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To Be an Animagus, or Not To Be an Animagus
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October 18, 1888 - The Great Hall
A little over a month, and Sweetie was thrilled to be able to read such interesting material. Having studied one book from cover to cover already, the Slytherin was already studying the next book from the professor. Determination was already kicking in, and she knew that this was only the beginning of the work that she was going to have to do. Was this what it will feel like when she becomes an Unspeakable? Researching endlessly in the pursuit of knowledge that was more important than any other would ever understand? It seemed as though it was something that would keep her ever shifting mind busy.

Like what had become a habit over the last year, this meal was met with more studying as she ate her dinner. It was as if she was turning into a Ravenclaw. Perhaps her sister Pumpkin would be proud. As though the hat can change its mind by now. No, she was certainly still a Slytherin. Her determination was one that had made her family on edge, but it also allowed her to pursue her future without distraction.

Finishing dinner early, she elected to finish her studying in the common room before bed. Upon walking out, she looked over to see another person leaving the Great Hall. Recognizing him as Mr. Pyrites, from Transfiguration Club. Deciding to share her exciting news, she gave a greeting smile as she angled her exit to get closer to him so that she wouldn't have to shout. "Good evening, Mr. Pyrites." She stated casually, stopping next to him at the doors of the Hall.

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Royal had finished his dinner and was now just loitering at the Gryffindor table, enjoying the conversation that he was in. That soon ended though and Royal figured he had enougb time to slip out onto the grounds, maybe sneak in a smoke. Getting up from the table, he moved towards the entry way and was somewhat surprised when the Transfiguration president seemed intent on speaking to him. He didn't know what she could possibly want but he slowed and then stopped when she did.

"Evening, Miss Whitledge. Did you need me for something?" And if she did, how much work and time was it going to entail. Royal didn't like putting in unneeded extra effort into anything.
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The main reason she wished to speak to Mr. Pyrites was over pure excitement from the possibility that she may be taking the first steps towards becoming an animagus. It seemed like something that others might be impressed by. With any hope, one who seems to have a talent for transfiguration as well would understand the excitement. "Well, I don't need anything. I just wished to discuss transfiguration with you." She responded. Perhaps that might peek his interest.


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Okay? Royal supposed that he would bite. "What exactly did you want to discuss about it?" Most people that knew him knew that he wasn't into doing beyond the absolutely necessary stuff but Transfiguration was a bit of an exception. Mostly.
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The thing is, Sweetie did not know this boy too well. Could one blame her? They were in different houses, were different genders, and the only thing that brought them into the same circles was their year and fascination for transfiguration.

"Nothing too important, though it is exciting in my opinion. I am studying to become an animagus." Perhaps she had chosen the wrong person to share it with, but she simply had to tell somebody. No one family yet, someone separate from all of that drama.


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An Animagus? "That seems important," he said, providing the girl with much more of his attention. Animagus were fascinating but Royal knew himself - he could never stay dedicated to the task long enough to achieve it. It took years and he didn't have that level of patience for anything. "What animal do you think you'll become?" It was dependant on personality, he knew that much and you didn't get to choose the animal which kind of sucked. What if you ended up becoming an elephant or something? Worse - a full grown erumpant. Useless.
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While it was important to her, she never thought that someone else would find it important. All of that self doubt, she guessed. Smiling brightly when he stated that it seemed important, she was proud to find that at least someone did not confirm her negative thoughts. "You really think so?" Would her family think so? Would Handsome? Handsome would never admit it if he did.

Thinking on his question a bit, she tried to remember the reading she had done of several other animagi and thought of the animals compared to personalities that had been described. "Perhaps a cat, or a bird of some kind." She said thoughtfully. Though she didn't really have a hope as to what she would become, she did wonder what she would become. If she succeeded, that is.



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"Of course. It takes years of hard work and patience," Royal said when Miss Whitledge asked if he really thought so. He was a jackass about a great many things but Transfiguration - especially the Human branch - was no joke. Well, unless you were turning them into llamas like that one Slytherin girl had done to that Gryffindor one. Ha. That had been funny.

A cat. He thought he could see her as cat. "I could see you as a cat, I think," he said thoughtfully. All uppity but graceful. Something like that. Miss Whitledge just seemed very feline and take no shit in behavior much like he thought cats to be. "I'd be a lion," he said with a wink. Because of course, he would.

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That was refreshing. Someone could see the potential and importance in her goals. "Thank you." There really wasn't much else she could say to that. She was proud of the words used to describe her studies. Had anyone ever said that about her before? She could not recall. Perhaps Pumpkin had, at some point. Perhaps.

If she were to turn into a cat, would she and Bijoux spend time with one another? She did not recall if she would even be able to understand an animal while in animal form. Well, there was certainly more that she could study. "You would certainly make an excellent lion, Mr. Pyrites." She responded. Maybe he would one day begin studying such magic himself. Knowing more animagi than just herself would certainly be welcoming.



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"Maybe I should study this too and see if I'm right," Royal said thoughtfully. Though the likelihood of him following through with it were incredibly unlikely. Studying outside of class wasn't really a thing he could abide by. Hell, he barely even did his assigned studying. "The mandrake leaf under the tongue for a month seems like it would be one of the harder things." Because what if it fell out? Would you have to start that step all over? What if you accidentally swallowed it?
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Sweetie thought that this was a marvelous idea. Perhaps the professor would be pleased to have more students taking an interest in such studies. "Becoming an animagus is a difficult feat from what I've read, but it shows an accomplished witch or wizard for whomever succeeds in such things." Bragging rights were always worth the hard work. Studying came naturally to the Slytherin, especially for the past few years. It was a way for her to escape. It made her feel in control of something.

"I plan to try keeping one under my tongue for shorter periods of time over summer. Build my way up to nearly a month. Then I don't have to worry about it during the school year, and I could likely be more used to it by the time that I'm ready to do the spell." Though she wanted to talk to the professor and see if he felt if it would be a good idea or not.



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