As the small brown-haired girl prepared herself for the tears she knew would fall as she said goodbye to her parents, she caught sight of a blonde boy hugging his parents on the other side of the platform. She realised they must be the Malfoys and she could almost hear her father growl. As she turned to face her godfather George's angry rant on how she shouldn't associate with "scum" like them, she was shocked and suprised to find that it was her mother that pulled her off to the side. "Rose, I know you where expecting to hear this from your Father but I think it's especially important that you stay away from Scorpius Malfoy...trust me Malfoy's are never good news". Before her mother could turn away Rose thought she caught sight of heartache and pain in her mother's eyes. Was her mother simply wishing that Ron could be here to see their daughter off on her firsr day of Hogwarts? Or was it something more...something to do with the blonde haired family to their left? Her trail of thought was interrupted by Albus yelling at her that they needed to get on the train now or they'd miss it.
After some searching, Rose and Albus eventually came across an empty compartment. Rose sat beside the window, while Albus stretched himself across the opposite seat. Barely five minutes had passed when a slightly out of breath blonde crashed in and disturbed their peace. It took Rose only seconds to realise that it was the Malfoy boy she had been warned to stay away from. He apologised immediatley for bursting in, saying that he was being chased by the daughter of Pansy Parkinson and had lost her in the crowd before slipping into their compartment. Albus and Rose laughed, having heard their fathers' stories about how Pansy had been hopelessly in love with Draco Malfoy they felt sorry for Scorpius.
By the time the train reached Hogsmeade, the three had become bestfriends. Rose had told Scorpius she had been warned to keep away from him, only to find out he had been told the same thing. They mutually decided that their stupid parents were still predjudiced and that they should be ignored. Now the only worry on theor minds was the Sorting. Albus dreaded The possibilty of being sorted into Slytherin. Rose wasn't too keen on Gryfindor because she hated the thought of having to follow in her mother's footsteps and hoped to be sorted somewhere else. Scorpius on the other hand wasn't too fussed. He knew his father would have preferred him to be in Slytherin but he knew that his father wouldn't care as he had completely changed and the old ways of the past didn't bother him anymore.
Scorpius was the first of the three to be called. He stauntered up to the stool and calmly sat down. After two minutes of deliberation the hat announced "RAVENCLAW". Scorpius didn't looked too bothered and walked over to the Ravenclaw table where he was greeted warmly. Then it was Albus' turn. The hat had barely touched his head before shouting "GRYFINDOR". Albus looked delighted and ran over to join his now screaming family, the loudest being his brother James.
Seeing the reaction Albus had got when he was put in Gryffindor made Rose more determined to not be sorted there too. She just had a longing inside her to be different. To just be Rose. Not "another Weasley" or "Hermione's daughter". When her name was called she walked slowly to the stool, delaying her almost certain placement in Gryffindor. The hat was placed on her head and it begin to question whether she should be a Gryffindor or a Ravenclaw. Rose's heart was filled with joy as the hat screamed "RAVENCLAW". Her family wasn't to suprised after all, she did inherot her mother's brains. She skipped over and joined Scorpius at the Ravenclaw table. "Happy?" he asked. "Most definetly" she replied giving him a big grin. Little did they know that thos was the start of a long, troublesome friendship.