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A/N: Okay so I am going to skip about a month in the story so now they are going to be at King's Cross. Sorry if you don't like this idea but the story has got to get interesting some time! Ok so in the last chapter the end might have been a little corny but whatever. A lot of people thing that James liked Lily since the first time that he saw her, and I think so, too. Also sorry all James fans since he really wasn't in there a lot but he with get to be soon…maybe…I am still making things up as I go along, anyway on with the story!
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, but I can still dream can't I?

Chapter 4: Platform 9 and 3 whats?

Lily walked through the entrance of King's Cross Station, and looked at her ticket. She was suddenly confused as it said that she would be leaving through platform 9 and ¾, but that couldn't be right! She pointed this out to her mother (her father was at work, and her sister refused to come) who shrugged.

"I suppose that we should just head towards platforms 9 and 10!" she said hopefully.

Lily just looked back down at her ticket and frowned.

"I suppose…" she said.

Then they walked towards the two platforms. Lily wasn't surprised when she didn't see the mysterious platform that she was suppose to be boarding from. Lily was getting worried, the train left at 11:00 and it was already 10:30! Just then she saw a girl pushing a trolley, much resembling the same stuff that was in Lily's. Lily walked over to her.

She looked like she was about to start running when Lily tapped her on the shoulder.

"Excuse me…" Lily said trying not to sound rude.

The girl turned around. She was very pretty. She had shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.

"Ah, hello" she said nicely. "Can I help you?"

"Umm, yes, well I was wondering, do you by any chance know about
Hogwarts?" Lily asked reluctantly.

The girl suddenly smiled. "Muggle-born are you?"

"Umm, yes, I suppose that I am…" she said still having no idea what a muggle-born was.

"Right then, so I suppose that you want me to show you how to get on the platform." she said and without waiting for a reply and continued, "Just run straight at the wall any you with be able to get through."

She said it as if she did it everyday. "Umm are you sure about this?"

"Well yes, I haven't actually tried it though, see I am a first year, too, but my parents told he how to get through," she looked at me then she said, "Here I'll go first and then you follow, I'll wait for you on the other side." And with that she just ran straight at the wall and to Lily's amazement went straight through. Lily stood there for a moment then turned back to her mum who was watching the girl, too.

"Well, I guess this is where I leave you mum…" Lily said sadly.

There were tears in her mothers eyes as she said, "Oh my little Lilian is all grown up and going off to school…"

"Oh mum, I won't be gone that long!" Lily said as she tried to comfort her mother. "I'll be back for the holidays!"

"Yes, yes, I know…" she said "Just don't forget to sent me an letter with Hestia after you arrive!" (Hestia was her brown tawny owl that
they bought in Diagon Alley)

"I won't mum" Lily said as she gave her mother a big hug, "See you on Christmas!" she said, and with that she turned around and ran straight at the wall after the girl.

James was looking in all the compartments trying to find an empty one. He finally came to one near the end of the train. He stored his trunk up above him and sat down. He was sitting for about fifteen seconds when someone opened the door. It was a boy around his age who had dark hair that fell into his grey eyes.

"Oh hello!" He said to James then pointing to the seat across from James and asked, "Mind if I sit here?"

"Oh, go right ahead!" said James politely.

"Thanks," he said, "My name is Sirius by the way Sirius Black."

"My name’s James Potter," said James then he stared at the boy suspiciously, “Black, did you say?”

The boy visibly tensed at this, and said, “yes, but if you choose to judge me now, I would ask you to take into consideration that I think my family is full of nutters and if I could, I’d send them all off to Azkaban right now!”

James stared at him for a moment, and then grinned, “Right, well I’ll wait and see for my self if your not a nutter.”

Sirius relaxed slightly, “mind if I sit here?”

"No, not at all!" James said, motioning for him to take the seat across from him.

They sat there for a few moments not knowing what to say. Then Sirius asked awkwardly.

"So, do you like Quidditch?"

And that was the true start of their friendship.


Lily walked through the barrier not knowing what to expect she was met with the sight of a large scarlet-steam engine. Then she noticed the girl who said that she would wait for her on the other side.

"Ah, so you finally made it!" she said jokily. "What took you so long?"

"Oh, I had to say good-bye to my mum…" said Lily kindly. "I never caught your name by the way…"

"Oh, how rude of me!" She said while smiling, "My name is Athena, Athena Muring."

"Nice to meet you Athena," replied Lily, "I'm Lily Evans"

They smiled at each other, then Athena said "I suppose that we should go get a seat"

Lily nodded and then followed her onto the train. They stopped at a compartment that had only one young, pretty witch, who had long dirty-blond hair, and hazel eyes. She looked at them and smiled. She looked rather nervous.

"Ah hello," said Athena, "do you mind if we sit here?"

"Oh, no, not at all!" she said now smiling.

"Oh I'm Athena, by the way, Athena Waring, and this here is Lily Evans" she said kindly.

"Oh hi," she said rather shyly, "I'm Alice, Alice Turner."

The three got along together splendidly, they talked the whole time about there new school and everything. Apparently Alice was a Muggle-born too. Which happened to be, as Athena pointed out, someone who was a witch or wizard born from a non-magical family.

Lily had a lot to learn and so did Alice. Lily was very glad that there was some one else who was just as clueless about the magical world as she was. Athena told them all about Hogwarts and the four houses and before they knew it one of the prefects came in and told them that they must change into their school robes, since they were getting close to Hogwarts.

A/N: I know this one is super short and boring. Next one will be a lot more interesting!

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