"Sophia, what are we going to do? Vipra left us to go hang out with her Slytherin friends and left us all to ourself." Said Carissus Snape.
Sophia looked around the corridor listening to see if she could find any trace of their friends. Suddenly, the girls heard the voice of ther best friend; Harry Potter.
They quickly dashed down the nearly deserted corridor towards the sound of Harry's voice. "Harry, can we sit with you guys?" Sophia asked.
Harry laughed for a minute before answering them; "Of course you can sit with us Sophia. You don't have to ask."
"Great, thanks Harry." Sophia said as she and Carissus walked in and shut the door behind them.
"You can sit next to me if you'd like Carissus." Ron said hopefully. Carissus grimaced but sat next to Ron anyway.
Sophia had sat between Hermione; one of her best friends.
Carissus focused her attention to a sleeping figure in the seat on the other side of Ron. "Who is that? Is he the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher!" Sophia asked suddenly noticing him too.
"His name is R.J. Lupin. I saw it on his suitcase." Hermione said matter-of-factly.
"He could use some new robes though. Look at them, they're horrible!" Ron complained examining Lupin's robes.
"Maybe he doesn't have enough money to buy new robes." Carissus added thoughtfully.
Then an hour later everything got cold.
"Wha... wha... what's happening?" Sophia asked her voice quavering.
"If I knew I would tell you Sophia." Harry said.
The glass in the wi does started frosting up and the lights flickered; once, twice, then they were out and the train was left in darkness.
"Harry, I'm a little scared now." Sophia said trying to look out the window.
Then very slowly, the compartment door slid open.
Professor Lupin was still asleep as a hooded figure glided into the compartment.
Every ounce of happiness they could muster, seemed to be sucked right out of them.
Then Harry looked and saw a shriveled gray hand protruding from the sleeve of the cloak.
As soon as it appeared, the hand retreated back into the sleeve.
"EXPECTO PATRONUM!" Professor Lupin yelled suddenly jumping up.
A silvery wolf protruded from the end of the professor's wand and it chased back the whatever the things were.
They all sat in silence and then they noticed that Harry was missing.
"Harry! He's passed out on the floor!" Carissus shrieked.
"Harry wake up! Wake up right now!" Ron said shakin Harry's shoulders.
Harry woke up with a jolt and looked around confused.
"Are you guys alright? I heard someone scream. Was it you Carissus?" Harry asked.
"No Harry, nobody screamed." Carissus said.
"You passed out on the floor mate. Gave us a real fright it did." Ron said.
"Here, eat this." Professor Lupin said handing Harry a piece of chocolate.
Harry took the piece of chocolate and sat there staring at it.
"It's alright, I didn't poison it if that's what you were wondering." Lupin chuckled.
So Harry reluctantly ate the piece of chocolate and felt warmth and relief flood throughout his whole body.
"Thank you. Are you the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher?" Harry asked getting back into his seat.
"Yes, I am Professor Lupin. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go have a word with the conductor about Dementors on the train." Professor Lupin said leaving.
"So that's what those things are called. They made me feel horrible. Like I would never be happy again." Ron said shivering.
Hours later they finally arrived at Hogwarts.
"Bye guys, see you later." Carissus said walking out the compartment door.
"Why does she have to go?" Ron asked sighing.
"Because she is in Ravenclaw and we are in Gryffindor." Hermione said.
"Yeah, but Ginny sits with Ravenclaws and she doesn't come back." Ron argued.
"That's probably because Ginny takes her stuff with her and Carissus doesn't. Carissus gives all her stuff to Vipra." Hermione said.
Then Ron sat in his seat and muttered under his breath until they got off the train.
At the carriages Ron saw Carissus come walking up to them with another boy.
"Is there something you'd like to tell me Carissus Snape?!" Sophia asked sternly.
"Sophia there is no need to worry. This is Terry Boot: he's my best friend. Do you mind if we sit with you guys?" Carissus laughed.
Then Terry saw one of his other friends and he left Carissus standing there with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Sophia.
"Well then, do you mind if I sit with you guys?" Carissus asked again.
Harry nodded his head and Carissus clambered in and sat down next to Ron.
Ron's face lit up as he sat next to Carissus.
"So how was your summer Carissus?" Ron asked trying to start a conversation.
"It was good." Was all that Carissus said the entire ride to the castle.