Finding Faeries

Pairing: DM/HP

Rating: Pg-13

Disclaimer: Except for Thistle and Lilith none of the characters belong to me. The Harry Potter cast and world belong to J.K. Rowling and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland belong to Lewis Carroll.

Note: This fanfic is slightly AU. It takes place in Harry's sixth year and Voldie is dead. Enjoy!

Chapter 1

"Finally," Harry sighed as he slid open the door to the seemingly empty compartment. All of the other compartments on the Hogwarts Express were full and Harry wanted to be by himself for awhile.

"What are you doing here, Potter?" a cold voice drawled from Harry's left side.

Harry turned to see Draco Malfoy glaring icily at him. Harry hadn't seen him for he was sitting close to the door with his feet up on the seat and his back pressed against the wall.

"Looking for an empty compartment," Harry said as he sat near the window on the opposite side, "All the others are full."

"Then why aren't you with your little friends?" Draco sneered.

"Ron and Hermione decided that they wanted to have a snogging session so they threw me out of their compartment." Harry deadpanned. "Why are you here alone?"

Draco wrinkled his nose in disgust.

"Pansy and Blaise were trying to molest me, so I ran." he said.

Harry was about to make a witty reply about how Draco probably enjoyed being molested when the compartment door slid open revealing a small girl hold a large doll.

She looked at Draco and then at Harry, then entered the compartment and sat on Harry's side in the middle of the seat. Draco glanced at Harry and raised one delicate eyebrow.

The girl was too small to be a First-Year; she looked no more then six. She was pale with chin-length black hair and wore thin, tinted half-moon glasses. She was wearing what looked like a faded violet t-shirt that was too big by six sizes, a pair of black tights and ankle-length boots.

Both Harry and Draco felt slightly miffed when the girl pulled out a book from the black messenger bag, that she had placed next to her when she sat down, and began to read it. Paying absolutely no attention to either of them and every so often pulling her dress/t-shirt back up onto her shoulder.

About a half hour had passed in complete silence when suddenly a gray and white tuxedo cat slipped through the gap in the door and jumped up beside the girl with a soft meow. The girl reached out, not taking her eyes off her book, and began petting the cat. The cat purred in contentment and stretched out next to the girl, staring at Draco with its large, glass green eyes. It was rather unnerving.

A few minutes passed and another cat entered. It jumped up beside her and pressed against her thigh, purring loudly. Another minute later another cat followed, then another and another, and another, and another.

Draco tore his eyes away from the door, which kept on producing a cat every minute and looked over at Harry. He frowned. Harry was leaning against the window with his eyes closed in sleep.

'Stupid Potter,' he thought angrily,' Why did you have to nod off?'

Draco sighed and looked back at the Boy-Who-Lived and felt his eyes widen. The girl had moved. She was now sitting next to Harry. Draco watch in amusement as the girl pulled her boots off and swung her feet up on the seat and leaned on Harry, her head resting on his shoulder and the large doll clutched to her chest.

Sometime later, Harry woke up.

'Must have dozed off.' he thought as he scooted closer to the small warmth beside him.

Wait. Harry blinked and looked down. Propped up against his shoulder, with his arm loosely around her thin waist, was the girl. Harry felt a nasty shock go down his spine.

"Are you sure she's not some long lost sister, Potter?" Draco asked with a large smirk.

Harry glared at Draco. He was now sitting across from Harry, petting one of the many cats that now occupied the compartment with them.

"No..." growled Harry.

He was just about to a rather nasty retort when once again the door slid.

"Arrgghh!" Harry screamed in frustration.

"Harry, what's the matter?" Hermione asked from where she stood in the doorway. Her hair and clothes were slightly disheveled and her cheeks were tinged pink. "I heard you yell when I opened the door..." Hermione trailed off as her brain registered what her eyes saw.

Draco Malfoy was sitting across from Harry, who had his arm around a small, sleeping girl. Draco had Crookshanks sitting on his lap and both seats were jammed pack with cats.

Hermione's eyes widened.

"Hermione? What's the matter love?" Ron said as he looked over the top of Hermione's head. "Harry, what's...Malfoy?!?!"

Draco and Harry winced at the volume and pitch of Ron's voice. All of the cats, except for the gray and white tuxedo, fled the compartment.

"Ron, calm down." Harry snapped as he felt the small girl shiver in her sleep.

"I'll go." Draco said quickly, frowning. He stood up and quickly exited the compartment.

"What's with him?" Hermione asked as she sat down.

Harry shrugged and looked out the window. He didn't notice the worried looks he got from Ron and Hermione.

Harry awoke to Hermione calling his name and gently shaking his shoulder.

"Harry? Harry!"

"I'm awake," he grumbled.

"Good! We're at Hogwarts!"

Grumbling, Harry stood up and followed Ron and Hermione. He didn't notice that the girl hadn't been in the compartment when he had awoken until he saw one of the other students carrying a disgruntled looking cat.

'I wonder who she was.' Harry thought as he looked up at the castle.


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