We are a post-Potter roleplay set in 2019.
We have an active character driven plot, a short app and no word count.
It's July 2019 and at the moment, the wizarding world is facing a lot of tension with the werewolf community.
This is a result of anti-werewolf legislation being passed in 2016 after a series of brutal attacks.
Unfortunately, this legislation passing hasn't achieved anything.
Werewolves can't find jobs and without a source of income, this has left a lot of them facing poverty.
But instead of taking it laying down, there's starting to be waves of attacks once more.
How will the Ministry of Magic solve this problem now? Is it too late?
One pack, The Trossachs, have decided that an obvious solution is to no longer be a minority. The more wolves, the better.
Yet another pack, known as The Cotswolds, believe that approach will only deepen the mistrust and ostracism faced by the werewolf community.
Instead, this group, led by an independently wealthy werewolf means aims to educate the ignorant wizarding community and change legislation by winning the support of the majority.
An attempt to capture the beta of the Trossachs has been launched. Were the Aurors successful in their mission? Go read more here!
Post by SCARLETT BIANCHI on Oct 14, 2019 18:33:36 GMT
Scarlett had built up the courage, they had a marvelous time so far and in a couple of days she had to go back to school. She'd have to go away and be away from him for months... the baby growing inside her as she did so. With a sigh the girl had decided that after her meeting with Sam the same day, she was going to tell him tonight. The brunette walked up to Teddy's tent and every scenario that were as bad as they could be.. every single one of them rushed through her head before she finally stepped into the tent.
"Hey.." she said and walked up to him, her hands folded together and her usual proud posture far from what it used to be. "I have to tell you something and don't yell.. or have your face turn red." she saw that happen in her mind too. Oh god.. what if her baby turned out to be blue and she had to explain that to her doctors. NOT NOW SCARLETT.
"I ehm.." she moved to take his hands into her own. "I'm pregnant... with your child."
Freshly washed, Teddy stood at the wash basin and mirror with a towel wrapped around his waist. Beads of water slid down his bare back and chest - he hadn’t been all that thorough drying himself off - and he ran a hand over his chin. It seemed that in the festivities and sex-haze of the last couple of days, Teddy had neglected to shave. Now the bristles were rough beneath his fingers and so the young man dipped the shaving brush into the cream and began to apply it liberally to his chin, jaw, neck.
Just as he had a beard full of cream, Scarlett came into the tent. He smiled to see her and grabbed the razor to begin the rather soothing act of a close shave. The razor itself had been his father’s, eternally sharp, as it had been passed from his grandfather before that. So it was that the young man made quick work of his shave - not paying too much attention to the hunched stance. ”Hey,” came the easy reply. Then when Scarlett began asking him not to yell or turn red... Teddy stopped with half of his face still creamed up. ”O... k?” What had she done? A million things passed through his mind in five seconds as the girl paused. Had she had an altercation with aurors? Did she get an owl from her parents demanding her return?
When Scarlett reached out to grasp his hand, Teddy’s worry multiplied ten fold. He forgot all about his half shaven face as he rubbed the back of the girl’s hand with his thumb. Then she dropped the news.
She was pregnant.
Teddy’s eyes were the size of saucers and for a good second or two, he thought he had misheard. Forget turning red - the colour drained from his face entirely because... it... she was... at school and ... this was ... ”Are... are you sure? Can you... tell? We only just ...? I ... I thought it took some time to know that you’re pregnant?” Yes, apparently Teddy conveniently forgot about their trysts back in November. They were nothing compared to the activities they enjoyed this Christmas, after all.
Post by SCARLETT BIANCHI on Nov 3, 2019 8:42:39 GMT
Scarlett knew the words came out as word vomit. The usually stylish girl with the posture of a woman who couldn't be hurt by a single person was now a girl who was nervous enough that her hands were shaking just a little bit, enough to be noticed and enough for Scarlett to be unable to stop them. She tried, so hard to keep herself calm, to stay calm with her mind open and her heart ready for whatever Teddy was going to tell her. She feared the worst and she prayed for the best.
His confusion just made her fear the worst a lot less, he seriously seemed clueless to what would have happened and Scarlett would've called it a cute thing if she wasn't nervous to the core. She cocked her head a little bit as she looked at the foamy face of her boyfriend. "Teddy... it's been over a month.." she said softly and frowned. "Remember my birthday?" she tried to remind him and guided his hand to her stomach.
"I am as sure as I can be. I just wanted to tell you in person rather than in a letter.." she said and bit her bottom lip ever so slightly. "I know some spells to hide the belly, I can finish school..." she started as her cheeks flushed red. She had all the intentions to keep the child and she knew a family with Teddy is something she wanted. Something he wanted.
Teddy’s mind was doing some kind of strange panic thing where his girlfriend sounded as if she were ten miles away and saying the words like she was under water... oh. Right, just a mild out-of-body experience that made his eyes sting from forgetting to blink for too long. ”A month..” he repeated, dumbly, as Scarlett moved his hand that felt like it was made of rubber towards her stomach.
Get your shit together, Lupin, the voice that Teddy liked to think was an internalised spirit of his no-nonsense mother finally made the connection between his hand and brain and Teddy blinked for the first time in several moments. ”Well... uhh... happy birthday - I give you ’the gift of life’,” he tried to make a joke, even half-chuckled because it was a terrible attempt. ”Oh Merlin, I’m going to have to work on my Dad Jokes huh?”
Teddy spread his hand out across Scarlett’s stomach to cover as much of her womb as possible. He leant in soon after and stupidly pressed his foamy side up against the belly. ”I promise while mummy’s at school getting her NEWTs ... I’m gonna learn some good Dad Jokes. And some bad ones. Mostly bad ones. But your mummy will laugh and that’s all that matters,” Teddy said against her stomach as he nodded - yes, he’s agreeing with himself people. He’s got this dad thing down pat.
After that, Teddy stood up and paid close attention to his girlfriend. ”You’ll be... like... seven months? I ... I don’t know if they’ll let you do the Nearly Exhausting Wizarding Tests that heavily pregnant? What if the stress is too much and you.. you start ... you know... right there in front of the examiners?” Ever practical, Teddy hadn’t even begun to process everything that could go terribly wrong in the next 18 years of this baby’s life. ”Have you.. have you seen a healer?”
Post by SCARLETT BIANCHI on Nov 6, 2019 11:34:49 GMT
He was freaking out, she knew it. The frozen expressions, the word vomit. Did she make a mistake? Was she meant to get rid of the child after all and not risk all the things she was risking to begin with? Scarlett didn't want him to panic and a part of her felt like slapping him to bring the guy back to his senses but as the thought crossed her mind he repeated a part of what she said.. a month.
Yes it's been over a month and Scarlett remembered panicking when she found out, remembered how she felt when the tests were positive. She looked at him and frowned. Blink goddamit, do something... she thought to herself and maybe the slap needed to happen after all. The brunette let out a deep breath when Teddy finally started talking, even when it was a horrible joke.
There was a small smile on her lips, out of kindness because truth be told she didn't think he was funny at that very moment. "I suppose you should yes.." she said and thought about him sitting with their child, joking about.. both having funny faces. Oh god what if her child came out as a duck?
She then watched him lower himself like he was about to talk to the child and his foamy side of his face against her belly. An actual smile was on her features this time around and she just let out a small chuckle because Teddy was funny and he did always make her laugh, no matter how bad the jokes were.
"They'll love your jokes... maybe they will have your metamorph gifts too.." she said softly and really hoped her baby wouldn't come out as a duck. "You will be a great dad, I know it." she said softly and ran a hand through his hair. It was then he mentioned her pregnancy progress and her NEWTS.
"Teddy I will not give birth during my tests. Even when seven months in.." she said with a shake of her head. The image alone was kind of freaking her out. "I'll be fine, I have spells to hide the pregnancy so no one needs to know.." she told him with a small frown. "Not yet, I was going to tell you first before visiting your pack healer... " she said pointing behind her, towards the entrance. "I figured we could go together? After you shaved and I put on a clean shirt." she said and poked his nose.
The sound of a gentle, indulgent chuckle reached the metamorphmagus’ ear - you know, not the one that was currently pressed up against his girlfriend’s stomach - and Teddy relaxed a little. He liked to hear Scarlett laugh at his silly jokes because it lifted his spirits immensely. But then ... then Scarlett pointed out genetics with her comment of his metamorphmagus passing from him. Teddy irrationally had a wave of panic wash over him because... what if the werewolf... his body tensed and his thin lips pulled into a tight grimace as he tried to remind himself that he was his own proof that lycanthropy did not pass down from parent to child. Unless... were the Lupins cursed perhaps? He didn’t want a third generation - his baby to suffer like that. ”Let’s hope that’s the only thing they inherit from me, hmm?” he said as light-heartedly as possible. ”That and my love for their mummy.”
That being said, Teddy stood for the next part of the conversation because he valued Scarlett’s education and he... he ruined her best shot at getting Os across the board. ”I’m sorry the charm didn’t work,” he murmured, defeated for a moment. Then when Scarlett said that no one should know, he wrinkled his face, disapproving. ”..... Scar, we have to tell someone. What if something goes wrong?” his face was full of concern because Hogwarts wasn’t always safe - forget the attacks for now, sometimes spells and potion work went awry just in the normal day-to-day learning of young witches and wizards. ”I don’t want you to get hurt and someone at the school needs to know to keep a caring eye on your wellbeing?”
It was decided that they’d go and see the pack healer almost immediately. ”Oh yeah huh... I did cream all over your belly,” Teddy said innocently before he picked up his wand from the nearby cupboard top. ”Scourgify,” he cast the cleaning spell and the mess he’d left disappeared. ”We can go to the healer now - or ... well I can get away with a half shaved face right?” he joked before he began to move back towards the mirror. He stopped in his tracks though as Scarlett asked if he was happy. Teddy had to think for the briefest of moments about that.
”Scarlett, I’ve always intended on starting a family with you some day - right now it isn’t the ideal situation with the graduation and the anfiwerewolf stuff but we will make it work. As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.” Teddy gave her hand a gentle squeeze and then picked up the razor to finish off his shaving job.
”You don’t think I have given the baby brain damage or anything with what we did last night..?”
Post by SCARLETT BIANCHI on Dec 9, 2019 21:06:52 GMT
Scarlett didn't mind the idea of her child being special like Teddy, honestly she would love it. Sure it would be weird to explain when her kid grows a beak but those things didn't last, they'd learn to control it. The brunette looked at her boyfriend who spoke up about the gifts and grinned a bit. "Oh and those beautiful blue eyes, they make everyone melt just by existing.." she said and with everyone she meant herself most of all. Thinking about what her child would look like was quite scary but also soothing in its own strange way.
"Just please.. don't tell my parents." she knew what her father would do. "My father would..." she couldn't get it off her tongue, the words stuck in her throat. The brunette wanted the child to be safe and its not when her parents hear of it. "They'll poison me.. you know.. they're not fond of babies out of wedlock.." she said and shook her head. It was hard to explain what kind of man her father was and her mother was quite skilled with potions so that poison theory wouldn't be too far fetched. "Who do you suggest we tell?" she asked him cocking her head as she did so.
Scarlett watched him clean her clothes and continue his shave. She never expected this to happen, truth be told she just enjoyed having sex with her boyfriend and now she had the product that wasn't supposed to come until later. His words broke her out of her train of thought and Scarlett didn't disagree there. "I'm happy.." she said though she had to convince herself of that a little more than she thought she would. "I don't need a life of luxury, I just need you." she told him and watched him shave before they'd go off to see the healer.
"No actually sex stimulates the pregnancy.. or so I've heard." she said and wrapped her arms around him from behind. "So you know, take from that what you will."
Just please don’t tell my parents was the request that rang through Teddy’s mind and it felt like the entire world went in slow-mo for a good ten seconds. His breathing was shallow and he could hear his own heartbeat; those ’lovely blue eyes’ of his went blank as he frantically thought about what she was asking of him. How could they start a family by keeping it a secret from Scarlett’s? It didn’t sound right. But then she continued, pointing out the probable repercussions as if she knew that he was about to protest. Poison her? Teddy frowned deeply because, ”that cannot be allowed to happen. I won’t allow anything bad to happen to you. I promise.”
Was this his cue to propose marriage? Was it corny to do so just because they were now expecting a child together? After another moment, Teddy decided now was not the right time because her father probably wouldn’t be less likely to poison his daughter for marrying a werewolf. ”McGonagal, probably? Your Head of House?” Teddy rubbed the back of his neck in thought because he wanted to write to Jack right now and freak out and beg for him to look after Scarlet but ... the less people that knew, the safer Scarlett would be.
”I think we are ... lucky that you’re 18 and an adult - felling the faculty shouldn’t lead to them telling your parents if you ask them not to. I... I doubt I will be able to be there for the conversation, though,” Teddy said with a defeated sigh, taking Scarlett’s hand in his own and rubbing the back of it with his thumb gently. ”Werewolves aren’t allowed at Hogwarts.”
After tidying himself up and Scarlett as well, Teddy gave a half smirk to the girl. ”This is just like camping ... and it can and will get tiresome quickly. But I have to say I look forward to seeing you build a fire and try cooking toast over it,” he laughed as he ushered the girl out of his tent towards the healer’s tent. He wasn’t as highly specialised as those at St Mungo’s - he’d been out of the establishment for a couple of years now and had struggled without access to premade potions in the beginning. Still, he’d have to do.
”So obviously we need to do it more for the best possible pregnancy hmm?” Teddy said with a chuckle licking at his words, his hand sneaking around the woman’s hips to draw her closer in their walk.
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