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"Come on, Sirius," Bellatrix Black moaned, dragging her cousin, Sirius Black, from the window in front of a Quidditch shop.

"Bella, I want to look at the Quidditch stuff!" Sirius complained, reluctantly following after his cousins. Sirius was out in Diagon Alley to get all of his school supplies for his first year at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had come with his parents, brother, and three cousins, but was now stuck with his cousins as his parents and brother had gone off to do something else.

"What are we going to get first?" Narcissa, the youngest of Sirius' cousins asked. Narcissa was excited about Hogwarts, too, since she and Sirius would both be starting school this year.

"Well, I suppose we should get all of the cauldrons and potion supplies first, and then we can get our schoolbooks," Andromeda, the sensible one of the group supplied.

No one had any reason to argue, so the four headed over to the potions shop first. After getting all of that stuff, they went over to Flourish and Blotts to get their schoolbooks. Sirius was poking around in the back, looking at some more advanced spellbooks, when he ran smack into someone. Both of them dropped all of their books, which bounced and slid onto tables, under shelves, and all over the floor.

"Sorry!" both boys apologized, as they began to pick up their books and quickly realized that they had all of the same ones.

"You're starting Hogwarts, too?" Sirius asked.

"Yup. I'm really nervous, though," the other boy said a bit shyly. "Oh!" he said suddenly. "I'm Remus Lupin."

"Sirius Black," Sirius replied. "Well, I've got to go," he said, as Narcissa came over to get him and tell him they were leaving. "See you at Hogwarts!"

After the foursome had paid for their books and left the shop, they decided to split up for a bit. Sirius needed to get his robes, but the girls had gotten theirs the week before, so they dropped Sirius off at Madame Malkins and went to grab a bite to eat at the ice cream shop.

When Sirius got inside, Madame Malkin, a stout witch, greeted him. She had him stand up on one of the footstools while another witch fitted his robes. There was another boy already inside, getting fitted for his robes.

"I'm James Potter," the boy said, smiling at Sirius.

"Yes, I've heard of the Potters," Sirius said. "I'm Sirius Black."

James nodded. "What house do you think you'll be in? I reckon I'll be in Gryffindor; everyone in my family always is."

"My family's always in Slytherin," Sirius told him, "but I wouldn't mind Gryffindor. I suppose Ravenclaw's not to bad, either. One of my cousins got in Ravenclaw."

James agreed. "What about Hufflepuff? Everybody always says Hufflepuff would be awful, but my dad says it's just underrated."

"Can't imagine what my Mum would say if I was in Hufflepuff," Sirius laughed. "Hufflepuffs are supposed to be hard workers, and loyal, though, so it can't be all that bad."

"All right, you're done, dear," the witch fitting James' robes said. "See you at school!" James called to Sirius as the door closed behind him as he left the shop.

Sirius' fitting was soon finished, so after he paid for his robes, he went to find his cousins. A lot of kids Sirius' age might have been worried about walking through the crowded Diagon Alley by themselves, but Sirius had been here very often, and went on his own or with his cousins a lot, so he had no worries about it.

It didn't take long for Sirius to find his cousins, who had just finished their ice cream.

"Well, we're supposed to wait for your parents and brother over there-" Andromeda jerked her thumb at the steps of Gringotts Bank, "but we have a while before we need to meet them, so we might as well do some more shopping."

"I want to go over to the joke shop," Sirius told them.

Andromeda shrugged. "I'll go too," she supplied, seeing that Bellatrix and Narcissa did not want to go.

"Fine," Bella reluctantly agreed. "But don't be late to meet us, or else."

Sirius and Andromeda hurried over to the joke shop, where Sirius bought various things, including plenty of dungbombs.

Andromeda laughed as she and Sirius left the joke shop. "I would suggest you don't get into too much trouble," she advised. "Your mum wouldn't be to happy with that."

"Trouble? Me?" Sirius put a look of mock innocence on his face. "Never!"

Andromeda raised her eyebrow. "Nice try anyway, cuz. Well, why don't we head over there next?" she pointed to the sweetshop across the street.

"You read my mind," Sirius grinned, heading through the door of the sweetshop.

After they had bought plenty of sweets, the two cousins headed over to Gringotts to wait for everyone else, who got there soon after.

"Well, I do hope you've gotten everything?" Sirius' mum asked. They all replied yes, so Mrs. Black lead the way as they all headed off to go back home.

(Being in the Black family, Sirius and his cousins, of course, already had a wand and an owl, so they hadn't had to worry about any of that.)

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