In short, I almost screamed. Avery cupped his hand over my mouth, and I nearly toppled over. He caught my back, and I scooched back to the wider part of the roof, where I could lay down as I grew paler.
"Avery, you IDIOT!!" I boomed. "There must have been another -"
"There wasn't, Peri. I tried! Hey, at least I know how to mark with limited pain - and with more sanity." Avery huffed and joined me. "Listen, when I find a way to take it off, I'll tell you, and -" Avery stopped talking as I sat up and held my head. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah. Dizzy." Leave me alone, you careless person. I Turned towards a corner.
"Compensanda." (OOC: Latin for Be Stable) I opened my eyes to a stable room and Avery's wand in the corner of my vision.
"Condeludia." (word scrambled Latin for Hide It) I muttered, staring at my left wrist, red with irritation and black with pure carelessness. The mark only faded to an accurate bruise, which I called "good enough". "We need to get Grace and Cory out."
"And now you can, see my point?" With a flick of his wand, Avery raised my wrist, and revealed the Mark. "You can get them out without having to hide!"
"And how can I -"
"You can." I exhaled sharply and turned towards the rafters.
"Catch up." I placed one foot for good measure, then with a wink ran across.
"Just like her family, and -"
"Did you see her there?"
"Peridot Kensington!" I ignored all the voices as I walked past. A room, a cell block, anything! I kept dashing down the halls.
"Grace and I are like twins," I heard. Was that Zav? The boy Grace was with? I approached the door with a sneaking suspicion that -
The door swang into my face as Grace and Zav were led out, a hood falling over my head. It was oversize, probably of Avery's. I tugged the hood just behind my hair line as Grace looked back. I waved to her...with my left hand. She went pale, and I gasped.
No, no no no, I didn't mean that. I swore and walked back, tossing the hood to my back.
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The Circle (HP fanfic)Fanfiction
A collaboration between StoTriston and Polarice2224. Cory was a keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team and THE popular kid who never noticed the quiet ones. Grace, a Ravenclaw, was top of her class and nearly always had her nose stuck in a book. Th...