Hey everyone! I know you all probably thought this was an update, and I'm sorry to get your hopes up, but I wanted to announce that I'll be taking the chapters down and reposting them over the next few months. The reason that I'm doing this is because I feel like this story could really use a rewrite - not because it's bad, but because my writing style has evolved over the years. Don't worry, all of the "things" will still be the same, but some of them will be written a lot better... hopefully a lot funnier! I feel like I owe it to everyone to do this; I'm still absolutely blown away by the response that this story has gotten (619 reviews? Holy cow!), and I really want to make it the best that it can be!
In addition to that, I will be filtering in 50 new things! Yes, this story will be getting bigger, and will have more chapters, but the new things will be threaded throughout the original chapters, so pay attention to those!
So starting tonight, I'll be redoing and posting probably the prologue and the first chapter. After that, I'll probably post the next chapter every three days or so until everything is up. Like I said, I really want to make this the best possible story that I can for you all, so thank you all for sticking with me! I really appreciate it!
Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny hurried down the center aisle of the Hogwarts Express, looking for an empty compartment call their own. School would start a few hours from then, and the end-of-summer blues were starting to take their toll on the foursome.
Ginny threw open the door of a compartment near the back of the train, only to find her brothers on the other side of the door. Their heads were bent towards each other over a piece of parchment as they whispered quickly to each other, their eyes gleaming.
"Sorry, but - oh. Hey Fred. George," Ginny said her eyes narrowing in suspicion. "What are you up to?"
"Nothing," Fred said innocently, giving the group a dazzling smile as George shoved the parchment behind his back.
"You haven't been gambling again, have you?" Ron asked as he placed his trunk in the overhead compartment. He turned to help Hermione with hers. "Mum and Dad will kill you if you have."
"Of course not, baby brother," Fred said, scoffing at the accusation. "Actually," he said glancing towards George. "I think you may be of some use to us..."
"Oh no!" Hermione was quick to cut in. "We most certainly do not want to be involved in whatever lunatic plot you two have come up with-"
"Lunatic," George said with a frown. "Now you're hurting our feelings Hermione. It's not lunatic at all."
"It's actually quite brilliant," Fred added.
"Well of course you'll say that," Hermione snapped. "It's your bloody plan! But whatever it is, it's bound to be dangerous-"
"Dangerous?" George said with a chuckle. "Give us a little bit of credit, Hermione."
"We aren't stupid, you know," Fred finished.
Hermione looked as though she wanted to argue, but Harry interrupted her with a sigh. "Well, go on then. What is it?"
Fred beamed, thrilled that they had taken the bait. "Seeing as this is our last year at Hogwarts," he began.
"We wanted to go out with a bang."
"And so we came up with a list."
"One hundred and fifty things we're not allowed to do at Hogwarts," the twins said in unison.
"What kind of list," Hermione asked, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Why, naturally, it's a hundred and fifty rules we're going to break before the year is over," Fred explained.
"And we think it would be brilliant if you'd help us out."
Silence ensured as the Golden Trio exchanged wary glances, not exactly sure how to respond to that. The twins wanted their assistance in breaking rules?They'd never needed help with that before... For Ginny however, the answer was obvious. "I'm in," she said with a grin, high-fiving her brothers.
"Excellent!" The twins turned simultaneously towards the other Weasley child. "Ron? Harry? Hermione? What about you?"
"Break rules? Are you mad?" Hermione asked, shaking her head.
"Nothing too bad," George coaxed. "Just a few small pranks."
"Something to light up the year with," Fred continued.
"You probably won't even be able to get a detention with this, let alone expelled."
Hermione snorted. "I highly doubt that."
"Come on, Hermione," George said, raising his eyebrows.
She bit her lip, shaking her head slightly. "No one will get hurt?" Hermione asked.
Fred shrugged. "There may be some mental scarring, but we doubt any physical pain will come from this game of ours."
"Do we get to play pranks on Malfoy?" Harry inquired.
"Do you even have to ask?"
"In that case," Ron laughed. "We're in!"
"Excellent, this is-"
"Hold on a moment!" The five celebrating teenagers turned to the killjoy of the group. Hermione stood straight, her eyes narrowed, as she quickly thought this through. Finally she sighed. "I suppose I'm in-"
"But only because this is your last year here! Don't expect any more favors from me."
"Wouldn't dream of it," George said with a grin.
"There's just one catch," said Fred.
"I knew it," Hermione muttered.
"It's nothing bad," George said, holding up his hands in a stop-that-negative-thinking gesture.
"Just that we can't give you the entire list beforehand," Fred said.
"We'd like to keep the element of surprise, if you don't mind," George added.
"And we find that by giving people that much information, things tend to..." Fred exchanged a glance with George.
"Leak out," his twin finished for him.
"Fine," Ron said, rubbing his hands together in excitement. "Where do we start?"
And just like that, the end-of-summer blues suddenly seemed so far away from these six plotting students, despite the fact that it existed throughout the rest of the train. It would be an interesting year.
Hey everyone! So here is the prologue of the newly revised 150 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do at Hogwarts! Updates should come every few days, so don't look so discouraged. To all of my new readers out there, I hope you enjoy this! Please review and tell me what your favorite prank is! And to my old readers, I hope you like this walk down memory lane.
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