TEAM DRAGON: I Got Tired of Waiting "The Name Game"
Today, another mystery solved, as we discover what it was about Norbert et Chloë by Team Dragon member, igtow that was so familiar...
The Name Game
Way back in the beginning, I took the challenge to include into my story the screen name for everyone in Team Dragon. Strictly as a diversion, should you be bored, I put together a listing of where all the names are (including the alternates) in the order in which they appear. I hope it's at least vaguely amusing.
Norbert et Chloë by I Got Tired of Waiting Team Dragon Names in the Story
Chapter Two :: Eggsasperation
[Who la Hoop] Before leaving the platform, Harry smiled to himself as, with a raised brow, Ginny silently handed him the confiscated bags of sweets he'd given the children for the train; at least she'd not found the Sickles he'd given them for the trolley, just in case she found their stash (and she had quite the knack for doing so), nor had she discovered the Weasley Wizarding Wheezes Hyper Hula-hoops and other such toys and tricks he'd snuck in their trunks this morning after she'd sealed them against such fatherly contraband. He grinned. Mischief managed.
[Ivylady] "I thought Ivy always did the papers," he said with a touch of exasperation, his hand stroking her shoulder.
Chapter Three :: The Eggspatriate
[Centaury Squill] Wiltshire was situated in a corner room overlooking the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran. A VIW room, it was the best Centaury's reputation and endowments could buy...
Chapter Four :: Eggsacerbation
[Fitofpique] He stared at her, realising this was no shouting fit of pique. The seriousness of her statement shivered through him like an icy finger down his spine. She meant it. She truly wanted him to choose between her and Norbert. Why? Why now?
Chapter Five :: Eggy Signum
[Aqua Alta] :: [Josan] "Hmmm. Well, pull Masters Alta and Josan off the line today to scan the replies for any... dubious attachments; I don't want anyone hurt. It might also be prudent to double the number of clerks to handle all the forgeries after they've been screened."
[lesyeuxverts - yeah, it's lame] Morris cleared his throat. "Speaking of which, I had word from Mr Green about five minutes ago that Mr Malfoy is waiting to speak to you in the London office.
[The Minx17] ...Sitting back in the comfortable leather chair, he cradled her in his arms, gently petting her neck and head. "My, what a brave girl you are." She chittered in agreement. "You would have taken out both his eyes, wouldn't you have, my little red minx." He really shouldn't have encouraged her. She preened with his praise.
Chapter Six :: The Eggspedition
[piratesword] ...It seemed to help and on the weekends James kept himself busy--pick-up Quidditch with Al and friends, swimming and camping with the other Weasley kids, once even playing pirate with Al, mock-swords and all, just like they did when they were little. I wish I'd had a camera.
[Synn] ...This one, The Green Man, in Ayr, was only the second they'd encountered (the first being The Black Cauldron in Synn just north of Blackpool)....
Chapter Seven :: Eggspediency
[Dacro] ...What started as a means to distribute surplus foodstuffs now exceeds our primary business. Master Dacro explained that the local ground water has been contaminated by factory waste from Pitesti to Resita, and as far away as the Ukraine and Hungary...
[HPStrangelove] :: [Jadzialove] ...A twenty-five percent overall hike in prices should cover all the start-up and operating costs with a three year break-even point (which is two years longer than I'd like, but nagger/Albus won that round) and will certainly be less than the current middle-man mark-up; it won't make us much profit, but we won't lose either money or business. *NTS: Have Strangelove contact Jadzia at the Merchants' Guild and request twenty-eight apprentices for the new markets. Standard terms only.*
[Meri_Oddities] :: [Floralmoon] Everything else proved unexceptional, except that our general manager, Master Meri, has requested a transfer. I promised him I would find a replacement as soon as possible. He's an odd duck and perhaps this is why he's survived out there longer than I thought he might, but it's time--for his sanity's sake--to bring him home. *NTS: Flora Moon - possible replacement? Need to pry her out of Tibet. Pay raise?*
[Empathic Siren] ...The side chair, more suited as a place to hang clothes than to seat a body, nonetheless beckoned like a siren's call and he eased himself down to its hard surface, grateful to get the weight off his leg and hip.
Chapter Eight :: Inhale, Eggshale
[Draconic Girl] The two firedrakes were so different. While Chloë daintily ate and licked her claws between bites, Norbert had his face buried in the bowl, slurping and gobbling his breakfast. Chuckling, Harry remarked, "I think your girl has fewer of the messier draconic tendencies than Norbert. Look at her; she preens more than a phoenix after burning day, while he always looks like he's wearing all the bugs in the bowl."
[Gingertart50] "--Rae, my assistant," Harry murmured, flipping through the small stack Dinky handed him. Rae and Ginger had both tried to reach him. "Judging from the number Rae sent, I'm surprised she hasn't torn down your wall to check up on me."
[Schemingreader] "Paranoid much, Snape?" Harry asked, sucking on his stung finger. "You know, I can understand the tight security you have around the compound, but this?" he asked, pointing at the heavily warded bookcases in Severus' personal library, which was already secured in a house with--the gods knew how many--layers of more wards. "Do you honestly think there's some hoard of rabid readers scheming to stage a book raid?"
[Amand_r] :: [Amanuensis] Staring into the fire, Snape shook his head sadly. "Unfortunately, three journeymen will be out of commission for several weeks while they regrow limbs, and one will need most of her skin replaced. One of my masters, Amand, is in critical condition and his amanuensis has lost an eye."
[igtow] "I got tired of waiting, so I fire-called Bummeln about my broom."
Chapter Nine :: Eggsactly
[Lilyseyes] Bitter eyes, Lily's eyes, greeted him when Harry finally turned to fully face him, a comparison thankfully stopped cold by the features surrounding those eyes.
[I always include the title of one of my stories just for shits and giggles] As Severus moved to the sideboard and set two tumblers and a decanter on a tray, Harry murmured, "Better late than never, I s'pose." He could feel Harry watching him closely. "And do you think we can dispense with the 'Mister Potter' shit?" Harry asked suddenly, almost defiantly. "My name is Harry, and I would very much appreciate it if you would use it."
Chapter Eleven :: Drake Eggspectorations
[The ConCept] ...I'd barely wrapped my head around the concept, though, when the drakes mated and we were caught in their emotional revelry. I don't know why that shocked me so much; Charlie did try to warn me that it might happen...
Chapter Twelve :: Eggsecrated
[Mimiheart] :: [ships_harry] As he settled on the hearth, her face disappeared for a moment, but he could hear her shout in the background, "Oi! Mimi! Ship this to Harry, will you, love?" before her face fully formed again in the flames.
[Perfica - there really is a marketing company called Perfica...] Her frustrated sigh blew embers up the chimney. "Harry, that Larry chap from Perfica called again," Rae said, her eyes dancing with mischief. "Shall I transfer him or would you prefer I tell him you're riding the high hard one and can't come to the phone right now?"
[Carawen] "All right. I'll ring him up as soon... Oh! I almost forgot. I'm sending you an express owl with the Carawen contract you need to sign. Owl it back to me, will you, love?"
[Dracofiend] The real surprise was Al going over to Malfoy Manor to spend time with Scorpius. At first I was concerned, but Severus invited Draco and his family to join us in Little Dorning for dinner one night. Draco's wife is a sweet thing, his son very smart. And him? Well, I suppose even I can acknowledge that Draco's not the fiend he once was. It's not something we'll ever repeat, I don't think, but it did ease my mind about Scorpius as Al's friend. I can hardly believe this is Al's last year at Hogwarts.
[Klynie1] James is still here, but he's been making noises about getting a flat with some friends. Now that he's 18, there is little I could do to stop him, and I'm not certain I should. James has settled well into the London office under Klyne's tutelage. The man wouldn't lie to me even considering it's my son, and I'm glad to hear James seems to enjoy the job while he figures out what he wants to do with the rest of his life...
[Angelsotherlove] "Be an angel, love, and tell Gary to bring the other boxes into the bedroom," Rae ordered as Brian, one of the two men moving her into her new house in Little Dorning, levitated the bed sideways through the sitting room. "Careful with the door jamb," she cautioned, watching its bobbing progress.
Chapter Fifteen :: Eggsoneration
[Belleamante] :: [Rakina] :: [Simons Flower - quite a stretcccccchhhhh] :: [Svartalfur] "Harry, I'd like you to meet Master Belleamante, in charge of preparations..." The tall thin man immediately held out his hand for Harry to shake. "Master Rakain, our ingredients procurer..." The portly man wiped his hands on his robes before taking Harry's. "Brooke, our master brewer..." The jovial man grinned and waved. "Master Simon, in charge of our greenhouses..." The older man solemnly shook Harry's hand once and let go as if it burned him. Severus was surprised he'd done that much; he knew how much the man abhorred others touching him. "And, of course, you have already met Master Vartal, who makes certain our product arrives where it is supposed to." Tall and bald, he did not proffer a hand, and Harry nodded to him.
[BabblingBrook42] :: [Eeyore9990 - only a nod to Winnie the Pooh; this name was by far the hardest one of all.] "Master Brooke?"
Startled, Brooke dropped Harry's hand with a sheepish smile. "Yes, sir?"
Severus' lips twitched. "You're babbling. Cease it at once."
Harry and the others hid their smiles; it was almost ritual by now with the overly-effusive master. If the man wasn't the best...
"Yes, sir. Sorry, sir. Er, it won't happen..."
Severus raised his brow.
"Oh, bother," Brooke said, with a soft chuckle.
Chapter 16 :: Eggsit, Stage Left
[Loupgarou1750] "Where's the fun in that?" he replied, relishing the wicked gleam in Harry's eyes. He called to Loopy and Garou, their postal owls, and gave them clear instructions about the packages. They silently watched the owls fly away until swallowed by the moon.
[Stepmnstr] "It's all right; I know it was probably about me. There are certain known constants in the universe: Ginny's a shrew, Molly nags, both Neville and Arthur are addlepated and have the patience of saints, and James really dislikes his 'step-partner'."
"Step-monster, this time," Harry murmured, chuckling.