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The Owlery

Owlery

The Owlery is a room on the top of Hogwarts Castle's West Tower, where the school owls and the students' owls live during the school year. It is a circular stone room, rather cold and drafty, because none of the windows had glass in them, in order to allow the owls to come and go freely. The floor is entirely covered in straw, owl droppings, and the skeletons of mice and voles. Many owls nest on perches that rise right up to the top of the tower. During the winter months, the room is very cold, to the point that one has to be careful with ice on the higher landings.

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Twyla and EQ

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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 17:12, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Twyla was winded after dragging a bucket full of sloshing liquid up thr stairs to the owlery but she was determined to pull off a good prank. She felt incomplete if she didn't do at least one a day. Pushing the bucket toward the middle of the floor, Twyla snagged a pure white owl and begun to use a smaller bowl to scoop to liquid onto the bird. The white feathers instantly became a bright, horrendous neon pink.


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EQ Schmidt - First Year Ravenclaw • The Ghost's Legacy

- "I won't care if they laugh at me, if I lose my grip on gravity - I'm doing the best I can."
Message Me  - 17:22, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

EQ climbed the tower, his letter to his mum clutched in his hands. He's been worried about her recently. EQ and Cass were the first of her kids to go off and it was sure to take an emotional toll on her. That's why EQ made sure to write every single week (sometimes more than that). When he finally arrived at the Owlery, EQ spotted a familiar face that caused a big grin to play across his lips. "Pink? Really? I would've gone for green." He teased as he came to stand beside his friend and her freshly pinkified owl he was positive she didn't own.



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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 17:32, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Twyla had only noticed after she started that it was actually pink and her nose delicately wrinkled, eyes moving to peer at EQ. "Well, I was going for Red. Plus, if I did green they might think Slytherins did it and I'm not letting those snake bastards to take my credit," she mused and finished pouring the mixture over the owl before setting it loose, pink feetprints following the bird as it awkwardly waddled away.


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EQ Schmidt - First Year Ravenclaw • The Ghost's Legacy

- "I won't care if they laugh at me, if I lose my grip on gravity - I'm doing the best I can."
Message Me  - 17:44, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

"Oh, no, we definitely don't want your genius to go uncredited." EQ agreed with a chuckle. He watched the poor thing waddle away, shaking his head. This girl... "So, I have a proposition." EQ began carefully, moving to attach his letter to the family owl, Peggy.



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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 17:47, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Twyla quirked a brow at the blonde boy and straightened, her fingers now a little pink. She would have to figure out a way to rid of the stains so she wouldn't get caught too easily. "Oh yeah?" she hummed and snagged another owl. "If it involves schoolwork than count me out. I'd rather drown in this beet juice and god know's what mixture."


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EQ Schmidt - First Year Ravenclaw • The Ghost's Legacy

- "I won't care if they laugh at me, if I lose my grip on gravity - I'm doing the best I can."
Message Me  - 00:52, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

EQ turned and watched her closely, waiting to see her reaction to his proposition. "I'm throwing a ball for the first years and I want you to help me with it." He explained in a rush. "See? No school work. Just fun." He told her with a cheesy grin, hoping she'd go along with it.



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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 00:55, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

Twyla squinted ever so slightly before dumping neon pink dye onto the owl, her gaze moving to catch his grin. "Mm," she said and then finally released the other owl. "You do see what's going on here, right? I'm dying the entire school's supply of owls and you want me to help you plan a ball? I'd destroy it by breathing," she mused lowly.


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EQ Schmidt - First Year Ravenclaw • The Ghost's Legacy

- "I won't care if they laugh at me, if I lose my grip on gravity - I'm doing the best I can."
Message Me  - 01:49, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

"No, you'd make it exciting." EQ argued. "You know how to spice things up, and I don't want the party to be lame. You think of things I never would've." He pointed out, giving her a pleading look. He's mastered the puppy dog eyes over the years - it was kind of a Schmidt specialty. "Please help me?"



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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 11:33, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

Twyla teetered for a moment before sliding into a state of balance, her brow quirking again. She couldn't help but smirk as she moved around him casually, her lips twitching in attempt to swallow a grin before she dumped the neo liquid over his white-blonde hair. "Since you said please," she giggled and backed away from his now mess of neon pink hair. "Should have used a spell instead but sometimes the muggle way works just as well." She set the dish down and crossed her arms, "what do you need me to do? Decorations? Invites? Entertainment?"


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EQ Schmidt - First Year Ravenclaw • The Ghost's Legacy

- "I won't care if they laugh at me, if I lose my grip on gravity - I'm doing the best I can."
Message Me  - 18:14, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

EQ should've seen it coming. Correction: he did. He just didn't stop it. He decided to be dumb instead. "As long as you'll help, pink hair is worth it." He chuckled, shaking his head. What else could you do but laugh? Getting angry takes up too much energy, plus she agreed to help. It was a win-win. Well, win-kinda win. "You get the invites and... entertainment." EQ said cautiously, somewhat worried what she had in mind. "And I'll take decorations and food. Good?" He questioned, pink liquid dripping past his eager brown eyes from his previously blonde locks.



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Twyla Montgomery - first year gryffindor ◈ omen of misfortune ◈ maledictus

-"And when her halo finally broke, she carved the two halves into horns."
Message Me – 18:17, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

She grinned and used her thumb to snag any spare dye that attempted to run down his pale face and moved to lean against a wall. She crossed her arms delicately over her chest and tipped her head to the side, seemingly amused. "Good," she confirmed and allowed the ghost of a devious little smile play along her lips.


Jake and Robin

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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He finds himself sitting at the owlery, by one of the little owl-window thingies. He doesn't have a letter to send, purely because he doesn't really have anyone to send it to, but he loves how...detached this place is. It's so far away and so high up, he feels at peace. Currently, he's stroking the neck of a pretty little tawny owl as he watches the owls fly in and out, contentedly.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 23:04, July 31, 2018 (UTC)

Jake had come up to the owlery with the intent of sending his moms a letter saying he got to school and he was doing fine. They always worried after him, so he wanted to send it as early as possible. When he reached the top, a vaguely familiar face was there, currently petting one of the owls. Jacob thought he remembered him from classes, which meant they were in the same year. "Choosing to spend time with birds over people, hm?" Jake began with a raised brow. "I don't blame you."



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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Jesus wept, that made him jump out of his fucking skin. "Oh, Christ." He says, holding onto the window for dear life. "Alrigh'? Dinnae scare me like that, oh my god. I thought I was gunnae fall for a minute." He says, although he has a grin on his face. "But aye, the wee owls are better company. Less complainin'."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 06:20, August 1, 2018 (UTC)

A smirk pulled at the corners of Jake's lips at the other boy's reaction. "Didn't mean to scare you like that. I don't think we need someone falling to their death the first week of school." He teased, walking closer to his year mate. An amused smile found its way onto Jacob's face at Robin's next comment. "Less attitude too." He added, thinking of all the big personalities occupying Hogwarts this year.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He turns, leaning against the wall, so he can better face Jake. He recognises Jake from classes but he's never been brave enough to talk to him. "Aye, some o' them are little gob-shites, but they've nae done any harm to me." He admits. "You sendin' a letter?" He asks, in reference to the letter in Jake's 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  - 14:52, August 1, 2018 (UTC)

Jake nodded, raising the letter up between his index and middle fingers. "Yeah. My parents worry too much." He explained briefly and shrugged a shoulder. "You sending something or just hanging out?" Jacob returned the question.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He grins, "That's kindae cute." He says, "Jack, is it? No, Jake! Sorry, I'm bad with names. Am jus' hangin' about chattin' to the owls and that. I'm tryna be like that Snow White lass and eventually just communicate with them fully. Also the view's nice."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 19:13, August 1, 2018 (UTC)

"Yeah, that's me." Jacob nodded his confirmation. "And you're Robin, right?" He asked, hoping to have recalled the right name as he trailed over to one of the windows. "It does have a pretty nice view." Jake added, looking out across the landscape below.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He nods, "It makes me feel a wee small, but it's really beautiful, looking out at all o' the mountains and highlands." He admits, before jumping off the ledge onto the floor of the owlery, really taking in the other boy. He stands a few inches taller than Robin, and far better built. "How was yer summer?", determined to succeed in his quest to be friendlier and more sociable.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 04:06, August 2, 2018 (UTC)

Jake looked at the Ravenclaw over his shoulder before fully turning around to face him. He took a moment to think back upon his mostly uneventful summer before answering. "It was rather boring, but I managed to make the most of it." He offered, cocking his head to the side as his intelligent eyes observed Robin. "And yours?" Jacob returned easily.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He smiles, "Aye, it was pretty boring. Almost pissed off a bunch'a Londoners on the tube for being too slow...." He remembers wistfully, "All'n'all, pretty dull. This tournament malarkey sounds like it'll be interesting, though."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 06:54, August 3, 2018 (UTC)

Nodding his head in agreement, Jake absentmindedly plucked a strand of straw that had fallen upon his shoulder. "It's about time we saw some excitement around here." He concurred with Robin. "Too bad we aren't old enough to participate. Would've been interesting." Jacob decided, letting the stray piece of straw fall to the stone floor.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He thinks of the people in their year who would make good champions. "I guess the Hekate lass would'a been an interesting competitor on the girls side.." He considers, "Would you ever go for it? I can see ya doing alreet, you know."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 06:12, August 4, 2018 (UTC)

He smirked a bit at the idea of Hekate being in the competition. She would absolutely crush the other kids. Maybe their year was better off out of the tournament after all. "I don't know. I think it would be something to do other than homework." Jake figured. "I guess I'd put my name in." The conclusion came with a small shrug. "You think you'd throw your name in there?"



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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Jake smirking actually makes him look very attractive, in a cocky sort of way, Robin can't help but observe. He awkwardly bites the inside of his cheek and shrugs in response. "I mean I cannae think I'd be very good at it. 'Am more of a sideline supporter." he says, "But yer right about gettin' out of homework...tha's a good point."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 05:38, August 6, 2018 (UTC)

Jake listened to Robin's answer, and he couldn't say he was surprised. That didn't seem like his kind of gig. It wasn't really Jake's either, but he was known for making spur of the moment decisions and that would've most likely been one of them. "I can't blame you. Only crazy people go in for the tournament. The smart ones stick to the sidelines." He claimed, despite what it would insinuate about himself. "I'm excited to see who gets chosen though. I think it'll be worth the attention."



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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"I guess. But crazy people are more fun and have less regrets. Sounds better than being boring and hiding in the shadows."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 00:26, August 10, 2018 (UTC)

The corner of his lips tugged up into a smirk. "I guess that's true. Never too late to change to the crazy side, you know?" Jake suggested, suddenly becoming intrigued in the other boy. "What's the craziest thing you've ever done? Anything?" He inquired, blue eyes bright with curiosity.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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It's at this moment that Robin notices Jake's electric eyes, inquisitive and full of life. He can't help but smile and bite his bottom lip. "Well, it's not exactly crazy," He begins, "I live with me nan and grandad, and every now and then I sneak out through the wee window and just sit on the roof." he says, "Not crazy, but I'm sure I look pure crazy. What about you?"


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 00:47, August 10, 2018 (UTC)

Jake's smirk grew into a smile - a genuine smile. The answer was just what he had expected from Robin. It was honestly somewhat endearing. Jacob's expression morphed into a mischievous and proud one upon the Ravenclaw's question. "Honestly, there are a lot of crazy stories I could tell you, but one of my favorites is when I blasted my music all over this construction site. It took the workers two full hours to find my speakers - there were a total of thirteen. A crowd even gathered because the music was so loud." Jake couldn't help but laugh at the memory. "You couldn't imagine how easy it was. You can go anywhere with a hard hat and a clipboard." He chuckled, shaking his head.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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For the first time in a long while, Robin actually laughs. It's a quiet little laugh, clear and melodious. "How did ye' even manage to think that one up? Thirteen?" He says, inbetween laughs, "You're crazy. But like, in a good way."


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 01:14, August 10, 2018 (UTC)

Jake likes Robin's laugh. It's one he figures not many people get the chance to hear. "Thanks, I guess." Jake nods, the small smile still playing across his lips. "And I honestly don't know. Sometimes gems like that just come to my mind." He shrugs before looking Robin up and down. "Tell you what," Jake begins. "We're going to go do something crazy. As cute as it is that you sit on a roof, you need a new story to tell your future kids. Don't want them to be disappointed, now, do we?"



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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His dark brown eyes widen, "What?" he asks, in a state of pure shock, "Yer joking...what would we even do?" He asks, unable to stop smiling.


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 18:30, August 12, 2018 (UTC)

He simply shrugged, attaching his letter to one of the owls. "Anything. Everything. Whatever we feel like." Jake offered with a small smirk. "I have some ideas. Let's cause some trouble, yeah?" He looked expectantly at Robin as he casually began walking back down the tower.



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Robin Willoughby - Ravenclaw, 4th Year

-"fire tests gold, sorrow tests brave men" ~Seneca the Younger
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He considers it, making eye contact with the other boy's expectant gaze. No one's ever bothered to invest this much time in him. He smirks, "I'll follow you."
OOC: Do you wanna start somewhere else? Also, PSA I love these two?


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Jake King - Fourth Year Gryffindor • The Chaotic Neutral

- "In the presence of the moon, nobody sees the stars."
Message Me  - 15:34, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

Jake nods in approval of Robin's decision. "Then what are we waiting for?" He asked rhetorically, smirking as he led the other boy back down the tower.

OOC: Yeah! I'll post here! :D