Hello, all. I'm Prongs, this is Friends or Family, and I hope you like it. :)
Evangaline Malfoy, twin sister of Draco Malfoy, awoke bright and early in the Slytherin Common Room. Realizing she wasn't in her dormitory, she figured she must've fallen asleep in front of the fire reading. Suddenly, remembering what she had been doing last night before she had returned to the Common Room, she jumped off the couch quickly. She had no lessons today, so she ran to the hospital wing.
Last night, she had been visiting Draco, who was recovering from a Quidditch accident. He had been practicing for weeks, excited for the try-outs, even trying to get Evangaline to join the team, too.
Eva opened the door and scanned the room for Draco. He was laying on his bed sleeping. She ran over and kissed his forehead. At that moment, Madam Pomfrey emerged from her office.
The nurse must have sensed Eva's fear, because she said, "Not to worry, Ms. Malfoy. It appears that your brother shall be able to leave once the wrist heals. It would be best if you not wake him, though."
But suddenly, Draco's eyes opened, he cleared his throat, and said sleepily, "Don't worry about me, Eva. I'm fine."
"Dray!" Eva exclaimed as she hugged him, careful to avoid the splinted wrist.
"It's too early for visitors, Ms. Malfoy, I'm sorry." Madam Pomfrey warned, pointing out the door.
"Yes ma'am, I'm sorry. Get some rest, Draco."
She walked out the door. An upmost feeling of depression began eating at her; she was now going to be forced to spend the day either alone, or with Crabbe, Goyle, and Pansy.
'Maybe I could try hanging out with someone new, Astoria Greengrass or somethi-'
Lost in her thoughts, she ran right into Harry Potter.
"Oh, I'm so sor-...Oh, it's you. Get lost, Potter."
Harry made a face.
"Excuse me? I'm sorry I bumped into you, maybe let's just both watch where we're going from now on," he suggested calmly, Ron and Hermione appearing behind him on either side however, looking rather angry.
Eva sighed. She didn't feel like fighting.
"Listen, I'm sorry. My brother just doesn't like you, for whatever reason, and I don't question him. And on top of that, he's in the Hospital Wing today, so I'm in a bad mood because now I have to spend the whole day either alone or with Draco's friends, which, to be honest, I'm not looking forward to doing. So if you'll excuse me..." She turned to walk away.
"Wait!" Harry grabbed her arm and spun her around to face him. Eva looked confused. Hermione and Ron watched in horror - they knew what was coming next.
"Why don't you hang out with us?" Harry offered.
Hermione looked shocked, but afraid of being rude, so she smiled at Eva. Ron cringed, making no effort whatsoever to hide his disgust. Eva's eyed widened, though she remained silent. After a moment, she stuttered,
"O-okay...sure. Thanks for asking."
Harry smiled. "Alright then. Follow us."
They started off towards the Black Lake.
'I wonder where this is going...' Eva thought. 'Could this be a trap?!' She daydreamed of all the possible scenerios that ended with Harry pushing her into the lake, but she didn't stop walking. She was going to force herself into having fun even if it made her miserable.
Suddenly, they stopped. Harry and Ron bent down and started picking up rocks.
"W-what are you doing...?" Eva managed.
"We're going to bother the giant squid," started Harry,
"how many ways are we supposed to have fun around here?" finished Ron, grinning.
Hermione was appauled.
"Again?! Honestly, you two! One day, you're going to get us all expelled, so don't say I didn't warn you, and I'm not gonna say I told you so, because you need to learn..."
While Hermione was ranting, Eva laughed quietly. Harry & Ron were ignoring her raging outburst, and began tossing rocks at the squid. "You - going to join us?" Asked Harry as he skipped a flat, palm-sized stone about 30 feet out.
Eva nodded, giggling only to herself, and took a snitch-sized pebble, aimed, and hit the squid square in the eye. Even Hermione stopped shouting and doubled over with laughter.
"You know, my older brothers Fred & George, they're quite the tricksters. You'd like them." Ron was starting to be friendly with Eva.
So over they went to the Great Hall, Eva and Hermione chatting all the way there about their favorite book, Hogwarts, a History.
"New friend?" asked the Weasley twins, finishing eachother's sentences. Eva introduced herself. At first, they seemed suspicious, but they must have figured that if she was with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, she was safe.
Before they knew it, Eva and George were in heavy combat over a Wizard's Chess battle. They were screaming at their pawns, and pieces of knight were flying in every direction.
Eva didn't realize it, but she was actually having a lot of fun. Only until it was almost time for the Hospital Wing to lock up for the night did she think of Draco.
"Oh, I'm sorry guys! I have to go check on Draco!" She gasped, disregarding the nasty looks she got at the mention of her brother's name. Smiling at her new friends, she turned and started towards the hospital wing.
The hallways were empty.
When she was completely away from them, it hit her.
'What have I done?!' She thought, even though she new perfectly well that she had just made friends with Harry Potter and his Gryffindork buddies.
She stopped dead in her tracks.
'Draco is going to...' She paused.
She had a sudden realization - remembered, really - that Draco had no idea where she had been or what she had been doing or who she had been doing anything with all day. She couldn't say she'd been with Crabbe, Goyle, and Pansy all day. They would be bound to tell him what they were doing.
All she could do now was hope that no one saw her with Harry And Friends and told Draco or his friends that she was now buddy-buddy with his enemy since before first year.
Eva loved her brother, and she wasn't going to risk her relationship with him for some Gryffindors she'd just befriended. She felt slightly guilty, but he would never find out.
"I'm going to lie to Draco Malfoy." She whispered to herself, and resumed walking down the hallway quickly.
Hello again! Just wanted to tell you how much it means to me that you actually clicked on and read this. I started this story about 3 years ago, and have literally just now revised it to the point that I actually think it's internet-worthy. Yup, I started this 8-15-10, when I was bloody twelve years old, so review if you like, but please be nice! :)