In the great hall, everyone is eating and talking for some time before Professor Mgonugall stands at the teacher’s table to speak.
“Welcome back to Hogwarts. I hope on behalf of all the professor’s here that you can all put the events of the war behind us. We are all going to focus our achieving that with what we have, and we are encouraging you to be kind and talk to your fellow peers. Now Mr Harry Potter has a few words he would like to give,” She said then held a hand out to gesture to Harry as he walked up towards the front, people clapping for him as he tries to hide his nerves.
“Emm hi, welcome back and I know that the fact that Voldermort is dead means different things to each of us. It means the end of an era, an end to violence and fear,” For a minute he is lost. “And I am free,” He muttered more to himself. There is a silence before he looked back up. “But I would like us all to put the past behind us and I would like to tell you all about a gathering that will take place tonight in the room of requirement. Just come as yourself and bring a friend or two, we going to start new friendships. Thanks,” Everyone applauded as he swiftly went to sit back down again. On the Slytherin table, there are mixed opinions about Harry’s idea.
“And as usual Potter is being a show-off,” Astoria said with a nasty, painful tone but Draco shook his head.
“It’s a good idea and he is right, the war is over and I think it would be good to get along with the Gryffindors, sure Potter is a bit of a big head and Weasley has a bad temper and Granger... Granger” Draco he trailed off, lost staring at the bright girl.
“Draco hello? Are you there?” Astoria waved her hand in front of his face.
“Sorry Astoria” he replied and looked away.
“Granger is a know-it-all that’s why Draco was blank for a second or two because he couldn’t find the words,” Daphne said bitterly and shook her head.
“I guess that’s why Pansy’s gone off with Granger I mean Pansy is a bitch you know, so it’s normal for her to go off with others like her,” Astoria spat nastily. Christina looked at her sisters in anger and leans forward over the table intimidating them.
“If anyone is a whore here it’s you two. You both ruined her wedding by shagging Flint, you’ve spread stupid rumours about her and caused her to be on the verge of an emotional breakdown. If you say anything about her again I’ll send a letter to mum saying what really! Happened that day!” She hissed darkly then got up to sit with Pansy and Scarlett.
“You going to sit with her cous?” Blaise asked Vincent who nodded.
“I think it would be wise in a bit boys” Vincent replied and got up and sits next to Christina.
“So Chrissy who are you sharing a dorm with?” Pansy asked Christina who had calmed down a bit.
“Some Gryffindor girls and, oh Fleur Delacour, she’s here on transfer to experience school here before she graduates for good,” She replied and Scarlett tutted.
“Unlucky she’s a bit of a diva I hear,” Scarlett told her and Christina shrugged.
“She won’t be after I’m finished with her” Christina replied and Vincent smirked.
“That’s my girl” he muttered
On the Gryffindor table, the girls were talking to Harry.
“That was great Harry!” Parvati Patil said to Harry with a big smile.
“Yeah, Harry we’re so going!” Romilda Vane added with a bigger grin.
“I wish you were single!” Lavender Brown added dreamily and she leaned forward and grinned even wider then Romilda and Parvati.
“So do I” Ginny muttered under her breath and Hermione kicked her under the table that made her jerk her head up.
“Are you sure you don’t mind me staying in the same dorm as you and your friends Hermione?” Padma asked. She was a close friend of Hermione since the war. She and her twin sister Parvati had become distant due to Parvati’s new friends.
“Yeah it’s...” Hermione began but was interrupted.
“Wait what?!” Parvati snapped at her twin.
“Your sister’s staying with THEM?!” Romilda questioned with a look of pure disgust on her face.
“Astoria and Daphne say that their not cool” Lavender added and fired a dirty look at Hermione.
“Well, we already told Mgonugall...” Padma began but her twin stopped her.
“I’m not having my twin embarrass me in front of the coolest girls in school you’re staying in our dorm and that’s final!” Padma had tried to tell Parvati the truth but Parvati had become bitter. Ginny was soon there to defend Padma.
“Tell me girls do you always follow the Greengrass twins?” She asked them kindly.
“Yeah! I won’t tell you what they think of you though Ginny” Parvati replied rudely.
“I would” Lavender added bitterly and Ginny gave her a long look.
“Well I’ve got one thing to say to their opinion,” Ginny said to them.
“What?” Lavender, Parvati and Romilda asked together.
“Never mind,” she said and carried on eating. Lavender, Romilda and Parvati all looked shocked and Padma quietly smiled to herself. Everyone then goes to their dorms. In Hermione, Pansy, Ginny, Cho, Scarlett, Padma and Luna’s dorm, the girls are getting ready to go to the ROR.