"Er..." Wide eyed, Harry scratched his head. "Now that was unexpected."
Watching huge gobs of greenish clotted cream oozing from Marcus Flint's armpits, Ginny sputtered into her hand. "Oops!" She took Harry's arm and steered him away from the spectacle that had exploded the Great Hall into hysterics. "I may have dribbled too much doxy egg-yoke into the potion by accident. Oh well."
"Accident?" Leaving the raucous hall, Harry glanced back in time to see Flint skid in the cream and land tail first in the mess. He smirked and pulled his new-found conspirator a bit closer. "Say, Gin'. I wouldn't mind having another accident like the one we had yesterday in the, uh, broom closet." His eyes couldn't resist a quick glance at his conspirator's lips.
"Nuh uh, Potter." Ginny shook her head firmly.
"No?" Harry blinked, a bit crestfallen.
"Of course not." Ginny tugged Harry to the side, sending them both stumbling into a tiny alcove, rattling an old mop and some pails. "This time it's no accident!"
So April Fool's Day may be months past, but who's not looking forward to reliving some great pranks?? The next challenge is due in less than twelve days now -- we have one great story in already, and at least one more in the works, but here's hoping there are loads more tricks and gags waiting to be sprung on poor hapless Hogwarts villains!
Please get your entries in by midnight SIYE time on July 15th. Some of you should also be on the lookout for judging requests. Also, we need to pin down our topic for Challenge 2017-3. Please either suggest a topic, or vote for one of our the top prior candidates:
- Someone is going on a magical creature hunt. Why they are hunting the creature? Do they find it? Tell us about the journey.
- Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry. Tell us about it.
- By accident, Harry and Ginny stumble upon a hidden Portkey and are swept away. What happens next, and how do they get back?