A Different House

By: MissPatriciaPotter

Chapter One

A/n: What if Harry had been abused by the Dursleys? What if Harry got sorted in Slytherin? What would happen if someone find out ?

Professor McGonagall lead the first years through the doors that lead to the Great Hall. Harry pulled up his cloak higher so that it would cover the bruises.

The bruises of his past that no would ever know about.

All of the first years were walking towards the platform with the sorting hat on the stool.

Suddenly the hat broke out in song.

Oh you may not think that I'm pretty

But don't judge on what you see

I'll eat myself if you can find

A smarter hat then me

You can keep your bowlers black

Your top hats sleek ,and tall,

For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat

And I van cap them all

There's nothing hidden in your head

The Sorting Hat can't see

So try me on and I will tell you,

Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart

Their daring , nerve, and Chivalry

Set Gryffindors apart

You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true

And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise ,old, Ravenclaw

If you have a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends

Those cunning folk use any means

To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don't be afraid!

And don't get in a flap!

You're in safe hands ( though I have none)

For I'm a thinking Cap!

Everybody in the hall started cheering.

" When I call your name you will try on the hat and sat down on the stool to be sorted".

Finally it was Harry's turn. Harry up to the platform and sat down.

' It's been a long time since I have sorted a Potter. Very cunning ,Slytherin qualities.'

You have to be cunning to live at the Dursleys Harry thought.

' But where to put you. I know'

"SLYTHERIN" the hat called out

Everyone gasped Harry Potter in Slytherin. Harry walked over to the Slytherin table and sat down.

The sorting ended in about ten minutes.

The tables were magically filled with food. Everybody started filling their plates with food. Harry took a leg of chicken and a couple of baby carrots. Harry was not used to eating much so he did not take a second helping.


The Slytherin perfect was leading the first year students to the Slytherin dungeons. " Salzar" the perfect said. The door opened reveling the common room. " boys to the left and Girls to the right".

Harry walked into the dorm and went to where his trunk was. His bed was near the window.

Not wanting to change in front of his new room mates Harry lust got on the bed and drifted off to sleep.


Draco heard someone tossing and turning. Draco rushed over to Harry's bed. Harry was saying something like " Please don't hit me again I promise I will behave".

Draco could now see the livid bruises all over Harry's back

A/n: I of course do not own any of the characters . Some things said like the sng had to stay the same