| The Hogwarts Express - Another Year at Hogwarts Begins
||[Sep. 1st, 2009|10:07 am]
Who: Anyone going to Hogwarts.
What: The train ride.
Where: Platform 9 3/4 and then the Hogwarts Express
When: September 1st, 11 a.m.
The Hogwarts Express leaves Kings Cross Station, London without fail at 11 a.m. on September First. It has done so every year, and will continue to do so, and this bright September morning was no exception. The bustle on the platform as families said goodbye was, perhaps, quieter than usual. More worried. With the rumours and evidence of dark happenings growing stronger every day, a large number of the parents were less happy about sending their children off.
Still, it was Hogwarts, and for many their only option, and so here they were, and what they lacked in good spirits they made up for in tight hugs and words of love, for the most part. Perhaps some felt better because it was Hogwarts, a bastion of safety for centuries, but much of that faith had been in Dumbledore himself, and with his stepping down, the worry and trepidation was thick in the air of Platform 9 3/4 as students kissed their parents goodbye and boarded the scarlet train, ready (or not) for another year.