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Bagman Living Room


Spacious and comfortable, this is the Bagman Family's living room. The stairs lead up to the second level of the house, where the bedrooms are.

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Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:24, January 6, 2020 (UTC)
She'd be sitting in the room with her Mom, the copy of Magical Theory that had been sent to her clearly read through numerous times sitting on her lap. She was a bit nervous and wasn't sure why they were here rather than at the castle or even over at Aunt Elle's but didn't fidget or show it as she waited to meet her Father.


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:55, January 6, 2020 (UTC)

He apparated to the doorstep of the Bagman's old home, and nervously adjusted his shirt and jacket by messing with the sleeves. He had forgone the tie for today figuring that was a tad too formal for this, donning a sport coat instead. He knocked on the door of the home and waited for someone to answer it, whoever that may be



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 20:19, January 6, 2020 (UTC)
She'd look up sharply at the door at the knock, then look over at her Mother clearly a bit keyed up.


Faith Willard

Faith Willard Slytherin Alumna - Unspeakable
-To be great is to be misunderstood.

 – 04:35, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

"He's your Dad, not a maniac," she said with an easy smile. Faith had chosen here mostly at Melinda's behest. At any rate, with it being summer and all the kids home, this probably was the most private location they were going to find for the day. She opened the door. "Hi, Dakota. Come on in."



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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 04:49, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded and smiled at Faith a little as he walked through the threshold. Like before, he didn't initiate any physical contact with her, despite how much he wanted to. "Thanks for doing this Faith," he said with that same small smile that clearly showed he was nervous. He hadn't seen Emily since she was a few months old



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 13:11, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She'd stand and move over feeling, for possibly the first time in her life, a little shy. She didn't retreat behind her Mother, though she desperately wanted to, instead holding the thick book in front of her against her chest and looking up at the Man who was apparently her father.


Faith Willard

Faith Willard Slytherin Alumna - Unspeakable
-To be great is to be misunderstood.

 – 13:15, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

The introduction felt silly, however necessary it might be. "Emily, sweetheart," she said, moving to her daughter's side. She knelt down, getting on her daughter's level. "This is your Dad."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 13:20, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She'd give a little nod, not taking her eyes off him. "Hello."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 18:40, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

Dakota gave Emily what he hoped was a friendly smile, though some of his nerves likely shined through despite his best efforts to suppress them. "Hi Emily," he said walking over to sit down in one of the chairs, instead of the couch where Emily was sat to give her space. "I see you got the book I sent you. I hope you enjoyed it and answered some of your questions."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:04, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She'd sit down on the couch again, smoothing the wrinkles out of her skirt. She'd wanted to dress nicely and had worn a blue blouse and the skirt with some leggings, trying to look more mature. She'd nod...the book was a safe topic that she knew something about. "I did and while it answered some questions the author also seemed contradictory with his research a mixture of ancient religious philosophies with little proof and his own untested theories on why magic works the way it does."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:12, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded. "I agree. It's not a perfect book but it was the best one I could find for my class. The issue is that testing a lot of the ideas that author presents is not an easy feat. They are however, very theoretical." He did note that Emily was dressed fairly mature for her age which caused him a ping of regret that she had to grow up fast, just like he did. That wasn't something he had wanted for his daughter.



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:21, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She would nod in agreement. "The section on advanced spellwork made me consider creating new spells as a possible career."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:28, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

He smiled a little. "Department of Mysteries like your mom then?" he asked. The fact that she was only 8 and considering career choices also hurt him a bit. Odds were high that his and Faith's kid would have been crazy-smart but this maturity shouldn't have been forced on her. It made him even more determined to get involved back in her life much as possible.



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:35, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She'd glance over at Faith then look back at Dakota. "I did not know Mum worked at the Department of Mysteries." She'd pause trying to think of what to say next then pull a piece of parchment from the book and glance at it. "In your last letter you asked about my consideration of schools. I think Hogwarts is the obvious choice with proximity to family..." She'd hesitate a moment as if realizing it might be a sensitive topic then try to continue to cover the pause. "...and the well-rounded educational experience. Durmstrang does make more proximity to home though which is to be considered and other academies tend to specialize in specific magical studies where Hogwarts gives a more general well-rounded focus of study so if a specific field such as Magical Creatures, Divination, or Dark Arts appealed to me their schools might be more viable choices."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:41, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded. "I never said that the other schools weren't good options. In my own opinion, Hogwarts has the most to offer, but it's just that - my opinion. Though I would ask you would want to study the Dark Arts...?" he asked her, keeping his voice even. He was hoping she had some good reason for considering study in that particular field.



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:46, January 7, 2020 (UTC)
She would incline her head. "Durmstrang has that reputation from what I read and it would seem the most practical way to prepare or design appropriate countermagic for Dark Arts would be to understand them. After all you cannot combat or defend against what you do not understand."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 03:00, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

"I would agree that is true, of course. However, I do also think that many of the great Aurors and practitioners of defense magic did not study dark magic. Understanding Dark Magic and studying it are two very different things. I would highly advise against studying the dark arts, but as I've said before, the decision will ultimately be up to you and your mother. I can only offer advice," he said to her with a slightly pained smile. At this point, Dakota wished he could turn back the hands of time so that he never got kidnapped.



Faith Willard

Faith Willard Slytherin Alumna - Unspeakable
-To be great is to be misunderstood.

 – 04:38, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

Quite honestly, she wasn't sure why Emily would go anywhere besides Hogwarts, and had no intentions of sending her daughter to Durmstrang. Additionally, she wasn't sure why Emily was considering studying Dark Magic, even for the reasons she listed, and Faith was already planning on going through Emily's library at home and ensuring the material her daughter was exploring was appropriate. "For heaven's sake, Emily will not be studying to become a Dark Witch, Dakota," she said flatly. She couldn't quite read the expression on Dakota's face, but she felt like Dakota was questioning her ability to parent her daughter. "Why don't you tell Emily about your years at Ilvermorny or something." She stood up from the couch and went to make tea. She couldn't be in the room.



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 13:38, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd flush a little in embarrassment at her Mother's outburst then watch her leave the room before turning back to Dakota. "I apologize. I should have picked our topic of conversation better. I had no intention of making things between you and Mum...more difficult. Of course she would never let me study anything inappropriate for my age."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 14:25, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

He sighed after Faith left, watching as she left. "It's not your fault Emily. I'm the adult, I should have stopped the conversation. I have the fullest confidence in your mom's ability to be a good parent." Apparently, better than I ever could be. "Is there anything you want to know about Ilvermorny?"



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 14:33, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd glance back to make sure her Mum still was out of earshot. "Mum is nervous and I know better." She'd pause. "You mentioned the Horned Serpent House which represents the mind. Do the other choices there also correspond to Hogwarts Houses?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 14:43, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

He stopped to think. "Well, maybe. Wampus represents the body of a wizard and is said to be the house of warriors, so they're loosely related to the Gryffindor house perhaps. Pukwudgie is the heart of a wizard and is the house of healers, so they may be related to Hufflepuff. But the last house, Thunderbird, represents the soul of a wizard, the house of adventurers. I wouldn't say that we have a house like Slytherin. Thunderbird is like a mix of Ravenclaw and Slytherin."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 14:47, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod thoughtfully. "That is an interesting difference given that Hogwarts houses also loosely relate to the traditional four primary elements of Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water." She'd pause. "What was your favorite part of going to school there?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 14:57, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

He thought about that for a minute, trying to figure out the answer to that. "Well, I quite enjoyed being a Thunderbird. The house of scholars was a very good fit for me and I was able to pursue a lot of extra-curricular studies with my housemates. Because of my studying, my grades were impressive enough that I was offered a Teacher's Assistant position by one of my professors. That's where I discovered my passion for educating the next generation of witches and wizards."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 15:15, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod. "So was that a job you did while still in school or something you did after you graduated?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 15:19, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

"In school. I started my fifth year, as a TA for for the first and second years. By the time I was a seventh year, I was a TA for every year minus my own. Guess I did good work," he said leaning back in his chair



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 15:21, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod again and pause. "So, what can I tell you about me?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 15:29, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

He paused to think as well. Dakota had always been careful with his words, but especially in this case. There so many things he wanted to know about his daughter, he didn't know where to start. "What's your favorite book?" he finally asked, figuring that any child of his would be an avid reader



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 15:35, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
She'd pause to consider that. "My favorite kinds of books are books I can learn things from but they do not have to be non-fiction for that." She'd pause again then smile her tone almost confessional. "...I suppose my favorite books are Jane Austin novels."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 15:12, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded. "My mother always really enjoyed Jane Austin. I never got into them much as she did..." he paused again, thinking for a minute or two. "My mother had quite the extensive collection of Jane Austin novels that she left to me. I can look into sending them to you? I'm not entirely sure where they wound up... but I would be more than happy to find them for you."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 15:24, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
She would pause then nod. "I would appreciate that." She'd pause. "Can you tell me more about her? About my...grandmother?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:11, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

"Well... what would you like to know? I can tell you one thing - you got her eyes, just like I did," he says with a small smile. "She was incredibly smart as well, also being a Horned Serpent at Ilvermorny. But she could have been a Pukwudgie as well... she was on track to becoming a healer when she got pregnant with me, so she was very kind and compassionate. I don't think I ever heard her say a negative word about anyone."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:13, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
She would nod listening carefully. "I have considered becoming a healer. My first sign of magic was healing someone's head who had hit it."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:20, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

He smiled a little, "You've got plenty of time to think about careers, but being a healer is a noble calling."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:24, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
She would nod in agreement. "I feel like I have a lot going for me and am pretty gifted, so I should use those things to help others who need it." She'd pause. "Even if Healing is not my choice I think it will be something that falls into that same category."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 15:37, January 23, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded. "I'd like to think you have a lot going for you as well. Helping those less fortunate than myself is certainly one way I've found to get some good job satisfaction."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 15:50, January 23, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod. "Mum and Karina do that too." She'd pause. "What is your stance on helping No-maj people, given how the sentiment of having so much we should use it to help others in the wizarding world seems to apply only to other magical people and generally not to other magical races or those without magic?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:05, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

"I believe we have a responsibility to anyone that's less fortunate than ourselves, regardless of whether they are a wizard or witch. I would agree that there has been a large sentiment of anti-half-breed and anti-No-maj, but I don't agree with that sentiment in the slightest," he said while trying to figure out Emily's angle there. He was guessing she would agree with him but it wasn't a given necessarily.



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:09, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd frown slightly. "So do you think the Statute of Secrecy should be repealed? It's awfully hard to help those without magic with magic if you are not allowed to do magic in front of them."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:14, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

"I do actually think the Statute of Secrecy should be repealed," he said. "The No-Maj community has a lot to offer, more than most magical people realize. Their technological advances have outstripped us by such a large margin, it's almost laughable. If we could find a way to cooperate with the world outside of the wizarding community, I believe everyone could benefit."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:17, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
That clearly wasn't the answer she had been expecting and the surprise on her face was obvious. The consequences of what he was saying were...big. It would take a lot of thought to really sort that out.


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:38, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

Dakota figured that Emily needed some time to sort that out, his students usually needed time to sort concepts and theories out as well, and he knew his talking never helped matters so he stayed silent to let her mull that over



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:45, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd finally give a nod. "I'll have to think about that." She'd pause, trying to turn the conversation to something else. "So do you like living in London or did you like living in America better?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 19:52, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

He had to think about that one a little. "Well, it's tough to say. They're two very different places with two different cultures. But, I would have to say that I prefer the UK. Especially nowadays."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 19:56, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
"...because something happened to you in America?" She clearly didn't know the details of what had happened to him but was picking up hints as they talked.


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 20:00, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

"Well, yes, partly. But the political climate in the United States is fairly... unstable right now," he explains. He didn't want to reveal too much of what happened to him in the States. A, it wasn't pleasant to think about and B, Emily was only 8



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 20:04, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd frown slightly. "More than the political climate in England has been with the last Minister and his policies?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 20:06, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

"The States is about where England was at the peak of the problems," he explained. "And it's only expected to get worse." Since Emily seemed to know a little bit about the problems that England had been having, he figured that information wouldn't hurt



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 20:08, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd look surprised. "I had not heard things were so bad."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 20:17, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded. "It's fairly recent - but it's bad enough that the former VP is moving her entire family here to the UK."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 20:19, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd would give another concerned look. "Seems like most places are bad right now."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 20:25, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

"Well Norway seems to be doing okay and the UK is on the mend now hopefully," he says. "It's just America's turn. Hopefully it's just another blip and things will return to normal."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 20:28, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod, pride in her voice. "Norway is doing well."


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 10:26, January 30, 2020 (UTC)

“See? Things will be just fine. America will regain its senses, just give it some time. And I’m glad to hear Norway is doing well.”



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 13:22, January 30, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod slowly.


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 13:39, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

He'd remain silent again, just trying to let her process all of this. He knew that she must be overwhelmed by it all and didn't want to put too much pressure on her



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 13:42, January 31, 2020 (UTC)
After a long pause she'd give a little nod then glance at the clock. She knew this visit had probably already dragged out longer than it was supposed to. "Can we continue to write during the school year?"


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Dakota Willard - Horned Serpent Graduate ✚ Magic Theory Professor ✚ Back From The Dead

- "I promise to love you for every moment of forever, and when all else crumbles, I will never."
Message Me  - 13:44, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

He nodded and smiled at her. "If you would like to continue writing, I would be thrilled to."



Emily Age 11-1
Emily Willard - First Year Ravenclaw Prodigy
Send Me an Owl! - 12:44, February 3, 2020 (UTC)
She'd nod. "Ok, we will continue to write."
Faith Willard

Faith Willard Slytherin Alumna - Unspeakable
-To be great is to be misunderstood.

 – 15:56, February 3, 2020 (UTC)

"And we'll be back over Christmas," she told Dakota. "So I'm sure we can arrange to see you again at that time, given your break from school."
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