Chapter 2 - The Train
Athena pulled James into their usual compartment before realizing what she was doing, holding his hand, and turning lightly pink in the cheeks before dropping his hand and sitting. James didn't seem to notice her reddened cheeks as he sat down on the opposite side of her with a chuckle. The two friends grinned at each other, before looking out the window to see Harry and Hermione talking, arguing by the looks of Hermione's wild hand motions, like they had argued every year as the two ran off together to the train, it hadn't taken them long to figure out it was about them, though they didn't know why.
They watched as Ginny said something that made the two stop fighting with sheepish smiles, and noticed that all the kids had disappeared to the train while their parents were arguing again, just like they had every year, "I wonder what they argue about every year", James voiced. It was never really something they had discussed before, only watched with unanswered questions forming in their heads.
Athena shrugged, "Maybe you should owl you're dad when we get to school? We can go ask my mom after the feast."
James nodded, agreeing before the two fell back into silence, watching the countryside pass by, talking about what this years classes would be like and arguing about which of their houses do better in Quidditch this year.
Albus and Letitia were in their own compartment, talking about how they needed to get James and Athena together, just so Harry and Hermione would stop talking about it all the time. Plans flew through the two's heads before Letitia actually proposed a good plan, "We should talk with them, slowly plant ideas in their heads about each other, until they finally admit their feelings."
The two grinned at each other when they decided on that plan, but soon realized that while they were planning they had steadily been inching closer together and they quickly moved to other sides of the bench, both flushed to a bright red. They then smiles shyly at each other, and both thought as they sat in silence in the compartment for the rest of the train ride, "I should take my own advice."
The youngest three were in their own compartment on the train. Lily, Julian and Stelella were talking about what the riddle might be when they got up to the common room later. They were also talking about how for a Ravenclaw, Athena was incredibly dense when it came to James's and her own feelings.
"I just want Mom to talk about something else", Julian complained.
Lily nodded in agreement, "Seriously, I love my dad, but he's a horrible gossip. I want to meet up at the platform and not hear him talk about James and Athena for once.
They all nodded and rolled their eyes, before they went on to discuss more normal things, like what they would be learning in their classes this year or if Ravenclaw would win the House Cup this year, they hope so, they hadn't had it for several years and they had read all their books before they got on the train so they could help their house with getting them points for correct answers and spells. They left to change before they arrived at Hogwarts, grinning at the thought of the beginning of their second year at their second home.
(A/N: Which couple will confess first! James and Athena or Albus and Letitia? Review with your thoughts! Hope you're enjoying the story! The chapters will get longer soon!)