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


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Sturt ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Nature Reserve Trainee, Muay Thai Instructor✩ Kirupachi
17 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ She/Her

Most people would attribute it to complete lunacy that Chloe had chosen the middle of the final week of the third term to sit down in the school's Library for a good old fashioned study session. In her mind, it was perfectly justified - she knew that she wouldn't have as much time during the next term as most others to study for the SPIDER exams due to effectively having two jobs (and some things just demanded that type of sacrifice), so she might as well get some preemptive material done with. At least her grandparents were no longer in the country to bother her.

Her mother had, fortunately, granted her leave for that day from Muay Thai. She told the woman she was to stay at school, and didn't give much detail as to why - she was fairly suspicious over Aneko only ever agreeing to it because she was under the belief it was some sort of social event. At the same time she managed to dodge Lexi, whom would most certainly drag her away from books if she were to see the Sturt. Fortunately, that day also coincided with the LARP Club meeting she was so fond of attending so ducking her sister's line of sight didn't prove to be too difficult.

Though, despite that isolation, she wasn't alone. With her came Frost, a white cat, whom presently sat atop the lone table she had taken for her own within the deeper confines of the library. Knowing the creature to be somewhat loud at times she decided to stay away from others whom could be using their free time to study as well; and, right on time, the cat started mewling for her attention.

"Hm?" The girl looked up from her Arithmanncy book, her gaze falling upon the cat. Frost quickly approached the girl's forearm and rubbed its head against it, as it stood upright so to hold her chin with its palm. Knowing that to be an indicator of territory marking along with its usual call for attention, Chloe set her pencil down upon the open book she was studying and reached to lightly scratch at the area behind the critter's ears. This earned a continuous purr, as well as the faintest of smiles from the otherwise borderline robotic reserve trainee.

"I have to study, you know." She muttered as if the cat could understand her, although not exactly expecting it to - it was just something Frost had always enjoyed.

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Flinders ☆ Fourth Year ☆ StudentSilverion
14 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ he/him

If hearts could explode, his would be in tatters at the moment. But in a negative way, oh no, his heart burst in enjoyment, enamored by the way he managed to observe Chloe in one of the rare moments she actually smiles. The girl was usually wearing a stone cold expression, which still didn't avert her beauty, but just seeing her smile was enough to make him flutter, his cheeks blushing. But was was Gideon doing there? Just staring at her from a distance? Well, not exactly. He came to the library to review some books for his DADA lessons, and as he was looking for a seat to take, he noticed someone that looked suspiciously similar to Chloe Stewart in the distance.

At first, he thought he was just seeing things, but after peeking at her from a hidden location, he managed to indeed see that it was Chloe, seemingly fixated on some studying on her own, while taking care of her kitty. He felt the impulse to try and approach her, but he way she was focused on reading made him wonder if he should actually do it. Would it bother her? Would she shoo him? Many situations played out like this already in the past, him finding her in the school, freezing to wonder what he should do, and eventually stalling long enough for her to just walk away, causing him to lose his chance. But this time around, it would be different. This time around, he would gather the courage to speak up to her!

But is he going to capture her attention...?

Looking at the DADA manual he had, he had an idea. She too is a DADA student, maybe she can 'help him'? Taking a deep breath, Gideon walked up to Chloe, his face showing a clearly nervous expression, as he spoke up to the Sturt student. "O-Oh, hello there Chloe. I-I didn't think you would b-be here." He stammered, his eyes darting around. "Y-You are studying? What a-are you reading for?"

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Sturt ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Nature Reserve Trainee, Muay Thai Instructor✩ Kirupachi
17 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ She/Her

Frost could hear Chloe just fine, but the cat didn't understand a single word; at least, if it did, it would have ignored her anyway. To claim the Sturt as his territory was the current goal, momentarily thwarted by very pleasing scratches to the area behind his ears, though the sound of a young man's voice made its ears twitch. Looking up from the snow white cat, Chloe's gaze landed on a boy she minimally recognized but couldn't put a name to.

He referenced to her by name. Either they had spoken before or she had grown more popular than she realized. Perhaps it was over the tutoring reputation she'd been acquiring through the years? The stutter stood out as something strange but she took it as a normal speech impediment rather than any embarrassment or awkwardness, even if Gideon's expression betrayed such a thing. She had never been the best equipped individual to pick up on such cues, after all, and she could imagine her dearest sister becoming aggravated at the fact Chloe didn't remember who this younger student happened to be.

"Arithmancy." She replied nigh-robotically, although a glint of curiosity shone in her eyes. What did he mean by not thinking she'd be there? Did he somehow know her schedule? Having a reputation of being one of the more studious inhabitants of that campus, she figured people thought she lived within the confines of the school's Library.

"How can I help you?" She decided to go straight to the point. As she asked such a question she reached into her bag, retrieving a small snack that she proceeded to hand to Frost whom was quick to nab it off her outstretched palm.

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Flinders ☆ Fourth Year ☆ StudentSilverion
14 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ he/him

So she didn't push him away, or shrug him off, that was a start. She did stare at him as if she was some sort of robot, and if it weren't for the fact her face was a rather adorable one to stare at, he would rightfully feel rather unnerved, or even creeped out by it. But she did eventually reply to his inquiry, as he noted the kind of material she was reading definitely matched the subject of Arithmancy. Why? Because he understood nothing from that material. But her second question gave him hope, it meant that she was willing to listen to whatever request he had! Well, not any request of course, surely asking for a date would be too fast of a move, plus he didn't know if he had the nerve do it right now, he was already spending a lot of his nerve approaching her.

So instead, he opted to stick with his plan. "W-Well, you see," He began, holding his DADA manual. "I know you are, very smart a-and all that, and I was hoping if perhaps you could h-help me understand something from Defense Against the Dark Arts. The manual is, uuuuuh... kind of dense, and I-I end up getting a bit lost in some of it's, explanations." In a way, he was talking out of his ass, as the manual itself wasn't very hard to understand, he had more problems performing executions rather than following theories, and while DADA was kind of hard, it wasn't the hardest subject he had to deal with. But hey! All in order to spend a moment with Chloe, no?

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Sturt ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Nature Reserve Trainee, Muay Thai Instructor✩ Kirupachi
17 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ She/Her

Defense Against the Dark Arts. Chloe's gaze moved from the boy towards the manual. From the title she deduced he was a fourth year. It came as mild surprise as the boy looked younger than that, but she was quick to digest her initial error. She wholeheartedly disagreed with the notion the manual was hard to get through but she figured it might be some sort of difficulty Gideon had from earlier learning that he had to work through to understand the material. Usually those were the hardest to correct as they had to be traced to their source.

Something struck to her as odd, however. Why go to her when members of the dueling club would be more suited to tutor him in that regard, at least when it came to the practical part to it? From his uniform, she could tell Gideon was a Flinders; Ian Travers, a fellow dojo inhabitant, was a Flinders as well and she was positive he was a part of the dueling club, or so she believed he had mentioned it to her before. It made the girl wonder if Gideon had trouble befriending his peers, much like herself, but ultimately it was none of her business.

"...Alright." After a moment's hesitation, a finger pushed a cover of her book upwards, right until it started to fall the opposite direction, closing with a small thud. Arithmancy wasn't in the cards that day. She doubted she'd make a whole lot of progress to begin with due to Frost's recurring interference, but a human talking to her made it much harder to stick to the activity. Nevertheless, she couldn't just say no. 'It can't be helped.'

"What parts are you having trouble with?" She relaxed somewhat in her chair, which gave the opportunity for Frost to climb out the desk and onto her lap, curling up for a nap while Chloe idly scratched the back of his ears.

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Flinders ☆ Fourth Year ☆ StudentSilverion
14 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ he/him

The hesitation was so palpable, it caused Gideon to feel very worried. The earlier courage he managed to accrue was banishing rather quickly, wondering what could be in Chloe's mind. Maybe it was a simple matter of wondering if she should pause her studies for the sake of helping someone she barely knows, if she even does. His eyes would quickly dart between the beauty right next to him and the DADA book he had, coming to the realization that, should Chloe were to actually accept his proposal? He'd have to find an actual spell to use for practice. Indeed, he had quite a few spells to choose from, but the nerves of the situation were causing his brain to shut down completely, making it harder to plan something to use.

And then, the moment of truth arrived. To his surprise, Chloe accepted helping, even rearranging the table so that her own material could be out of the way to make space for his own book. "O-Oh!" He let out, in a way overjoyed that she agreed to help him, to spend time with him, even if it were to be just for a small moment. "Nice! I mean, thank you." He said, as he opened his manual and frantically began searching for any spell that could work for his endeavor. Thankfully, he came up to one that he sort of knew, it was one he has seen in his material last year. "T-This spell, Salvio Hexia, it's meant to deflect hexes. B-But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to work." That was a partial lie. It is true that he had a bit of a hard time getting it to work when he first learned it, but he did eventually learn to use it properly. Sort of.

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Sturt ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Nature Reserve Trainee, Muay Thai Instructor✩ Kirupachi
17 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ She/Her

Chloe was taken aback with the spell she was told to cover. Salvio Hexia? That was fifth year material, and Gideon came across as younger than that on first glance. Her gaze fell on the book the boy was exploring, focusing on the spell proper. She had recognized the book as a fourth year's guide to Defense Against the Dark Arts, and couldn't recall seeing that spell at all; was her memory getting affected from all the studying she had been doing? Luckily for the both of them, the Sturt knew that spell by heart.

For a moment, she didn't reply. Instead, she peered over Gideon's head and towards the long corridor leading to the various aisles of the library. It was mostly deserted and there was little danger of them having the Librarian walk in on them; of course, it didn't hurt to be safe, rather than sorry. They weren't supposed to be practicing *spells* in the Library, after all. Using her sole free hand to reach for her wand's holster, she freed the magical instrument from its container and waved it once. Past a certain range, the sound around them was muffled and muted. It was an easy way of ensuring less attention was targeted at them if an accident were to happen.

"Salvio Hexia." She repeated, once her job was done. Could it be the new edition of the book was just making it harder on Fourth Years? Lexi had told her nothing about tougher material. "It's usually an area type spell, so it's a bit difficult to practice here. And the smaller the area you want to work with, the harder it gets because you have to be more precise." The area they were in could perhaps be a bit too small, but, Chloe could pull it off; perhaps, with some practice, Gideon could do it too.

"Try to do it now to see what your issue is. Blanketing this area will suffice."

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