A Magical Month (The Battle of the Fandoms competition)

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1975 ... Alex and her best friend Kyle's school decides to make their student exchange program with a a very strange school, a school that teaches REAL magic - it's called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Alex goes to the Ravenclaw house and Kyle goes to Gryffindor, they meet cool people.
When Alex meets Sirius Black and Kyle meets Clara Patel they discover another type of magic that happens in Hogwarts and another reason to get sparks without even using a wand - they start falling for each other.


4. Platform 9 3/4





I was running like a crazy now, finally I found the doors, I got out and started looking for Kyle. I look right, start walking forward, I look at the left and there I find him. 

"Kyle!" I yelled. He looked a puzzled as me, when he saw me he let a heavy breath out. 

"Don't ever go to the bathroom alone again!" 

"I think I wont ever even go to the bathroom again." We both laughed. 

"Come on now, let's follow the others, all of the teachers are confused and don't know where the platform is." Said Kyle.

"What do you mean?" 

"Look at your ticket, it says platform 9 3/4 and not a guard seems to know about this platform, they all think it's fake."

"And what should we do?"

"I don't know, maybe wait." 

"Wait Mr.Blake they're there! The wizards are there, maybe this platform 9 3/4 is there on the other side of the platform." Said a ginger girl whose name is Ruby. She was pointing to the opposite direction, I tried to find something there but nothing. Mr Blake was a bit confused at first then he started telling Ruby that this wasn't the best time for her to make such jokes. 

"No, it's not a joke. I swear they're there, I couldn't see it first but now I can. Just look carefully." She said. 

Mr Blake stared in that spot again and then his expression changed, she got so shocked. 

"How didn't I - ? Okay everyone look closely behind me and you'll find a train, some people and everything, let's all go there. I think we'll find platform 9 3/4 there."Everybody started looking behind him, including Kyle and I. "They should have brought someone with us." Mr Blake said in a low voice.

"Do you see any- Oh my god!" I said. I suddenly saw everything, it's like being blind for a long time and then getting cured suddenly. The funny thing is that everyone in this part of the platform couldn't see the other part. 

"Whoa." Kyle said. Apparently he saw it all. 

Everyone started rushing towards the other part of the platform, they went to the right and we went to the left, but then they called us saying that they found it. Kyle and I came to see Miss Rebecca talking to a woman who wore a dark green cloak. I got closer and heard her saying. 

"You walk between the two platforms nine and ten, but it's better if you run in your first time." 

Miss Rebecca hesitated and tried to fake a nod and a smile but the woman wasn't fooled. 

"Look, I know it's crazy, you muggles all think this is just not ordinary while we do it every year but I am telling the truth." she said nodding with her head. What are muggles? 

This left Miss Rebecca with no other choice. 

"Ok, now everyone. I'll try doing this and if it worked just do what I did." she said. 

"What if it didn't?" Kyle asked. 

"well, I'd just crash on a wall and you'll all burst out laughing." she said. 

Miss Rebecca got her suitcases and stood between the platforms nine and ten, everyone backed away. She then took a deep breath, everyone's fingers were crossed. She ran in full speed and she cra- wait a second, she didn't crash, she disappeared ! Everyone was shocked, but this didn't stop them from cheering. The woman looked at us like we were first graders, and shook her head. Everyone stood in line, Kyle was behind me, we took it in turns, only one minute was left so everyone had to be extremely fast! We all started running to - and through that wall, one by one, until it finally was my turn. 

I looked at that wall and started having some crazy thoughts, what if it didn't work with me, I'd break my neck if I wasn't fast enough. I decided I should take the risk and ran with my suitcase. I ran and got inches far from the wall and then I didn't see the same people, I just saw my school friends rushing to a train and Miss Rebecca calling me, I wanted to run, but I waited for Kyle. I was still frozen in my place so Kyle bumped me. We both laughed, stood up very fast and ran to the train.

The train was so amazing, it had the words "Hogwarts Express" in it. Kyle and I got in one of the cabinets, it still had some space for more than just the two of us so I didn't close the door. We put our suitcases and sat. A boy with brown hair and some small scratches on his face came and, followed by a ginger girl who looked so beautiful. 







A ginger walked in my and Ally's cabinet. The girl was so beautiful, her eyes green and very bright, she was carrying a schedule in her hands, and wearing a smile on her face. The girl like the boy was wearing a black robe that had some scarlet on the sleeves from the inside and a symbol of a golden lion on the chest, The only difference between her's and her friend's outfit was that she wore a skirt and he wore trousers. 

"Now can you please stop telling me about Potter, Remus?" she was whispering to her friend, she then turned to us. "Hello, and welcome to the Hogwarts express. I'm a student at Hogwarts." 

"And so am I." Her friend -who apparently was called Remus- said. 

"We're the school's prefects, well at least our houses prefects. So I just want to take your names and you'll know everything about Hogwarts later when we arrive." she said. 

"I'm Alex Cross and-" Ally turned to me. 

"And I'm Kyle Alford." I introduced myself. 

"ok" said the girl slowly as she wrote our names down and left. 

"quite cute, huh?" Alex asked. 

"What? Yeah, she's okay." I lied. 

Alex raised her eyebrows and laughed. 

"Whatever." she said. 

Ruby entered out cabinet with a blond guy called Ethan.

"Would you mind if we joined you?" she asked.

"Not at all." Ally and I said in union. I saw sitting towards Alex, Ruby sat next to her Ethan sat next to me. There was an awkward silence at first but Alex finally spoke. 

"So Ruby, how did you see the other part of the platform easier than us?"

"Oh, it's just because I've already heard about all of this. umm, my mother is a - witch," she said. I gave her a look that said. 'yeah right' and Ally just raised her an eyebrow. 

"really?" she said very slow. 

"I know it's so strange and unbelievable but yeah, there's never been a chance for me to tell you, we don't talk much, but she is. Everyone there is too, you'll see." 

What was she talking about? There is no such thing as magic. But we did walk into a wall and found ourselves in here. We'll maybe it's just a door that looked like a wall, an open door that looked like a door. But it didn't make sence.

"And you're a witch?" I asked, still not totally convinced about this whole my-mother-is-a-witch thing.

"No. I'm a squib." she said sadly. "I wish I was a witch, though." she added.

"I'm sorry, you're a what?" Alex asked. 

Ethan wasn't asking any questions, apparently Ruby already told him all about this lie before, or he's playing it with her. Ruby laughed. 

"How silly of me! A squib is a person with non magical powers who's born to a wizard or a witch. We're rare, but we still exist. You on the other hand are muggles, you have no magic powers and none of your family does. Some witches and wizards are even muggle-borns, their parents don't know anything about magic until their children tell them all about it when they turn eleven and join Hogwarts.And some are half-bloods." 

Could it be the truth?

"Anything from the trolley?" A woman  in the isle asked who was pushing a trolley full of candy and sweets, sweets that I never saw. I looked at the sweets and decided to buy some and try them. When I tried to pay the woman said. 

"Muggles money?"

"They've only got muggles money. It's ok I'll buy them. Give us also some chocolate frogs and one box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean, please." Ruby said. 

The woman gave her what she wanted and she gave me what I picked. 

"Thank you." I said. Ruby smiled and then said,

"My mother didn't go to Hogwarts because we're American, but my British cousins do." She said. "Careful, these frogs get lost easily, don't lose them." She said as she gave each one of us a chocolate frog. I didn't get what she meant until she opened her chocolate. The frog instantly tried to run away but she ate it just in time, we all looked at her shocked and she laughed. 

"See? Now let's see whoI've got." She continued as she held a card that came with the chocolate. "Beatrix Bloxam, Beatrix Bloxam was the author of Toadstool Tales, a series of children's books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting." She read.

Alex opened hers and ate the frog very fast. She then held her card and read. 

"Godric Gryffindor. Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave his name to one of the four houses. What does it mean?" she asked turning to Ruby. 

"He's pretty awesome, according to what Ruby told me about him." Ethan said. 

"Yeah, he is indeed. This man found Hogwarts with three other people, two women and a man. Their names were; Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. Helga was very friendly and loyal, Rowena was very wit and wise, Godric was very brave and Salazar was quite ambitious. They all taught wizards who had their features and Helga accepted almost everyone, but then Salazar Slytherin decided that Hogwarts was not a place for muggle-born students, he didn't accept them in his classes and he then didn't accept them in Hogwarts, the other three founders disagreed with him and he and Godric Gryffindor had a fight so he left Hogwarts. Godric used to wear a hat that he one day took off and they all put their magic in so that the hat was to choose students in the houses according to their personalities, there are four houses; Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff." 

We all looked at Ruby while she was saying this, I felt dumb, she knew so many things about Hogwarts and we knew absolutely nothing. We kept on chatting, the train trip was so much fun, Ruby opened her box of jelly beans and we tried some, it turns out they really mean it by every flavor bean I got one that tasted like mucus, it was disgusting! Alex was lucky to get a lemon flavored one. 

After all of the talking we saw a huge castle that was absolutely perfect.

"Here is Hogwarts!" Ruby said excited. 

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