The First Day
I don't own Sailor Moon or Harry Potter.
Three teenagers sat in a train car one was a young boy with black unruly hair, wearing round glasses and green eyes. Across from him was a girl with brown bushy hair holding a newspaper in her hands reading it and next to her was a boy with a lighter complexion, with red hair that match the red freckles on his face.
"It will be nice to be back at Hogwarts again this year." Harry said as he starred out the window while the train moved passing through the country.
"We're lucky to be coming back with the how bad the attacks have been getting in England." Ron stated who had a frown on his face, as he popped a chocolate frog into his mouth. Harry turned his head looking at his best friend.
"Just because there have been attacks in England doesn't mean Hogwarts isn't safe. With Dumbledore at the school it is the safest place to be of all places." Harry said in a defensive tone.
"Maybe so, Harry. But have you heard the latest attack?" Hermione asked him in a serious tone. Both boys looked at her with curious looks on their faces.
"No, what happened this time?" Harry asked her.
"It appears that the Death Eaters attacked a muggle bridge this time. They completely destroyed it. Luckily for those who were on the bridge during the time of the attack, they were saved by magical women wearing skirts, who are called Senshi." She informed them in a matter of fact tone.
"What the bloody hell is a zensha?" He asked with a dumbfounded look apparent on his face.
"Senshi Ron." Hermione corrected him.
"Do you know who they are?" Harry asked gaining Hermione's attention back before the two started bickering which he could see was about to erupt between them.
"I did a little bit of research earlier before we got on the train. It appears they are magical like us and are from Japan."
"From Japan? Then what are they doing here?" Ron blurted out as he looked between the two friends.
"I'm not sure. From what I could gather there are eight of them. I presume they are here to fight against you know who." She said simply.
"It doesn't make any sense." Harry started causing his two friends to look at him with a serious tone in his face and his green eyes holding questions in them. "Why come here now? Why leave Japan to be here?" He finished saying stating look between to his two friends.
"They are all good questions that I don't have the answers too. Like I said I didn't get to do much research before coming onto the train. I am hoping to find out more once we get to Hogwarts." Hermione said.
"Going back to Hogwarts…I wonder what trouble we'll get into this year." Ron mumbled slouching back into his seat.
Everyone was seated at their tables for the dinner and the sorting hat had just finished sorting all the new first years into the new houses. Professor Dumbledore stood at his stand with his usual cheerful smile on his face and twinkle in his eyes.
"Welcome, to another year at Hogwarts!" He started off cheerfully to the students that were sitting before him. "I hope you all enjoyed your summer vacation. I have a very please to inform you that we have a new Defense against the Dark Arts professor this year." He started to say.
Harry, Ron and Hermione sat in the middle of Gryffindor table in their robes for school. Harry and Ron sat on the left side of the table while Hermione sat across from them with Ginny by her side.
"I hope this doesn't take too much longer, I'm starving." Ron stated as they listened to Dumbledore speak. Hermione look at Ron with an aggravated look on her face.
"Honestly, Ron is that all you ever think of is food?" She asked him in an agitate tone to her voice.
"It's a wonder that anything else gets through that thick skull of his since that all he usually is thinking about." Ginny teased with a smile on her face.
"Food isn't the only thing I think about. I do have other things I like do to." Ron retorted back defensively.
"Hey, did any of you recognize those two new people that are up there?" Harry asked simply as he kept his gaze on the table. The four teens turn their attention back to the table look at the new teachers that sat up there. Most of the teacher they recognized from previous years of having them. However, there were two new faces at the table that they had never seen before.
"Can't say that I do." Ginny replied back.
"I wonder if they have a new class they will be starting up this year. That would be wonderful because I'd love to learn about it and see if I could join." Hermione speculate with a happy glint in her eyes and smile on her face at the idea of learning something new. The students stopped talking to listen to what Dumbledore had to say having realized there were new teachers at the table.
"I'd like to introduce to you our new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Tsukino and her assistant Professor Tomoe. They have come all the way from Japan to teach you and you will learn a great deal from these young ladies." Professor Dumbledore announced happily before clapping his hands. At the mention of her name Serena stood up in her silver robes with her hair pulled in a French braid behind her back. She stood up from her seat and bowed to the students gracefully with a smile on her face. Hotaru followed Serena's lead, who was sitting to her left, bowed low to the students with the same grace before standing straight back up to sit down.
As Serena sat back down her blue eyes had been scanning most of the night for a certain boy she had not seen. As she was sitting down her blue eyes quickly again scan the Gryffindor table hoping to catch sight of the person she hope to finally see with her own eyes. As she sat down her eyes finally caught sight of the person she had been looking for. There in the middle of the table sat Harry Potter, with his two best friends there with him. She sat there starring at him with amazement in her eyes how much he had grown. She could easily see both his parents in his features on his face. As she watched him sitting there smile and laugh with his friends that were sitting around him. She realized how happy he was with not knowing she even existed. He had no idea who she was, why she was there, and why he was special to her. To him she was just another teacher to teach another year here.
The happy smile that had been on the blonde's face vanished quickly as these realizations dawned onto her. 'And I have no one to blame for this but me.' She thought sadly to her self. Serena's eyes started to sparkle with unshed tears at these thoughts.
Just then a sudden touch to her left shoulder snapped her out of her trance. She turned her had to see Hotaru with a soft smile on her face and understanding in her eyes.
"Are you alright?" Hotaru asked concern was evident in her face.
"Yes, I am." She said simply, as she took the time to push back the overwhelming emotions that had come up suddenly, back down so as not to make scene in front of all the students and teachers.
"We need to be careful, especially with starring at certain people." Hotaru started. "Other wise, he'll start question us." She finished saying to her friend. Serena smiled at her friend a small laugh coming to her lips.
"You're right, thank you. I just can't believe he is here. After all these years…." She trailed off looking in the direction of where he sat.
"I understand, Serena. But remember why we're here." Hotaru said in a serious tone. Serena sighed heavily turning her gaze back to her friend a flash of anger in her eyes.
"Oh I have not forgotten. He'll be sorry for showing up." Serena stated simply. Hotaru nodded her head in agreement.
"Agreed." Hotaru said. The two fell silent as they listen to Dumbledore speak to students for the night before dinner being served.
Serena had just finished teaching the first day of class with her first year students. As they filed out of the room one by one to their next class she made her way over to her desk to take a seat for a minute. Hotaru stood next to her fishing out the roster list for the next class that was to come in.
"Well, that didn't go so badly." Serena said with a smile on her face a glint of satisfaction in her blue eyes. Hotaru chuckled to herself lightly at the blonde's attitude at the moment.
"Well, I hope you keep those thoughts because Harry's class is next." She informed her. Upon hearing this Serena sat up straight in chair and a look of fear washed over hear face quickly erasing the smile and glint in her eyes.
"They are?" She said with dread in her voice. Hotaru put her hand on her shoulder causing Serena to look at her.
"I know this is going to be one of the hardest things for you to do. But just remember he is a student of yours and he doesn't know about us. Let's just take this one step at a time and focus getting through this class of introductions." Hotaru said with an encouraging smile on her face as she tried to reassure her princess. Serena took a deep breath as she regained her focus quickly since students were starting to come into the room for the class.
"Thank you Hotaru for being there and…"Serena tried to finish but was interrupted by Hotaru.
"I completely understand, Serena, this can't easy for you. But the students are arriving." She said with a smile and turned her attention to their students as they are starting taking their seats in the class room. Serena realized she was cutting her off not because she wanted to but to keep from other ears hearing their conversation and finding out who they really were to soon. She was grateful for all the help Hotaru was being by being with her at Hogwarts.
"Right." Serena said with a smile and stood from her desk with a glint of purpose in her blue eyes. She stood by her desk and watched the students file in to class chatting to one another about what they had done over the summer and catching up with one another. There were some students she had recognized from being in the Great Hall the other night. As she watched the students a particular group caught her attention that had just walked. Harry Potter, and his two friends Ron, and Hermione, had just come in while chatting away with bright smiles on their faces. Upon Harry walking in Serena had to keep her control from running up to him and hugging the day lights out of him. The feeling was so strong, to just go to him, and tell him everything, it was almost unbearable. She had her hands behind her gripping the desk tightly to keep herself standing, but remembering what Hotaru had said about not letting anyone know who she was, before they should know. So she took a few deep breaths to calm her nerves and regain focus.
The trio didn't seem to notice her for they were too involved in chatting with old friends and catching up on how they were doing. Harry and Ron took a pair of desks that were together and sat in the middle of the room while Hermione sat in front of them with Neville Longbottom next to her. As Harry put his books down for the class he turned his head to see Professor Tsukino standing in front of her desk looking at him. Her eyes seemed to soften when he looked at her and what he thought to be glint of guilt in her eyes. But before he could get a good look she turned around and began to fix the area of her desk.
'I must be imaging things.' He thought to himself. 'But she seems familiar although I'm not sure why.' He thought. Just then Ron's voice caught Harry's attention bringing him back to his thoughts.
"So, Harry, when do Quidditch try outs begin?" Ron asked his best friend.
"They don't start until next week, Ron." He said but before Harry could say anything more the bell rang signaling the start of class. Ron had a huge grin on his face at the news of the try outs. The two boys along with everyone else in the classroom took their seats for the time being and look up front. Serena finished moving her things around on her desk and turned around with a bright smile on her face. She then sat down on her desk while Hotaru stood standing next to her.
"Good morning class." Serena said cheerfully to them. "My name is Professor Tsukino and this Professor Tomoe." She introduced to everyone as she began class. "Professor Dumbledore has made me aware of your variety of teachers that you have had over the past five years here at Hogwarts." At this mention this caused the class to laugh and giggle. Serena couldn't help but chuckle a bit which helped calmed her nerves down more. "Since you have had so many different teachers we're going to start from the basics and work all the way up to where you should be, which means not only will we be learning from your books but you will also being learning by practicing certain spells in the classroom as well. Both Professor Tomoe and I will be helping you gain experience and it will be good thing for all of you to learn." She announced to the students. The students smiled excitingly while others high five their friends and mumble under their breaths of their thoughts of this. "So do you any of you have any questions for us?" Serena asked next once the students had stopped their chatting after the news. At first no one raised their hands. A few students looked around to see if anyone raised their hands or had any questions. But then Hermione's hand rose with a small smile on her face. Serena saw the hand and smile at the young girl before.
"Yes, Hermione?" Serena asked curious as to what her question would be but had a good idea where this maybe leading.
"Well, professor, I just read in the news, that there are some magical people from Japan are here helping us in the fight against you know who. Do you know anything about them?" She questioned curiously in a matter of fact tone. Serena and Hotaru both smiled at hearing the question.
"You speak of the Senshi that were reported in the news during the bridge attack, correct?" Serena asked her causing mumblings from the other students who also seemed curious now at the question and if these new professors had any answers.
"Yes." She answered back to her with a bit more confidence in her voice. Serena stood up from her desk with a smile on her face.
"Well, where shall I start with this?" Serena said before pausing for a moment. She stood for a moment trying to best figure a way to explain the Senshi without giving to much information away at the moment. "In Japan, where both Professor Tomoe and I live, that is where the Senshi have been. You see they are magical women who fight to protect the people of Japan from these evil creatures call youmas. These youmas are mean, and dangerous to the citizens whether they are muggle or magical born. No regular magical spells can stop them and so the Senshi with the spells they know are there and are able to keep the citizens safe and destroy the youma before they hurt anyone." Serena explained to her students.
"But who are they?" asked a male boy in the front of the class.
"That is another good question. But no one knows the answer for sure. Some say they are gifted with old magic, while others believe they are princesses, and some believe they are aliens that live on earth. There are many different ideas of who they are but no one knows that answer for sure." Serena stated to everyone in a matter of fact tone.
"But why are they here in England now? Why did they leave Japan?" Hermione asked this time. Serena turned to her with a frown on her face.
"I'm afraid I do not have that official answer. But my guess would be that they are here to help us in any way they can. Should you run into them don't be alarm or frighten they are here to help but listen to them for they are wise and experience in many situations." Serena told them wisely. "And yes, I do know this from my own experience. I have ran into them myself when a youma showed up." This caused all the students to perk up at hearing this.
"Really?" one student asked.
"What was it liked?" another student asked. This caused Serena to giggled a little at the different questions that were coming to her at their curiously to learn more about the new comers that suddenly appeared in their country. Serena tried to get everyone to quiet down so she could answer.
"As much as I would like to get into that story I'm afraid that will have to wait for a different time because class is about to end." This earned Serena a few moans from the students. "Which means I must give you your first homework assignment." She stated to them which she then gain groans of protest at this declaration. "You are to write up a five hundred word essay of your thoughts of who the senshi are. It is due tomorrow in class first thing." She said just then bell began to ring signaling the end of class. At the sound of the bell the students start to get up to head to their next class so they were not late. Serena watched as Harry, and his friends left the room. Once all the students were gone Serena turned to her friend with a bright smile on her face.
"Well, that went very well, I must say." Hotaru said with a glint of amusement on her face.
"Yes, it did and just as I thought Hermione asked us about ourselves." Serena said with light chuckle.
"She is bright for her age. I bet she would give Amy a run for her money." Hotaru said as she began to straighten up the desk.
"Yes, but I have a feeling that she may figure us out if we are not careful around her." Serena replied back. "But until then we'll worry about that when the time comes. How about we head to get some lunch?" Serena supplied with a smile on her face. Hotaru nodded her head in agreement.
"Yes, I' am hungry myself and would like to get a bite to eat before our next class of second years which is next." She said. The two women then made their way out of the classroom for lunch.
I hope you enjoyed this chapter it's a bit longer than the last chapter. Please review and tell me what you think. I am in the process of figuring out chapter three for this fic and also working on my other fic The Present and Future at the same time. ~erika~