A/N-Hey! This is my first fanfic here, but I thought that I should start posting my stories, because I have a bunch. Truthfully, I REALLY hate this story. It was the first one I wrote, and it reminds me of 6th grade love, and THAT makes me want to throw up. I decided to post it so that you could learn a little about Claudia, but don't worry, the stories will DEFINETLY get better. :-P





The New Arriver

15 year old Claudia Banes was feeling EXTREMLY nervous. She had just arrived from the United States.

"The people here are so much, different" she thought. "They have a very different manner"

"Ready to go hun?" said her mother.

"Well, I think so," said Claudia. "I'm really nervous"

"Don't be, you fit in right away," said her mother

"But everything is so different" she said. "I miss Virginia. Everyone knew me. I don't know anything about England, or Hogwarts, only about America, and America's School of Magic. Everything is new to me here."

"It's alright sweetie. You'll learn right away."

"I guess I have to take your word for it then" said Claudia

"You'd better get on the train Claud, its going to be leaving soon" said her mother

"Okay, bye mom! I'll miss you," she said, while getting on the train

"Bye hunny! Write to me!"

"Bye" yelled Claudia. The train began to move, and soon her mother was out of site.



Harry Potter was sitting in his compartment, talking with his friend Ron Weasley, when there was a knock on the door.

"Come in," said Ron. In walked to girls. One Harry recognized, as his girlfriend, Hermione Granger. The other girl, he didn't know. She had Reddish Brown hair, and big blue-green eyes.

"Hermione!" Harry exclaimed, wrapping her into a hug and kissing her.

"Hi Harry," she said

"Who's your friend," asked Ron

"This is Claudia" Hermione said, "She's a transfer from an American school."

"Hi Claudia" said Harry

"Hi" she said shyly. Harry couldn't help but notice that she had a very different accent than anyone he knew.

"She's a fifth year, like us," said Hermione "She's also a Gryffindor"

"Cool," said Ron

"Come on Claudia" Hermione said. "Lets go meet some other people in our dormitory."

"Bye guys" said Claudia

"Bye" Harry and Ron said in unison. Then they left.

"Is she gorgeous or what?" exclaimed Ron

"Don't ask me stuff like that," said Harry. "I've got a girlfriend, remember?

"Well I don't and I'm going to ask her out!" said Ron excitedly. "This is awesome," he thought. "Finally someone who I KNOW is perfect for me.



"What a wonderful day" said Claudia.

"Oh I know," said Hermione. "Let's go up to the dormitories, I need to ask you something."

"Okay" said Claudia. When they got there, the both sat down on Claudia's bed.

"What did you want to ask me?" asked Claudia.

"I wanted to know if you" she giggled a little "liked anyone," she said.

"Well actually," said Claudia, blushing a little "I-I like Ron" she blurted out "A LOT" she said, feeling more embarrassed by the minute.

"Let's go back down to the common room" said Hermione, looking very excited.

"Umm, okay," she said again, felling very confused. They went back down the stairs and ran strait into Harry.

"I've been looking everywhere for you Mye!" said Harry.

"Mye is my nickname" explained Hermione.

"Oh, okay" answered Claudia.

"What have you been up to?" asked Harry. Hermione gave him a look that said "Tell you later." Harry nodded.

"Let's go down to the common room guys" said Claudia, because she was anxious to meet some new people.

"Okay. Hey Harry, why don't you show her around. Professor McGonagall told me to tell Ron something," said Hermione.

"Okay, I'll bring you to meet Fred and George Weasley," said Harry.

"Yeah, that sounds great," said Claudia, in her thick American accent. Hermione went over to Ron and Claudia and Harry went over to the Weasley twins. As soon as Hermione and Ron were out of view from Harry and Claudia Hermione said to Ron.

"Guess what I found out?"

"What?"

"Well, I don't think I should tell you this, but I'm going to, just incase you feel the same."

"Feel the same about what?" Ron asked.

"Well, I was talking to Claudia tonight, and we got to the subject of if she liked anyone. Well, when I asked her she said that she liked.she liked."

"WHO DOES SHE LIKE?" Ron interrupted.

"She likes you" she blurted out.

"She WHAT?"

"She likes you, A LOT."

"Oh my gosh" thought Ron. "This is to good to be true! The girl I like is CRAZY about me!"

"Just make sure, whatever you do, DO NOT tell her I told you this," said Hermione, snapping Ron back into reality.

"Don't worry, I won't tell her anything."



Ron was waiting for the perfect moment. He had the conversation planned out, but he couldn't decide when to ask her.

"Why is she so popular?" he thought. That was true she was popular. She and Hermione were already best friends, and Lavender Brown and Parvati Patil were hanging on her every word. Then he smiled.

"That's why I like her," he thought. "She is so great to be around."

Finally, after much deliberation, he decided he would ask to talk to her in private. They went out of the common room, and stood next to the picture of the fat lady.

"I umm, wanted to ask you something." Ron was scarlet red by now.

"Sure, what?" He tried to say something, but his mind was blank.

"Will you go out with me?" he finally blurted out. Claudia was ghostly white now.

"She told you!"

"Huh? Who?" Ron said, trying to sound casual.

"Oh, good, nevermind" she answered. "Can I think about this for like, 15 minutes?" she asked.

"Yeah, sure, take as long as you like"

"Okay, thanks"



"Oh, Mye, it was so romantic. What should I say? I do like him." Claudia asked. She had brought Hermione up to the dormitory, and was telling her about what Ron had done.

"Well, if you like him, and he likes you, I think you should say yes," said Hermione.

"Do you really think I should?"

"I'm positive."

"Okay, I'm going to say yes," said Claudia, sounding determined.

Harry's eyes bulged out of his head when he saw Ron and Claudia walk inside the common room, hand in hand. Harry wasn't the only surprised one. Fred Weasley burst out laughing and Pavrati Patill burst into tears.

"Bye Ron" said Claudia, then she walked up to her dormitory.

"She is great," Ron said to Harry, then they both started laughing.

Claudia lay in bed thinking: "I love it here. Everything is perfect."

Everything is perfect. For now.