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    I Can Hear the Music
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    She was, in fact, well aware of the rules stating that no one under their fifth year could attend the coming out ball, but that didn't mean she had to be pleased about such rules. Normally she didn't mind too much that she was excluded from social events due to her age simply because they were so far away that her only contact with them was reading about anything big that had happened from her next Witch Weekly. This one, however, was right here in the castle and she couldn't go. She swore she could hear the music, though that was likely because she was hovering in a nearby corridor where she could watch the comings and goings of the ball without, hopefully, getting caught. Honestly, watching the door probably made it worse, but she couldn't help wanting to be here, not after helping her cousin get ready. Ohh... it had been lovely, Delight had even let her try on her dress and it fit quite well if not a little long, but a different set of shoes could have fixed that issue.

    Two more years, she would tell herself, leaning against the wall, a frown lining her face as she watched the attendees move past.

    open to anyone from school [student, teacher, staff, other] or a cob attendee wondering past who notices her
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    #2
    It was Maddie’s 5th circuit of the room, she wasn’t really engaged with the dancing, perhaps her social status, and the knowledge that she was so far beneath most people’s social notice had put off anyone who might have been inclined to ask her to dance. She didn’t mind so much, after all there was so much else to enjoy, the beautiful music, the wonderful dresses, everything was so fine and exquisite. However, the room was very warm, and Maddie was most unused to wearing such a constricting corset, it was a little after 11, before she needed to leave the room for a spot of air. Unwilling to fully leave the delights of the party, she slipped into one of the nearby corridors, which was cool and dark, and where the music from the hall drifted in only very faint strains.

    She was a little surprised to see another Hufflepuff loitering in the hallway, clearly trying to get as close to the action as she could without getting caught by a teacher. ’Demelza’ Maddie greeted with a rye smile. ’imagining what it would be like to attend are we?’ she added
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    She couldn't help but panic at the sound of her name. Grrreaaat, she'd been caught. Whoever it was would probably scold her for being out and send her back to the dorms - hopefully without points counted of or a detention to speak of, but likelihood fate was not in her favor tonight, why would it be, it hadn't been for the whole month, which honestly she hadn't been prepared for, her horoscope had seemed so positive! Though honestly, she should know by now those are never what they seem to be.

    She shoulders sagged down though when she recognized Miss Backus. While she was one of the prefects, she had never gone out of her way to interact with her simply due to her sense classism. Well no, classism was the wrong term. She had nothing against the lower class, they just didn't benefit her really. Still, with the sixth year being one of their perfects she did know a few things about her. "Maddie..." she breathed, not as worried anymore. Yes, she could still punish her being a perfect, but Dezzie doubted she would.

    "I suppose. It just isn't fair the younger years aren't able to attend. I know perfectly fine how to compose myself," the third year would snort, glancing once more the doors.
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    #4
    Maddie leant against the wall with the younger student for a moment. It was so close to the end of the year, there was no point in deducting points from her. Besides, Maddie couldn’t exactly blame her for wanting to be part of such a lovely evening, it was all that Maddie had wanted last year and she hadn’t been able to attend. This evening Cinderella had been able to go to the ball.

    ’It’ll come quickly enough Demelza’ she said with a smile, ’and then you will be sick of parties and balls.’ Maddie made a dramatic gesture with her hand against her forehead like a fainting debutante. Being a niece of the minister would no doubt mean she would have lots of opportunities to go to parties and balls, while Maddie was off working somewhere, working in a way Miss McGonagall would never have to. She gave a little twirl, ’What do you think of Miss Kelmthorps dress, it doesn’t like just as nice on me as it did on her, but it passes rather well doesn’t it!’ she said with a smile, keen to pass a few minutes in the cool of the hall, and seeing no harm in letting the third year stay for a few minutes, before sending her back to bed. The cup had already been announced, and there was no point in dinging her 5 points at this late stage of the year.

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    #5
    Honestly, she could never imagine being tired of balls and parties. The dresses, the dancing, the people. It all sounded like a dream just out of reach. How could she get tired of living her dream? It just didn't make sense. It was like Madeleine was telling her she would get tired of breathing! She shook her head then in denial, "No, I fancy that it wold be such a joy. The jewels, the dancing... I do not know how I could ever grow tired of it!" Dezzie offered with a sigh and a smile. Had Maddie not spoken up right afterwards, she would have easily lost her to the deep void of her daydreams - though at this point, it was in fact, dark outside.

    Blue eyes skimmed the dress for the first time, slowly and she took a few moments to decide her opinion on the dress. She wasn't sure who Kelmthorps was, or what she had looked like in the dress, but she could judge the dress now on the perfect. "I do not like the lace sleeves with the buttons. I think it would have been much prettier without. But it serves its point. It isn't my style, personally. The color is nice though."
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    #6
    Maddie didn’t contradict the young hufflepuffs insistence that she would love parties and balls forever. Perhaps she would be – Maddie didn’t know Miss McGonagall well enough to know how her temperament would cope with the life of a Debutante. Maddie wasn’t sure it was a life that she would enjoy – she had been too long active and too used to hard work to imagine a life of idleness that involved only dresses and frivolity. She wasn’t sure what she would be doing with her future but she doubted that it would involve many balls. It was the same with the younger student’s critique of the gown. It wouldn’t have matter to Maddie what the younger girl thought of the dress, she thought she looked well in the dress, it was likely to be the only garment she ever owned that had cost such a vast amount of galleons, and it was very possible that she would have to charm it white and wear it to her debut because she had no other options.

    ’since I’ll probably be wearing it next year as well’ she admitted to the other ’I’ll bear that in mind’. She smoothed the skirt of the dress ’I’ll have to bring you on as my style consultant.’ she grinned at the other, and then glanced over her shoulder at the large clock in the hall – it was getting late. The music in the hall finished, and a smattering of applause broke out in the hall. ’You should head back upstairs Miss McGonagall, there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy balls when you are in 5th year.’ she gestured in the direction of the Hufflepuff common room with a shooing gesture. ’It would be a shame to get a detention on the last day of term. Have a nice evening Demelza’
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