Chapter Five

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"GRYFFINDOR!" The sorting hat shouted out in the Great Hall.

The table on the far right with a banner of a lion hanging over the table, exploded with cheering and clapping.

When Gin took the sorting hat off, he saw and heard the red headed twins yelling, "We got Potter! We got Potter!"

Gin made his was over to the twins and sat right next to them. Fred or was it George, slapped him on the back and said, "Congrats, on making it to Gryffindor, Gin."

"I thought it would be easier ta come up with some pranks, if we were in th' same house," Gin replied.

As the three of them were talking, the other first years were being sorted. Everyone became silent as the Headmaster stood up. Gin saw that the Headmaster's eyes began to twinkle even more.

Hemustofcastedaspellofsomesortonhiseyes,togetthemtotwinklelikethat,Echo stated. Shinso just hummed in agreement.

"Welcome!" The Headmaster greeted them. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our feast, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!"

With that, the Headmaster sat back down in his chair, while everyone else was clapping and cheering. Gin laughed as he decided that he liked the Headmaster's sense of style.

Turning to Fred, he asked, "He's insane, isn't he?"

"Of course, he is," George answered instead. "But he's a bloody genius. To this day, we can never hit him with a prank, can we, Fred?"

"Nope, its like he has a sixth sense when it comes to pranks," Fred said. "Carrots, Gin?"

Gin looked at the table in front of him and is jaw dropped to the ground at the sight in front of him. Food had appeared out of no where, while he was not paying any attention to it. There was all sorts of mouth watering foods, so Gin started piling on the food that looked good, on his plate.

While everyone was eating, conversations began. People were talking to each other catching up on recent news or like some of the first years, asking questions about their classes. Until a girl with brown brushy hair who was sitting a few seats away from Gin, starting to talk to Gin.

"So you are Harry Potter. I'm Hermione Granger, by the way," Hermione introduced herself.

"Nice ta meet ya, I would intraduce myself, but it seems that everyon' knows my name, but ya can call me, Gin," Gin said, before going back to eating his food on his plate.

"I know all about you, because I read about you in ModernMagicalHistoryand TheRiseandFalloftheDarkArtsand GreatWizardingEventsoftheTwentiethCentury." Hermione stated as she looked proud of herself for remembering the titles of those books.

Gin put his fork down, looked at the girl who claimed that she knows everything about him which is impossible, and said, "I wouldn't believe what ya have read in thos' books."

"Why not?" Hermione snapped at him.

"'Cause they're full of lies," Gin simply told her as calmly as he could.

"That can't be true or the writers would not have published them, if they were full of lies," Hermione said as she looked both angry and offended at what he said to her.

"Believe whatev'r ya want ta," Gin said. Hermione huffed and went back to her food.

Gin knew about her kind, she was a know it all that was very annoying and would chase off people with her knowledge who would probably wanted to be her friend. She seemed to be the type to believe what was written in a book no matter how much it went against reality.

"Excuse me, Mr. Potter, but I am Percy Weasley, the Prefect of Gryffindor," Percy said as he puffed out his chest in arrogant pride when he introduced himself. "I need to ask you, do you need glasses to help you see"

"No, why da ya ask?" Gin asked. He was confused to why people keep on asking him if his eyes were open or if he needs glasses.

"Well, it seems that you need glasses because you are always squinting," Percy explained.

Before anyone else could say anything, the deserts had disappeared and the whole hall fell silent as the Headmaster stood up.

"I just want to say a few more words now that we are all fed and watered. I just have a few start- of -term notices to announce to you." The Headmaster said.

That'smorethanafewwords,yaoldgeezer!Echo shouted in Gin's head.

"First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all students and a few of our older students would do very well to remember that and keep it in their mends as well," The Headmaster paused in the announcements as his blue eyes flashed in the direction of the twins and Gin. "I have also been requested by Mr. Filch, our caretaker, to remind all of you that the use of magic between classes in the corridors is forbidden. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the school term. Anyone who is interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch to sign up for the try outs. And finally, I must tell you that for this year, the third floor corridor on the right hand side is out of bounds and is forbidden to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death."

There were a few of the students who laughed, but Gin, Jordan Lee, and the twins could tell that the Headmaster was not joking, he was serious.

Then the Headmaster cried out, "And now, before we go to bed, let us sing the school song! Everyone pick their favorite tune and off we go!"

The golden ribbon that came out of the Headmaster's wand, twisted into words and they sang:

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,

Teach us something please,

Whether we be old and bald

Or young with scabby knees,

Our heads could do with filling

With some interesting stuff,

For now they're bare and full of air,

Dead flies and bits of fluff,

So teach us things worth knowing,

Bring back what we've forgot,

Just do your best, we'll do the rest,

And learn until our brains all rot.

Everyone finished singing the song at different times. So the only ones that were left singing were Gin and the twins who were singing along to a very slow funeral march. Once they were finished singing, everyone were clapping and cheering.

The Headmaster wiped his eyes and said, "Ah, music. A magic beyond all that we can do here! And now it is time for bed. Off you trot!"

The Gryffindors made their way to where they would be staying for now on. The staircases were made from marble and they gave off a strange energy that Gin sensed. On their way up, Gin and the other first year Gryffindors got a very nasty shock when they discovered that the portraits in the hallways were moving and talking. And also, they met Peeves, the poltergeist, and were told to stay away from him, for he would cause a lot of trouble for you. They stopped at a portrait of a fat lady in a pink dress and Percy, the Prefect, said that the password was 'Caput Draconis' and the portrait let them into the common room. Percy directed them to their dorms, where they just fell straight to sleep as they were too tired to talk to any of their dorm mates.

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While the students were either getting ready for bed or already asleep, the four Heads of the Houses were gathered in the Headmaster's office.

"So what do you all think about the first years this year?" Professor Dumbledore asked them.

"Well, Miss Granger, I thought would go into your house, Filius. She is going to be the prodigy of her year." Professor McGonagall said. "But what I am surprised about is Harry Potter. I know for certain that when he was a baby, he looked like exactly like James with Lily's eyes. And I don't know if he still has her eyes or not."

Dumbledore frowned and said, "I know for sure that he looked like James. But what I don't know, what happened to him that would cause him to look different."

As the other professors continued talking, Professor Snape just sat there in thought. When Potter's name was called, he expected a clone of Potter to come forward, but he was shocked when a silver haired child that kind of looks like a fox or a snake came forward instead. He did not know what to think. He hopes that the boy still has his mother's eyes, but this bares watching.

AN: I hope that you like it. Sorry it took so long to post this chapter. Please review and tell me what you think. Have a nice day.