|NPC Journal (sw_npc_1) wrote in strugglewithin,|
@ 2008-11-26 14:58:00
|Entry tags:||*complete, august 1997, cho chang, graylin savage, melinda bobbin, npc, nymphadora lupin, penelope clearwater, xavier selwyn|
RP: A Fowl Little Problem
Date: 26 August 1997
Characters: Gilbert Whimple (NPC), Ministry workers (add your tag as you come in!)
Location: The Ministry of Magic, The Atrium
Summary: Gilbert Whimple of Experimental Charms discovers that one of the experiments has flown the coop (so to speak) and asks everyone to flock to the Atrium.
Note: All puns are my fault, though I think we should all strive to include as many duck/animal related puns in because ... well, it's fun. And I think we should all thank JKR for adding in the line about the duck into DH. Because we wouldn't have this scene if it wasn't for her.
Gilbert looked at the empty cage with a frown. "But he was just here," he insisted to his assistant.
"Yes, sir, but it appears that Darkwing has disappeared and he's not in our office, sir," the witch replied, entirely serious. She pushed her glasses up on her nose and looked at her boss. "We'll have to tell the Minister."
Wringing his hands, he began to pace. "Oh, do you really think so?"
The assistant nodded. "Yes, sir. With Darkwing's ... modifications, things could get rather messy if he's left to his own devices. There's no telling where he's gone to, but I think it'd be best if we assemble everyone in one place."
Reaching underneath the cage, she handed Gilbert a pair of pink, fuzzy earmuffs. "Here are your muffs, sir. We'll need them when we go looking for him, after all."
Gilbert nodded. "Yes, and I'll go inform the Minister," he said, sighing as he headed for the lift, pink earmuffs in hand.
Ten minutes later, the assistant jumped as she heard Gilbert's voice echoing throughout the Ministry. "Are you sure you wouldn't like to do this, sir? I think - oh, right, the announcement. Yes, well, hello everyone. This is Gilbert Whimple, of Experimental Charms. We seem to have misplaced one of our experiments, and in order to assure everyone's safety, all Ministry employees are required to go immediately to the Atrium until further notice."
There was a pause, where everyone could hear frantic whispering before Gilbert's voice echoed again. "Oh, yes, and should anyone see a medium-sized yellow duck waddling through the building, do not - I repeat, do not approach it and cover your ears with your hands. Contact of any kind with the animal is discouraged, as he both his body and his quck is highly poisonous. Contact a department head immediately should you see the duck."
The assistant sighed and picked up her black earmuffs and heavy dragonhide gloves. Right. Time to go to work.