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sholmes87
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sholmes87
Hello All. Bella's player here. I have started a reunion Twitter account @CommuniQuills. Please stop by and leave a message. Thanks and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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sopdetly
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sopdetly
This is a post to hopefully prevent LJ from deciding this comm has gone inactive and is deserving of being purged.

DON'T PURGE US, BRO.
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sopdetly
communiquills
sopdetly
So, with 1800+ comments and the fun not seeming to slow down too much, I've gotten reports that the post is getting hard to navigate. I wanted to give you some tips and also a guide to the threads so you can hopefully avoid loading the entire post if nothing else works.

First, adding ?format=light after the .html part of the URL will strip the page down to its bare basics. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to stick after you leave a comment, but for viewing the entire post at once, it may be a help.

Second, I highly recommend using a tabbed browser. The new IE 7 has tabs, and I use Firefox 2.0 myself (which also has the added benefit of working with the LJLogin extension which makes it much easier to switch between names). I've got two browser windows open, one with my normal email/LJ/web stuff, and one with just tabs of the threads I'm active in. Firefox also will restore all tabs/windows if it crashes (as I found out last night).

But if those still don't work or aren't an option, below is a list of the main threads, in chronological order, referencing the charcter who started the thread. There may be (and probably are) multiple subthreads under there. If I can, I'll make a list of those later today. Also, if anyone else has the time to make the list, send it my way and I'll add it!

ETA 4/6/07: I have updated the list to include the subthreads! You folks are a chatty bunch... :D

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Current Music: J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Part 4 of 5

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communiquills
sopdetly
Seems like Loki has targeted us as his victims for this year's April Fool trick, and the boundry between universes has melted away! We discover how life may have been if things had been different; we see other versions of ourselves; we meet people we never thought we'd actually get to chat with ;)

communiquills and hex_files are all mixed together! Have at it!

(If you haven't divulged your secret identities, I encourage you to pop over to this post and do so; you can also ask any questions about how this works there.)

ETA: If anyone wants to create a special thread for particular groups of people to congregate in (teaching staff, Death Eaters, Hufflepuffs, etc.), feel free to do so! Start a new thread and put a title in the subject line so it sticks out (replies in the thread may delete the subject). And if you email me or IM me with the link, I'll add it up in the post here so people can find it quickly :)

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ETA 2: With the thread getting so huge, I have made a post of tips and tools for easier reading, along with a list of (for now) the main parent threads that have been posted so far.

Some disclaimers: This is a public post, meaning that anyone can come in and read it.

Readers should be aware that threads may include explicitly sexual or violent actions/imagery, and should proceed accordingly.

Players are asked to play all sexually-active characters at a minimum age of 15; if Animagi will be featured, please warn for that in advance (a note in the comment's subject line will suffice).

This is meant to be completely cracky, but while there is very little restriction of content in general, please remember that due to the nature of the mixer, some players may find themselves uncomfortable when faced with a different version of their character or their character's loved ones. Everyone is free to request that another character leave them be, and this request MUST be followed without exception. This post may be shut down at anytime if any huge problems arise, though I know most of you well enough to be fairly sure that this paragraph is totally unnecessary :D
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synodic_pup
communiquills
synodic_pup
This post has a double purpose. First, a reminder about the communiquills/hex_files mixer that will be hosted here starting Sunday (or late Saturday night, depending on where you live, hehe). Anyone who is part of either group is welcome to come and play with any and all of their various personalities :D

And in that vein, since there are people who are part of one group but not the other, and therefore won't realise that a CQ character is the same player as an HF character they know and adore, I wanted to give you guys a place to put down that info. This isn't a commitment or anything, so if you think there's even the slightest chance you might pop in, please drop a comment in here.

Also, if you have any questions about how this is going to work, feel free to ask here as well. :)
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sopdetly
communiquills
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That's right -- we're having a bit of a mixer over here for both communiquills and hex_files characters! If you have a character (or several characters) in either RPG, you are welcome to bring them along. If you have characters in both, well then that's just more fun for everyone!

This will have no redeeming value. This is unadulterated crack. This is for characters of the same name to eye each other up and wonder how things could have been. Or for very interesting pairings. Whatever you like ;D

So stop by starting April 1 to see the post, and we'll just let it go until you all tire yourselves out!
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synodic_pup
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synodic_pup
This is a couple days late, but I'll be sure to make up for it at the end of the month.

Well folks. This is it. I have removed posting access for everyone, and that's how it's going to be throughout the rest of the wrap party.

Here's the deal about this post: anyone can post here. Players can post as themselves, characters can post, and readers are very welcome to read. Ask questions, share favorite moments, make plans for the future.

Basically, have lots of fun. And while this is going to be the top post here for the next month, even once the new format starts, you'll be welcome to come back to this post and continue posting.

Enjoy!

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angelic_gryff
communiquills
angelic_gryff

George,

Can't believe its been a month since you two quit school. I'm sure the fan mail is pouring in, but in case you haven't heard - the swamp is still there and Filtch is getting tetchier by the hour. I know a group of Third Years are doing laps across the Entrance Hall then up through the second floor and down again, just so Filtch has to ferry them back across. Picture of innocence in the face of his apocoleptic rage.

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serpent_lord
communiquills
serpent_lord
Caractacus Burke
Borgin and Burke's
Knockturn Alley
London

Mr. Burke,

The terms you have offered are adequate and it is with great pleasure that I accept your offer of employment.

I trust that you will understand that I shall require one month after leaving Hogwarts to manage my own affairs. You may expect to see me in your shop, refreshed and ready to begin my new career, no later than July first.

Sincerely

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goodasredgold
communiquills
goodasredgold
Dear Mum and Dad,


Harry and Ron have become even more sports obsessed over the last week. The House team captain, Oliver Wood, has been making Harry practice just about every minute, it seems. He almost fell asleep in Astronomy on Wednesday night, Professor Sinistra was very unimpressed. I've been reading over their essays before they submit them, but nothing more than that.


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stagboy
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stagboy
Dear Petunia,

My name is James Potter and I'm the soon-to-be boyfriend of your sister. This is a widely acknowledged fact. Acknowledged by pretty much everyone, to be honest, apart from Lily. This is a bit of a pain, and so I thought I'd write to you and get you on the 'Make Lily See Sense' team! No badges for the team, I'm afraid, or uniforms either. What's in this for you, you might be thinking, if there are no badges of uniforms. Good question, Pet (I can call you Pet, can't I? I promise you won't have to call me Master, unless you find the idea irresistible, of course! I wouldn't stop you if you had your heart set on it!) and one I'm glad you asked.

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malfoybrat
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malfoybrat
Dear cousin Regulus,

I don't believe we've met. If we have, I was far too young to pay proper attention. I'm sure you know who I am however, and I'm also sure you know the situation in which I find myself. It seems, and I do not say this lightly – though I say a great many things lightly and with a frequent disregard for the truth - that I may soon be dead. It is not certain and it is not something I'm looking forward to because my Daddy would be distraught without me. But I wouldn't be surprised to be dead within the month. If not sooner.

I'm not scared, you understand. Not at all. But, it does feel rather like going to a party where one doesn't know any of the other guests, which I'm sure you'll realise is a thoroughly unwelcome prospect and one I've never had to consider before as I have lots of friends. Unfortunately none of my dearest friends are dead and I've begun to wonder whether so I must prevail upon you to collect me on the Other side and show me how to go about being dead in the most enjoyable manner.

Mummy said Aurors killed you. I wonder about that. You might be able to tell me the truth soon! I don't want to die. Is it cold to be dead? I don't like the cold. Does one catch a chill when one is dead? Should I dress warmly? I did mean that as a joke, but I think I'd welcome an answer on that one. Of course you can't answer me. You can't answer any of my questions until I'm dead and I don't want to die so it's rather pointless me asking.

This is all rather pointless but, perhaps I wasn't speaking entirely truthfully earlier when I said I wasn't afraid. I did say I tend to side-step the truth when it suits me, which you must acknowledge was good of me to do so. I am a little scared, cousin Regulus. So if you could see your way to being a friendly face when I first open my eyes on being dead, I should appreciate it ever so much.

I'm sure we'll get on famously.

Your loving cousin,

Draco

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bluebronze_gold
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bluebronze_gold
Cordelia~

Yes, I did get to sleep after I owled. Painted for a little bit. You can tell Mum that.

The rest of this, don't please.

I went out to paint night before last after I sent that letter. The castle was very quiet and I didn't get caught by anyone. But there was a dog inside. A big black one. It looked like a Grim. But Grim's are spectral, aren't they? I touched this one. Petted it even. It was very friendly. Guess it must be one of Hagrid's dogs. Grims aren't ever corporeal are they? Or very sweet?

Supposed to be going to the Great Hall again soon. The professors all look really upset, but something's wrong with McGonagall, I think. She missed breakfast and lunch and at dinner she kept shifting in her chair. There were marks on her neck too. I think she was attacked by something. Wonder if the Headmaster will tell us what happened to her? Maybe to do with the rumors about You Know Who?

Love you too.
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batbogey_hex
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batbogey_hex
Dear Mr Riddle,

You don’t know me, but my name is Ginny Weasley and I have something that belonged to you and I think you should take it back. Sir, I have your old diary.

I know it’s yours and that I shouldn’t have it but I do and I don’t know what you did to it but you should know that there’s something WRONG and you need to take it back and you must understand --

I don’t want it! I never wanted it and all I want is for you to take it back please take it back take it away! There’s something horrible about it and I just can’t

STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP TALKING TO ME

Tom please I don’t want to d






I expect I’ll be seeing you soon, to return what rightfully belongs to you.

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brave_phoenix
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brave_phoenix
Dear Caroline,

Hello, again! It's been a little while since I've had a chance to write to you. School has been keeping me really busy this term. You wouldn't think people would make such a fuss about OWLs O-Levels in October when they aren't till the end of the year.

This past weekend we had a bit of a break, though. It was the first time this year that we got to head to Hogsmeade the town close by my school. Some of my friends were off on a date, so I had time on my hands to walk around through the stores. I just happened to wander into Gladrags Wizardwear a clothing store. And while I was looking around the store, guess what I just happened to see?! Well, you can probably guess, since they're here in this letter -- I saw these green hair ribbons! They aren't exactly like the ones you had before, but I think they'd look pretty in your hair I thought you might like them. Plus, I wanted to make it up to you, since it's probably my fault that they were missing in the first place. I really hope you like them.

Well, I should get back to my homework, before I'm buried by it.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Your friend,


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lefthandstars
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lefthandstars
My dear little Eddie,

I hope that you are well and enjoying yourself in the countryside. Perhaps you could write me a letter about the things that you have been doing and the friends that you have made. Does the family you are staying with have children of their own?

School is almost exactly the same in second year as it was in first year, except that now there are students who are younger than I am. My classes are only a little more advanced than last year. I think you will like Professor Herbert very much when you come here. His favourite food is also peas. He says it is because they are green like our House colour, but beans are also green and he doesn’t like them.

Sports started last week. We were beaten by Gryffindor. Minerva plays for their team and she is very good. She is much better than our Keeper, but he’s a seventh year, so he won’t be playing next year and maybe we can win. Do you think you will want to fly play?

It is beginning to get cold here. I hope that where you are is not so cold. Although snow fights are fun, it is very easy to get sick. And it is difficult to sleep when it is cold. I find it very annoying walking between classes a few days after the first snow, when it is all grimy and slipery.

Have you received a letter from Father? I think he is very busy with his work, especially because you are not there to play with him.

Take care, Eddie, and be good.

Much love,

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synodic_pup
communiquills
synodic_pup
Well folks. We last sat down on our carpet squares in October to talk about finding ways to get more activity on this here community. We had decided to create a spin-off community. However, as you can see, I never got around to making that comm.

The short end of the stick is that after almost 21 months, I feel that my interest and drive in maintaining this community has waned to the point where my staying in charge is a hinderance rather than a benefit. This leaves me with an important and fairly urgent decision to make about the future of the community.

One of the first and most obvious options was to pass this community to someone else to run. However, the severe lack of activity on this comm (it's been a month since a letter was posted!) suggests to me that to get this comm active again would require huge actions, most likely either starting everyone fresh again, or changing the rules to allow more kinds of posts on this comm. I believe that such actions would be better suited to starting a new kind of game completely; as I hope would be made obvious by our affiliation with hex_files, I have no problem with anyone starting CQ-inspired RPGs if you're up for the challenge. :)

My other option, then, is to close the community. But it's a hard decision to make, because I know I'm not the only person here who is very attached to their character(s). Active in posting or not, for those of us who have been around since the start in the summer of 2005 especially, these characters have complete personalities, and could be considered as close as siblings (or lovers, maybe? *g*) for some of us.

So this is what I have decided. January 31 will be the last day to post letters per the rules to be considered CQ canon. After that, instead of stopping all posting and simply waving goodbye forever, I will be leaving posting open for all current members, and you will be welcome to come back here to RP however you like, whenever you like. There would be no guidelines about what you can post; think of it like comment crack for the rest of your life, without the burden of having to write those pesky letters beforehand.

I think this is a win-win situation, and I hope you all will agree.

Comments are open, but I would like to make a couple things clear:

-- This was my decision, 100%. If you want to tear me a new one for this decision -- or shower me with praise -- it may be more prudent to email me directly than to leave a comment.

-- I have a few details left to sort out that I will be running by the members for input this coming weekend. This includes figuring out exactly how the canon will be ended in a blaze of glory, as well as fiddly bits about how we'd work the post-canon RPing.


Thanks again for everything, gang! We'll talk again soon :)

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snakes_heart
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snakes_heart
Dear Albert Dear Mr. Deschamps,

It was a pleasure meeting with you last month. I appreciated your taking the time to show me your exquisite incredibly talented work.

My friend Michelle Higgins has informed me that the two paintings I purchased from you have arrived in perfect condition and I expect you have received the payment as agreed.

I'd like to see you again Can we meet I shall be in London in the next month or so and, should you have a few minutes, I would like to talk to you a little more about the pieces I purchased from you.

As usual, you can send your response to this letter to Michelle Higgins's address. She'll forward it to me.

Sincerely,

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communiquills
bluebronze_gold
Oscar~

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favourite_son
communiquills
favourite_son
Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Ministry of Magic
London

Dear Sirs,

My name is Regulus Black (I'm sure that you've heard of my family), and I'm a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I'm trying to write an essay on Azkaban, and I would be very grateful for your help in answering a few questions that are very important.

1. What is the smallest offence one can be sent to Azkaban for? Is being a stupid, annoying, brother traitor enough?

2. Does there have to be an Auror or other member of your department involved in the arrest and trial of the suspect, or may a family member act in their stead if they have reasonable grounds for conviction?

3. If so, is there a minimum age required before you can make such an arrest? Is twelve old enough?

4. If the suspect/arresting wizard was not of age, would their parents have to be informed?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

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bluebronze_gold
communiquills
bluebronze_gold
Prof Lupin~

Thank you for.

I'm going
Mum is here to take me home for Osca hi the funer a few days.

I'm sorry you had to
I really appreciate your help and the hu.

I had the oddest dream before Madam Pomfrey gave me the dreamless sleep draught. You were there, talking to another man about needing to buy new curtains for your flat and Oscar was trying to

Thank you again for your help.

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trickster_gryff
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trickster_gryff
 
Dear Uncle Alphard,

Do you know

Have you ever heard of someone called William Potter? I didn’t know who else to ask because I think Mother and Father I know you weren’t really old when you left and all, but I thought you might have heard of him if Mother or Father or Auntie and Uncle had mentioned him. or anyone else either

If you do know about him, could you tell me? Not to worry - I’m not up to anything, it’s just idle curiosity, really. I think read something in a book in the library at home that got me wondering. He’d be older than you, but all the same, I thought you might have known heard of him. Does he sound familiar? Not to worry if he doesn’t. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.

I hope you are well. Quidditch has been going fantasticly so far. The broom that Father sent me is top notch and flies beautifully. It’s great fun training with James and the other lads, though its hard work. McG Professor McGonagall even said that she reckons I’m a natural, though I’m not sure she meant to say it out loud.

I must dash - things to be done, but I expect I’ll be writing to you again soon, most likely to thank you for my birthday present. Only a week and a half and I’ll be fourteen!

Your nephew,


 

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greddy_freddy
communiquills
greddy_freddy
28th May 1995
Ludo Bagman
London (allegedly)
HIGHLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Mr Bagman.

Last September, my brother and I wrote to you concerning your debt to us of 74 Galleons, 30 Sickles and 6 Knuts. Eight months and a whole lot of unanswered owls later, you've done sod-all to make us think you have any real intention of repaying it. We are, by this point, understandably displeased.

But not as displeased as we expect YOU will be, should your bosses at the Ministry somehow find out the full extent of your sordid financial affairs. In fact, we can’t imagine that THEY'LL be well chuffed either when they hear the news about your little ‘habit’. Or when they're told the stories about your frequent absences from work, your goblin friends, and your numerous outstanding debts. MERLIN knows just how upset they might get if someone brings up the topic of embezzlement.

This really is sensitive information we’re sitting on, isn't it? If it were leaked to the press and the public found out, there'd be uproar. Scandal. Your position and reputation could be in serious jeopardy. All things considered, my brother and I are in a serious dilemma about whether to keep quiet or not. Tricky decision, that.

Perhaps you can help us make up our minds?

Yours most sincerely,
Fred Weasley
Fred Weasley, also on behalf of G
Joint-owner of Gringotts vault 609 in case you need reminding, you wonky-nosed tosser

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bluebronze_gold
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bluebronze_gold
Oh god, please write to me.

Please.

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malfoybrat
communiquills
malfoybrat
Dear Daddy,

Can you please write to Professor Umbridge and explain that you're married? I've tried mentioning Mother in conversation a few times, but she will keep asking about you and trying to make me invite her round for dinner. She keeps touching my hair too.

She's a bit digusting but Potter absolutely hates her so she can't be all bad. Lessons with her are boring as anything. I'm not learning anything at all. Can't you arrange a tutor? I don't want to be stupid and not knowing things.

Is Walden Mr Macnair coming back home soon? Couldn't he tutor me? I think that would be a good idea, Daddy, don't you?

your loving son,

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stagboy
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stagboy
Dear Vivien,

I'm sending you Uncle William's papers. I don't want them. Dad explained to me. You left out a few details when we talked, I suppose you were just trying to keep things neutral, right? I'm not a child though. You could have told me what happened. I needed to know the end. You should have told me the consequences. It changes things.

Anyway, you seemed interested enough in Uncle William's notes, and it's not like they're going to do me any good.

I'd rather not hear from you again too, if it's all the same to you. I don't want need tutoring and I can learn all I need to about Dark Arts at school in Defence lessons. Thanks all the same.

Regards,

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bluebronze_gold
communiquills
bluebronze_gold
Prof Lupin,

Oscar's missing.

Lazuli was threatened by Death Eaters. Haven't heard from Oscar in a week. Am terrified.

Please help

What do I do?
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greddy_freddy
communiquills
greddy_freddy
11th May 1995
Verity Dalrymple
Dept. of Magical Games and Sports
Ministry of Magic
London
HIGHLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL


Dear Verity, are you joking?

If Bagman’s hardly ever in the office and won’t even cough up your wages, then DEFINITELY resign. I mean, a gorgeous girl like you won’t exactly have any problems getting another job.

Secondly, don't worry - promise I won’t use any of the highly incriminating information you’ve given me to blackma do anything rash concerning Bagman or the Ministry. Of course not. You were RIGHT to tell me all about it.

And about the other stuff, well, the thing is I'm not exactly sure when I'm free. I’ll look you up next time I’m in London, yeah?

FRED

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batbogey_hex
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batbogey_hex
Dear Bill,

Please let me go back to Egypt so I can stay with you. I miss you and I never see you and the trip to visit you was possibly the best thing that’s ever happened. I don’t want to be back here, and I know that sounds stupid and childish, but I absolutely hate being back here.

It’s like they all know. And I don’t know what’s worse, them knowing or not. But I can’t get last year out of my mind and I keep on dreaming about T and I can’t help but think that they know something. I want to go back to stay with you and watch the sunrise on the Nile and eat dates and ride camels and shut Percy in a pyramid. I could forget everything there, and seeing you made it feel better. But now I’m back and everything here just reminds me of –

I still feel like he’s here, though I know he’s not. Is it mad, to think that? I’m not going mad this time, I swear I’m not, Bill. I’m not going mad again. But I can’t be here, it’s not right. I almost killed people. And I never spoke to anyone last year, and I don’t think anyone wants to talk to me now, because I’m that strange Weasley girl who got into trouble with someone from his side and had to be rescued by Harry Potter. It’s awful. What if they think I’m going to set a great big snake on them if they talk to me? What if they think I’ll write things on their walls in blood? What if they –

I don’t know what they know, and I don’t want to know what they know! I don’t! I don’t want to be here, Bill! I don’t belong here. I almost killed people and I miss you and I’m just not brave enough to even be in Gryffindor anymore. Gryffindors aren’t scared of being alone at night because of dreams.

Please write to Mum and ask her if I can go back to you.

I love you.

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