“It hasn’t changed a bit,” her father said, a slight chuckle following his words as two boys rushed past him, brandishing their wands at one another. “Some things change, and some stay the same...”
“Anthony, the luggage...?” Merry’s mother on the other hand looked quite uncomfortable with the entire situation. For all of her life so far, Merry had attended day school, and had never been away from her family for longer than a weekend. Her mother had argued that perhaps Merry should remain in muggle school, since she was halfway through already, but that had been completely out of the question. Merry’s magic had been growing stronger and more unpredictable by the day; if she didn’t receive practical instruction on how to use it, she was liable to make some pretty grievous magical mistakes. “I don’t....uh....know how....”
“Never fear, dearest,” Merry’s father said, taking his own wand out of her jacket pocket and waving it easily, Merry’s trunks floating lazily from the trolly to the pile of waiting luggage to be loaded onto the train. Merry kept a small messenger bag with her cloak and wand with her, but everything else was quickly put in the cargo hold underneath the large, antique train. Merry’s mother bristled slightly, as magic was not a regular part of their household, and she just wasn’t used to it.
“Can I get on the train now!?” Merry asked impatiently, rocking on her heels.
“We have to properly say goodbye first!” Her father laughed. “We won’t see you again until Christmas!” With that, both of her parents enveloped her in the tightest, most embarrassing hug she’d ever suffered through in her entire life. Turning deep red, she struggled to escape.
“That’s enough!” She wheezed, tugging herself out of their grip. “Jeez, it’s just a few months!”
“You’ve never been away this long, though,” her mother said, getting misty eyed. “You’re going to a school I’ve never even heard of before, I just....I worry...”
“She’s a Mott, dearest,” her father said reassuringly. “She’ll do brilliantly!” With a wink, he beamed at his daughter, who merely rolled her eyes at her parents worrying over her.
“Remember to write whenever you can,” her mother said, sighing as Merry all but took off towards the train. “What are we going to do with that girl...”
Finally out of arms reach of her parents, Merry hopped onto the train, waving frantically at her parents on the platform, before disappearing into the corridor. She wasn’t afraid of this new undertaking at all, she was excited! She’d always hoped her parents would allow her to attend magical schooling, and now here she was, a Hogwarts student getting ready to head off to her first year! She could hardly believe it!
Her long blonde hair was loose and a little messy, despite her mother’s best efforts, and she wore a pair of plain muggle jeans and a long sleeve top that was just a smidge too big for her. Making her way down the corridor of the train, searching for a place to sit, she shoved her blonde locks out of her face, and tossed her messenger bag into an empty compartment. Soon the train would start moving, and they’d be on their way!
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