Kate Smithson isn't a normal eleven year-old. She's a Metamorphagus, has photographic memory, and is in a wheelchair due to an accident that claimed her ability to walk and her family's lives. How will she cope with loss, bullying, friendship, fights, and being a foster child at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?


7. The Curious Wand

Kate and Dumbledore silently went through Diagon Ally. When they finally reached Ollivander's, Dumbledore opened the door and said, "Kate, I must go to Sugarplum's Sweet Shop. I've run out of lemon drops. Would you like anything?"

 Kate's hair turned yellow (happy) and said, "I do love lemon drops." Dumbledore's eyes twinkled and he left without saying a word. She rolled into the shop and said, "Hello?"

     Someone stepped out of the shadows, making her jump in fright and turn her hair white. He smiled and said, "Miss Smithson. I have been expecting you. It feels like just yesterday when your parents and sister came to get their wands. Gabriella, 12 in, Cherry, phoenix feather, good for varied magic, springy. Dean, 14 in, Hazel, dragon heartstring, unyielding. Ava Sophia, 10 in, Vine, dragon heartstring, very powerful. It was a shame that little Oliver didn't get a wand." Ollivander was talking about her family. Her eyes started to water, so Ollivander passed her a wand. 

      Dumbledore was back. He was sucking on a lemon drop and watched her. Kate waved the wand and instantly she felt warm in her fingers. Ollivander smiled, but then said, "Curious, very curious."

 Kate, her hair turning black (confused), said, "Pardon me Mr. Ollivander, but what's curious?"

           Ollivander looked to Dumbledore and said, "Albus, does she have any Seer blood in her?"

Dumbledore looked at him like he was crazy. "Seer? Are you absurd, Garrick?" 

  Ollivander said, "This is a 13 in, unicorn tail hair, silver lime wood. Unicorn hair is very consistent, but the silver lime wood is drawn to Seer blood. It also is to people skilled at Legilimency. The wand chooses the wizard, Albus." 

     Kate, who was utterly annoyed that they were talking about her like she was an object. She coughed and they looked at her that she came out of thin air. She whispered, "I was wondering how much I owe you, Mr. Ollivander." He passed her a slip of parchment that said 13 inch, Unicorn Tail Hair core, Silver Lime wood. Nine Galleons. She dug into her money bag, put the wand in her pocket, passed him the money, and left the shop without saying another word. 

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