Chapter 3 : Meeting People
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All of a sudden, Draco comes around the corner where I was just standing. One of them throws something that looks a lot like a dungbomb at him. The corridor fills with a pink fog. The fog starts to clear and the next thing I know I see Draco, and he’s… pink? He’s pink! He’s absolutely, completely pink!
The two boys and I laugh our heads off. “Does this mean I have a sister now?” I ask between breaths. The two boys stop laughing and just stare at me. Draco rushes up to me and drags me down a few corridors. Now I’m definitely lost.
“What was that?” Draco snaps while furiously trying to remove the pink substance now stuck to his skin and clothes. Draco’s rubbing only made the substance a brighter pink.
“I don’t know. I was just walking around, minding my own business of looking for the Slytherin common room.” Wait a minute, what is he doing out here? And why was he in the same corridor behind me? “Were you following me?” I can’t believe it.
“I couldn’t let you get into any more trouble on your first day,” Draco responds while still pointlessly trying to wipe away the unknown substance. He didn’t seem to comprehend the fact that if he keeps rubbing it he’ll just be a brighter shade of pink by the time he walks into the common room.
“Since when do you care?” I ask in surprise.
“Well, I don’t, but father does, and he’ll be pretty mad, at both of us, if you get into too much trouble on your first day,” answers Draco regretfully.
“Okay, then you can tell me where the Slytherin common room is,” I state. Draco suddenly stops his cleaning attempts. A huge smirk grows on his face, just barely visible in the dim light of his wand.
“Why should I help you?” Oh great, not again. This always happens whenever I need help. Draco tries to get everything he can out of situations like this. This time is going to be different.
“Well, you just said father would be mad if I got into too much trouble,” I say, “but it wouldn’t be hard to, oh, give Filch a little surprise, and get some detention.” By the look on Draco’s face I can tell he’s a little worried, but all that fear is wiped away by one thought.
“Sure if you want to sleep in the corridor. Father will be here tomorrow to pick you up,” Draco says as he walks away. What? No, he’s supposed to give in and take me to the common room.
“Alright, Alright, What do you want?” I ask defeated. I really can’t stand this guy.
“Ok, how about this? You get this stuff off me and I’ll take you to the common room,” Draco says with a very serious look on his face. He must have some sort of plan. Leave me at the common room entrance without a password? Hmm…
“Fine, I know a few spells that should work,” I say, realizing that I don’t want to sleep on the corridor floor all night. I try one… and all it does is make Draco a brighter pink; the second… even more so. Wow, I wonder where these came from. I’ve never seen anything like this.
“What the bloody hell are you doing?” Draco shouts angrily. He looks about ready to hex me.
“Those two didn’t work, they just make it worse,” I snap back.
“I can bloody well see that!”
“I’ve got one more that should definitely work.” It had better work. It’s worked on everything I’ve had to deal with before. “Well, here goes…” A second later Draco flies backward a few feet. Wow, I guess I’ve never tried this on anyone but myself. I walk up to Draco lying on the floor, now back to his normal pale color, but livid. The next thing I know I’m flying towards the corridor wall. I am slammed into the wall. Draco walks towards me as I fall to the floor.
“There, now we’re even.” Draco says, now standing in front of me, “Thanks,” and turns around and walks away.
“Where do you think you’re going?” I ask. He is not going to just walk off and leave me here!
“To the common room. Are you coming?” he asks, now with that annoying smirk on his face. I run to catch up with him as he turns the corner into a pitch-black corridor.
After walking for what seemed for an hour, which was probably only a few minutes, we finally stopped. “Here you go, the entrance to the Slytherin common room. You are a Slytherin, right?” Draco asks, even though he already knows the answer.
“Of course,” I say. A wall. That’s it, a wall. How do they bloody expect me to find this exact same wall again? “A wall? That’s the entrance to the Slytherin common room?” I ask suspiciously.
“Yes, it is.” Draco responds.
“How does anyone find this place?” I wonder aloud.
“Exactly,” replies Draco. He mutters something I assume is the password. Figures, now I won’t be able to get in next time, not that I’ll be able to find the place.
We walk in to find a few of Draco’s friends waiting for him, on some leather furniture near the fireplace. I look around the room in awe. I think I’m gonna like this place. Everything in the room is either green or black and the very room seems to glow green. As we walk further into the room, I notice two tunnels that I assume lead to the dormitories. If only I knew which is the girls I could get away from these people right away.
“Draco! Where have you been?” screams one of the girls, as she rushes up to Draco. “Oh, and who is this?” she asks.
“This is my little sister, Catharine,” Draco says with a slight laugh that I assume is because of the look on my face.
“Only by a few months. That doesn’t mean much.” I lied. It was only…
“Uh, try 9,” Wait 7 months… that can’t be right! I’ll just double check later. “She’ll be joining us here next year. She’s transferring from Durmstrang,” Draco tells her. Oh, he's sure enjoying this.
“Hello, I’m Pansy Parkinson. I didn’t know they allowed girls at Durmstrang.” I can already tell I’m not going to like this one, and by the looks of it, she doesn’t like me either.
“Well they do and I’m not the only one. Call me Kate, but if you don’t mind, I think I’ll be going to bed now. Early morning,” I add hoping to get out of there as soon as possible.
“But tomorrows Sunday, what can you possibly have to do so early?” Pansy questions suspiciously. Surely, she wants to get some more questions in before bed.
“You see, I’ve got a meeting with Professor Snape about all the stuff I need to do so that I can actually transfer. A long day of fun stuff,” I say sarcastically.
“I suppose I can’t keep you from a good night’s rest than. Here, I’ll help you find your bed,” Pansy says as she heads towards the door on the left. I reluctantly follow.
“So does Draco talk about me much during holiday?” Pansy asks as soon as the girl’s dormitory door shuts. I could have some fun with this.
“No, not at all.” Pansy’s self-satisfied smile fades. “He’s always talking about this Granger girl though. I think fancies her quite a bit.” Pansy now has a look of pure anger on her face. Oh, Draco’s sure gonna get it now.
As we near the end of the corridor, I see a door that appears to have a note stuck on it. I stop and grab the note, which has my name written on it.
I apologize, but seeing as there was no room in the 4th year dormitory this will have to do. I expect this room with be just fine for you. I hope you enjoy your time here at Hogwarts and feel free to come to either Professor Snape or myself with any questions you may have.
Pansy, who was reading the note over my shoulder, lets out a scream of frustration. “I guess this is my room than.” I open the door to find an amazing room.
The room, though the same size as the other dormitories, this one has only one bed. It seems to be under the lake for the ceiling has the green glow of the water coming from what looks a lot like a window. The room has a nice sized table and chair. There is plenty of room for clothes. And a bookshelf full of wonderful books! I look around the room in awe as Pansy stomps out, probably to complain to Draco. I jump onto my green covered bed and fall asleep within seconds not even bothering to change clothes.
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