Y37 Sorting Ceremony

Professor Katherine Alicastell

Hogwarts Headmistress Wizengamot Interrogator
 
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Vivid stars twinkled through white wisps of cloud overhead of those entering the Great Hall, shining brightly against the velvet darkness of space that blanketed the entirety of its ceiling, dominated by a single pale moon that bathed the room's entrants in a silvery light. The hall itself was further illuminated by flickering candle flames that appeared to sway and float in mid-air as if held aloft by invisible threads, bathing the building's lengthy tables adorned with shining dishes in a warm glow. Katherine herself stood positioned behind a podium at the forefront of the hall, greeting the youths who entered with a silent nod and a small smile. A sea of faces both new and old, from those here for their first year, to those here for their last.

"Welcome," Katherine began, her eyes sweeping over the sea of faces already gathered at the house tables, and those waiting to join them. "To those of you returning for another year, and to those of you joining us for the first time today. For many of you, this day marks the start of your journey as young witches and wizards in the magical world. The castle and its surrounding grounds will be your home for the next seven years - a place for you all to live, to learn, and to grow. That being said, I must remind the older students, and caution those of you who are new, that the Forbidden Forest is strictly off-limits to students unless supervised by a professor or member of staff. It may look enticing to some of you, but many dangers lurk within the forest. It is restricted for your safety, and any rule breakers will be punished accordingly."

The woman let her warning linger for a moment, eyeing those in particular who appeared more than willing to break that rule, before continuing on. "Now, let's begin. Each of you will be sorted into a house, which you will remain in for the duration of your time here. These houses are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, named after each of the original founding members of this prestigious school." As she spoke each name, banners rolled up against the farthest wall suddenly unfurled, depicting the colours and crests of each individual house, matching the silk cloths adorning each table. "You will be sorted based on the values of each founder, and placed with students who embody similar values. First-years, as I call your name, step forward and seat yourselves here." Katherine gestured toward the short stool at the front of the hall, situated in perfect view of everyone present. "Once seated, I will place the Sorting Hat upon your heads, after which your future house will be decided and you are to move on to your table and join your new housemates. This decision is final, and houses cannot be changed once the Sorting Hat has made its decision. Now, let us begin." Ending it on that note, the woman unravelled the roll of parchment in front of her and called up the first name.


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As stated in the Information about Sorting thread, you must fill out the sorting form entirely and properly, and fill in an RP as exemplified in the post. If your RP does not leave room for the sorting hat to sort you: you will not be sorted. If the sorting hat does not receive your sorting form: you will not be sorted. Follow instructions and: you will be sorted.

You cannot RP the Sorting Hat's choice, but you can edit your post once the Sorting Hat has sorted you with a character's reaction. Be sure to only edit your original post, and not post a second time on that same character. Thank you.
 

Sorting Hat

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The time has come now once again,
To greet you all in song.
New year, new friends, and all new faces,
In amongst the throng.

But who am I? The Sorting Hat!
I'm here to sort you all.
I'll tell you soon where you should go,
Be you great or small.

The bravest of you might become
Old Gryffindor's new pride.
Your bold, courageous housemates
Will always have your side.

Or Ravenclaw might better suit
Those clever of the mind.
Your wisdom will grow far here
if you're scholarly inclined.

In Hufflepuff the fair and true
Will find their closest friends.
A house made strong by working hard
To achieve their ends.

In Slytherin a cunning heart
Will see your goals succeed.
Your ambitions will be fostered
All subtle in your deed.

So try me on! I never bite
And hardly ever dither.
Your house awaits, as does the feast
So call the students hither!
 

Jenna Irons

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Hogwarts. At last. Jenna had been hearing about it from her parents all her life, though since Blake had left for Hogwarts he had always been less interested in recounting the stories of Hogwarts life she begged for. She had really pressed him for details this holiday, ignoring the obvious discomfort her older brother showed the more she asked about school. But Jenna needed to know everything. She had to make this count. She needed to know who was cool and how to meet them, ASAP. She had done her best to get it out of him, but Blake's info had been disappointing as ever, and Jenna thought that if she had to sit through one more tedious Quidditch story she was going to scream.

But now she was actually here, and it was finally her turn. The architecture of the school was impressive, sure, and she found herself staring at the ceiling of the Great Hall for a moment longer than she had expected to, but once that second had passed, Jenna was far more interested in the people around her, scanning the faces both of her new classmates to be, and the older students who lined the tables around the school. Who were the cool girls, where was she going to find her people? Wherever they were, Jenna was sure she would find them just fine. She was ready for her life to finally begin. She kept half an ear out as the names were called, not wanting to be caught off guard, and when her name was called she brushed her hair back and grinned, walking with every ounce of confidence she could muster towards the hat. Jenna knew all about this process, and hoped it would be over as quickly as possible. The other houses sounded... fine, for people who weren't her, but Jenna knew she belonged with her brother, where the winners were. She smiled in self-assurance as the hat settled comfortably on her head, and awaited its verdict.

"Unfortunately, where you want to go hasn't 'won' in a number of years....but perhaps that was because they lacked you.....Slytherin"
 
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Aurelia Wade

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Aurelia was like a dream. She never was imagine so far how Hogwarts would be like. Auri sit the hat and she hoped that she was not be with her sister the same house. Aurelia loved her sister Jenifer but she wanted be with her self. Auri didn't know what she house will be and mayby Slytherin our Ravenclaw? She was more type like Slytherin and she somtimes can be a realy annoying person.

She take deep breath and looked around for her sister and then she was again concentrate to her dream.


"Let's not focus on someone else, this is your sorting, and for you, I'd say......Hufflepuff,"
 
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Salem Lee

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Salem wasn't sure what to expect, stepping into Hogwarts for the first time. The train ride over had been more familiar to her, used to travelling, and even the swath of strangers around the school hadn't cowed her that much. It was equal parts exciting and disconcerting as she looked around the room. She shut her eyes for a moment as she and the other first years filed into the hall, letting the sounds of people wash over her. It was easy to imagine she was off on some new exciting adventure, and opening her eyes Salem reminded herself she definitely was. Just because she was going to be staying here indefinitely didn't mean it wasn't going to fun. She also knew Tyler was around here somewhere, and while he was a bit stuffy and mean at times, it was still a nice advantage to actually know someone in a new place for once.

When the hat they were supposed to try on started singing, Salem stood on her tippy-toes, grinning at it's song. Salem really had no idea what to expect, but at least she could reassure herself it was all going to be pretty fun. Dropping back onto her feet, Salem swung her arms as the sorting began. It was interesting to hear which houses the kids in front of her went for awhile, but she quickly became impatient as the list of names went on. Soon enough though, her name was called and Salem happily trotted up to the front of the hall, eager to see what happened next.

"You have a natural curiosity which would make you a good fit for Ravenclaw, but, there's also a great adventurous spirit here too....so...Gryffindor!"
 
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Maya Bloom

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Maya Emilia Bloom
Maya had lost her head that the young Hogwarts students on the Sorting hat are called in alphabetical order. She had lost her head that her last name begins with the letter of the alphabet. She was overwhelmed by the events that took place until the door to the Great Hall opened. There was a feeling that her thoughts were completely silent. This has never happened before. Well, never before had she ever gone to a herd of eleven-year-old young magicians to the elevation, which had a bench with a hat on it. An old but amazingly smart magic hat on which her future is based.

Maya had seen the most unusual hat drawn in books, but he was still surprised to see it in life. Her eyes wandered over the professors' faces for a moment. In addition, several seconds ago. It really took time for Maya to realize that it was about her. The girl shook, as if waking up. Izelpa. "Maya, move!" Inhale. An even deeper exhalation. And she was ready.
It was so simple that the girl was able to straighten up again and climb up to the bench very calmly, without any incidents. However, she felt more comfortable. No escape, but be prepared to go to the tower, the name of which will be echoed by the amazing mice.

Feeling it on her head, Maya's shoulders relaxed and she shivered lightly. The dark eyes were closed, the corners of the lips slipped slightly higher. "Good evening, Sorting hat!" she greeted her hat with her thoughts, but no more - Maya knew that Sorting hut would still be able to get everything she needed to sort her into the right tower. In what Maya will represent for the next seven years. And there will be infinitely proud and true patriot of your tower, wherever you are. She was from Ukraine and she needed be not to voried about it
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"Good evening Maya Bloom, and an easy I have here, a good heart is all you need sometimes....Hufflepuff,"
 
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Jennifer Wade

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Jennifer had a sort of picture in her mind, of what Hogwarts might look like from all the wonderful stories she heard from her parents . It as they arrived, that vision was long forgotten because more than half of the detail was missing. Jenny turned to find her twin and stood next to her, waiting to be sorted into what she hoped would Gryffindor.
She saw how almost all the first years were called up and then went her sister, she waved and smiled to encourage Aurelia that everything was going to be fine.
Then they called Wade Jennifer , And nervously Jenny stepped up and sat down on the chair, hat placed on top of her head and then she started whispering " Please mister sorting hat. Please please please put me in the red house. " And she quietly sat waiting for the hat to decide. While she waited for what felt like forever, all she could think about was Gryffin please, just not Ravenclaw or the same as my twin.

"You are not suited to Hufflepuff...you'd likely make a fair Slytherin but.....I think you'll do well where you. want to go....Gryffindor,"
 
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Elara Chatelain

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Elara had been bouncing around the train from the moment she arrived. She loved travelling, and while she could feel her energy running short at the end of a long day, she mustered up enough to be enthused by all that was going on around her. She walked in with the other first years and looked around at the older students, wondering which she may be apart for the next six years. She was the first and only of her siblings to attend an actual school rather than being homeschooled on the road. Her fathers thought it would suit her better to get a formal education, and she reluctantly agreed. Yet, it would be the first time she really had friends her own age. Her closest siblings was five years older, and she longed to have a best friend who understood the difficult plights of being eleven.

As the headmistress spoke, Elara looked up at the ceiling, wondering if it was truly the sky she could see or an illusion of magic. Suddenly, a hat started to sing to them, and her eyes widened. You would think that she would be used to anything magic related by now, but there were still parts of their world that shocked her every day. She didn't quite understand each of the house except for the small blurb the hat gave her, but she knew that they were important to her education. She watched as a few other students went before her, each getting placed into their new home, until it was her turn to take the stage. She smiled, puffed out her chest, and walked up to the talking hat, taking a place on the stool in front of the entire school awaiting her fate.

"Houses may not be important at all to your education, but that doesn't mean they aren't good for finding some likeminded people.....which you'll mostly find in....Gryffindor,"
 
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Josh Smith

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Josh didn't really care about the looks or anything of Hogwarts, all the was happy about was that he wouldn't have to see his parents for months. At least that was all he was happy about until he saw the castle. Then every little thing inside him felt a little better and a little warmer.
He stood among the other students and awaited his turn to be called up and place into a house. Finally he was called firstly by his last name and then by his first name.
He wiped his sweaty hands on his new school robes and headed toward the chair with a natural smile. He sat down and felt the hat on his head. He held his thumbs in his hands and closed his eyes for a second or two at a time, for he hoped to be placed in the perfect house.

"You seem to be really desiring Gryffindor....but I think you'll do a whole lot better in....Slytherin,"
 
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Bea Sparkles

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Bea was so excited, she could barely contain herself. It had taken so long to finally get here, and it was so unfair that her brother had been there for a whole year already. Her long suffering parents had to put up with all her crazy behaviour as she didn't have Ben to take it out on. But now, she had a whole school full of people to mess with. A whole castle filled with different types of pranks to deploy!
Beatrice stood eagerly with the rest of the first years, buzzing with energy. Unfortunately, S was a long way down the list, so she had to wait forever for her turn. She wasn't sure where she would end up, and as much as she wouldn't admit it, she defintiely would like to be in the same House as her brother. Bea looked around the room, waiting for her turn, getting bored with the silence that filled until the Hat called a house for each person. She knew that the food was going to be good, and she definitely hoped there wasn't a bias for who got the best desserts. If there was, she was totally going to swap tables. Bea's excitement was slowly starting to turn into nerves, but finally it was her turn. Beatrice grinned and quickly walked up to the stool, awaiting her destiny.

"I'll decide your destiny all right, but this destiny is not too hard to figure out...Gryffindor,"
 
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Indira Khatri

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Indi felt like she was about to vibrate out of her skin at any second. She had been waiting for this moment for months. Ever since she got her letter she could think about nothing else but finally getting to Hogwarts. Her mother's stories did not do the place justice. She had never seen anything quite like it. The train had been fine, and now she was looking forward to meeting the rest of the kids in her class, mostly to see if any of them were interesting or smart enough to keep up with her. Entering the hall, she couldn’t help but let her jaw drop as she took in all the sights. The floating candles, the ceiling that looked like the night sky. It was beautiful. She glanced around to see what everyone else’s reactions were but she could hardly focus on anything.

The headmistress started her speech and Indi only half listened. When the hat on the stool started to sing she watched in morbid fascination as she started to wonder how sentient a hat could actually be. What did it do during the rest of the year? Names were starting to be called and she started to chew on her thumb's cuticle as a nervous habit as she waited her turn, but she had never been particularly patient. Indi blinked after what felt like no time at all only to realize it was her name had been called. She snapped back and didn’t hesitate one bit before pushing her way to the front and onto the stool where the hat was waiting. She sat down confidently, pushing her shoulders back. She sat perfectly still and perfectly straight. She wasn’t entirely sure what the hat would think of her or where she would end up, but she was ready to finally find out.

"I think you seem very smart, very capable and driven.....a good option for ravenclaw but perhaps better suited for....Slytherin"
 
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Isaiah Thompson

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Isaiah was beyond excited to finally get to hogwarts, ecstatic even. He had spend years hearing stories about the school from his dads, his uncles and eventually even his cousins and now the time had finally come for him. Now it was his turn to go, to come home during the breaks and have everyone listen to the stories he had to tell them. Oh yes, this was going to be good. The boy stood amongst the other first years as they filled into the great hall. He eagerly looked around the crowd, noticing a couple of other kids he had met before school there as well. He didn't pay a lot of attention as to where they were put when the ceremony began, instead spending his time looking around the hall in an attempt to spot his cousins at their respectable tables. To his own surprise he wasn't really nervous at all but rather he felt confident in the whole situation, in finally being here at the school. Isaiah was so busy focussing on other things that he barely noticed his name being called and only realized when it was called out a second time. Not too bothered by having all eyes on him he sheepisly smiled at the headmistress as he made his way up and took his spot on the stool, ready for whatever was about to happen.

"Don't worry, I have all night to sort you lot....but this is a difficult one...you are certainly not a ravenclaw...but the other three..you could manage in any one of them....hmmmm....Gryffindor,"
 
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Eoin Armati

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All of it, this whole thing, was still utterly and completely ridiculous. Magic was supposed to exist now with dragons and unicorns and mermaids? Next they were going to try and tell him that they flew around on broomsticks in the middle of the night cackling with a black cat. Well, Eoin wasn't completely convinced even after the whole fiasco of buying his wand and what he had ended up seeing over the past couple of months. He was almost sure this was just some long and horribly detailed dream and he was about to wake up at any second and go back to his nice and normal life not infected with any of this stupid magic business. That he would go to the school his parents had picked out for him with his olded sister and that this whole world didn't really exist.

Having a surname starting with the first letter of the alphabet, Eoin didn't have to wait very long in the slightest to have his name called. Giving the old looking hat in the Professor's hand a rather critical look, the boy slowly moved up the stairs and placed himself on the little stool in front of the whole school. A talking hat. Stupid. Completely stupid. "Lets just get this whole ridiculous charade over with," he couldn't help but mutter with a roll of his eyes and the hat was finally placed over his head. And the faster it was taken off again, the better.

"Charade? I don't remember acting anything out....but I agree, let's not waste too much time here, the giant eel in the water needs fed.....Ravenclaw,"
 
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Raven Davies

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For Raven it had been a fact that she was going to Hogwarts. Her brother already went last year and this year it was Raven's turn. She had packed her trunk meticulously and made sure every square inch was filled with something. Oscar was sorted in Ravenclaw, but Raven had no clue which house she actually belonged in. The hat would know best, magic was a powerful thing and humans were faulty at times. Raven was excited for Hogwarts, she was patient and took her time to look around the castle. There were plenty of others students around her. Raven was good at reading faces and some looked nervous whereas others looked confident. Raven was in the middle, emotionless she was ready to hear her house. The house didn't define you as a person and for Raven it was only a short moment to know with whom she had to live with. Raven walked into the Great Hall when she was ordered by the Professor. She knew she was in luck since the first letter of her surname was in the first bit of the alphabet. She spotted a stool in the front and looked around to see the older students. She spotted her brother Oscar at the Ravenclaw table. ''Davies, Raven'' Raven looked up and walked to the chair. She had full confidence in the magical item. Magic wasn't something to take lightly off. The hat was put on her head and Raven just stared at the other students, she wasn't nervous, nor was she excited.

"While it would be fun to have a Raven in Ravenclaw and your brains would suit you to you'll fair a lot better in....Slytherin,"
 
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Nathan Clarke

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The train ride to the castle had been an experience. Just as riding a rollercoaster at a theme park was an experience. It was all very impressive, Nate had to be honest. The wonders of modern technology. He knew how realistic holograms and animatronics could be. His parents worked in film and special effects, this was nothing new. Again, very impressive, but nothing new. He could explain all of it away. He wasn't stupid. What wasn't impressive was how much effort was being put into trying to make him believe it was all real. Nate had never believed in Santa, or the Tooth Fairy. His parents hadn't lied to him about them existing, and he'd always thought himself smarter than everyone else who really believed in that sort of crap. Magic wasn't real. Magic was man-made, as he father always said. He'd watched his dad work, how he could edit a video to make it look like someone was shooting fire out of their hands, when really, there was nothing there at all. He'd seen screenshots of sets, watched enough behind the scenes clips to know that a poltergeist haunting in a horror movie was nothing more than remote control and editing. It was all fake.​


His parents were in on it. They had to be. This was what they did, and it hurt to think they thought Nate was stupid enough to believe in it, after how much they'd been honest with the fact magic and monsters were made up. As he walked through the castle, he glared daggers at every reflective surface, expecting a hidden camera behind it, or searching for some kind of mechanism to explain the weird things he'd seen. Impressive effects, but he wouldn't fall for it, unlike the other kids he was with. They probably still believed in Santa, too. So dumb. Or maybe they were actors? If they were, they were very good ones. He frowned. He expected to be on TV someday, but this weird reality show wasn't how he thought he'd make his first appearance. Everything screamed TV setup. His parents flying him out of the country, the fact that phones and technology "didn't work" on the castle grounds. Yeah, right. His phone could get a signal practically anywhere. It was 2050! How dumb did they think he was? And "Hogwarts"? Stupid name for a wizard school, and exactly the kind of thing he expected from a studio.


Nate's eyes wandered over the floating candles of the hall, and the open night sky above. Okay. That was a pretty cool projection, he had to admit, but he was almost certain he could see the wires that held them there. So thin you could barely see them. ITRs, his dad called them. It was smart to have the stars twinkling that way, to make any reflection on the wire just seem like it was a part of the sky. Nate knew better.


"Clarke, Nathan."


This was the part he didn't really get. What was the point? Was it some kind of Big Brother social experiment, but to make kids believe in make-believe? His parents were probably getting paid a ton for him to participate. Whatever. Now they couldn't say no to the new PC he'd asked for, since his last one kept malfunctioning. He couldn't wait to get back home, and tell his friends about how some TV producers tried to trick him into thinking he was a wizard with magical powers, but he was too smart for it. With a roll of his eyes and a small smirk at one of the actors/poor idiots next to him, Nate walked up and took a seat under the animatronic hat, wondering how heavy it would feel with what had to be a ton of wires and some kind of motor inside.

"I regret to inform you that I'm no animatronic hat. I am an enchanted hat, and dear boy all of this is very real.....and your very real magical life will continue in.....Slytherin."
 
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River Hopkins-Vance

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River followed her new classmates into the Great Hall. The view itself made her stop in her tracks. The young girl's brown eyes could not help but admire the view of the ceilings. It was the most stars she had ever seen. She had heard about this from her older sister, but seeing it was an entirely different story. River had heard so many stories about Hogwarts, none seem to do this enchanting place any justice. The smile on her face could not be hidden, excitement gleaming in her eyes as she continued to walk with her classmates. It was amazing not only to be here, but to also be surrounded by so many people. This last year had been a lonely one, something River despised.

The Headmistress began her speech, as River listened intently. She could not help but give a small laugh at the rules about the forbidden forest. This young girl almost always followed the rules at home. It was what was expected of her, but maybe here would be different. She would not have her mother constantly judging her very move, critiquing her, making sure she was absolutely perfect. River had always found a way to get around many of the rules, finding slight loopholes. An example would be her hair, which today was a bright red colour. River had convinced her mother that hair colour would not make her any less appropriate as long as her clothes were always neat.

Now it was time. The hat began its wonderful song, describing all the houses that she could be sorted into. Of course River wanted to be a Gryffindor, for no other reason but to be closer to Emmaline. She worried they would not be as close if they never saw each other. Sharing a common room would definitely help that! As the song ended, names began to be called. River waited patiently, growing more excited with each name. Finally it was her turn.

"Hopkins-Vance, River"

River pushed a strand of her hair out of her face, adjusting her new school uniform. She walked towards the stool and took a seat. Her brown eyes glanced around the Great Hall, her eyes meeting with Emmaline. River gave a big wave, flashing her older sister a smile, which was returned with a smaller smile. River was not sure, but it seemed her older sister was more nervous about this moment than she was herself. River closed her eyes as the hat was placed on her head. You probably know more about me than I know myself. Please use your best judgement. I would love to be with my sister, but I'm just not sure where... She thought cutting off her own thoughts as she silenced herself, holding her breath for the moment that hat would decide.


"I don't recall where I placed your sister....so whether this places you with her or not, you'll just have to see.....Slytherin,"
 
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Louis Vernier

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Louis was unsure how he was feeling about starting at Hogwarts today. He was just about to be sorted into a house which would practically determine his whole fate for the next seven years whilst he forcefully attended the school. He didn’t know how to feel about it. Usually people were sorted into houses that their family members were sorted into, but everyone had been sorted everywhere in his family, all except Gryffindor, and so he didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, Louis didn’t really care where he ended up. His sister would still be by his side no matter what. She was in his year group, would be in some of his classes, and so she would never be too far away. He knew she would be a little bit nervous about this however. She was never as relaxed as he was. If things didn’t go her way she often would scream and carry on, much to Louis’ dislike. And perhaps it would be good for him if she wasn’t around as much, but he would never tell her that.

Louis had been inside the Great Hall before for three Graduation ceremonies, but this time it was set up completely differently. There weren’t chairs put out in rows for people to sit on, and instead four long tables were in the middle which sat everyone from each house. The room actually seemed much bigger than what Louis had thought it was. After all, it was able to fit every single person in the whole school. Louis knew that his sister was nervous beside him, but he stayed calm and content as the old hat started singing a song. It was quite bazaar, but nothing Louis didn’t expect, mostly because they were surrounded by magic and he knew anything could happen. Soon enough, the Headmistress started calling out names, and as he heard his name he stepped up, smiling slightly at the Headmistress as he took a seat on the stool and the hat was placed on his head.

"Hmmmmm......I can see some gryffindor to you....but that selfless nature will suit you best in hufflepuff,"
 
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Lucie Vernier

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Lucie had many thoughts running through her mind as she followed the crowd of first years into the Great Hall to get sorted. It was always a wonder which house she would get. It was mainly Slytherin and Hufflepuff that people from her family were sorted into, but there were also some Ravenclaws, like her half-sister, and so Lucie was curious as to where she would fit. After all, it would determine where she would spend most of her time for the next seven years and that was very important to Lucie. The Great Hall was exactly as her siblings described it during a sorting ceremony. Four long tables sat next to each other, candles floated above her, and an old and dusty sorting hat sat upon a single wooden stool at the front of the hall. Lucie made sure to stay close to her brother as they walked towards it, anticipating the moment when it would start singing, and possibly dancing. Lucie had imagined it for the longest time, wondering how ridiculous it could be based on what she had heard about it. Was it perhaps a way to seduce the children? Lucie hated being treated like a child.

As the sorting hat broke out in song, Lucie held her breath, feeling everything inside of her tense up. Fortunately it didn’t start dancing however, and the song was short and sweet, and as everyone clapped for the hat, Lucie took a big sigh of relief, glad that part of it was over. Despite that, there was still the moment everyone around her was waiting for, and she suddenly wished the Great Hall wasn’t full of so many strangers. The Headmistress began reading out the list of names alphabetically. She placed the hat on each of their heads and it made Lucie wonder how many well-known people could have also had the hat placed on their head. Louis went up, soon followed by herself. Please don’t put me too far away from my brother. Lucie told the hat as the Headmistress placed it on. She knew it could hear her.

"You will be just fine without your brother, and you will excel the best in......Slytherin,"
 
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Jordan Harris

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Jordie couldn't believe it was finally time to be here. He was soooo excited, he could barely hold still on the train ride to school. He was practically bursting with energy, completely ready to take on the world and do everything he could to make this place his. He would be head boy, he would be quidditch Captain, he would be a beater like his sister. He would make his family proud! He bounced into the great hall, looking around and taking everything in. He spotted a familiar face, one he hadn't seen in a while, and he waved excitedly, smiling brightly at his uncle Chrysander. Sure, the guy wasn't dating Jordie's older brother anymore, but he was still Uncle Chrys, right? Jordie was rocking on his feet, excited and energetic and just ready.

He bounded up as soon as they said his name, skidding to a stop and sitting in the chair. He smiled widely as the hat fell over his eyes, sure he would quickly be at the table he wanted. Hi! He thought energetically, swinging his feet on the stool. This is so cool, does anyone ever get to see you again? Are you lonely? I'll be your friend! We can hang out in the Slytherin common room. I'm a Slytherin, right? I mean, maybe a Gryffindor, but I'm sure I'm really a snake. What do you think, Mr. Hat? I'm sure my cat would like the company! Jordie almost laughed in his excitement. He'd have to go see Chrys soon, would he be allowed to sit at the Hufflepuff table even if he wasn't sorted there? He was sure it was okay, it couldn't be that big of a deal.

"People see me every year...you just only get sorted once....and I'm sorry but you aren't a slytherin....you have a good amount of cunning, just will definitely be just fine where I place you in.......Hufflepuff,"
 
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Natalia Novak

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The castle was pretty, Natalia supposed. But it still felt strange to walk here instead of the halls of Durmstrang, the school she had grown up to hear stories about from both her parents. She knew why she was going to this school instead, it would be better for the family if she made friendships and connections with local children, but she still longed to follow in her parents' footsteps. It felt strange to know she was the first Novak to set foot in this school. The girl was quiet as she followed the other first year students to the Great Hall, her hands folded in front of her properly. Every time one of the other kids did something noisy or annoying, Natalia shot them a look. They might be children, but that didn't mean they had to act childish. It was as if some of them had never been taught manners. Probably those raised by muggles, she added quietly to herself. She spotted the weird girl obsessed with exploding lemonade, and gladly stayed out of her way. That was definitely not a person who she should associate with. Natalia waited for her name to be called, taking in the hall and the crowd of watching older students. She had imagined that those of the right status would be easy to spot, would stand out from the crowd. But now she wasn't so sure. They all looked very similar, especially from so far away. It was probably best to start in her own year, anyway. It wasn't like older students would want to associate with a first year. She wouldn't if she was in her position.

Natalia watched coolly as the hat sung a stupid song, glad when it was over. She watched as some of her classmates were sorted, taking note of the different houses and trying to remember what she had learned about each one. To her, Slytherin sounded the best. She had learned about its noble founder, and she hoped she could be in that house herself. It took a while before it was her turn, and when it was she felt the first nerves of the evening as she made her way to the stool. Sat down properly, like a lady. Then folded her hands in her lap and waited for the hat to be placed on her head. She closed her eyes to wait for the verdict.

"Slytherin is a good and noble house, and is definitely where you should be......Slytherin"
 
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Bobbi Bacuzzi

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The new first years were herded to a large dining hall that had four long tables divided by their houses. They did not stop until they reached the front and were put on display in front of all the other students who'd already been through the same nerve-wracking experience. In front of them was a hat which, after the headmistress gave her speech, began to sing. The enchanted hat sang a song of introductions to the school and explained all the houses.

After that, they were called up one-by-one to sit on a stool, in front of everyone, to find out their house, Bobbi did not have to wait long for her name to be called. "Bacuzzi, Roberta." She frowned, she hated going by her proper first name, Roberta, yuk! Reluctantly, she stepped forward, there was no going back now!

"I think that's a perfectly nice name, but Bobbi is cool too. For you, it's a tricky choice a mix of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff.....I think you'll fair just a little better in.......Hufflepuff,"
 
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Francis Merriwick

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Francis wasn't sure what it was going to be like at Hogwarts for seven years, though he made sure not to have any expectations as he followed his year mates into a room that was apparently known as the great hall. And great it was. He supposed it must be, as he noticed the many heads turning to the group that followed the headmistress to the front of the hall. To have room for this many people meant that the castle had to be massive. He couldn't wait to explore and make friends and convince them to go on adventures with him. It was amazing, and as soon as he was sorted and the night was over he would send a better home to his family telling them that he had arrived safely. Although he wouldn't doubt them for checking in way sooner than like, tomorrow morning. Knowing his parents, they probably had done already. He grinned at the thought, before he glanced around at the people he would call his classmates, wondering which of them he'd befriend. Man, they seemed to be a good looking group of first years. Francis chuckled, and turned back to the front, vaguely listening to the headmistress of the school as she spoke. He forced himself to focus though because any moment now, his name could be called. Being the first of the Merriwick children to be sorted at Hogwarts New Zealand meant he couldn't disappoint his family, but at the same time, somehow Francis knew that he wouldn't. Besides, he had read up on the different houses and had an idea of where he might end up. Though he wouldn't care that much in the end, because he knew he'd make friends from all houses anyway. When he heard his name being called, France went up to the stool and took a seat, feeling proud. Place me where I belong, sir.

"Sir? wow, a polite one! Amazing! Well...this is certainly easy placement....Gryffindor,"
 
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Weston Stirling

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Weston was practically bouncing up and down in excitement. He was finally here! Hogwarts! He'd grown up hearing stories from his mum, but that didn't stop him from staring in open awe at the castle. It was even more impressive than he imagined. Weston drank in his surroundings as he followed his soon-to-be classmates into the Great Hall. Head tilted back and gaze firmly fixed on the soaring ceilings and archways, he nearly ran into someone several times. But he still refused to look down.

There were so many people in the Great Hall, and Weston's heartbeat picked up. He couldn't wait to meet everyone and make a bunch of friends. Homeschooling had been so lonely, and he was ready to make up for lost time. He barely listened as the headmistress started to speak; he already knew what to expect thanks to his mum's stories. Instead, Weston stared at the hat which sat motionless. It was much bigger than he expected, and the thought that it would soon decide his fate made him shiver.

Suddenly the hat began to sing, and Weston grinned. He already knew the basic traits of each house, but he still hung onto the hat's every word. Ravenclaw. That's where his mum had been, and that's where he wanted to be as well. Truthfully, he knew he probably didn't study as much as a true Ravenclaw would, but if he joined the house, he'd make it work. He would. The hat soon concluded its song, and Weston began the long, agonizing wait to be sorted.

"Stirling, Weston."

Weston took a deep breath and walked quickly to the stool before sitting down. He tried to look up at the hat as it was placed on his head, but he went a bit cross-eyed so he decided to instead focus on the house banners hanging on the walls. His mum had mentioned that the hat could hear his thoughts, so he decided to try to talk to it. Hi, hat. I'm Weston, and I want to be a Ravenclaw.

"Are you sure? You'd make a good Gryffindor or a good hufflepuff? Just remember, Ravenclaw's don't just study they value creativity too....okay then.....Ravenclaw,"
 
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Branson Archer

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Branson could believe he was finally about to be sorted, he had been waiting for this moment for years, since he had really come to know what magic was, where it was learned and everything else. He had been relieved to finally get his letter, it had never really been in doubt but that hadn’t helped him feel calm about it. But, he’d gotten it and he had ridden nervously all the way to school. He had wanted, somewhat childishly, to stick close to his dad, and just go like his dad did, but both of his parents had pressed to him how important it was to go on the train, no matter how backwards it could sometimes feel. Bran knew he wouldn’t see his dad immediately, he thought he might try and come along to sorting, but Bran wasn’t sure. He kind of half hoped he didn’t. Neither of his parents minded where he ended up, their whole family was a scattering of houses, but what if he would be disappointed with his placing? What if his mum would be disappointed with it. He had spotted a few friends or well, people he knew in the crowd of first years but hadn’t approached any. For the first time in a while, actually missing his two little sisters. Though they were closer to each other than to him, they were always nice to have around, between them there was always a conversation to be had. It would matter if it was a little inane.
Branson followed the other first years as they made their way into the hall, and all of the worries began to melt away as he took in the school. It was pretty amazing. He couldn’t believe this would be his school for the next few years. He was unable to keep his focus on any one thing, curious about it all and knowing that the vast school library was bound to have so much for him to read and learn about. So much that he was curious about and so much that would keep him busy as the world was busy around him. Branson stopped with the other students and looked towards the sorting hat. It then occurred to him that he would be one of the first students to be called forward. Archer. What a cursed name. He would end up being one of the first. He would enjoy not having to watch everyone else be sorted before him, but perhaps just having more than a small handful would be good too. He listened to the hat’s song, absorbing the words and knowing he’d want to try to remember it later. He knew it was probably the same song every year but that didn’t stop it being interesting to him. He looked at the head mistress, noting she was like how his father had described, stern but with a certain friendliness. Branson’s name was then of course one of the first to be called. He stepped forward through the crowd and went to the stool. His hands were sweating and he was a little nervous but he was more just eager. There was so much he wanted to do and learn, so much in this place he was looking forward to, it wouldn’t matter where he ended up.

"Just remember that there's a school outside of that library.....Ravenclaw,"
 
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Hailey Darling

*Tahoe city child| Sweat| Dreamer|Ice cream*
 
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The road to Hogwarts was only the first step in her new course, but the girl was still pleasantly excited. Sorting hut was the next big step, and Hailey had no idea which tower suited her best. Sorting hut e was not great in appearance, but the girl kept her thoughts to herself, because it was not polite to judge someone only by appearance. Mom always told me that Sorting hut knew which child should be assigned to which tower, and she was at peace with any of the four long tables. Hearing her name, the girl rubbed her sweaty palms along the school robe and took a deep breath, went to the mice and sat down. now everything was Sorting hut knows better.

"You certainly have a sharp mind....Ravenclaw,"
 
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