I'm sorry, I don't understand you.
We all know the story of how Lord Voldemort was defeated by Harry Potter when he was just a baby, and how he grew up with no living relatives other than the Dursleys. But what if the story had turned out differently? What if did have other living family? How would things change if the Boy Who Lived had a twin sister?
Okay, so this used to be in quiz form also, but I'm re-writing it, so hope you enjoy! :D
Okay, so the main character is deaf. There will be a lot of signing in here. :D
I saw a small house on a dark night, late in the evening.
There were children running around from house to house in different costumes, so it must have been Halloween.
Inside the house I was watching I could see a happy family of four- wait that's my happy family of 4! I realized with a jolt.
"Mum? Dad?" I whispered, reaching out to touch the cold window pane, through which I could see a woman with red hair like mine holding a little boy with black hair and a man with black hair like Harry's holding a little girl with red hair.
I had almost touched the window, but then the dream changed and I saw green flashes of light, my mum and dad dying, and Harry and I crying in a crib.
Tears were springing into my eyes. No, I didn't want to see this, no please no!
Then something dark was creeping towards the little me and the little Harry.
"No,you won't hurt them!" I yelled, jumping in front of the crib-
I was jolted awake, realizing that Harry was shaking me as my heart raced a mile a minute.
"What was it?" he signed, concerned. He must have seen the fear and pain in my eyes. I never could hide anything from him.
"Nothing. Just a dream." I said, forcing a smile and sitting up.
I saw Ron watching curiously as Harry signed that we were almost to Hogwarts and that I need to go get dressed.
"Okay," I signed, standing up and grabbing my robes from the trunk above my head and walking towards the door to the compartment. "I'll be right back." I said, waving to Harry and Ron over my shoulder.
I walked through the crowded hallway of the train, making my way down to the girl's loo, where I locked myself in a stall to change.
As I walked out, I was nearly knocked over by a tall girl with black hair and dark skin. She had brushed past me on purpose, I'm not sure why.
"Oh, blimey I'm sorry!" She said, looking at me for a second. But her brown eyes betrayed her, she wasn't even looking at me. She didn't care that she had nearly flattened me.
Rolling my eyes, I hitched my bag higher up on my shoulder and walked out of the girl's restroom, my shoulders hunched over and my head down.
And guess how well that worked for me. Two seconds later I'd run into someone else, making us both stumble towards the side of the hallway.
"Oh my God, I'm so sorry!" I said, looking at the person and feeling a red blush creeping up on my cheeks.
The person I'd run into was a boy of my age, a little taller than me with short brown hair and bright blue eyes. He was also grinning as he signed, "Hey, Hollie."
"Jem?" I signed, staring at him. "Jem Spinnet?"
Jem grinned and hugged me tightly. I laughed and hugged him back.
When we broke apart, I signed, "What are you doing here?"
Jem Spinnet has been my best friend ever since I was old enough to start going to school for the deaf, which Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia sent me to against their will. Jem and I have been best friends, and I remember Harry and I spending a lot of time at Jem's house growing up, as much as we could to get away from the Dursleys.
Now Jem shrugged and signed that he was going be a wizard like his parents had told him when he was a little kid.
"Wait! You knew about all this? And you didn't tell me?" I signed, my hand gestures getting faster and more harsh. "I thought we were best friends!"
Jem held up his hands as I began to sign again. "We are." He signed urgently. "I wanted to tell you, I swear. But Professor Dumbledore wouldn't let me or my family tell you guys who you were. I would have told you if I could have, Hollie." He stopped and looked me in the eye. "You know that."
I bit my lip. Ever since we were friends, Jem had never lied to me. But apparently now he had been the entire time.
Seeing my indecision, Jem signed, "I'm sorry, Hollie. Forgive me?"
After another minute, I grinned and waved a hand in the air. "There's nothing to forgive," I signed. "Wanna go see Harry?"
Jem shrugged and nodded. Grinning, I grabbed his hand and led him back up the train towards our compartment.
When we reached it, there was a girl in there with long brown hair talking to Harry and Ron and looking very impressed.
Jem and I stepped into the compartment and Harry saw us with almost a look of relief on his face.
"Jem!" I saw him say, looking surprised as well. "Are you a wizard, too?" He signed, looking between Jem and I.
Jem nodded and signed something quickly. I laughed, but even Harry didn't get everything, so he looked at me questioningly.
"He said that this morning his mom was all fussy and was crying about how her little baby was going off to Hogwarts." I S&S, still laughing.
Mrs. Spinnet would say that, that's really funny!
Ron and the brown-haired girl were staring at us and I turned to them, feeling rude that I wasn't including them.
"Hi, I'm Hollie." I said, waving to the girl, who had been watching me using my hands to sign to Jem with unabashed curiosity.
Harry was signing for Jem behind me.
"And this is Jem." I said, pointing to him while still looking at Ron and the girl.
"Guys, this is Hermione Granger." Harry said and signed, spelling out her name for us in sign language.
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Hollie, Jem." Hermione said clearly, her lips turned up in a small smile. "Oh, and the driver says that we'll be there any-"
Hermione was cut off by the train screeching to a halt, making all of us sway where we stood.
"We're here!" I S&S, jumping up and down and grinning at Jem in excitement.
"Nervous?" He signed, shaking his hands to the side with a grin on his face.
I rolled my eyes at him. "Me? Nervous? Please, give me a break." I signed, grinning.
I made sure that my trunk was shut, as well as my carrier case for Evalinne, so that they would make it to whatever room I would be staying in in one piece.
Then Jem and I followed Harry, Ron, and Hermione off of the train with the enormous waves of students.
I looked above the other students' heads and saw Hagrid standing farther back in the station, waving to us.
When he saw me looking, he signed, "Hello, Hollie!", using the sign for my name that Jem had given me (it's the sign for crazy but with the sign for the letter h).
He remembered how to say it!
I grinned and waved back. "Hi, Hagrid!" I managed to yell as the swell of students pushed me along.
He was shouting something, but I couldn't quite see what he was saying, I was almost past him at that point.
Then Harry grabbed mine and Jem's arms.
"He said that first years are supposed to go with him." He signed, motioning for us to get to Hagrid.
When we reached him, Hagrid smiled at us and then started walking towards a huge lake. He held up four fingers and then pointed at a boat, talking really fast.
Well, he didn't seem to remember that part of it.
"What is he saying?" I asked Harry, Jem watching so that he could understand as well.
"He said that we can only have four people to a boat." Harry signed.
I nodded in assent and motioned to an empty boat. Harry, Ron, and Jem and I all climbed into it.
When all the first years were seated, the boats started moving magically across the water. Then we rounded a bend and I got my first look at Hogwarts.
My jaw dropped and I tapped Harry on the arm, pointing at it insistently.
"Oh my gosh, look at how big it is!" I S&S, turning so Jem could see what I was saying with my hands.
"It's huge!" Jem signed, grinning as he gazed up at in awe.
Ron and Harry were similarly mesmerized, staring up at the dark castle with all of its towers, nearly covered in windows, which bathed all of the first years in the boats in a pale yellow light.
When we reached the other side of the lake and got out of the boats, we were led into the castle by a tall woman whose name Harry said was Professor McGonagall, the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts as well as the head of Gryffindor house.
She showed us into a hallway, turned around to face us, and held up her hands in a gesture that I knew meant, "wait here."
All the students seemed nervous, and I was grateful I wasn't the only one. I was terrified, but I was trying to keep it controlled.
I looked up just in time to see a boy with white-blond hair and cold grey eyes say, "So it's true,is it?"
The boy was right in front of me, talking to me like I could hear him. "Everyone's been talking about how the Potter twins are coming to Hogwarts. I'm Draco Malfoy. You're Hollie, then?"
I raised my eyebrows and crossed my arms over my chest as I saw Harry, Ron and Jem begin to laugh.
"Hollie, you'll see that some wizarding families are better than others." Malfoy held out a hand to shake, glaring at Jem and Ron in particular. "I can help you there."
Who does this boy think he is? Why's he being so rude to Jem and Ron?
I rolled my eyes. "I'm so glad that I couldn't hear that." I S&S, shaking my head in disgust.
"Excuse me?" Malfoy said, looking offended and confused.
I saw Jem, Harry, and Ron laugh even harder. Even Hermione was hiding a grin behind her hand.
"I'm deaf, Malfoy." I S&S, raising my eyebrows at him.. "I can't hear a bloody word you're saying. I can read your lips, but it most certainly does not mean that I agree with you. And I think my brother and I can tell who the wrong sort are for ourselves, thanks. We certainly don't need your help."
Malfoy sneered and opened his mouth to say something, but then I saw Professor McGonagall step up behind him. She gave the two of us a look, and then I saw her say, "Follow me."
I tried to forget about the confrontation with Malfoy as my excitement came back. It was time to figure out what house I would be in!
Grinning in excitement, Jem grabbed my hand and we followed the professor and the other students, Harry, Ron, and Hermione behind us.