|YEAR 2: Second Generation
Author: Official Scroll Keeper PM
“Scorpius.” hissed Albus at a small handheld mirror. Miles away from the Burrow, a furious Draco Malfoy looked at his son and said, “Did you hear something, you vile Gryffindor?” Scorpius shrugged and stuck his hand in his pocket, covering the mirror...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - James P. & Albus S. P. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,863 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10-14-09 - Published: 07-10-08 - id: 4385625
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I am soooo sorry this took like two months for me to update. See I knew I had written this next chapter down I just couldn't remember where I put it and I really didn't want to rewrite it. Well as you can see I finally found it so enjoy!
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Chapter 11: The Uncommon Common Room
"So Where is this new staircase?" James asked looking around the Gryffindor Common Room.
The other three looked at him incredulously.
"What?" he asked, noticing their gazes on him.
"James, turn around." Albus told his brother, shaking his head.
"Hmm?" James turned around to look behind him.
There was a staircase where there used to be only wall. Above the doorway was a plaque of the schools coat of arms and the motto: Draco dormiens numquam titillandus.
"You think that's it?" James asked the other three, pointing at the dark staircase leading down.
"Well, I don't see any other staircases and unless I'm blind or stupid, I don't ever remember seeing this one." Rose said.
When the boys didn't move, she gave an exasperated sigh and pushed her way to the top of the stairs. She took out her wand and pointed it down the staircase.
"Lumos." She flicked her wrist and turned back to the boys. "Come on."
With that said she turned and entered the staircase.
The stairs were stone but there was a carpet running down the middle with 2-3 inches of stone on either side. The carpet was 4 different colors and would alternate every step. The colors went Gryffindor's Scarlet, Ravenclaw's Navy Blue, Hufflepuff's Yellow, and Slytherin's Emerald. Each step had the house symbol on the carpet in the secondary color.
"Do you think this staircase is going to be so dark all the time?" Albus asked breaking the silence.
Rose shook her head then answered, "No there are windows in the walls. I think it will only be dark at night."
Good, though Albus, the darkness makes me feel nervous and claustrophobic. It reminds me of Scorpious' house. Albus shuddered and tried to remain calm the rest of the descent.
When they reached the end of the staircase, they had to wait for their eyes to adjust to the brightly burning fire.
When their eyes did adjust they saw the layout of the room was much like the Gryffindor common room. There were tables and chairs around the room. There were also couches and armchairs of various house colors.
Their Ravenclaw friends could be found occupying a table off in a corner.
"About time you guys got here. What took so long?" Callie asked, motioning for them to come over.
Rose walked over and sat down in a chair, taking out her homework. "James couldn't find the staircase." She said and caused giggles to fly.
"Well I-" James couldn't find a suitable excuse so he walked over to the table grumbling.
Scorpious and Albus snatched two chairs and pulled them over to the table with their friends.
They all got started. The Ravenclaws finished whatever they had left to do and then helped their friends with their homework.
They didn't notice other people coming in from different houses. There weren't many but here were a few.
When they'd finished their homework James stretched and looked around.
"How long do you think it will be before more people start coming in?" He asked. "You know their all curious what this new common room is like but their pride won't allow them to mingle with other houses.
They all nodded.
"Well, I don't know how long it'll take Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff, but I doubt Slytherin will ever get past their pride." Albus stated.
Krista looked around and was surprised to see Theratra making out with a Hufflepuff in a shadowy corner. Her boyfriend?
"I like it this empty." Krista said. "If it gets crowded…I don't know. I just have a feeling I won't like it full of people."
There was a clock in the room, it was chiming the hour but there was something curious about the clock face. At each hour there were not numbers but rather phrases such as, "Procrastinators!" or, "Did you fall asleep in here?"
It was currently chiming 11 o'clock and the face said, "Time for bed! NOW!" When the last chime sounded the clock yelled the phrase it was on very loudly.
"Time for bed! NOW!"
Students jumped and looked around.
"Was it just me or did that clock yell at us?" Scorpious asked.
"I thought it sounded like Professor McGonagall." James answered.
They glanced at each other and paused before cramming their things back in their bags.
"G 'night!" They said to one another before ascending their own staircases back to their house.
"Let's disable that clock." James said.
Scorpious and Albus agreed. Rose just said she was going to bed.
When she was gone the boys stayed up late in the Gryffindor Common Room, trying to figure out what to do about the clock.
The next morning when Rose joined their Ravenclaw friends at the new table she noticed the boys weren't up yet. I wonder where they are…? When Callie asked where James was and Rose didn't know they all finished eating and stacked a plate high with food. Breakfast was almost over and the boys would probably grumble about missing it.
The girls decided to check the new common room first and so the Ravenclaws headed to their house and Rose went to check the Gryffindor House.
"Password?" asked the Pink Lady.
"Potter VS Voldemort." Rose told her. When she'd first found that was the password she was surprised it was more than one word. It made sense though that Harry Potter would be part of the password since he used to be a Gryffindor student himself.
The Pink Lady swung open and Rose walked in carrying the plate of food for the boys. "James, Albus, Scorpious? Are you guys still asleep?" She yelled up the stairs to the boys dormitories.
When no one answered she started climbing the stairs. She knocked on the door that lead to the dorm room Albus and Scorpious were in. "Albus, Scorpious? You guys missed breakfast. Are you in there?" No one answered.
She continued up the stairs to James dorm room and knocked. "James? Where are you guys?" She waited there and then when no one answered again she made here way down to the New Common Room.
When she got down the stairs she set the food on one of the tables in the common room. Then she walked over to where Callie, Krista, and Diana were standing. "Did you guys find them?" She asked.
The girls nodded and pointed to the floor in front of the clock. The three boys were laying in awkward positions on top of each other and their wands were falling out of their hands.
The clock began to strike 8 o'clock.
"Crap five minutes to get to class." Diana said.
Callie and Rose went over and shook the boys awake.
"Guys, you missed breakfast. Come on we brought some food. Wolf it down and get to class. Hurry!" Urged Callie.
The boys sat up groggily and then started when the clock said something, softer than it had last night.
"Class time? Who cares sleep in, you were probably up late anyways."
"What did that clock just say?" Krista asked.
James looked at his two comrades and gave them each a high five. "We did it." He said triumphantly.
Then he walked over to the table with the food and started eating.
"Alrighty well good for you," Callie said, "come on girls let's go to class. We can fill the boys in on what they miss." The girls left and the boys looked at the clock with smiles on their faces.
The food was slightly cold but it couldn't have tasted better to them. Changing the clock had made their day.
Hope you liked it, sorry it was sooo short. But anyways, please Review! PLEASE!
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