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Post by Irina Rose Krum on Oct 15, 2016 15:53:59 GMT -7
It was July, and the weather was unusually warm. Irina had hiked out to the woods by herself the day before and had found a cave that looked interesting enough to explore. She would never go alone though; not after what happened that summer she was nine. She could remember it clearly as if it had occurred moments before; she had fallen down the shaft of the cave in Germany by her mothers parents house and landed hard on a sharp piece of rock. It had pierced her skin and stuck fast; Irina had known better than to pull it out without something to stop the bleeding from what her father had taught her, but she had made the mistake of screaming for him when she fell. He wasn't that far away and he did hear her but so did the bats. Great flapping dark creatures; hundreds of them swooping and diving at Irina's head. Her heart had raced and she screamed and cried uncontrollably until she felt her fathers arms around her. He kept on telling her she was safe now, he had her. But Irina still had the scar on her side from the rock and she never would go in a cave by herself first for the fear of the bats ever again.
She hadn't counted on one thing though; Daniel Hoh, her brothers best friend. He had come to stay for the week to hang out with Nikolai mostly, and of course her father. She knew that Dan was a good Quidditch player from what Niko had told her; she wondered if Dan was trying to stay in Viktors good graces to get a good recommendation when he graduated from Durmstrang in two years time. Ripley and Tania had declined to come on their hike but Dan had decided he wanted to come; Irina was too proud to beg her father to not let him, so now the three of them were set to head off to the caves. Irina looked up from lacing her hiking boots as Dan came in the room. "I hope you don't plan on slowing us down today Hoh," she said causallly, issuing the challenge.