Georgina sat in the common room feeling pretty ticked off. While she grumbled away to herself, Anaïs, Sheryl, Izzy and Annie chattered about that day’s events. But even Izzy knew that something was up with Georgina.
She turned to her friend “Hey Georgie, what’s wrong?” she asked softly. “Talia Knight, that’s what.” Georgina gritted her teeth with anger “I mean, me and Lauren can be friends with who ever we like. But no! That she-devil had to come and say that Gryffindors and Slytherins are forbidden to be friends.” Izzy sighed and hugged her friend. But then Georgina broke the hug.
“I’ve got it!” she said, “If we can’t be friends in public. Then we’ll have to meet in private and hang out.” Izzy agreed to her friend’s idea. So the next time Gryffindor had DADA with Slytherin, Georgina told Lauren her plan. “Great idea, but what if we get caught?” Lauren asked anxiously. “Don’t worry, we just need a place to hang out in private.” Georgina said.
The girls thought for a moment then Lauren had an idea. “I know a place where no one will go.” So the girls met up secretly in their free period in an empty corridor. “So is this it?” Georgina asked. Lauren shook her head then a door appeared where the empty wall was. Lauren opened the door to a beautiful meadow with an oak tree in the middle of it.
“This is the Room of Requirement,” Lauren explained, “You think of what you need then it’ll appear.” Georgina gazed at the meadow as the sun shone high in the sky. “This… this…this is amazing!” she gasped. The two girls walked over to the oak tree. Under it was a picnic blanket and basket. The girl sat down and pulled out all sorts of goodies to eat.
“So, what is it like having a muggle-born mother?” Lauren asked, munching on a fudge fly. “It’s OK, I guess,” Georgina shrugged popping an acid pop into her mouth “I mean, I get the best of both worlds really. Both my parents use magic to do the washing up and all that. But then we have things like a telephone…”
“What’s a telephone?” Lauren asked curiously. Of course being a pureblood means she hadn’t encountered muggle contraptions. “It’s something muggles use to talk to keep in contact. But it’s plugged into the main electricity source in the house. To call someone you just enter a few numbers and then you can just talk to them just like that.”
“That’s extraordinary!” gasped Lauren “As all wizarding families do we just send Owls. Life as a pureblood is boring. My mother, Aliona, expects me to act proper and lady-like and my father, Christopher, just works all the time. So Hogwarts is like home.”
“I wouldn’t want to have to act proper and lady-like all the time.” Georgina giggled. “You’re lucky you don’t have to.” Lauren sighed.
The two friends continued to talk for a while then headed back for their next class. They’d agreed to meet again but to go to somewhere different in the Room of Requirement.