Is This What I Really Want?

Alyssa Rookwood is the daughter of Augustas Rookwood. It is her first year at Hogwarts, but unlike most people, she is dreading it. Pressure is on her to get into Slytherin, Alyssa wants to please her family but also lead a life. Unlike most Death Eater children, Alyssa isn't blinded by 'the dark side'.


5. Thinking and More Thinking

I quickly slid of the stool and stumbled over to the Ravenclaw table. I sat with a loud thump, ignoring the prefect who greeted me. What had I done? I think that I had just made the worst mistake ever. I know I went on about wanting to lead my own life blah blah blah, but my dad was going to kill me! Actually, he might literally kill me. But let's not pause on that thought. I dragged my attention back to Dumbledore who had just stood up. All I heard was him saying,"Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!". Um, okay then. I wasn't sure whether he was joking or just a bit mad. The boy next to me, Terry, I think he was called, offered me some mash whilst smiling slightly. 

"Hi, i'm Terry, i'm half-blood." He stated, raising his voice slightly to be heard over the babble. Not quite sure why what blood status we were mattered, I replied, "Hello, i'm Alyssa. Pure-blood." 

"Alyssa", he murmured, looking thoughtful. "That's an unusual name. What's you're last name?" 

I could feel my hear beating slightly faster and looked in the opposite direction, pretending not to have heard him. How nosy were some people? Anyway, i'm not sure why he is Ravenclaw when he can't even remember my name from five minuets ago! The rest of the meal went by in a flash, I was so busy worrying that I didn't realize we had been dismissed. I quickly scampered after the other first years, I wouldn't want to get lost in this castle. 


Later that night I lay in bed thinking. Thinking is never a good idea. Well, not at night anyway. It just clogs up your brain and makes you awake! If you must know, I was thinking about how my dad was going to react. He had never hit me before, but had come close to it many times. He mainly just locked me in my room, or shout at me then make me miss dinner. But that was then, I knew how important it was to him that I got into Slytherin, I just didn't know why. Anyway, you get the gist! The second thing I was thinking about was how on earth was I going to get the common room again! You had to knock on the door, then answer the question. The question that had been asked was so complex that only the prefect knew the answer! Also, the hat said I had a desire for knowledge, I don't even know if that's a good thing, and I most certainly do not have a desire for knowledge! I hate learning! Ravenclaw was just not the house for me. 

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