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I had sat in the bathroom for the rest of the train ride. When the train finally stopped my eyes were puffy and red, and tears stained my cheeks. I splashed my face with water, and looked at my reflection. I looked like a wreck. My hair was a mess from me running my hands through it over and over again as I cried and parts of it stuck together from where tears had been absorbed. I sighed, there were no more tears that were going to fall, I was all cried out. Slowly I pulled my hair into a sloppy bun on top of my head not bothering to do anything with it. I splashed my face once more before I headed out.

Darn it! My trunk was in the Marauders' compartment. What am I suppose to do? I don't want to see them. Well I don't mind the others, but not Sirius. I was embarassed, I had never let any of them seen me cry before. I guess there's a first time for everything.

Afraid of what would happen to my trunk if I left it there I headed to the compartment. I grasped the door to it and slid it open.


They were in here.

Atleast their 'girlfriends' weren't with them.

"Gabby!" Sirius jumped to his feet upon seeing me, and I felt sick in my stomach seeing him. Without I word I reached down and grabbed my trunk's handle, and began to leave the room. "Gabby, wait." He grabbed my handle over my hand. Why did his hand have to be so soft?

I tried to pull the trunk out of his grip, but he was too stronger, so I turned and looked at him. He was standing close so I had to look up. He was quite tall. "What do you want, Black?" His brows furrowed. I had just found a new emotion for him. That's right, you guessed it; anger. I'm not exactly sure WHY I was angry with him, it's not like he knew that I liked him, but still...

"Gab... Are you... are you okay?" He's eyes actually looked concerned, but I seriously did not care.

"What do you care?" I questioned. His face was utterly confused as I yanked my trunk away from him and hurried down the corridor and outside tears welling in my eyes. So maybe I wasn't all cried out.

* * *

I am never interacting with first years again. Ever. They are so annoying. If one more asks me why I am so tall I will punch them. Maybe I'm being easily annoyed, but seriously, it's not that hard to figure out that I am older.

I zoned out as a professor talked on and on about the school and what not, but I perked back up when she said we were about to enter the Great Hall. I did NOT know this would be in front of everyone. I hate being stared at by a lot of people. Oh well, she just opened the doors.

The Hall became completely hushed as we walked do a lane between two tables. I looked around and found the Marauders all sitting at a table with scarlet and gold colors. Gryffindor. That's where I wanted to be sorted.

We came to a halt in front of a stool that had a hat sitting on it. It was old looking and had quite a number of patches. What was it for?

All of a sudden it began to sing. What the? It talked about each house and other things like that. What was with this? It did have a nice singing voice though.

"Allen, Cindy." The professor called. A nervous looking girl with glasses and brown braids walked up to the stool and sat down her hands shaking as she placed the hat on her head. Minutes ticked by before the hat finally yelled: "RAVENCLAW!" The girl's face erupted with a grin and skipped of the the Ravenclaw table as cheers echoed throughout the Hall.

"Barto, Julie." Another girl went up and got sorted into Hufflepuff, and that's how it went. kids would get called then sorted.

"Lupin, Gabrielle." I bit my lip, I guess it was my turn. The Hall was quiet as I approached the stool. Taking the hat I placed it on my head and it fell over my eyes making everything dark. I practically jumped when the hat started talking to me.

"Ah... Gabrielle..." Was I suppose to answer? "You're a smart one, aren't you."

"Er, yes?" I said in my mind wondering if it could read thoughts.

"Yes, you are indeed. Ravenclaw would suit you well." So this hat could read minds too? Weird. "Though I do see bravery in you, Gabrielle." There was a pause...

"GRYFFINDOR!!!" The hat's choice echoed in my head. Happiness erupted inside me. Gryffindor. I made my way over to the table.

Remus was waving wildly at me to sit with him, but as I looked to his left side I saw Sirius, and decided not to. I smiled at him, and sat by myself in an opening between two different groups of people talking amongst themselves. One smiled at me and told me 'congratulations' but soon went back to her group. I scanned the table and saw Lily and Carrie talking a little ways down from me, Lily smiled and gave me a thumbs up, but she too went back to talking.

I sighed, another year without a clique.

* * *

I followed a group of people I had seen to the Gryffindor common room and waited as the portrait hole opened and they walked in, me following. Entering it, I was awed. It looked amazing. Scarlet and gold was everywhere and it looked very welcoming.

There were tons of people in the common room talking and laughing and having a good time. I looked around and seeing no one I really wanted to talked too, headed for the dormitories.

"Gabrielle Lupin! Stop!" It was Sirius. Couldn't he tell I just wanted to be left alone. I tried to hurry up the stairs but he grabbed my arm and forced me to stop.

"Let go of me!" I said spinning around.

"I need to talk to you!"

"About what? Please, I just want to go to sleep." So that was a lie, all I wanted was to get away from him.

"About what? About why the heck you were crying, and about how you are giving me the cold shoulder!"

"I am not." I said rolling my eyes.

"Then why wouldn't you sit with us at dinner?"


"Because, why?"

"Because I didn't want to. Ever thought that made I just wanted to be alone. It's not all about you, ya' know!" I tried to pull away from him, but his grip grew stronger.

"Gabby, what's going on with you? Why were you crying?"

"It's none of your business."

"Please tell me what's wrong." He looked so sincerely concerned I opened my mouth to speak but I was interupted.

"Sirius, baby, where have you been? I've been looking for you." Said the blonde girl I had seen him snogging in a seductive voice. He glanced back at her.

"Give me a minute, Giselle."

"But Sirius..." she whined. "I'm so lonely." She stepped in front of him closely and placed her hands on his chest. He sighed.

Taking this opportunity, since he had let go of my arm, I hurried up the stairs and flung myself on my bed.

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