Lily - 2, Theo - 4
Having gotten tired of roaming around and checking out who showed up and where they were and what they were doing, Theo had decided to head to the food table to get a quick bite to eat before joining in on the festivities. It was when he had almost reached the table that he heard someone screaming. Noticing Lily standing at the table, he glanced overhead and saw a bird swooping toward her.
There wasn't time to draw his wand and so before he even knew he was moving, he rushed towards her, giving her a rough shove out of the way of the path of the bird. The creature swooped in close enough to tear at his shirt sleeve with it's talon, leaving a long scratch along the length of his arm before veering off to circle back. For such a slight injury it seared with pain, and instinctively he knew something was terribly wrong.
Having now drawn his wand, he watched the bird that injured him circling back and he began to cast an incantation, moving his wand deftly in a circular motion, and stepping back as the bird struck his target, the circle lighting up as it did so with the faint outline of a clock face. The bird disappeared, and Theo watched as it began it's cycle again. Once more striking the target, and then starting over again. And so it would stay trapped for the time being, and he hoped as he narrowed his eyes at it, that he would be the once to cage it.
Not wanting to turn his attention away from the scene around them, and the flock of birds that had descended upon the party, he reached out his arm and extended his hand.