Hogwart's Dreamin'

Leagal BS: I don't own squat except for Karen. Kay? Kay. HP belongs to JK Rowling. The song belongs to DJ Sammy

A/N: Much reference to Valkyrie Profile, an awesome game. Anyway, that belongs to SquareEnix and Tri-Ace. Slash, thousand 'sorrys' if Karen turns out to be a Mary-Sue, I didn't mean to make her that way. Oh, and this is my first attempt at Slash, so be gentile.

"California Dreamin"

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

Stepped in to a church I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray
You know the preacher liked the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's day...

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's day...

On such a winter's day...

California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's...
California dreamin' on such a winter's day...

California dreamin' on such a winter's day...

Haogwart's Dreamin'

Chapter 1: To the Victor Goes the Cabbage

Place: Hogwarts(Late November) Time: Lunch

Dumbledore stood before the Great Hall with the Sorting Hat resting on a stool next to him and his his special 'I-am-the-headmaster-listen-to-me' goblet, the international headmasters' symbol for silenceing children. And it worked. The students' chatter died down and vanished altogether. Dumbledore cleared his throat before he spoke.

"Now, I know this is a rare event, so late into the year, but we have a new student joinig us here at Hogwart's. I would like you all to meet Miss Karen Cabbage." he announced. A young girl, maybe sixteen or so, stepped onto the stage next to Dumbledore. She was fairly thin, but well built, with light brown, slightly carmel-colord skin and shoulder-lenght black hair with honey-colored streaks. Her deep chocolate brown eyes scanned the crowd before she bit her bottom lip and averted her eyes to the floor.

"Miss Cabbage is joining from the muggle world. Though she's a witch, and a very talented one at that, this is her first wizarding school expirience, so I trust you'll make her feel at home, no matter what house she is sorted into." A 'Yes, Proffesor Dumbledore' chorused from the students and Karen was given permission to take a seat on the stool as Dumbledore placed the Sorting Hat on her head. The hat stayed silent in concentration for a moment before he started to speak.

"Hmm, very difficult, very difficult. She harbors a noble soul, helpful, grateful. Yes very noble indeed. But I sense something lurking in that soul. Something dark. Very intellegent, in aspects of both light and darkness. Hmmm, a difficult decision, but I think I know where to place her.........." The Great Hall sat in great silence as the waited for the Sortig hat to make his final decision.

".....Slytherin!!"

A fine silvery eyebrow perked up as the announcment was made. Slytherin? If she was as great as they said, why would they put her in Slytherin? Did they want her to be corrupted or something? He watched intently as Karen made her way to the Slytherin table, her eyes still on the floor. It's a wonder she didn't run into anything or go to the wrong table or something. She kept walking until she reached Draco's end of the table, and there she stood, looking a bit confused. The Slytherin Prince decided to intervene before the poor girl had a panic attack.

"Don't just let her stand there you goons. Move over." he commanded Crabbe and Goyle, and like good cronies they obeyed. Karen murmured a small thanks and she sat down next to Draco, now looking up and around the room. He could tell she was nervous, so Draco decided to try and make small talk.

"So, your from America?" he asked, even though Dumbledore had just announced it to the whole school. Karen snapped her attention tohim, her eyes slightly wide.

"Hm? Oh, yeah." she smiled slightly. Draco smiled back and took another sip of the tea he was haveing for lunch.

"That's great. By the way, I'm Dra-"

"Draco Malfoy, I know. Your family name is known in some places in the US" Draco was shocked. Not by the fact that she had just guessed his name, but by the fact that she knew who he was and wasn't swooning. Usually girls are practically throwing themselves at him when the figure out who he is.

"Oh. Well, I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. But-"

"Oh, trust me. It's bad. Unless we're talking about your looks, then it all good." She took a bite out of the slice of pizza she had just taken as her lunch. That felt really good to Draco. So, his looks really were world famous. Good, Very good.

"So, why'd you come to England, anyway?" Draco asked.

"My parents wanted me to go to a Wizarding school for a little while, so I could learn how to use my magic properly." she explained casually, taking another bite of her lunch and completely ignoring the envious glances she was getting.

Harry Potter, the-boy-who-lived, sat with his usual group of friends, finishing his lunch as the others buzzed about the new student. He didn't really care, as long as she was at least a little nice, and, in his his case, not the next Cho Chang.

"Why would they put anyone in Slytherin? Especially when she's such a 'great witch'?" Ron ranted. Hermoine sipped her pumpkin juice before she interveined.

"I've read about her family. They're distant relatives of the Valeth family. And they're supposedly involved with Necromancy." she informed.

"Valeth?" Neville asked.

"As in Lezard Valeth, the founder of the Philosopher's Stone and an expert Necromancer."

"Even more reason to keep her away from those Slytherin bastards! What is that bloody hat thinking?"Ron continued to rave, and he was begining to get red in the face. It was time to calm him down.

"Well, maybe she's not like the rest of her family." Harry replied calmly. Hermoine looked at him.

"What do you mean, Harry?"

"Well, look at her. Does she really look like a threat?" he asked, packing up his things for his next class. The others agreed as they, too, picked up their things and started to file out of the Great Hall with the rest of the students. On the way out, Harry saw Karen walking alone.

"I'll see you guys in potions, okay?" and before he got an answer, he was off. Karen was standing there with her schedule (do they have shedules?), looking confused as to where to go.

"Need help finding your class?" he asked politly, smiling at her. She smiled back at him and nodded.

"Yeah, I need to get to Professor...Snape's class. Combined potion's, I think.

"Well, you can follow me. I'm going there too. Did Malfoy ditch you?" Harry asked jokingly. Karen giggled and brushed a honey-streaked lock of hair away from her eyes.

"Sort of. I think he was in a hurry, 'cause he darted out pretty quickly." All the way to potions, the two laughed and joked with each other.

"Who does that bitch think she is? She thinks she can waltz in her and start flirting with every hot guy? First it's my Drakie now Harry Potter. What nerve!!" Pansy Parkinson, the reigning 'head bitch' of Slytherin, raged on about her new compitition to Millicent Bullistrode(sp?). If you hadn't noticed, Pansy was not too pleased with this girl's arrival.

"And Draco actually let her sit next to him! Before he even met her!! It took me months, maybe even years to get him to let me sit anywhere near him! And then this bitch comes in and does it in a minute. Just by standing there and looking helpless. Please! The 'Damsel in Distress' act went out long ago!!" She continued on like this all the way to Potions.

"Maybe she's just being nice, Pans." Millicent said.

"Yeah, a little too nice if you ask me." The two girls stormed into Snape's class and took their usual seats.

Karen Cabbage, the Newbie, sat next to Draco Malfoy in Combined Potions as she was instucted to by Snape.

"Enjoy your walk with Potter?" Malfoy spat. Karen looked at him a moment before she answered.

"Yes, actually. He's a really nice kid." Malfoy scoffed, but Karen ignored it.

"Is he gay or something?" she asked. Draco almost chocked.

"What?! What are you talking about?! Who told you that?!"

"Sorry, I was just asking. He just kinda comes off as gay, that's all. What's with the hostility?" She asked, and eyebrow arched. Draco remained silent and avaoided her gaze. Karen finnaly got it.

"You like him, don't you?" She asked, a smirk playing on her lips. Draco turned an impossibly red color as he shook his head vigorously.

"No of course not! Never!"

"Don't lie, Draco. You love him" Her voice died down to an almost inaudible whisper. "You're hot for Harry Potter." Draco blushed even harder, if possible. Lucky for him, Snape began to speak.

"Today class, we will learn how to concoct the Passion Potion. Now, I will only warn you once. This potion is not to leave this room. his is a powerful potion, and if I find out that any of you uses this potion for personel gain, there will be conciquences much worse than expulsion." Snape seemed to be looking pointedly at Harry, Ron, and Hermoine. "You will be working with the person currently sitting next to you. You will all need 2 Bellosome petals, 1 vial of rosemary oil, 1 vial of lotus petal oil, and 5 red rose petals. Now, one person from each group, come up and get your ingreadiants." Karen rose from her seat at the same time a few of the other students did.

"I'll get it" She said and she walked over to the desk where the ingridiants were. She made a mental note to copy down the potion. It could prove to be very useful.

Draco felt so confused all of a sudden. Did he love Harry? Sure he secretly liked him, and there were times where he couldn't stop thinking about the brown-haired, green eyed boy (most of these thoughts included either handcuffs and whipped cream or a slow pasionate fuck by the Gryffindor fireplace), but did that qualify as 'love'? The silver haired boy was snapped out of his thoughts when Karen returned to their table with what they need for the potion.

"Gots it. Now, what do we do first?" She asked, turning on the burner under the pewter culdron they were using. Draco looked at the instruction sheet that he almost forgot they had.

"Um...it says to dice the Bellosom petals into 2cm bits. You can do that while I put in everything else." Karen nodded and Draco prceeded to go on with the potion instructions. For such a powerful concoction, the process of making it was fairly easy. A good five minutes passed before the Bellosome petals were finnaly diced.

"Whew. All done. Now all we have to do is pour thins into that, right"

"Yep." The partners did the finnal touch and the potion was finnished. All the had to do now was wait for it to boil.

Harry and Ron had no such luck. Either the petals were too thick too thin, and the potion was over boiled.

"Well, at least Snape won't have to worry about us using it." Harry offered. Ron was bewildered.

"Only Neville Longbottom messes up potions this badly. No ones could possibly be worse." he said, slightly exasperated.

KABOOM!!! Neville Longbottom, along with his partner, a boy named Christian Clairson, had managed to, not blow-up, but completely annialate another culdron.

After Potions

Directly after she left Snape's room, Pansy Parkinson stormed up to Karen, who was walking again walking with Harry, this time they were accompanied by Ron and Hermoine. Pansy looked the new girl directly in the eyes as she spoke.

"Look, I don't know what your trying to pull but I do know this. You better stay away from my Draco."

"Your Draco? From what he's telling me, he's interested in someone else." Karen spat back. Pansy backed down a little, but not for long.

"Whatever. Like he'd really tell you, when he just met you today, instead of telling me, his own fiance" Pansy shouted the last part. Behind the two girls, Ron whispered to Harry and Hermoine, "What are they talking about?" The other two just shrugged.

"Hah! Some fiance. Seems he dosen't love you as much as you think." And with that, Karen walked off, leaving behind a fuming Pansy, and three confused Gryffindors.

"You'll see! Draco does love me, you bitch! You'll see!!" Pansy shouted after her.

Well, there's the first craptastic chapter. Next chapter is a month later (December) and in it Draco realizes his feelings, Karen and Pansy are enemies, they even fight! And Kaern and Draco come up with a way to snag Harry.