And onto the end!!
Chapter 9:The Infamous Trio
Lily, Draco and Blaise walked into the Great Hall together when the Hall was already full. It was decked out in Slytherin greens and silvers. Lily walked over to the Gryffindor table and sat between Hermione and Lavender. Draco and Blaise sat with their fellow first-year Slytherins. The Hall had become silent as the three entered. The three ignored (or at least tried to) the people standing up to stare at them. Conversation started up again. Lily looked up as Dumbledore walked in, the Hall quieted once more.
"...I have a few last-minute points to dish out. Let me see. Yes...
"To Mr. Ronald Weasley, for the best-played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years. 50 points.
"To Hermione Granger, for the use of cool logic in the face of fire. 50 points.
"...There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to our friends. I therefore award 10 points to Neville Longbottom."
Lily stared at Draco and Blaise, who were gaping. Gryffindor and Slytherin were tied at 472 points!
"There are three more of our number who deserve recognition. You may know them as Hogwarts' Infamous Trio. First, to Blaise Zabini for his trust in his friends as well as his display of honour. 50 points.
"Second, to Draco Malfoy, who displayed a deep loyalty to his friends and stood by them. 50 points.
"Lastly, to Lilith Black, for pure nerve and outstanding courage. 100 points.
"I do believe that this is the first time in a while that there has been a tie, so we'll need a slight change in decoration."
Dumbledore clapped his hands. The decorations changed so that the Gryffindor and Slytherin banners alternated.
Lily was sitting in a train compartment with Draco and Blaise when Hermione burst in. The three stared at the Gryffindor.
"How did you do it?! How, Lily?!"
"What?! 'Mione, what are you going on about?"
"HOW DID YOU GET FIRST IN ALL OF OUR CLASSES?!!"
Lily stared, wide-eyed. "I...I don't know how. Come on 'Mione, we're nearly back in London." Hermione huffed and left the compartment.
When they arrived in London, Lily's Uncles' Remus and Sirius were waiting for her.
"Uncle Rem! Uncle Siri!"
"Hey Tiger Lily!" Sirius picked up the 11-year old and swung her around before setting her down. "They fed you right Lily?"
"Yes Uncle Sirius. You make me sound like a pet."
Remus smiled at her. "You were in the Daily Prophet Lily."
Lily laughed nervously as Remus herded them out of the station. She didn't want to think about the punishment she was going to get.
Blaise is spending his summer at our Manor. Mother and Father wanted to know if you could come over sometime. We've been playing Quidditch and I think I'll try out for Slytherin Seeker this year. Father bought me the Nimbus 2001 just for that. I'll give you a run for the snitch.
P.S. Don't call me Dray anymore. Pansy and Millicent were teasing me about it.
As you probably know, I'm at Malfoy Manor. It's fun, but we can't be a trio with only two people. It would be great if you came over sometime and beat Draco at catching the snitch.
Dear Blaise and Drac:
Sorry, but I can't. I'm stuck in my room. Mum grounded me as soon as she got back from the Ministry. She was ranting about how she hoped that I'd stay in line at Hogwarts.
By the way, when did we become 'Hogwarts' Infamous Trio'?
Since Dumbledore decided to call us that? We have no idea.
-Blaise and Drac
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