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Minerva McGonagall
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Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:46 pm

New York, 1998.

"Mr. Blacksworth."

He'd just moved into his faculty quarters a few days prior. Hogwarts wasn't yet open, but he had been accepted as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and was familiarizing himself with the environment when the poised headmistress caught him after a meal. Professors often dined Hall even when there were no students present.

Minerva McGonagall's stern features greeted him as she stilled in front of him. Berobed professors from milled about around as they attended to their day. She extended a hand curtly, meeting his eyes. Rumor had it she'd been ahatstall as a student and her demeanor demonstrated it. Ravenclaw directness paired with Gryffindor swiftness.

That said, she got straight to the point.

"A situation has occurred. Please accompany me to my office."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:25 pm

Kardat wasn’t someone who felt dining with others was a necessary energy boost, but it was a good opportunity. Contrary to what his rather blank expression may have others assume, he was polite, willing to continue a conversation, and had built a pleasant reputation amongst the staff during the past few days.

He shook the hand she offered – sincere, but not too firm. “Headmistress McGonagall.” Then, he sent his plates to the appropriate stack, rose, and accompanied her. His frame was long and tall even without a hat. Blacksworth didn’t always dress entirely in black. Certainly, teachers were required some formality, and in the UK, black was often exactly that. His current robes were black, but when he walked, one could glimpse flashes of a modest, silvery grey-green. Perhaps he was getting into character as the Head of Slytherin.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:40 pm

"We've located two potential students," she said when they were situated in her office, sliding behind her desk. "Their circumstances are naturally peculiar, thus the staff of Hogwarts has been reached out to by the Ministry to assist in retrieving and transporting both individuals to the United Kingdom."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:53 pm

He gave an acknowledging nod.
“Where are they at present?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:31 pm

"New York City, in an area of the Bronx called Hunts Point," McGonagall stated plainly, but a crease in her eyebrows betrayed the slightest distaste. "MACUSA have been monitoring them for a period of one year, and they believe that their magical outbursts would be best contained at St. Mungo's." St. Mungo's was the premiere rehabilitation and recovery center in the world, and it lay in close proximity to Hogwarts. It seemed MACUSA had made a compassionate decision to turn the children over to the British government.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 pm

“Anything else I should know?” He asked, but it sounded more like a statement. “About these outbursts?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:24 pm

"It would seem these children are Veela hybrids," McGonagall cautioned. "Thus I would warn you to exercise exceptional mental discipline when in their presence. It does not seem they've learned the benefit of control. MACUSA were required to obliviate several muggles after the younger set fire to a tree with merely a thought. This magic is unrefined and quite dangerous."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 pm

He gave a thoughtful nod.
“Why did they monitor them for a year?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 pm

"I'm unfortunately not privy to that information," McGonagall said, but what went unsaid was her plain agreement. "We were not given a great deal of data on the living environment these children are within, but I would venture a guess that it is dangerous," McGonagall murmured. "As an ex-Auror, you are most equipped amongst my staff to assess and respond to any potential threats whilst upholding the International Statute of Secrecy." The last bit was a warning as well but to Kardat himself. Firm.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:36 am

He nodded again.
“Will anyone be coming with me?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:23 am

"No. However, when you arrive in New York, you'll be meeting with a partner who has been monitoring them closely for the past nine months." Her lips turned down. "That is all the detail I am able to provide you with. Expect the best, and prepare for the worst."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:16 am

He nodded once more.
“Will I be meeting them at MACUSA? Is the department known?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 am

"Your partner is an instructor at Ilvermorny possessing extended experience with muggle criminal organizations. You'll be traveling directly to New York and meeting him there."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am

“Understood,” he nodded. “Their name is not known?”

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:35 am

"Not to me," Minerva replied, pinched. "The neighborhood has one Floo access point. When you arrive, he'll be waiting."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:36 am

He nodded, and then waited in case there was anything else.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Minerva McGonagall » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm

There wasn't! Minerva waved him out with a flick of her hand and sighed, rubbing her fingers into her forehead in a rare display of weariness. Kardat was permitted to pack a single bag before traveling to the nearest Floo access point, near the village of Hogsmeade.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:26 pm

He packed the bag he often used; a small one modified with an Undetectable Extension Charm and easily hidden within clothing. While doing so, he accumulated information about Hunts Point and its surrounding area.

Soon, he was stepping out of the fireplace, appearance like that of an average muggle, prepared for the much warmer late summer of New York.

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Post by Shayne » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:50 pm

What he read wasn't encouraging. The place was a haven for criminal activity and had a rampant drug problem, its citizens living in varying degrees of poverty and homelessness. Pictures showed broken down buildings, peeling panels splashed with jarring graffiti and carved up roads, rusted vehicles parked alongside.

Unfortunately, photos didn't do the place justice. Kardat emerged feet-first from a dirty grate that hadn't been used in years, covered in soot and debris, in what appeared to be an abandoned diner. Chairs and tables were haphazardly strewn around, floorboards and ceiling tiles ripped out and scattered everywhere, wires zapping away.

Two scraggly-haired people immediately startled at Kardat's appearance, heads poking up from across the way, mouths open to reveal blackened teeth. Their clothes were layered with months-old dirt, but somehow they didn't stick out at all, here. The air itself was polluted. "Whofuck're you?" the woman barked at him, voice gravelly.

She clutched a sparkling, glittery pink purse under her arm protectively.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:56 pm

No-maj; that’s what they were called, here.
“Passing through.” He didn’t converse with them and turned the corner, waiting by a wall instead, and checked he was at the correct location.
Perhaps his ‘partner’ was late.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Shayne » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:01 pm

The woman laughed, nudging her friend who had since fallen back down in an opiate-induced stupor.

"No'ne passes through here, kid. You look pretty funny for a narc."

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:04 pm

He looked at her but didn’t engage. Then, his gaze slid to the person next to her. Sometimes the people not moving and blabbling were more interesting.

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Post by Shayne » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm

The guy had long reddish hair spread out across his face, which was slackened slightly from parasympathetic overload, and he stirred slightly as though aware someone was gazing at him. He was much younger than the woman, features less leathery and harsh. When his eyes opened, his pupils were pinpoint even in the darkened diner.

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Re: Don't Know Won't Know Don't Know Won't Know

Post by Kardat Blacksworth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:14 pm

He reached out with his mind to probe them as he walked towards the exit, only searching for specifics that were useful for the current situation. His touch was subtle; unnoticeable, even, and could be just as harsh.
People, children, environment, crime, his possible partner, context.

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Post by Jacran Toreel » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:19 pm

"You couldn't just apparate here like a normal person," a hand touched his shoulder briefly as Kardat exited onto the street, in the alleyway. Dumpsters surrounded them on both sides, and fire escape ladders spiraled up to rooftops.

The voice was dry, and the man it belonged to arched a brow at him. He had piercing yellow eyes and a shock of lengthy black hair. He wore a nondescript brown coat over a green button-up shirt, wrinkled, and a pair of blue jeans. Muggle clothes. There was the faintest trace of an accent, distantly European that had been smoothed out by years of living in the States.

He stepped past Kardat and back to the diner, dropping his wand from his sleeve and clutching it tightly. Kardat identified it as a rich cherry, rare in North America.

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