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Isabella Marie Swan 〢"Phoenix" ([personal profile] occluminous) wrote2013-04-05 06:11 pm

philosopher's stone

Bella doesn't hear anything from the librarian, and, when she checks in, is told that there is nothing - no expert faculty, no further available books, no correspondence course, nothing. The librarian does at least seem sympathetic. Bella is unhappy. She reads all the books on Occlumency, finds no clues, and tentatively gives up in the face of so much else to do. Her theory teacher, a Scottish import who takes a liking to her, calls her "his little Ravenclaw", which Bella looks up and determines to be a compliment.

She meets the library elves - Mith, Kay, and their small child who nonetheless does a prodigious amount of work, Hazzy. They are friendly, but don't seem to really understand her questions about them; at any rate no one seems to be gratuitously abusing them beyond allowing them their work, so she solicits their invaluable services in book-hunting.

Meanwhile, Sherlock settles into an unschedule. He's allowed the sleeping potion twice weekly to avoid dependence and excess side effects, and uses it Tuesdays and Thursdays; on weekends, Bella tries to absent herself from the room as much of the day as possible to let him catch up, and she does the same thing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the afternoons. Sometimes she sleeps over in Tony's room, but this leaves her with an awful crick in her back even after she learns a Cushioning Charm, and she doesn't like to do it more than once or twice weekly.

Bella's birthday arrives, and Euterpe comes in with gifts from home - arm-warmers and candy and a calligraphy kit from Renée, a book and money "because I don't know what you need where you are" from Charlie. She does not get a broom from Tony. She did not really expect a broom from Tony, especially after ceasing to be her roommate, so she doesn't sulk or even comment.

Sherlock gets her a present, though, and if it's not quite better than a broom it's at least close. It appears on her desk, which narrows down the suspects, and he admits it when she asks, and it's a book on something called -

The Philosopher's Stone.

It doesn't have a recipe. No one knows the recipe. But it has lots of stuff about it.

Bella makes up her mind to become much more attentive in Potions.

And Sherlock gets very, very hugged.
nobodyelse: (⑤ made me a saint)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-04-06 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
"You are very welcome," he says.
nobodyelse: (② I never lose anything)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-04-06 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
"Tony promised you a broomstick?" says Sherlock. "She was not kidding. She forgot. If you remind her, you will get an embarrassed apology and a broomstick."
nobodyelse: (⑦ i walk the streets alone)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-04-06 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Really," says Sherlock. "Try it and see."
nobodyelse: (⑨ when things were black and white)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-04-06 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
"She meant it when she said it, and she is better friends with you now than she was then."
sparksflying: (⑩ sight of solid ground)

[personal profile] sparksflying 2013-04-06 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
"...Crap," says Tony. "I totally forgot to get you a broomstick for your birthday! Lemme owl my mom before I forget again."
Edited 2013-04-06 01:33 (UTC)
sparksflying: (③ certainly twice as sick)

[personal profile] sparksflying 2013-04-06 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Seriously," she says, "I'm going right now."

And she does.
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Feral takes a seat beside her and says, "Where'd your friend go and what's got you in such a great mood?"
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Rich friend," comments Feral. "Nice rich friend. Lucky you. Happy birthday, what'd you turn?"
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
"Cool," says Feral. "I dunno how old I am, I forgot my birthday, but I'm probably twelve-ish."
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll think about it," he says.
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Pretty good!" he says. "Maybe I should steal it."
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
"So?" says Feral. "I didn't get you anything either."
pythbox: A book. (Default)

[personal profile] pythbox 2013-04-06 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
"You're gonna have a hard time getting me a birthday present if you don't know what to get," he giggles. "Maybe I should wait until next year to make one up."

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