Notes: This fic takes place in an Alternate Universe which means I screwed with both time lines.
Charlie Weasley was born I think two years later than HP time line. That was for the purpose of my own story.
Takes place during Oliver and Percy's first year.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Buffy characters or the Harry Potters ones. They are owned by Joss and JK Rowling. Any character you don't recognize is mine.
Summary: Buffy's first years at Hogwarts.
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A Summers at Hogwarts
She was sitting alone in the train compartment looking out the window. She was staring out the window not really looking at the scenery, but was thinking of her day so far. At midnight a giant of a man had knocked on her front door. Rubeus Hagrid, the keeper of keys and grounds at her new private school, was there to take her to school. He had taken her bag out to his motorcycle. Buffy followed him out and felt a bit sadden that her father wasn't there to see her off. Since her mother's death her father had been more distant than normal. Saying goodbye to her nanny Melissa, Hagrid placed her in front of him on the motorcycle. Once the motorcycle was out of site from the house it began rising in the air. Her blonde hair was blowing in the wind. She thought about how cool it was to be flying that high on something that wasn't a broom. She had fallen asleep against the giant feeling safe. When she awoke it was morning and the cycle was landing in Diagon Alley. He took her to get something to eat and get what she needed for school. He took her to Eeylops Owl Emporium where she picked out a beautiful dark and light brown owl that she named Goliath. Hagrid had seen that she had gotten safely on the train before leaving her. She was brought out of her thoughts when a dark green toad jumped into her lap. The toad seemed content where he was.
"Well hello. Where did you come from?" She asked as she picked the toad up to look at it.
It croaked in response. Seconds later a skinny dark hair boy, slightly taller than her, had stopped in front of her compartment.
"There you are. I've been looking for you everywhere." His Scottish voice sounding winded. She handed him the toad. "Thank you for catching him."
"It was nothing he hopped right on my lap. Buffy Summers."
"Oliver Wood, and this is Speedy."
"Properly named I see."
"Yes he is. This frog has had me running all over this train. Mind if I sit here and rest bit?"
"No I'd like the company." She said motioning for him to have a seat.
He took a seat across from her. He placed Speedy in his pocket. An older lady pushing a trolley with a variety of different magical sweets stopped in front of their cabin.
"Anything off the trolley, dears?"
"Would you like something Buffy? My treat for catching Speedy." He said with the most charming smile Buffy had ever seen.
"Sure but I've never had anything like this before."
"Then you're in for a treat."
Oliver bought two things of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean and two chocolate frogs. He paid the woman and took a seat on the same side as Buffy. Oliver had his hands quite full and could not stop his frog from jumping out of his pocket. The frog immediately jumped onto Buffy's lap.
"I think he likes me."
"I think you might be right. Here you go." He handed her one of the chocolate frogs. She laughed at the irony of it.
"It's a spell. Watch." He opened the container that the frog came in. It jumped once but he quickly caught it. Biting its head off, he showed her that the frog was pure chocolate.
"Cool!" He handed her a piece of the leg. "Thanks. That's good chocolate."
"You also get these Famous Witch & Wizard cards. See I got Dumbledore." He shows her the card before the picture disappeared.
The two of them talked till they heard a voice say that the train would be arriving soon. Oliver started to leave to go back and get his robe.
"I'll see you outside?"
Buffy nodded yes and watched as Oliver left her compartment.
Night had fallen as the train came to a halt at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students began to exit the train and instantly Buffy heard Hagrid's booming voice. He was standing on the platform holding a lantern.
"First years, this way, please. Come on, first years, don't be shy. Come on now, hurry up." Hagrid smiled when he saw Buffy coming his way. She waved to him.
"Hello Buffy. Didja have a nice trip?"
"Hi Hagrid. I did. It was very nice."
She stood by Hagrid and looked for Oliver. Seeing that he was looking for her she waved to get his attention. Hagrid's smile grew even bigger seeing that Buffy had already made a friend.
"Is this all the first years then? Right then. This way to the boats. Come on, follow me. No more than four to a boat."
Buffy, Oliver, a red headed woman, and a red headed man were in one of the boats directly behind Hagrid. The red headed woman sat up front, and her male counterpart in back. Oliver and Buffy sat together in the middle. Everyone was amazed at how the boats moved with no oars.
"Cool." Buffy said about the boat.
"Cooler." Oliver said pointing to the castle that was lit up beautifully in the clear night sky.
"Definitely." Buffy replied.
When the boats docked Hagrid led them to a hall where a Grey hair lady in emerald-green robes waited to greet them. Right off Buffy knew she was not one to mess with.
"Welcome to Hogwarts. Shortly, you shall pass through these doors and join your classmates. But before you take your seat in the Great Hall, you must be sorted into your houses. They are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. While you're here your house will be like your family. Your triumphs will earn you points. Any rule breaking and you will lose points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points wins the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will begin momentarily."
She left the students there to check on whether they were ready for the new students. The students chatted among themselves until her return.
"We're ready for you now. Follow me."
Buffy couldn't believe her eyes when the banquet room doors open. The Great Hall was amazing. The ceiling was enchanted to look like the night sky. Many candles floated in the air lighting the room brightly. Her fellow students sat at the four large banquet tables watching them enter. Looking at them all she realized there had to be over two hundred students there. Another long table sat at the top of the hall where she assumed the teachers ate. They stopped when they reached the stool with the hat on it. The professor that had been leading them ask them to wait where they were. She picked up the scroll with their names listed on it and then turned to address them.
"Now, before we begin…Professor Dumbledore would like to say a few words."
The man known as Dumbledore was an old man with long white hair and a long white beard. He stood up as he spoke.
"I have a few start-of-term notices I wish to announce. The first years, please note…that the Forbidden Forest is strictly forbidden to all students. Also there will be a new class this year that you all are required to take. Muggle Defense will be taught by our new teacher Professor Rupert Giles and his assistant Xander Harris." A British man dresses in tweed stood up, followed by a dark hair boy no older than the first years. "Professor McGonagall."
Dumbledore called to the professor to let her know that she could proceed with the Sorting Ceremony.
"When I call your name, you will come forth. I shall place the sorting hat on your head…and you will be sorted into your houses. Alice Stooley."
A short brown hair girl wearing glass sat on the stool. The hat was placed on her head.
"RAVENCLAW!" A loud applause came from the Ravenclaw table as she took her seat in one of the spots.
"Percy Weasley." The red headed male who shared the boat with Buffy took a seat.
"AHH. A Weasley. You'll be happy in GRYFFINDOR!" Percy smiled as he took a seat next to his redheaded brothers.
"Buffy Summers." Buffy was nervous. She glanced up at Hagrid who gave her a reassuring smile, and at Oliver who also gave her a smile. She took a deep breath as the hat was placed on her head.
"This one is strong. She is brave and yet cunning. I know GRYFFINDOR!"
Buffy instantly felt all the nervousness melt when her Gryffindor classmates clapped loudly. She took a seat opposite of Percy. Buffy watched as the sorting hat put two people into Slytherin, three in Hufflepuff, and two in Ravenclaw.
"Oliver Wood." This time it was Buffy's turn to give him a reassuring smile. The hat instantly spoke.
"GRYFFINDOR!" Oliver stood up and took a seat next to Buffy. She was glad they were in the same house.
"Wiley King." A dark hair boy with sly eyes took a seat. Like with Oliver the answer was quick.
"SLYTHERIN!" Slytherin received nine more people, as did Hufflepuff, and Raven Claw. Gryffindor received eight more. There was one person left to be placed before the banquet could begin.
"Willow Rosenburg." Willow stepped up meekly. The hat was placed on her but she couldn't help but jump when it spoke.
"Ahh. Another difficult one. You are very intelligent. You are brave and loyal. I believe you will learn more in GRYFFINDOR!"
Now that the ceremony was over it was time to begin the feast. The once empty tables were now filled with a variety of different foods. The first years were in awe when the food had suddenly appeared. As they were eating a ghostly head appeared out of the middle of the table.
"Hello there. Welcome to Hogwarts."
From all over the banquet hall came the house ghost. The Bloody Baron swooped past the Slytherins. A ghost who reminded Buffy of Friar Tuck flew by the Hufflepuff table. The Ravenclaw's were graced with the Grey lady.
"Hello Sir Nicholas," Charlie Weasley spoke. "Did you have a nice summer?"
"Dismal. Once again my request to join the headless hunt was denied."
"So your Nearly Headless Nick?" Percy asked. "I've heard of you."
"I prefer to be call Sir Nicholas if you don't mind."
"Nearly Headless? How can you be nearly headless?" One of the other first years asked.
Sir Nicholas reached to his head and pulled it to one side. The head lifted off the neck but not all the way and you could see the stump that was left.
"EWWW!" Most of the first years cried out.
"You shouldn't have asked if didn't like the answer. What did you expect?" Buffy said smiling at Sir Nicholas. "It's nice meet you Sir Nicholas."
"The pleasure is mine Miss Buffy."
Sir Nicholas returned her smile and moved along to talk to some of the other Gryffindors. Dinner was over and the first years were shown to their dormitory. Having learned the password they found their things.