Care of Magical Creatures

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You let who be an assistant?  finished 

This was quite literally one of the best days Kaegen had at hogwarts.
Professor Lear, his new favorite teacher, had accepted Kaegen's offer of being a assistant for the care of magical creatures class! Kaegen was born for this class, growing up living, breathing, avoiding, fighting and hunting some of the most dangerous magical creatures the fens had to offer.
And now, now he got to care for them, help them, have them help him! Professor lear had said something to the affect of 'Yeah, sure, whatever' and had given Kaegen slight chills with his smile, but only slight. Not enough to offset the joy of discovering the stables. Until recently, Kaegen had been carrying around his own little menagerie, until grandfather took them away after the incident where he almost bled to death while hiding in a trophy.
Looking around at the stables, he discovered the hippogriffs! Beautiful, majestic and unlike any creature Kaegen had ever laid eyes on before. These creatures didn't hide in the mud of the fens, they didn't float away on the mists. They lived in the open, high in the sky! Looking towards the back, he found a small one, a grey little hippogriff that snapped at Kaegen when he approached. He started humming to it, a broken, peaceful tune that didn't really have a good rythm. It didn't matter, he would stand there humming for as long as it took. That little hippogriff was going to be his friend, the little boy could feel it.
Maybe he could bring it into the great hall, or to lessons with him, no one would mind, would they? Nah, they wouldn't mind. On second thought, there was a lot of food, what if he brought the whole herd? Everyone loved hippogriffs, didn't they?
Last edited by Kaegen Deathmote on 10th April 2018, 6:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

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You let who be an assistant?  finished 

Kaegen was getting pretty tired, he'd been humming for hours, standing motionless as he watched the little hippogriff. Why wasn't this working? It didn't make any sense, most creatures would calm down after a while, get used to Kaegen's presence. Get soothed by his constant off beat humming.
It didn't discourage him, tired though he was. He was going to get this right, one way or another. He was going to befriend this beautiful creature. If they let him, he may use her instead of a broom in quidditch. It would certainly be helpful if he could just trust his steed to take care of finding the flying egg for him. It would be even easier if they would just let him practice flying without quidditch. I mean, who honestly cared about who won or lost a game? He only cared if he got better.
Snapping out of his thoughts, he looked at the hippogriff again, and smiled at his good fortune. He had heard a roar earlier, maybe that was one of professor lear's other creatures. He could go and check that one out after befriending this hippogriff. As the hippogriff tried to bite Kaegen for the 15th time, he figured that he should probably pick out a name for the little girl.
It took him a minute, before he finally picked the perfect name. It fit her, somehow. He smiled as he stopped humming long enough to name the creature.
"I think I'll call you Home."
He sat down, closed his eyes, and started humming again, the broken, tuneless noise somehow soothing the other hippogriffs, making them more docile. With the exception, of course, of the little grey hippogriff named Home.

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You let who be an assistant?  finished 

Kaegen eventually decided that he had better start with his self assigned chores. He would muck out the stalls, give the hippogriffs more food so the professor wouldn't have to.
Honestly, he hadn't seen much of the professor since he got accepted as the assistant. But that didn't matter too much, he had ways to keep himself occupied. He hummed the tune as he mucked out the stables, hummed the tune as he cleaned out the water, hummed the tune as he refilled it and gave them food. He hummed the tune as he tinkered with the door to the stables. There wasn't really anything wrong with it, but that didn't matter. He would still work on it, see if he could make it better. He ended up just tapping on some nails for no reason, and opening and closing the doors, to make sure the hinges worked, even though he knew they did. All the while humming that calming tune.
He really hoped that Home would eventually become used to it, recognize that Kaegen wasn't a threat. He didn't know why the little hippogriff didn't seem to like him, but it didn't matter. He would teach Home that Kaegen was a friend, he would hum as long as he had to. It made a lot of sense in an ironic sort of way.

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