Chapter 5

An awkward silence filled the room as the five girls and two boys looked at each other.

"Have any of you been to Britain?" Harry asked uncertainly.

Bex almost jumped with joy – literally. "We all have, well, Liz hasn't, but me, Cammie and Macey have. I actually live there," she blurted, forgetting everything Madam Dabney had ever taught them in C & A classes.

"Really?" said Ron, "I thought this was an all American school. Whereabouts do you live?"

"Ron," hissed Hermione, giving him a deathly glare.

"It is," said Bex, enjoying herself, "but they made an exception. As for where I live – "

"Bex…" warned Cammie.

"I can't tell you that," she continued, sighing, "it's kind of secret."

Just then, Ms Morgan returned and they fell silent.

"Mum," Cammie started, "Where are they going to be sleeping?"

"Well," the headmistress started, "I thought the boys would be alright where the Blackthorne boys were. As for Hermione, I thought maybe you would be more comfortable sleeping with my girls. Is that alright?"

Hermione nodded, but Bex, Liz, Macey, and most of all Cammie, looked at Rachel as if she had gone mad.

"How are we going to get all five of us in our suite Mum?" she asked. She knew the mansion better than anyone, maybe even better then Gilly Gallagher herself, and there wasn't a room anywhere that would sleep five girls.

"Well," Rachel wondered how she was going to explain this. Her and Dumbledore had agreed not to let their students know the truth about the other school. "Headmaster Dumbledore and I have… altered… your suite a bit. I think you will find it has sufficient space for all of you. In September though, when the others return, I will let them know that your room is out of bounds to all with the exception of me, you five, and Harry and Ron if they warn you or me first Cammie. You understand?"

"Yes Mum," Cammie replied.

"Girls, go up to your room. Boys, follow me. I will meet you in the hall for dinner. Our chef has said he will stay and cook for us – he didn't think you would want me cooking for you."

Cammie laughed, looked at her mum, and walked out of the office, the others following her.