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Role Play Spectacular!
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:42:14 PM »
Ever since Shelly's expulsion, she had been reluctant to pull pranks as she had used to. In fact, the last time she had broken a school rule was when she had, well, been expelled. She was afraid to do anything to jeopardize her new wonderful position as Keeper of Keys and Grounds, even if it meant fading into the background and performing her duties quietly. But Shelly was bored. She had never been one to sit still for long, and things had just been too quiet for too long. It was time to shake things up a bit. What harm could one little prank do?

Soon after moving into her office, Shelly had noticed a small, secret compartment in the closet, where she now sat crosslegged on the floor. She stared intently at a small cauldron, stirring the contents first in clockwise, then counterclockwise directions. She glanced at her watch, then removed the cauldron from the heat, setting it to cool. Just because her wand had been snapped didn't mean she couldn't brew a couple of potions, right? That doesn't really count as magic, right? Right?

She emptied the potion into a couple of small flasks, slid them into a handy loop on her belt, and left the office, making sure to close and lock the door behind her. She stuck her keyring into a pocket of the jeans she now favored instead of wizards robes, and headed in the direction of the kitchen. She slid down the banister of the stairs, waving at several of her old housemates and a group of Hufflepuffs as she went by. She also passed a group of rather suspicious looking Slytherins, but that was normal, too. That particular group always looked at her as though they resented the fact that she was still at Hogwarts.

As she walked past the trophy room on her way to the kitchens, she heard a loud banging and muffled shouting, as though someone was locked in. As she fumbled with her keys to unlock the door, she thought she heard the voice on the other side mumble in a scarcely audible voice "Oh, it's you," though it could have just been her imagination.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 10:48:42 AM »
Christine was standing with some of her fellow Hufflepuffs on the landing of the stairs leading down to the kitchens.  Having just been released from Snape’s dungeons, they were taking it in turn to gripe about their Potions homework. 

“A foot and a half on the importance of boomslang in potion making, I mean really!” she heard one of her classmates exclaim. 

“Oh come on,” said Christine calmly, “It’s not that bad.  Snape could have given us a lot worse or-” 

She was stopped short at the sight of a girl sliding down the railing of the staircase.  Upon closer inspection she saw it was Shelly, the Gryffindor who had been expelled.  Shelly looked very happy, laughing and waving at her old classmates.  Very cheery for someone who had just had their wand snapped, she thought.  Christine remembered hearing stories about what Shelly had done before she had been expelled; none of them had been good for the people involved.  She had the fleeting thought that she wanted to be as far from what Shelly was up to as possible, so she hurried off to her common room to start on Snape’s essay.  Whatever Shelly was going to do, she wanted no part in it.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 02:09:01 AM »
[OOC: Should I take that to mean that you don't want to be included in the role playing at all? Just for future reference, so I don't inadvertantly drag you in. ;D]
The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian "pahks" his "cah," the lost r's migrate southwest, causing a Texan to "warsh" his car and invest in "erl wells."

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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2005, 09:17:06 AM »
OOC:  If you want to drag me in, I wouldn't oppose at all.  My character might, but I'm happy to participate! That's up to you.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 04:19:27 AM »
[OOC: OK, cool. Since you're the only one who's expressed interest in joining so far, I might just have to do that. *shoots meaningful glance at rest of board* A little bit of role play never hurt anybody, you know! There might even be points in it. *cough* ^_^]

Shelly couldn't seem to find the correct key. She tried several, but none of them seemed to fit the lock. She had learned what many of the keys were for in the few weeks since she had obtained them, but by no means had she unlocked every door yet, and Filch always chased Shelly away from the trophy room. Filch chased her away from everywhere, come to think of it. He seemed to find Shelly a nuisance, and something of a threat to his job. Shelly was sure he had even been sending Mrs. Norris to her office to spy on her.

After it seemed like she had tried every key about forty two times, she knocked on the door of the trophy room. "Hang tight in there, OK? I can't find the key, so I'm going to get some help." The trapped person greeted her comment with silence, which Shelly took to either mean "OK, no problem," or "Jeez, some Keeper of the Keys you are."

So where could she go for help with these keys? She knew that Dumbledore was gone for the day meeting with some Ministry people or something, and Filch would probably just sneer. Since she was on the first floor, she supposed that either the dungeons or the kitchens would be quickest. Shelly hadn't had a run-in with Snape since she'd been expelled, and she didn't care to start now, so she decided on the kitchens. She briskly walked in the direction of the kitchens when she saw a wooden door in a corridor slide closed with a small phut sound. She remembered that it was the entrance to the Hufflepuff common room. She had even snuck in there once during third year. Ah, fond memories.

Shelly also recalled that Professor Sprout was often in her common room, especially on Thursdays when she held meetings with the Hufflepuff students to discuss house loyalty or Quidditch or something. And today just happened to be Thursday. Shelly glanced once at the portrait of the bowl of fruit leading to the kitchen, and set off in the direction of the Hufflepuff Common Room instead, to ask Professor Sprout for help. Really, what help could the house elves have given? Shelly supposed she still had the potion flasks in her belt in mind, and decided to push it away for now, until she rescued the student locked in the trophy room.

Arriving at the large wooden door which led to the cellars, Shelly paused. She had been offered limited Common Room access with her new job, but she had also been warned not to overdo it. She raised her fist to knock, then decided that this qualified as an emergency and gave the password to enter the common room. The door swung open and Shelly stepped inside.

The Hufflepuff common room was different from the Gryffindors' in several ways. The first word she thought of to describe it was cozy. She had seen all the common rooms at least once during her younger years, and, though she would never admit it, she really liked the Hufflepuffs' better even than Gryffindor's. Slytherin's was too dark and grey and Ravenclaw's was too scholarly and sterile. Gryffindor's was OK, but they never put that blasted fire out, and she had never been fond of the bearskin rug or the color scheme on the lampshades. But everything in the Hufflepuff common seemed to invite you to make yourself at home. The soft poufs and recliner chairs were arranged in a rough circle to encourage communication, and there was a vague scent in the air that reminded Shelly vaguely of her Grandmother's house.

Shelly abruptly stopped gazing at the scenery when she realized that all the Hufflepuff students were staring at her. "I, er..." she stammered. "I was wondering if I could talk to Professor Sprout..."
"She's not here," said a Hufflepuff sixth year. "You just missed her."
"Oh... um, OK," said Shelly. She didn't know quite how to phrase her next question. She never knew quite where she stood with the Hufflepuffs. Sometimes she was sure they were friendly and that she could talk to them, but other times they seemed to oppose outsiders infringing on their personal space. And their common room definitely qualified as personal space.

"So... can someone here help me with something real quick?" asked Shelly. She figured that if she could just get a student to unlock the door by magic, she could get on with... other things. But nobody seemed to want to volunteer. "Anyone at all?..." It occured to Shelly then that the Hufflepuffs might be afraid of her. She supposed she couldn't blame them, they had probably heard all kinds of exaggerated stories about her expulsion, and regarded her as dangerous. But it wasn't fair! She just needed a quick spell to unlock a door, she didn't want to mug anybody or anything.

Shelly picked out a girl sitting at a table with a Potions book open, writing an essay, and pointed. "You, uhh, Justine or Kristy or something, isn't it? If you do this for me real quick, I'll help you with your potions homework later."
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2005, 10:41:08 AM »
Christine looked up from her Potions homework to find the girl she had seen earlier pointing straight at her.  “Um… my name’s Christine.”  she said slowly.  She eyed the Shelly warily.  She looked uncomfortable, which was understandable seeing as she was standing in the middle of a room of staring Hufflepuffs.  “Why would I want your help with my Potions homework?”

“Well, uh, you look kind of confused there.”  said Shelly.

“Well I am, but that doesn’t mean I want your help.  I would prefer to do my own homework.”  said Christine.  She had decided to stick to her original plan: steer clear of whatever Shelly was doing.

Christine could have swore that she heard Shelly mutter “cursed, hard-working Hufflepuffs” under her breath, though her lips didn‘t visibly move.  “Well, can you please just help me?  I’m not allowed to do magic anymore and some kid’s gone and locked themselves in the trophy room.”  Shelly looked impatient and a little desperate.

“So use your keys.  You are Keeper of the Keys, aren’t you?”  Christine asked, eyeing the key ring in Shelly’s pocket.  She was grasping at straws; she really didn’t want to get involved.

“Uh, well, you see, I don’t really know which key opens that door.” said Shelly.  Christine thought she looked rather annoyed that she had to admit that.
 
Despite her admonition to herself not to get involved, Christine felt herself wanting to help.  The last thing she wanted to do was get in trouble, but she would feel bad if she just left Shelly hanging.  “Okay, I’ll do it.“ she said, knowing in the back of her mind that she would probably regret it later.  She carefully marked the place in her Potions book and put it on the table with the start of her essay.  She stood up and followed Shelly across the common room and out the door, enduring a few glares from her classmates along the way.

Once in the corridor, Christine followed Shelly down the hall.  Stopping outside a door, Shelly made a small sweeping motion with her hands.  “All yours.” she said, and backed away a bit.  Christine pulled out her wand.  “Alohomora.”  she said, and the door made a faint click, then swung open.  Both the girls peered inside the room.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2005, 08:32:46 PM »
Shelly looked in the room, expecting to see a student looking lost, bewildered, and probably thankful. She may even have been expecting to see some snide Slytherin looking disdainful. Heck, she wouldn't have even been surprised to see a teacher in there. But she was surprised at what she did see, which was absolutely nothing. Nothing but a dark trophy room full of dusty plaques and faded tapestries.

"Hello?" said Shelly, wondering if the student was behind a pedestal or in a back corner. When Shelly got no response, she bellowed "HELLO?" causing Christine to wince. "Sorry," said Shelly hurredly, as she stepped into the dark room. She began rummaging through her pockets and pulled out a small rectangular piece of plastic. It was one of Shelly's favorite Muggle inventions, and she had been using it quite often since she had been banned from using magic. "It's called a lighter," she told Christine, just in case she had been wondering. Shelly began lighting the lanterns positioned around the room and inspecting the corners, wondering where the kid would have gone.

"Well?" said Shelly impatently. "Help me look!"

Christine stepped into the room with some reluctance and began inspecting corners. "Hey," said Christine. "What if the student got let out by Filch or something?"

Shelly shook her head. "Nope, doubt it. Otherwise, why would the trophy room have been locked? They never lock it on weekdays. Actually, I don't even know why it was locked in the first place. This just gets weirder."

Just as Shelly said that, both girls jumped and turned toward the door, which had just slammed shut with a loud thud. Shelly ran over to the door and jerked on the handle, but it was locked fast. She shouted her frustration and banged on the door, but nobody answered. This must be someone's stupid idea of a prank, thought Shelly. She knew most people didn't like her, but getting someone to pretend to be locked in a room so that she would try and save them, just to get locked in herself...? That was pretty low. Well, at least she had one-upped them this time. She had brought someone with a wand with her. It was ironic, her own ignorance saved her from being locked in here for hours.

"Christine?" said Shelly. "Will you open this door for me please? I have something I've got to do." She didn't mention that she wanted to see whoever had locked her in before they ran away, and either report them or tackle them into the ground. Also, she still had her potion vials with her, which would be sure to shake things up nicely later, even if she didn't get to be the hero and save someone from the trophy room.

But Shelly had a nasty thought. What if whoever was in here earlier wasn't faking? If that was the case, (s)he would have tried alohomora him/herself, right? Shelly knew that it was possible to bewitch a door so that alohomora wouldn't work, and though she couldn't see why the trophy room would need that kind of protection, something told her that she wasn't in here just as the result of a prank. Well, it was worth a shot, right? Shelly turned politely to Christine.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005, 05:16:28 PM »
“Could you, uh, please try to let us out of here?”  Shelly asked, gesturing towards the locked door.

“Oh, uh, yeah.”  Christine said, slightly flustered.  She again withdrew her wand from her robes and pointed it at the door.  “Alohomora.”

For a fraction of a second, everything was silent.  The door hadn’t made a clicking noise, or any noise for that matter, and it hadn’t popped open.  Christine had just enough time to realize that something was wrong before she felt herself being thrown back through the air away from the door.  She landed against the opposite wall with a loud thud, and slid down until she hit the hard floor.

“Are you alright?” asked Shelly, hurrying over to where Christine was now sitting.  She didn’t look surprised.

“You knew that was going to happen, and you let me try anyway, didn’t you?  I could have been hurt!”

“Well, yeah, I kind of figured that ‘Alohomora’  wouldn’t work, but I didn’t know it would actually throw you across the room for trying.” Shelly said, somewhat defensively.

“Fine, whatever.” Christine said, taking the hand Shelly had extended to help her up.  She certainly didn’t want to alienate the only person she had on her side, at least not until they were out of this mess.

“Well,” Christine began once she was back on her feet, “There has to be some other way out of here, because the student in here earlier obviously managed.”  She began walking along the wall, running her fingers over the stone as she went.  Shelly caught on and began doing the same along another wall. 

After about a minute of looking, a tapestry on the wall caught Christine’s eye.  “Hey, come over here.” she said, beckoning Shelly.  “This is hanging awful weird, it’s like it leans into the wall in the middle, see?  It dips inward.” Christine traced the shape of it with her hand, and gently pushed at the part where it seemed to go in.  Then she took the tapestry in her hand and gently pulled it back from the wall.  There behind it, was an opening just big enough for a person to crawl through.

“It looks like some kind of tunnel.” Christine said, peering down it.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 06:11:07 PM »
Whoa, thought Shelly. And she thought she'd been everywhere in this school. Did this place never run out of secrets? Shelly examined the opening to the tunnel, wishing she could see how far it went. It seemed to slope downward and curve slightly to the left. Well, only one way to find out where it goes, right? Shelly grabbed a lit candle out of the nearest lamp and crawled into the opening. Behind her, she heard Christine say "Wait!" Shelly heaved a sigh and crawled back out of the tunnel. "Yes?" she said with mixed politeness and exasperation.

"What are you doing?" whispered Christine with a slight edge of panic. "It could be dangerous in there!"
"Got any better ideas?" asked Shelly, arms held wide to emphasize their total lack of solutions.
"Well, no, but shouldn't we, you know, talk about it first?"
Geez, who do you think you are? Cho or something? thought Shelly silently. Out loud she said "Um, what's there to talk about? We go until we get to the end. Case closed."

Christine gave Shelly an eye roll that said quite clearly Gryffindors... and Shelly went back into the hole in the wall, beckoning Christine to follow.

Shelly had never been one for useless words and time wasting, and she got annoyed easily with people who were, Unfortunately, almost everyone else in the world seemed to like to talk things through and deliberate for hours on end before actually doing anything, so Shelly was annoyed with people a lot of the time. She tried to hold back her irritation for now, though. Christine wasn't even a Gryffindor, she couldn't be expected to act like one, and Shelly had gotten her stuck in the first place, so she resolved not to complain... for now.

After crawling in the tunnel for a while, Shelly noticed it seemed to be turning into quite a tight fit. Shelly was what a politically correct person would call "big-boned." One unlucky Slytherin second year had once used the term "fat" to describe her, but after he got out of the hospital wing several weeks later, nobody else dared to use that particular word in her presence again. The fact remained, however, that Shelly's rear end was now uncomfortably squeezed against the walls of the tunnel and Christine was probably feeling very awkward, not least because the light from the candle was no longer illuminating the segment of tunnel behind Shelly.

Shelly came to a quick decision. It would mean giving herself away, but better to lose one prank than be stuck in this tunnel for the rest of her life. Shelly yelled backward at Christine "Back up for a second! I need to do something!" Shelly began crawling backward until she had enough space to reach down to her belt loop. Holding the candle to her vials of potion, she selected the blue-grey colored potion and stuck her little finger inside. It would only take a little bit. She licked off her finger and shut her eyes tight.

It happened almost instantaneously. Shelly had experienced the unpleasant sensation of shrinking many times in her life, but she never got used to the strange rearrangement of bones and organs that came with it. Luckily it only lasted for a moment, because before long, Shelly was less than two feet tall and was holding a candle the size of her forearm and a vial bigger than her foot. She got up to a kneeling position inside the tunnel and tried to replace the vial in her belt. Then she discovered that her belt loops had shrunk along with the rest of her clothing, and because they were locked in place around the vials, her toolbelt was now broken. Shelly turned back to a very shocked-looking Christine and asked in a high, squeaky voice "Would you hold these for me?"
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2005, 04:47:09 PM »
Christine heard Shelly ask a question, but she paid little attention to it.  She was too busy focusing on the now tiny girl that was knelt in front of her.  Being only a third year, Christine had not yet covered shrinking potions with Snape.  None of the Hufflepuffs were trouble makers that brewed up mysterious potions either, so she had never seen the potion in effect before.  Shelly had, before her eyes, shrunk small enough that she could almost stand up in the cramped tunnel.  Christine, having always been a bit tall and lanky, was basically laying on her stomach in the tunnel, her long legs stretched out behind her.

“You’re smaller than Professor Flitwick!” Christine said, somewhat awed.

“Yeah, yeah, but can you please hold these?  My tool belt shrunk too small to fit them.”  Shelly squeaked, putting some potion flasks into Christine’s hands.  

“What are these?” Christine asked, eyeing the mixtures suspiciously.  “What were you going to use them for?”  She was willing to bet that Shelly hadn’t brewed them on the off chance that she would get stuck in a hidden passageway in the back of the school’s trophy room.

“That’s not something that you need to worry about.  Just hold them for me, please.”  Shelly replied coolly, turning around and starting off down the tunnel again, this time moving much more easily.  Christine made sure the corks were in the potions securely before stowing them in an inside pocket of her robes.

They continued down the tunnel for quite some time.  At one point Christine lit her wand and read her watch.  It showed that it was about 5:15.  She had left her common room around 3:30.  That had probably been about half an hour ago, Christine figured, which meant that they had been crawling through the tunnel about two hours, without the time it took them to find the passageway in the first place.  The lack of light made her head hurt, and so much dust and grime was on her glasses that she couldn’t have seen much even if there was more light.  

Shelly was having a much better time than she was.  Being under two feet tall, she could practically walk down the tunnel.  Christine was about 5’8”, so she had to wriggle along most of the way on her stomach.  So much dust was on her robes that when she ran her hand across them in an attempt to clean some of it off, a great plume formed in the air and made her sneeze like mad.  

She was just thinking dismally that they would never get out of the tunnel, that they would just keeping crawling along it until they passed out, when Shelly shouted “I see the end!” from up ahead.  

“Really?” questioned Christine groggily.  She turned a sharp corner of the tunnel and saw light up ahead.  Shelly’s tiny frame was silhouetted against the dim light coming through the end of the passageway.  Even the small amount of brightness made Christine’s eyes sore after the almost pitch dark tunnel.  

“Come on!” squeaked Shelly impatiently.  “Do you want to get out of this thing or not?”  She was obviously irritated at the slow pace at which Christine was inching along the tunnel.

“Well, I’m not midget sized, so it takes me a little longer.”  Christine said edgily.  

She made it to the end of the passage where Shelly stood.  “I’m going out.” Shelly said abruptly, and stepped out of the end of the tunnel before Christine could stop her.  She was amazed that she would just do something like that without even talking about it first, but followed her anyway.


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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2005, 05:15:48 PM »
Shelly stepped out of the tunnel, blinking her eyes against the the candlelit room. She stuck out her hand and leaned against the wall to steady herself, because her legs were wobbly. The first thing she noticed was that the wall she was leaning against was not made of dirt, but rather a smooth, polished wood. Within a few moments, she could open her eyes and make out details of the room. Shelly's mouth fell open as she beheld the large cavern. Candles were lit every few feet along the wall, and there were several doors leading to who knows where. Shelly sensed something odd about the room, but it was not until Christine finally worked her way out of the hole in the wall that Shelly realized what it was. All of the candles, the doors, even the small shelves that she now saw in the room--they were perfectly Shelly-sized! If they were to go into the next room, Christine would have to get on her belly and crawl just to get through the door that Shelly could open up and walk through!

She stepped forward, and to her surprise, heard a small gasp of shock coming from behind the nearest shelf. She tenatively took another small step and said "Hello? Come on out!" To Shelly's very great surprise, she found herself looking up into the face of a house elf Shelly had spent a great deal of her time in the Hogwarts kitchens and knew most of the house elves by name, but she didn't think she'd ever met this one. The elf seemed to know her, though.

"Miss Shelly!" said the elf in a very high voice, bowing slightly and smoothing out the wrinkles in her tea towel. "Tinny did not recognize you at first, you are smaller even than I! What brings you here?"

Shelly felt very strange looking up to a house elf, but answered "We got locked in the trophy room and found the tunnel. Where are we, anyways?"

Tinny gestured to the cavern and said "This, Miss Shelly, is the HERRC. The House Elf Relaxation and Recreation Center."

As though they had been waiting for this signal, dozens of house elves poured out from behind shelves, inside doors, even a few from behind a tapestry. This must be where the house elves lived! It explained almost everything: The small doors, the lowered shelves, even the tight tunnel leading out from the trophy room right next to the kitchens! Many of the elves Shelly knew well came up to her and bowed. Shelly smiled and waved to all of them. She supposed the house elves needed somewhere to live, too. Shelly had never really given it a thought before, but they obviously didn't sleep in the kitchen.

Shelly looked around at Christine and grinned. "House elves!!" she said gleefully.
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The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian "pahks" his "cah," the lost r's migrate southwest, causing a Texan to "warsh" his car and invest in "erl wells."

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2005, 08:48:58 PM »
Christine looked around in complete bewilderment.  “But what are House elves doing at Hogwarts?” she asked, peering down at the tiny creatures and Shelly. 

Shelly looked back at Christine with something close to pity.  “You’ve never snuck into the school kitchens?  Not even once?” she asked.

“No, I haven’t.  But what does that have to do with House elves?”  Christine asked back.

“Excuse me, Miss,”  said the elf named Tinny as she stepped tentatively forward, “but we elves make all of the food at Hogwarts.  We also clean the school and watch over the fires, and anything else that needs doing.”  Tinny looked up at Christine with huge, intensely bright blue eyes.

Christine took her eyes from Tinny’s and looked around the tiny room.  Numerous doors led off in different directions down a long hall in front of them.  Most of the doors in sight were now open, with elves sticking their little heads out.  “Tinny, exactly how many elves are there at Hogwarts?” she asked.

“There is close to 120 House elves working at Hogwarts.  ‘Tis very hard work to cook for so many students and clean such a very large school.” the tiny elf replied, once again gazing at Christine with those huge eyes.

“I’ll bet it is.” said Christine.  She got tired just walking through the school; she couldn’t imagine having to clean the entire place. 

“What exactly is it that you guys do down here, when you’re not working?” Shelly asked, looking highly curious. 

“Oh many things, Miss Shelly, many things!” Tinny said, smiling broadly.  “We has game rooms and bedrooms, and our own swimming pool, Miss Shelly!  Tinny especially likes swimming.  Yes, Dumbledore sir is very good to us, too good, really.  For a house elf such extravagance as this is rare.”

“You elves like Dumbledore, then?” Christine paraphrased, looking around the tiny space.

“Oh yes, most certainly Miss.  We is most fortunate to have him as our master.  He even is known to give House elves pay if they is asking for it.”  Tinny gave a small shudder at those words.  “That is too much for Tinny.  Sometimes Sir’s graciousness amazes us elves.”

Shelly struck up a conversation with Tinny and several of the other elves.  Christine wasn’t really participating; she was getting a bit tired of the elf-sized room.  The ceiling was so low that she had to stand uncomfortably bent over.  Her back was throbbing and the pain was worsening the head ache she already had from their journey down the tunnel.  Shelly, however, was having a good old time, looking around curiously and chatting animatedly with the elves.

Christine was just going to voice her problem when Shelly and the elves abruptly stopped talking.  Behind them, a loud clanging was issuing from the tunnel the girls had entered the HERRC through.  It sounded as though someone or something was trying to get through the passageway.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2005, 01:15:21 AM »
Something about Tinny's story didn't quite register with Shelly. Most house elves Shelly knew refused to have recreation in their lives, preferring instead to find things to work on. She knew very few house elves that ever deviated from this pattern, and, come to think of it, Shelly was quite sure she had never seen Tinny in the kitchens or around the castle, though some of the other elves that had shaken her hand were familiar. Could it be that there were house elves that lived here and didn't help clean the school? It just didn't make sense. She continued to talk to Tinny, but she couldn't shake a strange feeling she had... something wasn't right about this elf. Her speech, for one thing. She seemed to have perfect grammar, when most of the elves Shelly knew tended to speak with a distinct style unique to elves. And the way she had looked at Christine earlier, like she was entranced with her appearance. It was unnerving.

When they heard the sounds coming out of the tunnel, Shelly looked around in bewilderment. How would someone else have found that secret passage? Then it clicked: it must have been the same person who was caught in the trophy room before. But how had Christine and Shelly beaten whoever it was down here? The house elves were in disarray. Shelly knew they were typically very shy, and suspected they had only come out because she was familiar to them. But a total stranger, wandering into this sanctuary for the house elves? Just as it seemed all of the elves had disappeared back into the little doors around the room, Shelly noticed that Tinny was still standing right next to her, still staring at Christine.

Suddenly, the noises inside the tunnel stopped. Shelly waited for whoever was inside to resume crawling toward the light, but nothing happened. They must be stuck! Shelly clambored up to the opening of the tunnel with difficulty and peered inside. Sure enough, she saw the dark shape of a person lodged in the tunnel. Shelly yelled at the person (a bit too loudly, considering they were in a tunnel) to back up. All she heard in response was a choked whisper "...can't" Shelly crawled over and pushed on the person's head to try and get them to back up, and finally, the person slid back about two feet. "Keep going!" said Shelly. "I'll get you out of here!"

She hopped back out of the tunnel and walked over to Christine, who was still standing rather uncomfortably in the small room. Shelly was trying to decide what to do. Either she could grab Christine's wand and blow out a section out of the tunnel, she could tell Christine to do it for her, or she could use her potion to shrink the person in the tunnel. Shelly could have kicked herself--she had almost brought along an exploding potion, but she figured it would have been too dangerous and incriminating. Well, no use crying over spilt potion. Shelly took a (short) moment and weighed her options carefully.

If she blew a hole in the tunnel herself, she was sure she could get it just right, since she could get inside the tunnel without difficulty. But there was still the problem of not being allowed to use magic, and Shelly was scared of getting caught lately. But, to be perfectly honest, Shelly didn't really trust Christine with something like this. She was only a third year, after all, and a wrong move could cause the whole tunnel to cave in. But if Shelly were to shrink the person, and that person were to tell on her to the right people, Shelly could get in huge trouble.

There was nothing else she could do. She had to do it herself. Shelly didn't think Christine would just let her use the wand, so she jumped up as high as she could and grabbed it out of Christine's back pocket. Ignoring the shouts and praying she wouldn't get in trouble, Shelly leapt back up into the hole and half ran, half crawled forward until she collided with the person, who was several yards back. After turning around so that she was again facing the HERRC, she took careful aim. Shelly shouted her first incantation in months: "Reducto!"

Though she had tried to hold back the spell, the explosion was bigger than Shelly planned it to be, but at least the whole thing hadn't caved in. And it looked like the person behind her had a lot more room to move around, though they were coughing and sputtering. Shelly ran forward (without having to stoop this time) and hopped out of the hole. She pushed the wand back into Christine's hand, hoping that somehow she could pretend it had been the taller girl the whole time. Turning away from the bewildered stares of Christine and the house elf, Shelly waited to see who would come out of the hole.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2005, 04:33:54 PM »
OOC:  Okay rest of the board, I do believe that's your cue!  Is a bit of RP really so scary?
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2005, 10:09:33 AM »
Willow toppled out onto the floor with a crunch, she knew she shouldn't have worn her winter coat today for that was the very reason she had got stuck in the tunnel. The weedy girl looked positively ridicolous in the large puffy coat but mama had told her to wear it so as not to get ill again, darn her mama.
Her eyes registered the tiny Shelly, "Oh my...oh no!"
"No, don't worry I'm just a normal person shrunk, thats all." explained Shelly.
"Please, I'm begging you, don't blow me up! I've never done anything to you, please Shelly!" Willow had heard of the girl and her "adventures" and did not wish to be a part of it.
With her last grain of hope, she shrugged off her coat and lept back into the tunnel opening, only to open her eyes in horror at a sight no one could see and scream like a harpie.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2005, 01:28:06 AM »
Shelly frowned in annoyance. She was awfully tired of being so unpopular around the place. Really, make one mistake (albeit a rather huge one) and the entire school held it against you forever! She'd never even met this girl, and yet her reputation preceeded her. "Hey," she said aggressively, "I just saved your life, and I'll thank you to be a little less--"

She was cut off, however, when the girl leapt headfirst back into the tunnel, seemingly desperate to get away from Shelly. "Oh brother, how ridiculous!" Shelly exclaimed, folding her arms and scowling. When she heard a loud, though muffled scream coming from the tunnel, though, she forgot her anger and went back to the the opening, looking for the cause of the disturbance. The drama queen girl crawled backward out of the tunnel and scooted back to where Christine and the house elf stood, and Shelly hoisted herself to the opening.

It was a complete disaster. Shelly's eyes widened, her mouth opened in shock, and she slumped to the floor. She couldn't imagine what kind of trouble she would be in now. Apparently when she had blown up the tunnel, she had negelcted to think of the possibility that the dirt and rocks would conceal a water main. But there it was, an exposed pipe spraying water and flooding the entire tunnel faster than you could say "Cornish Pixies." Even as Shelly watched, the water spilled over the edge of the tunnel and began spreading out over the floor of the HERRC.

Shelly swore loudly and backed out of the tunnel. "We gotta get out of here!" she yelled at the girls. Shelly's eyes settled upon Tinny and she swore again. "But... what about the house elves?"
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2005, 06:20:24 AM »
Willow gathered her senses, "Well they must have got in another way surely."
All three girls turned expectantly to the house elves but they had vanished.
"What!" cried Shelly angrily, "I knew it! Something is wrong here!"
"Yeah and I don't suppose that something wrong is we're trapped in an underground tavern that is rapidly filling up with water and we have no means of escape." muttered Willow but realising Shelly had heard her she quickly shut up.
"er... anyone know any useful spells?" asked Christine hopefully.
They all stared at the water gushing down, the water level was already half way up Willows and Christines legs and Shelly was having quite a spot of bother with her new found shortness. I really wish I could swim, thought Willow.
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2005, 11:41:57 AM »
Christine started to panic.  Stay calm, she told herself, but that had never been one of her strong points.  

"Do something!" Shelly squeaked.  The water was now up past Shelly's elbows and rising quickly.  

Christine racked her brain for any spell she knew to slow or stop something.  She went through spell after spell, but each seemed as unlikely to work as the last.  Finally a thought popped into her head.  It might not work, but she had to do something; the water level was now dangerously close to Shelly's mouth.  

"Impedimenta!" she yelled, pointing her wand towards the pipe that had burst.  The water stopped flowing; the stream that had been shooting out of the pipe had frozen in mid-air.  "Hurry," said Christine, "I don't know how long it'll hold."
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2005, 01:11:45 PM »
"I can't swim! I can't swim!", screached Willow, she was really starting to freek.
The other looked with her with an icy disdain, she was wondering why until she realised the water had barely reached her waste. She turned her head away so they could not see how red she was turning. Why am I soooo stupid?, she thought.
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"What?"
"Rock!" CRASH
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2005, 05:29:58 PM »
Shelly balled her fists in irritation at the two underclassmen. If she only had her wand, she could fix it in an instant. But the water was now past Shelly's chin and she was having some difficulty expressing her desire to the other girls. Shelly knew how to swim, but swimming when she was in jeans and a t-shirt was a different matter, and she seemed to keep sinking. Eventually, Shelly fought her way over to Christine and pulled on her robes, trying to express a desire to be lifted out of the pool. At that moment, though, a large chunk of the tunnel came shooting out, and landed with an enormous SPLASH in the water. Shelly was swept away by the resulting wave.

She could have leapt for joy, though, when she collided with a bookshelf and clambored up on top of the third shelf. "REPARO!" Shelly yelled at the top of her tiny little voice. "EVANESCO!" She doubted whether they had heard her, though.  Christine had done something to stop the flow of the water, and the Drama Queen (Shelly still didn't know her name) seemed to be panicking about the water level. Shelly heard Christine shout something to the effect of leaving the HERRC, but Shelly didn't see how that would work. She didn't even know how she could get herself over to the tunnel, much less all the way out, without drowning. She decided to try shouting again. "EVANESCO!" shouted Shelly, hoping that one of them would hear and perform the incantation to dissolve the water out of the room.
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2005, 06:45:52 PM »
Christine's temporary relief at having successfully stopped the water was short lived.  The piece of the tunnel that fell into the water had created enough of a wave to mobilize the water again, and it was rising with even more rapidity.  The water level was now approaching Christine's waist, and was closing in on the new girl's elbows.  

"We're going to drown!" the girl was shouting, splashing around helplessly.  

"Will you put a cork in it!" Christine yelled at her; she had no chance of thinking of a way out of this mess with her screaming and whining.  

The girl continued to yell.  "Silencio." Christine said, pointing her wand at the girl.  Her mouth was still forming the words, but no sound came out.  The girl did have a wand, and Christine would have been worried about her retaliating if she hadn't been a first year.  "What a pain."  she muttered.  She had to supress a laugh at the sight of the girl splashing around even more violently, her face turning purple from the strain of trying to shout.

"Oh no."  Christine muttered, returning to their present situation.  She had wasted time shutting up the younger girl, and now the water was well above her waist.  "Shelly!"  she bellowed, looking around.  

Christine spotted Shelly.  She was clinging onto a book shelf and seemed to be shouting something, though she couldn't hear what over the rushing current.  Shelly must have realized that Christine couldn't hear her, because she stopped shouting motioned for Christine to move closer.  

Christine fought her way through the pool of water and over to Shelly.  "Try Evanesco."

"What does it do?"

"Just do it!" Shelly squeaked.  

"Evanseco." Christine said, pointing her wand at the pool of water.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2005, 04:56:15 AM »
Shelly couldn't help but smile as the water level in the room dropped a bit. It was only a small difference, but if Christine could keep at it, they would be dry in no time. The other girl had thankfully been silenced by Christine, and Shelly started to think that maybe the Hufflepuff fourth year was worth having around after all. But the rupture in the pipe remained wide open, and Shelly hadn't yet managed to tell Christine the charm to fix it. Didn't they teach those fourth years anything in Charms anymore? The room was filling up almost as fast as Christine could empty it.

Shelly gave up trying to make her voice be heard over the roar of the rushing water, and instead waved her hands around frantically. Finally, after two solid minutes, Christine noticed Shelly's efforts and waded over to Shelly's shelf. "Just... use... Reparo!" gasped Shelly. Christine looked as though a lightbulb had flicked on in her brain and waded over to the tunnel opening. Shelly never heard the incantation she made, but she saw the results. Not only was the pipe fixed, but the entire tunnel sprang back to its original shape and size. Shelly was impressed against her will at the strength of Christine's Reparo charm, and wondered if she herself could have performed it as effectively.

Ten minutes later, the drama queen had calmed down enough to have the Silencing charm lifted, and with the two Hufflepuffs working together on vanishing the water, it was almost entirely gone. There was a small disagreement among the girls at one point--the drama queen (her name, Shelly learned, was Willow, but she was permanently labeled "drama queen" in Shelly's mind) had wanted to leave the tunnel once the water level was low enough to exit, but Shelly put her foot down, insisting that they stay until the entire HERRC was drained. Shelly was anxious to speak to Tinny again, but none of the house elves were anywhere to be found.

Eventually, after the floor was bone-dry, the girls crawled back up into the tunnel to exit. They made the long trip back in relative silence, with only wandlight to guide them. Once they had made it back to the trophy room, however, Shelly yelled in frustration again. She had thought that she would finally be able to get the antidote to her shrinking potion, get some dinner, and go to bed. But in all the excitement, she had forgotten that the door to the trophy room was still locked.

"Now what?" said one of the other two girls (Shelly was too wrapped up in her own thoughts to notice which.)

"Well..." responded Shelly thoughtfully. "There is one way. I have no idea if it would work, but... well... hear me out.

"You guys know I have that shrinking potion with me, right? I only took a tiny bit instead of the full dosage--that's why I'm still as tall as I am now. I don't have an antidote with me, but... if I took the full dosage now, I estimate that I would be about one inch tall. At that height, I should be able to squeeze under the door here--" Shelly squatted and placed her fingers under the door to measure-- "And then... I'd have to try and find some help, because there's no way I'd be able to unlock the door by myself."

Shelly knew it wasn't a great plan, but she waited to see what the other girls thought.
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2005, 06:30:04 AM »
"Sure." said Willow with a tight smile, she was still angry with herslef for her stupid behaviour in the tunnel and she had Shelly mutter something about first years. She was in the fourth year for crying out loud! Just because she was short didnt mean she was young! She didnt even know why she opened the door in the first place, infact she couldnt really think straight at the moment. She sat down on the floor and watched as shelly shrunk even more and slipped under the door. she wished she could give her a piece of her mind but hearing what shelly normally did to those who insulted her, she decided to go back to her usual nontalking self. It was so much easier.
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2005, 11:56:51 AM »
[OOC: Erm, Willow?  I thought you were a first year.  That is what your user info says.]

Christine watched with amazement as elf sized Shelly shrunk to the point were she wasn't even visible in the dim light.  Looking around her, Christine was unable to locate Shelly until she heard a tiny squeak.  Listening closer, she could hear it again, but couldn't discern what it was saying. 

"This is stupid." said Willow, crossing her arms and sitting against one of the walls. 

"Be quiet or I will silence you again!" Christine snapped, her temper rising.  She knelt down and listened again.

"Christine, over here!" she was able to make out, and it was coming from somewhere closer to the door. 

"Lumos." she said.  From the light of her wand she was able to see the miniscule form of Shelly, standing next to the crack under the door. 

She leaned her ear closer to the floor where Shelly was.  "Make sure she doesn't do anything stupid." she squeaked, jabbing her tiny thumb at Willow, who was still sulking in the corner.  Christine nodded her head.  Next she saw, Shelly was gone.  "Be careful!" she yelled after her, hoping she wasn't out the door yet.  She had had a fleeting vision of twenty pairs of feet crushing a tiny little figure in one of the corridors.
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2005, 02:12:38 PM »
(ooc: *feels like a complete idiot* i thought we were doing it by age, sorry!)
Willow was having the strange urge to turn her hair black and start listening to loud rock music whilst shouting "No mum, I won't turn it down, man you just don't understand me!". She sniffed loudly and got a look of disgust from Christine. Jeez, can't sopmeone give me a break round here?, she thought. She closed her eyes and disappeared back to her usual fantasy world, much better.
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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2005, 07:16:57 PM »
[OOC: I think the time has come to offer a few points for this RP. Let's see... 15 points to Christine and 5 to Willow, I think.]

Shelly had been half-hoping that either Christine or drama qu--Willow would have some objection to allowing her to following through on her plan. No such luck, though. Both girls had seemed happy enough to allow her to swallow a teaspoon of her shrinking potion and find help. Shelly had never shrunk quite this small before, and it was vaguely disconcerting. Not frightening, no, Shelly never got frightened--or at least, she never let anyone else know she was frightened. But there was something about having to look up to see what color Christine's shoelaces were that really made Shelly a bit... unsettled. Nevertheless, she rolled underneath the doorway and stood up to her full height of two centimeters once outside the door. Shelly looked to the left, and to the right, and saw nobody, so she began to run in the direction of the Great Hall. Once she got to the stairs, however, Shelly realized that she could not possibly make it down even one stair without doing herself serious harm, and climbing up a stair was out of the question.

Sighing, Shelly began to try the only other thing she could think of--she ran around in circles and yelled at the top of her tiny little voice. At one point, she had considered going back to the trophy room to ask Christine to magically make Shelly's voice louder, but she had no idea what the effects of any charm would be on her tiny frame--it could have some serious effects. She thought she had read it in an article on the Shrinking potion once. And in any case, if Shelly were found, not only the size of an eraser, but with a magical charm on her besides, it might lead to some awkward questions about whether she had been doing magic.

After a solid five minutes of fruitless yelling, in which three people had passed over Shelly without noticing a thing, Shelly leaned against the banister of the stairs in exhaustion. It wasn't until then that Shelly noticed something she had never spotted before--the wooden post holding up the handrail of the stairs was carved in an interesting pattern. It was a spiral, all the way up! She followed the pattern with her eyes, and saw that it was a continuous path all the way to the top of the post. It would be a bit of a precarious walk, but nothing Shelly couldn't handle. She found the beginning of the path and began side-stepping up, with her back firmly against the solid wood. It was a long, rather scary process. Once, when she was about a third of the way up, she had been sure she was going to fall. There was a knot in the wood, which had surprised her and caused her to wobble dangerously on the spot. But she had regained her balance, and was now approaching the top of the column with confidence.

Once the spiral had run its course, Shelly climbed the ornate decorations until she was standing firmly on top of the hand rail. Now it was only a matter of time before she was noticed! She was slightly tired, though, and decided to simply sit down until she saw someone coming. So she waited, and waited, hoping that someone would come down the stairs soon, because she really was getting hungry. Shelly also wondered vaguely how Christine and dram--Willow were getting along, locked up in a small space together.
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2005, 08:47:20 AM »
"You don't think she'll get squashed do you?" asked Willow quietly, she and Shely had not had a great start but the thought of her tiny frame being trod down into the floor, well it couldn't bear thinking about....
"You only just thought about that?" cried Christine in disbelief, what was this girl, selfish or just stupid?!
"Well I'm sorry, nobodies perfect." retorted Willow rudely, realy did everyone have broomsticks stuck up their...
Christine just sighed and turned her back on Willow, Willow fought back the urge to turn her into a large hairy slug (a hex her father had taught her before she came here, she didn't know why he had but she didn't trust his intentions too much).
Feeling like she should say something she blurted out, "So whats your last name?"
OK that was a really stupid thing to say, atleast she hadn't asked who she fancied or something really personal like that.
"Excuse me?" said Christine.
"Gosh, sorry for trying to make conversation!"
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2005, 01:22:54 PM »
[OOC: No problem! I'm glad you two joined. Oh, and don't be sorry for your character, I understand perfectly. My character's something of a nuisance as well, but I firmly believe that it's cool to have a character with flaws, and that those flaws don't necessarily apply to the real person. It shows creativity and writing skill, I think, that your characters aren't perfect. Oh, and by the way, I'm hoping that by awarding points, I might just convince someone else to join. I'm afraid some people might be too scared of my character, but I've sworn off seriously injuring people for the time being. ;D]
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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2005, 01:47:54 PM »
[OOC: I'm convinced to join! I wanted to join earlier, but you were stuck in a tunnel and I couldn't just pop into the story ;D]

Angelina raced down the stairs to the Great Hall, intending to go outside and sit by the lake. She put her hand on the rail as she ran down the stairs, and looked longingly at the doors to the outside world. She had almost reached the bottom when she heard a, "Hey, watch where you're going!" She stopped. The voice had sounded quite quiet, like someone far away had said it, but she was pretty sure that the speaker was quite close. She looked around, hand still on the hand rail, hair flying round with the constant turning of her head until she felt something on her hand. She reached over to flick it, thinking it was a bug until she saw it was a very small person. She squinted down at the person, but didn't immediatelly recognise her. She did, however, think that she had seen the girl once or twice around the school, but wasn't quite sure who it was.

The girl was standing impatiently on her hand, looking at her in annoyance. Angelina said the first thought that came into her head. "How come you're so small?"

The miniature witch looked at her and laughed. "I took a shrinking potion."

Angelina understood, and inclined her head to show so. "Okay, but why?" The little witch gave a small laugh and shrugged.

"Well, we got locked in a trophy room and I decided to shrink myself and walk under the door and go to find some help, which is now in the form of you." she told Angelina.

"Alright, I'll help." Angelina said, happy to be doing something. "Do you want to be de-shrinked now or later?"
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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2005, 02:24:31 PM »
(OOC you can injure my person, she'd just love to have the chance to complain, wow lena, good to see you dude!)
After ten minutes of intense silent in which Willow was sure she would go insane, a click of the door resounded off the walls and they were free. Willow jumped to her feet and ran through the doors.
"Thanks!" she gasped, another moment and she really would have lost it.
"No problem!" beamed Angelina, with a petit Shelly in her hand.
"Well must be going, tonnes to do!" said Willow happily.
"You're going?" asked Christine angrily.
"Um yeah!"
"But don't you want to find out what was going on with those house elves, I mean something was pretty weird down there?" Christine cried.
"Down where? Whats weird? Oooo, tell me! Tell me!" Angelina shouted, bouncing around like a little puppy.
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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2005, 02:37:35 PM »
"What house elves? There are house elves here? What's happening? What's weird? Why are we heading down to the Hufflepuff Common Room? House elves? Here? Happening? Weird? Common Room?" Angelina rambled as she followed the other three down towards the kitchens. Of course, she was oblivious to the fact that house elves existed, as she was more interested in the food rather than how it got there, and the comfortable bed rather than how it became comfortable.

Shelly, Christine and Willow were all more than a little annoyed as Angelina continued to ask questions, except she had now gone slightly off topic. "Werewolves? Here? Food? Common Room? Wait, no, that's not right." she paused for a moment, and then smiled. "Oh yeah. House elves? Here? Happening? Weird? Common Room?" the others groaned, and soon a silencio was cast, but Angelina did not realise it, and carried on mouthing the words, thinking that the words she was thinking were coming out of her mouth.
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2005, 02:55:19 PM »
"So.. you think somethings amiss?" asked Willow as she slumped down into a chair.
"Er, I'm sorry but were you actually there these past few hours? Ofcourse somethings amiss! Did you actually notice anything!" Christine snapped.
"Yeh, one of the house elves was wearing the cutest prada shoes!" exclaimed Willow.
Everyone groaned, except for Angelina who was quite content mouthing her little chant with great enthusiasm and now a little dance had occured.
"Hello, a houself.. shoes.. expensive shoes! Its not like them, even for free houseelves, I mean, socks they'll wear but little stillettos that cost like £700. Well, dumbledore must be paying alot or..."
She let the lost words hang in the air with a smug satisfaction, see, she wasn't a total bimbo.
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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2005, 06:42:12 PM »
"Dumbledore is not buying his house elves designer shoes!"  Christine practically shouted, gaining some rather uncomfortable stares from her classmates seated around the common room.  Willow was really getting on her nerves.  

"Then how do you explain the elf wearing them?"  she shot back.

"I don't think that was a house-elf." said Shelly, still standing atop Angelina's palm.  

"Then what do you think it was?" asked Christine.  She didn't shout at Shelly; she wasn't mad at her.  

"I don't know, but I intend to find out."  she replied determinedly.

After several silent moments, Christine remembered something.  "Hardie." she blurted out suddenly, turning her gaze on Willow.  

"What are you babbling about now?" asked Willow, staring at her like she was mad.

"Well, you asked what my last name is, and it's Hardie." she replied, much more calmly than before.  "And I wanted to break the silence."

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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2005, 11:33:39 PM »
Shelly sat down on Angelina's hand and rested her back up against her thumb. Really, once you got used to it, it wasn't so bad being an inch tall. But Shelly had her attention focused on other matters. Now that they were no longer trapped, Shelly could think about that strange house elf she had spoken to. Tinny had behaved more like a spoiled child than a house elf, and while Shelly knew that Dumbledore was more accepting of non-elfish behavior than most, she still highly doubted that he would take an elf on, give her pricey shoes, build a swimming pool for her enjoyment, and not expect her to work. It was a conundrum, and Shelly was beginning to think that it couldn't have been a house elf at all.

Just then, Shelly's stomach let out a grumble which seemed quite loud to her, but which was barely audible to the Hufflepuffs surrounding her. She beckoned Angelina down so that she could be heard, and said in her ear "Could you take me to my office? I need to get an antidote and unshrink myself."

All three of the Hufflepuffs obliged, and escorted Angelina and Shelly to the sixth floor, where her office stood. That was one thing Shelly had noticed about Hufflepuffs--they never let each other go anywhere alone. It wasn't that strange, Shelly supposed, but at the same time, she was glad she hadn't been a Hufflepuff. She wouldn't like a crowd following her every time she went to the loo.

Once they were outside Shelly's office, Angelina twisted the handle of the door, but it did not open. Shelly remembered that she had locked her office before she left, as she always did. Even worse... Shelly took her keyring out of her pocket and shook it. The keys had shrunk with the rest of her, even though her potions hadn't. She had never quite worked out how to control what would shrink and what wouldn't when she took the potion. It seemed to have something to do with how close the object was to your person. For example, her clothes almost always shrank along with her, although sometimes when she was wearing a cloak, it failed to shrink. Since the keys had been in her pocket, they must have been close enough for the potion to effect them. The keyring was now so small that, were Angelina to breathe too heavily in her direction, it would be easily blown away like a speck of dust.

Shelly, always one to wear her emotions on her sleeve, laid down inside Angelina's lifeline and covered her face in her hands. Living like a squib was incredibly frustrating at times. If only Shelly could be allowed to use her wand, she would be so happy. She had only been two months from her N.E.W.T.'s when she was expelled, and those lousy two months made the difference between owning her own Apothecary in Hogsmeade and living like a Muggle in Hogwarts. Shelly had no desire to crawl under the door again and attempt to reach her stock by herself. She was so distraught, she didn't even think about asking one of the girls with her to either unlock the door or enlarge her keys by magic, she just lay there and stared at the door to her office as though it were her worst enemy. And she was still hungry.
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2005, 07:36:21 AM »
Willow pulled out a piece of gum and started chewing.
"What are you...?" started Christine angrily as she shoved the gum in the keyhole, there was a loud explosion and the door opened. Willow smiled smugly to herself.
"Oh yeah cause a simple spell wouldnt have worked better! What if someone heard? What Filch heard!" cried Christine.
"I was only trying to help..." started Willow hotly.
"Come on! Everyone inside!" Shelly squeeked quickly.
(OOC this is really short but I don't know what to say!)
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2005, 12:11:53 PM »
They all obeyed, filing into Shelly's cramped office.  Angelina was at the head of the pack.  "Put me down on the floor." Shelly ordered.  As soon as her feet touched the floor, she began issuing out other orders.  "Angelina, get the antidote.  It's on the right hand side of the second shelf."  Angelina picked up the small bottle that was sitting there.  "Christine, shut the door and get some light in here."  She pushed the door closed and lit one of the wall torches with her wand.  "Willow,"  Shelly continued, "go back to your common room."  

"What!" she exclaimed.  "I'm not going anywhere!"  She crossed her arms and leaned against one of the free walls.  

"Well, if you really want to stay, I can't be responsible for what happens to you." Shelly squeaked.  Willow looked suddenly terrified.  Her arms dropped to her sides and she walked forward.

"Wh- What happens to me?"  Willow stuttered.  "What will happen?"

"Well,"  began Christine, catching on to Shelly's plan,  "There's no way to know for sure what will happen, but what we'll be doing will most likely be dangerous.  You'll probably get hurt, or worse."  she said.  

"Worse?  Worse?" Willow gulped, her skin growing pale.  She looked like she could faint at the drop of a hat.  Angelina looked like she wanted to burst out laughing, and Christine didn't blame her.  How could anyone not realize that they were being played when it was so obvious?

"I- I'm staying."  Willow decided after a few moments.  She looked more scared than before, but just as resolute.  

"Okay,"  said Shelly, "If you really want to, then go stand guard outside the door.  We'll be out in a minute."  

Willow practically jumped at the chance to leave the office.  In a flash she was gone from the room and standing next to the door in the outside corridor.  Angelina managed to contain herself for a few more moments, then burst into quiet laughter.  "Man, I was kind of hoping we could scare her away." Christine said softly, casting a backwards glance at the door.

"Yeah, well, we can deal with her."  said Shelly.  She beckoned for Angelina to set the potion she was still holding down on the floor.  Once the bottle was in front of her, she looked up at Christine.  "Could you lift me up?  I need to get a finger in the potion, but the bottle is too tall."

Christine nodded, and made her way over to Shelly.  She held her palm out for Shelly to step onto and raised it to the top of the bottle.  "Hold my legs." Shelly ordered.  Christine took her tiny legs, careful not to press too hard for fear of crushing them.  Shelly stuck her arm into the bottle until her finger broke the surface of the liquid.  She withdrew her finger, and swung herself upright on Christine's hand.  "You'd better put me down for this."

Christine set Shelly down on the floor again, then backed away.  Shelly licked the potion off her finger.  She grew to the size she had been down in the HERRC.  Then Shelly picked up the bottle and drank the remaining potion.  She returned to her original size.  "That's much better."  Shelly said, as her stomach growled again, and this time they all heard it.
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2005, 01:30:18 PM »
(OOC, ouch! Harsh!)
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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2005, 02:39:48 PM »
[OOC: No hard feelings, I hope, Willow, purely RP!  We've been playing your character as a bit of a nuisance, just as we all play Shelly's as a danger hazard. :)]
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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2005, 04:17:08 PM »
[OOC: Hopefully willow isn't upset, but just for future reference, I'd like to point something out. While in an RP, it tends to be better manners to try to refrain from controlling other people's characters too much. Some control is often unavoidable, and understandable, but it's best to keep it to a minimum. I like to leave people with a choice to make at the end of my RP posts, and I try to refrain from posting dialogue from other people. Controlling other people's characters is known as "god-moding" in very strict RP boards. It's not really a big deal to me, but I know some people who are so picky about it that they won't join an RP if there is god-moding around. Basically, it just helps the characters to feel as though they are all equally controlling the direction the RP moves in, rather than being puppeted around.

Sorry if that sounded too lecture-y. Like I said, it's not really a big deal, because Hogsmeade isn't a very strict RP forum, and as you've probably noticed, I'm guilty of a bit of god-moding, too. I just thought you guys might like to know.  :)]

Wow, Shelly felt good to be her normal size again. Shelly noticed the other two girls looking around her office. Shelly hadn't exactly been expecting company, and she blushed a bit as she realized that it was a bit of a mess. She decided that now would be a good time to leave, but just as she was trying to shoo everyone out, she glanced over to a corner of her office, where a small cauldron was sitting. Angelina was looking curiously at the contents of the cauldron. Shelly, who had forgotten that she was not small anymore, yelled at the top of her voice "DON'T TOUCH THAT!" causing Angelina to leap backward in fear. Shelly winced a bit as she realized how loud she had spoken. "Sorry," said Shelly, more calmly this time, "but please don't touch that. It's very delicate."

A voice from behind, probably Christine, said eagerly "Oooh, what is it?"

Well, that was an awkward question if ever Shelly had heard one. While brewing a simple shrinking solution probably could be overlooked if the headmaster or the Ministry came to call, a complex potion such as the one that Shelly was brewing would be harder to explain. But Shelly decided on the truth--she was a terrible liar.

"It's Felix Felicis," mumbled Shelly, offering no explanation as to what the potion's effects were. "I've never been able to get it right; this is the third time I've tried, and it's the farthest I've gotten without messing up. It takes six months to brew it properly, and right now it needs to mature, completely undisturbed, for nine more days. So please, please, don't touch."

Ignoring the stares of Angelina and Christine, Shelly nudged them in the direction of the door, casting one look back at the cauldron before she left. Once outside the door, they met up with Willow. Shelly set a very fast pace in the direction of the Great Hall. Everything else that was on their minds could wait until after Shelly got some dinner.
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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2005, 04:24:51 PM »
(OOC ignore me, I was erm slightly tipsy!  :-[ no hard feelings, yeah I can take my character being controlled just you know when your tipsy you act all weird)
Willow leaned against the wall, examining her finger nails, gosh life was a drawl. Her thumb nail looked like it could do with a few more coats of her new pink passion nail polish....... Oh! Here came the brigade, well she was starving.
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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2005, 04:46:39 PM »
Angelina's stomach grumbled. Shelly was not the only hungry one. Having completely forgotten why she had come downstairs al that time ago, Angelina followed Shelly to the kitchens, almost bouncing.
"So, you're saying that there are house elves that actually work in Hogwarts, and that they work in the kitchen, which is very, very close to the Hufflepuff common room?" she asked, eyees wide.
"Yes." Shelly replied.
Angleina stopped. "How come I didn't know earlier?" she exclaimed, and started walking again. "So if the house elves are in the kitchen, are we solving this whole spoilt house elf debacle at the same time as getting some grub?"
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« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2005, 06:13:23 PM »
As the Hufflepuffs went off to find their seats, Shelly walked up to the head of the Great Hall and took her seat at the very end of the staff table. It seemed that the more important you were, the closer to the center of the table you were, what with Dumbledore dead center, McGonagall on his right-hand side, and Filch on the opposite end of the table as Shelly. Sometimes it was a little intimidating eating at the staff table, so she'd switch to an empty seat at the Gryffindor table with Mad or Cho or Sirius. She didn't mind today though--especially since she was now piling her plate so high with mashed potatoes that the ceramic dish was in danger of cracking under the weight. Shelly, completely oblivious to everything but the food in front of her, began to work on her pile of potatoes at an alarming rate.

After she had finished devouring her first helping of potatoes, she grabbed a helping of steamed vegetables from a tray. When she switched from her spoon to her fork, however, she noticed a piece of paper wrapped around the silverware, bound by a rubber band. She removed the paper and opened it up, expecting it to be a receipt from Monseur Magutie's Dinnerware Shop, where Hogwarts purchased all of their silverware. Instead, she was astonished to see a note, written in an untidy scrawl, that said plainly

be ouTsIde the trofy room at 6:30 toNite. No exYusez.

Shelly frowned at the note for a while and glanced at her watch. 6:02. All thoughts of her steamed vegetables forgotten, she stood up and walked in a daze out of the Great Hall, where she could find a quiet place to think.
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« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2005, 11:58:07 AM »
Willow looked at her plate, she really wasn't hungry, snide comments and cold indifference seem to rotate round her head making her feel dizzier by the second. Sighing, she sipped her pumkin juice trying to push the thoughts from her normally empty head.
"You not hungry?" asked Angelina.
Willow shook her head glumly.
"Can I have your tortilla?"
She nodded and started to fiddle with her ring nervously, the emerald stone shimered in the light so beautifully that she decided to focus all her attention on it, it was better than thinking about how much she was disliked.
"Where's Shelly going?" asled Christine, the only one not focusing her full attention on food (in Angelina's case) or their jewellery.
(OOC, Angelina, I had tortillas today  ;D)
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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2005, 01:52:44 PM »
[OOC:  I'm really sorry Willow!  I do hope I didn't hurt your feelings.  I certainly didn't mean to.]

"I don't know."  said Angelina, taking Willow's tortilla and starting to devour it.  Christine, who had never liked tortillas, watched as Shelly walked out of the Great Hall.  She thought it was odd that Shelly would just get up and walk out in the middle of a meal, especially since she had been complaining of hunger so much.

"Are you going to follow her or what?" asked Willow, futzing with a ring she was wearing.

"Why would you say that?" said Christine, caught slightly off guard by the question.

"I can tell you want to know where she's going, so just follow her." she said.  Willow was avoiding her eyes, seeming to focus all her attention on the ring.

"Is something wrong?"  asked Christine.  Sure, Willow had gotten on her nerves a lot today, but she looked like something was bothering her.  

"Shelly's leaving.  If you want to follow her, you'd better make it quick."  she said, ignoring Christine's question.  She still wouldn't make eye contact.

"Do either of you guys want to come too?  Whatever she's up to might have something to do with those elves earlier."  she asked.  Willow really did look upset, and Christine thought that it might have something to do with how she had treated her earlier.  She felt really bad about losing her temper and wanted to make it up to her.

"Ooh!  That sounds like fun, count me in."  said Angelina, having already finished her mound of tortillas.  

"Willow?"  Christine questioned, looking at her.  

"Do you guys really want me to come?"  She looked nervous.  

"Of course we do!" said Christine, rising from her seat.  Angelina stood up too, and took Willow by the arm, lifting her from her seat.  

"We'd better move quick, she's already out of the hall." said Christine, and the three set off.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2005, 03:06:48 PM »
(OOC, don't worry dude its cool and you don't have to make your chracter act all different to mine, its ok!  ;D)
Willow, Christine and Angelina rushed through the hall ways trying to spot Shelly, they were totally deserted and yet they could not find any trace of the girl what so ever.
"This is weird." said Willow nervously, twisting her ring in an agitated way.
Christine frowned and whipped out her wand, the others followed suit, "Tell me about it..."
Her words faded out and a deafening silence beat around their ears, all willow could hear was the quiet but hammering beat of her heart and all she could feel was the heat of her wand in her hand and a burning on her finger. The burning intensified and she screached loudly, sropping her wand and trying to yank the ring off.
"Whats wrong?" cried Angelina.
"My devicening, its burning!" Willow howled.
"Your what?" asked Angelina puzxled.
"Devicening," said Christine looking at Willow, "They are small objects charmed to detect dark magic, why do you..?"
Her words what cut short by Willow, "Daddy makes me wear it, just in case of .. danger." she howled.
"Can't you make it stop?" cried Angelina.
"No!" Willow wept.
Angelinas eyes suddenly flew open, "Dark magic? Whos using dark magic in hogwarts?"
Willow seemed to have calmed but her skin still blistered around her finger, Christine watched on with distaste, protection or not, that sort of thing shouldn't be on a teenager.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2005, 06:27:14 AM »
Shelly, alone again, had decided to be early to the trophy room to try and find a place to hide and watch. Maybe she'd be able to catch a glimpse of whoever had sent her the note. What did they want with her, anyways? Shelly thought that it must have something to do with the HERRC, but why anyone would send her a scrawled note fraught with mispellings to meet her here, Shelly had no idea.

Once she found the location, she was having difficulty finding a place to hide. She tried hiding under the stairs, but she couldn't see anything. Then she tried to squeeze behind a bust of Chauncey Oldridge, but a blind troll would have been able to spot her there. Finally, with just ten minutes to go before her meeting, Shelly quickly pulled open the door to the trophy room and entered, hoping she'd be able to see if whoever had sent the note was coming out of the HERRC.

It wasn't until after the door slid shut that she realized that she'd probably be locked in, without any potion, wand, or help. Shelly smacked her forehead, and decided that in future, she was going to think things through a bit more carefully before acting. Closing her eyes tight and dreading the results, she turned the doorknob, and breathed a sigh of relief when it clicked open easily. She turned around and quickly found a good hiding spot--crouched behind a large stand, atop which stood the 1936 Quidditch Cup. Shelly frowned slightly when she saw that Ravenclaw had won that year.

About five minutes later, Shelly was beginning to wish she hadn't opted for a crouching position, and was on the verge of straightening up just to alleviate the pain in her knees, when she saw a disturbance in the large tapestry blocking the entrance to the HERRC. She froze, and watched, not sure who she expected to see--Filch maybe, or a giggling student playing a prank on her, or maybe even Tinny. She saw none of those things, however. Shelly let out a tiny gasp of surprise when the figure emerged from the tapestry.

It was the largest, ugliest goblin Shelly had ever seen. At least, she thought it was a goblin. She hadn't seen many goblins, she had only been to Gringotts once, and this thing was WAY taller than the small, well groomed creatures she remembered. And she was quite sure none of the Gringotts goblins were quite this hideous. The figure in front of her looked as though it had been in a fight with a rabid acromantula while inside a burning building. And judging by the scars on its face and neck, (simultaneously bruised, scraped, punctured, and burned, not to mention the broken nose and the bandages around the pointy ear thing,) the acromantula had won a decisive victory. Shelly had to bite her lip to keep herself from making a noise as the thing walked gingerly in her direction. But before she had even made any kind of decision what to do, the goblin withdrew a small bottle from its filthy, lumpy little shorts, uncorked it, and drank it down in one swallow.

Immediately the goblin fell to the floor, and Shelly, fearing poison, had an urge to rush forward to save it. But the thing was still moving, shifting, changing, and Shelly stared in disbelief. The first things to noticably change were the goblin's pointy side-of-head ear things. With a vague pop sound, they became large and floppy. Next, the entire goblin shrank noticably. Other things changed, bit by bit, until the goblin was quite clearly of a different species. Shelly had never seen a potion that acted like this. The closest thing, of course, was Polyjuice potion, but typically with Polyjuice, you changed all over, gradually, with none of this bit-by-bit stuff. Then again, she had never heard of the effects of a goblin taking, well, any kind of potion. Especially one that changed it into a house elf, for that was, Shelly saw by the dim candlelight, what the ugly goblin had manifested itself into.

The house elf stood gracefully, with none of its previous lumbering, toward the exit of the trophy room. Shelly saw, with horror, that it passed its long fingers over the doorknob several times before letting the door click shut, and Shelly knew how the door had been locked from the inside earlier. She dashed forward and turned the knob, just to be certain, and sure enough, the knob refused to turn. Not knowing anything better to do, Shelly pounded vigorously on the door, and shouted at the (familiar) house elf to open the door. With smug satisfaction, She saw Tinny turn around to oblige.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2005, 06:36:06 AM »
"Do you think Shellys in danger?" Angelina asked, all thoughts of food were long gone from her mind.
WIllows eyes widened, "Um, maybe..." she groaned, she twisted her ring trying to rpise it off her finger.
"Can't you get that thing off?" Christine said, starin at the horribly burnt finger.
"Its.. magically bound." murmered Willow, "Been trying to.. get it off.. since I got it."
"I guess we will have to sue it to our advantage then, I guess that where ever we find the dark magic, we find Shelly."
"Oh, great."
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2005, 03:54:52 PM »
[OOC: sorry for not posting for so long. Willow: thanks for the tortillas!]

"Hold your arm out." Angelina ordered Willow, who looked at her questioningly. Angelina shrugged. "Well, I thought if you held your arm out you could follow the ring, or something. Or you could point the way for us."
Willow just looked at her disbelievingly. "I suppose I could turn around and see which direction gives off the most dark magic."
"Good idea." said Christine.
Willow turned around a few times, holding her arm out. She finally stopped, facing a wall, with her hand pointing upwards.
"It's coming from somewhere upstairs." she told them.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2005, 09:46:23 AM »
"Right lets go!" shouted Angelina, giddily.
Christine looked at the finger which was now turning green, "Erm, after we find Shelly, we'll find some way of removing it and erm heal your finger with some sort of potion."
"good." said Willow, atleast she wasn't talking as much now.....
Running up a flight of stairs and past a picture of pompous looking men in top hats who shouted rude names at the girls, they reached another empty hallway. Willow jabbed her finger into the air  and rotated on the spot.
"Right, that way." she murmered, pointing down the hallway.
"OK then! Lets go get Shelly!"
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2005, 04:38:00 PM »
The three Hufflepuffs set off in the direction Willow had indicated, but soon Christine grew uneasy.  They had been walking down the same corridor for a while now, and they hadn't come across one door or adjacent hallway.  She was sure she had never seen this corridor before.

"Er, guys?" Christine said, quickening her pace to catch up with Willow and Angelina.  "Do either of you think it's a llittle weird that we've been walking down the same hallway for nearly-" she paused to check her watch- "15 minutes, and we haven't seen a single door or classroom, or anything?"  Her voice grew quicker and higher and she drew to the end of her sentence.

"This place does feel a little weird." Willow agreed, stopping.  She looked around the corridor quizzically for a moment before exclaiming "Ow!"  

"What's wrong?"  asked Angelina.  Willow held up the hand with the ring.  

"It's burning even more, and I still can't get it off!" Willow whimpered, trying without success to remove the Devicening from her finger, which had now started to turn a black color.  

"Where's it coming from?  Can you tell?" Christine asked, glancing warily at Willow's finger.  She decided that if they couldn't find Shelly soon, they were going to have to give up.  They had to get Willow to the hospital wing as soon a possible.

"I can try."  said Willow, and rotated on the spot again, her arm outstretched.  She had turned almost a whole circle before she stopped suddenly, wincing in pain.  "There, it's coming from in there."  Willow was pointing at a solid stone wall.

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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2005, 05:14:15 AM »
"Aha! I knew it was that evil-looking stone wall!" Angelina exclaimed, but the others gave her sceptical looks. She shrugged.
"Well, I don't see you guys coming up with any better ideas." she murmured.
"How about we blast it open?" Christine asked. The others nodded, and she pulled her wand out and pointed it at the wall. "Reducto." A beam of light came out of Christine's wand, ricocheted off of the "evil" wall and towards them.
"DUCK!" Willow screamed. The spell whooshed over their heads, and blasted the wall behind them.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2005, 06:10:23 AM »
Meanwhile, Shelly watched as Tinny (for lack of a better name) creaked open the door to the trophy room, a strange gleam in her eye. Shelly was just in the process of deciding whether to lie to the elf or not, when she jumped into the room, knocking Shelly back a few inches, and shut the door in one fluid motion. Shelly sputtered in rage and made a futile attempt to open the door up. Of course, it stayed firmly shut.

She rounded on the house elf, on the verge of totally kicking Tinny's you-know-what, only to find that she was scuttling toward the tapestry concealing the entrance to the HERRC. "Oh, no you don't!" shouted Shelly, sprinting after the elf. Tinny squeaked in fear and dove headfirst into the tunnel, but Shelly managed to grab her tiny foot and haul her out.

Shelly held the squirming elf upside down by its ankle, dodging the thrashing punches and kicks aimed at Shelly's head.  Finally, having exhausted herself, Tinny calmed down and Shelly bent down to peer at the creature she held in her hand. She could detect no trace of the goblin-thing that had emerged from the HERRC earlier. Shelly was beginning to wonder, was this a goblin pretending to be a house-elf, or vice versa? Well, thought Shelly, there's one way to find out.

If this was a bona-fide house elf that worked for Hogwarts, it would have to obey any command that Shelly gave, because she was technically a staff member. Therefore, if she didn't obey, she must be a different species, thought Shelly.

"Tinny," said Shelly forcefully. "Raise your right hand."

Tinny paused for a second, and Shelly, thinking she was about to obey, leaned in slightly closer. However, instead of folloing the order, Tinny dealt Shelly a kick to the ribs with her free foot and, having caught Shelly off guard, struggled free and ran away. Shelly had had the wind somewhat knocked out of her, but as she was catching her breath, she noticed that Tinny was running, not toward the HERRC, but to the very back of the room. Shelly scowled and began to half run, half jog to chase Tinny. The house elf faded into the unlit corners of the back of the trophy room, but Shelly kept running after her.

When she reached the stone wall at the very back of the room, she saw no trace of either goblin or elf. Shelly had just about lost her temper again, and she kicked the wall in frustration. To her very great surprise, a loud explosion rocked the room at that very moment and a large hole appeared in the stone wall. Maybe Shelly had been angrier than she knew? She glanced out the hole in the wall and there she saw Angelina, Christine, and a thoroughly miserable-looking Willow, all looking dismayed at the damage they had caused. "Hey!" said Shelly, for lack of anything better to say. "Who do you guys think you are? Me?!? What did you do?"

But just as they had opened their mouths to answer, Shelly decided that she didn't want to know. In fact, she wanted to get out of this area, because she was sure to get blamed for tearing down the wall. "Never mind," she said before they could get the words out. "Come here."

Shelly recounted the whole story--except the part where she had practically been beaten up by a house elf--as quickly as she could. The Hufflepuffs then began to tell their story, but Shelly was scarcely listening--until they got to the part about Willow's dark magic detector. "Let me see that," said Shelly. She had always been a little curious about the Dark Arts, but she had never been very gifted in the Defense class, so she didn't really know a whole lot. She examined Willow's ring with fascination. Shelly turned over the ring and, ignoring Willow's wince, looked at the burns it had made on her hand. "Huh," said Shelly. "Not exactly the kind of thing I'd want attached to my finger. Christine, do you still have those potions I gave you to hold?"

Christine reached into her pocket and handed over the small vials. Shelly stowed most of them back in her own pockets, but picked up one filled with a beige liquid and uncorked it. "You want me to take that thing off?" said Shelly. "I think this'll do it."

"What is it?" asked Willow tenatively.

"This? It's got a few different uses. It's primarily take orally as a laxative, but it also makes a very effective lubricant. I think if I coated your finger with it, the ring might slip off." Shelly regretted that she was having to give away that she had all these potions. It might lead to tricky questions about why she had brought them in the first place. Man, all she had wanted to do was go down to the kitchens and get the house elves to... well, maybe tomorrow. For now, Shelly had things to do, places to be. She shook the potion a bit, to see if Willow wanted to try getting the ring off.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2005, 07:49:11 AM »
"Yeah, please just get it off, I think my fingers getting infected." she winced and swore loudly as Shelly rubbed the potion on her finger and prised the ring, along with some of willows dead blackened skin, off.
"Ew, our finger smells like burning." said Angelina, wrinkling her nose.
"Thanks, Angelina, just what I wanted to hear." snapped Willow.
Christine spoke quickly, Willow was becoming increasingly more irratable from the pain, "I think we should get you to the hospital wing."
"Yes," murmed Willow looking at her finger, "But shouldn't some of us stay behind and look for Tinny? She might be hanging around making trouble."
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2005, 06:03:48 AM »
"Well, yeah, I'm staying," said Shelly impatiently. "You guys do what you want, but I'm going after that thing. Sorry about your finger. If I had my wand I could help, but I'm not even allowed to do magic. It's a pity, I was pretty good at healing spells in N.E.W.T. Charms. Got an E on my exam and everything." Shelly began pacing the space where Tinny had disappeared, looking for some hint as to her whereabouts. Of course, the house elves could apparate and disapparate inside the school, could Tinny have done that? If so, Shelly was unlikely to ever find her again. She was beginning to think there wasn't even much of a point of searching. Except... it was personal now. Tinny had called for her via a note on her fork for goodness sakes. And then she had kicked Shelly. Shelly could not think of a time when anyone--or anything-- had done violence to her and gotten away with it unscathed.

Just as Shelly had about given up all hope, she noticed something she hadn't seen before. There was a tiny crack in the floor at the base of a Special Award for Services to the School; caught in the gap was a small rip of fabric. Shelly pulled it out and examined it--she was sure it was part of Tinny's towel that she wore. Shelly put both hands on the award and pushed hard. She needn't have pushed so hard, the base slid easily forward, revealing a small secret compartment. Shelly peered down, then crawled in headfirst. "You guys coming?" she shouted back to the others.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2005, 08:26:38 PM »
"I'm coming."  said Christine, all thoughts of Willow and the hospital wing driven out of her mind.  She had just reached Shelly and was about to follow her when she heard Willow.

"What about us?"  she asked, crossing her arms moodily.  "You can't just leave us here!"

"You guys are free to come."  Christine said, turning back towards the compartment.  She had one leg into the thing when Willow spoke out again.

"What about my finger!"  she whined, holding up her blackened finger.

"Well, um, I can try healing it."  said Christine anxiously.  She had never done it before, but she knew the charm from a book she had found in the library.  She would have asked Shelly, but glancing back she saw that Shelly was already a good way down the passage.  Apparently she had decided to let them work it out on their own.  

Christine pulled out her wand, drew her leg out of the compartment, and walked over to Willlow and Angelina.  She took Willow's injured hand in her own and pointed her wand at it.  

"Wait,"  said Willow, pulling her hand away a bit, "have you ever done this before?"

"Well... no,"  Christine admitted, "but I've read about it in books.  I know the incantation and everything."  She tried make her voice sound more confident than she felt.  

Willow looked nervous.  "What if something goes wrong?"

"Look, Shelly's going to be way ahead of us if we wait much longer.  Do you want me to heal your finger or not?"  

"Fine."  said Willow, thrusting her hand back into Christine's.  

Christine took aim with her wand again, and softly said "Episkey."  A moment went by when nothing happened, and then, before their eyes, Willow's finger seemed to unburn, if such a thing was possible.  After another moment, it was almost back to normal.  There were still a few small scorch marks, but overall Christine thought she had done well.  Better than she expected, anyway.  

"Wow!  That was cool."  said Angelina excitedly, staring at Willow's finger.

"Yeah, well we'd better hurry up if we want to catch up to Shelly."  Christine turned her back on the girls and walked back to the compartment.  She was almost in when she realized that neither Angelina nor Willow had followed her.  "You two coming or what?"

[OOC:  Is Episkey the charm for healing?  I think I remember it from HBP put my copy is loaned out right now so I can't check.]
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2005, 01:54:12 PM »
(OOC, no idea, it will do anyway, I mean whos going to check it?!  ;))
"Yeah course!" Willow strutted forward and Angelina held a snigger. She leaned lazily against the wall, pretending she had not been crying just a moment ago over her finger.
"Angelina," she demanded, pompously (never know how to spell that word!), "Are you coming?"
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2005, 06:56:45 AM »
"Of course I am. You really think I'm going to stay here?" she answered. She looked around the trophy room and then said in a small voice, "Alone?" she whimpered and scurried after Willow into the compartment. As soon as she had entered, the door shut with a bang, and the four were plunged into darkness. Three whispers of "lumos" quickly followed, and the compartment was lit up.
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Re: Role Play Spectacular!
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2005, 07:04:59 AM »
"Gosh , who designed this, it's so drab!" exclaimed Willow.
"I'm going to ignore you said that." muttered Shelly.
"I was just saying..." started Willow.
"Well, how about, oh i don't know YOU DON'T!" said Christine angrily.
"But..." Willow started agin but was soon drowned out by their screams as the compartment plungend down forver into the earth and then stopped with a sickening lurch. A stone wall scraped open, the sound making the hairs on the back of Willows neck rise.
"Ladys first." Willow whimpered.
"Good idea." snapped someone behind her and pushed her into the tunnel. Gingery she slid through the roughly cut tunnel, her knees and hands bleeding from the sharp broken bones underneath, she could hear someone whimpering behind her and then she fell, screaming.
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