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Hogwarts RPG ~ 1858

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"I do hate this accursed place." [Aug. 25th, 2004|11:55 pm]
Hogwarts RPG ~ 1858

castigat_mores

[sine_voce]
[mood |unconscious]

The day was just beginning, but Carmina had barely mustered the strength to lift herself out of bed when she realized that her forehead was feverish, and the ground beneath her feet was not quite steady. Had she been raised in a more unsavory part of England with the right (or rather, wrong) sort of folks, she would have found the proper words to express her emotions. But being the youngest daughter of a somewhat respectable witch and wizard, Carmina had only one thought on her mind as she quickly grabbed her robes and ignored the pile of books on the floor beside her bed: get to the hospital wing.

Her breathing was laboured, she almost tripped heading down the stairs, and steadied herself with a sickening lurch at the exit of the common room. There was no one about. Late morning sunshine indicated that indeed, she had probably slept through a class already, but a murmur and bustle began in various parts of the castle as she made her way down a stone hallway. It was almost time for lunch, and wooden doors all over the castle opened to give way to a flood of students. As they filled the hallways, Carmina stumbled in the masses, trying to find her bearings with little luck. What had she eaten yesterday? Did she stay out in the rain last night too long? Everything was swimming in front of her eyes.

Everything was so disorienting, she didn't know where she was going. Her pale face caused a few curious glances from several directions, but she did not see them. Was it in that direction, up the stairs where that knot of boys had stared at her unsteady small figure wobbling her way past a classroom? Or was it down by the main stairwell where everyone seemed to be gathering? She didn't seem to know, but the crowd of chattering students swept her along into the stairwell, and a foot that came out of nowhere, that she never saw, tripped her.

Immediately, she fell headlong into the crowd and a scream went up from the surrounding girls and yells from the boys around them. Carmina did not hear any of it, for the moment she had fallen on the ground, she had fainted, and effectively stunned the crowd around her.
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From: alzbeta_a
2004-08-26 04:53 am (UTC)

Oh no!

Alzbeta, hurrying through the hallways to get to lunch, felt someone bump against her. She almost ignored it because it had been happening all morning--boys bumping into her as if she wasn't even there--and then she hear screaming. She turned.

"Carmina!" she exclaimed, seeing the younger girl laying on the floor. "Are you okay?"

She knelt at the girl's side and quickly discovered that the girl was quite out cold and in no condition to reply. Alzbeta looked up at the surrounding crowd. "Someone, get the nurse!"
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[User Picture]From: nyssa_m
2004-08-26 09:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh no!

"Carmina! Is she alright? What happened?" Nyssa exclaimed, rushing down and grabbing the girls arm. She had seen Carmina go down but was too late to try and stop her, having students between her and Carmina. She patted the girls hand and called her name gently. She didn't want to leave the girls side but knew she might have to if she didn't think anyone else was going for the nurse. She wasn't even sure were the nurse would be.
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[User Picture]From: prof_g_ambrose
2004-08-26 09:15 pm (UTC)
Professor Ambrose pushed his way calmly through the crowd and knelt down next to her. He brushed his hand across her forehead and sighed with sympathy. "Ennervate," he whispered, using the simple reviving charm on her. He flicked his wand and produced a goblet of warm butterbeer for the girl. "Let's help her up in a sitting position," he told Nyssa and Alzbeta, snaking his arm under the girls back and helping her sit up as she slowly came to. He held her there with his arm behind her, supporting her.
"After she has something to drink you and Nyssa take Miss Carmina to the hospital wing, will you?"
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[User Picture]From: sine_voce
2004-08-27 08:11 am (UTC)
The first thing Carmina was aware of was her own breath, flooding back into her lungs. What had gone so wrong? Why was she sitting on the floor? She saw faces that she recognized, amid a hushed silence, but she felt a hot flush flicker to her face. Everyone was staring at her! Carmina tried to steady herself. Merlin...
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[User Picture]From: nyssa_m
2004-08-27 10:13 am (UTC)
"Are you alright, Carmina? Just relax," Nyssa said, smiling at the girls sudden come back to life. "Alzbeta and I are going to take you to the hospital wing,"
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[User Picture]From: sine_voce
2004-08-27 12:42 pm (UTC)
Strange, I don't feel all right, Carmina thought. I feel like I've been drowning. She struggled to find her footing.
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[User Picture]From: nyssa_m
2004-08-27 09:00 pm (UTC)
Nyssa reached under her armpit and with the help of Professor Ambrose and Alzbeta, they lifted her up and steadied her. "Just hold on, we'll get you to the hosiptal wing in just a few moments." Nyssa soothed, supporting Carmina's body on her side.
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[User Picture]From: sine_voce
2004-08-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
"Where-" Carmina coughed. "Where am I going?" She almost paled when she saw Professor Ambrose and began stuttering an apology.

"I- I'm dreadfully sorry, professor, I-"
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