Sadie never had a boyfriend before, nor did she want one at eleven. She thought of boys as just another friend to be had, not someone to fall in love with. Come to think of, she didn't think she'd ever fall in love, but things happened. And Tabitha was a pretty, nice, and popular girl, and Sadie knew that she'd had more than a handful of boyfriends. When she saw her older sister skipping over to her after lunch, she knew by her bright and suspicious facial expression what the subject was going to be about.
"Tabby, I don't- no! You know how I feel about that stuff." Sadie felt herself blush but she didn't let that make her shy or anything. She knew how she felt and she'd stand by her choice.
Tabitha giggled, though, which slightly annoyed the first-year. "You don't even know what I came to you for, little sister. Though maybe I should dip in that subject..." She laughed again as she watched Sadie squirm in discomfort. Sadie wasn't the flirtatious type, she only really spoke to anyone either to convey information or get information, and her sister knew that very well. "In all seriousness, I've heard about your little academic problem, missy."
Sadie felt a chill through her body but she played it off. "I have no idea what you're talking about. I have perfect grades, the next Hermione Granger. I should've been in Ravenclaw."
"Ha, we all know that spot is reserved for Paige in the family," snorted Tabitha. "But back to reality, how come you haven't been doing well, Lou-Lou? What's up?"
Sadie shrugged, which bothered her sister more than it should've. The dark skinned Hufflepuff grabbed her sister's shoulder and lead her into an empty classroom. "Okay, tell me what's going on, Sadie Lou," she asked with a concerned expression. "I know I haven't been around that much, but we're in different Houses and Years, and I have studies. Plus we see each other at lunch."
"It's not you, it's just that...coming to Hogwarts is a big step for me. After my seven years here, I'm going to graduate and it's just a lot to think about, that's all."
Tabitha nodded slowly and they stood in silence for a moment. Tabitha was very tall for her age, as a fifteen year old, and had brown eyes, long dark hair, and caramel skin compared to Sadie's fair skin. They looked absolutely nothing alike but they loved each other to death.
Sadie looked up and was about to say something when Tabitha let out a loud shriek; on the floor near the doorway was a very large black spider with green flecks over it. The Hufflepuff was deathly afraid of spiders and she was already crouched in top of a desk far away, dry sobbing. "I hate them, I hate them, I hate them, oh my gosh!"
Sadie laughed and she cautiously went over to it. It looked harmless but she still carefully picked it up with two books. She then put on the table and watched it stay frozen in place, as if daring someone to move. They stood like this for a while before they heard some footsteps outside. Checking the time, Sadie realized that that the next class would start in less than eight minutes. I hope it's not a professor, she thought.
Trying play off their strangeness, Sadie said as the person walked through the doorway, "Hello, mis...oh. Hello."
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