Jackie never fit in, when she was accepted to Hogwarts, she expected things to be different, but they got worse. As her family deserts her and she struggles with making a friend, will Jackie make it at her first year at Hogwarts?


7. Repetition and Bores

The next month was like a routine. Everyday I would get up, get ready, have breakfast, do my classes, do homework, write to Juliet about school, try to amuse myself and ignore everyone, have dinner, try to amuse myself and ignore everyone, and finally go to sleep.

the routine got very repetitive and boring. Every morning when I got up I stared at my boring reflection and thought about how unfair it was that Jacob, Jenna, and Juliet all got big blue eyes and straight blonde hair while I was stuck with brown eyes and brown hair so dark it was almost brown filled with unexpected and unattractive waves, curls, tangles, and frizz. All my sibling were pretty early bloomers in puberty, but I was still totally flat chested, like a six year old boy. 

Homework and classes were hard and so was walking around everyday seeing Krissy, Robin, Jenna, Jacob, Drew, Neal and even Janie walk around with friends while I walked alone. I tried not to mind, but it's not easy. I don't spend a lot of time in my room, because I like to be alone, and  get no privacy with Robin, Krissy, and Janie. I hung out in unused classrooms and the library a lot.  

Letters from Juliet weren't that eventful. It seemed like Juliet was getting sadder. In the beginning of the year Juliet dyed her hair black, just for a laugh. Mum freaked out of course, but now the black seems to mean something more, and I don't know what. Mum and Dad are really busy. Dad works with the Ministry of Magic and Mum works in a kitchen at a restaurant in Diagon Alley. 

Today, I bumped right into Jenna in the corridor. She barely acknowledged me. All she did was mumble and apology and look at me with the tiniest smile before hurrying to catch of with Jacob. It was almost like I wasn't a part of their lives anymore. At breakfast I got another letter from Juliet.

Dear Jackie,

Mom says hi. So does dad. I wish I was a magical and I could go to Hogwarts with you. I'm so alone back here. Mum and Dad are too busy for me, and Brooke and Dylan (my only friends from my school) both hate me now because that stupid Ryan boy that Brooke is dating kissed me, even though I didn't want him. Brooke started to hate me and Dylan asked me why I had kissed Ryan. When I told her that he kissed me she told me I was a wannabe flake, who didn't care about her or Brooke. Then Dylan dumped her lunch down my back and Brooke told everyone that I got angry and dumped it on myself, wasting Dylan's lunch. The school guidance counselor talked to me about controlling my emotions. I got in trouble with Mum and Dad. Brooke and Dylan starting spreading lies about me. They told people I kissed any boy I laid eyes on, no matter if he was dating or not. They said that I liked all these guys because no girls would like me. I want to kill them, and I want to kill myself. But who cares about me. How are you?


I quickly grabbed some parchment out of my bag, along with a quill. I wrote a quick note. 

Dear Juliet,

I am so sorry. Those girls aren't with your time! They're just jealous because they know that your better than them. Things at Hogwarts aren't any different. I'm still avoiding everyone, and classes are still hard. This morning I bumped right into Jenna, and all she did was quietly apologize and give me a weird smile, like she didn't even know me. I bet Jacob and her have forgotten all about me. I'm just that stupid sister in Slytherin. But at least I have you, and that's enough. So forget about stupid Brooke and Dylan. Leave them to cry themselves rivers and not be able to make a bride when they realize that they need you, but they threw you away. Make some new friends. I know it's easier said that done, but you've always been friendly. 

Love from,


I gave Screech the letter and he flew off with it. Poor Juliet, I wish that she was here with me. My day continued as normal. In the halls someone tripped over my robes and yelled at me. After classes I want to my room to get some stuff and Krissy and Robin were laughing and literally pushing Janie around. I wanted to help, but I just couldn't get involved. I gave Janie an apologetic look and left the room.  

In the common room I saw Drew curled up with some new girl on a couch. I glared at him, but he didn't see it because he was staring into that girl's eyes. I felt bad for the girl. Drew would probably just screw her over. I could see inn the girl's eyes that she really loved Drew, and thought that they would be together forever. Not that many first years were dating, but Drew set an example, so now couples were less rare. 

I did my homework in the library, and read an entire book. Afterwards, it was getting later so I went back to my room. I doodled a little bit and did some extra credit work for History of Magic and Defense Against the Dark Arts. I had an early dinner and scurried out of the great hall to my room. 

When I got there I curled up under my covers and amused myself for a few more hours until falling asleep in my school robes. 

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