Beth Bridges lugged her trunk up onto the train, but then dropped the heavy object on her foot. "Merlin!" She cursed under her breath. Just then she felt a tap on her shoulder, and a deep chuckle. "Need some help, Talons?" She turned and rolled her eyes at one of her four best friends, Sirius Black. He was just the same as the year before, but except that his grin had got even cheekier. "Nah, I'm good. My foot's just throbbing happily." Her voice was dripping with sarcasm. She glanced up the train, and her eyes widened. Just a few feet away was the guy she had fancied for years, but he was the type of guy that if her mates ever found out, she would never hear the end of it. She turned away, and began to haul the heavy trunk down the aisle. However, she wasn't looking where she was going, and banged into someone. "Oh, sorr-" She began, but as she turned around, she came face to face with a guy with a sallow complexion, hooked nose, and long, black hair, the guy she had liked for years - Severus Snape.