The first year gave the Hufflepuff the shyest of nods. "Right, then, Daph sent me."

"...she said we were to share a compartment."

"And you shall, you'll be riding back with Daph, Theo, Luna, and I."

"Luna?" The child whispered, following behind her sister's friend.

"She's very friendly. A wonderful person...despite her housemates' smear campaign." She gave Astoria a pointed look.

"I don't contend with gossip."

The girl smiled, "very wise...Daph did say you were a true Ravenclaw."

They opened the compartment door and Astoria turned to Luna, "...would you like some sweets?"