Summary: It's been roughly thirty years since Harry Potter defeated Voldemort and saved the world. This is the story of his grandchildren, their friends, and their years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Disclaimer: J.K. Rowling, and not me, owns this. I just own the plot and some OC's.
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently".-Henry Ford
Chapter One: First Day
Samantha Simon, Kenneth Potter, Romeo Potter, and Tanya Weasley waved good-bye to their parents. They were all excited about their first year at Hogwarts, and it showed in their young faces.
Lilly and Scott Simon smiled at their youngest daughter. Edward and Cole, her older brothers, were already on the train.
Albus Potter grinned at his son and his wife, Joy Potter, blew kisses to him. Carrie, Kenneth's older sister, waved goodbye as well.
James looped his arm through Olivia's as their children, Ares and Romeo, waved goodbye.
Hugo waved at his daughter Tanya. Alice, his pregnant wife, tottered a little, but managed to wave.
Rose and Michael waved at Julie, and she waved back.
The train whistle blew once more, and the train started to move.
As the train swept out of sight, Rose looked over at her family. A brother and cousins. Lots of cousins.
Then she spotted a shock of white/blonde hair.
Scorpios Malfoy and his wife.
"Let's go Michael." She said. Michael nodded and they left.
Her family soon followed.
INSIDE THE TRIAN
Samantha, Kenneth, Romeo, and Tanya were so excited to be going to Hogwarts. They were all sharing a car on the train.
"So, what house do you think we're all going to be in?" Kenneth asked softly. He was always calm and quite.
"Duh! Gryffindor!" Tanya said, punching the air. Her red hair stuck out all over the place, as usual. Her grandmother, Hermione, said she acted a lot like her granddad, Ron. And she did.
"Yeah. Or maybe Hufflepuff." Samantha said.
Romeo sneered at her. "Oh please. The only reason you want to go into Hufflepuff is because Steven's in there." He said.
His cousin glared at him.
"Is not." She said.
Tanya rolled her eyes. "Is too and you know it." She said. Samantha scowled and flipped her sleek black hair over her shoulder. Her emerald eyes smoldered.
"Okay…Ro, where do you think you'll end up?" Kenneth asked as he nervously ran a hand through his brown, slightly curled hair. He didn't like fights at all. He got it from his mom.
Romeo grinned. "Gryffindor, if the hat has any sense. But if not, I know I won't end up in Slytherin." Everyone nodded agreement. After all, no one in any of their families has ever been in Slytherin.
"What about you Kenneth?" Tanya asked.
"Oh, well, Gryffindor. What else?" He said, smiling softly.
"I'm gonna be on the Quittitch team." Romeo said suddenly.
Everyone rolled their eyes. They heard it far too often.
"For that you have to know how to stay on a broom, Ro." A new voice said. Everyone looked at the door to their car.
Ares, Romeo's older brother, stood there, smiling.
His brown hair looked nice and neat, as where Romeo's red hair was messy and all over the place.
"Shut up Ares. I can too stay on a broom!" He shouted at his second year brother.
"Whatever. Keep deceiving yourself. Anyway, we're going to be there soon, so you might want to be getting into your robes." He said, and then he was gone.
They all did as they were told, and got into their black robes.
Soon enough, the train stopped.
"This was, first years!" A prefect said, directing them toward an exit. They all left the train, talking excitedly. It was dark out, except for a few lanterns.
"This way to the boats." Another prefect said, herding them toward the lake.
They all got into boats. Five in each, including an older person.
Samantha ended up with Kenneth, Romeo, and a blonde boy.
"Hey, I'm Samantha." She said, sticking out her hand. She loved meeting new people.
"Chaos Malfoy." The boy said, and then turned away. Samantha frowned, but then smiled as they started moving.
She looked out at the other boats. In the dark, all she could see were the lanterns and their reflections.
She looked down into the dark water that was gliding under them.
She thought she saw a light…
"Mermaids." The prefect said. Samantha looked up.
"Really?" She asked her voice soft and enchanted.
"Yeah. Don't look too long, or they'll grab you and take you down there. And you'll die." He said matter-of-factly.
Samantha gulped and looked back ahead, at the castle that was looming ever closer.
"And there's Hogwarts." The prefect said.
They all stood in the Great Hall. The first years and the prefects. Everyone else was seated.
A thin old woman stood up. Her face was drawn with hundreds of wrinkles and her hair was gray, but she smiled warmly at the students.
"I am Headmaster McGonagall. You may call me Professor. Now, as I read your names step forward and sit down on the stool. I shall place the sorting hat on your head, and it will tell you where you belong." She said.
She started reading off names.
Soon, she said, "Samantha Simon." Samantha stepped forward.
She sat down, and the old hat was placed gently on her dark hair.
"Hm…Gryffindor would be a good place for you…but so would Raven Claw…even Slytherin…" The hat said.
Samantha held her breath.
"You are very difficult, just like you're Grandfather Harry…" The hat murmured so only she could hear.
"Gryffindor!" The hat finally shouted. The Gryffindor table burst into cheers, especially her relatives.
Romeo, Tanya, and now Samantha sat at the Gryffindor table. Kenneth was the only one left from their family.
"Kenneth Potter." McGonagall read.
Kenneth stepped forward and sat on the stool.
The sorting hat was placed on his head.
"Hm…another difficult one indeed. Slytherin might suit you…or maybe Hufflepuff…" The hat was more muttering to itself now.
Kenneth hoped it wasn't Slytherin.
"Hm…Slytherin!" The hat bellowed. Kenneth paled. The Slytherin table cheered.
The faces of all Kenneth's family in Hogwarts stared in shock. Kenneth made his way to the Slytherin table, and sat in an empty seat.
A few more names were called.
Then, "Chaos Malfoy." The boy with the blonde hair that Samantha had talked to on the boat stepped forward. The sorting hat was put n his head as he sat down.
"Slytherin, no question." The hat called out. Chaos smiled.
He went and ended up sitting next to Kenneth.
"A Potter huh?" His sister sneered. Artemis hated the Potter's as much his grandfather, Malfoy, did.
Chaos just didn't like them much, but he wouldn't go so far as to say hate.
About fifteen minutes later, everyone was sorted, and everyone was eating.
The meal came to a close, and the prefects stood and directed their houses to the common rooms.
Everyone knew it was going to be a very long year.
Okay, so that was my first try…how was it? Be honest! Should I continue this or what?? Well, please let me know!