Debi sighed at the gentle touch to her cheek. "It was really weird. I mean - I knew I couldn't duel her, I don't know enough and I'm not strong enough. All I could think of was protego because I use it when I'm cleaning or cooking."
She took a deep breath and unconsciously reached for Snitch as the retriever nestled against her, whuffling and licking her sore hand and arm. "I just remember casting, and it was like every bit of magic and energy I had just slammed into her.
"She disappeared, and then I - I think I passed out for a few seconds. When I woke up, I felt so dizzy I knew I couldn't walk home, so I took a cab."
She opened her eyes and gazed into his. "It - for a couple of minutes I thought it was gone, all my magic. It's back, but it's really faint, and my arm feels like pins and needles - what did I do to myself?"