The Spring days ahead made studies a little difficult to concentrate on, and Hugo was also busy with a large number of class projects ahead of end-of-year exams. However, Charms was his best class by far, and he'd already been focusing on spells that were in advance of his year of study. Any chance to improve his skills in a class setting, Hugo would take full advantage. So, bookbag on shoulder and with his wand tucked into his holster, he reached the classroom early, as he often did. He looked around, waved to the Professor, and caught sight of the instructions. The class was divided into sections, and he went to stand in the center, and examined the practice areas that had been set up for today. Their exercise had targets backed up by a shield charm. Accuracy was perhaps something they were going to practice here. Hugo's spells invariably worked well, if his aim wasn't always perfect. Not like his eagle-eyed girlfriend, who almost always hit whatever she aimed at. Now, as he approached the end of the year, he was dueling ready.
He slid his wand from the holster and polished it up on his sleeve. Then he returned it to its place, and pulled out his Standard Book of Spells for his year and looked it over. Some of the spells they had never practiced, and they were getting close to the end of the year. He wondered which ones they were going to do today. There were spells on sending lightning bolts at an opponent, causing things to spin at high speeds, and things that he'd already mastered like homing charms; none seemed to fit the use of a target. He set the book aside, and glanced towards the door, while he looked for the familiar red mop of hair and moon face of Valentina. He nodded to a girl from Ravenclaw [Evelyn] that was standing near the First Years area, and went over to introduce himself. "Hello, I'm Hugo, Hugo Hamilton. Haven't had a chance to talk to you all year, so I thought I'd say hi," he said with an easy smile.