Slytherin Born

Chapter 16

Audrey sat in an isolated compartment waiting for Percy to come back with his friend; she had reluctantly agreed to meet his friend just to get him off her back about it.

“Why is she sitting back here?” Looking up from the book in her lap she put her feet back on the floor.

“Just shut up Oliver, she’s in here.” Percy opened the door and smiled at her, moving aside to let a burly boy with sandy hair. “Audrey this is Oliver Wood, Oliver this is Audrey, my girlfriend.” Audrey smiled and stretched out her hand. “She’s going into sixth year in September, so I’ll have to make sure to stay in contact.” Oliver shook her hand, smiling as he looked between his friend and his girlfriend.

“It’s nice to meet you Oliver. I’ve heard so much about you from Fred and George.” Percy sat down next to her, taking her hand in his as Oliver sat down. “What are your plans now?”

“I’ve got a few Quidditch teams that want me to try out. What are your plans for the summer? Going with Percy to the Ministry?” Audrey laughed, shaking her head.

“Oh, no, no. I’m not a big fan of the Ministry, but if Percy wants to work there, I’m fine with it. I’ll be seeing him on the weekends. If he remembers that is.” Audrey looked up at Percy, her eyes twinkling.

“What house are you in Audrey?” The pair looked away from each other, their eyes boring into Oliver.

“Audrey Elian, friend of Fred and George Weasley. At your service, before you is Slytherin Prefect Audrey Elian-Black.” She gave a small bow of her head, shaking off the awkwardness that had appeared.

“I remember your sorting, took a good twenty minutes before anyone else could get sorted. Were you fighting with the hat?” Audrey smirked and nodded.

“It wanted to be in Ravenclaw, than in Slytherin. The whole time I was telling it that I’d rather be sorted into Hufflepuff then a place where my mum was unhappy with her own life. I still have a score to settle with that bloody piece of fabric.” The boys exchanged a frightened glance. “But I guess it’s for the best. My family wouldn’t have been happy if I had been sorted anywhere else.”

“Audrey! Audrey!” Percy groaned, leaning his head against the back of his seat, his eyes closing as Fred and George slammed the compartment door open. “He’s looking for you, you might want to ditch this place and figure out what he wants. Quick too.” Fred’s brown eyes were wide and Audrey stood. “Hurry, he was heading this way when we passed him.”

“Idiots. I’ll see you next Saturday Percy. Come on you two.” After pecking Percy on the cheek she grabbed Fred and George by the hands and raced towards where they last saw the boy.

“Who’s looking for her?” Oliver looked out the door after them, a frown on her face.

“Fellow Slytherin. That’s it.” Percy replied, shutting the compartment with a sigh.

“Where were you?” Draco asked as he sat down unceremoniously watching the Weasley twins, still waving at his cousin. “We’re going to be arriving at the station soon and you know mum would have freaked out if we hadn’t arrived to her together.”

“Aunt Cissy is super paranoid. She needs to relax.” Audrey sat down looking out the window, as they became closer and closer to the train station. “I was with a friend if you must know so stop looking at me like that.” Smiling she nudged her cousin as she gathered her things. “Come on, the train’s stopping.” Opening the compartment she lurched as it stopped, growling.

“Audrey! Draco! You’re back!” Narcissa gathered her son and niece in a hug, a huge smile on her face. “You had a good birthday, both of you?” Draco and Audrey exchanged a look before nodding. “Let’s go, there’s some birthday cake for you both waiting at home, I have presents waiting too. They were to big to send out to you both.” Audrey chuckled, looking across the station at the red haired family and sending a smile the oldest boy standing there who sent one in return before both turned back towards their families and left the station.
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