Chapter 1: On The Express... Again.

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I don't own any of the characters, (apart from Eve Lyon) or anything to do with Harry Potter.


Steam gathered around the funnel of the red Hogwarts Express Train. Eve stood there on platfrom 9 and 3 quarters, she had been anticipating her return to Hogwarts for some time. A soft gentle palm landed on her shoulder and startled her.

"Boo!" a voice called, giggling, Eve turned around rapidly seeing it was just Lavender, her convienient lavender coloured suitcases bundled about her ankles. "Ready for another year at Hogwarts Eve?" Eve nodded and hugged her friend.

"I missed you so much! Where's Hermione?" Eve then looked over Lavender's shoulder, seeing a rather grumpy looking Miss granger yawning and striding towards them. "Hey Hermione!" eve called out, trying to brighten the mood.

"Hi.... Oh god, I'm exhausted..." she said, placing her hand over her mouth, then a group of boys walked past, one in a suit.

"Dirty Mud-Blood!" One called out. This one boy was Draco Malfoy, a little wussy stuck up kid from Slitherin. Lavender clenched her fist and shielded Hermoine's dignity.

"Wussy Daddy's Boy!" she screamed from halfway across the platform, and then she got the satisfaction of seeing Malfoy's face drop. "Shall we get on?" Lavender said, hauling her bags up jauntily and pratcially skipping to the train. Eve and Hermione looked at each other, and then laughed, following thier outrageous friend.

By now, The Hogwarts Express was chugging steadily along the tracks to Hogwarts, and the three girls sat in a cabin together. lavender was sitting there lecturing, applying some more makeup.

"I hate Draco, he's a tool!" she said, painting a delicate pearl shine onto her petit lips. Eve and Hermione laughed to each other at her comment.

"You know Lavender, if you would be as bold as to say these things to his face, it would be such a laugh for us.." Hermione said in her usual elegant tone, as she opened a packet of Jelly beans and passed one to each of her friends. Lavender popped the jelly bean into her mouth and started rambling again.

"I would say that to Malfoy if I ever get the chance around school!" Eve leaned forward in her seat and stole Lavender's mascara.

"I'm borrowing this now. Anyway," she said, flicking the black brush up and down her eyelashes. "What if we're secretly stereo-typing Draco, he might be a real nice guy..." eve said softly, twisting the brush back into the pot. Lavender made a buzzer noise, her face slipping into an awkward expression.

"EERRRR! Wrong, he called dear Hermoine-kins here a Mud-Blood!" Lavender said, grabbing Hermoine's cheeks mockingly. Hermoine brushed it off and laughed.

"Lavender's right.. what ever made you think that?" eve then looked to her shoes, she didn't want to see her friends expression when she said the next thing.

"He seems a bit.... softer around me sometimes..." Eve didn't have to look up. She could practically imagine to playful grin on Lavender's face, the hearty glint in Hermoine's eyes. Eve kept her head down, and allowed her black hair to fall over her face.

"Ey, come on put your head up Eve, you look like Snape!" Lavnder said, tapping Eve's head, Hermoine was huddled up in the corner of the seat, gasping for air with laughter, as Lavender did her snape impression.

"Turn to page 394..." she said dully, in a low monotone voice, then she pushed her nose down with her figners so that she looked like she had been hit with a spade. "Miss Lyon! Why did you not bring your potions book? Instead you can copy my hair styling tips from my secret pink diary.... because I love to bum-lick Dumbledore..." Eve was now falling about the carriage, collapsing onto Hermoine. They all fell silent when Harry and Ron walked past. They watched each other as the boys slowly passed the carriage, as soon as they did, Lavender pretended she was flustered.

"Holy Hogsmead, Ron is HOT." Lavender said, pushing her bust out in her laced vest top. Eve ran her finger's through her own soft black hair, laughing.

"I don't know Lavender, Harry's pretty cute too...." Hermione shook her head and rolled her eyes at both of her friends. Lavender mimiced throwing up.

"Yuck! Those glasses are horrible!" she said, squinting slightly. Eve's rose lips flickered into a one sided smile.

"Have you yet to take a glance at Ron's hair!?" Hermione raised her head like she was rearing up, and she lurched out at both of her friends.

"WILL YOU TWO SHUT UP!?" lavender and eve looked to hermoine, who was breathing heavily. They then sat there in complete silence. Lavender began coughing.

"Ahem, Dirty scar, ahem." she coughed, as eve decided to join in as the train was slowing to a hault near Hogwart's gate.

"Ahem, ginger mop head, ahem, dandruff.." Hermione grabbed her case and stormed ahead of Lavender and Eve.

"You two are like unruly children, and you are really trying my patience..." she said, swerving in and out of the bustling first years who were panciking about thier cases.

"She started it!" Lavdner said childishly, pointing to Eve, who shoved her into a first years cabin and then ran off to catch up with Hermione.

The two of them waited on the platform for Lavender, but she was nowhere to be seen. Hermione breathed out harshly, clicking the handle down on her case.

"Eve, can you look after my case, I'm going to look for Lavender, jut a tick.." she said, running off to ask permission to go back on board from Hagrid, before she disspeared onto the train. Eve turned her head, and saw Draco, Crab and Goyle heading her way. Ohno.... Eve felt her face flushing up, she she hid part of her face with her long black side fringe. crab and Goyle gawped to her, as draco smiled slyly, never a good sign from a boy that loves female attention. But then again, she felt quite flattered that he'd even shared a passing glance. Just then, Hermione appeared, her hand firmly clamped around Lavender's skimpy wrist.

"Ouch! Hermione what's up with you!?" Hermione pulled Lavender into the circle of conversation between her andEve.

"Well eve, it appears Lavender had been locked in the cabin by some first years, and was to proud to ask for help..." Eve shook her head to her friend, and they walked up to the gate, seeing Snape there. All of them bit back a smile, remebering Lavender's impression.

"Wands please." Snape said abruptley, flickign his hand out, ready to collect them. The three of them looked at each other. "What are you waiting for? Wands please!" he said harsher, as they reluctantly passed them over. Snape ran his hand over all of them ,before passing them back. "It's rather pleasing to see none of you have been up to any dark magic during the break. Now get out of my sight." The three girls clambered into an empty carrige and Lavender started frowning.

"What was Snape going on about?" she whispered, seeing as he ws only a few meters away, the carrige then started moving, causing a jolt that made all three of them fall to the left slightly. Hermione placed her hands over her case quickly.

"Well, i'm no genius-" Hermoine started, before Lavender interuppted.

"Erm, correction, you are!" Hermione and Eve looked at Lavender and smiled.

"Anywho, I think it has something to do with preventing the return of The Dark Lord." Hermione said, as the carrige went over the brick bridge leading to the front courtyard of school. Eve picked up her case as soon as the carrige stopped, as her friends followed. She then stopped and placed her suitcases down on the cold bricks of the floor.

"Hold on.." Eve said, placing her signature fushcia pink hairband into her black hair. "Ok, let's go.." she said, as the three of them went through the heavy oak door, it appeared they were the last one's in, and the bolts clunked and crashed behind them, firmly locking everyone inside, and keeping all dangers outisde.

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