The Calm Point of View

Chapter 66

Apparation Lessons! I won't need a house elf to help anymore. That means that Briar and I can take our test in May. It is a shame, but people shall find out our birthday.

Everyone seems so excited but I wish they wouldn't show it so, excitedly. Seamus knocked over Professor Flitwick with a jet of water today because he couldn't contain his excitement. Briar tells me that the lines he is writing stat "I am a wizard not a baboon brandishing a stick." It is nice to see some things never change.

Golpalott's Third Law is algebra with potions. With Briar and I sitting across from each other we thought we were finally going to get ahead in class again. We were wrong. It was not because we did anything wrong, but because Slughorn plays favourites worse than any other teacher ever has. Potter grabbed a bloody bezoar and gets full marks while I actually did the assigned work and created a proper antidote! I think even Briar is starting to get frustrated.

Potter almost didn't make it into Potions; how did he suddenly get good?

Worrying about it will get me nowhere. I am starting to believe he has a talent and that it is luck.

Today was our first apperation lesson. It was dreary and rainy and no tables were in the Great Hall. Instead there were rings everywhere. Our goal was to get from one to a different one at least 5 ft. away. We also had to remember the 3 D's: Destination, Determination, and Deliberation.

On the 4th attempt Susan Bones managed but left one of her legs behind. Apparently, she hadn't been determined enough. I happen to like all my body parts where they are. Seeing that made me very determined never to splinch myself. I just didn't trust people to put me back together properly.

I do like flying though, even if sometimes the weather will be against me.

Briar says Peeves is making students set their pants on fire in order to get past a door needed to get to Gryffindor Tower. It is funny to watch. Briar did it but disappointed Peeves by not caring. He then reminded everyone that there are spells to make fire ineffective, which they should know if they read their chocolate frog cards. The look on their faces is one I shall remember for a very long time.

Tally of horrible things: Hogsmeade was cancelled, I am low on chocolate, three apparation lessons and nothing to show, I think I am scared of splinching which holds me back. I least I have a plan to deal with the last one. Fear can be conquered.