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Awaken the Night Mare

A mystical forest where wonders and horrors alike lie. Hence its name, of course. Ye who enter, beware. Students are not permitted without the accompaniment of an instructor, but who has that stopped, amirite?
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Brandt Grayson
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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:35 pm

He nodded. "Yeah." When he's not trying to ghost you out of his life. He definitely didn't say that part out loud, though. Brandt was pretty much in love with Laurie but considering how things had gone when he'd admitted as such, Brandt was also pretty sure his feelings were one sided, so he typically pined in silence, content to still be friends at least.

"Whatever this thing is I don't think it's interested in us." They were fairly into the thicket by now and nothing so far, except a closeness in the air which was typically just how the forbidden forest always felt. It was forbidden for very good reasons.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Harry Potter (Circle) » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:24 pm

"Typical. Everything you want in here to stay away from you comes right over. Everything you don't--" He froze though. They'd both heard it. A soft wuff.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:08 am

Brandt stilled, frozen. "You heard that right?" He whispered, glancing at Harry out the corner of his eye.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Circle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:38 am

Just as Harry was nodding, the light caught Brandt's eye: glowing red eyes in the distance, out unnaturally from within.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:12 am

Brandt turned his head and saw it. "Psst, Harry." He whispered trying not to move his mouth. "Harry, it's right--there."

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Harry Potter (Circle) » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:18 am

It puffed breath out and Harry lifted his wand slowly so light illuminated the forest better.

Before them was the unicorn, but its coat was black as night, and its hooves and horn were a tarnished silver. Its glowed red, and it stared at them not as a prey animal should.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:46 am

Brandt liked to consider himself quite the horse whisperer but shadow unicorns or whatever their proper names were, were foreign territory for him. He didn't break eye contact with the creature or back down, though. Kind of treating it like a spooked or wild mare, he tucked his wand away down his sleeve and slowly lifted his hand, palm out. "Hey--" he began softly. "Hey there, beautiful." He trusted Harry'd have his back if this plan went awry. Wasn't like he couldn't apparate away if the creature decided to charge.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Circle » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:16 pm

It seemed like it was going to be perfectly fine!

This feeling lasted, as Brandt crunched another step forward in the snow-and-leaf-covered forest floor, for exactly two lovely seconds, and then the beast screamed horribly. It was the sort of scream that chilled you to the bone, that you'd remember in your nightmares later, unearthly and immortal, and rather than doing as a proper prey animal should and bolting, it lowered its demonic horn and charged.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:54 pm

"Oh, shit!" Brandt turned and started running the other way. He was shifting to his horse form a couple bounds later and heading in Harry's direction, intent to outrun the horned beast and toss Harry on his back if needs be. No way were they gonna be able to outrun that thing on foot.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Harry Potter (Circle) » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:52 pm

Harry did not pause!

He jumped on Brandt's back, making a mental note to congratulate the man later on the years of study that had accumulated in this incredibly useful ability, and grabbed his mane for a grip.

The cursed (?) unicorn gained some ground, nimble through the brush and trees.

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Re: Awaken the Night Mare

Post by Brandt Grayson » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:56 pm

There was a reason Brandt went running every morning, but if someone told him he would need those skills to outrun a cursed unicorn he would have never believed them. His strong strides ate up the ground but the unicorn was faster. His only hope was getting back to the castle grounds before it caught up to them, or if Harry managed to aim a curse or two at the beast.

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