Kara had been at Cair Paravel for about a week, maybe more. Since then she had read through a few libraries, met a few people, and overall been bored. Which lead her to where she was now; sitting in a rose garden with a chessboard in front of her and a note book at her right. The fifteen year old turned the board around and moved the white queen a few spaces, knocking over a rook in the process. Having nothing to do had led her to play against herself in chess.
She missed her bother and so far he had yet to appear in Narnia like many other students had. Knowing better than to worry over something she had no control over Kara shifted her mind to other matters. No adults, other than Death Eaters, had been affected by whatever had pulled people from Earth into Narnia. They were on their own. No adults to take the front line in the war. Narnia was a country where swords and bows won a battle, not magic. In fact magic was not practiced for the most part, not after a witch as occupied the nation for 100 years. The students would be taking the frontlines in the wizarding war, mostly the upper years.
Spinning the board around again Kara moved an ebony colored bishop a few spaces, only to spin the board again and remove the bishop with an ivory knight. Sighing she leaned back in the chair thinking of another series of moves to make. Taking her eyes off the board she turned her attention to roses around her. Not all of them were the classic red associated with the flower, some were white, and others were pink. Looking back to the board of black and white pieces she moved the black queen several spaces before knocking over the white king. “Checkmate… looks like the dark wins again.”
:: tag: Edmund :: words: 318 :: outfit:This :: :: note: none :: title translation:Witch Hunt song by Yuki Kajiura ::
hey that's mineFROM MY CHESS SETEdmund had been rather bored lately. Peter was always in meetings with Susan, Lucy spent her time with Mr. Tumnus and Ed...was stuck. Everyone seemed to be busy except for him, which bothered him, but not as much as it just plain bored him. He had taken his time to sharpen his sword and mend some of his armor and tunics, and even started polishing his crown because he had nothing better to do. It was a bit pathetic, but he had to do something with his time. Once he finished that, he placed his crown back on his head, and put everything else away. He figured he might find someone who would enjoy playing a game of chess with him, or perhaps just take a stroll. He really didn't care what he did, so long as he could do something productive. Or if not productive, something to make him think.Anything was better than just letting him roam around or sit around uselessly. It was always better to have something useful to do. Edmund wandered around Cair Paravel for a while, nodding and smiling at the people he knew, and had a short discussion with the beavers before he continued on. Nothing he did helped rid him of boredom.The fourteen year old boy wandered this way and that until he found himself in one of the castle's impressive gardens. Edmund had never been too fascinated by flowers or those things, but even he would have to admit that Cair Paravel's garden was amazing. Edmund was quite proud of all that Cair Paravel had to offer. While he sometimes wasn't too thrilled to be stuck there for his own safety as people would tell him, it was an impressive place. He could still remember how astonished he was when he came there with his brother and sisters for the coronation and started living there. For the last few years everything had been amazingly peaceful. Sure, Ed and his brother Peter chased down the remaining creatures from the White Witch's army, but that was all really, up until now. Edmund hated how the Narnians were in danger again and he didn't know what to do about it.Edmund smiled cheerfully as he walked around the garden, until he noticed that he wasn't alone. He was instantly wary, just because he didn't feel as comfortable with everyone as he used to. The newcomers made him nervous and a bit suspicious, even though he had no reason to be. They had done nothing wrong...yet. Ed was always the pessimistic one as far as magic was concerned. He couldn't help it. The memories he had of the White Witch and being her prisoner kept him from being as open and welcoming as his siblings. As he approached the person who he had noticed he couldn't help but smile. The girl was playing chess by herself. While he might have been a bit more cautious otherwise, he couldn't help but find that amusing. "Seems rather dull to play chess by yourself. Want to play against me?"this is for kara. there are 514 words. my character is wearing this. and my notes are lol this is going to be fun.credit to tillie at caution
Just as the white king hit board in defeat Kara heard footsteps. Thinking it to be another servant taking a short-cut from the kitchens, she began resetting the game. Since she had begun sitting in the garden 2 hours prior no less than two dozen people had passed though. Not one had paused longer than to say hello. “Seems rather dull to play chess by yourself. Want to play against me?”
Looking over her shoulder at the voice she saw a boy around her age. Setting the last piece in place she motioned with her hand for the boy to sit down and join her. Kara was almost positive the boy was not from Hogwarts. The air about him and the way he carried himself said differently. “It is dull, but there was nothing left for me to do. Besides, playing against myself gives me time to think.” Tucking a stray strand of hair behind her ear she picked up the two kings. Allowing both to stand in the palm of her hand she held them out to the boy. “Black or White? Your choice.”
:: tag: Edmund :: words: 185 :: outfit:This :: :: note: none :: title translation:Witch Hunt song by Yuki Kajiura ::
hey that's mineFROM MY CHESS SETEdmund watched this girl curiously. She seemed rather odd, not that he could really judge based on first impression. But it was strange for a girl to be playing chess by herself like this. It made Ed want to ask all kinds of questions that she probably wouldn't appreciate. But it was an unusual situation. He had never come across anyone who was that into chess. But, then again, maybe she was just as bored as he was. If that was the case, then playing against each other was probably a very good idea. Or a terrible one, since Ed did get a bit competitive. Which was strange since it was just a game. But Edmund had always been pretty good at chess, so he liked to make it a challenge of sorts. And from the look of the way she was playing, he figured she'd probably make things interesting. At least Ed would have something to do with himself.Since she gestured for him to join her, he knew he would no longer be bored. At least not for long. He sat down across from her, eying the chess board in front of him and then glancing her over. She seemed pretty close to his age, which would just make it that much more interesting. When he played chess against his tutor, he wasn't surprised if the man one. He had so many years on Edmund, and while Ed was good at chess, his tutor had a lot more time to perfect his skills. Ed rarely ever won those games. Not that he didn't try. Oh no, Ed always worked hard to try to defeat his tutor in those matches. Every time, the man would say, "good strategy, but you'll have to work harder to fool me." It just made him that much more determined to win.Hopefully this match with this girl would help him improve some more. He wanted to be able to have a better chance at defeating his tutor. In any case, at least he could play a game of chess. His brother and younger sister weren't too interested in playing with him. Sometimes he could get Susan to play, but usually he just had to find other people to play chess with. "I see. Well, it is nice to have time to think." Edmund agreed and nodded, as he glanced at the white and black kings. After a moment's hesitation he pointed at the black one. "I'll go with the black ones. I don't like to go first." He explained with a shrug, before he took the black king from her hand and set it down in the empty square where it belonged. "What's your name?" Ed figured he could at least try to be polite and know who he was facing. That only seemed fitting really.this is for kara. there are 473 words. my character is wearing this. and my notes are xD i'm excited for the fun.credit to tillie at caution