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marrinikari ([personal profile] marrinikari) wrote2014-10-01 05:26 pm

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Over the objections of the Hogwarts faculty- including an angry rant from Professor Fisher about 'incompetent bureaucratic morons', little of which was really appropriate for the ears of his young students- Professor Reed is taken away on suspicion of theft.

Anti-American sentiment intensifies, with whispers spreading about "those Yanks spying on us" and "stealing the Silverlight spell." People start eying Professor Fisher carefully, in the halls. (He ignores it, rather pointedly.) People write in to the Headmistress complaining; why did they bring in those Americans in the first place, why does that man Fisher still work there, similar nonsense. She develops a curt form letter assuring parents that Hogwarts hiring standards are of the highest quality, with a strong undertone of none of your business. The letters continue anyway.

Students graffiti the Transfiguration classroom with insulting suggestions for places Professor Fisher can take himself. Filch catches those responsible and they clean it up as their detention. McGonagall makes a displeased speech that night at dinner about respecting faculty and innocence until proven guilty. Some students listen.

After a week's gone by- it feels longer to all involved, particularly Tamara, but only a week- there's a new article.

Gilderoy Lockhart Apprehends Silverlight Culprit
By Russell Peasegood

Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin, Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League, and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award, has done it again!

Only recently released from St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, most wizards would need rest, more time to recover from the horrors of a Memory Charm gone wrong, but not Gildery Lockhart. Known throughout the magical world for his daring feats of magic, Lockhart is back in the game with a bang.

"It never made sense to me," Lockhart told the Prophet. "Why steal a wand of someone you're chaperoning? Of course you'd be under suspicion! She couldn't have hoped to get away with it. So, of course, I had to investigate."

Lockhart used his famed powers of deduction to locate prime Ministry suspects. In the course of interviewing them, he was able to identify the janitor who had stolen the wand. "Poor man wasn't right in the head," according to Lockhart. "Thought the wand made him special, powerful- attacked me when I tried to get it away- just look what he did to my cloak! But I got it back from him, never fear."

The wand is now in the possession of Ministry Officials, and will shortly be returned to its rightful owner, Miranda "Silverlight" Swan. Tamara Reed can be expected to be released shortly.

When commended on his actions, Lockhart said, "Of course, of course. Couldn't let the poor girl go without her wand- couldn't let the Ministry officials bungle it like that- something had to be done!"

Asked about his future plans, Lockhart told us, "Why, doing whatever good I can, of course. Britain needs all the wizards it can get right now!"

If Lockhart's past adventures are any guide, that will be quite a lot of good indeed.


As promised, the next day, Hogwarts sees two arrivals: Professor Reed, released by the Ministry, and Gilderoy Lockhart, Miranda's wand in hand.
chanuphis: (a ~ cheering charm)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Who Miranda is certainly very interested to meet and receive her wand from.
chanuphis: (b ~ room of requirement)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is! Thank you." Miranda retrieves her wand and sticks it back in her hair crossed with the other where it belongs. She is too eleven to be charmed very much by his smile, but returning her wand counts for lots of points.
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[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"I haven't written any books to sign," Miranda points out. "I think I would like being famous more if I were not eleven and if it hadn't turned out that nobody else seems to be able to do my kind of Patronus."
chanuphis: (i ~ pronunciation)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, I wanted an Auror to tote me around and make sure I can kill Dementors that aren't - giant, and to help me find them in the first place, so I can kill them, but I'm not sure if they'll want any Aurors near me after I wrecked their Patronuses. I'm not sure if they have spare Aurors with any Patronuses at all left."
chanuphis: (e ~ chimera)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"That could work! Professor McGonagall would have to allow it if it's during school time though. Do you know a good way to find wild Dementors?"
chanuphis: (h ~ the owly)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't see why not. Why the press release?"
chanuphis: (i ~ pronunciation)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-01 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay. Why is your name first?"
chanuphis: (j ~ middle name)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-02 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay, but we're going Dementor-killing, not - random other Dark creature hunting. Right?"
chanuphis: (g ~ hat)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-02 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
"And you can't kill a Dementor, can you? I can't even try to teach you how because it might wreck your Patronus. So my name should be first or else it should be something like Lockhart escorts Silverlight."
chanuphis: (e ~ chimera)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-02 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay. Two weeks?"
chanuphis: (l ~ slytherin)

[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-02 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
Miranda returns to schoolish things. She considers apologizing to Professor Reed for something but can't quite think what; she never told anyone that she thought it was her in the first place.

She has a tutoring session with Hermione, though, and there is vague muttering about Lockhart - softened with a "I don't know much about his condition post-hospitaliziation, admittedly" but still enough to spook Miranda.

Miranda still really needs an escort, and the aurors aren't jumping to supply one. But...

Memory Charms?

Eegh.

She owls Lockhart. She needs to postpone. Academic reasons. She apologizes. She will let him know when she's available.

She talks to Hermione and she reads up on Occlumency.

If she was obsessed with Dementors, before, she is devoured by Occlumency.
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[personal profile] witch_please 2014-10-02 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
This does not go unnoticed. "I think you'd read that while walking if it wasn't likely to kill you," Alli observes. "More Dementor stuff?"
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[personal profile] parental_guidance 2014-10-02 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
"It doesn't look like homework," Emma contributes, curious. "Is that from the Ravenclaw library too?"
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[personal profile] chanuphis 2014-10-02 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
"It's not homework and it's not Dementors and some of it's from the regular library or Hermione. It's something called Occlumency," says Miranda. "It's a defense against mind magic, but I can't actually know if it's working until I let somebody try something and I'm putting that off until there's nothing else I can do."
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[personal profile] metamorphmaga 2014-10-02 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
"Mind magic?" Jenny asks. "What kind of mind magic, what's it do?"
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