Who: Katie Bell and Ginny Weasley
What: The train ride to school.
When: Sunday, September 5th, 1996. Start of Harry's 6th year. 10am
Where: The Hogwarts Express
Rating: PG, to start anyways.
Warnings: None yet.
Katie Bell wandered through the cars of the Hogwarts Express more than a little lost. Ever since second year, she had met up with Alicia Spinnet and Angelina Johnson. They had their own cabin and had an absolute blast on the ride to school, talking about what the next year would hold.
She had almost expected Alicia and/or Angelina to run out of the crowd at Platform 9 3/4 to embrace her and drag her to the train. Of course, that hadn't happened. Sending her two best friends owls all year would be a pretty poor substitute for them being at Hogwarts.
Finding an empty car, she moved in and stored her trunk in the rack above. She was supposed to get into her uniform but she couldn't quite summon the enthusiasm for it and remained in her Muggle clothes for now.
Katie's dirty blonde hair was pulled up in a ponytail and she was wearing a large, red flannel open over a t-shirt featuring the band The Clash. Red trainers covered her feet and she wore a pair of loose blue jeans.
Sighing, she was not looking forward to a train ride alone to Hogwarts. She would even welcome a few ickle first years in the car over making the trip alone. Usually one to be upbeat, almost to the level of annoying some people, Katie fought to try and find her normal self.