We sat in the carriage for a while before changing into our robes. Lily spun around over and over watching the black of the robe fly above her ankles. "I look like a dementor!" She said in between giggles.
Now is the time for lollies. I said to myself as the trolly witch came around. I had no idea when the next Hogsmede trip would occur so I thought I would be good to be prepared.
I bought 2 boxes of Bertie bott's every flavour beans, 4 chocolate frogs, some fudge flies and a packet of jelly slugs. As everyone was offering their food around except Emma who was playing with something at the corner of the compartment, no one noticed me slip all my goods into my trunk.
As the carriage got dark and the lights illuminated the train I got my first sight of the castle. Rain was pounding heavily against the window pains but I could see the outline, little specks of light out in the distance told me that they were ready for us, ready for the sorting.
As we pulled into Hogsmede station, Lily and Hugo jumped out of the train and ran up the hall to meet Hagrid, whom Rose told me they had met before.
As we left I saw James kissing a tall girl with long brown hair cascading down to her waist. A grin spread across her face, she was pretty, the type of pretty I wanted to be...
"That's Sara" whispered Rose, noticing what I was looking at "Pureblood. Been going out with James since their first year, pretty disappointing for you isn't it?" "What, No! I don't like James!" I said as she nudged me elbow.
Unfortunately, James and Sara heard me in the almost deserted corridor. "You sure Grace!" He said with a wink before leaving for the exit, Sara at his side.
I was pleased to see that we didn't have to take the boats up to the castle as Hugo whined about getting wet and then having to eat in soggy robes. I remembered Colin Creevy's brother Dennis falling into that lake in his first year and laughed under my breath.
The rain was pounding heavily as we ran to the cart labeled 'Late Students'. many people gave us curious glances as Rose opened the door. The excitement had been lost in finding their friends and the students were now wondering about what's ahead.
Professor Mcgonagall stood before us as we waited in a side chamber from the great hall. "You will be sorted before the first years," she said "Someone will get you when we are ready, good luck."
She left the room to address the first years. The chamber we were in was off the Great Hall, past the High Table. It had a large fireplace opposite the door and portraits of wizards and witches lined the walls. The paintings were kind of scaring me. I had seen moving pictures before but these paintings were different. They were looking at me, judging me. I saw a portrait of a one-eyed witch and wondered if she was the same witch the statue in the third corridor was based on...
Amelia sat nervously on the floor of the room "It's ok Millie, said Rose, you can't prepare for this, it's based on your personality..." "Awww... Mudblood's scared" said Scorpius in a sarcastic tone
I remembered the first time I met Amelia and what Scorpius said... She said that pure bloods shouldn't be worshiped, that will change soon, I promise you!
A short, plump looking man came in through the large oak door. "They are ready for you," he said "It's time to be sotted..."