It was odd to already be sitting at the table right from the beginning of the night. Alice smiled. What a change from last year. It had a good summer but she was happy to be back at school and able to use magic again and see her friends. She spotted London and Wally over at their house table and waved to them.
There wasn't much time for conversation with housemates as the first years were led in and sorting began. Alice clapped and cheered for each new Hufflepuff as the Sorting Hat sent them to their new houses. Alice felt like it was going to be a good year.