Professor Estelle Blair

March 18, 2021, 7:26 p.m.

T32 Draco Head of House Speech

When the first-years bravely followed her through the window, they would find Estelle and Theo waiting on the other side. A set of elegant dark red couches and chairs framed a fireplace behind them, with a few tables clustered about. Further behind there was an open archway, with the edges of bookshelves just barely visible - this was a private library for Draco students. Theo was still holding on to his mum’s hand, but wasn’t paying any attention to the first-years. Instead, he was staring at the notices and announcements already tacked up on the House bulletin board. Above it on the wall, there was a large painted dragon mural that was charmed to periodically wink, flap its wings, or stomp its feet, and even flew around the walls once in a blue moon.

“Welcome to your new home.” Estelle smiled at the first-years. (They would learn soon enough that a friendly smile was not terribly common from the rather rough-around-the-edges witch.) “This common room is your space, and so is the library over my shoulder. On either side of the library entrance, you’ll find a stairwell: the left leads to the boys’ dorm and the right to the girls’. Don’t get them mixed up, because I’ll find out.” If students tried to go up the wrong stairs, they would be immediately transported smack into her office, ready for a lecture - and not the academic type. “You’ve got Prefects living in both dorms, so keep on your best behaviour, and treat each other with respect. Feel free to hop on up to your rooms; you’ll find your luggage is already there. And if you ever need me, just give a holler.” The school was full of portraits, not to mention one occasionally well-intentioned poltergeist; a shout for a professor never went unheard for long.

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