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Just a short story I did for school about starting a year at Hogwarts. It's a bit rushed so it's not as good but I might try to write another version of it maybe in book format.

Adventure / Fantasy
Emmy Lee
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The Dungeon in the Closet

“Skylar go get the mail!” my mom yells. She could’ve just asked instead of screaming from downstairs, but whatever. We moved to Flora like 5 years ago yet I’m still not used to walking down like a 2-mile driveway to get the mail (okay maybe not thaaaat far). Let’s see what we have today; newspaper, bank, library notice, and-, ooo I got a letter, that happens like.. never. “Skylar K. Flora, The Upstairs Bedroom to the Right, 1504 N 100 E.” I read out loud. It’s a bit terrifying that they know exactly where my room is but that’s okay. The back of the letter says Hogwarts whatever that is. I open it.

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 Ms. Flora

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. The term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall

Deputy Headmistress

First-Year Students Will Require


Three sets of plain work robes (black)

One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

One winter cloak (black with silver fastenings)

Three white shirts for boys or blouses for girls

Two grey sweaters, vests, or cardigans

Two charmable ties in house colors

One charmable winter scarf in house colors

Two pairs of trousers or shorts for boys, or skirts for girls

Three pairs of white knee socks or black wool stockings for girls, or grey knee socks or black ankle socks for boys

Please note that all pupil’s clothes should carry name tags.

Required TextBooks

Hogwarts: A History by Chroniculus Punnet

A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Tremble

How Not To Blow Off Your Fingers On The First Day by Julius Gummidge

A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp

Goshawk’s Guide to Herbology by Miranda Goshawk

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk

Hilary Stargazer’s Guide to the Galaxy by Hilary Stargazer

Other Required Equipment

1 wand

1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)

1 set glass vials

1 telescope

1 set brass scales

1 basic potions ingredients kit

1 set of protective gloves




Blank Journal

Students may also bring two familiars or pets, with one of them being an owl. Approved familiars are:




Pygmy Puff


Others may be approved on a case by case basis. You will need to get permission from the school RPG admin (Zoe) before bringing any other pets to school.


WHAT? WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY? Owl? Where am I supposed to get an owl? I look up from the letter and an owl is sitting in front of me, and it just flys up to my window. This can’t be real, can it? I can’t tell my mom about this, she has something against witchcraft. I need to tell Cece and Des. They’re my best friends. I trust them with pretty much everything. I give my mom her mail and run upstairs with my letter. I pick up my phone and there are already like ten messages from Cece and Des saying, “I need to tell you something important, something happened.”

I open my phone and they both got letters from Hogwarts too! I ask my mom if I can go meet up with Des and Cece, she lets me so I get my shoes on and get my bike and ride to Cece’s house.

“HEY SKY!” Des yells.

“HEY!” I yell back.

“So you got a letter too huh?”Des

“Yea, I can’t believe it’s real! And that none of us knew about it!” -Me

“Um, right-” -Des

“DESTINY. What do you know?!” -Me

“So my whole family kind of knew about Hogwarts because my brother went there, we just weren’t supposed to tell anyone..” -Des

“Did you know about this too, Cece?!” -Me

“Um, yeaaaa.. my sister went-” Cece


“Yeaa-” Cece and Des

“And no one thought they should tell me?” -Me

“Well we were told not to tell you until your mom told you.” -Cece

“So my mom knows too! I gotta go talk to her about this, I’ll come by later and tell you how it goes.” -Me

“I’ll come with.”-Des

“Cya.” - Cece

I can’t believe it. Why wouldn’t my mom tell me something like this? I feel like it might be a little important to know that there’s a school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Des and I get to my house and plan out what we’re gonna say to my mom. So I walk up to her and show her the letter. And she looks surprised. “Why wouldn’t you tell me that this school existed?” I ask.

“There was no point in telling you. Just because you got a letter doesn’t mean you’re going.” she says.

“WHAT? But mom, I was invited. I have to go.” I beg.

“No. There’s no way you’re going to that wretched school. End of discussion.” she says. Des and I go upstairs. “Oh, no... I know that look, what’re you gonna do?” she says.

“I’m going to that school. When you guys leave I’m coming with you.” I say.

“Okay, a good plan, except how are you going to get supplies? You don’t have any money and you need to go to Diagon Alley in London for all that,” she says

“Okay,” I say, “Could you plan on picking me up to get supplies tonight when you go to get them?”

“Yeah sure, how are you gonna get the money though?” she asks. “Since my mom knows about this place she probably has money around for it. I’ll search tonight.” I have no clue where to look. Okay I’ll just tell my mom we need some groceries and I can look while she’s gone.

She just left for groceries. I guess I’ll look in her room first. Under the bed. Nope. Dresser. Nope. Closet. Nope. Okay, the garage now. Well, my dad’s old belongings are here. He used to live with us but my mom said that one day he just left without taking any of his stuff.

I guess I could look in these boxes. Clothes, old vacation souvenirs, hats, pictures. Nothing I could use. Oh! There’s this funny looking dark blue box with a combination lock on it. His birthday? No. I mean in movies they put the most unlikely thing and it works so 4/07/07. I-. It worked. My birthday. Inside is a note and key.

I start to read the note and my dad’s face appears and he reads it for me, “If you’re reading this you got your letter to Hogwarts but I’m not there to celebrate with you. I didn’t run away but I can’t tell you what happened. It’s too dangerous for you to know. I’m so proud of you and I knew you’d get in. Hopefully, your mom told you about it already but if not. Hogwarts is the best school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I went there myself. Your mom went to Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Good school but not as good as Hogwarts. You’ll need to get your supplies at Diagon Alley in London. When you get there there will be a place called Gringotts, it’s the bank. The key I left you opens the safe to all your money for your supplies and uniform. When you get to Hogwarts you’ll be sorted into a house Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. I was a Ravenclaw. You’ll love it there. Good luck sweetie. I love you.” He slowly fades away.

Tears start to fill my eyes and I want to just break down and cry but I need to focus. I call Cece and Des and they come to pick me up and we leave immediately for London. While Des and Cece go to get their supplies Des’ mom takes me to Gringotts. It’s creepy there and it’s run by Goblins. We get my money and get out.

First, we go to get my uniform stuff at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. Then we go to Flourish and Blotts for my books. Next is my wand, we go to Ollivander’s for that. I try out a couple of different ones and almost blow up the store, and then the man gives me one more. The same one my dad used and I didn’t destroy the store with it so I got the Cypress wand. We get the rest of my supplies and leave for Platform 9 ¾. “Hey um, my ticket says 9 ¾ that doesn’t exist,” I say

“Oh sweetie,” De’s mom says “I forgot you’re new to this. So you see right in the middle of Platform 9 and 10? You wanna run right in the middle.”

“B-but, that’s a wall,” I say, very concerned.

“Here I’ll show you,” says Cece. She runs straight through it!

“That’s awesome,” I say. I grab my cart and make a mad dash for the wall and I’m suddenly on Platform 9 ¾. That’s so cool. We get on the train and find a seat next.

“Wow... I can’t believe all this exists.” I say. “You think this is cool, wait until the food cart comes around.” Des says. The food carts here and there’s so much candy on it. I buy a chocolate frog, chocolate wand, acid pops, and Bertie Botts. I open the chocolate frog box and a frog just jumps out.

“AHHH!! I think I broke it.” I say. Cece and Des laugh. “That’s how they work dumb-dumb,” Des says.

Throughout the train ride, we try all the different flavored Bertie Botts and we change into our robes. We get on these boats to get to the actual castle and once we’re there the professors lead us into the Great Hall to begin the sorting ceremony. The headmaster makes a speech and the ceremony begins.

Des goes up and the hat yells “RAVENCLAW”. After a few people went it was Cece’s turn, “HUFFLEPUFF” the hat yells. Then, it’s my turn. I don’t know why but I’m freaking out. I sit down and the hat starts talking to me.

“Ah, you’re a Fflora are you? Your father went here, a fine Ravenclaw he was. Now, where to put you... I know.” I hold my breath. “SLYTHERIN” it yells.

There’s a burst of extremely loud cheers coming from the Slytherin table. The sorting ceremony finishes and the feast begins. I have to sit next to some white-haired kid that everyone hates but he’s not that bad, he’s actually pretty cool.

We finish the feast and get sent to our common rooms and dorms and I fall asleep immediately. I get woken up by Cece and Des and we head down to the main hall for breakfast and everything looks so good.

We eat quickly and head up to our first class which is Potions with Professor Snape. He’s kind of terrifying and decides that he’s gonna pick on me since I know nothing about magic. So that was cool. One of the other professors I think her name was Sprouts came in and whispered something to him. He looked surprised or scared and he left class and we got dismissed early. Next, we have charms which was super cool. Then herbology, then astronomy, the history, and then flying lessons. Flying on a broom might sound cool and it is. But it’s also terrifying and kind of hard but apparently I was good. We head to the great hall for dinner and then we go to our dorms. Before we left for our rooms Des, Cece, and I planned to meet up at 1 am in the library. I sneak out and the white-haired kid catches me. “Hey, new girl! Why up so late?” he says.

“What do you want Malfoy?” I ask

“Why exactly would a first-year be up at 12:45 in the morning, on the first day? It’s a bit early in the year to be breaking rules already and just a guess but I doubt that you’re up for some it’s for midnight studying.” He says sarcastically.

“I’m just meeting up with some friends now will you leave me alone,” I beg.

“Ummmm no. How about you take me with you, and before you say no, remember I’m a third-year and I can bail us all out if you get caught... Third years are much better at pleasing teachers than whimsy first years in case you couldn’t tell.” He says.

“Whatever fine. Just don’t be rude to my friends please.” We start walking down the hall and the castle’s so big that it takes almost 10 minutes to get to the library. We walk inside.

“SKY! Finally, what took so long, and who’s this?” says Des. Cece whispers, “Do you like him?” she gasps, “Do you already have a boyfriend?” We all laugh.

“This is Draco. We took so long because he was begging to come with us.” I say

“Okay, I was not begging, and be glad I came because I have something cool you’ll wanna see,” he says. We follow him to this broom cabinet with a little window at the top. “This is where I go to snoop on Professor Lupin. It comes in handy to know when we’ll have a pop quiz or when Pottah is being a teacher’s pet,” he says.

“Wait what’s he doing.? He literally just walked into a broom closet in his own classroom.” I say. “We should follow him”

“Are you crazy?” Cece says.

“Yea Sky, that stupid we could get in trouble,” says Des. “No way.”

“Let’s go,” Draco says “I’ll come.”

“Ugh fine we’ll come,” says Des. We all go down to his classroom and go into the broom closet and it’s a lot bigger than it looks. There’s a full-on dungeon down here. We start walking down further and out of nowhere, a massive dragon appears in front of us.

Cece screams and runs back upstairs. “Ya know what I think I’m gonna go uh... See what she’s up to...” says Des as she makes a mad dash out of the dungeon. “Well. I guess it’s just you and me now new girl.” Draco says.

“Guess so.” I say.

“Don’t hate me.” he says.

“Why would I-” He grabs my hand and runs straight for the dragon and through the door on the other side. “ARE YOU CRAZY?!” I say “WE COULD’VE DIED!”

“I’m sorry but you don’t know any spells and I wasn’t really in the mood to fight a massive 100 ft tall dragonfreaking dragon,” he says.

“Bu-. Okay, that’s fair.” I say as he grins. The room we’re in is a long hallway looking thing with a bottomless pit. We start walking towards a light that’s at the end when suddenly the floor starts to crack.

“RUN” Draco yells. I run as fast as I possibly can. It seems like we’ve been running for hours and we aren’t getting any closer.

“Draco, I need you to trust me. Can you do that?” I say very out of breath. “Of course,” he says. I still have his hand and I stop running. Which makes him stop too.

“ARE YOU INSANE? LET’S GO!” he yells.

“It’s an illusion, it’s not real,” I say. The floor beneath us starts to crack and it breaks, but we don’t fall.

“You were right,” he says. Stairs start to appear before us and we walk up. “Why are we even doing this? What are we gonna find at the top?” says Draco.

“I don’t know. I just felt something, something calling to me here.” I say. “It felt familiar, itfamiliar it felt like..”

“Like what?” Draco asks.

“Like my dad but he’s gone,” I say

“I’m sorry,” he says.

“OH look we’re at the top!” I say. In front of us, there’s this shimmering green cylinder object. I walk over to pick it up. “WAIT,” Draco says, “It could be booby-trapped.”

“I think whoever made this put enough death-defying traps in here.” I say. I pick it up and sure enough, it was a trap. The platform we’re on starts to fall at a rapid speed. We’re falling and we’ve been falling for ages and suddenly I blackout.

Geez, the lights so bright. Where am I? I look in front of me and I’m in an infirmary bed and to the side of the bed is Draco asleep holding my hand. I shake him awake. He opens his eyes and they’re suddenly filled with joy. He hugs me so tight and doesn’t let go for like a minute. He’s looking at me like I’m a lost puppy.

“What happened?” I ask. “When you grabbed the cylinder the platform started falling and eventually we hit the bottom. You hit your head and blacked out. Around an hour later Professor Lupin came down and freaked out and brought us back up to the castle. You’ve been asleep for a month...We didn’t know if you were even going to wake up.” he says.

“Well, I woke up.” I say as I smile. He hugs me again. Suddenly des and Cece come barging in and they hug me.


“CHILD HOW DO YOU EVEN SLEEP FOR THAT LONG?” Cece says. “Where did you go, what happened?” I look at Draco and he shakes his head and mouths no.

“I-I don’t remember,” I say.

“By the way, Dumbledor wants you two in his office,” says Des. Me and Draco walk down to his office.

“Do you think we’re in trouble?” I ask.

“Probably, but it’ll be okay,” he says as he takes my hand again. We arrive at Dumbledor’s office and walked in.

“Take a seat,” Dumbledor says. “Where you two went was a secret dungeon no one was ever supposed to discover, hence the dragon. I cannot tell you two what it is you found but I will tell you what it does. Whoever it is that holds it has power over whoever they can see, they can control anyone. Whoever holds it also has a choice. To keep it and expose it to the world and be bound to the power forever, or to keep it hidden and never use the power for the rest of your life and your lives after. Therefore you have a choice. What will you choose?” I look at Draco and back at Dumbledor.

“Why do I have a choice? Why can’t you just take it from me?” I ask.

“That I do not know. It is just the rules. Once you touch it no one can take it until you give permission.” He says.

“Leave it here,” I say. “That kind of power would destroy the world in the wrong hands.”

“You have made a wise choice, however. You must erase everyone’s memories that were down in the dungeon with you. Your friend Des, Cece, and Draco. For your friends, all you must do is erase their memories from the dungeon. However for Draco... You must wipe his memories of you.” he says. “W-what? He.. he won’t remember me?” I ask.

“He will not.”

“I can’t do that,” I say.

“Sky you have to do this,” Draco says. “It’ll be okay.”

“Did you know I would have to do this?” I ask.

“I had my suspicions,” he says.

“Why do I have to erase all of his? Why is it different for him?” I ask.

“Because you met me at Hogwarts,” Draco says. “Here I’ll teach you the spell.” He pulls me to the side and teaches me.

“You have to do it now,” he says. He grabs my hand with my wand in it and raises it to point at him.

“You can do this,” he says. “ I believe in you.” I start to cry a little bit and hug him one more time. I grip my wand tighter and say the spell... “Obliviate.” and run back to my dorm, and cry.

It’s been a week or two since it happened. I have potions now. I sit down and someone sits next to me and says in a familiar voice, “Hey you’re the new girl right? The Pureblood? You look familiar.” I look, and it’s Draco.

“Yea I’m Sky. What’s your name?” I say. He responds with.

“I’m Malfoy, Draco Malfoy.”

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