You Must Be A Weasley

Ruby Weasley, twin of Ronald Weasley, has always been the odd one out of the family. It bothers her, making her frustrated. She wonders why though, why her? Out of everyone in her family, why her? For most of her life she's been asking questions, questions that no one could answer. Until she enters Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where she meets the infamous Draco Malfoy. Will they be enemies like everyone else in the family? Or will they actually get along?



It was like time stopped when the hat announced Slytherin. Ruby froze up, and her eyes widened a bit. She was looking at her brothers and they all had the same look on their faces. They were shocked, surprised, and very confused. Especially Ron, who was thinking it was a mistake. Since they are twins, they must share some similar traits, but then again, Ruby and Ron are both different. The complete opposite; and Gryffindor and Slytherin are opposite of each other. It makes sense right? Not really...maybe. Ron couldn't think properly, he watched as Professor McGonagall removed the hat from Ruby's head. Ruby got off the stool and made her way to the Slytherin table which was clapping and cheering for her. How is this possible?

Ruby sat quietly at the Slytherin table as she watched the rest of the sorting. She was still shocked with her sorting. From a distance, she could hear Draco talking to his two beefy friends. "A Weasley in Slytherin? There's obviously something wrong with her."

Ruby sighed at the comment; maybe there is something wrong with me...

The last person to be sorted was a boy named Blaise Zabini. He was sorted into Slytherin. When he went down to sit at the table, Ruby noticed that he was sitting at a distance from the other students. It was like he does not want to talk to anyone, which Ruby found strange since everyone else, including herself, was very eager to know everyone. Ruby looked over to the Gryffindor table where Harry, Ron, and Hermione all sat. Everyone she knew so far is Gryffindor and she knew no one at Slytherin. She felt a bit alone. She could try and make friends with some of the Slytherin, but the question was, do they want to be her friends?

When the feast was over, the Prefects of the houses showed the first years to the common rooms. The Slytherin common room was located behind a stone wall in the dungeon. When they were heading to the common room, Ruby noticed the surroundings became colder and darker as they walked to the common room. The password to the common room was 'Dragon Blood'. She was notified that the password changes every fortnight. The common room has lots of low backed black and green button-tufted, leather sofas; skulls; and dark wood cupboards. It has quite a grand atmosphere, but also quite a cold one. The Prefect showed them their dormitory; Ruby was sharing a dormitory with Pansy Parkinson, Millicent Bulstrode, Tracey Davis, and Daphne Greengrass. When Ruby entered the dormitory - there are five beds with emerald green curtains. She also noticed Archie was on one of the beds. Suddenly, one of the girls gasped which caused Ruby to give a small jump from surprise.

"What a cute kitty!" Ruby realized the gasp was from Pansy Parkinson. When Archie saw Ruby, he jumped off the bed, and then jumped in her arms. "Is it yours?" Pansy asked.

Ruby looked from Archie to Pansy. She nodded, "yeah, he's mine."

"He's really cute. Can I hold him?"

"Yeah, but be careful. He's not good with...people." She handed him to Pansy, who surprisingly accepted Pansy. Ruby was surprised, since Archie hated mostly everyone except for her.

Ruby walked over to her trunk and opened it. She searched for her hairbrush and toothbrush. She noticed all the girls are in the lavatory, except for her and Pansy, who was still holding Archie. Ruby was still searching for her hairbrush, and it looked like she forgot to pack it. She groaned, great, now I'm going to wake up with a massive rats nest.

"What's wrong?" Pansy asked.

"I forgot my hairbrush." Ruby frowned.

"You can borrow mine." Pansy put down Archie and walked over to her trunk, pulling out a hair brush. She gave it to Ruby, "here."

"Thanks," Ruby smiled.

"You're Ruby Weasley, right? The girl Draco keeps talking about?" Pansy asked.

He talks about me? "Yes..." Ruby trailed.

"You don't look like a Weasley, kind of hard to believe. You're way to pretty to be one."

"Thanks?" Ruby said in an unsure tone. I think that was a compliment.

Pansy and Ruby ended up talking most of the night. Ruby liked Pansy, despite the fact that Pansy loved to gossip about the students here at Hogwarts. Other than that, Pansy was pretty decent and Ruby thought she made herself a new friend.

The next morning, Ruby was dressed in Slytherin robes which she she thought it looked a bit odd to her, because she always imagined herself wearing Gryffindor robes. But she pushed the thought back and headed to the Great Hall for breakfast with Pansy beside her. Ruby had her timetables in one hand and a book in the other hand. She never left anywhere without a book in her hand. Today, she had History of Magic with Ravenclaw, Transfiguration with Gryffindor, and then Defense Against the Dark Arts. When they entered the Great Hall, Ruby saw Harry and Ron. "I'll be back," Ruby told Pansy before she made her way to Ron and Harry.

"Morning!" She greeted them with a cheerful tone.

They greeted back but Ruby noticed Ron was avoiding eye contact with Ruby. He was just eating his eggs and sausage. Before Ruby could ask, she felt someone poking her side from behind her. She turned and saw Fred and George; they both had a big smile on their face. She knew their looks, they wanted something from her. "What is it?" She raised her brows at them.

They gave her innocent smiles, "since you're Slytherin now, you now know the password to the common room, right?" Fred asked.

Ruby rolled her eyes at the question, "obviously, why?"

"Well..." Fred and George began.

"To get back at the captain of the Slytherin team," George said.

"Marcus Flint," Fred continued.

"We're hoping you could give us the password so that we can...give him a surprise," George finished.

Ruby smiled a bit, "I'll think about it."

"Alright!" They said before walking away.

She looked at the Slytherin table and saw Pansy already sitting with students. She also saw she was with Draco and his buddies; she really does not want to sit with him... She scanned the table a bit before noticing Blaise Zabini who was sitting by himself. She approached him, "hi!" She cheerfully greeted, "I'm Ruby, Ruby Weasley." She extended her hand towards him.

He stared at it for a moment before accepting it, "yeah, I know. Malfoy was talking about you last night."

Ruby took a seat across from him, "I heard." She began to fill her bowl with cereal and milk. "So, what did he say?" She curiously asked, eating.

Blaise shrugged, "not much. Called you a blood traitor, but we all know that."

Ruby would feel offended right now, but she knew it was true. She was raised to accept everyone; muggle-born or pure-blood, it does not matter. She knew some wizards will not agree with this, but she honestly does not care. If anyone has a problem with her, she does not need those people in her life.

Blaise leaned in towards her, "but between you and me, I think he fancies you."

Ruby stared at him in disbelief, "yeah right," she spoke sarcastically.

Ruby was two things every Malfoy hated: a Weasley and a blood traitor. What Blaise said with unlikely and ridiculous.

When it was time for class, Ruby walked to History of Magic with Pansy and Blaise beside her. Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle were walking behind them. Ruby had a map of the castle that Fred and George had made. It was actually very helpful since they made it to the classroom. When Ruby entered the classroom, she noticed all the Ravenclaw students are sitting at the front, eager for the class to begin. When class begins, Ruby already knew this class would be boring. The class was taught by the ghost of Professor Binns; whose lessons were life sucking. Ruby tried to listen to Binns' dull, lifeless voice as he explained Emetic the Evil and Uric the Oddball, but it was difficult. As they were writing notes, they soon heard snoring. Everyone lifted their heads to face the front and saw Professor Binns was asleep...

"He fell asleep in the middle of class?" A student said in shock.

"Wouldn't you?" Ruby said which caused a giggle fit in the class.

The Professor woke up when there was only five minutes left of class, but he assigned questions for homework. Transfiguration was a lot better than History of Magic. Professor McGonagall was teaching the class, she looked like a teacher to not mess with. It set Ruby a bit unease, but it all disappeared when McGonagall turned her desk into a pig and then back into a desk. Ruby was now very eager to get class started. The idea of turning something into something else made her very excited. But before she could do that, McGonagall had them copying complex notes. While they were writing, Harry and Ron ran into class which caused some students to stare.

"Whew, amazing, can you imagine the look on old McGonagall's face if we were late?" Ron said, thinking McGonagall was not here yet. But they were unaware that she was the cat on the desk. When she saw Ron and Harry, she jumped off the desk, turning back into herself. The two boys stared in amazement. "That was bloody brilliant," Ron said.

"Thank you for that assessment, Mr. Weasley. Maybe if I were to transfigure Mr. Potter and yourself into a pocket watch, maybe one of you would be on time," Professor McGonagall said.

"We got lost," Harry said.

"Then perhaps a map? I trust you don't need one to find your seats."

Ruby secretly smiled while copying the notes, Professor McGonagall was her favorite professor so far. Harry and Ron didn't say anything after McGonagall's remark; they just made their way to their seats which was in front of Ruby and Pansy. Harry turned to Ruby, "what are we doing?" He asked.

Ruby looked from her notes to Harry, "copying notes from the textbook, pages 74-76."

Harry nodded, "thanks."

Ruby gave him a smile before turning back to her own notes. After all the notes taking, McGonagall gave them matches and told them their task was to turn it into a needle. While everyone was doing the task, Ruby was also trying to catch Ron's attention. It was obvious that he was avoiding her because every time she teases or talks to him, he would usually give her a forced smile or a one word answer. This strange behavior was really getting on Ruby's nerves, because he was never this quiet with her. Okay, now she needs to know what was wrong with him.

After class was lunch. Students poured out of the classroom. Ruby was trying to catch up to Ron and Harry, but mostly Ron. When she caught up, she grabbed Ron's sleeve which caused him to stop, mid-walk. He faced her, "can I please talk to you?" Ruby asked.

Ron stared at her for a second then turned to Harry, "save me a seat?" Ron asked Harry. Harry nodded before following the crowd of students to the Great Hall. Ron and Ruby moved to the side of the corridor, so they were not blocking the path. "So, what's up?" Ron casually asked.

"Are you avoiding me?" Ruby asked.

Ron hesitated before answering, "no," he lied. Ruby knew.

"You are avoiding me! Why?"

Ron avoided eye contact with her again, "is it because I'm in Slytherin?" Ruby asked again, sounding hurt.

"Can we talk about this later?" Ron asked, obviously feeling uncomfortable about the subject.

"I can't believe you are avoiding me because I'm in Slytherin! Can't you just accept it like Fred and George?"

Ron bit his inner cheek, as he looked down at the floor, "I got to go." He said, before taking off.

Ruby was beyond hurt, she was furious. She turned in the direction where Ron was walking, "FAMILY DO NOT PRETEND THEY DO NOT EXIST!" She shouted, which caused some students to stare at her.

But she did not care, she quickly walked past the crowds of students and into the courtyard. She dropped her books on the grassy ground and sat down with a thud. She rested against the tree, closing her eyes. She just needs to cool off before she could do anything. She really cannot believe Ron. How could he do this to her? Ignoring her, pretending that he does not know her. It was like he was ashamed she was his twin. It really hurt Ruby since her and Ron had a close bond before they attended Hogwarts. They were always together, like Fred and George. But now, since she was in Slytherin and Ron was in Gryffindor, it was hard. And now, Ron does not want anything to do with Ruby, or at least, that's what she thinks.

"Are you alright, Weasley?" Said a voice in front of her.

Ruby opened her eyes and was surprised to see Draco Malfoy standing in front of her. "Yes, not like you care." Ruby gathered her books before getting off the ground. "Why?" She began to walk back into the castle with Draco beside her.

Draco shrugged, "Pansy wanted to know."

"If she wanted to know, why didn't she ask me herself?" She narrowed her eyes at him.

He began to babble, trying to make an excuse but Ruby soon caught on and smiled. She began to chuckle, "you do care about me!"

"No, I don't! I just thought, since we're in the same house now, might as well interact with each other.

Ruby knew that was a lie, he does care about her. "Sure, Malfoy..."

"This does not make us friends!"

Ruby chuckled again, "whatever you say."

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