INT - HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT, AFTERNOON
We hear the sounds of the train moving as scenery flashes by through the window. Seated in the compartment are MORWENNA, a 14 yr old girl, and her friends; two more girls and two boys. MORWENNA and a couple of the others are talking; one stares out the window and another is perusing a newspaper.
Did you see Professor Longbottom's face when
Julia knocked over that pot of Flitterbloom plants?
Yes! He legitimately thought it was Devil's Snare!
They dissolve into giggles. THEA looks at them with mock disgust.
It was not that funny.
You weren't even there, Thea. Don't ruin our fun.
Grow up, Logan. I -
Hey, guys! Look at this!
She brandishes a copy of THE DAILY PROPHET at the others. Zoom in on the article she is pointing at. The headline reads: Italian Magi-Council on high alert after Prison Break. The moving picture shows four mug shots, three men and one woman. The other three stop and look at it. Logan grabs the paper off Iris and reads from it.
'Four high-priority prisoners escaped from the
Italian prison of Carcere dei Morti
near Rome late last night.'
He stumbles slightly on the Italian, which literally translates to Prison of the Dead.
'The group are known terrorists, native to Ireland.
The Polizia have not been able to find them;
there is a chance they could have already left Italy.'
He looks up, and grins.
Not really. It's in Italy. And anyway, we don't need
any more criminal masterminds here.
We've got Thea Theopolis - magi-mind of the highest order.
Oh stop it, 'Enna.
Didn't you hear me?
It said they could have left Italy!
They could be anywhere!
At this moment, the train swerves sharply to the left. The teens bang into one another in an attempt to stay upright. The boy by the window, TOBY, turns to them.
Look! We're almost back.
He points out the window. Zoom into the window.