me. 

    4. Laurie Kempf
Laurie Toni Kempf
Fifth Year
16 year old Halfblood Human She/Her
Age  16
Date of Birth August 28th, 2003
Birthplace Glenwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Year Level Fifth Year
Player  Kirupachi
Blood Status Halfblood
Species Human
Pronouns She/Her
Patronus King Cobra
Wand Pine, 7 1/2'', Hippocampus Heartstring Core
Play-by Allison Scagliotti
Education 
  • 1st - 4th Year: Durmstrang Institute
  • 5th Year - Current: Tallygarunga, Spencer House
Knowledge
Secrets
  • Seeks permanent freedom from her parents - not that she has something against them, she just wants to be on her own;
  • Really doesn't want to go back to Durmstrang and is looking into ways of extending her stay in Tallygarunga for as long as possible;
  • Her Boggart is a cage.
General Knowledge
  • Bilingual (English/German);
  • Durmstrang Institute exchange student;
  • Can speak in both Australian (default) and British¬†accents, but her words seem to have a very very very mild tinge of German to them in either one;
  • Excels at non-verbal magic, and nobody in Australia has ever heard her utter an incantation yet¬†(with a wand);
  • Fantastic pranking game due to Durmstrang's Dark Arts curriculum;
  • Often seen exploring Narrie via skateboarding;
  • Has a lollipop in her mouth 50% of the time;
  • Talent for drawing, and she often doodles silly dark humor cartoons in her notebooks during class when she's feeling bored out of her mind;
  • Mild problem with authority;
  • Competent drummer;
  • Top tier Guitar/Clone Hero player (can't touch a real guitar though);
  • Studying to become a curse-breaker.
Personal
Personality

Laurie is an individual whom actively looks to reassert her independence from her parents - having been stuck to a school she detests for so long, going to Tallygarunga is actually giving her a taste of what freedom is like, and thus she's starting to act out as a desperate means to cling to this autonomy. She feels that she can finally do whatever she wants without the stifling education and composure Durmstrang drills into their students' heads and it shows in her composure, constantly far too relaxed to take things seriously and seemingly without a care in the world. She also had the unfortunate tendency to do stupid things that she perceives as being a way to reaffirm her liberty from authority and her parents' grasp (such as, if given the opportunity to consume alcohol, she would take it).

She's often perceived as a loner due to this excessive need for self-governing, but that isn't the case; it's just that she does what she has to do whether she's accompanied or by herself. Laurie does enjoy hanging out with friends (or having them to begin with, which she wasn't too successful with in Durmstrang) but doesn't go too out of her way to find them. She's surprisingly nice to those who do approach her and doesn't mind their company, and appreciates it further if they can help her kick into her mischievousness gear. It's not uncommon to see her with a poor sap or two in tow looking to stir up some trouble.

She takes to the vast majority of new situations and forks on the road like a fish to water, not letting a wrench in her path get her down. This adaptability makes her thrive in Tallygarunga, which is the direct opposite of the world she's from. Laurie's also not against trying unorthodox methods to get stuff done, as she doesn't seem to be too upset by things like failure and rejection. She can get quite creative with these solutions, but she's also not afraid of letting things go.

While it's not too hard to get under her skin, Laurie likes to think of herself as someone who can stay relaxed and carefree most of the times - the 'all bark and no bite' type, if you will, as she doesn't often go past a mild hex/jinx or her perpetual (sometimes caustic) snark, although she can be a bit petty with the employment of those spells at times. However, if deeply wronged, she becomes quite vicious and highly aggressive, even in a physical way - she just wants to rip the other person's head off, regardless of consequences. While she managed to keep in line back in her Durmstrang days, the lax rules in Tallygarunga in comparison make it so she's more prone to fly right off the handle instead of holding back for the sake of her parents.

Appearance

The genetic gods didn't give her a boon in any way, shape or form when it came to height: Laurie barely stands at 152 cm, having always been borderline comically short. She makes up for this by almost always having some sort of platform in whatever shoes she uses (even shirking uniform policy if she has to). Her hair is always perfectly straightened and neatly combed, parted towards the right, recently cut to shoulder length for the sake of making fun of every Australian complaining about cold weather. She might on occasion be seen with a ponytail or some sort of headband. Her body is quite petite and in no way geared towards sports despite her being somewhat energetic, although she does hold a surprising amount of stamina and physical coordination due to her drumming ventures.

She quite detests the Tallygarunga uniform, claiming it the one thing Durmstrang has over the Australian school - as such, she avoids wearing it whenever possible, and often retreats to her room right after classes are done just to change into something she deems more aesthetically pleasing. This usually takes the form of jeans, skirts and button up shirts of the flannel variety as she likes freedom of movement a bit too much, even if she's not about to climb a tree (yet). Her movements and posture are surprisingly fluid, graceful and remarkably precise for someone like her, though that is in all likelihood due to the education she received in her home school.

Relationships
The story so far
History

Once upon a time, Leah Rippner, a young Muggle from Sydney, attained the opportunity of enrolling in college in a prestigious British school. Shortly after making the trip she met Reinhold Kempf, a German wizard whom happened to be in the country to aid the UK Ministry of Magic with unspecified affairs - with whom she fell in love. They had a steady relationship build throughout the time of her study, to the point the woman got pregnant by the end of it; however, unable to immediately find an occupation, visa troubles sent her back to her hometown. It was here that Laurie was born and would spend the first few years of her life in - alongside her mother and grandparents.

When she was around four, Leah and Reinhold finally married, which helped her stay in England. It was after they moved that the girl started displaying magical abilities - much to the surprise of the mother, whom had no idea such a thing was even possible. Reinhold, however, was over the moon. He soon told her about all sorts of history regarding her talent, taught her basic skills in various areas, and told her about the school she'd most likely be going to, Hogwarts, as well as its significance to recent history. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be, as when the time to embark on her magical journey was approaching, Reinhold's work was finished. He was told to return back to his homeland, and he took his family along. Much to her chagrin, Laurie ended up going to the Durmstrang Institute instead.

Suffice to say, Laurie hated Durmstrang - it wasn't Hogwarts, so it wasn't good enough. She didn't like the discriminatory stance the school took upon Muggleborns either given that her mother was a Muggle. Nevertheless, she continued her education without giving her parents much fuss. Their jobs were already troubling enough, and they didn't need their daughter getting expelled from a seemingly prestigious school - she'd just have to play nice. Not saint levels of nice though, of course, as she was never against pranking and snark was always present.

At the end of the Fourth Year, the students were informed that they could apply for exchange programs to schools all over the world. Laurie rushed to make an application to Hogwarts. However, fate conspired against her - due to an error based on her genealogy, the school thought she was applying for Australia instead. Lacking a program with the Balcolyn Institute of Magic, they went with the next most readily available best thing: Tallygarunga, in Victoria.

It wasn't where she wanted to go, but it was at least a victory - she was away from Durmstrang's stifling environment. Resigning to her fate and understanding she'd never step foot in Hogwarts, the girl decided to make the best of her situation and explore the perks of being in an underfunded, free public school that gave her much, much more leeway than her original school ever did. That, coupled with her father deciding to travel through Australia that year to see if it was a country worth settling down in for the sake of not uprooting Laurie the upcoming year again, seemed to be working in her favor...

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