PV Leslez Skoris
Why isn't this working? Gareth sat on the floor the empty classroom, observing the smoke coming out from the mangled pile of wires in front of him. The room was a mess; there were scorch marks all over the floor, and he’d had to push away the desks and chairs to prevent them from being damaged as well. Even his rolled up sleeves were singed at the ends. Gareth sighed, tapping his wand against the palm of his hand. He’d been experimenting in here for the past few days but without any success.
Theoretically, the shock spell should have created a strong enough current to power the light bulb, but the wires keep burning out before it even reaches the bulb itself. By fiddling with the wires, he’d been able to make them last longer before they exploded, but he hasn’t yet managed to make one that actually carried the current to the bulb. He knew this probably wasn’t gonna work; last week he heard someone say that the magic in the castle rendered electricity and muggle technology useless. If that were true, getting a wire to successfully carry a current was impossible. That can’t really be true though, the universe is literally made up of electricity. There must be a solution to this.
Standing up for the first time in hours, Gareth realized he’d been working for longer than he thought. The sun was already high up in the sky, meaning it was around noon or the early afternoon. It also meant that he had missed lunch (and breakfast. Again). Good thing this was a Sunday, or else he’d have missed more than a few classes as well. Turning around, he once again stared at the pile on the ground. Maybe I should be conserving these… After all, he’d only brought a couple boxes of equipment to tinker with throughout the year, it wouldn’t be wise to waste them all in the first few months. But then again, he’d made more progress this morning than he had all week. He really was onto something here, he was sure of it. I suppose a few more hours wouldn’t hurt.
Hey, life has no meaning, but what else is new?