Niki woke up bright and early on her second day at Hogwarts. Looking over to the bed next to her, she saw Hermione and Lily were both still asleep. She grinned when she saw how messy Hermione's hair was. It was honestly a miracle that she managed to comb it every morning.
Leaving the dorm quietly, Niki debated pranking Harry again, but decided against it. She didn't want another morning like yesterday. So she decided instead to talk to Dadfoot. Niki took her mirror out of her bag, held it up, and said "Sirius."
After a moment, Sirius's face materialized in the small frame.
"Hey, Niki!" he said. Leaning over, talking to someone out of the frame, he said, "Hey, Moony, it's Niki." After a few moments, Remus's face joined Sirius's.
"Hi Moomy, hi Dadfoot." Niki said, grinning.
"Hi Niki! How's Hogwarts?" Remus asked.
"Pretty good. Have you gotten the letter from Dumbledore about yesterday yet?" Niki asked.
"Actually, yes. So we've sent something along with Hedwig for you to get at breakfast." Just the way Sirius said it made Niki sure that it was a Howler.
"Gee, thanks." she said sarcastically.
"Anyway, when's your first flying lesson?" Sirius asked.
"Today, actually. We're with the Slytherins." Niki said.
"Well, make sure you show them that you're better than them." Sirius said.
"Sirius!" Remus exclaimed. "Don't do that, Niki." he warned.
"I wasn't going to. I actually thought I'd try and be friends with some of them." Niki said.
Sirius was about to say something, but Remus cut him off before he had even started. "Which ones?" he asked, shooting Sirius a warning glance.
"Well, definitely not Theodore Nott. He's such a jerk. You should have heard what he was saying to Harry and I just before the Sorting. I ended up kicking him. Luckily, McGonagall didn't find out, so I didn't get in trouble." Niki grinned mischievously. "I thought I'd try with Draco Malfoy, though. He looks like he needs a friend."
"You can't be friends with a Malfoy!" Sirius burst out. "Lucius Malfoy was one of the most dedicated Death Eaters back when Voldemort was still at large! He's only not in Azkaban because he lied his way out!"
"Which is exactly why we should keep Draco from going the same way!" Niki argued. "I'm going to talk to him at breakfast. I'll tell you how it goes tonight." With that, she cut off the connection and put away the mirror.
Niki skipped into the Great Hall and headed towards... the Slytherin table? No, more than that, Malfoy at the Slytherin table! Why would she want to talk to him?
Harry watched as Niki and Malfoy talked. Malfoy said something that made Niki frown. She responded with something that made Malfoy furious. He said something. Niki looked like she was about to cry when she responded. He snapped at her, and she ran out of the Hall in tears.
"Hey Malfoy!" Harry shouted, striding towards him.
"What Potter?" Malfoy asked with a smirk.
"What did you say to Niki?" Harry asked, furious.
"I don't see how that concerns you, Potter." Malfoy sneered.
"It very much concerns me!" Harry yelled, attracting attention from both students and teachers. "She's my sister, and whatever you said hurt her! So you can either tell me what it was or suffer the consequences."
"Yeah, I'm so scared, Potter." Malfoy said.
"You should be. I grew up in the household of two of the Mauraders. If you don't know what that means, ask you father because he was at school with them." Harry snapped. "I could make you cry faster than Niki did if I wanted to. I'm going to find out what you said to her, whether from you, her, or someone else. You can either tell me now, and I might show you a little mercy, or Niki will tell me, and you'll regret ever living."
"I'm not afraid of you, Potter." Malfoy said, and sat down.
Harry strode out of the hall, fuming, and set off to find Niki.
Niki skipped into the Great Hall and located Malfoy at the Slytherin table. She walked towards him.
"Hello, Draco!" she said cheerfully.
"What do you want, Potter?" Malfoy asked.
"I wanted to know if you'd like to be friends." Niki responded.
"Why would I want to be friends with you?" Malfoy sneered.
Niki frowned. "I thought that you'd like some good influences in your life so that you don't end up a Death Eater like your father did."
Malfoy looks furious. "My father is not a Death Eater And at least I have a father."
Niki looks like she's about to cry. "But Moomy and Dadfoot said that your father was in You-Know-Who's inner circle." she said. "And I do have a father! I have Moomy and Dadfoot!"
"Moomy and Dadfoot?" Malfoy asks scathingly. "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Besides, it's not like they're your real parents. They're just some men who had to take you in because your parents went and got themselves killed because their friends liked Voldemort better than them. And they should! Your parents were idiots. Too bad they didn't have a Sorcerer's Stone like Dumbledore now does!"
Niki, too caught up in what he said about her parents, didn't notice what he said about the Sorcerer's Stone, and ran from the hall in tears.