The Hogwarts Years- First Year

This follows the POVs of Catarneigh Salucci and Louisa Finnigan. It shows them as they go through their first year at Hogwarts. The struggles they face and the people they meet.

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22. CATARNEIGH XIII

CATELYNNE

 

For what seemed like forever Keytet finally showed up. She looked at Lucy then at her uniform. Lucy got the hint and quickly got up and ran down the stairs. Keytet looked back at me, pitting my shell-like body.

'Professor Dumbledore would like to see you.'

I absentmindedly got up and followed Keytet out of the Ravenclaw Common Room and to down Dumbledore's office.

Keytet stopped outside two gargoyles. I, still miles away, was staring at them.

'Toffee Apple,' said Keytet.

Instantly a bronze owl started to rise from the bottom of the floor followed by a set of steps. The moment I had see the owl, I was back to Earth. I watched the owl swirl up and up until it stopped. I looked over at Keytet who still stared at the stairs. I then slowly put my foot on the first step and started to climb up the stairs.

Once at the top, I was confronted with a door. It was a light brown colour with gold markings on it. I pushed the door and walked in.

If it wasn't a day where I wasn't sure if I was going to be expelled or not I would've appreciated being called up into this room. It was large and circular with portraits of all the old headmasters and headmistresses who had ever walked the grounds of Hogwarts. On the other side was a black table full of weird looking instruments that I had never seen in my life. In front of me was obviously Dumbeldore's desk and next to it sat a phoenix which was silently sleeping.

'Catarneigh,' said a voice, I instantly knew this belonged to Dumbledore.

'Professor,'

'How are you feeling?' asked Dumbledore.

'I've been better.' I said, nervously.

'A little bird told me an incident revolving Natalia Bluddersmith and yourself happened in the Great Hall earlier.'

'I didn't mean to, Professor. I just happened. I tried to stop it but she's been having a go at Lucy all year and then she called me a blood traitor and I just flipped-'

Dumbledore held up his hand for me to stop. I did.

'I am well aware of what has been happening between Miss Bluddersmith and Miss Finnigan. You and Louisa obviously care greatly for each other, not much can be said for Miss Polo, though.'

'Tilly? At least I've finally found out about her true colours.' I huffed.

'At least you've found out who's your true friend and who's just a friend.'

'Professor?' I asked, confused.

'A friend will leave you when times are tough as it is much easier to walk away than stick by you. A true friend will go through that tough experience with you and make it their own.'

I ponded this for a moment. Tilly was my true friend. Lucy was just a girl I had randomly stuck up for, but...I thought back to what Lucy had said. I'm not going to leave you, though. I'll be here...What if Lucy had finished her sentence off. What if it was; 'I'll be here...always?' Or something like that. I then snapped out of my thoughts when I remembered where I was.

'I seemed to have lost you then.'

I looked down at my hands, I noticed there were tiny snowflake patterns on them, I had never noticed this before. I looked back up at Dumbledore.

'Is there any way I can learn to control it?' I asked.

'I'm afraid not. It's something only you can do alone.'

I was disappointed by this. I had hoped Dumbledore would give me private lessons or something. After saying thank you, I walked out of Dumbledore's office. I then remembered the thing I thought I'd been sent up to see him for...expulsion. I was about to turn around until I thought-

What's the point in expelling someone two weeks before the end of year. I'll probably get a letter in the summer holidays informing me about my expulsion.

I made my way back to the Ravenclaw Common Room. Once at the top of the stairs, I took a deep breath and walked up to the door. I knew I'd have to face someone some time soon, even if they weren't the faces I'd like to see.

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