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The Hogs Head / {Just Another Day} (Avalee/Axel)
« on: September 6, 2011, 10:24:11 AM »
Avalee, as always was on her way to the bar. The warm summer air swirled her hair up and around her face. Her hair was as it always was; curly and blond. She wore a very loose, thin tshirt. And black shorts. On her feet were gladiator sandals. Her face showed her mood; relaxed and happy. It had been a while since she was walking down this cobblestone road. But it felt like home. She grabbed the familiar doornob. It was the door to The Hog's Head. This place held memories. Too many, perhaps. But tonight was to be simple. Drinks alone at a pub. Avalee felt that the building was more an old friend than a building. A small wave of anxiety crashed in her stomach. She pushed it to the back of her mind.

She swung open the door and relit the smile on her face. She walked in, confident. She was a different person now.

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The Lake / {"It was just yesterday we said goodbye..."}
« on: April 25, 2011, 12:43:20 AM »
((Closed))
Avalee laid in the grass out by the lake. The grass made a strangely soft bed. She was on a small blanket she had taken from her home. She smiled and her eyes were closed. She was peaceful. She was happy. Small headphones rested in her ears. They played one of her favorite songs:

"Night delivers cold shivers
I've been waiting on a heart that quivers for
You, Kathleen, you're golden
You're just waiting for the stars unfolding for you

Slow winnings, the room's spinning
False starts lead to sad endings
Oh, close your eyes, I'll remind you
It takes an angel or the devil to find you
Kathleen

You shot me down just as I was starting to feel alive
Little girls tell the biggest lies, baby
Your love is just the salt in your eyes

You bolted all your locks just in time to hear the doorbell ring
But you can't shut out everything
Oh, Kathleen, I hope the stars set you free

You shot me down just as I was starting to feel alive
Little girls tell the biggest lies
It was just yesterday we said goodbye"


She smiled and whispered the lyrics along to the music. Her hair was in soft curls around her face, which was blank of makeup. She wore the simple black, loose dress she had taught in earlier that day. The air out by the lake was so fresh and clean. It was practically intoxicating.

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The Three Broomsticks / -Reunion-
« on: April 24, 2011, 05:06:36 PM »
((Aiden, mostly. Stacey is welcome as well.))
The brown sign proudly announced the name of the pub. The sign was too familiar. It made her too happy. It made her feel alive and awake.

"The Three Broomsticks"

So much had happened here. So many drunken nights. So many blackouts. So many friends. So many memories. This was the place she met Phoenix. This is also the place she met Axel.

Avalee smiled as she approached the bar. The bartender smiled at one of his best customers. He nodded at her and asked her in a kind tone, "What will it be tonight, miss?"

Avalee smiled wider and answered, "Cold firewhiskey, please." The bartender's face fell a little bit. "Not too much tonight, Avalee. We both know what happens..." She sighed. "Fine, be my makeshift parent Mark. I won't. Promise."

Mark nodded and poured her a small drink. She took a sip. She was home.

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Hogsmead / {What have I done?}
« on: January 2, 2011, 01:24:48 PM »
*Earlier that day Avalee had sent Pheonix an owl*

Pheonix,
We really need to talk
Sorry I haven't been around in a few days
Will you meet me at the coffee shop?
The one we went to together
Thank You
Hope to see you soon
-Avalee


She was very nervous as she walked to the coffee shop. Maybe somewhere public was the wrong choice. Well, it was too late now. Anywhere outside wasn't an option. Avalee was bundled up in a coat, a scarf,

(I'm gonna finish this when I find my computer charger...)

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Around The Grounds / {Oh, I'm so naive...}
« on: December 28, 2010, 02:09:29 AM »
(Seth)

When did life get this way?

Avalee sat in the herbology shack. It was relly the only place that could truly calm her down. She had her arms were crossed and were down on a table. She buried her head in her arms. The smell of this place really callmed her down. The smell of dirt and flowers made her feel at home.

This was the kind of moment that she wished she had a mom or aunt that she could talk to. Or a sister. But she didnt have that. She didn't even have a friend.

She sat there and waited for Seth. She had sent him an owl a few hours ago, asking him to meet her. They could at least act civil. Right?

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The Three Broomsticks / Alcohol Won't Solve Your Problems, Avalee...
« on: November 26, 2010, 01:00:21 PM »
I am pathetic.

Avalee was not having a great night. Well, it was actually closer to morning. It was 2:17 AM. She moaned in insomnia. She was well on her way to getting smashed. She just wanted to black out.

So much blood.

She had woken up crying from a dream about an hour ago. She had dreamed that her hands and arms were covered in blood. Axel's blood. Up until tonight she couldn't remember what happened after Axel was killed. Avalee remembered running out of the pub, her shirt, arms, and face were covered in blood. The taste of blood was on her tongue. She just kept kissing him. He had to come back. But he didn't. He never woke up.

Why did those awful memories have to come back?

She remembered running from the bar, and running...she just kept running.

She tilted her head back and took another shot of Vodka.

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Around The Grounds / To see you again...
« on: October 18, 2010, 04:00:57 AM »
Avalee wandered the grounds, her heart beating nervously. A warm blush colored her cheeks, as the chill of autumn set in. She walked quite fast, slightly determined. She had no idea where she was going, but she was headed there, wherever it was. She needed to just get away. To be away, and be with someone. She was sick of being alone, execpt of course the company of her needy students.

She wanted to be around some people who weren't just asking for her help on planting things anymore. So she walked.

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Around The Grounds / ---Whispering---
« on: September 15, 2010, 12:28:08 PM »
(Stacey)

Avalee was not a 'musical' person per-se. She had never taken her piano lessons as a child very seriously. Her parents wanting to 'round out her education' forced her to take them. She had learned enough though to get by, to play a few simple chords. She could struggle through a simple song. She played on a piano, a simple dark wooded upright. The notes drifted gently through the upsairs faculty-only corridor she was in. It was almost three in the morning. Tonight she was playing a fairly simple, yet complexly beautiful song. A favorite of hers. And her amateur voice glided through the song.


'Whispering
Hear the ghosts in the moonlight
Sorrow doing a new dance
Through their bone, through their skin

Listening
To the souls in the fool's night
Fumbling mutely with their rude hands
And there's heartache without end'


She was almost done with the song, had five short stanzas of minor music left. Yet her fingers couldn't find the next chord. The mourning in the lyrics struck her. It had always been a favourite song. It was from a favorite musical of course. The next words, the next notes seemed too painful. It was a song about loss. A song about being alone. Truely along. Avalee had quite a bit of that these days. She would always love this song. But now, just the though of it, sprung tears in her eyes. These tears seemed to always be present.

Happiness was lost on Avalee, for what felt like ages. Sadness colored her life. Sadness colored every hour. She wanted to feel something again. Something that wasn't the numbing ache of feeling alone; feeling like her heart had been savagely, rudely ripped from her chest. She was done with feeling like the warmth had been taken away.

Her fingers drifted into the next stanza of lyrics, as her mouth opened once more to gently sing the words of melancholy that the song was riddled with :

'See the father bent in grief
The mother dressed in mourning
Sister crumbles, and the neighbors grumble
The preacher issues warnings'

Then her head slowly bent down, her eyes shut.

Love for a dead man overflowed where her heart should have been.

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Gryffindor / -What am I doing here...?-
« on: August 28, 2010, 01:28:27 PM »
Avalee wandered through the great hall, in a relatively...better mood. Well she pretended to be in one. She wandered, half of her brain in teacher mode, and the other half in ditzy mode. She was oblivious, to anything and everything. It was a state in which she could be numb. In this mode she wouldn't see the vibrant blues in Ravenclaw ties. So she wouldn't have to go through that every time she saw the color. Her ballet flats made a soft clicking noise as she walked, her arms limp at her sides.

Her dark skinny jeans kept her legs warm from the cold Hogwarts cooling system. She couldn't wait for the fall. It was too hot right now. Her shirt was a nice dark green. She sort of liked having to dress up for her job. Her curly blonde hair was up in a messy bun, off of the back of her neck, which was stiff after planting her fall plants all day yesterday.

Her duties today were to patroll the halls, which was easy considering the lack of students. Although she couldn't wait for school to start. At least it was something to keep her mind busy

As she walked the halls, she wore a blank expression, almost robotic. Void of all emotion. Was she to be numb like this forever?

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'Calm down...calm down! You are okay...'

Avalee tried to calm herself. She was breathing heavily, crying in fact, curled up in a grassy meadow in the forest. What brought her here? Lack of sleep and a desire to touch the man she was in love with once more. She yearned to be loved again. To be held in his arms once more would make her so unbelievable happy. Avalee was curled up in a ball...crying quietly to herself.

Her hair was up in a tight bun, so tight in fact her scalp burned a little bit. This late night she was wearing a navy blue dress. It was pretty, and formal. She has just come from a formal dinner at an old friend's house, and forgot to change. She couldn't sleep anyway.  But it felt eerie in the setting. ((I just had to post it. I fell in love with this dress. Imagine it navy blue. http://static0.modcloth.com/productshots/0044/6565/14823-1.jpg?1279918254))

She sat up, sill crying. The woods were so silent, practically mocking her. She yelled into the night, "How dare you leave me! Why did you break my heart? Why Axel?!"

She took a deep breath and wiped her eyes. Then she stated quieter, "You said you loved me!"

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Hogsmead / Deux, c'est mieux qu'une!
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:32:40 PM »
Avalee walked to Hogsmead in a calm, almost happy mood. Almost. But not quite. The pain was still there. As it always was. But at least she had a friend. Avalee was set to meet Phoenix for coffee this late summer afternoon. This made her happy. Spending time with Phoenix made her really happy. Which really scared her. She didn't know if she was reading too much into this. On top of that she didn't know if she was reading too much into it. Did he feel the same...she pondered this as she walked down the cobbled streets. As she had so many times.

They were to meet at a small coffee shop in the outer part of Hogsmead. She assumed it would be less busy and therefore they could actually talk. Today Avalee wore black shorts and a navy blue t-shirt. On her feet were yellow Converse. Vibrant colors, that she wish reflected her mood.

She wore a blank, yet vaguely pleasant expression on her face.

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Around The Grounds / Visiting...
« on: July 13, 2010, 02:36:32 PM »
Avalee approached the Gray's door a little after noon. She was nervous. But she couldn't decide if it was a rational nervousness. Stacey wouldn't hurt her, she knew that. It may have just been nervous about seeing her again. It had been a while. She took slow, yet determined steps up to the front door. It really was a beautiful house.

In one hand was a cake. Small enough for about four people. It was chocolate, with pretty frosting on it. She figured Stacey might want some cake. Pregnant women were hungry a lot right? She wasn't all that sure she hadn't been around a lot of pregnant women in her time. In her other hand was a small pink flower planted in a pot. She wore simple light skinny jeans and a loose light blue hippie-type shirt. She wore Axel's ring on a chain around her neck. She rubbed it one last time, and then she rang the doorbell.

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The Three Broomsticks / °Trying to waste time.°
« on: July 13, 2010, 01:43:01 PM »
Avalee sat in The Three Broomsticks. A blank expression on her face. It was easier than showing pain. On her legs were dark skinny jeans, a purple blouse, and a green cardigan. She wore a simple necklace around her neck. It was a long-ish chain with a ring on it. A simple silver band. It was his.

She wasn't there to get drunk. She could do that at home if she wanted to. No. She just wanted to be around people. To hear voices. To hear laughter. She didn't want to become a ghost. A shell of a human being. Axel wouldn't have wanted that. His name echoed in her mind. Axel. She said it again in her mind, and closed her eyes. She imagined having his lips pressed against hers on more time.

She snapped her eyes open. Those thoughts would get her nowhere fast. She ached inside now. Maybe alcohol would help. She ordered up a firewhiskey, and drank it down. It burned.

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Around The Grounds / -Unfinished Life-
« on: July 6, 2010, 12:58:08 PM »
Avalee was out at the lake. She had been there for about an hour. It was about 11 at night, and that's when they were supossed to meet, but she got there early so she could calm herself before Seth arrived. A note was sent just the previous day. But they were meeting. She had never officially met him. It had been almost a week since...the incident. Since then Avalee had fallen off the face of the planet. She had spoken to no one.

She looked awful. No makeup. Cheap Quittich t shirt, and athletic shirts. No shoes. It was warm outside, but it was cool by the lake. Goosebumps rose on her flesh. Her eyes were red. Insomnia and crying had taken over her life. Also frequent anxiety attacks. Her medication was doubled.

And there she waited. Only thinking of Axel, and the last time she was at the lake. 

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Around The Grounds / Graduation Day (Open to everyone)
« on: June 9, 2010, 09:55:05 AM »
It was graduation. Avalee hadn't been able to close her eyes for more than a few seconds the previous. Today was the day. The day that scared the crap out of her. Her hands shook. It was the beginning of another chapter in her life. She was in the common room, dressed for the ceremony, and hair was curled. She took deep breaths. She was on the verge of an anxiety attack. She had taken a healthy dose of her medicine, but this day was just too much. She had no real plans. At. All.

She talked to a counselor at the school, and she had had the highest grades in herbology. She was trying to talk professor Longbottom into letting her be an intern next semester. She did love that class, and she couldn't leave this place. It would always be her home. And she definitely couldn't, and more importantly wouldn't go home. Her parents weren't even coming to graduation. They hadn't even called.

She looked at the large clock on the wall, next to the famous statue of Rowena Ravenclaw. The statue gave her confidence. She was a Ravenclaw for a reason. Right? She stood up, and took a deep breath, and walked out of the common room.

She tried to take her time while walking down the stairs, so she wouldn't kill herself. She soon made it out of the castle and onto the grounds. It was overrun with parents and faculty and over happy seventh years. She looked for a familiar face but was at a loss. She pretended to be confident, and marched forwards, trying to find Axel.

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