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Isabella Marie Swan 〢"Phoenix" ([personal profile] occluminous) wrote2013-08-22 12:39 pm

patronus charm

Tony's patronus doesn't take much longer to finish - hers is a gigantic eagle, nearly as big as Feral's thestral. (It can sit on Bella just as well as the elf owl can, since they're weightless.)

Bella makes no progress. New books on the Philosopher's Stone, received on her birthday, get mist just like the first one did, if a little more anemically. (The books are not as good as that first one.) Feral works on being an Animagus; he doesn't have it down before winter break, though. He also keeps telling Bella about what's been going in Herbology, although she has to translate his ramblings and half-formed written scrawls into usable notes by herself.

Bella does not get Feral a Christmas present, per request, but she gives Sherlock a book about prophecies and Tony a book about various failed attempts to integrate magic and technology. Euterpe can't carry them both at the same time and Bella wants her free for sending letters anyway, so she just brings them with her to hand over after winter break.
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock, it turns out, has also gotten Bella a book for Christmas.

He hands it to her wrapped in plain brown paper when she walks into their room.

"Merry Christmas. I didn't want to trust this to an owl," he says. "Owls can be tracked."
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's called The Eternal Dark: Studies in Forbidden Immortality, and it is about various unsavoury ways people have tried to become immortal.

"I don't think there is anything in there you would want to use," he says, "but it might be useful to know about, all the same."
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hmm," says Sherlock.
nobodyelse: (⑤ made me a saint)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not yet," he says. "But at least I know I'm looking for information in the right places."
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
The first chapter is an overview, mentioning a few highlights without going into detail and talking about some of the things that Dark Arts immortality methods tend to have in common. Particularly, that they all - or all of the effective ones - involve causing irreparable harm to some person or creature.

And then it is time for the welcome feast!
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)




A few days later, Sherlock leaves another book on her desk for her to find in the morning, with a cheerful yellow ribbon tied around it in a bow.

It's about a set of artifacts called the Deathly Hallows.
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"I am sensing a theme," says Sherlock. "Are you sensing a theme?"
nobodyelse: (⑨ when things were black and white)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why this placebo effect?"
nobodyelse: (⑪ this is where i will stay)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes," says Sherlock.
nobodyelse: (⑦ i walk the streets alone)

[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Clearly," says Sherlock. "And yet, here you are."
nobodyelse: (① blow me away)

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Sherlock laughs.
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[personal profile] nobodyelse 2013-08-22 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's beautiful," says Sherlock. "Thank you."

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