So I thought I would try my hand at a Harry Potter Fanfiction After writing CSI fanfics and getting really good reviews I thought 'why not?' So I hope you enjoy this story. Please review.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Hogwarts

"Now as you know, each and every one of you was searched upon your arrival here tonight and you have the right to know why. Once there was a young man, who like you, sat in this very hall, walked this castle's corridors, slept under its roofs. He seemed to all the world a student like any other. His name; 'Tom Riddle'". Murmuring erupted among the students but Dumbledore didn't wait for everyone to quiet down he simply continued. "Today, of course, he's known all over the world by another name, which is why, as I stand looking out upon you all tonight, I'm reminded of a sobering fact. Every day, every hour, this very minute, perhaps, dark forces attempt to penetrate this castle's walls. But in the end, their greatest weapon... is you." Dumbledore stopped talking for a moment. The grand hall was deadly silent and everyone looked with keen interest at their headmaster. That was, everyone except Draco. Draco Malfoy seemed to be in a world of his own as he sat there with his head in his hand. Even the beautiful Pansy Parkinson couldn't get his attention. He didn't even seem to realise that the whole Slytherin table erupted into applause and cheers when it was revealed that Snape had became the new Defence against the Dark Arts teacher. Draco just remained staring at the same spot on the wooden table through the whole 'welcome' speech.

"Just something to think about" Dumbledore continued. "Now off to bed...pip pip" he concluded. The whole hall broke out into streams of chatter as individuals chatted amongst themselves. Everyone got up to leave the hall at the same time eager to talk to each other in the comforts of their common rooms. Draco was the last to stand as he had still been staring at the table. It was the noise of the room that brought him back to reality, and he stood up and left the hall in silent leaving a bewildered, Crabbe, Goyle, Blaise and Pansy behind him.

In the Slytherin common room Draco became cornered by Pansy. She sat next to him on the Slytherin Green sofa in front of the fire and grabbed his hand. This irritated Draco as he couldn't understand why she thought they were ever dating. The only good thing about her was that she was a pure blood and that his parents approved of her as a suitable future wife. It didn't matter to them that she was the most annoying person he has ever met, as long as she's pureblood, she is marriage material.

"Are you okay Draco" Pansy asked rubbing her thumb across his hand. Draco just stared into the fire completely unaware of anything around him. "Please talk to me" she begged.

"I don't want to talk Pansy" Draco said pulling his hand from hers.

"What do you want then?" she asked still concerned and grabbed his hand again which he had placed on his lap.

"I want you to leave me alone" he half shouted at her as he stood up and pulled his hand away from her for the second time. The common room had gone silent as everyone turned to look at Draco and Pansy. Pansy turned red at the fact that her rejection had been made public. "What are you all looking at you nosey squibs" she shot at them. They all went back to what they were originally doing as Draco left the room.

"Where are you going Draco" she called after him.

"I'm on prefect duty tonight, not that it is any of your business" he said without even turning to look back at her as he climbed up the dungeon stairs.

5 minutes later Draco found himself at the Great Hall being greeted by Professor Dumbledore, professor Snape and 3 other prefects, one from each house.

"Ahhh Draco, glad you made it, I was beginning to think you had got lost" Dumbledore said. Draco just remained quiet still fuming at Pansy. He didn't understand why he was so angry as it wasn't something that would normally upset him.

"Draco" Dumbledore said.

"Sorry Sir, just a bit tired" he lied.

"Okay, well I'm going to pair you all up and I want you to take 2 floors each, and myself and professor McGonagall will take the remaining floors" Dumbledore said.

"Miss Abbott I would like you to pair yourself with Miss Patil and I would like you to patrol floors 2 and 3" Dumbledore said to each of the girls.

"And Mr Malfoy, I would like you to pair yourself with Miss Granger and patrol floors 4 and 5" he finished. Draco looked up to see the mudblood Granger standing at the far end of the line of prefects. He had been so angry when he arrived that he had only seen the house colours but paid no attention to who the people actually were. Hermione looked almost as annoyed at this idea as he was, but she didn't say anything and he couldn't be bother to argue, he knew it would make no difference anyway. This was going to be a long night.

So this is a short first chapter but I am going to work my way through the whole Half-Blood Prince book and then maybe the Deathly Hallows book so bear with it. Please review if you want more. I am going to start writing the next chapter now, but I will not update until I get at least 5 reviews for this chapter