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PostSubject: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:10 am

The last class of the year had arrived, and Jake had opted to split his classes out for the last time. Ivan's first birthday was fast approaching and Jake had absolutely no clue where this school year had gone. One thing he was sure of though, as much as he loved teaching, he was going to be grateful for the small rest that was coming his way. Something he was sure his students would agree on too.

As usual, the classroom was devoid of desks and chairs, but today the floor was one large cushion. Why? Because the lesson was going to be practical, and if the spells were done correctly, there would be a lot of falling over.

Jake stood at the front of the class, waiting patiently for his students to turn up. Behind him, on the board, the words Petrificus Totalus were displayed, making sure all his students were aware of what they would be attempting that day. Now, he simply had to wait for everyone to arrive.

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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:06 am

Stephen tried to like DADA, he really did, especially since his favourite cousin built her life on defending people against the dark arts. The professor wasn't disagreeable, either. Professor Newbury, in some ways, reminded him of Eun Soo-noona, who had chosen a career in Law Enforcement despite what the family expected from her. From what Stephen had seen of Professor Newbury, he was a kind and funny professor, and he didn't seem to lose his cool even when Stephen and some other students seemed reluctant to use the spells on their partners. Stephen could definitely appreciate that.

It was sad, then, how it was such a relief for Stephen to know that this would be the last DADA lesson of the year. He had come wearing clothes he could easily move around in, and he immediately greeted his professor with a smile. The smile eventually turned into a frown as Stephen noticed how the floor had been turned into a large cushion. Yikes. That was a bad sign. It meant that Professor Newbury had to take extra precautions in order to keep them safe, and his suspicion was confirmed when he saw the spell written on the board.

Petrificus Totalus wasn't so bad as far as spells went. It wasn't harmful, but being petrified wasn't a fun experience either. Stephen should know—on his second year in Hogwarts, he had tried to break up an illegal duel in the dungeons and ended up being accidentally petrified by some Slytherin. Since then, Stephen dreaded the day he would have to study the spell. He didn't want to experiece that feeling again, even if Professor Newbury had done his best to make sure the floor would cushion their fall.

Couldn't they just go back to Protego?

Sighing, Stephen took a seat on the floor as they waited for more students to arrive. At the very least, this was the last class of the year, and then Stephen wouldn't have to worry about being petrified again.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:34 pm

Jacques had rolled out of bed that morning with little and less enthusiasm for the day's lesson. Professor Newbury was not Jacques favourite teacher because he was so... charismatic. Trying to be any and all student's friend. It wasn't Jacques' idea of professionalism, and thus he had not like the professor from the word go. But, Defence Against the Dark Arts was interesting, because it gave Jacques an inadvertent look in to the Dark Arts.

Hurrying along the halls, Jacques slipped in to the classroom that the lesson was always held and had to catch his balance as his feet fell on something soft only a moment later. Frowning to himself, Jacques looked to the board - Professor Newbury was predictable enough to find the lesson always written on the board in his terrible penmanship.

Petrificus Totalus

Jacques sighed internally at the overly basic lesson that they would be having. And with the appearance of only one other student thus far... Jacques hoped the other boy was not incompetent, because any lasting damage would most certainly come at a price.

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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:57 pm

If there was something Lyra appreciated about having DADA, it was that it forced her to keep in shape. It wasn't a favourite class of hers—DADA often made her classmates rowdy, which just wasn't very pleasant to watch and experience especially since Lyra did her best to learn the spells while still appearing dignified. She supposed that was the effect of excitement on people, but for her, DADA was just another one of those classes she needed to get good marks in.

Before coming to class, Lyra had spent quite a bit stretching in her room. One of the things she missed about home was the grand piano and the studio her parents had built for her. At Hogwarts, music and art classes weren't offered as electives for first years, and it was times like this when Lyra regretted not having convinced her parents to let her go to Beauxbatons. They were already reluctant to let her go to Hogwarts to begin with—though she had proven time and time again to them that she was not clumsy, her parents still believed that she would get into a terrible accident again.

She was already risking it, still doing ballet despite the injuries she had sustained years ago. She supposed the best ballerinas have gone through worse. When she was told by her doctor that her injuries would forever limit her as a ballerina, she had locked herself in her room and refused to go out for days. At the time, Luc had seemed ridiculously happy.

Perhaps she did need DADA—though she still refused to believe that Luc might have been causing her harm all these years, learning to defend herself was still essential.

Lyra walked into the classroom with her head held high as always. With her perfect posture and cool, impassive expression, she looked more like a princess and less like a Hogwarts First Year student. Her face did not betray her surprise at seeing only two students in the classroom. Perhaps she had miscalculated the time and arrived too early, which she regretted, as she could have had more time doing some stretches. She greeted the professor politely and hoped that she would be paired with the Hufflepuff boy, who seemed nicer than the Slytherin boy.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:57 am

Ryder had left his common room with a sigh on his face since school was his least favorite type of thing which was classes. The eleven year old made his way to Defense Against the Dark Arts, and entered the classroom and saw three other students in class and Ryder rolled his eyes and made his way to sit in back of the class.

The first year liked Defense Against the Arts a little, but his dislike for school period was what went in the way of him liking classes. The young boy had watched the bored as Professor Newbury had wrote sloppy spell.

Petrificus Totalus

Which let Ryder let out a smirk and he wondered how in the world he could possibly do good at it. Than soon the young boy made an attempt at casting it and hoped he could hit someone with it or do something fun.

Since the eleven year old was all about fun.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:08 am

Tristan had enjoyed Defensive Magic and thought that perhaps helping people can sometimes be an good thing. The fourteen year old made his way to the classroom and he began walking to the classroom with his wand in his pocket and he was ready to learn whatever he was going to learn.

The fourteen year old had entered the classroom and he saw that others children were in the classroom and he smirked, and went walking and took a seat in the front of the classroom and he wondered what spell he would be learning.

Than he soon observed the bored and saw they were reviewing Petrificus Totalus and he got his wand out and he wondered when they would actually cast it. Than soon as the class went on he waited until he was instructed to cast it.

Tristan soon let out a smirk looking around at other students and was ready to cast any spell he was required.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:05 pm

Alberi wasn't really proud of himself. To a point, that was actually an overstatement but one thing remained true - he had, or really, hadn't been in class this year. It wasn't because he wanted to run away - it was simply the fact that he found classes to be so boring. He'd walk in, listen to the teacher (and not even that happens all the time, if the teacher isn't friendly) and then does whatever said teacher told them to. And Alberi could easily do that if he studied on his own. Of course, it really wasn't the best course of action but honestly, he didn't care. As long as he got good grades, which he did, and attended enough classes to last, he really found no reason to actually go to every single class. He'd do well by himself, obviously.

He idea was born in the summer, a while after he had returned from Diagon Alley. And from then, he began to tell himself that it would be the best course of action, making himself more and more convinced. Sure, he may lose points for Gryffindor but he really didn't care for the house cup anyways. Yes, he may even get detention if caught but the librarian didn't really seem to mind him hanging out ever hour there. Then again, Alberi sometimes chose to study elsewhere, changing his place every hour so he could be seen moving, so, along with the fact that he seems older for his age, he might of been thought as a fifth year. From what Alberi had learnt, they often skip lessons to study for their O.W.L.s. Though that wasn't very likely, as he didn't seem that old.

However, the year went by and the end was nearing. To Alberi's discontent, he had forgotten that he hadn't attended any lessons. 'I was sure I had...' he thought to himself as he finally made his way to Defence Against the Dark Arts. After all, he didn't want to repeat a year even though he knew for years ahead. At least in theory. The practical part came harder, especially when it comes to combat. Or potions, with that matter. Both nearly impossible to do without either a person or a cauldron (the latter was, in fact, impossible without a cauldron).

Entering the room, he quickly examined who was in. A few people he knew, others - not so much. To only one he's actually talked to. Once. And you can't say it was remotely pleasant. Afterwards, he gazed towards the board. Petrificus Totalus? Simply enough. Though he hadn't done the spell, he had read enough to know how it works. To a point, he hoped they wouldn't need to use it in practice but if they did, Alberi believed he would do alright. Keeping his face straight, he walked as far as he could from those who had already arrived and leaned on the wall, watching to see what will happen next.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:19 am

"Right!" Jake said once the clock had struck the hour, signalling that the lesson was now to start. "Lets get on with this, shall we?" The professor asked rhetorically, his enthusiasm for his job as large as ever. "Today, as I'm sure you have noted, we will be looking at the spell Petrificus Totalus." Jake explained, motioning to the board for anyone who had not yet had a look at it.

Jake had, slyly, slipped his wand from his holder on his belt, noticing the Gryffindor student taking out his own wand. Silently, Jake sent a disarming charm towards the boy, and watched with amusement as the wand flew from the boy's hand to his own. "You will not be waving your wand around before I tell you to, Ryder. That is how people get hurt, and I will not allow it in my class."

Just because Jake was not so strict as others, it did not mean he missed when people were trying things they shouldn't be.

"So, first, who can tell me what this spell does?" Jake asked, putting Ryder's wand on the desk, and putting his away until he needed it again.

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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:52 pm

Ryder had wondered if Professor Newbury had actually been looking at the students until soon Ryder had watched as his wand had been taken from his hand, and he soon realized that troublemaking tactics had finally managed to come back again which made him smirk since rules after all were meant to be broken.

Then soon Ryder listened as Professor Newbury told him that he would not be waving his wand around until he was told to, since that was how people got hurt and that would not be allowed in his class and Ryder looked and he said in a nice tone even though he had actually enjoyed casting spells.

" Sorry it will not happen again. " said Ryder with a grin and he rolled his eyes since he knew that when his sister was not here was when he got into trouble and anyone with a brain knew that.

Ryder soon watched as Professor Newbury placed his wand on the desk and he listened as Professor Newbury asked them what the spell did and Ryder raised his hand hoping to call on him, and he soon looked and he said. " Isn't the spell a body freezing spell. " said hoping the professor would believe him with him knowing what it was before he casted it.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:13 pm

Tristan had been watching as Professor Newbury had got mad at a Gryffindor student for casting spells when he should not been, which made him laugh a little. Since did children ever actually listen when they were told. The fourteen year old looked up at the professor as he scolded the young student, and Tristan began to figure out that this kid had no knack for actually following the rules which made Tristan admire the boy for a second.

Soon Tristan listened as the kid had apologized to Professor Newbury even though Tristan could see the kid did not really mean it. The Slytherin had looked and he listened as Professsor Newbury asked the class what the spell had done and Tristan knew it was a freezing curse or a full body bind curse.

From his three years at Hogwarts he knew what spells meant and wondered if other students actually knew what it was since if not then how the heck are they in a class where they do not know half the spells even though first years were understandable, but older years should know.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:04 pm

Though she looked calm and prepared for the lesson, Lyra was annoyed at herself for not being quick enough to answer Professor Newbury's question. Then again, the Gryffindor kid seemed to need the points—Gryffindors rarely did well in the class, and the kid's attempt at casting a spell before the lesson even started did not help their reputation at all. She supposed it was what happened when you put together a bunch of kids whose definition of courage was 'causing trouble'.

Truth be told, Lyra didn't care much about points. Though Ravenclaw wasn't doing as well as Slytherin and Hufflepuff in the House Points race, she knew that Ravenclaws were at least always examining life and questioning everything. The more artistic ones worked hard on improving their craft, and some students focused their energy on mastering a subject. This, however, didn't stop her from feeling conscious about her reputation in class. After all, as a First Year Muggleborn, she had a lot to prove.

She glanced quickly at the Gryffindor, who seemed like he'd rather run 20 laps around the Hogwarts grounds. There was a hint of a smile on her face. The kid can have his points for now. Her time will come. For now, she needed to focus on learning how to cast Petrificus Totalus and understanding the theory behind the spell.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:44 pm

Anya stood quietly on the cushioned floor as the gryffindor answered Professor Newbury's question. She had never really been one for answering teacher's questions. She was always fearful of having the wrong answer and she was sure that having no asnwer was better than having the wrong one. She also did not know much about the spell that they would be practicing today. Defense against the Dark Arts was not one of her best classes.

Though it would have been nice to be able to provide an answer, Anya was proud that the Gryffindor had been able to redeem himself. While she had laughed slightly when his wand had been taken from him, she felt that he had not thought about the consequence of acting before instructed. The Ravenclaw girl seemed rather annoyed at the Gryffindor. Anya figured that this was because the Ravenclaw had known the answer.

Anya maintained her silence as she waited for further instruction.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:21 am

"This. Has. Got. To. Stop," she panted, to herself, as she ran down the corridor, skidding around corners and past rooms. The Gryffindor was late - and not just by a few seconds or even two minutes - for Defense Against the Dark Arts, and she had been mentally scolding (and at times, verbally) herself as she ran. She hadn't been late to class for a while now, having gotten into a routine, but somehow, today, she had messed up the timing when she stopped to chat with a friend.

Finally reaching class, more than casually out of breath, she burst in, tried to find her footing, and then toppled over as the uneven soft material dipped slightly beneath the weight of her. "Ooohh," she muttered, although it was muffled as her face was buried in the cushion that was the floor. Pushing herself to a seating position, she looked around, slightly dazed from the suddenness of the fall but completely unharmed.

"Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry!" she blurted the moment she caught sight of the Professor. "I didn't mean to be late I was -" Her eyes drifted to the two words on the board and her features lit up in excitement. "Ooohhh is that why the floor is so weird today? That's the body brandi..." She paused, frowned a little. "No, wait. Binding. Body-binding spell. Curse? Hex? Something... Right?"

Slowly, she got to her feet and cautiously made her way closer to the front of the room, where she sat down again. This was going to be an interesting class.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:27 am

A look of relief crossed Stephen's face upon seeing Kayleigh enter the DADA classroom. There was amusement mixed with the relief—Kayleigh, after all, had fallen to the floor and just as quickly brushed the embarrassing incident aside with her boundless energy. How she could do that, Stephen didn't know. All he knew was that Kayleigh made his classes a lot more fun, and that he wanted to get to know the girl more.

If it were any other girl, Stephen would probably have been more hesitant to approach. There were so many little cliques at Hogwarts, and the pureblood prejudice towards muggleborns didn't help. Kayleigh, however, did not seem to care about such things. She had acted so friendly towards Stephen, all because they both found the crups cute in Care of Magical Creatures. He wished the other Hogwarts students would be more like her, except perhaps not as energetic, since Kayleigh already had enough energy for both of them.

He moved closer to Kayleigh, who luckily had not chosen to take a seat too far away from him. 'Hey, Kayleigh,' he whispered with a smile and a wave. Kayleigh would probably not hesitate to use Petrificus Totalus on him, but at least he knew that with her, it would be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:30 am

Lucifer had followed closely behind a Gryffindor. A small one, who had, quite literally fallen at his feet when they stepped through the door. Raising an eyebrow at the stupidity of the child, Luke had stepped around the witch and moved away from the others.

He caught sight of the board, with it's two words scrawled on it.

This lesson might just be interesting.

Moving to stand behind his sister, Luke checked the professor wasn't looking before he lowered his voice. "You'll work with me." He told Lyra, his tone as cold as always when he spoke to his sister. This was too good an opportunity not to be capitalised. Firing spells at his sister for the sake of 'learning'. Yes, Luke was going to make sure that he held the upper hand, make sure Lyra was reminded of her place before they went back in to the Muggle world for the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:46 am

"Isn't the spell a body freezing spell."

"Not quite, Ryder. But quite close, actually." Jake responded to the boy, giving him a small smile that said well done. The kid might be a spot of trouble due to his eagerness to try things out, but he wasn't a bad kid.

Only a moment later someone tumbled through the door.

Just about managing to keep a laugh from leaving his lips, Jake moved forward slightly with a smile on his lips. "Are you okay, Kayleigh?" He asked, but the witch was apologising for being late, and then her eyes moved to the board.

"No, wait. Binding. Body-binding spell. Curse? Hex? Something... Right?"

"Right, you are!" Jake responded with a smile towards the first year. She was adorable - Jake had learnt this much already from the two lessons he'd taught. "Take five points for Gryffindor for your answer." He added a moment later, turning his attention back to the class as a whole.

"Please partner yourselves up and try out the spell. We will be using only this spell, if I see anyone attempting to use any other spells, I will be putting you in detention. When you're ready, please begin." Jake explained, before remembering. "Oh, and spread out, so that you're not falling in to the walls or each other."

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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:02 pm

[[OOC: Note that Jelena is an NPC though she is Elleon's sister and a first year. She is only there to interpret for him.]]

Elleon had been waiting quietly with Jelena for the professor to start the class. He had no idea what the spell was and when he asked Jelena, she couldn't help him either. This added to his worry. Besides experiencing studying at a Hearing school for the first time, Elleon was completely clueless to this magic thing. He knew he would have to speak some time or other - it was the whole reason his parents doubled his speech therapy classes - but he'd hoped he had some time before using his voice.

He kept his eyes on the board, trying to sound out the words in his head, involuntarily shaping his lips to form the words. Why did the spell have to have such a long name? He tapped Jelena's shoulder and asked her to help him with those two terrifying words. He watched her lips carefully as she said it for him and tried to mimic the shape a few times until Jelena nodded enthusiastically. But he still wasn't confident and turned his attention back to the board.

It wasn't until Jelena waved her hand in front of him that he realised the professor was speaking. He didn't look at the man though but kept his eyes on his sister, watching her interpret. He didn't bother answering, since he didn't know the answer but kept his eyes on Jelena as she interpreted the answer another boy gave.

He nodded his head and was about to thank her when a movement caught his eye. It was a Gryffindor girl getting acquainted with the floor. He grinned, guessing she wasn't hurt since the cushion would soften her fall. He saw her lips moving and turned to Jelena for the interpretation. He grinned again. She was funny. He asked Jelena for her name, having missed the professor's concerned question and Jelena spelled it out for him. Kayleigh. It was a nice name.

When the professor called for them to partner up, Elleon could feel the nervousness building up. He'd have to use his voice to practice the spell. Sure, he'd spoken before - he had to, in speech therapy - but he'd never done it publicly and he was terrified of his classmates teasing him.

He glanced around the class and decided he could pair up with the girl that fell down, what was her name? Kayleigh. She seemed the friendly kind and probably not one to laugh at his funny voice. He indicated her to Jelena and smiled as his sister agreed. Making his way to the girl, he requested Jelena to interpret for him.

"Hi. I'm Elleon and this is Jelena. Would you like to partner up?" he signed, waiting anxiously for the girl's reply. Elleon knew he looked strange to her, using his hands while Jelena talked for him and he hoped with all his heart she wouldn't reject him as a partner. He'd never have this problem if it was a school for the Deaf.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:47 am

She nodded at the question from the Professor - of course she was okay; the floor was one big cushion! - but forced herself not to say anything, instead giving herself a mental pat on the back for getting the name of the spell right.

Before she could celebrate verbally, though, a voice from beside her made her turn, and her smile widened at the sight of her friend. "Hi Stephen!" she said, happily, although there was still a light blush to her cheeks from her earlier fall. It was embarrassing, but hardly something worth fixating negatively on. Besides, if it had been any of her friends, she would have laughed, and she expected the same in return; it had been, after all, funny.

As the news of partnering up was mentioned, Kayle smiled, wondering if she could partner with the Hufflepuff that was her friend, but before she could ask, someone else was approaching and making odd gestures with his hands, an older girl speaking for him.

Sign language.

Kayle's eyes went wide as she recognised what he was doing. Her mother had spoken before of deaf people and how they communicated, and while she didn't really know any signs, BSL and ASL and SL had been an interest of hers for a short while. Short, for while she had thoroughly enjoyed doing research on it, she hadn't learnt more than the alphabet and a few basic things before growing bored and moving onto her next interest.

And now, she regretted it. Making a mental note to do more research on it - it would be worth it if she could communicate with the boy in front of her that seemed really nice - she waved at him, knowing this was the sign for hello. It was the easiest one she knew. "Hi! I'm Kayleigh! I would love to!" she exclaimed, nodding her head at the same time. Then, she paused, and tilted her head. "How are you going to do the spell? Do you know non-verbal magic?" she asked, genuinely curious.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:15 pm

Elleon focused his attention on her lips and managed to catch the greeting, introduction and the word 'love'. From the nod of her head, he inferred that she had agreed to partner up with him. Then she started speaking again and he caught the first three words, 'spell' and 'magic'. How are you...spell...magic Elleon's brain worked automatically to find meaning from what he'd gathered but there were too many holes. She could be asking how he was and then another sentence about the spell or she could have been asking how he was going to do the spell and there were other possibilities.

He glanced at Jelena who had been waiting for him and watched as she rapidly fired off a series of signs so Elleon could understand what Kayleigh had said. He nodded once. It was a common enough question and one that Elleon had a practiced answer to just because he'd answered questions like that many times before. These were what he called 'standard Deaf questions', questions that people not informed about Deaf people never failed to ask. He understood why they asked these questions but it still irritated him sometimes especially when they were really dumb questions. Oh, you're deaf? So you can't hear? Can you hear me? Those were questions he sometimes didn't bother answering.

"No. I can't do non-verbal magic. Not yet," he signed. He paused for a while and gave Jelena a meaningful look. I'm going to speak. No need to interpret it said.

He took a deep breath and opened his mouth. "But I can speak a little," he said aloud, his voice feeling thick and heavy in his throat. He'd said it slowly so that she would be able to understand him through his Deaf accent. He'd only used his voice in speech therapy classes so he didn't know how other people besides his teacher would react. He'd heard from his friends that some might laugh or shrink away but there were others who didn't mind. But a glance at Jelena told him that he'd done well with his pronunciation and he smiled at the encouraging thumbs up she gave.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:33 pm

She focused quite intently as the female... Jelly or Jell-something (Kayle hadn't really caught her name; she was too caught up in the fact that she was about to see people were talking with their hands) signed what Kayle assumed was what she said, and tried to figure out which gesture was for what. But, of course, she couldn't, and instead was filled with even more fascination to learn.

At the interpretation, she nodded. "So h-" she started, but trailed off as she saw that the boy was opening his mouth. The words made her smile, and she let out a surprised laugh. It wasn't a rude one, but one that was conveyed her awe; she wasn't in the least bit bothered by the weirdness of his tone. "Oh my gosh, that is amazing you are amazing!" she said, the words tumbling out, her eyes shining in joy. What amazing people there were in the world!

"That is so cool. Seriously." Kayleigh paused, tilting her head slightly as she thought about something. "I want to learn to sign," she commented, lightly, shrugging as she did so. It was a passing thought, one that was more to herself than anything, for not a moment later she smiled widely and went, "So, do you want to go first or what?"
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:50 pm

Elleon's face split into a grin when Kayleigh commented on how amazing it was. He hadn't been expecting such an enthusiastic response. A positive one sure - since he doubted she was the kind to bully anyone - but he hadn't quite foreseen her outburst and it amused him to no end. He shrugged and waved his hand in a 'no big deal' movement at her comment on it being cool, unused to the compliments she was freely giving.

He did raise an eyebrow when she expressed her desire to learn how to sign. Was she being serious? Learning sign wasn't exactly easy, as was learning any other language really, because it had its own grammar structure and came with loads of facial expressions that when added to certain signs could change the meaning. For him, it was the reverse; sign language was his first language and he struggled with English. Really struggled.

"I could teach you if you really want to learn," he offered. If she did manage to pick it up, he'd have another person he could easily communicate with besides Jelena. That would be a great relief and he'd definitely enjoy his time at Hogwarts more. Not being able to communicate fluidly with the other students could sometimes be lonely.

He stalled a little at her question, unsure if he was capable of doing the spell and not wanting to embarrass himself in front of his classmate. He bit the corner of his lip then nodded. "Sure," he signed as he got out his wand.

Taking a deep breath, he mouthed the words again, getting a feel of the movement his lips and tongue around the foreign words. When he felt he was ready, he moved his wand in the required pattern and said the incantation out loud. Nothing happened. He must have pronounced it wrong or not clearly enough. He felt a blush rising in his cheeks but forced his thoughts towards the spell. I can do this.

Once again, he mouthed the words, whispering it this time to get more used to it. Taking another breath, he waved his wand and repeated the incantation more firmly. It worked this time but wasn't strong enough to make Kayleigh fall down. At least it was something. Deciding to try it one more time (third time's the charm, right?), he cast the spell again and watched in victory as it worked fully. Yes! I did it! I actually did it!

But then he remembered that Kayleigh now had the curse on her. Not knowing what to do, he waved the professor over to get the thing off Kayleigh.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:46 am

As more people moved in to the room, Jacques couldn't help but feel a little relieved. He wasn't much interested in working with a Hufflepuff - they weren't known for the prowess in dueling, and Jacques was not the kind of person you wanted to mess up with when doing these things.

However, even with the extra students coming in to the room, Jacques' choices were limited.

Pausing for a moment when the professor had finished talking about what they had to do, Jacques moved towards his fellow Slytherin. Tristan, or something like that. "You, work with me." Jacques told the boy - he wasn't about to ask, no, Jacques knew what he wanted, and no one was going to tell him no.

"I'll go first." Jacques added, slipping his wand from his belt and readying himself for the lesson. He waited, though, for the boy to get his own wand out. They might not be dueling, but Jacques was never going to have it said that he would attack someone who was unarmed. Even in a classroom situation.

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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:30 pm

Anya let out a sigh. She was not that big a fan of working in partners. Despite her classification as a Hufflepuff, she had a rather shy personality. She found her self backing up into the corner, away from all of the students who were partnering up. It was not likely that someone would ask her if she would like top work with them, but she could not work up the strength to ask someone to be her partner.

"You need to be a people person," She remembered her mother saying to her before she left their family. "Every person who gets somewhere in life is a people person. No powerful ruler works alone" Anya had laughed at this. She was not likely to become a powerful ruler...maybe a sidekick...but never a ruler.

Setting the memory and it's ridiculousness aside Anya felt her back softly hit the wall as she planted her feet into the ground; a fly on the wall, watching the world around her from afar.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:10 am

To be truthfully honest Defense Against the Dark Arts was definitely her favourite class because the blonde was certain it would be one of the only classes to prepare her for her position as an heiress. The pale blonde strolled into the class and took a position along the wall, being sure to hold her body up as straight as possible. Her parents had drilled it into her mind to always walk with confidence and to always bring greatness to her name, which she could never fail to do. The girl was power hungry, there was no denying that and she would never fail to make her family or Monaco look bad.

She knew what the spell did the moment she looked to the board. If there was one thing a Charlot was not, it was stupid. In fact, the girl was far too intelligent for her own good. owever, she would almost never bring attention to herself in class by doing something as silly as answering a question because for some reason, she enjoyed the dumb blonde stereotype which was twice as applied to her since she was also rich.

When told to pair up, her ocean bllue eyes scanned the room, her arms protectively crossing over her chest. She wouldn't dare ask anyone to be her partner, though she did have an eye on a few people such as the older Hufflepuff in the corner. She seemed like she could be a good follower or maybe even a better enemy, either would make the Charlot girl happy. Locking eyes with her, Severine gave her the best smile she could manage, her hair tightly bound to the back of her head in a semi-fancy updo. She gave off a flashy appearance, clean and nice or at least that was what most people thought when they first met her.
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PostSubject: Re: DADA: Lesson Three - Petrificus Totalus (Years 1-4)   Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:27 am

Anya's blue eyes grew wide as she noticed that someone had laid their gaze upon her. A pale, blonde girl who seemed to be a bit younger than herself, was smiling towards the Hufflepuff. She couldn't decipher the temperature of the smile, but she figured it was most likely someone between warm and frozen;between friendly and loathing. The blonde was probably slightly desperate for someone to work with, as Anya just so happened to be.

Anya made her way over to the girl, twisting a clump of hair between her lengthy fingers. Her hair felt smooth, but almost more greasy-smooth than actually smooth. Her least favourite thing about her hair was the fact that she could not go a day without washing it, despite how bad everyday washing was for one's hair.

Anya raised one hand in an attempt to wave at the girl.
"You look like you need a partner and it just so happens that I do too," She laughed rather awkwardly. "I'm Anastasiya, but a majority of the population knows me as Anya."
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