Albus slumped down in the chair in front of the fire and sighed. He closed his eyes for a minute, recalling the events that had just happened. Scorpio was an angry little man... He was about an inch shorter than Albus and much paler, but that didn't mean he wasn't scary. He could probably pull off more with a wand than Albus could... And that was probably the scariest part. They hadn't even started learning spells you could use in a wizard duel...
"Are you all right, Albus?" Derek suddenly asked. He had appeared next to Albus while his eyes were closed.
"Oh, yeah, I'm fine..." Albus said softly, coming out of his daze.
"You don't look fine..." Derek came up so he was standing right next to Albus's chair, studying him closely.
"Just...don't worry about it, okay?" Albus finished quickly. Derek looked around uncomfortably until a sudden crash made both him and Albus jump. And everyone else in the room. Everyone turned to see who it was, and to none of Albus's surprise, it was Samantha. She was standing next to a small, tipped over table, cringing. She slowly looked around the room and smiled sheepishly. James suddenly walked up behind her, put a hand on her shoulder and shrugged with a smile.
"What can I say? She's a clutz." He said simply, then pulled her away from the scene of the crime.
"Sorry..." Samantha said softly as everyone started turning back to their previous conversations. James led Samantha over to Albus and Derek and smiled. The two stared back at him blankly. James and Samantha both raised an eyebrow at the same time.
"So, how have you two been?" James suddenly asked, faking enthusiasm. Neither of the other boys answered. James looked at Samantha awkwardly, and she looked back with the same expression.
"You know what would be cool?" Samantha randomly said after a moment.
"What?" James asked.
"If I could break out into song and dance randomly and people wouldn't give me those weird looks." Samantha replied. Suddenly, she gasped and her eyes lit up. "Life should be a musical!!" She exclaimed, looking at James excitedly. James stared at her, confused for a moment, then a mischevious light danced in his eyes.
"You just gave me the most brilliant idea..." He said, looking around the room with a suspicious smile on his face. Samantha looked at him with a confused expression on her face.
"What kind of an idea?" Holly's voice suddenly asked from behind him.
"None of your buisness. Yet." James replied, then he grabbed Samantha's arm and dragged her to a corner of the room no one was gathered in.
"That was weird..." Derek said slowly. Holly nodded.
"Where's Peter?" She suddenly asked.
"Don't know." Albus replied with a shrug. Suddenly, as if on cue, Peter appeared.
"Guys, I've got some bad news." He said, panting.
"Define bad news." Derek said as they all turned to look at him.
"Tonight's a full moon." He replied, a rather worried expression on his face. The others all stared at him with wide eyes. "You know what that means, right?" He whispered.
"It means the werewolves will be out tonight..." Holly breathed. Albus swallowed hard. He didn't like the sound of that...