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My ears feel oddly warm.
This is the first thought that springs to mind when I wake. The musings that usually cross my mind first thing in the morning are generally rather dull. This is a new one.
I yawn and reach for my wand, intending to cool my ears down with some sort of ice-cubes-popping-out-of-the-the-wand charm. I blindly pat the bedside table to feel for the handle but as I grab it, it slips right out of my hand and falls on the floor. I sigh. I get the feeling today is going to be a bad day.
I swing my legs out of bed and go to pick it back up. But as soon as I transfer my weight to the floor, something under my foot causes me to go flying across the room one foot grounded and the other mid-air and bang face-first into the wall. Unfortunately, my nose then slides down the wall and I end up spread-eagled with an up-close view of the Slytherin dormitory f