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    Merlynne
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    Slytherins Play to Win!

    The time has come, Slytherins, to begin the competitive portion of this round's QWC

    The team again:
    Merlynne
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    Alternates: leahsm2 & HARRYHARRYHARRYs twin

    The prompt again:
    A group of friends are sitting in the Main Hall of Hogwarts during breakfast when there is a commotion in the hallway. Going out to investigate, the friends find a notice posted on the door leading to the outside of the castle. It reads:

    Private professional Quidditch practices to be held on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch for the next seven days. ONE DAY will be set aside for a group of seven lucky students to receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn first-hand from the professionals how to improve their game. The prize will be a match against the professional players played in front of the entire student body. If interested please see Professor McGonagall.
    Anything you're unsure of can, as always, be discussed in the planning thread. Feel free to take liberty with things we haven't planned but remember these guidlines:

    -Drabbles must be 100 words or less
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    *releases snitch* whoever wishes to may start us off.

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    Thought I would start - hope this is OK with everyone.

    Harry was trying to finish his breakfast as quickly as possible. Ginny had been waiting for him in the common room that morning and as a result they had both arrived late to breakfast, leaving very little time to eat before he was due in his first lesson. It seemed the post had already arrived by the time they got there because Hermione had her head buried in the newspaper, though Ron was no where to be seen.

    Just as Harry was finishing his last mouthful of cereal, he saw Ron running towards them, looking ready to burst with excitement.
    100 words

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    XhayleeXblackX
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    Okay, here goes nothing!

    Ron was nearly breathless as he beckoned impatiently for Harry, Hermione, and Ginny to follow him out into the hall. Curious, they all obliged quickly, forgetting their hurried breakfasts and morning papers. They entered the Main Hall and found a commotion of excited students gathered around the door of Madam Hooch’s office.

    “Go and read!” Ron demanded eagerly, pointing to the door. “Go on!”

    The three mates pushed their way through the crowd of gossiping teenagers and over to the door. They looked up at the note taped to the oak door and listened as Hermione read the memo aloud.
    100 words exact. I was going to put the memo in there, but it was too long. Maybe the next team member could?

    Win, Win, Slytherin!

    -Haylee

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    “We at the Department of Magical Games and Sports have organised a one-off match between specially selected students and a mystery professional team…Private professional Quidditch practices to be held on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch for the next seven days... One day will be set aside for a group of seven lucky students to receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn first-hand from the professionals how to improve their game... The prize will be a match against the professional players played in front of the entire student body… If interested please see Professor McGonagall.”

    “Wow,” said Ron weakly.





    ~Evie

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    Harry and Ginny looked equally stunned by the information.

    “Who do think it’ll be?” Ginny asked.

    Ron, who seemed to be recovering from the shock, began reeling off the names of possible teams.

    “Well, the Falcons are at the top of the league so it could be them, or possibly the Wasps, they’ve just been taken over and are looking to get some publicity. Of course there’s always the Cannons-“

    “The Cannons – I wouldn’t call them a professional team,” sneered Draco Malfoy, coming up behind them.

    “Shut up, Malfoy,” growled Harry, as Ron’s face turned slowly red.
    97 words.
    dumdedumdedumdedumwow50isalotstillnotenough

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    Merlynne
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    Thanks for the excellent start!
    “When are tryouts for this thing, anyways?” Ron asked, attempting to look unaffected and failing.

    “Tonight after class,” Malfoy answered, eager to show how much he knew. “Are you looking to break a record in goals scored against you, Weasley?”

    Ron changed from red to purple, eliciting an intervention from Harry.

    “Yeah, well enjoy watching it from the stands, Malfoy. You won’t make it past tryouts!”

    Malfoy sneered a very evil sneer before hurrying back to the Great Hall.

    “Cocky, are we?” Hermione called, raising the newspaper once more
    “Come on, Hermione,” Ron rebuked. “It’s Harry!”
    97 words
    Win, Win, Slytherin!

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    “Yeah, I mean, I was the youngest player in a century!” Harry replied.

    Hermione scoffed. “And obviously the most modest one at that…”

    Harry scowled at her, and the group began to walk away from the notice at a leisurely pace. “I’m not being arrogant, Hermione, it’s just that you can’t deny the facts – I have never lost a game… apart from that one in third year…”

    “But that wasn’t your fault,” nodded Ginny helpfully.

    “Exactly,” Harry grinned smugly.

    “Well, we’ll just see at the tryouts…”

    ~Evie

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    “I suppose we will,” he replied. “Anyway, we had better get to class. We have Transfiguration first so we can give our names to McGonagall.”

    ***

    That evening, as the group headed down to dinner, they saw a second notice had appeared.

    Tryouts for the special Hogwarts team will be held tomorrow afternoon on the Quidditch Pitch. Any student who has not already given their name to Professor McGonagall must do so before the end of today in order to take part. Tryouts will be judged by the Heads of House, Madam Hooch and a member of the professional team.
    I know I'm moving things quickly but the pro team are only there for 7 days, also whoever posts next can make the decision about tryouts.

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    “Harry, tomorrow!” Ron exclaimed, mouth gaping slightly. “That’s…that’s the day after today!”

    “And?” Harry pressed.

    “And…” Ron stuttered, “Would you mind coming out to the pitch with me and helping me practice? I mean, blimey! Tomorrow!”

    Harry shrugged as the two began the trek out to the Quidditch pitch. It was getting dark by the time they had collected their brooms and arrived at the edge of the pitch. Harry stared wide eyed at the brightly clad figures soaring above.

    “Merlin, it is the Cannons!” Ron gasped as the colour slowly drained from his face.
    95 words
    I'm fairly confident we can get through tryouts without going too far into detail. We've got a good pace so far.

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    Harry groaned, and Ron turned round and looked at him angrily.

    “What did you groan for?”

    “Nothing!” Harry assured him hurriedly. “C’mon, lets go and practice then…”

    They joined the group of assembled students who were all waiting on the pitch. Many looked very put out to see that the professional team they were playing against would be the Canons.

    "Ron," said Harry suddenly, recognising an orange player. "Is that Krum?"
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    ~Evie

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