'What if I'm put in Slytherin Mum?' asked Althea who was sat in front of her mother having her hair plaited.
'It doesn't matter what house you are placed in Thea.' Hermione Granger stated to her young daughter as she wrapped a hair band around the plait she had just completed.
'I could be in Slyherin though, couldn't I? Just like my…Dad?' Althea asked.
'You could.' Hermione agreed as she placed a kiss on Althea's head and stood up.
'Would you be upset if the hat put me in Slytherin?' Althea said as she looked up at her mother.
Hermione held her hand out for her daughter and pulled her up off the ground to stand in front off her.
'It doesn't matter what house you're in Thea. You being in Slytherin will not upset me. You could be placed in Ravenclaw or even Hufflepuff, I don't mind as long as you are happy.' Hermione said as she pulled her daughter into a hug. 'Now, what shall we have for dinner before you're big day tomorrow?'
'Can we order pizza?' Althea said with a smile on her face.
'Good thinking!' exclaimed Hermione mirroring her daughter's smile.
'You okay Mione?' Harry said as he placed his hand on his best friends shoulder.
'Yeah, I'm fine.' Hermione replied trying her best to hold it together.
'It's okay to cry.' Ginny Potter said as she grabbed hold of her friend's hand. 'I feel like crying.'
'You're pregnant, it's the hormones.' Hermione replied smiling at Ginny. 'I'll be fine really Gin.'
'Mum…look!' Althea exclaimed as she pointed to the train pulling up to the platform.
'Are you sure you want to go?' Hermione asked her daughter one last time. 'You can stay at home? Go to a muggle senior school?'
'I'm sure Mum.' Althea said to her mother determined. 'I want to go to Hogwarts, just like you, Uncle Harry and Auntie Ginny.'
Hermione nodded and let Harry and Ginny hug Althea before pulling her daughter to her one more time. 'I'm so proud of you.' She whispered as she kissed Althea's head. 'Write to me.' Hermione said in a pleading tone.
'Of course I will!' Althea said with a huge smile on her face.
Hermione, Harry and Ginny watched as the petite 11-year-old girl got onto the train and find her seat. Ginny passed Hermione a tissue to wipe her now weeping eyes.
'She'll be fine Mione.' Harry reassured his friend.
'Bye.' Shouted Althea from the train as it started to move. 'Write to you tonight!'
Hermione, Harry and Ginny waved as the train pulled out of the station.
'Come home with us?' Ginny asked Hermione once the train had left.
'Thanks Gin but I think I'm going to go home. I need to be alone for a while.' Hermione replied with a small sad smile.
'Floo us anytime.' Harry said as he hugged his best friend.