I went up to the dormitory feeling utterly and completely stuffed with food, not to mention feeling like I hadn't slept for days.
"Hey," I said to Molly Prewett.
"Hi," she smiled at me. "Why did you look so disappointed to be a Gryffindor? My family with be soooo proud!" she finished, squealing.
"Shut UP!" someone drew her curtain and shouted. "Oh, sorry..." the girl looked embarrassed. "I'm Alice Prewett, her cousin."
"Hi," I smiled feeling a little happier as Alice gasped. "My Godric, I love your hair sooooooooooo much!!!" she ran to my bed and cheerfully boinged one of my red curls.
"Why so glum, chum?" another girl opened her curtain. "Oh, I..." I started to stammer. "Well, my best friend-Severus-was put into Slytherin."
The girl who had just opened her curtain frowned. "Severus? Not Severus Snape?"
"Um...yeah..." I said feeling a little nervous.
She stood up dramatically. "Oh wait...I didn't introduce myself. How rude of me! Well, I-" she drew herself up- "Am Marlene McKinnon! And that-" she pointed at the curtain of the biggest bed in the room-"Is Mary McDonald!! From my muggle school! Out, Mary!" Marlene whisper-screamed. When she got no response Marlene looked apologetically at me.
"Sorry," she said. "Mary sleeps with cotton in her ears."
Marlene opened the curtains of Mary's bed.
"McDonalddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!" she shouted.
Mary sat up groggily. "Aaaaaah! It's the Lochness-" she started to scream- "Oh." she looked sheepish, and I couldn't say I blamed her. "Hi-you're Lily Evans, right?" she yawned.
"Nice name," Alice complimented, smiling.
"Um...thanks," I said awkwardly.
"So..." Marlene sat up. "I will now act out Romeo and Juliet!"
"Noooo!" Mary moaned. "Make it stop! Make it stop!"
"What is in a name," recited Marlene INCREDIBLY loudly.
"Shut up!" hissed Molly.
"I am the east and Juliet is the sun," singsonged Marlene.
"Girls?" a stern voice asked.
Everyone ran to their beds and snuggled under the covers. I bit my lip, sure of trouble, but no one came up.
"Thank you, Marlene," Mary said sarcastically. Marlene held her hands up in surrender. "Whoa, whoa girrrrrrrrrlllll," she drew out.
I reached for the dictionary I had brought and tossed it to Mary, who instantly smiled teasingly and flipped to the "S" for shut.
"To close something," she read. "Good idea, Marl!"
"Whatever," she huffed in fake annoyance. "I am going to bed, because alas, now, nobody recognizes true talent. As the sun breaks in I feel certain persons will understand how it-"
"Argh!" Molly said frustrated as Alice grinned. "We. Are. Trying. To. Sleep."
"Fine," grumbled Marlene and finally settled to bed. Molly and Mary fell asleep quickly afterward. Alice and I, though, weren't tired any more.
"Let's look at the moon," I said in a hushed voice.
We both extended our legs and walked up to see the moon. It was a half moon.
"I wonder if we have any werewolves?" Alice half-asked curiously. I rolled my eyes at her, then sighed. "Well, I like big imaginations," I admitted.
"I am not being imaginative!" she whined grumpily.
But we both went to bed, and I thought of Sev and Lucy and if they would become friends. I hoped not.
In the morning, we were all exhausted. "Thanks a lot, Marl," Mary teased. Marlene folded her arms. "I do not take the blame of ones who do not"-
"Yeah, yeah, whatever," Mary interrupted pulling on her Gryffindor robes. "Let's just go eat."
Marlene pouted, pretending to be angry.
"Wow," I said, amazed.
Alice smiled at the expression on my face.
"I know right. It's unreal. You want pancakes?" She pushed the plate towards me. I shook my head.
"I'll have bacon. Thanks though. I cannot WAIT till the first lesson!" I squealed. She looked at me. "Sorry, girl. Today we're starting with learning to fly so we'll be practiced for next year. We're gonna learn with Slytherins though," she added in disgust.
I inwardly groaned. Flying? Well, I'd see Sev again at least.