A/n: here is another chapter for you guys, hope you like it.
I woke to the sound of my alarm ringing noisily at four o'clock in the morning. It was at this time when I regretted taking the job at the station. I quickly had a shower then dressed in my skinny jeans and lavender coloured top. My mobile rang and I quickly answered seeing it was Amy.
"I'm leaving the house right now, Amy," I told her.
"I know that, C. I was just calling to remind you that today is the interview with James Potter," Amy said. As if I could forget, it was the interview that kept me up most of the night. James Potter had been all over the news since joining Puddlemere United. It was no secret that he was the new Quidditch hero of our world and people wanted answers about the rumours that were spread about his life. I wasn't sure why he agreed to have an interview on our morning show. I mean he could talk to any of the news channels but he chose ours, on the start of the new term at Hogwarts, and that was huge.
"I know, Amy, which is why I'm on my way so early," I say as I walk out of my front door, locking it behind me. After graduation, I had left home because I wanted to be independent. I wanted to have the freedom of being an adult who could take care of herself. Lily and I had made the decision of living together in a flat which was affordable if we both shared the rent. But she had recently moved out due to that Scamander asshole and I had no other choice. I couldn't just ask Louis or Hugo to come and live with me, I mean they were working fine together and didn't want to take the wrath of Natalie Finnegan, my other friend. She and Hugo had been dating for two years and things had been going smoothly. Ron had been shocked when his son had told him that he was dating Seamus and Lavender's daughter.
"Alright C, see you when you get here," Amy said before hanging up.
I needed to make a quick stop at my favourite diner. I swore they served the best coffee in all of London. When I quickly apparated near the area as it was a muggle café and entered, wearing my baseball cap pulling my hair through the opening. I loved my job and the Wizarding world but hated that we looked so different from the muggles. I always wore something like this cap to blend in with them. I looked at myself in the mirror and figured that no one would notice anything out of the ordinary. Then I rushed to go inside before Amy could call me again. I walked in and was greeted by the owner who knew what time I came in like clockwork.
"Hey Em, how are you this morning?" I asked him as I walked up to the bar. He smiled at me and already started making my coffee even before I asked for it. I drank quickly and apparated to my office.
If I could describe today's work in one word, it would be chaos. Everyone was moving here and there finalizing all the necessities to make this show a success. I went to the reception and tapped Shelly on the shoulder; she was so busy on the phone.
"Don't work so hard, everything is going to be fine," I reassured her.
"C, you need to be at the studio in twenty-five minutes to start the show," she told me. I waved my hands telling her I already knew.
"I'm good. Why you are in such a jovial mood? It seems like in a few minutes you are going to scream like a banshee," I joked but stopped when I saw her face.
"What's the matter?" I asked, getting nervous at seeing her expression.
"Everything is ready, it's just I can't seem to get hold of Mr Potter." She said, her voice no more than a whisper.
"WHAT!" I exclaimed and she looked at me, silently telling me to keep my voice down. "Where the hell is that guy, that you can't get in touch with him?" I asked, becoming anxious now, if he didn't come then it was going to a big case and the reputation of our station could go down.
"I really don't know, I've been trying for two hours," she replied and I took out my phone and called Albus.
"Hey, Al," I said when he someone answered.
"Hey, C, it's Scor. Al is in shower," he replied.
"It's an emergency. Tell him to call his big-headed brother. Today is the big interview and we can't get hold of him at all," I told him seriously and I thought he understood my pain, so he gave the phone to Albus.
"Al, call your brother right now and tell him to get his ass in the office otherwise believe me when I say I am going to beat the shit out of him when I get hold of him," I literally shouted at him.
"Don't worry, I'll call him now," he said before ending the call. I called Lily, hell even Ginny but they didn't know where he was either.
"C, we have to be on the air in five minutes," Shelly said and I took off to the studio. I had no idea what I was going to do if he didn't come. James Potter was going to pray that he had never asked for this interview.
"Good morning, guys and the best of luck to all those people who are going to start their first day at work and a safe journey to all the students who are starting school. I am your host Ciara Jordan and you are listening to the Witching hour at WWN." I said as Shawn just sat and watched me, not able to say anything.
"Guys, yesterday I told you that today we were going to invite none other than the famous James Potter of Puddlemere United for an interview. He is twenty-two, single, the son of the famous chosen one himself, Harry Potter and the most famous journalist of our time, Ginny Potter." I explained all about him trying to hold on as much as I could but Shelly shook her head when I looked towards her, there was no news on the whereabouts of the idiot.
"Well guys, I know you've been waiting for quite some time but I'm sorry to say that it seems Mr Potter hasn't been able to make it. Our assistant has been trying for two hours to contact him but our famous friend doesn't seem to be ready to show his face. It is very disrespectful, you know that yesterday we confirmed about the show and today unfortunately there won't be a show. Even his manager hasn't been in contact with us. Knowing his reputation, I think he must be sleeping through a very bad hangover," I said faking enthusiasm, ready to play the music but Shelly shook her head to stop me as Nicholas, our manager came and gave me the green light. Shawn took off not wanting to have any part in this and I wasn't going to stop now.
"Well, I guess you all have heard the rumours about him, his relationship and his working style and no one has been able to say anything. But I think it isn't good of him to make you all wait like this. He should respect his fans because without all of you he would be nothing."
"Success comes with pride and arrogance and this ego of his makes one think that he is above all. So let me ask you something, is a player good enough when he doesn't give a shit about you when you all worship the ground he walks upon? A person only becomes famous by his fans and if he doesn't appreciate them then these fans have the power to bring him down. So call me if you want to tell me your thoughts about him or to ask him something. But first let's hear 'Potion in the Cauldron' from the Weird Sisters before we start the calling session." I took my headphones off.
"You know that this is a big mistake you are making and he could sue you right?" Nicholas said. I nodded
"I don't have much money and my salary is low so he won't be getting that much from me," I said, winking at him and he laughed knowing I was not going to stop now.
I could remember my first show like it was yesterday.
I had joined as an assistant to Amelia; she was the assistant producer for the show and had been promoted to producer. She was in Ravenclaw in the year above me and we became best friends since my first year but she had transferred to France after her fifth year and this company was owned by her uncle.She was working hard as she would have to lead it someday. She trusted me and gave me the job. I was paid well and the salary was enough to pay for my internship and half of the rent. We had ten minutes before we went on air and Grace, our host was throwing a tantrum.
"Damn it Shelly. Knock for once!" Amy yelled.
"I'm sorry, Amy, but I think you should know Grace refuses to go on air," Shelly said and Amy practically lost it.
"What the hell do you mean that damn brat refuses to go on air?The show starts in fifteen minutes!"
"I know, but she said something about not being able to work in these conditions."
"Ugh!" Amy growled then stormed out of the room with Shelly and me close behind her. Amy walked up to Grace's room door and began to bang on it repeatedly.
"Grace, open this damn door. NOW!" Amy yelled and I looked at Shelly as we both shared the same scared look.
"Amy you can shout as much as you want, but I'm not going out there. No one appreciates me here and I'm going to make your dumb ass's regret it!" Grace yelled back and Amy kicked the door this time. "I swear to God, Grace if you don't open this door and get out here I will kick your ass!" Amy shouted. This time the drama queen didn't respond but the door didn't open either. Amy banged on the door again and I tried to get her attention.
"Amy, stop before they have to call security."
"This is my job on the line. I waited three years to finally be able to produce my own show and now that I am here doing it she wants to pull this shit!" Amy yelled and I flinched.
"Amy, I can do it by myself," Shawn said and Amy shook her head. "No, you can't do it without a co-host," Amy told him before kicking the door again.
Amy then looked at me with pleading eyes. I knew that look and I shook my head. "C, please, you already know what is being discussed today, and you know your stuff. Please one day, just one day," Amy begged and I shook my head again.
"Amy, I'll lose my nerve. I mean what the hell would I say?" I asked her. Amy took a deep breath. "Just comment like you did in school, and then state your opinion on what the topic is."
"Amy, that was school, this is the whole Wizarding world, and I just can't."
"C, please, I will never ask you for anything else I swear. You would be saving my ass right now, please," she begged. I looked at my best friend and couldn't say no to her again. "Alright, what do I have to do?" I asked and she jumped up and down. I entered the studio and sat with Shawn. He gave me a smile which came out as a grimace and told me to relax. We were going to fuck it.
"Good Morning!" I and Shawn said at the same time. "Guys, this beautiful woman next to me is Ciara and she will be filling in for Grace today. Ciara, it's great to have a fresh voice around here. Nervous?" he asked me and I smiled.
"Yes,I am actually."
"I'll take it easy on you then," he said and then laughed as if he had told a joke. We started off with reading the teleprompter and I tried to stay focused and not become too nervous. When we broke for the first song, I looked at Amy.
"Amy, how am I doing?" I asked knowing I was very nervous and whether it was showing over the radio in my voice.
"You are doing great, next is the calling session, just say what you think I know you are good with replying," she encouraged me and smiled. When it was time to talk opinions I started to get nervous, afraid of what people would think about what I had to say. The others held their thumbs up telling me to relax.
"Hey, Shawn and Ciara, I'm Mandy from London. I wanted to ask what's your opinion on muggle music which is becoming famous in our world? I noticed that you just played a muggle song a few minutes ago," she said.
"Well Mandy, I know our world is not that familiar with muggle music but let me tell you, I think muggle music is awesome. Even thoughwe are sometimes prejudiced against them these guys have so many different types of music and their lyrics can touch your heart." I replied, this was coming easily to me.
"Are you a muggleborn?" she asked.
"No, I am not but that doesn't mean I don't know that my muggle best friend's mum is muggleborn and I have spent so much times in her home and learnt so much about the muggle places. I live in a muggle apartment," I told her. Amy's mum was a muggleborn so she was familiar with muggle things.
"But even today people don't like it," she said.
"I think the people you are talking about are certain Purebloods.If you are saying that and I cordially invite any wizard who thinks that the muggle thing is rubbish, then tell them that we work with magic and cook our food and even apparate but muggle's have their own measures too. Try riding a bike and if you don't love it then I think you are a stuck up ass," I ended the call and turned to the others.
"Ciara, that was amazing! I mean great job really," Shawn said and I blushed again. I went through some more calls before closing the show.
Nicholas told me that I was going to replace Grace. The extra money was going to go towards saving for my future house which I wanted to buy someday but now it was going to be used for the rent. Argh.
I knew that the reviews were going to go to a high peak today as I had just told everyone about James Potter's shit but I didn't give a damn about him. I mean he should respect the deal he had made, but he was a lazy egoistic person. I couldn't say how he had changed; I mean his family was so sweet and kind.
After the break, I took the first call.
"Hey this is Mia. Don't you think it's rude what you are saying? I mean he could be really busy or there might be an emergency. Do you think that people are going to believe you?" She asked nervously.
"Mia, is it sweet heart? Maybe it is rude but if Mr Potter is busy or in an emergency I think it's his responsibility to inform us of this, not leave us hanging. He promised not just us but all of you that he was going to talk with us. I am sure many people are disappointed. And on topic of belief, this is just my view, not even our company is involved. I am sure I will be hearing from him or his manager soon but I want to ask why then and not now. I am leaving it to you to what you think about this."
I left the office after the calls were finished. One caller accused me of making the interview up and I told him to fuck off. As I made my way to St Mungo's many people glared at me while others just stared, I guess they had all heard the show today.
"Is it wrong of me that I am happy you kicked my cousin's ass in front of the whole world?" Roxy asked. Roxanna was one of my favourite people, her dad George and my dad were best friends and I knew her family as much as I knew the Potters. She was part of the Potter and friends group and if she didn't give me the dirty glare then I knew I was fine.
"Thanks, for not killing me," I said and she laughed. "It's not your fault, he is an ass but I can't believe you said that in front of the whole world. I mean this is huge," she warned me.
"I was just angry and let him come, I think you guys will support me," I said, winking at her and she smiled.
"I won't let him sue you but I can't guarantee that he won't do anything." She raised her hands in defence.
"I can handle him. Besides, what the hell he can do?" I said.
It was later that I regretted saying it.
If I had known where it would lead, I would never have agreed to do the show in the first place.
A/n: did you like the chapter? i know it looks like she hates him, but she just doesn't like him because he hung up on them. What you think about Amelia aka Amy, she plays an important role. tell me your views.