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21 October 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Other than the new bruises that I'm currently sporting from Filch's over-enthusiasm with the Secrecy Sensor, I found yesterday's Hogsmeade trip to be quite satisfactory. I seem to be in the minority in that I didn't find the weather horribly unpleasant, and I purchased a rather handsome new cloak from Gladrag's.

Of course, I haven't been able to take two steps without hearing about Katie Bell and her incident. It doesn't seem as though anyone really knows anything about what happened, and I refuse to speculate until more information than 'she was taken to the Infirmary and was later transferred to St. Mungo's' comes out. Honestly, do people not have anything better to do than create wild rumours about fellow classmates? One would think more people would be filled with concern for Bell's well-being. Does anyone actually know what happened to her? Moreover, where's Professor Dumbledore during all of this?

Also, Theodore, Pansy, do you know if anything is wrong with Draco? Really, if he didn't want to serve detention, he should have completed and turned in his homework, which I can only hope that he'll do from now on. Though, it does seem as though he's not feeling very well. In case he really is ill, I'll have the house elves make him some mint tea and biscuits.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: whut?tenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Is that what everybody's on about today?
Daphne Greengrasssagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
It appears so, unless you've been hearing rampant gossip about something else that I haven't been privy to. However, Katie Bell seems to be the main subject of speculation today.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: waiting for my princetenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
I haven't heard any rampant gossip at all. I left Hogsmeade early, went down to the kitchens, fell asleep in there, and woke up with my face pressed against a pack of instant coffee. I've heard bits of pieces of conversation, but I didn't know it was about Katie Bell.

Speaking of... Who's Katie Bell? Isn't she on the Gryffindor Quidditch team or something?
Daphne Greengrass: not amusedsagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
You're in a fortunate position, then. So far the most ridiculous rumour that I've heard is that a band of invisible monkeys tried to kidnap Katie Bell because they thought that she was their ruler, but when she wouldn't go with them they attacked her until help managed to arrive. Honestly, I do not need this stupidity surrounding me; I'm starting to doubt the theory about humans being intelligent beings.

She's one of the Chasers for the Gryffindor team. I believe she's a year ahead of us.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: hilario centraltenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Invisible monkeys? To explain why no one could see them? Oh, that's clever! I applaud the creativity of that one, even if it is completely ridiculous.

I think I might have hit a Bludger at her once. Is she the one with the brown hair?
Daphne Greengrass: unimpressedsagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
I'm under the impression that the second year Ravenclaw boys are the ones that managed to think that one up. Personally, I tend more towards realism than blatant fantasy.

Possibly. I don't have any particular fascination with the hair colours of the school Quidditch players. I believe Bell is, or was, the only returning Chaser this year, however.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: cooler than your momtenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Well, the younger they are, the wilder the stories. Especially if they're Muggleborn, because they believe anything can happen in the wizarding world. I don't know, I guess I just enjoy a good story so long as I know it's just a story. It's just so funny.

Yeah, then I definitely smacked a Bludger in her direction last year. She'll probably be back in time for us to play Gryffindor in Frebruary, but, still, that's such a shame.
Daphne Greengrass: not amusedsagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, but the point is that it's not really just a story. At the heart of it, a fellow student was injured seriously enough to have been transferred to St. Mungo's and no one seems to know what happened.

Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: okay i'll humor youtenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
In these hard times, if someone wants to make up a completely false rumor to amuse themselves, then who are we to judge? It's an unsolved mystery and people have nothing better to do but study or, in my case, bake cakes. But I'm not much for gossip so I can't call myself an authority on the reasoning behind it.
terry_claw on October 22nd, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
So that's what they were talking about in the common room earlier... I just thought they'd had too much pumpkin juice for breakfast. It's all making sense now. Sort of.

It must be quite serious then, I mean, if they've taken her to St Mungos.
Daphne Greengrass: thoughtfulsagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
It seems as though some people have been talking of little else. While I don't have much interest in discussing theories myself, overhearing others talking about it has been hard to avoid if you aren't somewhat isolated. Of course, I can only hope that some of the furor has died down by now.

I'd imagine so, but thus far I haven't heard anything from anyone who knows for certain what happened to her.
terry_claw on October 25th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
I don't take much stock in rumours but this one seems difficult to avoid. Some of these theories are quite far fetched but if they get out of hand, then I'm guessing Professor McG would attempt to quash them. Then again, that won't stop the more gossip prone until someone's able to clarify what actually happened.

I'm sure if it was serious, as in life-threatening, the professors would have told us by now...right?
Daphne Greengrasssagacious_d on October 25th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
I suppose we'll simply have to wait to see how everything evolves. I've noticed most students seem to have short attention spans, but this matter seems like it will remain a curiosity until someone tells us what happened to Bell.

If you choose to believe that.

Also, you recently celebrated a birthday?
terry_claw on November 1st, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Yes, last weekend. Same day as the whole Katie Bell thing, which is sort of why I didn't really mention it. I mean, it hardly seemed appropriate to be talking about birthday cake and presents.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: more playful than a puppytenticketthrill on October 22nd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
At least I'm not the only one who missed all this! Hey, birthday boy! Did you like my cake? Isn't it great? Doesn't it just make you want to get me something big an expensive for my birthday in May?
terry_claw on October 25th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
I was too busy being yelled at....um, trying to reason with Mike to pay proper attention.

Best birthday cake ever. Thanks again. Is that another hint? You know I'm useless at that sort of stuff unless you actually stand there pointing at something and telling me really loudly "IWANTTHAT". I better start cutting back on the chocolate frogs then.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: whut?tenticketthrill on October 26th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Did he at least give you your birthday present before you had to reason with him?

Considering my birthday isn't for another seven months, it's just a hint. Closer to May, I'll start sticking things to your forehead again. I promise not to use the permanent sticking spell this time around.
terry_claw on November 1st, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
MJ, please stay away from all sticking spells, especially when I'm around. Because having something like "a date with Gideon Crumb PLEASE" plastered to my forehead might just do more than raise a few eyebrows this time.
Megan Jones, More Commonly Known As MJ: hilario centraltenticketthrill on November 1st, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
...heehee. Heeheehee. Hee. Good times.

Ahem, yes, no sticking spells. Got it.
Lavender Browntotalsnoop on October 22nd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm totally concerned about her well-being! I tried to visit her in the infirmary but she wasn't taking guests. It was a pity because I really wanted to know if it was true that she had too much to drink with her friend and ended up accidentally flying or something. That's what I heard, anyway.
Daphne Greengrass: uh huhsagacious_d on October 22nd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Trying to visit her, at least in part, because you wanted to confirm or debunk a rumour that you've heard doesn't really fall under the category of selfless and concerned well-wisher.

And, while that theory isn't as ludicrous as some that I've heard, I'm sure if that were the case she would have managed to get away with a visit to Madame Pomfrey and a substantial punishment.
noflowerhere on October 25th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Other than coming to me for an extremely long hair-petting session a bit of quality time, I've no idea. He does look a bit ill, but if it's anything else, I'm being forced to wait to hear of it.
Daphne Greengrass: plottingsagacious_d on October 25th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hm. In that case, I suppose all that we can do at the moment is make sure that he always has his gloves and scarf with him. Though, it seems that he isn't sleeping very well, either.
noflowerhere on October 28th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
That's what we'll have to do, then. And he better listen.