The Hogwarts Years- First Year

This follows the POVs of Catarneigh Salucci and Louisa Finnigan. It shows them as they go through their first year at Hogwarts. The struggles they face and the people they meet.




Me and Josh stepped off the train when we heard a voice shouting 'first years, this way!' We followed the voice which led us down a set of steps. After coming down from the steps, we saw some boats.

'Train...Boats...Are you sure we're going to a school that teaches magic?' I asked Josh.

A few people looked at me.

I saw people climb into the boats and decided to do the same. The boat could take around five people but only three was in ours. Once everyone was seated the boats began to move...magically- nobody was rowing the oars. One of the people who looked at me before turned around.

'Are you still not going to a school of magic?' they turned back around.

Snotty much. I thought.

We all stepped off the boat were we were greeted by another woman- Keytet.

I heard the man say something, though I couldn't catch it. He then walked back down the stairs.

'Welcome to Hogwarts,' Keytet began. 'In a few moments you will walk through these doors and wait patiently to be sorted. You will be sorted into either; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Once you are sorted you will quickly to to the House Table.'

I saw Keytet turn around and walk through the door.

'You know, I don't think the Sorting Hat sorts mudbloods.' I turned around to see a girl start walking up to the front. She had blonde hair, with black roots. Big round glasses and a spot on her nose.

The first thing I thought was: What the hell is a mudblood?

'You know it does, Bluddersmith.' I heard a boy with brown hair say.

'Oh, you know me.' the Bluddersmith girl said.

'Of course he knows you. Everyone knows the Bluddersmiths.' said another boy who also had brown hair.

I didn't know the Bluddersmiths. I thought.

I heard her say to someone else- though I didn't know who- something about a letter. She then said something to all of us-

'Who here is a mudblood?'

Nobody put their hand up. They were probably like me and didn't know what a mudblood was.

I heard the girl sigh.

'Okay. Who here is a Muggleborn.'

That's when I made the connection between mudblood and Muggleborn- a mudblood was a Muggleborn and I didn't like the sound of that. I few people put their hands up- they must have made the connection between the words but didn't realise it was an insult.

'Well, I think you should all go home!'

I saw Keytet standing behind her, she put her hand on the girl's shoulder and glared at her.

'We're ready now.'

The doors opened by themselves and Keytet walked us down the pathway between two tables. I noticed the tables were coloured. I then looked up at the ceiling then turned to Josh and said-

'A sky indoors.'

I looked back in front of me to see another girl look at the ceiling.

She must have overheard me. I thought.

Ahead of us was a large table were the teachers sat and in the middle was a hat on a stool

Wait- I thought. A hat? The hat can't sort us.

Keytet stood at the front and began to speak.

'When I call your names, you will come up and I will put the sorting hat on your head and you will be sorted into your houses.'

She then shouted a name.

'Natalia Bluddersmith!'

The girl from before walked up to the front and sat on the stool. A minute later, the hat screamed-


I hope I don't get put into Ravenclaw. I thought.

The next girl to called was Antonia Blake and she was put into Hufflepuff, while a boy called Terrence Bootham was put into Ravenclaw.

Poor boy. I thought. Being sorted into the same house as Natalia Bluddersmith.

What seemed to be forever Keytet had gotten to the F's and soon my name.

'Louisa Finnigan.'

I shyly walked to the front. All eyes were on me. What Natalia said was suddenly ringing in my ears

I don't think the sorting hat sorts mudbloods.

What if it doesn't sort me. What if I don't fit in any of the houses? I looked around the room at the four tables. The hat landed on my head. It was that big it covered my eyes. I must have looked like a fool. Suddenly the hat started talking to me- I jumped.

'Ah...You're a hard one...Hmm...A bit of bravery, I see.'

Bravery! I thought. I'm not brave.

'Oh but you are.' said the hat suddenly. The hat can read my thoughts- duh! 'Since you don't think you're brave, it'll have to be...HUFFLEPUFF!'

The hat was lifted up my head and I ran to the Hufflepuff Table. I saw Natalia snicker but it didn't bother me.

Leonardo Jekk was a Slytherin, Shaun Montosso was a Gryffindor and a girl called Catarneigh Salucci was a Ravenclaw. Josh was also a Ravenclaw and I saw him talking to the Salucci girl.

Professor Dumbledore stood up and said that first years weren't allowed in the Dark Forest, afterwards it was time to eat and then it was time to go to bed. I followed the other Hufflepuffs to the Hufflepuff Common Room.

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