Hi Guys! OMG the new Harry Potter book rocked my world! It was soo good, but sad, but good. The plot was wicked sweet! I'm kinda sad though, cause I read it sooo fast, so now I have to wait 2-3 years for the next one. Sorry I haven't updated in so long, someone should hex me. I have been so, so busy, I just got back from my 3 week trip to England and France. It rocked so much. I got to see Christ Church in Oxford, where they film the Great Hall scenes. I also went to Gloucester Cathedral where they filmed the "Cloisters" in COS. It was amazing! If anyone wants pictures just e-mail me. I'm working on a chapter for C.P.R. Ha Ha! C.P.R. meaning Changes, Pranks, and Romance, but for now this will have to do. I don't own a stinking thing! Soo…. On With The Fic!

Chapter Two: Old Friends & New Beginnings

Within five minutes of Hermione hanging up the phone, the doorbell rang.

"Coming!" Hermione screamed, running out of her bedroom and down the stairs.

Hermione opened the door to be almost trampled by her friend who she had not seen since her last summer holiday.

"Mione! Ohmigod I missed you so much!" Lizz said while hugging her friend.

"Oh Lizz I missed you too!" Hermione said to the stunning girl who stood in front of her. Lizz had mocha colored skin, dark brown almost black eyes, dark brown curly hair that fell to her waist. Today Lizz was wearing a black pleated skirt with safety pins connecting the pleats, and a blood red polo shirt.

"So, Mione let's get started," Lizz said looking Hermione up and down, "Grab your bag and money, we're hitting the mall."

Hermione went and grabbed her stuff and ran outside to be met by Lizz sitting in the front seat of a honeydew green convertible bug.

"Oh my god! Lizz this is so cool!" Hermione said with approval.

"Thanks, the parents got it for me cause I received 7 O.W.L.'s," Lizz said after Hermione got into the passenger side. Lizz was a witch too, she attended Coventry School for the Gifted and Talented. That was one of the reasons Lizz and Hermione got along so well, they were both witches, and loved school. The only differences were that Lizz pressure herself to get the best grades, she loved to party, and Lizz was a complete Pureblood, but she and family did not believe in all the "Pureblood against Mudblood" crap. The two girls sped into the mall parking lot which was packed, it seemed to be the place to be that day.

"Come on Mione! I booked your hair appointment for ten thirty, and it's already five till," Lizz said exasperated.

"I'm coming, I'm coming," Hermione said jogging to keep up with her friend.

"Okay, here we are," Lizz said to her friend, stopping in front of a small hair salon called "Snippets". Lizz and Hermione stepped threw the doors of the shop to be greeted by a petite woman in a flowing white skirt and pale yellow top.

"Bonjour Madamemoiselle. What can I do pour vous?" the woman asked, speaking partial french . (Good day Ms. What can I do for you?)

"Bonjour Madame. I'm here with your ten thirty appointment," Lizz said smiling at the woman.

"Ahh I see, come over here, and we'll get started. By the way, my name is Marcie, and I'll be styling you today" Marcie said to Hermione.

"Nice to meet you Marcie. My name is Hermione," Hermione said shaking Marcie's hand. (A/N. I'm sparing you by not writing in French.)

Lizz took a seat outside while Marcie showed Hermione to the back room. Hermione seated her self into a soft chair in front of a large mirror.

"Okay Hermione, Lizz already decided everything that's going to be down for you today, so all you have to do is relax," Marcie said with a small smile.

"She decided everything!" Hermione asked the shock apparent on her face.

"Yes, she seemed quite sure of what needed to be done, and I can see now she was quite right. You have a very, very good friend Hermione." Marcie said, nodding her head in a "all knowing" way.

"Well, let's begin!" Marcie said, clapping her hands together.

Well that's all for now. I could write more easily, but you'll just have to wait till chappie three!