It was Luna's first time visiting the Hogwarts Library with a friend. It was Luna's first time doing many things with a friend. Lonely books tried to get the girls' attention by flapping their covers. The girls ignored them. Flirtatious books were easy to pick up but became annoying after you checked them out. They moved about on your bedside table when you were trying to sleep.

"You still remember who I am," said Fay as if she couldn't believe it.

"I have to. You're my imaginary friend. If I forget about you then you'll cease to exist," teased Luna.

"I'd better annoy you so you don't forget about me," said Fay.

Fay tickeled Luna. Luna screamed and ran away. They chased each other through the stacks. When they were out of breath and had lost all but the most determined tails Luna unfolded an old tattered sheet of parchment. She handed the treasure to Fay. What was the point of secrets if you had no one to share them with?

"Tap it with your wand and say 'I solemnly swear I am up to no good'," said Luna.

The spiderweb of ink spread across the Marauder's Map.

"My name's on here," said Fay.

Luna looked at the map. "Indeed it is," she said.

"Sometimes I wonder if I'm a figment of my own imagination," said Fay.

"We are all figments of our own imaginations. What matters is if we can become more than that," said Luna.

"Who were Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs?" said Fay.

"I don't know. Sometimes I fantasize that one of them might be my mother and that she'd be proud of what I'm doing it. But you can't wish loved ones existing," said Luna.

Fay listened quietly with uncharacteristic patience.

"Keep watch. I'm going to look for the Repelling Charms section," said Luna.

Fay fixed her eyes on the map. They were in the 'R' section. Luna put on her Spectrespecs. She looked at the bookshelves and then immediately shut her eyes. Her Spectrespecs showed her everything except the Repelling Section. The bright blast of censorship nearly blinded her.

"The Repelling Charms section is right here between 'Repeat' and 'Repetition'," said Luna.

"There isn't anything between 'Repeat' and 'Repetition'. They're the same thing," said Fay.

"That's enough for today. I just remembered we have important things to do," said Luna.

"Yeah. I'm busy too," said Fay.

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