DANGER: PROCEED WITH CAUTION
The Whomping Willow is a very dangerous tree within the grounds of Hogwarts. It was planted to guard the Shrieking Shack entrance for reasons unknown by most. In order to get through this entrance safely, you need to push a knot within the roots of the tree to freeze it temporarily. Most students are unaware of this except for a fair few.
Once the class was there he'd turn to them. "Don't get too close...as some of you probably know the tree can pack a punch. Does anyone know what Whomping Willows are used for, or what properties it has?"
-"She danced like no one was watching. But they were. And she looked like an idiot." Message Me - 17:27, November 1, 2018 (UTC)
Ella stared in awe of the moving tree, her curious brown eyes wide as the willow swayed. "Bloody hell, this school has everything." She scoffed in astonishment. Ella had been exploring the grounds, finding every exciting spot she could and this was definitely one of them. She was smart enough to keep her distance, thankfully, but she couldn't help but be facinated by the landmark. The tree was just another interesting piece to the puzzle that is Hogwarts.
Lydia arrives at the willow while doing some exploring, being at a close distance enough to hear what Ella had said. "It really does," she answers back even if the other first year was talking to herself. She doesn't remove her eyes from the tree, watching all the limbs dance around.
-"She danced like no one was watching. But they were. And she looked like an idiot." Message Me - 15:37, November 4, 2018 (UTC)
Ella glanced over upon hearing an unexpected response. For a second there, she thought the tree was talking. How insane would that be? But no, it was a girl from her year there with her. "Got that right." Ella agreed, offering a big smile. "It's Lydia, right?"
The whisper in the wind, the ballad of the breeze hereabouts.