Chapter 1 : The First Little Problem
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“I’m gonna be in Slytherin… I’m gonna be in Slytherin…” I chanted over and over again, while I looked for the compartment my cousin and brother was on.
“I know I’ll be in Slytherin…I’ve always been the odd one out…” I muttered under my breath. “Where are they?”
“Hello, um, could you move? You’re blocking the corri- Oh sorry, um, never mind me…” she trailed off awkwardly.
“Um, hi…excuse me, but who are you?” I asked the pretty, little girl. She had short, blonde hair, in layers, and she had bright, blue eyes. Some of her golden curls fell into her eyes but she wiped it away impatiently.
“Oh sorry. I’m Michelle. Michelle Jordan. I know who you are of course. You look exactly like your dad, THE Harry Potter, the One who defeated You-Know-Who. Oh sorry for being so rude, it’s just that I do my homework, “she said smiling at me.
“Um, its okay, I guess I didn’t expect anything else…” I sighed sadly. “Well, do you want to help me find my cousin and brother?”
“Oh I would love to!” she smiled and then we went slowly through the train, finding lots of my cousins. We found Teddy, Victoire, Fred, Roxanne and Molly. They all greeted us kindly and kept telling me that they didn’t mind if I was in Slytherin or not.
When we finally found my brother and cousin, I was feeling way more comfortable.
“Hey James, Rose, Josh, Sarah. How are you guys?” I asked as I went to sit next to James. James had short, stubborn, black hair like mine but he his eyes were hazel instead of my bright green. James was my older brother and he was in his second year. His two best friends were called Josh and his twin sister, Sarah. Josh had curly, brown hair with blonde highlights. His eyes were dark chocolate. Sarah was completely different to Josh. She had black hair with pink streaks and her eyes were a bright forget-me-not blue.
“Hey Al, what took you so long? Who’s that?” Josh asked as he spotted Michelle. His eyes nearly popped out of his skull.
“Josh, be nice.” Rose said. I thought I heard her mutter something like ‘boys’ under her breath. Rose had the typical Weasley hair but her hair was a bit bushy, just like her mum’s. Also like Hermione she had brown eyes and she was very intelligent.
“Oh, sorry. I’m Michelle Jordan. This is my first year at Hogwarts. I really want to be in Gryffindor same as my parents. I’m guessing it’s your first year as well…” she said trailing off as she sat in-between the door and Rose.
Rose smiled at her, “yes it’s Al’s and my first year here and we would also like to be in Gryffindor. Are your mum and dad called Lee and Katie?” Michelle looked at Rose amazed.
“Are you a legillimens?” she asked bewildered. Everyone in the compartment, except Michelle, laughed at Michelle’s ignorance.
“No Rose isn’t a legillimens she just ‘does her homework’,” I said, winking at Michelle. Michelle smiled weakly, still trying to find out what the joke was. Josh was looking at her pitifully.
“She’s just got her mother’s brains. So she’s just super intelligent.” He told Michelle who now looked rather happy again.
“Oh, okay” she said smiling at everyone.”Yes my parents are Lee and Katie.” She told Rose. Just then the door opened and a boy about the same age as me came in looking at everyone.
He had bleach blonde hair, and cold, grey eyes. “Hello, everyone.” He said nicely. In about the same second that he said that, he had three wands pointing at his chest.
“Well, well, well, look at what the dementors brought here… if it isn’t Scorpius Malfoy. “ James said pointing his wand a bit higher up.
“James, stop. You don’t know what you’re doing… Don’t judge someone ‘cause of their parents… you of all people should know that.” I said at the same time that Rose and Michelle stood between the wands. As soon as they did this Josh and Sarah’s wands lowered but James’ didn’t. I knew that nothing we’d say would stop him, so I did the only thing that I knew would stop him. I stood between the wands. James looked at me disbelieving, but then he lowered his wand.
“Scorpius, I think it’s better if you go now.” Rose said quietly. Scorpius nodded and went down the corridor.
Halfway through the journey, the trolley lady came.
“Anything off the trolley, dears?” she asked kindly. Michelle and Josh asked for a packet of Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans, Sarah asked for a couple of pumpkin pasties, Rose asked for a liquorice wand and James and me brought some of everything and shared with the others.
We talked for another half an hour until I suggested playing dares.
“I’ll go first,” I said. “Truth.” Everyone thought for a bit until Sarah said,
“If you had to go out with any girl in this compartment, who would it be? It doesn’t matter that Rose is your cousin, just imagine she’s not.” I thought for a bit. Hmm, well Michelle seems nice and she’s kinda pretty, but Rose has a nicer body, but, then again, Sarah is way prettier than both of them but I don’t like her ‘emo’ characteristics, I thought.
“Um I’d choose Rose, then Michelle and then Sarah. Sorry Sarah.” I said honestly.
“Okay, it’s my turn to pick now,” Sarah said. “Dare.” She looked totally focused. Everyone took their time but in the end, James thought of one.
“You have to go into the next compartment, which is full of seventh year boys, and you have to snog one of them.” James said grinning wickedly.
“Fine. And wipe that grin off your face ‘cause it’ll be your turn next and we’ll see if I’ll be nice.” She said glaring at him. He just smiled back peacefully.
“Well off you go. We don’t have all day, you know.” He said wittily. Sarah just glared at him and went through the door. We waited for her quietly.
She came back five minutes later, with her hair all messy and her mouth all puffy. “There you go, James. Now it’s your turn.” She said smiling at him while tidying herself up with her wand.
“Um, okay… I’ll think I’ll choose truth,” he said smiling up at Sarah. She muttered something that sounded distinctly like ‘chicken’.
“Um, I got one. What are you most scared of?” Rose asked. Then Michelle added, “You have to tell the truth because I just put a spell on you. If you don’t tell the truth you’ll get conjunctivitis so I wouldn’t try anything if I were you,” she threatened. We all laughed at her wit.
“I’m scared of mum and of spiders.” He said, glaring the whole time at Michelle. As soon as he said that everyone burst out laughing. Josh was rolling on the floor, Sarah, Rose and Michelle were holding their chests and I was with Josh on the floor.
“Okay, okay, jokes over.” James said angrily but no-one stopped. “Stop laughing or I’ll hex you into oblivion.” He threatened. Everyone sobered up instantly.
“My turn now,” Rose said, shaking with silent laughter. “Truth.”
“Um, I know. What’s your most embarrassing memory?” Michelle asked. Rose glared at her.
“On my 11th birthday, my best friends came and I saw this really nice guy, and I walked up to him and tripped and ripped my jeans.” Rose said turning a delicate shade of red. Everyone burst out laughing. She turned the brightest shade of red possible and then she exploded,
“IF YOU DON’T STOP LAUGHING RIGHT NOW I WILL PERSONALLY SEE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A HEAD TO LAUGH WITH!”
Everyone was so astonished that they all forgot what they were laughing about.
“Um, I think it’s my turn now,” Michelle said in a tiny voice. Everyone started thinking hesitantly. Then Josh thought of something.
“Rate the boys in here from 1-10. Don’t lie.” He pointed his wand at Michelle and put the same spell that she put on James. She was fidgeting loads but then she squeaked out in a tinier voice than before,
“James a 5, Al, a 6 ½ and Josh an 8½.” She said blushing deeply when she said Josh’s score. James looked mockingly outraged.
“Oi, Michelle, ain’t I cute enough for you?” he said and when Michelle shrugged playfully, he put his arm round Sarah who shook it off quickly.” Aw, come on Sarahkins, don’t be a spoilsport. We all know you love me really.” Sarah looked very angry.
“Listen right now Potter” she spat, “if you don’t stop hitting on me every time I’m with you I’ll just go and find Jess and Ellie who will NOT hit on me all the bloody time!” and with that she stormed off.
“Ah well, you can’t have everything in life Prongs Jr.” Josh said patting him on the back while everyone else roared with laughter.
“O-kay. On to more serious matters…” Josh said playfully winking at James and me. “I choose Dare”.
James said at once, “You have to snog someone, with tongues for 10 seconds.” Then I interrupted quickly, “Since you chose the dare I get to choose the person, and I choose Michelle.” I smiled at Michelle the winked discreetly at James and Josh.
“Um I guess so,” she said blushing deeply. Then Josh winked and grabbed her arm and sat her down on his lap.
“Come here then, whatchu waiting for?” He chuckled then pulled her into one of those kisses that you could just go ‘awww’ only that the moment is so disgusting that you just want to throw up.
“Okay, ten, you can stop now! TEN, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!” I shouted at the top of my voice. Well at least they stopped kissing, I thought victoriously. “I think we should get changed now I heard that we were going to be there in 10 minutes. Oh, wait Michelle; rate the kiss that Josh just gave you.” I said malevolently. Josh narrowed his eyes at me.
“Um, I think he might be a 6, 6 ½ maybe.” And with that she went off with Rose to find Sarah and get changed.
While they were changing Josh asked no-one in particular, “How the hell am I supposed to understand women? Firstly, she blushes when I look at her, secondly she gives me the highest score out of the three of us and then thirdly she kisses me back but then when I think she’s just gonna fall down to her knees begging me to ask her out she just becomes indifferent,” he said in one breath. James looked at Josh with sympathy.
“I get your point, mate. I mean Sarah’s no kitten is she?” he said playfully in an attempt to lighten up the mood. Josh nodded in agreement.
“Ah well, girls must be girls and boys must be idiots who don’t understand them.” I said.
“You got that one right,” Sarah said softly, but still startling us. James went to hug her but she just put her hand on his chest and shook her head. James looked very sorry but hung his head and went to sit down. Sarah looked at James as he sat down but then turned her attention to Josh sulking in the corner. She went and sat down next to him, putting an arm round his shoulders. “It’s alright JJ, it’s not the end of the world,” she said kindly, referring to his childhood nickname. Josh’s full name was Joshua Jake Woodfield and when he was a kid he used to tell everyone that he was called JJ. Josh smiled a bit at his nickname but then said;
“Yes it is. I’ll never understand her unless you tell me what she’s been telling you.” Josh pleaded, his eyes going all puppy-like and his lower lip coming out a bit. “Please, please, please. Pretty please with a cherry on top?”
“No and loose the puppy face ‘cause I ain’t gonna tell anything. It’s a girl thing. The ‘Girl Code’ we call it. It has 3 MAJOR rules. No1: Never tell your BFF’s secrets. No2: Never go out with the person your BFF has already called dibs on, no matter how much you like them. And No3: Never go out with your BFF’s ex ‘cause that’ll cause you trouble. And that’s the girl code. It’s pretty simple but you are boys, I suppose so, any questions?” she asked, seeing all our jaws on the floor. She laughed at our lack of locomotion and sat down in her seat and picked up ‘Witch Weekly’ and started reading it.
“Hey guys. Hello?” Michelle and Rose said as they walked in, waving their hands in front of our faces.” O-kay… I won’t say that was a bit weird but I’ll just forget it and move on, um by the way Al, Shelly and me have to go to Hagrid now because we’re already at the station.”
“Shelly?” Josh asked raising a eyebrow at Michelle.
“Yeah short for Michelle. Mi-chelle. The ‘chelle’ part is the longest so we just change it. And I rather like the name ‘Shelly’,” Miche- Shelly, I corrected myself. She smiled at us then grabbed her bag and then grabbed my arm and dragged me closely followed by Rose to the platform. “Welcome to Hogesmade!” she said enthusiastically.
A/N: Well? Do you like it? Thanks for giving my story a chance...please review so I know what to do better and what not to do. :D