Deere Mom and Dad,
Hoagworts Them Park rilly isn't a them park! Theyre r no rides heer! Who stayle! At leest thier r lots of coote guzye heer, haha! Guezz wut? Wear gonna thruw a partee 4 a giy named Hurey Potter.
Stacey, Lavender, Parvati, and I entered the Gryffindor Common Room after Potions class with Professor Snape (Mmmm, sexy Snape!)
"Hey, ladies, over here!" Alan Gray called to us. He was sitting in a corner with Pete Black and two red-headed twins.
We walked over to them.
"Have you ladies met Fred and George Weasley?" Alan introduced us. "They're seventh-years here."
"Weasley?" Stacey mumbled weakly.
"Fred and George, this is Claudia Kishi and Stacey McGill."
George grinned at me. "Stacey McGill? The girl who made a love potion for my brother? Your reputation precedes you!"
"That was a honest mistake," Stacey said. "I didn't know your brother was already spoken for."
"Oh, you must be talking about Hermione." Fred rolled his eyes. "Those two are crazy for each other, but just don't know it yet."
"Why, hello, I don't think we've met yet," Alan said as he took Parvati's hand and kissed it, making her she giggle. "Alan Gray at your service, m'lady."
"Alan, stop being such a doofus," I said. "Why did you call us over here?"
"We're going to throw a party," Pete told us.
"You mean like the Yule Ball?" Lavender asked, her eyes growing wide as saucers.
"Ball?" snorted Alan. "What is this, the nineteenth century? No, I'm talking about a par-tay! Like the Beastie Boys say, "You gotta fight for your right-"
"To parrrr-tyyyyyy!" Pete Black finished for him.
"Who are the Beastie Boys?" asked Parvati. "Are they a new music group?"
"Not exactly new, but close enough," Pete replied.
"What's the occasion?" Stacey asked.
"We're trying to cheer up Harry Potter," Fred explained. "He's been down in the dumps."
"Why?" I asked.
Fred and George tell us about Harry Potter's history and Stacey rolled her eyes when they finished. "Well, I have diabetes AND I'm a divorced kid, and you don't see me moping around. Just because the kid's had a few bad breaks in his life, really he needs to stand a day in my shoes! Then he'll realize how bad he could really have it!"
Alan stares at her. "Jeeze, Stacey, aren't you being a little harsh? His parents were murdered when he was a baby; did you not hear that part?"
"Oh, Alan, that's just the character he's playing. All of this is pretend. This is a theme park, remember?"
Alan rolled his eyes. "You really have no idea, do you? Anyway, Fed and George here are going to provide the decor, entertainment and food."
"We're going to get the House Elves to sneak us some butterbeer and other tasty treats," George interjected.
"And Pete and I are going to provide the music." Alan held us his iPod. "And we're going to help Fred and George set up the party. We were wondering if you ladies could send out the invitations. Obviously, invite everyone from Gryffindor, but Fred and George said that Harry has friends from the other Houses, so maybe the lovely Parvati and Lavender can help you with that."
"I'd love to," Parvati replied, fluttering her long lashes at him.
Oh, gross. Does she have a crush on Alan Gray? Who would have a crush on that dope?
"We can send Facebook messages out to everyone," Stacey suggested.
Fred shook his head. "No can do, Blondie. We can't take the chance of any of the teachers finding out about the party, so we're going to have you use our special Invisible Invitations. They can only be read by the person they're sent to.
"I can decorate the invitations!" I said excitedly. "I'm a very talented artist."
"Well, as long as you don't write on them," George agreed. "I've seen you Facebook page."
Fred handed Lavender a stack of invitations. "Here you are. I know you'll use your best judgement for who to invite."
The boys got up and left and Stacey, Lavender, Parvati, and I huddled together.
"Okay, let's start with Slytherin because that's the easiest," Lavender began. "Obviously we won't invite any of them."
Wow, it's a good thing Jessi wasn't here or she would have accused Lavender of being a racist.
They next discussed who to invite from Hufflepuff and agreed on who made the list and who didn't.
"Now on to Ravenclaw," Parvati said putting the stack of invitations she had already made to the side, "Of course we'll invite Padma." She looked at Stacey and me. "I'm a twin," she explained to us.
"You're a twin?" I repeated. "That is so chilly! We have twins that attend SMS named Miranda and Mariah and we baby-sit twins named Marilyn and Carolyn in Stoneybrook.
Parvati ignored me and looked up as the door opened and a redheaded girl came in. But unlike Mallory, her hair was fizz-free and straight. And she was pretty, unlike Mallory. (Don't tell Mallory I said that. I'm sure Mallory will be pretty when she gets older, but right now she's stuck in an Ugly Duckling stage). She was followed by another girl with dark brown hair.
"Hey, Ginny, Gillian, come over here," Lavender called to them.
The two girls walked over to us.
"What's going on?" asked the redhead.
"Have you met Ginny Weasley and Gillian Owens?" Lavender asked Stace and me. "They're in the fourth year.
Gillian nodded as she and Ginny sat down. "I've met them."
"Weasley?" Stacey repeated, her face turning white. "How many of you are there?"
Ginny smirked. "Aren't you the Muggle who gave my brother the love potion? And I have six brothers; three of them attend Hogwarts.
"Oh, my Lord!" I explained. "Just like the Pikes, except they have eight kids! Does your family get to do fresh things like go to Sea City and do you have two baby-sitters?"
"I have no idea what Sea City is," Ginny replied, "And I'm the youngest and I'm fourteen, so we don't need anybody to watch us."
Lavender and Parvati explained about the party to Ginny and Gillian.
"We were just starting on Ravenclaw," Parvati told them. "Ginny, should we invite Michael Corners?"
Ginny shook her head furiously. "No! Michael is being such a git. Don't invite him."
"Oh, is that why you're relationship is complicated?" Parvati asked. She grinned. "I think Dean Thomas will be happy that you and Michael aren't getting along anymore. I reckon he fancies you."
Ginny blushed. "He's nice to everybody."
"Dean Thomas is pretty hot," Gillian commented.
"Anyway, back to the invites," Lavender continued. "What about Loony Lovegood?"
"Of course not!" Parvati cried. "She's too weird."
"Don't call her that!" Ginny said angrily. "And I think you should invite Luna. She would really appreciate it."
"Wait, is Luna the blonde girl with those awesome radish earrings?" I asked.
Ginny nodded and smile. "That's Luna."
I turn to Lavender. "Oh, we have to invite her! She has the most chilly style!"
Lavender shrugged. "Fine, we'll invite her. Now what about Cho Chang?"
Ginny's face darkened. "Ugh. Don't invite her."
"Well, we kind of have to, don't we?" asked Parvati. "Since this is for Harry and Cho is his girlfriend, sort of."
"I heard they kissed after a DA meeting in front of a photo of Cedric Diggory," Lavender said. "How can she be so heartless, kissing another boy in front of a photo of her dead boyfriend?"
"Oh my Lord! She used to date Robert Pattinson?" I shrieked. "That lucky bitch!"
The other girls rolled their eyes at me.
"How do you know that?" Ginny asked Lavender sharply.
Lavender smiled smugly. "I have my sources."
"You're just like Gossip Girl!" Stacey explained.
"I love Gossip Girl!" Lavender exclaimed. "My Muggle cousin let me read her books."
"What's Gossip Girl?" asked Parvati.
"Only, like, the best TV show ever!" I cried. "And the books are good too, but of course "Twilight" is still the best book series in the universe."
"No doubt about that," agreed Stacey.
"So are we going to invite Cho or not?" asked Lavender. "We probably should. I'll put her down as a yes."
Ginny mumbled something and Gillian grinned at her. "You wouldn't happen to dislike Miss Chang because you're still harboring a crush on Harry?"
Ginny's face turned as red as her hair. "I've been over my crush on Harry for years now! He's just a friend."
"Mmm-hmm," Gillian replied with a knowing smile. "Then why don't you like Cho?"
"Because - because - because-"
"Oh my Lord! You hate her because she's Asian, don't you?" I cried. "You're a racist! It's a good thing my black friend Jessi isn't here or she would accuse you of being a racist!"
Ginny stared at me. "Like you're doing now? I'm not a racist! Some of my closest friends are Muggle-born!"
"She just hates Cho because she's Ginny's man," Gillian explained to me. She giggled as Ginny scowled at her. The two girls got up and left.
"Okay, I think we have everybody we want to invite from the other Houses," Lavender said giving the invitations she had made out a satisfied glance. "But what about Hermione?"
"Oh, yeah, that could be a problem," agreed Parvati.
"What about Hermione?" asked Stacey.
"Hermione is one of Harry's best friends, but if we threw a party she would tell a teacher because she's such a goody-two-shoes." Lavender rolled her eyes. "We need to find a way to distract her."
"We could get Dawn to help us," I suggested. "She and Hermione have been pretty busy with that Spat thing or whatever it's called."
Lavender nodded. "That would help.
"Wait, Claud!" exclaimed Stacey. "Maybe we should invite other members of the BSC to the party. Not Dawn, of course, since she'll be preoccupied with Hermione and I wouldn't want to come anyway because she would just harp on us for all the sugar being served, but what about the others? Kristy?"
I shake my head. "Too immature."
We both burst out laughing.
"Good one, Stace."
"Okay, what about Mary Anne?"
"Mary Anne has a steady boyfriend, so she's pretty sophisticated and I've been noticing that she's been moping around lately, missing Logan. Maybe a party is just the thing she needs," I said.
Stacey nodded. "So we'll invite Mary Anne then."
Soon the invitations were sent out and the party was underway!