|Lisa M. Turpin (ex_affirming668) wrote in wished,|
@ 2009-10-10 09:43:00
Despite being a Ravenclaw, Lisa Turpin loathed having to go to the library. It wasn't that the girl didn't enjoy reading as much as the next person - it was just the principle of the matter. Whenever Lisa was there she felt as though she were satisfying some sort of house stereotype quota. It was ridiculous really the way some students felt obligated to be there simply because of their house colours. To be honest the seventh year preferred reading outside or in the comfort of her dorm room. The library was just too stuffy to do much quality thinking.
Unfortunately, this particular Saturday Lisa had found herself in need of a few books. With permission from Professor Slughorn she'd made her way to the restricted section with a casual stride. Today on her agenda was finding material on two topics of choice. One, was for her next potions essay on brewing Veritaserum and the varying effects of using alternate ingredients. The second was more for her leisure and something on more serious skin alteration potions.
There'd been a decline in sales as of late and Lisa was in need of a product that would encourage a spike in monetary inflow. For some time she'd been meaning to improve her Blemish-Be-Gone line so that the need to drink 8 ounces of water wouldn't be necessary. Simplifying application would definitely encourage more people to purchase - she was sure of it. Course, she wasn't entirely sure where exactly to begin. She'd definitely have to start over and there was concern of getting rid of the extra step would take away from the potency of the cream. She needed ideas!
Despite her creativity... Lisa needed some sort of inspiration to come up with new concoctions. She'd found some years prior that looking at cures for grotesque skin curses and diseases to be extremely helpful when developing her life's work. Simplifying complicated potions was always challenging, yet fun. Plus, the process itself helped her think about magical properties of potions and their ingredients an entirely new way.
As she pulled a favourite book entitled, Mordune's Collection of Nastily Whispered Diseases from the shelf she enchanted it's large binding to follow her as she continued browsing. She paused briefly and took down, Al's Angry Skin Curses from another shelf. As she did so she took the time to open the book to it's table of contents. Thumbing to a page on 'growing boils' an extra supplement slipped from another section of the book and fell to her feet.
It was a folded piece of printed parchment with a curious heading, 'Everlasting Acne'. Unlike the pages found in Al's book this one was half the size of the pages she'd been browsing through. It's colouration was also slightly lighter than the book in her hand. It was clearly from another text and likely a place marker for someone who'd been a fan of curses, hexes, and jinxes all together.
As her mind curled around the incantation she absently wondered how hard it'd be to truly master something like this. Given her need for a learning curve where wand work was concerned....would it be entirely unethical to know this spell in particular? Maybe it could even boost sales...
Pocketing the loose piece of parchment Lisa added Al's Angry Skin Curses to her pile and promptly returned to browsing. Course, her interest in finding more books on Veritaserum had lingered to her mind's back burner.