Summary: Come with me. I’ll take you back – back centuries, to the founding years of our great school, when the lives of four people changed our lives forever. Their names?
Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Salazar Slytherin.
I should know.
I was their hat.
If you’d like to listen to the tale, I’ll read,
Spun out of ancient stories,
Set down by honest men,
With bold words,
And faithful pens.
Summary: Ashes mark the song’s last grave –
The phoenix died tonight.
Today, I am the happiest woman in the world, perhaps, and it is all because of you.
Tomorrow, I will be the most desolate creature in all of creation, and it will all be because of you.
A letter from Merope Gaunt to Tom Riddle.
One foot in front of the other.
One foot in front of the other, step-by-step, walking –
So careful not to tread upon the crumbling dust and bones that is all that is left of –