When she'd played at home with her cousins, all they had was a Quaffle, a beat-up old Snitch with a broken wing, and a one-hundred meter field with a single goalpost on each end. They'd never let her play Seeker, mainly because James (the eldest, a fifth year) was on the Gryffindor Quidditch team and had to practice. However, her father and grandfather both claimed that she had "a Seeker's build". Here, with the luxury of a full pitch and all the training equipment she could ever need, she could hone her Quidditch skills and hopefully become the Seeker for the Ravenclaw team.
Once she reached a respectable height, she pulled the Snitch out of her pocket and set it free, waiting for a few minutes to allow it to hide somewhere on the pitch. As she waited, she observed the grounds and enjoyed the afternoon sunlight. She'd have a few more freckles by the end of the day.
Deciding that she'd waited long enough, Evianna started her wristwatch-timer, angled her broom upward, and flew higher into the sky, looking for the Snitch. She finally spotted it hovering several meters above the stands. It didn't look like it would move, so she shot toward it (as quickly as the school broom could go, which wasn't fast). It stayed in place for a moment before rocketing into the sky. Evianna followed it as best she could. Stretching her arm as far as she could, she caught the Snitch as it attempted to make a dive toward the center circle. Grinning triumphantly, she glanced down at her watch. 1:56.12. Not bad.
Realistically, during an official match, there'd be other players on the pitch to worry about, not to mention the Bludgers and an actual game Snitch, which would no doubt be smarter than the ones used for practice. But Evianna felt confident now. She'd be able to show her cousins up when she got home for the summer.
As she released the Snitch again, she failed to notice a figure watching her from the stands, holding his own broomstick...
And there we have it. I didn't mean to make it quite so long, so sorry about the word count. This was fun to write though!
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