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Under the sea we off the hook, we got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea

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Addison Toft

This had the potential to be a very dumb idea. Incredibly dumb. But when it came to Kermit and Addison's adventurous exploits around Hogwarts, 'smart' usually didn't factor in. Adding to that was the sobering fact they were seventh years, and bound for graduation, so why not make their final foray a big one? The blonde could use some time away from 'the normal world' anyway.

 

Having thought over the summer about where she and Kit could go next, it didn't click until she went on that boat ride with Irene, and then she didn't know how she hadn't thought of it before: the lake. They'd been around the castle and in the forbidden forest, either together or separately, but the lake was the final frontier they had yet to plumb, the finale to their series of exploration. 

 

The lake was a good temperature - a bit nippy, but still tolerable. Temperature was the main reason they were doing this so early in the year; once winter set in, the water would get dangerously cold, too cold for them to chance swimming in. Clad in her trusty neoprene wetsuit, Addison waded in, knee-deep. Adjusting her holster loops tighter, she fastened it to her arm, and made sure her wand was tucked safely within, with the holster cover's clasp firmly secured so her wand didn't float away.

 

"Oi, Kit!" she called out, waving as the Hufflepuff approached. "You ready for this? I was thinking we could start with bubble head charms. Gillyweed only lasts about an hour, and who knows how long it'll take for us to reach the bottom, and come back, so we'll use that as an emergency, in case our bubbles pop."

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Kermit Princeley

This was the most wonderful and brilliant adventure idea that the two seventh years had come up with. Yes. SEVENTH year. As in Addison and Kermit would be studying for their NEWTs at some point during the year. It was one of the reasons they needed to go on a final adventure in order to prove to the entire school that anything was possible. There had been a few ideas bounced around during their final duel in the year before. This? This had not been one of the possibilities and he was even more excited about that was to come.

 

He was prepared for the outing as best as he could be. He had one a long pair of swimming shorts and had pulled on a tank top. He felt a little underdressed the moment he arrived and located Addison by the waterside. He glanced down before he gave a little shrug. He would cope with whatever came his way down underneath the water. Kermit had been swimming enough times to realise that your body adapted to the temperature with time.

 

“Ready? I was born ready for this. Hellooooooo my name is Kermit after all.” He jokingly boasted, reminding her of the muggles who worshiped the green frog character he had learnt about in first year. “It’s a good idea. I was practicing my bubble head charm just in case. We’ll be absolutely fine down there. What could even go wrong? We made it to seventh year so far didn’t we?!”

 

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Addison Toft

She pondered upon the matter of whether or not they'd be able to speak while underwater. The bubble head charms would grant them the ability to breathe, but that didn't mean they would be able to hear each other speak. And what if they needed to communicate? What if they needed to cast spells - would their wands react appropriately? If they didn't, she could consider this to be field practise for non-verbal casting.

 

"I'm pretty sure 'what could even go wrong' are famous last words. But hey, we're already here, so we might as well. Before we go though, if one of us gets into any trouble down there, we shoot purple sparks? And if we can't do that, then we do something like..." Addison waved her arms wildly, pointed up to the sky, and crossed her arms into an X, "that, to be our emergency signal?" Seemed safe to have something like that, and it was in such a combination that even if one of them were to absent-mindedly flail their arms around, or point to the surface, they could avoid miscommunication.

 

Drawing her wand, she incanted, "Bulla!" and a transparent, undulating orb encased her head. Giving Kit a thumbs up, Addison secured her wand back into the holster, and dove into the water.

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Kermit Princeley

Famous last words indeed.

 

Kermit was certain that “what could even go wrong” would lined his gravestone. He just hoped that would not be purchased by his parents so soon into his life. Addison and Kermit had explored a number of places over the years. They had managed to survive up to that point. What was one more adventure? Of course if this went horribly wrong Hogwarts would be needing a new girl and hospital wing assistant. “Purple sparks? That sounds like a good plan.” Kermit replied as he mimicked her next movement.

 

Purple spark. X sign.

 

They were thinking this through perfectly.

 

Kermit watched as Addison secured her wand and then leapt into the water. He looked around for a moment, a hint of wanting to back out before it faded. This was the last time they would get to be reckless and not worry about the consequences. He was not going to back out of it when he had agreed. Addison was waiting for him, so he grabbed his wand from his holster and closed his eyes.

 

“Bulla!” He shouted out, as the orb appeared around his head. Without any further hesitation he secured his wand and then leapt into the water feet first. Kermit opened his eyes underneath the liquid and searched around the sign of his fellow seventh year.

 

 

my 2000th post to our adventure :3

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She heard/felt a disturbance in the water behind her, which she assumed to be Kermit submerging himself into the drink.

 

Not being a great swimmer, Addison paddled her legs behind her to propel forward, and used her hands to 'sweep' water out of the way in front of her; she didn't have a clue if this was what proper divers did, but it was kind of working. Even though she knew the bubblehead charm was drawing oxygen from the water for her to breathe, she still couldn't help but hold her breath until she was forced to exhale and inhale a new lungful of air - a psychological tick from knowing she was underwater.

 

After reaching a certain depth, she suddenly realised that she didn't need to fight the force of buoyancy anymore; her body was no longer attempting to naturally float up. At what point did that occur? It made swimming easier, anyway, and she paused to spin around and wave at Kermit. Instinctively, she laughed at the sight of the Hufflepuff, who looked like an under-dressed astronaut; she knew she must have looked equally as strange.

 

The laughter immediately ceased when she saw a big shadow of something jet past, behind Kermit. Her fingers scrabbled at the holster clasp, clumsily undoing it to pull out her wand.

"Lumos!"

 

The sound of her voice was flat and off-putting, trapped inside the bubble, but her wand responded all the same, its tip flickering to life and casting an eerie spotlight, illuminating the particles of matter that were floating around them like some alien landscape. She tried to pin down whatever it was that had neared them, but the light found nothing. Addison pointed and yelled, "Did you see that?", but didn't know if Kermit could hear her.

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