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"I can't believe we're finally getting away from the Magpie and the Crows," I grinned at my older, twin brother, Sirius as we walked down the Hogwarts Express to find a compartment.

"I know what you mean," he agreed, "We don't have to see them now until next summer."

A serine smile crossed my face as I thought that through until...

"Sera watch out!" Sirius snapped making me turn around and slam into a brunette boy with glasses, the two of us fell in a heap to the floor.

"Oof!" he gasped as I landed on top of him, closing his eyes and scrunching his face up as a wince.

"Oh Merlin!" I freaked, getting up quick and jumping on the spot, "Are you okay? I didn't see you? Oh Merlin! I'm really, really sorry!"

"I'm good," he bit out, as he accepted Sirius' offered hand and got to his feet. "You're not heavy; it's just where your knee landed."

My eyes widened as I realised what he meant, "I'm so sorry," I groaned at him, my cheeks flushing in embarrassment, "I'll make it up to you somehow."

"Don't worry about it," he chuckled at me before nodding to the compartment he'd just left, "Room in here if you guys want it?"

I swapped a look with my brother before nodding and giving the boy my best smile, "That'd be great," I said to him making him push the door open and offer me his hand. I accepted it and let him lead me inside where two other boys were sat, a sandy blond haired boy and a small, watery eyed one.

"Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew..." the guy said as he closed the door, "This is..."

"Sirius and Seraphim Black," Sirius filled in.

"It's Sera," I corrected quickly, giving my brother a slight glare before I turned to the other boy, "You didn't tell us your name."

"James Potter," he replied with a charming grin. "A seraphim is a half angel, half human right?" A slight blush flushed in my cheeks as I nodded to the boy, "Great, I'll call you Angel."

The heat in my cheeks was unbelievable as I dropped my head down and let my hair cover my face, I could hear Sirius sniggering next to me as I took one of the empty seats. "Wow, never seen my sister blush before and you've made her twice in five minutes." He commented making me close my eyes and grimace... he had a point, what the hell was wrong with me.

Taking a breath and calming myself down I looked up and glared at Sirius before turning to the others, James had taken a seat next to me as Sirius took the empty one next to Remus. "So what house is everyone hoping for?" I asked them all casually.

"I'm not sure," Remus replied, "I think Gryffindor or Ravenclaw would be fine with me."

"I'll probably end up in Hufflepuff," Peter shrugged hopelessly making me hold back a laugh before turning to James.

"What about you?" I asked him, he gave me an amazing grin.

"Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart..." he replied, "like my dad."

I smiled back at him, but it wasn't as bright as my usual ones making James give me a confused look before looking at Sirius, "What about you two?" Remus asked curiously.

"Our family has been in Slytherin for generations," Sirius told them as I looked at the floor.

"Blimey, and I thought you two were alright," James muttered making me look up, hurt, before looking anywhere but at him.

"Maybe we'll break tradition and join you in Gryffindor?" Sirius grinned, giving me a pointed look. "Right Sera?"

"Right," I replied with a solid nod, "But I don't care where I end up as long as it's not Slytherin... hell, I'd even take Hufflpuff."

"I agree completely Angel," James told me making me look over at him, "And don't worry, you're not a Slytherin."

Biting my lip slightly, I smiled at him before looking down at my hands, not used to the nickname. The compartment opened after that to reveal a greasy looking boy and a beautiful red haired girl. "Do you mind if we sit here? Everywhere else is full." The girl asked making me nod and smile back.

"Sure," I replied, sliding over to make room for them, "Come on in."

"I'm Lily Evans," she greeted, "This is my friend Severus Snape."

"Nice to meet you," I smiled, "I'm Sera Black, that's my brother Sirius and these are our friends James Potter, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew."

Snape didn't look to friendly as he took his seat, he turned right to Lily, "You'd better be in Slytherin with me," he told her snappily.

"Why would she want that?" James asked with a sneer, "She doesn't want to be a Snake." Snape just sneered back without saying anything back, I rolled my eyes at the lack of response before leaning back in my seat, my shoulder resting against James'... he didn't seem to mind.

I listened silently to the slight jibes Sirius and James made at Snape before Lily finally got up and told him to follow her, "See you around Snivellus!" I called to the boy without thinking making Sirius and James grin and laugh before calling the same thing.

"Welcome to Hogwarts," a stern voice said as we congregated on the steps in front of the Great Hall. "My name is Professor McGonagall and I am the Deputy Headmistress." I swapped looks with Sirius before we both turned and smirked at James. "In a few moments I will take you through to the Great Hall and you will be sorted in to your houses. I'll be right back."

With that, she turned and walked away leaving me to turn to the others, "She looks like the type of person I want to mess with," I grinned at them making Sirius and James grin back, Remus rolled his eyes at us.

It wasn't long before McGonagall came back and asked us to follow her into the Great Hall. We entered in a group, walking through the room with everyone else watching us, biting my lip I slipped my hands into Sirius' on one side of me and James' on the other. "Nervous?" the latter asked.

"Only a little," I replied quietly making him squeeze my hand comfortingly, I smiled and squeezed back.

"Gather around here please," McGonagall told us, we did, "When I call your name you will come to the front, take a seat and the Sorting Hat will sort you in to your houses."

"Thomas Avery!" she called, a heavy set boy made his way to the front and was sorted into Slytherin.

"Seraphim Black!" she called making me squeak slightly before glancing at the boys and making my way forward. When I took a seat, she dropped the hat on my head... it was only a split second before...

"Gryffindor!" the hat shouted making me jump slightly and hand the hat back before dashing to the table. I was greeted with cheers and shakes of the hand as I took a seat and waited.

"Sirius Black!" McGonagall called making me turn to the front again, it took a while but finally we got the house.

"Gryffindor!" the hat shouted again making me grin widely and stand up clapping, I even whistled as my brother made his way down to me, pulling me into a hug before taking a seat next to me.

"We did it," I smiled at him as more people were sorted in to different houses. It wasn't long until we were joined by Remus and Peter and finally James.

"We're all together," James grinned as he took a seat on the opposite side of me than Sirius. "And I told you, you weren't a Slytherin, Angel."

I smiled shyly at the table before biting my lip and looking up at him, "You did," I replied, nodding.

"Oi, stop flirting, food's here," Sirius said suddenly, making me blush again and turn away from James.