Bellatrix Lestrange - Backstory

Have you ever wondered what made Bellatrix Lestrange become a Death Eater? This is the story of her childhood, how Gryffindors betrayed and bullied her, and why she took Voldemort's side...


2. The Sorting

Soon, we were off the train and inside the Great Hall. Everywhere I looked, older students were staring at me, so, keeping my head down, I followed the other first-years to the front of the hall. "When I call your name," a tall lady said, "You will come and sit on this stool, I shall place the Sorting hat on your head, and your house will be announced." She took out a scroll, unrolled it, and read the first name. "Severus Snape? Come here please," the lady said, with a small smile. Severus went white as a sheet, and hid behind a few other students. I tapped him on the shoulder, and whispered, "Come on, Severus. You can do it. The sooner you go up there, the sooner you can come back. I know you'll get into the great house that you deserve. Go on." Nervously, he goes up, and sits on the stool. The hat gets placed on his head. "Hmm," the hat says, "Let me see...quite a decent student... posesses the wit of a Ravenclaw, but then again the courage of a Gryffindor, but, in spite of that, I think the best place for you is... Slytherin!" The table on the far right clapped and cheered loudly, and Severus went to sit down with them. Then ,my attention was drawn back to the lady. "Bellatrix Lestrange!" Heart pounding like a drum, I shuffled towards the stool and sat down. I felt the hat being placed on my head, and closed my eyes. "Well, well, well. What do we have here?" the hat chuckled. "Quite an easy one to are the newest Slytherin!" And so it went on. Lily Evans was placed in Gryffindor, along with James Potter, Remus Lupin, and that guy I waved at on the train, Sirius Black. In Slytherin, were Narcissa Jones, Lucius Malfoy, Severus, and I. Then in Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, some people who I was to bored to listen to their names. Whatever!

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