A little while after Harry pushed Ron Weasley out of his compartment there was a soft knock at the door and looking up he saw Hermione Granger standing there with a nervous looking boy and he unlocked the door.
"Hello Hermione can I help you." he asked with a slight grin that she returned with a slight blush.
"Hi Harry I was wondering if any of you have seen a toad Neville here lost one." She said motioning to the boy behind her.
"What's the toads' name?" Harry asked.
"Umm T-trevor." The boy named Neville said and Harry nodded as he waved his hand out the compartment door.
"Accio Trevor the toad." He said and after a few minutes a toad landed in his hand and he handed it over to them. "There ya go."
"Thanks." Neville said a flush on his face. "He's always getting away from me."
"No problem you should get an aquarium for him." Harry said before going back to his book.
"How did you do that? Underage witches and wizards aren't supposed to practice spells outside of school and that was an advanced spell." Hermione said quickly in one breath.
"Yeah well I was raised by goblins that are seen as their own nation with their own laws. I've been practicing magic since I was eight and never once have I gotten into trouble." Harry said sparing a glance at Hermione over his book before going back to ignoring everyone in the compartment and reading his book.
"I'm sorry I haven't introduced my self. My name is Hermione Granger and this is Neville Longbottom." Hermione said
"Granger I've never heard that name before." Draco said.
"Can I take a guess as to why not?" Harry asked and Hermione nodded her head.
"She's very likely a descendent of Hector Dagworth-Granger, who went by Hector Dagworth most of the time, founder of the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers. He had a squib child who migrated into muggle society with the last name of Granger when he thought Hector didn't love him because he wasn't magical. That was more than two hundred years ago now. So I would say it's safe to assume that she is a descendent of his." Harry said "Am I right?"
"Ummm you could be. My parents took it really easily said they always knew there was something different in our family." Hermione said and Harry nodded.
"How did you know all that?" Draco asked.
"I like potions and he was an interesting person." Harry said with a shrug as he continued to read his book and when they looked closer they saw it was a book called Life and Times of famous Potion masters.
"Oh well I'm Draco Malfoy. These are my friends Crabbe and Goyle." Draco said after thinking for a few minutes and deciding that what Harry said was true.
'How easy was that, blow some crap about a dead guy being related to a Muggle born and they fall for it.' Harry thought while laughing to himself.
"It's a pleasure." Hermione said "But we have to get back to our compartment."
"Would you like to sit here?" Draco asked and Harry raised an eyebrow behind his book.
"Umm sure. We'll just go grab our trunks." Hermione said and Neville nodded.
"No need where are you sitting." Draco asked
"Umm about the tenth compartment from the front." Hermione said.
"Crabbe Goyle go get their trunks for them." Draco said and the two boys got up.
"Alright Draco." Crabbe said and they left the compartment before anyone could say anything else. Hermione and Neville say down next to Harry who was still reading his book.
"So do either of you know where you will get sorted." Hermione asked
"Slytherin." Draco said proudly.
"Slytherin I heard that was a house for evil wizards." Hermione said.
"That's because people mistake ambition, cleverness, cunning, determination, and resourcefulness as evil. Manipulative people like the Ministry and the Headmaster want people to depend on them a clever cunning ambitious and determined person won't depend on anyone." Harry said still reading his book and Hermione and Neville seemed to think about what he said.
"So where do you three think you'll go." Draco asked.
"I want to go into Gryffindor." Hermione said.
"I'll probably get put into Hufflepuff." Neville said looking at the floor.
"Hey there's nothing wrong with the Puff's they are really loyal." Harry said finally putting his book down and looking straight at Neville.
"What do you mean there's nothing wrong with the Hufflepuff's just because their loyal they are still a bunch of cowards." Draco said with a snort and Harry turned his gaze to him.
"What because they are loyal their cowards is that it. What do you know of loyalty? How loyal are you to your family? Or better yet how loyal are they to you?" Harry asked.
"We-we're loyal to each other. I would do anything for my family and they would do anything for me." Draco said
"Would they stand up to someone stronger and smarter than them for you? Would you do the same?" Harry asked and Draco looked thoughtful for a few seconds.
"I would." He barely whispered.
"Then you know deep down that the Puff's aren't cowards." Harry said and went back to his book as the door to the compartment was opened and Crabbe and Goyle came in carrying the trunks and put them in the overhead.
"Thank you." Hermione said with a small smile and they nodded to her as they sat back down and Harry blocked out the rest of the conversations for the rest of the ride.
When the train finally stopped at Hogsmead station Harry slowly stood up and followed the rest of the people in his compartment out his black silk robes unbuttoned to show his black button up shirt and blue jeans underneath he looked like an imposing figure his long hair along with his robes billowing slightly in the gentle wind and he reached up and tied it back in a tight pony tail and with a sigh followed the group to the Hagrid who was calling for the first years. After Hagrid made sure everyone was there he told them to follow him. Harry walked in the back of the group away from everyone his hands in his pockets his face indifferent.
He made a slight face as he got into a boat with Ron Weasley and two other kids the whole ride was Ron declaring Gryffindor the greatest house ever. Harry just ignored him as he looked out over the lake. When they finally stopped at an underground dock and got out they all followed Hagrid who led them to a giant door and knocked. When it opened Harry saw a woman with black hair up in a tight bun with an emerald green robe on. Her face showed she wasn't some one to cross. Harry mainly ignored her as she led them inside and to a room off to the side of the great hall. She gave a speech Harry listen to with half an ear as he leaned against the wall with his eyes closed playing with the dagger he pulled from the holster on his wrist. He started getting a few fearful looks after McGonagall finished her speech and left the room when people started looking around.
"So do you know what house you'll be in." he heard and opened one eye to see Ronald Weasley standing there and groaned. "I think you'll be in Gryffindor."
"Hey Red do you ever shut up about fucking Gryffindor?" Harry asked with an annoyed huff as he threw his dagger up and Ron jumped back as Harry easily caught it by the handle and slid it into its holster just as McGonagall came back into the room and told them to follow her. Harry waited until everyone pushed their way out before slowly following. When they got to the great hall Harry looked around in mild interest as they were lead in. There were four tables on the floor and then on a raised area at the front there was another table full of teachers. They were lead between the four tables so there were two on either side Ravenclaw and Slytherin on one side and Gryffindor and Hufflepuff on the other.
McGonagall stopped in front of the teachers table and they all saw a three legged stool and an old patched up hat. Harry just stared at it for a few seconds before the brim opened like a mouth and it started to sing. After it was done everyone applaud as Harry raised an eyebrow.
"When I call your name you will come forward and place the hat on your head to be sorted." McGonagall said and Harry sighed waiting for his name to be called. He had to wait quite a while and only really paid attention when the people he was sitting with were sorted. Hermione went to Ravenclaw, Neville went to Hufflepuff, Draco, Goyle, and Crabbe all got sent to Slytherin. Finally the time came.
"Potter, Harry." McGonagall called and the hall started whispering as Harry just stood there with Dumbledore staring at him and the redhead nudged him.
"Harry your up." He said.
"Oh I figured there was another Harry Potter seeing as my name is Harry Potter-Aurumcustos." Harry said looking at Dumbledore. "But from now on I'll only be going by Harry Aurumcustos." He said still looking Dumbledore in the eye.
"I apologize Mr. Aurumcustos. I was just going by the list Headmaster Dumbledore presented me with." McGonagall said and Harry shrugged as he walked up to the hat.
"No problem not your fault." Harry said before putting the hat on blocking out the whispering in the hall.
Ahh Mr. Potter-Aurumcustos, or as you said just Mr. Aurumcustos. Aurumcustos huh, I remember very vividly another Aurumcustos who was in these halls when the school first opened, Gringott Aurumcustos was his name. He provided the money to build this school and paid the first few years for the teachers. A great goblin he was.
"I never knew that. Why isn't it in the history books? Why don't the Goblins know of this?" Harry asked
No one knew of this Mr. Aurumcustos that is the way Gringott wanted it to be. He was a seer and he knew that one day a Aurumcustos would come in these halls and when he did I was to inform him of this. The time has come at last to open the house of AURUMCUSTOS HOUSE. The hat shouted to the silent hall.
Tell no one of what you learned from me but those of the Aurumcustos clan. Go along with what I say to the headmaster. The hat said and Harry nodded as McGonagall started to take off the hat. Oh and when he ask who you want for a head of house, say peeves. He added to Harry as a passing shot before it was pulled all the way from his head.
"Ahhh I believe that there is no such house." Dumbledore said as he stood up.
"You mean that there wasn't such a house, but there is know." The hat said.
"Unfortunately you don't have the power to start a new house. Not even I have that power." Dumbledore said eyes twinkling fiercely. "Perhaps he was meant to go to Gryffindor like his parents."
"Who is the one who sorts children here Albus, you or me! I know where this child should go and that is Aurumcustos house, named after Harry Aurumcustos himself. In the rules that I was given it was said that a child would eventually come who would have the qualities of all four founders spread evenly throughout him and when such a child came there was to be a fifth house named after them. The time has come and it is now that founders four shall be no more and in its place a fifth should rise the houses five Gryffindor the lion colors of gold and maroon, Slytherin the snake colors of silver and green, Ravenclaw the eagle colors of bronze and blue, Hufflepuff the badger colors of black and yellow and now, Aurumcustos the…Mr. Aurumcustos what will your symbol and colors be."
"My colors will be black and silver; my symbol will be a gold dragon like that on the back of the galleon." Harry said and the hem of his robes turned silver while his tie became silver and black stripes, the blank crest on his shirt quickly turned into a gold dragon on a black crest with silver trimming.
"Well then and Aurumcustos the dragon colors of black and silver. So it is spoken and so it shall be until the end of time." The hat finished and a bright light flashed around the hat and the hall widened to fit a single table in the middle of the hall with Harry's crest above it and he calmly took his seat. He looked at Albus and caught a hint of anger but it went quickly.
"Well then his house will need a head and I will gladly take that position." Albus said giving Harry a grandfatherly smile.
"Ah you are really gonna hate me now headmaster. Mr. Aurumcustos gets to choose his own head of house. Who will it be young man." The hat asked and Harry looked around at all of the teachers wondering which one was Peeves but decided to just go along with it.
"Uhh Peeves." Harry said with a shrug and he heard a few people laughing mainly to red head twins at the Gryffindor table.
"Who's Peeves?" Asked a first year who was still waiting to get sorted. As if to answer the question Peeves himself flew through the wall and flew to Harry's little table cackling as he went. He stopped right by Harry's right ear and blew a loud raspberry.
"Little ole Peevies at yer service." He said with a mock salute before he cackled and shot towards the first years and pulling water balloon's from who knows where and dumping them over all the first years before he shot out of the hall again leaving Harry and the red head twins laughing as McGonagall waved her wand and dried all of the students off.
"Can we get back to the sorting please?" She asked in a tight voice glaring at Dumbledore.
"Of course we will work out this problem with Mr. Potter later." Albus said and sat back down ignoring the death glare Harry was giving him. The rest of the sorting passed without any more surprise houses showing up and Dumbledore stood up and waved his hands.
"Let the feast..." He paused as food appeared. "BEGIN."
Harry looked around as everyone quickly started grabbing food off of the tables. He sighed as he reached forward and grabbed some food and put it on his plate. 'Of course this has to happen. I figure at the very least I would make some friends at this god awful place and here I am in a house by myself.'
"Oi Harry be a pal and pass the juice." He heard and looked up to see Neville sitting across from him and smiled at him.
"I got it." He heard behind him and turned to see Malfoy reach forward and hand Neville the pumpkin juice. "Mind if we sit down." He asked motioning to Crabbe and Goyle and Harry shook his head so Malfoy sat down on his right with Crabbe on his right and Goyle on Harry's left.
"Umm this seat taken." Harry heard as he took a bite of his chicken and he looked back up to see Hermione standing there with a small shy smile on her face and he shook his head with an even larger smile.
"Oi mind if we join you lot of firsties real quick." Harry heard behind him and looked to see the two red headed twins with smiles on there faces.
"We just wanted to say it was great…" Started one.
"The way you made Peeves your head." The other one finished.
"It was ingenious really." The first one said.
"I'm Fred and this is my good looking twin George." The second said.
"No I'm Fred and YOUR George."
"Are you sure."
"Sure am Fred."
"Ummm okay, nice ta meet you. I'm Harry Aurumcustos, this is Neville Longbottom, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, and Crabbe and Goyle who's first names I don't know." Harry said looking at them both expectantly.
"Gregory Goyle." Goyle said with a small grin that some one was actually being nice to him.
"Vincent Crabbe." Crabbe said with the same small grin.
"Well then this is Greg and Vince." Harry said.
"Nice meeting you all. Now we really must be off. Back to the feast and what not." They said and with a small wave they both walked away and Harry groaned as he saw the red head walking towards the table.
"Harry mate why are you associating with these Slytherin scum. You should just come and sit at the Gryffindor table with me mate." He said.
"What was your name again?" Harry asked as he stood up putting a Greg's shoulder to keep him sitting.
"Ron Weasley." Ron said happily as he held out his hand.
"Right." Harry said ignoring Ron's hand. "Just so you know if you insult my friends ever again Red then I'm going to be forced to kick your ass. So you just go ahead and head back to your table now m'kay." He said and turned around to sit back down when he felt a hand on his shoulder.
"How dare you insult me like that. I was just trying to be your friend."
"I have enough friends and I don't need one like you thanks." Harry said as he turned around and pushed Ron away from him. "And I would keep your hands off of me if you know what's good for you." He said before turning around and sitting back down ignoring the looks he was getting.
"So Greg what do you like to do for fun?" He asked as he took a bite of his chicken.
A/N so been quiet a while since I put one up hope ya like it. gonna try to get this ball rolling again and don't kill me for the long wait please and thanks.