Samantha's Bakery

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 14:44

    'Running newts, eh?' Indiana thought, noticing that both of the critters were going in slightly different directions. Taking some small cans, Indiana traced their sprinting paths before bringing the receptacles down, confining them on the spot. Taking two small sheets of aluminum foil, he placed them flat on the table near the cans before moving them onto the foil wrapping where he pressed the edges against the sides of the cans before quickly turning them right-side up. It was an easy process of transferring the newts from the cans once he removed the aluminum lids into an empty jar.

    Saving the aluminum wrapping lids, Indiana nodded to Samantha to continue.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 14:57

    Seeing that he had managed the running newts with relative ease, the Slytherin proceeded to cut up the rest of them, leaving four dough based critters running around her kitchen table. With those four combined, they had already managed to cut and trap about half of the total number of newts to be baked.


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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 15:10

    Seeing Samantha cut the running newts with rapid succession, Indiana reverted to the old way of just grabbing them the moment they started running. His fingers gripped the newts firmly at their mid-sections the moment he caught them with quick precision before placing the running newts into the jar to join their brethren.

    'Sometimes, difficult problems can be solved with the simplest of answers.'
    Indiana thought to himself. He definitely had been thinking too much on complex levels to neglect the simpler approaches.

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    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 15:17

    Samantha’s eyes sparkled with amusement as the boy forwent his fancy tactics and just grabbed the newts around the middle like her aunt did back home. Not that she was complaining about the show of skill earlier, not by a long shot.

    Once certain that the running newts were secured, she reached for the sneezing cutter. “The way these move is slightly different, they sneeze and use that inner trajectory to move seeing as they have nothing so sneeze out,” the girl tried her best to explain. Once again, she decided an example would be better.

    Cutting one, she watched as it sneezed and flew a few centimeters into the air, only to land a little further away.

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    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 15:35

    'Sneezing newts? Okay, that's new.' Indiana thought to himself as Samantha explained the sneezing newt before watching her cut one critter for a demonstration.
    The youth studied the movement of the sneezing newt before finding a way to capture and handle them.

    "Alright, I know what to do." the youth replied as he readied an empty jar. "Feel free to start."

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    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 18:22

    Taking the queue, she cut up the following newts quickly and watched as each one sneezed their way to the edge, toward the waiting Hufflepuff. Maybe the boy had had kitchen experience before and hadn’t let it on? Or maybe he just had really good reflexes?

    The girl waited to see how he would deal with the five sneezing critters.

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    Post by Guest on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 23:22

    Seeing that the sneezing newts sent them into the air and caused them to go in the opposite direction that they were facing, Indiana decided to resort to catching them the way he did with the somersaulting newts, except that he had the large jar tilted at an angle and placed in their projected pathways through the air. He used his free hand to quickly grab the straggling newts that went different directions before throwing them into the jar.

    It was a good thing that the sneezing newts had a cool-down delay time of almost a second between their sneezes, making it slightly predictable and a bit less difficult to capture them.

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 01:11

    “This batch is the climbing one,” the girl explained as she retrieved the appropriate cutter. “Naturally, they try to scale any surface to get away.”

    She finished cutting the few newts, not worried about doing them one after the other because of all the set, climbing and shivering ones were usually the least trouble when it came to catching.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 01:27

    Cass stepped through the door she'd eagerly been anticipating walking through for many days now.
    Amid the warm and thick smelling air of baking gone right, Cass saw Samantha, a little busy to put it mildly, in the middle of something.
    She stood in the corner, finding a cloth, and began to clean a few of the sides.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 01:39

    The girl looked up in the middle of her explanation to see a Ravenclaw enter. Drat, she’d forgotten all about the wards – again.

    Oddly enough, the girl didn’t greet her or the boy next to her, merely took a rag and started cleaning the side counters. For a moment, the witch felt like an intruder in her own kitchen.

    “Er… hello…”

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 01:48

    "Scaling any surface to get away..." Indiana whispered to himself before deciding that having some large open jars for them to scale on would make capturing the climbing newts a little more easier. Once they reached the top of the jars, he would just flick at them softly into the containers with his fingers.

    Hearing the door slightly open and close, Indiana turned to see a glimpse of none other than Cassopeia entering the bakery.

    "Hello Cass!" the youth greeted.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 02:00

    So Indiana knew this girl. And the girl knew this bakery somehow. A bit confused, the girl proceeded to cut the climbing newts. Might as well work while waiting for the Ravenclaw to introduce herself.

    Just as she’d explained, the dough newts started climbing all over the spic and span surface, making their way towards a tall jar the boy had ready. Understanding his plan, she grinned.

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:00

    After managing to lure the climbing newts to the jars and flicking his fingers at them with a blitz-like speed that they fell into the containers, Indiana took time to transfer and gather all of them into one jar before capping the opening.

    Seeing that Cassopeia was still cleaning counters without answering to their greetings, Indiana looked at her quizzically, wondering if she even heard him.

    He then looked at Samantha and shrugged as though he had no idea on the lack of response.

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:04

    Turning to the eights cutter, the girl placed it carefully on the dough, ready for cutting.

    “This lot slithers so it shouldn’t be too hard to catch,” she offered in terms of explanation. Seeing as the Ravenclaw was not responding but not doing any harm, Samantha left her to her own devices for the time being. She really wanted to finish up the newts soon.

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:20

    Indiana merely nodded before flexing the fingers on both hands and having one of the empty jars open and ready to detain the newts. The slithering motion didn't sound difficult such that he was inclined to agree on Samantha's statement. He just hoped that they didn't slither too fast to catch.

    Indiana watched as Samantha took the cutter that would pattern and trigger the newts into a slithering movement before nodding.

    "Alright, I'm ready for this." the youth spoke confidently.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:26

    Seeing his prepared stance, she speed cut the six newts, each one slithering out before its brethren came to life to follow suit. The newts slithered their way to the edge of the counter and she saw the young wizard spring into action. At this rate, they’d be done in no time.

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    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:33

    Indiana held the air in his lungs and his eyes narrowed at the sight of six slithering newts moving the moment they were liberated from the dough and granted their forms from the cutter. Grabbing the empty jar, the youth swiftly held it to the edge of the counter where he immediately swept the closest of the slithering newts into the container with his free hand before proceeding to do the same to the other newts that came in range.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:43

    “Next up, the galloping newts,” the witch said as she proceeded to use the appropriate cutter. Using careful precision, she slowly cut the newts out one after the other, grinning at the way they galloped across the wooden surface. A newt pretending to be a horse, for some reason n, it amused her to no end.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 04:49

    Cass took out the ear plugs she had donned for the day since Bradley- that infernal frog of hers- had decided to Ribbit loudly in her face. Pining for company, no doubt. Now, all she could hear was a constant ringing.
    Out of the corner of her eye, she saw another figure. She turned to see it was Indiana. She waved, for some reason forgetting she could speak with earplugs.
    She felt she could introduce herself to the girl (whose reputation preceeded her) -Samantha- now there was someone else in the room. Indiana, no less.
    "Yo, Sam. What's good?" she said, straightening a strand of defiantly corkscrew hair with her fingers. At which point she realised, that this had been the first time she had been truly nervous in Hogwarts.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 05:36

    Indiana was amused in seeing newts gallop like horses across the table. Taking an empty jar, he held it horizontally in one hand while using the index finger of his free hand to mimic a lightning bolt, striking spots near the newts and causing them to stampede in a different direction.

    'If they're galloping like horses, then they are likely behaving like horses in a thunderstorm.' he thought before maneuvering them towards the jar. The newts, seeing nowhere to go due to the "lightning strikes", galloped into the jar.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 05:44


    Looking up from the little newts who had stampeded straight into the Hufflepuff’s jar, she noticed movement from the far side of the room. The Ravenclaw girl Indiana had called Cass was removing something from her ears.

    "Yo, Sam. What's good?"

    It took the Slytherin a few moments to realize she was being addressed. Completely nonplussed, she wondered how to answer, looking at Indiana for help.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 06:03

    Indiana did not expect earplugs but it explained on why Cassopeia didn't answer the greetings earlier while she was at work. Then seeing Samantha's expression, Indiana decided to answer first.

    "Aw, you would greet Samantha and not me?" Indiana asked with mock sorrow. "I'm wounded, Cass!"

    With that, he gave a dramatic yell before collapsing on his back, laying spread eagle on the floor.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 06:24

    Samantha’s eyebrows were traveling upwards at the display. Granted she hadn’t known the boy long but she wouldn’t have suspected him of such theatrics. A small smile graced her face at the sight of the Hufflepuff lying spread eagle on the tiled floor.

    “Hello Cass,” she said to the other girl. “You have a way of bringing out the actor in him.”

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 06:52

    Unblinking, Cass looked from Indiana to Samantha, and then back again.
    "Indiana, has someone spiked your butterbeer with a cheering charm or something?"
    When he didn't move, she chose a different approach.
    "He's not dead, look." She tickled his neck.

    "I sure do!" said Cass agasp, still dumbfounded to Samantha. Since when was Indi this jovial? Must have been something to do with May, she guessed, with not much if any reason at all to think that.

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    Re: Samantha's Bakery

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 07:04

    The sensation drew Indiana to react that he tried to escape Cassopeia's tickling fingers at his neck.

    "Okay, okay, I yield!" Indiana spoke out before the tickling ceased and he got to his feet. Taking the thin plastic gloves he was currently wearing off, he discarded them in the trash before taking out a clean new pair and placing them onto his hands.

    "I think some angel took pity on me and could have added something to my goblet." the youth replied jokingly.

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