It's Hogwarts School, Charlie Brown! Charlie Brown and the gang meet Harry Potter!

By: Shannon

(I do not own the characters in this fanfic....pardon me if this fanfic seems a bit stupid...this is dedicated in memory of Charles "Sparky" Schulz, creator of Peanuts).

As the start of their 4th year began, Ron, Hermione, and Harry set up their things in their living quarters and headed down to the cafeteria for lunch.

"Harry," said Ron. "Are you or are you NOT going to get up the guts to talk to Cho Chang?" He and Hermione giggled as Harry's face turned bright red.

"Um, well..." muttered Harry. Suddenly, he noticed a group of first-year students sitting at the far end of the cafeteria. They were all short, and one of them was a dog sporting sunglasses with a little yellow canary bird perched on his shoulder.

"I've never seen that group before," said Harry adjusting his glasses. "Must be first-year students."

"Yeah, must be," said Ron eating a roast beef sandwich.

"And what puzzles me is WHY they have a dog with them," said Hermione, having a sip of water. "But he'll make friends with Hagrid in no time. What puzzles me even more is that the dog is wearing sunglasses! And there's a bird on his shoulder too!"

"I guess someone wanted to bring a few pets," said Harry, finishing his ham sandwich. "Let's go introduce ourselves. You know, break the ice?"

"I don't know Harry," said Ron. "They look strange to me."

"Oh, come on Ron," said Harry as he and Hermione jerked him out of his seat.


Meanwhile, on the other side of the cafeteria....

"You know Chuck," said Peppermint Patty with her mouth full of food. "You'd make a great wizard."

"Oh, I don't know," said Charlie Brown.

"You won't know until you try, Charlie Brown," said Linus. He finished his salami sandwich.

"Oh Schroeder," said Lucy flirtaciously. "Since you'll be a wizard, does that mean you'll give up your piano playing? That way, you'll have more time for me!"

"NO I WON'T!" snapped Schroeder. "I brought a spare piano with me and for goodness sake, LEAVE ME ALONE!"

"Admit you love me Schroeder," said Lucy batting her eyelashes.

"I do not love you!"

"Men," Lucy sighed. "They're always in denial."

"Hey Sir," said Marcie to Peppermint Patty. "Are you going to eat the rest of that sandwich?"

"Of course, Marcie," said Peppermint Patty. "Why, did you finish yours already?"

"Yes, I did, Sir."

"Well, you can have my baked potato and STOP CALLING ME SIR!"

Charlie Brown's little sister Sally wasn't all too tickled about going to Hogwarts school.

"But what if they make me do my multiplication tables and stuff, Big Brother?" asked Sally.

"I wouldn't worry about it," Charlie Brown replied. "This is a totally different school."

Snoopy and Woodstock were having a food fight, playfully throwing bits of sandwich at each other until Snoopy threw too far over Woodstock's puny head and the bit of food landed.....right on Draco Malfoy's face.

"Oh no," thought Snoopy to himself as he and Woodstock huddled in terror.

"Hey you!" yelled Malfoy to Charlie Brown. "Your stupid mutt threw this piece of food in my face!" He thrust the food into Charlie Brown's hands.

Charlie Brown trembled in fear as Malfoy was rolling up his shirt sleeve, ready to knock the living daylights out of him. "Uh, uh, well, you see, he didn't mean to..."

"Lay off, Malfoy!" snapped Harry. "Leave em' alone!"

"Who asked you, Potter?!"

"Leave them alone!"

"Make me, Potter!" He held Charlie Brown by the collar and was ready to slug him when Professor Dumbledore emerged in the cafeteria to see what the commotion was about.

"Malfoy!" he yelled. "Put him down and come with me to my office. That's 80 points from Slytherin."

Malfoy mumbled some curse words under his breath as he was led to Dumbledore's office. Charlie Brown breathed a sigh of relief along with his dog Snoopy and his bird friend Woodstock.

"You all right?" asked Hermione.

"I'm fine," said Charlie Brown. "We're first years here."

"We kind of figured that out," said Ron. "Where are you from?"

"The United States."

"Oh really?" said Ron. "I've always wanted to visit the states. My parents are planning on going on a trip there. Oh, and by the way, I'm Ron Weasley."

"I'm Hermione Granger," said Hermione.

"And I'm Harry Potter," said Harry. "We're in our fourth year."

"That's nice," said Charlie Brown. "Who was that guy that was about to kill me?"

"Oh him," said Hermione. "That's Draco Malfoy. He hangs out with two of his friends, Crabbe and Goyle. Just ignore them. They're bullies. By the way, you didn't tell us who you are."

"Oh, my name's Charlie Brown and these are my friends."

"Hi, I'm Lucy Van Pelt, and this is my annoying, sissy baby brother, Linus."

Linus blushed. "Um, hello," he said.

"Why on earth are you carrying that blanket?" asked Harry.

"It's my security blanket," said Linus.

"And I'm Schroeder," said Schroeder. "Do you like Beethoven?"

"Um, let's not discuss that, Schroeder," said Charlie Brown.

"Sorry."

"Hiya Harry! My name's Peppermint Patty. Put er' there!" She shook Harry's hand vigorously.

"And I'm Marcie."

"I'm Sally Brown, Charlie Brown's little sister," said Sally. "Is this school like every other school I've been to?"

"No, it's a school of wizardry," said Ron.

Sally thought to herself. "Ron is so much cuter than Linus. He has the cutest eyes, the cutest smile, the cutest..."

Sally's thoughts about Ron were interrupted when Charlie Brown introduced Snoopy and Woodstock.

"They don't talk but the two have a language all their own," said Charlie Brown.

"Um, what house are you all staying in?" asked Hermione.

"Gryffindor," they all replied.

"Wow, so do we!" said Ron. "After you all get settled in, we'll show you around."

The group of first year students got their things all set up and they followed Ron, Harry, and Hermione on a tour of Hogwarts. They were especially amazed at the sport of Quiddich.

"The object of the game is to get the golden snitch," said Harry. "While everyone else tries to fend off members of the opposing team. It's kind of like basketball or football or soccer."

"I don't think I'll be good at it," said Charlie Brown. "I'm on a baseball team and it's pretty bad as it is, considering last season's record."

"Well Charlie Brown," said Harry. "Quiddich is different than baseball. You're in the air, free to move about, whereas in baseball, you have to move whenever the time is right."

"Wow, a game that Charlie Brown will actually do GOOD in," said Lucy.

"Knock it off, Lucy," said Linus. "Stop picking on Charlie Brown."

"Well, it's not my fault he's so wishy-washy."

Harry let Charlie Brown get on his broom and take a little practice in Quiddich. The first few times were a disaster. Charlie Brown ended up with a face full of Quiddich turf each time he tried for the golden snitch.

"Well, I was wrong," said Lucy. "Charlie Brown is a failure in any game he's in!"

"Leave him alone, Lucy!" snapped Linus. "It's his first try at something new."

After some more practice, under the watchful eyes of Harry Potter, Charlie Brown was allowed to play seeker in Gryffindor's first game of the season and they were set to play against.......Slytherin. Harry was busy prepping Charlie Brown for the big day. He kept encouraging Charlie Brown during lunchtime.

"You can do it, Charlie Brown," said Harry. "You've been practicing for weeks now. You can do it!"

"Oh no he can't, Potter," sneered Malfoy from across the cafeteria. "Wait till I take you losers on!" Crabbe and Goyle laughed along with Malfoy as they walked off.

"Ignore them," said Hermione. "Keep thinking positive."

The big event finally arrived. Charlie Brown was introduced in the game as a seeker for Gryffindor and was promptly booed by the crowd. He ignored it but yet he was still nervous.

After the game had gone on for sometime, Charlie Brown spotted the golden snitch.....on Slytherin's side of the Quiddich field.

"I can do this, I can do this, I can do this." Charlie Brown repeated these affirmations as he saw the unguarded snitch and was making his way toward it. Just then, two teammates from Slytherin saw Charlie Brown making a move for the golden snitch. They hurriedly went after him.

"I'm being followed," said Charlie Brown as he sped up on his broom. The Slytherin teammates were just inches from him when he grabbed the golden snitch and held it all for everyone to see. Gryffindor had won their first Quiddich match of the season. Every student from Gryffindor cheered on Charlie Brown as Malfoy threw his cape down on the ground and jumped on it in anger.

"Hey, I knew you could do it, Charlie Brown," said Harry, as everyone carried Charlie Brown on their shoulders.

"You were great, Charlie Brown," said Ron. "That was awesome the way you outran, I mean, outflew those guys from Slytherin!"

"Great job, Charlie Brown," said Linus.

"Yeah, great job Charlie Brown," said Lucy. "You actually found your niche after all these years of being good in practically nothing!"

"Shut up, Lucy!" growled Linus.

Charlie Brown was helped back down to the ground and thanked his friends for their support.

"Thank you all," said Charlie Brown. "I thank you for your support but I mostly thank Harry for teaching me all he knew about Quiddich."

"You were awesome, Charlie Brown," said Hermione as she briefly kissed Charlie Brown's cheek. Charlie Brown blushed and grinned at the same time.

"So how do you like Hogwarts, Chuck?" asked Peppermint Patty as she gave him a slap on the back. "After that awesome play you made in tonight's game."

"I like it very much indeed," said Charlie Brown with a grin on his face.