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.
Bella was about to start apologizing when she heard his response. She tilted her head a little confused what he could’ve been thinking about, but she didn’t want to pry into anything that could’ve been personal. ”You shouldn’t be letting those thoughts dampen your smile like that. I mean, it’s nice to see you smile is all,” she said. Isabella shrugged and started to play with her bracelet because there were so many ways people could take that compliment. She really was hoping that he didn’t take it the wrong way. ”Just make sure it’s alright with Zion, wouldn’t want to cause you guys any problems,” she replied. Bella honestly didn’t understand how relationships worked, so she was just saying things but they could totally be taken the wrong way.
When Blake said he didn’t mind, she smiled. Isabella was about to lead the way to where they could sit. She stopped in her tracks when she heard the other young man’s voice. Her body went rigid almost like she was being reprimanded for something wrong. When was she not doing something wrong at home? It was the reason why she left. Isabella’s smile vanished and she turned around to face Zion, the barriers were all back in place. ”I didn’t want to lose him when I took off, but I should probably just leave you guys to figure things out,” she said trying to maintain a polite air around her. Bella looked down to see that even though she’d let go of his hand, he hadn’t let go of hers. Was it polite to ask for her hand back? Maybe it was a little weird? She was just going to wait for a moment to see how this was going to go.
Post by ZION IGNATIUS NOX on Jul 18, 2021 18:27:50 GMT -5
Ah. That explanation made sense to him since the place was packed so he let it go. He was well aware that he had inherited his mothers veela temper so it sometimes took a bit for him to rein it in but he was much better at it than his siblings. Besides, he trusted Blake completely.
"Why do you need to go, Isabella? You must be hungry since we're all starving. Let's find a free space to sit," Zion said, not really understanding why she felt the need to leave. It wasn't like Blake was banned from having female friends. That would be silly and so toxic. Though he did feel a bit hurt that Blake seemed to feel the need to hold onto Isabellas hand even after the girl seemed to want to let go.
It wasn't like Zion didn't have guy friends nor did he think Blake would ask him to stop being friends with any of them. "It's so late but I slept the whole way here. I feel like I'll be up all night." Maybe he would spend the night reading or something.
Post by HERMIONE GRANGER-WEASLEY on Jul 18, 2021 18:57:05 GMT -5
Hermione had been up quite early to help get things ready for the arrival of the other people that would be staying at Holt's. She had been one of the ones tasked with driving the vehicles that had picked them up since she knew how to and had a muggle license to drive. She dearly missed her husband so she was throwing herself into being as helpful as possible.
She had also not been feeling very well lately and got tired a lot more easily. Luckily, they had made it to Holts without much incident and she was around to help guide people if they needed it.
Post by MELINDA DALTON on Jul 18, 2021 19:20:25 GMT -5
The trip to Holt's had been exhausting for Melinda and getting up early hadn't exactly been helpful. She slept a bit on the train ride to recover from being out in the sun. Once she had awakened she ate some of the muggle snacks to sublimate her craving for blood. Melinda did not know how Holt Castle was going to accommodate vampires. She loved being around people but she didn't want to put anyone in danger if her bloodlust got out of control.
Once the tour had finished Melinda thought about going to the Great Hall to see what was being served, but the sight of a familiar face stopped her. Melinda knew Hermione worked at the Ministry so it made sense that she would be here too. She also knew her husband Ronald from when they were both at Hogwarts. Her cravings immediately forgotten Melinda walked over to her. Melinda didn't want to bother her if she was busy but she did want to see how she was doing given that they haven't seen each other in ages. "Hello Hermione. How have you been?"
Post by TEODORA RICCI on Jul 18, 2021 21:11:39 GMT -5
Teodora listened as everyone was given their instructions. She made note of which tower she was supposed to staying in. She hoped that whoever she was neighbors with wouldn't be insufferable. She kept her purse with her but allowed the rest of her luggage to be left on the drawbridge. The tour was a little exhausting and she was very hungry by the time it was over.
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Post by HYMN DUPREE on Jul 18, 2021 22:37:41 GMT -5
Hymn had stopped momentarily when he had seen a Nox triplet, wondering if Zander was also here. He didn't see his ex anywhere though and so he let out a breath. He couldn't help the way his gaze lingered on Zanders triplet though. They really did look so much alike but he could tell Zion and Zander apart. Besides, he knew Zion was dating Blake Salvatore, a student he had met at Dahshur.
Hymn waved since he knew them before going to look for something to eat. He was both disappointed and glad that Zander didn't seem to be anywhere around.
Post by ASHWORTH HEART on Jul 19, 2021 4:28:12 GMT -5
Ashworth probably looked much akin to a mother duckling as his non-Hogwarts age children followed him as they went through the tour. He made sure that they understood what was expected of them. Most of his kids that had been abandoned willingly by parents or been kicked out of their homes for whatever reason were at Hogwarts. The youngest among the ones currently with him stayed with him as the others ran off to get fed or find their beds.
Ashworth had been just about to head to the Great Hall himself when the little one let go of his leg. Ashworth looked around for where he had gone and found him speaking to a man. Oh jeez. "My name is Marco, I am four years old and I can count to one hundred," he heard Marco tell the person as Ashworth scooped him up. "Sorry about that. He is usually quite shy." Ashworth was obviously quite shy himself with how quiet his voice was and the flush on his cheeks. He was getting better at it though since he needed to be face to face with people a lot now that he owned the Sanctuary.
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Before boarding the Hogwarts Express once again to continue on her journey to her designated safe zone, Naevia pulled Calixta in for one final hug behind and reassured her that she was not going to give up looking for her father and with all wizards being rounded up and sent to temporarily live in safe zones, she had a faint hope she’d run into her brother at Holt Castle. But with it being over a year since his disappearance, Naevia was beginning to worry that the worst must have happened because why else would he have not tried to reach out to either one of them to at least let them know he was okay.
Her current situation felt alien to her. With the looming threat, she was forced to give up her career which was her passion. Her prior life consisted of her traveling the world as she pleased to care for and study dragons. Though the castle seemed nice, she felt like a prisoner trapped within its barriers. This new life greatly differed from her previous and she was unsure how to go about it.
In the meantime, she could focus on finding her brother. The castle was rather large with many inhabitants. Perhaps somebody has seen him running about or could at least offer some answers to his disappearance. That was one way she could be productive with her time at the castle, she could interrogate its inhabitants and see if she could gather any information. “Excuse me,” she said approaching the nearest person. Pulling out a worn photograph of Lysander laughing while holding a much younger Calixta in his arms. “Have you seen this man?”
Once again, the wizarding world was faced with a threat that affected Alice's sons, but not her. There was a blessing in that- but she felt that the curse of it was far worse. She could not protect her sons form him. Like the plague, should something happen, all she would be able to do is stand by. At least she'd gotten that month with them before she had to relocate. She would take what she could get.
She listened as the guide informed them of where they would be staying. As a single woman, she had only herself to take care of. Though, this was certainly one of those times when she wished her husband were here with her. At least then she wouldn't feel like she was taking this on all alone.
Kian had spent months trying to figure out a way to solve his health problems and keep on living with Nate. He had accepted the fact that it'd mean he'd have to do something terrible but it'd be all worth it. While it made him nervous, the thought of being able to do the things he loved doing again and not having to leave Nathaniel behind made him super happy. Everything had been prepared for when suddenly something happened which nobody saw coming. The people he needed for this vanished. As he didn't tell his boyfriend about the plans he was brewing, he couldn't explain why he was so upset.
The tour was more his body and mind could handle but he refused to use a wheelchair while he could still walk. Despite the hassle that came with the safe zone, he wanted to remain with Nate. What use was freedom without him? He had been quiet all day but when Nate offered to get something to eat, he did his best to smile. "That sounds great, sweetie," he gave the smaller man a kiss on the cheek. It was a nickname that stayed from the time they rented the place in Hogsmaede from a sweet old lady who kept calling the both of them 'sweetie'
Post by COSETTE VITALE-LABELLE on Jul 31, 2021 23:15:49 GMT -5
Cosette had split away from her cousin, Blake, when they arrived. He was hanging out with a girl and his boyfriend and she felt a bit like a third wheel. As she made her way through the crowd she noticed a familiar face. One that she was more than happy to see. Cosette didn’t hesitate to jump on his back, ”Rain!” she exclaimed with happiness. Her arms wrapped around his neck, her legs wrapped around his waist.
Post by BLAKE SALVATORE on Aug 7, 2021 21:29:53 GMT -5
Blake wasn’t sure, but had that been jealousy that he’d spotted on Zion. Was it wrong that he got butterflies from making his boyfriend jealous? He hadn’t meant to make him jealous. Isabella was just a friend even if a long time ago he may have wanted more he was extremely happy with Zion.
Blake was happy that Isabella had explained things better. He’d been a bit clueless. ”He’s right. You don’t have to go.” he said, but maybe she’d spotted someone else to sit with or maybe she didn’t want to feel like a third wheel. He was sure that’s why Cosette ran off… and there was possibly a boy as well. Those were the usual reasons Cosette would run off.
”All night, huh.” Blake gave his boyfriend a gentle nudge and a playful wink.
It wasn't like Bella wasn't hungry, but she wasn't likely to be a third wheel if she walked away, right? But they were offering and honestly, she would rather be with them than wander alone in case she ran into someone else she might not want to talk to. "Um, I guess I could join you guys for something to eat," she said with a smile. It would be good to have some company, especially since it was with some people she knew already.
Isabella was certainly not going to be staying up all night, she already had to deal with that during the full moon. She wouldn't want to subject herself to that when she didn't have to. Great. She was probably one of the few wolves in this safe zone. Wasn't her plan to run from America so that no one would know that? What happened in these closer quarters with so many people? "Well, I hope you get some rest tonight. We all have to get back to work in the morning," she said in her desperate attempts to distract herself from where her thoughts were going. What a stupid thing to say? She was just being ridiculous.
Post by LEVIATHAN CAVENDISH on Aug 13, 2021 0:44:29 GMT -5
Lev enjoyed an ever changing environment, so despite the fact that his life was quite literally upside down at the moment, he wasn't particularly bothered by it. Although he initially disliked living in a tent at Hogwarts, he got used to it; and now he was going to get used to living in a small room in a crowded castle. As long as good stories kept coming, it didn't really make any difference. His only worry was that now, with Law Enforcement sharing their living quarters, people were going to be more careful, and thus, stories were going to become more sparse. He very much hoped it wasn't the case.
As if to answer his concerns, a woman turned to him.
“Excuse me. Have you seen this man?”
Now this sounded like it could be an interesting story. What happened to him? Why was she looking for him? Was she a family member? A lover? A daughter even? He got closer to have a better look at the picture, trying his hardest to remember if he had seen this man. "I'm sorry, I haven't seen him." he said in a simple apologetic tone. "May I ask who is he? What happened to him? Perhaps I can be of help if I know more information." he offered, taking his press ID card from the inside pocket of his jacket, holding it up for her to know who he was and why he might be of help. Leviathan Cavendish, Daily Prophet. He always carried his press ID with him, just in case he needed to gain entry somewhere on a short notice. Not that it would be necessary now, with everyone living in the same building, though... In any case, being in the press, particularly for a publication as big as the Daily Prophet, gave him access to much information the public never learned of, so perhaps he would indeed be able to help her in some way.
Post by BABY SAINT CLAIR on Aug 13, 2021 23:49:27 GMT -5
Baby should be good being at Holt's castle. But with everything that had happened lately, he wasn't sure. His wand was tucked carefully, but he wasn't sure what he wanted to do. Maybe he wouldn't try to get too close to anyone new just yet. He'd see how everyone else settled in before he tried talking to anyone. It wasn't ideal, but it was about the only thing he could think to do.