Chapter 1 : Have You Met Me.
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I was going to kill that boy! I was going to make him suffer till he got onto his two knees and groveled at my feet.
How could he just leave me stranded on the platform carrying a bag of books. Mind you, they were not light nor ordinary books. On top of that, the platform was crowded with excited little first years who were laughing and talking. Argh, their happiness disgusted me.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m an extremely delightful person to be around, except for today. If you came face to face with me today, i wish you all the very best of what’s coming your way.
I’ve spent the majority of my morning squeezing through crowds because Daniel forgot the way to King Cross Station.I’m tired, angry and annoyed. I guess annoyed and angry means the same thing although it emphasizes my annoyance if i use both of them.
Hey! Look back here! This my friend is just the beginning of the extraordinary life of April Rose. Yep that’s me guys.
So it was my sixth year at Hogwarts and here i was looking for my twin brother Daniel. He had grabbed our trunks with a cheerful grin on his face and disappeared out of my sight as fast as Edward Cullen runs, which is super duper fast.
I was really pumped this morning because i was looking forward to this year. I had forced my brother to help me play quidditch successfully during the entire holidays. I couldn’t wait to tell Dom and Cameron, they wouldn’t believe me at all. Instead, they’d start roaring into a fit of laughter.
“You! Flying! Don’t say that again Ape, i could die from laughter.” I can literally hear the echoing of Cam’s voice through my head repeating that over and over again.
Ok I’ll pause from my explanation of Dom and Cam’s reactions and explain a few other things.
I know what you’re thinking, this is like How I met your Mother! Can’t she just get to the point already! Sorry i can’t, every single thing links up and holds importance to my story.
Dom is my best friend and when i say best, i mean we’re like sisters. Yes it does get annoying that she’s in Ravenclaw (*whispers NERD!) and that I’m in Gryffindor, but there’s no stopping us. We are literally inseparable. Dom’s industrious, reliable, gregarious and sometimes too willing to help. The last one can be a pain sometimes. I’m sure if you stick around for a while, you’ll catch sight of this particular annoying personality of hers.
Moving on to Cameron, sarcastic, funny and charismatic. He’s like my very personal teddy bear. He’s reads me like an open book and is always ready to help when i need it. He’s too sweet for our kind.
So that’s us, we’re a pretty awesome trio. I’ll fill you in more about us later, right now I’ve had enough of waiting in this stupid corner.
I lifted the fifty pound bag from the ground and heaved it with all my strength into the crowd. I pushed through the crowd yelling “Make way, awesomeness is coming through.” I received questioning gazes and glares from the crowd. Pff, jealous people these days.
Just as i managed to catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express i was tackled to the ground by a Hippogriff. Fine maybe i exaggerated a tad, but it literally felt like one! I groaned at the pain that shot through me. I was definitely going to get a bruise. What is wrong with the world? Didn’t people know how to walk?
As I felt the Hippo’s weight lift off me, i finally managed to sit up straight.
“I’m so sorry.” A deep male voice apologized reaching out for my hand. “Here.” I reached forward and grabbed onto his sturdy hand which instantly pulled me to my feet. “I was trying to chase my friend who probably already took off...” i zoned out of his boring explanation and instead noticed the scattered books that laid on the filthy ground.
“My books! You better hope they’re not dirty.” These books weren’t just any books, my mother had bought me these, which was the perfect edition of the school advanced textbooks.
I glanced up at the boy and glowered at him, instantly felt my jaw slacken. The Hippogriff was no other than the very own infamous James Potter.
Honestly speaking, I wasn’t a fan of him at all. I detested him and kept my distance away from him as much as possible. He was a egoistical, bossy and a bug headed hippo.
ANYWAY, let’s comeback to my very unfortunate situation. I always seem to end up at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“They were very expensive!” I exclaimed.
He smirked and picked up my books, gently placing them back into my bag.
“Ravenclaw?” he guessed raising an eyebrow perfectly. I, being my normal self observed his eyebrow and tried with great effort to do it myself. I always wanted to do that, but it’s not that easy as it looks. The most i can do is the simple rolling of the eyes which is quite effective might i add. I probably looked like a loon to James Potter. He wasn’t hiding his amusement very well but in fact, found this situation much amusing. Watching me stand there trying to raise an eyebrow but instead, raising two eyebrows and squinting every now and then like an idiot.
“Maybe not. You’re quiet and strange, I’m guessing Huffelpuff then?” Now I glared at him, hands firmly on my hips. Did I really seem like a Huffelpuff? Well Mr Potter, you seem like a poodle. That’s right you’re officially Poodle Potter. Poo Potter for short. I take his comment about me being strange as a compliment. Strange in some ways could mean unique, right.....
He grimaced under my intense, scrutinizing glare and shivered. “Slytherin then.” I huffed, grabbed my bag roughly from his hands and walked away from the insane boy.
I was beyond frustrated, i could not stress to you enough on how mad i was with this blithering idiot who ruined my morning. Firstly I was in the same bloody year as him. Secondly, i was in his same house and lastly, I was his bloody potions partner in forth year. Two years is not a long time!
“Wait!” he called, catching up to me with such ease. “What’s your name?” he questioned holding my eyes. I simply rolled them and sighed, ignoring him fully. “I’m James...”
“Sirius Potter.” I finished. Yes, everyone knows you, you’re the son of Harry Potter and the Gryffindor quidditch captain blah blah blah. I certainly didn’t care.
“Of course you know, let me guess, because of my father.” i knitted my brows together and took note of the frustration clearly shown in his tone.
“Actually, I just happen to think knowing people in your year is important, but most importantly those who are in the same house as you.” I stated, shrugging my shoulders.
“Oh. So, your in Gryffindor? I must surely know you then.” he assured. “You seem somewhat familiar now that you mention it.” he narrowed his eyes and examined my face closely.
I raked my hand through my knotted pony tail, informing him clearly.“I can assure you that you don’t know me but thanks for the entertainment. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to miss my train.” I smiled and turned around to aboard the train.
James Potter, he was a freaking god to others.. I on the other hand was the nobody Gryffindor who kept my distance from people like him and was seen around Dom, Cam and Wotters.
“Aha, you grew taller.” he yelled, stopping me on my tracks. He was still here!
“Dyed your hair?” he sounded unsure.
“This is my natural hair thank you very much.” I had dark chocolate hair which consisted of soft curls.
“I knew it, you’re using polyjuice potion.” I chuckled at his last option. The tips of his mouth tipped up before he broke into a heart-wrenching smile. “I still think i know you though.”
“Well, we were potion partners in forth year. Does it ring a bell now?” I shrugged and finally managed to step inside the train, feeling the warmth against me. “And I’m your cousins friend.” I muttered before searching down the corridors for Dom.
“Your Dom’s best friend?” he questioned still trailing behind me.
“The one and only.” I turned halfway and flashed him a smile. “Anyway, i should probably find Dom now so, cya.” I tried to keep the distance at a max between us but right now we seemed like two very strong magnets.
Stepping beside me, James revolted me with his so-call dazzling smile. “I’m sure I would have remembered a pretty face like you.”
“Yep, that was the most cheesiest line in the entire wizardry world and muggle world. That was even worse than Fred and Louis’s lines, which are horrible. ” I finally managed to catch a swift look of Daniel a couple of steps away from me. He was moving through the crowd obviously looking for me. (He better be!)
“APE!” No, please tell me my stupid excuse of a brother did not just call me that in front of everyone. Of course he did. Ape, i always knew he had an agenda to humiliate me.
I glanced at James who was miserably failing to cover up his laughter. “Danny, where have you been?” I spat darkly stabbing my finger into his chest.
“Sorry Ape...” he apologized.
“STOP CALLING ME THAT!” I shrieked, raising my hands in the air with furry.
“But i always call you that.” he said softly, pouting and lowering his eyes. I sighed in defeat and smiled gently. Danny and I argued on a day to day basis but it didn’t last more than two seconds because we were that adorable.
“I really am sorry though.” he gave me a quick hug and a kiss on the forehead. “Oh, Cameron is looking for you.” I nodded and sighed. Dom and Cam were probably worried.
“Daniel, good to see you mate.” James and Danny did their secret bro handshake.
Ignoring my eye roll James blurted. “I didn’t know Ape was your girl.”
I felt my cheeks heat up faster than fire. “Don’t dare call me Ape, Potter” James either didn’t fear me or hid it very well beneath his amused expression that was plastered across his features. “And I’m not his girl.”I spat, causing him to raise his eyebrows.
“That’s disgusting mate. Ape is my sister.” Daniel explained. Potter was still staring at me like i was the quidditch cup while I found something very interesting with the carpet and decided to keep my eyes focused on the detailed patterns. “Touch her and you die.” I was waiting for that line to erupt form Dan.
“When are you holding Quidditch trials James?” Danny just had to bring up Quidditch, yay, we’re going to be here for another hour.
Averting his penetrating gaze away from me, James faced Danny with his full attention. “Yes, we need a beater and a chaser. Probably going to hold them this Saturday.” Danny took the books from me noticing the difficulty i was having holding it myself. “We are going to smash everyone this year.” I watched an evil grin slide across James’s lips.
“Ape, I’m going with James will you be ok.” I glanced away from James who diverged his glance back at me.
“Yeah, I’ll just head to Dom before she comes to kill me.” I answered. She was probably going to be angry at me. Lets hope she’s in a good mood.
My theory is that she won’t since the train has already left and i still haven’t found her.
“Good luck.” My brother pecked me on my forehead and swiftly turned to head the opposite direction.
“Can I at least know your real name?” James pleaded, grabbing hold of my wrist and gently holding me back.
Pulling my wrist freely from his grasp I replied curtly. “You’ve spent the last five years not knowing my name, I’m sure you can handle it for the next two.”
I really wanted to see his expression but i feared to be stuck with him for the remainder of this ride.
Hearing a groan behind me i heard James yell. “What was that for?”
“Touch her and you die.” Dan repeated.
Trudging my way through the corridors, i stopped at the familiar sound of idiots.
“Hey Louis, look who’s in the corridor looking dashing as ever?” Freddy called, causing me to laugh.
“Ew, if you’re talking about my sister Freddy, I’ll make sure you don’t live to see another day.” Louis threatened.
Meet Fred and Louis the most amazing, jolly Ancient Runes partners I’ve ever had. They bring the circus to Hogwarts every year with their jokes and pranks. Practically everything they say to me is either a pick up line or some romantic, cheesy compliment. Majority of them are simply hilarious to hear.
Louis sticks his head out of the compartment and sees me standing there arms on my hips. Whistling and winking at my direction he replies mischievously. “Well well, if it isn’t our favorite girl, April Rose.” Louis came out and swung his arm around my shoulders.
I tilted my head back laughing. “Guys you seriously need girlfriends to keep you entertained, since you clearly have nothing better to do.”
“Tell me April,” Louis asked seriously. “Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?”
“April.” Freddy interrupted grinning wolfishly, looping his arm through mine. “Does your lips taste as good as they look?” I let out an unpleasant snort at Fred who sent me a wink.
“Get your filthy hands of her now!” A voice snarled, echoing through the air, causing me to freeze.
Fred and Louis made the wise choice of removing their hands from me.
“Dom!” I yelled. “I was looking all over for you.” I grabbed her by her shoulders and guided her away from her siblings. “How was your holidays?” I asked, pressing her into a bone-crushing hug.
Dom faced me and grinned. I’m taking that is a good sign. “It was pretty boring with Louis but i met the same cute guy.” she squealed and i giggled.
“Give me the details now!”
She frowned and gritted. “Louis punched him.”
When we finally walked into our compartment I was eloped into a bear hug from Cameron. I wrapped my arms around his neck and chuckled. “I missed you too Cam.”
“It’s been so long Ape.” He sat me down on top of his lap opposite from Dom and passed us some sweets he’d bought from the trolley. “a chocolate frog especially for you.” I squealed and tore the packet open.
The thing is, Cam and I are practically brothers and sisters. He always pulls me into a hug or kisses me on the cheek. It was never awkward between us, I guess we were just that close. I loved our friendship but there was a downside to it.
Ever since Cam and I were friends, I’ve only dated two guys which he and Dan had to approve of.
At first it was sweet but then it got annoying and sooner I became outraged. That’s where Danny and Cameron got along. They are both overprotective freaks that acted more like bodyguards than my brothers.
More about that later, for now I’m going to take a nap. My uneventful collision with James Potter has drained every ounce of energy in me. I need to get my energy refilled incase i do have another unfortunate encounter with him. Which i pray to Merlin that i don’t.
So i re-edited it. There were a couple of mistakes which some readers picked out. Thank you for telling me :D
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Edward Cullen is not mine. He is a fictional character created by Stephenie Meyer.
How I Met Your Mother is also not mine. It is a TV show created by Craig Thomas.