The door swung open as soon as Hagrid was finished knocking. A tall black-haired witch with green robes stood there. She had a very stern look on her face. This had to be Professor McGonagall I thought feeling nervous. She did in way look like Maggie Smith.
"Thank You Hagrid I will take them from here" she said pulling the door wide up so we can walk in. I felt extremely happy and exicted at this point. Now only was I actually in Hogwarts but it was real like pinch myself this is really happening real! Plus the fact that magic was real was awesome but a place you dreamed about during half of your childhood. A place that became a home to you even know it was fictional was real. I was trying not to cry. Hey don't judge me. I'm at Hogwarts, the real thing, wouldn't you freak out?
We followed the professor to small chamber, were we would wait before we would be lead to the Great Hall. We all filed in nervously looking around. I was glad I stood by Harry, Ron and Neville.
"Welcome to Hogwarts" said Professor McGonagall. I grinned as I new what was coming next. I read the books so many times and saw them movie way to much to know the speech by heart but I had to play clueless as least right now.
Professor McGonagall continued " The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your Houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here your House will be something like your family within Hogwarts. You will have Classes with the rest of your House, sleep in dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room".
She than explained about the four houses. Gryffindor, was know for being brave but some were however not that brave like Peter Pettigrew, Hufflepuff the House of the Loyal Cedric was pretty loyal, Slytherin know for being Sly and ambitions but most people think they are evil but look at Tonk's mom (she was in Slytherin and Married and Muggle) and finally the house I was sorted on Pottermore Ravenclaw know for being witty and smart but look at Lockhart.
"The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I suggest you all smarten yourselves up as much as you can while you are waiting" she said glancing at everyone and left the chamber.
Everyone became to whisper to to each other. Harry was trying to flatten his hair, and Neville with his collar
"What exactly do they sort us into" asked Harry to Ron. I'm guessing his parents didn't tell him yet.
"Some sort of test I think, Fred says it hurts but I think he's joking" said Ron looking around, he seemed a bit nervous.
If only they would knew that they just had to put on the sorting hat, and it would sort you into house it thinks your right for.
We all have each house traits in us, its just what stands out more or what the hat sees and we don't.
For explain Hermione is smart, really smart clearly could be in Ravenclaw but the sorting hat put her in Gryffindor.
I was nervous, I mean I knew I was a Horcux, and I had to die. Did my mom's love protect me like Harry's mom did for him? I had many questions hoping to be answered. I must of tune out because next thing I knew is that we were surrounded by Ghost.
Then something happened that made him jump about a foot in the air - several people behind him screamed.
I almost screamed but than I remember what was happening
About twenty ghosts had just streamed through the back wall. Pearly-white and slightly transparent, they glided across the room talking to one another and hardly glancing at the first years. They seemed to be arguing.
What looked like a fat little monk was saying: "Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -"
"My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves? He gives us all a bad name and you know, he's not really even a ghost – I say, what are you all doing here?"
A ghost wearing a ruff and tights had suddenly noticed the first years. The Fat Friar I thought with smile the Hufflepuff ghost.
"New students!" said the Fat Friar, smiling around at everyone "About to be Sorted, I suppose?" A few people nodded but didn't speak.
"Hope to see you in Hufflepuff!" said the Friar. "My old house, you know."
"Move along now," said a sharp voice. "The Sorting Ceremony's about to start."
Professor McGonagall had returned. One by one, the ghosts floated away through the opposite wall.
"Now, form a line," Professor McGonagall told the first years, "and follow me."
We got in a line I was next to Neville as we followed Harry and Ron. We walked out of the chamber, back across the hall, and through a pair of double doors into the Great Hall.
The movies of course did do it justice but seeing it in real life was just amazing. It took all of me not to fangirl over this.
The tables were laid with glittering golden plates and goblets. At the top of the hall was another long table where the teachers were sitting. Professor McGonagall led the us up here, so that they came to a halt in a line facing the other students, with the teachers behind them.
The hundreds of faces staring at us which made me nervous. Wow that was a lot of people. I looked upward and saw a velvety black ceiling dotted with stars. I heard Hermione whisper, "It's bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts, A History."I grinned as I remember the book and the movie.
I turned my attention with the rest of the group at Professor McGonagall silently placed a four-legged stool in front of us first years. On top of the stool she put a pointed wizard's hat. This hat was patched and frayed and extremely dirty. This was the sorting hat. The real sorting hat, it hit me again that this was real and I felt like running up there but calmed myself again remembering that wasn't a good idea.
Everybody turn there attention to the hat waiting for the song to start. I took all of me from not bouncing up and down with happiness.
For a few seconds, there was complete silence. Then the hat twitched. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth - and the hat began to sing:
"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!"
The whole hall burst into applause as the hat finished its song. It bowed to each of the four tables and then became quite still again.
"So we've just got to try on the hat!" Ron whispered to Me and Harry. "I'll kill Fred; he was going on about wrestling a troll."
I wanted to laugh for minute that I remember the Troll, that we had to face soon and felt nervous again.
"You okay" asked Harry, who must of saw my face turn really pale.
"Just nervous" I said telling the truth.
Professor McGonagall now stepped forward holding a long roll of parchment.
"When I call your name, you will put on the hat and sit on the stool to be sorted," she said. "Abbott, Hannah!"
A pink-faced girl with blonde pigtails stumbled out of line, put on the hat, which fell right down over her eyes, and sat down. A moment's pause
"HUFFLEPUFF!" shouted the hat.
The table on the right cheered and clapped as Hannah went to sit down at the Hufflepuff table. The hufflepuff ghost waved at her.
"HUFFLEPUFF!" shouted the hat again, and Susan scuttled off to sit next to Hannah.
The table second from the left clapped this time; several Ravenclaws stood up to shake hands with Terry as he joined them. "Brocklehurst, Mandy" went to Ravenclaw too, but "Brown, Lavender" became the first Gryffindor to be sorted and the table on the far left exploded with cheers. The Weasley twins catcalled. I wanted to laugh and shake my head at the same time.
"Bulstrode, Millicent" then became a Slytherin. I frowned not because of slytherin I felt sorry for them not everyone was evil but they ended up to be, I just hope that wasn't the case.
"Collins, Matilda" My name has been called and I heard people whisper. I calmed myself and went up there. Dumbledore gave me a nod, when I sat down and the hat went over my head.
"Well look at what we have here, this is interesting you're not from here but you belong here" said the sorting hat. I sighed why was it talking in riddles, I hated riddles, well most of the time.
"Well than what to put you in. You would do great in Slytherin, thrust to brave that you can do this" he added.
"I don't belong there" I thought.
"Well if you say so better be in GRYFFINDOR" He yelled out the last part. Gryffindor table cheered and I sat down across from Lavander next to Weasley twins. We kept on saying "WE GOT COLLINS" over and over again until the sorting restarted.
I turn my attention to the High table. Hagrid gave me a thumbs up and I grinned at him. In the center of the table was Dumbledore who again nodded at me. I spotted Quirell who was talking to Professor Snape. I gave Quirrel a look who wasn't pay attention
I felt someone poke my side. The sorting was over and I frowned I missed the rest. Note to self try not to day dream.
Professor McGonagall rolled up her scroll and took the Sorting Hat away.
My stomach rumbled and few people laughed. What was I was hungry!
Professor Dumbledore stood up and all of us stop talking.
"Welcome," he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. I laughed with few others, some people thought was mad, but just like Luna said "He's just as insane as I am".
"Is he - a bit mad?" whispered Harry.
"Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"
My month drop open as appeared before me a lot of food. Any food you could ever imagined. I knew it was quite stupid of me but I pilled on some food, well a lot. Hogwarts Feast I have to say was amazing
"That does look good," said the ghost in the ruff sadly, watching Harry cut up his steak,
"Can't you -?"
I put down my food and pushed it away knowing what was coming soon
I haven't eaten for nearly four hundred years," said the ghost. "I don't need to, of course, but one does miss it.
I don't think I've introduced myself? Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington at your service. Resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower."
"I know who you are!" said Ron suddenly. "My brothers told me about you - you're Nearly Headless Nick!"
"I would prefer you to call me Sir Nicholas de Mimsy -" the ghost began stiffly, but Seamus interrupted.
"Nearly Headless? How can you be nearly headless?"
Sir Nicholas looked extremely miffed, as if their little chat wasn't going at all the way he wanted.
"Like this," he said irritably. He seized his left ear and pulled. His whole head swung off his neck and fell onto his shoulder as if it was on a hinge.
"That is barbaric!" Hermione muttered.
The Gryffindor ghost looked proud of himself and gave us a nod.
When everyone had eaten as much as they could, the remains of the food faded from the plates, leaving them sparkling clean as before. A moment later the desserts appeared. I had the pudding, knowing I didn't like sweats.
That's when everyone began to talk about familes I tune this out because I already knew. I looked up at the head table and got sharp pain on my forehead. Voldemort I thought with a sigh.
"You okay" asked Percy giving me a worried look.
"I'm fine, just full' I muttered and the food disappeared
Soon Dumbledore did his speech and we had to follow Perferct to our dorms. Sleepy I followed the group paying little attention. Once to the girls dorm I changed out of my clothes to my sleepware and feel asleep.