Harry Potter: The Next Generation

Prologue

James, Albus and Lily Potter are at Diagon Ally, looking in all of the stores for equipment for Albus. They go past Eeylops Owl Emporium and all the children stop and stare. Harry and Ginny both new that all there children wanted a pet owl. But none of them could afford them. They had all there stuff and it was time to go home for a good nights sleep before James and Albus go off to Hogwarts.

Chapter 1

James, Albus and Lily Potter are standing on platform 9 3/4, waiting for the Hogwarts express. James is in his 2nd year now and Albus is going for the first time. Albus is feeling worried about which house he will be sorted into, wondering if he will be put in the almighty Gryffindor like his brother or if he will be put into another house. His worst fear is that he will put in Slytherin. He stands to the side, quiet and nervous. Harry notices him and walks up to comfort him. Albus tells his dad his problem and Harry assures him that the sorting hat does take his opinion into perspective. Suddenly the Hogwarts express pulls up. It's time to go to Hogwarts.

As Albus walks into Hogwarts with all the other 1st years he gets even more nervous. He accidentally bumps into another first year, Margo Forest. "Sorry" says Albus and starts to walk away until Margo yells out "Hey, wait a second, You remind me of someone." "I'm Albus, Albus Potter." "Potter! As in Harry Potter!" exclaims Margo. "Yes, he's my dad." says Albus. "Wow, you're so lucky to have him as your dad!" Says Margo. Then Albus says "Hey, What's your name?" "Margo, Margo Forest." "Nice name." Says Albus. Albus walks off feeling a little less nervous knowing he has already made a friend.

A few minutes later all the 1st years are walking into the great hall. Albus looks around amazed. All the big long tables, the enchanted roof, it was like living a dream. Suddenly, interrupting his day dreams, his name is called. He walks up and turns around to see hundreds of eyes fixed on him. His nerves start to come back when:

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 tops 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 brave of 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 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 achive their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And you won't get in a flap!
You're safe in my hands(though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

As the sorting hat is placed on Albus' head it immediately starts talking. The first thing it says is: "Another Potter! You have so much potential!" before saying: "You must stay close by your friends and family and go in Gryffindor!" As soon as these words are spoken the whole Gryffindor house is up off there seats cheering and sitting right at the front with a space next to him for Albus is James. James' friends from first year were all taken away from Hogwarts after disaster struck. After Voldemort was defeated, other evil wizards have been fighting to take Voldemort's place. One particular evil wizard copied Voldemort's steps in murdering people though with a twist. This Wizard kidnaps his victims first so there is no traces of evidence and so people get there hopes up before he murders them and leaves there bodies on the door step of there families house. This is much more torturous then what Voldemort did though not as cunning. The wizard must be weaker then Voldemort because he didn't just walk straight into the houses and murder people. It is now a little dangerous to be staying a Hogwarts but Harry and Ginny trust that there children will be looked after.