Jared looked at pocket watch and sighed; it was time for another meeting of the Defence Club. He began to gather up the books and notes scattered across the desk before him, packing them carefully into his satchel. As was habit amongst numerous seniors of his house he'd spent most of the hour allotted for dinner in Ravenclaw Tower studying, only going down to grab a quick bite to eat before heading off. Food wasn't allowed in the common room for the simple reason that half of Ravenclaw would never leave except for classes if it was. He'd spent the time pouring over some muggle textbooks on electronics, part of his ongoing research into mixing muggle technology and magic. He was hampered by the fact that most muggle technology tended to fry when exposed to high levels of magical energy, hence the mechanical pocket watch. Jared knew he should have been working on his Arithmancy essay, but the muggle stuff was just so much more interesting. Besides, there would be plenty of time after the meeting to finish it off.
Finishing packing all of his notes and books into his bag he noticed one of the Ravenclaw juniors was giving him a weird look as he packed much more into the small satchel than by any rights should fit. "Bigger on the inside; Extension and Featherweight charms," he said by way of explanation as he walked out the door, "Very advanced charms work, don't try without supervision" he warned the first year, feeling a bit hypocritical as his first experiments with it had been just that. "Otherwise space and time can get a bit wibbly wobbly" he said as he walked out the door, "Voorp Voorp Voorp". He was actually quite proud of his bag, as the main pocket was now large enough to fit number of book shelves as well as a small desk and chair. A couple more hidden enlarged pockets on his trunk held most of his muggle science and chemistry equipment.
He began to feel the bite of the colder weather as he neared the DC classroom, drawing his cloak tighter around him as he walked. As he neared the classroom he caught up with a group of his fellow housemates returning from the great and exchanged a few short greetings. Just then he heard a series of thumps and a startled yell. He looked up just in time to see a figure in black and yellow fall from a chute that had just opened in the ceiling. He threw himself to one side with a yelp of alarm as the figure landed where he'd been standing a second earlier. Getting up of the ground and dusting himself off he looked over and smiled when he saw the figure was Eli, another member of the DC and sometime partner-in-crime of his experiments.
"Don't listen to the nymphs on the sixth floor. Bloody tricky ones." Eli sighed without even looking up from laying on the ground. Jared walked over to him and helped him off the ground, leaning back to help pull him upright
"More exploring? Where did that chute start out?" He said helping Eli off the ground and pulling out his wand to cast a cleaning charm on Eli's robes to remove the dust and spider-webs. "You should know to take everything the paintings say with a grain of salt. Remember that time in the dungeons? You almost lost a leg"