The Houses as Fall Things
Slytherin: Clouds creeping in to cover the moon. Pumpkin pie. Heavy coats and sweaters. A warm, glowing fireplace. Shades of orange, yellow, and red. The crinkling of candy wrappers. Ice freezing the tops of puddles and ponds. Family gatherings.
Gryffindor: The chill of the wind biting at your neck. Apples falling from the trees. Woolen scarves. Jack-o-lanterns grinning in the darkness. Cheap horror movies. Squirrels stuffing their cheeks with acorns. Nutmeg. Calendars with X-ed off days. Birds flocking south.
Ravenclaw: Happy laughter trickling out of doorways. Fuzzy socks and well-worn boots. Scented candles. Frost lingering on the grass. A cat asleep on your lap. Flannel shirts. Late nights and early mornings. Caramel. Journals filled with ramblings and poetry.
Hufflepuff: The crunch of leaves underfoot. Steam curling from a coffee mug. Warm soup. Fingers flushed pink from the cold. Curling beneath a pile of blankets. Fraying shoelaces. Breath clouding in the morning air. Candy corn, squash, and apple cider.