Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter or Charmed. I am just a fan. The only thing I own is my own Characters such as Phoenix.
A/n: This is a Charmed and Harry Potter crossover. Most of the story will be more of the Harry Potter world though. I am not going completely along with the Charmed series so some things did happen and others have not happened. There is no Billie. I did not really like her. There maybe some Prue down the road. With Harry Potter, I am trying to mainly match up with the books so if you have only seen the Harry Potter movies that is why some things do not match up.
The Other Magical World
Chapter 1: The Letter
A light tapping was heard from the window. Peering inside, the room was a good size. The full size bed was in the middle of the room against the wall, a black dresser on one side of the room, and a desk with a medium size easel on it, on the other. The room was also decorated not only with dirty clothes on the floor, but many easels supporting the artist's works. The wall on the other hand was solid white.
Another tapping was heard. The twisted and lumped up sheets on the bed remained motionless. Getting annoyed, the tapping got louder and harder followed by a loud screech. A small strawberry blond head moved while brown eyes peeked over the covers looking towards the window.
Too sleepy to see clearly, the small figure untangled the sheets and lazily got out of bed. Yawning and hair messed up, the figure went to the window. What the person saw was a big brown feathered owl holding an envelope in its mouth. The envelop read:
Miss P. Matthews
2nd Stairs 3rd room on the right
3678 Peanut Street
The young girl flipped the envelop over and saw a red waxed seal with a big capitalized 'H' on it.
The girl looked over at the nightstand to read what time it was. The clock's red numbers read 12:30 p.m. No wander she was hungry. She looked on the floor for the cleanest pair of jeans, then went through her dresser for the least wrinkled shirt she could find, slipped on her favorite flip flops, and lazily went downstairs.
When she reached the bottom, the smell of food fed her nostrils. Following the sent, the girl went to the formal dinning room. Opening the door, she found everybody sitting at the table eating lunch.
"Well look who finally decided to show up!" her father exclaimed. "Back from the land of the dead are ya!" he started chuckling as her mother slapped him on the shoulder softly. "What! I was only kidding!"
"Phoenix sweetie what is that you have holding?" Her mother asked indicating the envelope in her hand.
"I don't know. Some strange owl was tapping at my window holding this in its beak."
"I got one of those too! Same way, but my owl was black and stinky!" Her twin sister Katie said.
"Have you opened it yet?" asked Phoenix.
"No! I don't know where that stinky bird has been!" exclaimed Katie in a disgusted voice.
Phoenix sat down in an empty chair and looked at her mother and father. "Can I open it?"
"Sweetie it's your letter, you can open it if you want. It is up to you." Henry, her father, answered.
Phoenix stared at the envelope she put on the table. It was strange on how she received it. But what was even stranger was how it was addressed. It wasn't addressed like ordinary letters. She picked up the letter slowly and flipped it over to study the seal even more.
"Phoenix, it's only a letter. It won't bite." Her mother, Paige, reassured.
Phoenix let out a tiny laugh and ripped open the letter. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry was written at the top with capitalized letters. She went on and read the letter out loud.
Dear Miss Matthews
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We are pleased to announce that you are among the first international students at Hogwarts. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1st. We await your owl no later than July 31st.
Phoenix read it through silently to herself once again. She was trying to comprehend what it said. She was already attending Magic School, but this Hogwarts sounded interesting. She reread the letter one last time hoping it would reveal its secrets. She wanted to go. Phoenix brought her focus away from the letter. Apparently her mother and father were already discussing about what to do.
"I don't think she should go." Henry stated. Apparently the argument was already heated before Phoenix overheard.
"Henry I don't like the idea of it also, but it is her decision."
"Paige she is only eleven! I think it is our decision! Besides she has already been going to Magic School since she was five."
"Katie has already made her decision not to go. Phoenix needs to make her own also. She can always go back to Magic School if she ends up not liking Hogwarts."
Phoenix looked over and realized Katie and her brother was gone. It was only the three of them. 'Katie doesn't want to go. Dad sounds like he is totally against it. Mom, like always, sounds like she will support my decision no matter what.' Phoenix brought her attention back to her parents.
"I want to go."
Both Henry and Paige stopped their arguing. They didn't even realize Phoenix was still in the room. They looked at each other then back to her. Phoenix looked back and forth between her mother and father.
"I would like to go to Hogwarts."
"I thought you liked Magic School?"
"I do, but mom everyone thinks that the teachers are being lenient because they do not want to fail me because I am a daughter of a Charmed One. If I go to Hogwarts, I will know if I am passing for real because no one will know who I am."
Henry and Paige both let out a big deep sigh.
"I know it is in England. I promise to write every weekend."
Paige looked over at Henry and saw the defeat in his eyes.
"Okay, Phoenix, you can go. Just promise me you will write."
"I will mom! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" Phoenix hurried out of her chair and ran over to give hugs and kisses to both her parents. "I'm going to go and send a response. I just hope one of those owls stayed around!"
As Phoenix ran to her bedroom, Paige and Henry remained in the dining room. They both gave out another sigh then Henry broke the silence. "I can't believe you just told her she could go." He wasn't mad. He was just upset Phoenix was leaving.
Paige placed her head on his shoulder and replied, "I know, but she really wants to go. We should not stop her. She really wants to prove herself."