The next morning my mom told me Dumbledore was coming to pick me up and help me get all my stuff for Hogwarts. Shortly after I had finished getting ready we heard a knock at the door.
"I got it mom!" I yelled running down the stairs.
I opened the door and saw a tall man with a long white beard. He was wearing a blue robe and had a hat on.
"I'm Dumbledore. I'm guessing you're Hailey?" The man said.
"Ya I'm Hailey. And I guess you're the one helping me get my stuff." I said looking up at him.
"Yes I am do your parents know you're leaving now." The man said.
"Not yet one sec." I said running into the kitchen.
"Mom, Dad Dumbledore's here I'm going to get my stuff now." I said.
"Have fun honey see you when you get home." My mom said waving to me as I ran back to the front door.
"We can leave now." I said stepping out the front door and closing it.
"Well I must say you've grown up a lot since the last time I saw you." Dumbledore said as we walked down the side walk.
"But sir the last time you saw me I was only a baby." I said.
"That is true. So do you have any questions for me." He said.
"Yes I do. Can you please tell me what happened my parents died?" I asked. I knew I probably wasn't going to like this answer but I knew I had to know.
"Well the night your parents died. You father James was trying to stall he-who-shall-not-be-named while your mother Lily was hiding you and Harry. When James was stalling he got killed. Then he-who-shall-not-be-named came into the room the three of you were in and she saved you and Harry. But he then ended up killing your mother and when he tried to kill you and your brother the curse rebounded and ended up killing himself. And that's how you both scars on your heads." Dumbledore. He looked over at me and saw I was on the brink of tears.
"Wait so my parents were killed trying to save me?" I said stopping outside a place called the Leaky Cauldron.
"Hailey I know it's hard to find out the truth but you just have to know that they bot loved you and Harry very much." Dumbledore said when he realized I had stopped walking with him.
"I have another question for you. Why did that dude leave me there and why is it that no one remembers me?" I asked trying not to cry.
"Hailey no one knew that they had twins. Hagrid the guy who got Harry didn't think you were related. But when Hagrid told me that there was another kid who was there I didn't want any one to know because knowing he-who-shall-not-be-named he would have had one of his death eaters come and find you and kill you. So we thought it would be best if no one know about you. But Hailey it's your job to get Harry to believe you two are twins." Dumbledore said handing me a tissue.
"I'll try my best I promise." I said blowing my nose.
We walked into the Leaky Cauldron and I saw that this place wasn't very full. But everyone looked at Dumbledore. Then some people would get a glimpse of the scar on my head and would start to whisper. Becoming self concious I pushed my glasses up my face and zipped up my sweater.
We walked out the back of the place and Dumbledore started to do something weird with the wall. Then all of a sudden the wall became a door. I stepped in and saw I was in some alley.
"Hailey welcome to Diagon Alley." Dumbledore said excitedly.
"Um Dumbledore I'm scared there's a lot of people in here and I'm claustrophobic." i said grabbing the collar of my shirt and suddenly becoming really hot.
"Don't worry if you want you can hold my hand if that'll make you feel better." Dumbledore said giving me his hand.
"Thanks it makes a difference." I said holding his hand tighter every time someone would brush up against me or get really close to me.
"So first place we have to go to is Gringotts and get some money from the vault your parents made for you and Harry." Dumbledore said as we dodged people making our way to Gringotts.
We walked into Gringotts and I saw all these weird looking creatures sitting at desks.
"Um what are these?" I said in a whisper.
"These are goblins. Hi I would like to go down to the Potter's vault." Dumbledore said looking up at a goblin.
"Do you have a key?" The goblin said not looking up from the book he was looking at.
"Yes I do here it is." Dumbledore said taking a key out of his pocket.
"Griphook will take you down." The goblin said then a goblin showed up and I was guessing this was Griphook.
After a ride on a cart that looked like an old mine cart that went probably at 60 kilometers an hour. We arrived at the vault. Dumbledore put the key in the lock and the door opened. I looked in the vault and saw a whole bunch of coins.
"So did your parents tell you about wizard money." Dumbledore said.
"Ya they had just finished telling me before you came." I said in awe.
"Great that saves me from having to tell you. Now here's a bag now just put some of those in there and then we can go get your wand." Dumbledore said handing me a little purse. After putting in some coins we went to Ollivanders which I guess was the wand shop.
When I walked in I was shocked at how unorganized it was. Then a guy came out that had really messy grey hair and started to get out a measuring tape.
"Getting a wand?" He said measuring my arm from wrist to elbow then elbow to shoulder.
"Well yeah." I said as he measured my leg from ankle to knee then from knee to hip.
"And your name is?" He asked measuring my head.
"Well my name is Hailey, Hailey McDonald but it's suppose to be Hailey Potter." I said as he put his measuring tape away.
"Are you related to Harry Potter by any chance?" He asked.
"Well actually I am I'm his twin sister but no one knows about except my parents I've been living with you and Dumbledore." I said.
"I should have guessed by the scar." He said looking at my scar. "Now let's get wand picking."
After about going through 30 different wands I was starting to lose hope.
"Length is 13 3/4 inches. Wood is pear. Core is phoenix feather and flexibility is surprisingly swishy." He said handing me the wand.
As soon as I took the wand I felt a power come over me. I just felt I could do anything. When I gave the wand a swish huge yellow and red sparks flew out of the end.
"Well that will be 8 galleons." He said. I handed him the money then walked out of the store. I met Dumbledore and saw he had already bought all my books.
"Ok Hailey now go in there and get your robes." Dumbledore said pointing to a shop that said Madam Malkin's Robes For All Occasions.
I walked in and saw someone was getting there robes done as well.
"Are you here for robes as well." A lady said as she came up to me. I nodded.
"Ok come stand beside this young lady please." I looked beside me and I saw a girl with long brown hair that was really curly and was just a bit taller than me.
"Hello my names Hermione Granger. What's your name?" She asked.
"M-my names Hailey Po- I mean McDonald." I said. I was going to say Potter but I just don't think I should be telling everybody right now.
"Ok Miss Granger you're done." The lady said to Hermione.
"Bye Hailey I'll see at platform 9 3/4." She said waving goodbye to me. Did I just make a friend?
After I had finished with my robes I met Dumbledore outside the shop.
"Ok Hailey if you want you can get an owl, toad or cat which do you want?" Dumbledore asked.
"Can I get a barn owl I've always wanted a barn owl." I said excitedly.
After I got my owl which I named Elmo because as a kid I loved that show. Dumbledore brought me back to my house.
"Ok Hailey before you go here's you ticket for The Hogwarts Express. It leaves at exactly 11 o'clock. And to get there you have to run into the barrier between platforms 9 and 10. And once there you will see the Hogwarts Express and that will take you to Hogwarts ok?" Dumbledore said handing me my ticket.
"I got it but will I see you again?" I asked. I really like Dumbledore he's a really nice guy.
"You will see me again sooner then you think actually." Dumbledore said with a smile. "Well I'd better be going. Bye Hailey." Dumbledore said waving.
"Bye." I said walking through the front door with all my stuff.
"Mom, Dad I'm home!" I yelled upstairs.
"How was your day?" My dad yelled from upstairs.
"Good I think I made a friend and I got a barn owl night." and named him Elmo." I said taking all my stuff upstairs.
"That's great honey. But we have to be up early to take you to your train so time to go to bed." My mom said as her and my dad walked into my bedroom.
"Mom, Dad I know you aren't my real parents but I couldn't wish for anybody better then you guys. Good night." I said crawling under the covers.
"Good night sweetie." My dad said as he walked out of my room and closed my door.
That night I had the exact same dream as I have had for the last week the day when my parents were murdered. And because of what Dumbledore told me I know I want to be exactly like they were before they were.