Disclaimer; The De Luca/Bennett Family, Kiki Soho, Miranda Perry, Cory Noble and the plot are mine. The story title is Taylor Swift's and everything else is J.K Rowling's. Have you checked out my absolutely awesome chapter images for the previous chapters? No? Well then you should because they are amazing and all the credit goes to !lifeisasong over @ TDA, I swear that girl deserves a medal. Thank you so much for reading!
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Chapter Eight – Suits of Armor
"Are you sure we should be doing this?" Lily asked as she and Kiki walked down to breakfast the following morning. Their plans had been cut short last night when Coralie finally emerged from the bathroom, looking to be in a slightly better mood than she had been before, and in order to keep her mood stable the girls decided to go to bed. Kiki has spent most of the night devising plans on how to 'watch over' (as she liked to put it) Coralie. Therefore, she found herself to be incredibly tired and a little aggravated.
"Don't tell me you're chickening out, Lils." She rolled her eyes with disbelief.
"I didn't say that. It's just, I was thinking about what Miranda said last night, and maybe she's right. If it was anything important, she would have told us or shown us."
"How do you know that, though? Think about it - we've only known her for like three days. As far as we know, she wouldn't tell us." Lily huffed. It was common knowledge that Lily and Kiki's personalities clashed sometimes and that it was a bad idea to get in the middle of one of their fights. Now that Lily thought about it, everyone in their group was completely different, and they definitely had clashing personalities, Sometimes this kept them close and other times - like now, for example - it tore them apart. Her thoughts suddenly turned to those of Shelena. She and Lily had been the best of friends since first year, and up till last year they seemed as if they would be forever, but then Shelena had changed. Coralie reminded Lily of her, the old her, when she wasn't completely boy-crazy. She hoped for everyone's sake that Coralie did not turn out like her.
"Gerroff." Lily raised her eyebrows at the jumbled mess that came out of Kiki's mouth.
"Sorry, I didn't quite catch that." Kiki sent her a dirty look.
"I said get off," she growled through her teeth. Lily took her feet off Kiki's stomach and sent her an innocent look. The pair was crouched behind a suit of armor, waiting for Coralie to walk past on her way to Divination. They had five minutes before they had to go Muggle Studies, and Lily was getting more and more nervous by the minute. Never in her six years at Hogwarts had she ever skipped a class, and she wasn't about to start now, especially if she wanted to make Head Girl next year.
"Where is she?" Kiki shrugged her shoulders and turned back to watch the corridor, which was currently deserted, bar a boy who looked to be in their year. "Can we just go? I really don't want to be late for class"
"I don't know why you even bother taking Muggle Studies, I mean, come on, Lils - you're a Muggle-born, for God’s sakes." Lily scowled. "Honestly, you know more than What’s-Her-Face."
"You mean Miss Wilson?"
"Yeah, her," Kiki replied, rolling her eyes to show that she really didn't care. Lily shook her head in disbelief before diverting her gaze back to the empty corridor. "I bet you even know what we were supposed to be learning today." Lily turned a shade of red and gave Kiki a little push. It turned out that Kiki hadn't been expecting Lily's move and soon found herself losing balance before she toppled over, bringing Lily and the suit of armor down with her. The boy turned to face them with a puzzled look on his face.
"When did you get there?" he asked slowly, walking over to the two of them. Upon noticing that they were Gryffindors, rather than Slytherins, he extended his hand and helped both of them both up at the same time before setting the suit of armor back up.
"We've been here the entire time. You just didn't notice us," Kiki said with a flirtatious smile that she saved for those of the male species who she deemed worthy.
"Who are you anyway?" Kiki looked extremely taken aback. Everyone knew her at Hogwarts, especially the boys, considering she claimed to have snogged every hot guy in their year, and it was no secret that this guy was hot. He had what Lily thought to be a nice look about him, though. He had short blonde hair and dazzling brown eyes that made Lily go weak at the knees.
"I'm Kiki Soho." She huffed and turned away promptly as if to say that he wasn't worth talking to because he didn't know her name. Lily went to open her mouth to speak before he cut her off.
"And you're Lily Evans. I've heard about you. In fact I'm pretty sure the entire school knows who you are. Still rejecting Potter?" he asked with a bright smile on his face. Lily found herself unable to breathe, let alone talk, so instead she gave a stiff nod. "Good for you. I'm Alex Crawford."
"Nice to meet you, Alex," Lily said, finding her voice again. He smiled again before he continued to talk.
"You're friends with the new girl, right? What's her name?" He paused, biting his lip as he thought.
"Coralie Bennett," Kiki interjected, an angry look on her face. "It's rude not to know someone's name, you know." Alex looked taken aback and turned to Lily.
"Excuse her. She's had a bad day." Lily rolled her eyes. "You've met Coralie?"
"Uh, not exactly. She's in my Potions class." At the words “Potions”, Kiki spun around with an amused look on her face.
"I knew I'd seen you somewhere. You were the guy who was checking her out in class yesterday." Alex went bright red. "You have a crush on her, don't you?"
"No. No. It's just, well... She's nice to look at, you know?" Both girls smiled knowingly.
"Just admit that you like her, Alex" Lily said, smirking slightly at his discomfort.
"I mean, she's pretty, but she'd never go out with me."
"But you want her to." Kiki stared at him, her eyes wide with anticipation.
"I never said that," he snapped.
"Come on, Alex. You can tell us," both girls taunted. "We promise we won't tell."
"Okay, fine. Maybe I do have the smallest crush on her," Alex said, tilting his head to the side slightly.
"I doubt it's that small," Kiki snorted.
"Fine. Fine, Soho. I admit it: I have a massive crush on Coralie Bennett."
Authors Note; I'm sorry for the delay but it took me longer than I expected to write this chapter. Sadly I doubt that Chapter Nine will be out any time soon as I have a massive project (also referred to as PB) due very soon and it'll take me the remaining two weeks to finish it off. Hopefully in my spare time I will be able to hop on for a bit and write some more. Just so you all know I've planned up to Chapter Nineteen so far and I must say it definitely gets interesting around about Chapter Eleven, Wanna hear what happens? Yes? Well you're going to have to wait and see for yourself. I know I seem to be repeating information about Shelena Millen but she is quite an important character later on, While we're on that subject last time I mentioned the fact I was having trouble with her story and well I still am so if any of you having any ideas they would be much appreciated. One more thing, what do you guys think of Alex? So I think I've pretty much covered everything I need to tell you guys so thanks for reading and please review, they are amazing at helping my creativity levels up.