I skipped happily through the corridors towards my first class of the day.
"Hello, Hagrid!" I called merrily as I approached the edge of the forest.
"Hello Savannah!" Hagrid boomed.
"So what do you have planned for class?" I asked cautiously.
"Oh jus wait," He said, "you'll love it!"
Soon we were joined by the rest of the Gryffindor and Slytherin third years. Hagrid lead us to a pin in a clearing in the forest. Inside the pin, were a bunch of magnificent creatures that had the front of an eagle and back of a horse.
"Hippogriffs!" Hagrid said in answer to the class's questioning looks.
He explained how to handle a hippogriff and what to do and what not to do in front of one.
"So who wants to go first?" Hagrid asked rubbing his hands together.
I stepped back as Harry stepped forward. They were beautiful, but according to Hagrid they could also be dangerous.
"Harry! Come in here and meet Buckbeak!" Hagrid said beaming.
Harry followed him into the pin as he untethered a hippogriff with the body of a gray horse. Harry bowed and moments later Buckbeak bowed back. I saw fear flicker across Harry's face as Hagrid helped mount Buckbeak. I heard Malfoy and his cronies betting how long he would live. I glared at them and Malfoy smirked at me. My stomach lurched uncomfortably at what he could have told people. I focused back on Harry than covered my face, peeking through my fingers, as Hagrid slapped Buckbeak's hindquarters and he soared through air.
"Vannah," someone hissed in my ear.
I jumped and turned to face the voice. Ron and Mione were standing next to me.
"Hey guys, what's up?" I asked smiling.
They both grinned.
"Can we tell him?" Ron asked.
"Umm....O...Kay?" I replied with no idea what they were talking about.
They both ginned wider. Harry and Buckbeak landed gracefully and Harry dismounted smoothly. It was only when Ron and Mione rushed towards him, did I know what they were doing. I started panicking and pushed through the crowd trying to reach them before they reached Harry. When I saw Harry's face I knew it was too late.
I dismounted Buckbeak and patted his beak. I spotted Ron and Mione coming towards me as fast as they could.
"Hey guys! What's the rush?" I asked laughing.
"Savannahlikesyou!" Hermione said so fast that I had no clue what she said.
"Savannah.....likes.....you," Ron said slowly as if I couldn't understand English.
My eyes widened and I felt my face start to burn. I scanned the class looking for Vannah. I finally found her in the midst of the class, who were now approaching the hippogriffs, she was struggling to get to us. I saw her look up desperately and than turn red when she saw me. I felt fluttery. As light as air. Happier than I had been for a long time. Was it because Bailey had just come up to congratulate me? Or was it because of a certain gold-brown haired, green eyed, freckled faced girl who was now blushing madly?