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The crying lady (part 2)

Posted on Monday, 22nd of December, 2014 @ 11:36pm by Seventh Year Prefect (G) Jennifer Collins & Second Year (G) Robin Maxwell & Second Year (H) Kairi Scorchleigh & Third Year (H) James Lowell III
Edited on on Monday, 22nd of December, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Mission: Another School Year, Another ...
Location: Gryffindor



"We seem to have a rather big problem for the Gryffindors. The Fat Lady has lost her necklace and is understandably rather upset about it. Nobody can use the password with her like this, so no Gryffindors can get into the tower. It seems she has been crying so hard she barely has a voice left." Kairi explained. "That's about where we are at. We can assume it's not in a painting, the Lady would have it back by now if it was."


"That depends on who has it," Jennifer said. She went up to the painting of the Fat Lady. "I'm so sorry you lost your necklace. Can I get one of the ghosts to help you get it back? Headless Nick would be happy to help you."

"I-I have been everywhere..." She wailed. "No one has seen my Necklace..." She continued to cry.

"Maybe Peeves took it. He is the resident mischief maker of a ghost. I'm sure we could get help from the Fat Friar and The Grey Lady might help too." Kairi moved to the Banister rail of the stairs. As she looked over she tried to spot the Fat Friar. Hoping he could pass the word around the Huffles to hunt for the necklace.

"Does anybody have any food? It might get the Friar's attention."

"Peeves would not take my necklace... " She hesitated. "Well he did once a hundred years ago but nothing since." She held a kerchief to her eyes. "Why would someone want to take my necklace?"

"Slytherin..." Maxwell suggested. "What better way to lock us out of our dorms and such, this is SO like them to pull?"

"Sounds slimy enough and nasty enough to be them. How about we drum up some of the ghosts to get some helpers. We need to search the castle for any place one of those 'snakes' would hide anything they would not want to be found. The fat Friar and Nearly Headless Nick would be more than happy to help..."

"Only another painting could take the necklace," Jennifer said, trying to quell the other students. "The ghosts might spread the word, but we could learn just as much by asking some of the paintings down the hall."

She turned to the Fat Lady. "Can you open the portal, please, so we can drop off our books before we start the search? Can you tell us who was poking around before the necklace went missing?" The Fat Lady had to focus to give them the information they needed to solve the mystery.

"I-if I knew who was poking around and not going to their rooms I would have told you." The Fat Lady replied.

Still crying, the Fat Lady nodded and opened the door into Gryffindor Tower.

Jennifer had a stack of books in her backpack and hurried into the room to put them away.

Maxwell nod and thought for a second as he looked at the painting? "Are there footprints when you move about the paintings?"

Jennifer thought on that for a moment. "From the other side, probably. But we'd need to get someone in the painting to look. Like someone from another painting," she said.

"What about a ghost, can't they go in and out of the paintings? I could ask Nick about it." Said James.

"Can it be stolen?" Robin asked. "I mean it is a painting and it had to be somewhere in the paints should it not?"

"Paints are paints, either it's in another painting or in her own, as far as I can figure, never heard of paint leaving a painting."

Jennifer walked back out with her wand in hand. "So, have you determined if any other paintings saw something unusual?"

"None of them seem to know where it is, said I could have dropped it or something?" The Fat Lady sniffed. "It is not a thing to just fall off. I checked with the other paintings and they have not seen it either."

"No," Jennifer said. "I don't think it fell off, either. Not after so many centuries. Who else has been hanging around? Anything or anyone unusual?" she asked the Fat Lady.

Just the usual ghost, students..." She admitted. "The House Elves do come along and dust after the faire folk come around. The Slitherin are always trying some trick, then there are those that need to come through the portal as you ask?"

"What Faire Folk?" Jennifer asked.

Kairi remembered the little pixie that Maya had been playing with and had the suggestion about her hair problem. She did not want to drop that little one into trouble as most pixies are mischievous and are usually not trusted.

"There are pixies and such that roam around the place. It may be possible that one of them did something, but if the necklace is part of the painting it can't be shifted other than to another painting. Do any of you know how to reverse a concealment charm? It's just a thought, but what if the necklace is hidden IN the painting. It never went missing just hidden."

"Pixies? I hadn't considered that the necklace might be concealed by a faerie," Jen said. She puled out her wand and cast a reveal spell. The necklace appeared in the bottom corner of the painting. "Looks like you were right," she said to Kairi.

"Concealment Charm! Wow, extra study does pay off! I didn't think I'd be right like that. At least we have found it and the Fat Lady will be happy again. No more lockout for the Gryffindors."

"Extra study always pays off," Jennifer said, grinning at Kairi. "I'll pass on the information about the sprites or faeries running around. Professor MacAulay will want to know about it."


The Fat Lady (NPC)
First Year (G) Robin Maxwell
First Year (H) Kairi Scorchleigh
Second Year (H) James Lowell III
Seventh Year Prefect (G) Jennifer Collins


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