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A Beater's Bite  PV | K. DeRook   Closed 

@Kyle DeRook
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[quote]Koko was finally realising the true threat of burnout. She doubted it would come to pass, but now it was just as real as frostbite. She loved talking and writing, so she had wished to be on the Headliner and had somehow managed to claim a spot as a reporter. The only downside was that she needed to interview four people before a certain deadline. And now... She was not sure if she could do it.

Nevertheless, as the blonde-haired-girl walked across the Quidditch Training Pitch, pacing anxiously right as five in the evening was about to roll around the corner, she stood straight. Her pale skin wasn't drenched in sweat, but if one touched it - they had better not - it would be damp. She was pacing because she was nervous. Koko did not talk to Gryffindors very often at all. In fact, the brash and reckless House members scared her quite a bit. They were just so brave.

The reason Koko had really wished to do this was because she loved Quidditch. She knew that the kid she had owled, Kyle, was Gryffindor's Quidditch Captain, and she would have a few questions to ask him. She was smiling carefully as she paced, just enough to look content but not enough to look at peace. This still scared her, but she would have to view it as 'coming out of her shell'. This would be absolutely fine, but... She'd heard rumours about this boy, and she sure as hell didn't want to get punched. While Koko didn't mind getting dirty every once in a while, she did have a set amount of vanity, and she really valued her nose. She didn't want her face to be covered in blood!

The sun was in the middle of the Western side of the sky, in the process of setting but not finished with it at all. The breeze was soft for September, and it was a cool evening with spotty clouds. All in all, it was beautiful. It was the perfect day to talk about Quidditch.
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A Beater's Bite  PV | K. DeRook   Closed 

Today was the day for his interview. Kyle was ready, and he was determined to make a good first impression. This was going to be in the paper and how he was received was going to reflect not only on his Team but the house in general. It was his duty and his responsibility to put his best foot forward and make sure that Gryffindor was properly represented.

When he finally left the common room Kyle was in his Quidditch robes, wearing his armor(which he took the time to polish and clean so the leather looked nice), he had his captain patch proudly displayed and his normally messy and wild hair he tool the time to slick back so it would be out of his face for the entirety of the interview. He had no idea the types of questions that would be asked or what exactly he should be expecting from this interview and if he was being completely honest that kind of worried him. After all, Kyle didn't have the best track record with public speaking and he didn't have what one would refer to as "Social Graces"

When he Arrived on Sight he raised his right hand in greeting "Oi! Top o' tha mornin' to ya!" as he spoke his heavy Irish rang true. When he came to stop next to KoKo he crossed his arms across his chest and he wore his usual Cocky Smirk.

“I live my life free of compromise, and step into the shadows without complaint or regret.“
Stamina: 10 Evasion: 4 Strength: 10 Wisdom: 2 ArcPower: 5 Accuracy: 4

A Beater's Bite  PV | K. DeRook   Closed 

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She saw him coming mere moments before he spoke out in a loud Irish accent. He came closer, and then he crossed his arms over his chest. He was that type of boy. Probably thought more of himself than he should have. "Good day," Koko told him with a sigh, reaching into the House robes she had chosen to wear and pulling out a notepad and a pencil. Quills were what they were told to use for their classes, but pencils were much more practical. They had erasers, for heaven's sake! What was better than that?

"Alright, so as you very well know, this is an interview, so I'm going to have some questions to ask you." Koko sent the strong boy what would look like an arrogant smirk but was really just her trying to feel more confident. Her eyes flitted to the lovely view of the castle, with its towers and battlements rising above the tree-covered Scottish hills. A breeze was wafting from that direction, making the girl's pale hair fly off of the back of her neck, giving her a needed cooldown. She smiled somewhat awkwardly. "What prompted you to apply for this position?" Koko asked him, twirling a strand of hair around her finger nervously. "Also, what position on the Quidditch Team will you be playing? Why did that one catch your eye?"
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I'm soooo sorry about how late (and short) this is. I'll be responding ASAP from now on :/

A Beater's Bite  PV | K. DeRook   Closed 

Kyle noticed the sigh and the arrogant smirk and assumed this was just a case of the Slytherin trying to act superior to him as just another annoying Gryffindor but he wasn't really bothered by it. Kyle had a number of Slytherin friends and even both of his parents wore the Emerald and Silver when they were in school. When she asked if he was aware that since this was an interview he was going to be asked questions he sort of cocked an eyebrow and tilted his head slightly. Was she being serious? of course there would be questions. Was there another way for interviews to work?

"What prompted you to apply for this position?"

Kyle rested his hands on his hips and thought for a moment. A simple question to start things off with, that was fair. "Darren O'Hare. He was Captain for the Kenmare Kestrals for years and the Irish National Captain three seperate times. He is a big inspiration for me playing in general, ofcourse I had to try and live up to his legacy and go for captain. The right captain with the right mindset makes all the difference, and I plan to lead like he did."

"Also, what position on the Quidditch Team will you be playing? Why did that one catch your eye?"

Kyle nodded a few times and he offer a slight half smile "First beater is my position. I have always admired the position really. You need to have a cool head, a fearless spirit, and strength to be a proper beater. The position is about so much more than just taking out or inconveniencing the enemy team, its about protecting your team and the audience as well."

“I live my life free of compromise, and step into the shadows without complaint or regret.“
Stamina: 10 Evasion: 4 Strength: 10 Wisdom: 2 ArcPower: 5 Accuracy: 4

A Beater's Bite  PV | K. DeRook   Closed 

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Koko jotted down the last bit of information with a nervous smile. "A beater, that's a nice position to play. Means you can beat the shit out of someone without serious repercussions." She offered a smirk. "If you're strong enough, that is, and you look strong." She was flattering him, or at least trying to. "So, is there a specific broom that you would recommend to younger years trying out for Quidditch in the future?" Koko herself owned a Nimbus 1700, and it was working out pretty well.

Koko didn't like to rest awkwardly as she waited for her interviewee to answer, so like the annoying reporter she was, the blonde tipped her head slightly upward and said, "What is your favourite aspect of the game?" She hoped it wasn't hitting people. Hitting people was great and all, but it wasn't really in Koko's best interests to be the one getting hit. Maybe her fair blonde hair and slightly innocent look could make them wait to hurt her, but her sharp tongue and vicious temper could do just the opposite. "I myself just like the feel of cold wind hitting my face. It brings back the sharpness of reality." It was a blunt statement, but it wasn't anything that wasn't true. Koko twirled her pencil around her fingers, the wind blowing around and almost knocking it off of the tiny french-fry shaped limbs. It really was a windy day...

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"If you're strong enough, that is, and you look strong."

The snake was trying to stroke his ego, and you know what!...yeah it was working. Kyle offered a smug smirk and half shrugged as he rand a hand through his hair and slipped the other hand into his pants pocket. "Don't worry about me being strong enough. Between my boxer training and beater training I am more than ready for the season. Come to the pitch any morning and you will see me prepping"

"So, is there a specific broom that you would recommend to younger years trying out for Quidditch in the future?"

Kyle nodded "Absolutely. The Tinderblast is a fantastic broom. Sure it was made back in the '40s but it has stood the test of time. It's sturdy, Reliable, and fast enough to keep up to the competition but not so fast its hard to control."

"What is your favorite aspect of the game?"

Kyle took a deep breath and looked off to the side. His favorite aspect of the game. That was a tough question. He knew he loved quidditch, he always had. but why? "My favorite aspect of the game. I feel like its a cop-out but everything about the game is my favorite. The freedom of flight as you travel across the field, The rush and excitement as you face off against the other team, the surge of adrenaline when you face and connect with a bludger. It's easy to be weighed down by the day to day drone of life sometimes but...when I step on the pitch. I feel alive, really and truly alive"

“I live my life free of compromise, and step into the shadows without complaint or regret.“
Stamina: 10 Evasion: 4 Strength: 10 Wisdom: 2 ArcPower: 5 Accuracy: 4

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Koko smiled. She liked this kid. He was stuck-up, but in a good way, the way most pure-bloods were stuck up without seeming too affected. "Not a bad answer in any way," Koko commented. The blonde glanced at her notes to see how many more questions were in her cache, and her eyebrows rose up a centimetre. One more. She could do this. The day was beautiful, it was young, and she had time. She just had to finish up this single question.

Still, Koko hesitated. What if she had forgotten something? She didn't think that she had, but all the same, she was still pretty nervous about this entire ordeal. It was so easy to screw up, much easier than many people realised. Even the perfect cerulean sky and emerald-green grass wouldn't help her now. The topaz-like sun shining on her face, trying to blind her, that wouldn't help either. She had to believe in herself, and maybe believe in this kid. He could help her, she knew he could. Koko took a deep breath, brushing a stray strand of golden hair out of her face.

"I think we already know this," Koko began, "But I've got to ask - is there a professional Quidditch team that you would root for above all others?" She twirled her pencil around her fingers. She was anxious about this, but it was simple enough. They could finish this here and now.

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As Kyle stood there with one hand in his pants pocket and the other hand just hanging he couldn't help but wonder how the interview was going. Were his answers too long? too short? was he coming across as a passionate Qudditch fan and player or more like an obsessed weirdo. Then he had a thought louder than the others. One that blocked out everything thing else he was thinking of. what was that thought? it was nothing other than Of course I'm killing it. I'm Awesome!

He smiled to himself more than anything but he did appreciate being told his answers were good ones. Then the Snake asked another question, the final one by her own words.
"is there a professional Quidditch team that you would root for above all others?"

This was possibly the easiest Question he had been asked yet. "Ofcourse. A team from the Emerald Isle. The Kenmare Kestrals. They have been around for ages, and have they always been the best team? No. Their record is riddled with its fair share of losses. But no matter how many times they lose, no matter how bad a game is going, They never give up. The Kestrals don't play for glory or fame or a trophy. They play for the love of the game, and never stop giving their all. And that's exactly how I plan on running my team."

“I live my life free of compromise, and step into the shadows without complaint or regret.“
Stamina: 10 Evasion: 4 Strength: 10 Wisdom: 2 ArcPower: 5 Accuracy: 4