Chapter 8: Diagon Alley

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I stood there and my mouth shaped a perfect 'o'

We walked through Diagon Alley and Professor McGonagall mention a lot of stores like Eeylops Owl Emporium, that's where you buy an owl, Madam Malkin's Robes for all occasions.

Then an important thought crossed my mind, "Professor how can I afford all the things we're supposed to buy. I don't have enough money."

"I knew you'd ask that but don't worry dear because we're heading to Gringotts, the wizard bank" she replied simply. I just remained silent and followed her to a snowy white building that towered over the other little shops.

There was something... or someone (?) standing beside the bronze doors, it was dressed in a uniform of scarlet and gold.

"Professor" I whispered "Is that a---?"

"A goblin, yes" she said before I even finished my sentence. We proceeded inside and I noticed the goblin gave a little bow when we passed by. Cute.

When we got in there's this another pair of silver doors with something engraved on it.

Enter, stranger, but take heed

Of what awaits the sin of greed.

For those who take, but do not earn,

Must pay most dearly in their turn.

So if you seek beneath our floors

A treasure that was never yours,

Thief, you have been warned, beware

Of finding more than treasure there.

"It sounds like it's not a good idea to rob this place." I said and Professor McGonagall nodded. "This is the safest bank in the entire Wizarding World they've never been robbed. Not even once" she said.

Ohhh interesting.

The goblins standing beside the doors bowed to us before we proceeded to a vast marble hall. There we're probably like a hundred more goblins in there. Sitting in stools and scribbling in scrolls or examining precious stones. Professor McGonagall and I went straight to the counter.

She gave a cough and the goblin looked up at us.

He looked extremely... scary.

"Miss Angelica Potter would like to make a withdrawal" Professor McGonagall said. The goblin stared at me intently; I was thinking of looking away because he really scares me. "Does Miss Potter have her key?" he asked her but he was still looking at me. I saw Professor McGonagall take something from her robe; it was a tiny key. She gave it to the goblin. He examined it before saying: "That seems to be in order" he called a goblin and ordered him to take us to my vault.

Professor McGonagall and I followed the other goblin and he led us to narrow stone passageway with railway tracks on the floor. He whistled and a small cart came. So well all got in into the cart and sped off to a maze of twisting passages. I tried my very best not to vomit through the ride because it just kept turning very fast, it made me dizzy. The cart seemed to know its own way because the goblin wasn't steering.

When the cart stopped, finally, I had to lean against a wall for a few minutes because I was trembling, my stomach is churning and I really want to vomit.

The goblin unlocked my vault, he opened the door for us and I followed Professor McGonagall inside.

My jaw dropped at the sight of so many coins. Silver, gold and bronze.

"This is all yours, dear" Professor McGonagall said turning to look at me. I was too shocked or too amazed to reply.

It took several moments before I could before gulp and speak. "This is all mine?" I asked.

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