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Rae Ki Bae

"Do you need any help with that?"

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a character in “Magnus Grex School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”, as played by Jynxii

Description

Rae Ki Bae


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Basic Info

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Full Name |Rae Ki Bae

Nickname |Kiki, Raechan or Raeny

Age | Fifteen years young.

Gender | Female.

House |
Cervus, Fifth Year

Pet |Ra her Sphynx.

Birthplace |Seoul, South Korea.



Wand | An elegantly simple wand made of cherry tree oak with a unicorn heart string in the center.


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Doing what she sets her mind to.
"Who doesn't?"

The word artichoke.
"It's just fun to say...?"

Blonde hair.
"Guys or girls, doesn't matter. It's a beautiful hair color."

Green Apple hair shampoo.
"It smells nice."

Using the bathroom after holding it for a long time.
"Right??"

Dislikes
Traffic.
"I prefer to just walk everywhere... in the city it's faster anyway.."

Being lied to.
"Just be honest with me..."

Flying.
"I'm just terrible at it... what if I fall?"

Talking about her problems.
"So many other people have it worse than I do.."

Black licorice.
"Oh, c'mon.. who likes this stuff? It tastes horrible! The red kind is alright, I guess."




Personality
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Kiki is a genuinely kindhearted young woman, which should come to no surprise given her House. She is decidedly humble, and admittedly too forgiving. She sees the good in literally everyone and goes out of her way to help those in need. More times than not she's taking on multiple volunteer projects. Above her other qualities, no doubt loyalty stands above the rest. For better or worse, if she has agreed to stand by you- she will be there through thick and thin. That being said, Rae is not the type of girl to jump in on a fist fight- she's more likely the girl who is running to get the nearest professor. She hates physical (or magical) confrontations. She's not the type to engage in gossip, but the type to keep the secrets of everyone around her. She doesn't talk as much as some, but that's not to say that she can't be outspoken if it's something she's passionate about- like Herbology or animal rights. Speaking of which, did I mention she's a vegetarian? Yep.

As a child Rae wanted to help everyone and thing. She'd bring in lost puppies, abandoned kittens, and injured birds into the house to be mended. As she grew older, the puppies turned into boys, the kittens turned into thrown out friends, and the injured birds turned into the homeless in Diagon Alley. In between all of her volunteering, Rae enjoys working when not in school. She shadows her mother at the hospital, but it's no secret her true passion lies in plants and animals. Rae feels more comfortable when working than she does when she has a lot of free time on her hands, so in school this generally means that she is studying or helping professors or other students more than she is out 'having fun' with the other students.

It takes a great deal to get a rise out of Kiki. She handles being teased with ease, as most insults roll right off her back. It may seem like she's too good to be true, but her strengths are undoubtedly also her flaws. She is easily hurt when the good she sees in someone is constantly being darkened by the negativity in their life. She is not naive by any means, but because she wears her heart on her sleeve it's easy for her to get let down. She has such high hopes for everyone, it's almost impossible for anyone to live up to the dreams she has for them. Kiki is a total scardy-cat, just about anything can put her on edge. Sudden bangs, dark hallways, empty classrooms, sleeping with a limb hanging off her bed... you get the idea.

Trustworthy | Loyal | Hardworking | Stable | Tolerant | Forgiving | Understanding | Scardy-cat



History
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Rae was born into a traditional wizard family. With no older siblings, her parents were able to shower their attention, patience and love onto her. Rae's mother is a doctor in a wizard clinic and her father works in the Ministry. Growing up in the wizarding world Rae could have never had an experience with a muggle if not for her mother. Rae took weekly trips into the muggle world to volunteer at soup kitchens, nursing homes, vet clinics and muggle hospitals. 'To learn the importance of compassion,' her mother taught her.

Her father, a business man and well off, never cared much for muggles but would tolerate them because of his wife, who seemed to have an unstoppable need to help them in any way she could. To Rae's mother, all muggles needed to be helped. Though Rae did not exactly take after her mother in that aspect, she did inherit her caring genes.

When Rae was sorted into Cervus her mother was ecstatic, and her father was relieved. Rae was proud, and still is. Her first year went by rather smoothly, though she found that she had to study a little harder than some of the other students to pass her potions and flying lessons. Flying in particular had been a struggle. Her first attempt landed her in the medical wing. The second attempt, she refused to hover more than just a few inches off the ground. Watching Quidditch is equal parts terrifying and thrilling for Kiki.

In her third year her pet mouse, Gui, passed away and she was heartbroken- refusing to take on another pet. However, a week before she was due to leave for school again her mother presented her with a box. It jostled around violently, causing Rae to nearly drop it as she attempted to open the box. When she finally managed to open the lid, a tiny set of eyes stared back at her. If there was such a thing as love at first sight, Kiki had found it. She named the little sphynx cat Ra, after the Egyptian muggle sun god. The two haven't spent a moment away from each other since.




Character Relations
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Annabeth | PENDING

Veronica | Rae looks up to her, like a big sister.

Vladimir | PENDING

Alexis | PENDING

Harvey | PENDING

Ivan | PENDING

Lucius | Rae tutors him in Herbology.

Sebastian | PENDING

Katarina | One to be avoided.

Ally | PENDING

Fiona | Awkward half-friends.

James | Best friend [male].

John | PENDING

Sam | Best friend [female].

Daniel | PENDING




OOC
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Do you know much about the Harry Potter Universe?:
A fair amount. I've read all the books and watched all the movies. ^^

How often do you get online?:Every day.

How often can we expect you to be able to post?:
Every day to every other day, depending on holidays and my college work.

Password: Copper Cauldron

So begins...

Rae Ki Bae's Story

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It was a new year at Magnus, for both Aberforth and his students. He studied looking out of the window observing the meadow tree's. These students would know him for half of their lives, and he was intent to lead them away from the darkness he himself had fought. His brother,mother and his sister all died fighting..And one day so would he.

He began to walk back and forth in his office as the letter from the ministry of magic floated, in the air. The letter written on a piece of parchment paper stated : "Dear Mr. Aberforth Dumbledore. After the death of your brother Albus, one who was considered to be one of greatest wizards of all time has left you Hogwarts..In is dept to takeover as headmaster."He picked up the letter and threw it into the burning fire.

Aberforth looked as the burning ashes erupted from red to green sparks. It was so beautiful yet misunderstanding. He pulled out his wand and stepped back waiting for whatever would happen. In such error the dear Ms. Hermione Granger jumped from the flames.

He looked at her disarmed his wand."Hermione..I was hoping for Harry to come. Although you have the smart of no other..always the outstanding of the bunch you are."She smiled at Aberforth and gave him a slight hug. Without any hesitation she handed Aberforth a small elixir and smiled lightly."The ministry..believes they've found something. Something dark."She smiled at Aberforth and looked with great honesty and integrity.

You-Know-Who...I hate to say it but there is something, someone rising up against us. And they believe hogwarts is no longer a priority. A man who was questioned believed he met death itself who granted him immortality."Aberforth looked at hermione and smiled."Its rubbish. Hogwarts and Hogsmeade is no longer my home. Today is the arrival of the first years..remember your first year ?"

She nodded."Yes. But america is no battleground..Hogwarts was nearly destroyed by Lord Voldemort. And we can't let an imposter or worse death eater ruin the wizarding world. I will speak with the order and we will decide what our next move is."She walked back into the fire and left Aberforth with even more to decide. Was hogwarts safe ? And was Magnus safe ? Time would soon tell..

#, as written by Jynxii
Rae Ki Bae



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Rae shifted just slightly in the dirt, glancing up to push a piece of her hair away from her face. She had come to school a week prior to everyone else to help prep the Herbology garden for the First years. She sat in a mound of dirt and herbs, with gritty sediment plastered up both of her arms to her elbows. To her right sat Ra, cozy inside her discarded cloak. He was too much of a dainty fellow to bother getting his paws dirty.

Rae turned back to her work, ignoring the soft mews of her companion. It wasn't until her alarm went off, said alarm being an enchanted note set to explode into sparkles, that she realized the other students would be arriving soon. With a small squeak she quickly finished her current project; filling in the last of the snapdragon's bed. "Better hurry, or we'll be late," she sighed in soft Korean as she scooped up Ra and made her way back to the dormitory. Luckily, she managed to shower and get dressed just in time for the first couple of carriages to start pulling into the gates. She was late.

As though a fire had started behind her, Rae dashed about her room and scooped up Ra excitedly. Her friends were back. Unable to contain her joy, she bounded through the soon-to-be-filled hallways and bounced nearly all the way down to the gate When she finally arrived, she was breathless but grinning. Instantly her face scanned the vessels for her friends. Where are you, James? Ronnie, you're usually one of the first ones here... where.. Is that? No...

Her brown orbs dashed across the many faces of the students. A nervous hand gently stroked Ra's skin as she looked around. Maybe they were inside already? Rae chewed on her bottom lip just lightly, wondering where they could have gone. Maybe they had decided to take on guiding the First years in this year? Frowning, Rae hoofed it back across the grounds to the docks. When she arrived she was met with a sea of little witches and wizards. She tried to stand toward the edge of the large groups, scanning the faces of the older students to try and see if one of them belonged to any of her friends.


It was then that her black robe was tugged on by one of the First years. A young blonde girl who looked lost. Rae smiled warmly to the child and took her hand, nodding in the direction of the school. On the way to the banquet hall, Rae did her best to ease the girl's fears. Apparenlty someone had told her that the Sorting Hat would bite a bit of your hair off if you sounded too nervous. Although it was a little funny, Rae quickly put the girl's fears to rest.

The young one seemed to feel a little better, but then looked stricken as Rae stopped by the large dinning room doors. "Aren't you coming?" "I have to sit with my house," Rae explained with a smile patting the girl on the shoulder. "You'll be fine, don't worry about a thing. The hat will put you in the right place." With that, Rae left the First year to find her seat with the other First years, and made her way over to the Cervus table. She was starving. From the inside of her cloak came a quiet purring as Ra fell asleep. Spoiled cat, Rae thought to herself with an amused smile. She sat down with the other members of her house and strained to see over the heads over the other tables.

With no sign of her friends, Rae let out a gentle sigh and turned her attention to the front of the hall to watch the sorting ceremony.



James slid down in his seat on the train. It seemed he had managed to get a compartment to himself and he hated it. Usually he'd be sitting with Rae or Fiona, but since he had broken up with Fiona at the end of last year, he wasn't sure whether or not he would be welcome with her and her friends. Merlin only knew where Rae was. Knowing Rae, she was probably already at the school, helping one of the teachers set up for the year.

The door to his compartment opened and two timid looking first-years appeared, "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realise anyone was in here," said one of them, a small fair haired boy with freckled skin.

James sat upright, "No it's fine. You two can sit in here, I'm not expecting anyone else." He invited them in, pointing to the opposite seat. The two boys entered, both looking exremely nervous. "First year?" They nodded, "I remember my first year," James laughed, "I was pretty nervous too, but you've really got nothing to worry about. Trust me."

The two boys looked at each other. The second boy, who was dark haired, plucked up the courage to speak, "What happens in the Sorting Ceremony?"

"Well, they put a hat on your head and the hat reads your mind and decides which house you belong in."

"Does it hurt?"

"When the hat reads your mind? No. More tickles really. Actually I'm not sure how you would describe it, but it's definitely not painful."

The rest of the journey passed much the same, the two boys asking James questions about Magnus Grex and the elder boy answering as best they could. When it was time to leave the train, James pointed the two boys in the right direction and left for the Great Hall. People walked annoyingly slowly when you were in a rush, he was beginning to find, silently willing the students around him to move faster. Seeing a gap in the crowd, James squeezed through and speedwalked the rest of the way. He looked for Rae's face at her house table and gave the girl a small wave. Whether or not she saw it, he wasn't sure. James took his place at his table and turned to the front of the Hall, eager for the sorting ceremony to start so he could eat.

#, as written by Ankti
Fiona Brand

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Fiona wondered very seriously if what was happening to her was a panic attack. She leaned heavily on the sink, her head slumped over as she watched the water running into the drain.

Had she just so seriously been afraid to speak to her friends that she’d had a panic attack?

“Oh god this year is going to be horrible,” she said to herself.

She turned off the water and stepped away, into one of the stalls where she put her back flat against the wall and slid to the floor.

“This isn’t about James,” she said for the what must have been the thousandth time since term had ended.

But if it wasn’t really about him, then why must she keep reminding herself of that?

Because she couldn’t figure out what else it was about. When she thought of him, that silly hair, those sweet eyes - it didn’t upset her, make her nervous or embarrassed, didn’t make her think any of the things she thought when she’d spotted a clump of sixth year Ferres on the boat.

No, this wasn’t about him. Breaking up with him had sucked, had really, really sucked. Then again, dating him hadn’t been so great either, or they wouldn’t have broken up. This was about her, about whatever was going on that made her hate the sight of people she loved, made her want to spend a four hour long boat ride hiding in a bathroom.

She pushed herself to her feet and walked purposefully back to the sink, looking herself straight in the eyes as she approached the mirror.

“You are just being stupid. Those people like you and you like them. And they will understand if you say you want to spend more time alone this year.”

That is what her mother had recommended, talk honestly to her friends about her problems. Easy for her mom to say, she didn’t have to share a dorm room with them every night, see their disappointed faces when she said she wanted to be alone.

First Fiona had asked if she could transfer to another magical school. They’d gone so far as to tour the one that was just off the railroad in the middle of nowhere Wyoming. Around it one of the largest wizard only towns in America had grown, and both school and town were completely invisible to Muggles.

Fiona had actually like it, liked that they’d done away with some of the Old World traditions that hung around Magnus Grex, like Houses and Prefects.

That is what upset her. That Prefect badge pinned to her sweater, reflected so shiny and bright in the mirror. It had been what set off the panic. Her friends where going to see the badge, comment on it, congratulate her and hug her. The thought of all that praise had turned her stomach.

But why?

She loved that she was selected to be a Prefect. It was her badge coming in the mail that made her change her mind and agree to return to Magnus. She pictured herself in the halls, directing first years, encouraging second years, maybe getting more students to the Potions club so she could tutor them, something she adored doing.

All those thoughts calmed her. Picturing the nameless faces of new students made her happy. It was the familiar faces of her closest friends that upset her.

She pushed back her blonde hair, straightened her yellow sweater, and left the bathroom. Then she turned left and avoided completely the group of Ferres. She would talk to them tonight in the Great Hall or in their rooms, no need to dwell on it now.

Once the boat landed and they were walking through the halls of the school she felt better. Friends waved to her and she waved back. She hugged and kissed people on the cheek and only kind of tried to hid her Prefect badge so people wouldn’t notice it.

She took a seat with the other Ferres, and there was James, where he always sat, leaning over to talk to Rae at the Cervus table. God he was still cute.

Fiona pushed her hair back and called his name. He turned, surprised for a moment, but then smiled at her. She smiled backed and waved as friendly as she could.

See, she said to herself, I knew it wasn’t about him.

Then there were the first years, all lined up, squirming and fidgeting. You could always tell the muggle born, they were the ones with eyes so wide the looked like they might fall out. Fiona knew most people hated this part, but she loved it. She would stand up and greet each new Ferre. She would hug them and tell them how happy she was they were part of her house.

As the ceremony began she felt comfortable, avoiding thought of the long night ahead in a dorm room full of friends she didn’t want to talk to.

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Aberforth looked over to the 1st years and welcomed them all with a toast of butterbeer in his cup. He walked down the platform steps and watched as the 1st years began to be sorted. They were all so young to Aberforth, all going through what he went through at Hogwarts, And even Aberforth couldn't resist the temptations of being headmaster.

He looked at all the students and smiled."Now..To all the students that couldn't make it we understand the delays. Here at Magnus Grex we take care of our own as if we were all family. And that's where the magic begins. As classes begin tomorrow we will expect all students to be on time, no later than 9:10 a.m. We have four houses. Ferre,Vulpes,Cervus and Arietem all competing for the house cup that is won every year.

I must say however that to the older students, set an example for our younger students and also follow the school rules. These rules are updated every year. No sneaking about the corridors and dormitories losing your trousers."
They all laughed.No unforgivable spells are to be taught or learned either. I trust all of you, so much that I believe in your talents.Your skills.Your charms. The path to success is the goal, and the goal is the key to everything."

Now, to the exciting parts. We will be having multiple clubs this year. Herbology,Dueling,Potions,Charms, and the most popular one among the students, the four quidditch teams."
The students all jumped up in excitement as Aberforth laughed again, almost falling over his cloak.

"Now..unless I'm boring you all to your immense death I shall say it once, not twice. Let the Magic..BEGIN !!"


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#, as written by Jynxii
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Rae waved back at James just before the headmaster began his speech. Now, to the exciting parts. We will be having multiple clubs this year. Herbology,Dueling,Potions,Charms, and the most popular one among the students, the four Quidditch teams." Rae glanced to her side, noticing Sam had made her way to the table at last. "You made it! Did you hear? My Herbology club was approved!" Rae grinned broadly to her friend, her voice vibrating with excitement. The headmaster announced that the feast had started, and instantly food materialized in front of them.

Knowing that Sam's attention would be quickly, if not immediately stolen, Rae added lightly, "You know I helped a first year in here earlier. She seemed terrified of the sorting ceremony. Something about an older student told her the Sorting Hat would take a bit of her hair if she was nervous.." Rae tried to look upset, but it was too great of an effort to keep from smiling. "Can't imagine who put that into her head..."

The feast was as grand and delightful as it was every year. True to form, Ra had woken up midway through to poke his head out of her cloak and settle into her lap; accepting the meat scraps Rae secretly fed to him. As dessert took the place of the main course, Rae glanced over to see if James was almost done eating. She couldn't see him very well from where she sat, so she pulled out a scrap of magical paper and sent a hummingbird origami fluttering over the tops of the other students. The tiny bird landed gently in front of him and unfolded itself.

Hey, did you hear that my Herbology club got approved? You're joining, right?! How was your break?

Rae glanced over to Sam as the other Cervus' enjoyed their desert. "I'm going to head back to the dorm. Want me to claim our bunks again?" Rae considered Sam one of, if not her only, best female friend. Veronica was more like her older, smarter, sister and James was a guy so he didn't count. There was something special about having that one person in your house that you could talk to and do everything with. Over the summer, Rae hadn't been able to visit Sam due to her internship with her mother and then volunteering with the muggles and coming back to school early for Herbology.

Rae waiting for Sam to answer and then stood, holding Ra in her arms. She made her way out of the hall, as a few people had started to leave. On her way out, she caught sight of Lucius- the boy she had been asked to tutor in Herbology this year. He was talking to someone, but she couldn't see the male's face because his back was to her. At the same table would be Sebastian, so Rae quickly directed her attention elsewhere. In no particular hurry, Rae headed out of the Great Hall.

The halls were alive with chatter once again. It was refreshing and comforting. Rae gently put Ra on the floor to walk along side her as she made her way towards the dorm tower.

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Lucius smiled over as Aberforth finished his long dreadful speech."Herbology ? Her-Herbology ? Are you serious ?" He laughed and began to eat his food knowing Harvey would follow in lead."If anything what we need is a long's night rest from his hairy beard." Lucius chuckled as the students sitting next to him laughed, some dropping bits and pieces over their robes.

After he finished eating he watched the 1st years being escorted to their rooms all by one. Lucius ate the last piece of his blueberry muffin and whispered to one of the Arietem students."Death Eater meeting by 9. Bring all of your youngest recruits by the quidditch post. I believe we are going into the tunnels tonight."

Lucius walked out of the corridors and spat on the ground by the mudblood girl, Veronica. He smirked and jogged outside of the corridors making sure he was unseen.

He ran until he could no longer breathe. He suddenly walked up to the group of boys all cloaked as Lucius smirked to himself."And what is this ? 1st years ? You brought children into the group ? He pushed one of the 1st years onto the ground and looked upon his face."Agriplio." He shouted as the boys memories invaded Lucius's mind. He stood up and looked down upon the small boy."Joane' Flutnick. A half-blood."He sighed and looked towards the rest of the group.

And now, do you see squirrels ? These 1st years are tempted. Not all can be trusted. The poor boy stood on his weak legs and yelled at Lucius."You can't hurt me...I-i-..i'm going to tell Dumbledore about your club you jerk !!" Lucius stood back and ran upon the boy, smacking him hard, his hand hitting the boys cheeks with anger."How dare you ? Oh but I had forgotten...Lucius looked towards his other members.

"Tell your mother..and your father I said welcome to Magnus, Obliviate !! A green spark of light hit the boys face and caused him to fall asleep. Lucius began to walk back into the school, hoping he wouldn't be detected. He smiled the whole way muttering the same word over, and over."Forget..Forget..Forget.."

James was just finishing dessert when a piece of parchment landed in his lap. He uncrumpled the piece of paper, immediately recognising Rae's neat penmanship. Was he joining the Herbology club? He thought for a moment. He'd hate to disappoint Rae but he had Quidditch practice to consider too.

"Accio quill and ink," he whispered, moving his wand as subtley as possible. He watched for the items, hoping no one would see them as they came whizzing through the doors to his side. He quickly unscrewed the lid of the ink and replied, "Congrats. I'll have to check how intensive Quidditch practice will be this year, but I'll do my best. Summer was okay, Chicago's as nice as ever. How was your summer?" James slid the ink and quill into the pocket of his robes and folded the paper into an airplane, sending his reply to Rae by way of jabbing her ear with the nose of the plane.

Janes looked up the table, searching for his fellow prefect. He wasn't sure how he felt when he realised it was Fiona. He pinned his badge to his jumper and stood up, heading to the middle of the table, where most of the first years were sitting, "Now first years, soon as your ready, follow me and I'll show you to our common room and dorm," a considerable number of first years began milling around him. He made sure to catch Fiona's attention, "Are you okay bringing the rest up?"

He began leading the group of students to the common room, pointing out rooms they'd be using during their time at Magnus "And this is the Ferre common room," He gave the password to the portrait, "Keep on your toes with the password, it changes pretty often," he held the door open letting the first years enter before him, "Now boys, if you'd like to follow me and I will show you to your dorms. Girls, you're gonna have to hang tight until Fiona gets up. I'm not allowed in your tower."

James lead the boys to their dorms, directing each boy to the right room before skipping up to his own room to change out of his uniform and get his small part of the room the way he liked it.

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As soon as Aberforth started talking Sam's head started trailing off, it was a habit of hers; she got distracted far too easily. Yet, her ears were wide open as soon as he mentioned the clubs they would have for the year. As always, Sam had signed up for most if not all of the clubs, she genuinely loved every and each one of them; though she couldn't quite hide Quidditch and Dueling were one of her favorite ones. The rush she felt at chasing the golden snitch was a rush she'd never felt before, it had been years now that she had been the Seeker and she loved every year of it.

It seemed she wasn't the only one who was excited when she noticed Rae grinning like a child happy that they had approved the Herbology club that year. Sam would have teased her friend about the Herbology club but her attention was immersed into the delicious banquet that has magically appeared in front of her eyes. As if she had been starving for ages, she immediately grabbed a delicious looking pizza that she had to reach from Rae's side. She immediately stopped when Rae spoke softly, "You know I helped a first year in here earlier. She seemed terrified of the sorting ceremony. Something about an older student told her the Sorting Hat would take a bit of her hair if she was nervous.." Sam let out a huge proud grin at her friend's attempt to hide her own and felt overjoyed that someone had found her little mischief. "Can't imagine who put that into her head..." Rae continued and Sam let out a small giggle, "Preposterous, these seniors are getting worse with the years" Sam said trying to sound most posh faking a British accent and raising her pinky finger as she grabbed the small teacup with chocolate that had been placed in front of her.

Sam started eating as if there would be no tomorrow, she made sure not to eat much of a single thing so that she could try most of the delicious feast she had before her eyes. She had to stop to take a five when her stomach was already too full and almost in pain; strange as it was, no matter how much she ate she never gained a pound. It was then she noticed Rae getting ready to leave, so as soon as she asked if she wanted to be in bunk beds she immediately nodded with a wide smile. "What would I do without you Rae" she said endearingly. In truth Sam loved Rae, she was the living impersonation of what a Cervus should be, kindness, compassion and everything that is good. They had been friends ever since she could remember, almost if not for the same amount Anna and Sam had been friends.

Sam loved both Anna and Rae, though it was obvious they were very different, but they both were part of her life and Sam loved them both equally as if they were of her own blood, the sisters she never had. Sam only wished that Rae could have visited her in the Summer, things were always boring without her or Anna, even when her five brothers were a handful, having a sister was a whole different story.

It would take her more than five for recover from the immense feast she had given herself, so she just sat back and waited for more students to leave the Great Hall before she too headed towards their dorm.




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Alessa listened to Aberforth as he informed everyone of the rules, classes would start no later than 9:10am, she'd be there at 7:30am sharp. After all she hated being late to class, or anything for that matter, and if there was anything to avoid the crowds she'd do it. As soon as he had finished his speech the delicious food magically appeared as it did every year. Alessa couldn't say she had not missed it, she had never really gotten a meal cooked from her aunt, other than the cheap microwave food she always seemed to love; the food at Magnus was the closest thing she had ever gotten to a homemade meal.

She began by eating the pumpkin pie and ate slowly, enjoying every flavor identifying every ingredient. She had a habit of always eating desert first, a habit which she would definitely not quit under her own determination. As soon as she had finished eating but two slices she had enough, she wanted to exit before everyone did so the two slices would have to suffice until the next morning.

She stood up swiftly, moving carefully as she exited the Great Hall. She wondered who'd be her roommate for the year as her past roommate had already graduated the year before. She hoped that she would have to do but a simply introduction and that would be enough socialization... for as much as possible. With disdain she started walking towards the Ferre's girls dormitory, she didn't get too far ahead before she noticed a familiar face. "Lucius" she said acknowledging the young Arietem. They had taken classes together before and had talked but a few times; Alessa was not one to begin a conversation, let alone socialize, but if there was something Alessa could acknowledge was potential and power, he had both.


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Rae made her way to the dorm room and found the bunk in the corner. With quick ease she moved the belongings of the other students to the beds that would have been hers and Sams. If they other students wouldn't know, it wouldn't hurt them right? Once she had settled their stuff in their bunks, Rae made her way back out into the hall to wait for Sam. After all, Sam might not have heard the new password- it's happened before. As Rae stood there she noticed a second year Vulpes in near tears. "Hey.. Hey, what's wrong? Are you alright?" The young girl explained that she was lost. The red in her cheeks turned Rae's stomach over. She had felt that way before, in her second year. You're too proud to follow the first years, but too unfamiliar to find your way back to the dorm alone.

Rae smiled warmly at the younger girl and took her hand, leading her to the Vulpes painting. "Do you remember your password?" The younger girl nodded and wiped at her cheeks. "Thank you.." Rae smiled and told her she was welcome. As she was walking back toward her own dorm her pocket suddenly came to life and out jumped Ra. "What are you doing," she laughed, watching the curious creature prowl around the unfamiliar hallway. With a sudden exuberance the feline pounced at a display cabinet. "Ra! Ra, get back here! You're going to knock something over!"

Afraid that her pet would ruin one of the displays, Rae rushed over and knelt by the tiny opening under the cabinet. "Ra, get back he- AHH!!" What came to her was certainly not her feline. A toad [Odin] had sprung at her, jumping into the folds of her robes and balling itself up. In a flash Ra was out of the cabinet, eyes wide with excitement. "Ohhh no. No you don't, little trouble maker!" Rae stood, cupping the toad in her hands. "No, Sir. Hey little guy, are you alright?" She peeked open her hands to look at the toad. He seemed unharmed, thank goodness. No doubt he was someone's pet. The house elves didn't let in just any amphibian.

Rae carried the toad back to her dorm with Ra following behind in a now grumpy demeanor. She showed the toad to Sam that night, but neither of them knew who it could belong to. None of the girls claimed to own it in her dorm, and none of the males passing through the common room claimed it either. Figuring he must belong to another house, Rae put him in a box for safe keeping and put Ra in his cage- for extra safe keeping of the toad who she had named Lemongrass.




She woke up early that morning, as she did every morning. Maybe it was programmed in her blood, or maybe she was simply a morning person. Either way, she was dressed and ready for the day early as always. Knowing how Sam likes to sleep, she didn't bother to wake her up. Instead she grabbed her box with Lemongrass[Odin] inside it and released Ra from his cage. He looked extremely annoyed with her, but he would get over it at breakfast. Speaking of which, that's where she was headed. Rae made her way down to the great hall for some morning eggs and sausage. Since barely anyone was there that early she didn't see the harm in letting Lemongrass[Odin] sit on the table, in the box of course. Ra curled up in her lap after accepting a piece of apology bacon. Bacon was better than toad anyway. Rae ate quietly, wondering who the toad might belong to. She found it between the Vuples and the Cervus dorms, but none of the Cervus she had talked to had claimed it. What a terrible way to start the year, she thought to herself, loosing your pet.. I think I'd freak out if I ever lost you, Ra..



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Sam waited before she headed towards their dorm where Rae must have surely waiting for her. As soon as the crowd had calmed down she was on her way. She took her sweet time; after all she was in no rush and she wasn't planning on unpacking until the next day. Once she found Rae she noticed her distracted by something, Sam was a bit distracted trying to figure out exactly what when her friend moved back to their dorm. She was thankful that she had not forgotten the password when the painting almost stopped her.

She followed Rae tapping her playfully on her shoulder before asking her what she was hiding. Sam was most excited to find it was none other than a toad, surely someone's pet and little friend. She helped her ever-helpful friend to find it's owner but it was useless, both of them giving up finally deemed it best that they took care of him until someone got him back. Sam laughed when her adorable friend had named the toad, "come on Rae, Lemongrass? Now you've really gotten him mad" she joked around eyeing at the toad who did not seemed pleased. Before she said anything else she turned to her small cat Snowy, who she had made sure arrived safely before she did. Sam had asked Rae to take care of him before she even got to school.

Image"Don't you ever leave me whitey!" she asked while hugging the beautiful small cat. Finally, as she felt her eyes giving out she sent a wink to Rae, stuck her tongue out the grumpy toad and gave a kiss to lovely Snowy before she said goodnight and fell almost dead in slumber.



As always Sam had woken up late, "not again!" she half-screamed looking at the hour. As if in a flash she remembered what Alberforth had said about being early to class and she let out a sigh. She looked around to see if she could see Rae but it was obvious that she would have never gotten late, unless someone was in some sort of trouble and she'd stay to help out or something of the sort. She got ready as soon as she possibly could, her hair was still wet; not having time to do anything else she urged Snowy to follow her to class.

She was about to head out before she remembered the toad, looking for the box where Rae had placed him but couldn't find anything. She knew Rae must have taken him to keep on looking for the owner. Having missed breakfast made her grumpy but that didn't meant she wouldn't enjoy her transfiguration class. She rushed to class, picking up Snowy knowing he would not be able to keep up her pace. Finally she reached the class, almost out of breath; hoping that the teacher was not there yet.

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Ronnie notices that a few things in the room seemed to be pushed a bit out of place, and raises an eyebrow quizzically. It isn't a curiosity of cause, but of motivation- she tends to think more in terms of people than in objects or events- typically, anyway. Obviously when she's scheming, which she'll likely begin doing before the end of week is over because she can only remain on 'her best behavior' for so long, this might alter, but in everyday situations, it is the case. She slides her gaze back towards new kid, and of course thinks that this might of been him, given that he is standing near a slightly moved chair, and because he is the person her attention is focused on- and thus the first person her mind goes to as an explanation. She returns his smile, a strangely relieved one, with an upturning of her own lips. Her smile is slightly lopsided, favoring the right side more, and thus seems to express perpetual amusement of a sort. "I guess I'll take that as a good morning in return, then," she says, shrugging her shoulders. The boy then asks if she's seen Odin. Odin? Ah- must be his frog, then? Is that why the common rooms a bit shaken looking? Or why he's a bit shaken looking, that is to say?

"The toad. Odin is the toad's name," he clarifies quickly, looking more anxious by the moment. His words are rushed and he is blushing scarlet, very quickly telling Ronnie that he is not the most socially exceptional of individuals. That's fine, of course- Vulpes is known for intelligence, not charisma. In fact, there are a good deal of 'read books not people' sorts around this dorm, so she doubts that frog boy will be finding himself alone in this deficit.

"Oh, good. I was worried that you were the sort to speak in the third person- and were an amnesiac," she adds the last part for the sake of closing little holes in her jest, before her smile widens, becoming a borderline grin at this point, really.

"But I haven't. If he's not here, perhaps you left him in the Great Hall? Or you could go down there to see if he wandered the halls at night?" she recommends, hopefully helpfully. She, at this point, has decided not to bother asking for frog boys name-she'll figure it out eventually if it is necessary to do so, probably. "If you decide to come down, look for me- I'll be eating," she adds, giving a little wave before leaving the dorm, and frog boy, behind.

When she reaches the Great Hall, Ronnie makes a beeline for Rae, who is eating, and at the moment notices the frog sitting on the table beside the girl. "Hey, Rae- where'd you find that frog? I know someone who is looking for one," she comments before grabbing a pear and taking a bite into it. Class is starting soon, so it occurs to her that she should start heading to her first lesson. Thus, the girl remains standing while she chews.

Swallowing, she continues, "New kid- don't know his name. He should be in our first period, though, so you can see if it is his then."

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Rae Ki Bae



Rae had just finished giving Ra the last bit of bacon from her plate when Ronnie walked up. Rae was instantly glad to see her- she had missed her last night and hadn't had a chance to talk to her big-sister figure. "Ronnie! Hey!" Rae stepped out from the table to stand, slipping Ra into her robes and picking up Lemongrass' box. "Hey, Rae- where'd you find that frog? I know someone who is looking for one," Ronnie said calmly as she took a bite out of a pear. "Oh, who is it? I found it last night, I've been looking for the owner." "New kid- don't know his name. He should be in our first period, though, so you can see if it is his then." First period.... what time was it? Rae glanced to her watch and gave a little squeak. "We're going to be late!"

Not one for being late, Rae closed the box on her guest pet and offered Ronnie a smile. "See you in class!" With that, she rushed off to the classroom. She couldn't start the year off like this- being late to her first class. She had to work hard at her grades as it was. She wasn't lucky like Ronnie was. Ronnie was just naturally gifted at being brilliant- it was what drew Rae to her when she first met the beautiful blonde.

Rae made it into class with a couple minutes to spare. She figured Sam would be sitting with Anna and her evil sidekick Sebastian, so Rae took a seat further to the back. Admittedly she was a little embarrassed that she never knew any of the questions the professor asked. She would have her quill write them all down so that she could make note to answer them later or come back to them. In the empty seat next to her, she sat the box containing Lemongrass. He had behaved pretty well at the breakfast table, so she opened the lid so he could look out. She muttered a binding spell under her breath, putting a breathable, see-through shield over the lid of the box- just in case he got any squirrelie ideas about jumping out and taking a tour of this part of the castle.

As the students poured in, Rae tried to take notice of everyone. Did any of them look new? Had she not noticed one before? Surely it wasn't a first year. Ronnie would have called him a first year. A pale looking boy with stunning blue eyes walked in, looking lost and perhaps even a little flustered. She had never seen him before. She bit her lower lip and tried to remember if she had actually never seen him before, or if she had just never noticed him. From the box, the toad had started to croak and hop around- almost as though he were excited about something. Rae looked to the box with an arched brow, and then back to the dark haired boy who looked like he didn't know where he could sit. "There's a free seat by me," she called with what she hoped sounded like a friendly voice. "You, ah... you aren't missing a toad by any chance, are you?" She'd go out on a limb. The worst he could say was no, and she'd just look like a weird pet-rescuer. She'd been called worse.





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Cassius relaxed his shoulders and smiled as the blonde girl grinned at her own joke, he remembered that she had done the same thing the night before with a terrible toad pun; not that the quality of the joke mattered in calming Cassius' nerves. He could feel his skin regaining it's colour slowly. She mentioned that maybe Odin was in the great hall or in one of the hallways, waved and left. 'Of course, he must be in the great hall, I was talking to him at dinner.' Cassius sighed with relief and shouted a thank you after the blonde girl, who he only just realized he didn't know the name of. He would do his best to ask in class. Maybe.

Cassius was slightly bewildered by the morning events but hopeful that what the blonde girl said was true and Odin was safe somewhere. Maybe another student had found him. Oh god, maybe another student had found him. Cassius winced, clutching the big book into his chest tighter. "I should get ready for class," he said aloud realizing the time and made for the stairs to the boys dorm.

Cassius dropped the big book onto his bed and began searching for his empty workbook. It was a struggle finding anything in his bags, he had packed them himself and brought along practically everything he could fit. There were dozens of notepads filled with writing, he compulsively took notes in classes. The embarrassment of being asked a question and not knowing the answer was enough motivation to pay attention closely, the real enjoyment he got from studying was a happy side effect. On finding a book with some blank pages Cassius grabbed it and started walking to his first class at Magnus. "I was looking forward to breakfast," he growled under his breath.

Hopefully the day wouldn't be too hard on an empty stomach, the first day is always stressful, especially the first day at a new school. 'Sit next to the blonde girl' he told himself, he probably wouldn't feel too awkward sitting next to her. But maybe it was weird to keep 'bumping into her,' maybe he should branch out and meet new people, he didn't want to seem creepy.

Cassius hurried down the corridor, trying his best to remember where he was supposed to be. A group of students packed around him as the corridor he was following intersected another. They were all busy laughing and talking none of them seemed to notice the bewildered boy who had become entangled in their group. Not wanting to seem like a tag-along Cassius slowed his pace. 'They look about my age, maybe they are going to the same class as me,' he thought, hoping his luck was better than his memory.

Shortly after Cassius had began following the group they reached their destination and flocked into a classroom. A large grin grew on his face as he realized this was indeed where he needed to be, but it quickly vanished as the nerves of walking into the classroom kicked him in the gut.

As he walked into the classroom he stared around, unsure of what to do. 'Just take a seat at the back,' he told himself. Almost feeling overcome by his nerves Cassius was frozen in place, until he heard a friendly voice motion him over. "There's a free seat by me." Turning to look, Cassius briefly forgot where he was, grinned and walked quickly to the table. "Odin!" he chirped, his voice jumping up a pitch or two. The girl had said something else but Cassius hadn't quite noticed what it was, he beamed his smile at her and said "Where did you find him? Thank you!"

The relief at seeing Odin safe and well brushed away any nerves he had felt and he was comfortable being forward and sitting next to the happy looking girl, but it quickly became apparent to him how he had reacted and he could feel his cheeks warming up again. "I'm sorry, I am just happy to see he's OK," he said, his voice quietening.

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Anneliese made her way up to the dorm tower and found her room. Her cumbersome bags were dropped clumsily on the bed. With a sigh, she stared at the luggage, dreaded the task of unpacking. But, it must be done. She spent a good two hours unpacking and organizing all her clothes and belongings. She ended with setting a photographed picture of six year old her with her parents on her nightstand. She stared at it for a moment, reminiscing. Those were much simpler times.

Anne spent another half hour reading a book, as she wasn't yet sleepy. It might have been the excitement of coming back to the academy. Finally, when her eyes started to droop, she turned off the lights and got into bed. "Goodnight Cally," she whispered as she stroked his head. Then she fell asleep. It was good to be back.



The annoying blare of her alarm clock woke Anneliese from her deep slumber. She squirmed under the covers, and sighed. Slowly, she reached a hand out and tapped her nightstand until she hit the snooze button on the clock, which took a few tries. Satisfied by the silence, she tried to fall back asleep. But someone wouldn't have it. Callidus landed on her bed frame and started squeaking really loud. Anne groaned and reached out to shut him up. After some more incessant noise from the pale bird, she gave up. Sitting up in bed, she unsuccessfully tried rubbing the sleep out of her eyes. She checked the time and ran a hand through her bedraggled hair.

Anneliese eyed the floor as she slid out of bed and tentatively set her feet down. The floor was very cold, and the morning air chilled the room. As quickly as she could, she darted into the bathroom, and quickly turned on the water. Then she did her daily routine; she brushed her teeth and took a scalding hot shower. They say hot water isn't good for your skin, but Anne preferred her showers really hot. By the time she got out, fog covered the windows and most curled around the room. She got dressed and ran a comb through her hair before leaving her chambers.

Anne was hurrying down the stairs, headed towards the common room. Cally trailed behind her, gliding down gently. When she got their, Ivan was the only one in there eating breakfast. "Morning Ivan," she greeted with a smile. She grabbed a granola bar and an apple to eat. It wasn't much, but then again, she wasn't that hungry. Unwrapping the bar, she took a bite, and headed towards her first class. She would've stayed to chat a little longer, but she didn't want to be late to her first class of the year.

Anne reached the classroom and walked in. Her sapphire eyes scanned the room to see who was already there. Near the back, she saw some people she was familiar with, and one she had never seen before. He was a pale boy with dark hair and brilliant blue eyes. He certainly didn't look like a first year to her. All the same, he seemed nice, and what better way to start off the new school year with a new friend? Callidus flew into the room and perched on her shoulder, ruffling his feathers as if already bored with the class. She walked up to the empty seat in front of the new boy, and pointed at it. "Mind if I sit here?" she inquired with a soft smile.

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Kat wasn't surprised at all to see all the little fifth and sixth years rushing into the door when she got onto hall that would lead to her classroom. As she came in, she noticed a couple girls waving over and gushing over the new boy. Her dark hues scanned him over once, then glanced to the girl in her own house who's bird came flying in from God-knows-where to perch on the girl's shoulder. "If that bird shits on that half-blood just once, it will have made coming to class worth it," she commented to one of the twins who had just come up beside her. The two smirked and took their places in the middle of the room. Kat enjoyed watching the teacher up close. Some of her professors were actually pretty attractive- for those, she liked to sit close to the front of the room.

Kat coolly crossed her legs and relaxed in her chair, ignoring Rae and the new boy who was attracting a bunch of attention. She tried her best to ignore the conversation about a toad- as it was boring and uninteresting. Instead, she turned her attention to one of the twins. "You owe me a new sweater, by the way," she said calmly, "You vomited on mine last night." She grinned, and the twins laughed- but promised to buy her a new one. This was nice. If she could get over the fact that she was back in this hellhole another year, she might actually be able to enjoy herself.

A first year made the mistake of trying to sit in front of her. "Excuse you, mudblood, I don't need your head blocking my view of the board," Kat snapped. The twins snickered at her sides as the first year blushed and picked up her things- moving them a few seats down. As if on cue, her new little pet- a blonde first year girl- came into the classroom. "Nessie," Kat called. It might have sounded like a call from a loving big sister, had it come from anyone else. Coming from Kat, it sounded more like a sadistic purr, as though she were pulling strings to make the girl move. "Sit here, love," she chirped, tapping the seat in front of her with her foot. "So we can look out for you." The blonde, Vanessa (aka-Nessie), shyly walked over and placed her books down on the table in front of Kat. She had been one of the few who were forced to run naked back to the dorm last night. "Sleep well?"

The professor walked in, and Kat grinned broadly. "We'll chat later, little dove," Kat whispered as she sat back in her chair, watching the professor set up their things on the desk at the front of the room. Glancing around the room, Kat took note of those present- only really looking for people that were purebloods or in her house. After her second glance through the front of the room, she noticed Harvey wasn't among the students. What a lightweight. Is he really that hung over? She glanced to the front of the room, noticing a blonde girl who had perched herself in the very front row. Another half-blood. By the Gods. They'll let anyone into this school now-a-days... Annoyed with the lack of witchblood in the room, Kat opened her book and commenced doodling across the margins. If she was lucky- the class would be over quickly.


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Breakfast passes easily for Ivan, as he had arrived early enough to eat at a rather leisurely pace, luckily enough. The young man scans the hall, and watches as familiar places enter and exit, some eating breakfast and others only popping in for a moment to say hello to someone before leaving, so that they may get an early start on getting to class. Ivan considers doing the same, and is disposing of his breakfast dishes when Annelise, a fellow Arietem student, stops by the table and bids him a good morning.

"Morning to you, as well," he responds, tossing out the last of his dish while she grabs an apple and leaves, apparently not wanting to remain behind for small talk. He can hardly blame her- chatting has never been his favorite activity, really. It's, as a general rule, very vapid, after all, and accomplishes little. That is important, of course, because when it comes to Ivan, everything is weighed based upon how much it benefits him. Small talk only invests in a very meager amount of relationship capital, and the effort is very rarely worth it, with the exception of speaking to people such as teachers or other authorities of sort.

Finally, Ivan leaves the dining hall, finding himself a few steps behind a cluster of younger students, whom he believes are Ferres. It soon becomes clear that they are heading to the same class, though he doesn't think too much of it, really- why should he? When he enters the classroom, Ivan sees a few recognizable faces. Annelise has arrived already, of course, and is sitting near an unfamiliar boy. Katarina, a seventh year and someone of some notoriety, is sitting towards the front of the class, along with the twins who act like puppies and never leave her side, and a blond first year who looks a bit anxious- with good reason, if she's been chosen as Katarina's latest toy. Ultimately, Ivan opts to sit towards the middle, where he can engage either of the mentioned Arietems, or neither, depending on his mood.

"Good morning," he greets Katarina and her minions politely before taking a seat and scanning the board at the front of the room for a hint at what they might be doing in this class today. One fortunate thing about classes here is that they tend to jump right into things, unlike muggle schools, that drag about for the first week. Or so he's come to think, based upon his younger sibling- Ivan never attended one himself, as it would be strange for it to be present in a magical village, of course.


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Ronnie doesn't mother to hide her laughter when Rae squeaks about them nearly being late- she can afford this laugh only because she doesn't care much about tardiness and the like. If the young woman is typically punctual, it is because she enjoys most of her classes very much, all of them being so outside the realm of what she had been put through until attending this school for witchcraft and wizardry. Ronnie watches as Rae scurries off, casually taking another bite of her pear before walking in that direction at a far less urgent pace. She tosses out the pear as she walks, into a waste bin at the end of the hall, and continues on with a smile on her face. Seeing someone a bit behind her, she murmurs something and winks, making the person a bit confused- just before one of the suits of armor, donated by one of the European schools, sticks its leg out and trips them. Ronnie grins at her own little trick, harmless enough, and continues down the hallway quite cheerily.

When Ronnie enters the classroom, she experiences mixed emotions. Gladness, as it seems that Rae has located toad boy and returned his frog, but also disdain, as she sees Katarina and her clones, all pureblood supremacists and all nasty business, sitting at the front of the classroom. It will be a very foul year indeed if she is part of the same schedule as Ronnie, that much the blonde Vulpes student is very certain of. Of course, Ronnie has a couple of spells with Katarina's name on them- but she'll save those for after class.

"Wicked Witch of the West's in our class this year, I see," Ronnie comments as she takes the seat behind Rae, from which she likely intends to whisper little commentaries throughout the class. Of course, this first observation is not said particularly quietly- Ronnie only ever does things quietly out of politeness, and she feels no obligation to act thusly at the moment.

"Good morning," she adds brightly, directing this at Annelise, as she's already greeted everyone else. Of course, she's not entirely sure who this girl is, really, but says it all the same. Then she adds back to Rae, "This year would've been a lot lovelier without having supremacists in our class."

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The Professor was walking down the steps, eating the last chocolate frog from his collection. He began to wonder about his new class. One in which, was different every year. He had taught some of the best in America. With even his own children becoming fantastic wizards and witches throughout the wizarding world.

As he made his way to the classroom most of the students he had encountered on his long walk were greeted with care. He smiled and glared at them, with some obviously showing off or trying to hard to impress the professor. As soon as he had walked in he used his wand and started laughing."Seats ? Quills ? Paper ?...oh students..have you already forgotten who I am ?" He dropped both of his books on a desk and started to write on the green board with charcoal.

As he was writing he began to sound out the words."Defense..Against..The..Dark...Arts." He dropped the charcoal and moved his desk against the wall. Argus hated having to reintroduce himself to the classes every year, but he couldn't reform himself from announcing his own name.

"I am Professor Argus the Fourth and I..will be your teacher, friend, and hopefully your best chance of becoming an auror." He tugged onto his shirt with his right hand and pulled out his wand. He waved it over the blinds, watching as they all closed, darkening the room with an overshadowing shade of black. He looked at the students, now changing his facial expression to that of a living statue.

"Move the desks against both of the walls.."




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Lucius woke up, sliding out of his bed. He began to put on his school clothes and looked into the mirror, smirking at his fuzzed hair. He fixed it in a few places, even though his hair always seemed to be in the same shape he could always curve it. Always. Lucius grabbed a few books for his first class of the day and began to walk towards the classroom.

He bumped into his buddies from the pureblood group. Mills and Keenan they were. Both were a year ahead of him, something Lucius did enjoy knowing. Lucius looked over at them as all three of them entered the classroom, seeing all the other students until Lucius could spot the one girl he despised more than anything. Lucius whispered to Keenan and Mills.

"Just a warning..the mudblood could make you smell like rotten shit." They all laughed and sat together in the front row..looking back as the girl were all marooning over the new boy. Lucius chuckled at all of the girls and sighed towards the boy."Hey kid..watch out for the girls..they sure do know how to steal your little frog these days." He rolled his eyes and began to move his desk over to the wall following the other students moves.

Lucius already hated Mr Argus within seconds. Doing something productive was just something Lucius hated. Probably because of his lazy tactics he almost always had someone work or do something for him. Something Lucius might as well be known for these days in Magnus.

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Cassius shyly smiled at the girl next to him, trying to stifle his joy at having his toad returned to him. He flicked his attention quickly from Odin's saviour to Odin himself with large thankful eyes. It was simple to distract him, however and the flapping of wings and a soft voice pulled Cassius' attention forward, "Mind if I sit here?" the voice said.

The girl, who had large, blue eyes, was smiling and looked very friendly but nonetheless Cassius began to panic, 'Why is she asking me? I'm not in charge.' Embarrassed and returning to his usual shade of scarlet, Cassius exhaled into a pained looking smile. "Sure," he managed to get out, recoiling slightly and looking the new girl in the eyes before flicking back to Odin and keeping his head down.

Cassius focused on calming his nerves as he looked at the toad, he hadn't expected more than one person to approach him in class. 'Maybe it will be good for me,' he thought in between short breaths. It may be good for him but it felt a lot like anxiety.

Soon after, a third voice came from behind him, but this one Cassius knew. The blonde Vulpes girl was there, obviously just returning from breakfast. She glanced at him and Odin before taking her attention to the other two girls, not that Cassius minded, he was happy recovering from being surrounded by people. He heard the blonde girl mention supremacists but ignored it, worried it would only lead to more trouble.

"It's good to have you back, buddy," he whispered to Odin, who stretched his legs in response and croaked.

The three girls who were talking around him were all very different looking, but emphasized one of his beliefs about America and how it differed from back home. Everyone was beautiful no matter what. Taking quick glances at each of the girls before focusing back on Odin, Cassius felt like an extra in a film and it only made him more nervous.

It wasn't long before the classroom had filled up and the teacher marched in and flicked his wand. Cassius watched wide-eyed like a child in awe as the room went dark, even letting out an audible "wow."

A blonde boy from the front of the class turned and sighed at the girls, making a comment, Cassius assumed it was a joke. He let out a friendly yet embarrassed I don't know if I should joke about them yet laugh and began to help move the desks, making sure the box with Odin in didn't fall.

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Rae Ki Bae



Rae looked up as the boy rushed over and scooped up the toad from the box. "Odin!" the boy chirped. Now that he was closer she could see he was Cassius- the new student from across the seas. She had heard about him from the Herbology professor. 'He'll need a friend, coming all this way. And muggle-born, too!' Rae could still hear her favorite teacher's voice in her ear. So, this was the new muggle born student. She was fascinated by him already, as she was with every muggle and muggle-born, something she inherited from her mother no doubt. "Where did you find him?" The broad smile on his face made her heart melt. Helping people is what she lives for, and the look on Cassius' face was like a child on Christmas morning. "Between the Vuples and Cervus dorms... Actually, Ra found him.. My cat." "Thank you!" Rae giggled a little and shrugged her shoulders. "You're welcome."

There was a gentle silence between them for a moment, and then his ears started to turn an interesting shade of red. Rae frowned, tilting her head to the side. "Are you okay?" "I'm sorry, I am just happy to see he's OK," Cassius replied, his voice significantly softer than it was before. "That's alright," Rae was quick to say, "I would have panicked if I lost Ra. He's my best friend." Not it was her turn to blush, but she managed to smile through it. "That's terribly lame, isn't it?" Cassius didn't get a chance to respond- because a dark headed girl from Arietem; Anne, if Rae remembered correctly, came over and asked if she could sit beside Cassius. Rae tilted her head to the side, confused as to why an Arietem would want to sit with a muggle-born and a member of the Cervus house. To her memory, Anne had never tried to talk to her or sit with her before.. in fact, her house had a bad reputation for being particularly cruel to Rae's house.

True to character, Rae smiled anyway and pushed the prejudice aside. "If you want to," she said warmly. "Sure," chimed in a very timid-sounding Cassius. Rae glanced over to him and offered him a smile, hoping that it would reassure him that he had nothing to be nervous about.
"Wicked Witch of the West's in our class this year, I see,"
Rae turned around, noticing that Ronnie had come to join them- sitting just one row back. Rae grinned at her, "Oh, be nice. She's not that bad." A sentence like that might have meant a lot more, coming from anyone else. Coming from Rae, it didn't mean much at all, since Rae might have said the same thing about Voldemort himself had she ever met him. She had a terrible habit of seeing the good in everyone, despite the number of things they've done wrong."This year would've been a lot lovelier without having supremacists in our class," Ronnie went on to say.

"It's good to have you back, buddy," Rae overheard Cassius whisper to Odin. She blushed a little and decided against commenting. At least she wasn't the only one who had that kind of a relationship with her companion. Just then, the professor came in. "Seats? Quills? Paper?...oh students..have you already forgotten who I am?" The professor slammed his books down on his desk, causing Rae to jump just slightly in her chair. In truth, the students were all a little confused this morning- the class schedule had been changed last minute due to a staff problem, so no one really knew what they'd be doing today. Rae twisted around in her seat to whisper to Ronnie, "Am I the only one who thinks having us all in the same class is a little strange?"

"Defense..Against..The..Dark...Arts." He spoke as he wrote the words, then dropped the chalk and began moving his desk against the wall. Why he was moving it by hand confused Rae to no end. Why not just charm the desk to move itself against the wall, like any of the other professors would have done? "I am Professor Argus the Fourth and I..will be your teacher, friend, and hopefully your best chance of becoming an auror." Rae glanced over to Cassius who was looking rather nervous. "He's not as bad as he seems," she whispered to him, before turning her attention back to the teacher. The professor pulled out his wand and closed the blinds. The room was engulfed in shadow and Rae frowned a little. How were they going to be able to see? "Move the desks against both of the walls.."

"Wow" Rae glanced over to him, noticing that he looked like he had just witnessed magic for the first time. "It's just a simple charm," Rae explained in a gentle whisper. "I can teach it to you later, if you want." She then looked to the professor who looked like he had frozen solid- his face a stern mask. Rae glanced at Cassius and shrugged, putting her things away and picking up her desk and carrying it beside Cassius over to the wall.
"Hey kid..watch out for the girls..they sure do know how to steal your little frog these days." Rae nearly dropped the desk, but regained her composure quickly. She wanted to protest- that she had certainly not stolen the frog, but she knew better.

It would only cause problems if she bit into the bait and went along with his game, so instead she ignored him. Cassius' laugh sounded a little strangled and as she sat the desk down she looked up to him. "Don't mind him. He jokes like that with everyone. He isn't really that nice of a person sometimes, too, but... He's really smart." She lowered her voice and gestured for Cassius to follow as they joined the other students who had started to form a semi-circle around the teacher. "Don't let him know you're muggle-born, okay? Just... don't. He'll only want to... joke with you more." Rae turned her attention back toward the professor as she stood by Cassius.


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"Rae, you'd tell me that Hitler and Voldemort had some good in them, if asked," Ronnie responds, but she smiles affectionately at Rae, whom she views as a younger sister of sorts- one she never had, being an only child.

As soon as Lucius and his brood entered the room, Veronica's eyes narrowed slightly. If she were a cat, the girl's hair would probably be standing on edge and she would have hissed, no doubt about that. The pureblood supremacists of this school are all rotten scum to her, but none so personify this hateful bigotry so much as Lucius Todd. She had heard of a death eater in the war against Voldemort named Lucius- it wouldn't surprise her if he was the foul Arietem boy's namesake. It would suit him well enough. She has no doubt that the boy would kill every muggleborn, or worse, if he had the choice- and the scheming look in his eye hints that he's trying to gain enough power to hold say over that. Looking at him doesn't give her chills- it just makes her feel like something slimy and stinky just slunk by. And as far as she's concerned, it did. Overhearing his comment about her scent, her blood boils. Unlike Rae, she isn't as kind towards those that insult her.

"They would know, wouldn't they Todd- having their noses so far up your boney ass," Ronnie retorts, giving him a dirty look just before the instructor enters and quickly makes it clear how this class will be going for the rest of the year. The fact that toad boy had laughed, even awkwardly, at their pitiful remark irritates her slightly, but she dismisses it on the fact that he's new here. Still, there must have been these sorts at Hogwarts as well, right? She overhears Rae's whisper and twists to face her, "Definitely not. Are we short on staff? Budget cuts?" Before the conversation can be continued, the teacher instructs them to push the desks against the wall. She likes him already.

Ronnie moves her desk to the edge of the wall along with everybody else and then returns to be standing by Rae. Hearing her reassurances to Cassius, the blonde girl frowns. "Sugarcoating it a bit, aren't you, Rae?" she whispers so that only her friend beside her can hear. "Let's just hope that the year goes without necessitating a few. . .revenges," Ronnie adds, but a grin makes it clear that she is hoping quite the opposite. It simply isn't a year here, not really, without messing with a few of Lucius and Katarina's brood.

Now focused more on the instructor, Veronica pulls out her wand -12" mahogany with a dragonstring core. She loves it dearly, and has since it first chose her, for that is how things go after all, at the American equivalent of Olivander's. It's flexible, loyal, and can work very well for transfiguration. By her second year, Veronica had named her wand: Gordon. The name may or may not have derived from Babs Gordon, and by some extension Police Commissioner Gordon, but she doesn't openly advertise the fact hat she named the wand.

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"Don't let him know you're muggle-born, okay?" the girl beside him had said. He hated the word muggle, it just caused trouble. It was in part to the use of muggle and mudblood that Cassius was so withdrawn in the wizarding world, just hearing it made him feel uncomfortable. Why wizards cared so much about blood always confused him, he could work as hard as he liked but still wouldn't be good enough. He knew as much about magic as anyone (except the practicalities that often escaped him) but it didn't matter to them.

'Wait...' Cassius thought, 'How did she know my parents aren't magical? Has everyone already started talking about me? The young wizard started fidgeting with his hands by his stomach and shot his eyes to his feet, baring his teeth anxiously. He flicked his eyes between the standing students to see if any were talking about him or laughing, fortunately they were not. The two next to him were whispering about something, but the blonde girl was grinning and occasionally glanced at one of the other boys, so Cassius ruled himself out of that one.

In his first few years at Hogwarts, Cassius had considered not telling anyone about his parents, 'Tell everyone they are wizards and no one will wonder anything,' he had thought, afterall, he was clever enough to appear to have a magical background at school. He had scrapped the idea almost immediately, however, because he felt like he was betraying them by pretending they were something they were not, he certainly wasn't ashamed of his parents and shouldn't lie. It seemed however, that at Magnus he had no choice in the matter, word had seemingly already gotten around.

'Maybe it isn't all bad though, the girls seem friendly.' They obviously didn't care about his blood, or were doing an excellent job at hiding it. Breathing in slightly Cassius summoned what courage he could get and whispered quietly to the girl who had returned Odin, "My name is Cassius by the way."

She had clearly heard about him before, as she knew about his parents, but Cassius had no idea if she knew his name. Not that it mattered; it was the act of introducing himself that sped his heart, dampened his palms and curled his lips into a small, proud smile.

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She hurried through the hallways, once she finally reached class she hurried inside. She crossed her fingers in hoping the professor wasn't there but as soon as she entered she saw a professor already introducing himself to class. "Move the desks against both of the walls.." he said, Samantha was somewhat grateful everyone was standing up to move their desk and hoped the professor wouldn't quite notice her tardiness. She helped an underclassmen with her desk and smiled at the young girl, she seemed like an Arietem from Sam was standing. Sam then noticed Rae was sitting down with a new student and Veronica, she noticed that the frog was now on the new student's hand and smile knowing that Rae would make sure to find the owner.

Finally, Sam looked for Anna and Sebastian to join them, but before doing so she headed towards Rae where she smiled and waved her, finally when she was close enough she whispered "good morning!" hoping her friend could understand what she had said.