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Rosie ended up running into the library, Clary most likely tailing behind. She slid into the large room and turned around to face her friend. "Well, we're here." Rosie spread her arms, beginning to walk backwards into the room that seemed to be full of different opportunities for Rosie and Clary to dive into. Rosie lead Clary to the table she had met Evan previously at, taking a seat. "So, where should we go first?" Rosie asked, resting her head on her hand. She was kinda tired from running around, probably had less energy than Clary did since... She most likely wasn't running.

This time, Rosie made sure to keep her voice quiet, because of course, this was a library. She couldn't be her loud, enthusiastic self in a room with people just trying to read and live their lives. Rosie was considering what they should do: Get some studying done about different subjects they'd be learning about? Or explore the large amount of different books. Maybe they could learn a few spells so they could practice them even away from class. The possibilities were endless for the two girls! Rosie glanced towards the shelves. ... Maybe she could take a while to finish the books, she couldn't even reach half of them.

There was also the restricted area, which of COURSE Rosie was curious about. But she knew it was forbidden, maybe one day she'd be allowed to look in there. And to be honest, what was so dangerous about... Books?
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Clary glanced around the library, a magnificent space with towering oak shelves, spiraling columns, and gorgeous golden light that filtered up from the windows above. It was a gorgeous space, and although Clary was used to the sight after her time staying in the Ravenclaw common room, which was conveniently located nearby, it still took her breath away in a gasp of awe each time. Around her, a few clusters of students talked amongst each other in hushed whispers, holding up various titles of books as they argued quietly over which was the most superior.  Personally, she'd vote on the one about Quidditch, but it wasn't her conversation to join.

Clary followed after Rosie, not being able to help but smile at her friend's face. The way she gestured outwards seemed to state that the whole world was theirs and they could do anything they possibly wanted. Technically, it was true. The library faced a whole new area to explore, discuss new things, and learn! The possibilities and opportunities ceased to end. She joined Rosie at the short coffee table, taking a seat in the chair across from her, and shrugged, not exactly sure where they should go first. 

Noticing Rosie's eyes flitting in the direction of the Restricted Section, she shook her head. "The librarian is vicious! If she sees you over there she'll have your head!"

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Rosie whined. "That's such a bummer, it's so school and mysterious over there! It's basically asking me to go over there and look at it." She let out a defeated sigh, slumping back in her seat.

"Maybe we should read about spells, OH! Or the history of magic! I'm not very sure which o-" Rosie gasped. "Wait, I got it! We can look for books about Quidditch and Dueling. So we're all prepared for try outs and the actual events. Precaution is always, smart you know!" She warned, waving her finger a bit. Rosie leaned back in her seat again and sighed.

Books were simple. There was a beginning, a middle, and in the end. Textbooks of course, were just pages after pages of information but stories were so much more interesting. The beginning, there was an intro do the potentionally interesting characters, the middle, where events got messy, and an ending. Whether it was good or bad, there was an ending. Either way, it amazed Rosie. Different books by different authors of all ages, genders, pasts, sexualities, whatever. Books were an adventure in themselves to the young girl, if she didn't have anywhere to go, there was always imagination.

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Clary smiled, knowing exactly where to go to reach the Quidditch section! It was located under sports, a few shelves up from a muggle section on football, and contained bookshelves worth of works on the subject! The library itself was a little wonderland, brimming with anything and everything one could imagine in terms of knowledge, interests, and fantasy. What more could one want in life than an opportunity to curl up in the library with a good book, entering into a new universe with each word that slipped into their mind. A few months ago she would've only been able to find this place in books, and now she was here, living what seemed like a fantasy tale as a true reality.

"I'm not really sure where Dueling is, but Quidditch is right over here, if you wanna track it down," Clary murmured to Rosie, flitting across the room. The two girls passed by a variety of students, relaxing, talking, attempting to track down new books, and more. There were even a few teetering stacks of hardbacks, balancing precariously on one another as they towered up towards the ceiling. This place was like a book jungle, the farther back one went into the sea of shelves. This whole area was like its own biome!

The two girls arrived at the proper area and Clary hopped up on her tiptoes, passing the book over to Rosie. "Voila! Quidditch: A History."

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Rosie was relieved that Clary knew how to get around better than she did, Rosie would probably get very lost very quick. She retrieved the book and skipped to her seat once again, hopping into it and setting the book down. "Welp! Let's get to it. I'm kinda nervous about Quidditch, it sounds... Wild.? And chaotic. But at the same time it seems riveting and it'll provide a super cool experience." She nodded, opening to the first page. "Are you gonna keep searching for a book on dueling? Maybe it's a good idea, if you got hurt that'd kinda suck. A lot." Rosie sighed.

Rosie had already developed some caring for Clary, despite just meeting her. That was a regular thing though, Rosie warmed up to certain people easily. If Clary got hurt, she knew she'd feel bad. She knew Clary was capable of doing so, considering how they met. But it wasn't like Rosie didn't believe in her! She just... Worried, very easily. It was a flaw, sure, but Rosie owned it. She passed off the over-worrying as caring instead. It sounded less sad.

She looked through the pages, skimming through the lines and looking through the different positions. Rosie wasn't looking too much into it, she was skimming just for now.

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"Not exactly sure where to look, but I'll check around. See you in a few minutes!" Before Rosie could reply or chase after Clary, the young Ravenclaw girl stepped further into the forest of bookshelves, setting off on her miniature quest to track down the book about Dueling. She was sure tons of written works existed on the topic. Despite being a fun and interesting sport, Dueling was also an art that wizards used in day-to-day life when dealing with criminals and other dark magics. During the 90s, she was sure there was plenty of dueling going on at the Battle of Hogwarts, a topic they'd covered intensely during History of Magic last week. She was surprised to think that a nearly full-out war had happened here only 20 or so years ago. 

It was strange to imagine herself in a setting like that. At age 11, Clary wasn't exactly sure she was prepared for war. Would she be forced to hide in the Slytherin Common rooms like the other students did during that time? Having no answer for the topic, she allowed her mind to wander, returning to the subject of Dueling books. The forest was enormous, and she realized much too quickly that she'd be helpless to track down the title on her own. She pivoted on her feet, twirling around to track down Rosie, but realized all too soon that she was utterly lost, her bouncy Hufflepuff friend nowhere in sight.

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While Clary was out looking, Rosie was skimming through her Quidditch book. There were so many different positions to choose from, and she could only choose one. Hm. Seeker sounded fun, but at this point she still wasn't very sure what she wanted to do. Try outs in general kinda intimidated dear little Rosie, as much as she loved interacting with people, there was something about being judged and watched that rubbed her the wrong way. Maybe that was just her nervousness talking, after all, she had only been at Hogwarts for a few days and she had already been overwhelmed with different things she wanted to do.

After a bit, she started to wonder where Clary went. Rosie turned around a bit, hoping she'd hear her running or something, but she didn't. Maybe she left? Maybe she got bored? That's nuts, Rosie. She'd never do that. Rosie figured she was lost and risked calling out: "Clary?"She sat back down after she did, she figured if she heard her, she'd come back. Rosie didn't wanna also get lost. That'd be rough for the both of them. She sunk back in her seat and opened a different book, one that she owned.

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Clary continued to flit about the space, not really sure where she was going. There were so many stacks of books all around her she could live in the library forever, trapped in a world of writing between the pages of all of these elegant texts. Smiling to herself, she lifted a hand, tracing the spines of a few books with her finger as she went by, counting them off as she read the different titles. There were books about potions, charms, transfiguration spells, hexes, Quidditch, astronomy, stars, space, pets, treats, and everything she could possibly think to imagine. In fact, there were even books on dueling, which she victoriously found in the back-left corner of the word-filled jungle.

Victoriously, Clary hopped up onto her tiptoes, stretching her arm upwards to reach the book, and allowed it to fall safely into her grasp. The book was heavy, and she almost wasn't prepared to cradle it in her arms, but years of basketball and softball had prepared her for such an incident. Curiously, she flipped through the book quickly, surprised to find over fifty chapters of materials on the art of dueling, from ethics and proper etiquettes all the way over to techniques on how to defeat her opponent. It was perfect, just what she needed to show Rosie! Speaking of Rosie... she still couldn't find her friend. Attempting to backtrack, Clary wound her way through the sea of shelves, eventually, in a moment of desperation, calling out, "Marco!"

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Rosie was still reading through her spells book, her eyebrow raising at some of them. They sounded dangerous! But fun. But more dangerous, and more likely to get her in trouble. Just like the spook restricted books woooo spooky ghost. She felt her eyes peel to the section. Rosie shook her head and turned to her book. That was stupid. She'd never do anything like that! Risking herself to get in trouble, who did she think she was? Rosie shook her head. Bad Rosie. She dragged her finger along the words. Beaters. Sounded violent. She didn't wanna imagine what would happen if some strong kid got her hands on Rosie while she flew. She didn't wanna imagine potentially falling to he-

"Marco!"

Rosie's head turned to the voice. There she was! It was a bit faint, so Rosie had to be loud. She cleared her throat, and yelled back. "POLO!" She cupped her mouth with her hands, standing on a chair to see if she could see Clary from a distance. Of course, she couldn't. But she tried. Rosie hopped back down into her seat and hoped Clary heard her. She figured she would've. If she didn't... She'd just yell again.

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Clary twisted her way through the sea of bookshelves, running her hand along the columns as she passed by. If she always remained to the right side of the shelves, then eventually, after some length of distance, she'd manage to return to where she came from. That was always the number one rule of mazes she remembered from the haunted ones when growing up; though not the most efficient method in the world, it'd work for her current predicament. 

The young Ravenclaw girl found her gaze wandering around the space as she walked, the only legible sound the thumping of her feet against the polish hardwood floors. The library's architecture was gorgeous, and she found herself wondering how long it'd taken to build everything in this space. Sure, the constructors of Hogwarts had had magic and what not, but without modern architectural devices, she could only imagine how much effort it would've taken to produce such a space. Most of the wood had to be custom made, and once one factored in the enormous number of shelves, spiraling columns and what-not, it seemed there was quite an effort put into this magical library.

Clary trudged onwards, glancing up at the shelves as she spotted a section on Potions. She hadn't been back to her dorm since earlier that morning and had Potions homework due later that day. Clary'd managed to use her notes to answer all but one of the questions discussing examples of the three types of potions: environmental, physical, and mental. Figuring this section would be a decent place to start, she scanned the spines of the books for a moment, finally pulling out a copy of Magical Drafts and Potions. Perfect! Clary sat down on the ground, leaning against the bookshelf, and flipped through the pages of the books, scanning for anything that looked like an 'environmental' potion.

Polo!

Clary paused, swearing she heard the echo of her earlier call, except this one said "Polo", instead of Marco. Had Rosie heard her? Feeling her heart soar with excitement, Claryssa slammed the Potions book shut, cradling it in her arm alongside the dueling one, and bounced up, yelling out once again, "Marco!"

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This time, Rosie stood up, hearing Clary call again. She was closer. Rosie stood up and bolted down the rows, looking at the books that were seen before she raced by. Rosie turned the corner and grabbed the shelf as she turned, allowing her to run down the row with more speed. She cupped her hands and yelled again. "POLO!"

Rosie turned another corner and skipped down the row, her eyes came across a book and she TRIED to skid to a stop, but she tripped over her feet and tumbled onto the floor, grabbing a book as she fell. "Aha, got you." She snickered, opening it. The history of magic. She groaned and closed it. Boring! Rosie didn't necessarily care about the history of magic, she wanted to know about the magic happening NOW. She stood up and put the book away.

Mission: Find Clary. Methods: Run a lot and scream. Reward: Finding friend. Mission Difficulty Level: Hard.

Rosie continued jogging down the rows, trying not to get lost herself. Rosie would just go back in the way, she came! Simple. In between the rows, she turned her head left to right, making sure Clary didn't speed by. She figured she would've heard it though.

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Clary heard what sounded to be similar to that of a herd of elephants begin to traipse around the library, potentially knocking a few items over in the process, based on the series of awkward thumps she heard as time went by. Polo! There the sound was again, coming from her left. The Young Ravenclaw girl shifted directions, trying to figure out how to move to the left without abandoning her 'Escape the Maze' method of always remaining on the same side of the bookshelves. Figuring she didn't have all day, Clary pushed away from her little life hack and followed after Rosie's voice, her ears attentive and mind focused in concentration.

Up ahead, she heard another thump as a book fell off the shelf, accompanied by a small murmur, sounding something along the lines of Aha, got you! Figuring only her energetic, and perhaps quite clumsy, Hufflepuff friend would be responsible for such an incident, she continued forwards in that direction, soon becoming overwhelmed as the thumping of footsteps seemed to envelop the whole entire library. How far was Rosie running? Quite far, by the sound of it, though Clary had no way of knowing until she managed to track down her friend. She was now on a quest, and no matter what, she'd find a way to succeed.

Clary racked her brain for some spell that could help her, realizing halfway through her frantic research that she was a witch! Surely there was some location spell she could use or something that could make her more visible to Rosie. Aha! That was it. Clary reached into her robes, producing her beloved Chesnut wand, and scanned her memory for the wand movement of the spell she wished to cast. Once discovering the information, Clary flicked her wand gently, pulled it back for a moment, then flicked it again, whispering, "Lumos!" Bright, white light shone from the tip of Clary's wand, illuminating the path in front of her. Now, if Rosie happened to get close, she'd hopefully see the illumination of the light and manage to track down Clary more easily.

"Polo!" she yelled again, pretty sure she was getting closer to her friend, at this point. This whole situation just seemed like a giant joke, in her personal opinion, but it was kind of a fun game! She'd never played Marco Polo out of the water before, but a magical library seemed like the perfect place for the activity, as long as they weren't caught for yelling by the librarian!

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Rosie heard her voice again. It sounded closer, she grinned until she almost came across the librarian from the other side of the row. Shoot. She spun on her foot and ran away, hoping the lady didn't hear her. Rosie didn't wanna risk spells, she wasn't very good at it yet. She sped on forward, and after a second, once again cupped her hands and yelled. "POLO!" A small giggle slipped out right after, as she sped forward. After a bit, she squinted. Was.. Was that a light?

Rosie skidded to a stop and looked again. It was! She sped over and turned a few corners, hopefully coming across Clary. Though she was going a bit fast, let's hope they didn't crash into each other. She held her books as she ran, she picked up a few when she tumbled. They were on different subjects in classes she took. Basically, very useful to her future. She tried not to trip over her shoes again, since apparently she had a bad habit of doing so. Rosie took a second to internally note to work on her clumsiness, it would for sure not benefit her in her future. For... Anything, unless there was a clumsiness contest. Was there? Probably not. Bummer.

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Clary side-stepped the barreling blur of motion as Rosie came hurdling into her aisle, loud as ever in the space that was supposed to be reserved for silence. She couldn't help but smile, proud of herself for learning her lesson about letting people run into her... literally. She'd already faced enough sore bruises from the incident with Kaegan, and she didn't want a repeat occasion with her energetic little Hufflepuff friend. Clary lifted her wand in front of her face, casting a bright, white glow onto her already fair skin, and pretended to blow it out like a candle, murmuring a quick, Nox!, as the light flickered out with a twist of her wrist.

She grinned over at Rosie, who had managed to stumble into a bookshelf in her effort to slow down in front of Clary. The poor girl seemed a bit out of breath, but the dumb smile Clary saw on her face seemed to prove that Rosie was proud of the feat. Afterall, Hufflepuffs were particularly good finders. She smiled, remembering that was a phrase someone had used at one point or another, and walked over to greet Rosie with a nod of her head. "That... was a bit dramatic, but I found the book!" She grinned, holding the title up in front of her proudly.

It'd only taken the girls a mere hour to succeed on their mission, and although they technically didn't really know how to exit the forest of bookshelves, Clary didn't really mind where she relaxed as long as Rosie was by her side. Afterall, the location was all part of the adventure, and she was too eager to learn about Dueling magic to worry about finding her way out of this mess. She'd just wanted to be with Rosie, no matter where the two ended up together. 

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Rosie did indeed stumble into the book shelf, but grinned wider when she realized she had found Clary. Success! She pushed herself from off the shelf and let out a sigh. "Hi." She muttered, fixing her hair and dusting her clothes off. "Oh cool! You found you book. By the way, the librarian might be uhhhh a little upset with us because she saw me racing down the aisles but I'm pretty sure I lost her so it's okay!" She laughed nervously.

Yeah, the whole situation was a big ol' mess, but Rosie was glad she found Clary. She grinned and started to lead Clary back to their table, humming as she lead them back. She was having a good time so far, planning on doing some good ol' reading with her friend. Rosie was secretly still scared of the librarian finding her and kicking them out for running and yelling, but she hoped they'd excuse them. Afterall, they were just kids. However, Rosie might be kicked out, it wasn't her first time being loud in a place where you were supposed to be quiet. Rosie was just in general a loud person, which came in handy sometimes, but other times, it just showed Rosie was annoying sometimes.