Hello Mom, Hello Dad,
I know you've been worried about me after everything that went on last year, but I really am doing so well. I'm having a lot of fun, and so much has happened this year, things I did not realize I had been hoping for. I became a prefect! How amazing is that? I certainly did not expect it, but it was a dream I had from when I started as a first year. Oh, and I was promoted to quidditch co-captain. I know I talked to you both about quidditch a lot when I come home for the summer. This was something I never expected either, but I think a part of me did want it because when I was asked, I felt this overwhelming joy. And nerves. It's a very important position after all. I have to help lead my house team to victory and gain back the quidditch cup.
I've also made a lot of new friends, first years and a couple of second years I didn't have the chance to walk into last year. They are simply wonderful and fun to be around. They even joined the quidditch team. Can you believe it? They are quite good!
Something else, my owl Booker got lost over the summer. He never returned, so if he happens to show up at your place, please tell him that he is free to explore the world if he so desires. I understand. My cat, Mr. Mistoffelees also decided to run away at some point. I'm not quite sure what I did to make him leave, but honestly, I think he ran off chasing a mouse and got lost finding his way back. He's tough. He'll make it on his own. So when you dropped me off with my friends and we went to Diagon Alley for my supplies, I got a new owl and a new cat. I know we can only have one pet here, but the thing is, they came together. HootHoot is so talkative as well as Matroskin. I can't keep them apart. And then one day, I went to the Owlery to find them both talking to another owl, Archimedes. He has kind of adopted me, so I go to feed him when I can. He likes that.
I am rather busy right now trying to keep up with all of my homework and my list of things to do. Yes, I'm staying occupied at all times. There's never a lack of things to get done. That being said, I should get back to work. I hope this letter finds you well. Please visit my brother and let him know his sister is celebrating a very important event soon for a very important ghost here at Hogwarts, but really, I'll be thinking of and celebrating him.
Shiloh Adlar, Sixth Year, Prefect, RQT Co-Captain"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire