The Grand Entrance.As I walk through the empty corridor's of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry I begin to feel nervous. Following my new head of house is reassuring but I still feel strange. I'm old enough now to realise nothing bad is going to happen but I still can't shake away the feeling I'm going to have a bad time.
I have already been placed in Slytherin and now I just need to be introduced to the school. That's why I'm nervous, when I'm nervous I talk a lot and I met let some secrets slip out. Secrets I don't want anyone to know, ever.
The grand hall is packed. The long tables are lined together food piled high on each silver plate. As the doors fly open every head in the room swivels round to stare at me. I'm wearing my Slytherin robes and have my long black hair tied up in a messy bun. I have done my make up to perfection and made sure I look good. I had to check three times this morning.
"Ah Professor Snape you've arrived with our newest student. Everybody this is Grace Maple she is our newest Slytherin. Why don't you tell us about yourself Grace." The famous headmaster Dumbledore tells everyone.
Stepping up at the front of the hall I turn to face everyone. I take a deep breath and I can feeling my confidence growing back.
"Well I'm from America and I went to Ilvermorny before my family moved here." I say surprisingly quickly.
"Thank you Grace, you may sit with your house now." Dumbledore tells me, before turning to everyone else. "You may enjoy your feast!"
As I look for a place to sit the only spare seat is next to a pale boy with white/blonde hair that is gelled back. He looks so mysterious and intriguing. I sit down quietly and watch as everybody takes things to eat.
"Hi I'm Draco." The boy says turning to me. "Draco Malfoy."
"Nice to meet you I'm Grace." I say smiling.
"These are my friends Pansy Parkinson, Crabbe and Goyle and Blaise Zabini" Draco says motioning to his friends as he says their names.
"You look so pretty, could you do my hair for me?" Pansy says, helping herself to some peas.
"Thank you, but I think your hair is a little too flat to go like this." I say, sounding a bit rude.
Pansy scowls at me, obviously I've made an enemy. However the guys all snigger under their breath and Draco flashes me a smile when Pansy isn't looking. I have a feeling that something is going on between Pansy and Draco. I haven't decided whether I should mess with their relationship or stay away from it.
"So you lived in America?" Blaise says from across the table.
"Yeah I lived in Dallas." I say, thinking about the ranch I lived on.
"Cool so why did you move?" He asks getting deeper into my personal life.
"It's a long story." I say trying to get out of telling him the truth.
If people knew they would hate me forever. I moved here to start a fresh life and that is what I plan to do starting from now.
"Well maybe you could tell me over a butter beer at The Three Broomsticks" He says winking at me.
"Blaise are you asking her out on a date?" Goyle asks him, trying to wind him up.
"She's only just got here, give her chance to start liking someone." Crabbe says as Blaise begins to blush furiously.
"Come on guys leave him alone." I say rolling my eyes at their immaturity.
When everybody has finished we leave and head to the Slytherin common room. As soon as we get there Pansy storms off to her room. I get the feeling she hates me, in fairness I did embarrass her but I was only telling the truth.
Me, Draco, Blaise, Crabbe and Goyle all st by the fire on the black leather sofa's. I sit next to Draco and fold my legs. I can see Blaise studying me closely his eyes watching me. It's a bit weird but interesting that he is paying close attention to me.
"So Grace what do you like to do?" Draco asks, turning to face me.
"Well I like playing quidditch I was a beater for my old team." I say, realising that I probably sound really boyish.
"I'm a seeker for Slytherin she should see if Urquhart would let you try out for beater our beaters are terrible." He says and I can see Blaise glaring at him.
"My dad was a seeker. He never told me much about his quidditch games though." I say quietly looking over at Blaise.
Before anyone else can say anything a girl walks in. Draco introduces her as Daphne Greengrass. She smiles and flops down on the sofa next to Blaise who moves over avoiding her.
"Oh Grace there are some Gryffindors out by the stones they want to talk to you." She says sweetly.
"Okay I'll be back in a minute guys." I say getting up and heading towards the door.
"Grace." Draco says, as I turn around. "Be careful."