In Gryffindor Tower

"Thanks, Ron." Elian said, her voice slightly muffled. Elian then pulled away from Ron and smiled shyly up at him. "Um, let's go into the Common room." Ron nodded in agreement.

As soon as he and Elian walked through the portrait hole, Elian was surrounded by guys asking her thousands of questions at once. Ron helped Elian pushed her way through them and sat her down in one of the chairs that were place by the fireplace.

"Um, I don't know…" or "I've never done that…" and "Where the hell did you hear that?" were Elian's frequent replies to all of the questions that were still being thrown at her. Thankfully, Harry finally came to her rescue. As Harry dragged her away from the disappointed, hormonal teenage boys, Elian whispered words of thanks. "Thank you so much. I don't know how much longer I could have taken their never ending questions." Harry just smiled kindly down at her.

"It's no problem…" he said as he lead her towards the girl's dormitories. "Now, you should get some sleep, I'm sure this has been a tiring day for you." Elian nodded in agreement, smiling slightly.

"G'night, Harry. Tell Ron I'll see him tomorrow." Elian said as she slowly ascended the stair to her bed. 'God, why do boys have to be so…boy-ish!' she thought as she opened the door of the seventh year girl's dorms.

Hermione and Ginny looked up at her from Hermione's bed. "Hey! I wondered when you were gonna come up!" Ginny greeted her, then threw her a small book. "It's a diary." Ginny said upon seeing the confused look on Elian's face.

"Um, Gin, why the hell do I need a diary?" Elian asked, causing both Hermione and Ginny to start giggling uncontrollably. "Come on, you two have to breathe sometime, you know…" Elian threw the diary back at Ginny.

"But, you need that to write down all your special feelings about Malfoy." Ginny teased. Elian glared at her furiously. "Or not. Jeez, just playing with you, Eli." She said in response to Elian's glare. Elian sighed heavily.

"Sorry, just a little touchy about that particular subject, I guess." Hermione nodded in agreement. "You really don't have to agree that easily, 'Mione." Ginny started giggling again as she leapt off of Hermione's bed and ran over to Elian, then pulled her back to the bed. "What are you two up planning, huh?" Ginny and Hermione only shook their head and smiled innocently.

"Nothing, Eli. Now, let's talk more about you." Hermione finally said, once Elian had sat down on the bed. "Tell us about you and about your life before Hogwarts. Please?" Ginny nodded in agreement, still smiling and giggling slightly.

Elian sighed heavily. "Alright, if you really want to know…how's this, my full name is Elian Virginia Marshall, my birthday is August the ninth. My parents are Syrus Alexander Marshall and Alexis Elizabeth Marshall, maiden name Vaughn. I have two adorable puppies, a cat and of course my owl, Tare." Elian paused, staring out the window.

"My hometown is Roswell, New Mexico, and I went to, as you know the Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry, that's in Hawaii of all places. I had a boyfriend for two years, that was at least until he found out I would be transferring here to Hogwarts to finish my training. His name was Adam Anderson. I'm an only child, and look more like my father than I do my mother, though I have her eyes. I am also a pureblood witch. I really have no pride for that fact, because I know for a fact that Muggle-born and half-blood witches and wizards are just as or even more powerful as us purebloods." Hermione blushed when Elian said this.

Elian sighed heavily and fell back on the bed. "That's all you're going to tell us Elian?" Ginny asked, sounding slightly disappointed.

Elian shook her head, "I never said that, Gin. Like I said I am a pureblood, and also like I said on the train, my father also came to Hogwarts but my mother attended Beauxbatons. They met a one of the Quidditch World Cups, which I love to play by the way, I'm a great Chaser." The door opened and two girls walked in. They were Lavender Brown and Parvati Patil.

"Oh, are we interrupting anything?" Lavender asked, eyeing Elian curiously. "If so, we can always come back up later…" Hermione shook her head and motioned them over to her bed.

"No, it's quite alright. I would like to introduce you to Elian Marshall, she's the new American transfer student Professor McGonagall was talking about." Elian inclined her head slightly. "Elian, this is Lavender Brown and that over there is Parvati Patil." Lavender extended her hand to Elian.

"Nice to meet you, Elian." Lavender said as Elian lightly shook her hand. "Parvati, aren't you going to say something? I mean, it would only be polite." Parvati shook her head vigorously.

"No, there's something not right about her. I don't like it." was all that Parvati said before Lavender ushered her out of the dorm, apologizing profusely to Elian for what Parvati had said. Elian just shrugged it off.

When Lavender closed the door behind her and Parvati, Ginny looked over at Elian. "Eli, I'm really sorry. She really had not right to say that about you. I mean, Merlin's Beard! She's only just met you!" Elian smiled slightly and gently squeezed Ginny's shoulder.

"Hey, it's not your fault. It's not like you knew she was going to say that, right?" Elian said, both Ginny and Hermione nodded in agreement. "So, um…where was I?" she asked, looking as if she was thinking really hard to remember.

"You were telling us you were a great Chaser…" Hermione provided. A look of enlightenment crossed Elian's face, causing all three of them to start laughing.

"Right. Great Chaser, fair Beater and totally suck at Seeker. But, yeah, not everyone can be good at everything. Now, I'm going to tell you something Hermione, that I've already told Ginny. It is of the utmost importance that neither one of you can every repeat it…you have to swear." Elian once again held out her pinkie as she did with Ginny, both Hermione and Ginny linked their little fingers around Elian's.

"Okay. When I was about to turn fifteen…" After Elian explained to Hermione that she had been raped, she broke down in tremendous tears, as did both of the other girls as they wrapped their arms around Elian. As they all stopped crying and were drying their terribly tear-stained eyes, there was a light knock on the door.

"Come in." Hermione called, her voice was still thick with tears. The door slowly opened to reveal once again Lavender and Parvati. "Come to insult Elian some more, Parvati?" Hermione asked, narrowing her eyes at Parvati, who shook her head.

"Actually…I came to apologize. I was wrong to say that, especially having just met you, Elian. Please accept my deepest apologies." Parvati replied walking over to Elian and extending her hand, which Elian shook warmly.

"Apology accepted, Miss Patil." Elian said, smiling up at Parvati. Lavender walked over to Hermione's bed quickly. "Yes, Lavender?" Elian asked looking at her. Lavender then mumbled something incoherent under her breath. "I am sorry, but I didn't quite catch that."

"I was wondering what classes you have…" Lavender said, blushing slightly. Elian looked surprised, as did Ginny, Hermione and Parvati. "Because maybe if you wanted I could help you catch up with the lessons and also help you study…" Elian then proceeded to leap off of her bed and threw her arms around Lavender's neck in response.

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