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As I hurried through King’s Cross Station my heart was thudding. It was my first day at Hogwarts and at the moment I was positive that I was going to miss the train.
As I sprinted through the barrier with my trunk, broom and owl (Robbie) I tripped. Right into the fittest person I had ever seen. He had black hair, with hints of red, covering his eyes and a very small amount of stubble covering his cheeks. As I realised that I had been staring at him, he spoke.
‘Hey, are you alright?’
‘Yeah, fine. I’m just really clumsy.’ I breathed back.
His emerald green eyes bore right into mine. I could have stayed like this, staring into the gorgeous face of this mysterious boy, for hours. But all that was ruined by the arrival of some other gorgeous people.
‘Jamsie, we know she’s new but you don’t need to add her to your list of shagees just yet!’ This was said by a boy with curly shoulder length hair.
‘Ha! Shut it Louis, you’re probably worse than him!’ Said, a boy with spiky ginger hair. (He was also equally gorgeous.)
I realised that I had been in a crowded wizarding place for at least five minutes without being noticed when a red-headed bomb-shell ran over and jumped on me screaming my name.
‘Kel, oh my god. I haven’t seen you in ages. ‘Screamed Rose Weasley
In actual fact she hadn’t seen me since she had come over to my parent’s summer house in Spain only a couple of months ago.
Oh, did I forget to mention that my father is a famous musician and my mother is a famous barrister. (And yes I am muggle born.) Also I had been going to King’s a wizarding school in Spain up until now but had decided to move as there were to many rumours circulating around me, as I had to famous parents. Rose and I had been friends ever since we had played Qudditch against each other at a training camp in France when we were 10.I had completely forgotten that she went to Hogwarts. But I probably should have remembered seeing as she is like one of my best friends.
Rose and I hugged, and then she realised that before she had jumped on me I had been eyeing up someone she evidentially knew.
‘Kel, this is James Potter, Louis Weasley, Freddy Weasley, Hugo Granger-Weasley, Al Potter, Lorcan Scymander-Lovegood, Ly Scymander-Lovegood and Scorpius Malfoy.’
And then she turned around and pointed out a group of girls who had followed her. They were all stunning as well.
‘And this is Lily Potter, Roxy Weasley, Molly Weasley, Lucy Weasley and Dom Weasley. That’s all my extended family that is still at school.’ She finished.
‘Everyone this is Keller Allen. I know her from Qudditch camp back when we were little.’
As she said this the train’s whistle blew. So we quickly shoved our belongings onto the platform where they would be boarded. The Potter/Weasley clan ran off to say their goodbyes, as they did Rose grabbed my hand.
As we ran I realised who I was about to be introduced to, the saviour of the wizarding world and the ‘Holy Head Harpies’ best chaser in centuries. If I was about to meet Ron and Hermione for the first time I would of course be nervous but I have known them for about six years now.
After Rosie had said goodbye to her parents. Hermione gave me a big hug and Lip (Ron but he swears a lot) and I did our secret handshake. And then I got introduced to the rest of Rosie’s family.
James, Al and Lily were all crowded around their parents. Rose walked ahead of me and hugged her aunt and uncle goodbye. James introduced me to his parents.
‘So you must be Keller, since Rosie got back from Spain all she has done is talk about all you did.’ Mr Potter said.
'Thank you. Well I must be of, trains to catch, school to attend, food to eat, houses to be sorted into.’ I babbled, well excuse me for not knowing how to take a compliment from the Saviour of the Wizarding World.
As the final whistle blew we all charged onto the train and all the Potter/Weasley clan all piled into the same compartment, I however stayed outside as I didn’t know if I had been invited. So I simply walked forward and when I heard Rosie shout my name.
‘Kel, where the hell do you think you’re going?’ She asked
‘Well I didn’t know if I was allowed to sit with you.’
‘Come on Kel, you’re like one of my best friends you absolute idiot. Come on, come sit with us!’
Rosie dragged me back to their compartment. However there were no more seats apart from Rosie’s and half the boys in the small room already had members of their family or friends on their knees. Therefor the only place free was on James’ knee. (Swoon)
The compartment was full to bursting as all the Weasley/Potters were in their and all their friends had joined them. There were no more girls that had joined but two more boys who were sat near Freddy and James had arrived.
‘Keller, this is Alfie and Damon Thomas. They make up The Marauders with Freddy and James and they are all in our year.’ Rosie whispered into my ear. She then went back to her seat and I stood like a lemon in the compartment door. As some of the younger people in the compartment were sat on the floor I simply said instead of embarrassing myself sat on James:
‘Its fine I’ll just sit on the floor with Lily and everyone else.’
‘No don’t be silly’ Replied James and he pulled me down onto his knee. I gasped.
‘Ah, mierda!’ I whispered under my breath. (Oh shit)
‘Que passa?’ Mierda! I had forgotten that Rosie was fluent in Spanish. (What’s wrong?)
‘Nada’ I replied (nothing)
‘Sé que usted recuerda, Keller’ Rosie is way too smart for me. (I know you, Keller)
I decided to tell her the truth because I knew she would keep my secret.
‘Pienso que, me gusta James’
Considering I had just told Rosie that I kind of liked her cousin I think she took it very well. During our conversation everyone had been looking at us really oddly and we realised where we were again.
‘Rose since when do you not speak English?’ Asked James from behind me.
‘For your information, I can speak English, Spanish and French and so can Keller because she taught me Spanish and I taught her French because Aunt Fleur taught Dom and I when we were younger.’ Rosie informed him.
‘Oh, right then. But would you like to tell us what we were talking about?’ Inquired, Al.
‘No, I mean we were talking about the sorting.’ I answered all too quickly.
Everyone however seemed to accept this for the truth and if they didn’t at least any of them hadn’t asked too many questions.
We all relaxed into conversation and I just listened. I think I must have eventually fallen asleep as the next thing I remember someone was shaking me awake saying something about truth or dare.
‘Legs, we’re going to play truth or dare do you want to?’ James whispered in my ear.
‘Who’s ‘legs’ may I ask?’ I mumbled.
‘That’s you, silly. Because have you looked down recently?’ James replied. ‘Your legs are pretty dam fine!’
JAMES FRIGGIN POTTER JUST COMPLIMENTED MY LEGS.
I then let out a very unlady-like squel qith I had to muffle with a cough.
My ear tingled as lips brushed against it. But then I realised that he had asked me a question.
‘Sure, I would love to play truth or dare.’
‘Right then, I’ll spin the bottle first, and yes before you ask we have to use a bottle otherwise everyone will argue over whose turn it is.’
Rosie then reached out to spin the bottle and James poked his head around my shoulder to see and the bottle neck landed on Alfie.
‘Truth or dare, Alfie?’ Al asked
James decided to take matters into his own hands and asked a question I knew nothing about…
‘Did you and Rosie really do stuff after our Halloween party last year?’
James was not amused at having to ask this question, but Rosie looked absolutely furious however Alfie had gone a Weasley red. . .
‘James Sirius Potter you have no right to ask that question and if you ever call me Rosie again then I will personally move my wand in a way over you, so that you will be in pain for the rest of your life!’
She then sat down and I felt James gulp behind me. And then just to break the awkward silence, the words:
‘Well that was awkward’ Spilled out of my mouth.
And everyone broke into hysterics. Alfie reached out to re-spin the bottle but then James seemed to realise what he was doing and thought of a question quickly.
‘Wait, who do you like?’ James almost yelled.
But I knew better, did I mention I am a truth-seer? Yeah well there are different types of seers, and I got the shittiest type of all a truth seer. But on the plus side I do get to what the truth is if people are lying.
The other thing about being a truth seer is that if you have physical contact with a person that you may or maynot like,then you know if you like them straight away, it's really wierd, but that is how I knew I like James so quickly earlier when he pulled me onto his knee.
Yeah so I now know that Alfie likes my dearest friends Rosie. And speak of the devil; I had forgotten that Rosie knew about my talent. She was glaring right through me and then I realised that she wanted the truth. I sent her a look that meant ‘I’ll tell you later.’ She simply looked away and I hoped she would forget about it because that would be one awkward conversation.
Everyone seemed to again take this for the truth; mind you he was a very convincing liar. Alfie then reached out and re-span the bottle. The neck of the bottle landed on Scorpius Malfoy, who had not spoken yet but he looked nice enough.
‘Scorp, truth or dare? ‘Asked, Alfie.
‘Dare’ Replied Scorpius
Alfie was about to open his mouth to set the dare when Rosie winked at Lily and asked Alfie if she could do the honours. He obliged and said:
‘Scorpius, I dare you to kiss Lily for two minutes.’
Lily blushed and Scorpius looked amazingly happy with Rosie. The couple proceeded towards a very heavy make-out session. James almost knocked me of off his knee and Al was fuming. When they had finished Al grabbed Scorpius and growled at his best friend.
'If you do that every again I will get Rosie to preform a very complicated charm which means that you will never have children and then I will feed you to some of Hagrid’s blast ended screwts.
Scorp seemed to ignore this and winked at Lily when Al had turned around and James was talking to Freddy. Lily re-spun the bottle and just as it was about to land (on me) the train jolted to a stop and the bottle whizzed of into a corner.
We all tumbled out of the train tripping over as we did, and yet again I tripped into James. (Embarrassing much) Rosie, Al, Freddy, Alfie, Damon, Dom, James and I had all gotten into one horse drawn carriage and it had hardly started to move when I started getting quizzed on my parents.
I got asked who they were-My dad is the famous muggle, musician James Allen and my mum is the famous muggle barrister (lawyer in court) Wallis Rodd.
How they were famous- They both became famous for their careers respectively and they had been going out ever since they were in year nine in school, so they were a kind of ‘power’ couple.
Then they all started asking questions about me.
What was my whole name? - Keller Eliza Allen
Why I had moved to Hogwarts- There were to many rumours back at King’s
It all went on much like this until the carriage stopped and we were all herded off towards the school. When we all reached the top steps of the castle we were all stopped by a face that everyone except me recognised.
‘Hey, Teddy!’ All the girls screamed while Dom started enquiring after her big sister, Victoire.
James and ‘Teddy’ exchanged in a man hug saying something along the lines of ‘My brother how are you?’
After much ado Teddy turned to them all and said
‘How many times guys? It’s Professor Lupin at school around other teachers, and in house meetings.’ They all just rolled their eyes and we carried on walking but Professor Lupin called us all back and asked Rosie, Alfie, James and I to wait behind.
‘Rose, you have been appointed as our Gryffindor prefect a long with Alfie, I know that you already know, Alfie, but I need to give you your badges both of you.'
He said handing them over their badges. Rosie looked fit to burst as she hugged Teddy then Alfie and then me. She beamed proudly and then sauntered of into the Great Hall with Aflie congratulating her on the way.
Teddy then turned to James,
‘Jimmy boy, you have been appointed Qudditch captain by your old captain Susan Wood.’
James looked like the happiest man on earth as he waited for Teddy to tell me why he had told me to wait.
‘You however, Miss Allen. You will be sorted with the first years. I trust that Jimmy boy here has told you all about the houses?’
‘Yeah, I suppose’ said James and then muttered something along the lines of ‘Slytherin Gits, Hufflepuff puffs, Ravenclaw swots and Gryffindor the best house ever' to me under his breath. I then started to hope I would be in Gryffindor as then I would at least have some friends in some of my classes on the first say.
‘Right then,’ Professor Lupin seemed unaware of what James had said until, ‘I would give you a proper explanation but Jimmy has it covered.’
James and Professor Lupin started to laugh until James was ushered into the hall and I was suddenly surrounded by really small people. Some of which were dripping wet. They had all been introduced to the wonders of Hogwarts and then we were all ushered into the Great Hall.
As we walked in most of the first year’s eyes went straight to the enchanted ceiling, that showed the weather of the sky outside (Rosie had already briefed me,) but my eyes went straight to Rosie who was giving me the thumbs up and mouthing ‘good luck.’ I then looked at James who winked and mouthed ‘Gryffindor’ and I sent a silent prayer up to the heavens that I would indeed be in Gryffindor.
As my last name is Allen I was called first.
I stepped up to the hat, my hands shaking I placed the ragged old thing onto my head and sat on the stool.
I had sat there for what felt like at least thirty seconds, when a voice suddenly spoke just above my ear.
'Hmmm, brave yet sneaky. Would not do well in Hufflepuff, yet she is loyal. So where to put her? Gryffindor or Slytherin, however she has brains to. But is too proud for Ravenclaw. Gryffindor or Slytherin? The snakes or the Lions...‘
There was then a long pause. I didn’t realise I had been holding my breath for all that time until the hat opened its ragged mouth. It then shouted...
But I would not know what it shouted because at that moment, I fainted onto the floor.
When I woke up James, Professor Lupin and Rosie were all gathered around me. I quickly realised where I was and got up to dust myself of. I turned my head and whispered to Rosie:
'¿Qué dijo esto?’ (What did it say?)
‘Slytherin’ she whispered back and I decided to play along with her, my face fell.
I said somewhat sceptically as my dearest Rosie but have forgotten about my special talent. She was lying the hat had placed me in Gryffindor.
At that moment it must have dawned on her that she was lying to a truth seer as she automatically said:
‘¡Presa, olvidé que tu, no podía mentirle! No esto dijo a Gryffindor...’ (Dam forgot I couldn’t lie to you! No, it said Gryffindor.)
Everyone on the Gryffindor table, once seeing I was alright, began to cheer and I walked with James and Rosie to sit down next to them. We then talked through the rest of the sorting. Clapping when the Gryffindors gined a first year and booing occasionly, very quietly when the Slytherin gained a first year. It seemed that even now there was still an emnity between Gryffindor and Slytherin even though Al and Scopius were in said house.
When the head teacher Professor McGonagall stood up the whole hall went silent and everyone looked at her expectantly. She then started her beginning of term speech.
‘To those of you, who are new today, welcome. To those who are returning, welcome back. This I hope will be another fine year in your education. But before we start I would like to congratulate our Head Boy Lorcan Scamander, and our Head Girl Dominique Weasley.’
At that all the Weasley/Potters started screaming and clapping and yelling stuff at Dom that consisted of much praise and some disbelief on not being told such important information.
McGonagall raised her eyebrows and coughed slightly after this outburst and then turned to glare sharply at the head of Gryffindor house that had burst into fits of laughter. Professor Lupin was silenced with a glare as he had joined in shouting praise at Dom. Then McGonagall carried on.
‘There are certain school rules that must be followed, even if you are of close relation to teachers or heads of school.’ At this she turned to glare at the Marauders. ‘And the Forbidden Forrest is forbidden for a reason and is therefore out of bounds. As a great wizard and man once said 'Curiosity is not a sin, but we mus excercise caution with our curiosity.'
The Great Hall when silent after that little quote, thinking of the legendary wizard Albud Dumbledore who had originally said that to Harry Potter. The phrase had become iconic said to wizarding children by their mothers eveywhere. But to hear it said here, where Dumbledore died and where Harry Potter himself defeated Voldemort. It left you with a feeling of knowing.
McGonnigal however had secided that we had had enough time to think what she had said through.
'So without much further ado. Let the feast begin.’
At this thousands of gleaming platters were filled with mouth-watering dishes of food. All of the boys immediately grabbed fistfuls of food and dumped them onto their plates. The girls however were a little less greedy. We helped ourselves to only a few of the plates and actually ate not inhaled our food.
When I had finished my first plate of food I reached for some more of the chilli. But Rosie stopped me and said simply
‘Pudding is just about to come up and you want to leave space it is the best ever, but don't tell Granny Weasley I said that.’
And then I remembered her telling me something about the pudding at Hogwarts being utterly amazing. As soon as I thought this the main course disappeared and thousands of plates of deserts appeared from the kitchens below us. The food was genuinely mouth-watering.
After I had helped myself to about three deserts McGonagall gave her warnings to first years and bid us all goodnight.
Rosie, Alfie and Dom disappeared to their prefect/head of school duties so I was left with the Marauders, (minus Alfie) Al, Scorp and Roxy. When we reached the staircase we said goodbye to Al and Scorp as they left for the dungeons.
We slowly made our way to the Gryffindor tower and I was taunted mercilessly for fainting. Hey it wasn’t my fault that I had been holding my breath because the stupid sorting hat had taken forever to make up its mind.
When we reached the tower we were told that the new password was 'Origin'. What a wierd password, at least I had a chance of remembering that!
The common room was busy but James had an announcement to make so he stood up on a chair and shouted
‘Listen up! We will have Qudditch try-outs on Sunday at 10 o’clock. Our current team stands like this.
Chasers: Freddy, Rose and your awesome captain, yours truly.
Beaters: Freddy and Damon.
And our vacancies are in the positions of Keeper and Seeker. If anyone who can play Qudditch is interested please turn up to trials but you are all welcome to watch if you hold non-such capabilites.’
With a wink he jumped down from the chair and dragged me over to an arm chair by the fire where the Marauders were already sitting. Rose joined us five minutes later with a suggestion.
‘Why don’t we finish that games we were playing on the train?’ asked Rosie.
‘Why don’t we go around and ask truths first’ I asked, winking at Rosie.
Everyone agreed so Rosie started asking questions.
‘Damon, was the rumour about you and Pricilla Wood true?’
Damon turned red and nodded his head very quickly. Rosie looked at him then at me, then I nodded and she started to laugh.
Next it was Damon’s turn he turned to his twin brother and said
‘What do you think is Legs’ best feature?’
Alfie started to laugh and chocked out legs in between gasping for air. He then turned to me and asked me a very difficult question.
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