Act one , Scene two
Platform Nine & Quaters
Which is covered in thick, grey steam pouring out of the HOGWARTS EXPRESS.
And which is also crowded - but instead of people in newly ironed business suits, it's now covered in young witches and wizards In robes, cages of owls and toads, and adults saying goodbye to their children as they board the train.
This is it!
It's so pretty
Welcome newbies, to the place where the horror of lessons start
Albus, cut it out
Where are they? Did they come? Are they here?
HARRY points out RON, HERMIONE and their daughter ROSE, LILY runs up to them, giving them a great big hug. RON picks her up into his arms, throws her up into the air, catches her before putting her down were she gave ROSE a hug too.
If it isn't my favourite potter
Did you bring the sweets?
Yes, I did, the pasties, fudge and hard candy
Mum, dads giving Lily the sickly sweets
He says awesome, you say sickly (in a whisper) I agree with you
That's because I've got your brains
Yes, you both are insufferable know-it-all's
You work for me Potter, if it weren't for your marriage to Ginny, you'd live in the streets
Don't kid yourself, Lily is the only thing that keeps us acquaintances
GINNY: (in a fed up voice)
Give it a break, you've had this quarrel since the Yule ball
But face it 'mione, if he didn't dump you for Ginny at the dance, you would be a couple
Fine (sigh) nice to see you Lily but I'm going to see an old friend
Right, yes, let's meet Cedric and Conner
By big brother
What if I'm put in Gryffindor?
It will be fine, there's nothing with being the first, plus it will mean your brave
Thanks Dad, but what if?
You'll get in, the sorting hat will take your feelings into consideration
Really, how do you know?
A person I really didn't like was in Gryffindor, his name was Draco, so I asked the sorting hat to keep me away from him, and it put me in...
HARRY takes a deep breath, he has never told anyone this, not even GINNY, he looks at the train before looking back at his son, taking a breath.
JAMES turns and hugs his dad, before boarding the express with his brother, he gets into a carriage, and waves from a window.
Come on Gin, get Lily, people are staring
We're Potter's, of course there staring
Let's just go
The two walk of stage, the curtains close and when they open JAMES is on the stage alone.