Fantastic Pets and Where to Keep Them
Newton Scamander has always enjoyed the company of creatures more than that of people. This makes him an outcast among his peers at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and to be fair, the object of annoyance for most of the students there.
Leta Lestrange is s quirky girl at the top of her class. She knows every spell and can recite the ingredients of most of the potions in the textbook backwards without thinking. Naturally when the Transfiguration teacher approached her about a tutoring job with Mr. Scamander the last thing she wanted to do was agree to it. But somehow that didn't stop the words from tumbling out of her mouth.
What the pair have in common is an unparalleled fascination with Magical creatures. If this doesn't plant the seeds of a blooming friendship for the two of them, nothing will. But as with the Exams at the end of the year and disaster paralleled with a difficult sacrifice it'll be a miracle if the friendship doesn't die in the cold.
"Newt was sitting in the Library when Leta Lestrange approached him. He had a brief moment of confusion because Leta Lestrange was virtually the opposite of himself. The smartest in their year, she was also often on the receiving end of taunting and criticism from her classmates. She knew every spell and could recite the ingredients of half the potions in the textbook backwards without thinking. Newt on the other hand could hardly mix a potion in the right direction without exploding his cauldron spectacularly over the rest of the room. In fact the only class he was good at was Care of Magical Creatures. Having grown up in a household where that particular subject was the dinnertime table talk, his fascination with all kinds of beasts had begun at a young age. Besides, Leta was a Slytherin. They had nothing in common except their isolation from the rest of the school."
Disclaimer: Anything recognizable from the work of J.K. Rowling belongs to her. The rest is my imagination, and not part of the cannon.