The muggleborn- May Collins

A story about the muggleborn May Collins and her adventures at Hogwarts with her best friends Lily and Taylor.


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1. chapter 1

I'm just a normal girl. Ten years old and homeschooled. My eleventh birthday is coming up but I have no friends to celebrate it with so I'm staying home with my Mum and Dad.

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I woke up to a large 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!' sign on the wall across from my bed. When I got up from bed, the smell of my favourite breakfast, scrambled eggs and bacon, wafted towards me. Just as I got to the top of the stairs, I heard a knock. 'I'll get it!' I yelled as I ran down the stairs, almost tripping on my pyjamas. I opened the door to see a tall, old man wearing half-moon spectacles. 'You must be May Collins,' he said. 'I'm Albus Dumbledore. May I come in?'

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I led Albus Dumbledore to our living room and my parents followed. 'Have a seat,' said Mum. Dumbledore peered at us over the top of his glasses and gave me a letter sealed with a red, wax crest. I opened it and it read:

Dear Ms. Collins

We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Term begins on September 1st and you will find the Hogwarts Express ticket enclosed, as well as a list of school supplies you will find in Diagonal Alley. We will expect your owl no later than July 30th.

Minerva McGonagall, deputy headmistress.

'What does this mean?' I asked Dumbledore. All he said was 'Your a witch, May.'

'But I can't be a... a witch,' I said, thinking it was some sort of joke.

'But have you ever made anything happen that you can't explain?' He asked.

'Actually, I have,' I said. 'If I stare at something hard enough it will move, and just by holding something broken I can mend it.'

'It's because you are magic,' he said.

'Would you like to go to this school May?' my mum asked. I forgot she was there.

'Yes. Yes I would' I answered. Dumbledore whistled and a large, tawny owl flew in through the open window. He attached a note to its leg and flew off. 'I really have to go now,' said Dumbledore, 'see you at Hogwarts.'

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Mum dropped me off at King's Cross station. 'Bye!' she called from the car. I found a trolley and put my trunk on it. I finally might be able to make friends! I walked along until I saw platform nine. This wasn't the station. I looked at the ticket again and saw it said platform 9/34. But there's no such thing as Platform 9/34. I checked around the station but there was no 9/34! I went back to platform nine and sat down at a bench. I felt a tear roll down my cheek. There was no way I was going to make friends now. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a girl walking towards me. I didn't want to show her I was crying but it was too late. She saw my face and say down next to me. 'What's wrong?' she asked.

'I'm supposed to get on platform 9/34 but there is none and both my parents are at work!' I cried.

'It's okay,' she said. I'll help you. I know where it is.'

'Thanks,' I said, wiping a tear from my cheek.

'No problem. I'm Lily by the way. Lily Swift'

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