10. LOUISA V
I entered the Hufflepuff Common Room. It was round and earthy with a low ceiling. The circular windows had a view of rippling grass and dandelions. It was also covered in plants that either hung from the ceiling or sat on the windowsills and the floor.
A Hufflepuff Prefect told us that our belongings had already been brought up. I followed the Hufflepuff girls to the dorms.
The dorms were yellow and black, like the common room. Eight beds were placed in a circle around the room.
We each picked our beds. I chose the third to last.
After we had all picked our beds, a girl started up a conversation.
'Natalia Bluddersmith doesn't like you, does she?'
I looked up.
'Um...' I said nervously. 'I'm not sure. I don't really know her.'
'You don't wanna know her.' said another girl. 'She's horrible. Her whole family is.'
'I'm Grace.' said the first girl.
'I'm Leah.' said the second.
'I'm Lucy.' I said.
'I thought your name was Louisa?' asked Grace.
'It is. I get called Lucy, though.'
Grace shrugged. 'Never met a Louisa who calls herself Lucy.'
I talked with Grace and Leah for the rest of the night. Grace was like me- a Muggleborn. The other five girls had gone to bed so we decided to do the same. I didn't know what I had tomorrow but the thought of magic still scared me slightly and I really didn't like Natalia Bluddersmith at all.