Is This What I Really Want?

Alyssa Rookwood is the daughter of Augustas Rookwood. It is her first year at Hogwarts, but unlike most people, she is dreading it. Pressure is on her to get into Slytherin, Alyssa wants to please her family but also lead a life. Unlike most Death Eater children, Alyssa isn't blinded by 'the dark side'.

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3. The Hogwarts Express

Time passes so slowly when you're waiting for something! I even went to the muggle part of Kings Cross to get a hot chocolate. A few more students have started to arrive so I guess it won't look too odd if I get on the train. At least i'll be able to get a seat. 

 

Getting on was a good idea as it turns out! So far a few people have tried to sit with me but i'v just told them that i'm saving the seats. To be honest, I don't fell very sociable at the moment, what if someone asks about my family? I've decided to make up a family until I have met someone I trust and won't judge me. People are brought up to be so judgmental of each other! "Um, hello?". I jump, startled by the voice. Seems i'v been daydreaming again. 

"Could I possibly sit here?", a timid voice asks. I look round to see a petite girl standing in the doorway of the compartment. I take in her neat, hazel hair and her pleated skirt. She looks pretty harmless.

"I suppose.", I sigh. Not looking entirely encouraged by welcome, she slinks in and sits opposite me.   I go back to daydreaming as I have better things to do than to talk to people. What? There's nothing wrong with being a bit unsocial! The girl, however has other ideas.

"Hi, i'm Ava, I already new about being a witch because my mum is one, but my dad isn't, but I don't know much about Hogwarts yet, i'm really exited, aren't you?", she said this in one fast rush of words and her cheeks went slightly pink. After an awkward pause, I said, "Hi, i'm Alyssa.", then went back to staring out the window. She must have got the message after that as she left me alone. She had reminded me of Hogwarts again. To answer her question, no, i'm still not exited to go. I know, I know! You're probably thinking, she's mad! Imagine going to Hogwarts! How could you not be exited? I guess it's because I don't even want to be a witch. There, I said it. Before you get your knickers in a twist, just let me explain. You have to put it into perspective, I know all about Who Know Who! Who doesn't? Now imagine being a muggle. I'm not stupid, Who Know Who will come back at some point, when he does, who would you rather be? A muggle who probably won't be affected, or a witch who could be killed at any time just because they were in the wrong place? I also feel like my parents hate me. Which is true. Why else would you sent your child to a boarding school for seven years without saying goodbye? (Feel free to send me sympathy.) Okay, rant over! 

 

Wow. Just wow. After a tediously long journey with Ava, we can finally see the castle. After the first few moments when it came into sight, I forgot about everything and felt a little leap of amazement inside me. I quickly scolded my self and reminded myself about who I was. Panicking slightly, I hastily pulled on my uniform wishing I had done so when Ava had reminded me earlier. As the train screeched to a halt, I relaxed a little. Maybe I could see if I enjoy it here? If not, I can just go back to the old me. After all, I can't stop what's happening so maybe I should just, (how do you say it?), go with the flow! 

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