Fourth Years: Lesson One

Professor Styx was leaning against his desk, the windows were covered by shades to give the room a darker feeling. He preferred the darker environments, and the subject that he was going to be teaching them this year was surely a dark subject as well. Professor Styx waited for the fourth years to arrive though the open doors, and once they were all seated, he counted heads and took role. They were going to just go over the curriculum of this year today, so there would be no need to have them take out wands or quills unless they feel the need to do so. Once they were all silenced, the doors closed and the lesson began. "This year, we will be focusing on the Unforgivable Curses, examples and theories that goes along with them as well."

The former Death Eater assumed that they would know what these curses had done, and what they are capable of. Professor Styx started off, "This will be reviewing of what was taught in your first year, so you will have no excuses to not know these questions. Let's begin, who remind the class how many Unforgivable Curses there are?" One student raised their hand, and Professor Styx nodded at them to give out the answer which was correct. "Correct. What are the incantations for each?" He gestured to another student to answer the question. Once that was also answered correctly, he continued on, "Finally, what does each curse do?" He motioned for a student to answer that did not raise their hand, and they answered correctly as well.

The Slytherin Head of House folded his arms across his chest and he paused for a moment seeing that some students were taking notes which he did not see the point in. "Next lesson, we will learn about the Imperius Curse, and if you wish to assist with the class with a presentation of the curse, see me after class for a consent form. You may leave." Professor Styx waved his hand at the doors and they opened to allow the students to leave the class. He had other classes to teach as well, and get ready for.

Assignment: Roleplay the lesson.
 

Ronald Lazarao

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Ronald is so excited for his 4th subject for this week and this subject Is Defence Against Dark Arts so Ronald starts preparing himself he takes his bath, gets and dressed his uniform, and gets his bag back, and puts on his quill, wand, and parchment. Ronald is ready to going down to the first floor he thinks that what have a fast second semester and thanks to himself to get a new job and then he is nervous about the upcoming events for the final Quidditch game against Hufflepuff and then the Valentine dance one of his favorite event every year he wishes that his boyfriend his available for that day, Ronald realizes that he is in the front to DADA classroom for the 4th so he enters at the room and seat at the front of the seat, Ronald favorite area of the classroom is in the front row.

Ronald was happy to see Professor Styx finally teach us again at the first lesson of DADA subject, and then Professor Styx start our class and he said that our main goal for this semester is to learn theories and examples of the Unforgivable Curses last time that we learn this is in our 1st year Hogwarts and he teaches that to us, so our Professor want to review us in his 1st question is how many Unforgivable Curses have so Ronald raised his hand and said with confident voice "Three" and Professor Styx that my answer is correct. That has 2 questions but Ronald gave these answers to his classmate and then Professor Styx said that next week we learn about Imperius Curse and ask if want to assist Presentation he said that he waits for him after class to get the consent form so Ronald gets this form and hope that have an extra point for doing this and then Professor Styx dismissed our class and then Ronald waiting to @Professor Kalif Styx to get his consent form.
 

Brooke Townsend

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Brooke was excited for this year of Defense Against the Dark Arts. She hadn't had Professor Styx has a professor since her first year, and while his personality might not be the warmest, there was no doubting he was an expert in his field. She took her seat, setting her quill and parchment dutifully on her desk as the rest of the class got settled and Professor Styx got started.

It was interesting that they'd be covering such dark magic this year, but Brooke wasn't going to shy away from a challenge just because the subject matter was a little unpalatable. She listened as Professor Styx outlined the upcoming year before asking them some basic review questions, not hesitating to raise her hand. Styx called on her for the second question and Brooke caught herself subtly shifting her hand well away from her wand as she spoke. "The incantations are Avada Kedavra, Crucio, and Imperio," she said, making sure to speak the spells clearly. Feeling pleased, Brooke made a few notes on what they were covering, if only so she could see if there was any extra reading she could do on the Imperious curse for their next lesson before packing up her notes for the day.
 

Harper Alston

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Harper had known this moment was coming, but she still gave a soft sigh when she stepped into the darkened Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom. DADA with Styx in her first year had been fine, but she'd grown to really like the class under Professor Drage's instruction. It had been disappointing to discover that she didn't teach fourth years, unlike most of the other lower level professors. Instead, Harper would be stuck with Professor Styx a year early.

She made her way to her usual seat and pulled out some parchment and ink, remembering how Professor Styx had made a big deal about taking notes during first year. It was a bit surprising to hear that they would devote a whole semester to the Unforgiveable Curses. Surely there was more practical information they could be covering instead. Harper nonetheless dutifully copied down the names of the three curses and listened as Ronald and Brooke answered some questions. At the third question, there was a moment of silence, and Harper realized with a start that Professor Styx was looking at her even though she hadn't raised her hand. Thankfully, the answer was easy. "Avada Kedavra's the killing curse. Crucio tortures people, and Imperio lets you control them."

Class wrapped up soon after that, and Harper slipped the mostly blank piece of parchment into her bag. She was unsurprised to see Ronald head straight for Professor Styx's desk to get one of the consent forms. She'd never really understood his eagerness to volunteer to get hexed or jinxed in front of everyone. Harper herself certainly wasn't going to sign up for a demonstration run by Styx on an Unforgiveable Curse. That seemed like a recipe for disaster.
 

Emmaline Hopkins-Vance

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Emmaline knew they would have a new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor this year. It certainly was a little sad. The young girl had really enjoyed the last one, but she was growing older. There were a lot of years at Hogwarts. It seemed a bit much for one professor to teach all seven years. It was logical, when Emmaline took the emotional aspect out of the equation. She entered the classroom, preparing herself for the differences. She was a little shocked by the professors demeaner as well as the darkness in the room. That would take time to get used to as her eyes tried to adjust to the darkness as she took her seat in the front row.

She took out some parchment, quill, and her ink as the slightly moody professor started. The topic matter shocked her a little as her mouth fell open for just a second. She could not believe they were learning about the unforgivable curses. Weren't they a little young for that? The young Gryffindor could not believe this was part of the educational program, but she took notes anyway. Even though she was not fond of the subject matter, Emmaline tried to raise her hand for each question. She was not called on sadly, but she continued to take a few notes from her fellow student's answers.

The end of the lesson came quickly as the professor asked them to grab a consent form for the next lesson. Although Emmaline loved any bonus points and a chance to get on a professor's good side, she was not fond of giving consent to participate in such a lesson, especially as she assumed the curse would be cast on her. That's silly. He wouldn't do that. It's just not right Emmaline thought, however she still could not convince herself to grab a consent form just in case. Instead she packed up her notes, filled her backpack once more, before swinging it over her shoulder to leave the classroom. Her eyes once again having to adjust with the brighter nature of the Hogwarts School outside of the dark and depressing classroom.
 

Marlow Sanderson

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Marlow had spent the break in the garden of her home, drawing almost all hours of the day. It was a wonderful time, however she was struggling to get back into the swing of things here at Hogwarts. She was exhausted and her sleep schedule was all off. To make matters worse, she had less time to draw when the classes were being held. Luckily the young Slytherin was not taking many classes this semester. There just weren't many that she was interested in, that gave her inspiration. Defense Against the Dark Arts was normally one of those classes, however as she entered the room, the aura of the classroom was different than those of the past. There was no natural lighting, which as many artist knew was important. She shook her head slightly as she glanced around the room. Not like she had much choice, but it would be difficult to draw in this lighting. I might have to even pay attention The Slytherin girl thought sadly as she took a seat in the back of the room.

The new professor began the lesson. He got to the point quickly, which Marlow did not mind. At least the lesson would not be wasted with useless pleasantries or participation. Instead Marlow just saw there, not bothering to take her sketchbook out yet. Instead she decided to listen as various students answers questions about the unforgivable curses. This certainly was not a topic Marlow thought would give her inspirations, nor would it give her much motivation to learn more. But she had to attend class anyway so she might as well make the best of it. She waited for the questions to be over before she left the classroom, not even unpacking her bag, not that it was likely she would have taken notes anyway.
 

Flynn North

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Flynn had actually been pretty excited for Professor Styx. He remembered when he had been the one to teach their first year as well and had taught the first semester. Seemed as though nothing about the Professor had changed in the years since, not that Flynn had really been expecting him to change. Slumping into one of the empty seats near the back of the classroom, Flynn slouched in his seat, not bothering to even get his things out as he simply listened to Professor Styx. Though, he did lean forward a little as he heard they would be learning about the Unforgivable Curses that year. Now that sounded pretty cool, a grin on his lips as he thought about what might they might be able to see. And it sounded as though they would even get a demonstration. He would have thought that would have been illegal or something, but apparently not. Not that he was willing to be a test subject himself, but he was curious to see what idiot would actually sign up for something like that. At the end of the lesson, he simply grabbed his things, slinging his bag over his shoulder as he exited the classroom, glancing behind to see who was actually hanging back for one of the consent forms.
 

Sutton Spencer

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Sutton sometimes struggled in Defense Against the Dark Arts. She made the grades okay, but sometimes she just was not as great with the counter spells as she should be. This was something she planned on working on this year. She would certainly need them. Plus if she ever wanted to be a hero like in her stories she would have to step up. She was slightly tired of always being a side character, at least in her mind. With determination she entered the classroom to see a new professor. Of course she had plenty of those this year as she was moving up. It was just like last semester. However it was still kind of strange.

The classroom itself almost looked like the dungeons, dark and a little scary. Sutton felt like she was in a horror novel as the professor spoke and told them about the unforgivable curses. Definitely a horror novel She thought glancing back at the closed door for a moment before focusing on the students who were brave enough to answer the professor's questions.

The young girl had to admit she was rather happy when the lesson came to an end. Something about the darkness of the room and the professor gave her the creeps. Almost as if she got goosebumps just listening to his speak and especially so on such a dark topic. She did not stay to get a consent form. There was no way she would do that. She wanted to be a main character, a hero, but not like this. Sutton would have to make her way, her journey another way. Instead she left the classroom, not looking back at the students who wanted to help the rather intimidating professor during the next lesson.
 

Delilah Thorne

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Delilah was wary about taking Defense Against the Dark Arts again but it felt like one of the classes she just couldn't drop. Now that they were with Professor Styx that familiar feeling crept up again as she sat in his dark classroom and waited for the lesson to start. She ended up taking a seat next to Brooke out of habit rather than a desire to be next to her for this class where she would inevitably make it look effortless. When the lesson began she took notes diligently but hadn't been quick enough to answer any of the professor's questions. Her eyes grew wide when Professor Styx mentioned a consent waver but she hadn't had enough time to ask a question about it, before most of the class decided to pack up and leave.
 

Emmaline Hopkins-Vance

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Fenton Fuller

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It was no surprise that Fenton was once again running late for his class. No matter how hard he tried, he just struggled to get this whole 'school' thing down. The forgetful boy had well forgotten that he had Defense Against the Dark Arts class today. He only remembered a few minutes before as he ran down the corridors, no backpack, no parchment, and no writing tools. He only had his day planner in his hand, which was supposed to help keep him organized. It wouldn't do much good without a quill or any ink though. He had no time to think about that as he booked it down the hall, entering the class a little out of breath. He took a seat in the back row, rustling his hair back into place.

It was different not seeing the slightly cheerful professor he was used to. Instead there was a man that looked familiar. Did Fenton have him before? He did not know how he could forget such a face. Or that voice. Fenton did not have the best memory though. Instead of worrying about it, the young boy shrugged it off as he listened to the lecture. He flashed a goofy grin at his friends as they answered some of the questions asked. Fenton could not believe they were learning about the unforgivable curses. This probably meant this year was mostly notes and less practical. Not Fenton's most used skill. Bring a quill next time He basically commanded himself as the lesson came to an end.

The professor gave them an option to fill out a consent form for the next lesson. It sounded like fun! Fenton followed his roommate up to the front of the room, next to the professor. "I don't mind helping out next lesson." Fenton said with a smile. As long as he did not have to memorize anything he would be fine. Fenton received the consent form from @Professor Kalif Styx. Once everything was set, Fenton left the classroom, wondering what he had gotten himself into.
 

Liusaidh Fergusson

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Liusaidh always thought the first week of classes was the worst week of classes. Though she knew by the time the next week came around she’d claim that was the worst and so on. Liusaidh had never once been that interested in classes, she had never once liked classes, was not interested in them and was not interested in learning anything from them. Liusaidh was sure that even bothering to go was a waste of her time, but there was little else to do if everyone else was in class. It would be as boring really. The slytherin was getting herself together, grabbing the few items she would take with her to class, making sure that she had everything she would need before then finishing getting dressed. She never had much with her in class, she didn’t take notes more of the time, barely did the homework, so wasn’t often sitting there needing to bring everything. Less was always more in Liusaidh’s mind. Too, it wasn’t like she wanted to be carrying something heavy around with her all day. Not at all. Eventually it was time to leave, and she made a detour to the great hall for some food before continuing on to class.

Liusaidh walked into the defence against the dark arts room and shot a smile at the professor, ”Morning Professor Styx,” Liusaidh had a falsely sweet tone as she said it, looking to annoy him though certain she’d just end up with detention, though really she didn’t mind detention at all. The girl sat down and didn’t bother taking out any of her books or notes rather just sat back as the man got started, telling them they’d be covering unforgivable curses. She was not interested in that, but of course what choice did she have. She listened along vaguely as other students answered the question and she was just happy when it was finally brought to a close, she couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to do and she didn’t want to, after all, Styx would probably delight too much in it and she didn’t want that.
 

Ivy Ashworth

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Ivy's break hadn't been good. Her father had been so disappointed in her grades that he had barely spoken to her, and Brooke's letter about Sawyer had ruined things even more. Ivy was happy to be back at Hogwarts as it meant being out of her house, but she was still upset about Sawyer. Why would he lie like that? She didn't understand.

The Gryffindor took her seat in the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. Because they were fourth years now, they would have Professor Styx as a teacher again. Ivy clearly remembered him from her first year, and it didn't seem like he had changed much. She grabbed parchment and quill, sure he would launch into a lecture soon and expect them to take notes immediately. The professor told them they would be covering the Unforgivable Curses this semester, something they had covered a bit in first year as well. Ivy sighed when Ronald, Brooke, and Harper got to answer the professor's questions, though she wasn't surprised. She focused on taking notes, trying not to be bothered by how she clearly didn't stand out in her classes. Wasn't she trying to care less about that sort of thing? The lesson was wrapped up soon after that, and the professor said they would learn about the Imperius curse next week. Ivy knew she definitely wasn't willing to help the professor with that curse. She left the classroom without grabbing a consent form.
 

Estella Fuentes

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Estella was looking forward to going back to Hogwarts. She had been doing pretty well with her school work, and had even been making a few more friends lately, and it admittedly made her very excited now to be going back to school. Home was a little boring sometimes, and it was great to know that she would be heading to Hogwarts with brand new things to do and friends to hang out with. The Hufflepuff packed everything she needed into backpack before heading out to her classes.

Estella entered the Defence Against The Dark Arts classroom. She didn't particularly like the subject, but she was fairly good at it and knew that it was an important one to take. A new professor stood at the front of the room, except Estella had seen him around the castle plenty of times before. He was strict and very serious and Estella just hoped he was a good enough professor. She listened as he asked the revision questions, putting her hand up for each one. She was a little annoyed that she wasn't called upon, and even more upset that none of the house points went to Hufflepuff. She took note of the spell they would be learning during the next lesson before leaving the classroom once dismissed.
 

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It was the second semester and Hayzel decided to actually really show up for lessons. What surprised her was the presence of her aunt, Jaden West, to be seated at the staff table and even more introduced as the new Potions for the lower years.

She slipped into the class right before it started, shivering in the dark eerie room. She took out her notes and just zoned out as the professor droned about the unforgivable curses, their incantations, and the like. The Gryffindor did not even bother participating and just wrote down what her classmates said. The class was dismissed and they all filed out.
 

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