Open Revealing The Memories - 2054 Time Capsule Opening

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January, 2054

Eleanor couldn't believe it had been 10 whole years since she had been the Queen of Flowers and set up the time capsule in the Tākarokaro Park. She had done many things within Hogwarts, also including private events and lantern festivals, and there was only one more thing left to do before she finally finished it all up. After reaching out to the current Wild Patch Club leader, the pair of them organised to reopen the time capsule and the woman was so thankful for his help. He was a fellow Hufflepuff and was very on board with helping her organise it. Eleanor also made sure to send letters to the old members that she was still able to reach out to. It had been hard getting into contact with them, as many of them had moved their life overseas and had almost fallen off the face of the earth, but she had done it with some effort and she couldn't wait to see them all again.

It felt so surreal to Eleanor to be finally opening the time capsule again and seeing how everything turned out after being in the ground for so long. She had forgotten some of the things people had placed in there and couldn't contain her excitement. She turned up to the park early, decorating it as much as she could. A large burner read "TIME CAPSULE OPENING 2054" and Eleanor even made sure to decorate it all with flowers, as well as some other flowers that she had grown at home and brought with her. She had a flower crown making table setup, hoping that was still a thing that the current members did. She also had brought her sister along for face painting, and of course there was a table full of all sorts of snacks that anyone could help themselves to. She smiled up at the sun, thankful for its presence on this day, and waited with Elliot for everyone to arrive.

Slowly, people slowly started trickling over, and Eleanor beamed at them all, even the new faces that she saw. She was very happy that the Wild Patch Club was still going strong after all the years. After a few more people arrived, Eleanor clapped her hands together to quieten down the small buzz, and began speaking. "Welcome old and new members to the Wild Patch Club's 2054 Time Capsule opening!" she exclaimed, smiling over at them all. "It has been 10 whole years since we have buried the Time Capsule in the ground right in this spot." She gestured to the patch of dirt right in front of her where small pieces of grass were growing. "Today we are going to open it and look back on some of the memories that we have all had hidden away in the ground all this time. And for the current wild patch club members, it will be a good learning experience for you, and hopefully if Elliot is nice, maybe one day you could bury your own." She winked at him, wondering if perhaps this gave him the idea. "We won't open it yet however. Feel free to mingle and catch up, and there's lots of fun activities to do so make the most of it!" Eleanor waited to see if Elliot had anything to add before letting the crowd disperse. She hoped everyone could get something out of this event.

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Welcome to the 2054 Wild Patch Club Time Capsule Opening!

This is a continuation from this thread where the Wild Patch Club buried a time capsule in 2044. Anyone is welcome to join, especially all of the Wild Patch Club members both new and old! For Hogwarts students, please note that this is being held during the school break and you only have until the end of the semester break to finish your RP up. If there are any questions, don't hesitate to send a PM.
 
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Elliot Briar

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Elliot was impressed with the set up Eleanor had put together, doing his best to try and help out while simultaneously staying out of the way if he could. He knew technically he and Eleanor should be on equal authority here, but he still couldn’t help but feel like he should defer to her as the ‘senior’ leader, especially when there’d be likely be older members here who knew her better. Or even only knew Elliot as a timid second year when he’d first joined the club.

When it seemed like enough people had arrived, including a few familiar faces, Elliot stepped away from Alice for a moment, joining Eleanor as she addressed the gathered crowd. He ducked his head when Eleanor winked at him, not letting himself get too distracted figuring out if he could fit their own capsule into the current club’s schedule and focusing on he matter at hand first. “We’re glad to have everyone here, old and new. It’s nice to know the club and its spirit extends uh, beyond leaving the school,” he said as Eleanor finished speaking, smiling at Alice and a few other past and current members he recognized.

Since it seemed they had a moment, he stepped away once the introduction had finished, snagging a flower crown and gently laying it on Alice’s head, spending a moment pretending to concentrate on straightening it just so on her head before pressing a kiss to her forehead. He’d missed her like an ache all year and was just glad she could be here enjoying the day. @Alice Holland
 

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Rose was feeling strangely nervous about this... reunion of sorts. It hadn't been that long ago that she had been at Hogwarts, but sometimes it felt like it had been ages. At this WPC event she would run into old classmates she hadn't seen in years. Eleanor Hope being one of them. Rose remembered always admiring the older girl, and wondered if she was aware enough of Rose to know she used to run the WPC as well, a few years after Eleanor had. At least Rose wasn't going alone. Alice had graduated only last year and hadn't been there for the burying of the time capsule, but she would still be attending. It made sense, as her boyfriend was the current King of Flowers. Rose left Alice to cuddle with her boyfriend or whatever she wanted to do, heading over to Eleanor instead. "I had completely forgotten we did this." She admitted with a smile. She had only been a second year if she had done the math correctly. "Do you remember what you put in?"

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Alice Holland

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Life after graduation had been busy and strange. Alice liked her job at the Ministry, but she still found herself thinking about Hogwarts a lot. She missed a lot about her time at school, the biggest of them being Elliot. Being here with him only made her remember how much she missed him in her day-to-day life. They wrote each other, of course, but it wasn't the same. So Alice was glad when Elliot returned to her side after giving a little speech, smiling as he put a flower crown on her head and kissed her forehead. "I missed you so much." She said quietly, not for the first time since they'd reunited over break. "At least the year is going by fast..." She murmured, taking Elliot's hand in her own.

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Lars van Houten

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Lars had always enjoyed being part of the WPC, so it hadn't been a difficult decision to attend this event. He hadn't been at Hogwarts ten years ago, obviously, but he figured he'd know a few of the older students at least vaguely from his early years at the school. Lars listened to the girl running the event as she explained what they were going to do, though it seemed like they had some time to talk and catch up first. Lars stuffed his hands in his pockets, looking around uncertainly. He saw Elliot, but he was busy with Alice. So for now he waited, wondering if there was really any point to him being here.
 

Eleanor Hope

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As Eleanor saw a familiar face walking towards her, she beamed, recognising the younger Gryffindor girl almost straight away. She would have received Eleanor's letter and she couldn't be more happy to see her after so long, despite the fact that they never really spoke outside of the club. As Rose said she had forgotten about the time capsule, Eleanor just nodded. "Yeah well I don't blame you. It was so long ago and life gets very distracting!" she told her, knowing she wouldn't have been the only one. Eleanor never forgot about it however as she felt pride in knowing that she had planted the first ever time capsule on behalf of the students at Hogwarts. "From memory, I just put a bunch of flower crowns in it to be honest, and a picture of my sister and I. What did you put in there?"

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Lilyanna Hope

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Since graduating Hogwarts, Lilyanna had spent most of her time following her sister around. Eleanor had been waiting for the moment to open the time capsule for a while, and even though Lilyanna hadn't been a member of the Wild Patch Club herself, her sister was insistent that she came and helped out. She wasn't sure why face painting was necessary for it, she barely even understood why it was necessary at the pride events, but she showed up to do it nonetheless. She brought along her newest painting equipment and set herself up at the table that Eleanor provided for her. All she had to do after that was wait, and so she sat down quietly behind the table, the different coloured paints set out in front of her, as she waited to see if anyone would approach.
 

Clementine Pratt

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Clementine had always enjoyed being a part of the Wild Patch Club while she was at school, so the owl she'd received about the Time Capsule opening had come as a pleasant surprise. She had completely forgotten about the time capsule they'd buried when she was a young teenager, so she was excited to see it opened back up today. She couldn't believe ten years had already flown by so quickly. When they'd first buried it, it felt like it would take forever to dig it back up but before she knew it here they were. Although she was excited to see the things she had buried ten years ago, she was mostly eager to see what everyone else had buried and see how the younger students would react to their time capsule. She liked that Eleanor had thought of this idea and thought it would be cool for future generations to try it too.
 

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The Wild Patch was by far Ainsley's favourite memory of her school experience. It was the place that had felt the most like home to her, the place she had felt comfortable returning to when everything at school got too overwhelming. The busy, loud hallways of the school were tempered by the peace and comfort she could find working on her own garden patch, plants serving as better friends than most of her classmates. It had been so long now though, and Ainsley was excited to catch up with old school friends, to reconnect and see what people had been up to since Hogwarts.

And then there was the time capsule itself - a thought that made her a little nervous. She didn't remember what she had put inside at all, and was torn between excited and worried to find out. Ten years ago Ainsley had been deeply depressed, and she didn't know what her thirteen year old self would have written. Maybe a page of the book she had been writing - but no, she had thrown all of that into the lake in a fit of what now felt like somewhat silly melodrama. The capsule was a mystery, and there was nothing for it but to open the thing. Joining the group, Ainsley's face lit up immediately at the sight of so many familiar faces. She was pleasantly surprised to see Elliot here, giving her co-worker a small wave before she approached Eleanor and Rose. "Hi!" Ainsley said cheerfully, pleased to be seeing the Queens of Flowers who had come before and after her own reign. "It's so good to see you guys again!" She grinned a little nervously, embarrassed as it struck her how bad she had been at keeping up with old friends after Hogwarts.
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Salem loved the Summer holidays. It was a different kind of hot to places she'd been in Southeast Asia, though there was still humidity around, and Salem was happy to spend the whole day outside if she could get away with it.

The Wild Patch event had sounded intriguing when Elliot had mentioned it during the semester, and she was keen to find out what sort of things had all been buried by past club members. It felt a bit like being an archeologist and Salem bobbed around the park happily as the event got started, glancing at all the people who must have been past students before stopping in front of one of the booths that promised face painting. "Oh cool! Are you an old Wild Patch member too?" She asked, settling herself at the table across from the older girl with the paints. "Could you paint a flower on me? I don't mind what kind." @Lilyanna Hope
 

Elliot Briar

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Elliot knew he should be used to giving speeches, even short ones, in front of people by now. Between the Wild Patch, the quidditch team, and his upcoming head boy speech, he didn't really have an excuse for it, but Elliot's heart still raced any time he had to step up and speak in front of even just one person. It helped seeing so many familiar faces around the crowd, including Rose and Ainsley, but what helped the most by far was Alice and her hand in his.

He gave her hand a small squeeze, sighing in agreement and going to lean his head against hers before remembering the flower crown and nearly poking himself in the face with a rogue stem. "Yeah, you're telling me. I have no idea how I can look forward to something so much and yet dread it at the same time," he said with a bemused smile. "I guess this is how you felt too," he added thoughtfully bringing his free hand to screen his eyes from the sun as he glanced around the gathered crowd. "What do you reckon your sister put in the capsule? Something she knitted maybe?" He asked, thinking of the lumpy hat he still had that Rose had given him so many years ago with a strange sense of nostalgia. @Alice Holland
 

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Therese had almost forgot the time capsule with Wild Patch. As she made her way to the park she saw some familliar faces. She smiled as she stood there and listened to the former queen of flowers. The brunette watched the people as the speech was done. '' Hey everyone. How nice to see eachother.'' She than said in general and smiled. Therese remind herself of what she had put in the capsule. Remembering an picture of her and Leif. It would be strange to look at it since they weren't together anymore. She had also put her receipt of Ollivanders from her first wand, with the special meaning that she met Rory there who she was dating now and before. She couldn't wait to see everyone elses.
 

Lysander Summers

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Lysander had not wanted to miss out on a Wild Patch event, in or out of school, though as he turned up to the park, it struck him that it might not have been an event that was really geared towards him. There were a lot of adults mingling about, some he recognised as former students. He'd have never known that, in all of his time spent in the park, there was a treasure buried not too far below the entire time. It had him wondering what other secrets were hidden in plain sight. He wandered around, realising a lot of people seemed to already know each other. Some better than others, he realised as he caught sight of their club leader getting lovey-dovey with his girlfriend. Lysander ended up gravitating towards the only free person he knew, if not at all that well. "Oh hey, Lars." He greeted the boy, doing his best to act cool and normal in front of the guy who had been his first kiss, though suddenly it felt like he'd forgotten what to do with his hands. He shoved them into his pockets, looking around the park to see if he could spot any of the redheads siblings. "So...what do you think they buried in there?" He asked conversationally. He knew he shouldn't expect any kind of exciting treasure, but part of him still did. It might have been more fun if they came across a dusty old map instead of whatever teenagers ten years ago had in their pockets.​
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Rose Holland

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Rose grinned at Eleanor, glad the girl understood why Rose had forgotten. She listened as the former Hufflepuff told her what she had put in. Rose admired how well she remembered. She couldn't help an embarrassed laugh. "Well, I really honestly don't remember. Knowing me, probably something I knit." She admitted. "Or snacks." She added. "I barely remember what I had for breakfast this morning, to be honest." She said with a slight shrug. Rose smiled and waved at Ainsley, glad to see her too. "Hi! How have you been?"

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Alice Holland

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While Alice enjoyed these events and while she knew Elliot was now in charge of the Wild Patch Club and couldn't exactly leave, she still kind of wished they had a bit more time alone. But they had the whole rest of the break to spend together, so she knew she had to simply be patient. "I understand, believe me." She said softly. "If it helps, I can just give you my speech from last year." She teased. "I'm sure no one will notice." Alice glanced at Rose at the question, frowning a bit. "I think a photo or maybe a letter to her future self." She said slowly, considering it.

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Lars van Houten

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Lars had been slowly scooting closer to the snack table when someone talked to him. He smiled a little awkwardly at Lysander, never quite feeling at ease around the younger boy. He was Lars' little sister's best friend, but Lars had also kissed him once. It was a ltitle awkward, though it had just been a game. He was sure Lysander had long forgotten it by now. "Hey." He said, reaching over to grab a snack mostly to have something to do. "Probably things like photos, friendship bracelets..." He paused. "I don't know." He said honestly. "What would you have put in?"
 

Lilyanna Hope

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Lilyanna hadn't been sitting at the table long before a much younger girl approached her. She barely even had to look up at her as the girl was much shorter than Lillyanna. The students at Hogwarts really seemed much younger now. "No." Lilyanna replied simply to the girl's question about whether or not she was an old member, and then nodded when she asked if she could paint a flower on her face. She was thankful that the girl had asked her as she liked painting and didn't want to be sitting at the table by herself for too much longer. The woman pulled a chair towards her and turned it around so it faced her. "Just sit here." Lilyanna gestured to the seat and turned to her colours, putting some yellow, black and green on her pallet. "Is a sunflower okay?" she asked, figuring it would be the easiest to do.

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Eleanor Hope

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Eleanor listened as Rose tried to guess what she had put in the time capsule. It made it seem like a fun game, and Eleanor liked that. She noticed some other people were guessing what they had put in there too and it made her even more excited to open it. She beamed as Ainsley came over to them. "Hey! It's good to see you too!" she exclaimed, really happy to see another familiar face had received her letter. It seemed like ages since they had all spoken and she couldn't be more happier to see them all.

Once everyone finished catching up with each other, Eleanor excused herself and retrieved a shovel from the pile she had brought. From Eleanor's experience, one couldn't have too many shovels and for this event it definitely came in handy. "Who wants to dig up the time capsule!?" she shouted over the buzz of everyone talking. Despite being much older now, she still couldn't contain her excitement. She gestured for some people to come over and instructed everyone who wanted to participate to grab a shovel before beginning to dig in the ground with them. She created a pile of dirt to the side, trying her best not to make a mess. Eventually the sound of metal on metal had revealed the location of the box. She placed down her shovel and pulled it out with her hands, dusting it off a little before opening it and putting it on a table for everyone to see.

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Feel free to RP your character digging up the time capsule with Eleanor! Also feel free to make up things that might be in there.
 

Rose Holland

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Rose would have liked to keep chatting a while longer, but it was time to dig up the time capsule. She grinned, grabbed a shovel, and got started. It didn't take long to find the box and Rose felt excited and leaned in closely to peek inside once Eleanor put it on the table. Rose spotted a familiar photo and gasped in surprise, leaning in to grab the photo and the one next to it. "Oh! These are mine!" She said excitedly, holding them up before looking at them more closely. "Oh merlin, Alice look!" She exclaimed, rushing over to her sister where she was still cuddling with her boyfriend. Rose shoved one of the photos under Alice's nose, which meant it was under Elliot's nose too with how close they were standing. It showed her, Phoebe, Diana and Alice all posing together. Rose noticed Diana pulling a face occasionally, and Alice putting bunny ears behind her head without her noticing. "It's us! I put a photo of all of us in here, except Lucy of course she wasn't born yet. Look at how tiny you were!" Rose said with a grin. This was before Alice had started Hogwarts, so Rose guessed she was seven or eight years old. "The other photo is of me and my friends, I have to show Harley." She added, grinning at the idea.

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Ainsley Lynch

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Ainsley was pleased to see the two other Queens of Flowers, but before they had much time to catch up, the time to dig up the capsule had come. She still couldn't remember at all what she had put in there, watching Eleanor with slight nerves as the older woman dug up the long-buried treasures. Once the box was revealed Ainsley hung back a little, letting other people retrieve their memories before reaching for her own. It was at least easy to recognise her own handwriting on the envelope, and she opened the letter with slightly trembling hands, reading her thirteen year old self's words silently.

Dear Future Ainsley

It feels strange to be writing a letter to a version of myself I haven't met yet. There are so many questions I wish I could ask about your life. Like, what did you do after Hogwarts? Are you still friends with November and Flavio? Did you and Amber ever make up?

More than anything, I guess I wish I could ask you for advice. Everything got so much more complicated when I became a teenager, and I feel like I never do anything right anymore. Even more than when I first started at Hogwarts. I can't even imagine what it's like to be 23. I hope your life is better than mine, though. I hope you're really happy, and everything worked out after school.

I feel like nobody has ever really understood me, like I speak a language the rest of the world doesn't. It's hard to explain, but I wonder if you still feel like that. I used to think it was because I had never been to school before, but I've been at Hogwarts for two and a half years now, and I still don't really understand people at all. I sometimes wish my life was a book, because I could make everyone understand me. Writing didn't work out very well for me though. I wonder if you still write. I hope you have happier stories to write.

I wish we could really talk. I feel like you're the only person who could really understand me, but I don't know if that's even true. Maybe you've changed, maybe you're like the rest of the normal people now. I sort of hope not.

Whatever your life is like, I guess I'll find out one day. I just hope it's better than my life right now.
Love,
Ainsley

After reading the letter over Ainsley's eyes jumped to the top again, scanning over the words a second, and then third time as she processed them. She wished so desperately that she could step back in time, tell her scared, angry, hurt thirteen year old self that everything had worked out in the end. That the real reason she had been so upset was that she was in love, but that love was going to pay off in the end. That feeling isolated from other people was never going to change, but she would get better at things like small talk with practice. That she would be friends not only with November and Flavio a decade later, but their darling son as well.

The letter brought her ideas as well. It had been so long since she had tried to write anything, maybe she should return to it. She remembered the story she had thrown in the lake a decade ago, it had been... silly and clumsy wish fulfillment, but even so she wished she still had a copy, that she could read the story again now with fresh eyes, maybe even show it to Amber. It had been a precious snapshot of a time of change in her life, and she wished she had held onto it. It was a good reminder though, to make more tangible, physical memories in future, so she would have things to look back on in another ten years' time.
 

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