Oct 19 2011, 10:36 PM
The last week of term was upon them. The last week. The last week Renee would ever get to walk the halls of Hogwarts, her Prefect's badge emblazoned on her chest. In just a short week, she would be out on her own and starting her own business. She wasn't afraid, not really. But she was bracing to leave the halls that had become a second home to her.
Renee made her pace slow as she walked to the Trophy room. The names of previous dueling champions and other high achievers stared back at her. But she wasn't here for that. SHe stopped and her eyes ran over the many signatures of past Alumni. They'd all left their mark on this one place in the school.
She'd admired the wall as a First and Second year, wishing her Seventh year would come sooner. Then she'd all but forgotten it. Now, it was her turn.
She turned when she heard footsteps, and smiled a small smile. She, Simone, and Jodie had planned to write on this wall together, to commemorate their time here together. Simone was one of Renee's closest friends, and, while Ren and Jodie weren't as close as could be, the Slytherin had always been nice to her.
She was just glad she didn't have to do this alone.
Oct 21 2011, 03:27 AM
The countdown til when they were going to leave was getting smaller and smaller. Never at her time here did Jodie ever look forward to going home. She of course loved and missed her family dearly, but this was her life here. A life she'd soon have to move on from. Jodie didn't have another school year to look forward to after a boring summer. She had her life to start. NEWT results to get. A career to chose and pursue. A guy to get married to one day. It was all going to hit her so hard once she left the castle.
So she chose not to dwell on it. Jodie had decided the immediate things she was doing, like moving out and what not. The rest, well she had a lifetime to figure that all out. It wasn't something she needed to fret about here, especially it being her last week here. Jodie wanted to make the most of the time she had left. Which was why she could not say no to possibly a last little get together with two girls in her year that she was closet to. Simone had always been there for Jodie and Renee had always been a good friend. She couldn't ask for two better people to do this with.
This being, leaving a mark like all seventh years did on the walls of the Trophy Room. Jodie had visited the room numerous times throughout her time here. The first time was an accidental stumble and the last few were due to self-centered motives of staring a trophy with her name on it. Jodie wasn't here to look at those though. Ever since she discovered names of past students scrawled on the walls, she had always wanted to take part in it. Those days she didn't realize how much it would stink to be older, but she knew everyone had to go at some point. She was going to going out with a bang and hopefully leave some kind of legacy behind.
Jodie had arrived and heard footsteps behind, assuming Simone wasn't too far behind. Renee was already there waiting and she smiled in greeting. "So what's the plan?" She asked, eyes lit up in excitement. Ahh, she couldn't wait to do this.
Oct 21 2011, 06:01 PM
It was astonishing to Simone that in just a few days time she’d be graduating. The idea still seemed surreal. As much as she looked forward to starting her future, and moving on from Hogwarts the concept that she might never walk these halls again was bizarre. The castle had been home to her for seven years now, longer than she’d ever stayed in anyone place. Being away from it wasn’t going to be easy, no matter how excited she was about moving on.
She walked down the hallways, these thoughts milling through her mind. In those seven years she’d met all sorts of people. Some she’d taken an instant liking to, some grew on her, some she still couldn’t stand. Every one of them though had some part in shaping the person she’d grown into today.
At the top of that list was Jodie and Renee. Jodie, who’d been her friend since the first week of school when they’d met in the dueling chambers. The Slytherin girl had been there for her through thick and thin; through boring lectures, through Death Eaters attacking the school, through all sorts of junk guys had put them through. She was always there for a laugh, a shoulder to cry on, a true friend. Thankfully, with their plans of renting a flat together after graduation, Simone knew Jodie would be around for at least a few more years to come.
Then there was Renee, the Hufflepuff prefect, the girl who for years she’d thought was a total ‘goody goody’. She had good grades, paid attention in class
unlike herself and Jodie, comforted the ickles on the train when she, Jodie, and Carpe had decided to have some fun with them. All that and the girl never even had a hair out of place. Yet, over the last few years the two girls had grown close. Renee was a good friend; dependable, sweet, and didn’t hesitate to speak up when Simone was doing something foolish, like not studying for her NEWTS. The fact that the girl could bake better than anyone she knew didn’t hurt her standing in the Gryffindor’s eyes either.
“Hey! Let’s get this party started, eh?” Simone said with a grin as she came up behind the two prefects. “I still can’t believe we’re graduating in a few days,” Simone added. She stood next to the other two girls, gazing at the wall and let out a low whistle. “Look at all those names. Just think, soon other people will be reading our names on that wall.” It was just a bit of pressure. “What do you think we should write?”
Oct 22 2011, 07:26 PM
Simone and Jodie had both arrived, and the three Prefects were ready to leave their mark. Just think, ickles would be admiring their names and learning from their experience once they were gone! On top of being a Prefect, it made her feel influential to the future population of Hogwarts. She would miss all of the ickles, especially the entirety of Hufflepuff house, and her two younger siblings. Well, three if you counted Tom.
The Hufflepuff smiled at her two friends and thought of what they should do. Names of Alumni she remembered stood out to her, and some of the rather large and impressionable displays caught her eye. "Should we do ours in house colors, you think?" se asked. She already had a vague inclination of what she wanted to write. Her name and class was a must, and something about being a Prefect.
But she also wanted to inspire everyone who saw her name on that wall. She wanted to leave them with something that would make them think, make them glad to have known her, or at least glad to have read her thoughts. If it were possible, she might have written a whole roll of parchment detailing everything and everyone that had changed her, all of the good things, and the bad.
However, that wasn't possible. She was at least glad to have company.
Oct 24 2011, 04:39 AM
"I know, it's unreal." Jodie said with a shake of her head. Leaving. She couldn't believe it. It seemed like such a far off thing when she came into Hogwarts. Sometimes it didn't feel like it was nearly 7 years ago that she set foot into this castle. Everything and everyone seemed so much bigger to her. It was like she'd never be one of those seventh years, no matter how much that she wanted to grow up at that time. Now that she finally was a lot older and mature, she wished to be young again. Though she wouldn't be here doing this with her friends.
Yikes. Little first years one day would be oogling at their names and wondering what kind of people they were. Jodie saw names of people who she looked up to over the years on the wall. To someone else they were just names but to Jodie, they were legends. She could only hope to leave some kind of legacy here, or at least have someone remember her for what she did. Though they all could just state how awesome they were too or something.
"Probably. House colors would be good." Jodie said with a little nod, rather fond of the dark green after all. "Hah. If only we have a Ravenclaw with us, we'd be representing all the houses with whatever we do." Jodie said with a little snort. But as to what to write. It needed to be something good. Something funny. Something that wasn't too corny. "Maybe some kind of advice... or something." Jodie said, in thought as to what put.
Oct 28 2011, 04:26 PM
(OOC - let me know about how you wanted to post our bits in the 'I was here I existed thead'. If anything needs to be changed, I'll edit <3 Just didn't want to keep you all waiting for a response much longer!)
“House colors it is then!” Simone agreed with a grin. She laughed at Jodie’s observation. It sounded something like the start of a bad joke, she thought. ‘A Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, and a Slytherin walked into the trophy room to vandalize the castle wall.’ If only Rachael or Rhydian or Eriya were there, they would have all four house colors to display.
The brunette frowned for a moment, in thought. She’d always thought the wall was a place to write her accomplishments. Gryffindor prefect! Dueling champion! Yet, now as she considered what she wanted to be remembered for, those things seemed somewhat trite. It seemed far more important to be remembered for the sort of person she was, to leave some sort of encouragement for people who would come to read what she left behind rather than just showing off.
Had she known what her friends were thinking of writing, it probably would’ve hit her just how influenced they each were by their own house. Jodie, the Slytherin thinking of writing about her achievements, Renee the Hufflepuff wanting to write something that would be helpful for those to come, and herself, the Gryffindor planning to write something that would spur others to action. Quite a trio they were.
“Maybe we should’ve planned what we wanted to write ahead of time,” Simone admitted, silently noticing how good some of the writings of the former Hogwarts students who came before them were. Ah well, she never was one for thinking things through very much, as Renee often reminded her.
With a shrug she drew her wand from her pocket, turning it over in her hand a moment as she considered her options, brief as her considerations were. “Well, here goes nothing!” She silently cast a spell, watching as scarlet lettering appeared on the wall before her.
Giving a nod to the other two girls, Simone grinned. “Alright, who’s next?”
Oct 29 2011, 03:55 PM
Advice- that was a good idea. What better way to leave something for the little ickles of the future? "I like that, Jodie," Ren murmured. But just what would she say? If she had to sum up her entire experience in one phrase . . . could she do it?
The Hufflepuff watched with a small smile as Simone started to write on the wall, red lettering appearing in the spot that the three of them had chosen. Her words were perfect, especially for the girl who was writing them. Ren placed a hand on the Gryffindor girl's shoulder. She realized that the other two might not find this as emotional as she did, but she wanted to support her friends.
Renee took a deep breath and crouched down next to Simone, taking out her wand. Suddenly, she knew just what to say.
Renee Abigail Katz
Hufflepuff Prefect 2021- 2024
Superior to Courage, Wiser than Knowledge, Rising above the Riches, One true Hufflepuff
"Being underestimated isn't always a bad thing."
She looked back at her handiwork and blushed a little. "What do you think? Was the middle name too much?"
Oct 31 2011, 04:49 AM
"Maybe we should have." Jodie said with a shake of her head. "Maybe doing this on the spot will be more... representative of ourselves?" She said with another snort. Wasn't that the truth. Jodie certainly liked to plan and think out many options before setting about to do something. For the most part, she liked to know what she was getting into. Jodie did like things to be spontaneous. She was also a horrible procrastinator and sometimes things were thought up on the spot, like now.
She had always wanted to write and the wall and it had always been the thought that she'd list her accomplishments. Dueling champion. Quiddtich captain. Prefect. It was still going down, but she wanted to contribute more. Advice. She just didn't know what exactly to put. Simone and Renee seemed to like that idea and she watched as they each went forward and made their mark on the Trophy Room wall. "It looks great Renee." Jodie told her with a grin. "Gosh, mine is going to be lame compared to yours." She told them with a shake of her head.
The Slytherin stared at the castle wall, mind screaming to think of something. She started off with her name and of course listed her accomplishments. Now just her word of advice. She didn't know what to leave for future students to stare at one day. Everything seemed so lame and cheesy coming from her. Bah. Wasn't all advice sorta like that? She gave a shrug, pointed her wand forward and etched on a saying her mother drilled into her mind.
PREFECT - DUELING CHAMPION - QUIDDITCH CAPTAIN
"As long as you keep getting up, you are not failing. "
"There we go..." She said, taking a step back to inspect their graffiti. "Looks great."
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