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Branson Archer

bookworm; good-natured; hm reporter
 
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Emzies
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Too Young to Care
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Knotted 16 1/2" Sturdy Black Walnut Wand with Basilisk Skin Core
Age
5/2041 (13)
Branson was trying to keep the balance between his work, the monthly and quidditch, he liked doing all of them, and really none of what he did was particularly hard, but he had to just work at them all. The quidditch season had ended and Branson was working quite hard on the other elements of his school life, but his bored was tired of just sitting around and the only break being the run he had in the morning. It kept him active but he knew he needed more, so after classes that day he had stopped by the dorm, dumped all his school gear and switched it out for flying stuff. He had his broom next to him and began to do some stretches. There was a low sun hanging in the air, and a light cool breeze, perfect conditions for flying. There didn't appear to be another soul there, but he was sure others would soon also be outside. It didn't matter it was good to have others around.
 

Nikko Blackwood

soft jock 🏄 painfully independent 🏄 cat dad
 
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Kadi
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Bisexual
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Straight 10 1/2 Inch Sturdy Pine Wand with Unicorn Hair Core
Age
7/2039 (15)
Nikko was feeling a little down after the lose against Hufflepuff. It didn't sting as much as the lose last year now that he wasn't so hurt over Connor. But he was still sad they were out of the running for the final again. Now that the end of the year was on the horizon he wanted to get in some extra practice before he went home and would be broom-less for weeks. He made his way to the pitch hoping for some peace and quiet but apparently he wasn't the only one with extra practice in mind. He recognized one of the Ravenclaw chasers getting ready. He waved over to the boy and gave him a small smile. "Getting some post season practice in?" he asked and looked around quickly to see if there was anyone else around that he might be there with. But the pitch looked completely empty besides them so he shrugged. "We can work together if you'd like." he suggested. Of all the people to practice with a chaser would at least be the most useful.
 

Branson Archer

bookworm; good-natured; hm reporter
 
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Emzies
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Too Young to Care
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Knotted 16 1/2" Sturdy Black Walnut Wand with Basilisk Skin Core
Age
5/2041 (13)
Branson spotted the slightly older boy as he approached him. He recognised him, the gryffindor keeper and a great keeper at that, though his name was somewhere currently escaping him. Names didn't really matter though, "Yeah, good way to de-stress when studying," Bran replied with a little smile. He glanced around the pitch which was empty bar them and then nodded. "Yeah, that would probably be useful for us," Branson said with a tone of agreement. it was more useful to fly around and practice with a keeper whom he could practice against and the same the other way round for this boy. "I'm ready to go if you are?" he had of course been stretching but he'd just about finished that anyway.
 

Nikko Blackwood

soft jock 🏄 painfully independent 🏄 cat dad
 
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Kadi
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Straight 10 1/2 Inch Sturdy Pine Wand with Unicorn Hair Core
Age
7/2039 (15)
Nikko nodded in agreement with the younger boy's statement. More often than no he blew off studying in favor of getting in extra practice but he wasn't about to get into that. "Kind of the perfect combo." he agreed with a little laugh. There was a part of him that felt a bit funny practicing with someone from a different house but it wasn't like they were about to play against each other any time soon now that the season was effectively over. "Sure thing." he said with a thumbs up and kicked off into the air and took up position in front of the southern hoops. He kept his eye on the Ravenclaw to see what he would do next.
 

Branson Archer

bookworm; good-natured; hm reporter
 
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Emzies
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Too Young to Care
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Knotted 16 1/2" Sturdy Black Walnut Wand with Basilisk Skin Core
Age
5/2041 (13)
Branson took one of the quaffles and tucked it under his arm as he flew up into the air. He watched as the boy moved to be at the southern hoops and then flew over to him. Visibly on Branson's face he was trying to figure out the best way for them to go about it. He knew that he'd never have such a clean path to the hoops, so he wasn't sure he should focus on improving his throw and aim just with minimal movment or improving his ability to throw when going at speed. In the end he decided on the former. It seemed kinder. Branson leaned back in his broom and just held the ball lightly. From his position, his near stationery position he threw the quaffle hard towards the centre hoop, the throw itself was on target but he knew it would be easy for the other boy to catch and Bran was realising perhaps it would be better to be moving a little, to at least make it more realistic.
 

Nikko Blackwood

soft jock 🏄 painfully independent 🏄 cat dad
 
Messages
417
OOC First Name
Kadi
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Half Blood
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Sexual Orientation
Bisexual
Wand
Straight 10 1/2 Inch Sturdy Pine Wand with Unicorn Hair Core
Age
7/2039 (15)
Nikko hovered in front of the hoops and waited to see what he would do. It was just the two of them out there and he didn't have anything else to keep his eye on except the quaffle. It did feel a little underwhelming compared to a game or even practice. He watched as the chaser stopped and threw the quaffle. Nikko had been about half way between the center and left hoop and he had to dive to catch the ball just before it went through the hoops. "Good shot." he said encouragingly. He had been going up against Sully and Chloe for so long he nearly forgot what it was like to black a goal. But he didn't want the younger boy to get discouraged. "You should try looking at one hoop and throwing it through another. It get's really hard to tell where you're aiming and I have to be faster." he suggested. Part of him knew he shouldn't be helping but he couldn't really help it.
 

Branson Archer

bookworm; good-natured; hm reporter
 
Messages
495
OOC First Name
Emzies
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
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Too Young to Care
Wand
Knotted 16 1/2" Sturdy Black Walnut Wand with Basilisk Skin Core
Age
5/2041 (13)
Branson wasn't too surprised when the keeper caught the ball. He hadn't thrown it particularly well. He nodded at the advice since it was pretty fair. He thought it would be more difficult to pull off while moving quickly, but he knew that the gryffindor had had the prospective of a keeper which he didn't have. He wouldn't know what it took, but This boy did. Bran nodded, "I'm Bran, by the way," he said, introducing himself though perhaps there would've been a better time for it. He was waiting for the other boy to pass him back the ball so he could have another go, so introductions seemed like a good to do.
 

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