Meeting the Dursleys.. Chapter two
The next morning Harry woke to find Madeleine looking at him. "Good morning Harry!" she exclaimed. "How was your sleep?"
"Very good. And yours?" Harry yawned.
"Alright. Thank you again for letting me stay here."
"Well I'm not about to let my little sister go out on her own and alone." Harry remarked and Madeleine grinned. "Ready to go down stairs? Let me warn you the Dursleys are not the nicest people."
Harry and Madeleine walked down the stairs and into the kitchen. "Aunt Petunia, this is my sister Madeleine. She came here last night." "I prefer to be called Maddie but I'm very pleased to meet you ma'am." Madeleine said with a curtsey
"What a charming little girl!" Aunt Petunia squealed. "Vernon! Come in here and meet our niece."
"NIECE!?" a loud voice boomed from the den. "PETUNIA ARE YOU CRAZY WE DON'T HAVE A NIECE! WHAT HAS THAT BOY DONE TO YOU THIS TIME?!" Uncle Vernon walked into the kitchen and saw a girl with a wide smile and piercing green eyes, "Uncle Vernon this is my sister, Madeleine Potter. She showed up here last night and I wanted to introduce you." Harry explained. "How do you do, sir. My names Madeleine but I prefer to be called Maddie. This is quite a lovely home you have here."
"Why this is a dashing young lady. Ah I see the family resemblance. Black hair, green eyes, scar. You look like almost like twins." Uncle Vernon boomed. Harry and Madeleine left the kitchen and went into the living room. Harry turned and gaped at her. "How did you do that? They were totally impressed by you! Charming little girl? Dashing young lady? Wow! That was brilliant. Just brilliant."
"There are obviously some things you don't know oh great Boy Who Lived. The Dursleys always wanted a girl to be Dudley's sister but Dudley didn't want one and they didn't want to upset wittle duddykins! They are obviously pleased! HA! And you think you know all about these muggles." Madeleine smiled teasingly.
Harry couldn't help but laugh. This girl was brilliant. Then Harry realized he wanted to ask Madeleine something. "Madeleine, are you starting first year or second year?" Madeleine pulled out a letter, "I've already told you though, Harry."
of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmaster: ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
(Order of Merlin, First class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear Miss. Potter,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Harry was still wondering about what year she was starting when she took out another piece of paper and stuck it under his nose. Harry read:
of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
Three sets of plain work robes (black)
One plain pointed hat (black for day wear)
One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
One winter clock (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) By Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
The entire Lockheart collection
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE
NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOM STICKS
When Harry looked up Maddie looked at him with a question in her eyes. "Do you know how to get these things? And where? I'm going to fail school! I don't know anything about the wizarding world! AND I don't have any friends! How is there a platform nine and three quarters when there is only a nine or ten! And what about owls! I don't have an owl! How am I to send my reply! AND I have no money! I'm BROKE! POOR! Oh I should just forget it I'll never get along at Hogwarts!"
"Yes I do know where to get this. Diagon Alley. You're not going to fail. You'll make friends. You get to platform nine and three quarters by walking through the wall. You can use my owl to send your reply. And we have money. Mum and Dad left us money in Gringotts the Wizarding Bank. And you'll get along just fine." Harry said.
"Okay Harry, if you say so," She gave a weak grin.
"MADELEINE DEAR, HARRY, COME INTO THE KITCHEN FOR BREAKFAST!" they heard Aunt Petunia yell. They walked into the kitchen and saw Dudley with his five chins sitting at the table already eating pancakes. Dudley gasped and stared at Maddie. "How do you do. My name is Maddie. Uh hope your enjoying your pancakes." She was trying hard not to laugh.