Leaving For Hogwarts
Back at Sirius' house I asked Mrs. Weasley not to mention Malfoy to any of the others, especially not Ron and Harry. She wanted me to ask them for help but did not ask any further questions. Obviously Mrs. Weasley bought Harry's books and stuff too as she was in Diagon Alley so he could now pack his trunk for tomorrow.
"Kids listen, Hermione and Harry, you too." Mrs. Weasley demanded. "As things are getting more dangerous around Hogwarts, I want you to stay together, as much as possible. I did not mean you two, George and Fred so stop murmuring. You will be fine on your own probably causing more trouble than the Death Eaters by yourselves. Ron, Ginny, Harry and Hermione, I need the four of you to promise me that you will not be wandering around on your own at Hogwarts. Neither at night nor at daytime as far as possible please. We all have to stick together now that You-Know-Who is back. Now get some rest, we are going to leave earlier tomorrow. Good Night."
A whispered "Good Night" was the answer and all of us left the table at once. Nobody, not even George and Fred would even dare to upset her now that Percy had decided to work against his own family. He is so obsessed with his career that he traded his family for work at the ministry. After a short talk with Ginny about how selfish and stupid Percy was, I fell in a dreamless sleep.
Obviously Mrs. Weasley was not the only one to be worried about her children. Platform 9 3/4 was full of parents who gave last advices to their kids looked around in a rushed kind of way and hurried them onto the train. Once we entered the train the three of us had to split as Ron and I were Prefects and Harry was not. Alongside Ron I strode towards the Prefect's carriage and stopped in my tracks as I pushed the door open. A snow-white face with a bright grin and white-blonde hair looked at me as I opened the door to the Prefect carriage.
"So they really chose Mudblood Granger and - wait it isn't Potter. It's blood traitor Weasley. Well that really is a surprise," Malfoy told them in a casual kind of way. "We were just discussing whom of the Gryffindors would become Prefects. At least we were right by choosing 'brilliant' Granger as the female side. I really hope I find Potter later on to tease him. Surely famous Potter is really disappointed."
Malfoy grinned nastily and Pansy chuckled darkly.
"Shut it Malfoy. You were only chosen a Prefect because Snape likes you crawling up his ass." Ron shouted at him.
"Snape wouldn't even like you if you were in Slytherin. Or good at potions." Malfoy sneered and Pansy Parkinson laughed.
Ron went from orange to red and sat down without another word, giving Draco and Pansy another reason to laugh. After the meeting we were advised to watch the other students. Ron and I hurried away in order to find Harry and tell him about Malfoy's intentions to annoy him. We stared into every compartment, hoping for a glance of Harry's messy dark hair. Suddenly, a gentle hand touched my shoulder and I instinctively turned around facing Malfoy.
"Hermione take care of Malfoy and I will search Harry." Ron explained rushed away and left me behind with Malfoy.
"Granger is left behind by her friends and has to cope with two Slytherins at once." Malfoy laughed.
"Really, two? I know you have a huge ego Malfoy but I was not aware of the fact that you already count it as a human being." I spat in his face.
He turned around at once but did not let go of my shoulder. With an extremely angry expression he faced me again, took my hand and pulled me along. Away from Ron, away from Harry and back to where Malfoy had lost Pansy.