Fifth Years: Lesson Five

Professor Angel Castillo

Herbology 5-7 | American | Handsome Devil
 
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Angel was waiting by the lake, peering over his sunglasses at his pocket watch. He’d sent word for the class to meet him out here today rather than the greenhouses for something a bit more exciting than the usual lecture or repotting and was eager for the class to finally arrive. He smiled when the class started arriving, snapping his watch closed and resettling the sunglasses once it looked like that’d all finally gathered. The weather was starting to turn a bit colder and he figured it was better to try this lesson now rather than later when the cold water was more of a punishment than a treat.

Hey everyone, welcome to the great outdoors,” Angel said grandly. ”I’ve got something a little more adventurous for you lot today,” He said, giving a small metal tin near his feet a slight kick. “But first, get changed, hope you all brought a towel,” Grinning, he motioned to a selection of wetsuits he’d managed to scrounge up from previous lessons involving lake work, flapping his hand to get the class moving. He could tell some of them were understandably curious about the change of scenery and was quite enjoying the drama of it all for now.

Right, now that we’re all suited up, let’s look at today’s plant,” He said, flicking open the metal tin to reveal a selection of rubbery, balled up plants inside. “Everyone take a bit, it’s fine, just don’t do anything with it yet, please,” He said, passing the tin around the class and giving a few of the more suspicious looking students a weighted look as they took their piece.

What you have there, is Gillyweed. A Mediterranean plant that is great if you’re a fan of swimming, maybe in the Mediterranean, perhaps. Anyway, eating this plant results in the subject growing gills and webbed fingers and toes, which lasts for about an hour. Kinda gross, but excellent for breathing underwater.

“I figured what better way to get a little break from all this OWL stuff than a little dip in the lake. Feel free to test out your gillyweed, or just take a dip. But I will judge you if you don’t at least have a little nibble. Have a sense of adventure and all that,” Angel said, nodding encouragingly to a few nearby students as they nibbled at their gillyweed. “But seriously, that’s it, go, swim, have fun. If you get into serious trouble, send some sparks up or something, we’ll come fish you out. I’ve been told there are some critters in the lake so play nice.” He said, wrapping up the lesson and settling himself into a deck chair he’d brought along to ‘supervise’ from, pulling out a book. They were big kids, they could look after themselves for an hour.

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RP the lesson, feel free to have some fun in the water. If you’re planning anything a bit more dramatic, please PM me before hand.
 

Gwen Owens-Lee

fiery | adventurous | beater
 
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When Gwen found out that their next Herbology lesson was at the lakefront, the teen couldn't contain her excitement. It meant that they were going to be doing something fun. She followed her classmates there, making her way to the front of the crowd so she could listen to everything the professor had to say. He instructed them to dress up in a wet suit, and Gwen did so, feeling quite silly but knowing that it would lead to something fun. Then he showed them some rubbery green plants which he introduced as gillyweed. With a raised eyebrow, the Gryffindor listened to him talk about it, beaming when she pieced it together that they would have the opportunity to try them and go for a swim in the lake. The plant didn't look pleasant to eat at all, but Gwen was one of the first to take one, shoving it into her mouth and trying her hardest to eat it. She had some trouble chewing it, but eventually was able to swallow, and in no time she was developing webbed feet and hands. She quickly jumped into the water, feeling relieved as it travelled through her gills, allowing her to breathe smoothly. She smiled at her classmates in the water, using her webbed feet to swim fast around the lake, feeling as free as ever. She was disappointed when the lesson came to an end, wondering when she would ever be able to do that again, and headed to her next class.
 

Willow Cullen

Cub. Bold. Betrayed by the snitch.🇦🇺
 
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herbology was turning out to be a good subject this semester. a lot of practical work and very little theory just how willow liked it. She made her way to the lakefront her bathers on as they had been instructed. whatever the lesson it sounded like it would be fun though she wished that this plant had been covered earlier in the semester as there was a distinct feeling of autumn in the air now a cool breeze tickling her head where there usually was hair. not that it bothered her too much. She listened as the ptofessor talkked about gillyweed and nodded it was going to be a fun class. she took a portion of the plant stripped off down to her bathers and jumped in the water. despite it being a cold day the water felt warm. maybe it was because it was a cold day or maybe it was because of the gillyweed. she put herh ead in the water and felt lit ewasier to breath. she started to swim feeling her legs pushing the water far easier than normal. looking around she dove looking into the depths of the lake, as she swam she looked around there were fish and below her were weeds. she went a little deeper and saw what looked like an old crate she wondered what was inside it but as she got nearer she felt something grab her ankle. she looked down and saw a gryndilow. before she could even remember how to get free her other ankle was held and she felt tight fingers around her wrist. using her free hand she took her wand. and cast a jet of hot air towards the creatures. she was a bit supprised when instead of air water came out of her wand but she later thught tht that shouldnt have been a supprise. once she was free she moved on a little higher from the bottom and spent the rest of the hour enjoying exploring the depts by the time she felt the effects start ware off she had completely forgotten about the upcoming exams and the final duel against maze. she quickly made her way to the surface only to find herself almost on the other side of the lake. She cicked as best as she could towards the nearest shore having to swim the last hundred or so meaters unaided she climbed out of the water and shook herself off and started a jog towards where the rest ofthe class was waiting glad that at least she didnt have wet hair dripping down her back. by the time she made it to her classmates she was almost dry again.
 

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