Pacing across the room, Gryffindor told himself, more than the others, determinedly,
“We’re going to go somewhere.”
“Forget about it,” said a person concealed behind a large book, “it’s raining, there’s no way we’re going out there.”
“You mean, there’s no way you’re going out there.” muttered Slytherin under his breath, smiling. Everybody went silent for a while, and all anyone could hear were the footsteps of Gryffindor and the soft pitter-pattering of the rain outside.
“Hey…” cried Hufflepuff excitedly, who had been staring out of the window, “I think I can see something! Guys, come here!” Slytherin and Gryffindor Apparated there immediately – Hufflepuff had a good eye; this was gonna be interesting. Ravenclaw, however, stubbornly remained in her seat and continued reading.
“Aww, come on Raven… please?” Hufflepuff whined.
“I… I think there’s a kitten out there!” Slytherin added quickly. Ravenclaw looked up from her book. She had a soft spot for cats.
“Fine,” she groaned (Hufflepuff yelled, ‘YAY!’), “let me see.” she added, with a stern look at everyone. She trudged away from the comfortable chair and tempting book, and Apparated to the windowsill.
“Hmm… there definitely is something out there. But, Hufflepuff, are you sure it isn’t a- a plastic bag or something?” she spluttered. Hufflepuff’s face shone with tears.
“B-but what if it is an animal? It’ll be freezing cold, and it might die without our help! Right, Gryffindor, Slytherin?”
“Of course! Don’t worry, I’ll go and check it out!” Gryffindor told them reassuringly.
“You idiot, it’s pouring cats and dogs out there! You stay outside for ten seconds, and see how wet you are,” Slytherin replied scathingly, “but if you really want to…”
“I do. And, anyways, Ravenclaw’s learned nearly all the spells in that book of her’s! She can dry me off! Won’t you?” Gryffindor added with a meaningful look at Ravenclaw.
With a flattered sigh, she replied, “Fine..“
A puff of smoke appeared where Gryffindor was standing, and a figure appeared outside the house. He had Disapparated. The figure moved closer to a small creature, picked it up, and cradled it. It seemed to be a miracle that the creature recieved any warmth from him at all – the rain was lashing out now, buckets of water seemed to be pouring down on them.
“I- I’m back,” a shivering Gryffindor told them a few moments later, “we saw a Crup. there he is, see?” a small, bundle of damp fur was laying in front of the fire, feebly stirring. “He was unconcious when I found him, but he’ll be okay. Some love, care, and… guys, I think we should keep him for now..?”
Hufflepuff’s immediate response was ‘YES!’, and she started to repeatedly ask Slytherin if he’d agree.
“Sly, please, he’s so cute!!!”
“I’ll have a think about it.”
“Please, pretty please, I’ll take him out every day, I promise!”
“I SAID I’D THINK ABOUT IT!” yet the smile on his face was enough to tell that he was all for it. Ravenclaw, however, was lost in thought, stationary.
“Well,” she began, “we could, technically take him in. But… he might not be ours. Also, we have to have his tail removed, or the Muggles will start asking questions.”
“So… yes?” whispered Hufflepuff, red in the face with excitment.
“Not yes, not maybe. We’ll start putting up posters in Diagon Alley, but for the meantime, we can keep him, until the owners- I mean, unless he’s someone’s pet.” Ravenclaw added hastily.
“YAY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, RAVEN!!!” Hufflepuff hugged her tightly, and then hugged everybody else- she didn’t want to leave anyone out.
The next morning came suddenly, and the garden showed no sign of being tossed around repeatedly in the rain throughout the night. Everyone was awoken by the combined loud barks of the Crup and the yells of Hufflepuff.
“WAKE UP EVERYONE! RISE AND SHINE!!!”
All three friends Apparated to the kitchen, where Hufflepuff was playing with the Crup.
“Meet Philip!” she squeaked with excitement.
“Philip? You really couldn’t think of anything better than- OI!” Gryffindor had clapped his hand over Slytherin’s mouth.
“Shut up!” he hissed, “Anyway,” he said a little loudly, “who’s gonna remove Philip’s tail?”
“I can.” Ravenclaw said coolly, “Let’s see… Diffindo!” she waved her wand in the air and the Crup’s forked tail was gone- instead he looked like a normal, Jack Russel terrier.
yay I think I found a substitute for aaaaaaaanyways I wrote this a while ago, and I had this * v i s i o n * that I’d make this * s e r i e s * that was * r e a l l y c o o l * yeah right
Uhm, long story short, I didn’t really like it after reading it, so I just abandoned it there in my drafts 😛
Absolute * a g e s * later, I thought that since I didn’t have any motivation to write a post, then why not just write an easy short afterthought thingymajig, and then * v o i l a ! * I wouldn’t have to work too hard!
sorry for being lazy heh heh
I dunno, I’ve just been pret-tty unmotivated and I’ve just not really been into blogging. 😦
Buuut I feel a lot better now!
or maybe its just my mood-
I think I just need a break 😅
Sooo, I’ll be taking a posting break next week! ^^
I’ll still be active with replying to comments and reading posts, but I won’t post.
It’ll only be for a week, though, so…
dOn’T mISs mE 😩💅 yeah right hEH
Also, I won’t be able to reply to comments or read any posts today or on the weekend, because I’m bUsY *cough i mentioned it near the end of my wrap up post heh*
*im so excited but so nervous but so scared what-*
Anyways, I hope you dont mind me just c a s u a l l y ending this post really randomly 😏
I LOVE Y’ALL SO MUCHH AHHHHHHH YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZINGGGG THANK YOU FOR SO MUCHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH
random burst of p o s i t i v e
Oh, and I mighhhht do another Hogwarts Pals, buuuut I’m not sure, heh 😅
Ohh, also, a crup is a dog that looks like a Jack Russel terrier except for it’s two tails, that’s why Ravenclaw had to cut it off with a (painless) severing charm :] (so any muggles wouldnt notice) 😉