The Journey of the Hogwarts Five

It was a warm, sunny day in the busy streets of Diagon Alley. Every witch and wizard strolled up and down the streets, each with an offspring at their side. A young teenage girl with midnight blue hair was sitting on a dusty old bench reading a book of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry. She wore a blue cloak that always came in handy every time she didn't want her face to be seen, a black leotard, a gold belt that hung loosely around her waist, blue boots, and a red gemstone that was placed in the center of her forehead. Her blue eyes roved from side to side as her pale white hand turned the page.

A cloud of smoke appeared a few yards away from her and an old looking wizard stepped out. He had sparkling brown eyes, gold framed spectacles, a long, white beard that reached his knees, long, white hair, and wore a silver robe. He looked at the girl, who was still reading her book, and walked over towards her. He smiled as he gazed down at her. "Raven Mentrion, I presume?" he asked, still wearing his wide smile.

"Yes?" Raven said, still looking at the book that she was holding. "I trust that you know who I am?" the sorcerer asked. Raven put her book down on her lap to examine the wizard. "William Winnebagg, the new headmaster," she replied when she was done examining him. "I was just informed that you have issues with your father," Winnebagg said.

"Yeah," she said, now looking at the wizard in front of her. "I think that the staff at Hogwarts will be able to keep him away at a distance," he said, his smile growing even wider. "How are you going to keep him away?" she asked, her one eyebrow arched. "None other than magic," he replied. "Nothing will be able to keep him away, not even magic," she said, a tone of hatred now engulfing her monotone voice.

A few years ago, before she even knew Hogwarts existed, nobody had spoken to her, not even one word. Animals would run away from her every time she was near them. Nobody was allowed to speak to her because of her heritage. She was a half demon in a world full of humans. This was all her father's fault.

"Nothing huh?" he said, "We'll have to try, after all that's what counts, right?" Raven stared at Winnebagg for a moment, and then slowly nodded in agreement. He laid a hand on her shoulder. "And now I sense that something's bothering you, am I correct?" he asked. Raven drew in a deep breath.

"I want to make some comrades, but nobody wants to speak to me," she said as she stared at the dirt-covered cement. "That comes as no surprise to me. There have been others before you that had that same problem, but when they graduated, they were the most jubilant witches and wizards I've ever seen. One day, maybe even today, you will find friends who enjoy being with you," Winnebagg said, "Now I suggest that you buy your things." And after that, he disappeared.

Raven thought for a moment. Does he mean that I'll make some friends while I'm at school? She asked herself, Of course, what else would he mean? Her heart skipped several beats at that thought. She checked her list. "All I have to get is one pewter cauldron, The Dark Forces and How to Eliminate Them by Augustus Pipe, Magic Spells by Harold Shackles, Magical History by Angelina Humbug, dragon gloves, a black robe, and an owl, cat, or dog, " she said.

She got up and strolled to the nearest store she could find, which was called Miranda's Work Robes. The inside of the store was made of brick walls and the floor was made of wood. There were tons of selections of work robes to choose from. Some of the robes were silver and some of them were blue. She picked out a black work robe that was medium size and walked over to the counter.

"5 galleons please," said the cashier and Raven handed her the galleons. She walked out the door only to find a short line of people holding their books. "What's going on?" she asked a sorceress right in front of her. "The author, Augustus Pipe, is autographing his books," the sorceress replied. The line grew shorter and shorter by the minute.

"Hello," Augustus Pipe said as Raven approached him, "What can I do for you?" "Can you tell me where The Sorcerer's Books bookstore is?" she asked in her usual monotone voice. He hesitated for a moment. "It's just around that corner," he replied. Without a "thank you," she set off for the bookstore.

She bought all of her things an hour later, even a black owl with yellow eyes named Pegasus. She walked straight into a train station and searched for platform nine and three quarters. She found the platform and strolled straight through it. She boarded the Hogwarts Express and found an empty compartment. She continued reading her book.

5 minutes later, the door of the compartment slid open to reveal a teenage girl with long, red hair and green eyes wearing a purple tank- top, a purple skirt, and purple boots. "Do you mind if I sit here?" the girl asked. "No," Raven replied, putting her book away. The girl walked in and sat beside her. "My name's Koriandor, but you can call me Starfire," the girl said, "What's your name?"

"Raven," she replied, looking at the girl beside her. "Nice to meet you. Where are you from?" Starfire asked. "I'm from a planet called Azarath and I moved here when I was 5," Raven sighed. "Really? I thought I was the only one from a far away planet. Anyways, my home planet is Tamaran and I just moved to this magnificent planet called earth," Starfire giggled. It was silent for a moment.

"Raven," Starfire said, "Do you want any sweets?" "No," Raven replied with a disgusted tone, "But you can go buy some if you want to." "Really?! Oh thank you Raven, you're the nicest person I've ever met," Starfire said as she dashed out of the compartment. Raven smiled at the compliment. A few minutes later, Starfire came back with a handful of goodies. She laid them out on a seat on the other side.

"There's chocolate flies, cookies, lemon juice, sticks of everlasting bubble gum, and cupcakes," she said as she started to dig in. Raven gave a long sigh that caught Starfire's attention. "What's wrong?" she asked. "It's just that I've never had a friend before. Before I got the letter, nobody was allowed to speak to me. It's because I'm half demon and half human. It's all my demonic father's fault. I'll never forgive him for that," Raven replied as tears trickled down her cheeks.

"There, there. There's nothing to cry about, I'll be your friend," Starfire said as she patted Raven on the back. Raven brought her head up. Her face was tear stained. "Thank you," she said as she stopped crying. "You're welcome," Starfire replied as a smile crept upon her face. "I think we better change into our work robes," Raven said as s he pulled out her robes. Starfire did the same.

The train came to a halt as they came out of the compartment, wearing their robes and carrying their things.