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Every Step is Like a Mile

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Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:47 am

1998, Hogwarts.

Brandt had laughed too, it was funny. His grin at Laurie was big and bright. Then he turned back to look at Professor Shar and he almost forgot the answer. "Oh, right, yes. Uh, the three most stable cores I think are Dragon Heartstring, Phoenix feather, and unicorn tail hair."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:57 am

"As you say. Five points to Hufflepuff for the correct answer, and two to Slytherin." Shar didn't elaborate on why. His snakes didn't handle public praise well, but the two guys beside Laurie traded gleeful looks with him. "Who can tell me which out of those three produces the most energy when paired with cherry wood?" he held up his own wand. "Ah, Mr. Keelan. You've deigned to join us down here on planet Earth." More snickers.

His classmate elbowed him and muttered something under his breath, to which he replied casually, evening out the score to looks of acknowledgment. Book-learning wasn't the Slytherin strong-suit, the house was more renowned for churning out bullies than anything else, but thus far Brandt hadn't pegged Laurie as a rowdy sort. "Dragon Heartstring, sir," he gave a curt little nod, tone more solemn.

"Correct, three more to Slytherin. The purpose of today's lesson is a crash course on the composition, length and flexibility of each of your wands. Wand composition is a crucial element of this class, because it will allow you to understand precisely the strengths and the weaknesses of the tools you'll be using to defend yourselves. If you'll all turn to Chapter One of your textbooks..."

The lesson droned on. At the end of it, they were all assigned half a parchment page on their own wands and sent on their way to lunch.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:16 am

Brandt caught up with Laurie after class. "You wanna meet in the library later? We can work on our essays together."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:59 am

"All right," Laurie inclined his head, neglecting to mention that he'd already planned on what he was going to write. Thus far Brandt was the only person he remotely felt a connection with. The other students in his year seemed so young, despite the fact that they were the exact same age. Perhaps he couldn't be faulted for simply desiring to spend the time, not that he would ever admit it. "I'll assist you," his eyebrows bounced humorously.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:08 am

Brandt smirked and snorted, rolling his eyes playfully. "You wanna sit together at lunch or you gonna eat at your house table?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 am

"Let's go," Laurie answered promptly.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:28 am

Brandt grinned and nodded. "I hope they have more of those pasties like they had at breakfast."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:36 am

"More what?" Laurie hadn't been cataloging the food, happy to shovel all of it down his gullet without even tasting it.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:30 pm

"Those small calzone looking pocket pie things?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 pm

"Oh," Laurie shrugged. "Maybe we can nick some."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:14 pm

"You mean to like--take for later? Like a midnight snack?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:48 pm

"Yeah, leave it to me," Laurie grinned.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:01 pm

Brandt smirked. "Ok. I used to do the same thing with mama's biscuits back home."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:27 pm

"What's your mom like?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:31 pm

Brandt's smile grew. "She's strong. Really strong and tough, and so beautiful, and kind, and she takes care of everyone. She'd like you."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:12 pm

"She sounds wonderful," Laurie replied sincerely.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Brandt smirked. "She's mean as whip when she's mad though, I tell ya what."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Laurie gazed at him, taking the comment seriously. "Well, you don't have to worry about that anymore," he pronounced firmly, eyes hard.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:52 pm

It threw him off a little. "Ma never has and never would hurt me or anyone really. I was just sayin' like--hmm--she's like a mama bear, get me? Deathly protective of her own but if you're bein' naughty she ain't afraid ta putchu in yer place. She's not mean or nothin'. Fact she's the kindest woman I know. Does that make sense?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:25 pm

"No," Laurie blinked.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Brandt sighed and chuckled at himself. "I'm sorry. I'm not--explaining this well at all. Mama's nice and a really good person."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 pm

"Oh, OK," Laurie cleared his throat, laughing it off.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:35 pm

Brandt gave him a smile and scratched the back of his head, blushing. "Yeah. Come on. Let's go eat."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 pm

They raced to the Great Hall, managing to duck in just in time to grab up a plate. Laurie loaded his as full as possible and ate with his left hand braced over it as though afraid someone would steal it, taking quick bites and barely pausing to chew before swallowing.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:43 pm

Brandt loaded just enough for a first serving. If he wanted more he would go back for seconds. He didn't eat as fast as Laurie, but he wasn't in any particular rush. He had study hall after this and it was IN the great Hall. "Have you heard about the ghost in the 5th floor Boys bathroom?"

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