The Potters: Book 1

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Chapter 16 (v.1)

Submitted: February 14, 2011

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Chapter 16

The Ride Home

The ride home was very dull in Albus' point of view. He shared a carriage with Lily and Archie because everyone else was still angry about what happened the day before with James. She kept on saying that she didn't mean it and something took over her and Albus wasn't sure what to think, all he knew was that she would never have killed him.
Lily was looking out the window on the other side of the carriage from Albus, Archie sitting next to her. He was still trying to make her happy but nothing was getting thought to her. Albus even noticed she wasn't reading that book she found which she had hidden between her and the window. He frowned.
"Are you going to read that?" He asked leaning forward to make Lily not feel alone in whatever was wrong. She jerked her head round and looked a little dazed, confused.
"Wha...?"
"The book." Albus pointed to it. "You aren't reading it."
"That's because I've finished it." She said in a matter-of-fact tone.
"Then why do you still have it?"
"I wanted to show it to mum and dad." Her voice had gone a little cold and Albus shivered at the thought of his younger sister being evil. She turned her head back to the window and went back to her daydreaming.
Archie was playing with his fingers, a little bored. He signed a little, catching Albus' attention.
"You can go back to Hugo you know." Albus said. Archie was a little surprised by what he said and frowned.
"Sorry but Lily has been my friend for years. If they fight I'll go with Lily." He paused then. "Unless I really think that Hugo's side has a point. Which they don't in this case."
Albus smiled. Archie was very grown up and always sounded like that. Now that he knew the wizarding world he seemed a little smarter.
Albus heard the little scuttle of trolley wheels come up the aisle and the door opened to the trolley lady saying "Would you like anything?"
"Yeah, thanks." Albus said and looked around the cart. He took some Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Pumpkin Juice and ten Chocolate Frogs. Lily gasped when she saw them.
"We aren't allowed those!" She screamed once the door was closed again.
"We can have the chocolate." Albus said as he tore one of the boxes open. "Teddy told me."
"And Teddy is an idiot sometimes too." Lily said.
"But he can be very smart too!" Albus said. "Right now he's trying to decide if he wants to be an auror or a Defence Teacher."
"Why those?" She asked.
"Because that's what his parents were!"
Lily didn't know what to say and turned away again, frowning.
"Don't frown." Albus said as he started to feel guilty about shouting at his sister. "Crinkles don't look nice on your face."
She smiled then and then jumped up to sit next to Albus. She leaned on him  and he put his arm around her.
"Thank you for being nice." She whispered and Albus was sure she was even crying a little. He looked at her face and was right, she was crying. Tears ran down her cheeks and she was not even trying to keep them in.
"No, they are just stupid. How can they think that you are a mass murderer?" He asked. She giggled and hugged even tighter.
The door opened then and Albus saw two girls. One was Grace, who was staring at Lily in a weird way that Albus didn't know what it was. The other girl had short, brown hair in curls. She smiled at Albus then proceeded to say "Lily, we wanted to talk about yesterday."
Lily frowned. "I don't talk to strangers."
The girl laughed in an annoying way, or maybe Albus just didn't like her. "Sorry, I'm Gwen. I'm a friend of James."
Lily grunted and whipped away her tears. "I didn't mean it. Something just took over me." She repeated.
Albus looked at Grace's eyes. She turned to him and said through her eyes something like that did happen.
"And that's it?" Gwen urged.
"I don't know! I was angry and I suddenly did it. By accident." More tears flowed out of Lily's eyes. Albus noticed outside the window that London was not far away.
"Don't cry, Lily. We are nearly at Kings Cross."
"And then james will tell mum and dad." She turned to Grace and Gwen. "Tell him not to!"
"Look, it's alright. He's alright."
"But everyone still hates me." She said.
No one talked as the train pull into Kings Cross station. Lily didn't say a word as she jumped off the train and ran to find her parents, Albus on her tail. He was even more surprised when James didn't say anything and when they asked what happened to his bruised face he said he got hit in Quidditch practice. He still shot Lily a glare.
What Albus did noticed was that Lily kept the book hidden in her bag, waiting for the perfect time to reveal it.


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