Introduction: The Sorting Hat
The next few days didn't go as smoothly as anyone else would have liked. Aunt Muriel and Molly Weasley had gone back and forth on an ongoing feud with kitchen curtains. No one else dared to intervene unless they wanted their tongue cut off and stuffed up their sunshine spot as Aunt Muriel kindly put it. Jade and the rest of her cousins had gone off to shop for school supplies and robes in Diagon Alley. There, Jade was acquainted with a couple of Ron, Ginny, Fred and George's friends in Hogwarts. Jade had heard about Harry Potter and was greatly surprised when she found out that Ron and him were best mates. Why someone so cool like Harry Potter would be in any way affiliated with a somewhat dork like Ron puzzled Jade.
"You have to meet Harry and Hermione. Personally, I've been head over heels for Harry since the first time I ever laid eyes on him." Ginny said as they walked towards Platform 9 ¾.
"Did you ever try talking to him?" Jade asked, watching Ron run through the wall. Ginny gasped and shook her head.
"Are you insane? I couldn't gather up my wits to talk to him! Every time I would, I just…" Ginny said waving her hand around.
"Trying to find the right words to say to him?" Jade asked giggling seeing Ginny nod.
"That's exactly it. You see…he has this mystery about him…which I find really attractive. I don't even know him that well, but I do know he's a great man with a big heart. Really selfless if you ask me." Ginny said.
"Well he did save you from the Chamber of Secrets." Jade said seeing Ginny blush and smile.
"My prince charming." Ginny said.
"The train leaves any minute Ginevra." Molly said. Ginny pushed her trolley forward and disappeared behind the wall. "Sweetheart." Molly said to Jade.
Jade met with Ginny at the train and stopped to say goodbye to their parents.
"Bye Aunt Muriel." Jade said hugging her Great Aunt Muriel who hugged Jade back.
"If any of those boys want to fool around with you give me an owl and I'll come by to whack their doodle off." She said.
"Oh my goodness." Molly muttered, placing a hand on her face.
"I'll see to it." Jade said. She turned to her father who scooped her up and hugged her tightly.
"Write whenever you can! And remember the flower trick I taught you-"
"Bilius!" Molly yelled. The train's exhaust gave out and there was a loud hoot to indicate that the train was prepared to leave.
"All right then, go on." Bilius said, patting Jade's head.
"Bye Dad, Bye Aunt Muriel, Aunt Molly and Uncle Arthur." Jade said waving at them.
"Free at last." Ginny said as they boarded the train.
They made their way to the luggage compartment and started to put their things on the shelves. Jade pulled up her trunk and suddenly felt inadequate next to Ginny who pushed up her trunk with ease.
"Need help there Jade?" Ginny asked, securing the lock on her trunk.
"I'm fine thanks." Jade said, lifting the trunk with all her might. She put in all her energy and effort into the backbreaking task of lifting the stupid trunk into a shelf. Her legs were wobbling dangerously and Jade braced herself quickly to try not to fall with the trunk crashing down on her with its weight. All of a sudden, the trunk was easier to carry and pushed back to a shelf.
"Oh Merlin, thank you so much Gin-" Jade went to say but when the last end of the trunk was pushed into the shelf, Jade saw someone completely other than Ginny with jet black hair with round glasses where his emerald green eyes watched her in faint amusement.
"Harry!" Ginny called. Harry turned around and smiled at Ginny.
"Hey Ginny. Nice to see you after a long time." Harry said. Jade could see Ginny's barely contained excitement and Jade didn't blame her, Harry really was worth all the fuss that Ginny had made throughout the entire summer.
"It's really nice to see you too Harry…oh! This is my cousin, Jade; Jade this is Harry." Ginny said. Harry turned towards Jade and stuck his hand out which Jade took and shook.
"Hey, thanks for the help." Jade said seeing him smile and nod.
"More than happy to help." He said releasing her hand. He turned around towards Ginny and pointed at the door. "Mind leading to the compartment?" Harry asked to Ginny who leapt by the sound of his voice. Jade followed them to the train compartment where Jade met Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom.
When they finally reached the castle, Jade was separated from the group that she had walked in with. McGonagall started to read out names. Jade kept her head bent, not allowing herself to look at the thousands of students in the Great Hall. She heard of how beautiful Hogwarts was, but actually being there beat the cake.
"Weasley, Jade." McGonagall called. Jade heard the sudden confusion and chuckles. Why were they so surprised?
"I can't believe there's another one." A girl said out loud. Jade instantly turned red and sat on the stool. She hated being the newbie. The hat was placed over her head and Jade nearly flew out of her seat when she heard the hat talking to her.
"By the good grace of Merlin's beard…another Weasley? Just when you thought it was over, it never is!" the hat said.
"Holy crap." Jade muttered.
"All right, all right now where should we put you? How about Slytherin for fun?" the hat asked. Ginny, Ron. Hermione, Luna, Neville and Harry all advised Jade that whatever she did she had to refuse Slytherin at all costs.
"No! No! No!" Jade said out loud, swiping her arms dangerously. The Great Hall erupted in laughter.
"She's probably got the hives." Ron said to Hermione, Harry and Ginny.
"The hat's messing with her head." Harry said, already bored.
"All right, all right, no need to get fussy. It's Gryffindor for you. GRYFFINDOR!" The hat cried. Everyone clapped as McGonagall removed the hat from her head and Jade went sprinting towards the Gryffindor table.
"Great, just what this bloody school needs…another fucking Weasley." Blaise said, sitting next to Draco who smirked, watching the new girl explain her horrifying experience with the hat. Just as Blaise, he too was disappointed at the arrival of another Weasley. It seemed to be an underground factory, making these ungodly human beings so they could pester good people like him.
"You know what I'm thinking?" Blaise asked looking at Draco who turned towards him.
"I suppose you're going to tell me because I'm not a fucking mind reader." Draco said. Blaise smirked, looking over to the Gryffindor table.
"I suppose they haven't told whoever she is about how nasty we are…how about-"
"Ah no, that sounds terrible. I'm not going to shag a Weasley." Draco said shaking his head.
"You've shagged Hufflepuff girls for cripes sake! She's somewhat decent to look at you know and it's never really about who we shag, it's how many." Blaise said.
"Blaise you're a disgrace." Pansy said.
"Whore." Blaise called.
"She's not going to let you in her pants. You're just about creepy as Filch is." Draco said grinning. Pansy nodded.
"He's right. That's why Blaise dear, you're never allowed in my quarters." Pansy said, ripping a piece of bread.
"She looks stupid enough to sleep with me." Blaise said.
"It's a challenge then." Draco said. Pansy slithered up Draco's arm and placed her mouth near Draco's ear. She whispered a suggestion, seeing him turn his head towards her and grin.
"Ough…hey Millicent, you free tonight?" Blaise asked.
After dinner was over, Jade and the rest of the group walked towards the Gryffindor common room. Jade was highly confused after a few lefts, rights and staircases and in the end, didn't learn her way to the common room to the Great Hall. She had time to admire the common room but was advised by Hermione that they needed to wake up early for schedules and classes.
"Goodnight guys." Jade said before going up the stairs.
"Night Jade." Ron yawned. Harry only gave a wave, not bothering to turn around.