I have so many questions about platform 9 ¾. I mean I get it that it could be inside that pillar because of an extensible spell, but the train has to come out of SOMEWHERE. I mean at some point that train has to connect with the British railway system, right?
The train rattled onwards, speeding them out into open country. It was an odd, unsettled sort of day; one moment the carriage was full of sunlight and the next they were passing beneath ominously grey clouds.
The Hogwarts Express, a gleaming scarlet steam engine, was already
there, clouds of steam billowing from it, through which the
many Hogwarts students and parents on the platform appeared
like dark ghosts. Pigwidgeon became noisier than ever in response
to the hooting of many owls through the mist. Harry, Ron, and
Hermione set off to find seats, and were soon stowing their luggage
in a compartment halfway along the train. They then hopped back
down onto the platform to say good-bye to Mrs. Weasley, Bill, and
❝ They leaned casually against the barrier, chatting unconcernedly, and slid sideways through it. . . and as they did so, Platform Nine and Three-Quarters materialized in front of them. The Hogwarts Express stood belching sooty steam over a platform packed with departing students and their families.
Harry inhaled the familiar smell and felt his spirits soar. . . .
In the first year, Remus was really sad and afraid until James and Sirius came into his carriage
And then, in the second year, Remus hoped that they will sit with him but wasn’t sure, and they came in the last minute, sweaty and breathless
In the third year, Remus saved for them a carriage and they all were sitting happily
In the fourth year he didn’t even need to save a carriage because everyone knew them and stayed away
In the fifth year Remus met them at the station
they finally arrived in time
In the sixth year he came with them because he slept in James’ house on the end of the summer
And in the seventh year, he kept waiting, but no one showed up. He tried to read a book but he just sobbed, broken, his tears dropping on the book, when he heard “PRONGS, A POLE” and saw a very concentrated James Potter on a broom, trying to avoid poles, keeping up with the Hogwarts Express AND saving a screaming Peter who hangs from the broom only with his right hand.