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Gryffindor Quidditch Tryouts

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Madam Grating

September 21, 2041

 

Cloudy, with a light, misty rain. There is a distinct chill in the air that may seep into your bones.

 

A new year, new colleagues, and new but still indistinguishable children's faces looking out at her from the stands. She was already on her broom, it had been too long since she'd had a chance to fly and she figured she had a better chance of dodging a few of the raindrops if she were extra mobile. She surveyed the crowd of potential athletes and magically amplified her voice.

 

"The Quidditch Pitch is to be respected as a place of great triumph and sour defeat," she began, in a low and ominous tone, "and my fellow officials and I will not tolerate any lollygagging or tomfoolery on this pitch. You are here to measure your skills as an athlete and to show us your competence in the air. You are decidedly not here to misbehave, and for Merlin's sake you are not here to fall to your death."

 

And those were the ground rules covered with the least amount of enthusiasm she could possibly muster up. Glancing back at her new colleagues, she hoped to Merlin they weren't the enthusiastic type, it would put a damper on her apathetic sneering.

 

"When I call out your house, you will run down to the pitch and take a lap around the edge before grabbing a school broom." She wouldn't mention that they were the same brooms recently recovered from the 3 year blast-ended skrewt and firecrab infestation and hadn't been thoroughly tested. But she also hadn't mentioned the infestation to her new colleagues, and there were parts of a job that new hires did not need to know. "You will then advance to each of the stations set up around the pitch and complete the tasks at each one, as quickly and accurately as you can."

 

She waved vaguely to Mr Hartley, Mr Nettleton, Mx Padeaux, and Mr Snout, "We will be stationed around the pitch to supervise and answer any worthwhile questions you might ask." 

 

"What are you waiting for? Gryffindor, you're up!"

 

. . . . . .

 

Welcome to Quidditch Tryouts. This topic is open to all Gryffindors who want to RP trying out for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. You do not have to sign up for the team OOC to post here. If you would like to play in the cup games, please sign up here.

 

You will be able to claim 2 QP for each 100 word post, up to a total of 12 QP per character.

 

This thread will close in two weeks, after February 24.

Edited by The Golden Snitch

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Alecia Yates

Post #1

 

If there was one thing that Alecia thought she would never participate in at Hogwarts, it had to be quidditch. Since she had spent the last two years attending all of the seminars and learning how to play the game, she felt as though perhaps someone would take pity and let her play on the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a seventh year. Besides, they needed bigger and strong players that could help their team win the quidditch cup.

 

Until this could occur, she was going to have to try out. The weather was undesirable and the officials sounded threatening. This was not going to bother her at all since Alecia rarely worried about anything and always went with the flow. 

 

When her house was called, Alecia ran quickly towards the brooms in hopes of getting one before her teammates.

Edited by Alecia Yates

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Harmony Granger-Weasley

Harmony could feel the nerves growing in her, this was the actual first tryouts of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Inherently, she knew she didn't have the natural talents of her Great Uncle, she was more like her Grandpa Ron, sporty but having to work on a few things. Harmony spent the second half of her first year training for the team, and she hoped that she was ready to take on a new adventure. 

 

The run around the pitch was easy. Harmony ran laps every day after class before practicing her broom skills. When she reached the school brooms, they did not seem in good condition. Luckily, Harmony mounted one that seemed less-ratty than the others, and flew to the first station. She was a little shaky. She couldn't tell if it was the broom or her nerves, but she was able to get her path straightened out in time.  

 

WC: 151

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Alecia Yates

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Alecia was surprised to discover that she was the first one to the brooms. All those years running away from dangerous creatures and chasing boys on the playground were paying off. After grabbing a broom, she looked to see who was behind herr. Alayna was far behind along with the younger kids who didn't seem to know what they were doing.

 

This year she was going to have to set an example for the younger kids. This made her happy yet nervous at the same time considering she had never been on an actual quidditch team before. There was no use thinking over this. Mounting her broom, Alecia kicked off and went a few feet into the air and waited for everyone else to catch up with her.

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Aiden Hunter

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Aiden actually liked the rain, for flying that is. He mainly like the way it felt on his face as he zipped through the air. He had also always been a strong flyer and he had only gotten better over time. He would put money on it that he was one of the stronger flyers in his year.

 

Still, he couldn’t believe he had gotten convinced into trying out for the team. He wasn’t usually one to play sports. I mean he had always liked the game growing up but watching it and trying out for it were two completely different things.

 

Then, his house was called. He figured that if he was here he might as well give it one hundred percent. He started his lap and then headed towards the brooms.

 

WC: 133

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Alec Potter

This was it! The moment of truth had arrived, and Alec just hoped he'd not completely embarrass his family. He had the Graves and Potter Quidditch legacies to live up to and quite honestly he wasn't sure it was even possible to do so. He didn't think he'd ever been this nervous, not in his whole entire life! When the Gryffindors were called, Alec eagerly sprung forward, only to trip over his feet and fall flat on his face. 

 

He really hoped nobody had seen that, but he wasn't going to look around to find out. Instead, he leaped back up and hurried to catch up with the others. Alec might've been young and small but he was also especially agile - he didn't have stamina, he didn't have power, but he had quickness. He'd even managed to make up a little ground by the time he reached the brooms and took to the skies. 

 

Post #1, WC: 155

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Gracie-Mae Goodwin

For the record, Gracie-Mae was only here because it had been the only thing resembling a sports sign-up in the Gryffindor Common Room. Also, she wasn't really having the best year so far, so she hadn't exactly thought it all the way through before signing her name and deciding to attend. She had pretty much no intention of actually playing Quidditch - anyone who'd seen her fly could surely confirm that she was hopeless - but the idea of a tryouts felt familiar to her. And maybe she'd feel better about everything by being around some of her like-minded, sports-participating housemates?

 

She was thrilled when their first task was running to the pitch and the brooms, as running was one thing she was definitely capable of. 

 

Post #1, WC: 126

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Alecia Yates

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The younger kids were starting to arrive. Alecia knew that in order to make the team she would have to not only set a good example for everyone (except Alayna) she would also have to prove to everyone that she was a good quidditch player. "Come on guys. You can do it. I know you will be a good addition to the Gryffindor Quidditch team."

 

Alecia knew that if she didn't make the team at least she made a good cheerleader. The blond already had a few cheers in her head in order to keep everyone on their toes. Besides, she didn't only have a good personality but also looked the part.

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Prince A. Charming

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Atticus wanted to see what this Quidditch thing was about. He had learned about it in his Flying lessons last year and read up on it. Plus, @Samuel Curtis had taught him about it. But he doubted he would fully understand the game until he played it. He stood at the tryouts, trying to guess what the heck they were going to be doing. Luckily, the officials were there to instruct them and help them if they needed it. He was sure that he was going to be one of the students who needed it. Hopefully it wouldn't keep him off the team.

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