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  1. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Wasn't Cut Out For This

    Set July 2051 Mervyn stared at the child on the kitchen table. The pale-haired child smiled back at him, swinging her feet. She seemed a lot more at ease about their current situation than he was, in spite of the fact it was her life that had just been turned on its head. Oh, God. Leda was due...
  2. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Closed In Need of a Miracle

    Admin approval - 88964 Set at the end of term Mervyn put his quill down for the third time and sighed. What was the point? Even if his parents agreed to let him come home, he would rather have slept on the streets than speak to them again. And it was beginning to look like he might have to. He...
  3. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Closed This Is Awkward

    Mervyn had been suffering from a lot of ailments and injuries this year: a sore throat, a twisted ankle, a debilitating case of hiccups, etc. etc. Of course, it was purely coincidental that he had been incapacitated on all of the days he was supposed to be patrolling with Sapphire. He was...
  4. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Open Summer Water Party!

    Open after Leda!! Mervyn lowered the last bucket to the ground and wiped the sweat off his forehead. He'd underestimated how laborious and time-consuming it would be to fill five-hundred water balloons, even with magic, but it would all be worth it in the end. He reached down for a balloon and...
  5. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Just For a Day

    Continued from here. Mervyn pushed a piece of potato around his plate, trying to look as if he was enjoying himself. He liked Sapphire's company. He liked shepherd's pie. He just couldn't enjoy any of it - not today. He couldn't even be that happy when Sapphire said she was thinking of going...
  6. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Closed Surprise!

    Mervyn had a pretty great surprise in store for Sapphire. All morning he'd been running backwards and forwards from the great hall, sneaking croissants and scones and pastries and fruit into his pockets and depositing them in his dormitory. Once he had enough to feed his entire house for a week...
  7. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Closed Searching for Sapphire

    From the back of the taxi Mervyn watched the streets crawl past, worry gnawing at his stomach. Kira's inn was only an hour away from his hotel, yet the journey seemed to stretch on for hundreds of miles - or else the driver was taking a convoluted route to raise the fare. In Mervyn's hand was...
  8. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Setting Things Straight

    When Mervyn had first received his rose from Sapphire, he'd thought the affectionate note a little strange, but hadn't dwelt on it for long before heading off to class. Throughout the morning, however, the note had kept nudging its way into the back of his mind, distracting him from his work...
  9. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Last Stop

    By the end of the morning, Mervyn was back where he'd started - the great hall. He felt as if he'd walked about ten miles, and he probably had. Next year, he was going to get twice as much sleep before delivery day - it was the only way he could get through it and have the energy for classes in...
  10. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Subtle Approach

    Mervyn was having a little trouble with Aodhan's rose. He had no idea what the older boy looked like - knew nothing about him at all, really, apart from the fact he was in Gryffindor. But Mervyn had already been to the Gryffindor table and the Gryffindor common room, and he couldn't find anybody...
  11. Mervyn Strangewayes

    That's Just Rosy

    The excitement Mervyn had nurtured last night had quickly worn off once he'd actually begun delivering roses. He'd completely forgotten how difficult it was to find people in the enormous castle, and how exhausted he would feel by the end of it. His next rose, another yellow one, was for one of...
  12. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Slightly Squashed

    Mervyn had had a little mishap on his way back down to the great hall, and consequently Patrick's rose looked a little... well, flat. He tried pulling the petals out a bit to give it some more volume, but the petals started coming off in his hand, adding to the bedraggled look. Oh, well. It was...
  13. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Watch Out for Thorns

    Mervyn was about to head all the way down to the great hall to see if Ainsley was at breakfast when he had the smart idea to swing by the Hufflepuff common room first. Chances were, she wouldn't be there, but it was better than trekking all the way down to the hall only to have to come all the...
  14. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Christmas Rose

    Mervyn was only on his second rose delivery, and already his legs were aching. He hoped there wouldn't be too much trekking up and down the stairs to deliver the other six or so in his bouquet. The Gryffindor had looked absolutely everywhere he could think of for Noemie Vanity, shouting her name...
  15. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Delivery for the Head Girl

    Mervyn loved Valentine's Day, and had been distraught last year when he'd gotten sick on the morning he was supposed to be delivering roses. This year, he jumped out of bed having never felt better and raring to go. As soon as he'd eaten breakfast he picked up his roses, reading through them...
  16. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Quidditch Tackle

    The second Leda caught the snitch, Mervyn shot out of his seat and made the long descent down the stands, knowing that by the time he reached the bottom both teams would have all their feet on the ground. Mervyn was always proud of his best friend, but he had never been so proud of her as he was...
  17. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Bruised Pride

    Mervyn had to know if it was true. He had to know if Sapphire had really told Diana he was cute, sweet, soft-hearted. He didn't want to believe she would humiliate him like that - especially after he'd trusted her with one of his secrets - but then again, how well did he really know her? The fun...
  18. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Encounters with Bludgers

    Mervyn could just about stand the sight of his own blood, but if it belonged to somebody else, a mere drop could make him feel dizzy. Visibly broken bones or dislocated joints were even worse. Miserable as he'd felt when he fallen off his broom during his Quidditch tryout, in hindsight, he was...
  19. Mervyn Strangewayes

    Soft as Steel

    Mervyn couldn't believe Leda had released Mr. Prickles without him. It wasn't her fault - Professor Layton had made her do it - but he still wished he could have been there to bid the hedgehog a proper farewell. He'd visited the gardens at least once a week since to see if he could spot him, but...
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