Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Dec 5, 2016 21:19:09 GMT -6
Dani didn't understand why, but she felt somewhat compelled to climb up to the owlery on this sunny, albeit a little chilly, Sunday afternoon. She didn't even really need to mail anything, and it wasn't as if the spot was one that she frequented. Rather, she just felt like she should. It was a feeling that she could not have explained to anyone, had they asked her. She would have given some half-baked answer, making her sound like her head was in the clouds - as it usually was. People didn't make the stereotypes about blondes for nothing, it seemed.
But, as she rose the level up to the feathered floor, she reaized her strange intuition had been on point. For, although the owlery was empty and the only the mutterings and twitterings of the birds could be heard, she heard among the tiny sounds one of what sounded like crying, like an animal that was in pain.
Dropping the book she had brought with her (she had intended to maybe read a bit outside before she had gotten sidetracked to this adventure, she rushed to the dusty gray owl's side, kneeling beside it, not caring what droppings or otherwise may have scattered the floor - vanity had never been one of her sins.
She tried to look at the owl, but it made a move to peck her hand everytime she drew it close. She wasn't trying to hurt it - she was just trying to see! "Come on you grumpy old thing!" She exclaimed in frustration. She thought it was the left wing that was hurt, but she just couldn't tell. "Come on. Can't you tell that I'm just trying to help you? Seriously." She said, growing more determined by the second. However, she cast a glance around the room a bit helplessly, realizing even if she could look at the hurt wing, she had no idea how to fix it.
Post by TEDDY LUPIN on Dec 11, 2016 2:31:43 GMT -6
Being that Teddy was at school with his cousin, his uncle dad, and his dad, he didn't really have a whole lot of people to send letters to. Still, he did send one to his grandma every so often. He also sent letters to Harry Potter just because he thought that was a thing he should do. The man was kind of his god father, so he thought he should maybe keep him updated on some things? Really he wasn't entirely sure what to write to him about most of the time, so Harry just got Christmas card letter things with a whole lot of glitter in them. Hopefully he found that funny. He knew his grandma was less amused by it the one time he had accidentally poured glitter onto every letter instead of just the one meant for Harry Potter. Oh well, he was sure she got over it eventually as he was her grandson and she loved him. At least, he hoped she loved him, it would be sad if she didn't.
Anyway, this was his reasoning for making his way up to the owlery on this very day. It was cold, but the steps didn't seem to be too slippery yet. He was sure that would change once things melted then froze again. He would have to be careful at some point, but for now he just skipped his way up the steps until he heard all the birds. They were quite noisy weren't they? As he got closer he heard a girl's voice in between the squawks and was wondering who she was talking to. Once he reached the top of the steps he saw that she was apparently talking to an owl. Oh, he supposed that was why he didn't hear a reply. He walked up behind her as she was avoiding getting pecked and blinked at the owl that seemed less than pleased with whatever it was she was doing. She was glancing around the room, so he was sure she'd actually notice him in a few seconds even if he said nothing.
"Is the owl hurt? I can call my dad to see if he can help it?" he suggested with a slight smile. The girl was in his house and year, so he had seen her around quite a bit. Her name was Dani if he remembered right. Though, he wasn't sure if she knew who his dad was. "He's the care of magical creatures professor. I guess owls aren't really magical, but surely he knows how to deal with injured creatures." he suggested simply."If we can actually get a hold of it we can take it to him...how about throwing a cape over it and blanket rolling it like an owl sushi?" he really was trying to be helpful. He just had some very strange ideas as to what was actually helpful.
Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Dec 18, 2016 14:42:52 GMT -6
now tell me what you want to hear
Dani was staring at the squirming owl, about to admit defeat. That was the difficult thing about animals - you could be trying to help them, but they might not always understand. It was so frustrating. Had it been a person, she could have talked some sense into them. She could have convinced them that she was only trying to help and she really didn't mean any harm. However, owls didn't see reason. They only saw mice and mail, or so it seemed. Reason was beyond their scope of understanding. She wasn't sure what to do at that point.
She was about to go seek out help - perhaps she could ask the Care of Magical Creatures Professor - when she heard someone talking behind her. They startled her though, and she yelped in surprise. Turning, she held a hand up to her gaping mouth, her heart beating an irregular pattern in her chest. After a moment, she realized she recognized the boy, and knew him to be fairly friendly, and her pulse slowed.
"Oh, yes. I think his wing is hurt." She explained, gesturing to the owl that was now just sort of sitting lopsided, defeated on the floor. "You're Teddy Lupin, right?" She asked, suddenly putting the pieces together. It was good luck to have had this certain Hufflepuff find her in the current situation. "Do you think he'd be able to help?" She asked, referring to his dad. Then, when he spoke next, she got confused again. "Wait...what's....sushi?" She asked, squinting at him.
Post by TEDDY LUPIN on Dec 18, 2016 20:48:44 GMT -6
Apparently the girl hadn't heard him over the commotion of the other owls. He did have to admit it was rather loud in there, but he hadn't expected her to actually shriek. "...sorry. I didn't realize you didn't hear me walk up." he said with a slightly sheepish expression. He really hadn't intended to scare the ever loving daylights out of her, but as he had he should probably apologize. The important thing right now though was helping the hurt owl. It couldn't do it's job if it was hurt, though the problem was the fact that it apparently had no intention to let them help. That was rather stubborn of it, but he supposed the owl wasn't really able to understand their intentions so it was probably understandable that it didn't want them anywhere near it. Though, really, children were probably the least trustworthy when it came to helping without causing more problems so maybe the owl was entirely justified in it's stubborn opinion right now.
"Oh dear." he said when she responded that she thought the wing was hurt. Then she clarified who he was. "Ah. Yes I am. You're Daniella aren't you?" he asked, clarifying who she was in return. They could go find his father and hopefully get the poor feathered creature some help. If not, well then he wasn't sure what would happen then. Maybe they could track down uncle dad and have him find his father if the two of them couldn't. They were Hufflepuffs though, finding was supposed to be their specialty so he wasn't too terribly worried about it. "I think he'll know who can if he personally isn't able to help." he stated with a small smile at the girl. Then she asked what sushi was. Oh, was that not a thing everyone knew about? "Um. It's a food. It's got like a tube of seaweed on the outside with rice and fish in the middle? The owl would be the rice and fish...the robes would be the seaweed." he explained hoping that she could picture what he was talking about.
Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Dec 20, 2016 19:43:29 GMT -6
now tell me what you want to hear
She had a tendency to be quite easily excitable, so she didn't exactly blame her fellow Hufflepuff for startling her. To be honest, someone could have announced themselves across the room and probably still have scared her. It was just part of her timid, nervous, unsure nature to be easily fluttered. "No. It's fine. I just...I didn't know anyone was in here." She said with a sheepish smile, wiping at the sweat that had begun to form on her brow during the struggle with the stubborn owl.
She nodded, both at his concern for the wing and at his correctly identifying her. It was a small world here at Hogwarts and, when someone was in your house and your year you just tended to know them, or at least know of them. She hoped he was right - she really wanted to help the creature. As a Hufflepuff, her heart and her desire to help others, whether they wear wing, fur, or human skin, was innate. She just wanted to make sure everything and everyone around her was in complete harmony.
At his description of sushi, she smiled politely at the boy, though she found she was still a little confused by the whole concept of this sushi idea. "Do....do you think that would help?" She asked, her blue eyes staring at him widely, full of curiosity. "I'll do whatever we need to. Really. I'm not scared." She said quickly, trying to be brave.
Post by TEDDY LUPIN on Dec 29, 2016 13:29:16 GMT -6
Teddy really hadn’t meant to startle the girl. Maybe he should learn to walk louder or something. Though, to be fair, he really wasn’t the quietest person in the first place. Especially not if his friends were around. “Well, I did just get up here so I guess that’s understandable?” he offered with a slight smile. Oh well, he had apologized for startling her, and it was over now. There wasn’t much use dwelling on it further. At least not right now when they had other things to deal with that were more important. Yes, the owl needed their full attention, so they should stop talking about him scaring her and focus on that instead.
At least he had her name right, but there wasn’t a whole lot of doubt about that in the first place. They were the same house and year, had been for two years now, so surely they should know one another’s names by now. If not, either they were very unobservant or just rude and didn’t care. Hufflepuffs weren’t usually a house centered in not caring though, so that wasn’t a whole lot of concern for them. Nope, he was pretty sure they all knew one another’s names at this point. They also likely knew most of their housemates that weren’t in their year too. Anyway, he described sushi, and how it related to the owl in front of them. She asked if he thought it would help and he nodded. “It would keep the owl from moving, and biting us so that we could carry it wherever without causing more injury.” He said with a smile.
He took his cape off and held it out before draping it around the owl and trying to quickly and gently wrap his arms around the creature. “There, we now have an owl sushi. Or owl burrito I guess, whichever you prefer.” He said hugging the owl gently but firmly enough that it wasn’t going to flap away on him. “Let’s go find my dad?” he suggested with a smile.
Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Jan 23, 2017 20:48:02 GMT -6
now tell me what you want to hear
Dani smiled at him again. He seemed nice enough and she really didn't mind that he had startled her. It didn't really bother her. She was kind of easily startled because she tended to get a little lost in her own world from time to time. She thought he seemed like he knew what he was doing, and decided that she trusted him. She worked off her gut a lot when meeting new people, and it was rarely wrong.
She thought about his suggestion, looking down at the still grumpy owl. It seemed like a logical idea, and perhaps the best way to help this little creature. "Okay. Let's give it a go."She conceded. She was onboard with it if he thought he could accomplish it. She wouldn't have trusted herself to do it.
She watched silently with wondrous eyes as he quickly managed to wrap up the owl in the way that he had described. "Burrito."She said, repeating the more familiar word. It was one of her dad's favorite foods, after all. "Yes, let's go!"She agreed. She skipped towards the door, casting a glance over her shoulder to make sure he was following.
Post by TEDDY LUPIN on Feb 5, 2017 18:23:53 GMT -6
They needed to wrap the owl up so that they could get it some help. He did suppose their other option was going to find his dad first and then drag him back to the owl, but who knew where the owl would try to wander off in that time. It wouldn’t be able to fly away, but there were so many owls in the owlry that they would be hard pressed to find it again without some serious looking. Thus, taking the owl with them to get help seemed like the best option. “Yes, hopefully it works. I’d rather not get repeatedly pecked.” He said with a slight pout. Definitely wasn’t on his list of things to do today that was for sure. Though, neither was helping an injured owl and yet here he was. Still, didn’t want to get pecked, bitten, or clawed while doing so. Magic could fix all that but that didn’t mean it wasn’t still unpleasant while it was happening.
By some miracle he had the owl wrapped up and ready to go, and she confirmed that burrito was a better term. He liked sushi just because it was a little out there, but then again he was more than a little out there too. She agreed to go, and he smiled. “Now, hopefully he is in his office, as I don’t want to wander around the school shouting for him.” He said with a slight frown. If all else failed he could take the owl to Sirius and ask uncle dad to go find him instead. That would also work wouldn’t it? He certainly thought that would be an acceptable secondary solution. Thus, they set off to go find his dad.
Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Mar 13, 2017 12:38:57 GMT -6
what you want to hear.
Dani watched Teddy closely. She would try to help if she could, she didn't mind the thought of getting accidentally pecked or anything. She'd gotten hit with a bludger last practice, she had to imagine that a peck from a little bird wouldn't hurt as much. Or, maybe it would hurt more. Either way, she was willing to help. "I think it will work." She said, clearly trusting him. She didn't exactly have a ton of reason to, for he was just as young as she. But, she did think he seemed to have a least some idea of what he was doing, and that was good enough for her.
She trailed behind him after he had caught the owl, gathering the things she'd dropped on the way in along the journey out. "Do you think he'll be surprised to see you with a half-broken owl?" She asked, skipping forward, her short legs trying desperately to keep up with the taller boy. She wasn't sure if the boy was known for randomly running into wounded creatures or not, she hardly had reputation for doing so herself.
Post by TEDDY LUPIN on Mar 19, 2017 11:38:19 GMT -6
Teddy had a moderately irritable owl in his hands, but at least the creature wasn’t trying to escape or just scream at them. It would seem that the owl had just sort of accepted its fate at this point. Idly, he wondered what the creature was thinking was going to happen to it now that it was being carried off. Dani said that she thought it would work and he nodded. “Well, I certainly hope so. Just so long as I don’t drop the creature we should be fine.” He said with a smile. Dropping the owl would give it an opportunity to escape after all, and who knows if they would be lucky enough to be able to wrap it up again or if the creature would learn to dodge them next time. Owls were known as wise after all, that had to come from somewhere right?
She asked if he thought his dad would be surprised by him showing up with an owl sushi and he shrugged. “I’m not sure he’s surprised by much anymore. His best friend is Professor Black after all.” He said with a slight smile. “Besides, he was a bit of a trouble maker in school, he’s probably seen it all already” he noted dismissively. He doubted his dad would be surprised, though maybe he would be for a few seconds. He didn’t necessarily have a reputation for bringing injured creatures home, but he did have a reputation for finding trouble. Maybe that was why he was a Hufflepuff, he always found trouble.
Post by DANIELLA BRITT OBERYN on Jul 22, 2017 17:27:04 GMT -6
Dani balked a little at the idea of the owl being dropped and having to be retrieved again. He hardly seemed amenable to the task. While he had settled down in the arms of Teddy now, Dani hardly relished the idea of regathering the creature. "Let's just try to keep him contained for now, I think." She said, her voice more than a little nervous. Even though she wanted to help the creature, it didn't change the fact that it set her a little on edge.
She smiled a little when Teddy mentioned the trouble that he knew his own dad had gotten into. Of course, Dani had heard some stories."What was it like? Growing up with a dad so....well known? I mean everyone knows who he is, thanks to his association with Harry Potter. That must have been so cool." She commented, gushing a bit but not at all caring.