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Min Hargrave

    (31/07/2019 at 23:10)
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Application for Hogwarts School


Name: Minhui Hargrave

Birthday: 18 August 1943

Hometown: Hong Kong

Bloodline: Halfblood

Magical Strength (pick one): Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one): Transfiguration

Year (pick two): fourth, fifth


Min stared at her luggage in disbelief, as if she was not leaving tomorrow to spend the next term (or four) a full continent away. She had known it was coming; even before she started formal school she had always been reminded that she would only be spending three years at Méiguī, as a compromise between her mother and father.

Something to do with school pride, or something.

But now that it was actually going to happen, it felt so surreal. The last time she had classes in English was when she was ten, at the bilingual day school in Hong Kong. She spoke the language as well as the next Hogwarts student, but she still felt nervous. What if she wasn't as fluent as she thought she was, and didn't understand the lectures? She would be the laughingstock of the whole class - maybe even the whole school! Her stomach churned at the thought, and the young girl pressed a palm over her abdomen to try and quell the anxiety. Kenneth had always told her it didn’t help to worry about things that might not happen anyway, although she found this advice easier said than done.

But what she was scared of the most - inasmuch as she would vehemently deny it if someone asked - was that she’d spend the next years still without any good friends. Min allowed herself to have a little bit of hope; she knew a few people who would be going to Hogwarts with her, maybe she could start there. There was no guarantee they didn’t already have good friends of their own (in fact, that was actually more likely to be the case), but if she didn’t give herself this, then she might as well resign herself to the rest of her school life being friendless.

At the very least, she could look forward to learning more about Quidditch. The sport was not as revered in China as it was in Britain, and so Quidditch games weren't taken so seriously - her father had been quite dissatisfied with the training that they had when she was on the team, and expressed anticipation in her finally having the chance to learn how to play properly once she's in Hogwarts.

That was if she ever got in the team. Min was realistic; there would be far more kids who play better than her, just because they've been doing it at a higher level for far longer.

The young girl shook her head, attempting to clear her mind from the negativity. She had already reassured herself many times that transferring might actually be a good thing - she could have a fresh start, which most people did not get to have. Min was also older now, and the mistakes that she made when she was younger could now serve as learning moments she can avoid.

Her first order of business would have to be finding a perfect spot to hang out during her down time. Min had one at Méiguī, a bench by the pond, surrounded by a grove of bamboo that led to a small pagoda. Kenneth had said that Hogwarts was just as beautiful, with lots of quiet places to be claimed.

Min leaned back, laying on her bed. She wasn't sure she'd get any sleep that night, being the bundle of nerves that she was. But she had to try, if she wanted to stay alert and take everything she could in on her first day. Closing her eyes, the young girl took a deep breath, willing her thoughts to settle and calm. Let time flee from her grasp, until the new day comes.

Leave tomorrow for tomorrow. Leave the secrets it has in store hidden, for just a few moments more.

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The words were starting to swim in front of her eyes - she’d read the same paragraph three times already, but at this point her head was so saturated with English words that she still understood nothing. History of Magic was setting itself up to be the most taxing out of all her subjects at Hogwarts, just because of the amount of reading that it demanded. Min had been used to reading school material in Mandarin for the past three years, and even though she had expected the transition to be challenging, she was only now realizing how challenging it would be.

The young girl dropped the book on her lap, turning her head side to side to loosen up the tension in her neck. She lifted her head just in time to see a boy come out and head straight for the flower bed, practically diving into it. Min blinked, gawking as he combed through the plants, hearing him mutter (although she was too far away to catch what he was saying). She bit her lip to keep herself from laughing as the boy stood and gave a sneeze that could probably even be felt in the Great Hall.

He locked eyes with her, and Min flicked her gaze away, feeling sheepish at being caught staring. His tone came off as snobbish, setting off a defensive response from her. “I don’t need help, do you need any help?” It wasn’t her fault he was being so loud - anyone would stare with the ruckus that he was causing. 


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    (03/08/2019 at 03:42)
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Dear Hargrave,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Term begins 1 September. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki, and we encourage you to spend your summer there. Should you choose, you may also visit our Elsewhere board via the Floo Network to visit or purchase school supplies.

Yours sincerely,

Deputy Headmistress