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Apr 16, 2021 7:18 AM
you had me at "let's burn down wizarding britain"
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She laughs, leaping up into the air and bouncing off the wall again. The spells that risk hitting her she redirects gently - also back at the Dark Lady - and the stone vines creep at the same moment close enough that Fay decides to have them go ahead and surge toward her.

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She turns into a snake and flies at Fay's face.

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She drops, creating a little shimmering shield over her - a few of her spells splash against the wall, glowing briefly -

And her shield starts vibrating, sending out shock waves.

"So how's Bella been?"

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She turns back to human and hammers Fay's shield.

"Well. I must inform you though that if she is kissed again without my consent, I shall have to punish her."

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"Hm, that seems rather like her problem..."

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"As long as we're all on the same page. Perhaps I can offer you a few pointers on technique?"

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"Oh? Do tell."

She bounces again, ribbons of lightning snapping out from all around them.

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"I took Bella's memory of the event, so if you'd care to stand still and meet my eyes, we can review it together." She turns the lightning into snakes that snap back at Fay.

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"You'll have to try a bit harder."

The snakes dissolve into rainwater, dissolving into an acid mist - Fay bounces again, apparently trying to run up the wall of the tower -

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She blasts the wall out from under Fay.

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She laughs, flipping over - the stones turn into crackling fireworks, explosions pouring down on the Dark Lady - Fay's a tiger briefly for another bounce, circling around - and where the fireworks land, tigers made of stone and fire roar to life.

"Anything other than kissing punishment worthy if I do it to Bella?" she calls down.

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"Let us say- everything other than simply talking to her," she calls back, whipping her wand in circles around her to create a tornado, rushing air knocking all attacks aside.

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"Even what we're doing now? She'll be punished a lot..."

She rides the tornado some in another circuit - drops down, fills the rushing winds with a blazing fire. The flames can't reach the Dark Lady, but the heat inside starts to turn up dramatically.

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She banishes the wind and the fire upwards, a brilliant column shining into the night sky.

"I suspect you know what I meant."

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"Perhaps."

She dives below the Dark Lady, then, through a rotten gap in the floor, spells lashing up through the wood.

"Will I get an accounting of what punishments she suffers?" she calls up. "Just so I know how guilty to feel."

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She breaks through the floor herself and launches a counter-barrage at Fay.

"If you ask nicely, perhaps."

The bits of wood and flying splinters all turn to snakes, hissing and attacking.

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She laughs, jumping back and turning the snakes into ropes that try to trip up the Dark Lady.

"I'll have to figure out how that works, then."

And she's back to levitating up.

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"I can owl the details to Hogwarts, care of the Defense Professor." The ropes burst into flame and shrivel up as she conjures a lid to block Fay's upward progress.

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"I think my boss knows I'm not very nice."

She fills the space with knives, explosions, and exploding knives, attacking the Dark Lady and trying to destroy the lid at the same time.

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Expanding waves of force radiate outward from her position, turning aside the variations on knife explosions and crushing Fay into the lid, which is slowly descending.

"A copy to each Reynolds in the phonebook, then."

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"Oh, please tell my dad I'm being a brat, that'll be hilarious," she says, laughing, and -

Another blast at the lid, which fails, then a dramatic sigh.

"Well, it seems you leave me no choice," she says, solemnly, and spins her wand around.

Runes snap into place everywhere she's bounced to - many of the places her spells have impacted - glowing, and then flashing -

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She catalogues each rune that she sees, it doesn't look- harmful-

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Fay is having a very hard time not giggling, which probably helps that impression.

And then the light spreads...

And the Dark Lady feels a bit of a breeze where she shouldn't.

(Everything not intrinsically magical or part of a person seems to have been a bit displaced. This includes their environment. It most centrally includes their clothes.)

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"...Goodness me." She glances down at herself, then at Fay, grinning and flicking her tongue. "You do have an interesting idea of what a finisher should be." She stretches seductively, showing off her curves.

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She drags her gaze down the Dark Lady's body with a grin, then bows, sweeping her arm out - showing off quite a bit, given she's currently perched above the Dark Lady -

"I think of it more as a teaser for the next episode," she says, lightly, still bowing -

And then flips down, legs swinging out, one hand grabbing the ledge, the other diving into a newly revealed compartment in the stone - 

"Ta-ta!"

And she vanishes with a crack.

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