Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Harry Potter.
Rated: M (Strong Language, Adult Themes)
Warnings: OOC, AU.
Summary: Naruto goes to Hogwarts to try and have a new life separate from his old one. Is it as easy as he thinks?
A/N: Early chapters are currently being revised.
-Year One: Chapter I: A Change in Setting-
Naruto was lying in bed thinking about his last mission with Kakashi. He had to admit being on a team was pretty lonely when it was only you and a Sensei. Naruto graduated early at the age of seven and became Kakashi's apprentice and enjoyed it as much as one could. The mission they went on was a bad one, bad as in nothing went to plan. A certain person was there…Orochimaru. That bastard had bit him on the neck, close to his shoulder which left a mark on his neck. It had three slits each pointing in a different direction with three lines bending to circle the slits. Kakashi brought him to a room and sealed the mark off saying that it was the best option they had currently. The seal did its job though and rendered the curse mark completely useless. He remembered Orochimaru saying that he was testing his new curse mark that should allow him to take over a body with a demon sealed in it; the bastard said that he was the perfect test subject because he wasn't a big threat. Naruto knew he was right; training with Kakashi for four years wouldn't exactly help him against Orochimaru, one of the Legendary Sannin.
Naruto was brought out of his thoughts when he heard a knocking on his window. He glanced over and saw Kakashi sitting on his window ledge reading his smut. Naruto crawled out of bed and opened the window letting his Sensei in. "What's up, Kakashi?"
Kakashi put his book away and looked at Naruto "I have something to tell you."
Kakashi pulled out a piece of paper and handed it the blond "You are being promoted to Jonin."
"Why am I being promoted?"
"The Hokage thought it would be best if I took on a team. A team with a certain Uchiha. I will be taking on a three person cell which means I won't be able to train you as much anymore. So I talked to the Hokage about you being promoted so you won't be left in the dust."
"...Do you have a choice?"
Kakashi raised an eyebrow "What do you mean?"
Naruto sighed "I mean don't you have a choice in this?"
"No. Direct Order."
"So I am guessing that I have to go see the Hokage right now?" Receiving a nod he began putting on his sandals. "Well Kakashi, I don't find the news to be good."
"Neither do I. To be honest you're not ready for the promotion." Replied Kakashi as he left the apartment.
Naruto followed behind; his mood turned sour. This was the worst. Yes he was getting a promotion, but only because Kakashi was getting a new team…that he wasn't allowed to fail. Nothing better than a promotion given out of pity. Following his Sensei into the Hokage's office and coming to a stop in front of The Thirds desk, awaiting to be acknowledged.
After a few short minutes the aging leader set a few sheets of paper off to the side and gave his guests his full attention. "Naruto, do you know why you are here?"
Naruto nodded, "To become a Jonin."
"Good. Do you accept?"
Naruto looked at the Hokage in a bit of surprise, not expecting it to be a choice. "I accept."
"Perfect, I just need you to sign these papers and then you can leave."
Naruto grabbed a pen and signed the required paperwork. He put the pen down and walked out of the room without saying a word. Shutting the door behind him he started to walk down the hall towards the exit. "Being a Jonin is for suckers" he muttered as he continued towards his apartment in silence. Unlocking his door Naruto stepped into his apartment and kicked off his sandals. His bed was calling his name and, in his current mindset, it would be rude to ignore. Without bothering to change he dropped onto his bed and drifted off to sleep; not noticing the letter that fell onto the floor.
Harry lied down on the dirt floor and started to draw a birthday cake on the ground. The only one he would receive this year. Finishing up he grabbed his cousin's wrist who was sleeping on the couch and set the watch he had on to go off at midnight, the day of his birthday. He might as well celebrate it early as his aunt and uncle sure wouldn't celebrate it with him or for him. All they cared about was Dudley, their fat son. They spoiled him rotten. To be honest it filled him with jealousy. Why couldn't they buy him things or do what he wanted to do? No he had to cook for them, do the dishes, do their laundry, and clean most of their house. They never hit him, probably because they could be in trouble with the law if they did. He looked at Dudley's watch; the time said 11:57. Only three more minutes until his birthday, he just wanted to get it over with.
Harry started to draw candles to finish the cake off; it was only a minute until his birthday, might as well be ready. The alarm on Dudley's watch went off and Harry looked back at his drawing. "Make a wish, Harry." He blew on the drawing, messing it up and spreading the dirt around more. He bent his head down ready for sleep, but only for it to snap back up at a loud bang on their door. The door was banged on again, this time he instantly got on to his feet and ran to the side of the fireplace to keep him hidden. He heard one more bang and the door dropped to the ground, waking Dudley up screaming. That kid was never one for bravery. Harry looked at the stairs and saw his aunt and uncle walking down slowly. He noticed the shotgun in his hands; he doubted he would be able to shoot someone. Harry slowly poked his head around the wall and saw a giant man put the door back up and start walking towards Dudley.
"I aven't seen yeh since you were a baby, Harry. You're a bit bigger than I expected, especially right here in the middle'' said the Giant patting his stomach.
Dudley gathered up some courage and said "I-I'm not Harry."
Harry took this as his queue to come out of hiding. "I am."
The Giant looked at him "Well of course you are." He walked towards Harry and reached into his pocket. "I got something for you. I might have accidentally sat on it on the way here, but it should taste just the same."
Harry took the box and opened it revealing a cake "Thank you Mr.…?"
"The name is Rubeus Hagrid, keeper of grounds and keys at Hogwarts." he said as he sat down on the couch and pointed his pink umbrella at the fireplace. Fire spit out of the tip of the umbrella igniting the fireplace.
Harry stared at Hagrid with wide-eyes. "Um, Hagrid, how did you do that?"
Hagrid smiled to himself "You are exactly what I am, a wizard. I was expelled, so I am not allowed to use magic. So I ask you not to tell anyone."
Harry nodded and sat the cake down and sat down next to Hagrid. "So…why are you here?" Hagrid reached into his pocket and pulled out a letter and handed it to Harry. Harry opened the letter and started to read it.
"Dear Harry Potter,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find an enclosed list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1st. We await your owl by no later than July 31st.
Uncle Vernon's face went red with anger "I won't have some crack old fool teach him magic tricks."
Hagrid stood up instantly and pointed his umbrella at Vernon. "Don't you ever insult, Albus Dumbledore in front of me." Harry smirked at the paling face of his uncle. What a joy it was to see him scared… Hagrid pulled a watch out of his pocket, looked at it, put it back, and walked towards the door. He looked back at Harry "Unless you would rather stay of course." Harry smiled, nodded, and grabbed his button up shirt and followed Hagrid out of the door.
Naruto rolled out of his bed and hit the floor with a thud. "Fuck…" Naruto groaned as he was picking up Anko's mouth. He seriously should have left when she came over to be with Kakashi. The woman was a nightmare, always threatening to castrate you, loves the sight of blood, and has a wardrobe problem. He didn't know what Kakashi saw in her. Naruto looked at his alarm clock and growled in frustration. Why was he always waking up in the middle of the night? Naruto propped himself up onto his knees and raised his eyebrow when he noticed a letter on the floor. He picked it up, opened it, and started to read it quietly to himself.
"Dear Naruto Uzumaki,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find an enclosed list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1st. We await your owl by no later than July 31st.
P.S. Because of your problem of being in another country, we will send our Potions Master to come and pick you up. His name is Severus Snape and he will help you get all of your supplies for the year.
Naruto looked in the envelope and pulled out a second sheet of paper. Noticing it was the list of the materials that he needed, he unfolded it and started to read.
First-year students will require:
Three sets of plain work robes (black)
One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear.
One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 Cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
Chief Attendant of Witchcraft Provisions"
Naruto sat there in silence for a minute. How in the hell was he a wizard? This didn't exactly make sense to him, especially since it was around midnight and he was drowsy. He would have to talk to Kakashi about this, see what he knew about all this wizardry stuff. Naruto put on his clothes minus his orange jacket and headband. Walking out of his apartment he locked his door and started to walk to Kakashi's. Yes it was still dark out and Kakashi was possibly asleep…or he was having sex with Anko. It was one of them; Naruto stopped making fun of Kakashi for reading that smut book he always likes to read. Stopping because it wasn't as satisfying knowing he was getting the real thing.
Seeing his destination getting closer he picked up the pace and came to a stop in front of the door; knocking loudly. Hearing the sounds of Anko dominating his Sensei produced an annoyed twitch of his eyebrow. They seriously needed to soundproof the no signs of them slowing down, Naruto picked up some pebbles and started throwing them at his window. Once Anko stopped moaning, he knew he had Kakashi's attention. He only had to wait a couple of minutes before the door opened revealing Kakashi with no shirt and a blanket wrapped around his waist. "I need to talk to you." Kakashi looked at Naruto before nodding and allowing him to come in only to be greeted by a naked Anko standing on top of the stairs.
"Naruto I am going to put some clothes on, I'll be right back."
"Don't get distracted, Kakashi."
Kakashi scratched the back of his head sheepishly "Right…"
Naruto sighed and sat down on the couch, his Sensei and his significant other were freaks. Naruto was brought out of his musings when a still naked Anko sat on his lap; she wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him closer, "Does little Naruto want to join?"
Naruto turned beet red "N-n-no"
Anko put her face close to his and whispered "Come on, it could be fun." Naruto silently gagged, her breath strongly smelt like alcohol, she was drunk. Naruto tried to wiggle himself out of her grasp, but to no avail. Where the hell was Kakashi? It doesn't take that long to get dressed.
Kakashi walked into the living room to see Anko on top of Naruto. Poor kid. He walked over and pulled Anko off of the young boy before she took it a little too far. Naruto glared at Anko while trying to get his face back to normal. He couldn't tell if the boy was flustered or mad. Once Anko was gone, Kakashi sat next to his student, "So, what do you need?"
Naruto pulled out his letter and handed it to Kakashi "I need to know what a wizard is…"
Kakashi's eyes went wide, so he did inherit the skill from his mom. He turned to Naruto and started to explain the best he could. "Naruto, wizards are like ninjas though they don't use hand to hand combat or Gen-Jutsu, they use Nin-Jutsu in a way. Though instead of using hand signs they use wands. They can levitate things and do other tricky little tricks. Before you ask, the reason Ninja don't use magic, that's what wizards call it, it's because you have to be born with the ability to use magic. In your case you can use magic and your ninja abilities. Nod if anything I said makes sense, this is hard to explain."
Naruto nodded "So instead of using hand signs to mold their Chakra or Magic as they call it, they use wands."
"Good! Another thing is that they don't exactly run out of magic like we do with Chakra. Naruto, you can still run out of Chakra, but not your magic. Well you can, but it would take a long time because when you mold magic with a wand it uses a small amount, a very small amount."
Naruto nodded, and then asked three questions that have been on the top of his head. "Kakashi, how do you know so much about magic? Can you use it as well? How do I have magic?"
Kakashi thought for a moment, should he tell him the entire story or just portions of it? Kakashi finally decided on the whole truth. "No Naruto, I can't use magic, but the reason I know so much about it was because your mom was a witch."
Naruto was shocked, his mom was a witch. "My mom was a witch? Was she also a Ninja?"
"Yes and no. Your mom was a witch, but not a Ninja, she was trained in hand to hand combat, but she could not use Chakra at all. Your dad on the other hand was a ninja, but not a wizard. So you got your magic from your mom and your Chakra from your dad…"
Naruto sat there for a minute absorbing it all in. "Could you tell me who my parents were?"
Kakashi hesitated before deciding to tell him. "You mom's name is Kushina Uzumaki and your dad's name is Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage."
Naruto sat there for a minute, he was pissed, happy, sad, and a little bit of every emotion. "My dad sealed the demon fox inside of me, his own son?" Kakashi winced slightly at Naruto's tone, it was sad and quiet the first time he had ever heard Naruto use that tone and he didn't like it. "Kakashi, do you think I would be able to go to this Hogwarts place without becoming a missing ninja?"
Grateful for the change of topic, he replied, "I am sure we can make an agreement with the Hokage tomorrow, but right now I think we should go to sleep and let you think about what I just told you. You can sleep here if you want. Goodnight Naruto."
Naruto smiled "Goodnight Kakashi, don't be too loud, remember you have a guest here." Kakashi mumbled something that he couldn't hear and went up stairs.
The next morning Naruto had been rudely awakened by a moaning Anko. Grabbing everything he had brought over from the night before, which was practically nothing, he covered his ears and ran out of Kakashi's apartment; slamming the door to let them know that he left. Naruto started to walk towards the Hokage's office, he was going to try and get permission to attend Hogwarts before the Potions Master dude came to get him. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and he wasn't going to deny it from ignorance. He was nervous and very excited about all of this, now all he wished was that the old man didn't kill his mood. Naruto walked into the Hokage Tower and went up to the Hokage's office and knocked on the door. Hearing the Hokage call him in, he walked into the office shutting the door behind him.
The Hokage looked up and saw Naruto sit down in front of his desk. "Ah, Naruto, how can I help you?"
Naruto pulled the letter out of his pocket and handed it to the Hokage ``I would like to attend Hogwarts…" Naruto looked around the room rather nervously. How many Ninjas come into the Hokage's office and ask to attend a wizard school? Probably not a whole lot. He sat patiently waiting for the old man's answer; he sure took his sweet ass time.
The Hokage put the letter down and cleared his throat. "I think we could make something work, Naruto. After all, it's not everyday we get a wizard in our ranks. This is something I wouldn't want you to miss out on, this is a once in a lifetime) thing. Your mom was a very powerful witch."
Naruto smiled, a real genuine smile "Thank you"
"But there are some things you need to know, if you want to attend Hogwarts, you have to train in the Ninja Arts while you are there. As well as coming back every summer to train here. I will let Kakashi train you for that period. If you fail to come back to Konoha during the summer I will not allow you to attend anymore. Is that understood?"
Naruto eagerly nodded. This was great! He could become a wizard and be a ninja at the same time. Naruto thanked the Hokage before leaving to tell Kakashi the good news.
Naruto knocked on Kakashi's door and noticed Anko wasn't here, or at least, based on the lack of any noise coming from the place she wasn't. Naruto looked at the people passing him; every single person was glaring at him. Hopefully they would just forget about him. The sooner they do that, the better off they will be. He drew his attention back to the door opening to reveal a tired looking Kakashi…guess Anko is here. "Kakashi, the old man said I could go to Hogwarts. But he said I have to train while I am there and I have to come back every summer to train. He also mentioned that you could train me during the summer."
Kakashi nodded and smiled behind his mask, "When do you think that potion man will arrive?"
"Most likely tomorrow since I still have to get my supplies."
Kakashi nodded "Alright let me get into some proper clothing. I want to teach you something before you leave." Naruto nodded and impatiently waited for Kakashi to come back out.
Naruto silently followed behind Kakashi to Training Grounds 7. He was really curious as to what Kakashi was going to teach him. It couldn't be a fire Jutsu as Kakashi had already taught him most of those. Couldn't be any water Jutsu because that isn't one of his affinity's and it would take more than a day to master one of those Jutsu, same with any Earth Jutsu. Naruto learned all he could with wind. He only knew two Jutsu's for it, but he still knew how to use them efficiently. They finally came to a stop in the middle of the grounds.
Kakashi turned around to face Naruto. "Do you remember what Jutsu I created?"
Naruto nodded "The Chidori."
"Right, well, Naruto, that is what I am going to teach you."
Naruto's eyes widened, "Why are you going to teach it to me?"
Kakashi smiled, "Because you deserve it."
"Didn't you tell me that it required the Sharingan to use?"
Kakashi nodded, and then shook his head. "It does, and then it doesn't. The Sharingan just helps you with it. Since you move so fast when using the technique you get tunnel vision which makes it harder to use. It isn't impossible to use without the Sharingan, it's just harder." Naruto nodded that made sense. His eyes went back to Kakashi as he started to speak again. "The Chidori isn't the only thing I am going to teach you. I am also going to help you gain access to Kyuubi's Chakra, so we will not be training here. We will be training in the mountains so no one can tell you are using the Kyuubi's Chakra." Naruto was now really surprised. This was going to be a long day, but he wasn't going to complain.
Naruto rested his hands against his knees trying to catch his breath. He only used the Chidori three times. It was more demanding than he originally thought. "Alright Naruto, use it one more time"
Standing straight, he did a quick session of hand seals, and then grabbed his right arm with his left. Electricity started to erupt from his hand and started to chirp loudly "Chidori!" Naruto took off running towards the bolder, if any normal person was watching, Naruto would have been a blur to them. He brought his Chidori covered hand back and shoved it through the boulder. His hand went all the way through it, the Chidori disappeared and Naruto pulled his hand out of the boulder and walked back over to his Sensei.
Kakashi looked at Naruto, "Do it one more time, and then you're done." With a nod Naruto charged up a Chidori and ran towards the boulder and pierced it. He pulled his hand back out and tried to catch his breath. "Seems like your limit is five. Good job, Naruto, that is a real feat," Naruto tried to smile, but his lips only formed a thin line. "The reason I had you do it again was to deplete your Chakra. I have a feeling accessing Kyuubi's Chakra will be easier when you are almost out."
Naruto nodded and walked over to Kakashi "What do I have to do?"
"Go into your mindscape."
Naruto looked annoyed. "I can't unless I am unconscious; I haven't figured it out yet." Kakashi nodded and chopped the back of his students neck, knocking him unconscious.
Naruto found himself in the same sewer he was in last time he was unconscious. He hoped it wasn't a regular occurrence. As it turns out getting knocked unconscious was really bad for you. "Kyuubi."
Naruto looked right into the big red eye that opened up before him. "So my jailer finally decides to visit me again. Ah, and this time that blasted Uchiha isn't with you…"
The Blond ignored the comment, trying to forget about his last sensei for the moment "I need a favor from you…but to make it fair I will do something for you…but that also depends on what it is."
Kyuubi didn't answer him right away. Maybe he was thinking about it. After all, the great mighty demon might get something out of this. "What is the favor you need?"
"I want to be able to access your chakra whenever I feel like it."
Kyuubi was once again silent. "I want to be able to have access to you."
Naruto raised his eyebrow "What do you mean?"
The Kyuubi looked his container dead in the face "I want to be able to talk to you; I also want to be able to pull you into your mindscape at will."
"Alright…" Naruto hesitated "...that sounds fair I guess, but how will that benefit you?"
The Kyuubi grinned, that brat wasn't an idiot "I will be able to keep you from dying by helping you. Also the longer you're in here with me, the more I will have an influence on you. Every time I pull you in here, my presence will start to change you bit by bit. It won't completely change you, but it will be enough for me to think of you as a respectable host. Come to think of it my Chakra has been influencing you your whole life. Every time you were angry or sad my Chakra leaked out of you, not a whole lot, but enough for me to notice."
Naruto nodded a little uncertain, "So you have been influencing me my entire life."
Naruto looked down instantly as he saw Kyuubi's Chakra start to surround him. "This will give you access to my Chakra and me access to you. Until next time…"
Naruto found himself lying on the ground and Kakashi standing over him reading his book. He cleared his throat to get his attention. Kakashi looked down and raised an eyebrow. Naruto started to rub his hand on his neck where Kakashi hit him "It worked."
Naruto was lying in his bed thinking about what happened today. He learned the Chidori and it took him almost the whole day to learn. Then he made a deal with the Kyuubi, he didn't know if that was good or if it was bad. Then they finally had some ramen, and then went to Kakashi's just to hang out. Then when Anko showed up and he left. He didn't want to be anywhere close to that psychotic bitch of a woman. She was…crazy... Tomorrow was supposed to be when Snape came to get him. He was slightly nervous, but yet excited. He was going to learn magic; nothing could be compared to that. Well maybe becoming Kakashi's apprentice again…well maybe not…his other sensei could be compared to this… Once he got back he was going to kick Kakashi 's ass all by himself. Closing his eyes he let sleep take him over, knowing tomorrow will be the start of his new life.
Naruto was woken up by a banging on his door. Slowly getting out of bed he drowsily walked over to his door and opened it. He was about to make a rude remark until he realized the person at his door was someone he was unfamiliar with. He had black robes, black eyes with black greasy hair. "Are you Naruto Uzumaki?" Naruto nodded rubbing his eyes. "I am Professor Snape."
"Just let me grab a few things." Naruto didn't wait for an answer as he went to grab his pouch and his kunai holster. He walked back to his door "I'm ready." Snape nodded and grabbed Naruto's shoulder. The next thing he felt was a gut wrenching pull then it was gone. Looking around he noticed they were in a bar looking place.
Naruto heard the man again "This is the Leaky Cauldron." He nodded then froze when he realized he was still in his pajamas. Embarrement washing over him. "I will be helping you get your supplies Mr. Uzumaki." He nodded and followed him into a room with a brick wall. "You will get new clothes so don't worry."
Naruto looked at Snape in puzzlement; this man had just read his mind. Well he really didn't, he just answered his unasked question. At least he hoped. Then another question popped into his head "We kind of forgot to tell the Hokage that we were leaving."
Snape finished tapping the wall with his wand "I talked with your village leader before I came to get you, he knows that we left." Naruto accepted that answer and followed Snape into a village looking place. "This is Diagon Alley; you will be getting everything you need for school here."
Naruto looked around amazed. The place was full of wizards and witches; they did everything they could probably do in this place. He looked into a shop called Broomstix and saw a bunch of kids surrounding a broom. Naruto looked up at Snape, "Are you a professor at Hogwarts?"
Naruto nodded, figuring that Snape wasn't a person for conversation. "Do you teach Potions then? To be honest it sounds interesting."
Snape looked down at Naruto "Once you understand it you will be able to do a lot of remarkable things with it."
Naruto's curiosity kept on growing. "What are some of the remarkable things you can do with it?"
Snape thought for a minute before answering. "You can brew a Polly-Juice Potion which will let you transform into someone else. But you must have a strand of hair of the person you want to turn into. It is a temporary effect."
"I can turn into people without the use of a potion."
Snape looked at Naruto with a bit of surprise, not that Naruto could notice it. "I don't believe you."
Naruto glared at him and grabbed his arm forcing him to stop. Snape turned to face Naruto with a look of annoyance on his face. Naruto smirked when a cloud of smoke covered him. Snape's eyes slightly widened when he saw Naruto as an exact replica of himself. Naruto smirked to himself at seeing Snape's eyes widen. "Believe me now?"
"How did you do that?"
Naruto let go of the Henge and continued to walk "You wouldn't believe me even if I told you." Snape stood there for a minute before going after him. This kid was becoming very interesting.
Naruto walked into a store called Ollivanders Wand Shop. Snape told him to go in there to get his wand, then to meet him at Eeylops Owl Emporium. He didn't know how the hell he was going to pay for all this, but Snape said he would handle it. Naruto walked up to the counter and an old man walked up and greeted him. "I wondered when you would be here Mr. Uzumaki. I remember when your mother came in here to buy her first wand." Naruto stood there dumbfounded, how in the hell did this old man know his name? Naruto was brought out of his thoughts when the old man put a box in front of him. He opened the box and pulled out what he assumed to be a wand.
Naruto stood there for a moment before flicking the wand towards the window. The window exploded sending class shards everywhere. He quickly put the wand on the counter and the old man went to pull out another wand while mumbling about his window. He came back and handed the new wand to Naruto. Once Naruto grabbed the wand it exploded in his hand and the old man which he assumed was Mr. Ollivander, just stared at him with a thoughtful expression before going back to find another wand. Naruto just stood there shocked. The wand just exploded in his hand… He noticed the man come back out with another wand and hesitantly handed him the wand. Naruto was relieved when the wand didn't explode, but that vanished when he flicked his wand at the door. The door blew off its hinges and into the street of Diagon Alley making people jump out of the way. Naruto was getting annoyed fast, was he defective or something?
Mr. Ollivander came out with another wand "I think that this wand should be the right one." Naruto nodded and grabbed the wand, once he grabbed it fire shot out of the tip and started to surround him. He just stared at the fire surrounding and circling him, he was amazed that nothing broke. Once the fire receded back into the wand, Mr. Ollivander smiled. "Hawthorn, ten inches, but the core is the most spectacular part of this wand."
Naruto looked at the wand and noticed that it was dark grey with a pitch black handle. "Mr. Uzumaki, have you ever heard of a beast called the nine-tailed fox?"
Naruto stiffened slightly, but nodded. "The core of your wand is a piece of hair that comes from that giant fox. I find it curious that this wand picked you as it has never picked someone before." Naruto nodded, not thinking of anything else to do, "Well Mr. Uzumaki. It was nice meeting you and your wand has already been paid for." Thanking the old wand maker, he put his wand away and walked out of the shop and headed towards Eeylops Owl Emporium.
Naruto walked into Eeylops Owl Emporium to see Snape standing by the checkout counter standing next to a cart holding books and other supplies that he would need. He walked over to Snape "I got my wand, took forever, but I got it"
"Good, go ahead and pick out an owl." Naruto nodded and walked around the store until he found a dark brown owl with orange streaks. The owl had orange eyes with slits. Naruto sighed, of course it did. He opened the cage and the owl flew onto his shoulder and didn't seem like it was going to move anytime soon. Naruto grabbed the cage and walked back to the counter while stroking his owl. Snape nodded at his choice and motioned for Naruto to follow him.
"What are you going to name it?"
"Um…I guess Teddy…" he finally said after a minute.
Snape raised an eyebrow "Teddy…?"
"What would you name it?"
Snape thought for a minute "Something else."
Naruto rolled his eyes "That helps, plus it's a dark brown bird with orange streaks and eyes, what fits with that?" Snape sighed; this was the most interesting kid he has ever met, Snape thought as he walked into Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions followed closely by Naruto.
Naruto walked in and saw a woman, who he assumed was Madam Mallon, walk up to them. "New Hogwarts student are you?" He nodded at the woman, "Alright follow me."
Naruto handed Snape Teddy before following the lady into the back of the store. "Stand on this stool."
Naruto did as he was told and the woman immediately stretched his arms out to his sides and started measuring. Naruto heard someone call out to him and looked over. "Are you going to Hogwarts?" He nodded at the blonde kid, he seemed to be doing that a lot lately. "Same here, I hope I get put in Slytherin. My father would probably disown me if I didn' kind of wizard are you?"
Naruto, dumbfounded, just stared at the kid. "What kind of wizard am I?"
"Yeah, are you a muggle born, half-blood, or pure blood?"
The pale blond stared at him looking annoyed, "A muggle born is someone who is born into a filthy muggle family. A muggle is a non magical person. Never in a million years would I ever associate myself with one of them. A half-blood is someone who has only one parent with a magical background. An example would be a witch who married a muggle and had a magical kid. A pure-blood is someone who is born into a magical family with both parents having full magical backgrounds, an example is me. Both of my parents are magical; generations to prove it."
Naruto nodded in understanding "I am a half-blood."
"I hate muggle-born wizards; mainly the clueless ones, the morons. My name is Draco Malfoy by the way."
Naruto waved slightly "Naruto Uzumaki."
Draco looked around "How do you not know anything about being a wizard if you're a half-blood?"
Naruto looked and saw the woman finishing up with Draco, "Both my parents are dead."
Draco stepped down off the stool, "Sorry to hear that," he said before walking towards the front of the building. "See you at Hogwarts, Naruto." Naruto nodded before glaring at Madam Malkin for poking him with a needle.
A few minutes later Naruto walked out of Madam Malkin's in his new robes. They were comfortable, but he preferred his old clothing, which he should really buy more of during the summer. "Where do we go now?" He asked looking up at his Potions Professor.
Snape started to walk towards a giant white building "We are heading to Gringotts Wizarding Bank. We are going to claim your mothers account." Naruto sighed and nodded; why couldn't they just say his mother's name for once.
Naruto followed Snape into the bank and raised an eyebrow at the creatures that were working in the bank. "What are these things?"
Snape looked back at Naruto, "Goblins."
Naruto stared at the giant door that kept all of his belongings safe. Once the door opened his eyes widened. Stacks and Stacks of money filled the safe; this is the most money he has ever had. Naruto looked up at Snape "Is that all mine?"
Snape nodded "Your mother left you a lot" With a nod he walked into the vault and grabbed a handful of the coins and put them in his pocket.
Naruto was walking through a train station…by himself. Well not really by himself there was this Potter kid walking beside him, but he didn't talk too much. He was pissed that Snape had just left him here. The Professor handed him his train ticket and told him to make it to Platform 9 ¾, the only problem with that is that he doesn't know where the platform is. He didn't know where to find anything here once he actually thought about it. This Potter kid didn't either; he wasn't that much of a help. Naruto raised his eyebrow when he noticed a family with red hair pushing the same cart as him and this Potter kid. The woman was telling her family that Platform 9 ¾ was this way. What way is that? Naruto decided to just follow them; he motioned for the Potter kid to follow him…which he did without question. He came to a stop when the family stopped in front of a pillar labeled nine and ten. He raised an eyebrow when one of the red heads ran right through the pillar. Naruto walked up to the woman. "Excuse me, how do you get through the Platform?"
The woman put hand on his shoulder and started to explain, "All you do is run straight at the wall. Don't worry it's Ron's first time at Hogwarts as well; might want to get a running start." Naruto looked at Ron and waved slightly; the redhead waved back. Naruto positioned himself in front of the platform entrance; did this woman really want him to run into the wall? This didn't make too much sense, but neither did anything else lately. Naruto ran towards the wall expecting a collision, but widened his eyes in surprise when he went through it. He looked around and saw a red and black train that said 'The Hogwarts Express' Naruto grinned and walked over to the person who was taking the kids pets and carts. Naruto lifted his trunk off the cart with ease and walked onto the train. He walked down the aisle until he found an empty compartment. He opened the sliding door and hoisted his trunk onto a shelf above where he was going to sit.
The young blond sat down and frowned when he looked out the window. He saw all the kids getting hugs from their parents; what must it be like…? Naruto smiled when he felt the train give a jolt and watched as the Train Station left his view and just saw fields and even more fields pass by them. This was probably going to be a boring ride; the view sucked as well. It was boring with nothing special to look at. Naruto heard the compartment door open and looked over to see a girl with brown bushy hair holding her trunk with one hand and holding the door open with her other. "Mind if I sit here? Everywhere else is kind of full."
Naruto nodded and motioned for her to come in. The girl smiled and hoisted her trunk onto the shelf with some trouble; she sat down across from him. "I'm Hermione Granger."
Naruto looked at her for a second "Naruto Uzumaki"
"I am so excited to attend Hogwarts; I am the first witch in my family! My mom and dad were a bit nervous about it at first I think, but I knew they would let me attend because when I told them about it they were very happy for me." Hermione looked at Naruto "Were your parents happy for you?"
Naruto's smile dropped from his face. "My parents are dead."
Hermione looked shocked and said, "I am sorry to hear that."
"Don't worry about it."
"What house do you want to get sorted into? Gryffindor and Ravenclaw sound the best." Hermione asked, her attention shifting between the blond and the window.
"I really don't know."
"Well what one do you think sounds the best?"
"I don't know."
"Didn't you read about them?" She asked, looking quizzical.
Naruto shook his head, "Nope, I haven't read anything yet, didn't have enough time." Hermione nodded and was about to say something else before a voice interrupted her.
"Anything sweet off the trolley dears..?"
Naruto looked at Hermione, "You hungry?" Receiving a nod he stood up and bought two of everything and sat down with all of the sweets. The old woman walked down to the next compartment and Naruto shut the door with his foot and motioned for Hermione to come sit next to him. Hermione sat next to Naruto and took a piece. "Help yourself, I bought two of everything for a reason you know."
Hermione gave a slight smile. "You didn't have to buy me candy you know."
Naruto grabbed a chocolate frog from the pile of sweets. "Would you rather have bought it yourself?"
"I couldn't even if I wanted to. I don't have any money."
Naruto opened the Wizarding card and caught the frog as it tried to jump away. "Don't fret about that. I bought you candy because I wanted to, not because I had to."
"Naruto, can I ask you a question?" Naruto nodded while ripping off the Chocolate Frogs head off "Have you practiced any spells yet?"
Naruto shook his head negative. "Have you?"
"Yep! I tried some spells and they all worked for me."
"That's good; you're going to be a better witch than I ever could be."
Hermione looked at the whiskered blond with confusion. "What do you mean?"
Naruto started to dig through his candy stash "I think you have more potential in this magic thing than I do."
Hermione bit off the tip of a liquorish wand. "Well, thank you."
Hermione looked out the window and noticed it was getting dark. "Do you think we will be arriving soon?"
Naruto glanced out the window and felt himself start to get a little impatient. "Let's hope so because my ass is starting to hurt."
Hermione smiled and finished off her liqorice wand. "Naruto, may I ask you a question?"
Naruto nodded and couldn't help but feel bummed when he realized he was running out of candy. "Are we friends?"
Naruto looked up at Hermione forgetting about his candy issue. "What?"
Hermione, a little nervous, asked again. "Are we friends?"
"Of course we are!" All the nervousness she felt went away and she smiled. Naruto swore when he ran out of candy, all that sweet goodness was gone…such a sad train ride.
Naruto stepped out of the compartment followed by Hermione when the train finally came to a stop. He noticed all the first years walking towards a giant man; he started to follow them and noticed the Potter kid talking to Ron. Naruto stopped in front of the giant man and listened. "Firs' years follow me!" The giant man started to walk down a trail that led them closer to a lake. Naruto raised an eyebrow when they stopped behind a bunch of little boats "Only four to a boat!" He stepped onto a boat and sat down, followed by Hermione sitting right next him. Naruto looked at the two other kids, who entered the boat; He raised an eyebrow at the kid holding onto a toad for what seemed like dear life, the other kid was…well short. Naruto looked at Hermione who had a look of awe on her face. He looked in her direction and his eyes widened; the school was huge. It was a giant castle with a bunch of towers. The boats continued to move towards the castle and started going into a tunnel that went under the school a little while later. All the boats came to a stop in front of a stone dock. Naruto got out of the boat and turned around to help Hermione out.
Hagrid banged on the door, only for it to open up and reveal an old woman with a stern look, she was wearing green robes and a pointy hat, "I'll take it from here, Hagrid." Hagrid nodded and left. The woman looked at all the first-years, "Please follow me." Naruto walked through the door and groaned when he saw all of the stairs they had to climb.
Snape sat down in his seat in the great hall. He was curious to where Naruto would be sorted. The kid greatly interested him; he could perform wandless magic, or at least what he thought it was. He was curious as to how the blond was able to transform into someone without a potion. He didn't say anything either. He didn't even really move when he thought more on it. When he went to go pick the boy up he thought it was going to be a tedious task with some brat that would ask a million questions, but Naruto proved to be different. He didn't ask a whole lot of questions and when he did it wasn't about Dumbledore or what house was the best. It was potions, which he was a little biased about, and necessary questions. He turned out to be a little amusing with the owl and the name he picked for it. Snape watched McGonagall walk into the hall followed by the group of first years and he hoped that Naruto would be put in Slytherin.
Naruto looked at the giant doors in front of him. Why did all of the doors have to be so big? Couldn't they be normal size? Plus, why was everyone staring at Harry like he was some kind of God? Surely the kid couldn't be that special. He was brought out of his thoughts when Professor McGonagall started speaking.
"Welcome to Hogwarts," said Professor McGonagall. "The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup, a great honor. I hope each of you will be a credit to whichever house becomes yours. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I suggest you all smarten yourselves up as much as you can while you are waiting." Her eyes lingered for a moment on Neville's cloak, which was fastened under his left ear, and on Ron's smudged nose. Harry nervously tried to flatten his hair. "I shall return when we are ready for you," said Professor McGonagall. "Please wait quietly." With that, she left the chamber.
Naruto sighed when he heard everyone start whispering excitedly among themselves. He felt a tug on his robes and looked at Hermione, "How do you think they're going to sort us?" She asked.
Naruto shrugged his shoulders, "I have no clue, but I bet it won't be too complicated."
Hermione nodded and looked at Professor McGonagall who came back, "Follow me, the Sorting Ceremony is about to start."
Naruto and Hermione followed the rest of the first-years into a giant hall that had four long tables lined up; one thing he noticed was that each table had a different color on the inside of their robes. He felt another tug on his robe and saw Hermione looking at him. "Look at the ceiling. It's not really the night sky, it's just bewitched. I read about that in Hogwarts, A History."
Naruto grinned at her, "Did it tell you how they did it?"
Hermione shook her head "No, but I am going to look it up. Maybe even do it to my own bedroom." Naruto quietly laughed while looking up at the staff table and saw Snape staring at him. He gave a small wave; getting a nod in return. Naruto, and the rest of the first years, came to a slow halt in front of the steps that McGonagall was standing on.
McGonagall cleared her throat, instantly quieting the hall down. "When I call your name, you will come up and set the sorting hat on your head and you'll be sorted into your houses." She looked around making sure everyone was listening to her. McGonagall unrolled a piece of parchment and started to call out names "Susan Bones" Susan's face turned red as she walked up to the hat.
She sat down on the stool; once the hat was set on her head it yelled "HUFFLEPUFF!" The Hufflepuff table started to cheer and Susan took off the hat and ran towards the Hufflepuff table.
Once she sat down McGonagall called the next student. "Neville Longbottom," Neville slowly walked up to the stool and put the hat on, "GRYFFINDOR!" Neville quickly got off of the stool and ran towards the Gryffindor table with the hat on.
Naruto smiled slightly as he came back and handed the hat to McGonagall, his face flushed. "Hermione Granger." Naruto watched Hermione run up and practically shove the hat onto her head.
"Mental that one, I'm telling you," Naruto turned his attention towards Ron and glared at him. Ron looked over at Naruto and turned a light shade of crimson. Naruto slowly drew his attention back towards Hermione while keeping an eye on Ron and Harry.
Hermione waited a bit anxiously for the hat to make its decision and she grinned when it was finally made, "GRYFFINDOR!" Hermione threw the hat off and ran towards the Gryffindor table.
"Ronald Weasley." Ron gulped and walked up towards the hat, he sat down and put the hat on his head and let out a small squeak when it started talking to him. "Hmm, another Weasley; I know just what to do with you; GRYFFINDOR!" Ron sighed in relief, took off the hat and ran towards the Gryffindor table and sat next to Neville.
McGonagall looked around once more "Draco Malfoy." Draco walked up to the stool and before the hat even touched his head it yelled, "SLYTHERIN!" Draco smirked and walked towards the Slytherin table with strut.
"Harry Potter." The hall went silent as everyone looked at Harry walking towards the hat; he put on the hat and ignored the whispering crowd. The hat looked down at Harry "Difficult, very difficult. A lot of courage I see, not a bad mind either and a thirst to prove yourself" Naruto raised an eyebrow, this was taking too long. "Not Slytherin eh, you could be great you know it's all right here in your head…no? Better be…GRYFFINDOR!" A big grin came onto his face as he ran towards the Gryffindor table. Naruto rolled his eyes when he heard Ron's siblings yelling 'we got Potter!' Naruto looked back up at McGonagall waiting to hear the next person to be called.
McGonagall cleared her throat to silence the hall, once it was silent she continued "Naruto Uzumaki." The entire hall was deathly silent, maybe it was because he was foreign, either way they were overreacting a bit. He noticed he got most of the professor's attention as well; though they seemed to differ from the students. While the students were silent from curiosity because of his foreign background; the professors looked surprised for reasons he couldn't figure out. He sat on the stool and placed the hat on his head; ignoring everyone who was looking at him. He even noticed that he had Hermione and Draco's full attention. No pressure. "Hmm, you are difficult as well, extremely difficult. You have a clever-mind and a thirst for power. You have lots of courage as well I see; you would fit in any house that I decided to put you in. Especially Hufflepuff. Very hardworking and loyal. You are cunning, ambitious, and incredibly resourceful." Naruto glanced over at Ron who was talking to Hermione and glared at him a bit. The Sorting Hat started to chuckle lightly. "Yes…I made my decision…SLYTHERIN!" Naruto saw the smile drop off of Hermione's face. He gave an apologetic wave and walked over to the Slytherin table.
He sat himself next to Draco and slightly nudged him. "I was worried there for a second, thought you were going to be in Gryffindor. That is probably the worst house in this school. That's what my father said at least."
Draco looked up to see a person get sorted into Hufflepuff. "I think Hufflepuff is second to worst."
Naruto looked over at the Hufflepuff table. "They don't seem too bad. The hat mentioned I could make a good one."
Draco smirked "Just wait till you get to know them, my father works with some of them. He says they're better than Gryffindor, but lower than Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Seems like you got lucky."
Naruto narrowed his eyes. "Don't you have any of your own opinions?"
Draco looked at Naruto, "What do you mean?"
Naruto glanced at the Gryffindor table and saw Hermione talking to the Potter kid. "I mean do you believe everything your dad says? Have you tried to get to know anyone in Hufflepuff or Gryffindor?"
Draco shook his head. "I agree with him a lot and yes I have. Have you seen that Weasley kid?"
Naruto shook his head "I am not talking about that red headed ass. I am talking about anyone else."
Draco shook his head again "I see no point." Naruto sighed and looked over at the head table. Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
"Welcome," he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
Naruto's mouth dropped open when he saw the plates in front of him become loaded with food. He swore he could feel a bit of drool drip from his lip when he saw the roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and, for some strange reason, peppermint humbugs. He started to pile his plate with all of the meat before he added the potatoes and gravy, a hearty meal.
Draco looked at Naruto and grinned, "Like meat?"
"Like it? I fucking love it!" Naruto glanced at Draco who was staring at him with shock, "What? Have you never heard some say fuck before? If you're going to try and be my friend you need to get fucking used to it, understand?"
Draco nodded and went back to his meal. Naruto sighed and started to get lost in his forest of meat.
"What classes are you interested in, Naruto?" Draco asked as he bit into a piece of his pork chops.
"Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts. They sound fun and dangerous!" Naruto looked around the table and saw a couple of girls glancing his way and giggling.
"Yeah, I would have to agree; mainly because I am good at those."
Naruto heard someone snort and looked up and saw a dark skinned boy sitting in front of him. "You good at magic, Draco? Don't make me laugh."
"Shut it, Blaise!" Draco piled more meat onto his plate and glared at his friend, "I'm better than you are."
After a good hour and a half of getting fat and bloated, their meals and deserts disappeared. Naruto looked up at Professor Dumbledore and got to his feet again. The hall fell silent. "Ahern - just a few more words now that we are all fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well." Dumbledore's twinkling eyes flashed in the direction of the Weasley twins. "I have also been asked by Mr. Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year; the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death."
Draco's mouth fell open, "h-he c-can't be serious?"
Blaise rolled his eyes. "He obviously is seeing as he is warning the school."
"And now, before we go to bed, let us sing the school song!" cried Dumbledore. Naruto shook his head; there was no way in hell he was going to sing. Dumbledore gave his wand a little flick, as if he was trying to get a fly off the end, and a long golden ribbon flew out of it, which rose high above the tables and twisted itself, snake like, into words. "Everyone pick their favorite tune," said Dumbledore, "and off we go!" And the school bellowed: "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."
Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest. "Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here! And now, bedtime. Off you trot!"
Naruto followed the rest of the Slytherins out of the Great Hall; he had come to the conclusion that Dumbledore was a lunatic.
Naruto sat in the Slytherin common room; the firing roaring in front of him. Kind of a weird place to be in, it was under the lake which made the lights green. Naruto looked up at the person who sat next to him. "What do you need?"
Draco looked at Naruto. "Just curious as to what you're doing."
Naruto leaned back against the couch he was sitting on. "I am just thinking about how this year will turn out."
"I hope it goes well. After all, we are in Slytherin."
Naruto noticed the way Draco sounded superior to everyone when he said that. "Draco, you really need to stop acting like you're superior to everyone around you."
Draco looked a bit shocked at what Naruto said. "What do you mean?"
"I mean every time you talk about being in Slytherin you make it sound like it's the best. It could be the best, I wouldn't know, but I am sure everyone thinks their house is the best. I think you should just tone it down. It's getting pretty annoying." Draco sat there for a minute in thought. Naruto continued to speak. "It's good that you hold your house and family in high regard. But if you keep boasting like you do, I think you will be humiliated some day. I mean, think about it, what would happen if your family failed on a mission or something like that; especially an important one?" Naruto stopped talking to see if Draco was still listening, which he was and that surprised Naruto. Naruto thought he would have told him off by now. "My old Sensei, or teacher, or however you want to put it. His dad killed himself. His dad went on a mission and it went wrong; one of his comrades was captured and he saved his teammate instead of completing his mission. My village shunned him because of it. His dad was held in high regard, but because he chose to save his teammate all of the respect he had from the village was gone. I guess what I am trying to say is, be careful of what you hold in high regards. So like Slytherin house, I heard people say we're selfish. I can tell some people are just by the way they were talking to each other at the feast. They sound like people that would abandon their friends to save themselves, those people are complete trash. Are you those kinds of people Draco? Is your family? No one's status is forever. One mess up and your family, this house, you… could fall from that golden throne into a giant steaming pile of shit. Faster than you would think possible. Just think about that." Naruto got up and walked down the stairs towards his dormitory leaving Draco by himself on the couch to let him think about what his blond housemate just told him.
Naruto walked down the steps until he found doors with the names of the students on them. He looked at the first door and read the names. "Draco Malfoy, Gregory Goyle, Vincent Crabbe, Blaise Zabini." Naruto kept walking until he found his door. His mood went sour when he saw the door. "Naruto Uzumaki." Was the only name on the door, of course he was alone. Even when he comes to a school filled with thousands of kids he is the odd one out. Naruto opened the door and looked around the room. It was probably the same size as his apartment, though he could tell it was bigger. His apartment was a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living room all in one, so it wasn't a very big apartment, but it worked for him. Naruto looked around some more and noticed there was only one bed with four pillars and green and silver curtains to give him some privacy. Not like Naruto needed it, he had plenty of privacy. The bed also had green sheets and silver pillows; the Slytherin colors. Naruto walked up to the bed and noticed that a desk was on one side and a dresser was on the other side, two windows were on the left and right side of his bed with torches hanging on the walls. Naruto turned around and saw a circular fireplace in the middle of his room. He walked over to his trunk which was placed in front of his bed and pulled out his potions textbook and figured he could read a little bit before he went to bed.
"Can you believe that git?"
Harry looked at Ron, "Did someone do something to you?"
Ron nodded his head in confirmation, "That Naruto kid glared at me while we were being sorted!" Harry shook his head. He knew Naruto was friends with Hermione. That kid was someone they were going to have to watch out for or befriend him so he would be on their side. He didn't know why Ron disliked Hermione; she didn't seem like such a bad person, bossy perhaps, but that's really about it. She was a little bossy on the train when she asked if she could sit by them, but his red headed friend told her no instantly. Harry felt a bit bad for her, but it went away once the trolley came along. Harry looked at Ron messing with the fire. He heard him mumbling about Naruto being a nasty Slytherin.
With a heavy sigh Harry stood up. "I am going to bed, Ron. Good night."
"I'll come with, I am dead tired." Harry nodded and led them up the stairs.
Hermione watched Ron follow Harry up the stairs. She heard what Ron had said about her and then saw the glare Naruto gave him. It showed that she at least made one friend here at Hogwarts. But she felt like she needed friends in her own house. She closed her book and went up stairs towards her dorm. She needed to get some rest, she had a feeling tomorrow was going to be a long day.