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"I love you." I smiled up at him, his dark hair in his face. He looked tired, but I was happy to see him. It was late. To be exact it was 3:17 a.m. (I guess that would be early then?). He tucked some of my hair behind my ear, and adjusted my covers so they kept me warmer. "I have to go now, but I'll see you later okay?" I nodded and he kissed me on the forehead.

"Bye, I love you, Daddy." I called after him as he left my room clicking the door shut. I didn't get to see him that often, he worked a lot so did my mum, but het I saw even less, and I didn't really mind it. My mum and I never had a real bond, she wasn't around much when I was younger, dad was though, but he started working again and now I barely see him.

I sighed and rolled over on my side, finding a comfy position. I had to get my sleep. Tomorrow I was going to Hogwarts. Yep, that's right, I was going to have to be sorted with the little 11 year-olds, fun, fun.

* * *

The train began to move, and I got on just in time. I pulled my trunk along behind me searching for an empty compartment. I had lost Remus in the crowd on the platform so I had no clue where he was, or any other Marauder for that matter.

I glanced in a compartment a bunch of girls that looked to be my age were chatting about where 'Giselle went'. They were literally all blonde, though I could see one girls brown roots growing in. Okay, moving on. I kept walking.

Maybe I was being greedy wanting an empty compartment, but I didn't know anyone and I hate when you're talking to someone you don't know and there are a bunch of awkward silences.

I heard hurried footsteps behind me, and I turned around and immediately smiled brightly. Sirius. I stopped and waited for him to catch up, but he walked right past me like he hadn't seen me.

"Sirius!" I yelled after him. He turned around slowing a bit, but didn't stop.

"Oh, hey, Gabby. The boys are down there in case you want to hang with them." Then he was gone, just like that. What the heck? He just blew me off. Maybe he had to go do something, yeah, that must be it. Something important.

I turned, thinking I would go sit with the Marauders when I heard giggles in the compartment behind me. Curious I turned and peered in. There was a girl with fiery red hair and another with honey-brown hair.

They looked nice... I guess I could hang with them... But then again the Marauders would be a better bet since I knew them. I walked foward in the direction Sirius said they were in and looked in compartment after compartment. Finally I found them. Opening the door and plopped down beside Remus and James.

"Hey, guys." I said cheerfully. They stopped talking abruptly.

"Hi, Gabrielle." Remus said after a momentary silence. I felt as though I wasn't wanted here...

As if on cue... two blonde-haired girls burst in. One deposited herself on the other side of Remus, the other on James' lap. What the?

"Hi, Jamesie." the one on James giggled.

"Teresa." He said wiggling his eyebrows.

"Remmy, it's so nice to see you." said the one next to Remus throwing her arms around his neck. As if it was planned, both girls started snogging them at exactly the same time. GAG!

I hopped up, and glanced at Peter who seemed a little too interested in his book. I looked back to Remus, the girl looked like she was trying to eat his face. I'd say this is right on the top of the list of things you don't want to see you family members doing. I looked at James just as the girl parted for a breath of air.

"What about that Lily girl?" I asked him.

He kissed the girl for a second before answering me. "She doesn't like me yet, so why not snog girls who are willing in the meantime?" Then the girl attacked his face again. Ick! I NEED to get out of here.

Leaving my trunk I ran out of there, and down the corridor finding the compartment I was thinking about going in earlier.

I found the same two girls in there laughing happily. Taking a deep breath (I hated meeting new people) and opened the compartment door slowy. The redhead looked up at me and smiled.

"Hello, there." She said happily standing.

"Hi," I said tentatively. "Sorry, there are no other compartments... If you want me to leave--"

"No, no it's fine." She said smiling again. "You are welcome to stay here."

"Thanks," I said plopping down across from them.

"Okay, so this is Carrie Harper. And I'm Lily Evans." Lily? THE Lily.

"YOU'RE Lily Evans."

She looked slightly surprised. "Yes..."

"Sorry, it's just that, well, my cousin is Remus Lupin so I know James Potter, and he talks about you A LOT." I said happy to find something to talk about.

"Ugh, don't talk about James Potter." Never mind. "He just annoys me SO much."

"She fancies him." Carrie said, and Lily slapped her arm.

"I DO NOT!" She said.

"Sorry, sorry." Carrie said putting her hands up in defense laughing.

"He is such an arrogant, big-headed, t--"

"I'm Gabrielle Lupin." I said sensing a rant coming on. Lily took a deep breath and smiled at me. She stretched out her hand and I shook it.

"Nice to meet you, Gabrielle."

"You two, as well." For a long while we just sat there and talked. Lily and Carrie were really nice, and there wasn't even any awkward silences. One thing I did learn, was to not mention James' name in front of Lily. That is BAD. You can't even say jam.

After a while, I was getting restless and I decided to go for a walk. Alone, I left the compartment and headed down the train's corridor every now and then glancing into compartments to see giggly girls, talking guys, nervous first-years...

I looked up the corridor and saw Sirius slide into a compartment. I smiled, and decided to go say 'hi' to him and ask why he blew me off earlier.

Reaching the compartment he went into, I looked in. My jaw dropped. My heart broke. My eyes filled with tears. Sirius was in there with a girl... The girl was on top of him, her hands were in his hair, his hand under her shirt the other on her bottom.

Without thinking I slammed my fist on the door, hard, and ran as fast as I could in the opposite direction tears tumbling from my eyes and streaming down my cheeks.

"Gabrielle!" His voice almost made me stop. But for what? We weren't anything. He wasn't my boyfriend... was he even my friend?

Now I knew why he blew me off.

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