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Chapter 5 : Pappy, the unbearably annoying.
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I walked down to the Great Hall for breakfast, a dreamy smile on my face.
I sat down, and began piling things on my plate.
As I was spreading jam on my toast, I heard several giggles come from down the table.
The girls around Julliette wiped away tears as they laughed.
Julliette's pale face was covered in an adorable pink blush.
She met my eyes, and her blush deepened as she looked away.
I smiled giddily.
I zoned out, fantasizing about the beautiful house we would grow a family in.
Simon Cross waved his hands in front of my face, "Day dreaming?" he asked.
"Yeah" I took a bite of toast, "Any luck with Macy?" I added.
Simon groaned, "She won't stop talking about Teddy!".
I laughed, "Teddy punched me earlier, am I getting a bruise?" I asked.
Simon wrinkled his nose, "Yeah, How did I not see that before?".
Simon's eyes wandered farther down the table and rested on Julliette, "What about Julliette?".
"What about her?" I snapped.
"Maybe she'd like to go for Butterbeer with me.." he stood up.
"Whoa, wait!" I growled, "I'm going to ask her!".
Simon smirked, "You snooze you lose, Weasley", he pushed my shoulders roughly, I fell back onto the bench.
I scrambled quickly after him, and reached Julliette just as he spoke.
"Hey Julliette" he said, his voice smooth. He ran a hand through his black hair, and winked at Julliette.
Her eyes widened, "Hi, Simon".
"So, want to go for Butterbeer" he paused, "With me?", he flashed his charming smile, and flipped his hair.
Julliette glanced over his shoulder and met my eyes.
I shook my head vigorously.
She laughed, and glanced back at Simon.
"You're very kind Simon.. But I'll have to decline" she said.
"Are you sure?" Simon asked quietly, a slight tremor in his voice.
"Yes, I'm sure", she smiled at me.
Simon turned around and glared at me, "Your turn" he hissed.
I sat down next to Julliette, and took a deep breath in.
"Julliette Ollivander," I grinned nervously, "Would you like to accompany me, to the Three Broomsticks?".
She cocked her head to the side, grinning slightly, "I'd be delighted".
I walked slowly down the path to Hogsmede, Julliette gripping my arm, in fear of slipping on the ice.
"Are you going to come watch the Quidditch tryouts today?" she asked.
I smiled down at her, "Of course! You're trying for Keeper, right?".
"Yeah" she said quietly, "I'm kind of nervous. Simon is trying out for the same position, you know".
I laughed, "He sucks. Seriously! He couldn't catch anything".
"Really?" She asks, her green eyes looking up at me.
"Two Butterbeers please" I said to Madam Rosmerta.
"Right away!" She said smiling, "Say hello to Ron for me, Jonas".
I grimaced, "Sure thing".
Julliette cleared her throat, "Someone's watching us".
I groaned, "Joy..".
Julliette nodded, "And here she comes".
I reached under the table, giving Julliette's hand a small squeeze.
She smiled slightly, and held my hand.
"Julliette!" a voice called, "I want to sit next to Jonas!".
Julliette rolled her eyes, "No. We're on a date, I'm not going to move" she said, staring at Joy.
Joy's nostrils flared, "Move".
"No", Julliette turned back towards me, her eyes had lost the sparkle that I loved.
I looked at Joy, "Joy, why don't you go sit with Teddy? I know he'd love to buy you a drink".
Joy glanced at Teddy, who looked up hopefully.
"Fine", she spat.
Julliette sighed and moved around the bench to sit next to me.
Madam Rosmerta arrived with our drinks, "Here you go, enjoy" she said cheerfully.
Julliette rested her head on my shoulder, "Thanks for the Butterbeer".
I blushed, "Sure" .
Julliette Ollivander's POV
I shivered when I walked out onto the pitch.
I searched the stands, looking for Jonas and Teddy. My eyes immediately landed on the fiery red mass that was Jonas's hair. I smiled and waved.
He stood up and swung his arms around the air, "Go Julliette!" he yelled.
"Hey Julliette", I jumped.
"Oh, hi Simon" I mumbled.
"Don't I look amazing in my robes?" he asked, flipping his hair.
"Sure?" I scowled.
"Don't feel sad when I get to be Keeper" he continued, "If you drop out now, I'll go on a date with you".
I stared at Simon, something flickered behind his usually cool eyes, was it fear?
I laughed, "Good luck Simon".
I walked up to stand in front of Macy.
"Alright! I'm going to start with Julliette!" she called.
We kicked off from the ground together, I hovered around the three golden hoops, while Macy threw the quaffle.
Each time I caught it, cheers erupted from Jonas and Teddy.
I smiled to myself, as Macy threw the last quaffle, it was heading towards the right hoop, I tumbled after it, kicking out with my left foot.
I landed moments later, as Simon kicked off from the ground. I stood by myself, as I was the only other student trying out for Keeper.
I watched Simon.
Jonas hadn't been lying, Simon was horrible.
He had no balance, he flew slowly, and moved in a mechanical way.
I stifled a laugh, as he flew back down to stand next to me.
He smiled confidently, "I am so going to win".
I walked with Jonas down to the Great Hall, we sat down next to Teddy, who was already dishing potatoes on his gold plate.
"You did amazing!" he said through shovels of potato.
I laughed, "Thanks Teddy".
McGonagall stood at the Head of the staff table, she cleared her voice and the chatter diminished.
"Good evening students. As you know, the Wizarding World has defeated Voldemort and his followers. In celebration of this victory, we will be having a ball!".
Excited voices rang up through the hall.
"Quite down now!" McGonagall yelled, "The ball is mandatory for students in years five, six, and seven. The ball has been scheduled for next Saturday at nine o'clock. Now, enjoy this amazing feast!".
"Bit delayed, don't you think?" I said as I turned back to look at Jonas and Teddy.
Jonas stared at me, an impish grin playing across his face.
"What?" I asked, raising my eyebrows.
"Nothing" he whispered.
Later that evening, Jonas, Teddy and I sat up in the common room.
Teddy yawned, "It's getting late. I'm going to hit the sack".
"Night" I said quietly, as Teddy walked up the stairs.
Jonas and I sat in silence, for a few minutes.
Click, Click, Click .
"Julliette, there's an owl at the window" Jonas said.
I sat up and looked at the window.
A brown owl, and a grey owl stood on the window sill, a large package tied between the two.
Where had I seen that grey owl before?
I crossed the room and quickly opened the window.
The owls gripped my arm, as I untied the package.
"Thank you" I whispered as the owls took off.
I sat back down next to Jonas, holding the box in my lap.
I unwrapped the brown paper, and opened the box.
A small envelope sat on top of several layers of blue tissue paper.
I opened the envelope and read;
I'm glad to hear you are doing well.
How did tryouts go?
I was on the Gryffindor Team, I was beater for several years!
I hear there is to be a ball next week? This is the reason I write to you, about this ball.
Your grandmother, and I met at a Hogwarts ball, she was beautiful.
She found me unbearably annoying.
I'll be joining her soon.
That's right, I'm dying.
Julliette, I know what you're like. Don't freak out. I'm old! You are all grown up! You can handle yourself.
Julliette, you are an Ollivander! You are strong!
Please Julliette, be strong.
Remember, I love you and your mother more than anything in the world.
Remember that, forever.
I love you Julliette.
P.S Jonas is a good boy.
I turned back to Jonas, dropping the parchment.
Salty tears glided down my face.
Why hello! Happy Christmas, and Merry New Year ;)
So..Pappy's dying.. Jonas's getting some brownie points with Julliette..and Simon's just being an idiot.
Sounds about right to me!
So I noticed while reading other Authors' fan fiction that if their character's are writing letters, they seem to go on, and on, and on.
I'm being a bit dramatic, I know. But I was wondering if anyone else felt slightly impatient with having to read 1-2 paragraph long, letters?
I know it sounds rather stupid, but I'm a really impatient person, and I find it annoying to have to read paragraph long letters!
I just find it so boring!
I like things done short and sweet, because then it gives more room for dialogue (which I enjoy :]).
What I'm saying just seems to make no sense, once I type it out..
So feel free to just ignore my rant..If you can call it a rant.
Damn, and now I'm probably starting to bore you..
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