A/N- Sorry for the late updates. I've been rather busy with my Forums, and hanging out with my sis. And cleaning….

So yeah… Sorry about that, I am going to get back on my stories now. Check out the poll for this story please.

Hagrid knocked on the door, and it swung open at once. Professor McGonagall, I learned her name from father, stood there. She led us into the Great Hall. Even though I had heard descriptions of it, I still stood in awe. When the crowd of First Years stopped moving, I looked at the Sorting Hat. The hat twitched, and a rip opened up at the brim like a mouth. Then 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 hat smarter 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

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 am a Thinking Cap!"

The whole hall burst into applause as the hat finished it's song. The hat became still once more. Even Draco, who I had to stand beside, clapped.

Professor McGonagall stepped forward. "When I call your name, you will put on the hat and sit on the stool to be sorted." Then the names started.

"Abbot, Hannah!" She called.

"HUFFLEPUFF!" The hat shouted.

"Bones, Susan!"


"Boot, Terry!"


"Brocklehurst, Mandy!"


"Brown, Lavender!"

"GRYFFINDOR!" The hat shouted once more. The list went on, Hermione went to Gryffindor, until it reached-

"Malfoy, Draco!" Professor McGonagall called. And without a moment's hesitation, the hat called-

"SLYTHERIN!" Shouted the hat.


Now it was my turn.

"Malfoy, Lilly!"

I walked up, put on the hat, and sat.

(A/N- Plain Italics Are Lilly's thought's and Bold Italics are the hats thoughts or words, I'm not really sure which…)

"Hmm, where to put you? You being raised by the Malfoys has had a certain affect on you…"

"You put me with Draco, and I'll make you eat yourself."

"Not Slytherin then… Hufflepuff wouldn't do you good, would temper your potential. A very good mind, plenty of courage. That brings it down to Ravenclaw and Gryffindor."

"My family wouldn't like Gryffindor, but I don't care. JUST NOT WITH DRACO."

"Someone in Gryffindor will need you in the future, and I think you will find your loyalties and friends lie there. The Weasley Twins have been looking for a partner in crime. Is Gryffindor your choice?"

"Yes. OH! This means I get to compete with Draco! Yes. Yes, this is my choice."

"Very well, GRYFFINDOR!" The hat shouted at last. I realized how much time had passed. Huh, a Malfoy in Gryffindor must be a first. I went over to Hermione and sat down. The Weasley Twins leaned over to me.

"We saw you smack Ron," Fred started. George then started. "He deserved it, honestly. And the slap you threw-" Then they both finished. "Wicked."

"Why thank you. I-" I started to say then Hermione nudged me.

"Lilly, it's Harry's turn!" Hermione said. I turned to face Harry. After a few minutes, the hat called out,


The whole table burst into applause.

"WE GOT POTTER! WE GOT POTTER!" The Weasley Twins called. Harry made his way over to us.

"Congrats Harry!" I said.

"You too, Lilly. From what I heard from Ron, Malfoys usually don't go to Gryffindor." Harry said. I heated up at once.

"I'm going to slap that boy into next week if he says something like that-" I got cut off by the hat yelling.

"GRYFFINDOR!" I looked up to see Ron Weasley walking towards our table.

"Well, looks like the red orb has made it into Gryffindor." I said. The Weasley Twins and Harry sniggered,

"R-red orb-b? O-oh that-s-s P-p-p-riceless!" Harry gasped out.

"Thank you! Thank you! I will be here all year!" I called, getting more people to laugh.

A/N- So, good so far? Like I said, I have a poll, please vote!

Ta for now!