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Chapter 3: Standing Still
A/N: sorry I haven’t updated. I feel so so so so bad. Im truly sorry. I think this chapter is a bit longer. Review :) they keep me going
“Hey you lot! Move!” Sirius pushed the reluctant first years into the corridor. James followed him in the compartment.
“Was that really necessary?” He sighed.
Sirius gasped with mock girlie disbelief. “Why of course it was! Who are you and what have you done with James?” James laughed and rolled his eyes. It was uncanny how much Sirius sounded like a girl. Maybe there was something he wasn't telling James.
“Holla’ ova’ hea’” came a small mouse-like squeak from the door. There stood Peter Pettigrew, still short and fat as ever, holding a wedge of cheese. He grinned and waddled in.
“Wormtail! Great to see you! You didn’t forget your bags again, now did you?” Sirius asked one eyebrow cocked up. Peter just pointed to the door, as his mouth was full with cheese, where a tall good looking sandy haired boy trudged in holding his and Peter’s bags.
“Like O.M.G.! Moony!” Sirius squealed like a girl and faked fainting. Ever the joker.
“My dear man,” James said in a much lower voice resembling James Bond’s, “Would you mind telling me why you happen to be carrying Peter’s bags?”
“He lost a bet. I said that he couldn’t bite his right eye. He said he could. I won.” Peter Grinned. “Of course he might have been drunk. But that’s beside the point.”
The boys burst out in laughing fits. “You would Moony.” Sirius said in between gasps for air.
“That’s not funny. Peter’s bags are heavy. I think he packs more than a girl!” Remus pouted. “It’s not my fault he took advantage of me when I was drunk.” Remus realized his mistake too late as the boys were once again laughing like mad men.
Once the boys had ceased laughing James remembered something that he had heard from Rita Skeeter, the school gossip. He leaned in his eyes sparkling with mischief, “So…guess who I heard dear old Dumbly got to teach the new music class this year.”
Clad in oversized Gucci sunglasses and a blue Juicy tracksuit with the hood up, I followed Krystal; the most annoying, slutty, fake blonde, bitchy Gryffindor. Of course she became a prefect. Dumbledore must be losing his mind. Krystal was taking my band mates and me to our private compartment in the back of the train.
“Oh my Merlin! I like just cannot believe that like White Magic is going to be like teaching the music class! I am like just so happy! You know?!” Krystal was so excited she was practically pissing her pants. I suppressed a smile and glanced back at my band mates. They too were trying to hide their laughs. Aaron came up and wrapped his arm around my shoulders, a move that did not go unnoticed by Krystal. She eyed us suspiciously. But, of course, she just kept on talking. “OH! I almost forgot! If you guys like need anything. And I mean anything. Don’t like hesitate to ask! You can even sit with me at the Gryffindor table! Are you guys already like sorted? I heard you were also going to be in like sixth year for school too! What houses are you in? Oh and like where did you go to before? I cannot wait to like tell my friends!”
Aiden spoke up, “Well we were uhm homeschooled before…and we are actually in Gryffindor house. We’ll have classes with you guys and stuff.” Krystal’s eyes widened at this. “But we’re not staying in the normal dorms. We have a separate common room and dorms by the Gryffindor house for privacy, you know?” I lied. We were, in truth, staying in our usual dorms as ourselves. We couldn’t be White Magic all the time.
“Oh yeah. I like completely know! You guys are SO just going to like heart Hogwarts!” Yeah. She really did just say heart. “Oh! Like here we are!” she said stopping in front of a compartment. Everyone began to pile in the compartment when Krystal said she wanted to ask me a question in private.
“Yeah?” I said as politely as I could. I really didn’t need her of all people to ask me questions. She leaned in closely, “Are you and Aaron like a thing?"
I burst out laughing like it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. In fact, it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. Me and Aaron? Aaron who is really Aiden? Aiden who is practically my brother? HA! I wiped the tears from my eyes. “Sorry. I’m not trying to be rude! It’s just Aaron is practically my brother. Actually, I like to think of Aaron as my brother.”
“Oh. Ok.” She sounded slightly disappointed now that she didn’t have any gossip for her minions. Ha ha, minions. I have got to remember that one. Krystal perked up again. “Anyway! If you like need any help just like ask! Ok? See ya!”
“Bye!” I imitated her perky voice. I could have sworn as I walked away I heard her say to herself ‘we are going to be like great friends.’ As if.
Chatter had died down in our compartment. We all knew what the other was thinking, how were we going to pull off being ourselves and White Magic? The room suddenly got tense with a sort of feeling that we’ve never felt before, not even before a concert. It was a mix of nervousness and fear, but with a hint of excitement and adrenaline. I smiled. I kind of liked this new feeling. It brought a new element to our lives, as if we needed it.
“Will someone pass me my guitar?” Garrett passed me my amazingly pink and bejeweled acoustic guitar with a questioning look. I just smiled in thanks. Propping the guitar on my knee I closed my eyes and let the music flow.
I opened my eyes to clapping from my friends. Everyone was smiling with complete sincerity. "I was thinking about debuting it at Hogwarts."
Aaron looked at me and gave me a big hug, “That was about James wasn’t it.” He whispered in my ear. I nodded and smiled. I suddenly realized I had to go to the bathroom. Really badly. My bladder always ruined good moments; I really need to have that checked. “Oooo! I’ll be right back. I have to go pee. And we might as well change into our robes. It’s getting dark out.” I changed back into Katherine and snuck out of the compartment trying to hold my pee in.
Remus pressed a cold cloth against Sirius’ forehead, while James and Peter snickered. When James told him that White Magic would be teaching, Sirius screamed like a girl and actually fainted. He wasn’t even pretending, though later he would vehemently deny it. See, Sirius has a small-Or huge-obsession with the band. He owns their CD’s, posters, even T-shirts. Rumor even has it that he owns a pair of underwear with the lead singer Kaylyn’s face on it. It all started about a year ago before they even became famous…
James and Sirius walked down the corridor to Katherine’s room. She was out with her friends that night and they got bored; so naturally they decided to search Katherine’s room. They entered the room and began searching the drawers for Merlin knows what. Sirius eventually made his way over to the CD player and spotted a CD next to it. It was all white and had a tall white candle with a smoking wick; almost as if it was just blown out. The smoke from the candle spelt out White Magic. “Hmm. I’ve never heard of this band before.” He contemplated and put the CD in the player. Guitars immediately started up…
Sirius literally fell in love. He made a magical copy of the CD and ran back to James’ room and listened to the whole CD. James had never seen him so captivated. Six months later the band became known worldwide…
“Oy! Prongs will you grab me my Jacke—Oh.” All of a sudden Sirius’ attention was diverted to something in the corridor. James looked at the thing-or girl-Sirius was staring at. She had long wavy kind of curly brown hair and brown eyes. It didn’t take long for him to realize it was his sister. She was walking with confidence and her chin up like he’d never seen her do before. Her hair was way longer than the short bob she used to have. Somehow her face didn’t seem as chubby as it used to. He realized that his sister was a different person. She looked into the compartment and locked eyes with him. He waited for her to look guilty or regretful or something. It seemed like seconds turned to hours as he waited for her to recognize him in some way. But she never did. She looked at him like he was a stranger, not her brother and walked on down the corridor. James felt all the air leave his lungs and his friends rushed over to him. Next thing he knew he was at hogwarts.
“I’m worried about him Lily.” A voice said. “He’s been so upset since she left.”
“As much as I strongly dislike Potter, no one deserves this. Why did she leave?” A girl, Lily replied.
“Well no one knows. All they know is she left a note saying she wasn’t coming back, which they found four days later.”
“So no one noticed Katherine was gone for four days.”
“Sad, I know. But four days.”
“Merlin Remus. That’s probably why the poor girl ran away!”
“I know. But I really don’t think James understands that.”
James slowly opened his crusted eyes to see Lily and Remus gathering their stuff. James grunted to let them know he was awake.
“Well I better get going. Bye Remus. James.” The fiery redhead nodded.
“So Moony. Hitting on my Lily Flower now? And I thought you were my friend. But I guess not! And you know why? Because friends don’t hit on other peoples girls. Merlin! You’ve been planning this the whole time! You’ve never actually been my friend. No. You just knew Lily was in love with me so you wanted to steal you away! I cant believe you wou—.”
“JAMES! You are the stupidest person I have ever met!” Remus rolled his eyes. “I would never hit on Lily. She’s like a sister to me!”
“Oh…” James looked down. “I guess my sisters just getting to me.”
“Yeah, that’s what Lily and I were talking about. Come on, let’s go find a carriage.”
“…So students as this new year begins I have a few announcements to make. First of all…” I could hear Dumbledore’s start-of-term speech in the entrance hall. We-being White Magic-were to be cued in when he announced us. It was an understatement to say I was nervous. No, I wasn’t just nervous, I was terrified. Seconds which turned into minutes seemed like hours. Until Finally…
“…And now I present to you, as your new music teachers WHITE MAGIC!”
I breathed in and opened to doors to a blinding light.