Cast through Hermione Granger's small window in her muggle styled home, was a beam of sun light on this beautiful September day! But not just any September day, it was September first. The day she takes the Hogwarts Express, bringing her to Hogwarts, the magical school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! It was the day she turned eleven, not long ago, that she received her letter saying that she was a witch! She didn't know what to think at first. How could that be? Her, this ordinary shy little girl, a witch! It was only when Professor Albus Dumbledore, the Headmaster at Hogwarts, came to explain to both her muggle parents how everything works, that she fully understood. She was so excited. They had already gotten all her books and robes from Diagon Alley, a wonderful place full of wizarding shops and candy stores.
And today was the day to finally go where she belonged. It was time to go to Hogwarts.
When Hermione and her parents arrived at the Kings Cross to board the train, they were astonished. There ticket read to go to platform ❾¾ ! But of course, there was no such thing. It went from platform 9 to 10 like any other train station. Luckily a boy with a trolley and an odd looking toad, was running right past them. Hermione noticed his wand in his back pocket. He must be a first year wizard as well. She approached him and introduced herself:
-hello, my name is Hermione Granger. and you are?
- Neville. Neville Longbottom.
The boy, Hermione noticed, looked very worried.
-what's wrong?she asked.
-well, you see, my nana said that to get to the platform, you have to run through the wall between 9 and 10! But of course that sounds mental! Apparently you just fall right through!
Seeing as Neville probably won't go first! She ran for the wall followed by her mom and dad. Except right when she collided with the brick wall and was supposed to rebound, she found herself directly in front of an enormous train with thick grey smoke coming out of the top. And thankfully, in big black letters the words "Hogwarts Express" were written on a sign right next to her trolley. She was finally here, at home!