Chronicles at Hogwarts: Epilogue – Indira Marshall

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I can’t believe the Story Mash Up has come to the end! I’ve had such a fantastic time reading everyone’s chapters and seeing how the plot developed. Especially since I had such a different idea of what might happen to start off with! 😛 But before I have to let these characters go (*sniffs*), we’re each going to be posting our epilogues following the events of the day.

The Story Mash Up is a collaborative writing project hosted by Joan @ Fiddler Blue where we all write a chapter following the lives of our characters at Hogwarts. (Which I sadly do not own. So copyright JK Rowling!)  You can read all the previous chapters here:

Chapter I: Indira by me @ here
Chapter II: Aislin by Joan @ Fiddler Blue
Chappter III: Min Hye by Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff
Chapter IV: Yokitori by Tasha @ The Bookgasm Blog
Chapter V: Percy by Ash @ Teabears & Co.
Chapter VI: Dalton by Vineeth @ The Lousy Design
Chapter VII: Ashley by Kaycee @ Kaycee K

I’ll be linking everyone’s epilogues here once they’ve been also been posted. 🙂

{Ashley} {Yoki} {Indira} {Aislin} {Min Hye} {Percy} {Dalton}

epilogue: indira

Indira hovered in the door of the hospital wing, watching the visitors drift out to head to the Quidditch match. The stone walls were dappled with sunlight, but it didn’t do anything to ease the tension in her clenched fists. Breathe, she told herself.
“Hello?” Emily asked, voice hesitant and quietened by the distance. Because obviously her bed was all the way across the other side of the room, forcing walk in front of all the other patients to reach her. Indira didn’t see why scratches on the arm required the patient to be bed-bound. She couldn’t even

Indira hovered in the door of the hospital wing, watching the visitors drift out to head to the Quidditch match. The stone walls were dappled with sunlight, but it didn’t do anything to ease the tension in her clenched fists. Breathe, she told herself.

“Hello?” Emily asked, voice hesitant and quietened by the distance. Because obviously her bed was all the way across the other side of the room, forcing walk in front of all the other patients to reach her. Indira didn’t see why scratches on the arm required the patient to be bed-bound. She couldn’t even understand why Emily was even still in the hospital wing. It was a waste of space –

She took another deep breath, released her fingers from their fist, and stepped out of the shadows. She kept her eyes down walking all the way over to Emily’s bed.

She looked down at Emily’s crinkled brows. “Hi.” Bloody hell, it would have been better to do this when there were more people around, not less; her voice echoed so unpleasantly in this empty room.

“So,” Emily said, fiddling her own hands in her bedsheet. “Who forced you to come?”

“No one forced me to come,” Indira said sharply, then tilted her head and relented. “Well. Maybe – maybe it was the Ravenclaw girls and Min Hye. But they didn’t exactly force me.”

“You’re missing a Quidditch match.”

Emily’s voice was pointed. Through the crosses of the window, Indira could see the Quidditch stands and hoops. Her team captain usually got too carried away to take notes on tactics by the end; she could be losing Slytherin the Quidditch cup for this.

She sighed. “Believe me, I know. I…they thought it would be better to come if it was, you know. Quiet.” You are going to do this well, she repeated to herself for what must been the twentieth time this morning.

After a moment’s pause, Emily said quietly, avoiding eye contact “You know that I’m sorry. I – I didn’t…”

“You didn’t mean to reveal that I was a werewolf to the entire school?” she sneered. Her voice must have been loud, Emily’s eyes darted around at the other inhabitants of the hospital. “It’s fine. They were going to figure it out sometime. It might be better – oh, Merlin.”

Indira really had wanted to not turn this into a bitter revenge speech. She rubbed her temples, trying to recall the somewhat severe list of how-not-to-mess-up Min Hye had given her. (The Hufflepuff commentator have appeared sweet, but she certainly wasn’t the pushover Indira had anticipated.)

“Okay, I’m just going to start that again. I have literally no idea what you thought you were doing and I don’t think it was alright, but – anyway, I’m supposed to be forgiving you.” She swallowed, and her eyes drifted to the light silver scars on Emily’s arm. She said a little quieter, “That doesn’t mean I’ve forgiven you now, but I’m probably going to.”

As soon as Indira finished speaking, Emily shook her head with vehemence. “No, it – it shouldn’t be you doing this. I acted awfully. I was just tired of all the stupid Muggleborn stuff. I mean….Slytherins aren’t always the most welcoming lot.” She looked up at Indira, giving a weak and hopeful smile. Indira could feel her walls crumble like a stale biscuit.

“I’m not going to argue with that,” she said, returning the smile with what she hoped was warmth. They kept smiling at each other, and Indira stared a little helplessly for a second before looking back down at her hands. The knot that had remained in her stomach for so long felt like it was finally loosening. And it was wonderful. “Although it would be good if you could, like, not try and reveal me as a werewolf in the most humiliating way possible again.”

Emily pushed herself up so she was sitting against the backboard. “I’m not going to argue with that.”

If Indira was going to try and start this year anew, now was her chance. “So…” she said, her eyes drifting out the window again to the Quidditch players swooping around the pitch. “Do you want to come to Hogsmeade after the match with me?”

Emily fixed Indira with a serious glare before pushing aside her bedsheets. “Madame Pomfrey must never know.”


I’ve had SUCH an amazing time with this project and it’s been wonderful to meet so many lovely new people! I’m really looking forward to reading all the epilogues, and I hope you are as well. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Chronicles at Hogwarts: Epilogue – Indira Marshall

  1. I LOVE IT EVE, Oh gosh the redemption! I love how Indira handled it. I mean, it wasn’t going to be easy since they were friends but I love how she was willing to forgive Emily (and how Emily tried to protest). Haha it’s also funny how Min Hye gave Indira a not-to-mess-up list, LOL. It totally fits her character!
    I’m going to miss Indira! We have to do this again soon and make another story with her, hopefully with someone NOT trying to expose her secret. I’m curious to know what you were hoping the story was going to be like 🙂 Personally, I thought it’s going to be like Muggles infiltrating Hogwarts and taking pictures as evidence, so it’s a bit close XD

    1. Thank you so much! ❤ Yeah, I was kind of worried about how it would work considering they're both pretty stubborn , but I'm glad it worked out!
      YES, it would be so amazing to do something like this again. I don't want to leave all these characters behind forever?
      I think I thought it was going to be, like, a dark Muggle revenge/new Dumbledore's Army kind of thing? It was something random and weird like that. I definitely didn't expect so much of the focus to be on Indira haha.

  2. Aaaaah I love Indira’s character development 😀 I wish I could see her and Emily’s friendship growing but now it’s over 😦 I love that Aislin, Percy and Min Hye forced her to visit Emily and that Min Hye gave her a not-to-mess-up list hahaha. I can totally see her do that.

    1. Aah thank you so much! Yes, I’d totally have loved to explore their relationship ❤
      I'm glad you thought it fitted with her character! Personally I felt it was something she would do hehe. 😛

  3. OH EVE this is wonderful! I really hoped that Indira and Emily would patch things up, it’s so great that they did 😀 Indira is such a guarded person, it’s so wonderful to see her open up a little to Emily. I think it’s great that she made the choice to at least try and forgive Emily, and is willing to give herself time to do so ❤ I loved working with all of you so much! It sucks that this project is over but here's to many more! xx

    1. Aah, thank you so much! I think I always sort of wanted them to resolve things anyway, but I’m really glad I managed to make it happen. 🙂 Yes, this has been so much fun! I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE ALL THE CHARACTERS BEHIND NOO. Hopefully we can do something else in the future!

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