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      How to get sorted   10/05/2017

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Abigail Goodfellow

Who needs angels anyway?

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actually at ravenclaw tower, but we're plebs who can't see it

post transfiguration lesson 5


Abby was a curious person. That had always been a thing. She wanted to know things, and sometimes she did things that weren't exactly smart in order to prove or disprove things. Like whether or not she could jump off a roof with a regular broom from home (hint: she could not, but they got, like, a thousand hits on Instagram bc Vine is dead rip ;_;). So of course, Ripley's pseudo-challenge about Ravenclaw's common room made Abby -- and Grover, who was either just as curious as Abby or had an ulterior motive to getting into the Tower -- more than determined to try and convince the knocker (like a door knocker? How quaint) to let them in. 


"How d'you reckon we find the bloody thing?" she murmured as she glanced around the area where the supposed Ravenclaw common room would be. 

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“Don’t know,” Grover admitted with a half-hearted shrug.  Truth be told, Grover’s interest in Ravenclaw Tower had always been limited.  After all, what was there to draw his eye but books and scrolls and dusty old tomes?  That’s what Ravenclaw was best known for down on paper, wasn’t it?  It was the house where the educated and learned came to prosper and drone on and on about the importance of rules, study, and probably the proper way to knot a necktie.






“We’re probably looking for someone like, Ian, honestly.” Grover suggested, scouring the nearby hallway.


It wasn’t that Grover thought Ian was stupid.



No, that’s it.  That’s the sentence.


"We just need someone to point out the where and the what, and then we can get down to the fun, problem-solving part of our adventure."

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To be fair, Abby didn't think there was anything exciting about Ravenclaw's Common Room either. She didn't really know if any common room would be considered all that interesting, but she was far too curious about this entrance with a riddle to ignore it after Professor Ripley had told them about it. 


"I thought all Ravenclaws were like Ian." Abby's experience with Ravenclaws pretty much stopped and started at Ian Ellsworth and the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team.


Oh, and the first year whose classmates tried to drown.


"Ugh, how do we find that? Should we just sit here and hope we look sad and lost enough?" 

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