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Hufflepuff 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." 

 

"Hufflepuff, you're up! Get moving!"

 

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Welcome to Quidditch Tryouts. This topic is open to all Hufflepuffs who want to RP trying out for the Hufflepuff 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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Desmond Potter

Post One | 154 Word

 

There was a bit of rain on the ground and coming from the sky, Desmond didn’t care about that though. What he did know was that there was quidditch try outs and Desmond made his way out there and figured that he should try out, since he missed quidditch and with wanting to be a professional player it would be best to be back on the quidditch team. 

 

Listening to the officiators to what they were telling him and who else was out there to try out, people that he didn’t know that well at all, that they would be running down the pitch and make a lap around the quidditch pitch. 

 

Getting on the broom, he heard that it was time for Hufflepuff. He took a breath and got on his broom and was ready to try. Not knowing that was going to happen with the different stations that he had to go. 

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Adrina Althaus-Valerio

Post One || 154 Words

 

Addy was filled with excitement as she sat in the stands waiting for the chance to take a broom and get up in the air in her hopes of making the house team.  It was, after all, a moment she'd been waiting over two years for.  She was the most prepared she could possibly be - she was actually wearing pants for one - and had used a tube of black lipstick that she'd swiped from one of the common room girls bathrooms to paint war stripes on her cheeks.  

 

She had this.   She launched herself off the ground and followed an older boy, to her knowledge one of the only ones who'd actually played on the team before, into the sky. and began to fly a half circle around the pitch.  She wasn't sure what was in store for them next but she gripped her broom tightly in excitement.  She knew she could handle it.   

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Pandora Midnight

Post One

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Pandora went pale. No one had mentioned actual running would be involved in playing Qudditch. She wasn't even that good at flying. It didn't even make sense that she was trying out in the first place. If her mother found out, she would be in a ridiculous amount of trouble. Ladies didn't run. Ladies weren't suppose to break a sweat. Yet here she was, attempting to try out for a sport she had never even played before. Heck, Pandora wasn't even sure she knew all the rules of the game. 

Many of the others in her house were already up in the air by the time she even reached the brooms. There was an awful feeling in the pit of her stomach that wouldn't go away as she kicked off into the air to join everyone else.

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Adrina Althaus-Valerio

Post Two || 122 Words 

 

"Panda!" Addy called out and waved a hand in the air towards her friend.  It had been a big surprise when the other girl had mentioned she was going to try out for the team.  Adrina must have been talking about it in her sleep or something, making it sound far too exciting to pass up.  

 

"There's gonna be a red ball... you know?  We have to get it through one of those hoops." She explained, shouting at her roommate.  "Just make sure you hold on to your broom really tight when you fly."  The last thing she wanted to see was her best friend plummeting to the ground.  For the moment she decided it was best not to mention the bludgers.   

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Jacquetta Rosewood

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Jacquetta was excited! She had always wanted a chance to play Quidditch and this was it! Well, maybe. But at least she’d get to have fun during the tryouts. She had been looking forward to this since she had been sorted. She had nearly backed out when she realized how little time she had but her fear of missing out had been too much. She wanted to play and have fun! She listened to the instructions and hoped that she’d be able to keep up. She was a fencer back home but that was extremely different to this. She would have to work on her cardio more. Probably. Did she need cardio if she was on a broom? She’d think about it later.

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Viktoriya Valentin

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Papa said he'd dabbled in Quidditch, and Vladdy had played some Quidditch too, so then obviously Viktoriya felt it was her sacred duty to give it a try for herself! Sports were fun after all, and even though there were bludgers flying around, she faced enough potential danger on a dueling platform anyway. No sense in being afraid, because that would get you nowhere.

 

That and Viktoriya liked to play outside in the rain, so that was a double incentive to get her outside and on a broomstick to give the team a shot. Maybe she'd actually make it, how cool would that be?

 

"Wooo!" Viktoriya cheered when it was Hufflepuff's turn to get'er done, and the little girl was quick to start running. She might have been little and probably not the strongest, but she made up for that in speed and stamina.

 

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Jacquetta Rosewood

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They were told to begin and Jacquetta took off running. The problem was that she had already forgotten the objective of what they were trying to do. Did she get on a broom? Did she have to keep running? Where was she going? They had just given instructions and yet here she was, confused already. She was normally pretty good about these types of things but the excitement got in the way of everything. She followed the other students who were also running. They probably knew what they were doing! She could follow along and all would be well! She couldn’t mess this up because she wanted to make the team!

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