thejpotter replied to your post: I’m so confused! I came on here to do a para to…
I think it was that the majority of people were struggling to develop the plot any further, so they decided that a full reboot was needed.
I was really upset, because I didn’t even know this was coming, I mean, I joined less than a month ago, and I’d just gone over plot lines not too long ago, and then this happened :/
I’m so confused! I came on here to do a para to find it closed! :/
Dorcas watched him with an amused expression. She’d never known Benjy to be quite this distracted. She smiled when he finally responded. “That would be really great! I mean- if you don’t mind holding off on astronomy for a bit. I don’t want to hog all of our study time.” She pushed aside one stack of books, opening the Transfiguration book and laying it between them. She leaned forward in her chair, pointing to a diagram on the open page. “See, this is what I just don’t get. It’s just not possible to move your wand like that and think of that incantation at the same time.” She picked up wand, trying to imitate to ridiculously elaborate movements shown in the text without even trying to add the spell at the same time. After a few failed attempts, she dropped her hand back down to the table with a sigh. “Transfiguration is such a ridiculous subject. When in reality would I ever take the time to perform such a complicated spell just to turn a doorway into a solid wall.” She leaned back in her chair and crossed her arms in front of her. “I don’t know how you’re so good at this, Benjy. Maybe if it weren’t so damn complicated I might be able to get the hang of it.”
“Hey, don’t worry, I don’t mind.” Why was he so flustered? Dorcas had been his friend for so long, they were just studying for Merlin’s sake! “Now, as for using this spell in a real life situation… You could being running away from some evil being, and you’d squeeze through the door, just in time, and turn it into a big, sturdy, solid wall. Then, whoever is chasing you won’t be able to get through. That, would be the perfect moment to look back on this, and think, ‘Merlin’s pants, I’m so glad Benjy taught me that spell’, and you would come find me, and thank me for saving your life.” Benjy laughed. “To be fair, that spell is a tough one.” He slashed through the air with his wand, demonstrating the complicated motions. Smiling over at her, he suggested, “Let’s get the wand movements down before trying to say the incantation at the same time.”
“Oh good, I’m glad I didn’t keep you waiting! I thought I was going to be really late and I didn’t want you to think I’d forgotten.” She laughed at his confused expression, shaking her head in embarrassment at her own actions. “The great chocolate fiasco! That’s what I’ve named it.” She pulled out her books, spreading her notes and things out in front of her as she spoke. She finally looked back up at him, a confused expression on her face. “You mean you didn’t see me start that food fight at the Gryffindor table at dinner? It was all because Mary was teasing me about not eating chocolate. And I snapped!” She let out a giggle before pressing her hand over her mouth to muffle the sound. “I shouldn’t have, really. But I can’t be help responsible for my actions under a chocolate-deprived state.” She paused to catch her breath, still running on the sugar high from so much chocolate. She looked over the notes in front of her before looking back up at Benjy’s face. “So, what did you want to do first?”
Benjy watched Dorcas arrange her books on the table, talking happily, and he couldn’t help but smile a little. Her mouth was moving, but he wasn’t comprehending much. He was lost in thoughts, the sound of her laughter was beautiful. He could just watch her talk infinitely. Just then, he realized she was looking up at him, her head cocked to the side, expectantly, waiting for an answer. “Er, what? Uhh, d’you mind starting with Transfiguration? You needed help with that, right?” Get your head together.
Dorcas raced through the corridors of the castle, rushing to make it to the library in time to meet Benjy. She felt awful for running late. Benjy was a nice bloke and a good friend, and she felt horrible about almost forgetting their plans to study together for the second time. Maybe not as horrible as she felt about her outburst at dinner, or accidentally putting one of her best mates in the hospital wing for the night. But she really couldn’t be held accountable for her actions in her chocolate-deprived state. She pushed open the doors to the library, walking quickly down the aisles . She spotted Benjy at one of the tables in the back. She smiled his way, hurrying to join him. “Hi Benjy! Sorry I’m so late,” she apologized as she sat down across from him. “I- um… I assume you saw the great chocolate fiasco at dinner?” She smiled and tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear.
Benjy sat in the library, aimlessly looking around. He had a study date with Dorcas Meadowes, and for a reason unknown to him, he was nervous. It was like he couldn’t keep still, he knee was bouncing, his hand was constantly running through his hair, or rearranging the books on his table. A few minutes later, he spotted Dorcas running over to him. Great chocolate fiasco? What was she going on about? “Hey, it’s alright, I wasn’t waiting for long anyway, and er- sorry, but what chocolate fiasco?”
Benjy Fenwick and sandwiches
Oh, it’s not a problem, Benjy. I handled it poorly as well - if not worse - and we’ve learned from it.
We’re mates though, right? Puttin’ the past behind us and all.
Yeah, mates it is.