aug 2018 Witches and wizards all over the country (and the world) arrive at their safe zones. In the UK: Hogwarts, Holt Castle, Diagon Alley, Order HQ (secret), Midlothian (Liberamach run), Yester Castle (Liberamach HQ).
july 2018 The Ministry admits the mysterious deaths are unstoppable. They have created safe zones for everyone to live together to stay safe while they try and track down the cause of the great threat.
may 2018 The Ministry claims the mysterious deaths are from the killing curse and that a new Dark Lordd is rising. This is exposed by Liberamach to be completely false.
feb 2018 Mysterious deaths start happening to witches and wizards in their own homes.
Post by MATTHEW STRIX on Jul 16, 2021 7:07:59 GMT -5
"no past word can't let you in" says the fat lady the portrait that watched over the entrance to Gryffindor tower Matthew sighs "but you saw me last night ! " he raised his voice at the last part she makes a face "I know that but how do I know you are the same same first year I saw brought up to this tower last night ? hmmmmm ? you could be another student using Polyjuice potion to try and get into the boys dorm so I say again past word ?" If Matthew didn't need his books to start on class work he would just say forget it he tries another way to get inside.
"what if I promise to quickly go in fined some one who knows the past word to till you it and thin say yes I am a Gryffindor ?" She was quick with her answer "no" Matthew sighs again "there's no way I can get in ? " she smiles " yes" hope appears on his face " really like what ?" still smiling she says "you can give me the password " Matthews face falls first the train tries to kill him the ground moved he was quite sure he had killed some one now he couldn't remember a silly password that he was sure he thought when he heard it he thought even thin he was not going to remember it going back and forth with the fat lady was going to get him no where so he terns and walks to the staircase and just sets on the top stair a Gryffindor had to walk up for some thing sooner or later right ? It would just be his luck that he is the only Gryffindor that need to get in in till dinner just his luck or the luck he was having right now
Post by PIPPA WEASLEY on Jul 19, 2021 9:20:27 GMT -5
Pippa looked really anxious when she almost bumped into someone new.The boy seemed to be a first year, recently sorted in her house, if she could remember well. To be honest, everything in the past few days had been quite a blur really, given the numerous small earthquakes, their eventful arrival and the many other issues.
"Hi..." she said on a low tone, taking a little bit of time to get over her fear of speaking with strangers or people she did not know well. "Why are you sitting on the stairs? Do you need help with anything?" she asked the boy, managing to look more concerned rather than startled. She really hoped to be able to do better that year and not push people away as much as before, mainly due to her being shy.
"I am Pippa...Pippa Weasley. And you are?" she extended her arm, holding her hand in front of him, ready to shake his. That was how people did it, right? Making friends that year was going to be considerably easier than before, surely.
Post by MATTHEW STRIX on Jul 19, 2021 13:56:36 GMT -5
Matthew had been lost in thought when Pippa almost bumbed into him he really picked a bad place to set and wait for some one to come by. that's why when she spoke it surprised him "Hi..." he hears a low voice say he looks up and his mouth falls open standing in front of him was a girl with red hair and right thin his mind was a blank so for a while no one said anything Matthew was so scared he was going to say some thing wrong or make a fool out of him self that his mouth was dry and he couldn't think of anything to say finely the girl spoke "Why are you sitting on the stairs? Do you need help with anything?" From the look on her face he could till by the concerned look on her face he finely closed his mouth and try's to think of why he was setting where he was setting sadly right thin he was getting nothing but a blank.
He was saved from giving a answer right away when she went on "I am Pippa...Pippa Weasley. And you are?" His eyes light up when he hears the name Weasley she extended her arm, holding her hand in front of him, which he quickly takes and starts to shake and found his voice "o my your a Weasley ? I have read everything I can about your family Is it true that Arthur weasley is fascinated with muggles ? umm...umm...my name is Matthew Strix I got my self locked out of the common room....I mean I didn't get my self locked out I forgot the password.w...wil I didn't forget it will I did but I for got the paper that has it on it" as he talks he keeps shaking her hand with out stopping "I have so many questions what is it like being a Weasley ? " right thin Matthew notices he has not let poor pippa speak since he started so he just stares at her smiling and still shaking her hand right thin he felt this was the best day of his life since he got to Hogwarts.
Post by PIPPA WEASLEY on Jul 27, 2021 14:15:04 GMT -5
Seeing the boy with his mouth wide open, looking rather confused and lost in thought, only made Pippa feel more anxious. Did she say anything wrong just now? Perhaps popping up out of nowhere got him scared? Gosh, that was horrible... The only time she managed to ask a few coherent questions to a complete stranger, and this was the outcome... If word spread that she started bullying first years, she would feel so embarrassed.
"Yes..." she said, a trace of hesitation in her voice, wondering why was her family name so important. There were plenty of Weasleys at Hogwarts after all. "Grandpa is always curious about muggle technology, yes..." she confirmed that too, realizing that he was still shaking her hand.
"Lovely to meet you Matthew. The password is cauda draconis." she reminded him, quite aware that many of those latin passwords they had throughout the years were rather complicated, more so if someone only just started studying at Hogwarts. Since he was still shaking her hand, Pippa felt even more awkward, not sure how to escape his hand grip. "Nice, I guess similar to how it is being born in any loving, supportive and numerous family... Of course it comes with its problems too." she paused, looking at him and feeling the need to check he was fine. "Are you alright?"
Post by MATTHEW STRIX on Jul 27, 2021 19:31:29 GMT -5
Matthew wished he could speak to girls who where not his brat of a little sister. This brought the Question if he couldn't speak too girls was he doomed to not have any friends ? O that was not a good thought. when she said that she was part of the weasley family was over joyed to meet a real breathing part of a family that was part of there community's history it was so amazing if only he would have figured out stopping shaking her hand was a good idea right thin sadly Matthew was just so star struck. "Grandpa is always curious about muggle technology, yes..."
Matthew found her answer so amazing " wow that's so amazing I up to this point Muggles technology being behind us like take there way of flying they use some kind of flying machine to get into the air and they use a broom which should be used for flying for cleaning and just cleaning. " they couldn't even handle knowing that magic was real why did some one from there world find them so interesting ? he was about to ask her why he found them so interesting when she answered his question about the password "Lovely to meet you Matthew. The password is cauda draconis." Wow she said it was lovely to meet you to him some one from the weasley family had told him it was lovely to meet him he couldn't wait to write this in his journal tonight. " Its so lovely to meet you too Pippa and thank you so much I will try harder to remember that password " he says excitedly
"Nice, I guess similar to how it is being born in any loving, supportive and numerous family... Of course it comes with its problems too." Matthew didn't know what it was like being part of a loving supportive and a numerous family for that matter his family was dyeing with all the inner family marring to keep there family pure. He wanted to ask more on a loving and what problems there was when her question got him to snap out of his fanboying "Are you alright?" he looks down at his hand that was still shaking her hand his cheeks lightly pinks he quickly lets go "ummm...sorry for that " he says as he looks at his shoes he felt he should say more so he try's to explain "I have a hard time talking with girls. " he puts out there he thin went on why ? he didn't know " I have grown up reading about your family everything I could get my hands on and Harry potter.....your family sounds a lot better thin mine the only love My brother shows me is when he ignores a mistake I make and Im not punished.....Its very nice too meet you...and thank you for helping me out and answering my questions " he starts to tern to the fat lady who looks like this is the most exciting thing she has seen in quite a while almost like she couldn't wait to go till her friends or some thing thin Matthew terns back and surprised himself
"I have the Wizard cards that where made for the Weasley family umm for now would you like to see them I can bring them down from the boys dormitory and we can look at them umm if your not busy since classes has started. " this should have been a record for Matthew this was the most he had talked with a girl since he had got here besides sam but talking to her was getting easer since he was either doing most of the talking or writing there answers back to each other it also helped that she was not in his house. The question hung in the air the only thing that breaks the silents is the fat lady saying softly "come on com on say yes say yes...the poor kid is almost pleading for you to hangout with him" Matthew didn't hear this he went back to looking at his shoes he also noticed he needs to clean his shoes
Post by PIPPA WEASLEY on Aug 1, 2021 16:07:14 GMT -5
"I think the machine you are talking about is called a plane. Still not quite sure how it is working or what technology they are using to make something so heavy fly... Can ask grandpa if he knows more." she let him know, not certain if the boy was more interested in her family or in how muggle tools and inventioned worked. He seemed very excited about both, at least in her opinion.
She managed not to chuckle when the boy said he had a difficult time speaking with girls. Her facial expression remained serious, since she herself was struggling to speak with people she did not know in general, no matter how they identified themselves when it came to gender. "That is alright, please don't worry about it, I have quite a few troubles speaking with others too. Just trying to do better, since we should all help younger students and people who need help in general, too..."
Now it was her turn to stare at the floor, at least until she managed to regain her composure. "Everyone makes mistakes, so I certainly hope he'd not punish you... " Pippa said, looking genuinely worried this time round. "There is really nothing that special about my family, but of course, they are all special to me..." because they happened to be her family. The Gryffindor girl loved her many siblings and although shy - clearly not a fan of large gatherings, she did feel blessed to have such amazing family members around.
There was no need to be persuaded by the fat lady portrait. Pippa already nodded, accepting the younger student invitation to look at different wizards and witches cards. "Sure, I can wait in that armchair." she let him know, feeling the need to check with him if he needed any help, since girls could go into boys' rooms too. "Unless you need any help with bringing them here." She did not yet sit in the armchair, waiting for his response first, to know exactly whether she should wait or come along.
Post by MATTHEW STRIX on Aug 2, 2021 20:31:32 GMT -5
"I think the machine you are talking about is called a plane. Still not quite sure how it is working or what technology they are using to make something so heavy fly... Can ask grandpa if he knows more." wow she was willing to ask her grandpa his brothers boss how a muggle flying thing worked umm a plane what odd names they came up for there devices Matthew thought. If you don't mind asking him I would love to hear his thoughts on this....ummm Plane " Matthew felt he and pippa where becoming friends this is how friendships worked right they asked questions to each other and helped each other out right ? even though right now he was the one getting all the help but he still felt this was a good sign.
Pippa was only the 2nd one he had told about his problems talking with girls the other was Sam who was a lot like him but she didn't speak a lot which he wonders if that's a muggle thing he was not sure how Pippa would take this news he was about to change supjects when she spoke thin "That is alright, please don't worry about it, I have quite a few troubles speaking with others too. Just trying to do better, since we should all help younger students and people who need help in general, too..." Her words Makes Matthew smile "Thats what it means to be in Gryfandor always being ready to help others like are house founder " he felt good knowing there was some one like him at Hogwarts " my brother says I'm great practices when it comes to getting over the fear of some thing.....so maybe we can work on getting over are fears together since we are becoming friends ? " he was also good at trying out a new spell on but he wouldn't till her that he didn't want to scare her maybe this big bad would last for a while so he wouldn't have to go home too that was it right to hope that ? he wonders to himself.
when she looked at the floor he feels bad because he thinks he went too far to bring her into his and his brothers business keep things that happen to this family in this family his brother was always tilling him and he had just brought some one into his and his brothers business. "Everyone makes mistakes, so I certainly hope he'd not punish you... " It was his tern took at the floor this time in a soft voice he says " my brother says some times punishments are needed for you to learn not to do what your being punished for ever again...." he looks at her and trys to smile " but its ok it only hurts for a short time its not as bad as it use to be " he hopes this helps till her that things where good at his home after all everyone got punished when they did some thing bad right ? he couldn't be the only one that got punished in the way his brother punished him could he ? he saw the worried look on her face sadly even if he told her the truth he was not sure what she or her family could do his brother may not be high in the ministry he still had many pureblood friends who where high in the ministry or knew people that had power so he was glad when she went on. "There is really nothing that special about my family, but of course, they are all special to me..."
Matthew keeps smiling " that's what makes them special just that because you think they are Special you see there is always some thing that makes some ones family special it just takes one thing to you its that you think they are special up to this point I thought they where special because of the amazing things that's been written about them now I have gotten to know you I'm going to change that and say they are specail because my new friend Pippa is part of that family and she thinks they are special if thats alright with you ?" All the lesions in the world even meeting Harry potter would not change Matthews mind that this was his new faverit moment of his life....ummm ok maybe meeting Harry potter would be up there around this moment.
He leads the way to the portet of the fat lady and was happy when she nodded, accepting his invite he gives the pass ward the fat lady had hoped to easdorp some more but moves so they can clime into the common room once they went inside and she moves back in place she did leave to till her friends what she had just over heard once inside the common room Pippa says "Sure, I can wait in that armchair." Matthew nods he starts to head to the stairs that leads to the boys common room when she says "Unless you need any help with bringing them here." Matthew terns and his eyes look almost like they where sparkling he kept being amazed how nice everyone was here will besides a Slytherin girl that would go nameless "I think help would be great follow me " he says with excitement in his voice as he leads the way up to the boys dorm
once in the boys dorm Matthew go's over to his four poster bed and go's to his knees to slowly bring out his beat up trunk " this use to be my brothers be for that it was a dads sadly in the train crash it got beaten up I have not told him that yet " The trunk still didn't fully close all the way if the light hit it just right it looked more like a monster thin a school trunk that's why Matthew left it under his bed most of the time once it was out he opens it all the way and starts to dig in the mess that was the inside of his trunk for a short time when he arrived he had tried to keep the trunk neat like his grandma had taught him but after a few long weeks of classes he started to just put everything every where in his trunk to where now he had just one big mess. On the nightstand was a little black book that was his journal he still had not put it away from writing in it last night where he had wrote will about a red haired girl he didn't know and how he didn't why he was writing about her and why he was even still writing in the stooped thing "so what are some of the things you enjoy doing on your free time ? " he asked as he tosses out some socks after smelling them only a few days old he could wear again. the books he kept his card most have ended up in the bottom he thought as he keeps digging tossing items out as he go's like school notes used Quills stuff for school the clean floor behind him was not so clean any more and he had just started to dig.
Post by PIPPA WEASLEY on Aug 13, 2021 10:11:41 GMT -5
Pippa nodded, the moment he suggested he'd love to hear her grandpa's thoughts. "I'll let you know what he tells me." Planes were definitely interesting inventions and maybe it'll somehow help her understand better how flying - the muggle way - was even possible.
When the discussion moved to helping each-other to overcome their fears, as friends, the girl looked slightly undecided and perhaps a little bit confused about it too. Making new friends was always something she'd be very keen on. She was just not certain how that could help with managing fear. "S...sure. What did you have in mind?" she asked, thinking that it might help to put together a plan, maybe. "While I'm working hard on speaking more with others and meeting more people, I... I'd not appreciate if my friends pushed me to do that as well, to be honest. I might be slow when it comes to making progress, but I think going at a pace that feels right for me is best..." in other words, she was quite certain that receiving pressure from friends or siblings would not help, on the contrary - it might make her less keen to approach others. How else was he planning to help each-other with overcoming social awkwardness?
"Your brother's punishments hurt?" she unavoidably bit her lower lip, looking even more concerned. So it was not only writing for 30 times that he was not going to do that ever again or perhaps only doing the dishes for the next week? "How...did past punishments use to be?" If those were even worse, Pippa was not even sure that she wanted to hear about them. It seemed like a personal family matter, but given those news were rather concerning, perhaps it was best if she knew. Maybe her family could help Matthew in the future. She was certain no child should be suffering while at home. It seemed important that everyone had a safe roof above their head.
"Me? Special?" she could not help but chuckle this time. "Thank you, but doubt anyone would agree." she said, trying not to feel too awkward about the compliment she just received. "I...am sure there is something good in everyone, anyways." Was she supposed to answer a compliment with another? Pippa was really performing horribly bad in social situations like this one. She always ended up apologising, eventually.
She followed the boy to his dorms, deciding to sit down on the floor while he was searching. It was probably a bad idea to interfere or look through his personal things, so Pippa just waited patiently, nodding politely when he mentioned that was the old trunk of his brother. "Are you really close to your siblings?" Since they were borrowing things from each-other, maybe they were, Pippa thought, although his brother did sound quite scary. "I play loads of quidditch with Arielle, my twin sister. She's in Slytherin. We also go for walks and I like reading about magical creatures when I get the chance and helping them out, should they ever be in troubles." She managed to sound actually confident this time, since those were her all time favourite conversation topics. "How about you?"
Since the floor started looking super busy out of a sudden and things were getting messy, Pippa started putting similar objects in piles.. so notebooks on top of other notebooks and quills together, while there was a separate pile for clothes too, although she tried not to touch or hold those more than necessary. Maybe he thought it was strange, but the Weasleys had a large family and everyone chipped in when it came to house chores. Pippa was quite used to keeping her room and common areas clean and in good order.
Post by MATTHEW STRIX on Aug 15, 2021 19:03:06 GMT -5
Matthews eyes lights up with excitement when she says she will let him know what her Grandpa said this was turning into one of his best days at hogwarts so far "thank you so much I can't wait to here what he has to say. " he quickly says since he felt this was the right thing to say when some one said they would do some thing for you he in truth had no way of knowing with his sheltered life.
When he offered they could help each other as friends to overcome their fears as friends he was not good at reading people so her not saying anything quickly back scared him he was about to say if she didn't feel comfortable with that he understood when she says S...sure. What did you have in mind?" Matthew was starting to feel that they where a lot a like he takes some time to think on how they could help each other he didn't want to push her away he also didn't want her to be bullied by being around a first year. He is brought out of his thoughts when she speaks again "While I'm working hard on speaking more with others and meeting more people, I... I'd not appreciate if my friends pushed me to do that as well, to be honest. I might be slow when it comes to making progress, but I think going at a pace that feels right for me is best..."
Matthew took this into consideration as he went back to thinking over what they could do he quickly smiles again " There is nothing wrong with being slow Pippa I'm not that bright I forgot the password remember ? " The start of an idea is starting to form in his head " how about we teach each other in things we think we need help in we can find a places where people won't come and bug us or get us in trouble we meet a few times this month and if you think we are getting no where we can stop and say we tried what do you think ? " he also quickly adds " also since we are both slow lets make a deal if you think this is a good idea since we are both slow if we are confused about some thing we ask each other and be honest with each other how dos this all sound too you ? "
"Your brother's punishments hurt?" Matthew makes a face like he was expecting his brother to pop out of no where and yell at him he knew when it had just came out that he had said too much he could see a little he was making her uncomfortable with what he said he was about to brush it off when she went on. "How...did past punishments use to be?" He didn't know how to answer that at first what came out was not what he thought would come out " He experiments with me some time great pain some times he makes me punish my self " Why he was tilling her this he didn't know he trust her ? Yes even though he just met her in truth there was a part of him that wanted the truth to come out he wanted the world to know what the Strix family did behind there nice white stoned walls
"Me? Special?" Her Chuckle made him smile again she had a way of making him feel better he was glad they where moving on. "Thank you, but doubt anyone would agree." Matthew wonders if he should till her he thinks she is special for not running away from him ? He didn't want to scare her away so he had decided even be for she spoke again that he would say it with out really saying it "I...am sure there is something good in everyone, anyways." He shakes his head yes " and Im sure we are all special to some one even you Pippa you welcome I'm glad I said it I hope I am the first of many." He did mean that
As he looks through his trunk out of the corner of his eyes he looks at Pippa as she sets on the floor he almost told her she could set on the bed if she wanted to be comfortable thin she spoke "Are you really close to your siblings?" he terns his eyes to his search but in a sad voice he says "no....not really my brother when he is not home locked in his room he spends a lot of time at work at the ministry of magic.... as for my sister will she is the one who spends more time with my brother and grandma she holds the hopes and dreams of the family. " he said this like he was reading some prepared speech or some thing in truth he had heard that ever since he could understand what was going on in the world.
He was saved from going on when she started talking about her self while answering his question "I play loads of quidditch with Arielle, my twin sister. She's in Slytherin. We also go for walks and I like reading about magical creatures when I get the chance and helping them out, should they ever be in troubles." he was near the bottom of his trunk he had to be getting close now "How about you?" He smiles " I love Quidditch I can't wait to try and play for fun when I learn how to fly on a broom. " right thin he found the easy to hold binder that he held his cards as he brings it up and out he gos on " I bet your a great player is your twin good at Quidditch ? " he terns so he was facing her and placed it in front of him he was amazed when he saw that Pippa had put things with each other in nices piles
he was just speechless " wow thank you so much umm with the piles. " he didn't know what else to say so he looks at his binder " umm this is not all of my cards just my favorite ones If I brought all of them there would not be room for any of my school stuff " he slides it over to her with him right be hind it " so what do you think ? " he says as he puts it in front of her
Post by PIPPA WEASLEY on Aug 22, 2021 18:21:56 GMT -5
Forgetting a password did not make someone less bright, she thought, looking slightly conflicted at the younger boy. She was not certain about how it would work to learn from someone not to be shy. "Alright..." she said, still deep in thought. "It will need to be either in a classroom or in our common room, at a time it is less busy." she suggested, clearly wanting to choose a rather professional, work-oriented space. There was only a two year gap between them, but apart from wanting to build more friendships and meet more people, Pippa also hoped to be a helpful and inspiring older student, for those who needed help. It was best they each practised on the things they were not as good at, in a more formal environment, such as a classroom - since Matthew Strix suggested they learned together.
She looked genuinely concerned when the boy mentioned 'great pain', 'experiments' and his brother making him punish himself in the same sentence. Her social skills, given that she did not speak too much with others and mainly focussed on magical creatures and quidditch, were lacking. Perhaps that and the shock experienced when hearing his response, made her clarify she understood well what was going on in Matthew's family. "Is he using the imperius curse on you?" her gradpa and uncle were very familiar with it. Because that was illegal, she was planning to add, but realizing he might already know that, she closed her mouth, looking worried. "If it helps, maybe you can come over during holidays. No one should experience that sort of treatment. My mom and uncle might be able to help if you let them know what is going on at home..." they were too young to know themselves what to do or take such decisions on their own. Even a third year witch or wizard would not be safe out there without his family. She did not want to think about how difficult it must have been for a first year, having to deal with violence at home and not being able to really escape since he was still an underage wizard.
The boy's family, in general, did not sound very nice, but Pippa already offered him an option, so she tried not to insist on it or put even more pressure on Matthew. After all, she hoped the young Gryffindor would be able to make his own decisions. She could only hope he would want to get out of such a toxic relationship.
"Arielle is a really strong quidditch player and good at everything she sets her mind on doing. I always think people get confused when they meet us and start wondering how it is possible for us to be so different. I tend to be quite clumsy, but lately got some help with my training as a beater, so getting better, gradually," she let Matthew know. "I am sure you will get to play more quidditch as a second year and maybe even join the team."
She let him know there was no need to be thankful about it. After all, she did feel it was her duty to help out. "Oh wow, they look amazing. Which ones are the most important in this collection?" she asked, wondering about the story behind his all-time favourites.