There is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING like a muggy, mosquito infested, Louisiana summer night— In a swamp I might add! But that is exactly where Miss Beauvais had taken us. We apparated to a little island no bigger than an acre, from what I could tell, in the middle of what looked like a bayou. It was eerily dark, despite the full moon. I whispered, “Lumos,” and we were off.
Miss Beauvais looked strangely out of place, trapsing through the swamp in her purple pantsuit and turban, and yet, she seemed oddly comfortable in doing so. We followed her for what seemed like hours until we happened on a clearing. Through the cypress knees I could see the faint orange glow of a fire in the distance. Just then, Dale piped up, “We don’t have time to be spying on some drunk rednecks in the swamp! My daughter is out there somewhere and she doesn’t have much time!” “Quiet you fool.” Mrs. Beauvais hissed. “Watch.” The faint orange glow began to brighten and morph. A loud chanting could be heard from the direction of the light. That’s when we heard the scream. “That’s her!” Dale shouted. “I know, you idiot! That’s why we are here! They are preparing to sacrifice her to continue the ritual. They have all awakened, and they are nearing the end of the cycle. If they are to prolong it, she must die. If you have that cure Mr. Bellevue, now would be the time to let us in on it. It is beyond me how someone like you solved an ancient curse dating back to before the first druids but we shall see...” “Ah, now there are those legendary people skills she’s known for.” I said.
If looks could kill, Miss Beauvais had just Avada Kedavra’d me right off the planet... “Let’s get going.” she said, jerking her head in the direction we would follow. “We are going to miss the good part, and while we are at it...” she tapped her pointed chin, ”I’m running low on rougarou hair.” That last part didn’t help Dale’s terror at all... #memoirsofawandmaker #jkrowling #wandsattheready #wandmaker #macusa #violettabeauvais #neworleans #louisiana #louisianaswamp #rougarou