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The Leaky Cauldron

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The Leaky Cauldron, currently run by Jennifer Thompson, is an old-established, and highly popular, watering hole, disguised to Muggle eyes as a broken-down shop front on Charing Cross Road. It also provides the pedestrian access to Diagon Alley in its back yard.
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Built in 1500 by Daisy Dodderidge, the first landlady and proprietress, it has flourished under liberal and fascist regimes alike, always managing to keep its doors open, and the passing trade passing through.

Great figures on both ends of the spectrum, from Voldemort to the Weasleys, and from Harry and Hagrid to Dumbledore and Dobby, have rubbed shoulders here with the throngs preparing to brave Diagon Alley, and the glares of Gringotts' goblins.

Former landlords and landladies include the Protean Tom, who ran the place for most of the 20th century, and Hannah Abbott, wife of Neville Longbottom.

Wikia DARP - Diagon Alley entrance from the Leaky Cauldron
Many people looking to discover up-to-the-minute gossip, if not news, find the Cauldron a better, warmer source than the Daily Prophet, although some Prophet stories have certainly been hatched within these walls. Muggle-Borns, and particularly Muggle parents, often get their first taste of the Wizarding world, literally as likely as not, here, and so it holds a special place in many students' hearts, no matter how long since they graduated.

Proprietor and Employees

Jennifer Thompson - Landlady and Owner

Jon Pall Sigmarsson - Bran Thompson 10

Bran taking part in Highland Games

Bran Thompson - Younger brother, employee (of sorts) and bouncer (7' 4", 420 lb)

Archive (please do not archive here!)

Roleplay (in the pub, or back yard)

Roman and Aeron

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Roman Schmidt - Gryffindor Alumni

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He was drinking at the counter, a pint of beer naturally, and was eyeing his phone that was showing a live feed of a muggle sports game. It was just after dinner and Roman was planning to head home, eve. Just one more beer, or two.


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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Aeron was just grabbing a beer after dropping Leyla off at the ice cream parlor with some friends. He figured it'd be a good way to wind down after the long day he'd had. When he had gotten his beer, he noticed a familiar face sitting not too far away. "Long time no see." Aeron joked with his brother-in-law as he came to sit beside him. "What've you been up to?" He asked before taking a swig of his drink.



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Roman Schmidt - Gryffindor Alumni

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He glanced up to eye Aeron, recognising him instantly considering they live together. "Hey, Schmidt," he said, "this morning was a long time ago. Shit all so lets celebrate with a beer." He gulped down the pint, slamming it on the counter to call over the bartender.


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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Aeron grinned. "Sounds like a plan to me." He agreed, downing most of his beer. "Do you frequent this bar?" He asked curiously.



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"I frequent every bar," he said with a shrug, "this one was the one I was close too tonight. I'm guessing you don't."


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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Aeron laughed at Roman's answer. Not because he thought it was a joke, but because he knew it was true. "Nah, I don't come here too often, but I was in the area." He explained with a shrug, taking another swallow of beer.



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"You and me both Schmidt, I guess we were meant to be," he said as new glasses were slid over the counter to them, "to escaping a house full of children and Blake."


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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Aeron downed the rest of his beer before picking up the other glass. "Yeah, I'll toast to that." He nodded, raising his glass a bit before taking a swig. "I really don't know how you do it. I only have one and she wears me out." Aeron admitted, shaking his head.



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"N'aw, I don't do anything really, really all Blake. I try to help out here and there but I think I just make things worse," he confessed before taking a sip, "for me it's just keeping them all entertained."


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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He chuckled a bit, feeling the same way. "Entertaining, I can do. I don't know where Leyla would be without aunts like Sadie and Blake, though. They teach her and take care of the important stuff." Aeron confessed with a small sigh.



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"There'll be something you'd have taught her," he said with a shrug, "honestly, I'm beginning to think the kids are just raised by everyone. One big wolf pack."


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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Aeron laughed and gave a small nod. "That's actually a perfect way to put it." He smiled his goofy smile before taking a swig of his beer. "We Schmidts look out for each other. At least, we do now."



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He hummed. "That's certainly true," he agreed, "we do look out for each other." Though he pretended he was aloof to the extended family, they were family. At least to Blake and that was enough reason for him to keep an eye out for them. "Suppose there's a story behind the last part?"


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Aeron Schmidt - The Best(ish) Dad • The Schmidt That Lived

- "I'll do whatever it takes, I'll make a million mistakes - I'll make the world safe and sound for you."
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"Hm? Oh... Well, it's no secret that our family was a complete mess back in the day. I mean, we had death, disappearances, abandonments, and a whole sh*tload of drama." He explained with a half bitter laugh. "We couldn't be there for one another because we all had our own individual demons to fight." Aeron added with a shrug. The Schmidt had gotten so much better over the years. Stronger. Closer. He was relieved that it turned out so well. "Don't get me wrong, we all loved each other very much - still do. We just had problems. A lot of 'em."



Elasti

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Bastian's sitting in a corner of that bar, his dark clothing fitting into the atmosphere of the place. With his back turned to most of the room, he blends in perfectly with his surroundings. There's nothing about him that makes him look particular striking, which suits Bastian greatly. He doesn't want any distractions as he prepares to take his first sip of what the English called 'Wizard's Brew'. As expected, he was downright disappointed. This was enough to make him go back overseas, but Bastian has some business to take care of here. Now, if he could only find it...




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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
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People parted quickly for the owner of the Spider's Web, all-knowing and nervous glances were tossed about behind her but she failed to notice. That or she just didn't care enough to parttake in the drama. She had built up a malicious reputation since her time at Hogwarts and with the Black Parade inactive for the most part, had to learn to survive on her own. She stuck out like a sore thumb amomgst the see of dark figures, her pastel pink dress clinging to her form in all the right places. Elaine leaned against the table of the bar, her dark eyes examining the top shelf for their most expensive bottle.



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He was not usually one for drama. Rather, he liked to keep away from it. Yet he couldn't keep from shifting his eyes and body to whatever was behind him. There was no reason to make such a huge fuss over whatever they were making a huge fuss over. But as his eyes land on Elaine, Basti quickly retracted his statement. His business has arrived. There was a loud crinkling of the paper and a hand went down to clutch at his drink as he stood up to move. He was well aware of the eyes shifting to him as he made his way over to Elaine's place at the bar. Taking a seat, he throws a smirk in her direction. It was like he hadn't ever been gone. "Hello, Elaine."




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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

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The brunette's dark gaze slid over the form of Basti before actual realizatiom hit, her mouth opening with surprise. "Basti," she managed before throwing her arms around his neck and delicately drawing the boy inward, her lips meetimg his own. It was a bold move and Elaine refused to beat around the bush this time around - Basti had always been hers. Why would anything change now? Pulling back a smidgen, she cocked the male a devious smile. "Why is it that you can never escape me?" She inquired, her fingers gently knotting into his hair. It truly was like he had never left.



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Bastian doesn't hold back his laughter as he envelopes Elaine in a hug. Inhaling her scent, he realizes that this is what he truly misses about England. All the forms of affection can't keep his smile from growing wide. Bastian Park-Zelmerlöw, soft? Only for Elaine. He doesn't hesitate at all in stealing another. Let everyone stare. They're just showing their love. "Me, never escape you? Darling, it's you that can never leave my mind." A heart-fluttering wink at Elaine and an order of a drink later, Bastian glows. His hand goes to meet his other hand, gently entangling the two. "What have you been up to?" His look is entirely mischievous. Of course he knows. Of course he's heard everything




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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
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Elaine caught a few glances being tossed their way but it only harbored an urge to take Basti on the counter and really make a show of it. Refraining from tossing him against the old oak coutertop, she allowed her face to dive into the nook between his throat and shoulder. She pressed firm kisses below his ear, mouth soon teasing the lobe gently. "Would you believe me if I said I was staying out of trouble?" That was definitely a lie - she had gotten worse. Her murmurs were soft and friendly despite her roaming fingers that found themselves migrating for his hair to his back and eventually his chest. "I've missed you."



Millie & Gabby

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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Millie was coming back into magical London from her short shopping trip in the regular part of it. Carrying bags filled with groceries and books, she dropped them off at a table closest to the exit into Diagon Alley. When she approached the bar, she just got an orange juice and quickly returned to her seat with a small, defeated sigh of relief that she wasn't trying to carry her grocery bags anymore. For someone of her stature, it was a bit much for her, but she also didn't have to push off shopping for food until she had one thing left in her fridge either. It was her fault, really.




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Gabriella Carmichael - Aspiring Author

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She was in the table next to Millie's and was peeling through a black folder, her pen scrawling. Having been given ownership of flourish and blotts only a few weeks ago, she was trying to sort through the files and the logistics of it all, trying to figure it all out. However, economics and how to manage a business was never her forte. Forget it. She slammed the folder shut with a scowl, shoving it into her bag and pulled out a worn out paperback to read. Something to distract her from everything else.


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Millie heard the slam of the folder, or more so the gust of air being pushed from between papers as the folder was slammed. For a moment, she glanced behind her, sipping at her orange juice. While the girl didn't look mean, she didn't look like she was in a good mood either, so she hesitated about saying anything to her. Instead she turned back around and pulled out one of the books she had purchased from the Muggle bookshop down the street, beginning to read it.




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She felt the eyes on her and she glanced up slowly to look at the back of the girl and tilted her head. Though she couldn't see the girl's face, the figure was familiar enough. Hesitating briefly, she leant over to tap the girl on the shoulder. She could be wrong but Gabby wanted to make sure.


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Message Me  - 03:50, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Millie was used to the familiar tap on her shoulder. It happened to her quite frequently now. When she turned around, she realized that the girl with the folder filled with paper was a lot more familiar than she thought. Hogwarts, probably, right? It had been a while. "Uh, h-hello?" She said, giving her a small smile.




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It was like a lightbulb went off in her head as soon as she saw the girl's face and she slowly smiled. "Hey," she said, her eyes running over Millie's face, "Millie Greene, right? Long time no see, we were in the same year level at Hogwarts," she said, knowing there was a chance the girl wouldn't recognise her. Of course, Gabby could have said she knew her from the Quidditch team but she didn't want to come across as a fan. She didn't like sports.


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Millie gave a charming smile, glad to see somebody remembering her from school. While she might enjoy quidditch, she didn't really like the whole sports or sports player thing. A bit weird, perhaps, but she got it and that's what mattered. "Oh, hi! Gab...riella, right? You were in Ravenclaw, weren't you?" It wasn't much of a question, because she was pretty sure of it, but it didn't hurt to check.




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She was actually quite surprised the other girl remembered her, slightly anyway. She didn't think she was that memorable. She nodded though, resting her chin on the palm of her hand, regarding Millie, still with the small smile that she had initially. "That's right, I prefer Gabby, though, Gabriella's a bit of a mouthful," she said with a grin, "didn't expect to run into you here." Or ever, really.


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Message Me  - 04:28, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Millie made a note to remember that, but at least she had gotten it right. "I understand that. My real name's Millicent and...that is not an easy name to have," she said with a small laugh. "Uhh, I think we can be r-real with each other and admit we d-didn't really think we w-would be seeing much of each other after Hogwarts got out." A small smile appeared again, as to show that she wasn't just being rude. "It's nice seeing you though."




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Gabriella Carmichael - Aspiring Author

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She watched Millie for a moment, the stuttering bringing back more memories from her school. In all honesty, she'd kind of forced herself to oppress most memories from that period. "Millicent...it's pretty," she said after a moment. If she remembered, though, the other girl had a worse stutter in Hogwarts, but Gabby could be wrong. Would it be something to bring up? Or is that rude. Gabby wasn't sure. "That's true," she conceded, "we never really talked. At all. Though, I have to say, you've done pretty well for yourself since."


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Message Me  - 04:56, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Millie knew it was inevitable, but she liked to pretend there would be some witch out there that didn't know she played quidditch. "I was...p-pretty shy. I d-didn't have a whole lot of friends. J-Just my boyfriend and his brother, r-really. Maybe his brother's friend, Sofia. Y-You know, the Bats player," she said with a simple, sweet smile. "But yeah, I suppose I have." Millie wouldn't lie to herself. While she was safe in her career and money, she didn't have a whole lot going for her in the friend department or the relationship department. Her teammates never really seemed interesting in filling in the gaps to their ties with each other, so she hadn't gotten close to them. Finger crossed that she would switch into the British and Irish League soon. "What have you been up to?"




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"I wasn't any better either, don't worry about it, I stuck to...three people, I think? I don't think I was shy, I just don't think I ever cared for making friends," she said, making a face, "I probably should have done something about that. Bit me in the ass when I graduated. Unfortunately, I think you're the only quidditch player I can bring person, I don't follow the game so I can't say I know her..." she trailed off then. She'd began to ramble so she could avoid answering the question. It's not like she hadn't done much, she just hasn't done anything that she wanted to. "Nothing special, a bit of ghost writing really. I mean, I worked at Flourish and Blotts for a little bit and I happened to be made owner. But other than that? Nada." Similarly to Millie, her lack of friends in school carried out onto her life afterwards. She really only talked to her family now.


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Message Me  - 05:15, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

"Oh, she was that redhead Slytherin girl in our year, but d-don't worry about it...Honestly, quidditch k-kind of sucks when you're not playing it, b-but you didn't hear that from me," she said with a shrug and a brief grin. Maybe Sofia hadn't been as involved and popular as she had thought she was. She had always made a lasting impression on Millie, despite their strong lack of contact. Now though...that was a different story. "'Happened to be made owner.' I m-mean, that's exciting, isn't it?"




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Gabriella Carmichael - Aspiring Author

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"It was in the beginning, now I'm just stressed and kind of overwhelmed," she said, making a face, "but...I'm not complaining. I love being surrounded by books, it's a lot better than ghost writing, honestly, just...I'm not too good with the business side of it. I'll get the swing of it eventually, I hope." She paused then, before asking tentatively, "um...are you waiting for someone? You could totally just jump on my table, if you want."


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Millie Greene - Hufflepuff Alumna ▪ Karasjok Kites Chaser

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Message Me  - 23:41, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

"I wasn't planning on anybody coming by, no, so if you don't mind..." Millie was relieved that she wouldn't have to go on with twisting her body to be facing Gabby. She hadn't been actively thinking it until getting up to move relieved the pressure on her back. She left her groceries sitting on the other table, before using her wand to lift them and set them next to her new seat. After all, she wouldn't want to waste a table just for some grocery bags. "If you n-need any help at the shop, I w-wouldn't be opposed to stopping by and giving an extra hand f-from time to time." She had learned that taking up multiple jobs wasn't a bad thing, even if they weren't really jobs and went unpaid.



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She stared at her, a little dumbfounded by the suggestion before smiling softly. "Would you have the time? I would have thought free time like that would be hard to come across for you," she said, though her voice was kind. "It'd be nice to have the company, it's just me in there so it can be pretty..." lonely "...quiet."