Here's some catch-up POVs-
It was time. Today was the day that we went to Diagon Alley to get our supplies for Hogwarts, since we got our acceptance letters a couple days ago. Obviously, Mom and Dad willingly gave money to Raven for his supplies, but I had to work for my money the past few months. I didn't feel bitter towards my brother, though. After all, it wasn't his fault that our parents didn't like me. They hadn't liked me since the day we discovered that I was a Parselmouth and that I had a keen interest in snakes, but it honestly didn't bother me anymore. I had grown used to it over the past few years.
Anyways, we had already gotten everything on our list except for our wands, so we went to Mr. Ollivander's shop. When we entered, I could sense Raven's anxiety just behind me.
"Ah, welcome. Here for your first wands?" Mr. Ollivander asked and I nodded.
"Yes, sir." I replied, with little emotion.
"Well, let's match you with a wand first." He said to me, then he went near the back of the store and got a wand and brought it back to me. "Ash wood, unicorn hair core, 12 inches, slightly bendy flexibility. Give it a twirl."
I took the wand and twirled it like he said. As soon as I did, however, a bunch of wands suddenly flew off the shelves and fell to the floor.
"Oh, sorry." I said and Mr. Ollivander took the wand from me.
"That's not the one." He then put that one back where it was and soon brought another wand to me. "Yew, dragon heartstring, 10 inches, surprisingly swishy. Try it."
I tried that one and a small ball of energy shot out of the end, busting an ink container. Mr. Ollivander took that one from me, too.
"Not it." He took that one back and soon brought a third wand for me to try. "Cedar wood, dragon heartstring core, 13 inches, rigid flexibility. Try it."
I took it and almost immediately was surrounded by a warm light. Ollivander nodded.
"That's the one. Now," he turned to my brother, who was standing a couple feet behind me. "Let's see which wand chooses you."
It was my turn to be matched to a wand now and I was honestly more nervous than excited.
"Pear, unicorn hair, 13 1/2 inches, quite flexible. Try it out." Mr. Ollivander said as he brought a wand to me.
I hesitantly took it and timidly swished it, then jumped in surprise when a bolt of electricity shot out and struck a shelf of wands, making them fall to the ground. I quickly put the wand back in the case that Mr. Ollivander was still holding and looked down at the floor.
"Hm... Definitely not the one." Mr. Ollivander went to find another wand.
After a couple more wands, he brought me a wand of creamy-colored wood.
"Willow wood, phoenix feather core, 10 1/2 inches, slightly swishy flexibility. Give it a swish."
I did what he told me to do and I was surrounded by that same warm light that Shesha was surrounded by.
"That's the one." Mr. Ollivander said.
We paid for our new wands and went back to our parents. I noticed that Mother was holding a cat carrier that actually had a cat inside!
"Mother, what's the cat for?" I asked her and she smiled.
"She's your new pet, dear. Much better than a wretched snake." She replied and I heard Shesha mutter "His name is Ebony.." It was at that moment when said snake, Ebony, poked his head out of Shesha's shirt collar, making a faint hissing sound.
I smiled as I opened the cat carrier and gently took the cat out of it. She was a lovely tortoiseshell she-cat with beautiful bright blue eyes.
"I'm going to call you... Robin." I said as I looked at her. She purred in agreement.
It was finally the day for us to go to Hogwarts for the first time. We had three older siblings who were still going to Hogwarts, too, so we went to King's Cross station with them and our parents. Evelyn, our oldest sister, had graduated from Hogwarts two years ago. Devin, our oldest brother, was starting his 7th and final year. Celine, our youngest sister, was starting her 6th year. And Gabriel, our other older brother, was starting his 3rd year. Obviously, they were all in the Gryffindor house, but the only one I liked was Gabriel. He was never judgemental towards me like our other family members were.
Anyways, we quickly got onto Platform 9 3/4, though Raven took a couple minutes to get through the barrier, because of his nerves. But once we were all there, we boarded the train. Devin, Celine, and Gabriel all went to sit with their friends, leaving me and Raven to find our own seats. We ended up sitting in an empty compartment by ourselves, since the other compartments that had people in them were already full. But it didn't bother me, since I didn't feel like dealing with other people right now anyways.