Alone

Chapter One : The letter

Lily Evans, a eleven-year-old girl was sitting on her bed, lost in her dreams. She had blood, long, wavy hair, piercing green eyes and a pale complexion. People found her a bit scary because of her eyes: they seemed to see everything in you, even your deepest thoughts. Most of the time, they were cold, but when she was angry or happy (it was rare), they sparkled.

"LLIILLLY!!! GET UP!" Yelled Petunia.

Lily came back to reality and sighed What a marvellous birthday! Petunia was Lily's sister or more exactly, Lily's stepsister and she thought Lily was only here to be her servant.

That's why Lily was alone. Petunia hated her so everybody ignored her or laughed at her. She had trained herself to become invisible to other people, so they didn't bully her. She never had a friend thanks to Petunia, because nobody wanted to disobey to her. So she was alone. Sure her mother liked her, so did Eric, her stepfather, but she knew that her mother couldn't look at her without remembering her father, who had abandoned her mother, Tania, at Lily's birth. Nobody spoke of him, it was a rule. Lily had never knew who her father was.

But today, it was her birthday so Lily had few sparkles in her eyes. She quickly dressed and joined everybody for breakfast.

"Happy birthday my dear", said her mother smiling.

"So how is it to be eleven?" Asked Eric.

"I don't know yet", answered Lily.

"Open your presents". Rose seemed very happy.

Lily started to unwrap her presents: her mother had bought her a silver necklace with little lilies, Eric had offered her books, mostly fairy-tales. She also got clothes, CDs… After opening the last box, she hugged Eric and Tania, tears in her eyes.

"There a last one in the garden", grinned her mother

Lily ran to see what it was. When she saw it, she stopped, shocked. It was a little kitten, with grey fur and green eyes like hers. She took her in her arms and ran to thanks her parents.

"Thanks you so much, she is so cuuute!"

"How will you name her?" Asked Eric.

"Hmmmm… Shadow!"

"Great name!"

Suddenly they heard a shriek

"AAAAHHHHHHHH, DDAAADDD, MMMUUMMMM!" Screamed Petunia.

They ran to upstairs to see what had happened.

Petunia was in Lily's Bedroom, trembling, pointing something towards the window. They entered in the room and saw that an owl was waiting on Lily's bed…

"What does this, this ..thing do here", stuttered Petunia

"It has a letter tied on its leg", noticed Eric.

Lily went nearer the owl and took the letter. The owl hooted and flew outside.

Miss Liliana Evans

The small Bedroom on the first floor

London, England

( sorry but I don't know how the address are…)

She opened it.

There was a letter written on parchment, she read it loud.

HOGWARTS SCHOOL

of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore

Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorcerer, Chief Warlock,

Supreme Mugwump, International Confederation. of Wizard)

Dear Miss Evans,

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 McGonagall

Deputy Headmistress

One a second piece of parchment, she saw a list of material.

"cauldron… spells…wand, broomstick"

"School of Witchcraft and Wizardry", repeated Eric doubtfully, "Is it a joke?"

Tania was as pale as a gosh.

"No"

"It's real!"

"Yes…" Eric didn't notice the look of his wife.

"Lily, do you want to go there, I know, thanks to my grandmother who went there, that it's a good place, but I want you to choose."

"I think I want to go."

"Fantastic!" claimed Eric. "Wait they say, we await your owl, what does that mean?"

"Owls are the magic equivalent of post."

"Good, but where can we find an owl?"

"If I remember all the things my mother told me, we can find all the necessary in a place call Diagon Alley. To go there, we have to find a bar called… the Leaky Cauldron, I think. There someone will show us how to go to Diagon Alley", answered Tania.

"Great, we'll go tomorrow, right?"

"OK"

At this moment, Petunia stood up

"You allowed her to go there! Yeah You right, she is a freak and she deserved to go with her kind, the freaks, the abnormals…"

"Petunia!" Cried Eric.

"She is A FREAK!!"

"In your bedroom, now!"

"Right!!"

"Sorry dear", said Eric to Lily.

"It's nothing".

"Good, we will go tomorrow to this place to buy everything you need."

"Thanks", she hugged both of them and go to her room. She spent the day dreaming of Hogwarts. Maybe she won't be laughed at and ignored there, she may find some friends…

Dear Diary

It's wonderful, I'm a witch!! I will go to a magic school and I get ride of Petunia!

Perhaps I will have some friends for once.

Lily Evans