What in the world have I gotten myself into?
We'll be waiting for you on the platform honey. I cant wait to see you! It's been too long...well, to a mother a few months seem like eternity! But I wont babble, I know you have you magic things to do and your friends to hang out with, so I'll leave you at that.
Who would think someone like Dumbledore was so careless? To leave four students (three of which were male) in a school for an entire summer holiday? I know some say that he's 'off his rocker', but this...this is just pushing it!
"Oh my gosh, Athena, I forgot my charms book under my bed!" I exclaimed, rifling through my book bag that was hanging off my shoulder and looking uselessly for the large blue book. My suitcase was at my side, about to be loaded onto the carriage that was to take it to the platform, but I always kept my book bag with me. I can't help it. I love to read and it isn't called a book bag just for kicks.
"Well, hurry up and go get it, don't just stand here like a stupefied imbecile!" I quickly dashed off in the direction of the castle.
"I'll tell them to wait! I'll leave your suitcase here too just in case!" she yelled back over her shoulder and went off in search of one of the teachers to inform.
I sprinted up the steps two at a time. I threw open the giant oak door, with difficulty seeing as it weighed about two tons, and ran at full speed up the marble staircase, easing a little on my speed. Sweat ran down my neck in droplets by the time I reached Gryffindor Tower and I skidded to a halt in front of the Fat Lady.
"Forget something, dear?" she asked, cocking her head.
"Yes..." I panted, slightly leaning over and clenching the huge stitch in my side. She swung open without a password, I suppose she didn't need one anymore, and I ran inside, trying to ignore the throbbing pain on both sides of my abdomen. I ran up the steps leading to the girl's dormitory's and found my book laying innocently on my bed. I sighed in frustration, snatched it up in one fell swoop, and stuffed it in my bag. I went down the stairs in a light skip, slower then a run but faster then a walk.
"Stupid book..." I mumbled bitterly. I faintly heard a SLAM coming from one of the lower level's of the castle and a slight horror struck me. It sounded like the slam of the giant oak front door.
"Lily? Lily? Nope, not in this one. Oh, sorry about that." James Potter handed the glaring girl back her book, which she snatched clean out of his hands in fury, and slammed the carriage door in his face.
"Mate, lets just get in one of these before they all start to drive off and leave us." Remus Lupin suggested.
"But we have to find Lily! I saw Athena climb into one of the carriages but Lily wasn't anywhere around! And isn't that her suitcase over there?" he pointed to a black square about forty feet away.
"How do you know that's her's!" Sirius Black exclaimed disbelievingly. Peter Pettigrew nodded his agreement, too afraid to say something stupid in front of his friends, which he often did.
"Wait a minute, mate," Sirius squinted his eyes up towards the castle, "Is that her?" James eyes snapped up and saw a fleeting look of dark red hair enter quickly through Hogwarts' front door.
"I'm following her." said James and started making his way towards the castle. Remus grabbed the back of his robes.
"Who knows what she's going back in there for?" he stated.
"Exactly." James squirmed out of Remus' hold and started towards the school again.
"I'm going too." Sirius started running after James. Remus gave Peter a look of incredulity.
"I'll go get us an empty carriage." suggested Peter and walked off, leaving Remus to stand by himslef with all their suitcases.
"What do they think I am, their luggage boy?" he dragged the three bulging suitcases as far as he could, gave up, and flew them over to Lily's, dropping them and creating a great heap of it all. He ran after his two friends through the open oak door.
Dumbledore sent off the carriages and, after each one had gone, noticed four suitcases strewn in a large pile about thirty feet away from the Oak front doors. He shrugged, took out his wand, and magicked them into the front hall, shrugging and making up his mind that the students who were the owners of them would just get them back next year. He closed the heavy oak doors of the castle, magickly locked them so nothing could get in, and apparated on the sopt, not knowing that he had just locked his four, smartest and most talented students in there for two whole months.
"What was that?" James asked, finally stopping his desperate sprint up the marble staircase and looked down at Sirius, whose eyes were wide and mouth was hanging open in horrid shock.
"Padfoot, what's wrong?" Sirius gulped and looked frightfully up at James.
"We've been locked in mate."
Hey, Another fic! This one will be REALLY fun to write and I hope you liked this first chapter! Review, luff you all!