Do you believe in magic
BWA: Hey everyone! Well, this is my first Harry Potter story. I was watching the movie the other day and I was like 'Hmm.. I'm gonna write a series.'
Amber: I'm in it!
BWA: You most certainly are. You want to know the hardest thing about this story?
BWA: A fifteen year old writing in the perspective of an eleven year old. I was like, 'How do I put this without saying anything too intelligent?' LOL.
Muse: You did well anyway.
BWA: -Grins- Thanks little buddy. Well, read on and enjoy yourself!
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, although, Amber Dawson, her parents, Bella and such are mine. Wooo. -Still has some dignity left-
Nice To Meet You.
You are my sunshine.
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know dear
How much I love you.
So please don't take,
My sunshine away.
I smiled as I watched the sunrise over the tree tops from my windowsill, the song my mother always used to sing to me echoed in my head. I had a secret that I wasn't allowed to tell normal people, -or muggles as we call them- because it would freak them out basically.
Muggles are people with non-magical abilities, there's a man at the ministry of magic that finds them fascinating. He's sounds quite funny if you ask me.
My name is Amber Dawson, I'm 11 and I'm a witch. See what I mean? No one would believe me, well.. No one that was still remotely sane. I got off the windowsill and walked over to the large mirror in my room and stared at my reflection. My dark brown hair cascaded past my shoulders, small ringlets curled the ends of the strands. My emerald eyes stared back at me; even I was surprised at how green they were. I stretched slightly before getting dressed and walking downstairs; my mother turned around and smiled at me.
"Good morning sweetheart, you're up early."
I smiled. "Good morning mum, yeah… I couldn't sleep. First day nerves."
She chuckled and enveloped me in a hug. "All packed?" She asked.
"Good, I'll go get your father, and then we'll go to Diagon Alley and do some last minute school shopping."
I grinned. I loved Diagon Alley, it was fun.
I ran back up the stairs and grabbed my bags and such, the envelope from Hogwarts sat on top of one of my suitcases. I put the envelope in my pocket before I dragged my bags back down the stairs; mum had put a spell on them to make them lighter. I silently thanked her. Dad ran into the lounge room and picked me up, he spun me around while I giggled, and when he finally set me down I stumbled slightly.
"Alrighty! Let's get going!!" Dad boomed, grinning.
I loved my parents, my dad was a wizard and my mum was a witch. I was what people called a pure blood. Not all witches and wizards we're pure bloods like me, but that didn't bother me. In the end we're all the same.
Dad put my suitcases on a trolley and with that we made our way to Diagon Alley.
"What does it say you need sweetheart?" Mum asked as we walked down Diagon Alley, I read the letter out loud.
"All students must be equipped with: One standard size two pewter cauldron and may bring if they desire, an owl, a cat or a toad."
I already had my wand and most of my books, all I needed were the things on the list. Once we bought the cauldron we went to a place that sold animals for students, I gasped and tugged on mum's arm when I saw a gigantic man buying an owl. "Mum!! He's huge!" I whispered.
Mum just chuckled. "Hello Hagrid."
Then giant man turned around. "My goodness, how long's it been since I seen you two? And who's this 'ere? She looks like you Kyla."
Mum smiled. "Hagrid, this is Jason's and my daughter, Amber." She looked down at me. "Amber, this is Hagrid. He's the keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts so you'll see him a lot."
Hagrid grinned at me. "I look forward to seein' you 'round the school lil' miss. Now if you'll 'scuse me. I got a fellow student wait'n for me at the wand shop. Was good seeing you. I'll see you tonight Amber." With that, he walked off.
I grinned. "That was cool."
Dad chuckled. "Now, what do you want? A cat, owl or toad."
My nose scrunched up at the thought of getting a toad, dad laughed. "I want an owl." I said with a smile.
I walked inside and looked around, there were black owls and brown ones, I didn't find any appealing until I saw one up the back. She was beautiful. She was a snowy white with a bit of black on her face, she had gorgeous bright blue eyes. Mum knew I had made my decision, she went and paid for her while I walked up to her to get a closer look. She squeaked slightly when I stopped in front of her, I timidly reached out and gently stroked her feathered face. She nuzzled my arm with her beak and I giggled, I held my arm out and she hopped onto it. Mum walked up to us with a cage, she was smiling.
"The shopkeeper said that they only had two white ones this term. You and Hagrid got them. Have you thought of a name?" She asked.
I looked at the beautiful creature on my arm. "Beautiful……Beauty… … Bella! I'll call her Bella."
Dad grinned. "It suits her."
Mum opened the front of the cage and I set Bella down on the wooden pole inside. She lovingly nipped at my fingers and I smiled. "I have everything now right? I have my uniform, books, cauldron, money, Bella, wand, quills, ink, parchment… Is there anything else?"
Dad chuckled. "Lunch. It's almost midday."
I stared at him with wide eyes. "Really? I have to be at the station by two… What if I make a fool of myself? I can't do this…" I whimpered as we walked towards a nearby café.
My smiled warmly at me. "Sweetheart, of course you can do it, you won't make a fool of yourself. You have a lot of potential, you'll blow them away." She gave me a hug once we had sat down.
After lunch we had made our way to the station, I had to go to platform 9/¾. I didn't want to ask for directions because they would all think I was crazy, mum and dad knew where to go so I didn't have to worry. I saw a family a few feet ahead of us, they all had orange hair, I giggled. My jaw dropped when I saw two boys that looked identical run straight through a wall. I turned to mum, "How did they do that!?"
Mum chuckled. "That's how you get to platform 9¾ hun."
I nodded silently and then jumped when dad yelled out, rather loudly I might add. "Molly Weasley! How long's it been?!" The woman and the three other kids with her all turned around.
The woman grinned. "Jason Dawson! I didn't think I'd ever see you again, Kyla too? Goodness me." She looked at me. "Oh, is this your daughter? She's beautiful, she has your eyes Kyla." It's true, I got my green eyes from my mum.
I looked at Mrs Weasley. "Hello, I'm Amber."
Mrs Weasley beamed. "Hello dear, I'm Mrs Weasley. These two are my kids, Ron and Ginny." The third boy smiled at me, I smiled back. Mrs Weasley gasped suddenly. "Oh my goodness, you three need to hurry. You're going to miss the train otherwise." My eyes widened and I looked at my parents, panic evident on my face.
"Don't worry baby girl, we'll see you soon. You can always write, that's what Bella's for." I sniffed slightly and she hugged me. "I love you Amber." Dad joined in with the hug.
"I love you too. At least I have lots of photos, I'll be sure to send some to you when I take more." I said. Dad chuckled.
"That camera better be put to good use." I laughed.
I hugged them one more time before I stood next to Mrs Weasley as she told me what I needed to do. Before I ran towards the wall I turned back to mum and dad. "Bye guys!" I looked at Mrs Weasley. "It was nice meeting you. I'll see you again soon I hope."
She smiled at me. "It was a pleasure meeting you too dear, have a good school year."
I gave a small whoop before I sprinted towards the wall, I skidded to a stop when a big red train came into view. "Wow…" A man came and helped me load my suitcases and such into a big compartment, he asked if I wanted to take Bella in with me, but I saw the other white owl and shook my head. Bella could make a friend and get some rest in the dark. The man then helped me up into the train, I thanked him and carried one of my bags in with me, it had my uniform in it. All the cabins were full. I continued walking down the hall and then came to a stop when I saw a cabin with the two boys from the platform in it. I meekly knocked on the glass and opened the door. "Mind if I join you?"
The boy with glasses grinned at me. "Come on in."
I sighed in relief and stepped inside, I sat next to him and put my bag down. "I'm Amber Dawson. Nice to meet you." I said with a smile.
He smiled back. "I'm Harry, Harry Potter." Whoa!
The redhead boy stuck his hand out and I shook it. "I'm Ron Weasley."
I nodded in acknowledgement.
Ron looked at me, "You nervous?"
I smiled. "A little bit, first day jitters."
"I'm excited, most of my brothers go here." He said.
I giggled. "It shouldn't be too hard to spot them, you all have red hair."
His cheeks turned pink. Harry laughed.
An old lady stopped outside our cabin. "Anything from the trolley dears?" She asked.
Ron held up a ball of stuff, I couldn't exactly tell what it was. Harry dug his hand into his pocket and pulled out a bunch of gold coins. Wow… He had more than me.
"We'll take the lot!" He said with a grin.
"Bertie Botts every flavour beans?" Harry asked as we dug through all the lollies.
I giggled. "Be careful with those."
Ron looked up at him. "They mean every flavour! There's chocolate and peppermint, and there's also… spinach, liver and tripe. George sweared he got a bogey flavoured one once." Harry spat out the bean he was eating, I grinned.
Harry then picked up a chocolate frog. "These aren't real frogs are they?"
I shook my head as Ron spoke. "It's just a spell, besides, it's the card you want. Each packs got a famous witch or wizard. I've got about 500 me self."
Harry opened the box and the frog jumped out and crawled up to the open window and leapt outside.
Ron's face fell. "Aw, that's rotten luck. They've only got one good jump in them to begin with."
Harry looked at his card. "I've got Dumbledore!" I smiled. I had two.
Ron grinned. "I've got about six of him." Damn.
Harry looked up at us. "Hey he's gone."
"Well you can't expect him to hang around all day, can you?" Ron asked. I giggled. He then pointed to the rat on his lap. "This is Scabbers by the way. Pathetic isn't he?"
Harry smiled. "Just a little bit."
Ron looked at us. "Fred gave me a spell to turn him yellow, you want to see?"
Harry's face lit up. "Yeah!"
Ron smiled, grabbed his wand and cleared his throat, just as he was about to start a girl came to the door. I looked up at her and smiled. She sighed. "Has anyone seen a toad? A boy named Neville's lost one."
Ron stared at her. "No."
A smile appeared on her face. "Oh, are you doing magic? Let's see then."
Ron cleared his throat again and I rolled my eyes.
"Sunshine, daises, butter mellow… Turn this stupid fat rat yellow."
The so-called spell did nothing more than zap the silly thing. I grinned.
The girl scoffed. "Is that even a real spell? Well, it's not very good is it?" Ron looked at us with wide eyes. "Of course, I've only tried a few simple ones myself… But they've all worked for me." She sat opposite Harry and pointed her wand right between his eyes. "For example: Oculus Repairo." The bit of sticky tape holding his glasses together disappeared with a 'snap'. I grinned. "That's better isn't it?"
"Awesome… Where did you learn that?" I asked.
"A book I read, standard book of spells, chapter four." She explained.
I chuckled. "Fair enough."
She looked back at Harry and gasped. "Holy cricket. You're Harry Potter! I'm Hermione Granger." She turned to me. "Who are you?" She asked.
I smiled. "Amber Dawson."
"Lovely to meet you Amber." She smiled. This girl was nice. She looked at Ron. "And… You are?"
"I'm…Ron Weasley." He said, a chocolate frog in his mouth.
Hermione looked a little grossed out. "Pleasure. You three better change into your robes. I expect we'll be arriving soon." She stood up and walked to the door, she then turned around and looked at Ron. "You've got dirt on your face did you know?" She pointed to a spot on her nose. "Just there…"
I struggled to stifle my giggles as Ron rubbed at his nose.
BWA: There you go. Chapter one! What do you think?
Amber: I like it.
Ron: How did I even get the dirt on my nose?
BWA: -Shrugs- You expect me to know?
Ron: Fair enough..
BWA: Review and tell me what you think. Chapter two will be up soon!