The entrance to the common room is concealed in a stack of large barrels in a nook on the right hand side of the kitchen corridor, which is one floor below ground level (this is also known as Hufflepuff Basement). Tap the barrel two from the bottom, middle of the second row, in the rhythm of ‘Helga Hufflepuff’, and the lid will swing open. We are the only house at Hogwarts that also has a repelling device for would-be intruders. If the wrong lid is tapped, or if the rhythm of the tapping is wrong, the illegal entrant is doused in vinegar. You will hear other houses boast of their security arrangements, but it so happens that in more than a thousand years, the Hufflepuff common room and dormitories have never been seen by outsiders. Like badgers, we know exactly how to lie low – and how to defend ourselves. Once you’ve opened the barrel, crawl inside and along the passageway behind it, and you will emerge into the cosiest common room of them all. It is round and earthy and low-ceilinged; it always feels sunny, and its circular windows have a view of rippling grass and dandelions. There is a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sit on the windowsills. The Herbology Professor brings the most interesting specimens (some of which dance and talk) to decorate our room – one reason why Hufflepuffs are often very good at Herbology. Our overstuffed sofas and chairs are upholstered in yellow and black, and our dormitories are reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over our four-posters, all of which are covered in patchwork quilts, and copper bed warmers hang on the walls, should you have cold feet.
- "Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land among the stars," Message Me - 00:53, April 30, 2018 (UTC)
"To all Hufflepuff first years, welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! I'm Professor Selwyn, and happen to be the same person to be teaching all of you History of Magic, as well as those who pursue a NEWT education on it. I wish you all the best this school year, and hope you all learn to value the pristine education you'll be receiving. You can rely on your prefects - Rose Black and/or Parker Moon - but if you find yourself needing help beyond that, by all means do not hesitate to come to my office. To all returning Hufflepuffs, welcome back to Hogwarts! I hope you've all had a marvelous summer. Unfortunately, it's over now, meaning you're all expected to give your very best. Be courteous, be diligent, and work hard, Hufflepuffs. Remember, your feats will earn your house points, but failure to follow rules will lose you points," she smiles warmly. "Fifth years and sixth years, please pass by my office at your earliest convenience. Seventh years, I'll personally be owling you to schedule an appointment with myself. If any of you need anything, have any questions or concerns, or merely need to talk about something, please do not hesitate to reach out as my office is open at all times for you all."
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 00:09, May 1, 2018 (UTC)
Percy glanced over when he saw Matthew, immediately jumping out of his spot and running over to Matthew. Hugging him tightly and looking up at him with a pout, “What took you so long? I didn’t even see you on the train,”
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He grinned nervously. "Well, you see, I ended up sitting with some Slytherin in the very, very back. And then I ended up in a broom closet for a few hours until a little Ravenclaw found me, she screamed really loud. And then I got told off."
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 01:18, May 2, 2018 (UTC)
"Okay, now I feel like that is more likely to happen then being hit with a broom," He said with a small giggle. "Before something bad happens, why don't we cuddle on the couch?" He asked with a small, cute pout. "I feel like I haven't seen you forever."
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 21:36, May 2, 2018 (UTC)
"A day is way too long to go without seeing my boyfriend," He said and pulled Matthew over to the couches. Siting down on one with him and nuzzling up against him. "Besides you're like the only person I know here,"
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 01:26, May 9, 2018 (UTC)
His face instantly flushed red and he just bit his lip and looked away, "N-No! Of course not-" He said quickly, his face just getting more red and he just grabbed the blanket and shoved it into Matthew's arms. "I-I just want a little privacy is all! P-People don't need to s-see everything-"
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 23:38, May 9, 2018 (UTC)
"Y-You know what it is they don't need to see, I-I'm not going to spell it out for you." Percy told Matthew, when in reality he was just too embarrassed to say it out loud. He just scooted closer to Matthew, his face still dark red.
- “Now I feel like you were never here.” Message Me - 14:41, May 20, 2018 (UTC)
Percy felt a little better at hearing that, still a little shy but deciding to just push past that. He kissed Matthew again, it was slow and sweet before Percy changed his position and straddled Matty. Sitting on his lap and deepening the kiss.