Chapter 1: Her first year.

Hermione was at home getting ready for her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She had her ticket for platform 9 3/4. She never heard of that platform, so according to the directions, she was to go to the last column on platform number 9 and 10. Then walk through the wall to the platform for the train to Hogwarts. She was very lucky that she went to Diagon Alley three weeks ago to get all the supplies she needed.

She sat in the back seat of the Mercedes SUV as her parents talked about non-important things. The conversations included reminders of meetings, appointments, luncheon's with the rep's for medicine samples and ordering the medicines required for their dentistry practice.

At last they made it to the train station. Hermione gathered her trunk from the back of the car and started to walk away.

"We love you, Hermione." Octavia yelled out to her daughter.

"Love you too, mum." Hermione waived back. Then she walked into the trainstation alone. She walked up to platforms nine and ten like instructed. She walked to the one all the way to the back which was hardly occupied by any people at all. She then walked into the wall, and came out on the platform.

She saw the old steam train and boarded tugging her trunk behind her. She found an empty compartment and she put her things up in the top storage compartment. She then patiently but eagerly waited for the train to leave to head to the next destination, Hogwarts.

After the train ride and getting aquainted with the most famous wizard in the world, Harry Potter, she finally arrived at Hogwarts and was greeted by a giant man holding a lantern with long bushy hair and a beard that blended with his hair.

"First years, come wit' me." The large man announced. Then the large man took the first years to the boats with the lamps on them and they rode across the great lake to the castle.

Hermione smiled to herself as she saw the most beautiful sight of Hogwarts lit up at night. It was very beautiful and as she was being transported to the castle, she noticed a lone rock that led out onto the lake. Then she was helped out of the boat by the giant who introduced himself on the boat to Hermione as Hagrid.

Hermione walked up the steps to see a woman with a hat on infront of two big doors.

"Welcome to Hogwarts first years. Before you are to sit and eat, you must be sorted into your houses. They are Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin." The woman told the new students. She then opened the doors to walk up to the front.

The students followed suit being looked at by the students sitting at the 4 long tables. Hermione then noticed a table as she walked to the front of the Great Hall there were professors there. Hermione noticed the one professor who had long black hair and piercing obsidian eyes that narrowed down on her. She shyly looked away quickly and realized that her name was called.

Hermione then nervously walked up to the stool and sat upon it. Then the hat was placed upon her head.

"Hmmm... Gryffindor." The hat shouted.

Hermione got up and then took her Gryffindor patch, then sat down at the Gryffindor table.

Sitting at the high table, Severus Snape observed the young Gryffindor witch. He knew what she would become when she grew up. He could see her traits already for they were like his own when he was in school. Eager to learn, and to be the best in the class. He was reminded of someone who died, but shook off the thought and began his food.

Albus observed his colleague's behavior and grinned with an idea in his head. An idea that would have to wait until hermione became mature enough to understand.