Arriving at Hogwarts
Disclaimer see first chapter
Author's Notes: For the absence of Robin Wood is explained that he decided to go to Cleveland with the newbie Slayers as a watcher.
The scarlet train traveled thought the beautiful country side. Xander and Dawn were looking out the window of the compartment. Faith and Andrew were learning how to play exploding snap. Willow was ignoring everyone else in favor of one of her new spell books. Buffy just sat back and enjoyed the peace and quiet for she new that it would not last for long.
Willow was trying to absorb as much informant ion as she could from her spell books. She could just feel the spells would work. Willow tried a few spells with her wand and they worked perfectly the first time. Willow knew that between the wand and the training that the coven had given her that her magic would be under her control.
After a couple of hours, a witch came around with a food trolley. Xander got something for everyone. He had gotten them cauldron cakes, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, chocolate frogs, and pumpkin juice. Willow was the first one to open a chocolate frog. It tried to get away but Willow bit off it's legs. The card with it was Merlin. Xander collected the cards after everyone finished with the frogs.
Buffy, Faith, and Xander started to plan out the first few self-defense classes for the students. Willow put away her spell books and started to plan her classes. Andrew was teaching Dawn how to play exploding snap.
A short time later, the conductor came and told them that they were ten minutes away from Hogwarts. Willow went up and down the corridor telling everyone to put on their robes. Andrew and Xander were kicked out of the compartment so that the girls could change. Andrew and Xander went to an empty compartment and changed into their robes.
The train stopped at the Hogsmead station. Willow and Buffy exited first and everyone followed them. Hagrid was waiting for them.
"Hello, Hagrid!" Willow said with a smile.
"Hello to you all" Hagrid said. "Your luggage will be taken up separately. Professor Dumbeldore asked me to get the boast out for you all. It's how all the first years see the school for the first time."
They followed Hagrid to the edge of the lake. Buffy, Dawn, Faith, and Willow climbed into one of the boats. Xander and Andrew got into the boat with Hagrid. The younger slayers climbed into the rest of the boats and Hagrid set them in motion.
As the boats came around the bend, they saw Hogwarts for the first time. Dawn squealed in delight. Everyone else was awestruck by the sight.The castle was amazing to look at with light flickering from every window. When boats landed and everyone followed Hagrid to the Great Hall. The Professors were sitting at the head table.
"Welcome to Hogwarts" Professor Dumbeldore said with a smile. "To my right are Professor Minerva McGonagal and Professor Severus Snape. To My left are Professor Sibyl Trelawney, Madam Poppy Pomfrey, and Professor Filus Flitwick."Th Professors nodded their welcome except for Snape.
Dawn, Andrew, and the younger Slayers took seats at one of the long house tables. Buffy Willow, Faith, and Xander took their seats at the head table. The food magically appeared. Some of the Professors were amazed at the amount of food that the Slayers were eating. Buffy explained that a slayer has an extremely high metabolism.
During dinner, the Professors asked them questions and answered the Scoobies' questions. Buffy, Xander, Willow, and Faith told Sunnydale stories while they ate.
After dinner, Professor Dumbledore escorted them to the tower that had been prepared for them. He stopped in front of a portrait of a young lady holding a stake and a sword.
"This is your portrait doorway. It will take you to your common room. The weapons room is off of the common room to the right." Professor Dumbeldore told them. "You need to pick a password and the doorway will open."
"Scoobies." Willow told the portrait.
"Scoobies, it5 is." The Young woman in the portrait said and her frame opened up.
"This is were I must leave you. Buffy, Dawn, Faith, Willow, Xander, and Andrew, the third floor had a portrait door also. Your rooms are all on the thrid floor. I will see you all in the morning." Professor Dumbeldore said before he left.
Dawn lead the way into the common room. It was done in blues and browns and had silver and gold accents. Several couches and cushy chairs were grouped around the fire place. On the other side of the room was a large table with chairs. There were several bookcases on the wall filled with demonology texts.
"This must be research center." Dawn stated.
The new slayers headed for the stairs to find their rooms. Buffy, Willow, Dawn, Faith, Xander, and Andrew followed them up the stairs to the third floor. The portrait was of beautiful blond fairy.
"Anya is the password." Xander said with emotion in his voice. The door opened to reveal a hallway. "Each of the rooms have a name plate on the door." Dawn told them.
Dawn's room was the first room on the right of the door way. Her room was done in various shade of purple. It had a four poster bed, desk, and Armour.
The next room was Faith's. It was done in red and black. In one corner was a punching bag. The room had a large four poster bed, Armour, and desk.
The next room was Willow's. Her room was done in shades of green. She had a reading area with a comfy looking chair and bookcase. Willow also had a large desk and an Armour.
Xander's room was on the other side of the hall from Willow. All of the furnishing in his room were made of warm tones of wood. His bedding was in a pale shade of blue.
Giles was across from Buffy. They didn't open that door.
Andrew was across from Faith. His room is very plain with white bedding and draperies. He has a desk and Armour.
Buffy is next to Faith. Her room is done in sage green. She has a large four poster bed and a sitting area. She also has a desk and Armour.
Everyone was glad to have a place to call their own. Each of the rooms had a private bathroom attached. Xander and Andrew were glad because that meant that they wouldn't have to wait until the girls were done to get any bathroom time. They changed and went to bed it had been a long day.