Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rose looked at Scorpius and smiled. "I never said we couldn't. Come on, it's almost time for the sorting."

Scorpius shook his head at her but took his place in line anyway. "Well, I hope you're happy with your house."

Rose smirked. "Oh, I will be," she said, leaving an ominous feel.

"Malfoy, Scorpius," McGonagall called.

Ah, a Malfoy. The hat said when he placed it upon his head. Your family is usually so easy, being predetermined and all. But I sense you're different.

Please not Slytherin, Scorpius thought.

You don't want to go into the house of your forefathers? Scorpius was probably wrong, but he thought the hat sounded almost… amused.

No, Scorpius thought, I don't. Please don't place me in Slytherin.

It wouldn't be right for you. You have a loyal heart, young Scorpius, but I don't think you are a Hufflepuff. Which leaves me with one option.


There was silence, and at first no one clapped. Then the Ravenclaw house hesitantly clapped, as well as the Hufflepuffs. Everyone else was silent, though Scorpius could see Rose clapping in the corner of his eye. He didn't mind, and went to sit down on one edge of the table, all alone.

Finally, "Weasley, Rose," was called.

Rose had been waiting for that moment for eleven years, practically, and now it was here.

Another Weasley?

I'm not my kin, Rose told it.

I know you aren't, young Rose. This is easy enough, though you could be a Slytherin, I suppose. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff… you have qualities of all three. But overall, there is only one place for you.

Ravenclaw, Rose knew.

"RAVENCLAW!" The house shouted.

The entire Great Hall began to clap and as she took her seat next to Scorpius she knew that this was where she belonged.

You may be wondering about this. Well, I got the very stupid idea to do a drabble series where I slowly build in numbers. Today I post one, tomorrow two and so on until the eleventh day. The eleven days of winter vacation.

Please give me ideas or I will die. And maybe your favorite quotes or lyrics too, because I'll have a quote at the beginning of each chapter. I don't care if you said it to your best friend, anything helps. Thanks!

I don't own HP.