Chapter 1 : Meeting
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September 1st, 1979
“No! Please! Don’t leave me!” The woman screamed, tears streaming down her face.
“I have too! This is something I must do!” The man standing before her, said quietly.
“I need you!” The women’s voice was a whisper now.
“I’m so sorry! I love you so much!”
“I love you too!”
“Goodbye, Alexandra!” He said and kissed her delicately, but passionately.
“Goodbye!” Tears poured out of her eyes as he left. She sunk to the floor. Curled in a
ball, she rocked back and forth, howling her despair to the world!
September 1st, 1977. Exactly 2 years earlier
As the train puffed out of the station. I dragged my trunk through the corridors looking
for my friends. I spotted them sitting together in an otherwise empty compartment. I
had never had a big group of friends, just me, Jackie and Soph. Soph’s real name is
Sophie, but everybody calls her Soph.
“Hey Alex, we were wondering when you would find us” Sophie called. That's my
name; Alexandra Fore
“Well if you had just waited for me to show up” I puffed, trying to heave my trunk into the
overhead compartment. Jackie quickly got up and helped me. Once it was tucked
away, I slumped down on the seat opposite Sophie.
At this point, you might be wondering, who is this strange person and what is she on
about? Well, I tell you. My name is Alexandra Fore, I live with my uncle in the
countryside of England and have done so ever since my parents died when I was a
baby. I never knew and my uncle doesn’t talk about them much. Apparently they died at
the hand of Voldemort, a rising dark wizard. My parents were in the Order of the
Phoenix you see.
When I was eleven I was as excited as any other witch or wizard who has just
received their Hogwarts letter. On the first of September I boarded the train with
everybody travelling to the school that would become my second home. God, that
sounds corny. Anyway, I met Sophie and Jackie (her real name is Jacqueline, but
nobody calls her that) on the train when I sat in the same compartment as them.
We’ve been friends ever since. At Hogwarts I was sorted into Gryffindor just as I had
wanted, as were Jackie and Soph. For the past six years I’ve loved Hogwarts and as I
said before, it’s my second home.
Every summer Jackie and Sophie would come to my place or I would go to one of
theirs, but no matter what, we spend every minute of every day together. It’s been that
way for the past six bloody amazing years and it’s fantastic.
I was brought back to the present by Jackie waving her hand in my face.
“Hey, are you in there?” Jackie asked, annoyed.
“Of course I am. What did you think had happened? I’d magically left my body?” I was
a little annoyed as well that Jackie was being so rude.
“Wow, we haven’t seen each other for a whole WEEK and you two are already
annoyed at each other. I think that’s a record.” Soph said, sarcastically.
Jackie and I are known to have hot tempers, and you can often find us arguing over
the simplest of things.
Our group is different from other groups of friends. We're lots of fun, we love to have a
laugh and we love playing pranks, which has brought us quite close to James Potter,
Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew, even though they’re two years above
us. I’m a brunette, Jackie is a redhead, and Soph is a blond. Some people get
weirded out when they look at me because I have really strange, forest green eyes.
"So,” Jackie said “what’s being happening your end? I’ve just been hanging with my
two best friends all summer.” She grinned and put an arm over my shoulder.
A little while later, after the trolley had come and gone, we were munching on
chocolate frogs and talking about the holiday, when the compartment door slid open. A
black haired, arrogant looking boy, who looked slightly familiar, and another taller, dark
haired boy barged in.
“I hope you don’t mind if we sit here here?” The arrogant looking one said and then,
not waiting for a reply, promptly sat down.
“No, it’s fine” I said moving over to make room. The two boys ignored me and started
talking in low voices. I heard the word pureblood mentioned and I realised what house
they must be in. I doubt they knew that all three of us were in Gryffindor.
I glanced over at Soph and Jackie. Soph was biting her lip, and Jackie had a frown on
her face. So they had heard the word pureblood too. I racked my memory trying to see
if I had ever seen these boys before. They definitely weren’t in our year, but they might
have been in 6th year.
Then it hit me. The arrogant one was Sirius Black’s younger brother, Regulus Black,
which is why he looked familiar. I'm a chaser on the Gryffindor quiddich team, along
with Sirius, so I knew he had a brother. I was not sure who the tall one was, but I was
pretty sure he was a Slytherin. Just like Black.
As these things ran through my head, I didn’t realise I was staring at them until Black
looked up and said “What’re you staring at?”
“Nothing, but I was wondering what people will think when they pass by, and see two
Slytherin boys in a compartment with three Gryffindors. I wonder what would happen to
your reputation?” I retorted, not liking they’re attitudes and being Gryffindor
immediately becoming defensive. Black gaped and stared at me in shock.
“You’re in Gryffindor” he said, not sounding as confident as before.
“Yup” I said, and Soph and Jackie nodded. “Want to leave?” Black’s eyes narrowed
and he sneered at me.
“I have a better plan” He drawled “why don’t you leave?” The question took me by
surprise. And then I narrowed my eyes too. How dare he? We got here first!
“No” I said, my words dripping with anger “I don’t think we will.” Soph looked a little
hesitant about this proclamation, but Jackie nodded at my words.
Black looked at me and then said “Are you sure? You could walk away unscathed if
you go now, but stay and I’m afraid you won’t look pretty afterwards.”
“Is that so?” I said drawing my wand “well I am not in Gryffindor for nothing you know.”
Black glared at me and drew his wand. His friend stayed where he was, obviously
enjoying the show. Jackie and Soph stayed back, knowing I wanted to fight Black
myself. I wanted to wipe the sneer of his face without any help.
“Black raised his wand and cried “Expelliarmus.” I deflected it easily. “Is that the best
you can do?” I sneered at him and then cried “Petrificus Totalus.” Black deflected it
and then said “You know what Rabastan? I don’t think it’s worth fighting these girls.”
He said the last word with distaste. The other boy, Rabastan, nodded and turned to
“Really?” I said “you know, Slytherins are much bigger cowards then I could ever
imagine them to be.” Black whipped round at the door.
“You’ve made an enemy of me, Fore. Remember that. This isn’t over.” He turned and
walked out the door, closing it with a snap behind him.
“So that’s Rabastan Lestrange” Sophie said as the door closed. Jackie nodded.
“All I know about him is that his brother is the death eater, Rudolphus Lestrange” she
“Well, I now hate Regulus Black” I commented.
“Yeah that was weird” Sophie said “I mean to try and kick us out of our own
“Yeah” Jackie said “I’m glad I’m not in the same house as him.”
“Well, who would want to be in Slytherin anyway?” I said.
For the next couple of hours left before we reached Hogwarts, the girls and I talked
about lots of things. It wasn’t until later that I found out a surprising secret; we were
talking about Quidditch, and wondering if Jackie and I would make the team (Sophie
didn’t play), when Jackie said “Have you heard that William Tate, you know, the
Gryffindor Keeper?” we all nodded and I noticed that Sophie had looked up from the
book when William’s name was mentioned. “Well” Jackie continued “apparently he is
going out with Jocelyn Vane, the newly chosen Ravenclaw Quidditch captain.”
“And?” I said not understanding.
“Well” Jackie said “I thought Sophie would be interested in that piece of gossip.”
Sophie looked up, startled.
“Why?” she said cautiously.
“Soph” Jackie said, sighing “we know your secret. You don’t have to hide it anymore.”
“What secret?” I asked surprised.
“Don’t you know?” Jackie asked, equally surprised. “Soph fancies William Tate.”
“H..h..how did you guess?” Soph spluttered.
“Well, it was pretty obvious, because every time...”
“Hang on” I interrupted “why did nobody tell me?”
“I thought you knew” Jackie said.
“I didn’t know anybody else knew” Soph said softly “well, I guess the secrets out now.”
The conversation slowly turned away from Soph’s crush, to other less important
As the train drew nearer to the station, Soph, Jackie and I quickly changed into our
robes and packed up our belongings. We left our luggage on the train and found a
carriage that would carry us up to Hogwarts. I looked out the window as we slowly
trundled up to the castle, thinking about what other secrets this year would hold.
Soon everybody was sitting in the Great Hall and the Sorting began. I wasn’t really
interested because I was hungry. Not that much later though, the sorting ended and
the food appeared. I was talking to Sirius Black, who was sitting on my left, when
Sirius suddenly said “So, what have you done to my darling brother to make him
glower at you so much?”
“W…What?” I said “Oh, that. Well, we sort of had a disagreement on the train. Then he
declared me to be his enemy.”
“Really?” Sirius asked, sounding interested “What did you do?”
“Nothing. He came in with Rabastan Lestrange, and asked us to leave. I said no, of
course and he got all angry. We shot a few spells at each other, said a few taunts, he
declared me his enemy and that’s about it.” “Wow” Sirius said, sounding amused
“Well done. I can’t even get him to talk to me - not that I want him to, of course - let
alone declare me his enemy.”
“Oh” I said “well, I’ll try to keep up the good work, make him hate me some more. For
“Thank you. It’s about time somebody showed him he’s not boss.” Sirius said,
“I'll do that” I said, and the conversation ended. Dumbledore got up soon after, made
his speech and everybody started to get rise, getting ready to leave the Great Hall.
“Anybody know the password?” Jackie asked, from next to me.
“It’s Giant Squid” said James Potter. I wondered how he knew, but then remember
that he was now Head Boy.
We made our way up the marble staircase, following the crowd of Gryffindor students.
By the time we arrived at the portrait of the Fat Lady, I was dreaming of a nice warm
bed and a fluffy pillow. Separating from the rest of the crowd, Soph, Jackie and I
climbed the stairs to the 5th year girl’s dormitory. When we got there, our two other
roommates were already there. I had never been particularly close with Violet Smith or
Jane McClaggen. They were sluts and dated different boys every week. I nodded my
head hello at them. And quickly found me bed, undressed, went into the bathroom to
brush my teeth, then climbed into bed.
“Night” I called to Sophie and Jackie, then pulled my curtains shut, and rolled over. 20
seconds later, I was asleep.
So, this story is about one of the reason Regulus Black stopped being a Death Eater, except it is from Alex's point of view. The next chapter is going to be more exciting. Please give your thoughts on it.