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Beyond The Veil by Secret Lily
Chapter 2 : Back to Hogwarts, for Both Worlds
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Beyond The Veil

Chapter 2- Back to Hogwarts, for Both Worlds

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Harry looked around and saw the scarlet steam engine he had been dreaming of for the last three months. The air was cool and September 1st was a new day. Harry Potter was a boy of seventeen, had just moved out of his aunt and uncle’s home, and was in his last year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He scanned the bustle of students around the train and spotted the Weasley family. He was lucky they all had bright red hair as it was easy to spot them in crowds.

He walked over to his second family and gave Mrs. Weasley a hug and Mr. Weasley a firm handshake. “You take care now, Harry dear!” Mrs. Weasley called after him. He walked onto the train after saying his goodbyes and smiled at Ron and Ginny Weasley. Ron Weasley was tall, gangly boy with a mop of red hair and a laugh that one could not describe. Ginny was Ron’s younger sister and was made a Gryffindor Prefect, alone with Ron, last year. Harry looked down at his new, shiny, Head Boy badge and gleamed. The three of them looked around the compartments and found Hermione Granger in one of them. They all took their seats and talked about summer vacation.

Hermione Granger was the cleverest witch of her year and also happened to have a secret and immense crush on Ron Weasley. Ron of course had no idea, but Harry knew since fifth year.

“So Harry, how was your summer?” Hermione asked him.

“I can actually say that I had a decent summer. Of course, I missed kicking Dudley around but I mean, who wouldn’t?” he replied sarcastically. His green eyes filled with laughter. It made the woman who was watching him smile.

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Lily had been watching Harry for a long time that day. Usually she left him be when he was around his friends, but this year he seemed so happy and alive. When Harry received the letter that made him Head Boy, Lily cried and James laughed, saying something along the lines of, “Always like his dear ol’ dad.” Sirius watched the gang he was familiar with. He knew they would be the ones to take down Voldemort.

“James, he is so happy. I sort of agree with Dumbledore’s decision to allow Harry to live on his own. It’s not like he can’t handle Voldemort if he arrived at his doorstep. Plus he’s using that charm we used on our house, except without the conniving traitor he led us to our death,” she said, feeling heat rise to her face.

Thinking of Peter Pettigrew always brought tension between the three.

“Honey, we’ve had this discussion many times. With Dumbledore as Harry’s secret keeper, there is no way Voldemort will find him,” James told his nervous wife. “Plus, he’s in school now.”

Lily nodded her head at James’ reassuring words.

“Wonder who the lady-friend he was telling Dumbledore about is?” James questioned.

“Oh, James. Leave the boy alone. He’s allowed to have a crush without his dead father knowing every detail,” Sirius said.

“True indeed, dear ol’ Padfoot,” James said, sighing.

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The compartment door opened and in entered Luna Lovegood, Ron’s girlfriend. She took a seat besides Ron and looked around at everyone. She didn’t seem to notice the looks Hermione was giving her, but Harry did. Harry thought Hermione should back off of Ron’s relationship with Luna as Luna was a very nice girl, a little odd at times, but nice.

Harry cleared his throat and made conversation. “So, Ginny, did you and Ron practice Quidditch over the summer?”

“We tried, but it was rather difficult as Ron kept singing Weasley is our King to me. It was quite funny but when you’re trying to pass him the Quaffle it gets irritating,” Ginny said matter-of-factly.

Hermione, who had been made Head Girl motioned for Harry to get up and follow her.

“We have to go and meet the Prefects,” she said. Ron, Ginny, and Luna also got up as the lot were all Prefects.

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“Ginny,” Lily said.

“Ginny Weasley? What about her?” Sirius asked Lily.

“She’s the girl. The one he likes,” Lily said with a sort of daze in her eyes.

“How do you know?” James asked, kind of annoyed that his wife figured the information out before he.

“He could have talked to Hermione earlier when she was looking at Luna funny, but no, he looked at Ginny, and he blushed when he did, so ha!” Lily said.

“Women,” Sirius muttered.

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“Ok everyone! Are there any questions?” Hermione asked the Prefects.

“Yeah, how did a filthy Mudblood like you get made Head Girl?” Malfoy sneered.

Ron jumped off his feet and pointed his wand at Malfoy, Harry having done the same.

“What did you call her Malfoy?” Ron bellowed.

“Drop it Weasel,” Malfoy said.

“Any other questions..” Hermione asked the Prefects, acting as though nothing had happened.

‘She’s going to be a great head girl, finally someone who can keep her cool.’ Harry thought.

“Ok, we were sent a list of passwords from Professor Dumbledore. Here are the passwords to each of your common rooms,” Harry said.

He and Hermione handed out the lists and looked around. Their job was done.

“Ok, you can leave everyone, unless you were planning on spending the rest of the train ride in this compartment,” Hermione said. Most of the students left. Harry and Ginny stayed behind.

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“Ah, ah, ah. Tension. I knew it, I am Lily Potter, the Goddess of the After-life,” Lily said.

“Oh whatever. I still think it’s Hermione,” James told his wife.

“Hermione? Oh, you have got to be kidding,” Sirius said.

He continued, “My bet is Cho Chang. The Ravenclaw girl who had to repeat a year because she missed one when her family moved to Asia.”

“I never liked that girl,” Lily said coldly. “She played with my son’s heart and he has the sense to drop her like a bad habit,” Lily continued.

“Trust me Lil, the boy was not depressed for days. My bet is still Hermione,” James said.

They continued bickering at each other, unaware of what was happening in the compartment they were focused on.

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“Ginny, how’s Dean?” Harry said awkwardly.

“He dumped me over the summer. By owl. What an ass, right?” Ginny said.

“Why did he dump you?” Harry said feeling his face burn bright red.

“I don’t know. I think it’s because he likes Parvati Patil, but that’s just me,” Ginny said, shrugging her shoulders.

“Trust me Parvati’s nothing special compared to you,” Harry said. He realized words were coming out of his mouth without his control.

Ginny blushed as red as the roots of her hair. She smiled at Harry. She said goodbye to him and left him feeling slightly dizzy.

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Lily just felt happiness inside. She had not lost her motherly instinct.

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