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andrea (or eva)
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I was walking back from school, a bright blue Eddie Bauer backpack with purple straps was on my shoulders. I carried a creamy yellow book in my hands called ''The Mysterious Benedict Society''. I was reading it, while chewing on my blue and flowers bookmark. I saw my friend walking with her brother and her parents on the opposite side of the street walking towards their house. I wave slightly at a girl dressed in a pink sweater with a green neck brim. She smiles. She was wearing blue and silver sneakers, fitting her absolutely pint-size feet. She was also wearing a skirt, hardly visible through the long sweater.

 

I knew something odd would happen once I got home. It was just one of those feelings. Like when you're about to do a play, and you have a feeling that your going to forget something, or that your gonna trip, or that you'll fall over the edge of the stage and break something. Well, it was that.

 

 

I kept going until I reached my house. I stepped onto the little stone tile wall and walked, made the curve avoiding the corner stone which is loose, and from two stone tiles on the wall, leaped to the wooden steps. I giggled, and ran up the rest of the way. I tried opening the door. Locked. I thought. Mom must be on her way back, or she's tricked me into using my keys...

 

 

As always when the door was locked, I would have to come in * through the alleyway, open the door to the backyard and use my keys (which, sadly, are attached to one of my inner pockets in my backpack, so I would have to lift up the bag to open the door). I stumbled through the alley, over bricks and wood. Finally I came to the orangey-red wood door to our yard. I stepped onto my two stacked bricks I used to open the door. I grabbed the handle and slid it across until I heard a click and the door slid open. I smiled and walked in, closing it behind me. I reached the stairs and lifted up my knapsack. I opened the little compartment where I keep my keys. I reached into the key spot, twisted and the door lock let go. I tucked my keys back into the compartment, zipped it shut, opened the door and walked in. ''Hello? Mom?'' I called into the empty kitchen. ''Mom! I'm home!''

 

I shut the white glass door behind me and flung my bag over my shoulder. I shook off my flip flops and walked up the stone steps out of the sun room and into the kitchen. ''Mom!!'' I yelled, anxiety gripping my heart like cold claws. This never happened before. I'd never been home alone after I came back from school. I would use my keys, but only because Mom would lock the doors by either accident or because she wanted me to test out or use my keys.

 

Obviously this was the solution to my feeling. Mom locked the doors. 

 

Suddenly I heard thudding down the carpeted steps leading upstairs and saw the familiar head of my mother peek through the wall. ''Oh. Did I lock the doors? Sorry. I guess I forgot! You know I'm so used to locking them because in the country we come from everyone needs to lock the doors or else the bandits...'' she said, but I stopped listening. My gaze was drawn to a small stack of papers in the dining room. I took out the case for my glasses, wiped them, stored then and left my bag in the kitchen and held the case in one hand. I left it on the dining room table, and reached for the little pile of papers. ''Anything in the mail for me?'' I asked, sorting through the sheets and envelopes.

 

''Well, yes... uh...'' she stammered, not knowing how to explain a scarlet envelope with my name on it. The red wax seal with the first letter of my Academy name was not broken, which means that my mother had not yet opened it.

 

I looked at the seal closer. It wasn't the initial of my academy. I went to Cherry Brooks, and this was.... the letter H.

The envelope was red, with a seal that had a H on it. I blinked. ''Mom...?'' I started to ask but realized that she was in an anxiety attack. She didn't have an anxiety disorder, she was just... well, anxious. I tore open the seal and carefully pulled out a letter. It was beige with swirls on it. I started to read...

 

Dearest Miss Reef Coralling,

We are joyous to have you as a future pupil here at Hogwarts. Today is your birthday, I presume?

You are turning eleven. Eleven is the age of discovery, the age when you discover your true powers. That little wizard inside you... Oh yes.

You are to come to Diagon Alley at midnight tonight.

Of course, to reach Diagon Alley you must be attended by a wizard. A full wizard. Your wizard will be Hagrid. Hagrid will take you to get your things at the Alley and then you will go to the Kings Cross Station to board a train and reach the school.

Regards,

Headmaster Dumbledore

 

 

 

I stared, utterly baffled at the letter. I heard hooting outside the house and, even more baffled, opened the front door to see what it was. An owl was perched on the mailbox. It tipped its head, as if to ask me if I had read the letter. I looked at it sideways. I nodded very slowly, as if my life depended on this very nod. My mouth was part-open so instead of seeing my lips you see my white teeth. I took slow breaths. I was about to explode. I was a wizard. A wizard. Correction, a witch. A witch. I'm a witch. My thoughts were all so tense I thought I might pass out. As I felt myself begin to tip backwards, I realized what I was going in for. If I did fall, I would probably have a concussion with my bamboo floor. But if I stopped myself...

I extended my foot backwards to catch myself. This was the oportunity of a lifetime! It seemed hours had passed. Hours, and hours, of me gaping at the snowy white owl. I saw a very tall man approaching my front porch. He was very tall. He had a brown, dirty beard, for civilised standards.

 

''Miss Coralling, I believe?'' he croaked. This must be Hagrid... like the letter said. I checked my watch. It was five to ten.

I nodded, mor energetically then when I nodded at the owl.

He motioned for me to follow with a wave of his hand. ''Come.'' he said.

 

 

 

October 6, 2013 at 4:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

andrea (or eva)
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----NOTE: This might show slight changes from the original thing in Harry Potter, since my memory isnt sharp, so I sort of forget all that yeah.----

 

''I'm Hagrid.'' he said. He extended an oversize hand for me to shake.

 

''I-I'm Reef, but I suspect you already know...'' I said, and shook his hand.

 

''Aye, we know. And we're on our way to Diagon Alley to get you all set for the school year.'' he said. He pushed the door to a bar. Everyone cheered.

 

''Hagrid, is it?''

''Lad!!''

''Hey look, Timothy! Its Hagrid!''

''I have eyes for myself, George!''

''Who's that fine young lass with you, eh?''

''Ravenclaw potential, I'd say!''

''Its that Lovegood's sister!''

 

 

''Julian, George, Timothy, and all the rest, this is Reef. We're on our way to get all prepped up for the school year!'' Hagrid announced.

 

Lovegood? I thought. Yes, my name is Reef Coralling Granger. I have an older sister named Hermione who moved out when she was ten too, but never told me why or where....

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andrea (they/them)

October 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

andrea (or eva)
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Posts: 58

----NOTE: This might show slight changes from the original thing in Harry Potter, since my memory isnt sharp, so I sort of forget all that yeah.----

 

 

''I'm Hagrid.'' he said. He extended an oversize hand for me to shake.

 

 

''I-I'm Reef, but I suspect you already know...'' I said, and shook his hand.

 

 

''Aye, we know. And we're on our way to Diagon Alley to get you all set for the school year.'' he said. He pushed the door to a bar. Everyone cheered.

 

 

''Hagrid, is it?''

 

''Lad!!''

 

''Hey look, Timin! Its Hagrid!''

 

''I have eyes for myself, George!''

 

''Who's that fine young lass with you, eh?''

 

''Ravenclaw potential, I'd say!''

 

''Goodness, Edders! Its The Boy Who Lived's cousin!''

 

''The little Evans girl!''

 

---Last post was a BIIIGG mistake. D:<  This is what it was supposed to be--

 

''Julian, George, Timin, Edders and all the rest, this is Reef. We're on our way to do some back-to-school shopping!'' Hagrid announced.

 

 

Evans? I thought. Yes, my name is Reef Coralling Reef.

 

Coralling is my middle name, matter of fact. Most people believe it is my last name, for no one expects me and Harry to be related. His mother had a sister, and the sister is my mother. I am definitly related to Harry Potter.

 

My father died when I was very young. I decided to call myself Evans, not Emilders.

 

 

Hagrid borught me to a store room near the back. He took out his wand and outlined some bricks in a zig-zaggy pattern. Why so complicated?

 

Then the bricks opened to a backalley. We stepped through, the makeshift door and Hagrid closed it behind us. I looked both ways. To my left was a dead end, obviously the way to transport. the other way revealed a busy street with men and women scampering about with carts and trollies. He led me to the street. A streetsign read Diagon Alley 445.

 

 

 

''Hagrid, this is Diagon Alley, isn't it?'' I asked, intrigued.

 

 

''It most certainly is!'' he responded and chuckled.

 

 

He led me to a building that said in huge letters ''BANK''.

 

''We must retrieve some money before we can start shopping. Your father left you more than enough to be prepared for your discovery year.'' he said to me before propping himself at a desk. An ugly-ish elf with a disfigured face attended us. ''Mm.. yes?'' the goblin said looking up.

 

''I'm here to get some money for the girl. She's a first year, and ready to get on with school. We need safe number 5845.''

 

 

''Go to section 1-B and Chillado will be tending to you with the cart.'' he said slowly.

 

 

Hagrid and I went to the section. A much more pleasant and kind elf tended to us. ''Hello!'' he had said. ''I'm Chillado-Bonado and at your service!'' here he did a small bow and held his light blue cap before it fell off his head. He hopped into a cart. ''Step right in! You have the key don't you, big guy?''

 

 

Hagrid grunted, amused by the elf's upbeat personality. ''Of course I do.''

 

 

The cart zoomed through caves like a mine-cart. Finally, he stopped it at a safe door that had the title 'EVANS FAMILY HEIR'.

 

''This is it, is it not, sir?'' Chillado said. He grinned until his mouth reached his ears. Literally. Elves have special face muscles to be able to smile harder. Some elves chose not to use their ability, like the goblin that tended to us, but some make the most of it, like Chillado.

 

 

''It sure is.'' Hagrid replied. He inserted a round blue pendant into the lock, and with a creak, the iron door slid open. I couldnt believe my eyes! There were mountains of gold, the room was no bigger than your local playground park.

 

 

Hagrid caught my amazement and smiled. ''Dont worry; we won't need to carry all of this around today. We just need one or two bags...'' he started filling up two bags with the coins in the safe. ''Oh, and you'll be needing this.'' he handed me the blue pendant. For the first time, I noticed it had a small hole in the top. I assumed it was to thread it for safe keeping.

 

 

When we were done with the coins, Chillado brought us back to the lobby. ''I'll be seeing you, lass!'' he called after us. I smiled and waved. ''Good-bye.'' I muttered.

 

October 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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