By Sarah Terman
Can you believe it’s been ten years already? Come join the rest of your friends from Katmeers Class of 2002 for an evening of catching up with all the news and swapping stories of what you’ve been up to since graduation. Come early to see an exciting Quidditch match between House Faron and House Lanayru, stay to mingle at a casual gathering with light refreshments and cocktails in the newly renovated Great Hall, and finally head home on a special late night run of the Katmeers Express.
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You received this invitation in the mail a few days ago. Honestly, you weren’t planning on going. While Katmeers School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is indubitably the finest school of the arcane in the world, your particular seven years there were marked by paranoia, misery, and ultimately, tragedy. You had the vast misfortune to be attending Katmeers at the exact same time as Drew Carpenter, who was the destined nemesis of Thevardra the Endless, the Dark Lady herself. Throughout your time at school, Thevardra and Drew played an ongoing game of cat-and-mouse as they vied for control of the three Paragons, relics of incredible power that could, if united, remold the very shape of the world. Trying to live your life with this going on around you was, simply put, hell. Students were injured, students were killed, students vanished in the night and were never seen again. Instead of having a commencement ceremony where everyone threw hats and paraded around wearing leis, your Katmeers experience culminated in a desperate, climactic battle against the forces of darkness, followed by a funeral for all of your classmates and teachers who were slain, including Drew himself. And in the investigation that followed, nearly a third of your surviving classmates were convicted of being Dark Wizards, and sent up the river to Lon-Lon Prison.
So, no. You hadn’t wanted to attend your tenth reunion, or any other. You had no desire to reopen those wounds. But something has called you back. You’ve got unfinished business with those you went to school with, and this is the time to deal with it. Maybe then you can put all of it behind you and get on with your life.