Not So Innocent

Chapter One

Zelia’s pov

I hugged my parents goodbye and made my way onto the Hogwarts express for my 6th year. How so exciting! I spent the summer happily, riding my horses - we have at home - Walking around the woodlands and of course reading.

I love reading, especially my special books. By special, I mean intense romance and fantasy novels. It's my guilty pleasure. I'm always carrying around a book and I love buying them. I love romance novels most for some reason. Probably because I don't have a love life whatsoever.

I stepped onto the train with my book in my hands after putting my luggage under the train.

Of course to my luck, there weren't any bloody compartments left. But I hoped there would be an empty one somewhere. I continued walking down the corridor, looking in each compartment.

"Watch where you're-.......going!"

Fuck! There's no fucking way I just crashed into Draco Malfoy.

"Sorry! My fault" I quickly walked past him, embarrassed.



Draco's pov

Who the hell was that? I've never seen her before. She had Slytherin robes on so why haven't I seen her before. She was rather...

intriguing.



Eliza's pov

I continued walking down the corridor until I found a compartment with Luna in it. She and I have been distant friends for a while. By distant I mean we sometimes study together or sit next to each other in classes. Other than that, we don't usually talk but I consider her my friend. She is so considerate and sweet, it's hard not to like her.

"Hey, Luna," I said as I opened the door "can I sit with you?"

"Oh, hello Eliza! Of course you can sit with me"

"Cool glasses," I said as I took a seat.

"Thank you very much," she smiled.

We talked little bit but after a while we both stopped. I started reading and she was flicking through a pile of magazines she had.

As you can tell, I don't have many friends. At the beginning of the first year, I was over the moon to receive my acceptance letter! I was so excited to start. My parents wanted me to be in Slytherin but I didn't. I honestly didn't care about which house I was in but I was surprised when I was sorted into Slytherin. I don't see myself like the rest of the Slytherins.

I made friends with Harry, Hermione and Ron on the first day. We got along really well, that was until they were all placed in Gryffindor and I was placed in Slytherin.

They stopped talking to me and slowly became very distant towards me. They pretty much ignored me. All because I was placed in the 'bad' house. It no longer makes me sad the way it used to, it just annoys me a lot, because they judge a person by what house they are placed in.

I had one friend in Slytherin and that was Daphne Greengrass. Only because we shared a room so of course we would become friends. We weren't the best of friends but we were pretty close.

Besides from Daphne, I didn't talk to anyone in my house at all. I stayed for myself and my books.


~


I walked into the great hall arriving early since I didn't have any catching up with friends to do or anything like that. I sat on the Slytherin table around where the 6th years would sit. A few other students arrived and soon everyone had entered the great hall. Dumbledore gave his speech and we watched the new 1st years getting sorted into their houses. Everyone would cheer but I kinda just sat there, lonely. After Dumbledore's speech, I helped myself to dinner and slowly started to eat, avoiding eye contact with everyone.


Draco's pov

I entered the great hall with Blaise, Crabbe and Goyle at my side. We sat down at the Slytherin table near the 6th graders area. We laughed and joked while Dumbledore gave his speech and watched the new first years sitting at our table.

Until I noticed the girl from the train. The girl who I was so confused as to why I have never seen her before. She sat there so elegantly, completely minding her own business. No one else seemed to notice her.

"What you staring at," Blaise asked me.

"Nothing mate," I said, looking back at my food and trying not to look up at her again. But Merlin, it was hard.

Why was I looking at a girl?! Why could I not stop thinking about her? I have better things to think about other than some stupid girl. Especially a girl I've never even seen before.

But why haven't I seen her before?

Shit! Stop it Draco!


~


After dinner was over I noticed her getting up and walking through the crowd of students. I couldn't help myself but get up and chase after her. Well, I tried to. Every single fucking student at this school decided to get in my fucking way.

After I managed to get out of the crowd of students, she was gone. Nowhere to be seen.

Oh well, I guess.


~



Eliza's pov

I arrived at my dorm and instead of unpacking, I decided to lay on my bed and read. I read and read for hours.

Daphne came in about half an hour after I did.

"Oh, hi Eliza, how was your summer?" she questioned me.

"Hey! It was good, I just spent time with my family"

"Sounds like a blast," she smiled.

"How was yours?" I asked.

"Oh, ever so good," she began excitedly "I partied and partied and met with boys and partied"

"A lot of partying," I laughed slightly.

"Yep," she laughed "You know, I've never seen you at a party. You're so innocent"

"Oh, partying isn't my thing," I sighed.

"How do you know it's not your thing if you've never been at a party?"

"Good point"

"I'll make sure that you go to one this year! There's one this Friday," she said excitedly.

"Oh no, I'll pass on that," I replied, shaking my head.

"Ohh, come onnnn," she sighed. "Live a little"

"Maybe," I mumbled, even though I knew I wouldn't go but it shut her up for a while.



I spent the rest of the night unpacking and reading. I went to sleep and prepared myself for the long day of classes tomorrow.

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