September 6, 1977 [Wednesday]
First Name: Alexandrina
Middle Name: Breeyan
Last Name: Thomas
DOB- April 23, 1965
Mother's Full Name: Sophie Lynn Allen
Father's Full Name: Roy Lee Thomas
Number of Detentions: 0
Number of Suspensions: 0
Number of Injuries: 0
"Okay, so now that we know what days we have free, we can schedule tutor time." Lily said at lunch.
Kallie glanced at Sirius then back at Lily. Sirius was talking to his friend, Remus. They all had their own group- Sirius, Remus, James and another boy Peter. They called themselves The Marauders. Kallie knew that Lily was good friends with all of them, though she had heard some rumors. Rumors saying that before this year, Lily hated James, James had been in love with Lily- they got crazier and crazier. Kallie thought that they just looked like really good friends. She knew James and Sirius were best friends. They were like brothers.
"Okay, so Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are out for practice." Lily deducted. "And I can't do Thursdays. Head Patrols." she said to Kallie's confused gaze. "So I'll tutor you Tuesdays and-" She stopped and sighed. Sirius and Remus were arguing.
"Remus," she interrupted them and they both looked up. She spoke. "Don't bother. The Chudley Cannons don't stand a chance, Pads." Sirius pouted. Remus grinned. Kallie noticed that he looked tired and a lot older than he should at seventeen.
"Anyway, Sirius- Thursdays, tutoring."
"Okay." He looked up suddenly and stared at something behind Kallie. She turned.
Standing between the Hufflepuff and Gryffindor tables was her best friend, Alex. She looked nervous as she stared down at Kallie.
"Alex!" she said in surprise.
"Hi," she said. "Can I sit?"
"Where the hell have you been?" Kallie asked incredulously. Lily and The Marauders watched quietly. Alex blushed.
"Oh," she said lightly. She grabbed a sandwich. "Around."
"I haven't seen you since we were on the train." Kallie reminded her. "Are you okay?"
There was an awkward pause. Kallie glanced around.
"You're Alexandrina Thomas?" Lily asked her suddenly. Her green eyes were narrowed. Alex blushed again.
"Yeah," she mumbled. "It's Alex."
"You've been staying in the third year dorm." Lily accused. Kallie raised her eyebrows. "Elizabeth Henderson told me. That's against school policy. Stay in your own dormitory."
Alex blushed again as Kallie glared.
"Are you avoiding me?"
"Can we not do this now?" Alex asked. Kallie shook in anger.
"Yeah, we'll do it when my dad dies next, right?" she snapped. Alex stared at her for a moment, before getting up and leaving. Kallie huffed and stabbed at her plate with her fork.
"She's been avoiding me since my mum died." she muttered without looking up. She knew they were staring.
"Sorry," Sirius said and Kallie smiled tight-lipped.
"What can you do?" It was a rhetorical question. The bell rang and everyone stood.
"Okay, Team, listen up real quick!" James shouted along the table. "Quidditch practice is tonight right after dinner. Do not be late."
"See you later," Kallie muttered to them. Remus smiled at her gently. He seemed to be really nice. Lily waved and Sirius punched her lightly on the shoulder.
Ironically enough, her first class was Defense Against the Dark Arts.
"Good morning, class." Professor Pattersen said. He was young and dark with a blindingly white smile. "I hope you all had interesting and wonderful summers. If you would pull out your textbooks, we're starting off the year with Magical Beasts."
Bags rustled as everyone got their books. Kallie sat at a table by herself. Alex was across the room sitting with a Ravenclaw and ignoring her. Kallie looked down at her book.
Newt Scamander, Kallie noted. Interesting.
"Open to page one and quietly read the summary on the Acromantula. You have ten minutes." Petersen smiled from the front of the classroom.
The Acromantula was an incredible beast. Eight eyes, capable of human speech, eggs the size of beach balls and a legspan up to fifteen feet; Kallie was fascinated.
She read through the summary twice and waited for the class. I don't need tutors, she suddenly thought. This is ridiculous. I can do the work fine. I'm not perfect, Daddy. She spun her hair through her fingers absently.
By the end of the period, Pattersen had filled their heads with ancient legends, and articles from newspaper clippings about the monstrous creature.
"Homework for tonight," he said and the class groaned. "Read the introduction and the summaries of the Ashwinder and the Augurey. 500 word essays on both, to be handed in on the 13th."
The bell rang and Kallie sighed, at ease. If class and homework were always that simple, I can get an Outstanding, no problem.
Alex was waiting in the hall. Kallie stood in front of her defiantly.
"My dad hasn't croaked yet, so I'm not sure if you want to do this now-"
"I'm sorry, Kallie." she said. They walked down the hallway towards Charms.
"Why are you avoiding me?" Kallie asked her. "I don't get it. It sucks not talking to you."
"I just...I don't know. I figured maybe you'd want time to yourself." Alex mumbled.
"Not exactly," Kallie said under her breath. There was a pause.
"So now what?" she asked slightly louder. The halls were getting crowded.
"I don't know..." Alex looked confused. Kallie sighed. There was a reason Alex was not in Ravenclaw.
"Come back to the dorm room." Kallie told her. "It has to be uncomfortable sleeping on the floor."
Alex smiled. "Thanks."
"Kallie, c'mon," Sirius said. He poked her in the back with the end of his broomstick. She looked up, her fork halfway to her mouth. She frowned.
"Already? I just sat down." He shrugged.
"Okay then." She sighed and turned to Alex. "See ya."
"Isn't that the girl from lunch today?" he asked her as they made their way outside.
"Yeah," Her eyebrows furrowed. "Why?" He shrugged again.
September 12, 1977 [Tuesday]
"Wow." Lily said. She looked a tad impressed. "You really don't need a tutor, do you?"
Kallie smiled, and handed her wand back to her. "Nope."
"One more time?"
She nodded. She pointed her wand at her as she raised her own.
Lily's wand flew into the air and landed in Kallie's hand. She grinned as she clapped, but a second later, it slid from her face. Lily noticed as she took her wand.
"What's wrong? You're doing good!"
"I wouldn't be doing this right now if my dad wasn't a jerk."
Lily had shown her the Room of Requirements. She told her that this is where they'd be practicing. She told her Sirius would tutor her there too, instead of the library, to be away from prying eyes. Or better known as the Gossips of the school, Aubrey and Charlotte. They both sat down and a couch materialized before they could hit the ground.
"I'm sure your dad just wants you to do better." Lily said. She snorted.
"I'm sure my dad just wants me to be perfect. There's nothing wrong with getting an Exceeds Expectations."
Lily frowned. "Do you have problems with your dad?" she asked her. She was honestly curious. "You know, when you're at home?"
Kallie looked at her. Her amber colored eyes, much lighter than James's, turned ice cold. Lily learned to expect this from her. Kallie got angry very easily, it didn't take much to set her off. Her temper was almost as bad as Lily's- except Lily got physical. And that was never a good thing. Kallie nodded once and looked down. She pulled her hair into her lap and played with the ends.
This was a familiar scene: Lily suspected she grew her hair long for this purpose.
Kallie bit her lip. "My mum became Mistress of Magic when I was five. She was never around after that. It went to her head. She was great at what she did, but it made her conceited. She was always at the Ministry, dinner parties, balls- except her own home. It made my dad mad." She paused. "Actually, now that I think about it, it made him a little jealous."
"She was getting all the attention," she explained. "Owls were always coming and going, my mother never really had time for us. It bothered him.
"After she became Mistress, my dad enrolled me into Muggle school." She frowned. "I didn't get to do much this summer, because I was in summer school, learning ridiculous Muggle things, while we were in Greece." Her eyes changed, though Lily couldn't tell what happened. "School gets harder when you have to learn Greek to understand it."
"My parents make me do that!" she said suddenly. "I have to get up extremely early and walk to the local high school. My parents said they 'don't want me to forget where I come from.'" Lily mocked. She nodded.
"It's not fun. It's actually really annoying. Anyway..." Her eyes glazed over as she looked down at her hair.
"My backyard in Greece was really big. Like the Forbidden Forest, almost. There's a path. She liked taking it." Lily suddenly knew what was different about her eyes. They were filling with tears, though the only emotion etched on her face at the moment was anger. She looked up.
"It wasn't her fault. She died accidently. It was an accident!"
"What was Kallie?" she asked gently. She was intrigued- but she was also a little afraid. This wasn't what she was expecting. She touched her shoulder and that seemed to calm her down. Kallie's voice was choked.
"I didn't tell her to pick it up! I just asked her to look at it, to see how pretty it was!" She shook her head. She watched as her tears finally spilled over and splattered on her leg. Lily wrapped an arm around her shoulder.
"It wasn't her fault. It wasn't my fault. It was an accident, I swear." A box of tissues appeared in her lap and she wiped her eyes. She huffed and glared at the box. Her voice was harsh.
"The Chimaera came out of nowhere. One minute, I'm standing next to my mother, the next, I'm on the ground and she's screaming. I got my dad, but I was too late. There was so much blood. It was an accident!" She suddenly yelled. Lily hugged her harder and Kallie sobbed once. She coughed and wiped her eyes, though the tears continued to fall.
"My dad doesn't even care that my mum is dead. I can't talk to him because he does not care. And I don't get why. He just wants me to be bloody perfect and I can't be. And everytime I go home..." They were both silent.
"You know you're not alone, right?" Lily told her gently. Kallie looked up at her. Her eyes were dry now. Lily nodded.
"Not everyone has great parents either. Sirius didn't grow up very well. He has tons of family here in Hogwarts- a brother and three cousins. And they're all in Slytherin." Kallie's jaw dropped open.
"Slytherin?" Lily nodded again.
"Yep. But Sirius was so determined to be different than his family, he was Sorted into Gryffindor."
"Why's his family in Slytherin?" she asked aghast. Lily sighed.
"They're all for depleting the impure. They don't like Muggleborns, or Muggles, for that matter, and want them all dead." Kallie was silent. She finally spoke.
"Lily, you're Muggleborn."
"And that's why whenever we had vacation or we went home, Sirius had to get off the train before me and usher his parents out of King's Cross station. He told me when we were 13, I think, that if his mother ever caught him talking to me again, she'd have me killed." Kallie's face turned white, for a change.
"Are you serious?" she said incredulously. "Just because you're Muggleborn?" Lily nodded.
"I thought it was just a joke when he told me. We were coming home from Winter Break in our 3rd year and he pulled me to the side and told me that whenever we left for home, he had to get off the train first, so his mother wouldn't do anything to me. I thought it was a joke because we weren't friends in our 3rd year."
"And what do you mean, when you had vacation?" Kallie asked. "You don't have to anymore?" Lily shook her head.
"No. Sirius ran away from home last year and lives with James now. So his mum only comes for Regulus, but she's at the end of the station, not where we usually get off."
They were both silent for a moment. Kallie thought about how carefree and active Sirius was and how big a social mask he must wear all the time. No way could a person deal with all that and be happy and hyper 24/7.
"James and Sirius are best friends for quite a few reasons. James never judged Sirius- he didn't care that his family has been in Slytherin for generations and generations. And he hates Mr. and Mrs. Black just as much, if not more, than Sirius does. They're inhumane." Lily said. "Mr. and Mrs. Potter are the complete opposite. I met them before school this year and they have to be the most wonderful people I have ever met."
"I've met Mr. and Mrs. Potter," Kallie said quickly. "Dinner parties." She rolled her eyes and Lily laughed without humor.
"If you ever catch Sirius with a short sleeve shirt on, which isn't often, take a quick look at his arms."
"When he was younger, his mother used to get angry over very little things and she'd-" Lily took her wand and stabbed her forearm with it. "She's absolutely insane. I think Sirius told me once that she does it to Regulus too- He suspects he enjoys the pain." Lily sighed. "Sirius wishes Regulus wasn't so brainwashed. They used to get along, you know, before they started school. Regulus is a fifth year. He's not so bad, but he's very naive and he's a follower- he does what he's told, no questions asked. And he's starting to get pissed off because his mother has been asking about Sirius and..." Lily trailed off and caught Kallie's eye. "It's just not a very happy family."
"I can tell," Kallie muttered. She sighed and pushed the box of tissues off her lap. They dissolved before they hit the ground. Lily patted her knee.
"You did good today," she told her. "Just...try to ignore your Dad when he's putting you down. You're smart, you're gorgeous, you've got great friends-" Lily squeezed her shoulder and Kallie smiled. "Know where you come from," Lily quoted her parents. "But know where you're going." Kallie nodded.
"Can I ask you a question?" Lily nodded.
"Are the rumors true?" Lily's eyes narrowed.
"I doubt it, whatever they are." She paused. "What rumors?"
"I heard that before this year, you hated Sirius and James and Peter and Remus- but you're such good friends with them this year." Kallie said. "I"m so confused." She chuckled. Lily sighed but smiled.
"That's such a long story." She glanced at her watch. "And it's almost curfew." Kallie's face fell and Lily laughed. "But you're with the Head Girl- so we can be out late.
"Okay, I'm going way way back. I'm telling you everything, so pay attention, okay?" Kallie nodded.
"I met James and the others on the train in my first year. Immediately, they pissed me off. Especially James. He was making fun of my friend and that would piss anyone off, right?" She didn't wait for Kallie to respond. "So I just started off not liking James. Sirius pissed me off too. He was-well, is- so cocky! He's gotten much better about it, but still.
"Anyway. In our 3rd year, James asked me out. I thought he was doing it as a joke, only to make fun of me, or to prove that he could get anyone, because James was cocky too. So I said no. And he took that very personally." Lily laughed. "He began to ask me out every single day. He embarassed the crap out of me so many times with his friends help...it just wore on my nerves." Lily's face suddenly darkened. She inhaled.
"In fifth year- something happened to one of my friends and, erm...James didn't do anything to help the situation and I freaked out on him. As a result, I'm no longer friends with the old..." She paused. "friend."
Kallie didn't understand why Lily was being so evasive. She, however, didn't say anything. Lily continued.
"After that little...spat, I tried ignoring them. But it didn't work and I kind of walked in on them doing something secret and they forced me not to tell." She gritted her teeth. Kallie looked interestedand Lily sighed.
"You cannot tell anyone what I'm about to tell you, Kallie. No one can know, okay?" Kallie nodded.
"James, Sirius, and Peter are Animagi." Kallie's brow crinkled.
"They can turn into animals."
"Really? Cool! I wanna see!" Kallie said excitedly, but Lily shook her head.
"They're illegal Animagi. James is a stag, Sirius is a dog and Peter is a rat." Kallie laughed.
"I can so totally see Sirius as a dog! That's so cool!" She suddenly stopped. "Wait, Remus isn't one?"
Lily stared at her for a second and Kallie thought she said something wrong; she blushed and looked down, curling her hair around her fingers.
"Kallie." Lily said. "This is extremely important. You must not say anything until I finish speaking, okay? I can't stress the fact enough that you can't say a word to anyone." Kallie nodded.
"When Remus was seven, he was walking in the woods and was attacked." Kallie nodded slowly. "By a werewolf." She froze. Lily continued on quickly.
"He's been shunned by people most of his life. And when Dumbledore let him come to Hogwarts, he expected the same. But he met James, Peter and Sirius and his life changed. They are the best friends he could ever ask for. They became Animagi to help him, so he doesn't have to deal with this life on his own." Lily stared into her eyes, silently pleading for Kallie to understand. "He didn't choose this lifestyle. He had no choice, but he's doing it. He gets up every morning and he gets through the day."
Kallie stared at Lily, her brow still furrowed. She exhaled loudly. "Poor Remus." Lily felt extremely better and let out a breath of her own anxiousness.
"Okay- that's good. He would never intentionally hurt someone, Kallie- you know Remus, he's very gentle and soft-spoken."
"I know," Kallie said quietly. "Continue with your story."
"Okay," Lily said cautiously. "After I found out about The Marauders, things just got...better? They didn't annoy me as much, I stopped being a bitch- well, most of the time." She laughed. "But we still weren't...buddy buddy." She took a deep breath.
"Last year, my ex-friend cornered me in the hallway and flipped on me- he screamed at me that I had lied to him, that I betrayed him. It got a little too far and Sirius, actually got him to back off. After that...well, the rest is kind of history." Lily smiled. "I've been friends with them since the middle of last year."
"Wow." Kallie said. "I hope you don't mind my asking, but who was your friend?" Lily took a deep breath.
"Severus Snape. He's a Slytherin." Kallie raised her eyebrows.
"Nothing is surprising me anymore," she muttered and Lily laughed. She stood up and held out her arms. Kallie awkwardly hugged her, but Lily was sincere.
"I'm really glad we talked, Kallie. I know you were a little put off by all of us before, but I want you to know that you can talk to any of us- whenever, whatever, okay?" Lily said. "We're your friends, we want to help with whatever."
Kallie nodded and looked away before Lily could see her tears. She left Lily in the Room of Requirement and sniffed down to the common room. Lily, though only a few years older than her, felt like a second mother. As strange at that sounded, Kallie felt immensely better after talking to Lily and was glad that she had trusted her enough to tell her the group's secrets.
Long chapter! I hope everyone is satisfied with this, it's very long, compared to the other chapters. I told you they'd get longer! So what did you think? The truth about The Marauders has been revealed! I tried sticking to DH, but I'm not sure if I did it justice. Please review and tell me how I did. =)
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