It was now the following Monday and things stood as thus. Simone had been released from the hospital wing that morning after much pleading, and after promising to report back after dinner for a check up. Lily had somehow managed to stay as far from James as possible, that was kind of difficult since she had all but one class with him, and since they were both reporting for practice for their upcoming match. James had perfected his plan and decided to not to try to approach Lily until he was ready to execute it. Sirius was enjoying watching Raven fret over the fact that Lily and James were nowhere near progressing. (If only she knew).
“Hey Rave remember what we said about Professor March a few weeks ago?” Lily whispered to the girl next to her as they took notes in their D.A.D.A class. Professor March’s back was currently turned away from the class giving the girls plenty conversation time.
“You know the whole makeover thing, I mean she could really use it. She looks so unhappy sometimes, I think a make over will be the perfect thing.” While Lily did want to give her much deserving teacher a make over, she was just looking for another reason to stay away from James. Lily knew she had Raven at the words make over, something that Raven has always wanted to do.
“What do you suppose they’re talking about?” Remus asked.
“By the way Raven’s eyes are lighting up, it has to do with make up.” James responded but he kept his eyes on the red-head.
“I agree.” Sirius replied.
“So are you in? Simone already agreed to it.” Lily asked as she continued her note taking.
“Are you a natural red-head?” Raven asked.
“Well then we will approach her after class.” Lily replied as she wrapped up her parchment and brought out her wand for the physical part of the lesson. When class was done everyone got up to exit except for the girls.
“Hey you guys coming?” Sirius asked as he noticed his girlfriend stayed seated.
“We’ll meet up with you guys after lunch, there’s something we have to ask the professor.” Simone replied as she looked everyone in the eye except Remus, she couldn’t deny the fact that she was hurt over the fact that he never responded to her comment. Remus noticed this and he couldn’t deny the fact that it hurt him.
“Okay, see you later.” Sirius told them as he gently kissed Raven on the lips.
“So what if she says no?” Simone asked as they waited for the last group to leave and go to lunch.
“We’ll keep pushing till she agrees.” Lily responded like it was the obvious.
“Yeah now we can get her out of her out of those four sizes too big robes, and those grandma glasses. I mean the woman can’t be any older than twenty six for crying out loud.” Raven clapped her hands in delight at the thought of the makeover. When they were alone they approached the teacher who was gathering up parchments on her desk.
“Hi Professor March!” Raven half shouted to get her teacher out of her thoughts.
“Oh, hello Ms. Potter, Ms. Cassadine, and Ms. Evans.” The teacher greeted her students with a smile. “How can I help you all”?
“Well first you can call us by our first name?”
“ Um okay.” The unsuspecting teacher complied.
“Well actually Professor March, we are here to see how we can help you.” Simone replied.
“I’m afraid I don’t understand Ms. Cassa- I mean Simone.”
“Well first off do you mind if we ask you how old you are?” Lily asked
“Um no I guess, although this doesn’t seem like appropriate conversation between a teacher… I just turned twenty-one during the summer.”
“Wow you’re practically one of us.” Simone replied amazed.
“ So why do you dress like you were fifty years older than that and weighed fifty pounds more?” Raven inquired. She was shocked; the teacher was younger than she thought. Maybe they had a little more work to do than they thought.
The youthful teacher began to chuckle nervously as adjusted her thick framed glasses. Here were these three girls who were doing something that no one had bother to do, and that was to have a non academic conversation with her. “They are comfortable.” Was all she supplied for an answer.
“Well Adrianne, do you mind if we call you that? When we are out of class of course.” Simone added quickly.
“Well…” was all she managed to get out before she was cut off.
“You know, you have lovely eyes. You shouldn’t hide them behind these glasses.” Raven commented as she removed the girl’s glasses so that everyone could get a better look at the Professor’s light misty green eyes. Just that seemed to do a world of good to her appearance.
“Have you ever considered doing anything to your hair? I mean it’s nice but its kind of dull.” Simone added as she pulled Adrianne’s long black hair out of its perpetual loose bun.
“Um I don’t have time to do anything special to it.” The girl replied as she put her hair back to the way it was with the snap of her fingers.
“Hey you can do wandless magic?” Raven asked amazed at what she just saw.
“Yeah it takes a lot of discipline and control, but it’s something I think every one has the potential of doing.” The young professor replied as she tried to get back into teacher mode. “So are you all done evaluating me now?” Professor March asked as she put her glasses back on.
“And here is the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom. Oh and I see it’s occupied, hope we are not interrupting.” Professor Dumbledore said as he walked in with a young man, who in every girl’s opinion in the room was very handsome.
“No you, you, you weren’t interrupting anything.” Professor March managed to get out, hoping that she wasn’t staring at the stranger.
“Very well, every one this is Mr. Michael Cage. Mr. Cage this is Miss Simone Cassadine, Miss Lily Evans, and Miss Raven Potter. They are currently fifth year Gryffindors.”
“Nice to meet you all.” The man known as Mr. Cage replied. He had an interesting accent, one that none of the girls could seem to place. “And who is this lovely person accompanying these just as lovely girls?” Mr. Cage asked thinking that she was a seventh year, but found her attractive none-the-less.
“Ah this is Professor Adrianne March.” Professor Dumbledore said.
“Professor?” He was pleasantly surprised. Now that’s something that he wasn’t expecting. “Well If I knew there were professors here that looked like you I would’ve attended Hogwarts instead of Beauxbaton.” The six foot stranger with the dark blue eyes and the perfect tan replied.
“Oh, well it’s nice to meet you too.” The professor looked away as she felt a blush creeping onto her face.
“He’s here for a meeting and wanted a tour of our humble establishment. Mr. Cage here is the youngest member of the order as of yet, but I think that will change very soon.” Professor Dumbledore said, Lily got the feeling that he was referring to her.
“How young is young?” Raven asked curiously. The order was something that has always interested her ever since she first heard her father talking about it.
“Twenty-four.” The young man smiled.
“Really? Only three years older than our professor. Imagine that.” Lily remarked.
Mr. Cage caught on to her hint and revealed a boyish smile accompanied by a single dimple. “Yeah imagine that.”
“I must say, you have a peculiar accent, where are you from?” Simone asked.
“Originally I am from the states, but my mother married an aristocrat so I spent all my life living in different parts in Europe.”
“Well we must be going; we have important business to discuss.” The headmaster said as he began to walk out.
“Well it was a pleasure meeting you all. Professor I pray that this isn’t our last time meeting.” Michael remarked as he left, but not before seeing the teacher blush one last time.
“Albus, the red head, is she the one in the prophecy?” Michael asked once they were out in the hall.
“I believe so.” The professor answered nonchalantly as if they were talking about the whether.
“what about the boy?”
“The girl you met, Ms. Raven Potter, would be his twin sister. James, I am sure is in the great hall with his friends.”
“Do they know?” Michael asked.
“No, and I would like to keep it that way, for a little while longer.
“ It looks like someone has a thing for a certain Professor.” Raven commented.
“Oh, no I don’t think so.” The professor answered, trying her best to control her blushing. “Guys like him flirt with girls like me only to bring a smile to our face. He didn’t mean anything by it.”
“Well Professor you think about our offer, it could be really fun.” Raven replied as she ushered the two girls out.
“She’ll come around.” Was all Raven said as they walked to lunch.
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