Post by shawn lesley ashcroft on Jan 12, 2019 19:42:46 GMT -7
Shawn had taken sometime away from the castle of Hogwarts. He had decided to be one of the few professors to stay during the holiday break. While that meant he was expected to be there most of the time he was free to leave as long as he gave notice to someone. He hadn’t left many times. He took Christmas Eve and day off to visit friends and Callisto of course but most of the time Shawn had attempted to make the students who stayed at Hogwarts feel at home. Shawn knew what it was like to rather stay at school than return home. He had gone home once or twice on holiday as a student and rapidly decided to stay at Hogwarts more and more.
Still here Shawn was enjoying the Hogsmeade winter festival. He didn’t play any of the games anymore as he was terrible at them. People would expect he would be good at such childish games but he just ended up losing more money than the any of the prizes were actually worth. That was the main problem for Shawn, he knew once he started playing he wouldn’t give up till he won something. Instead he was there for all the terribly unhealthy festival food. There was actual food here but Shawn had actual food all the time he was here for the stuff that only showed up at fairs and festivals.
All was peaceful for the most part, children running, their parents in chase and people having a good time. As any festival should be. Yet suddenly there was a very new sound, a sound that didn’t belong at any festival Shawn could think of. It was the roar of a dragon and not far off. Shawn had seen plenty of dragons in his time, he didn’t know much about them besides basic facts and small details. Yet he loved to see them whenever he was in a place with dragons near by. Dragons should be no-where near here though and while others looked around, himself included, there was a loud crash from nearby.
Turning toward it Shawn saw a large imposing black dragon nearby on top of what used to be a food stand. Thankfully it seemed the people had gotten out of the way and were running off as were most other people. Shawn saw the dragon was watching where everyone was running, where if he had any common sense he would be running as well. At this point the dragon was about to do one of two things, roar or breath fire in the direction everyone was fleeing too. He also wasn’t about to take any chances and as the dragon started open it's mouth Shawn already had his wand out. “Protego Duo!” He shouted just in time as a jet of flames bounced off and around the barrier, the people would be safe but the same couldn’t be said for the buildings the flames hit. He hadn’t expected to be fighting off a dragon today or ever but sadly here he was. “I couldn’t just ask you nicely to go away can I?” Shawn thought out loud as the dragon had his eyes on him.