The 5th of June quickly arrived and Draco jumped out of bed and ran to the front door, there it was as bold as day - his letter from Hogwarts - he shouted for his parents as he ripped open the yellowing letter; it read:-

"Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore

(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,

Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)

Dear Draco

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall Deputy Headmistress"

The second page with requirements says:

"Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

UNIFORM First-year students will require:

1.Three sets of plain work robes (black)

2.One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

3.One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)

4.One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)

Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.

COURSE BOOKS All students should have a copy of each of the following:

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk

A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot

Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling

A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore

Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble

OTHER EQUIPMENT

1 wand

1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)

1 set glass or crystal phials

1 telescope

1 set brass scales

Students may also bring and owl OR a cat OR a toad.

PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS"

Draco looked to Lucius and Narcissa with a huge grin spread across his face, he asked where they could get such things and if they could go now, of which they agreed. So they quickly got changed and made their way to Diagon alley to pick up Draco's school supplies.

Money wasn't an issue for the Malfoy's, so Narcissa took Draco round all the shops whilst Lucius took a walk too the shops he wanted to visit. Draco was measured for his robes, picked up his books that he needed as well as his cauldron and the other things that he would need. He decided not to have a pet - although Narcissa bought a black owl; so she could keep in contact with him. Then they headed to Ollivander's to purchase Draco his first wand - which chose him fairly quickly -a 10" wand, reasonably springy, made of Hawthorn wood with a unicorn hair core. Draco had wanted a broomstick as he had become very interested in the wizarding sport of Quidditch, but Narcissa quietly reminded him that the letter stated he was not to have one; although when he was not looking she quickly purchased one for him to use at home. After they had picked up everything, they headed back to Malfoy manor with their pockets empty but their hands full.

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