Chapter 3 : Complications
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Again I am so sorry about how slow and terrible the start is! I know it sucks that it goes over two chapters, but otherwise it would have been a massive chapter/ introduction.
Ps. I had to up this story to a novella and to mature! So sorry! After writing up to chapter seventeen!
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As I pushed my luggage trolley towards the barrier separating platforms 9 and 10 at Kings Cross station on the 1st of September, I broke into a run. This year was the year, the year that James Potter would notice me. Step two was almost complete, and I hoped it would be finished by the end of the month. It was a hope, I’d been planning how to break through Alessandria all summer. I had a plan, and I hoped it would work.
I ran through the barrier and onto platform 9 ¾. The scarlet steam engine was waiting gloriously for students to board, to make their way back to Hogwarts. Students were all over the platform, pushing their trunks into compartments, followed by their pets. Excited first years stood with their parents, scanning through the crowd, in hoping to find another lost new kid. I strode through the crowd, pushing my trolley with ease, knowing that people were watching. In my tan high-waisted shorts with gold buttons, grey shirt, maroon mini suit jacket, Burberry scarf, Longchamp handbag, gold jewellery, wedged heels and massive Chanel sunglasses perched on my head, I wasn’t something you missed. I had cut my hair over the holidays, so it just brushed the small curve at the bottom of my back. I kept pushing my trolley through the crowds to the back of the train, even knowing that I’d have to walk all the way back up to the prefect carriage to receive orders from the Head Boy and Girl. I spotted Dom, Robyn, Carolyn and Alessandria in a pack near the back of the platform as I worked towards them.
“Hey Guys,” I said walking over.
“Hey Mae,” Dom squealed, giving me a hug. “Holy crap, your skin!” she said taking my arm and pushing back my sleeves to reveal my ultra-tanned skin.
“Is that real?” Carolyn asked gazing closer and giving me a hug.
“Yeah,” I grinned, “The plus of spending 2 months in France over the summer!”
“That is so cool!” said Robyn. Alessandria just stood there looking at me and gazing at her skin in comparison. She was as white as an albino.
“Want to find a carriage?” she asked in her high soprano voice.
“Of course,” Robyn said grabbing her trunk. We walked towards the train and I spotted my parents gazing anxiously at me and my friends. I blew them each a kiss and mouthed “I love you” to them. They smiled and waved, they knew what I wanted to do, fit in. I boarded the train with my friends, and we found a compartment in the second last carriage. I shoved my trunk in the rack and my owl in her cage in their too, then the train moved.
I definitely wasn’t ready for the sudden lurch in movement, but luckily, I was holding on to the rack and I kept my balance. I gazed out the window as the train picked up speed and waved to my parents. I blew two kisses and sat back down as they fell behind.
“Hey, Alessandria,” I greeted as she put her trunk in the rack.
“Hey, Mae, how was your summer?” she asked kindly. She’s being nice to me? Maybe we are better friends than I thought.
“Yeah pretty good, yours?” I replied, smiling.
“Better than usual, lots of parties!” she grinned. I smiled back at her, she seems nicer than usual.
“Mae,” she began, nervously.
“Yeah?” I asked.
“I’m sorry if I came across rude last year, it’s just I was having a hard time getting over James,” she whispered, looking at her nails.
“That’s totally fine, you weren’t even bad!” I exclaimed, smiling widely at her.
“That’s good, because I’d really like us to get to know each other better,” Alessandria replied. That’s going to make it easier to pass step two, maybe now, I already have.
“Carolyn, when are you leaving to the prefect carriage?” I asked as everyone sat down.
“SHIT!” she yelled, jumping up, “Oh my god, I forgot!”
“Come on, let’s go,” I said scooping up my handbag and opening the compartment door, “See you guys later.”
“Bye!” they muttered as we left.
I walked through the carriages, with Carolyn leading in front. The prefect carriage was at the very front of the train, and when we got there, we got introduced to the new Head Boy and Head Girl, received the passwords for our dormitories and were then told if we had to lead the first year’s up to the dormitory for the first time in their life at Hogwarts.
Carolyn was easy to make conversation with. We talked about her mum’s fashion label, and she quickly told me that she had another pack for me.
“I missed you this summer Mae,” she said as we walked through the last carriage before the prefect carriage.
“Me too Carolyn,” I admitted. Even though France had been fabulous for many reasons, I had missed friends. “Carolyn! Wait!” I said as she opened the door towards the prefect carriage.
“Yeah?” she asked, closing the door with a curious expression. I quickly opened my bag shoved aside makeup, books and putting my arm right inside. I had placed an undetectable enlargement charm on my bag so I could keep anything in here. Finally, after long moments of rummaging, I found what I was looking for, a bottle of Lilly and Daisy perfume from a shop in France.
“Here,” I said shoving it into her hand.
“What’s this for?” she asked, taking the bottle and studying it.
“It’s the perfume you liked, remember?” I explained, taking the bottle and spraying a little in the air for her to smell. As she sniffed, she opened her eyes in wonder and joy.
“Oh, thank you so much Mae! You’re the best!” she shrieked, squeezing me in a hug. I hugged her back smiling. She broke apart and looked at the bottle more before putting it in her bag. I reached for the door,
“Come on, let’s go,” I said shoving open the door. Inside the prefect carriage was a royal looking lounge. There were couches and coffee tables and a beautiful fire. I’d been in here before, nothing had changed, same old, same old. Everyone was in a little pack at the end of the carriage, sipping warm butterbeers and chatting.
“Oh, look! That skank Penny Toll got prefect for Hufflepuff!” shrieked Carolyn.
“Yuck! Plus Tomas Kendell as prefect for Slytherin!” I said holding my nose, he smelled funny.
“McGonagall’s made some bad choices this year,” Carolyn said, observing the crowd.
“Definitely,” I agreed, “I wonder who’s Head boy and Head girl,” I asked her.
“Same, I hope it’s not that cow Julia Dustin,” Carolyn said. I hoped that too, Julia was the biggest slut that Hogwarts had ever seen. Even though she was a slut, she got such good grades and was such a perfect student, it wouldn’t be a shock if she got Head girl.
“It’s about to start anyway, come on, let’s sit,” I said dragging her away to the closest couch.
“Hey, could everyone please sit down?” a small female voice shouted. No one replied, they just kept chatting.
“What a fail,” Carolyn said snorting.
“OI! EVERYONE SIT DOWN OR YOUR NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE!” an all too familiar boys voice said.
“Oh no,” I mumbled as the crowd thinned. Sure enough, to my worst wishes, Julia Dustin had received Head Girl. Any bets her first week on the job she uses her patrol to shag with a fourth year in a broom cupboard. Her dull, dirty hair was pulled into a bun and her makeup was a slutty as ever. Her massive DD breasts were pushing against her tight shirt and I could see that the buttons were about to pop off. She was wearing the tiniest skirt possible that you could see her butt cheeks from the back. The new Head Boy was someone very familiar to me. He had artistically messy black hair, dazzling green eyes, the best body I’d ever seen and the best cheek bones ever. He was James Potter.
James. Fucking. Potter.
Really? I had to go to meetings a report to James, I was within 10 feet of him and when I realised, I started to hyperventilate.
“You ok?” Carolyn whispered to me.
“Never better,” I muttered sipping some Butterbeer.
“Hey everyone!” Julia began.
“So as most of you already know, I’m James Potter and this is Julia Dustin,” James said pointing to Julia, “and we are the Head Boy and Girl for this year,”
“Today we just need to tell you some short things, so could Ravenclaw’s on the far couches and Hufflepuff’s on the closest couches to join me,” Julia said pointing to the right side couches.
“And Gryffindor’s meet over on the far left and Slytherin’s on the closest left,” he said pointing to the couch I was on. Everyone scrambled to the chairs and I said goodbye to Carolyn, as she made her way over to the other side. I felt someone slid in when Carolyn left and I turned around hoping for it somehow to be James, but it turned out to be Albus, his brother, my friend and the other sixth year Gryffindor prefect. Ever since I became pretty, Albus and I have been good friends. He’s always been nice to me.
“Hey Mae, how was your holiday?” Albus asked smiling at me.
“Yeah, it was really good! I spent most of it tanning in France!” I smiled showing him my successfully brown arms, “How was yours?”
“Ok, spent with the family, went to a few parties,” he said casually.
“James’ parties?” I asked suspiciously.
“Yeah, he threw one when mum and dad went to a Ministry function,” Albus answered, “Didn’t turn out good when they came home and there was crap everywhere,”
I laughed. James Potter was still the king of Hogwarts for his parties, and at every party he got wasted and apparently got with one girl.
“He had a massive hangover the whole time mum and dad yelled at him,” he laughed, “but I still got in trouble because I didn’t stop it,” he looked angrily at James when he said this.
“Well I bet you and Robyn had a lot of fun,” I giggled, winking at him.
At this though, he looked a bit nervous.
“Uh, Mae… don’t you know?” he stumbled.
“What?” I asked leaning forward, I loved gossip.
“Robyn and I broke up at the party,” he mumbled.
“Oh!” I shrieked. What? Robyn had loved Albus! “Did you break it with her or…?” I trailed off.
“She dumped me,” he admitted looking at his hands. I put my hand over his and looked him in the eyes,
“It’s ok Albus, you’ve got me! We’ll find you a new girl!”
“Ha ha… maybe,” he replied, “Anyway, I was wondering…”
“Albus Severus Potter, be quiet and listen to me!” a voice said. I looked up and it was James. God, why was he so perfect?
“Sorry James,” he muttered.
“For that, you and the other sixth year prefect have to lead the first years to the Gryffindor common room after the feast, where’s the other prefect?” he asked.
“Here!” I squeaked putting my hand up. He looked at me for a second, with a confused look.
“And your name is?” He asked. I couldn’t believe it. James had actually forgotten my name. Great. He won’t forget it after I’m done with him today.
“Mae, Mae Flick,” I said proudly, looking deep into his eyes.
“Mae Flick? I’ve never heard of you,” he muttered, “anyway you and Al are on first years,”
“THAT’S MEANT TO BE THE FIFTH YEARS JOB!” shouted Albus.
“Well, you yelled at me so now it’s yours,” James said smiling sneakily.
“Great,” Albus whispered quietly so only I could hear. I giggled.
“The rest of you are to tell the rest of the house the password ‘Devil’s Snare’ got it?” he asked. Everyone mumbled in agreement. “Good.”
James stalked off to talk to the Slytherin’s while we began to talk again.
“Stupid James, I’m going to hex him, I don’t care what mum says,” Albus muttered.
“I don’t believe he didn’t know my name!” I exclaimed.
Albus looked at me in surprise.
“Well, he only knows girls who are on his ‘to shag’ list, and I’m pretty sure you’re not on that list,” Albus said.
“Everyone’s attention please!” Julia shrieked at the front of the carriage, “Your all good to go, but please patrol the corridor every now and again, if there’s any troublemakers, just bring them to me or James, we’re free all ride so just drop in any time,” while Julia said this, she was eyeing a poor Hufflepuff fifth year, who looked so excited that he was going to wet himself.
“Bye guys!” James said as we all stood up. I began to move towards Carolyn as a hand grabs me around my wrist, Freddie Weasley, a cute Gryffindor seventh year- one of James’ mates and many cousins- who also has a huge crush on me. He had dark red hair, big hazel eyes and shiny white teeth. He could have been hotter than James, but these eyes found one man the most gorgeous of them all, and that man was James. I found Carolyn’s waiting eyes and I rolled them. She laughed and walked out the door, Freddie is someone who won’t let me go for a while.
“Hey Mae,” he said, still holding onto my wrist.
“Hey Freddie, how was your holidays?” I asked sweetly, trying to reclaim my hand.
“Fantastic, but I think that you should have been at some of those parties,” he answered, eyes shining.
“Well, I would have loved to come but France was calling!” I giggled.
“We’ll have to make up for that lost time then,” Freddie whispered, taking a step closer.
“Maybe,” I said, backing off.
Then James decided to appear.
“Freddie,” he said, slapping him on the back, “I’m going to see Alessandria,”
“Oooo,” Freddie yelled, “Have fun!” He winked.
WHAT THE HELL! JAMES POTTER WAS DATING ALESSANDRIA! I THOUGHT THEY BROKE UP!
“James, I thought you and Alessandria broke up?” I asked nervously.
“Yeah, we did, but we got back together at a party over the summer,” he admitted, grinning. Great, that’s definitely going to make it harder for me to get with James.
“That’s nice, she in the second last carriage,” I said helpfully, hiding the tone of annoyance in my voice.
“Thanks, you friends with her?” he asked.
“Yeah, can you tell them that I might not make it in till later? Freddie and I have to catch up on something,” I said sneakily, grinning up at Freddie. He looked extremely excited.
“OK, cool, bye Freddie, bye Mae,” he said walking off.
“Bye!” Freddie and I yelled after him.
After he left I grinned up at Freddie.
“We’ve got tons to catch up on,” Freddie smiled, taking a step closer, this time I didn’t object.
“We definitely do,” I said.
A/N: Please please dont hate me!! She isn't using Freddie! I promise you! Well I cant lie, but she does have those feelings in the next chapter but it does change! DONT HATE ME!
But I do hope you enjoyed this chapter! Next chapter will be up ASAP (as soon as this one has been posted)
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