Disclaimer: Not mine. JKR's.

What the Hat Told You

Longbottom, Neville

By Seereth

My, says the Hat.

Neville says nothing, just sits miserably with a puzzled Sorting Hat on his head and a school that is in for a long wait.

Maybe – no, says the Hat. Or – no. You could go – Um. Look, are you sure you're supposed to be here?

Yes! Neville says.

Well, you've got the blood for Slytherin –

No, Neville interrupts.

Easy, easy. You're not bookish enough for Ravenclaw. The Hat pauses. I wonder why it always comes down to Hufflepuff or Gryffindor? But…Well, no. It's your choice.

Gryffindor, says Neville (quite relieved.)

All right, says the Hat doubtfully. ...GRYFFINDOR!