She walked over to her school trunk which lay open at the foot of her bed. She made certain that she packed her new school robes, schoolbooks, quills, parchment, ink bottles, potions kit and the other things she would need during the school year. She took one last look around her bedroom in case she had forgotten anything. Satisfied that everything was there in her trunk, she closed the lid and locked her trunk before turning to her desk.
Emily did not want to have to rummage through her trunk while on the train so she decided to pack a few items in her purse which was on her desk. She packed her small money bag, her train ticket, her favorite scented lip balm and small hairbrush into her purse. She also slipped her wand into the hidden pocket of her jeans before looking at the small clock on her night stand. It was time to head for King’s Cross Station.
The trip to the train station on Charing Cross Road was quite uneventful. After loading her school trunk onto an empty trolley, Emily and her father were soon leaning casually against the barrier to Platform Nine And Three-Quarters. Once on the platform, they noticed it was packed with students and parents alike. School trunks were being loaded onto the train as students and parents were saying their last minute good-byes. After getting her school trunk loaded onto the train, Emily turned to her father and said their last goodbyes before Emily boarded the train with the other students. Once she had boarded the train, she set off to find a compartment. After finding the first few compartments full of students, she came upon an empty one in the middle of the train. She entered the compartment, leaving the door open for anyone else looking for a place to sit.
Emily sat down in the seat closest to the window so she could look out at those who were still on the platform. She knew her father couldn’t wait around the platform for the train to leave the station before heading back home. The train whistle blew loudly and soon the platform began to empty as students boarded the train and parents began to head off on their own. Seeing the now empty platform, Emily kept looking out the window while feeling the slight jerk as the Hogwarts Express started moving along the tracks. Sitting back in her seat, Emily watched the scenery out the window as the train traveled along on its journey to Hogwarts. She hoped someone would join her in the compartment so she wouldn't have to spend the trip alone.