and we all fall down (julian longbottom) Feb 11, 2014 20:18:32 GMT
Post by jessica nicole greyback on Feb 11, 2014 20:18:32 GMT
Full moons were a pain in the bum. This one had been particularly horrible. The condition she usually ended up in sometimes led the nurses to think that Jessica wasn't taking her Wolfsbane Potion. That was ridiculous of course. Jessica always came right to the hospital wing before the night even started so she could take her stupid medicine. The potion was supposed to help her retain some of her humanity during the transformation, but it didn't work right with her. Maybe it was because she was the biological daughter of Fenrir Greyback, though she wasn't sure any of her half siblings had similar issues. That led her to think that there was probably just something wrong with her. What else could the answer be? It was the entire reason she had dedicated herself to getting the grades she would need to become a healer at St. Mungo's. That was her goal, what she wanted to do after she left Hogwarts. And the entire reason was so she could help find a cure for her little condition. She hated that she was a werewolf. If Fenrir had just left her and her mother alone, she wouldn't be in this situation. But no, he'd taken her as a child for a few days. Jess had been born completely human, despite having a werewolf for a father. But that hadn't stopped him from coming to get her, biting her, and returning her to her mother as a different species all together. But that was just how Fenrir was. Jessica hated him.
This full moon had taken a greater toll on the young werewolf than usual. It was normal for her to return to school with some cuts and bruises, the occasional broken bone even. She was always a little weaker, a little more drained than before the full moon. The worst part was that she couldn't control herself as a werewolf, but she remembered everything when she changed back into a human. It made for some pretty low self-esteem sometimes. This time she had been running through the forbidden forest, trying to attack an animal. Unfortunately the animal didn't want to go down without a fight. She returned to the hospital wing with some pretty major gashes and a few broken ribs. She felt like her entire body was black and blue with bruises, though she was also pretty sure that was an exaggeration.
Jessica had been stuck in the hospital wing all day. Despite the fact that her injuries were healing, she had been ordered to stay in the wing, out of class and on hold as far as prefect duty went. The poor girl was starting to go stir crazy. It didn't matter to her that every time she moved she winced a little, she just didn't want to be kept in the hospital wing this long. The nurse didn't want to hear any of it. Apparently she was being kept for observation. She sighed and got out of bed, wincing a little but moving anyway, mostly to spite the nurse who wanted her to rest but partially because she thought if she kept lying down she was just going to go crazy. She went to the window and watched the students walking around the grounds. “Lucky,” she muttered, knowing fully well none of them could hear her. She didn't know what bothered her most – the lying around, or the fact that she would be playing catch up in all of her classes.