Chapter 1 : A beginning;
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My name is Rose Weasley, and my story beings at my 7th year at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. This year was supposed to be my year. I had the best boyfriend, the best friends, and I played keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. I was a prefect, and I was lucky enough to inherit my mothers brains. With all these great things going for me, you’d assume my year was just peachy! But of course not, this is MY life were talking about here.
Before I continue I’d like to introduce you to my family, considering they make up half of the Hogwarts student body.
(It may be confusing to keep all the names straight in your head, sometimes I can’t even remember them all. But I’m sure you’ll keep up just fine, you seem like a smart muggle. I mean you chose my story to read after all.)
First we have my family. My parents are Ron Weasley and Hermione (Granger) Weasley. My little brother’s name is Hugo, he is a 6th year in the same house as me (Gryffindor o’ course) and he is a bloody git 99% of the time. He prefers to pretend I don’t exist, but I don’t mind, I prefer it that way too.
Both of us take after the Weasley side of the family; we have super red hair, freckles, and both of us are tall for our age. A lot of us cousins have the trademark red hair,but there are some of us, such as James, who have dark black hair. And there is even a few blondies in the mix, take Arianna for example. See, aren’t we just a cute little diverse group of wizards?
Then we have Uncle Percy’s family. He married Aunt Penelope, a girl he was off and on with at Hogwarts according to dad. They have a daughter named Grace (we all call her Gracie) and she’s a 6th year Ravenclaw. Gracie and I usually get along pretty well, but with parents like her's its expected that she can pompous and annoying from time to time. They also have a son named Adam who is a 4th year Hufflepuff. He’s a bit quiet considering he’s a Weasley, but he’s a decent enough cousin.
I don‘t mind Uncle Percy, but apparently he had a falling out with the family before I was born. The death of my Uncle Fred brought him back in the family and made him less uptight, though I cannot imagine how he could have possibly been more uptight than he is now.
Next, we have Uncle George and Aunt Angelina. Uncle Fred and Uncle George were twin brothers who opened up Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, but Fred died and it took my uncle a really long time to get back to his old self.
According to mum and dad, he never fully went back to his old self, but hey, I wasn’t alive so I don’t know him any other way. He and Aunt Angelina have three kids. The eldest is Fred, who was named after George’s twin. He is defiantly one of the funniest cousins, and he is a 6th year Gryffindor. The next is Emily, who is a 4th year Hufflepuff like Adam. Em and Adam get along really well, even though Emily isn’t nearly as quiet. Lastly, we have Daniel, though we all call him Dan or Danny. He’s a 2nd year Gryffindor who is growing into quite the trouble maker, just like his older brother.
Uncle Charlie is married to Aunt Katie, a lovely women he met while working in Romania with the dragons. They have two children. Their first born kid, Carly, is a 5th year Gryffindor. Her and Lily are best friends. I don’t see her that often around school but I’d like to say we’re pretty good friends. Nate is their son and he is a 2nd year Gryffindor with Dan. If you see one of them, your bound to see the other one near by. They are practically glued at the hip. They are cute and all, but they drive me up a wall.
Now we have Uncle Bill and Aunt Fleur. They have two daughters, Victorie and Arianna. Victorie graduated from Hogwarts a few years ago (she was a Ravenclaw incase you were wondering) and is currently engaged to Teddy Lupin, who is practically like family to all of us. Arianna is a 7th year Gryffindor and she is definitely one of my favorite cousins. She‘s pretty much my best friend.
I mentioned her before as one of the cousins with blond hair. She is part veela on her mum’s side so understandably she’s bloody gorgeous. I try my best not to feel ugly around her, but it proves to be quite difficult. Victorie is just as gorgeous, if not more so. Arianna has a boyfriend (well no duhh) named Jeff Fisher. He’s a 7th year Slytherin who seems like a decent bloke considering the house he is in, and he’s really handsome. Arianna says she likes him a lot, but whenever I hear the name Jeff all I can think of is that weird kid Jeff from my muggle primary school that ate paste. Oh well, at least Jeff Fisher doesn’t eat paste, as far as I know.
Last but not least, we have the Potters! Uncle Harry and Aunt Ginny have three kids; James, Albus, and Lily. (All of them were named after important people in Harry’s life which is pretty wicked. But really Uncle Harry, did you have to be so cruel giving your son the name Albus Severus?)
James is a 7th year Gryffindor and my best friend besides Arianna. He’s kinda like the big brother I never had (even though he’s only like 2 months older than me). I can tell him pretty much anything. He’s the kind of guy everybody likes, and he pretty much likes everyone back. Except for Slytherin’s, Scorpius Malfoy in particular… But I’ll get back to that later.
His younger brother Albus is a Gryffindor also, and is a 6th year. I get along with him really well, he and James are a lot alike. Albus and Hugo are best mates, which I don’t understand because Albus is so cool and Hugo is so not. But whatever, if Al can put up with Hugo then more power to him.
Both James and Albus are HUGE trouble makers. Putting Al, James, and Fred in a room together is never a good idea.
Their last offspring, and my final cousin (Thank God because I’m getting tired from describing all these kids) is Lily. She’s a 5th year Gryffindor and like I said she is best friends with Carly. I love little Lily, she is probably one of the most likeable kids in our family. Though you have to watch out with those Potter kids, they have a deadly combination of Ginny and Harry rage inside of them, that when provoked they prove to be scarier than thought possible by the majority of man kind.
So there you have it! Me, Hugo, Gracie, Adam, Fred, Emily, Dan, Carly, Nate, Arianna, James, Albus, and Lily. One big happy family going to Hogwarts! As you can imagine, seeing as we are all part Weasley, we are all pretty damn loud and like to get in each other’s business (with the exception of Adam). So it sure makes for an interesting year having us all in one school.
At least we're not all in one house, that would just be disaster. I mean most of my cousins are Gryffindor’s, but we have a few Hufflepuff’s and Ravenclaw’s thrown in there too. No Slytherins of course. Any cousin put in Slytherin would never hear the end of it. To us Weasley’s/Potter's, Slytherin is by far the worst house. Though, I don’t think I’d fancy being a Hufflepuff either. Oh well, Em and Adam don’t seem to mind.
Now let me introduce you to another important person in this story. His name is Mitch Collins. He is absolutely gorgeous, and I happen to be lucky enough to call him my boyfriend. And when I say he’s gorgeous, I’m not lying. He’s tied with Scorpius Malfoy for best looking in my year. Best not to let James know I said that, but come on, even if James hates his guts, he can’t deny that Scorpius is a fucking babe.
According to another one of my best friends, Harmony, there is a three way tie for biggest stud. James being one of said “studs”. That makes me gag a little. No offence to James, but these girls have never seen him drunk out of his mind, covered in dirt, having a burping contest with Albus. And then of course there is the fact he’s my cousin, so it is like illegal for me to think he is cute.
Okay, look at me getting off track already! Back to Mitch.
Starting way back in 1st year, I had a little crush on Mitch, but I figured I was invisible to him. We started becoming good friends in 3 year, and by 5th year we were best mates. I wanted to tell him my feelings for him, but I was always too nervous that it would mess with our friendship. Or worse, that he wouldn‘t like me back. Though, I stopped having to worry about that in 6th year when he asked me to be his girlfriend after we won the Quidditch house cup. We’ve been happily dating ever since. Summer holiday came only about a month after he asked me out, but he came and visited all the time, and vise versa.
James and him get along pretty well, but he’s very protective of me and I see him giving Mitch death glares if we snog near him. I tell James to stop being a stupid git, but he can’t change who he is. Plus, it’s sort of nice having someone looking out for me, even if it can get bloody annoying. Arianna couldn’t be happier for me, though she does openly admit that she wishes she had a boyfriend with, and I quote, “as fine an ass as that boy Collins does”. Arianna sure has a way with words. But I don’t blame her, his arse is mighty fine.
Things with Mitch couldn’t be more perfect. Except… well… it’s nothing really… I’ve just always kinda had a secret thing for, I cannot believe I’m saying this, Scorpious Malfoy. Now, him and I have never had a proper conversation, but I just can’t help but wonder if he’s not the awful person James says he is. I mean, my family only hates him because he’s a Malfoy, and its not possible for every single one of the lot to be evil, right?
Plus he’s sexy.
Oh well, never mind. It’s absolutely nothing, that boy doesn’t even know I exist. From time to time I think I catch him staring at me, but it is most likely my imagination. He’s too busy dating ever girl within his reach to look at me. But I’m not jealous, oh no, of course I’m not. I have Mitch Collins, boy with the best ass to keep me company. I should consider myself one of the luckiest girls in school. And I do, really.
A/N: So what do you think? Sorry it’s mostly information with no real action, but since this is a next gen I have to introduce all the new people. Next chapter should be a lot more exciting, so if you like the story check out chapter 2 which will be up shortly. Review and tell me what you think!
A/N number 2: Edit 2/27. OKay, so if anyone's wondering why most of the cousins are OC's instead of like Dom, Louis, Roxanne, etc. that's because I wrote this story not knowing JKR had made a full family tree. I know, silly me. And it wasn't till after I posted chapter one that my friend pointed it out to me. It wouldn't really make sense to go back and change all the character's names after the story started, so there wasn't really anything I could do. I'm sorry for that though, I hate being so uncannon! Next nextgen I write will def use the right names!