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Boathouse

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The boathouse is an underground harbour where the boats are stored. These are the same boats that are docked when the first years arrive to Hogwarts on 1 September every year. Up until 1995, there was a portrait of Percival Pratt hung on one of the inside walls of this boathouse. The portrait concealed a secret entrance to the Grand Staircase. Some small wooden boats are stored in the rafters of the ceiling.

After Pratt's portrait was taken away, there were only three entrances to the boathouse. The path outside (The Quad), the stairs that led from the Entrance Courtyard and the Lake.

Fireworks are occasionally set off from the boathouse exterior to signal a party.

Making waves

Nicely Nicely Rocking the Boat

Nicely Nicely Rocking the Boat

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Donnie and Xavier

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Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:12, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

His emotions have been all over the place for the past few weeks, what with the realisation that he's completely abandoned his old friends and then the Serpents wanting his head on a stick and then Xavi being pulled for the tournament... when Donnie wished for something interesting to happen in his posh boy life, he wasn't expecting something of this speed and magnitude. It's late when he sits at the boathouse, lay on his belly on the docks, swirling his fingers in the water beneath the starlight. He doesn't care if he gets caught - he's being reflective and emo right now.
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It was an odd time for it but Xavi was going swimming. Because why not? He didn't expect Donnie to be there. He really hadn't been thinking about running into Donnie in general for the past few days. He hadn't either, which was strange but he had never dwelled on the realization. He yawned, stretching his arms as he approached the boathouse and spotted a familiar figure by the water. The sound of his feet hitting the wooden planks rung out as he mentally groaned in his head. Damn, he just wanted to go swimming.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:26, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

He's about to move when he hears footsteps, but when he glances up and sees that face, he flops back down with a groan and returns to his business as if he'd not moved at all. His entire demeanour is one of a spoilt child sulking in the corner, but he doesn't care. Donnie's not in the mood for cuddles or kisses or a boy clinging to him then leaving the next minute. "I'll go," he says, voice low. "If you want me to."
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"I couldn't care less where you are in proportion to my location," he remarked, his voice sounding un-bothered. He walked past Donnie to the end of the dock and inspected the water. "I wouldn't want to interrupt your sulking anyway," he said, bending down and feeling the temperature of the water.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:32, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

"Fuck you," he hisses, rolling onto his back to face the stars and placing his hands behind his head to cushion it against the hardwood of the decking. "You're a knob. Signing up for the tournament. Have you got a fucking death wish?"
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"I would love to fuck you, but I'm kind of busy right now," he said, sitting down and slipping his legs into the water. "Yes, I do have a death wish. I'm glad you asked."

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:40, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

Although he goes a little red at that first reply, Donnie's face twists into a scowl as he refuses to move his eyes from the half moon glaring back down at them. "Clearly. Between this and the Serpents, you aren't gonna reach twenty-one. Maybe it's for the best."
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"I don't know how me dying before twenty-one is for the best but thanks, I appreciate your concern," he said, half-laughing. He jumped in the water, thrusting himself forward and disappeared under for a few seconds, before his head popped up above the surface. "Wanna swim with me?"

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:46, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

He lets out a scoff, breath visible in the cool evening air. "No," he huffs, folding his arms across his chest. "Why are you swimming? It's freezing. Are you practising for the next task where they make you swim in the lake and some creatures try and fucking drown you? Cause that's next."
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"Because swimming is relaxing," he said, swimming towards Donnie. "You should try it, Mr. Emo," he snickered. "C'mon."

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 20:04, August 26, 2018 (UTC)

He rolls his eyes and looks over at Xavi, trying not to stare as the figure slips into the water, highlighted only by the moonlight. "I'll happily drown you if I get too close, you knobhead."
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"Correction, you'd happily make out with me if I got too close," he said teasingly, slipping under the water again.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 21:47, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

He lets out a loud sigh into the night air, eyes tracing patterns in the stars above them. Orion's out tonight. "What's the point? I'm probably not going to see you much after this. The tournament will probably break your legs, but if that doesn't happen - I'm cutting all ties with the Serpents. I don't care what Bella's threatening, I can't take her seriously anymore. She isn't worth the trouble."
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"Mmm, that's rude. Making me leave for you," he said, emerging on the other side of the dock and grabbing Donnie's hand. "Come swim with me, love," he teased persisntently. It was clear he wasn't in the mood to have a serious conversation and he wasn't going to let himself be deterred into one.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 23:55, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

With newfound anger, Donnie pulls his hand away and holds it to his chest, eyes blazing with - not irritation, but bemusement. "Stop calling me love," he snaps. "You're not a ninety year old talking to your bloody granddaughter."
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Xavi only smiled at the response. He could play this for awhile if Donnie really wanted to drag it out that long. "What do you want me to call you then? Bloke? Twat? Fucktard?" he said, swimming backwards calmly, like all was right with the world.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 08:01, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

"How about you don't call me anything?" He folds his arms across his chest like the petulant teenager he is. "You know how - horrible it is, watching you in that tournament? I've already got one best friend in there who I'm scared to death for and then you, I - I don't know - why would you enter that thing? And don't tell me it's just for a thrill ride because you aren't that much of a prick. Well. I thought you weren't, anyway."
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"If I don't call you anything, I can't talk to you, love." Maybe he was just feeling unusually cruel today, but he was enjoying this to a degree. Donnie could be mad all he wanted, but he was going to realize eventually that Xavi wasn't taking this seriously. "The thing is, when I did enter the tournament, your concern for me wasn't something to factor in. Things changed after that. Besides, you clearly want nothing to do with me or the Serpents, so I don't know what's your problem anyway."

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 13:14, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

Xavi's reply kind of silences him. Trust me, Donnie is more than aware of the mixed messages he's sending - pining one minute, cutting him off the next. It's just - it's all so - "It's complicated," he huffs out, aware of how pathetic he sounds. "Look, I - I'm scared for you, okay? Between crazy Bella and the games, I'm half-convinced you won't make it to the end of the school year. And it's pissing me off because I can't do anything, okay? Not that I don't want to. I just can't."
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He slipped underwater again, not giving an immediate response. He swam deep enough that he couldn't be traced in the water and blew some bubbles up to the surface after thirty seconds before swimming under the dock. Unsually cruel, yes. He wanted a reaction.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 19:52, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

The silence unnerves him a little, so he leans back to peer over his shoulder at the stream of bubbles rising to the surface, and spots the shadow moving beneath the water. "Alright, fuck off, then," he grumbles with a huff.
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He rolled his eyes and refrained from laughing, floating their for a few minutes. Hell, he could fall asleep like this and actually drown. It was relaxing.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 20:03, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

"I hate you," he says to the open air, knowing Xavi is listening because that boy loves his drama, no matter how careless he likes to act. "Why did it have to be me?"
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"I love you," he responded after another good thirty seconds. He was serious this time, there was no teasing, no playfulness in his tone. Loud enough for Donnie to hear, but quiet enough so it sounded like a whisper in the wind. He looked up through the dock's boards.

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 20:14, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

At first he thinks he's misheard it, that his ears are playing dastardly tricks on him. But then the words register in Donnie's mind and shit, they really are in too deep now - pardon the pun. He rolls onto his stomach with a sigh, turning around so he can peer into the water where Xavi's floating, all trace of teasing gone from both his face and his voice. "So -" he begins, the words catching in his throat. "What do we do now?"
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"In normal circumstances, one usually says, we date but neither of us are in normal circumstances," he explained, slowly, meticulously lowering his eyes to the water. "There's nothing physically stopping me from dating you but I figure a gang member, a male gang member at that is good material for a rich boy with old-fashioned parents."

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.
Donniesquare
Donnie Finch-Hatton - sixth year slytherin student • posh boy

- "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff."
Message Me  - 21:29, August 31, 2018 (UTC)

"And," he begins, voice quiet and tentative as if navigating a minefield. "I presume - leaving the Serpents isn't an option?"
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"I can," he said, swimming out from under the dock and climbing on, getting tired of floating. I don't want to though. "I don't... think it'd be a good idea but I can."

Zombies eat brains. You're safe.

Hekate and Jake

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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 20:27, August 15, 2018 (UTC)

Hekate had quietly slipped into the Boathouse through a large portrait that hung from one of the vast walls, her icy eyes scoping the proximity before she pushed forward into the room. Her small form decended a set of stairs that led go the canel below, not really caring about the dangerous it could hold. Finding the last step, Hekate perched and observed the surface of the water with mild curiosity. She could see a small boat tethered up ahead and had half a mind to swing herself onboard and take it for a free-ride. Pale fingers dipped into the water, sending ripples across the surface and ultimately distorting her ghostly reflection.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 01:46, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

Jake was fast asleep in the boat Hekate had been looking at. He had come there after classes, climbed in the small vessel, and threw a spare tarp over him so nobody would bother him. Wasn't the best set up, but it worked. Upon hearing the squeaking of the old stairs, Jake stirred awake. With a little mix between a groan and a grumble, Jake sat up in the boat. His eyes were tired from sleep, he was rocking the messy bed hair, and his shirt was wrinkled and riding up near his waist from his resting position. He looked like a hot mess, but it was somehow a good look on him. Dragging his sleepy gaze over to where Hekate squatted, he raised an eyebrow, not bothering to say anything in favor of a tired grunt.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 02:07, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

Hekate supposed she should have been more surprised by his sudden appearance but the look she sported instead was that of pure amusement. Her eyes twinkled with the rare glint as she allowed her cheek to lazily nuzzle into her hand, leaning more to one side with a smirk that followed the angle. "Jake," she purred lowly, unable to stop herself for letting out a low chuckle. "Am I interrupting your cat nap?"


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 03:41, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

Jake simply grunted again, stretching his arms above his head. "What year is it?" He mused, his voice deep and raspy from just waking up. He hated that feeling of having to get up. Jake much rather preferred the feeling of falling asleep.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 04:07, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

"2054," she teased while moving to lean back on the palms of her hands, eyes catching on his stretching form. "Magical kind have evolved and no longer need to sleep in wooden boats or at all for that matter," she concluded and fished in her pockets for her infamous zippo lighter, which soothed her flame for the time being as she tossed it from hand to hand.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 19:32, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

"Ah, what a time to be alive." Jake teased back, pulling his body up out of the boat and onto the dock. "What are you doing down here anyway?" He pondered, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes as he came to stand beside her crouched form.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 19:43, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

"Avoiding classes, avoiding getting detention again. Mostly avoiding people," she mused and flipped her pink zippo open, flames licking dangerously close to her fingers before she snapped it back on again. "Why are you sleeping in a boat?"


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 22:08, August 24, 2018 (UTC)

"Dorm too noisy. Commons too noisy. Everywhere just too d*mn noisy." He explained with a longing sigh. The boy just wanted to sleep and never wake up. "The boat was the only place I could find some peace and quiet. The wake even lulled me to sleep." Jake shrugged. "How was detention, by the way? Absolutely thrilling, I assume?"



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 00:20, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Hekate lifted herself up with surprising grace and allowed her fingers to snag some strands of his dirty blonde hair, giving a gentle but playful tug. "We'll have to get you some noise cancelling headphones then, hm?" The silver-haired female moved toward the boat and carefully peered over the edge, apparently impressed with his choice of sleeping arrangements by the slight nod of her head. "Better than the Dungeon Cupboard, I suppose. It's cold in there," she said with a slight smirk.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 16:00, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Jake gave a small nod. "Now you know what to get me for Christmas." He teased, though his voice was still flat and tired. Upon hearing her last statement, however, Jacob's eyebrows furrowed in concern. "Why are you sleeping in the dungeon cupboard?" He asked, not liking the thought of her spending her nights in there all cold and alone.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 16:43, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

"Can't bring myself to sleep in my dorm but I can't find a good spot to take up residence in the meantime," she explained with a flat tone, her pale eyes still located on the boat. She easily threw herself over and onto the deck, landing squarely on her feet with a dull thud that echoed in the darkness. "This place looks promising," she murmured and turned to glance in his direction. "Mind if I impeach on your napping spot from time to time?" She ran her fingers over the aging wood of the boat before grinning lowly to herself, clearly satisfied with the Boathouse.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 17:14, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

"I do mind actually." He answered, leisurely walking over towards Hekate's direction. "I'd much rather you sleep on something soft, warm, and comfortable." Jake argued, shoving his hands in his pockets. "What's wrong with the dorms?"



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 17:17, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Hekate traced his footsteps with a lazy gaze, the zippo lighter still clutched in her pale fingers. "The people," she replied but couldn't quite elaborate further without revealing her abilities. "They give me bad mirgraines," she twisted the truth a little. The girl leaned against the ledge, peering up at his form now. "I'd much rather find somewhere less noisy."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 17:37, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Jake allowed a small smirk. "We must be spending too much time together - you're starting to sound like me." He teased, tilting his head to the side. "If that's the case, though, I'll help you find somewhere decent to sleep. Okay?" Jake suggested. Again, he didn't like the idea of her sleeping somewhere uncomfortable.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 17:44, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Her expression turned temporarily sour as she looked away, nose screwing up to display her disagreement. "It's okay. I can find a place," she mused and stretched slightly. "I've been doing this my whole life," she mused and then settled back on a bench that lined the boat, her lighter glazing with a flame the second she snapped it back open. "What have you been up to aside from wanting to sleep foreve"


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 01:12, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

Jake lowered himself to sit on the edge of the dock, his legs dangling over the side. "Nothing honestly. I've just been going through the motions. I'm waiting for some action." He admitted, shrugging a shoulder. "What about you, Shortcake? What've you been up to?"



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 01:15, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

Hekate sunk into her robes a bit, her gaze borderline glaring due to the furrow of her brows and tightness of her lips. "What sort of action are you pinning for?" she inquired, now enthralled. "World domination," she said and quirked her mouth into a quick little smirk. "I've been playing with Serpents and theives."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 01:49, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

"Serpents and thieves, huh?" Jake mused, a smirk pulling at the corner of his lips. Definitely sounds like her. He thought before returning to her question. "Anything to keep me from being bored. Despite all the places around this old castle, the lack of adventure here is utterly disturbing." Jacob claimed, the toe of his shoe flicking the water below to send ripples flowing outward.



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Hekate Sayre - fourth year slytherin ♔ legilimency & pyromania

-"I'll sit and watch everything burn with the fire you created in me."
Message Me – 11:29, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

Strands of silver hair lifted ever so slightly as a breeze from the grounds swept in through a cracked door to the Boathouse, washing them both with delicious fresh air. Leaning back once again on the palms of her hand, Hekate begun to observe the ripples of water he had created. "Well, the thief came before the Serpent and it didn't go well. I guess the Serpent saved my ass in a weird way," she mused and then slipped her lighter away, eyes flickering with hidden secrets. If the thief's plan had worked, Hekate may not have been sitting here today. Jake would probably have never seen her again. "I can give you adventure."