do you really wanna hurt me?
The section of the Towne family that housed Dandy and his twin sister Savannah was what many people would be considered the black sheep part of the family. Though, this wasn't always necessarily true because until five years ago they lived next door to their relatives in the wizarding section of St. Albans. One day Portland Hamilton Towne got tired of the wizarding community. He wanted his children to experience the muggle side of life. That would be the exact reason they lived in the three story house that overlooked a garden inside the muggle community of Welwyn Garden City.
It was nearly time for them to be getting their acceptance letters to Hogwarts. In the mind of Dandy it had actually hurt when he saw Havana get her acceptance letter. He wasn't quite sure why because he knew he was going to be getting one just before the school year and it was going to include the ticket for the train to the Hogwarts Express. Each day until the letters finally came, young Dandy, was told by Savannah that he wouldn't be getting one.
She assured him that he was definitely a squib. Why Dandelion Towne didn't know what he would do with himself if had turned out to be a squib. It was something he didn't want to deal with. Magic seemed cool and he saw her mother and father do it everyday. He just had to learn magic, be able to perform magic, and he just had to not be a disappointment to the family - he had heard that every day from Savannah.
'You're a disappointment.' 'Mum hates you.' 'Dad says he wishes you were never born'. All of them were not true on their parents part, but only existed in the mind of his sister. He couldn't tell her that he was obviously on to her, right? Maybe, he could go snooping around and find something on her. There had to be something that Savannah Rose Towne had hidden away.
However, in the middle of his snooping he heard the tapping on the window and looked up at the window of their room and there was an owl. One that he had never seen before and it was holding a letter. He sighed thinking that the letter was probably meant for Savannah. He slowly walked over to the window and opened it allowing the owl to enter into the room he shared with his twin sister. Maybe she was right, maybe he was only destined to be a squib.
Wait. What was this? It seems that there was a second letter in the owl's grasp as he tossed the letter that was marked for Savannah onto her bed. He grabbed the second letter that had his name beautifully written in calligraphy on the envelope and opened it.
'Dear Why Towne,
We are happy to tell you that you've been accepted as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. The attachments are the required books and stuff you'll need for your first year. We've also attached a ticket for the Hogwarts Express. It leaves September 1 from Kings Cross Station. Have a wonderful summer and don't forget to always have a constant look out.'
He smiled as he grasped the letter and the ticket in his hand and collapsed onto his bed. He wasn't going to be a squib after all and his dream was going to be coming true. He was going to be a wizard, but most of all he was going to only have to be around his sister for purposes of classes. Clearly, she wouldn't be in the same house as him. That would be absurd and the sorting hat wouldn't do that to him.
He had already shared enough with her over the first eleven years of his life. Nothing else needed to be shared. Not even the same house. He had to get in a house that was different from hers. A house that she would never be in.
He had to be a Hufflepuff. Hopefully the sorting hat would realize that and put him there!
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Edited by W. Dandelion Towne, 24 January 2017 - 01:37 AM.