She was finally relaxed. She laid out on the chaise lounge by the pool, listening to waves of the nearby ocean breaking on the shore and the seagulls soft cawing are they circled the beach looking for food. “This is the life,” Felicia thought as she reached over to the small square table where her charmed glass that kept her ice tea cold rested.
The Spring Term was finally over, as well as all the grading, posting of grades and closing of classes. The students were sent on their way to enjoy their summer and shortly after Felicia took the earliest flight to Newport, RI and back to the family summer home.
It had been a while since she had been home, usually she stayed back at the school to take part in the summer activities, but she decided after the cold, long winter she was going to finally feel the hot sun beating down at her and where better to go but Newport.
As she picked up her glass of iced tea she realized it was empty. With a soft sigh, she swung her legs off the edge of the chaise and slipped her feet into her sandals and at the same time slipping into her beach coverup. Felicia walked back to the manor and smiled as she remembered all her memories of summers from long ago.
Felicia walked into the kitchen and placed the glass on the counter when out of the corner of her eye she spotted a file on the other side of the counter. “Oh bugger!” she exclaimed and she reached for the file. She didn’t need to open it to find out what it was. She knew… The House Spirit Awards announcement.
After finding a notecard in the nearby antique secretary desk, Felicia scribbled a quick note to Dom. Her plan was to ship the file to him and have him send it back to the school with Vinny, her owl, whom he was owl sitting for the break.
Before slipping the note and announcement into an envelope, Felicia took a look at the Awards…
Hufflepuff House Spirit Awards
April - 2017
Order of Helga - Hard Work - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Bright Badger - Sirius Fudge (240 points) and Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
May - 2017
Bright Badger - Katya Snow (645 points)
June - 2017
Bright Badger - Arlynn Cassidy (1086 points)
Badger by Another Name - Kendra Givens
Reserved Badger - Arlynn Cassidy
House Spirit Award - Prof. Felicia Hartwick
NotALlama - Prof. Opal Dragonfly
Scholarly Badger Awards
First Year - Kaitlyn Nightingale
Second Year - Arlynn Cassidy
Third Year - Valandra Neteru
Fourth Year - Meredith Malkins
Fifth Year - Jellicle Moon
Sixth Year - Sirius Fudge
Seventh Year - Elizabeth Clearwater
Post Graduate - Belle Black
Bright Badger - Prof. Edition - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Hungarian Horntail Award
(A Three Way Tie)
Prof. Felicia Hartwick
After a final look, Felicia sealed the papers in an envelope and reached for the car keys from the key rack by the garage door. Shortly after she was heading down the treelined driveway in her favorite summer car, her 1979 red Mercedes convertible, hair blowing in the wind and her classic Wayfarers on.
“Ahhhhhhh.. I’ve missed this.” Felicia said out loud as she reach to turn the radio up.