It had seemed that all of the other kids and there respective families also had to hurry of to diffrent places after they were fitted, so Cat said a quick goodbye to them all. She wasn't to disappointed in the departure, because she knew she would soon see them all at the school, or the trainride there, and that was good enough for her right now. The Merden family had finished up their errands and then gone home once again. But alone at home again, Cat couldn't help but to wish that next few weeks would go by quick, so she could see the others again.
And the weeks did fly by quickly, and soon it was the morning that the long awaited train ride would take part. The Merden house was in full movement. Catriona was moving around in her room, packing together the last things she would need in her trunk, when a sudden knock was heard on the door and her father opened the door.
"Cat, sweetie, there is an emergence at St. Mungo's, some spell that went wrong and created a explosion and I have been called in to work. I'm so sorry, dear but I can't follow you to see you off at the station. I hope you can forgive me."
Cat looked up at her dad.
"Dad, I know that your work is more important. It's okay, I'm not mad at you." Her father smiled at her as he walked up to her and gave her a huge hug, stroking her over the hair.
"I love you dad."
"I love you too, Kitty Cat." After that he let her go and walked out of her room, and a few seconds later she heard the poof sound that disappearing made.
An hour or so later, Cat was pushing a trolley with a large coffert in front of her. Her mother, Adrianna, was walking besides her. A soft hoot was heard, and Cat reached forward to poke her finger through the bars of the cage on top of the coffert to gently stroke the feathers of the great horned owl inside them. "It's okay Keelin, I'll let you out when we get on the train."
"Come on honey, we have to move a little quicker so that we don't miss the train." With that the two speed up to a little faster walk.
"Oh here we are, turn towards that wall, Cat. And remember, courage and a little speed helps." Her mother lay her hand on Cat's shoulder, and the two jogged the short distance to the wall, and then through it. Behind the hidden gateway, platform nine three quarters was pretty crowded. Parents and siblings to the students was everywhere, but almost all students was already on the train. Cat's mother gave her a quick hug, and looked at her with a teary eyed smile.
"Go on darling, you need to get on the train. I'll miss you. And write as often as you can."
"I will mom. Bye."
Cat hurried to the closest car, where a conductor was standing by an open door.
"You are just in time, miss, we are just about to go. Here let me put in that coffert in the back." With a flick off his wand the conductor lifted away the coffert. Cat did just have time to take a hold of the owlcage, she wanted to bring that with her. She got into the door, and on the train, moving down the train looking for an empty compartment. Just as had reached the next car, a loud whistle was heard, and Cat had to put one foot back for balance as the train started moving. She stopped in her moves and looked out the window to her side. Outside the station was rolling pass her, families waving to their loved ones on the train. Cat watched them roll by until the station suddenly disappeared.
"Ugh! I'm never going to find a seat on here!" Giren groaned as he continued to look around.
Cat had to turn her head around as the familiar voice was heard. As she saw the source of the voice, her face lit up in a smile.
"Giren! Hey! It's me, Cat." She said as she waved to the boy further back in the car, looking a bit frustrated. As he came closer to her she smiled again.
"Are you looking for a compartment as well? Most of them are already full. Maybe we can look together?"