Katalina is daughter of Bellatrix. Her mother gave her up for adoption as soon as she was born. All her adoptive parents were either abusive or they didn't care. She was constantly running from away. She was accepted into Hogwarts and that became her home. What will happen when people discover who she really is?


4. The Sorting Ceremony

Katalina's POV

        "What house do you think you'll be in?" Asked Jax, "I hope I get Gryffindor or Hufflepuff."
        "I hope I get Gryffindor, " said Cora. "What house do you think you'll get Kat?"
        "I think I'd be in either Gryffindor or Slytherin, " I said.
        Cora wrinkled her nose, "I heard Slytherin is the evil house."
        "Oh, but will you guys still be my friends even if I get Slytherin?" I asked.
        Jax nodded, "Of course not every Slytherin turned out bad."
        Cora hugged me, "Don't worry we'll still be here for you."
        The lady came back. "Follow me. " She led us to the Great Hall. It was even bigger than the entrance hall. How big can this place possibly get? There were four tables all crowded with students. The light in the room came from the floating candles. They all glowed brightly but none of them dripped wax. The lady brought out a stool with a withered hat. Everyone was looking at the hat expectantly, for a moment, the hat did nothing. Then a wide brim the size of a mouth opened and the hat started to sing:

Oh you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see.
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall, 
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat,
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell with the brave heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry, 
Set Gryffindors apart.
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you're a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.
Or perhaps in Slytherin
Where you'll make real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get a flap!
You're safe in hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

        The whole hall broke out into a thunderous applause. The lady pulled out a scroll and started reading off names. "Abbott, Hannah." A trembling girl with pigtail walked up to the stool and put on the hat. The hat considered a moment and then yelled "Hufflepuff!" I zoned out the rest of the sortings, until I heard my name, "Cadwell, Katalina." I walked up to the stool and put on the hat.
        Well, well, well, what do we have here? Katalina Lestrange am I right?
        Who let you inside my head? And how did you know that?
        Well I have to look through your memories to be able to sort you.
        Alright, so what house am I?
        Hmm you would do well in Slytherin, all your family has also been in Slytherin.
        Yeah but I heard Slytherin is a bad house.
        All the houses have both good and bad qualities, but if you want you can go in Gryffindor.
       Okay I think Gryffindor will be good.
        Then you shall be... "GRYFFINDOR" The table on the far left cheered. When I passed by the other first years to get to the Gryffindor table, I saw Draco's disappointed face and felt a stab of guilt. But I quickly got over it when Cora and Jax got sorted into Gryffindor too. 
        When the sorting finished the lady, which I learned was called Professor McGonagall, put the hat away. Dumbledore stood up, "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit, Blubber, Oddment, Tweak!" He's still a weirdo. Soon we were all stuffing our faces with food. "I can't wait til classes start!" Said a girl named Hermione, "There's so much to learn!"
        "Seriously? Classes?" Said Cora, "I came here because I heard the food was good." Jax and I laughed. Hermione rolled her eyes and turned away.
        "She seems a little stuck up don't you think?" I asked.
        "Yeah she thinks just because she memorized all the course books she's smarter than everyone else, " said Jax. Soon after, all the desserts disappeared and Dumbledore stood up again.
        "Ahem -- just a few more words now that we are all fed and watered. I have a few start of the term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well. I have been also asked by Mr. Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of term. Anyone interested in playing for their House teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third floor corridor on the right hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death."
        "And now, before we go to bed let us sing the school song!" Dumbledore flicked his wand, and a long ribbon flew out of it, and twisted itself into words. "Everyone pick their favorite tune, and off we go!"

"Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us something worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains rot."

        Dumbledore sent us off to bed, and all the Gryffindor first years followed a tall read head guy. He held us up a bunch of moving staircases, talking portraits, and moving suits of armor. The Hogwarts ghosts flew around randomly helping lost kids. 
        We reached a portrait of a fat lady. "Password?" Asked the Fat Lady. 
        "Caput Draconis, " said Percy. The portrait swung open to reveal a hole in the wall. We climbed through and found ourselves in the Gryffindor common room. It was very cozy with a fireplace. There were two staircases, one on the left and one on the right. "Okay everyone, girls on the left and boys on the right. Off to bed now."
        Cora and I said goodnight to Jax and climbed up the left spiral staircase.There were five beds, each of them had a trunk a the end of it. I found the one with my name and collapsed on the bed. "Goonight..." I muttered to Cora, I didn't hear her reply because I was already asleep.

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