(1937-10-08) Demon's Bane is born
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Summary: Gabriel and Gabrielle's first encounter. This is right after Gabby puts her name in the Goblet of Fire.
Date: 1937-10-08
Location: Ravenclaw Common Room
Related: "Hogwarts' Little Spies"

It is a fall night. The weather is warm and drizzling.

The Ravenclaw Common Room is one of the most airy rooms at Hogwarts. This wide, circular room's floor is covered in a deep, midnight blue carpet and the arched windows are hung with soft blue silk curtains. The high, domed ceiling carries a charm similar to the one in the Great Hall making stars glitter and move about on it reflecting the proper placements of the constellations according to the seasons. During the day, the Ravenclaw students have an excellent view of the surrounding mountains. The room is furnished with comfortable tables and chair upholstered in midnight blue with white pinstripes and bookcases stand along the walls.

Gabrielle will come stumbling into the common room, lightweight jacket still on, and wet from being outside.She's pale, almost looks like she's going to be sick. She'll make it about half way to the girls dorm, and veer into the nearest chair NOT near the fireplace.

Gabriel looks up from his book for a moment as someone comes in the room the goes back to reading only to do a double take as it sinks in that the girl that walked in does not look all that healthy. Putting the book on the window sill next to his chair he pops out of it and quickly go to stand next to the chair the girl is now occupying. At 4' 11" he barely has to look down at her as he asks, with a concerned look,"What's wrong? You're all wet, and pale, and you really don't look well at all. You should probably get your jacket off, move closer to the fire, get warm. If you tell me a little more I'm sure I can either help you or go get the nurse." He seems awful sure and surprisingly calm, especially for a firstie dealing with a sick upperclass student.

Gabrielle makes a whining noise, "No…I"m fine.No nurse.No fire."she'll curl into herself some, pulling her legs up. She has a sketchbook clutched to her chest. "I just needs second to be ok." Her lower lip is trembling as she says this.

Gabriel narrows his eyes and then he starts looking nervous. Sickness is one thing, crying girls is another and that's where this might be going. "Ummm… Are you going to cry? Even if you're going to cry you should at least take your jacket off. You're going to catch a chill if you don't. Look, I promise I'll leave you alone if you at least take that wet jacket off. My Dad is a doctor, I know what I'm talking about on this one. Sure, I'm not a doctor yet, but now that I'm at Hogwarts I think I want to end up being a Healer. There's something nice about taking care of other people and making them feel better… But I don't think I'll make a goo dpsychologist, I don't do well with people crying. You're not going to dry, right? Is there anything I can get you? A friend I can find for you?" As if he's not bad enough without being nervous now the girl in the wet coat /really/ has him chattering.

Gabrielle will turn and really look at Gabriel for the first time,"No…there's no one to get."She'll sigh, and run her left hand over her face, "Ok…"And she'll lean forward a bit and start to struggle with her jacket.

Gabriel ducks behind the chair and grabs the back of the jacket,"OK, lean forward and I'll get it off one arm at the time, left arm first." His look of concerns eases a bit as he notices there might be something more than just crying. "And you're being really careful with that right arm so keep being really careful with it. I'll check and see what's wrong after the jacket is off. Are you sure, you don't want to tell me what happened? I promise I can keep a secret. And my Dad really is a doctor. I really can help, I promise. But I can't do anything without your help. And if you're going to cry because you arm hurts that's OK. I know I said I'm not good with crying people but that's only people that are crying because they're sad or angry. If its because your hurting its OK." Well, his beside manner might need some work…

Gabrielle will look at him, through her watery eyes, and allow him to help her, "No, really I'm ok….I just. I think I just did something really stupid, and it…."She'll glance over towards the fireplace and actually flinch some.After taking a deep breath, she'll give him a soft smile, she seems to be in better control of herself, but she does have her left hand over he right forearm,"I'm ok, I've just had an awful day.Faced a demon, you know, rough day."

Gabriel really isn't paying attention to the jacket and it gets unceremoniously dropped to the floor next to the chair. Moving around to the front of the chair he kneels down and holds his hands out, only hesitating for a moment when Gabrielle mentions facing a demon,"Can I see your arm please. I'm guesing if you faced a demon and since you are so scared of the fire you got burned. Burns can be real bad. Had you end up facing a demon? Did you summon it? OH, bet someone else summoned it and you had to defend them! It really is an awful day, but hey, facing a demon and just getting burned… You're pretty good." His eyes start getting shiny and misted over with a little bit of budding hero worship. "was it a big demon? What kind was it? I was reading the other day there's lots of them. And some of them can be really bad."

Gabrielle does not give him her arm, instead she just stares at him with her eyebrows raise, not quite believing what she's hearing,"Not a real…" And she'll shake her head, not having the energy to have /that/ conversation, "I've already got medicine on it.It just hurts."And she hopes that's a good enough explanation for him.

Gabriel tilts his head and patiently waits the with his hands extended. He actually stops chattering and just asks, very seriously,"Who put the medicine on it? Burns can be bad and can heal bad if you don't treat them right. Do you know a lot about first aid and treating burns?" He seems willing to wait there all night if need be…

Gabrielle will look around, almost a bit paranoid, and lean closer to him, "You promise?To not say anything?" She's a little scary as she stares at you.

Gabriel looks offended by that question,"Have you never heard about doctor-paitent confidentiality? Of course I'm not going to tell anyone. I just want to make sure that you don't end up with an ugly scar." His hands stay right where they are, waiting for the talked about arm to be put in them.

Gabrielle will actually laugh softly and slowly pull her sleeve up.Her right forearm is wrapped in a weird cotton like thing.It's got ties, that are fairly long, probably so Gabby can tie them herself. She'll slowly start unwinding them, and when she unwraps it, it's pretty bad. The first thing noticed is it not a fresh burn, maybe a week old? But it was bad enough that it was an open wound that has scabbed over.There's some kind of salve that's been put on it. But as Gabriel looks, the more upsetting thing is that underneath the fresh wound, is burn scars all over her forearm. Some are fresher looking than others.Gabyy will hold her breath as she waits for his reaction.

Gabriel holds the arm gently but firmly and passes his eyes over the burn a couple of time, blinking slightly at what he sees. Other than the surprised blinking there really isn't much more of a reaction until he looks up at Gabrielle,"Ummm… How often do you fight demons? This isn't the first burn you've had and its pretty bad. What are you putting on it? Is it the same thing you've put on it the other times? Its does seem to keep it from getting infected but it lets it scar…" He stops talking as he ralizes that if he keeps going he's not going to get answers to all of the questions, since people seem to miss half of them when he tosses too many of them out at the same time.

"I…can't really talk about it…"She'll look down to her arm, "No, I just started using this salve….before I was just using Aloe and Dragon's Kiss n' such….I've actually seen an improvement in the scars too…they've softened."Her voice gets softer as she says this and her bottom lip trembles again.

Gabriel nods slowly and then he gently puts Gabrielle's hand in her lap, patting her hand softly. "Can you tell me what the salve is called. So I can read a little about it and see if there's anything better out there. I don't know a lot about magical healing but I want to see what I can find that could help. If you'll let me that is…" As he speaks he takes the cotton wrapping and starts wrapping the arm back up, doing quite a good job of it too. His hands are surprisingly gentle, as if he's had practice doing this before. As he works he realizes he's missing an important piece of information,"Oh! I don't think I heard you tell me your name. I'm sorry if I missed it."
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"I don't now the name, but I know there's Dittany in it." Gabby will watch his hands, and has a weird, almost relieved look on her face.She'll look into his face, "Ummmm…ok…I guess having some…help would be …nice." she'll smile, a little more real than before, "I'm Gabrielle Evans,5th year."

Gabriel finishes bandaging the arm and gets to his feet, laughing with pleasure,"Really?? Gabrielle and Gabriel, both in Ravenclaw. Heh heh heh heh heh, that's going to drive people nuts. I bet the professors are glad we're not in the same year. Well, Gabrielle, its been nice too meet you but I have to go back to my Astronomy homework, bleah. Not hard but sooo boring." With a grin he starts to move back towards his original chair,"Take two aspirin and see me in the morning. BUt, all joking aside, I'll see what I can find about the salve you're using and I'll try and help as much as I can. Stay away from demons until that's healed, OK?"

She'll smile, "Ok doc." and reach down to retrieve her wet coat. She'll make her way to the girls dorm, but before she's gone she'll stick her head back down, "Seriously though…thanks."

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