"I'm pretty smart," Audrey was thinking aloud. "Maybe I'll be in Ravenclaw. Or perhaps Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff doesn't sound bad does it?"
The momemt the words left her mouth, "Reed, Audrey," the witch called loudly. Audrey walked slowly up to the stool. The last thing she wanted to do was fall again. As the hat was lowered on to her head, it slid slightly past eye level, obscuring her vision.
"A little too timid for Griffondor I think," he heard the hat say. But it wasn't like when it spoke before. It almost seemed like the voice was inside her head. "Not very ambitious either are you. But I see a good deal of loyalty and a sense of justice in you. And your mind is pretty sharp to boot. So where shall it be." Audrey thought about what Max had said about him most likely being placed in Ravenclaw or Slytherin. "Smart indeed," the voice said. "RAVENCLAW!" the hat shouded to the crowd.
Audrey got up and walked quickly to the Ravenclaw table. She looked at Max as she sat down and kept her eyes on him, wondering where he would be sorted.