5 years ago. You are 6 years old.
I always get sad on this day. Tina and Queenie get to go to this amazing wizarding school called Ilvermorny, while i just sit at home. I dont even go to a no-maj school.
I sowly sat up from my bed and went to my sisters room. I always wanted to sleep in the same room as them but our parents never allowed me. I still have no clue why.
When i got to my sisters room i knocked to let them know im about to come in.
I slowly opened the door and went in. They werent there. I frowned. Where could they be ?
Then i heard them. They were already downstairs ? But its too eary to leave.
I quickly walk downstair to see my sisters, mum and dad.
“Ah goodmorning sweethert” My mother said. But she never calls me sweetheart. “This is a great day for all. Especially you dear. You are going to you’re first school” She says exitedly.
Im going to a school ? Wait. A school. OMG I AM GOING TO A SCHOOL !!!
That actually turned out to be the worst day of my life. I did not end up going to a school. They just ended up puting me on a plane and sending me to england.
I was abandoned.
I never saw that coming.
I never found why they abandoned me.
I never found why a black coloured bird was always following me.
How i survive you may ask ? Well when you are put on the streets, in a place where you know nothing, you just adapt. The persons survival mode just turns on and you survive.
Spending 5 years made me thnk a lot. Like what did my sisters think when i didn’s return ? I guess i will never know. Maybe they even forgot that i existed.
Speaking of the bird that follows me. It just landed in front of me. All the bird usually does is stares at me. Just stares at me for hours.
But then the bird turned to look at the Left. And then i heard clicking noises, so i looked to the Left too and saw a woman clad in green robes and a pointy hat coming towards me.
‘What does she want’ i thought. Slowly the woman came to a stop in front of me. She looked at me with eyes that help sadness.
“Miss Goldstein” She started “My name is Minerva Mcgonagall i am a professor at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and i am here to take you to Diagon Alley” The woman or Professor said.
“What is hogwarts ? Diagon Alley ? Why should i even come with someone that just randomy came up to me” I said tiredly. I never got much sleep. Only slept for 3 hours on the benches in parks before police officers came and told me to leave.
“Unless you want to stay on the streets, starve and freeze you can gladly decline” She said sternly. Maybe i shouldnt really talk back to this woman.
“On seconds thoughts i’ll come” I said quickly before standing up. The professor nodded and started walking back the way she came. Before she could get far i ran to her side so i wouldnt stay behind.
While walking to a place called ‘Diagon Alley’ we didn’t talk. We made many turns before coming up to some kind of door. The professor opened the door and held it as if telling me to go first. I looked at the sign and saw that it was blank, but then the words ‘Leaky Couldron’ started appearing.
The woman cleared her throught and i snapped out of my thoughts. She tilted her head to the door, so i went in with her following me. There were many people there drinking, eating doing anything and everything really.
The proffesor lead me to a door in the back which lead to a brick wall. ‘A brick wall ? I knew i shouldn’t have went with her’. Watching coutiously as she walks towards the wall, points a stick ‘or is it a wand’. My eyes went wide. ‘Shes a witch !’. I watched amazed as she tapped a few of the bricks, the bricks started moving and started forming a entrance.
When the bricks have moved completely a huge bright smile formed on my face. ‘So this is Diagon Alley’. It was so bright and cheerful. Many witches and wizards walking around buying school suplies or just having the time of they’re lives.
The professor looked at me with love in her eyes.“Welcom to Diagon Alley” She said with a smile. “You will start off by getting you’re books. And dont worry hogwarts covered everything”. She started walking and i followed close behind so i wouldn’t get lost in the crowd.
Its finally time. The sorting. I had been so happy to be off the streets but also for my dream since being a small wee child to come true. I am going to learn so much i cant wait.
When we entered the Great hall i was shocked.
“It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History." i heard someone say from the small crowd that i was walking in. When we were finally lead to the front of the hall i was starting to get really nervous. Minerva looked at me and smiled.
We all watched as Minerva placed a 4 legged stool in front of us. And then she put a dirty pointed wizards hat on top of the stool. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth and the hat began ti 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 black,
Your 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 ,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in ,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old ,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none)
For I’m a Thinking Cap!”
Everyone in the great hall applauded when the hat finished its song. It bowed to each of the four tables and became quite still.
Out of the corner of my eye i saw the same black coloured bird sitting on a ledge in the Great hall. I dont think i will ever understand the reason its been following me these horrible years of mine.
“L/N Blood” The professor called, snapping me out of my thoughts once again. I looked around before slowly walking up to the stool. I sat down and Minerva put the sorting hat on my head.
“ahh you started life in a terribe way haven’t you” i heard a voice in my head. is that the hat talking ? “You have many secrets hidden from you that may change you’re life but i see so much bravery that show tht you will learn to accept it and be proud of it. ” The hat talked again. Many secrets ? Whose keeping secrets about me already. Could be my parents right ? “Oh yes yes i know where to put you. GRYFFINDOR !!!” The hat screamed out.
One of the houses cheered so i guess that is where i have to go. I sat up and walked to the gryffindor table. Sitting down next to 2 ginger twins i lokked at Minerva to see her smiling. Her eyes held a reassuring and proudull look.
This is a new beggining to a new me.
And i cant wait to see what my new life offers.
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