Leech's day began like any other day. At 4:00 p.m exactly, she fell off her bed and landed on the ground. Then, she got up to take her first trip to the bathroom; That's when her day stopped being like any other day. Her old room was not the room she was standing in the middle of. No, instead, she was standing in a dorm room that she would be using for the next seven school years. "Why couldn't it just be a dream?" She timidly asked herself. Leech did not want to spend seven years learning magic just because Lil' Slugger wanted her too. The poor girl had only known him a day! What made him think she was in charge of her life all of a sudden?! Of course, Leech didn't realize that Lil' Slugger had it in his head that he 'owned' her.

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Her first class of the day was Defense Against the Dark Arts. This year's teacher was a big burly man. "Ah, innit' nice ter see all eh the new faces 'ere. I'm 'Agrid 'n' I'll be dis year's teacher for dis class. To veh older students, dun' worry, traditon won't be broken. I'm only teachin' fer the year until headmistress can find someone better fer teh job. Any Questions?" The new professor asked. "Yeah, who's letting a mongrel like you run a classroom?" A Slytherin girl with a nose pointed to the side and covered in make-up asked. "Dinnit I jus' say veh headmistress? Now, since yeh seem so interested in mongrels. Everybody turn teh page 3 on the textbook on yer desks. Partner up wif someone and practice tha' werewolf defense spell." He told the class.

Leech looked around for a familiar face. Anyone would do. Someone whom she'd seen on the train? No, no one from the train. Someone from Diagon Alley then? Nope, no one from there either. She settled for looking for Scorpius but instead saw Lil' Slugger motioning for her to join him. "This is just peachy," she mumbled under her breath before walking towards the boy.

The possessive bat weilder did not greet Leech. Instead, he roughly grabbed her chin and forced it down to a decent distance away from the spell they were supposed to practice. "Do that!" He demanded coldly. Leech grasped his hand and ripped it away from her chin. "This is a group effort! You have to do it too!" She snarled. "Do that," he just said again and pointed to the book once more. Leech gave up and decided to try the spell anyway. "It sounds like a poem, so it probably works like a chant. The more people who say it at once, the better the outcome will be. You'll have to say it with me." She tried. Her 'captor' shrugged and nodded in repliance. Then, the two quoted the spell symetrically with eachother;

Four leg fear not

Wasting of the rot

Flesh and bone

Fur left alone

Stop this scare

of the were

Four leg fear not

Wasting of the rot

Flesh and bone

Fur left alone

Stop this scare

of the were

Four leg fear not

Wasting of the rot

Flesh and bone

Fur left alone

Stop this scare

of the were

Soon, the entire class was chanting. "Five points fer' Slytherin fer those two 'ooh fiigerd eh wus' a chant n' not jus' a one verse spell." Proffessor Hagrid told the class after they all quited down. "There's nothin' really' else til' tomorrow so use the rest of the class time as a free period if yeh like." The man yawned before going to sleep in the armrest of his desk.

The free period allowed Leech to get a good look at her surroundings. The walls were painted a grotesque green. Pots, pans, broken teacups, and old boots were nailed to random places on the walls. There were ceiling beems with different types of moss that all moved about as though it were alive. The teacher's desk looked more like a rusty dinner table with a picnic cloth forever stained brown and yet smelled of pumpkin juice. Near the door were two cupboards that each had seven jars of different eggs. Each jar had the name of what would hatch from the egg on it. The door itself was an overly large double door that matched the brown on the table cloth at the teachers desk; the door also smelled of pumpkin juice. Leech wondered if the brown stuff was some sort of spilt potion.

Lil' Slugger wore a plastered grin. Nothing could swipe the smug look away from his face. Leech could work under pressure. She proved that when he'd tried to take charge of her learning the spell. Good, he wouldn't have to help her along on that, he'd be able to work on mastering his own skills.

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The second of the class for the day was Charms with professor Flitwick. Fortunately, Scorpius was assigned to sit on the right of Leech. However unfortunate, Lil' Slugger was assigned to sit on the left of her. This meant poor Leech was sandwhiched in between the only two guys she didn't know; One of which she didn't want to know.

Charms turned out to be alot of listen-to-teacher on the first day. As the professor droned on, Scorpius and Leech passed notes to eachother while Lil' Slugger listened to the teacher as if his life depended on it.

Why is he sitting next to us?

I think he threatened the teacher.

Possessive much?

Give him a chance. He might grow on you.

Doubt it.

Says the girl who kept falling asleep on him.

touche'.

Do you want to study with me in the Slytheryn common room after classes?

Leech was about to reply with 'sure' when Lil' Slugger noticed the note-passing between the two and slipped his own answer for her to Scorpius.

She does not need anyone's help but mine.

Scorpius couldn't help but smile.

Then let's all study together in the library after classes let out?

No, I want Leech to practice for Quiditch tryouts.

She wants to play Quiditch?

I'm not giving her a choice.

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The trio walked to lunch after the teacher dismissed the class. "My next classes are Potions and then Study Hall." Yawned Scorpius as he took a bite from his treacle tart. "Mine are Potions and Study Hall too!" Leech replied happily before hugging her friend; earning him an extremely jealous look from Lil' Slugger. Leech didn't catch it but remembered her agreement and grudgingly gave Lil' Slugger a two second hug. "I've got Potions and then Magic History." He sighed; upset that he would not be sharing all of her classes. He was also upset that Scorpius would be around her without his supervision...that...did not sit well with him.

Lil' Slugger did not like how friendly the two were being. That boy could damage her with emotions. What good would a nervous wreck be as a weapon?! He sighed and resolved to believe that the boy was obviously not a bad thing for Leech. However, there was a part of Lil' Slugger that kept wanting to rip out Scorpius's tongue everytime he so much as talked to her. Didn't he know she was Lil' Slugger's weapon. Leech belonged to HIM not Scorpius or any other chatty person in this entire world. "Oh, you wrote Scorpius a note about me joining Quiditch?" Leech asked Lil' Slugger; driving him out of his thoughts.

The bat-using possessive psychopath grinned. "Yeah, if you want to." He played it off like he was giving her a choice. He saw Scorpius shake his head disprovingly at him but Lil' Slugger didn't really care about that person's opinion. "Cool! I don't know what it is exactly, but I heard it has to do with flying on brooms! It'll be loads of fun!" Leech said excitedly. Both Scorpius and Lil' Slugger gave out slight chuckles at the sight of Leech's display of enthusiam.

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The bell signaling the end of Lunch rand and Lil' Slugger told Leech he was going to skip the period. Scorpius, understanding what Lil' Slugger meant, also said he would skip. Leech just shrugged. "You're loss." She said before running off to class; although broomsticks were probably the only thing on her mind.

Scorpius let out a breath he'd been holding in since the beginning of Charms class. "What is it you'd like to know?" Scorpius asked with a slight air about him. He'd won some kind of battle Slugger was waging towards him...but he had no idea what the battle was over. Lil' Slugger grabbed a hold of the hood on Scorpius's robe and hoisted the poor boy a foot off the ground. "She isn't yours to do with as you please," Lil' Slugger growled at the boy before throwing him to the ground. "Hypocryte," the thrown child whispred as he rubbed the hip he landed on. Lil' Slugger summoned his bat to his hand and kicked Scorpius back to the floor before raising his bat. "Let me make this simple. I don't like you. Therefore, Leech doesn't like you either!" Snarled Lil' Slugger; ready to attack the boy via bat any minute now. "I don't know. She seems awfully more chatty around me than you." Weakly retorted Scorpius as he tried to get up. Lil' Slugger's response allowed the boy to realize that the bat-weilder was simply jealous and didn't know how to handle the emotion.

Within seconds, Lil' Slugger had Scorpius pinned against the cafeteria wall. "What could you possibly have that I don't?!" It was a demand to tell him disguised as a question. "For starters...how about an actual friendship." Smugly remarked the blonde. To this, Slugger elbowed the bent part of his bat into the boy's stomach. "EEYAH! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD IT'S JUST FRIENDSHIP! NOTHING MORE! " Scorpius cried out as Lil' Slugger's bat vanished. "We have class to get to soon." Is all Lil' slugger said after that.

He stalked off in a huff and left Scorpius in the cafeteria to collect himself.