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