There was a tear near the bottom of the hat which opened up and the hat started to sing!

"Oh you may not think I'm pretty,

But don't judge on what you see,

I'll eat myself if you can find

A smarter hat than me.

You can keep your bowlers black,

Your top hats sleek and tall,

For I'm the Hogwarts sorting hat

And I can cap them all.

There's nothing hidden in your head

The sorting hat can't see,

So try me on and I will tell you

Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve and chivalry,

Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff

Where they are just and loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,

And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you've a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin,

Where you'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folk use any means,

To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don't be afraid!

And don't get in a flap!

You're in safe hands (though I have none)

For I'm a thinking cap."

Professor McGonagall started to call out names once the cheering had died down some. "Abbot, Hannah" was called first and sorted into Hufflepuff, and so it began. Harrison mostly tuned it out until they got to "Granger, Hermione" who had been the girl trying to help Neville find his toad. She became a Ravenclaw and a little while later "Malfoy, Draco" became a Slytherin. Harry was getting very bored when finally his name was called.

"Potter, Harrison" Harry smirked and strode forward gracefully. He sat down on the seat and continued smirking as the hat sank down over his head. Hmm, difficult, very difficult. You've plenty of courage I see, and a very well built mind. You're cunning and feared, but mostly you are afraid yourself, and for good reason too. You're loyal to those you trust and feel has earned your loyalty, and you're very protective of your family. However, I think the best place for you right now would be, "SLYTHERIN!"

Harrison just kept a smile on his face, even though the whole school had frozen into silence, and walked over to the Slytherin table. He sat down beside Draco but left a seat open for his sister for when she was sorted into Slytherin with him. The school finally came out of its shock only to go right back into shock when the name, "Potter, Amethyst" was called out. She too was sorted into Slytherin just as Harrison had predicted and she walked over to her brother as silent as a ghost.

After a few more minutes the shock wore off and the sorting ended with "Zabini, Blaise" being sorted into Slytherin. The head-master stood up with a smile but not his customary twinkle in his eyes and said, "Before we begin this feast I would like to say a few words. Here they are, Nitwit, Blubber, Oddment, Tweak. Thank you." He then sat down with people from all the houses, except Slytherin, cheering and food appeared on the plate.

Harrison turned to his sister and said quietly, "He is completely mental, why anybody followed him in the last war is beyond me." She smirked slightly at me and then they started to put a small bit of all the fruits and vegetables on their plates. They absolutely refused to touch the meat, something that did not escape the notice of their house-mates or one of their teachers and their head-master. When the feast ended, the Slytherin Prefects showed the first-year Slytherins where their Common Room was and then told them to wait by the fire-place for their head-of-house to come in and speak with them.

A few moments of waiting later and Professor Snape, head of Slytherin house, entered the room. He came up to the first years and surveyed them for a moment before announcing himself. Theodor Nott was lying back in front of the fire staring into it. Draco Malfoy, Harrison Potter, and Amethyst Potter were sitting and reading school books. Crabbe and Goyle were standing off to the side by Draco looking like a couple of trolls. The girls were all sitting talking about the boys, and Blaise Zabini was sitting by Draco, Harrison, and Amethyst working on a cross-word while simultaneously watching the rest of the room as if watching everyone at once.

Now that he looked closer, the Potter boy also had his eyes darting around the room. The difference was, while Zabini was just watching, Potter seemed to be waiting. He was sitting very close to his sister and looked as though he were waiting for someone to try and attack either him or her. No doubt he's already memorized the locations of each exit. Just then Harrison's eyes found Snape surveying them and his body went rigged. It was still hard for him to be around fully grown men, except the Joker of course, without that fear that Vernon instilled in him going through him.

Professor Snape noticed Harrison tense up but decided to not mention it right then and he stepped in front of the first years to speak with them. "Welcome to Slytherin house everybody. First thing you need to know is that we Slytherins stick together. All of the other houses see us as evil, so we must present a united front to the rest of the school. If you have a problem with a house mate, then settle it in the Common Room. Secondly, you will all be assigned an upper year's man to help you get to all of your classes on time for the first week. Lastly, every year all Slytherins are subject to being tested by Madam Pomphrey for any illnesses or injuries. This is to ensure the safety of all of my students. My door is always open if you need to speak with me, and with that I bid you good-night." He then motioned them all to their dorms and strode off to his chambers with his cloak billowing behind him.