Morning Sunshine (from the Perspective of Malfoy)

I woke up with a headache and swollen lips. God, what did Pansy and I do last night? I remembered kissing her in the broom cupboard after the Welcome Feast. And then we went to the common room…I think? Yeah we did, because Blaise was making out with Daphne in our room. That’s when Pansy attacked me again, and we had a longer make out session. I must have fallen asleep, but did Pansy leave?

I rolled over to find, that my bed was definitely Pansy free. I was tired and wanted to sleep more. Why do classes start so bloody early?

I climbed out of bed and headed to the bathroom to fix my hair and get dressed. God, I’m a mess!

A half an hour later I was making my way from the dungeons to the Great Hall. My lips were still swollen and I had hickeys all over my neck, but I could care less.

“Hey, Draco! Where are you going without saying Good morning to me!” shouted Pansy’s voice in my ear. I kissed her on the lips quickly to shut her up, and then continued to walk over to the Slytherin table. Pansy was hanging from the side of my arm, trying all she could to get me to notice her. Once reaching the table I shook her off, and sat down next to Blaise.

“Morning sunshine, did you sleep well?” he said, clearly mocking how late I slept in.

“Shut up, Blaise.” I glared at him, causing him to laugh, soon followed by Crabbe and Goyle.

The others started chatting away but I really could only focus on what I was eating. It was too early to listen to Crabbe ranting about stupid crap. I really wanted to shout at him No one cares about the bloody house elves in the kitchens are now limiting the amount of food you can take! You’re fat enough already! But of course I didn’t, for I have self control.

So instead I focused on the toast I was eating, and watching all the other students in the Great Hall.

And that’s when I saw her again.

I first saw her on platform 9 and 3/4. She was gorgeous. Her hair was straight with a little curl on the end and it was a little shorter than shoulder length, which really showed off her thin swan-like neck. Her dirty blonde hair complemented her sun tanned skin. She had a thin waist and slim legs, that went on for miles. Or at least they looked like they did, the way her shorts were cut. She actually was pretty short. But then she turned completely around, and I recognized her.

She was the Ravenclaw mudblood.

She had caught me staring, and gave me a weird look. How could I be so stupid? It was so un-Malfoy like to stare. She made me lose it for a minute.

And now I’m sitting in the Great Hall, eating a piece a toast when I see her again. Again she looks perfect. She was sitting at the Ravenclaw table surrounded by other hot girls, yet she was the one I couldn’t stop staring at. No, not staring. I was only looking at her. Malfoy’s don’t stare. And I would never stare at a mudblood. Never.

The Ravenclaw got up from the table with a humiliated expression on her face. Then she caught my eye. She caught me staring at her. Again. Shit.

So I looked at her and mouthed the words “mudblood” to stop her from looking at me. Or maybe it was more to stop myself from looking at her. She then turned and left the hall.

“Draco are you listening to me?”

I snapped out of my little private world and focused back on reality. “What? Sorry Blaise, I didn’t catch that.”

“Draco, you’re really not a morning person” he laughed.

“You just figured that out?” I reported. Seriously I had known Blaise since I was 7 years old, and he was just figuring out that vital piece of information?

“Well I had said that the Quidditch tryouts are coming up since we now need a new seeker. Are you going to try out?”

“Well of course I’m going to bloody try out! Why do you think my father bought the team all new brooms?”

“Calm down, Draco. I was just asking. You better hope the tryouts aren’t in the morning.” Blaise began to laugh hysterically and soon I couldn’t help but laugh along.

Thank God I had Blaise, to help me get the Ravenclaw mudblood out of my mind.

This entry was posted on August 15, 2012. 1 Comment

Bathroom

I ran into the nearest stale and let the tears in my eyes fall. They ran down my face, wetting my cheeks. I felt my eyes become puffy and red, but I didn’t care. All I could think about was that word: mudblood.

I continued crying even when I heard someone walk in. I don’t really care if someone hears me crying. It’s not like they will know its me.

“Shayla? Is that you” said a voice which sounded sweet and a little shy.

Great the person does know it’s me. How embarrassing!

But I knew that voice. That voice belonged to Ginny Weasley. “Ginny? How did you know it was me crying?” I said. I could feel the tears dry up for I was almost cried out.

“I saw you walk out of the Great Hall in a hurry, so I followed you. I noticed Malfoy had looked at you, so he must have said something. Hey, Shayla can you come out of the stale. It’s awkward talking to you through a door.”

“Haha, okay.” I stepped out from behind the stale door, and tried to smile at Ginny.

“You know Shayla, you really aren’t an ugly crier. Your nose is just red, but other than that you look pretty good!” Ginny smiled at me, and I knew she was trying to cheer me up.

“Hahaha, thanks,” I said pushing the tears away from my face. “Ugg, I just hate Malfoy. I mean really, does he have to constantly be mean to me all the time! And then it gets worse, because Cho’s new friend, Marietta, hates me too. Ugg, she was totally making fun of me!”

“Seriously? What did Cho do?”

“Well that’s the thing, Cho left with Padma to go give her some like cream or something. And then Marietta gets nasty! What does Cho see in her?”

“Well who knows? But, what I do know is that you aren’t going to let some stupid girl push you around! You don’t need her to like you, right?”

“Hahahaha right!” I smiled at Ginny, and pulled her into a hug. “You are like one of the best friends ever, you know that?”

“Well I try” said Ginny flipping her long red hair behind her shoulder and smiling all confidently.

“Hahaha, shut up Ginny!” I gave her a slight push on the shoulder, and she laughs along with me. It’s moments like these where I forget about everything that upsets me. Who cares what Marietta thinks of me? I mean I have so many better friends, why do I need her?

“So Ginny what’s your first class? I can help you find it?”

Ginny looks down at her schedule and her face fell. “I have potions first. Fred and George said that Snape is really mean, especially to Gryffindors. Uggg!”

I had to laugh at how upset Ginny seemed over a class taught by Professor Snape. “Ginny, you’ll be fine! Don’t worry. Snape is just a grumpy man, in black robes with greasy hair. That doesn’t sound so bad, right?”

“Hahahaa! Yeah, but he lives in the dungeons, and people say he looks like a bat!”

“Hahah! Yeah well I think you’re tough enough to handle that! C’mon I’ll show you to the dungeons!”

Morning Sunshine

I woke up the next morning early, and was surprised not to be the first girl up. Usually I always was the first one up in our dorm, but this morning all the girls were fighting over the bathroom. Were they seriously that worried about getting makeup on?

I got up and dressed in my school uniform. I quickly brushed my hair and teeth in the bathroom (before they kicked me out). As I walked out of my dorm, I rolled my eyes towards Padma, who cracked up laughing. The other girls were so strange.

Now its not like i don’t like looking nice, or anything, but seriously fighting over the bathroom to put on lipstick? if you really want to catch someones attention, lipstick won’t get you there. Well, it might get attention, but red lipstick isn’t going to get you good attention. 

I sat down it the Great Hall next to Cho. She sat there smiling at Marietta Edgecombe and talking to all her new friends. She turned towards me, “Shayla!”

I was sucked into another hug from Cho. “Hey Cho.”

“Hahahah! I’m so glad you sat with us! Hey everyone this is Shayla, and this is Padma! Oh Padma, I got that cream that you wanted for your face. Here come back up with me, to my room and I’ll give it to you. We’ll be right back!”

Cho and Padma left, leaving me with the “new friends” of Cho. Awkward…

“So Marietta….” I looked at her trying to find something to talk about. She was wearing a silver bangle, it looked perfect. “I love your bracelet. Its really cute.”

Marietta looked down at her wrist, and then back up at me. She had a bored look in her eyes. “Thanks, my dad gave it to me. It is a magical bracelet, that changes for the outfit that I am wearing. But you won’t know anything about magical matching bracelets, would you?”

She had a mocking expression on her face, when said the words. And then she said, “I mean your muggle born, so you won’t understand. It doesn’t matter anyway. Its really expensive, and I have one because my family works for the ministry. So even if you were from magic blood, you won’t have one.”

My response: “Oh”

Her reaction to my response: Hair flip, nasty smile, and turn to talk to other friends.

Great.

I got up and begin walk out of the Hall. Then Malfoy caught my attention. He was watching me. Again. When he caught my eye, his lips formed my favorite words: mudblood.

Now the harsh words from Marietta and Malfoy broke me, and I felt the tears welling up in my eyes. I won’t let them see me cry. Especially Malfoy. No, never.

I walked for the door, but was stopped by Professor Flitwick handing me my schedule. Don’t cry, Shayla. Not yet.

I thanked him with a nod of my head, afraid to talk. The tears would fall if I did.

I made it out of the Great Hall, and ran to the bathroom: the only place that would see me cry.

An Eventful Evening

Well, the night continued from the train to the Great Hall. I sat down with the rest of my usual Ravenclaw friends, and watched the sorting. I was sad to see Ginny sorted into Gryffindor, but I could tell she was happy. And really that’s all that mattered! As she walked towards her table she gave me a big smile, and I knew that we would still hang out together. No house would come in the way of our newly made friendship!

But, luckily Luna was sorted into Ravenclaw! She sat down at the table next to me, and we laughed and talked all night. I could tell that Micheal, Terry,  and Anthony thought Luna was a freak. They were really judgmental. But luckily Padma was nice to her so maybe she’ll sit with us again. And if she doesn’t, then I will sit with her by myself, because I love Luna! I never laughed so hard before!. She is crazy, and so honest! I cracks me up!

Also the whole night, I felt Anthony (who was sitting on the other side of me) move closer and closer to me. It was extremely uncomfortable! And he laughed at everything I said! EVERYTHING, I said. It was so annoying. 

But the Welcome Feast ended and we all trudged back up to our common rooms. It felt so right to be back in my dormitory. It felt like home! I settled into my blue bed by the window (next to Padma) and began unpacking my trunk.

Place my wand on the bedside table…put my photo album nest to my wand….arrange my textbooks on the other bedside table…lay out my clothes for tomorrow….

“Shayla!”

I turned around at the voice I knew was Cho’s. She was standing in the doorway wearing a sparkling silver tank top, that showed off her thin arms and waist. Her hair was perfectly straight and black, hanging down her face. How was it that she looked so pretty this late at night? I’m sitting here wearing my pjs and she is standing there looking like a model!

Her face wore a smile as she walked in and gave me a hug. “I haven’t seen you all summer! Sorry I didn’t sit with you at the feast! I was with Marietta Edgecombe, and her friends. Have you ever met her? She is soo nice! And her friends are so funny and cool! But sorry I didn’t sit with you and the gang! I will tomorrow I promise.”

I laughed at how dramatic Cho always was. “Cho, it’s fine! You can sit with whom ever you want!”

She smiled, pleased that i wasn’t upset. “Ok cool! But you, me, and Padma totally need to catch up! Where is she anyway?”

Just then Padma came walking in, and was also attacked by Cho trying to give her a hug. Both girls giggled at the silliness of everything and plopped down on Padma’s bed.

“Ok, girls. So what’s new?” Cho looked at both of us, waiting for an answer. “Come on, there has to be something! Fine I’ll go first! So you know that guy Cedric Diggory? Well he is soo hot, and perfect. I am going to marry him one day! I seriously will! Marietta says that he is totally perfect for me! She is soo sweet! You guys should sit with me and her friends tomorrow. They are soo nice and pretty too! It’s like a clan of pretty girls!”

“Cho you would fit in perfectly there,” said Padma.

At this Cho flipped her hair behind her back and smiled. “Come on, guys you are really pretty too! And I’m not that hot myself. Look at Shayla, she has all the boys chasing after her.!”

“Yeah right. I definitely think Malfoy is running after me. To what throw dirt in my face?”

“Shayla what are you talking about?” Padma asked with a concerned look on her face. I could always tell when she was worried for her face had that, oh-my-god expression on it.

So, like any girl would, I told them everything thing that happened this morning. And in their eyes it was a big deal, and in my eyes it was just another reason to hate Malfoy.

“Well who cares about stupid Malfoy! I meant, though, that Anthony likes you! Did you see the way he got really close to you at lunch! Love!!!” Cho said with a huge smile on her face.

Padma burst out laughing, at the thought that this was good news. And don’t take this the wrong way or anything, but Anthony is not a catch. He was my friend and all, but eww!

“Right Cho, that really brightened my day.”

“Come on, Shayla. Lighten up! Anyway I got to get to bed. See you guys at breakfast! Bye!” And with that, Cho left the room smiling and flipping her hair behind her.

“Do you really think Anthony likes me?”

“Well, yeah. I didn’t want to say anything at dinner, but it was really noticeable!” I noticed how Padma’s face had that look where she was trying not to smile.

“You really think it’s funny, don’t you?”

“Me?” Padma said pointing to herself, in mock dumbness. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Shayla?”

She climbed into bed, and I turned out the light and I could hear her laughter muffled by her pillow. Ugg why me?

As I lay in bed, though, the last thought in my mind was Anthony. Instead my thoughts drifted to Malfoy.

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express

Second Year came around, and I was so excited! On September 1st I went to Platinum Nine and 3/4, to board the train. When I was loading my trunk, I noticed another girl rushing to the train. She had red hair, and freckles. I figured she was a first year by the way she looked so lost. So I did what any nice person would: I asked her if she needed help.

“Hey, do you need help? You seem a little lost.”

She smiled up at me, thanking me for being so nice. I helped her load her trunk into the train. “Hey if you want I can sit with you. Unless you have other friends you want to sit with.”

“Hahaha! Right like a first year would already be super popular. I’m Ginny Weasley, by the way!” She smiled a big grin up at me and I couldn’t help but laugh. The shy little girl was gone, replaced with a bubble girl. “I’m Shayla”.

I began lifting my trunk into the train, when I felt someone’s eyes on me. You know that feeling you get when someone is watching you? Yeah well that’s what I felt. I turned around the see Malfoy staring at me. And the funny thing was is that it wasn’t a look of disgust. But then he seemed to snap out of it or something, because he smirked and said, “What are you looking at, Ravenclaw”

He strutted towards the train accidently knocking my trunk from my hands. Ginny looked at his back in disgust. “Stupid Malfoy”. She then helped me get my trunk into the train, so we could find a compartment together.

Of course all of the compartments were full at this point, so we took one that had only one lonely first year in it. She smiled at us and was friendly. Her name was Luna Lovegood. It’s funny; I made two friends that day, but I also made a very good enemy: Malfoy.

Year One at a Glance

My first year went by very fast! I was sorted into Ravenclaw, and made friends quickly. I sort of was sucked into a group of other Ravenclaws. This group consisted of Padma Patil, Terry Boot, Anthony Goldstein, Micheal Corner, and Cho Chang. We ate, studied, and hung out in the common room together. Since Cho was a year above everyone else, she had different classes than the rest of us, but she still studied with us. 

I also became friends with Becky Diggory. She was sorted into Hufflepuff, yet we still were best friends. I had a lot of classes with her, and we spent a lot of time together.

Malfoy, on the other hand, was sorted into Slytherin. I never really saw him, and when I did I ignored him. I don’t even think he knew who I was. I thought about him often, but I tired not to. Why should I waste my thinking time, thinking about him?

Also I found that i was extremely good at magic! Me being muggle-born really didn’t matter at all. I turned out to be second best in the year, with Hermione Granger being the first.  Ravenclaw was in third place winning the house cup, but it really didn’t matter because at least Slytherin didn’t win. They had won seven years in a row, and didn’t deserve to win again!

So all in all I had a great first year! I made friends, did excellent in my classes, and it was Malfoy free!