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Yule Ball Part 4

Posted on Monday, 5th of March, 2012 @ 5:19pm by Seventh Year Prefect (R) Millie Anderson & Fifth Year (S) Pandora Crump & Seventh Year Prefect (G) Benjamin Bradley Jr. & Seventh Year Prefect (G) Jennifer Collins & Mister Jason Wolfe & Seventh Year Prefect (S) Reginald Price

Mission: Yule!
Location: Great Hall

Millie was meant to be at the Yule Ball. But she had other plans. She wanted to see how Craig was doing and ever since their big fight she had been watching him, observing what he does and generally keeping out of the way. She had followed him to the grounds where he was sitting on a bench with Rachel, one of her Quidditch team members. For a minute Millie thought of Sacking Rachel, but then remembered she was one hell of a chaser.


She had acquired her broom earlier from the broom cupboard and was now perched on one of Hogwarts castle ledges watching them. She was behinf them high up int he darkness. Seeing Craig with another girl made her angry, but it also made her feel weak and alone. A few silent tears ran down her cheek as she saw him kiss her lightly on the cheek. "I guess that is that then" she whispered to herself as she leant against the stone wall. "Back to Ravenclaw Tower" she said grabbing her broom and silently whisping away into the night.

---Hospital Wing---

It took a bit of convincing but Pandora made her way into the hospital wing and found Evan there. It appears he has been here all night, very sick and very NOT at the ball. He was sleeping at the moment so she sat there long enough to convince the nurse she was actually concerned for his well being. If he woke while she was there she would think of something to say to him but soon she would be heading back to the dance. For now she sat there sorting through her thoughts. Reginald had been pushing her away lately that much she knew. He hadn't invited her to the dance and they had always gone to the dances together. Someone was going out of their way to make everyone at the dance think they were Evan but why and who? She was going to find out one way or the other which meant she had to go back to the dance and watch and wait. At the end of the dance the mask had to come off. All she had to do was make sure the 'happy couple' didn't slip away before that could happen. That decided she headed back to the great hall.

---Back in the Great Hall---

Pandora stepped back into the great hall and scanned the room. She needed a way to get closer to Jennifer and whoever that was with her. Ben was still over to the side. She took a deep breath and made her way over to him, "I don't suppose you would like to dance with me would you?" Pandora asked.

Ben looked at her with one eye arched. This was a new direction for her, but he would play her game. "Sure" he said, and extended his hand to her. "Shall we?"

Pandora took the offered hand and put a smile that was as genuine as she could manage on her face as she did. "Well we may as well have some fun, that is the point of the dance isn't it?" Pandora asked.

Matching her smile, Ben nodded to her. He walked With her towards the center of the room, slowly and purposefully. He wanted plenty of people to notice the pair. Purposely he over zealously used the spell Orchideous, making an obscene amount of flowers come out and make a bed for dancing. "Oops" he said, then still with one hand holding hers, bowed to her. "Let's dance" he said.

Pandora raised her eyebrow, "What was that for?"

"Well, I had asked you to the dance, you had told me no, but here we are getting ready to dance. Isn't it customary for a guy to give a girl flowers?" He asked her, looking around at the other people on the dance floor.

"It is when they come together. Right now we are just two people dancing together on the dance floor." Pandora replied, "Though I am impressed with how well the spell worked." She said being almost overly sweet.

Jennifer was surprised to see Pandora dancing with Ben. She was even more surprised to see all the flowers. Taking advantage of the distraction, she smiled at Evan. "Thank you for the dance," she said, then stepped away and headed outside for some fresh air.

In the spirit of the dance, Ben grabbed Pandora and pulled her close to him. He began moving to beat of the slow music, leading, but being careful as he wasn't sure how skilled she was. He didn't want to get his feet stomped on.

Pandora was fairly skilled at dancing especially when if the person leading knew what they were doing. Her eyes watched as Jennifer stepped outside. Now she wasn't sure what to do. She had gotten on the dance floor hoping to move closer to Jennifer now Jennifer was outside and she couldn't follow without it being obvious.

Reg looked watched Jennifer and then looked around the room. His gaze caught Pandora's watching her leave. He always knew that when Pandora starts focusing on someone specific there is always trouble. He had to react before something bad happened that would ruin the whole night for them. Reg did the only thing that came to mind, he followed Jennifer. He was gonna try and stay close to her to make sure nothing happened. He hung around the Slytherins long enough to know how they thought. A big gathering like this was a perfect chance to show the other class men who was in charge.

Jason watched the girl walking out into the garden, but remained still. Unless someone had a cloak of invisibility, it wasn't a couple sneaking off to be naughty, but he watched the snow around her and where she had passed, just to be sure. Teens would be teens, but it became complicated when they were wizards and witches, add raging hormones to the ability to work minor miracles and there was bound to be trouble of one kind of another. He was less than surprised when a boy appeared at the entrance a short time later, and followed after the girl. Rather than nip it in the bud, he watched for a bit, keeping his position. Whether the meeting was planned, forced, or incidental needed to be discovered, though if it was one of the first two, he wouldn't let it get far along at all.

[to be continued]


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