Catch me when I fall

My name is Jessamine Snow, but people call me Jessa, I am eleven years old and I live in Hogwarts with my foster mother, Minerva McGonagall. You see, when I was little my parents were killed by Lord Voldemort. Everyone is scared of that name, but me? Never.


3. Headless Nick & Dormitories

Chapter Three

~Headless Nick & Dormitories~

I continued eating my bread after Harry introduced himself. I looked over at Neville when I heard Seamus talking about his mum and dad.

"I'm half and half, my dads a muggle, mums a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out." Seamus said to everyone around them. I just looked down and continued eating.

"Say Percy, whose that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?" Harry asks Percy who is sitting besides him. Percy looks up to see who he was talking about and sees that it was Professor Snape.

"Oh, that's Professor Snape, Head of the Slytherin house." Percy replied.

"What's he teach?" Harry asks.

"Potions, but everyone that it's the Dark Arts he fancies. Hes been after Quirrell's job for years." replied Percy then started to eat again.

I looked over at Harry to see he was looking at Professor Snape with a questioning look.

I was about to eat a chicken leg when I heard a yelp from Ronald.

"Hello! How are you? Welcome to Gryffindor!" a familiar voice said to the first years.

I smiled and looked at the ghost whose head was sticking out of the platter of chicken. I looked around to see that other ghosts started to come out of the ground, walls and windows.

"Hello Sir Nicholas. Have a nice summer?" Percy asked the ghost. Sir Nicholas looked at him with disappointment in his eyes.

"Dismal, Once again my request to join the Headless Hunt has been denied." He said starting to float away. Before he could float away Ronald called out to him.

"I know you! You're 'Nearly Headless Nick!' " Sir Nicholas turned around.

"I prefer Sir Nicholas if you don't mind."

"Nearly Headless? How could you be nearly headless?" Hermione questioned Sir Nicholas.

"Like this." Sir Nicholas replied putting his hand on his head and lifting up is head, showing that he was nearly headless.

"Ahh!" Ronaly screamed. I chuckled and looked at Hermione who was closing her eyes in disgust.

Sir Nicholas snapped his head back to it's regular position and floated away. Before he had the chance to talk to one of the other ghosts I called up at him.

"Sir Nicholas!"

He turned around and spotted me, instantly a smile spread on his face.

"Ah! Jessamine! I see you gotten in Gryffindor, Congratulations!" he said, excitement in his voice.

"Thank you Sir Nicholas. I am truly glad that I am in Gryffindor. Also I am very sorry to hear about what happened over the summer. My opinion is that you truly deserve to join the Headless Hunt." I said smiling at the ghost. Sir Nicholas' smile widened.

"I am happy for you to say that! I am glad that you think that, as expected from a friend of the ghosts and paintings!" Nicholas said to me. I smiled, tilting my head in a cute gesture.

"I am happy that you think of me as a friend Sir Nicholas." I said to him kindly. He smiled and floated closer.

"Of course I would think of you as a friend. You are kind to everyone in this school. Even the paintings and ghosts!" Sir Nicholas said to me. I smiled at him and thanked him.

"You're welcome. I am sorry to say this, but I need to go. See you later Jessamine!" Nicholas said to me waving goodbye in the process. 

"See you late Sir Nicholas!" I replied waving back as well.

"Jessamine? Are you going to be going to the girl's dorm or your room?" Percy asked me. I looked at him and stared in confusion.

"That's actually a good question, I'll go ask my mum." I replied getting up slowly and made my way to the professor's table.

My mother stopped talking to the Headmaster and looked at me with a smile.

"Is there something you need dearest?" My mum asked me. I nodded my head and began to speak.

"I was just wondering, will I be sleeping in the Gryffindor Girl's Dorm or my room?" I asked her.

"Well, it's up to you Jessamine. You could sleep in your room or you could sleep with the rest of first year girls."My mother replied after receiving a smiled from the Headmaster. I smiled brightly and kindly thank her and the Headmaster. I scurried back to the table and sat down again.

"May I please sleep in the girl dorms?" I asked Percy.

He smiled brightly at my comment.

"Of course!" He replied cheerfully. I was tapped on the shoulder again and I turned towards Harry.

"So your mum is Professor McGonagall?" Harry asked me. I smiled and nodded my head.

"Yes, she is my foster mother. My biological parents were murdered when I was one." I explained.

Harry's eyes widen and he opened his mouth to speak but was cut off by my mother's loud voice.

"Now! If you would please follow all of the chosen tour guides to your houses!" She said to all of the students.

"Well... Come on guys, I'll show you where they are." Percy said to us before speaking the same thing but more loudly.

I nodded my head and got out of my seat and walked beside Percy.

We went out of the Dinning Hall and towards a hallway that lead to the Dorms, traveling up the stairs.

"Gryffindor follow me please and keep up, thank you!" Percy yelled to the first years.

"Ravenclaw follow me, This way." A fellow Ravenclaw student said going in the opposite direction.

We stopped at the 'Changing stairs'. The first years looked up in awe at it.

"This is the most direct path to the dormitories. Oh and keep an eye on the staircases, they like to change." Percy explained to the us. I looked to the side to see many looks of awe on the first year's faces.

"Keep up please, and follow me. Quickly now, come on, come on!" Percy ordered us once again. I followed Percy and received many 'Hellos' from the paintings. I smiled and said 'Hi' back. One of the paintings even curtsies to me. I curtsies back just to be nice.

"Welcome to Hogwarts!" one of the paintings said. Finally we were lead to a hallway were one painting of a women was at.

"Password?" the women asked.

"Capit Draconus." Percy replied to the women.

She raised her eyebrows and spread one of her hands out. 

The painting swung over and we were met with a arch shape hole in the wall.

"Follow me everyone, keep up, quickly, come on." Percy said to us.

Once we got inside the room Percy was standing in the middle of the room.

"Gather around here. Welcome to the Gryffindor common room. Boy's dormitories are upstairs, down to the left. Girls the same on your right. You'll find all your belongings have already been brought up. Percy turned to me and started to speak to me.

"Jessamine, your stuff has also been brought up." he said to me smiling. I smiled and nodded my head.

"Thank you Percy." I replied nodding at him.

"Now, if you need anymore questions you can come to me or Jessamine. We both are happy to help." Percy said to the first years.


A/n: Well... that was a long chapter :P I'm finally done with it though so it's a good thing!

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