Elliot was excited to get to see more Quidditch games this year, and extra excited since Lars made the Ravenclaw team. Shuffling into what he hoped would be a good spot near the Ravenclaw goal, Elliot mumbled a few hurried excuse me's as he passed some other spectators. Once he was settled, he pulled out the small Ravenclaw pennant he'd made the night before, ready to cheer them on for Lars' sake. He'd been practicing making the writing flash and change colors after making a Hufflepuff banner last year, and spent most of last night work on this one after Lars told him he'd made the Ravenclaw team.
Last he'd heard though, Lars was an alternate, so Elliot was surprised when the whistle blew and he watched Lars, somewhat nervously, mount up and launch into the air. "Woo, go Lars!"
Kace is very familiar with how the game quidditch was played. His father worked for the American League and his cousin was a famous quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies. Danielle played keeper, from what Kace has seen so far from his cousin, she was a great player. Quidditch wasn't probably for him, but maybe that may change for him today. Kace sat in the Gryffindor's stand with a small house flag waving in his hands, shouting from the top of his lungs all kinds of noise. "Let's get it Gryffindor! Ayoooooooooo! We the best!" He cracked his big, famous smile. This was his first game, he had no idea if Gryffindor were great, the boy just knows how to be the hype one in the crowd. "Oooooooh snap, and she scored!" Kace calls out, hooting and hollering some more.
Jasper had enjoyed going to the matches last year, but this year it was even more important. As a part of the Slytherin team, Jasper felt like he needed to see how the other houses played. He thought attending the games would be a good idea, so he made his way up the stands so he could see everything that was happening. Unfortunately, he hadn't thought to come a little early, so he had to elbow his way past some people for a good spot. Eventually he ended up near the Ravenclaw hoops, where he spotted a familiar face. It was Lily's friend, Ethan? Evan? He knew it was something that started with an E. "Hey!" He said to the boy, grinning as he munched on a cookie. "Rooting for Ravenclaw? Why?" Jasper didn't really care who won the match, as his own house wasn't playing. His cousin's house was, but she wasn't on the team so he didn't really think it that important to root for Gryffindor for her sake.
Charlotte her houseteam didn't played and whey they played she didn't went yelling or something for them because her half-sister Odette played and she didn't liked the girl. Perhaps next year she could try and join the team. She could use that anger in playing as a beater perhaps. She wanted to slam that bludger to many people right now. One of them her head of house, Diana, her half sister Odette and the list went on. She knew Simon played and took a seat at the stand and looked. Simon wasn't playing well so far and that wasn't nice for him, but Charlotte had to grin for a moment. Perhaps she could beat him next year. But they had to play the same position than. The blonde still hoped that Ravenclaw would win though. Gryffindor always seemed really well, but their seeker was out so that gave hope.
Noel was so excited to watch the game and took a seat at the stands and went sitting next to a Gryffindor boy who was screaming for Gryffindor. Noel smiled to him. '' Go Gryffindor!!!'' He yelled along. And cheered as his house scored. He than noticed his cousin Gabriel flying and thought it was cool to see him. The brown haired boy than cheered. '' Go Gabriel!!!!!!!'' And smiled. He than looked at the Gryffindor boy next to him. He seemed a bit older. '' Hi I'm Noel. Do you think we are gonna win?'' The boy asked. He made a painfull face as the seeker from Gryffindor got hit three times. He hoped the girl would catch the snitch for them though now.
Sophie told herself she was only here for research for the paper. She wasn't sure yet who would take over the Quidditch portion of the issue, but if no one stepped up, she knew she would have to do it. That was why she was here, with a notebook. There was no other reason for her to watch the game. It was her own house playing against Gryffindor, and Sophie was sitting at a high spot in the stands with a notebook on her lap. She didn't really care about Quidditch, and knew she had to take notes on what was happening because she would forget otherwise. The bludgers seemed very active this game, and it wasn't long until the Gryffindor seeker was taken out of the match. That was something to add to the story for the paper. Sophie glanced at Gabriel who was flying after one of the female chasers. She wondered if he ever worried about the bludgers, or if he wasn't scared of them hitting him. Sophie wouldn't like being that high up in the air with bludgers flying around, but she had never gotten the appeal of Quidditch. With a start, she realized she had been mindlessly tracking Gabriel's movements while lost in thought, and she angrily forced herself to look at something else, anything else. She scribbled a random detail down in her notebook, feeling more and more like she was losing track of her own mind. Why was Gabriel constantly catching her attention? It was getting irritating, and alarming as well.
Kace shrugs and smiles at the boy who was just as hype and enthusiastic about the game as he was. "I have no idea, it's my first game! Dang! They took out the seeker," Kace winced like he felt the impact of the hits. He wouldn't want to be that seeker, he left the pitch in terrible shape. "Boooooo! That's foul ref," Kace gave a thumbs down. Kace didn't think it was fair to take out the seeker just yet, he has seen worst in professional games where the seeker stayed in longer. "I'm Kace, is Gabriel your cousin or something?" Kace would ask, taking a break from heckling the referee. It was fun to be out in the stand and be able to watch the whole game go down. He wouldn't know if joining the team will be the same thing, but if there was one position he wouldn't mind trying out for, it was beater. Or keeper like his cousin, Kace wouldn't make up his mind just yet.
It was disappoint when Lars missed the shot, Elliot commiserating with the miserable slump of Lars' shoulders as Gryffindor scored. "You'll get the next one!" He yelled, hoping Lars could hear him over the crowd somehow. It was his first game, he was sure Lars just needed to get his nerves out first. The game continued on, and Elliot winced when the Gryffindor seeker was taken out, eying the bludgers nervously. Bludgers were just a normal part of quidditch, but they suddenly seemed a whole lot scarier when it was one of his friends on the pitch with them.
Caught up in the game, Elliot didn't notice Jasper until the boy was settling in next to him, almost not realizing he was being addressed. "Oh hey, Jasper," he said, offering him a quick smile. "My friend Lars is on the Ravenclaw team," He nodded towards Lars where he was circling the goalposts, giving his pennant an enthusiastic wave when he saw Lars turn and spot him with a little wave of his own. "See, the keeper," He said, happily.
Holding his breath as Gryffindor approached Lars and the goal again, Elliot whooped loudly when Lars successfully saved the shot, that was more like it. "Keep it up, Lars!"
It had been fun to cheer on Lars in the Ravenclaw vs Gryffindor match, but Elliot was even more excited for his own house to play, happy to grab a good spot and work on spreading out the banner he and Lars had made last year. It had looked a little worse for wear this morning after spending the holidays stuffed in the bottom of his trunk, but a quick reparo here and there had fixed it up well enough.
The game kicked off and Elliot had to wince as the teams quickly exchanged bludgers, but cheered as Hufflepuff kept possession, crossing his fingers as the chasers approached the hoops.