1. Train ride
It's been half a year since my mother died. They said she died in a car crash but I don't really know what to think.
My father wants to go backt to London because he has a new job at the ministry and because France reminded him too much of my mother. I totally understand that and I also never really felt at home at Beauxbatons.
I was standing in my room and packed the last few things I need for Hogwarts. There was a knock on my door. "Honey, are you ready?", my father asked me. "Yeah I just need a few minutes". "Okay but don't take too long or you might miss the train", my father said. "Yep, I'll be down in a minute", I told him.
He went downstairs and I closed my trunk. I looked to my bedside table and saw our family picture. I almost forgot it. On the picture were my parents and me as a kid. My mother looked so happy on it. She was the most beautiful woman I know and it amazes me every time how she mesmerized you with her ocean blue eyes. Sometimes I think about how it would be if she was still here. But I know that she would be proud of me. I took the picture and put it in my trunk.
I walked down the stairs where my father waited in the living room for me. We made our way to King's Cross station and I looked at my ticket and saw that the platform I needed to go was platform 9 3/4. " That's a weird platform. I've never heard of it", I uttered. "Okay honey, you just have to run directly at the wall between platform 9 and 10.", he told me. "But it's a wall what if it doesn't work", I said. "It's a enchanted wall so you don't have to worry, just go through it", my father mentioned. "Okay, but you'll be right behind me, right?". "Yes, of course honey", said my father with a smile.
We went through the wall and to my surprise there was the train. There were many other students and their parents who said goodbye to their children.
I gave my father a big last embrace and said my goodbye. "Take care of you honey and write me a letter when you arrive", my father said with tears in his eyes. A few tears ran down my cheeks as I took my trunk and made my way into the train.
I was a bit early but there were a few other students on the train. I was searching for a empty compartment when I finally found one. A few students looked at me probably because I'm new but they just continued to walk.
Five minutes later, a girl walked into the compartment. She looked at me for a few seconds but then she asked,"Hey, are you new because I've never seen you?". "Oh, yeah I'm new. I transferred from Beauxbatons", I said. "Thats nice, I hope you're going to enjoy your time at Hogwarts. Oh, and im Ember, Ember Lee.", she said with a nice smile. "Thanks, I hope so too. And I'm Aurora Amalia Atkins". I gave her a smile back.
"So in which house do you think you're in?", Ember asked me. "Hmm, I don't know. What's yours?". "I'm in Slytherin, and I hope you too", she said. „Yeah then I would already know someone",I mentioned.
Suddenly the door slid open and a few people entered. "There you are and who's that?", a boy with brown hair asked confused. "Oh, that's Aurora she transferred to Hogwarts", Ember answered. The rest of the people sat down and then Ember introduced them to me."So this is Theodore Not but we all call him Theo", she mentioned to the guy who asked before. He has brown hair, brown eyes. But I have to say he ist actually kinda hot. "This is Blaise Zabini", she looked at a darker skinned boy with short hair. He looks nice. "Then this is Pansy Parkinson", she looked at a girl who looks like a pug, but I don't judge her by now maybe she's nice. " Then last one is Draco Malfoy", Ember mentioned to a blonde, tall boy with blue eyes. These eyes are so mysterious because you can't tell his emotions or what he's thinking about. But you sink into his eyes the moment you look at them. I took my eyes off of him and turned to the group. "Hi, im Aurora Amalia Atkins", I introduced me and smiled at them.
The train finally started. I looked out the window to see a beautiful view. The others talked to each other and sometimes I dipped in in their conversation but then it gets boring. So then I look out the window and sink into my own thoughts.
They sometimes asked me a few questions that I answered, but then they usually go back to their conversation. I didn't mind it because then I can continue to stare out the window and think about other things.
Now and then I looked at Malfoy and sometimes I catchend him glaring at me back. I don't know why, but he has something that attracts me to him. I mean he didn't really talked much the last few hours but there is something that wants me to be with him.
And I'm taking back what I said about Pansy. She is the most annoying person I've ever met. I think she and Malfoy are together but I don't know how the hell you can be together with such an annoying thing. I hope I don't get in a room with her.
We were almost there so I changed into my robes. As I looked out the window I saw a beautiful lake and Hogwarts. It looked way more better than Beauxbatons for my opinion. Soon the train came to an halt. We took our luggage and exited the train.
There was a big man who told all the first years to come to him. And wenn I say big I mean it. He was almost twice as tall as a normal man and at least five times as wide.
As I am a transfer student I think I'm also counted as a first year. So I made my way to the man. Then we continued our way to the castel.