A/n: Hello readers, sorry This is not a new chapter, just my current chapter that my beta looked over changed a few things.
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter.
Chapter 4 The train ride and the sorting
Kayley walked through the train looking for an empty compartment. She didn't feel like sitting with other kids she didn't know. At the middle of the train she found an empty compartment and went inside. She shoved her heavy trunk inside and left it there, really how other kids could even lift their trunk was a mystery for her. She set Hedwig next to her and pulled Cleo from her cage. After 5 minutes of petting Cleo, someone opened the door. She looked up and saw a red haired boy. "Mind if I sit here? Everywhere else is full" the boy said. She didn't really like redheads because of that bully from school, but she was polite and said "yes ofcourse". As the redhead sat down Kayley just stared outside and kept petting Cleo, she hoped the boy wouldn't talk to her but it was a lost cause. After two minutes of silence the boy began talking. "My name is Ron weasley", he said. "What's yours?" "My name is Kayley
Dursley" she answered polite. "did you know we have a celeberty this year at Hogwarts?". Kayley just looked at him. "Her name is Harriet Potter and I'm going to be her best friend when she's sorted into Gryffindor". "How do you know that you're going to be sorted into Gryffindor?" Kayley asked. "Because my whole family is in Gryffindor and it is the best house to be in". Ron said with a stupid smile on his face. Kayley was about to answer when the door opened. She looked at the door and saw Draco. She smiled, maybe he was here to take her away from Ron.
Draco searched the train for Harriet Potter and Kayley. He didn't really know why but he liked Kayley since he saw her in 'Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions'. He just opened another door and saw Kayley. He smiled, he looked around and saw Weasley. He sneered at him. "Kayley how about you come with me and leave the blood traitor here alone". Draco asked. She smiled and said yes. As she stand up he helped her with her luggage. As they left, Draco saw that Ron was looking at them with a gobsmacked look on his face. He smiled awkwardly.
Kayley followed Draco, she knew it was rude to suddenly leave Ron, but she really didn't care once she saw Draco. She didn't really knew why she felt little butterflies in her stomach, but she hoped that she wasn't getting sick. She followed him to a compartment. In front of the door stood two tall boys, inside were two girls and two boys. They went inside and Draco introduced her. "The girl with the dark hair is Pansy Parkinson , the girl with the blonde hair is Millicent Bulstrode, the dark boy is Blaise Zabini and the last boy is Theodore Nott, guys this is Kayley Dursley". She saw the sneer that formed on Pansy's face. "You brought a mudblood!" she yelled. Kayley looked confused, what is it with these blood words, Ron was called bloodtraitor and she a mudblood, she definitely had to ask about it.
As soon as he introduced Kayley to his friends he saw the sneer on pansy's face. "you brought a mudblood!" she yelled. Draco sneered back "do you really think that I would bring a mudblood?" he asked. Pansy blushed "No of course not Draco, but her last name isn't from a wizard family". He sat down and pulled Kayley next to him, he smirked when she squeaked. "I know that her guardian is muggle but Kayley isn't, she has Metamorphmagus-powers". Everyone looked at Kayley with skeptical eye's. Draco didn't know why but he felt annoyed that they were all looking at his Kayley. Wait...his Kayley, were did that come from, he shook his head, he was only 11, he shouldn't have that much interest in girls.
Kayley looked around, she really didn't know what they talked about, but when Draco said that she had Metamorphmagus-powers, all were looking at her. She felt uncomfortable with all those eye's on her. What were this Metamorphmagus-powers anyway. She looked at Draco for help. "you can change your eye color right?" Draco asked her. "yes, but anyone can do that, right?" Kayley said. "No, it's a special gift that some witches and wizard have". Kayley looked around "really? Nobody of you can do that?" she asked just to be sure. They all shook their head. "can you change anything else except your eyes?" Draco asked interesting. "well I once changed my hair to pink when I was upset but nothing else really" she said. "maybe you have to practice it or you have to grow into it" Pansy said.
"who in your family is magical?" Draco asked. "my mom, dad and brother don't have magical powers, but my aunt was a witch but mom wouldn't tell anything about her" Kayley said. 'hmm... something isn't right here, to be a Metamorphmagus you have to at least have 1 magical parent so does this mean that Kayley was adopted or something' Draco was thinking. "say Kayley can you ask you mom about your aunt when we are at school?" Draco asked, he was really curious now. "well I can sent her a letter, but every time I wanted to ask, she gives me a look and says later". Draco looked at her and decided that he wouldn't ask anymore.
Kayley took the kitty basket and tilted Cleo out of it. She began petting her again. "Say Kayley, you know the letter said only a cat, owl or toad, so why do you have a cat and an owl?" Kayley looked at blaise. "but an owl isn't a pet right, you can't cuddle it, you can only sent letters and stuff". Kayley said. "I'm afraid not, but you can release your owl when we arrive, she can fly to the owlery, that way the teachers don't know". Draco said hastly after seeing the sad look on her face. "what are their names?" he asked. "this little cutie is Cleo, and her name is Hedwig" Kayley said after fist holding Cleo and then pointing to Hedwig.
Just as they wanted to talk again, the compartment door opened. A bussy haired girl was standing in the door opening. "Has anyone of you seen an toad? Neville lost his" she asked. They were looking at her and Draco hastly said "no we haven't, so you can go now". He saw the look Pansy was throwing the girl. The bussy haired girl left and they went back to talking. After some time their door opened again. This time it was a prefect. "were are almost at Hogwards, it's time to change in your uniforms".
The boys went to the toilets to change. As the girl changed their door suddenly opened. In the door was standing Ron, he was slowly turning red as he saw the half-dressed girls. His eye's lingered a little too long on Kayley. "KYAA" the girls screamed, hastly trying to cover themself. They hastly searched for stuff to throw as Ron was just standing in the door opening and it didn't look like he was leaving. Just at that moment Draco, Theodore and Blaise came running back. They had heard them scream and when they arrives at their compartment they saw Ron standing in the door opening. They didn't need long to understand what happened. They crabbed him, pulled him away from the door and closed it to give the girl their privacy again.
Kayley was half in shock, never before had a boy saw her in her underwear. She really felt embarrassed and humiliated. Pansy and Millicent felt the same. They quickly put on their uniforms. After a few minutes they heard knocking on the compartment door. "can we come in?" Draco asked. "yes" Pansy answered. They boys came in. As they talked again and trying to forget the incident, Draco noticed something. "Kayley, why is your uniform slightly different?". The rest looked at her and noticed that her uniform was a little more Lolita then the original uniform. "Well I like it and the letter never said that the uniform had to be exact the same, it just said a schooluniform". The others were thinking all the same 'why didn't I came up with it'.
The train pulled into Hogsmead. They walked to the exit. As they stepped out they heard someone yell "C'mon, follow me — any more firs' years? Mind yer step, now! Firs' years follow me!". They looked and saw a giant of a man. "wow he's big, could he be a giant?" Kayley wondered. The others just looked. They walked to the man with the other first years. As they walked Hagrid called "Yeh'll get yer firs' sight o' Hogwarts in a sec," over his shoulder, "jus' round this bend here." As they went around the corner they saw a castle with al lake before it. They all looked at it with wide eye's, it was beautiful. "No more'n four to a boat!" the giant said. Kayley, Draco, Blaise and Pansy went into a boat. They went across the water till the point they reached a sort of harbor. They stept out of the boat and followed the giant up a flight of stairs to a big, oak front door. "everyone here?" he asked before he raised a gigantic fist and knocked three times on the castle door.
The door swung open and there in the door opening stood a strict looking woman. "The firs' years, Professor McGonagall," Hagrid said. "Thank you, Hagrid. I will take them from here" McGonagall said. "welcome to Hogwarts" was the first thing McGonagall said. They followed her through a hall as she explained a little about the houses. They walked to a big door and stood still. "The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes now wait here. I shall return when we are ready for you" McGonagall said and left. As they waited a few children behind them screamed. They looked back and saw ghosts. A ghost had suddenly noticed the first years. "New students!" said the ghost. "About to be Sorted, I suppose?". "my house was Hufflepuff, hope to see you there" he said and the ghosts went on. Just as the ghost disappeared, McGonagall came back, "ok, now follow me in rows of 2". She said and opened the door. They walked through a row of tables filled with children. They walked to the front were a four-legged stool stood. On the stool was a patched, frayed and extremely dirty pointed wizard's hat. There was complete silence. 'why is there a dirty looking hat on a stool, this doesn't make much sense. Then suddenly the hat twitched. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth — and the hat began to sing:
"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!"
As the song ended the hall clapped. Kayley looked at Draco as if asking if it was normal for hats to sing. Draco just looked back. Then Professor McGonagall stepped forward holding a long roll of parchment. "When I call your name, you will put on the hat and sit on the stool to be sorted," she said. "Abbott, Hannah!" a girl with blond pigtails stepped forward and sat down, the hat was putted on her. After a few moments the hat yelled "Hufflepuff". A table with a bagger banner clapped.
The list went on till it came to "Dursley, Kayley". Kayley stepped forward and sat down. The hat was put on her head. 'hmm... what have we here' Kayley suddenley heard. 'who is there' she asked. It sounded as if the voice came from inside her head. 'I'm the sorting hat' the voice replied. 'now let me look, you like learning so Ravenclaw could be the house for you, your also loyal to your friends and hard working so Hufflepuff could also be your house. Your brave but you think before you do something so no Gryffindor for you and there is Slytherin, also a good house for you, hmm... difficult, difficult'. 'From what I heard I wouldn't mind Ravenclaw or Slytherin' Kayley though. 'so Ravenclaw or Slytherin, I see that you really love learning but not for the whole day and you are cunning and sneaky, so your house will be' "SLYTHERIN" the hat yelled. The table with a snake banner clapped. Kayley walked to the table and sat down.
As she waited Draco was sorted into Slytherin, just like her other new friends. Draco went to sit next to her. After the sorting an old man stand up at the head table. Thats the headmaster someone of the elder years said. "Welcome," he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. "Ok, I think that he is nuts" Kayley said to Draco. "you're not the only one" he replied. They went to eat. After the banquet the headmaster said some school rules and they sang the school song. After that he dismissed them. They followed the prefect to the Slytherin common room. They reached a portrait of an elegant woman in green. "Password" she asked. "ok, the password to our common room is Umbra Sidus, the password will change every few months". The prefect said and they went inside. "The Girls room is to the left and the boys room is to the right, you have an hour before our head of the house will come for a common chat" the prefect said and walked away. Kayley went to the room and saw several beds lined against the wall. She walked to the one with her trunk stood. She lay down on her bed and was thinking 'I really am at Hogwards, I can't believe it'.