Chapter one - The Train..
September 1st 2002, it was Kate's first year a Hogwarts. The 16 year old pureblood witch has just recently transferred from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic well to be honest she was expelled but she didn't like to tell people her business unless she trusted them. As she got on the train she bumped into a bushy haired witch, she must have been the same age as Kate or a year younger she thought to herself.
"Sorry" Kate said in a rush.
"It's fine, say I haven't seen you around here before. Are you new?" The bushy haired witch said with interest.
"Yes, I just er.. Transferred here from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic" Kate said rather awkwardly.
"I'm Hermione, Hermione Granger." She smiled at Kate as she spoke.
"I'm Katelyn Black but most people call me Kate. I must be off or else all the compartments will be full but it was nice meeting you" Kate said then turned to walk off.
"I hope to see you in Gryffindor" Hermione called after her.
"Not bloody likely" Kate said in a whisper before entering a empty compartment.
It was nice for Kate to be finally alone. She was never alone, not really. When she was at Beauxbatons she was always being followed by Fleur Delacour and her group of childish friends she always bossed about, Fleur had once tried to befriend Kate but obviously failed.
Kate was kind of in her own world as some people may say, thinking of what to expect when she got to Hogwarts and what she would say to Draco Malfoy whenever she saw him. Kate was Draco's cousin, he would always tease her a child so she thought she may as well get her own back even if it was 12 years too late. But then suddenly the compartment door slid open and a tall dark haired boy slid into the entrance.
"Mind if I join you?" He looked at her with his eyebrow raised. "Everywhere else is full and I don't fancy sitting with a bunch of Gryffindor's"
"Sure" She said with a slight smile.
"Thanks" He shut the compartment door and then sat down opposite her. "I'm Tom by the way, Tom Riddle." He said coolly.
"I'm Katelyn Black but most people call me Kate" She replied to him but didn't look at his reaction.
Tom grinned "Katelyn Black you say, I don't suppose you're related to Draco Malfoy are you?"
Kate looked up "Sadly, yes. Why do you ask?" She raised her right eyebrow at him.
"Malfoy's in the year below me. He used to always go on about having a very annoying cousin in France" He watched her reaction.
"Annoying, that bloody brat." Her cheeks went a soft touch of rose.
He chuckled "He also said you were very smart, and that you were probably smarter than Granger"
Kate grinned "He's lucky, if you hadn't said that I would have gladly turned him back into a ferret."
"Oh so you heard about that then?" He smirked.
"Of course I did, Malfoy went on about it for weeks. The poor owl he was using was running out of breath with all the letters he was sending every 5 minutes." She laughed silently.
"A week eh, did he ever mention the incident in third year?" He raised his eyebrows at her.
"What incident?" She looked curiously at him.
"Granger broke his nose" He simply laughed at that sentence.
"He never told me that." She said plainly.
"Probably didn't want his cousin knowing he was punched by a Mudblood and did nothing but run away." He replied.
"Oh" She just nodded. She looked out the window and started thinking to herself. Granger, that girl I bumped into she was the one that broke Draco's nose? She's the Mudblood that Riddle was talking about. She's the girl that wanted to see her in Gryffindor. Kate shook her head.
Tom noticed her go silent when she said Malfoy didn't tell her about what happened in third year. He studied her for a minute or two, she was wearing dark skinny jeans with a plain white vest and a half zipped cardigan. He also noticed that she was wearing a pair of plain black knee high boots that blended in with her jeans.
"Whatever house I'm sorted into, it better not be bloody Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. Ravenclaw I could live with." She looked at Tom.
He looked at her curiously "You want to be in Slytherin?"
Kate just shrugged at the question "My whole family have been in Slytherin, well except Sirius but no one counts him anymore since Bellatrix killed him" She sighed for a moment "Saying that no one ever counted him anyway, he was always at the Potters and not with his actual family. And being the only Gryffindor he was shamed upon by many"
Tom looked at her for a moment, building up the courage to ask her something he's wanted to ask her since she said she was Malfoy's cousin "If you don't mind me asking Kate.." He paused for a moment "But who are your parents?"
She looked at him for a moment "Bellatrix Lestrange is my mother" she paused "Promise you won't tell anyone this? Draco doesn't even know"
He nodded. "I promise."
She continued "And Severus Snape is my father.." She looked at the floor "He's the reason why I got into Hogwarts, you seen I was expelled from my last school and so.. I came here"
"I don't understand." Tom said looking straight at her "Both your parents have black hair but you have blonde? If I didn't know who your parents were I'd have thought you were a Malfoy with hair like that"
Kate giggled at the statement "I must have inherited it" She said whilst shrugging.
The train arrived at Hogwarts and both students arose from their seats.
"I hope to see you in Slytherin" He grinned "You know there hasn't been a female Slytherin in about 20 years" He said shaking her hand.
"Maybe" She replied.
Tom left the carriage first, when Kate finally made it out of the carriage through the crowd he was nowhere to be seen. Damn he's fast. She thought to herself.