Almost after everyone had been Sorted into their Houses, Harry found himself looking around for Aundrea, who had not been since they had gotten off the train. Not knowing where she could be, he nudged Ron worriedly. "Don't worry mate," he replied, stuffing his face with food. "I'm sure she'll be-"
Harry turned towards the Great Hall entrance to see what had caught Ron's eye. Sure enough it was Aundrea, who was dressed in an all black leather suit. Hair hung back into a pontail with long silver key-shaped earrings dangling from her ears she alongside her twin sister, Aliana who was dressed in all black as well began to speak: " We are a nation with no geographic boundaries. Bound together through with our beliefs. WE are like minded individuals, sharing a common vision. Pushing towards a world of vivid color lines…"
It was at that moment that the lights in the Great Hall went out, and the show began. Harry watched in amazement as Aundrea jumped on Gryffindor table and froze. Backflipping off the table, she landed on the ground as the music to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," blarred through the Hall. Eyes directly on Harry, Aundrea began directly belting out note after note in perfect harmony. Hair swinging dangerously, she smiled at her twin sister as the two danced. Feeling her heart pound as her solo got nearer, Aundrea kept her eyes on Aliana, who nodded. It was then Aundrea broke into the dance sequence with Aliana at her side. Backflipping down the aisles between Slytherin table, the two engaged into a duet with one another whilst still dancing. It seemed as soon as the show started, it stopped. The entire student body merely stared in amazement at the twins before bursting into applause. After they had settled down, Aliana strutted to the front of the Great Hall. Her robes changed to the usual black as she sat to be Sorted.
"Slytherin!" yelled the Sorting Hat, barely touching Aliana's head. Aundrea felt her heart skip a beat as her twin walked past and sat down next to a boy with snow-white blond hair, whose eyes seemed to bore right into hers. Tearing her eyes away from the table, she glided to the front of the Great Hall, where her outfit changed to robes of purewhite. Sitting down upon the stool, she felt her heart racing, but remembered to keep her composure as her mother had taught her.
"GRYFFINDOR!" the hat yelled. Aundrea's skirt changed to gold as her sweater switched to scarlet with golden embroidery on the sleeves. Her initials on the left-hand side, and her boots scarlet. Her robes had disappeared but the Gryffidor crest appeared on the sweater as well. Her heart dropped as her sister's face hardened. They had never been separtated their entire lives, and now within one night with merely two words, the Sorting Hat had done so.
The first day of classes, Aundrea showed up several minutes early to talk with each of her professors. Out of them all, she surprisingly found herself fond of one that everyone else seemed to hate. Severus Snape,a greasy-haired hook nosed man spoke to her as if she were any other student, letting her know she would be treated just as any other student and that his expectations were very high for indeed. "You cannot possibly think that just because you are Guardian, I shall give you special treatment?" he asked her.
"No sir," she replied as she took a seat at the front of the classroom, twenty minutes before the class begin. Much to her dismay, Hermione Granger showed up five minutes later. As the bushy haired girl made an attempt to sit next to Aundrea, Aundrea's eyes turned scarlet. "Don't even think about it," she said harshly. Taken aback, Hermione sat behind her instead. Unknowingly she had said this to the girl and looked at her.
"What?" Hermione said irritatingly, a hint of fear in her eyes.
"I was going to ask you the same thing, Granger," Aundrea snapped. Frustrated, she turned back to the front of the classroom and buried her nose deep within her potions book. Little did she know that Hermione had just done the same thing.
Five minutes later, more first years from Gryffindor and Slytherin began trickling into the classroom. Looking around eagerly, Aundrea kept an eye out for Harry and Ron. Much to her to displeasure, however she found herself sitting next to none other than-
"Draco Malfoy," said a boy with snow-blond hair and gray eyes, extending a hand to her. She took it and shook it tightly before letting go. Before she knew it, Professor Snape had burst into the classroom.
"There will be no wand waving, or silly incantations in this class," he said. "As such, I don't expect many of you to…"
On and on he went, but Aundrea found her mind drifting elsewhere. Absent-mindedly she found herself jotting down what Snape said word for word until he rounded on Harry. Feeling her blood boil, she knew the outcome wouldn't be good.
It was late at night that she began to walk about the halls of the castle to patrol. But tonight, since she finished early, she decided to explore the castle. As she reached the top of the Astronomy tower, she watched the moon. As the wind blow softly, she spearchanged into her white night-gown. Standing on the very roof, she called forth Sunbeam. But the aeon did not come. Standing on her tip toes, she fell backwards from the tower and Shuyin Summoned the aeon, who caught her. Hair blowing in the wind, Aundrea laughed, throwing caution to the wind.
Aliana stood on the ground entrance, watching her twin sister flying freely in the nightsky. Knowing she could get inton trouble for being out of bed, she was turning to head back just as Aundrea snatched her up from the ground. "What the hell are you doing?" Aliana yelled as the aeon flew over the Forbidden Forest. Aundrea said nothing but merely dived off the aeon, taking flight on her own. Feeling her jaw drop, Aliana gripped the aeon tightly. Aundrea snapped her fingers, opening the Star-Check point gateway to Spira. Flying full speed, she snatched Aliana off the aeon before sealing the gateway after Sunbeam had flown in. Breathing heavily, Aundrea let out her breath as she and Aliana reached the edge of the Forbidden forest.
"Before you say anything, I just want you to know that you shouldn't be mad at me," Aundrea said quietly, looking into her twin's eyes. "I just wanted to let you know that no matter what house we're in, I'm still your sister and-"
"Will you save it?" Aliana snapped, cutting her off in Spanish. "I'm perfectly fine with us being in different houses. It'll allow us to branch out for once."
"You mean you're not mad?" Aundrea asked.
"Of course not," Aliana said truthfully. Seeing the relief in Aundrea's eyes, she felt her blood boil but kept her temperature steady. Instead she held out her hand to her twin, and together the two headed back into the castle.
The fact that she had become the most popular girl within her year in such a short period of time, made Aliana's blood boil. She watched in envy one day after Charms class as Aundrea walked with Seamus Finnagan, Dean Thomas, Ron, and Harry in the middle laughing as if there was some untold joke between them all. Aundrea seemed quite content and happy with her fellow Gryffindors it seemed, whereas Aliana felt the complete opposite in Slytherin. She had made quick friends with Draco Malfoy and his crew which consisted of Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, and Pansy Parkinson, whom she found to be extremely annoying. Pansy it seemed clung to Draco's every word, making a snarky comment here and there as the other two (Crabbe and Goyle) snickered.
"Honestly, I don't understand why someone like your sister would be happy hanging out with Potty and the Weasal," he said one day during lunch, watching Aundrea, Harry, and Ron laughing at the Gryffindor table.
"She's not all that if you ask me," Pansy said, sneering at Aundrea. "She thinks she's all high and mighty just because she's Guardian."
"Yeah, you've got a point, Pansy," Draco said, his cold gray eyes narrowing. "The fact that she hangs with that blood-traitor and Potter must add to the amount of hot air within that rather large head of hers."
"She's not very pretty now that you mention it," Pansy added on, causing Aliana's temper to rise. "If anything she looks like-"
BAM! Aliana's fist pounded so hard on the table, the entire Slytherin table and those near by had gone quiet. "If you say one more thing about my sister, Pug-faced Parkinson, you'll be sorry," Aliana hissed in Pansy's face, her aqua blue eyes narrowed dangeroiusly. "Got it?" she yelled loudly. Pansy nodded nervously. "And that goes for anyone else here sitting at this table that has a problem with Aundrea." Face red with fury, Aliana snatched up her books and stormed out of the Great Hall leaving a quiet, yet surprised Aundrea within her wake.
"Hey Ali," Pansy said later on that day in the Slytherin common room, walking up to Aliana along with Crabbe and Goyle. Aliana, who doing her Potions essay gave a sharp nod indicating she wasn't about to break concentration. "I just wanted to say sorry about earlier," she went on. "I didn't mean to upset you about your sister, I just."
"No, no it's fine," Aliana said finishing up her Potions essay. "I'm still protective of her is all. She's my blood you know? And my mother would kill me if she would have found out I wasn't "keeping the Anderson name clean," she said with a look of disgust, giving air quotes. Picking up her things, Aliana went up to the girls' dormitories. Closing the curtains around her, she pulled the curtains around her and pulled out her journal:
It seems as of my sister gets all of the attention just because she is Guardian of the Wizarding World, and Shuyin Summoner of Spira. The simple fact that she's become fast friends with the famous Harry Potter only makes things even worse. I don't even know who she is anymore, she's so busy all the time with her new friends. I should have just let Pansy keep going on and on about her, but I simply couldn't because of my protective nature. Something about Aundrea, I just feel the sudden urge to protect. Even more now that we're here at Hogwarts. I don't know why, but I sense something horrible is going to happen. I just hope to the gods of Yevon I am wrong. The worst part of being a full psychic and the only one in your family is having no one but yourself know about it simply to keep others out of in all, despite us being in different houses I get the feeling this war of rivalry between she and I is only just beginning…."
Closing her journal shut, Aliana hid it at the bottom of trunk, locking it. Rivalry? She thought suddenly. A smile crossed her lips. Maybe being in a separate house from her twin could be the start of something new after all. Besides, she does need to toughen up a bit,Aliana thought to herself. And without Mother around, I'll be the one to show her how