2. The Sorting Hat
Frankie tried to talk to me yesterday and we've kinda been talking but not to much. We were packing up when there was a knock on the bedroom door. Outside was Frankie. He probably wanted to re-try our talk yesterday. I went out and we started talking. "So." I said, "Can I help you at all or are you looking for Stacey or Gemma or someone?" "No I was actually looking for you. I'm sorry about yesterday. I didn't mean to offend you or any..." He started. "No no no. Its fine. Its fine. I get it. You were just trying to be nice. Its alright." I said. "It is?" He said. "Yeah. It is. Anyways I should just stick to my books rather than trying to make friends." I said.
The train ride went on forever but I just read my book the whole journey. Stacey asked me once or twice if I wanted to talk to her about anything but I said no. When we got there the castle was amazing. We were told to get into boats when suddenly someone spoke behind me. "Something you'd expect in a book?" I turned around and Frankie was there. "That is exactly what I'd expect in a book." Frankie, Gemma and I got in a boat together and the inside was more beatiful and book-like than the ouside. There was a grand hall where there were four long tables and at the very end of the hall was a table for the teachers. Suddenly a teacher spoke: "Welcome to Hogwarts, first years! I am Professor Mcgonagal and when I call you name please come up and sit on the stool, where you will be sorted into your houses. Ravenclaw for the smart, Slytherein for the sly and cunning, Hufflepuff for the kind and Gryffindor for the brave and courageous." She said loudly, "Stacey Martin." Stacey went up and the teacher placed a witches hat on her head. "Gryffindor!" The hat said and the third table clapped and cheered.
"Hannah Abbot." "Hufflepuff!"
"Andrew Green." "Hufflepuff "Neville Longbottom." "Gryffindor!" "Draco Malfoy." "Slytherin!"
"Alice Read." "Ravenclaw "Gemma Thomas." "Gryffindor!"
"Frankie Westwood." "Gryffindor!"
"Gregory Goyle." "Slytherin!"
"Vincent Crabbe." " Slytherin!"
"Hermione Granger." " Gryffindor!"
"Harry Potter." "Gryffindor!"
"Ross Kyle." "Griffindor!"~
"Janie Hart." "Ravenclaw!"
"James Queen." "Gryffindor!"
"Susan Bones." "Hufflepuff!"
"Kai Daynes." "Slyther-Griffindor!"
"Helena Phelps." "Gryffindor."
"Dave Marques." "Ravenclaw!"
"Lewis Banter." "Gryffindor!" "And finally Belle Hawthorne." I went up and sat on the stool. Unlike the others mine took longer. "Hmm. A clever girl. Ravenclaw maybe. You want a chance to be brave and do something. Your told to kepp your mind with your books. Hmm. Huffle-no Ravencl-no not there either. Hmm Gryffindor!" I was so relieved. I was in Gryffindor, with my friends. At least I wasn't in a house without them.