Disclaimer: I do not own any characters you recognise! They all belong to either, the wonderful J.K Rowling, or the amazing people who create Doctor Who! I only own parts of the plot and Kessandra Annabelle Pond.
Chapter One: The Companion's Daughter
When my mother was a little girl, she had an imaginary friend. And when she grew up, he came back. He's called the Doctor. He comes from somewhere else -he's got a blue box called the TARDIS that's bigger on the inside and it can travel anywhere in time and space. She ran away with him but their adventures ended.
But he came back -sixteen years later, he came back for my mother. Only, he didn't find her. He found me. At Hogwarts.
My name's Kessandra Annabelle Pond and I ran away with my mother's imaginary friend.
It was my first day back at Hogwarts for my sixth year. Everyone was there, plus some new professors and, of course, the first years. Hugo and I were sitting at the Ravenclaw table, in the same spots that we did every day of every year that we were at Hogwarts. Hugo and I had been best friend since first year, ever since he became the first Weasley not to be sorted into Gryffindor. Although, sometimes I thought that we both should have been Hufflepuffs or something -we weren't brave enough to be in Gryffindor, we weren't devious enough to be in Slytherin, and although we were smart enough to be in Ravenclaw, we didn't act like other Ravenclaws. We weren't quiet nor were we snobby about or academic achievements like most students in Ravenclaw. So, Hugo and I settled on agreeing that the Sorting Hat must have made a mistake with us and decided we should have been sorted in to Hufflepuff.
Professor McGonagall was drowning on with her welcome speech as she had done for the past six years, and -no doubt- before we came to Hogwarts, or so Hugo's dad says. Of course, Hugo's dad -Ron- hadn't been at school when McGonagall became Headmistress, they'd been here when the legendary Albus Dumbledore had been Headmaster. I wish I could have met him.
"Kess, hello? Kess, come back to earth." Hugo's voice pulled me out of my thoughts and back into reality. There, I was greeted with clattering of cutlery and mindless chatting around me. McGonagall had finished her speech and the feast had officially started.
"I'm back." I smiled, immediately helping myself to the potato salad, rice and hamburgers. I spied the fish fingers at the other end of the table and politely called out to a second year -Beth Summers- to pass them down.
"Zoned out again?" Hugo asked and all I had to do was nod for him to fill me in on everything that had changed since last year, which was...nothing. The typical warnings about going into the Forbidden Forest were still the same as were the student code rules and all the other mumbo-jumbo.
"So, thinking of going for the Quidditch team again?" I asked Hugo. Last year he'd tried out for Keeper and he'd done so well in try outs ...until he missed saving a shot and it hit him in the head, knocking him out and sending him into the Hospital Wing for two weeks.
"Nah, don't fancy being hit in the head." He cracked a smile and shoved another mouthful of his macaroni and cheese into his mouth.
"But you were so good! This year you just need to wear a helmet when you try out." I pressed, "You're really good, you know you are. And you know how proud your dad will be -and your mum."
Hugo sighed, "fine, but you have to try out as well."
I'd just taken a drink of water from my goblet -I had to be the only witch in this place who didn't like pumpkin juice- when he'd suggested it. I spat it out across the table, hitting some poor unsuspecting first years in the face. They shrieked in horror and a few other sixth years sitting around us cracked up in fits of giggles.
The last time I'd flown had been in first year and I'd be terrible at it. I somehow managed to get myself stuck in a window after I'd crashed through it. And the window had been in Professor Lyon's office who was also the Head of Ravenclaw. Most embarrassing moment of my life...so far.
"Are you joking? Do you remember the last time I flew?" I exclaimed.
"Yeah, and I figured, if you're out there flying, I won't look as ridiculous when I screw up." He smirked mischievously.
"Fine." I grumbled as the desserts appeared and I cheered up -just a little- because custard was there. Lucky I'd saved some of my fish fingers.
I served myself some custard in a bowl and started happily dipping my fish fingers in the custard. Hugo gave me the disgusted look he always did, scrunched up his nose and helped himself to some chocolate fudge brownies.
|Matt Smith||as The Doctor (11th)|
|Ashlee Simpson||as Kessandra Pond|
|Karen Gillan||as Amy Pond|
|Arthur Darvill||as Rory Williams|
|Ryan Turner||as Hugo Weasley|
|Helena Barlow||as Rose Weasley|
|Bertie Gilbert||as Scorpious Weasley|
|Arthur Bowen||as Albus Potter|
|Daphne de Beistegui||as Lily Potter (II)|
|Will Dunn||as James Potter (II)|
|Luke Newberry||as Teddy Lupin|