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The Study  Closed 

Far from the loud chatter of the Great Hall or the packed corridors of student sat the study room area. It wasn't as big as the library, but at least the student didn't have to go all the way to the fourth floor for a place to study. It was an inviting setting, gentle murmurs only emitted by the inhabitants as it echoed the wood walls. Every now and then, voices rose to normal heights to say a spell and then fade once more. T

he window pane let a soft glow in, distorted a little by what could be assumed was either the glass or dew of some sort. Everyone gravitated to a part of the room, huddled in a tight or open circle. There was just one person in the far corner with a book called 'Book of Spells', a wand, a lock, and a glum expression.

Fingertips brush the page over as the boy crouches over it with silent determination, yet he didn't understand what he was doing wrong. The young wizard picks up the lock and points his wand at it, "Alohomora." Nothing happened - it was a simple fizzle. He tugged the lock, it was still closed tight. Reid softly sighed, placing the lock on the small coffee table in front of him as he picked up his reading glasses instead. The boy wipes the smudges on the lens with his cardigan, gently breathing on it before cleaning it one more time.

He slips them on, blinking a few times before leaning over to look at his book. He holds his wand up in one hand, the book in the other. "Is it ... alohomora." he spoke, making the motions detailed in the text. The lock simply twitched a little, so Reid tries again. The next minute was his best attempts at keeping a low voice, all were murmurs of the charms spell 'alohomora'. His hand comes up to rub his eyes, pondering on what he was exactly doing wrong.

"Ah - low - ho - mo -rah. Alohomora."
He stretched his arms over his head, prompting his back to loosen up as a result. It was going to be one of the longest evenings he was going to have.
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"Trouble usually finds me."
> STA. 6, EV. 8, STR. 14, WIS. 6, AP. 4, ACC. 7

The Study  Closed 

Morgana tried to ignore the boy's attempts at doing to Unlocking Charm, also known as Alohomora. She was actually studying from her Herbology textbook when she was bothered by the use of the repeated spell. At first, she considered politely telling the person making the noise to quiet down, but when Morgana realized who it was, she forced herself to stay quiet.

It was Reid Kovacs, Hufflepuff Head Boy and First Year (Impressive title for a First Year Morgana had thought when she learned of who he was.) Many Hufflepuff girls swooned over him in her Transfiguration class and talked about him like he was some sort of deity. 

Personally, Morgana didn't see any reason to start dating at such a young age, but many of the Hufflepuff girls were completed smitten with the Kovacs boy.

Morgana didn't hate him, just hated hearing about him. However, seeing him struggle with the Alohomora spell made her feel a mixture of disappointment and relatability. She also struggled with Alohomora quite a bit when she was first practicing with it. 

Might as well help him, maybe I can brag to girls that I helped Reid Kovacs Morgana thought with her famous smirk.

Morgana pulled up a chair and glanced at the boy, "You're performing the hand movement to slowly. Here, allow me to demonstrate."

The Slytherin girl held out a pale hand. The boy gave her a curious look before setting the lock slowly in her hand. Morgana gazed over the lock, weighing its heaviness and looking at the rust outline. She pulled out her chestnut wood wand. 

Making a sharp backward 'S' as swiftly as possible, Morgana firmly said the spell, "Alohomora."

The lock made a sharp popping noise once it opened. Morgana handed it back to Reid carefully and started to explain,

"You wanna make your hand movement into a swift, backward 'S'. If you do it too slowly, the spell will fizzle out. If you do it to fast, the same thing will happen. You also wanna be firm in how you say 'Alohomora'. Saying it slowly and expecting it to work is like expecting a troll to be able to read and understand human speech! Now, I wanna see you try it if you don't mind."