Imagine that Tonks and the Marauders went to the Hogwarts at the same time, and there was a Christmas Ball in one week. Will their be Romance? R&R Please

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Nymphadora Tonks walked about Hogwarts alone. She had no friends to talk to, no-one to confide in, she was just the freakish fifth year Hufflepuff who could change her appearance. She was walking around the lake, everything was covered in white, she loved the winter. She sighed as she thought about the Christmas Ball that was approaching, and how no one had asked her. She felt the warmth of her gloves on her hands, and the yellow and black scarf that was wrapped around her neck. She made to sit down at a tree but felt large, cold hands ram her into the tree instead. She heard her back and head thump against the hard bark, slightly hurting her. She looked up to see a group girls Slytherins circling her, their faces smug.

"Let go of me." She hissed, trying to kick the person nearest to her. The person who had a secure hold of her shoulders tightened their grip.

"Aww, ickle Nymphadora can't even defend herself." A Slytherin girl teased. She recognised the girl as Camilla Stevens, the girl who had made her life a misery the past five years. Her followers were behind her, but she didn't know her name.

"Don't call me Nymphadora!" She replied through gritted teeth. 'If only I could get my wand.' she thought to herself.

The person holding Tonks was starting to hurt her, he removed her off the tree trunk and slammed her back onto it, so he could get a tighter hold of her. Tonks recognised the person as a Slytherin and Camilla's boyfriend.

"How dare you speak to me, after all your mother is a dirty blood-traitor. She did marry a mudblood." She exclaimed, spitting at Nymphadora's feet.

She felt anger building inside. "You shut up about my mother!" She screamed, and she started to writhe against the strong boy. He kicked her in the stomach and she groaned in pain. She wanted to scream for help, but their was no one else outside with them.

Even though she knew this, she still screeched "HELP!" hoping to get the attention of someone. She knew she was powerless, as she couldn't move to get her wand. The boy kicked her again and she was barely able to keep herself conscious. She spotted four boys walking outside and she screamed "HELP!" once more and then the rest was a blur.

She awoke and found that two boys were duelling the boy that had kicked her in the stomach, and a boy was crouching next to her. He looked quite tall, his grey eyes were sparkling and his hair was brown and messy. 'He's quite good looking.' She thought to herself.

"Are you alright?" He asked, offering her his hand.

"Yeah, I'm fine." She said shyly, taking his hand and pulling herself up, her stomach was killing her, and she moaned in pain when she stood up.

"Are you sure you're all right?" He asked again, noticing that she winced in pain.

"I swear, I'm fine. I just got kicked in the stomach a couple of times. Thanks for helping me." She said, giving him a small smile. Noticing she still had a hold of his hand, she quickly removed it, her face turning a crimson red.

He grinned and said, "Don't mention it." He saw her bag on the floor and he passed it to her.

James and Sirius walked up to them both, the Slytherin boy had legged it.

"You alright? We heard you shout." James said, putting his wand away.

"Y-yeah, thanks for helping me."

"No problem, I'm James Potter, this idiot is Sirius Black, and finally last but not least, meet Remus Lupin."

"Hey, where's Peter?" Lupin asked.

"I think he ran off. I have no idea how he got into Gryffindor, he's harmless, but a big wimp." Sirius said, laughing at himself.

"Nice to meet you all, I'm Nymphadora Tonks. But I hate my name with a passion, so you can just call me Tonks." She said, smiling at them all.

"Nymphadora Tonks? Why does that name sound familiar." Sirius pondered for a few minutes and then burst out with. "Hello long-lost cousin!" He said giving her a hug.

"Huh? My cousin?" She asked, totally flabbergasted.

"Well, how do I explain this. Your mums called Andromeda right?" Sirius asked.

"Yeah. That's right." Tonks replied.

"Well, your mum's dad is my hag of a mothers sister. So that would made us second cousins. Welcome to the family of hell." He laughed.

"Anyways, why were those Slytherins picking on you?" Remus asked, smiling at her.

"Lots of reasons. They say I'm a freak because I have an ability that they don't, and because of my mother. My mother married a muggle-born, so my family is considered blood-traitors." Tonks explained.

"Your ability?" James asked. "What do you mean ability?"

"I mean this." Tonks started to screw up her face, and in seconds, her hair turned from bright blonde to neon pink.

"Whoa! That is so cool!" Sirius said, fascination spread across his face.

She screwed up her face again, and changed her hair back to bright blonde, only this time it was a little longer and she had a fringe.

"Anyways, I'd better go. Professor McGonagall said I would get a months worth of detention if I didn't hand my homework in again." She said, fixing her hair.

"We get that all the time." Sirius said rather proudly, Tonks just laughed.

"You two do, I happen to do my homework, while you two beg me to finish yours." Remus said, a smile spreading across his face. 'He looks cute when he smiles.' She kept thinking.

"I can imagine," she said sarcastically. "So I guess I'll see you around."

"Feel free to come and hand about with us any time you want." James said, messing up his hair.

"Will do. Bye." She smiled at Lupin, turned around and walked back to the castle.

Nymphadora walked back to the Common Room with a grin on her face. She had finally made friends.


So there you have the first chapter, I will update soon. Promise :)

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