Chapter 2 : Welcome to the Group
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There was something exhilarating in the atmosphere that sparked the liveliness out of me. I sniffed the air hesitantly as a precaution. In some strangely weird way, it smelt oddly wonderful.
I know what you’re thinking. What a crazy, wacko girl who’s spending her morning’s smelling the air, but it truly helps. The scent of the air really informs you how the day is going to turn out.
Right now i could smell the smoky burning of the logs in the warmth giving fire and the freshly, toasted bread which was burnt perfectly to the crisp. Do not judge me, i love burnt toast! I guess cancer is coming my way.
“Argh! For the hundredth time, I am not a murderous Slytherin out to get you! I’m the awesomest Ravenclaw you’ll ever find.” I headed towards Dom who was absolutely livid with the Gryffindor’s that surrounded her.
“Forgive my friend.” i interrupted. “I can assure you that she has no intentions of harming you. ” I watched their expressions lighten up.
As they walked out of the room Dom faced me pouting adorably. “Why would they think that of me?”
“Dom it’s not their fault you like that.” She ignored my completely hilarious joke and glowed brighter than the sun. Maybe i exaggerate a tiny bit. The sun is extremely bright! Due to Astronomy I know that! You’d go blind if Dom was that bright. Ok, as bright as a lightbulb. Dom gleamed as bright as a lightbulb. Anyways... back to Dom, who was currently grinning so widely, that her mouth would probably tear apart.
“What’s got you in such a cheery mood?” I questioned crossing my arms and examining myself. “Is it me!” I screamed, running my hands over my face and arms. “I swear to merlin, I’ll curse Cameron if he did anything to my face!”
“No silly. It’s much better than your face.” Thanks Dom, love you too. “I heard from Nott who heard from Brown, who heard from Clark, who heard from...”
“Oh my god! Get to the news already.” I interrupted, knowing that Dom would keep going forever.
“Ok.” She held my hands and jumped up and down. “There’s rainbow jello at Breakfast!”
“No way!” I squealed, jumping with her.
Jello was only served once a year at Hogwarts, and boy they were amazing. You could never get these Jello anywhere else.
“We have to get there before the others get to it.” Dom exclaimed, plunging me towards the Great Hall, where we found Cameron already seated at the Gryffindor table with Daniel right in front of him.
“Morning girls.” Cam and Dan greeted already having the plate of Jello prepared for us.
“Saved you guys a plate.” Cam informed, passing us the plate. I smiled and took a seat next to Cameron who eloped me into hug.
“I never get hugs.” Daniel complained in a unpleasing manner. Pieces of toast stuck out from the corner of his mouth and juice dribbled aimlessly down his chin.
“Ew.” I tossed him several tissues.“You expect me to hug you when you resemble the giant squid!”
“Technically, ” Dom objected. “Since you and Dan are twins and you guys have similar features. You just said you resembled Dotty.”
“You named the giant squid!” Cameron laughed at Dom who shrugged her shoulders and went back to absorbing the knowledge in her books.
Damn Dom and her knowledge. “Me and Dan look nothing alike!” I argued, pushing my bangs away from my eyes.
“Right!” Dom, Dan and Cam muttered in-sync.
“I’m surrounded by buffoons.” I sighed, leaning against Cameron’s shoulder.
Stroking my hair soothingly he pushed the Jello towards me. “Eat up Ape.”
While Dom and I dug into the jello, Dan and Cam went back to their conversation about... something. I can assure you that it was not interesting at all, so don’t worry about it.
No one seemed to have noticed the seat opposite from me suddenly become occupied by a certain James Potter. “Greetings everyone.”
I glanced up with my mouth full of jello and stared right into the enchanting, gorgeous eyes of freaking James Potter.
“Nice look.” he smugly commented, pointing at the jello sticking out of my mouth and slowly dripping down my chin.
Swallowing the jello in a hast, I watched with disbelief as Potter stacked his plate with food.
He glanced up at me raising his eyebrows in confusions. “What?” he questioned.
“Um, why are you sitting here?” I tried to be as polite as ever but it was clearly stuck at the back of my throat as my comment came out harsh and impolite.
He cleared his throat and smiled gently. “Eating.”
He was trying to be funny! “I know that, but why with us?” I fingered to the four of us. My patiences was rubbing away.
“Honestly, I came to uncover the mystery of what your name is.” he smirked and popped a grape into his mouth, chewing on it delicately. “I won’t leave without making you tell me.”
“Ouch.” Daniel interrupted. “I thought you came because I was sitting here.” James gave him an amused look which made Daniel feign agony.
I was beyond furious. “Look Potter!”
“James. Call me James.” He was clearly laughing under that very attractive smirk that girls fell head over heels in love with, drooled all over for and followed him around a pet owl!
Others were staring at us clearly entertained, including Dom, who detached herself from her book! They couldn’t mind their own business. Seriously, at least try to cover it!
“Potter.” I emphasized harder. “You can’t just show up here whenever you like and pretend that we’ve been best buds since first year.” James stared at me intently, not breaking the gaze at all. I took this opportunity to start an eye contest to see who could last the longest without blinking.
The moment he blinked i patted my back and yelled. “Ha, i won! You lost Poo Potter!” Doing a mini dance with my arms, I realized that people (meaning everyone) including Potter was staring at me like i was a nut.
Clearing his throat and shaking his head he stated truthfully. Unless his eyes was adequate to lying. “I actually came here because Daniel was sitting here. We normally sit together. It only makes sense that i sit here.” Wow, that was.... normal.
Before I could even respond, “Morning everyone.” Fred came and squished himself between Cam and me, stealing my plate and filling it up with food.
“Hey!” I complained, reaching for my plate like a baby would to it’s toy.
“Hey April!” Fred sang, claiming my plate to be his permanently. “Do you know what I did last night?” I quizzically stared at him and allowed him to continue. “I looked up at the stars, and matched each one with a reason why I love you.” Dang, I should have saw that coming.
“Fred look.” I said pointing to the enchanted ceiling that had candles floating. “I’m matching the stars with the number of braincells you have.” he looked up, not hiding the confusion that etched across his child-like.
“There are no sta...” I watched as my insult slowly sunk into his brain.“Hey!” everyone cracked up laughing. Maybe i was right about his number of braincells. Remember to ask Dom later....
Feeling a tad pressed against Fred, I moved away from him, colliding straight into another person on the other side of me. Spinning my head around, I found Louis who sent me a wink. “Good morning beautiful.” he greeted, draping an arm around my shoulders and glancing at the people around him. “Not that i mind, but why are we sitting here?” he furrowed his brows and stared at James.
“That’s exactly what i’ve been asking?” I yelled, throwing my hands in the air with frustration. “I blame it on Daniel!” Everyone looked at Daniel who simply shrugged and continued eating his banana. “Stupid monkey!”
James chuckled and pointed at my with his fork. “We’ll I’m sitting here till she decides to tell me her name.”
“Why can’t you just ask someone?” I pointed out, grabbing a strawberry from Louis’s plate.
“Because no one wants to tell me.” Get use to it Potter boy, you can’t get your way all the time.
“I’m glad. You can’t always get it your way Potter!” I sent him a sly smile and watched as his smirk deflate. Ding,! An awesome idea popped into my incredible mind. “Let’s see how long it takes you to figure out my name!”
“April Rose.” Professor Mcgonagall called, handing me my timetable.
“0.1 seconds.” Fred informed, checking his imaginary watch on his wrist. “James wins.”
Damn! I cursed under my breathe and threw an apple at James’s head. He caught it without trouble and took a bite from it, grinning brightly. “You were saying... April?”
“Whatever.” I muttered, grabbing my timetable. “I’ve got to go. This was an interesting, yet torturous breakfast.” I got up ready to leave.
“I’ll come with you Ape. I’m done here.” Cameron came to my side and swiftly grabbed my hand, leading me away from the Great Hall.
“I’ll see you later Dom” I called out to Dom who was still busy sticking her nose in textbooks. Ravenclaws are such nerds!
Taking a quick glance over my shoulder, I locked gaze with those hazel eyes which were staring at me with curiosity. Raising my eyebrows at him, James simply laughed softly and waved me goodbye, deliberately biting another chunk out of the apple I tossed at him. I glared back at him which only made him laugh harder. This boy made me feel like a clown.
I headed to potions where the majority of the Wotters were already seated, claiming half of the seats in the class. Maybe i exaggerate a little bit.
Walking besides Cameron, we seated ourselves in the middle row. “I can’t believe you made Daniel teach you quidditch.” Cameron commented clearly surprised from Dan’s patience with me.
“I know right.” I was proud of myself too.
“Poor Dan.” I smacked him lightly on his arm. I could see clearly see he was just as proud.
A voice at the front caught our immediate attention and caused every voice to evaporate.
“Welcome back everyone.” the teacher announced. “I’m going to start with a simple sleeping draught today.” she flicked and swished her wand which distributed our new books to us.
“At page 240, the instructions are distinctly written” I picked up my potions book and flipped to the page. “Follow the instructions carefully and you’ll be finished in no time.”
I scribbled the notes the teacher wrote up on the board. After most of the students had copied the work, Mrs Driscoll addressed the class again.
“Before you leave into your respective areas, I’d like to announce your partners for the year.” I drew in a breathe. I was always with Cameron, our old teacher- (who was too much of a push-over) allowed us to choose our own partners.
I pretended to cry when Cameron got partnered with Ally Jones. He smiled disappointedly and headed towards his partner. Stupid blondie! Stole my partner. I take that back, she could be good-natured, kind-hearted, polite, funny....
I finally came to a decision to relax and stop complimenting Cams new partner who caught me smiling at her. She probably now thought that i was gay, not that i had anything against it.
I decided to keep happy thoughts and think positively. Everyone here was capable of being a friendly, hard-working partner.
“April Rose and James Potter.” I instantly regretted false thoughts that tried to comforted me.
Hearing that James Potter was partnered with me was like being stunned with Avada Kedavra. That would be my preferable alternative.
I could literally feel him smiling behind me, gloating at the unfortunate turn of events. “But Professor!” I objected.
“No changing seats Miss Rose.” she sternly interrupted.
Turning around feeling slightly depressed and defeated, i went to our table and hesitantly placed my books next to his.
“Well well, we meet again April.” I glanced at his cocky smirk and looked at Cameron from across the room who was happily following the instructions with his partner. Jealously hit my like a fist. There’s nothing you can do now! Be the sensible one Ape.
“Look Potter, i want to pass Potions like i have for every other year.” I informed firmly. “If i fail because of you, i swear i will curse you until your own mother won’t be able to recognize you.” Shut up! Sensible isn’t really my thing!
James snorted and jumped from his chair. “I guess we should get started then. Can’t get this pretty thing ruined.” he stated, pointing to his face. Now it was my turn to snort and follow him to the fetch the ingredients.
“Look Potter, it says to put two spoonfuls in!” I exclaimed, shoving the book in front of his bloody face. He was such a stubborn prat. “TWO! You dumped the whole bottle in!”
“I’m telling you Ape...”
“Don’t call me that!” I sneered, threatening the knife to his chest.
“April, we read the book incorrectly. We were supposed to put the plant in before the unicorn horn. We have to add these in now.” James grabbed the herbs and started throwing them into the cauldron, resembling a mad scientist on crack. All he needed was the evil laugh! “It’s working.” he screeched with delight.
“No it’s not!.” I grabbed an unlabeled bottle and threw in a handful of content into our muddy gunk which started to change to a rosy pink colour. I grinned with satisfaction, it was exactly the colour the book had described.
“Are you crazy.” James bellowed, grabbing the frogs eyeballs and dumping them with a splash into the cauldron. I gasped and pushed him aside, but he being stronger, pushed me without difficulties.
“Potter! The colour is nothing to what the book describes it to be.” I yell, pushing his shell-shocked face aside. As I followed his horror-struck eyes, I noticed the bubbles that were erupting hastily from our potion.
As Professor Driscoll came to a halt in front of our table with a thrilling expression, James and I took slow steady steps away from the table. We watched as the teacher smiled brightly, peered into our cauldron and studied our potion.
“Maybe you should step away Mrs...” James began to advise the teacher, but she cut him off abruptly. Oh no, this can’t end well!
“What are you guys up too?” Just as she finished that sentence, the moldy green potion exploded and drenched Professor Driscoll from head to toe.
“from the caldron.” James finished a tad late. Could have warned her earlier wanker!
Swiping the liquid from her eyes, I passed her a tissue which she grabbed roughly. Sneering at James and I, Mrs Driscoll spat menacingly, “Detention tonight, both of you.”
She turned on her heels and pushed her way out the door.
“We’re going to pass April. For sure we are.” James assured humorously. What a git!
“This was all your fault Potter.” I screamed, stabbing my finger into his chest.
“If you want to touch me just do it. No need to find an excuse.” he answered cockily, grinning crookedly back at me.
I growled and glared at him. “This is my first detention. I’ve never got one before and all because of your stupidity I’m going to fail potions!” I walked into the Gryffindor common room with Potter on my trail. “You big headed two face creature,” I accused, poking my finger at his direction, which he leaned back surrendering with his hands in the air. “You don’t even care! All you do is waste your time perfecting your face.” I fell on the couch at the Gryffindor common room, exhausted from yelling at him.
My head shot up as I heard the light sound of James’s laughter. “Your funny April.” he looked at me from under his eyelashes, smiling slyly. “I’m glad we met, this year is going to be so much fun with you around.”
I pulled myself up and snickered “Whatever Potter. As usual, I don’t know what your talking about.” I watched him lean back into his chair and inspect my every move. “Oh, and don’t expect me to be around.”
“But I will.” he replied grinning like a love struck boy. I didn’t even have an answer for him, i just stood glowering at him. It was now a daily activity for me to do around his presence.
“You should try for Quidditch.” he stated out of the blue.
“Huh.” I replied clearly not understanding the language he spoke.
“Try-out-for quidditch.” he broke down very slowly. “You know, the sport where you ride on brooms, throw the quaffle and...” he was sadly interrupted by the book I threw directly at his face.
Catching it on time his eyes widened. “See. you’d make a good chaser! You always aim perfectly at my face.”
“Anyone can throw Potter. Besides, Quidditch and I aren’t really best friends.” I lied, once again taking a seat on the couch.
I actually grew to love Quidditch over the summer, but I’ve heard enough rumors to know that having James Potter as your captain was living hell.
“I heard differently from your brother.” he grinned, knowing he had got me.
“Fine, I like to play.” I told truthfully. “But i can’t and won’t play because you’re the bloody Captain.” I blurted.
“What’s wrong with me?” he gasped, pulling out a mirror from his pocket and examining his face. Once again, he manages to prove that he owns an abnormally large head that matches to the size of his ego.
I raised my eyebrows and gave him the ‘Isn’t it obvious’ look. Sighing at his confusion I lamely rambled. “I just don’t want to Potter.”
Finding this discussion total waste of time and my precious breathe, i pulled out parchment and started with the two foot essay we were already assigned to complete.
“I guess you don’t have to then, if you’re scared” he muttered exceptionally loudly.
My head cracked up to meet his face. “Scared?” I questioned, managing to lift an eyebrow. OMG, wait till Cam sees this. That’s right Potter, I can do this too!
“Yeah, I understand that you’re scared of the crowds, the pressure, teachers and even me.” he shrugged his shoulders and got up from his chair.
“You think I’m scared of you?” I said darkly, placing my quill and parchment aside.
“You just said that you won’t play Quidditch if I’m the Captain and besides, it’s either that you’re scared, or you’re trying to resist my charms by keeping your distance.” My mouth hung open at the lack of braincells this guy had. I almost felt very sorry for him.
Smirking widely, James turned on his feet and made his move to leave.
“What time is the bloody tryouts James!” I demanded, halting him at the entrance of the common room.
“Change your mind so quickly.” he teased.
“I’m going to help set your mind straight. You’re delusional to think that I’m afraid of you and your conceited to think that I’m attracted to your charms.” I glowered at him.
“If you say so. We’ll just play along with your scenario for now. Quidditch tryouts are on Saturday after lunch. I’ll put you down for chaser.” He walked briskly out of the room, leaving me astonished. Kill him when you have the opportunity April!
“You did what?” Dom exclaimed at the Gryffindor table. Cameron scooted away from Dom and faced Rose who was in an intense conversation with her other cousin Albus. “Why would you do that? You don’t even know how to fly!” Dom patted my back soothingly.
“Actually Dom...” I tried to explain the situation where i did know how to play but Dom immediately cut me off.
“I know what to do. Dinner is about to start in ten minutes right?” I nodded and glanced at the empty tables around us. “I’ll quickly go to the library and borrow all the quidditch books they own.” before i could even stop her, she skipped out of the Great Hall bumping into James, who strutted in like he was some movie star.
Grabbing Albus who was seated next to me, i tried to hide behind his muscular body. I saw Cam from the corner of my eye smile amusingly while Albus tried his hardest not to laugh.
Albus helped by grabbing Dom’s robes and covering my body with it. Now i had my head in his lap and my feet on the floor covered in robes.
Surprisingly, it was comfortable.
“Hey guys.” James greeted gently. “Who you hiding there Al?” James questioned. Damn! Come on Al, think of something!
“Lily.” Albus covered smoothly. “She’s hiding from Lysander. Apparently he’s been following her everywhere she went.” A total lie nevertheless, but it was believable to James who was now furious.
“I’ll get that punk and throttle him till he never dares to look at a another girl again.” Argh, i warn every girl out there. It is NOT GOOD to have an older brother. If you do, prepare to die alone with cats.
Oh no, sneezy wheezy is coming. “Ahhh choo” I sneezed quietly under the robe. Quietly was an understatement, I’m sure Dumbledore could have heard it from his room.
“Bless you.” several voices blessed. I feel loved!
“Thank you...” Bummer. I heard footsteps approach and was suddenly exposed from Dom’s robes. Why Merlin, why me?
I hide my face in Albus’s lap and muttered. “You found me.” Fred who seemed to have appeared out of thin air, snorted.
“Ape! Are you hiding from me?” James smirked satisfied from the discomfort he caused.
“No.” I protested, my voice being slightly muffled since my face was on Al’s lap.
“Awe, don’t have to deny it.” He literally pushed Fred of the floor so he could sit himself next to me. “I know i have a huge effect on you.”
“I feel so loved.” Fred glared at James and moved over to sit next to Rose.
“We love you Freddy.” Daniel yelled from the entrance of the Hall.
I looked up and face Albus. “Does your brother have some kind of split personality disorder?” I was literally concerned. One second he was a pompous, the other second...
“I’m not sure about that, but Dad told me he was dropped as a child.” Laughter was written all over Albus’s soft features.
“HE LIED” James protested.
I looked at the mess around me. James was on my left while Albus on my right. Fred, Louis, Rose and Daniel in front of us and Dom running towards me with a pile of quidditch book in her arms.
Our group had obviously expanded permanently. Everyone else seemed to have noticed the sudden change and couldn’t stop watching curiously.
“By the way April, we have detention tonight.” he waggled his eyebrows and smirked. That prat! “You’ll be alone with me, try to control your urges.”
“Don’t do anything naughty behind my back” Fred warned earning a smack right on the head from my brother.
“Fred seriously, i will hex you if you keep hitting on my sister.” Daniel threatened darkly. GO DANNY! “And James, you are my best friend but i will kill you too.” James swallowed tightly and nodded. Yeah, get off my back!
“How did you get detention?” Rose questioned James.
“We blew our potion up into the teachers face.” James smugly replied. I can’t believe he was proud of it.
“It was bound to happen” Louis commented. “Did you see them during potions.”
“I blame it on April.” James replied, defending himself. What else did i expect from him.
“She was following the book instructions.” Cameron defended. I knew i loved him.
“So the game is all about scoring the most points.” Dom began, holding the book and stuffing it in my face. “And the team who catches the snitch wins.”
“But she placed the plants in too early.” James yelled, running his hands through his messed up murky hair.
“I guess you could be the chaser, you’ve always been good at throwing things.” Dom expressed.
“IT WASN’T MY FAULT!” James bellowed.
“You just need to throw the quaffle into the hoops.” Dom cheered. “You can manage that!”
I zoned every single person out of my mind and placed my finger tips lightly against my forehead. This was a mad house.
There was James, Rose and Cameron, who were arguing about the detention James and I were given. Then there was Dom, who was reading heaps of books, shoving them constantly at my face and teaching me how to play Quidditch which i already mastered to play. I was fed up!
I felt a gentle hand on my shoulder. I looked up and met Albus’s enchanting emerald eyes which were sketched with such worry. “Are you ok?” he whispered, staring intently at me.
“Your eyes are really pretty.” I blurted. What? They really were. I had pathetic brown ones. Majority of the population had them too!
He chuckled and smiled. “Thank you April” but the anxiousness crossed his face again and a frown appeared. “Are you ok though? You look like you’re sick.”
“No, I’m good. That’s just the effect James has on me.” he nodded and grinned.
“We are a loud bunch aren’t we?” we took a look at everyone and bursted out laughing. “They just really like you guys.” i refused to believe that, why would anyone like us? “You my dear, are going to have to deal with us now.” he pulled me closer and swung and arm around my shoulder. “Welcome to the group.” No, no, no, no. I started hyperventilating, sweating and imagining the worst from this situation i was in.
“You’re cheating on me with Albus!” I looked at Fred who pointed at Albus who smirked at me who sat there listening at the silence that ran through the Hall. In which everyone in the Great Hall heard Freddy’s outburst.
After a couple of minutes, whispers abruptly returned through the hall. No doubt rumors begun too. People were looking constantly at Fred, Albus and me.
“What the hell Fred?” I spat venomously at him.
“Whoops. Don’t worry, I’ll fix it.” Fred got up and stood on his seat. I’m sure he only had the intentions to make things better but of course being Fred, it had the opposite effect. “People of Hogwarts, I’m not with April Rose.” he bellowed causing blood to rush to my cheeks. “Don’t worry, I’m single! Oof.” I stood up and yanked him back down to his seat.
“Thank you Mr Weasley for informing us that. I’m sure we were all greatly worried that you were unavailable” Professor Mcgonagall announced. “Now if you don’t mind, let the feast begin.” Food appeared on the tables, causing everyone to dig in.
“It sounded more like a break up.” James whispered staring at Fred.
“I was trying to tell them we were never together.” Fred informed looking from me to James.
“Don’t worry about it Fred.” I smiled gently reassuring him. “People should learn how to mind their own business.” I grinned and started serving myself to dinner.
Looking up, i actually felt a sense of delight run through my body. Even though the Wotters had a tendency to be slightly annoying, they were still friendly and a pleasure to hang out with.
Laughter echoed through our new group as we talked, teased and argued. Glancing up from my food, i was surprised to lock eye contact with James who was staring back at me with a small smile on his lips.
“See something you like Potter?” I smirked, stealing one of his lines.
“Actually I do.” I raised an eyebrow up successfully. CHEER FOR ME! I did it again! He shook his head and smiled wider, taking a large bite from his chicken.
I simply shrugged and faced Louis who was arguing with Dom. Siblings!
My eyes widened as I noticed the time. We practically had two minutes to get to detention which was at the opposite side of the castle.
Quickly shoving all the food content down my throat, I grabbed James by his collar and dragged him out of the Great Hall.
“Oi!” he argued, pulling me to a stop right outside the Great Hall. “Calm down April.”
“Calm down! Calm DOWN!” I yelled. “We have less than two minutes to get to detention.” he simply stood there with his arms crossed grinning like some loon. “We are going to have to scrub the toliet if we don’t get there on time.” I exclaimed then gasped. “I can’t scrub the toliet.”
“Oh April. You’re adorable.” he claimed my hand with his and pulled me towards the potions room. Walking past several frames, he muttered to himself. “I’m sure it’s one of these.”
I squealed suddenly, when one of the portraits opened leading us into a dark tunnel. James chortled and pulled me inside.
“I can’t go in there.” I stepped back, refusing to move any further. “Spiders are everywhere! Especially in dark tunnels!”
“We are already late April. This is the fastest, best option we have left.” he held his hand and waited patiently. “trust me on this. No spider will touch you” I sighed and took his had hesitantly.
“If i get bitten..” he didn’t let me get the opportunity to finish the sentence as i was suddenly yanked on my hand. Detaching my hand from his grasp at the end of the tunnel, i looked up to see that we were right in front of the room. “I could have died.” I muttered, stepping away from the portrait that closed.
“ Paranoia Freak.” he whispered, rolling her eyes.
“What did you say?” I demanded placing my hands firmly on my hips.
“I said, let’s go before we become any later.” he lied.
“Mr Potter and Miss Rose, i was wondering when you were going to show up.” Professor looked up from her table and checked the clock. “Right on the dot.” she got up and placed a bucket in each of our hands. “Clean the trophy room for an hour.”
“An hour!” I yelled.
“Then you too will stay here till you successfully create the Sleeping Draught Potion.” she smugly replied.
“This is absurd!” I had things to do, a life to get too.
“Ok, let’s get started.” Potter exclaimed. Obviously he had no life to get back to.
As we reached the trophy room, I grabbed the cloth and squeezed the water from it. “Potter, how many times have you been on detention” I asked curiously.
“A couple.” he answered, siting down on the floor in an extremely comfortable pose. “I regret nothing.”
“Get your arse off the ground and help me Potter!” I shouted, spraying water onto him and awaking him from his thoughts. “If you don’t help then who knows how long we’ll be here for.” I glanced back at the door that was magically enchanted to open when we had cleaned every single trophy. “What if we die in here.” I squeaked. “I don’t want to die with you.”
I didn’t have to see him to know her was grinning at my tantrum. “Look, i know that we don’t really like each other at all. I don’t like you and you don’t like me” I explained.
I watch as a faint flicker of hurt etch across James Potter’s face, but was instantly hidden with a faint smile. Crap. I shouldn’t have told him the truth.
James reached for a cloth and began wiping the trophies at the opposite end of the room without a single comment.
This was how the first thirty minutes of detention passed. Silent, empty, unusual and awkward. The big fat awkward moment had arrived for me and i had to break it fast!
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