Notes: - The whole story line actually trouble me a bit... Voldemort born in 1927 so that makes him like 50's when Willow's born... even though he's immort it's still a bit... um... And then i got myself into whole 'yr-2-or-yr-3-ish mess'. It took me quite some time to make the decision. At last i decided to follow the Chamber of Secret first and see how's going. And I wanted to add more characters from BtVS and AtS into it, but it then seemed a bit too crowdy... Anyways it's just a test drive... so, pls tell me what u think and see if i should continue... HUGE THX! - (7-20-05) Revamped the second time... um... grrr...
Background: Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Ronald Weasley and Alexander Harris were good friends who were now studying in Hogwart (all from Gryffindor house). They were now year 2.
"Buffy! Hermione!" Buffy Summers and Hermione Granger turned around, and saw Ron, George and Fred followed by Ginny and Molly Weasley walking towards them.
"Hi guys! Hello Mrs- Molly."
"Hello my dear." Molly said. She hugged both Buffy and Hermione.
"Have you seen Harry?" Ron asked.
"He traveled with us by floo but we lost him."
"I'm sure he's all right though. You two come here alone?"
"No." Hermione answered. "My parents are having tea with Joyce and Giles."
"I see." Molly nodded. "Well, we still got some time... you children go look around. We'll meet at the book shop in an hour, okay? I need to bring Ginny to buy some robes first." She turned towards Ron. "Tell your father if you see him. And you two," She pointed at Fred and George. "Behave."
"Yes mum." Ron, Fred and George said at the same time.
After Mrs. Weasley and Ginny left, Fred and George immediately went for the Quality Quidditch Supplies. Buffy turned to Ron and looked at him, confused. "Why one hour?"
"Gilderoy Lockhart will be showing up in the book shop today."
"REALLY?!" Buffy and Hermione shouted. "I'm so gonna have him sign on my book." Buffy grinned.
Ron gave the two a disapproving look. "Not you two too!"
"What? He's real charmer." Buffy defended.
"And all his adventures... he's a real hero. I heard he's going to be our DADA teacher this year." Hermione said dreamily, imagining Lockhart smiling at her.
Ron shook his head at the two. "Hi Harry! Hagrid!" The redhead grinned and waved his hand when he saw a dusty Harry Potter and Hagrid walking towards them.
"Where have you been?" Buffy asked, looking at Harry from head to toe. "You sure have traveled by floo. And what happened to your glasses?"
"I accidentally went to the Knockturn Alley." Harry said, looking at the broken lens and frowned.
"Well, I'll leave you kids then." Hagrid smiled at the youngsters and left.
Hermione sighed. She took out her wand, and pointed at Harry's broken glasses. "Reparo!" Harry eyes went wide when he the lens repaired itself.
"Wow! Way to go 'mione!" Buffy said. Hermione smiled proudly and put back her wand back under her rode. "So, what are we going to do now?"
"Um... I saw Xander on the way here. He said he's going to the pet shop. They got a new phoenix there."
"Let's go then." Buffy said. The four of them walked towards the Magical Menagerie.
When they arrived at the Magical Menagerie, they found a crowd of people gathered around the shop. "Hey! Here!" Xander shouted, waving at them from inside the shop. The four of them squeezed themselves into the crowd and found Xander standing beside a redhead with a silver phoenix on her shoulder.
"Wow, another Weasley." Buffy said. The redhead surely looked like a Weasley.
"She's not my cousin, is she?" Ron asked himself.
"Hi guys!" Xander gave them a bright smiled then turned to the redhead. "They're my friends."
The redhead turned around and looked at them with her big green eyes. "Um... Hi. I'm Willow. Willow Slytherin."
"Hi." Hermione stepped up and shook Willow's hand. "I'm Hermione. Hermione Granger. They're Buffy Summers, Harry Potter and Ron- Wait. Your family name is Slytherin? Are you a descendent of Salazar Slytherin?"
"Sa- who?" Willow asked.
"So, are you going to buy him?" The shop keeper asked, interrupting their conversation. Willow nodded, and paid for the phoenix.
"You're buying a phoenix?" Ron eyes widened. "You must be bloody rich! And I heard phoenixes choose their own master, not the way around! No wonder so many people are watching."
"Yeah." Xander frowned. "I tried to talk to her and she just ignored me. She even bit me once when I tried to touch her. But when Willow walked near the cage the phoenix just went crazy and jumped on her shoulder immediately."
"Of course! Even Pig doesn't like it when you touch her!" Hermione laughed.
"Okay, is today making-fun-of-Xan-man day again?" Xander pouted.
Harry smiled, and turned to the quiet redhead. "So, first year in Hogwarts?"
Willow shook her head. "Second year. I just moved here a week ago."
"You're from America?" Willow nodded. "Cool! Where are you from? I'm from LA." Buffy asked.
"Buffy's also from the State. Her mother married Professor Giles. He's teaching the History of Magic."
"Oh." Willow smiled at Buffy. "I'm Sunnydale, California."
"That's very close." Buffy smiled. The six of them walked out the shop. Willow's head dropped a bit when she found people staring at her and her phoenix. Harry saw that and whispered in her ears. "Don't worry, may be they're just staring at me."
"Why?" Willow asked.
"You never heard of Harry Potter? The-boy-who-lived?"
Hermione was surprised when Willow shook her head and asked, "why would anyone become famous just because they live?"
"You asked me." Harry shrugged. He certainly liked this girl.
"Okay. Short version. He was the only one who lived after being attacked by you-know-who." Buffy said.
"I know who? Who should I know?" Willow frowned.
"You really don't know anything, do you?" Ron asked.
Willow shook her head. "I don't even know there's a wizard world until my mother died last month and my father sent someone to get me."
"I'm sorry about your lose." Harry said quietly.
Willow smiled sadly. "I wasn't even sure I had a mum for most of the time. At least I know I have a dad now, even though I haven't seen him before."
"You never saw your dad before?" Ron asked.
Willow shook her head again. "My mum never talked to me or told me anything. We only had dinner like once or twice a year."
"Well, that's harsh." Buffy said. She looked around, and asked Xander who was walking in the front. "Where are we going?"
"We're going to Ollivander's." Xander said to his best friend. "Willow needs to buy a wand."
"So, you haven't done any magic before?" Hermione asked Willow.
"Well, a bit. I used practiced Wiccan magic with my coven back in the State. Mum didn't know though."
"I read about that. Can they really do spells without a wand?"
"Of course!" Willow smiled. She looked around, and saw a small rock on the ground. "Watch." She stood there, and stared at the rock. After a couple of seconds, the rock started to float itself into the air, and when Willow shook her head towards the wall nearby, the rock hit the wall and dropped back onto the ground.
"Wicked!" Ron said in awe.
"You must be really powerful!" Buffy said.
Willow blushed when she at the complement. "Not really. You just need to concentrate."
"You better not doing that in front of people." Hermione looked around.
"Yeah. You will attract lots of attention with that kind of power, especially you-know-who." Xander said as the group started walking again.
"Voldemort." Harry said.
Ron immediately stared at Harry. "Don't say his name!" He cried.
"Voldemort?" Willow cocked her head a little.
"Would you guys just stop saying his name?" Ron said nervously. Hermione and Buffy giggled.
"We're here." Xander interrupted.
Willow looked up, and saw the sign 'Ollivander's - Makers of Fine Wands since 382 BC'. They walked into the shop, and immediately greeted by an old short man who was smiling warmly at them. "Hello children." He stared at Willow for a second. "You must be Ms. Slytherin."
"You know me?"
"Of course my dear. I've been waiting for you." Ollivander smiled. He immediately picked up some boxes from behind. "Here, have a try."
Willow walked and stood at the front of the counter, not sure what to do. "Um..."
"Just pick up one and have a wave. The wand chooses the master, not the master chooses the wand." Harry explained.
"Oh." Willow picked up a wand and waved. Immediately all the boxes in the shop shot off from the shelves. "Omigod!" Willow quickly put the wand down. "I'm so so sorry."
"Don't worry my dear. It happens all the time. Here. Try this one." Ollivander said, and handed another wand to Willow.
Willow tried for almost half an hour, still, no wand chose her. Not only that the shop was now chaos, she even managed to cause a fire and almost burnt Ollivander alive. Only Harry, Ollivander, Willow and her phoenix were still inside the shop. The others were too frightened that they rather waited outside. Willow sighed and turned to Harry. "I must be so suck that all the wands don't like me. May be I shouldn't buy one."
"You should." Harry smiled warmly at Willow. "It will be much easier to do spell with a wand. Don't worry. You'll find one."
"Um... I wonder..." Ollivander went to the back of his store. After a minute, he came out with a black box. He opened it and showed it to Willow. "Here. Try this one."
Willow looked at Harry. Harry nodded. She took a deep breath, picking up the wand, and waved. Immediately, a trail of silver light appeared in front of them.
"There you go." Ollivander smiled. "Just used it carefully, okay? It's a powerful wand."
"What's the core?" Harry asked.
"Willow, 11", with single phoenix feather and serpent scales."
"Mine also has phoenix feather as core too!" Harry said happily.
"Really?" Willow smiled.
Ron opened the shop door and said. "Hey! We need to go to the book shop now. Coming?"
"Yeah." Willow paid for the wand, and left with the others.
Ollivander watched the children left and sighed. "Just like her parents." He shook his head, and started cleaning up the mess.