Chapter 11: Welcome to Hogwarts
It is nighttime at Hogsmeade station, the train blows its whistle and pulls into outside the station. Hagrid walks along the side aisle, with a lantern. People, in their robes, begin pouring out of the train.
Hagrid: Right, then! First years! This way, please! Come on, now, don't be shy! Come on now, hurry up!
Eva, Christen, Trevor, and Luis, now in their robes, walk up to Hagrid.
Hagrid: Hello, Eva.
Eva: Hey, Hagrid.
Hagrid: Right then. This way to the boats! Come on, now, follow me.
[Later, a large number of boats are plugging across a vast lake, where up ahead a huge castle, known as the Hogwarts Castle, can be seen. People are in awe.]
[They continue on further towards the castle. Later on, the first year students walk in the castle, and up the staircase. As the camera pans, we see on a higher level, Professor McGonagall is waiting. She taps her fingers on a stone railing, and then goes to the top of the stairs to greet the newcomers.]
McGonagall: Welcome to Hogwarts. Now, in a few moments, you will pass through these doors and join your classmates. But before you can take your seats, you must be sorted into your houses. They are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Now while you're here, your house will be like your family. Your triumphs will earn you house points. Any rule breaking, and you will lose points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup.
[A scared looking boy called Jack Simpsons, spots his toad sitting near McGonagall. He jumps forward.]
Jack: Trevor! [he catches his toad; McGonagall stares down at him as some of the students laugh] Sorry. [He backs away, embarrassed.]
McGonagall: The sorting ceremony will begin momentarily. [she leaves to go into the Great Hall]
[A young evil looking Hispanic girl, with long brown hair, called Alhertina Gutierrez, speaks up.]
Alhertina: It's true then, what they're saying on the train. Eva Guerrero has come to Hogwarts. [some of the students are heard whispering, "Eva Guerrero?" Alhertina introduces her two friends.] This is Berencia and Brisa. And I'm Gutierrez...Alhertina Gutierrez. [Luis, Trevor, and Christen snickers at her name] Think my name's funny, do you three? No need to ask yours. A black short hair Hispanic boy, a Brown long hair girl, and a short brown hair and and a hand-me-down robe? You must be a Martinez. You must be a Young. and You must be a Mangrum. Well, soon find that some wizarding families are better than others, Guerrero. Don't want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there. [extends her hand to Eva.]
Eva: [not going to take Alhertina's arrogance] I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks.
[Alhertina glares. McGonagall returns and taps Alhertina on the shoulder with a paper. She leaves Eva with one last glare.]
McGonagall: We're ready for you now. Follow me.