Allaster sighed as he unloaded his stuff from the train and looked up at Hogwarts. It had been a long ride. This was his 5th year going to Hogwarts. He was a bit older than most of the students due to the fact that he didn't start the school until he was 16 because of some family issues. However, once he started going, he looked forward to going every year. He was in Ravenclaw house and his roommates were very much top notch students. They all were very clever and usually got into trouble, however, the trouble they made never really amounted to the amout of work they put in towards their school work. Allaster held his pitch black owl Hollow out in front of him. "This year will be good, don't you think Hollow? This will be my last 3 years going. I have to enjoy it while it lasts...." Setting the owl down, He grabbed his bag and headed up to the campus. He smiled as she saw all the 1st years trying to find their way around. On his way up however, he saw a beauty the likes of which he had never seen before. Sure, he had probably seen her around Hogwarts, but he had never really got a good look at her face. Now that he had that chance when he was ahead of her, looking back, her face was slender and beautiful and her eyes were striking. Looking at her robe wear, it was clear she was in Slytherin. He swallowed. He would never get the chance to talk to her...She looked like the kind of girl that would blow him off instantly. However, it was hard for him to take his eyes off her. So much so that he didn't notice that he was about to run into a light pole. He stopped himself just in time to stop himself from looking like a total idiot. He shook the thought from his mind. "She's way out of my league...I better give up now while I still have my eyes in my eye sockets...I'll be lucky if she doesn't try to pluck them out for staring at her for so long" At the gates of the school, Professor Mcgonagall was there to greet all the first years so he took that opportunity to greet her on his way in. "Professor McGonagall, how are you?" She seemed excited to see her star pupil of Transfiguration. "I'm lovely. How are you dear? It's great to see you again this year!" He nodded. "I'm just great! I have a question for you Professor McGonagall. Do you know who that girl is?" He secretly motioned to the girl he was staring at before. She followed his line of sight until she saw who he was talking about. "Of course, that's Iris...She's Professor Snape's star pupil in potions...Haven't you met her yet?" "No, I don't have any classes with her and she's in slytherin so there is no chance I've met her..." She smiled gently. "Then I shall introduce the two of you. Iris, deary, please do come here" she called out to Iris. He started to freak out. "No! I didn't want you to call her over, I was just asking..." "Nonsense deary. Get to know her, you may need it with what I've been hearing from Snape about your previous years in Potions class..."