Peggy nonchalantly clapped her hands as the last 1st year ran over to the Hufflepuff table where he was recently sorted into. Everyone scooted over a seat and another Hufflepuff student slapped him on the back as they all smiled down to him. Peggy heard snickering from her table as she could hear them teasing about the student being sorted into the Reject House. Peggy glanced over and noticed that she had caught the eye of Cedric, he gave her a quick nod making Peggy quickly move her head over to her cousin Draco as if he had said something interesting. She waited for a moment before her eyes wandered back over to the Hufflepuff table to which Cedric was already talking to a student next to him.
She watched as Professor McGonagall carefully gave the Sorting Hat to Mr. Filch who carefully brought the Hat out of the Hall. Peggy slumped her shoulders as she noticed Professor Dumbledore walking up to the front of the room. His speeches were rather pointless and seem to go on for eternity. She sighed and placed her head on top of her palm as she balanced it on the table. It looked to her that her stomach was going to have to wait a little while longer.
"This castle won't be only your home this year, but home to some very special guests as well" Dumbledore was saying.
Hilary leaned into Peggy, "More Mudbloods?"
"Hogwarts has been chosen to host a legendary event: The Triwizard Tournament" Dumbledore finished.
"Now for those of you who don't know the Triwizard Tournament brings together three schools for a series of magical contests" Dumbledore continued, "From each school, a single student is selected to compete"
Peggy turned and glanced over to Draco as they stared at each other for a brief moment as Dumbledore stated, "Now let me be clear. If chosen, you stand alone"
"And trust me when I say, these contests are not for the faint-hearted" Dumbledore said in a very stern tone, "But more of that later"
"For now, please join me in welcoming the lovely ladies of the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and their Headmistress, Madame Maxine" Dumbledore announced as the doors opened making everyone turn to see beautiful witches in blue as they strutted down the Hall.
"I haven't seen these girls for 15 minutes yet and I already hate them" Hilary commented as she fixed her robe as Peggy couldn't help that nearly all of the wizards in the hallway was watching the female students' every move.
"That woman's bigger than the dumb caretaker" Draco nudged Peggy as she noticed the 11 foot tall woman strutting to the front of the room.
When the dancing ended, nearly half of Hogwarts boys stood up, clapped, whistled, and cheered as Peggy looked over to Hilary and rolled her eyes, "I hate them already too"
"And now our friends from the north" Dumbledore yelled out, "Please greet the proud sons of Durmstrang and their high master Igor Karkaroff"
Peggy was in the middle of watching the young wizards doing acrobatic stunts when Draco shook Peggy's arm so much that it hurt, she snapped her head around and hissed, "What?!"
"It's Krum" Draco whispered as she too noticed the young man marching down the aisles, "Viktor Krum is here!"
"I think our odds just evened out a bit, don't you think?" Hilary nudged Peggy on the other side.
"More for you than me" Peggy shrugged, "Durmstrang boys are so much work these days. They believe it kills them just to have a decent conversation"
"Let's begin our feast!" Dumbledore concluded as the meals appeared right in front of Peggy.
"I'm going to see if Viktor Krum wants to sit next to us" Draco moved as he got up.
"Draco, eat your food!" Peggy scolded but her younger cousin already was racing down the long table toward the stern student.
"Sometimes I forget that you and Draco are cousins. You treat him more like a brother and sometimes worry like a mother" Hilary commented.
"Someones got to look after him" Peggy rolled her eyes, "That boy could get himself into some serious trouble if you let him"
"Can't argue that" Hilary shrugged, "So how was the raid?"
"Exhilarating" Peggy mentioned with a smile.
"I wish I could've been there" Hilary sighed.
"I'm actually glad you avoided it" Peggy took a bite from her food, "My parents were the ones supervising me and Draco. They couldn't stop arguing"
"As you kept on mentioning from your owls" Hilary nodded, "Still, having two parents from a powerful past. 1/4 of these kids are orphans because of your parents. Even seeing you walking down the hallway makes them cry. I just hope that when we become Death Eaters, you will at least let me have some of the fun also"
"We will be the Dark Sisters" Peggy smiled.
"I can't wait" Hilary bounced up and down, "My mom mentioned that her Dark Mark is burning"
"So has mine" Peggy nodded.
"I hope he comes soon" Hilary looked around, "I heard he was going to try to come into Hogwarts. Maybe even kill the Headmaster"
"Shush, we need to keep this topic quiet, remember?" Peggy hissed.
"What else are we going to talk about?" Hilary huffed as she leaned in and played with her food.
"The Triwizard Tournament?" Peggy suggested, "Wouldn't it be nice to not only be a Death Eater but also to have Eternal Glory as well? That gives me something to look forward to. We should all try to submit our names in the tournament"
Peggy smiled to herself as she continued to eat and wondered what the tasks were. She knew that she would be able to compete thanks to her mother's constant training with the Dark Arts. Peggy shifted uncomfortably as she was still sore from her last practice just four days ago. She knew her mother would've gone on more if it wasn't for her aunt to intervene and say that she needs to focus on school and packing, Peggy never got the chance to thank her for that.
"Your attention please!" Dumbledore yelled out, making Peggy look up from her food.
"I'd like to say a few words" Dumbledore continued, "Eternal Glory. That's what awaits the student who wins the Triwizard Tournament. But to do this, that student must survive three tasks. Three extremely dangerous tasks. For this reason, the Ministry has seen it to impose a new rule"
"Please mention only purebloods are allowed to enter"
"To explain all this, we have the head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation Mr. Bartemius Crouch"
"Why do we need him here?"
"After due consideration, the Ministry has concluded that, for their own safety, no student under the age of 17 shall be allowed to put forth their name for the Triwizard Tournament"
"So much for Eternal Glory for all" Peggy rolled her eyes, "I knew there was going to be a catch somewhere"
"Silence!" Dumbledore yelled out, making everyone in the hall quiet down as everyone watched as he waved his wand and the golden trophy melted down into a goblet where blue fire burst from inside, "The Goblet of Fire. Anyone wishing to submit themselves to the Tournament need only write their name upon a piece of parchment and throw it in the flame before this hour on Thursday night. Do not do so lightly. If chosen, there's no turning back. As from this moment, the Triwizard Tournament has begun"