Getting the Letters
Makayla woke up early and went downstairs.
"Morning Mr. Malfoy!"
"How many times do I have to tell you to call me Lucius?"
"Sorry, Lucius.. I'm going to get the mail."
"Okay sweetie." she heads out to the mail box and looked at the mail and see two letters for her and Draco. She runs upstairs to get Draco.
"Draco! Draco! WAKE UP!" I yell while jumping on the bed. "Get off! I'm getting up!"
"Well now you know how I feel! We got letters!" I hand him his letter and we open them together. I opened my letter and read..
"'HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmaster: ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear Mrs. Johnson,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.
HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
1.Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2.One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3.One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4.One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils’ clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS'"
"Mine says the same thing! Lets show father!" We go show his father and we head to Diagon Alley.
"Go get your wand, books, robes, and everything else. Here is your money!"
"Thanks." Me and Draco ran off to Ollivander's Wand Shop.
"Welcome, welcome! I've been expecting ya'll! Young Mr. Malfoy young Mrs. Johnson. First year?"
"Who is going first?"
"Alright.. this one.. Phoenix feather and spider leg. Give it a wave!"
Draco waved it and a shelf fell almost on me until Draco rushed up and pulled me towards him.
"I know here is one! 10 inch, Hawthorn, unicorn hair. Give it a wave!"
Draco held me close and waved the wand. A bright light and a puff of wind came out of nowhere.
"This wand has chosen its owner! Alright sweetie it's your turn!" He disappears to the back and comes back. "Okay, 11 inch, Phoenix feather, with dragon heart string. Give it a wave."
I gave it a wave and it did the same thing as Draco's did the first time.
"Wow! Now it's trying to kill me!" I laugh and he comes back with another wand.
"14", phoenix feather, vine 14", phoenix feather, vine. Give it a wave!" I waved it and it produced light and a soft breeze. "The wand has choose its owner!"
I gave him the money and headed to Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions. We walk in and Madam Malkin stood us on a step stool. Madam Malkin was a squat, smiling witch dressed all in mauve. "Makayla, I'm so sorry about the wand thing! I didn't mean to do it!"
"Dray, it's ok!" I try to calm him down.
"Hogwarts, clear?" she said, I looked back and saw a boy in a raven black hair when he started to speak. "Got the lot here -- another young man and young woman being fitted up just now, in fact."
In the back of the shop, Madam Malkin stood a boy on a stool next to us and slipped a long robe over his head, and began to pin it to the right length.
"Hello," said Draco, "Hogwarts, too?"
"Yes," said the boy.
"Me and Makayla have bought our wands and then we are going to get our books." said Draco. He had a bored, drawling voice. "Then I'm going to drag her off to look at racing brooms. I don't see why first years can't have their own. I think I'll bully father into getting me one and I'll smuggle it in somehow. Have you got your own broom?" Draco went on.
"No," said the boy.
"Play Quidditch at all?"
"No," the boy said and I hoped Draco didn't say anything to get killed. "I do -- Father says it's a crime if I'm not picked to play for my house, and I must say, I agree. Know what house you'll be in yet?"
"No," said the boy.
"Well, no one really knows until they get there, do they, but I know I'll be in Slytherin, all our family have been same as Makayla. -- imagine being in Hufflepuff, I think I'd leave, wouldn't you?"
"Mmm," said the boy.
"I say, look at that man!" said Draco suddenly, nodding toward the front window. A big man was standing there, grinning at the boy and pointing at two large ice creams to show he couldn't come in.
"That's Hagrid," said the boy. "He works at Hogwarts."
"Oh," said Draco, "I've heard of him. He's a sort of servant, isn't he?"
"He's the gamekeeper," said the boy.
"Yes, exactly. I heard he's a sort of savage -- lives in a hut on the school grounds and every now and then he gets drunk, tries to do magic, and ends up setting fire to his bed."
"I think he's brilliant," said the boy coldly.
"Do you?" said Draco, with a slight sneer. I kick him as a warning. "Why is he with you? Where are your parents?"
"They're dead," said the boy shortly.
"Oh, sorry," said Draco not sounding sorry at all.
"I'm truly sorry! I'm Makayla!"
"Thank you! Nice to meet you!"
"But they were our kind, weren't they?" Draco said and I kick him harder this time.
"They were a witch and wizard, if that's what you mean."
"I really don't think they should let the other sort in, do you? They're just not the same, they've never been brought up to know our ways. Some of them have never even heard of Hogwarts until they get the letter, imagine. I think they should keep it in the old wizarding families. What's your surname, anyway?" I felt like slapping Draco in the head. But before the boy could answer, Madam Malkin said, "That's you done, my dear," and the boy hopped down from the footstool.
"Well, I'll see you at Hogwarts, I suppose," said Draco.
"Yeah, bye Makayla!"
"Bye!" I get done getting fitted and walk to Draco and slapped him in the head.
"What was that for?"
"You made a meanie of yourself! You were being mean! To a total stranger!"
"What? I was getting to know the boy!"
"Yeah whatever! Let's go get our books!"
We leave and head to Flourish and Blotts Bookseller. "Welcome! What books would you need?"
"The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk, A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot, Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling, A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch, One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore, Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble."
"For both of you?"
"Yes. Both of us."
"Alright. 30 bronze."
I hand the man my money and we walk out. "Where to next?"
We walk into Eeylops Owl Emporium and we see tens of thousands of pets from owls to wolves.
"Wow!" Draco said astonished.
I walk away to look at one certain animal. It was beautiful! "That's a Snowy Owl her name is Palsy. She has been here for years."
"She's beautiful! How much is she?"
"Here you go!"
"Thank you sweetie! Now how about that handsome boy you walked in with?"
"Now, that's Draco Malfoy. I'm his friend. I live with him and his parents. I grew up with them I'm Pure too. I'd be careful talking to this one!"
We walk over to Draco and see him looking at a beautiful owl! "That's a eagle owl. His name is Bubo bubo."
"I'll take it!"
"Alright 20 gallons."
"Here you go!"
"Thank you! Have a good day!"
"Thank you! You too!"
Me and Draco walk out and go to find Mr. Malfoy. Just as I suspected looking at racing broom. I laugh to myself thinking about how Draco just said that he was going to look at racing brooms and talk his father into buying him a racing broom.
"Okay, we bought our stuff! Let's go now!" Draco said and his father looked at me.
"Are you hungry?"
"No sir.. an ice cream would be nice!"
"Yeah father! I would like an ice cream!"
"Did I hear ice cream?"
I turn around and see Draco's mum standing behind me smiling.
"Yes, mother! Want some ice cream?"
"Would I? I would love too!"
We head to Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor to get ice cream.
"Makayla, does my ice cream smell funny?"
I lean down to smell his ice cream and his prank backfires. I took my hand and pushed the ice cream in his face! I laughed along with his parents.
"Hey! Not funny!" He yelled at us.
"It's funny! You look adorable with ice cream on your nose!" Mrs. Narcissa said laughing.
Mr. Lucius laughed turning to me. "You do know his plan was to smash his ice cream in your face. Right?"
"Yeah... but plans don't always work out.."
"Yeah.. Draco, you look so adorable with ice cream on your nose, isn't he Makayla?!" His mum said making him blush.
"Yeah he is! He looks like a adorable baby!" I say trying not to laugh. 'He don't look cute with ice cream on his face.. He looks cute when he's blushing! WHAT AM I SAYING?????? I don't like Draco, do I?'
"Makayla? You ready to go?"
"You ready to go home?"
"Oh, yeah!" I answer and we get up and leave. "We got to get packed up!" I added.
"But school starts on September 1!"
"Yeah, but it's August 29 now! In three days we will be getting on Hogwarts Express! So, let's just save the craziness and just get ready!"
"She's right, Draco. Don't argue with her!" his mother said in a little loud voice and just like Draco, I was shocked!
"Yes, mother. Let's go."
We head to the house and we head upstairs. We get packed and start to dance. "Why are we dancing and there is no music??"
"Because, we never turned on music!" I laugh and go turn on music.
"What you turning on?"
"I'm turning on Dusk Til Dawn by Zane and Sia." I walk back over to him and we start dancing again. We sway back and forth and then his dad came in.
"As cute as this is, I have to tell you two, to go get ready for bed!"
"Yes, sir. Good night, Draco!"
"Yes, father. Good night, Makayla!" He hugs me and walks out. I turn off the light and go to bed. 'Sweet mother of Merlin am I ready to go to Hogwarts!!!' I think and fall asleep.