The Library Scene

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fan Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A group of students are gathered in the Library at Hogwarts to study when an interesting idea is brought up.

Submitted: May 27, 2009

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“We have a strangely diverse group of friends,” commented Audrey suddenly one afternoon. It was a rather warm for late fall. The trees and the air were golden in the slowly sinking sunlight. She and others were gathered at their usual table in the Library, it being the only place where they could all meet.

“Whatever do you mean?” came an answer from Mary. “I think we have a perfectly normal group of friends.”

Audrey put down her quill and raised an eyebrow at Mary, who wasn’t looking at her. “Look at us. I mean really look.”

She did so, lifting her eyes from her Muggle Studies homework. Seated at the table were six people; herself, a Ravenclaw girl named Riona, Audrey from Gryffindor, a boy from Hufflepuff named Vincent, another Gryffindor called Orenda and Morgan from Ravenclaw. Each was stooped over a parchment with homework or something and were all scratching away busily, all but Audrey and Mary. They were looking at their friends and each other from across the table.

Audrey was right, it was a very diverse group of friends, and this wasn’t everyone that they associated with on a regular basis. It was much more common for students within their own houses to be friends and spend free time together, but this group didn’t. They had discovered the best way for them to see each other at all would be in the Library, because no one would think it odd or suspicious. It was during their free study period.

“You might be right. We are rather mixed. We should stage a fight or something. You know, to be normal or something.”

“But that’s the weird thing. We are normal! Or at least, we act like we are.” Audrey argued. “We come from rival Houses. Some of us don’t see each other on a regular basis, but when we do, it’s almost as if we never parted.”

“I don’t see what the problem is,” Mary stated in a very matter of fact tone of voice. “Just let it be. We are a strange, impossible, and diverse group of friends. You don’t see Vincent or Morgan making a big deal out of this whole thing, now do you? I didn’t think so.”

A chair shuddered as it was pushed from the table. “Pigment…or something of the like. Where to find some…” Riona murmured as she rose from her seat and headed off toward a bookshelf, her quill sticking out of her hair like a ridiculous plume. Everyone looked up from their papers as she left, just to make sure she didn’t run into anyone or anything.

“What do you think, boys?” Audrey posed to Morgan and Vincent. They looked at each other and shrugged.

“We’re guys. We don’t really think about this stuff much.”

“All I know is that we’re friends.”

“Does it really make that much of a difference?”

Mary smirked at Audrey. “See? They don’t care either. We’re friends, like it or not.”

Audrey was about to give a clever reply when a large crash came from around the corner that Riona had gone. The library was silent for a moment and then a rather loud and embarrassed whisper of “Help!” broke the stillness. Morgan grinned with a sigh. “I’ll get her, it’s my turn anyway.” He bounced up from the table and scurried off to help Riona get out from under whatever mess she had found herself in.

“I think he likes her more than he wants to admit,” chimed Orenda once he had left. “Think he’ll ever fess up?”

“Not unless one of us pushes him to it,” Mary said rather pointedly, looking at Vincent, who just as pointedly ignored her.

And so life went on just as it had all term. The friends knew that they were an impossible group, but they were friends nonetheless. Perhaps they would always be that way.


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