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2nd September 1991
Hogwarts First Years Sorting Announcements!
By Elizabeth Faring
As you all know, yesterday the newest First Years were sorted into their houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw. But due to the war which occurred from 1970 to 1981, the recent classes had dropped from 90 to 40.
The results have been sent to us recently and here they are:
Abbott, Hannah: Hufflepuff
Bones, Susan: Hufflepuff
Boot, Terry: Ravenclaw
Brocklehurst, Mandy: Ravenclaw
Brown, Lavender: Gryffindor
Bulstrode, Millicent: Slytherin
Corner, Michael: Ravenclaw
Cornfoot, Stephan: Ravenclaw
Crabbe, Vincent: Slytherin
Davis, Tracey: Slytherin
Dunbar, Fay: Gryffindor
Entwhistle, Kevin: Hufflepuff
Finch-Fletchley, Justin: Hufflepuff
Finnigan, Seamus: Gryffindor
Goldstein, Anthony: Ravenclaw
Granger, Hermione: Gryffindor
Greengrass, Daphne: Slytherin
Hopkins, Wayne: Hufflepuff
Jones, Megan: Hufflepuff
Li, Sue: Ravenclaw
Longbottom, Neville: Gryffindor
Malfoy, Draco: Slytherin
Macmillan, Ernest: Hufflepuff
MacDougal, Morag: Ravenclaw
Malone, Roger: Hufflepuff
McCarthy-Montague, Phoenix: Slytherin
Moon, Lily: Hufflepuff
Nott, Theodore: Slytherin
Parkinson, Pansy: Slytherin
Patil, Padma: Ravenclaw
Patil, Parvati: Gryffindor
Perks, Sally-Anne: Slytherin
Potter, Harry: Gryffindor
Rivers, Oliver: Ravenclaw
Roper, Sophie: Hufflepuff
Smith, Sally: Gryffindor
Thomas, Dean: Gryffindor
Turpin, Lisa: Ravenclaw
Weasley, Ronald: Gryffindor
Zabini, Blaise: Slytherin
There is 10 Hufflepuffs, 11 Ravenclaws, 10 Gryffindors, and 9 Slytherins newly sorted.
Saturday 7th September 1991
Hermione played with her necklace. Her parents, Kaiden and Morgan Granger, gave it to her before she left for the Hogwarts Express the previous day. She subconsciously fiddled with the locket that she was found with- the last thing she had which got from her birth parents. The locket itself was a sterling silver heart that had intricate design with her first name in calligraphy and inside had a photo of her birth parents. On the boundaries of the photo of her parents on the side (it had their names: Lysander and Antoinette) and on the bottom, it said: 'Love from Mama and Papa'. On the inside cover, it had her birth date.
She sighed as her thoughts overwhelmed her. All of her life she was told that her parents died by a mysterious attack where they lived in. No one knew who she was when she arrived in Marylebone or how she arrived. She was told she was found, in a teary state, by a social worker, Daniel Rivers, who was good friends with Kaiden Granger. She was forever grateful for him finding her as she doesn't know what would have happened to her.
The locket glittered under the sun as she sat under a tree to write a letter to her foster father.
How are you? How are Aunt Jean and Uncle Morgan? Is Hugo alright without me around? I hope that Sherlock is not giving you any trouble. I hope he doesn't miss me much but, alas, I can't bring corn snakes to Hogwarts (as far as I know of). I am on the waiting list of receiving a copy of the Hogwarts Charter and Flourish and Blotts sent me a letter saying it will come on Saturday. I will find out if I can bring Sherlock and, if I can, will bring him here over Christmas.
School is amazing! The building is a castle and (according to Hogwarts: A History) is warded against Non-Magiques (I refuse to call you two or anyone 'Muggles'- it is simply degrading!). There are 4 houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Gryffindors are known for being brave at heart and their daring, nerve and chivalry. Slytherins are known for their cunning and ambition. Ravenclaws are known for their wit and love of learning. Hufflepuffs are known for being loyal and their patience. The sorting hat said I had all the qualities of all four houses but it eventually decided Gryffindor.
The library, which I go to between my last lessons and dinner, has lots of books. There is so much knowledge and so many books as old as time! God! I can't wait to read it all! The librarian, Madam Pince, is nice and looks like the stereotypical librarian.
Classes are, so far, enlightening. The History of Magic teacher, Professor Binns, is a ghost teacher. He has this wheezy, droning voice which seems to go on days on end. He doesn't even notice that most of the students fall asleep within the first 10 minutes- it is like he doesn't care anymore. I eventually wrote my own notes during class with the book. The charms teacher, Professor Flitwick, is of goblin blood. He is the Ravenclaw Head and he said I got potential of getting my Charms Mastery as I got the unlocking spells right the first time. Do you remember Professor McGonagall? She is my Transfiguration teacher and the Head of Gryffindor as well as the Deputy Head teacher. She is really strict and really knows her subject. We learnt the Transfiguration alphabet and the formula. For Potions, we have Professor Snape who is really strict but worse than Professor McGonagall. He favours the Slytherins (he is their Head of House) but I understand his reasoning. All teachers (though they don't say it) and students treat Slytherins horribly just because You-Know-Who was sorted there and many of his followers. It is like they forget that Merlin and the previous Minister was Slytherin as well. In Herbology, we have Professor Sprout who is the Hufflepuff Head of House. We work outside in the greenhouses and so far we have only been in the 1st greenhouse which is filled with no dangerous plants. We have Astronomy, which is taught Professor Sinistra, on Wednesdays at midnight. We learn the names of difficult stars and the movement of planets. Defence against the Dark Arts is... interesting. Our teacher, Professor Quirrell, has a stutter which is not consistent.
I have found friends with Neville Longbottom but I am not sure about my dorm mates. They giggle about makeup, gossip and boys. Honestly you would think they are in 3rd Year not all in 1st! I met a 2nd year Hufflepuff and a 3rd year Slytherin who were named Casey Winchester and Adrian Pucey respectively. We met in the library as all of us were on the same table. I am not sure if I have made friends with other people in my year.
I miss you. I hope to hear from you soon.
Hermione reread her letter. She then rushed to the Owlery to send off her letter and wrote down her home address on the envelope before placing the letter inside. She attached it to an owl (according to the label, she was named 'Maya') and gave her a treat before she flew off.
3rd October 1991
Hermione still didn't get along with her year mates but Neville. She, Adrian and Casey, however, became more and more like friends each day as they learnt new thing about each other every day. They normally hung out in the library near the restricted section after school as none of them were in the same year. And that is where were right now with her sat tapping her quill on the table quietly as she sat with them.
"Minnie, what did that quill do to you?" Adrian asked as he gently took it from her trembling hands.
"It did nothing," she mumbled and then said: 'I am having my first flying lesson in 30 minutes'.
"What is wrong with having your first flying lesson?" Casey asked as he watched Hermione glanced at her watch anxiously. It read 3:02 pm.
"I am just little scared of heights," Hermione said quietly as she buried her face inside her arms.
"There is nothing wrong with being afraid of something. You will be afraid of lots of things over your life, like losing all your money, but you will grow as a human when you face your fears." Adrian told her as he pet her cinnamon- coloured, curly hair in a soothing matter.
"Thanks," Hermione mumbled as she moved herself to hug Adrian.
The boys both talked about flying tips and she quickly wrote them down. She then glanced at her watch; it read 3:20 pm.
"Guys I have to go now!" Hermione said hastily as she picked up her bags (she heard a faint 'good luck!' as she went to the door) and walked quickly to the field which the class will reside. As she went, she quickly read the note she wrote and let Neville read them as well when she caught up with the other Gryffindors of her year.
She glanced at the sky and looked down at the field, seeing the rest of the Slytherins there. The school broomsticks were lying in neat lines on the ground. Adrian told her before that some of them started to vibrate if you flew too high or always flew slightly to the left.
Madam Hooch showed up (she had short, grey hair with yellow eyes) and told them to get a broom. This is it. She will finally learn to fly- on an actual broom.
I read online that children with congential heart block can do physical activities but it is advised to not do vigorous activties (like Quidditch and football).