The Ravenclaw House dormitory was nothing like I expected. As the Hat said, we were the House of learning and brains. So, I expected something like a library. I was partially right. We did have books, but it was more of a study: a few bookshelves, tables, sofas and all that good stuff. I also noticed that the common room was very open. You seemed to get the feeling that the Ravenclaw students were not individuals, they were one big student. They studied with each other, worked with each other, did everything together. Something else that Ravenclaw must value is togetherness. "Like I demonstrated earlier, you must give a solid answer to a riddle to get in here, instead of a password like the other Houses do." A prefect named Amelia has been giving us the run-down of everything about Hogwarts and Ravenclaw. She clearly liked her job. "Meals are at seven, noon, and seven. Lights out is at ten o'clock. Girls' dormitory is that way," she pointed northeast, "and mens' is that way." She pointed northwest. "Any questions?"
Luna Lovegood, a new friend of mine despite the fact she appears slightly not right in the head, raises her hand.
"This place is full of Nargles! Have you any cork so I can exterminate them?"
"Luna, Nargles are not real. The whole world has been telling you and your father this for years now." Sighs Susanna.
"Oh yeah? Then who takes my stuff?"
"No. It's the Nargles. And cork is the only way to get rid of them." Luna stamps her foot.
Susanna sighs again, changing the subject. "Your schedules will be given to you at dinner. You have one hour to do what you need to do. Just don't kill each other, burn down the school, or anything like that. Be in the Great Hall by seven."
We girls head up to our dormitory. It was a simple one: walls unpainted, with sets of bunk beds. I pair up with Luna, as we were the only two left unpaired, for the beds. I claimed the top; Luna wanted the bottom anyway.
We unpacked our stuff into drawers, talking excitedly amongst ourselves. Before we knew it, it was seven, time for dinner.