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Party with Potter (S&D)

by Jordan Hart
(Stanford, CA)

A little while ago, I had a dream that I went to a party with a friend of mine. We showed up at my friend's house, and who was there, but Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley! It was so exciting. Harry and I hung out all night, and completely bonded over discussing his excellent use of Expelliarmus against Lord Voldemort in their final duel. Cedric Diggory also showed up, which was weird because he is dead. But it was still great to see him! Later we all decided to play Quidditch. My dad and younger sister were also playing for some reason, although they had not been at the party beforehand. Because she is young, they had to share a broom. This made it kind of difficult for my dad to steer the broom however, and they accidentally flew right at me! This caused me to crash into the ground, which woke me up. I was upset, because our team (Gryffindor, obviously) was winning, and I knew that they were counting on me to help secure the victory. Oh well, next time!


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