Who: Alfie and OPEN What: Alfie wants to try out his Christmas present Where: Quidditch Pitch When: During the party in the Great Hall, extended curfew FTW! Rating/Warning: TBA
Alfie thought about asking Julien to go out with him, but if the charm didn't work he didn't want Julien there to feel bad about it. Not that he didn't think Julien was brilliant, but those things were tricky, weren't they? Besides, he didn't want to force the other boy out into the cold just to watch him fall off his broom.
The problem was - once he was in the air, hovering at the highest goal point, it was really damn hard to force himself to actually, on purpose, fall off of said broom. He squeezed his eyes shut and felt the necklace Julien had given him, and then he opened them again, and finally screwed up the courage to let himself lose his balance, tumbling off his broom and down... and down.. and down... and he was fairly sure he was about to piss his pants, and he was whimpering, and he knew this was really, really going to hurt, and he'd been a moron to come out here without someone who could cart him off to Pomfrey afterwards...
Except then he hit the ground, and it was like landing on a bloody cushion. Dizzy, still shaking, he jumped up and pumped his fist in the air. It had worked! That was sodding brilliant! ... Really against the rules to use in a game, so he wouldn't be able to wear it then, but still. Well done, Julien. He couldn't wait to tell him.