“On broomsticks, Mr Adams? You saw kids flying on broomsticks?”
Adams fidgeted in his seat. The office of the Aviation Medical Examiner seemed to close in on him.
“Dr Inkwell,” Adams said, “I’m not lying, it really looked like…” He couldn’t even say it. He tried again. “I know how it sounds, but-”
“It sounds crazy,” Dr Inkwell said. “Except, you’re an outstanding helicopter pilot with a proven ability to stay calm in highly stressful situations. Your track record is phenomenal, and your report is admirably clear and comprehensive. No madman could’ve written that.”
Dr Inkwell leaned forward. “Why, Mr Adams? You could’ve kept the whole thing secret. Why did you have to mention it in your report?”
Adams looked him straight in the eyes. “Because I’m an honest man.”
“I know,” Dr Inkwell said, and sighed. “Everyone knows. I’m so sorry, Mr Adams. I hate to do this to you, but I must follow protocol. Let me just get my pen.”
Adams felt confused. “That doesn’t look like a-”
FYI. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry Potter, the verbal component of the Memory Charm (AKA Forgetfulness Charm) is “Obliviate”. The spell is used to erase memories from an individual’s mind. Oh, and in the Harry Potter universe, wizards and witches can fly around using broomsticks. That’s kind of important for the story too. ^_^
Thanks for reading!
Written for the FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 30, 2016
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain!