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First Steps 8. Choices 9. Decisions Draco's Day Discovering the Future Broken Bonds Time Together Freedom At Last. Now, can the Wizarding world recover? Can the Wizarding world learn from their mistakes? Can the Wizarding world and the New Watcher's Council coexist peacefully?
Octavian Selwyn had been raised all his life with the concept that purebloods were superior in all respects, that creatures, halfbloods and Mudbloods were inherently inferior and had no place in Wizarding society. He had taken his Sorting into Slytherin as all but pre-ordained And then, in the space of less than a month, everything Octavian had ever been taught, everything he'd ever thought he'd known, had been turned on its Echo - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Echo. A muggle, a vampire, a bunch of girls who defied description, being both muggle and yet not Had proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt that the so-called lesser beings were anything but.
But Octavian was not a Slytherin for nothing. Slytherins, come what may, survived. They were clever, and adaptable and above all else ambitious, and an opportunity lay before him that had not existed for his predecessors.
If it was possible to learn both the magic he'd known of all his life, and the magic he'd seen wielded by the Willow woman Oh, to be that person! The first to truly master both types of magic? That was the sort of dream that was bread and butter to a Slytherin.
Even one that was eleven years old. And even if it proved to not be possible Octavian knew they would not simply disappear into the mists and never be seen again No, there would be some sort of interaction between the Wizarding world and the Council for a good long while to come, and the potential All he had to do was figure out how to approach Willow. Preferably when Harris wasn't about.
Harris made him nervous. Octavian had Blowfly - Disco Harris' rampage through the school, axe in hand. He'd seen death in Harris' eye that day, had seen what Harris had done during the battle in the pensieve. The longer Harris went with no idea that Octavian even existed, the happier Octavian would be. Luck seemed to be with him, as the morning after he'd asked Professor Snape if it was possible to learn both sorts of magic and gotten tacit permission to find outhe was late to breakfast.
He'd started working on the new A Vision Cast In The Shadow Of Streaming Crimson Blood - Vánargandr - Ok Vigs Fotum Ver Skiptumhaving enjoyed the mental exercise the first had given him, and looking forward to more of the same from this one.
In his rush to get to the Great Hall before the food disappeared, he came remarkably close to mowing Willow down as he careened around a corner. Somehow, he managed to avoid actual contact, though he ended up sprawled on his arse on the floor in the process.
I'm sorry. Are you all right? She reached down with the other, automatically offering to help the young A Vision Cast In The Shadow Of Streaming Crimson Blood - Vánargandr - Ok Vigs Fotum Ver Skiptum she'd nearly crashed into to his feet. Octavian accepted the hand up and smiled at her. Sorry I nearly ran you down. I almost missed breakfast, working on Professor Snape's new assignment. Willow grinned as she turned to walk with him towards the Great Hall.
Or what he told you and your Housemates just before Hogwarts came under attack. Octavian considered his options, then decided there was no real harm in telling her. The newest one is to analyze what we can of the decisions the Dark Lord made from his first arrival in the Wizarding world and what he could have done that would have achieved his aims with better results.
He was as apt to torture his own people as anyone else, even when they failed through no fault of Maniac - Various - Classic 80s own. Not exactly someone that anyone with sense would want to follow. Octavian nodded. Willow and the others would find out from someone else even if he tried to hide it. Octavian was surprised to realize that Willow sounded A Vision Cast In The Shadow Of Streaming Crimson Blood - Vánargandr - Ok Vigs Fotum Ver Skiptum regretful about his father's probable fate.
Truth be told, the reality of it hadn't quite hit, yet. It was hard to come to terms with the fact that his father was dead. It just didn't seem possible. He took a deep breath. Willow tilted her head to the side a moment, then smiled. Are you any good at Potions?
Octavian gave her a look. I've not really had much of a chance to find out. Willow laughed. But the fact Hogwarts teaches Potions means that at least some of you have some ability in my sort of magic After all, brewing potions doesn't require a wand, does it? Octavian's eyebrows went up. Willow looked down at him, expression suddenly serious. But before I agree to teach you anything, you must promise me to do exactly Earth magic is very, very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
That's what got her in so much trouble. She'd leapfrogged about half of the stuff she needed to have worked her way through, in her desire to be 'of use'. She had mixed and matched and generally toyed with powers she didn't fully understand and hadn't respected at all.
And it had bitten her in the ass, big time. She didn't want that happening to someone else. It made sense to him not to go mucking about with something he had no understanding of. There would be Above and beyond whatever might happen to me as a result of being an idiot, anyway. Octavian pulled his wand, and gave his oath.
Willow nodded. I don't want to interfere with your regular school work, so we'll have to meet on the weekends. I'll bring you a book to read later today, and you can have questions to ask when we meet next. And even if you can't actually do more than Potions, understanding Earth Magic might come in handy sometime. Octavian wasn't the only Slytherin putting a plan into action. Daphne Greengrass was as well, though her plan was far less grandiose than Octavian's.
She had no ambitions to learn Earth Magic. She planned to make herself if not indispensable to the Council, then a highly-prized resource. After all, the Greengrasses were a pureblood family that weren't supremacists, nor were they so-called Muggle lovers.
They had access to After all, much of the information both sides worked with had been And even in the middle, since Daphne was well aware that history was written by the winners, so for all she knew there was misinformation amongst what she knew. Daphne headed straight for Xander after breakfast. Unlike her First Year Housemate, she was not terrified of Xander.
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