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Fenix's shiny copper hair hung lazily around his face with the occasional wisp of breeze from a frantic student passing him in the hall outside the door. He wore square, black glasses and a long black cloak with crimson lining that draped over his shoulders like a superhero because, although it was rather warm in this part of the castle, he doesn't want to bother with carrying it around in his arms as he already has his arms quite full with his book bag and wand. 

Fenix entered the empty classroom and placed his copy of Fantastic Beasts upon his desk. He stared at it a moment, as if sizing it up, takes out his wand and says, "Wigardium Leviosa!" 

Nothing happens. 

He examined the book once more as if he were expecting it to be a trick. Suddenly he remembers that he forgot to swish and flick the wand and feels embarrassed. Luckily, no one was here to see it so it's like it never happened. He stood back once more and swished his wand saying, "Wigardium Leviosa!" The book lay still upon the desk  and Fenix becomes frustrated. "What in the...?" the thought trails off as he reaches into his bag pulling out his Standard Book Of Spells and flipping, almost violently, through its pages...

Fenix Black

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Jade was walking through the halls looking for a place to practice her spells, she was wearing the standard white shirt and grey skirt, Jade preferred the cold so she even had the sleeves rolled up, the only other slightly odd thing was Jades rather worn red Dock martins, jade had noticed that not many students wore Dock martins and Jade didn't think any of them were red, Jade didn't really like being odd, she would just have to learn a spell to change their colour. Jade strode down the hall and quietly opened the door to a classroom. 

There in the classroom was a boy (Gryffindor from his robes) attempting to preform the spell Wigardium Leviosa, a simple levitation spell. Jade found his attempts quite pitiful so decided to show him how its done. "Wigardium Leviosa!" Jade said using the proper wand movement, and just like that the book was floating, Jade floated it around the room then back to the table. This seemed to annoy the boy. Jade went over to one of the empty desks a little away from the boy and took out her copy of Standard Book Of Spells and started to look through the spells. She choose Fumos, a spell that makes smoke spout from the users wand "Fumos!" Jade said, a little bit of smoke feebly slunk out of her wand...

"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy

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Just as Fenix found the chapter on Levitation spells, he was startled by another voice saying, "Wingardium Leviosa," and saw his book float across the room and back again. He turned to see a young Hufflepuff from the looks of it. She was very fair, from her hair to her skin, but her eyes stood out from her pale aesthetic like two mahogany marbles. Bit rude to just step in, he thought to himself. "Right, well, I was saying it wrong, I guess." He said bitterly in response to her intrusion on his focus. He watched as she cast the spell, "Fumos!" 

Fenix smirked at this opportunity to show off his skill. I'll show her... he thinks narrowing his eyes and adjusting his stance. With a wave of his wand and a cracked "Fumos!"........

Nothing happened. 

Fenix's face grew red with embarrassment. He cleared his throat, "I... have a bit of.." He clears his throat once more and nods. "Yes, that's better." Fenix raises his wand once more, I'll just say it with a bit more force behind it this time to keep it from cracking again, he thinks to himself as he barks out, "Fumos!" 

Thick grey smoke shoots from his wand, filling the room completely. Fenix begins to cough loudly and attempts to clear the smoke from around his face by waving his arms wildly in front of himself.

Fenix Black

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Jade turned a little red at her failed attempt at the spell, at that moment Jade heard "Fumos!" The boy had tried to do the spell too, and failed. That made Jade feel a little better. He cleared his throat "I... have a bit of.." He cleared his throat again and noded. "Yes, that's better." "Fumos!" This time smoke came bursting out of his wand. The smoke filled up the room and soon Jade was finding it hard to breath.

Jade coughed a bit  "Maybe not the best spell" she wheezed through coughs, she frantically flipped through her book looking for a spell to help, there were none she could preform. Her vision was getting blurred, she tried to walk to the door but her legs wouldn't move, With a wave of her wand Jade shouted "Flipendo!" it was a Knockback Jinx Jade had found, she had directed it at the boy and sent him flying to the door. If Jade couldn't make it out of the room at the very least this boy could make it out and get a teacher. Jade started to fall, she fell and then was lying on the floor, she saw light as the door opened, she heard footsteps. But she couldn't get up, she couldn't see hear or even think, and with that she was out cold.

"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy

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Fenix suddenly found himself being hurled across the room! He coughed a bit and peered up from the ground. Below the smoke he could just see his fellow student laying on the floor behind a far desk. Fenix coughed again while crawling quickly to his fellow student. He took off his cloak and laid it next to her and rolled her onto it. He then picked up the cloak at one end, coughed some more, and began to drag his fellow student toward the door.

He stopped to cough again and his eyes began to burn since he was now standing once more and his face was surrounded by smoke. 

He dropped to the floor coughing but was determined to make it to the door with his fellow student. Fenix began to drag the cloak carrying Jade behind him while he crawled on his side towards the door to avoid breathing in so much smoke at once again. 

Finally after reaching the door, Fenix uses the very last of his energy to grip the handle on the door, pull it open and fall through the doorway, coughing and gasping for air while dragging his fellow student behind him. "Help" he manages to squeak out before he passes out onto the stone floor.

Fenix Black

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It was already well into the year, yet BonBon had made little effort into his new year’s resolution. As was stereotypical among many peoples, he had vowed to take off a few pounds he had accrued over the holiday break. Though there was likely a wizard way of culling that body fat, BonBon saw benefit in doing things the long, hard, Muggle way. He had begun a walking routine that involved him walking from first floor, all the way to the astronomy tower, and back down again. That was the plan at least. In reality, BonBon got to the Trophy Room and decided to call it quits. He longed for the days when he had a lean figure. At this rate, it was certainly going to take quite some time to get the desired results. On a brighter note, it gave him the chance to see a bit of the school beyond his Hufflepuff common room.

One of those sights happened to be a classroom spewing out smoke. Oh, and a boy passed out halfway out of the room.

“Oh dear…”

As BonBon pulled out his wand, he was reminded of his old days in Ilvermorny. There, teachers would occasionally come across distressed students who, in their effort to master their studies, weren’t paying attention to their surroundings. As the boy was mostly out of the smoke, the elder wizard opened the door to find yet another student passed out inside. As BonBon had no idea how many were inside, he went to work on removing all the smoke in the room. Judging from the lack of a burning blaze, he concluded this was an all-too familiar scenario of Fumos practice gone awry.

“Finite Incantatem!”

For minor incidents like this, a general counterspell was enough to dispel the spell-based smoke. With the room cleared, no further victims were revealed. As the air cleared, the two victims would find it easier to breath and (ideally) regain consciousness. For better measure, BonBon knelt down to Fenix and Jade. He pointed his wand towards the girl’s chest and cast “Reparifors”, a minor healing spell to revert the effects of their own castings. He quickly pointed to Fenix to do the same.

“Whatever were you two thinking?” BonBon remarked in exasperation as he waited for the two students to get back to their normal selves.

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Fenix's shiny copper ribbons of hair had fallen limp, his black, square framed glasses sat askew on his face, and his right hand clutched his cloak on which the unconscious body of his fellow student lay.

"Finite Incantatem!" 

Fenix opened his eyes to see what appeared to be a balding lion in wizard robes? As the smoke cleared he was able to see thatthe balding lion was, in fact, the Hufflepuff Head of House, Professor Bonet.

Coughing a bit as he slowly sat up, Fenix could feel his head pounding.  

“Whatever were you two thinking?” 

"I'm sorry professor. We were just practicing and I guess it got out of hand..."

Fenix never was a good liar. Rivalries weren't against the rules at Hogwarts but Fenix's pride already hurt enough as it is, he didn't need to add to it by telling the professor that he had been showing off and it nearly got a fellow student killed. He looked down at his lap as he still sit on the cold stone floor trying to regain his bearings, then looked at the Hufflepuff that performed the impressive knockback jinx that had sent him flying across the room. She seemed to finally be stirring and Fenix could feel a huge wave of relief wash over him. Thank the Gods he didn't kill her after all.

Fenix Black

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Jade's head hurt, she didn't know where she was or what had happened, she heard some muffled talking but her ears weren't quite working yet. She sat up and rubbed her eyes. she was in a classroom, on a Gryffindors cloak?

Then it all came back to her, she had been trying Fumos when the boy did it and filled the room with smoke. Looking around Jade could see Prof Bonet standing next to them, and the boy was sitting near her. Had he tried to drag her out of the room on his cloak? It seemed the only reasonable explanation.

"Thanks for saving us Professor, I don't know what happened but I'm sure things wouldn't have turned out well if you hadn't been there." Jade said in a hoarse, croaky voice from the smoke. "And thank you too, for trying to save me, as I'm sure you did from the look of things. I'm Jade by the way, Jade Murphy." Jade said to the boy whos name she didn't know yet.

"Professor are we going to have detention for this? Or not because it was an accident?" Jade asked not quite sure what the outcome of these events would be.

Jade just hoped that her headache would go away, it hurt so much! Jade tried massaging her head but that just made it worse. She decided to just rest her head on her hand and close her eyes as the light made it worse.

"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy

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With the danger passed, BonBon was faced with two regretful first years. The Gryffindor Fenix was the first to speak up. He said the were practicing when they went overboard, which the head agreed. Of course, BonBon also saw the obvious implications of a boy and a girl practicing together. Boy meets girl. Boy tries to impress girl with magical prowess. So on and so forth. Yes, a tale as old as time. It certainly wasn't uncommon to hear such a tale when he was a boy. As a young Pukwudgie, he had been known to turn some runaway rats into teacups to gain favor with girls. Naturally, BonBon was sympathetic to Fenix's plight, even if that wasn't his intent.

"Yes, well, one should be mindful of one's surroundings," BonBon replied. "But now you know to keep the door open next time you practice your Fumos."

The other student was of his own House. Jade was thankful to both BonBon and Fenix for his efforts, but her worries immediately went towards the possibility of detention. At this, the head of Hufflepuff rubbed his chin and pondered. For several excruciating seconds, he kept quiet, as if pondering what terrible consequence would befall these poor students.

BonBon then broke into a grin and came up with a verdict. If he had waited any longer, the poor girl's head would have exploded from her headache!

"I think your near death experience was punishment enough. However, I do decree that you, Ms. Murphy, go to the Hospital Wing. And you, young sir, will be a gentleman and escort her there. Understood?"

His tone was not of a strict headmaster, but of a nostalgic elder who longed for the days of innocent youth. He hoped that this was the start of a beautiful friendship between the two.

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"Yes, Professor."

Fenix stood up and helped Jade up from the floor. He then took his cloak up from the floor, dusted it off, and fastened it 'round his neck again.

 He recognized the professor as the Hufflepuff Head of House. Both Professor Bonet and his father, Lincoln, had a rather jovial air about them along with exquisite facial hair. Fenix supposed that must be common in Hufflepuff house. At first he wished he'd gotten that house because his father had also gotten that house (plus a ravishing beard is something Fenix has always fantasized about), but he accepted that the hat placed him in Gryffindor for a reason. He hadn't the slightest idea what the reason was, but he was sure it must be something good. At least he'd hoped it was.

Fenix looked at the girl again, curiously. How had she cast such a powerful knockback jinx?  She looked just his age! Fenix strives to be the best wizard  of his age and he welcomes the competition. Although this certainly does mean that Fenix needs to practice much harder if he means to surpass her ability.  That's fine, I suppose. Maybe I can ask if she'll practice with me.

"Do you need help walking at all?"

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"Yes Professor" Jade replied, she accepted the boys help in standing up and stood aside while he put his cloak on.

"Do you need help walking at all?" the boy asked. "No, I'll be fine thanks" Jade replied, she turned and started out the door when she realised she didn't know how to get to the Hospital wing.

"I don't suppose you know how to get to the hospital wing?" Jade asked the boy who's name she still didn't know. 

Jade was surprised at how many people she had met in Hogwarts that reminded her of other people. At this moment the boy reminded her of an old friend she had had, well, actually the only friend she had ever had. She supposed it was the hair and how he was standing. Jade knew she ought to stop comparing people to people she had already met but she couldn't help it.

"Not to be rude but I still don't know your name. It just might come in handy as I think we're still a ways from the Hospital wing." Jade asked hoping that the boy knew the way to the Hospital Wing.
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"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy

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"I don't suppose you know how to get to the hospital wing?" the girl asked. 

Fenix thought for a moment. He'd remembered passing it before on his way to Charms class. "I believe it's  on the third floor. Just around the corner from Charms class." Fenix said hoping his memory served him well. 

"Not to be rude but I still don't know your name. It just might come in handy as I think we're still a ways from the Hospital wing." 

"I'm Fenix. Fenix Black. What about you?" he asked her, "Or should I just call you the girl with the wicked knock back jinx?" Fenix said rubbing his shoulder. He must have landed on it pretty hard because it hurt a bit still. He'd never been hit with a knock back jinx before but he'd watched his father use them on troublesome garden gnomes. Gnomes had made a home in his mother's rose bushes one autumn giving Fenix's muggle mother quite a start when she went to trim the bushes. 

Fenix lead the way out of the hallway and up the stairs toward the Hospital Wing. He wondered if the girl had used the jinx before or if it was a heat of the moment sort of ordeal. He supposed he'd ask on the way...

Fenix Black

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Jade giggled "My name is Jade Murphy, and I'm surprised my jinx worked. Does your shoulder hurt? We should probably have the nurse look at it." Jade asked hoping she didn't hurt the boy who'd saved her.

"That was really brave of you, to help me instead of helping yourself. A bit foolish, but brave. I suppose that's why you're in Gryffindor. At least we know you can produce a lot of smoke, that'l be sure to distract anyone who try's to harm you." Jade said following Fenix up the stairs.

I wonder how he managed to drag me, he would have had to been standing which means he would have been breathing smoke. I guess he has a bit more insurance that me. Jade thought, pondering the whole ordeal.

"Well, I've got to admit, out of all the ways I've met people so far, that was the craziest. I mean we could have died, not likely but we could have........ I think I'm going to leave this out of my letter to my parents, they do tend to worry" Jade remarked partly to herself.

"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy

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Fenix's face flushed at the mention of his bravery. 

"Oh I... I mean I couldn't have just left you there. By the time I'd have found someone you could have been dead... I think they expel students for that sort of thing now," Fenix said with a smirk, attempting to deflect from his sheepishness. 

"Well, I've got to admit, out of all the ways I've met people so far, that was the craziest. I mean we could have died, not likely but we could have........ I think I'm going to leave this out of my letter to my parents, they do tend to worry."

"Yeah it's probably best to say we just met in class," Fenix said. His parents wouldn't be too thrilled to hear about him nearly killing a classmate either. He tried not to think of how things would have gone if he hadn't dragged her from the classroom that still emanated smoke behind them. 

"I'm sorry I almost killed you. Though in my defense I tend to be a bit of a prat," he said smiling, "So  what do you plan to do once you get that clean bill of health? Would you mind showing me how to do that jinx?"

Fenix Black

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Jade smiled at the boy "It's ok, I shouldn't have barged in on your practicing like that. I'm not sure I'll still be able to preform the spell but I can try to teach you." Jade said.

"Though I wonder how the nurse will fix my headache. I know that muggles would merely use medicine, but I don't know what Wizards use. My town didn't have that many Wizards you see, just my parents and four others." Jade said. It was true she had seen healing charms, but those had all been on cuts. She had never see anything used for headaches or other similar things. As Jade thought about this she wondered what it would be like to be a nurse at Hogwarts, to see all those injuries.

At that moment they rounded a corner and Jade was blasted with direct sunlight "Oww!"  Jade yelped jumping back and cradling her head in her hands. "Right, well, I'd better cover my eyes. I just wish I had my sunglasses. Oh well. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me." Jade said standing up and putting a hand over to top of the eyes so she could only see the floor.

"Every Rose has it's thorns, thats why you have to treat them with care" ~Jade Ocean Rose Murphy
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