Back to School Shopping (Primrose) May 6, 2018 18:17:57 GMT -5
Post by katey on May 6, 2018 18:17:57 GMT -5
Another year at Hogwarts was about to begin, and Macy couldn't be more thrilled. New classes, new adventures, and--finally--Hogsmeade visits. She had thought hard about which electives to take. Muggle Studies was obviously out. Sure, it would be an easy "O", but she would be bored out of her mind. Eventually, she decided on Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and Ancient Runes. Some of her friends had thought she was crazy for taking more than the required two, but Macy knew Ravenclaws who planned to take every extra class they could, so she didn't think it was that weird.
Diagon Alley was great, and Macy was excited to go shopping for her new supplies. The only downside was that she had to go with her mother. She loved her mum, of course, and enjoyed spending time with her, but it wasn't quite as fun as shopping with her friends. Not to mention, navigating Diagon Alley with a muggle could be difficult.
When the two of them arrived at the entrance to Diagon Alley, Macy was about to tap the appropriate brick when her mum stopped her. She sighed, looked at her watch, and then spoke. "Macy," she said after a moment's deliberation. "Would you want to go on your own this time?"
Macy's face lit up. "Really?"
Her mum nodded. "If they're letting you wander around in Hogsmeade without supervision, I guess you're old enough to go to Diagon Alley by yourself." Macy was a little impressed that her mom remembered the names correctly, but she couldn't stop to think about that.
"Really, mum?" she repeated. She couldn't quite believe it.
Her mum nodded. "You be back here at three p.m. sharp, you hear me?"
Macy nodded frantically. "Yes, mum, I promise!"
"Alright, baby, you be careful. Call me if there's an emergency." Macy wasn't sure if her cellphone would even work in Diagon Alley, but she was already halfway through the hole that was growing in the bricks.
"Bye, mum!" she shouted, waving and then turning to look at the cobblestone street ahead of her. The bricks closed up, leaving her mum behind. She was free to shop by herself. And now suddenly a little nervous.
Macy pulled her supply list out of her pocket and examined it, unsure of where to start.