24. Let's Make a Deal
I couldn't let Selena bunk alone! In a room with strangers. I felt that now she is coming to my house during holidays, I had some kind of responsibility...like being a big sister. There was only one way! I had to get rid of the most annoying roommate,so Sel could come In her place. It was going to be hard, though. She was a new girl who couldn't come last year, and Dumbledore made some exception to let her in 2nd year. We got to know her last night and she spoiled the fun!
Next morning, I wake up to find a face looking down at me! A boy's face. I screamed loud and yanked my wand from my drawer. I pointed it at him without realising who it was and yelled 'STUPEFY.' It was James Potter.
"Owwie!" He whined, "that hurt." He rubbed the back of his head.
"YOU STALKER! GET OUT! THIS IS THE GIRLS ROOM!" I yelled, throwing pillows at him. A thought occurred to me. "How did you get up here anyway? It says in Hogwarts a History that boys can't come up the girls stairs."
"I got Isabelle Maddison to stand on there while I went up. She's willing to do ANYTHING for me! She even
let Peter come up as a special favour to me, though she threw him out when he started sniffing her knickers." I wrinkled my nose.
"GET OUT!" I yelled again.
"Fine...fine" he said exasperated, "stop playing hard to get!"
"I'm 12, you know...just...WHY AM I STILL TALKING TO YOU?" I fumed. He finally left reluctantly.
I brushed my red hair and tied it messily into a bun, with my fringe loose. I clipped it back since I hate it when my hair covers my face and I dressed in my grey skirt, Gryffindor tie, shirt and grey jumper, and I put on my robes. I then put on my shoes and headed down to see Isabelle Maddison. She was the new kid in our dormitory who was obsessed with makeup, clothes, and making sure her hair was perfect. We could have no fun without her lecturing us about destroying pillows, and diets when we eat sweets together. She actually told me I was getting fat! That made me so mad! And when Isabelle turned around last night, we had to hold Marlene by the legs as she tried to jump at her. She kicks...hard.I think I was this close to breaking my nose. But it was a hilarious sight. When Isabelle saw us on the floor, laughing like maniacs, she started the lecture about how the floor is dirty! That just made us laugh even more. Since then...she's hated us back.
I walked up to her and she turned. She saw me and made a face.
"What do you want?" she said in a high-pitched squeaky voice. She sounded like that girl. Mackenzie Maddison. Oh right! probably sisters.
"Could you switch bunks with my friend Selena?" I asked as nicely as I could. Resisting the urge to reach out and crack a bone in that stupid...flawless...zitless face! Just half a meter. The size of my arm. I could just...no..I had to make the deal.
"Why would I do that?" She asked, rolling her eyes and rubbing her very lipglossy mouth, then showing her perfect row of white teeth.
"Anything you want within reason." I told her automatically
"Well..I hear James Potter has fallen for-" I interrupted her
"What is up with children these days?! We are 12 years old and you are talking to me about all this falling for-" I sighed exasperated
"Yes, yes, you are clearly old-fashioned. I don't see what he sees in you." I clenched my fist willing myself not to break her perfect, tiny nose.
"so what has Potter got to do with this deal?" I asked her through my teeth.
"Well, I want him to notice me. As you old-fashioned people thing, we can't date at 12, but can't friends go out sometimes?" She winked. "Toodles."
Soooo, she wanted to get James to take that girl out. And HOW could I do that? I need some breakfast. I'll figure this out later.