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Disclaimer: Like I said before Harry Potter doesn't belong to me, it belongs to J.K.R. Also there is a bit from the sorcerer’s stone in here

Chapter 2: The Letter

Lily was eleven when one night on the 25 of July she was looking out her window. She was thinking about how she wanted to go somewhere far, far away! Somewhere where her sister wouldn't be. Even though this young girl knew that it was impossible, it didn't stop her from dreaming about it.

She didn't like her life. She had no friends. Everyone thought that she was very weird because of all the strange things that occasionally happened to her or those around her.

It wasn't a wonder why, because one day when Lily was eight her very mean history teacher, who was in a particularly fowl mood, decided to pick on Lily in front of the whole class. He kept on asking questions that Lily or no one in the class would know. Such as ‘what is the capital of Virginia?’ Lily knew that Virginia was one of the states in the United States but she had no idea what the capital was!

He reacted to this very badly and started yelling at her that these were things that she needed to know and on and on. Until Lily was between both tears and fury. Somehow Mr. Cromwell's fake toupee was seen hurling itself off his head and out of the second floor window. No one knew for certain that it was her, but all the students avoided her after that, knowing all the rumors that surrounded her already.

Lily became use to it. Instead of complaining like a normal person would, she took to becoming as smart as she could. She read as much as she possible could. She figured that she didn't need friends and that all she needed to do was work on her future. So ever since the day of the flying toupee incident she was always seen with a book in her hand. She was always reading about something, anything that she thought might be useful somehow.

However, even though this determination seemed to work on the outside, on the inside she wished for more! More friends, more happiness… anything!

So, on this rather eventful night Lily Evans could be found in her room, daydreaming. Her mom would come tell her to go to bed soon since it was almost nine o'clock at night.
She was staring at that pitch-black sky when all of a sudden she saw an owl flying in the distance. She smiled, she didn't normally see owls. The owl started flying towards her house…towards her very window. It stopped suddenly at her windowsill, nearly crashing into the glass. Then it did the strangest thing, it started tapping on the window, as if asking for permission to come inside.

Lily didn't know what to think! Maybe the poor animal was hurt and it needed help. She opened the window and the owl flew in like it was normal for it to be entering houses like this. Then it extended its leg out towards her.

Lily was staring at the owl in bewilderment when she noticed some form of paper tied to its leg. She went over to the owl, thinking about how cruel people were tying things on helpless animals, when she saw that there was a letter and it was addressed to her. That was very strange, who would be sending her a letter? And by owl? What ever happened to using the post! She untied the letter cautiously and as soon as the string was detached from the owl’s leg it flew away.

The letter seemed to be made out of a very old, thick type of yellowing parchment. There was an address written in emerald- green ink that read:

Ms. L. Evans
The Second Bedroom to the Right
143 Vince Street
Westminster
London

Lily’s eyebrows raised in shock and bewilderment as she studied the address. Then flipping it over, she opened the letter being careful of the wax seal, which was bearing a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake all surrounded by a large letter H. Inside was a very strange letter that said the following:

HOGWARTS SCHOOL Of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards)

Dear Ms. Evans,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Yours sincerely,
Minerva McGonagall
Deputy Headmistress

There was also a second sheet of paper that had a list of all the supplies needed. Lily just stood there staring at the paper, transfixed by it. Then she came to her senses.

"Mum!!! Dad!!!" Lily yelled as she ran from the room.

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