Sep 17, 2019 3:55 PM
Salmons and Carmines in Potterverse
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"Now I will call you one by one by name, and you will wear the Sorting Hat. It will decide what House you'll fall in." She raises a list to her eyes and says, "Burberry, Matilda." A mousy-looking girl runs up to the hat and puts it on, shutting her eyes with force. After a few seconds, the Hat calls, "Gryffindor!" She grins, removes the hat, and runs to her assigned table to generalised applause.

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Anthony also claps!

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"How did you not know there was a hat?" whispers Thea.

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"It's supposed to be a secret. From first years."

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"Weird," Willow opines.

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A few more people are called and then: "Knox, Anthony!"

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… Well okay then!

He walks up to the front.

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When he puts the hat on, it... talks to him. In his head.

Well, hello, hello.

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… Hello, he responds, looking surprised.

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Communication seems to be what you're about, yes... Being part of a system, understanding the people in it and making your community work. I do know where you'll fit best.

"Hufflepuff!"

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There is of course a lot of applause.

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– Okay then.

He takes the hat off and puts it back on the stool, then walking over to the Hufflepuff table.

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A few people later one "Maxwell, Willow!" is called.

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She sits under the Hat, and it deliberates for a while longer than it did for Anthony, but eventually calls

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"Ravenclaw!"

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After her one "Norton, Jacob!" is Sorted into Slytherin, and a few more people down the line the Headmistress calls a "Travill, Thea!"

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Thea looks around briefly, then walks to the front with an attempted air of confidence.

This is slightly ruined when she picks up the hat, puts it on, and it's – well, rather too large.

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Hmmmm... What a curious mind... A deep dissatisfaction with the world, and a sense of duty to set it right and lead by example. Your ambition is admirable... but its source is rather selfless. Yes, I know exactly where you'd fit best.

And without waiting for her input it declares, "Gryffindor!"

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… That was kinda rude, she thinks, then takes the hat off.

Towards the Gryffindor table she goes.

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A couple more people, then finally the last one, "Woods, Sadde!" She manages to pronounce the name perfectly.

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So he puts the hat on.

Slytherin, he thinks immediately.

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...are you quite certain? Yes, I see what you mean, more ambition than I've seen in a while... but a true desire to understand the world, and there is the situation of being a muggleborn...

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Yes, it's the whole point, I'm gonna fix everything starting with how they all hate muggleborns.

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Very well.

"Slytherin!"

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He takes off the hat and walks self-satisfiedly to the table, to the final wave of applause.

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