My eyes fluttered open.
“Fred- is that you? What do you-” I stuttered, looking over at the clock on my nightstand, which read 4:17 A.M.
“Ivy, get up. Mum sent me to tell you.” Fred said in a gravelly voice. He shook my shoulder.
I sighed. I propped myself up on my elbows and looked up at the tall readhead looming over me. I waited for my eyes to adjust to the darkness.
“Fred,” I said, yawning.
“Mm?” He hummed.
“The train doesn’t leave until, what, 11:00? I reckon I’ve got a while longer to sleep.” I said and turned over on my side. He quickly rolled me over and pulled me up by my shoulders. “God, Frederick-”
“God, Ivy, everyone else is already up. You haven’t packed, either. Get up! even Ginny’s up, and you know how she is in the morning. Mum’s given her coffee." He said.
I looked over at Ginny’s empty bed beside me.
“Coffee?” I scoffed. “And I thought molly would have known better.” I said while slowly standing up. “Now get out.” I shoved him lightly.
“Okay , ’ll leave, just make sure you don’t get straight back into bed, darling.” He teased.
“You just expect the worst in me, don’t you?” I scoffed.
He grinned and shut the door behind him.
I finished getting dressed, threw on a couple swipes of makeup and grabbed my trunk.
I came down the steps in the Leaky Cauldron and saw the Weasley family plus Hermione and Harry sitting there.
“Ivy, hey!” Hermione said as I sat down. She's always been quite perky and alive in the mornings, I would die to be like that. I can't wake up in the morning for the life of me.
“Hi, Hermione. Excited for third year?” I asked, starting to eat.
“Oh, yeah! I’ve taken loads of classes, I’m really looking forward to it!” she explained, and I nodded.
“Hermione’s taking all twelve classes, I don’t bloody know how she’s going to do it.” Ron said, looking at Hermione with a rather dazed expression.
“All of the classes? Hermione, you’ll be so overworked! you’d best drop a few. I know, in my third year, I was exhausted and I didn't take nearly that many classes.” I said.
“I’ll be okay, Ivy, really.” Hermione said.
I already knew how stubborn Hermione was, so I knew she wouldn't budge at this. I rubbed her shoulder and went back to eating.
Only moments later, Molly said, “Okay everyone, time to get to the train! Is everyone ready?”
“Bye, dear. Be safe this year. As for you too, boys.” Molly cupped my face in her hands and gave me a kiss on the forehead. She treated me like a daughter, something i’ve never remembered feeling before. See, I reckon my parents left at such a young age I can't recall any time spent with them. Sucks for me.
“Thank you, Molly.” I smiled and gave her a hug. “Come on, ron.” I said.
Ron came trotting over, along with Hermione and Harry. Those three were inseperable, I swear, I’ve never seen them without each other.
“Ohh, boys, I’ll miss you so much!” Molly exclaimed and gave Ron, Fred, and George a giant hug. Harry and Hermione slightly snickered. “you as well, Ginny, come here!” Molly said with a bright smile and wrapped her arms around the small girl.
“Oh, come on, Mum.. the train’s gonna leave!” Ginny groaned. I giggled and grabbed the arms of both twins.
“Bye, molly! We’ll miss you!” I yelled over my shoulder as i dragged the two boys away, holding onto our trolleys tightly. I led them over to the brick pillars between platforms 9 and 10.
“See you, boys!” I shouted, as i ran into the wall, shutting my eyes, and soon I felt myself enter platform nine and three quarters. I looked back to see Fred and George walk through the pillar, followed by Ron, Hermione, and Harry, of course.
“You guys are slow.” I said and rolled my eyes at the two ginger twins approaching me.
They smirked. “Oh, that’s bullshit. You ran at full speed, what were we supposed to do, Ives?” George joked, slapping my shoulder playfully. I gave him a harsh scowl before heading up to the train.
Once we’d found a compartment with Lee Jordan, I sat down in-between Fred and George, Lee on the other side across from us. unconsciously, my head rolled to the side and onto Fred’s shoulder as the boys fell into a light conversation and i started to drift off.
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