September 1st 2019
"Are you ready?"
"Of course," Lorelai lied.
She didn't much like lying to her Gran, but suspected that given the slightest opportunity, her Gran would change her mind about letting her go. She supposed her Gran could see the nerves written all over her face anyway. Was it really lying if you still told the truth through another form?
Gran narrowed her eyebrows slightly, then sighed. "See those other children and their families? Hold tight to your cart, and run through the wall there. I'll be right behind you."
Lorelai's face paled further as she watched other students vanish through the wall. Was this the sort of thing she'd need to do to get around Hogwarts? Did they even have doors at all? How could one avoid crashing into someone on the other side? Would it work for every wall, or simply where the doors should be if they had them?
She decided it would be a very confusing way to build a school, then ran.
The girl very nearly crashed with someone on the other side and many apologies were said as she brought her rattling cart to a screeching halt. Perhaps that had been a little too fast. Nerves kicked her legs into gear, fight or flight, and flight had always been her choice, so run she could.
Gran came next, at a much more reasonable pace, though still quicker than Lorelai had seen her move in a long time. "Well, here we are again," the woman muttered to herself, looking up at the hulking train.
Lorelai studied the train closely, looking for any signs of magic. Nothing was standing out. She didn't have much time longer though, as her Gran swept her into a tight bear hug.
"I'll be okay, Gran," Lorelai said through muffled fabric.
"I know," came the reply. "Don't forget the things I told you. Write me everything that happens, make good friends, be careful with your magic, and keep your heart kind. Then you'll be okay."
The girl nodded with a smile, slowly pulling out of her Gran's embrace as the train whistle sounded. Lorelai was doing so well until she noticed the tears around her Gran's eyes, which started a whole slew of her own.
And with that, the girl boarded the train.
It wasn't long before the train lurched into motion. Lorelai smeared her tears across her sleeve then went to find a seat. She pulled open a door that looked somewhat more promising than the others for some reason and stuck her head in. With her bravest smile on, she introduced herself. "Hi there...I'm Lorelai Wik, mind if I join you?"
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"Run, little rabbit, run"
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