Sense, Mrs. Potter left the orphanage, I been trying to figure things out. I took notebook that I found and started to write everything I could remember from the books, spells, anything that would happen, than kept it with me, just in case. I realized that I was stuck here in way, never going to go home and it wasn't a dream so might as well make the best of it. Also hopefully saved some lives.
Also memories, names of this life (wow that sounds weird), came to me, like names of the kids and memories of this place. It was all little weird to me still, I mean I thought this was a dream but it wasn't and now I was here.
I was waiting in my room, grinning at my Hogwarts letter. A real Hogwarts letter, how am I not freaking out right now. I remember when I firsts read Harry Potter books, I was 11 years old. And I would wait for my Hogwarts letter but now its actually real...and better yet I was going to Hogwarts!
But there was questions, mostly about my parents which I hope to get. Of course I knew my parents but I was 21...they might be different here. but than it hit me I was horcux, like it or not I was going to have to die to save the Wizarding World, and Muggles. That was a lot for anyone to handle. At least I remembered the spells and stuff, so maybe I can destroy of the Ravenclaw Horcux. The spell in Death Hallows, that Goyle or was it Crabbe used... "Fiendfyre".
That thought soon left my mind as there was a knock the door. Mrs. Summers was there with smile on her face.
"The Potters are here" she said with smile. I nodded and hide my stuff on the mattress, so nobody could find it. I walked down the stairs kind of nervous. I was going to meet to meet Harry Potter! How cool was that? He wasn't the boy who lived of course now but still Harry.
I turn the corner to see Mrs. Potter, a boy little taller than me with black untidy hair with green piercing eyes, next to him was a tall man with black untidy hair and glasses like the boy and next to him was man with black long hair and grey eyes. Before me was, Harry Potter, James Potter and Sirius Black. It was really hard not to freak out.
They look just like they did in the movies, in way..expect Harry's hair was really messy unlike Daniels. Sirius was healthy than Prisoner of Azakban, so that was different. I felt nervous of course. You read about these characters in books only to find out they are real?
"Matilda" said Mrs. Potter happily when she saw me. I walked towards the group. Mrs. Potter introduce me to Harry, Sirius and James.
"You have your mothers eyes" muttered Sirius.
"But my fathers hair I have picture" I added when Sirius looked at me confused. We walked to the Leaky Cauldron. I was so excited, practically bouncing with every step.
"Someones excited" laughed James Potter. I grinned, Harry was just excited as I was.
We finally got to the Leaky Cauldron and muggles didn't even notice. We walked in to be surrounded witches and wizards. It was quite when we walked in everyone waved and smiled at us.
"Getting ready for Hogwarts" asked the Bartender. He didn't see me, his name was Tom wasn't it or something? I peered throw the group to see Tom looking at us. He stop when he saw me, eyes drawn to the scar on my forehead.
My eyes go wide as I hide behind Mrs. Potter.
Tom shook his head, as if not seeing me, which I was thankful..I didn't want everyone to freak out like in the book. Tom let us through and Sirius took his wand and tap the books just like Hagrid did in the movies.
"Matilda, Welcome to Diagon Alley" said Mr. Potter with Grin. I gasped, it was just like in the movies, it was just amazing.
"Its real, really real" I muttered with wide eyed expression on my face.
"Of course its real, you think it was in your head the whole time" grinned Harry. I stick my tongue out at him. I know it was childish but hey I was 11, so don't judge me!
Harry was right in the book, you really did need a hundred eyes just to take everything in. I had to clean my glasses to make sure I was seeing everything right.
I grinned as I saw Mrs. Weasley outside the Apothecary shop shaking her head as we passed "Dragon Liver, sixteen sickles an ounce they're mad"
"That is mad" muttered Mrs. Potter also shaking her head.
There was a hooting noise as we pasted Eeylops Owl Emprium. I grinned as I saw Hedwig there. We pasted another shop that helded Qudditch supplies, which Harry wanted to look at but Mrs. Potter wanted to get money first.
"Harry you know you can't have brooms till 2nd year at Hogwarts" said his mother, with sigh. I'm guess Harry still took after his father for his love of Qudditch, because Harry sighed but I heard Mr. Potter whispering that he would get a broom for him later.
We reached a snowy white building that towered over the other little shops. Standing beside its burnished bronze doors, wearing a uniform of scarlet and gold, was a goblin.
We walked up the stairs to another set of doors, and plaque next to it:
Enter, stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed,
For those who take, but do not earn,
Must pay most dearly in their turn.
So if you seek beneath our floors
A treasure that was never yours,
Thief, you have been warned, beware
Of finding more than treasure there.
"Breaking into Gringotts, you would have to be mental" muttered Harry as we walked. I tried to not laugh as I remember the last book but than but than remembered that I was going to have to do that. Maybe there was easier way.. Maybe I could stop this berfore Voldemort would come back.
I wasn't pay attention, because I heard Mr. Potter clear his throat. We were by a Goblin, what was his name...it was the same golbin that betrayed Harry in the last book...Griphook, that was his name.
"We've come to take some money out of Miss. Matilda Collins safe, and ours" added Mr. Potter.
"Does Miss. Collins have her key" asked Griphook who peered at me with his black eyes.
Mr. Potter handed him my key.
"Also, urgent Message from Dumbledore about you know what in you know where" asked Mr. Potter. Me and Harry shared the look but I knew what.
We followed Griphook to cart, well this was going to be interesting. First stop was my vault 394, which made me want to laugh again.
The vault open and my month open up in shock.
Mrs. Potter help me grabbed what I needed it, but I never saw so much gallons in my life. Which is kind of funny because I never saw Gallons in my life. We stop at the Potters Vault than at the last one.. vault 713 which held the stone. Me and Harrry shared a look again and Mrs. Potter gave us a pointed look saying don't even think about it.
We left the Wizarding bank were we went to get our robs, who we ran into not Draco Malfoy which supirse me but Neville Longbottom, who Harry knew. I guess they were friends. Neville seemed a bit happier, he said his parents were just outside talking to Sirius and James. Neville was really sweet, and nice. He was as afraid as the book one was. Which made me confuse.
Neville wasn't born in July..either was Harry...I was but again confused.
After we got down, we went to get potions and books. We walked into Flourish and Blotts, heard Mr. Potter shout "Moony". In front of the us at the desk was Remus Lupin, looking a little tired...Full Moon was yesterday.
He gave his friends a tired grin. He smiled at Harry and gave me a smile.
Harry went to look at Prank books, and his mother went with him to make sure he actually got his books leaving me to browser the books which I didn't mind. I always loved books, now I get to read Hogwarts A History! I tired to remember what books Hermione mention to what books Harry was in well me now, to figure out what happen that night. I felt it was awkward if I asked, I knew they could. tell me, and I kind of knew what happen but wasn't sure.
I hugged Hogwarts History to my chest, the book I really wanted to read.
"Another book worm, just like your mother" said Remus softly when I gave him the money for the books.
"You knew my mother" I asked softly as the others were trying to get Harry away from the pranking books, but other two marauders were going to buy the books anyways.
Remus nodded with smile.
"You're Father was one of my best friends, so was your mother" he added.
"Mr. Lupin, if sometime can you tell me more about them" I asked softly for the others not to hear me. He nodded, at least someone to tell me.
I gave him a smile and the best was for last, getting a wand. Harry wanted to get a owl first so adults went with him. I told they could, I wanted to get the wand plus I would get the brother wand of Voldemorts and I didn't want them to know that.
I felt like I was stepping into a very strict library, that everything was so amazing.
"Ah Miss. Collins I was wondering when you would step into this very store" Mr. Ollivandersaid with grin. He didn't look just like than man who played him in Harry Potter movie, but a bit older.
It took a while, when I mean while about 10 or 12 times when I got the same one Harry had. And just like Harry, Red and Gold sparks.
"Curious… curious…" muttered Ollivander.
"What's Curious sir" I asked even thought I knew the answer.
"I remember every wand I've ever sold, Miss. Collins Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother — why, its brother gave you that scar."
I gave him a shock look, man I was good at this acting thing. Making my eyes go wide. He went on talking..
"Yes, thirteen-and-a-half inches. Yew. Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember… I think we must expect great things from you, Miss. Collins… After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great." he added mysterious and quietly. I nodded said thank you and met the others outside.
Harry went to get his wand, with Sirius and James. Mrs. Potter held a cage that had Hedwig in it, who gave me a thoughtful look. She was very smart bird.
"Are you sure you don't want a Owl or Cat" asked Mrs. Potter as we looked around. I looked sadly at the animals. They didn't allow pets at the orphange I always wanted a owl. One of the owls, was barn one, with blue eyes which was interesting.. He was so cute.
"They don't allow pets at the orphange. I sad sadly, and Mrs. Potter gave me thoughtful look.
After Harry got his wand we all went to the Leaky Cauldron to get some food, than they drop me off at orphange. Mrs. Potter said that she would met us Mrs. Summers and I at Platform 9 and 3/4 on the 1st. I nodded and told them thankful. I ran up stairs with my trunk which had a button where it would shrink and unshrink. I loved magic.
I smiled as I pulled out Hogwarts History and look at the Calender. Soon I would be off to Hogwarts.