How's chapter 8 of LLSHP going?
It’s doing alright! I made less progress then I intended due to the many things on my To-Do List and RL stuff, but muse is still rarin’ to go! Preview:
Mari’s purring way of pronouncing certain words distracts Yoshiko, and she finds herself knocked flat on her bums by an especially strong Impediment Hex from Dia. Her rather loud fall inadvertently causes Hanamaru to turn her back on her opponent. Chuckling, Kanan easily disarms her with an Expelliarmus.
“Focus! Had we been actual enemies, the two of you would have been done for.”
Yoshiko really wants to stick out her tongue, but Dia’s unsheathed saber prompts her to sit up straight and listen. Still, she couldn’t help but glance at the lab benches from the corner of her eyes to see how her other friend is doing.
Ruby is good.
Yoshiko has always known that her friend is well-versed in every subject, whether practical or theoretical. In fact, Ruby has contributed a great deal of points towards Hufflepuff, which is now at second place for the House Cup and is only behind Gryffindor due to the latter’s achievement at Quidditch.
Whatever Kanan or Mari show Ruby, she would get the hang of it with enough practice. Perhaps that’s why Yoshiko could never feel envious towards Ruby’s innate talent because the redhead truly works hard. She’s driven by her desire to help her friends and older sister, and that makes Yoshiko proud to have a comrade like her.
Ruby feels hesitant about offensive spells but she would explain the concept to her two Muggleborn friends so they can understand easier. Yoshiko has no problem chucking Stunners left and right while Hanamaru would ensure they are well shielded with her yelps of ‘Protego’. They complement their weaknesses and work well to cover one another.
Well, it would be a long ways before they could reach the older witches’ level, but Yoshiko is quite pleased about their progress and teamwork.