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


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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

After texting Ash a few times, Jo finally got prepared to take Dani to see the house and she prayed that her sister was there, Ash was a lot better at those things than she was. On the bright side Dani had agreed so maybe Jo was doing something right? Yeah that was probably it. Jo didn’t remember what happened when she was adopted, she was still too young to remember and if she wasn’t so different from Ash, maybe she wouldn’t even know she was adopted, she believed her parents only told her about the adoption because she was a Dhampir. The differences were too big not to be noticed and with age, Jo started to learn and feel things that it wasn’t normal, considering most human kids.

Jo made sure they were out of the school and away from it. The social worker had a car and Jo’s motorcycle was just there. Didn’t take them too long to get to the Estrada Family house, during that time of the day they could easily get around town without being stuck in traffic. Upon arriving to the house, Jo became a bit more nervous than she should, it certainly wasn’t normal of her to do such a thing, she was always so calm.

They got inside and Jo’s nervousness grew. Where the fuck was Ash? She turned to Dani and smile, leading everyone to the living room, where she finally found Ash. She could simply use her nose to know that her sister was there. Was the nervousness getting to her? Probably.

“So, this is the Estrada house, that’s my sister Ashley.” Jo spoke approaching her sister and taking a deep breath, now she could start to calm down, Ash was there, Ash could help Jo, maybe, and she could also mention things that Jo might have forgotten. Jo turned to Dani and then to the social worker, who ended up waiting outside like it had done previously during the meeting.

“There’s four bedrooms, an attic and a basement, oh and this floor, this is the living room, next compartment is the kitchen, both have access to the back yard…and there’s a pool…” she tried to be as accurate as she could, but that probably wasn’t what Dani wanted to hear. There were many other things that concerned the Dhampir, and bedrooms and basements and pools weren’t those things.

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Bourke ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Magic-Proofing ApprenticeKirupachi
16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

Danielle was not entirely comfortable with the idea of being taken in by a Dhampir, much less have Faith under the same roof. Even with all the reassurance and logic pointing to this woman being entirely benevolent in her actions there was still an irritating little voice at the back of the Bourke's mind demanding for her to fight and flee - it was all she had known to life prior to moving to Australia and she had never gone that long without having her own shelter discovered and raided by the enemy. To say the timing of the whole deal was poor was an understatement, as Danielle couldn't have been more on edge.

The Londoner was forced to move by motorbike - while she didn't mind the speed and balance, she greatly resented having to hold on to other humanoid for her own safety, having had a bit of trouble coming to terms with certain issues that have been stemming from her distaste of the species. As they parked and she was allowed to finally remove her helmet and hand it over, a mute sigh of relief escaped her lips. Looking over to the house they had arrived to, the girl took a deep breath.

'For Faith.'

As they stepped inside, Danielle could practically smell the nerves off of the older Dhampir. She wasn't exactly sure why the woman would be in such a state - for as much as the Bourke hated to admit, Jo was in the position of power at that moment. Another scent got her attention, however, which made Danielle not dwell on the fact too much; that of a human woman, somewhere towards what she assumed to be the kitchen area given the scent of food emanating from her surroundings.

She waited in the living room as requested while Jo went onwards to find Ashley. The woman had been sipping a glass of water in the kitchen, and she set the glass down once her sister came into the room. Knowing better than to speak in a low tone because the other Dhampir would hear it - perks of living with one for most of her life -, she instead gave the woman an encouraging nod, and a smile. She felt proud of her sister for taking such a large step in the direction of helping someone in need, let alone someone with the past that those little girls had.

As Ashley was escorted into the living room, she spotted the oldest of the two that they were meant to take in. She could read the girl like a book, even if it was something she'd rather not know - everything about her posture indicated immense discomfort with the situation, and knowing Jo's tact, it was likely that Ashley would have to be the one to defuse the situation.

"Feel free to sit down." She started, taking a seat upon an armchair herself. Danielle seemed to hesitate before doing the same. "You can call me Ash if you prefer." Perhaps a little familiarity would serve as a means to make the other girl more comfortable with the people present. She could feel the teenager's eyes scanning her, scrutinizing her, but she was so used to that type of look that she didn't outwardly display any sense of unease.

"Slow down." She ultimately told her sister as she watched the Bourke's brow furrow while trying to keep up. "I'm sure she'll be able to know everything there is to know in due time, and I feel like a tour of the house is more convenient for that explanation in particular. What's important is to let you know," She continued while shifting her gaze over to Danielle. "That there's more than enough room for both of you in this house. And more importantly, it's safe."

Silence followed. How could Danielle be entirely certain that it was safe? "What sort of spells shield this house?" She opted to ask the both of them, as it was a more pressing question in her mind than anything else.

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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

Jo watched the interactions between Ash and Dani like a hawk, trying to detect any different feelings between the two, so far so good. When Ash spoke towards her, Jo got quiet and watched her sister. Was Ash noticing anything weird on Jo? Probably she was, Jo was nervous, she couldn’t explain why but she was, perhaps the idea of doing something she knew she wanted and was unsure if it was possible was happening, it felt good but at the same time, terrifying. The older Dhampir shrugged at her sister’s words, almost like a young child did when they were being scolded by an adult.

A slight pout showed on Jo’s face as Ash continue to talk about it, how Dani had time to know where everything was, what existed and what didn’t. Jo was feeling something at that point that she had never felt before and couldn’t understand. She was feeling anxious about the whole process. Dani’s question was expected, at least by Jo, she refrained herself from making a joke about it, but still looked at Ash with a mischievous little smile on her lips, like she was planning something devious,

“Currently none. But it can have a few.” Jo still tried to keep her mouth shut. Both Estrada sisters had a temper and that was usually enough to keep sales people away from their doorstep, it had been working fine over the years. It seemed that Dani would be more comfortable if there was a shield or a barrier, nothing the sisters couldn’t handle. “We can work something out, can’t we Ash?” She looked towards her sister. She knew with Ash’s help they could both do something strong and hard to break, at least to allow the young girl to relax.

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Bourke ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Magic-Proofing ApprenticeKirupachi
16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

It was strange to be in a room where everyone could tell, for the most part, how everyone else was feeling despite each of them trying not to show it - that thought ran through Ashley's head as she discreetly observed how tense Danielle was, and how anxious her own sister appeared to be. Ashley's deductions were based purely on empathy and observation, while the other two were Dhampir and could easily pick up on any sound, movement or scent that indicated a person's state. It felt like a three-way game of chess where neither of the sisters could mess up and Danielle was trying to get them to trip up on purpose just so she could escape or find a convenient excuse to defend herself.

The smirk wasn't reciprocated as Ashley found it too delicate a situation to be joking around - quite the feat for the otherwise mean spirited witch. Danielle didn't seem to be much of a fan of Jo's response herself, as the older of the three had predicted, gaze minimally intensifying at the prospect of dubious protection.

"Work something out?" Danielle wasn't someone to be as blunt as to state that simply wasn't good enough. Instead she opted to indirectly give them an opportunity to fix that little blunder. In an attempt to salvage the situation, Ashley decided to speak up so to assist Jo.

"We can do more than that. Since Jo works in the force, I'm sure she can put in a request to cast Ministry-grade protections in the premises. I also befriend roughly half the force, so, I can put in some pressure as well." Not to mention they both knew some people behind the scenes from their rowdier days whom had some potent manners with which to protect themselves, as they had yet not been caught.

"I've also been Tallygarunga staff at one point. I can potentially pull some strings from there for the same end. Isn't it the case you feel safer there? It would be the same thing here." Danielle's eyes widened minimally as she spoke - Tallygarunga amounts of protection in such a small space? Was that truly possible?

"If all else fails, we can pull a Fidelius charm. I'd rather avoid it, but, that would make for a thorough... camouflage, if you will."

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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

The fact that the joke wasn’t well taken by Dani didn’t hit Jo right in the face, her half smile showed that she had absolutely no idea that no one had enjoyed it. Upon Dani’s question Jo just looked at her. Usually no one messed with the Estrada family, they were weird, at least Jo was, and they shouted and cursed a lot, no one really wanted to be the target of one of the sisters. Before Jo could open her mouth to speak, and even dig herself a bigger hole, her sister Ash came to her aid, at first Jo wasn’t seeing it as such, but hearing her sister’s words, which seemed wiser than her own, she could see that the situation was going was to take a turn for the worst.

“I can do most of the barriers alone, but there’s one I’d like to try…” and hopefully it won’t backfire. Jo didn’t want to burn down the house with her sister and Dani inside, potentially even Dani’s sister. Her sister continued to speak, and she let Ash take charge, the older female was a better talker than Jo. Ash had it easier, understanding people than her younger sister.

“I don’t think we’d have to go that far, but it won’t be too complicated to cast a layered protection.” Not to alarm anything or anyone, Jo thought a protection in form of layers would be more reliable than a single spell, like the one used in Tally. “So, I cast a spell at the gate, then a couple of meters in I do another and another until I reach the house. Any force entry will alert everyone.” She shouldn’t be so proud of her words, but it had been something she used a few times, and every single time it worked perfectly. “I can also get something to allow Danielle and Faith to be able to escape easily, and you too Ash.”

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16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

"Would that be sufficient for the time being?" Ashley spoke after Jo laid out a plan. It felt to her like her sister didn't know where Danielle was getting at. The Dhampir was seeking reassurance, and one random person (even if they were an Auror) would be far from enough with such a lax and unsure plan. Ashley had tried to give out a few ropes for Jo to grasp during the conversation but it didn't seem like her sister would take the help.

"...For the time being." Danielle repeated, although the stoic girl sounded somewhat unsure of herself. Failure wasn't an option - it meant Faith would be in the line of fire, that she could potentially be targeted, and that would throw all the sacrifices their parents made out the window. "I think I'd prefer to stay in Tallygarunga for now, actually."

Ashley pursed her lips with the reply they got. It wasn't what they wanted, but perhaps it was for the best - at least she hadn't outright disagreed in being under their wing, for as skeptical as she sounded."That's fair. We'll work on reinforcing protection around the house from now on, and we'll let you know what we've done to see if it's up to your standards."

Had that been a failure? Or a success? Ashley had mixed feelings about the greeting thus far, unsure as to how to proceed.

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27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

It wouldn’t be easy getting the same type of security they had at Tallygarunga, but Jo could pull a few strings to get something stronger, but potentially could backfire and do more harm than good, especially if they go surrounded and somehow someone was able to penetrate. A quick passage to the school, using a portkey that could take them as close as possible to the school was Jo’s on solution, but it didn’t seem to go well with the girl. Jo wasn’t going to force her into staying there with them, it would have to be Dani’s choice either to stay with them or not.

“We won’t force you to stay here, I told you before, it’s always up to you and your sister to decide.” Jo had no idea how to proceed, she simply didn’t know what to expect of Dani. The girl seemed awfully suspicious, and cautious, and while it was good for her to feel like that, Jo was sure that if someone was after her they would have found her already, but she wasn’t going to tell Dani that. Perhaps with time Dani could see that no one was trying to harm her or her sister, they just needed time to adjust to a new situation.

“You can take as long as you need to try and adapt to the new situation, Ash and I will try to set protection, but I doubt we’ll get anything better than Tally. We can get as good, better is hard…” Jo stopped mid sentencing to look at Ash and then at Dani. “I know someone who can get us something better.” Jo knew that one day one of her side businesses could come in handy in a tough situation like this, probably Ash wouldn’t approve but if it got the job done, then they wouldn’t have a problem.

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16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

At that point, at least to Ashley, it felt like the trio was beating a dead horse. Her eyes shifted between Danielle and Jo in their exchange past the times she added her own two cents, feeling like one could cut the tension of the room with a knife the whole while if they so desired. She was quick to conclude it wasn't something that could be resolved in one conversation. Danielle didn't trust them and she couldn't blame the Bourke for it. Only time could make her grow used to the idea. All they could do for the time being was treat the sisters well, as well as meet their expectations for as high as they could be.

"It's settled then, for the time being." The store owner made the move to close that particular topic, legs crossing as she leaned back on the armchair and her forearms rested on the cushioned arms of the seat. "There is no point in rushing this situation. We'll look into it throughout next week. Does that sound good?"

Silence followed from Danielle, but she ended up nodding to the pair. It was truly an awkward situation for every single person present due to how alien it was in general, let alone having it be dealt with by clashing personalities. However, the least she could do was extend an olive branch. She decided to take the initiative once again, though that time in a way she was deeply unfamiliar with.

"I think you know plenty about me at this point." She didn't want to call both out on having access to her file and having gone through their history, but it was certainly implied. If she had some sort of gripe with the idea, she didn't seem to outwardly show it. "I feel it's only fair I learn something about the both of you as well."

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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

The situation was awkward, there was nothing else to do, nothing else to say about how they planned to keep the house safe. Jo did know a few people, it was less of a protective spell but one that would remove importance from Dani and Jo just needed to test it out in public, and possibly get punished for it as well, but she was willing to take that chance, at least she needed to be sure the spell worked for specifics before putting Dani and Faith in danger.

Jo looked at her sister, then she looked at Dani. Her hand ran through her hair as she paid attention to both of them. She was calmer, less nervous and that could be noticeable on her posture, she looked how she always looked, ready to bring down some poor idiot that decided that crossing her path was a good idea. It was only when Dani spoke that Jo realized that Dani knew nothing about them, they knew plenty about the young Dhampir but all she knew was that Jo was an Auror and that they both went to Tally. They had to change that, they would have to talk about themselves, and if there was one thing Jo didn’t enjoy much was talking, but she had to make an effort for it to work, didn’t have to be much, just enough to tell Dani a bit of herself.

“Well I’m Josephine Estrada…but I like the name Jo. I’m an Auror, Tally student, Sturt House. I was a beater for the Quidditch team. I was adopted by Ash’s parents when I was a toddler…” What else did Dani want to know? Just basic stuff or would she require Jo’s bank statements? Surely wasn’t that. “What else do you want to know?” she was more comfortable answering direct questions about herself than she was trying to explain it to Dani.

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16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

Ashley knew her sister inside and out - she didn't need Danielle and Jo's heightened senses to be able to tell her favorite person in the world was finally calming down and getting a grip. That in itself wouldn't help exactly, she figured, as Jo had a tendency to put her foot in her mouth regardless in such types of situations; but, that was why Ashley was there. The mildest of smiles of encouragement fit her lips so to hopefully lift the older Dhampir's spirits as they continued their imaginary three way game of chess.

The Bourke, in the meantime, was somewhat getting used to the vibe of each of the other two women. In hindsight, the reply she had gotten was unsurprising: she had to make more concrete questions, even if it wasn't in her usual behavior to be direct. But, what did she want to know? The question was vague itself in her head, and as she thought it over she was fortunate enough to have Ashley come to her rescue.

"She was planned and I was the accident, even if it looks the other way around." She attempted to inject some humor in the situation in an attempt to make Danielle relax around them, even if her face didn't display much of it. "I run a magic-proofing store just a few blocks away from here, and used to be an Arithmancy teacher back in the day."

"Magic-proofing?" That seemed to pique Danielle's interest, momentarily distracting her from the awkwardness of the situation. She had always wondered how Travis got his movies to work in a high-magic environment - they were Muggle technology and electricity was always disrupted by it. As a tinkerer, she couldn't help wanting to know the inner workings of that process.

"Get along with us, and I'll teach you how to." 'Gotcha.' Ashley herself felt her own body relax a bit with the new development in their exchange. While it wouldn't be smooth sailing for them, at least they had established a common link with the girl that didn't involve sucking people's blood.

"I see. In any case... What do you two do for fun?" It was the first specific question that came to Danielle's mind. They didn't work all the time, right? It could serve as a good way for Danielle to learn further about Muggle life - not that they were Muggles themselves, but she found that Australian society's Muggle and Wizarding societies were finely intertwined and she couldn't expect Travis to know every little thing about what they did on the regular.

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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

What did Dani want to know that wasn’t so obvious? It was a bit weird talking about herself, almost like one of those things Ash likes to use and Jo just goes along. What could she probably tell Dani? She couldn’t talk about herself like that, at least not be humble enough. When she was about to continue, Ash spoke and thank god she did, one more minute and Jo was sure she was going to fuck everything with another joke. She wasn’t quite certain if Ash was the accident or if it had been her, it wasn’t like the Estradas were looking to have another child, she most likely just ended up in their arms and they decided to give it a shot; Jo didn’t mind.

As Ash spoke about the store, Dani seemed to show a certain interest in the subject. Jo had stayed away from the family business, despite knowing all about it she preferred something that didn’t make her be nice to people so that they could use their services, however, she enjoyed being the debt collector, she couldn’t explain why she enjoyed it so much, probably because she could lift people up in the air and some would immediately pay off their debt, no questions asked and without the needs to call the police. 

Interesting enough, it sounded that Dani was interested in such a thing, which Jo considered a small victory. 

The next question seemed fair, and Jo didn’t have to go around telling Dani and grandiose she was. “Well, I do roller derby, we usually go against other wizarding teams, but sometimes we have muggle events, in which I’m usually benched.” Jo didn’t want to tackle someone so hard that they would end up flying off the rink, that would be suspicious, without her ability to control how much strength she would use on an opponent. “I sometimes visit the dojo. I like to read, watch movies…” and it was time to end it. She couldn’t tell Dani that not everything than her and Ash did, or used to do, it would prove they weren’t the most competent teens in school. “Oh, and sometimes I help Ash at the store, with some logistic issues.” she could say that at least. 

“What about you?”

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The roller derby rink was something Ashley used to take on back in the day alongside Jo. Even if she had never been that much of a fan of the activity in the itself, the former Sturt would be lying if she said she didn't have fond memories of their little adventures against various rival teams. They even came up with specific strategies to make use of Jo's abilities, most of which unfortunately involved hurling poor teenager Ashley in specific directions.

Danielle seemed to show a modicum of interest regarding books and movies once Jo mentioned it - she had gone through a few during her travels as they were easy to carry and get rid of, and Travis had been showing her various different motion pictures ever since she first landed in Australia. She wondered if Jo watched the same things, or if her horizons could be further expanded under the Dhampir's tutelage.

"Right. Logistics." Ashley spoke as Jo finished off her response, an eyebrow arching in skepticism. She really wished Jo would stop her debt collecting ventures; maybe she should smear the book in some sort of onion scent to make the woman stop hunting for it. It would be too hard on her nose for her to continue reaching for it, right?

"I suppose I watch a few movies as well... I draw sometimes, and I like figuring out how things work." The last part of the reply made a lot of sense in Ashley's head - no wonder she was interested in magic-proofing. It wasn't an usual Wizarding hobby to tear things apart and build them back up, as they had magic to do it for them; perhaps Danielle's Muggle-like ingenuity would serve the Estradas well in the family business.

The youngest by far of the three then set her eyes on the oldest, whom took it as a cue for her own reply. She pointed to the piano sitting on the other side of the room by its lonesome. "That's my hobby. Reading, too. Math. And... I suppose, a few things that aren't for your age." Getting in trouble with Jo. Drinking. Enjoying other people's company. It felt hypocritical, though, as she was engaging in all those things at Danielle's age.

"...I see." There was no point in protesting. The Bourke had a pretty good idea of what Ashley meant, and didn't really want to think about it.

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Ministry ☆ AurorTecri
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her/Hers

It seemed that Dani was interested in the movies and the books, if that was the case Jo didn’t see why they couldn’t get more of both, or even go to the movies, it was something she used to do often, maybe Dani would enjoy watching a movie on a big screen, if she hadn’t seen one yet. It would be a discussion for another day, they didn’t need to talk about it now, but it meant that Jo had to spend some time thinking about the rooms, maybe with Dani’s help the young Dhampir could feel a bit more at home. The older Dhampir looked at Ash with a smile, the conversation seemed to be going well.

Knowing how things worked sounded like a perfect idea for Ash to show off her skills, Jo knew how everything worked, she could do the job, but she was less delicate than Ash and would end up throwing something against the wall frustrated that it wasn’t working as it should. “Ash is very good with the piano.” Jo commented, she preferred to just lay on the ground and sing, which she wasn’t completely bad, but she sometimes sounded like a cat in heat, which was both hilarious and painful to one’s ears. But the adult things they both enjoyed doing and some that only Ash did weren’t as bad, and one day Dani would probably commit the same mistake as those two. 

“It’s not that bad I promise.” But they, especially Jo, used to get in a lot of trouble, like stealing a police horse, breaking and entering, getting arrested by muggle police officers, for stealing said horse, spending a night in muggle jail and a lot of other things that didn’t quite go according to the sister’s plans. “But we can do a lot of other things, like muggle games, I always wanted to try a few.” Jo added. It could start as a family tradition, some game night once a week, if Dani would be willing to. 

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16 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ She/Her

"Eh." Was Ashley truly any good? She liked to think she could play a tune or two, but knew she couldn't hold a candle to professional musicians. Her voice, however, was another matter entirely - for a few brief moments she allowed herself consider what it would have been like to pursue a career as a professional singer, but soon a small smirk of amusement filled her lips as she struggled not to crack up with the ridiculousness of the idea and let the conversation carry on.

It was then that Jo had brought up a potential activity for the whole family: Muggle games. "What do you mean, Muggle games? Like, video games? Or something like Monopoly?" Either idea was worth considering. There weren't a whole lot of video games that allowed for four players at once, but with the right investment and research the family could gather around and play them; as for board games, it was a good excuse to chat and bond. "If it's Monopoly, I thought the purpose was to strengthen the family, not break it."

"Monopoly?" Ashley's quip flew over Danielle's head. What was Monopoly? She knew what the word meant, but she had never heard of the game in question. Her ignorance of Muggle culture reared its head again, and she couldn't help feeling a mild sense of shame behind it.

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Didn’t Ash understand the concept of muggle board games? “I mean Monopoly, Clue … uh Trivia.” And they probably fail at it, considering most Trivia games were about the Muggle world so they would have a hard time answering, but it didn’t mean they could give it a try and maybe next time try harder to be able to answer more questions. It wasn’t going to kill them, everyone could be involved, and they could all have fun as a family, at least if Dani wouldn’t mind being part of the game nights.

Jo looked at Ash, not understanding why Monopoly would break the family. “It’s not Monopoly, it’s Uno. Uno’s the game that break friendships.” Which was also a good game. If no one get hyped about the game and played it with an open mind no one was going to get upset.

Jo looked at Dani, it looked like the girl didn’t know what it was. “Monopoly is a board game where you start with a determined amount of money and throughout the play you win or you lose, you can buy properties and build on them.” It would be easier if Dani would watch a game, or at least a couple of rounds to know how it works but shouldn’t be too hard explaining the game to her. “There’s other things, so when you have a property and another player falls on it, they need to pay you rent, it’ll be on the little card.”

It had been a while since Jo had laid her eyes on that game. “It’s a fun game that can last days depending how good you are with money, or if you’re lucky.” Sometimes it was more about luck than it was about knowing how to use the money considering falling repeatedly on the wrong house could cost them. “We can enchant the game so that no one can cheat.”

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Trivia games were a bad idea, Danielle thought - though, if they had built in answers, she could actively use them to study Muggle culture, history, technology, sports and anything in between in bite sized chunks. Given that she wanted to blend in as much as possible, which had been her goal ever since she'd arrived to Australia, it felt like it was a good thing to tackle beyond the many books hidden in the confines of Tallygarunga's library and Travis' films.

"Uno...?" The Spanish word for one. Now that didn't make sense, at least the Monopoly description somewhat matched its definition. Was it a game where you're meant to have a monopoly on real estate? She couldn't envision how it could work in her head, but she was curious about it all the same.

"We have a Monopoly board in the house, don't we?" It was rare when they broke out the board games those days with work making Jo's schedule so erratic, but they used to play them fairly often back in the day (with alcohol mixed in, no less). "Actually, since there's some time left..." As the former Sturt thought aloud she got up from the armchair, letting her words die in her throat while going to a nearby shelf to see if she could find it. Deliberately, she took her time so to leave the two Dhampirs by themselves.

"We're going to play it?" Danielle looked back and forth between Jo and Ashley a few times in surprise, not expecting them to be so forthcoming with the idea.

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