"The affairs of wizards are quite complicated, at many times dangerous and always rather odd, but if you can weather your way through them then you'll experience something quite wondrous."
.A Different Weasley - Big brother Ron gets a letter from little brother Charlie. He panics.
Bill’s younger brother shows up in a whirlwind of flailing, incoherent shouting and with limbs trembling even as the Auror dragged him to a secluded area before hastily erecting a privacy bubble. “I thought you didn’t have time off to visit until-” he starts to say.
Ron flails a bit more and now Bill can see his brother was holding a letter, “THAT’S NOT IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW!”
“Did you just leave?” Bill sputters because his brother loved his job, for him to leave when he was on duty to visit - though… “Did you just Apparate to Egypt!?”
The letter was waved in his face, “NOT IMPORTANT!” Ron bellows at him, “DRAGON! AT! HOGWARTS! CHARLIE!”
“Let me see if I got this right,” he says, voice forcibly clam because one of them has to and clearly it wasn’t going to be his brother. “Charlie wrote to you about a dragon at Hogwarts-” Ron nodded rapidly and Bill guessed, because it was Charlie and it wasn’t the first time something like this had happened - it had probably been too much to hope that this particular habit wouldn’t pop up at Hogwarts. "-that he’s hiding from the teachers and now he wants our help to ‘free’ it into it’s natural habitat?“
Ron manages to keep from yelling though his words come out as loud and chocked, ”How? Dragon! How?!“
”…I have no idea.“ Bill admitted, earning a kind of groaning shriek of dismay.
He was taught to deal with fearsome goblins, horrible curses and lethal traps - not dragons.
Inevitable - Wizards at large don't even try to keep up with muggle technology, it was inevitable that muggles find out about magic.
Looking back, it's all so stupid.
Hundreds of years of secrecy, through entire wars, and it's because of a bunch of Quidditch fans who got a bit too drunk, a bit too careless during the World Cup. And of course there's a muggle around at just the right moment to catch them transfiguring a couple of empty bottles into their team's mascot, of course it's a teenager who records it on her cell phone then immediately posts it on the internet. Of course even after the poor girl's Obliviated, the wizards don't think to censure the video - no, of course not, what do wizards know of muggle technology?
Is it any surprise that the teen was concerned to find she posted a - very popular - video one YouTube but couldn't remember it at all? That, at the time the video was posted, she very clearly remembered that she was at a store to buy milk.
And compounding this, the wizards in charge of the poor girl's Obliviation don't think to check her cell phone. Of course the girl is going to freak out when she finds that she was texting her friend about this amazing thing she saw, that posted on YouTube, and she realizes that she can't remember a single thing about it.
Wizards at large don't even try to keep up with muggle technology, it was inevitable that muggles find out about magic.
At the time though, I remember the great panic about it all - the fear, on both sides, of finding out and being found out. The uncertainty of what it means for the future.
Mostly, when I found out about the reveal - about the muggle panic and fear and anger over the realization that magicals had been not only hiding among them but modifying their memories - I remember a deep, all consuming moment of terror because I wasn't ready to go to war.
Not again, not against the world I grew up in, not against my parent's world.
- Hermione Granger
#Actual Magic - Magic's real, there are actually DRAGONS out in the world...it's an awesome time to be alive. #Actual Magic
@monstermashers dude, have seen this?! Magic is real!
Holy shit! WHAT WHEN WHERE?!
I can't believe people are stupid enough to believe in magic. Obviously it's just special effects.
@seriesofmalfortune it's not special effects - my sister's a witch, something called a 'muggle-born'
#it's really not #my sister is a witch #though she says she's a 'muggle-born' #which is apparently a Thing #Actual Magic (via @todaystheday)
You misspelled back there, that 'w' is supposed to be a 'b'
@seriesofmalfortune stfu and go else where. @todaystheday what the heck is a 'muggle-born'
#some idiots #magic #Actual Magic
@monstermashers dude, have seen this?! Magic is real!
Holy shit! WHAT WHEN WHERE?!
NO WAIT FORGET THAT SOMEONE MENTIONED DRAGONS ARE THEY REAL
Well, since the secrets out anyways...yes dragons are real.
#I'm 50% sure I'm gonna get in trouble for this #but the secrets already out #it's not like this won't come out anyways #but yes dragons are a Thing #so are a lot of magic creatures #but dragons are the ones I work with #much to my mum's dismay (via @redtalonlionman)
what the fuck you can't leave it at just that tell me more
#dragons ftw #DRAAAGOOONS! #Actual Magic #common lionman you can't leave me hanging
@w0nd3rfu11 you wanted more about dragons...
Dragons are universally Classified as an XXXXX magical creature - as in 'known wizard killer, impossible to domesticate'. Not that that stops people from liking them, the people who work with them are called Dragon Keepers while those who study them are called a Dragonologist - I am technically the later but I work as the former the majority of the time. Most dragons nowadays live on dragon reserves, though there are doubtlessly wild dragons living in areas where humans haven't settled - and, for their sakes, hopefully never will - yet.
They're found around the world, in a variety of sizes with a wide-range of adaptions and, while many do, not all of them breathe fire. Those who do, tend to have a range of six to twelve meters but the Chinese Fireball has been known to hit targets from a range of double that when in the air.
#dragons #long post #dragons don't really have a scientific name #mostly because MAGIC - and science never really mixed #maybe they'll get some now #Hungarian Horntail - dracosaurus caudatelum #my boss found out about this #I didn't get in trouble #so I guess I'm free to post whatever #maybe I can start posting things about dragons instead of reblogging it (via @redtalonlionman)
THIS IS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL AND YOU HAVE TO POST MORE THINGS ABOUT DRAGONS LIONMAN
I JUST SAW THIS AND I AGREE COMPLETELY
Magic's real, there are actually DRAGONS out in the world...it's an awesome time to be alive. #Actual Magic
#Actual Magic #DRAGONS!! #I love my life sometimes
Clock Hands - The other six hands weren't pointing at 'home' where he had expected them. Instead pointing straight at the words 'mortal peril' that his parents had repeatedly told him to tell them if it happened.
"Percy? Percy?" Charlie started searching for his younger brother when he found the playpen abandoned, not really concerned because he knew his mum had put magic all around the house to keep them all from getting hurt. "Percy? Where are you?"
He found the toddler sitting near a window in the sitting room, peering out into the darkening front yard as he hummed, "G'een 'ight, g'een 'ight..."
"What're you doing over here, huh?" Charlie said, wrapping his arms around his brother's chest like a hug before lifting the two year old up, making him squeal in delight. Unlike the twins, who very much enjoyed moving about - thankfully not yet walking - on their own to seek their own trouble, Percy loved to be carried and held - Mum had said that Bill was the same but he had been more like the twins, though Charlie went for the front door rather then an unattended wand like the twins did.
"'Ask!" Percy chirped, utterly content to be held though Charlie was already dreading the trip upstairs, then sang, "Run, run!"
"-far away," he continued automatically before he froze as it registered and his head snapped to look out the window. Nothing, but...
Charlie whirled around to look at the grandfather clock, Percy letting a squeak at the sudden movement and he muttered a quick apology to keep the toddler from crying. The largest hand, with Arthur carved into the gold, was pointing to 'work' like he expected. The other six hands weren't pointing at 'home' where he had expected them. Instead pointing straight at the words 'mortal peril' that his parents had repeatedly told him to tell them if it happened.
"Let's go," Charlie breathed, heaving his brother to the stairs in a hurried rush that had Percy whining in protest. He ignored it and just started to half drag and half push his brother up the stairs, "Up, up, up. Mum! MUM!" He called when he realized that it'd take them a while to reach the third floor where his mother and older brother were washing the twins. "MUM!"
They'd made it to the first floor when Bill appeared higher up on the stairs, apparently having been sent to see why he was yelling. "What's wrong?"
"Clock - peril - we - masks!" Charlie blurted, then tried for something more understandable though Bill already was starting to look alarmed. "Percy said he saw white masks out side - the front - and I checked the clock, all of our hands are on 'mortal peril'."
Bill went still, face whitening before he was charging down the hall with an urgent, "Mum..!"
For a moment, Charlie hated his older brother.
Missing - Hogwarts. It was a safe haven all throughout the war against You-Know-Who, but is it still safe? How can it be, when there is a student missing?
Student Missing at Hogwarts
Hogwarts. The school in which we send our children to when the time comes for them to learn magic, the school we went to ourselves when we were just children. It was a safe haven all throughout the war against You-Know-Who, but is it still safe?
How can it be, when there is a student missing?
“We didn’t notice at first,” a sixth year Gryffindor said when asked about his missing roommate, “He keeps different hours then us - comes in real late and heads out early. He likes to walk around the grounds, see?”
In fact, it was a sixth year Hufflepuff that first noticed the Gryffindor was missing.
“I didn’t really worry at first,” the female Hufflepuff, a friend of the missing student, said, “Sometimes he’ll skip meals and even classes to go help Hagrid with whatever needs doing, Hagrid’s never complained and he always keeps up with his work so the teachers never stopped him. The thing is, he never misses Care of Magical Creature - it’s his favorite class and the only one we share so we make a point to go since it’s hard to spend time together otherwise - but that day he did. And I just knew something was wrong.”
The student went straight to Professor McGonagall, the Deputy Headmistress and Gryffindor House Head, who in turn went to the Headmaster when a quick search failed to locate the missing Gryffindor. Headmaster Dumbledore canceled several classes so that more teachers could help do a more thorough search that brought them to the Forbidden Forest.
Sources say that Professors McGonagall and Flitwick accompanied Mister Hagrid into the forest to search for the student but there’s yet to be any news on whether he - or his body - has been found. Our sources also say that Headmaster Dumbledore did not partake in the search due to informing the student’s family- whom have all declined to comment but are understandably distressed about the situation - of the situation.
Is this a simple tale of a student whom wandered too far into the Forbidden Forest? Or is this a more complex story of some nefarious plot targeting this poor sixth year? Regardless, the question on all of our minds is this:
Where is Charlie Weasley?