"I'm a WHAT?" Sapphire Ry (Safi for short) whispered to herself. She shudd3ered, imaging what her mother would have said to that. Both her parents are dead. Safi had run away from home at the age of nine, and returned nearly a year later. Upon returning, she was given the news that her parents were dead. She now lived in an abandoned house, by herself. It was lonely sometimes, but she was used to it.
"Mum! Mum! We got the letters! WE GOT THE LETTERS!" Fred and George Weasley yelled at their mother.
"Hmm, looks like a trip to Diagon Alley this week then!" Their mother, Molly Weasley, replied. She couldn't help but imagine the havoc they would cause at Hogwarts.
Soon the week had flown by. Fred and George went racing through the streets, laughing. They suddenly crashed into a girl their own age. A man was with her. Well, if you could call him a man! He seemed too big to be a man. Only one man would fit that description, and that was-
"Hagrid! Nice to see you here! Business trip? And Fred, George, say sorry to the little girl!" Molly said, hurrying up. Hagrid chuckled.
"No, jus' takin' young Safi ter buy her school things. She's an orphan yer see." He said, pointing at the girl. She had gone a slight reddish colour at being called a little girl, but that was all.
"Hey…Your name's Safi, right?" The first twin, Fred, asked. She nodded mutely. The second twin, George, grinned.
"Not very talkative, are you?" he said. Safi poked her tongue out at him.
"What if I don't want to talk? What if I was doing a sponsored silence?" she retorted, her brown eyes sparkling mischievously.
"Well, if you were, you've wrecked it now, haven't you?" Fred shot back. Safi mock-glared.
"Then you would've gotten into trouble, wouldn't you?" she said, looking at Molly. George went pale.
"You wouldn't dare." He said uneasily.
"Oh, I'd dare alright. But I won't." Safi replied. "As you two seem alright, I suppose."
Hagrid, who had finished talking to Molly, bid her farewell and went over to Safi.
"Well, we better be goin'. Lots ter buy!" he said to the twins. As they walked off, he spoke to Safi.
"Sorry 'bout tha'! From wha' I've heard from their brother Charlie, they're a righ' handful!" Hagrid said. Safi smiled.
"It's ok. I thought they might have been pranksters, so I had the last laugh." She said. They both turned to see Fred George walking off, both sporting bright pink hair. Hagrid looked at her and raised an eyebrow.
"Accidental magic," she said hastily. Hagrid chuckled.
"Yer have a bright future ahead of yer, I'll give yer tha'! he said, still chuckling.
The Weasley twins weren't aware that anything was wrong until twenty minutes later, when Molly looked at them closely.
"Frederick Gideon and George Fabien Weasley! WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR!" she yelled. They both looked at her in confusion. Sighing, Molly handed them a pocket mirror from inside her bag. Upon looking in it, both twins gasped.
"What-" Fred began.
"-Witchcraft-" George continued.
"-Is this? Who-"
"-To our beautiful-"
"-and innocent hair?"
"AND WHY?" they shouted together. Molly smirked.
"Looks like you two bit off more than you can chew when you were annoying that young girl this morning!" she laughed. Fred and George stared at her. They, the pranksters…had been pranked! The impossible had happened!
"It seems we have to keep an eye out for that Safi." Fred said.
"Too right, dear brother." George answered. They exchanged looks. It seems that she had prankster potential.
Safi and Hagrid were still laughing about it many hours later. Hagrid looked at his watch and did a double take.
"Blimey, would yer look at the time! I need ter be goin' Safi. Take care. Oh, and here's yer ticket." With that, he vanished. Safi stared at the ticket in confusion.
"9 ¾? But Hagrid…great. There's still two days left. What am I meant to do now?" she said in frustration.
Back at the Burrow
"I feel sorry for the poor girl." Molly said to her husband, Arthur. He looked grim.
"If she has no family, and she lives on the streets, how is she meant to get on the platform?" he asked. Molly looked worried.
"Maybe we should try and find her." She said. Arthur nodded.
"KIDS! WE'RE JUST GOING OUT FOR A BIT, WE'LL BE BACK SOON!" Molly yelled up the stairs. There were seven answering cries of "Ok!" back down them. Then they disapperated.
Back in London
Safi was walking back to her house when a strange man appeared. She started running, when more came. She was surrounded. She started running into an alley, as Molly and Arthur apperated there. They were about to talk to her, when she crashed into them.
"Run!" she gasped. She ran to the end of the alley. There was a wired wall there. Like a cat, she began to climb. She got to the top them stopped. Molly and Arthur were just standing there.
"Mr and Mrs Weasley, they're not normal! They're like us, but with masks!" Safi yelled. Arthur face hardened. He waved his wand, and a silver duck soared out of it. He spoke to the duck and it flew off. The men ran around the corner and saw Safi. Suddenly, streams of white smoke appeared, and people came out of the smoke. Pretty soon, all of the men were captured and bound. The people who came out of the smoke grabbed the men and disapperated. Safi jumped down from the wall.
"Are-Are they gone now? What were they?" she asked shakily.
"Yes, they're gone. They were death eaters. They murder people for fun. You're lucky to be alive. Now, no arguing, you can come and stay with us until term starts." Molly said.
"But my cat, Midnight…"
"What about it?"
"She's in my house. Can we go get her?" Safi begged.
"Ok." Arthur replied, before his wife could butt in again. He took hold of her arm, and Molly's, and disapperated. When they got to the abandoned house, a black cat with dark blue eyes was waiting. Safi called it and it came running. Arthur then disapperated to the Burrow, with Safi, Molly, and Midnight. Molly looked at her curiously.
"Well, at least you're not a whiner like Ron. Let's go inside then. I bet the boys and Ginny would love to meet you." she said. Opening the door, they went inside.