"The Unexpected Gryffindor,"


Chapter 1

The Letter

I woke up on Saturday morning to the sound of my father's yell. "MARISSA AND DRACO MALFOY, YOU TWO GET UP RIGHT NOW! I WILL NOT WAIT ANOTHER HALF HOUR FOR YOU TWO TO GET OUT OF BED!" But today, it wasn't as harsh; it had a lot of excitement in it. Something good happened, but what was it?

I heard my twin brother, Draco, slam the door of the bathroom right outside my bedroom. I knew that Draco was scared that it might have something to do with the pranks he had been playing this week while mum and dad were out with Auntie Bellatrix. I was wondering what was going on, that's when mum knocked on my door, "Marissa, sweetheart, are you up yet?" Mum's sweet voice was soothing after hearing dad yelling on a Saturday morning.

"Yeah mum, I'm up. How could I not be? I think all of Brittan must be up after hearing dad yell!" She chuckled, and came and sat herself at the foot of my bed. "If you're wondering why your father was yelling so loud, I have the reason right here." She handed me a beige envelope that read

Ms. M. Malfoy

Malfoy Manor

Hertfordshire London


I looked up to find mum grinning uncontrollably. "What is it mum? Who sent the letter?"

"You're going to have to open it to find out, dear!" She was clearly excited about something, but what was it? I did what mum said and opened the letter, it read,

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

'Dear Ms. Marissa Malfoy, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.

Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.

Yours Sincerely,

Minerva M. McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall,

Deputy Headmistress

I couldn't believe it! I WAS GOING TO HOGWARTS! I was so excited. Apparently mum could see the excitement on my face, because she said, "I know! I'm just as excited as you! Your father is really excited too, that's why he was yelling at both of you to hurry up and come downstairs!" Now I understood. Dad must've wanted to go to Diagon Alley to get all of our supplies as soon as possible.

"I can't believe my babies are going to be off to Hogwarts this year! You two are all grown up! It feels like just yesterday—" I groaned, I knew what was coming next. Mother was going to give her 'feels just like yesterday I was changing your diapers' speech "I was changing your diapers and putting you two in your cribs to sleep in!" Yup, just as I thought, she gave the speech, but then she started sobbing into her sleeve of her robes. This was new. She never cried or sobbed. Yes, she would pretend to at times, but this time she really was sobbing. I got out of my covers and hugged her, "Its ok mum! Don't cry! We don't leave for Hogwarts for another two months! Draco and I will still be you babies no matter what mum!" Mum only sobbed harder at that. Thankfully, at that moment, Draco called and said, "Hey Marissa! The bathroom's empty now!" Mum slowly got off my shoulder and said in between sobs, "You'd—better—get dressed—or—your father—will be—in a—very b-a-a-ad—mood—in no—t-time!" She left my room and I got my clothes and towel and went to the bathroom, I saw mum going downstairs, and ran to Draco's room.

"Oye! Draco! Hey, listen, you should know that mum is going to give you the 'it feels just like yesterday I was changing your diapers' speech soon!" He closed his eyes and groaned, "Great! Not that again! But, wait, what for?" I thought he should find out for him self so I said, "Oh, you'll see. Now, you should go downstairs and tell dad I'll be down in like five minutes!" Draco ran for the stairs as I went into the bathroom.

I took one of the quickest showers I could take. Literally, two minutes and I was out. When I got out I looked at my reflection of the foggy mirror. Out of my family, I was one to inherit my Aunt Bellatrix's jet black hair. I was also the first in the family to have gotten blue eyes. I don't know where I got them from, nor do my parents. My dad's whole family has grey eyes, so does Draco, but mum's family all have brown eyes. Mum thinks that the eye color might have skipped a generation or two in our family. I always liked that I had blue eyes and not grey. It was my favorite shade of blue, sea blue. After another minute, I realized that dad would be very upset if I didn't get downstairs soon. So I quickly dried my hair, dressed in my favorite pair of jeans and my favorite t-shirt that was green and said "I SUPPORT IRELAND!" It was my favorite Quidditch t-shirt, because I had gotten the first time mum had ever taken me to a Quidditch game. All the other times, dad took me and Draco, but this time, it was just me and mum.