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Chapter 2 : Trip to Diagon Alley
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He crept up to her bed and let out a mountainous growl. Harrie jumped straight up into the air.
"What was that for?" asked Harrie with a sumptuous amount of confusion on her face.
"It's time for us to pick up your school supplies in... DIAGON ALLEY!!!!" said Harry.
"Diarrhea Alley?" asked Harrie sounding even more confused than before.
"What! No! Dia... Gon... Alley," corrected Harry
"Oh! that stu... I mean that place where I'll be getting my required books and equipments for school," She said quickly.
Harrie looked at her father's face which was gleaming with joy. She knew that she could not just tell him no. He looked extremely happy standing there. It was almost as if he were her and it was his first day going to Diagon Alley. She did not want to say anything at all, but she had to say something because the silence was making her nervous. "Wow! That would be wonderful, Dad! I can't wait," she lied.
Wait, was the exact thing that she could not do. "Well in that case," said Mr Potter. He pulled the blankets off of the bed, lifted Harrie up from atop the bed, and threw her into the bathroom. "We'll just have to get ready, get dressed, and get out. Now!" yelled Mr Potter as he slammed the bathroom door.
"Why would I have said anything that I knew I would someday regret?" she asked herself as she sat in the bathroom. "Oh, I know why. Because I am stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, and last but definitely not least, STUPID! she yelled the last word so loudly that her gums began to bleed because she was flossing at the same time.
"Did you say something, Dear?" asked Luna on the opposite side of the bathroom door.
"No, Mum, 'course not," she lied as she cleaned her ears with a huge ball of cotton.
"Okay," said Luna sounding curious.
"Okay, now I lied to both of my parents in one day!"
"Harrie, what the hell is going on in there?" yelled Harry from downstairs.
"No, Nothing at all, Dad," she lied again.
"Good, hurry up!" he yelled.
"I lied again! I can't believe this." She stepped into the shower and began to wash. "I can not mess up at Diagoon Alley... no Diary Alle... that stupid place today."
* * * * *
Harrie got out of the bathroom with her black blouse and black skirt and her Hogwarts robe on, to see both her parents, Nora, Michael, and another boy with sandy brown hair all seated by the fireplace. Nora was wearing a black skirt with a grey blouse under her Hogwarts robe. Michael was wearing the usual baggy jeans with a blue t-shirt under his robe. The sandy brown haired boy was Sean Finnigan, Michael's best friend since they were seven-years-old. He wore the exact same thing as Michael but with a red t-shirt instead.
"It's about time you got here, we've been waiting forever!" said Sean with a grin. Sean Finnigan was a boy who always liked to joke around. Although he was poor, he always had a big smile on his face everytime Harrie saw him.
"Sorry I took so long, but why are we all standing by the fireplace?" asked Harrie curiously.
"Because we need to travel by floo powder," explained Micheal who was holding out a bag of what looked like to Harrie, sand.
"Floo Powder, what is that again?" asked Harrie. She looked at her parents who both looked very surprised.
"Floo Powder is what wizards and witches use to travel by fireplace. Haven't you learned this?" asked Nora.
"Yeah, but I forgot how to use it." lied Harrie. She knew that she had never paid any attention to her parent's teachings about magic.
"Here let me show you, you stand here in the middle of the fireplace, you grab some floo powder, like this, and you say clearly where you want to go and you throw it down. Like this, DIAGON ALLEY!" explained Sean. He forcefully threw the powder down, a rush of green fire lashed out from the fireplace and he swirled around and disappeared.
"Wait! I cant even say the word correctly, not even once," said Harrie who was turning as green as the flames.
"Diagon Alley," said Nora slowly.
"How about this, all of us, except Mr Potter go before her and she will probably know the words by then," suggested Michael.
Everybody agreed. Nora went first, she stepped into the fireplace, pulled some floo powder from the bag and yelled, "DIAGON ALLEY!" She disappeared. Next Michael and then Luna followed. At this point, Harrie thought she would die. She had no clue how to say it at all.
"Why don't you know how to say it. I've taught you..." Harry paused. He saw the frightened look on his daughter's face. "Nevermind, just remember, DIAGON ALLEY!" yelled Harry "Go on."
Harrie slowly walked into the fireplace, she then grabbed some floo powder from the bag, and suddenly she blurted out, "DIAGON ALL...!" She knew at that point she had said it wrong because she didn't finish. Right before she began to spin she saw her father's face go into tears. Questions ran through her mind as her spine tingled from a cold sensation."What's going to happen to me?" "Am I going to be spinning like this forever?"
Then suddenly, she landed in a small store with a loud BOOM. She got up and wiped some ash off from her blouse.The store was very small with potions everywhere. She looked around and saw the doorway leading toward the outside. As she headed toward the exit, she saw many different potion ingredients, such as, hair of a werewolf, sweat of a ghost, vampire's fang, earthworms, and even human fingers. She opened the door to find that something miraculous had happened; she made it to Diagon Alley safely and Luna, Sean, Nora, and Michael were all sitting at the corner of the street. "MUM! NORA! MICHAEL! SEAN! I did it!"
"Oh! Harrie! Thank goodness," exclaimed Luna joyfully. She got up and ran to give her daughter a big hug.
"Harrie you're okay! We were so worried," Nora exclaimed as she got up and hugged her best friend.
"Yeah, we thought something horrible had happened to you," said Michael as he wiped a tear from his eye.
"You're okay and that's all that matters," said Sean with a smile.
"Thanks guys, I thought something would've happened to me too," said Harrie.
"Why do you say that? We thought you didn't say it right," asked Nora.
"I didn't finish saying it," explained Harrie with a confused face,"Why do you ask?"
"Because if you made it here, you had to be confident and... WAIT!... you didn't finish?" asked Nora.
"No, why?" asked Harrie nervously.
"Because it's supposed to be said clearly and thoroughly, how did it happen? How could it happen?" asked Micheal with a questionable look upon his face.
"Perhaps, and I may be wrong, but, perhaps it was by magic," said Luna.
"I don't know any magic, Mum, not yet at least," exclaimed Harrie.
"No, not by you but by someone else," explained Luna.
"But who, Mrs. Potter," asked Sean with concern.
"Maybe, by someone that uses bla...." Just before Luna could finish, Harry came up out of the blue; he had tears all over his face and he had extremely watery eyes; He looked as if he were crying for days, he had smudged ash marks all over his face from the tears. "Where's Harrie, is she okay, is she alright, where is she, where is my daughter?" asked Harry frantically.
"I'm here, dad! I'm fine!" exclaimed Harrie with tears.
"Oh, thank goodness, my daughter is safe."
"Well, forget it, I'm fine so let's just get these school books and stuff and then we'll get out of here," said Harrie sarcastically as she started running toward the bookstore called Flourish and Blotts. She took out her list of needed items and read the following:
of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)
by Miranda Goshawk
Hogwarts: A History the Revised Version
by Mrs. Hermione Weasley
Magical Theory by Aldalbert Waffling
A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration
by Johnson Googlebott
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions Version 666666
by Balimus Buttonion
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by Joann Trbley (muggle)
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection (Even Though You Can't Get a Job!)
by Serverus Snape
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
1 protective sword
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a rat OR a toad
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS
Harrie muttered to herself, "Rubbish."
"Did you say something, Dear?" asked Luna with a smile.
"No, Mum, I was just looking at all these great and interesting pieces literature," she lied.
"That's great, Harrie, lie to your parents s'more," whispered Nora to Harrie.
"Shutup, I can't tell them; not yet," whispered Harrie back to Nora.
Harry walked to them with a stack of books. "Hey, everyone, I've got the books they cost ten sickles each... and that is all I have, so we'll have to head over to Gringotts after I buy this," said Harry as he gave the books to the store clerk.
* * * * *
Everybody headed out of Flourish and Blotts and started toward a large white house that looked lopsided.
As they reached the double doors of Gringotts, Sean saw an interesting looking creature and shouted, "Look a goblin!" The goblin was about a head size shorter than Harrie and it had very long fingernails and feet. As they passed and walked into the building, he bowed.
The inside of the building was beautiful with many chandeliers and gold floors. There were more goblins were sitting on high stools behind a long counter, scribbling in large ledgers, weighing coins in brass scales, and examining precious stones through eyeglasses. There were far too many doors to count as they went through the building. They all made for a large counter at the end of the building.
"Good morning," said Harry to the goblin at the counter. "We have come to take some money out of these childerens' safes."
"You have thier key, sir?" asked the goblin.
"Yes, sir, kids?" asked Harry to all four of the kids. Harrie, Nora, Michael, and Sean all handed him large keys. "Here you go, sir."
The goblin examined all four of the keys closely,"That seems to be in order," stated the goblin to everyone. "I will send someone to bring you to all of the vaults. You, come!" He called to a tiny goblin to come over to everyone.
"Follow me to the tracks," squeeked the tiny goblin. The group followed the goblin to a minor flight of stairs that lead to tracks with small carts with enough seats to fit two people and one goblin in each.
Two more goblins came down the flight of stairs and both sat in one each. Nora and Michael both climbed into the first cart with one of the goblins and Luna and Sean climbed into the other; both carts went out of sight. Harry and Harrie both climbed into the last cart with the tiny goblin and soon, they too had disappeared. Faster and faster the cart was going; Harrie began to see shades colours along the way down. Then suddenly, the cart screeched and went into a complete stop. There was an insignificantly horrible smell coming from the vault next to Harrie's as she and Harry stepped out of the oversized cart. The tiny goblin pulled the key out of the inside of his pocket and inserted it into the keyhole. He opened the door to reveal a sumptuous amount of gold, silver, and bronze coins. "Wow, is this all mine?" asked Harrie with interest.
"Yep, this is all yours," said Harry sounding glad to know she was interested. "The bronze coins are called Knuts, it takes twenty-nine Knuts to a silver Sickle, and seventeen Sickles to a gold Galleon," he explained. Harrie ran into the vault with excitement and a gigantic smile on her face. She the least amount of conception that she had owned this sumptuous amount of money inside her Gringotts vault. Harry helped her gather the correct amount of coins to aid in assistance for Harrie to have the ability to buy her necessary equipments and in addition, assist her throughout her year at Hogwarts.
When they finished gathering enough coins, they headed toward the cart. "Could we go just a little bit slower? 'Cause I almost threw up last time," pleaded Harrie as she stepped into the oversized cart. "Nope, one speed only, sorry," replied the tiny goblin as he lifted himself onto the extremely large cart. Then, BOOM the cart had sped off and dissapeared into the frightenly dark, hollow cave.
* * * * *
Luna, Sean, Nora, and Michael all stood outside of the building waiting for Harrie and Mr Potter when they had arrived. "Hey, guys!" shouted Harrie as she ran quickly toward everyone. "Hi!" said everyone to Harrie and Harryas they came closer toward them.
"We've bought all of your equipment, except for, your wand, with my leftover coins," said Luna with a beautiful smile. This smile made Harry's smirk turn into a smile. His wife was very shy, but she could have told him that she had some money.
"Okay, then, let's get our wands!" exclaimed Harrie making Nora, Michael, and Sean confused.
"I thought you hated everything about this trip," whispered Nora to Harrie who was looking extremely anxious.
"I think I might give magic a chance, I mean, how bad can it be?" asked Harrie in whisper to Nora and the others. Nora, Michael, and Sean all smiled at the fact that perhaps Harrie will begin to take an even deeper liking in magic.
CHAPTER THREE IS ON ITS WAY, BUT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT IF YOU DON'T R&R.
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