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Can I just Avada Kedavra them and be done with it? [20 Sep 2004|01:21am]

[ mood | drained ]

It's finally happened. My father finally decided to force my hand as far as what I will or will not be practicing. Whatever I decide on, it must directly benefit the dark arts. If I should work as a Healer, it will be mainly as a healer to those harmed while practicing dark arts. What happened to the days when working with something that will kill you just as soon as look at you was considered acceptable?

And then there's the fact that he's trying to find me an "acceptable suitor." Father wishes my betrothal to be announced by the time I am sixteen, and marriage to follow shortly after my coming of age. Little does he know that I have every intention of following through with that. The only snag in my plans is that I seriously doubt that he will ever agree to allow Gideon to have my hand in marriage. All I can say is that I will be his, or I will die trying. Love is not going to be stopped by mere mortals, even such as my father or brother. I can't wait to see their faces when they learn of this. The looks should be absolutely priceless. I, for one, have never seen my father truly shocked, and I must say, I intend to capture the moment outside of my own memory. I'll just hope that I don't get cursed by them in the process. After all, I don't want to be covered in blisters on my wedding day, though I could see them attempting that... In fact, I hope they do...

I solemnly Swear

*Sighs* [18 Aug 2004|01:32am]

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to find the journal so I could add to it. some days, I begin to question whether it's even worth continuing to maintain my facade. Of course, if father or Lucius ever found out about half of the things I've done behind their backs, it would NOT be pretty. I'd very likely be cast out of the family within a week, and then be placed high upon the list of people that need to be "taken care of..."

I'm sure you were all wondering why I just disappeared over the past week. Father pulled both Lucius out of school for the week to take care of some family business. I barely even saw Lucius all week, despite that we were in the same mansion for well over 168 hours this past week. Unless I'm mistaken, Lucius spent the week in meetings with some of father's most loyal friends- the ones who firmly believe that every muggle and muggle born wizard should be killed, or enslaved. I was able to sit in on a couple of meetings, but most of the time, I was helping to gather information. Apparently, they found a man they happen to believe is the best thing that has ever happened to the wizarding world. The odd part, is that they don't seem to mind that he's not pureblood- unless they don't know. No matter. He tends to go by the name of Lord Voldemort, though I seriously doubt that's his real name. I also have a hard time believing that he'll ever be as powerful as my father seems to hope, though I could be surprised. Anyway, enough serious stuff for the time being.

I managed to catch a couple of pictures- he isn't overly fond of cameras, even wizard cameras, as they remind him of the muggle world, which he detests. Perhaps that's why he is so accepted. Either way, he is absolutely gorgeous. Doesn't look his years at all. Unlike father, he actually looks good for being in his forties. I really shouldn't be going on about a man who's twice my age, should I?

Laren, he's in the same league as Severus! It's rather scary, actually. They're already speaking of banding together, which means that I have to get very serious about how to handle these next few years. I still don't know what I'm going to do if it comes down to choosing between life and serving in the same expertise as my father and brother, or taking a chance at rebellion from the dark forces, and taking a chance at getting myself killed. It's already quite clear that I can handle myself in the dark arts, but in truth, I'd prefer something less dangerous. Dragon taming, perhaps. Nice and safe field to get into, don't you think?
I solemnly Swear

[28 Jul 2004|12:03pm]

[ mood | touched ]

I apologise for not writing in a while I've been over loaded with homework and I haven't been able to write. There are many updates on my part, I finally went on my picnic with Sirius. It was perfect. He took me to the waters edge to see the sun set and we chatted and ate for hours... couldn't have been more perfect.
I got a package from my parents with a new quill today, it's really cool, it can write in different colours and you don't need an ink well. I've been using it so often lately, I love it.
I got some free time today, I thought I never would see free time again. I should have some for a few days but I might be overloaded again, and I really wanted to concerntrate on my work... *sigh* well I better get to bed, I'm really tired from pushing myself to do all this work.. well I'm going to sleep, nighty night.

I solemnly Swear

Why me?! [20 Jul 2004|02:08am]

I received an owl from my father yesterday morning, which was both a good and a bad thing. In some ways, I'm wishing I had never written home about Sev, and in other ways, I would have killed myself had I not. Lucius wrote home early last week concerning Severus, so father was already alerted to what was going on. However, because of my friendship with Laren, he was willing to let me take over "Severus' Guidance." It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that if I "fail miserably" both Severus and I will have more problems than we already do.

I'll need to speak with Severus very soon, because if I don't, he may end up doing something we'll both regret. I just hope I can talk to him privately before it's too late. Being part of a family that is practically as involved with the dark arts as something can get does not always make for an easy life, though getting into Slytherin did help on that account. I probably would have been disowned had I gotten into another house such as Gryffindor. My father has made it quite clear that anyone from that house is not to be trusted, and thankfully, I believe he thinks my relationship with Ashalea and Selene is over.

I just seriously hope that my father will allow me to go to Laren's home for the Christmas Vacation. After all, I can learn more about other dark arts while I'm there, which may help to convince him. The joys of already working for one's father. I'm to send weekly reports to him on Severus' behaviour, and I believe that Lucius is to do the same, so I won't be able to get away with twisting the truth.

I'm quite surprised that I haven't gotten a howler yet, though, seeing as I still have 10 days of detention left with Professor Flitwick. Something about conjuring up a dementor was just too much of a surprise for him, even though he DID tell me to surprise him. *shrugs* He wasn't overly impressed with my Patronus, for that matter, either. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that the Dementor I conjured chose him as a target. Oh well, it's not like he was kissed or anything. Scared out of his wits, yes, but actually harmed? I think not. *giggles slightly*

*glances up* I better take off. I think I hear someone, and it wouldn't be good if I was caught down here by Lucius at this hour, writing in the journal...
I solemnly Swear

*wonders where the girls are* [20 Jul 2004|01:45am]

[ mood | exhausted ]

subject line says all.

why does life have to be so complicated? finally had that chat with sev. annoying boy almost stood me up. i love my workroom, but i don't want to live in it. as it was, by the time we got done talking, we both ran the risk of a week's detentions getting back into the common room. it's his family again. his father's losing it, if you ask me. pressuring him into the family business, so to speak. he doesn't want to practice the dark arts. well, that's not entirely true. he's tired of being looked down on and thought unworthy. he doesn't want to be someone's lackey like his father's becoming. like what cina's brother's planning to become. i don't blame him - i'm tired of seeing james pick on him. he's smart and talented and really more articulate than anyone gives him credit for being. but he's feeling the pressure from home. just like cina. the two should talk sometime about it. some days, i'm glad my parents don't care what i do in school.

however, i know when i go home for good, it's all over. i'll be in line to follow great-grandma kerowyn. i didn't ask to be a seer. i didn't ask to be gifted with a cauldron. why do these things mean i have to turn dark? why can't i be like ash and lene?

why are my thoughts so dark? and why am i still so tired?

I solemnly Swear

ancient runes should be banned for all time [17 Jul 2004|01:24pm]

[ mood | listless ]

ugh. how did i get in this class? boring. all i could do to stay awake during class was sneak messages onto cina's parchment. that nifty little charm she found for rearranging letters on pages is a lifesaver. fabulous; thank you, luv.

finally cornered yo-yo boy today. in the potions storeroom, of all places. during class, of all times. i've tried everything else to get to him, but he always sneaked off. its amazing how much subtlety goes over the boy's head. and what did he say? 'i've been distracted'. really? understatement of the school year, i'd say. but he said something cryptic that made me think there's something else there. something about choices and footsteps and history. i wasn't paying attention; kept expecting someone to realize i hadn't left the room yet. but yeah, he's supposed to meet me in my workroom tonight to talk. something's bothering him, i can tell.

i've been really withdrawn from everything lately. not sure why, really. i've just been moody and tired and drained.

got an owl from home today. perrin and merrin got into the family storeroom the other day and played with some of great-grandma kerowyn's druid artifacts. mum says perrin's eyebrows will heal in a few days, and merrin didn't really need those freckles anyway. i'm not looking forward to my brothers' arrival at school next year.

i'm off. i want to work on that potion recipe i found the other day. it looked interesting; i've always wondered what it would be like to be able to speak with my cat for a bit.

I solemnly Swear

The Prank [14 Jul 2004|10:07pm]

[ mood | giggly ]

The deviously devilish acts of Ashalea and Selene...

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I solemnly Swear

[14 Jul 2004|05:34pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Well today was hilarious and heart racing. In Defence Aganist the Dark Arts James, Lene and I were paired up to practice doing curses and James gave Lene a vile of memory potion, she forgot everything! She didn't know who she was or what she was doing so I had to take her back to the Gryffindor common room for it to wear off and then go back to class. When I came back I found Lene nex tot the fire, and I had to remind her about what happened, crazy those memory potions... I wonder what James used in that potion, it was awfully strong and lasted for some time. Anyway we decided to get him back so I used my rotten egg breath potion and Lene put it in a bottle of Butterbeer and gave it to James. Of course he was weary and all but he drank it believing that Lene had forgotten too much to remember how to make potions or get him back... the look on his face was worth the early usage of my potion, priceless moment. He ran off after that, and we knew that James would be furious so we wanted to keep clear of him... So we were on our way back to the common room when we found James gaging, and that's when we ran into Sirius and Remus. I've been a little worried about Remus lately, he's been acting a little strange and withdrawn, I might be just over concerned but I hope nothings wrong. We warned them both about him, but we ended up having to run to the bathroom to hide because they where coming our way, and then rushing back to the dorm. Haha it was a great day...
Sirius and I however couldn't do our picnic today because he got in trouble in class and had to stay behind and clean the potions classroom.. horrible job that. I had to do that once and there was stuff everywhere left over from the first years, and of course they don't know how to do anything so it was one big mess. Just thinking of it makes me squirm, the smell was terrible. I guess the prank made up for my disappointment a little, now I have something to look forward to tomorrow. Maybe I can ask him what's been up with Remus lately, I'm sure he'd know. Well it's getting late and I don't want to be late for Care of Magical Creatures tomorrow morning.

1 Mischief Managed| I solemnly Swear

not saying not charmed at all... [14 Jul 2004|12:18am]

[ mood | lethargic ]

picked up my key for my potions labroom today. wow. it even SMELLS like belladonna. lovely. i'm going to love honors potions. i get to just kick back in here and play whenever i feel like it. all i have to do is keep notes and give samples of my work to the professor now and then. now, to sneak grandma anne's copy of 'moste potent potions' in there and really begin playing. the storeroom is my new playground.

maybe i like potions class too much...nah!

ran into cina's scary older brother again. god, luc worries me sometimes. he just stares. talked to cina the other night about life. she's scared. her family's beyond weird. poor her. my parents don't care - they figure i'm a teen, of course i'll rebel. but hers...no one should deal with that pressure.

speaking of pressure, i'm ready to hex yo-yo boy. what in HELL is causing him to ignore me? i wish i knew. cina's owling her father. i just wish i knew. i miss having him as a lab partner; i liked being done with double potions in 20 minutes ;) and what's the good in having a windowless, dark room to which i have the only key if he's just going to pretend i'm not real?!?

witch in the moonlight was fun. well, until lily evans fell in the lake. stupid git. seriously. she's nice and all, i guess, but she didn't want to go into the forest too deeply bc she didn't want to disturb the centaurs and she managed to back into the bloody lake. gah!

alright, i need sleep. tomorrow is ancient runes. why do my parents insist on me taking this inane class?

I solemnly Swear

The First Adventure [12 Jul 2004|06:51pm]


The first adventure of the Marauderesses..

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I solemnly Swear

There's no place like home... [11 Jul 2004|11:07pm]

And for that, I am eternally thankful. Man, I have never been so glad to get out of that house in my life. You'd think that Lucius had decided he was going to be my caretaker for the rest of his life. Yeah, he is my brother, but still!

Still, all these first years wandering around showing off what they've learned drives me nuts. I swear, the quality of some of the students that are coming has definitely deteriorated. Now, I can see a couple of hexes being thrown around the first few days of the year, but having to countercurse 8 first years on the train alone?! This is getting a little bit ridiculous. Seriously, the next time I catch a first year practicing 3rd or 4th year hexes, I'm going to make them understand the extremes of Slytherin. Though, I can't say I'd mind them practicing hexes on my brother- might make it a bit easier to sneak off with Gideon. And the next person I find sneaking around the Astronomy Tower after hours is going to get it. I'm sick of nearly getting caught because of first and seconds years whenever I sneak up there.

On the up side, I've made amends with the house elves, and for reasons unknown to me *stifles laugh*, Filch's cat (yes, the one that seems like it should have died fifty years ago) is still avoiding me at all costs. Didn't think she could remember that time in my first year...

Anyway, I'm going to go hide near Gryffindor and see if I can nick their password.
I solemnly Swear

another beginning, another end [11 Jul 2004|10:43pm]

Yay. I'm back at Hogwarts. Yippee. Sorry for the sarcasm, but frankly, i hate the commute. i mean, just getting to London from Belfast is a trip in and of itself, and then to be stuck on the boring train for hours on end is quite another. Thank the gods for Ash and Lene and Cina to talk to. Train was full as usual, all the first years once again having no clue what's going on. Honestly, they should have them come a day sooner, so they can learn the place. if i had a galleon each for the number of times i'm asked 'where is the potions classroom?' alone, i'd be able to afford a new broom.

at least divination and potions makes my classtime worth while. i get my own potions workroom this year; they only go to those of us good enough to be trusted to work on our own. YAY! there were a few potions i looked up in the adult wizardring section of Flourish and Blotts while buying books that i'm dying to try out.

as much as i hate getting here, i'm glad to be here. i'm sick of my parents and their badgering me. so i have a pair of gryffindors for friends; so what? not all of them are perfect. lene and ash are fabulous; and the amount of trouble we get into makes them almost honorary slytherins. gah, i'm tired of the pureblood lectures too. they don't know i was sneaking around asking some of the portraits about our family this summer. i know for sure about that random uncle on mum's side six generations back. pureblood, shmureblood.

so yeah, who knows what's up with sev ignoring me all summer. i swear, trying to date him is like playing with a yo-yo. sometimes it's up in the air, sometimes it's in the hand. some days, i just want to hex him...

anyway, time to go. i need sleep, especially if i'm staying up late tomorrow to play 'witch in the moonlight' in the forbidden forest again. some traditions should never die...
I solemnly Swear

[11 Jul 2004|06:33pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Well today was my first day of being a fourth year at Hogwarts! I'm so excited to be back here.

I left this morning for Kingscross Station, I wanted to get there early because I was meeting Sirius for a coffee. It was great to catch up with him, I missed him so much when he went on holidays with his brother, Regulus. After that we headed to platform 9 and 3/4 and met Laren, Lene and Trocy then waited for the train to pull in. We had the best time on the train, Laren, Lene, Trocy and I took a seat in one compartment, and we ordered lots of chocolate and other lollies and caught up on what's been happening. We had a kind of reunion, it was great fun.
We got to Hogwart soon after and went to the great hall for the feast. Lene and I went over to the Gryffindor table with Sirius, Remus and James. The feast was fantastic as usual, and Sirius, James and Remus had the best stories to tell of their holidays. When the feast was over all five of us Gryffindors went to go and get our time tables for this term and the password to the commonroom. We headed to the Gryffindor commonroom after saying goodnight to Latrocina and Siren then hung out for a while before everyone went to bed. I couldn't sleep tonight so I came downstairs and I've been here now for a while sitting in one of the armchairs right next to the fire writing this, it's been a great day, and Sirius and I have planned a picnic lunch tomorrow, I can't wait for that, hehe.

I solemnly Swear

The Final Hello [07 Jul 2004|12:22am]

[ mood | tired ]

Hi all- seeing if I can figure this out *silently curses herself for being so new to LJ*

Name: Realta
Age: 15
Year: 4th
School: Hogwarts
House: Slytherin
Wand: Yew, 13.5 inches, Phoenix feather
Best Subject: Potions and Charms/Spells
Favourite Subjects: Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms/Spells
Worst Subjects: Arithmancy
Animagi: Phoenix
Hair colour: Dark blonde with natural highlights
Eyes: Honey Brown with red highlights
Favourite Hangout: I could tell you that, but I'd likely get expelled...
Dress Robe colours: Dark Green, Blue, and Silver. The Black is a given
Spell of choice: Serpensortia and Morsmordre
Potion of choice: Veritaserum

I solemnly Swear

Greetings from Siren [05 Jul 2004|07:36pm]

Welcome, those of you wise enough to find our secretive gathering place. Allow me to introduce myself...

Name: Siren. no nickname; not much you can do with Siren. Except Si, and i don't think it fits me
Age: 14
Year: Fourth year
School: Hogwarts
House: Slytherin
Wand: Rosewood, 9 and 1/2 inches, Veela hair
Best Subjects: Transfiguration, Divination, and Potions
Worst Subjects: Ancient Runes
Favorite Spot to hang out on Hogwarts grounds: Under the Whomping willow of course!
Animagi: Faerie
Hair colour: Cinnamon brown
Eye colour: Green
Colors of choice: Dark blues and greens. To match the wings
Favorite Spell: Accio!
Favorite Potion: Wolfsbane Potion
I solemnly Swear

Welcome [05 Jul 2004|02:12pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Hey, I'm Ashcra, a fourth year Gryffindor from Hogwarts and one of the four Marauderesses responible for the Marauderesses map! Here's a little about me...

Name: Ashalea, also known as Ashcra, but you can call me Ash
Age: 14
Year: Fourth year
School: Hogwarts
House: Gryffindor
Wand: Yew, Unicorn hair, 9 inches
Best Subjects: Transfiguration, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts and Care of Magical Creatures
Worst Subjects: Divination, History of Muggles and History of Wizards and Witches/magic
Favorite Spot to hang out on Hogwarts grounds: Under the Whomping willow
Animagi: Wolf
Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Brown
Colors of choice: Black and pink.
Favorite Spell: Conjure Item spell, Apparition

2 Mischief Managed| I solemnly Swear

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