Chapter 6 : Hogsmeade, Butterbeer and Avoiding Howlers
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It’s been two weeks since I stopped talking to my family - and I'm missing them. Don't get me wrong, I love my new friends but they don't know me. Not the real me anyway. Alice is amazing and she's the only one I could talk to about anything - but she thinks I should forgive them. The funny thing is I want to too.
"Oh my merlin I can't believe I'm going to Hogsmeade with Lorcan – it’s like all my dreams have come true!" Its eleven o'clock on the Hogsmeade trip day. Alice and I have dates with our boyfriends and are getting ready.
Alice is curling her dark brown hair with her wand. She’s wearing dark denim jeans and a loose white top from a muggle shop called, ‘Hollister’. Seriously those muggles come up with some strange names.
I'm wearing black jeggings with a pink knitted jumper - Nana Weasley didn't make it - and pink trainers. My hair is straightened and I have removed the green streaks - thanks to a spell invented by Teddy.
We’re both wearing light make-up, unlike some people - cough Rose - with pink lip-gloss. At eleven thirty we head down to the entrance hall to meet up with Lorcan and Oli.
Oli is wearing denim jeans, with an un-tucked blue shirt that compliments his eyes. Lorcan is wearing something similar but a green shirt instead because of his green eyes.
Although it’s October it’s been snowing already and the path to Hogsmeade is covered with snow. When we finally arrive in Hogsmeade, Oli and I part with Alice and Lorcan. Finally, Oli and I are alone.
"The Three Broomsticks?" Oli asks and I nod.
The Three Broomsticks is the most popular place in Hogsmeade - apart from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. The place is packed as we enter. I spot a table near the window and head over there.
"What drink do you want?"
"Butterbeer please." He nods and disappears into the crowd of third years. Rather him than me.
"Lucy." I look up and recognize the strawberry-blonde hair. Ah, Dom Weasley.
"What do you want Dominique?" I ask with a sigh.
"So you want to be like that then Lucia." Dom says matter-of-factly.
"That's not my name, remember I'm adopted."
Dom sighs, "Do you remember when we were little? People used to think we were twins because we looked so similar. And I'm only two days older than you. What they said was a lie, a rumour. Do you really think I wouldn't tell you? What Al said was wrong, he admitted it. But please, don't blame our whole family because of a simple mistake."
I take a deep breath and the anger and coldness leaves me. "Okay." Dom hugs me tightly.
"Come on!" she says, trying to pull me up.
"Umm, Dom I'm sort of on a date."
Her jaw drops, into a comical 'o' and her eyes widen. "Who?"
"Me," Oli says and Dom whips round.
"Oh hello handsome." She turns to me and drops her voice down to an exaggerated whisper. "Wow Lucy, get in there girl. I'll leave you two lovebirds to it." With a wink she turns and walks away from our table.
I face-palm, merlin I have embarrassing cousins.
"You must be joking!"
"Nope," I say, popping the p. "Lucia Nymphadora Weasley is my full name."
Oli starts laughing. "And I thought Oliver Fred Wood Junior was bad." I lightly slap him on the arm and he laughs even more.
We're walking around Hogsmeade and I’m holding onto his arm. We pass Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and I drag Oli into the shop. The bright colours, the loud sounds, the strange smell - all memories of my childhood.
I feel like I’m being squished by a thousand men, but in reality it’s just Al and Fred.
"Can't.... Breathe..." They automatically let go.
"I knew you'd come round eventually!" I frown at Fred. "Not that you're a pushover or anything!" he says hastily.
I smile and say, "Joking!" They burst into laughter and Oli holds my hand.
"Who's this?" Al says, suddenly defensive as he catches sight of Oli.
"Oli, meet my sometimes mental cousin Albus Severus Potter." Al winces at the use of his full name. "Al meet Oliver Wood Junior, my boyfriend."
"Boyfriend? No, no way Lucy you are not having a boyfriend! You’re my baby cousin!" I knee him in groin and he doubles over in pain.
I kiss the top of his head, "Love you really!" I pull Oli out of the Shop and run through Hogsmeade, laughing hysterically.
The red envelope arrives at the Gryffindor table the next day.
"Uh oh, it’s a howler," Fred says panicking.
"Everyone, down on the floor – it’s a Weasley howler!" Dom yells. Everyone drops down to the floor, even the teachers. Everyone is scared of a Weasley howler. I gulp and slowly open the envelope.
"LUCIA NYMPHADORA WEASLEY!! HOW DARE YOU GET INTO ANOTHER FIST-FIGHT WITH SOMEONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY’RE IN SUCH A FRAGILE WAY!?" Rose, fragile? Ha-ha, nice joke Mum. "YOU ARE FORBIDDEN TO COME HOME IN THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!" Nice to feel welcome. "IF YOU STEP ANOTHER TOE OUT OF LINE I WILL COME INTO HOGWARTS MYSELF!!"
With that the Howler disintegrated in a puff of smoke. Slowly everyone reappeared.
"Wow, why is your mum so angry?" Alice asks.
Dom replies, "She's going through menopause."
A/N: Hello amazing readers (and hopefully reviews *hint hint*). Soo... Chapter six, did you like it? Couple of questions:
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How do you feel about the big forgiving moment?
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