Date: Jan. 3, 2000
Characters: Thomas, Amy
Location: Hogwarts Express
Summary: Amy is dreading the return to school.
Amy had tried to subtly drag out the time until they absolutely had to go to the train station to leave for school again. Being home, especially with Thomas in tow, had been so unbelievably good, and in many ways she dreaded returning to Hogwarts. The school had no true happiness for her, only school work she occasionally enjoyed and people she didn’t like (exception of Thomas and those twins in Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw…).
In fact, though she never told anyone, it all seemed more trouble than it was worth most of the time. Yes, she had brought some of it on herself, but she couldn’t not stand up for her bloodline and her family and her family’s traditional House. That didn’t mean they could be so horrible to her all the time.
She and Thomas managed to snag a compartment to themselves, at least for now, and she relaxed a little on a seat though it was obvious she wasn’t terribly happy. She had a million things on her mind, not the least of which was some of the snubs she and also her brother Theo had received at the station, and the whispered “Slytherin slut” from some Gryffindor Seventh year that had reached only her ears because she’d held onto Thomas for a moment as the train started moving.
“I wish I could stay home,” she said wistfully after a long moment of staring out at the passing landscape. “I already miss my family.”