Summary: Violet Daniels was one who sat in the background while everything happened around her. That is until the fateful day when she sits in the train compartment with three familiar looking people. For Violet, everything was about to change. AU
Disclaimer: Violet is my OC, but other than her, I own nothing!
Violet Daniels was a normal thirteen year old girl. Well, as normal as a girl who was a witch and attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
When she had received her letter two years ago, Violet was surprised at first. Her parents were what the wizarding world called Muggles. That was until her parents told her the truth. They had adopted her from an orphanage when she was just a baby. The Daniels couldn't conceive children, so adoption was the only choice they had. Violet still loved them like they were her real parents and she had no plan of trying to find her parents. If they didn't want her when she was a baby, why would they care now?
Violet sighed as she lugged her belongings through the narrow train hallway. The train was already in motion, yet Violet had nowhere to sit. She had a few friends in her house, but for the most part Violet kept to herself. It wasn't that she was shy; she just never met someone who she felt she could act normal around.
Violet finally spotted a compartment that had some open space. She peered in to see who was occupying it. There was a man sleeping on a good portion of the seats, but his face was covered by a newspaper. The other three members of the compartment she recognized immediately. It was Harry Potter and his two best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. She took a deep breath. While they were all in the same house, the three of them probably didn't know who she was. Violet was a nobody, unlike those three who were heroes to almost everyone. She slowly slid open the door.
"Can I sit here?" She asked quietly. The three friends looked up at Violet.
"Sure," Harry said. He smiled at Violet. Violet pulled her trunk in and sat in the open spot next to Harry.
"You look familiar," Ron said.
"I'm in Gryffindor," Violet said. "And in your year."
"Violet, right?" Hermione asked. Violet nodded. "I see you in the library a lot."
"Yeah," Violet said, rubbing her right hand on her left arm. "I like studying there. It's nice and quiet." Hermione smiled. The trio went back to talking about whatever they had been discussing before Violet entered the compartment. Violet noticed Hermione continuously glancing over at her. Violet leaned her head down, studying her trunk. Her black hair fell in front of her face, hiding most of it. Her finger wrapped around the single strand of hair that was purple. She had it that color since she was nine.
Suddenly the train lurched to a stop. Violet felt herself starting to fall over, but Harry grabbed her and pulled her back onto the seat.
"Thanks," Violet said.
"Why did the train stop?" Ron asked, peering out the window. Suddenly the window began to freeze over. Violet looked over at Harry, who was starting to shiver. Suddenly, a black cloaked figure appeared at the door. Violet felt her breath hitch in her throat. The figure entered the compartment. Violet started to feel weak as the figure moved closer. She felt so cold. Violet gritted her teeth and squeezed her eyes shut. All she wanted was to be somewhere warm. She started thinking back to the vacation she took with her parents over the summer. They had gone to Italy and spent a lot of time at the beaches.
"Expecto Patronus!" Violet's eyes shot open at the sound of the voice. The man who had been asleep before was now standing, his wand pointed at the creature. A bright light was coming out of the tip of his wand. The creature disappeared quickly. Violet felt a body slump down onto her lap. She looked down to see Harry passed out.
"Harry!" Hermione shouted, bolting from her seat to a kneeling position in front of Violet.
"He needs chocolate," The man said, pulling a chocolate bar from his pocket. He handed it to Violet. She looked at him curiously. Why would he want her to do it? She barely knew the boy. Violet internally sighed before breaking off a piece of chocolate. She opened Harry's mouth slightly and started to put the chocolate in, when he began to come to. He tried to push the food away.
"You need to eat it," The man said. Harry who was still groggy took the chocolate and began to eat it. He slowly sat up, with a bit of help from Violet.
"What were those things?" Harry asked.
"Dementors," The man said. "They are the guards of Azkaban."
"Why are they here then?" Harry asked, finishing off the chocolate.
"It must have something to do with Sirius Black's escape," Hermione said. Violet looked over at the man standing. A dark look cast upon his face as Hermione mentioned Sirius Black. He sat back down and picked up his copy of the Daily Prophet and held it up high, so that his face wasn't shown. Violet sighed as she went back to studying her trunk.
After what seemed like an endless train ride, the Hogwarts Express finally reached the school. Violet was slowly moving through the Great Hall, trying to decide where at the Gryffindor table she was going to sit. She spotted Lavender Brown, who sort of considered her to be a friend. It was mostly because Lavender liked talking and Violet was a great listener.
"Violet," Violet turned to the sound of her name. She saw Harry beckoning her over. She slowly walked over. "Would you like to sit with us?" Ron and Hermione smiled at her and Violet nodded. She sat down next to Harry. "Thanks for your help on the train."
"It's no problem," Violet said. "I was a little surprised when you fell over but I wasn't going to throw you off or anything." Ron and Hermione smirked at her comment.
"Ah, well thanks for that," Harry said. After the usual sorting of the first years, Dumbledore stood to speak.
"As you may now," Dumbledore began. "Your ride here was disrupted. While I apologize for the disruption there are a few things I would like to explain. Those creatures that stopped the train are Dementors and they will be here at Hogwarts patrolling the grounds until the Ministry feels they are no longer needed."
"Someone at the Ministry must think Sirius Black is going to come here," Hermione whispered.
"Well blimey," Ron began. "Of course they do. If he's after Harry, then he's bound to show up at Hogwarts." Violet cast a look over at Harry. He looked a little nervous, but it also seemed he was putting up a front to look brave. He was, after all, 'The Boy Who Lived'. Harry glanced over at Violet, who gave him an encouraging smile.
"In lighter news," Dumbledore continued. "I am very pleased to welcome the newest addition to the Hogwarts staff and your new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Remus Lupin." As he stood, the four looked at each other.
"That's the guy from the train," Violet said. She made eye contact with him and he nodded his head at her. "No wonder he knew how to ward off that Dementor." Dumbledore finished his speech and the food appeared on the tables.
"Finally," Ron said. "I'm starving." The other three laughed as Ron began piling food onto his plate. The conversation was light during the meal, mostly the other three getting to know Violet. After the feast, the prefects of each house led the students to their respective common rooms. Violet sighed as she collapsed onto the bed where her stuff was.
"Tired?" Hermione asked. Violet looked up. Hermione had the bed right next to hers.
"Extremely," Violet said. The two slowly began to get ready for bed, as the rest of the girls in their room talked excitably about the year and boys. "Hey Hermione," Hermione looked up at Violet. "Thanks for being so nice to me today."
"Well you seem that a nice person," Hermione said. "And besides, spending all my time with Ron and Harry can get a little annoying sometimes. It's nice to have a girl to chat with." The two girls smiled, before getting into their respective beds. Violet smiled again before rolling over to fall asleep.
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